CARTERSVILLE, GA – Wet and saturated grounds at Talladega Short Track after hours of heavy rain have forced cancellation of the VP Nationals at the Eastaboga, AL racing facility for the Chevrolet Performance  Super Late Model Series, and four other Durrence Layne Racing Divisions that was scheduled for Saturday night.


               With the Friday night portion of the VP Nationals already being scrubbed to wet weather, race officials determined that the track and the pit area were just too saturated with moisture to make the track ready for racing on Saturday.


               “With the rain that has already fallen, and not much, if any, sun in the forecast, it has made it pretty much impossible to get the track prepared for racing on Saturday,” Durrence Layne Racing Founder and CEO Mike Vaughn said.  “We know the pits would also be a muddy mess, but we will try next year to move the date up to a more suitable time for the VP Nationals.”


               With the cancellation of the VP Nationals, that brings to a close the 2018 Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series season.  Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN has captured his third Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series National Championship.  Jake Knowles of Rome, GA will finish in the second spot.


               Chase King of Seymour, TN takes the third position in the final point standings, and will also win the 2018 Chevy Super Series Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Award.  Cruz Skinner of Oxford, AL and Zach Pilcher of Rome, GA will finish the 2018 season tied for the fourth position in the point standings.


For more information and rules about the Durrence Layne Racing Divisions, visit the series web site at www.durrencelayneracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at Durrence Layne Racing.  You can follow us on Twitter @DurrenceLayneRacing.



Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing, and the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Pacesetter Award at Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series events.  Durrence Layne Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is one of the nation’s top GM Powertrain and Performance Dealers, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast.  Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing.  Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing.  VP Racing Fuel is the Official Race Fuel and Lubricant of Durrence Layne Racing.  RockAuto.com is an Associate Sponsor of Durrence Layne Racing.  Beyea Headers is the Durrence Layne Racing Hard Charger Sponsor.  Knowles Race Parts and Bodies is the Official Parts Supplier for Durrence Layne Racing.  Cruise With The Champions is the Official Vacation and Rookie of the Year Sponsor for Durrence Layne Racing.  David Smith Carburetors is the Official Carburetor of Durrence Layne Racing.  Freestyle Graphix is the Official Wrap, Banner, and Sign Company of Durrence Layne Racing.  Durrence Layne Racing Contingency Sponsors for 2018 are Out-Pace Performance, CrateInsider.Com, Knowles Racing Parts and Bodies, and FreeStyle Graphix.  2018 Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.