General Tire is the proud Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, as well as the longtime supplier of tires for the ARCA Menards Series. Throughout the 2019 racing season, we’ll check in on the stock car series that feature General Tire worldwide, with race notes, previews, and driver profiles:
The second NASCAR K&N Pro Series combination race of the year saw the stars of the East and West divisions meet at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. On the final green-white-checkered restart of the night, Spencer Davis claimed the lead from Sam Mayer, who was hoping to sweep both combination races in 2019 after winning at Iowa. Davis led the final two laps to claim his first victory in more than three years.
North of the border, Kevin Lacroix posted a perfect weekend as the NASCAR Pinty’s Series supported the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It was Lacroix’s fifth career victory at CTMP, setting up an intense championship battle as he now sits tied for first in the standings with Andrew Ranger. Alex Tagliani, meanwhile, made up for contact with Lacroix in the Pinty’s race that sent him back to fourth at the finish by running second in the Truck race for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
The ARCA Menards Series’ annual two-race dirt diversion wraps up on Saturday, as the series heads to DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the Southern Illinois 100. Won last year by Venturini Motorsports’ Logan Seavey, DuQuoin has crowned a number of legendary winners over the years, including three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in 2003 and fellow NASCAR star Ken Schrader three times.
The NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series heads to Super Oval Potosino, a half-mile oval in Zaragosa, for its eighth race of the season on Sunday. Irwin Vences won at the track last year, but enters the 2019 event still looking for his first win of the season. He came second to Salvador de Alba Jr. in the series’ most recent race in Queretaro earlier this month.
Driver Profile: Spencer Davis
Longtime NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Spencer Davis returned to the winner’s circle on Saturday at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, scoring his first win since May 2016 at Dominion Raceway in the process. The Dawsonville, Georgia native, who shares a hometown with NASCAR stars Bill and Chase Elliott, made his debut in the series in 2015, scoring four top-10s in a four-race limited schedule.
Davis stepped up to full-time racing in 2016 and scored a win and seven top-10s in 13 starts, earning eighth in the standings in the process. After primarily focusing on ARCA in a limited 2017 program, Davis returned to KNPSE in 2018 and tied a career best with five top-fives. This year, he’s already matched that number with two races remaining, and sits third in the championship, just 43 points off the lead.