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Loden Seals Feature Win at America’s Fastest 3/8 Track and Chops His Mop

Carolina Pro Late Model Series

Carolina Pro Late Model Series

By: Wendi Graham

Rougemont, N.C. (June 16, 2020) – The name Loden may ring a bell for all local short track fans, but not the one people may think. With racing lineage running deep, Nick Loden, son of former “Mr. North Carolina” and short track hot-shoe Andy Loden, found his first taste of late model success in Saturday night’s 75 lap Carolina Pro Late Model feature at Orange County Speedway. A track where he watched his dad win when he was a child, Loden set his sights on the fast 3/8-mile track as a golden opportunity.
Qualifying third and after the invert, Loden started on the outside in fourth. It took him seven laps to gain the lead and pace the field. Loden saw one caution before the halfway mark, where he effortlessly maintained his lead. While the field fell under three more cautions, Loden chose the outside line each time, never surrendering his lead.

“Picked up my first win in a late model, so I’m pretty excited about that!” Exclaimed Loden. “Did a little rubbing to get it, but rubbin’s racing, so we’re all good. I made a deal this week that if I won the race, Keith from Carolina Pro Late Model Series will get to cut this mop off the top of my head, so I guess that’s happening.”

For a behind the scene look at his victory haircut, check out Nick Loden Racing on Facebook and Instagram or the Carolina Pro Late Model Series Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page. The video is also available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ZK395ouRMao. You can also watch a replay of Nick Loden’s 1st Pro Late Model Victory thanks to Memory Lane Video.
At the young age of 15 years old, Loden works a fulltime job during the day and works on his race car at night, learning speed secrets from his dad. With this type of work ethic, it’s no surprise that in only his 10th late model start he brought home the checkered flag.

Orange County Results:

  1. Nick Loden 43
  2. William Cox III 3
  3. Lee Tissot 27
  4. Kyle Campbell 15
  5. Erik Nash 113
  6. Dylan Ward 7
  7. Amber Lynn 2
  8. Mike Toner Jr 5
  9. Toni Breidinger 80
  10. Tony Cosentino 11
  11. Bill Catania 18
  12. Tommy Neal 21
  13. Zach Keller 52
  14. Matt Henley 98
  15. Chad Malloy 8
  16. Logan Boyett 1X
  17. Tony Blanchard 13 DNS

Carolina Pro Late Model Series

By: Wendi Graham