Honeycutt Is Third At Ace; Retains CARS PLM Point Lead

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Kaden Honeycutt in action at Ace Speedway. (Photo Courtesy of Kaden Honeycutt)

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – Ahead of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series stop at Kansas Speedway, Kaden Honeycutt had a solid showing with the zMAX CARS Pro Late Model Tour Friday night at Ace Speedway.

After qualifying a frustrating 10th, Honeycutt and his Mavrick Page Motorsports team dug their heels in and went to work bettering their race car, allowing the 20-year-old native of Willow Park, Texas, the opportunity to battle up through the field.

Honeycutt was seventh at the halfway point of the 100-lap race at the four-tenths-mile oval, but his car came to life in the closing stages, allowing him to work his way into podium contention.

A pass of fellow young gun William Sawalich with 21 laps left gave Honeycutt third place behind eventual winner Caden Kvapil and former Truck Series driver Spencer Davis, a position he held to the finish.

It marked Honeycutt’s third top-five and fourth top-10 finish in four CARS pro late model races this season, highlighted by a victory on April 20 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.

Friday night’s effort also allowed Honeycutt to retain the series point lead, albeit on a tiebreaker with Davis. Honeycutt’s Orange County win gives him the edge at this stage of the season.

“It was all about attrition toward the end,” said Honeycutt of a race that featured multiple cautions in the closing stages. “About halfway through the race there started to be a lot of things happening, and we were thankfully able to avoid all of that and get up toward the front.

“We lacked just a little bit of raw speed,” Honeycutt added when asked what he was missing at the end. “We didn’t have the roll [through the] center [of the corner] that Spencer and Caden had. Still a good race for us, because every point counts since I’m racing for a championship in this division. I haven’t done that in anything for a couple of years, so we’ll take this, move on to [North] Wilkesboro and try to climb the elevator even higher.”

Honeycutt would like to thank Mavrick Page Motorsports, Page Construction of Kansas City, On Tire Tailgate System, Door Werks, and Motorsports Management International for their support of his pro late model racing endeavors.

The zMAX CARS Pro Late Model Tour returns to action Tuesday, May 14 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway for the Reverend Sour Mash Whiskey 100, the fifth race of the season.

Coverage of the event will stream live on FloRacing, with the feature slated for an 8:30 p.m. ET start.

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About Kaden Honeycutt

Kaden Honeycutt is a 20-year-old, multi-discipline racer from Willow Park, Texas, who competes part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Niece Motorsports. He also races in the zMAX CARS Tour in both the Pro Late Model and Late Model Stock Car divisions, driving for Mavrick Page Motorsports and Tom Usry Racing, respectively.

On the dirt side, Honeycutt cut his teeth in the Gulf South region of the United States, both in his home state of Texas and the surrounding areas. He first ran factory stocks and dirt modifieds before more recently branching out into dirt late model racing, attending premier events like the Wild West Shootout and in select races with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series.

Proving his extreme versatility, Honeycutt also raced at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals powered by NOS Energy Drink in 2023, earning a B-main finish on Championship Saturday among a field of nearly 400 entries inside Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SageNet Center.

Honeycutt has been a persistent worker on his own race vehicles, routinely helping his various teams at the racetrack, as well as in the Niece Motorsports shop through the week. He continues to push up the NASCAR ladder as a prospect to eventually reach the premier NASCAR Cup Series.

Off the racetrack, Honeycutt is passionately involved with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, where he supports children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. He runs the FOJ logo on both his car and uniform, including a tribute to his adopted child Jackson, who passed away in 2020.

For more information on Kaden Honeycutt, visit his website at https://kadenhoneycuttracing.com/.

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