Bobby McCarty Ready to Defend Virginia Late Model Triple Crown Title

June 27th, 2022 by

The best Late Model Stock competitors on the East Coast will be chasing Nelson Motorsports’ Bobby McCarty when the Virginia Late Model Triple Crown begins on Saturday July 2nd at South Boston Speedway.

McCarty enters the eighth year of the Virginia Triple Crown as the most recent champion and is confident that he can get another title by defending his victory in the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200.

“The Virginia Triple Crown means so much to short track racing,” McCarty said. “These are some of the toughest fields we’ll see all year, but South Boston has always been one of my favorite places to race. The track suits my driving style really well, so I’m looking forward to getting back there. Hopefully we’ll get ourselves a win and bring home another Virginia Triple Crown when it’s all said and done.”

McCarty won the 2021 edition of the Virginia Triple Crown by recording an average finish of fifth between the three-race stretch at South Boston, the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway, which was the best of any driver.

This year will be the fourth time McCarty has run all three races in the Virginia Triple Crown. Outside of last season’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston, his only other victory in the series was during the 2017 Hampton Heat and he does not expect wins to come any easier starting this weekend.

McCarty is confident that the cars provided by Nelson Motorsports will be strong enough to fend off the competition so that he can not only win at South Boston and the Virginia Triple Crown, but also add his name to the prestigious list of drivers who have taken home a checkered flag in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.

McCarty and Nelson Motorsports kick off their quest for another Virginia Triple Crown title when the green flag flies for the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 on Saturday night. The 200-lap Late Model Stock feature will be the last of four races on the schedule, with on-track action starting at 7 p.m..

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