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Late Model Drivers Gear Up for Epic Points Battle at the Bullring

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

Twenty points is all that separates #15 Clay Jones, (in first place), from rival Late Model driver, #50 Daniel Vuncannon, (in fifth place), in the battle for the Late Model Series track championship at Wake County Speedway. Only seven points currently separates Jones from second place, #51 Ethan Johnson and a razor-thin one-point difference is all there is now between #63 Tyler Mathews in third and #55, Holden Haddock in fourth place. (Haddock is also just a point ahead of Vuncannon too).

Late Model Series drivers at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, N.C.
The Top 5 Late Model Series drivers at the midway point of the 2022 season.

The Top 5 drivers battling for the points lead heading into the eighth race of this rain-shortened season, also have to contend with another threat Friday night and possibly for the remainder of the season...#99 Layne Riggs from Bahama, N.C.

While Riggs is 14th in points at America's Favorite Bullring, more importantly, he's contending for first place in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Points race, trying to maintain or build on his lead for the title. That's where his interest over the past three races at Wake County Speedway comes in.

Riggs has been traveling to the Bullring, racing on Friday nights, so he can pick up some extra points to go towards his national title race. As soon as the checkered flag drops in Raleigh, he and his team are off to the next race on the schedule, the following day. It's all about chasing those national points and staying ahead of defending National Late Model Stock Champion, Peyton Sellers out of Virginia. Going into Friday night's race in Raleigh, Riggs holds a 22-point lead over Sellers in the national points race, with 522 total points.

Layne Riggs, NASCAR Weekly series Late Model Stock driver.
Layne Riggs is competing for the national points title in Late Model Stock, he's currently in first place with 522 points.

Be on the lookout for #99 Riggs in his blue and white Ford Mustang Friday night as he tangles with everything the Late Model Stock racers at The Bullring can throw at him. The Late Model Stocks are set to race twin 35-lap features on July 15th as part of the 160.

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There's even more action in store for you Friday night, July 15th in the form of the always super-competitive Wake County Speedway support divisions, Mod-4 cylinder, Mini-Stock (4 cyl), INEX Legend, and the Country Superstars Bandolero Series.