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Pro Late Model Battle Set for Saturday Night at America's Favorite Bullring

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

CARS Tour Pro Late Models at tr-County Speedway on June 25th, 2022.
William Sawalich, (L), during a June 25th CARS Tour PLM race.

By the time the green flag drops Saturday night, July 9th on the GXS Wraps 100 CARS Tour race at Raleigh, North Carolina's Wake County Speedway, the Pro Late Model drivers on the starting grid will be chomping at the bit to do battle in a tightening points race.

Not only will Saturday's feature race be the first-ever visit to "America's Favorite Bullring" for these hot shot drivers, they haven't even competed against each other since the last PLM event back on June 25th at Tri-County Speedway.

That previous race saw a dominating performance by up-and-coming driver, William Sawalich, who became the first driver in this inaugural CARS Tour Pro Late Model season to win back-to-back races.

Even though Sawalich is out of the 2022 points battle, after missing a race earlier in the season, his goal is to continue upsetting the apple cart by winning each remaining race.

Will he make it a three-peat performance this Saturday at Wake County Speedway?

Current PLM points leader, Luke Fenhaus.

One driver hoping to keep Sawalich and his Mustang at bay during the GXS Wraps 100 is current CARS Tour Pro Late Model points leader, Luke Fenhaus. Fenhaus, in his #96 Chevy SS has earned 156 points on the season, followed by #35 Caden Kvapil (-6), #13 Austin MacDonald (-24), and #6 William Sawalich (-25).

Of local interest on Saturday night is regular Wake County Speedway Late Model driver, Daniel Vuncannon, (who's currently fifth in points in his home track's Late Model Stock Division). Vuncannon, out of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., will be driving the #2 Pro Late Model car in the GXS Wraps 100 instead of his familiar #50 Chevy. Former NASCAR driver, Randy Renfrow, (who holds the record for most wins at America's Favorite Bullring), is the owner of the #2 PLM car Vuncannon will drive. Now that's a combination that will surely be one to watch!

Daniel Vuncannon to race pro Late Model car in GXS Wraps 100 at Wake County Speedway on July 9th, 2022.
Daniel Vuncannon to race the #2 PLM car in the GXS Wraps 100.