February 25,2017


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What a week – Speedweeks 2017 World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway….

A Big Thanks to Skips Boots for your support during this 2017 Speedweeks– New Sponsor to Carter Stokes Racing and we are looking forward to a spectacular year together!

Stokes went in with confidence and high expectations. 2016 was a Year Too Remember!! He has developed a great team with RCS and lifelong memories – Proven Winners!! 6 out of 8 WINS, 2 poles, podium finish at the 50th Annual Florida Governer’s Cup, 5th FASTEST at the Infamous Snowball/Snowflake in Pensacola, FL. With his consistent wins he was runner up to the New Smyrna Speedway Track Championship and received the “Rookie of the Year” for NSS. He also had a spectacular run in the “Zack Donnati Memorial !!

Speedweeks 2017 – Where your name can go viral…. Stokes had the #33 car hooked up and Racecar Solutions had this driver and car dominating the First night of Speedweeks!!! Winner Winner First night – Wow what a way to start!  It was Incredible –

Night Two – We needed luck – a lot of it!  He qualified great but got inverted back to 6th. If we could just rewind. The race started and Stokes got collected and sent towards the wall all in the first lap– the race ended before going green again due to rain.

We went to backup car #5 with the crew working with pure determination!! We had pretty good practice and qualifying times just had challenges getting that consistent drive in and out of the corners. We will say there was NO lack of Effort! Everyone wanted the same thing!! We raced Monday night and finished P11 – not something this team is use too, but focused to improve was all that was planned.

Rained for Wednesday and then Thursday we had double features with a Strong 5th finish! He raced it as hard as he good ! The 2nd feature of the night did not favor much luck –

The Friday night was the 100 lapper and everyone was up on the wheel. Stokes had good practice times and the crew was feeling better about the night. Starting 5th and pure determination, Stokes drove this car like he stole it. He finished this long race in 2nd position! Felt like a win with the week we had so far!

Confidence is Key in this business and the last night of Speedweeks was upon us! We had P1 in practice and qualified P3 – with a few changes after qualifying in hopes to make this a winning night- we just did not have that Luck! We had to end the night early. Everyone knew this team had nothing but pure determination and all the effort was put into this week!  

Overall with the domination the first night and taken a backup car to a P2 Finish in the biggest race that week the 100 lapper…. That’s what is amazing!!!!

We want to thank our sponsors Atlantis Contractors, Stokes Construction, SKIP’s Boots, Document Technologies, Andrew Franzone and Hougligan’s. Looking forward to 2017 and its opportunities! Schedule coming soon – we will be running a limited schedule of Pro Lates and Debut into Super Late Models.  Stay up to date on Facebook and www.carterstokesracing.com  #Grateful