Concord, North Carolina (October 12, 2017) – After electing to skip out on last weekend’s Winchester 400, Christian Eckes returns to action hungry for a late season victory in Saturday night’s CARS Tour Powered by KRC Power Steering– AutosByNelson.com 250 finale at South Boston Speedway.
Set to make his fifth and final south east series start of the season the talented young driver returns to the seat of his familiar Fury Race Cars prepared No.15 Quality Bus Sales Toyota.
Coming off a third-place finish two weeks ago in the All-American 400, Eckes is also riding a four race podium finish streak in the CARS Tour super late model division.
“We’ve had a lot of success in limited action in the CARS Tour this season,” says Eckes. “The only thing missing so far a trophy and I hope we can bring that home Saturday night. I really can’t complain too much. We’ve been in contention just about everywhere we’ve gone this season but in the end we seem to be just a tick-off when it counts.”
“Everyone on this Fury Race Car team puts a ton of effort into this program – when you put everything you got into it, results will follow.”
With runner-up super late model CARS Tour finishes at Anderson and Concord Speedways along with a pair of third place finishes at Old Dominion and Concord in his last series start Eckes boasts an impressive 2.5 finishing average in 2017 CARS Tour competition.
Focusing his season-long driving efforts competing in a variety of series including the CARS Tour, PASS, CRA and the ARCA Racing Series, Eckes has proven to be a model of consistency behind the wheel.
Proof in point, Eckes’ season success ratio reaches far beyond one series of competition.
Balancing a demanding race schedule Eckes has amassed an impressive stat sheet throughout his first 23-events with four races remaining. Overall with (12) top-5 and (21) top-10 finishes Eckes boasts a 5.65 finishing average.
Since breaking onto the national scene in 2015, Eckes, 16, has quickly risen to the top of a talented pool of young driver’s seemingly destined for career at the highest levels of stock car racing. Etching his name on arguably the most prestigious trophy in super late model racing, Eckes, the kid from New York state shocked the racing world capturing last season’s Snowball Derby Championship at Five Flags Speedway.
Saturday night’s CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 400 from South Boston Speedway located in South Boston, VA will start at 7:00PM EST. Follow SPEED51.com for race updates.