LUCAMA, NC – Chris Floars clinched the Legends division championship at Southern National Motorsports Park in style – by winning the final race of the regular season.
The 17-year-old Clayton, North Carolina driver ultimately won three races during the regular season. All season long, he was deadlocked in a perpetual battle with 2016 division champion Chris Stancil, both on the track for race wins and in the standings for the crown.
“Winning the track championship at Southern National was a great accomplishment for me,” Floars said. “Ever since I started racing, winning a track championship was always a goal of mine and, this year, I was able to make that goal become reality. I came into this year knowing I wanted to win the track championship and that’s exactly what we did.”
Floars is a relative newcomer to the racing scene. His father, Kevin, races Super Late Models and vintage cars, but this season was Chris’ first full season racing at Southern National. Despite his inexperience, the younger Floars learned quick with the help of Dillon Spain.
“I learned a lot this year and I would not have been able to do it without all the guys at Dillon Spain Motorsports,” Floars explained. “I am very blessed to be able to run with such an amazing team. All throughout the year, they worked with me constantly and helped me become the driver I am today. I am super excited about the results that came from all the hard work this year.”
Outside of racing, Floars also performs with his worship team at the C3 Church in Clayton and has taken up a hobby in photography while taking online college courses.
“I do a lot of music stuff and photography,” Floars said. “Those are my other hobbies. I play in my worship team at church. Photography has been a big focus for me this summer.”
When it comes to future plans in racing, Floars just wants to have fun, but he may eventually want to compete in a Super Late Model, following in his father’s footsteps.