We know sometimes it’s hard for a casual race fan to keep up with what division a car races in or what makes a “Stock4” a “Stock4” compared to a “Mini Stock” or another division. So we’ve compiled some information for you to remember when watching racing on the World’s Fastest 3/8 mile Paved Oval! Also, we know the casual race fan doesn’t know a lot about the touring series that come to town either, so we’ve broken those down for you below as well.


Late Models
These are the cars that you see basically at every track in the Southeast. Known as Late Model Stock Cars, similar to those in the CARS Tour, our Late Model division features old-school fender racing with some of the best racers in the region making their way in these cars.
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CLICK HERE to View Late Model All-Time Statistics for MCP Races 2019-2023.
Legends Cars
Legend Cars are 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR modifieds driven by legendary drivers such as Floyd County’s, Curtis Turner. These cars feature 125 horsepower motorcycle engines and while the cars are small, they are fast and put on a great show!
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CLICK HERE to View Legends All-Time Statistics for MCP Races 2022-2023.
Mini Stocks
This is not your granddaddy’s Mini Stock division… this is an evolution of Mini Stocks into today and beyond. This encompasses anything from a car that looks like a mini Late Model to old Ford Pintos and Mustangs to Acuras and Hondas and everything in between mixing for a great show.
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CLICK HERE to View Mini Stocks All-Time Statistics from MCP races from 2019-2023.
The Stock4 division lets you take what cars are on the street today, slap a roll cage, and go racing. Front-wheel drives mostly with four-cylinder engines and everything is stock. This highly competitive class has a mix of veteran and rookie drivers competing on a budget.
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CLICK HERE to View Stock4 All-Time Statistics from MCP races from 2019-2023.


SMART Modified Tour
These are the badest and fastest race cars that compete at Franklin County Speedway. They are lightweight, have a ton of horsepower, and without much limiting them, their 15″ tires let them cut a super fast lap. These cars hold the track record at a blazing fast 13.012 seconds around the high banked 3/8 mile track and they race like no other division or series as well.

Recent Winners:
2021 – John Smith
2022 – JonBoy Brown
2023 – Burt Myers
Carolina Pro Late Model Series
These cars look comparable to our Late Model Sportsman cars at first glance but they’re a different beast under the body. These are purpose-built race cars with the weight all shifted to the left side to make them faster than our local Late Models. The only thing limiting these cars is their smaller engines (mostly crates) but they put on a great show!

Recent Winners:
2021 – Gus Dean
2022 – Mason Maggio
2023 – George Phillips
Carolina Crate Modified Series
This is a touring series of exactly our local 602 Modified division. These cars are lightweight and just like the SMART Modified Tour cars except under the hood and the width of the tires. With less horsepower and smaller tires, they aren’t as fast but they can produce some great racing at a slower pace and still look very racey.

Recent Winners:
2021 – Kevin Orlando
2022 – Paulie Hartwig III
2023 – Jack Baldwin
2023 – Cody Norman
Virginia Vintage Racers
With cars exactly like our local Vintage Racers, the Virginia Vintage Racers series makes its way around the commonwealth to compete at different venues. They usually bring both the Modified and Sportsman divisions to compete here a couple of times per year and always put on a great show!
East Coast Flathead Fords
If you like Vintage race cars, then this might be another series that is right up your alley. The East Coast Flathead Ford Racing Association features old Ford coupe race cars that are almost as cool as the “old guys” who race them.