2007

Ben Rowe Wins Wild Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord On Final Lap
Ryan Lawler Crowned 2007 PASS South Champion Despite Early Race Accident

CONCORD, NC (November 17, 2007) - In what could only be described as unbelievable, Ben Rowe capped off an amazing 2007 season in Saturday night's 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord Motorsport Park (NC) by passing Corey Williams on the final turn of the final lap to take the victory.

Rowe passed Corey Williams as the white and yellow flags were waving at the same time. PASS South rules dictate that once the leaders have taken the white flag, they race to the checkers unless the track is blocked and officials deem it a red-flag period. Williams came out of the final turn, ducked low to avoid a spun car and got out of the gas long enough to allow Rowe to jump to the outside and take the checkers in the final 50 feet of the race.

"This is unbelievable," said Rowe, who also won the 2007 PASS North Championship. "To come down here and win this race at this track is just amazing. It was pretty wild there at the end, but the rules are the rules. I've lost two or three races in my career by slowing down when the caution comes out on the white flag lap and that is what Corey did. I feel bad for him because he had a better car than us, no doubt. But my spotter told me to go high to avoid the spun car and that is just what we did. So to win this race is just awesome."

Williams held on to finish second. Johnny Clark was able to get by Preston Peltier on the last lap as well for third. Peltier was fourth and Trevor Sanborn rounded out the top five. Seven of the top-10 finishers in the race represented PASS North.

Ryan Lawler locked up the 2007 PASS South Championship despite falling out of the event on lap 93 after contact with another car forced him into the wall. Peltier made a charge at him in the final standings, but wound up second.
 

PASS South Champion
Ryan Lawler

2nd in South Points
Preston Peltier

3rd in South Points
Tim Nooner

The PASS South Super Late Models were not the only cars competing at Concord on Saturday. AJ Winstead won the PASS/Rolling Thunder Modified 50-lap race after Bill Morris was disqualified in tech. Michael Cooper, the 2007 Allison Legacy Series Champion, continued his dominance by winning the 50-lap Allison Legacy event. Jesse Bunnell took the checkered flag in the 25-lap Thunder Roadsters race.

There was also action at the quarter-mile track at Concord on Saturday morning, as the Legends and Bandoleros competed in an event that was postponed from Friday evening. Christian PaHud grabbed first place in the Legends Semi-Pro Division, while the winner's check in the Pro/Masters Division went to Clay Hair. In Bandolero action, Robert Poole won the Young Guns race, while John Holleman won the Bandits Division event.

Official Meltdown Finish
1. #4 Ben Rowe
2. #47 Corey Williams
3. #54 Johnny Clark
4. #5 Preston Peltier
5. #29s Trevor Sanborn
6. #8 Cassius Clark
7. #33 Richie Dearborn
8. #98 Adam Bates
9. #2 Mike Rowe
10. #22 Perry Brown
11. #04 Joey Porciello
12. #18 Bradly McCaskill
13. #12 Mark Reedy
14. #60 DJ Shaw
15. #02 Tim Nooner
16. #10 Logan Dernoshek
17. #1 Wayne Bowen
18. #53 Brad Bischoff
19. #88 Alan Tardiff
20. #05 Alex Fleming
21. #42 Tim Pinion
22. #25 Chad Martin
23. #31 Ryan Lawler
24. #09c Dean Clattenburg
25. #48 John Batten
26. #35 Derek Ramstrom
27. #91x Heath Hindman
28. #8Q Freddie Query
29. #62 Mark Gibson
30. #47R Ryan Moore
31. #17 Darren Shaw
32. #76 Logan Ruffin
33. #79 Chris Bowers
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers
Lap Leaders: Ryan Lawler 1-12, Corey Williams 13-53, Preston Peltier 54-75, Corey Williams, 76-77, Preston Peltier, 78-88, Ben Rowe 89-92, Mike Rowe 93-94, Johnny Clark 95-129, Alan Tardiff 130-134, Corey Williams 135-148, Johnny Clark 149-170, Corey Williams 171-176, Johnny Clark 177-186, Corey Williams 178-199, Ben Rowe 200
Cautions Flags: 13
Fast Qualifier: Ryan Lawler Dash Winner: Corey Williams
Heat Winners: Johnny Clark,
John Batten, Mike Rowe
Consi Winner: Chad Martin

 2007 PASS South Points Standings

POINTS

CAR #

DRIVER

1

1654

31

RYAN LAWLER

2

1642

5

PRESTON PELTIER

3

1632

O2

TIM NOONER

4

1614

91X

HEATH HINDMAN

5

1584

O9C

DEAN CLATTENBURG

6

1482

62

MARK GIBSON

7

1478

47

COREY WILLIAMS

8

1296

48

JOHN BATTEN

9

1162

53

BRAD BISCHOFF

10

1110

41

BRIAN PAYNE

11

1064

O5

ALEX FLEMING

12

1044

4

BEN ROWE

13

946

42

TIM PINION

14

914

12

MARK REEDY

15

908

26J

BRANDON JOHNSON

16

876

91

JOE MATTRESS

17

830

80

SHANNON MINES

18

810

1

CHRIS DUNN

19

787

29

ALLEN GORDON

20

704

51

ZACH STROUPE

21

688

35

DEREK RAMSTROM

22

684

71

JIMMY DOYLE

23

578

2

MIKE ROWE

24

578

16

TOM MCCANN

25

576

O9C

RANDY GENTRY

26

558

92

JASON HOGAN

27

548

84

CHAD MARTIN

28

430

54

JOHNNY CLARK

29

396

3

CASSIUS CLARK

30

352

89

LEE HANSARD

31

324

10K

KORY BLEVINS

32

310

22B

PERRY BROWN

33

302

82

GRANT ENFINGER

34

302

18

HUNTER ROBBINS

35

296

29P

MICHAEL PHELPS

36

294

57

TODD SCHULER

37

274

26

ROB STEVENS

38

230

88

LEE TISSOT

39

224

76

GARY GREENWOOD

40

224

10S

JOEY SENTER

41

216

71S

JOHNNY BRAZIER

42

192

40

TAYLOR SATTERFIELD

43

190

55

KEVIN PERRY

44

182

23

JEREMY RICE

45

180

O1

BRIAN SCOTT

46

180

45

DWAYNE BUGGAY

47

170

3

SHANE CHASTAIN

48

168

8X

ED SURRETT

49

166

98

LARRY POLLARD

50

160

72

TEDDY MUSGRAVE JR

POINTS

CAR #

DRIVER

51

158

66

CHASE AUSTON

52

152

7

THOMAS STOKES

53

134

1

WAYNE BOWEN

54

134

14

CLETE CAYWOOD

55

132

11

TRAVIS HEARN

56

116

24

BRIAN ROYALTY

57

116

10C

RYAN CRANE

58

116

29S

TREVOR SANBORN

59

114

42X

BILLY WHEELER

60

110

10S

GREG SIMPSON

61

108

33

RICHIE DEARBORN

62

108

54

JEFF FULTZ

63

108

60

DALE SHAW

64

106

98

ADAM BATES

65

102

4W

CHRIS WHORTON

66

102

9

SHANE RIFFEL

67

100

O4

JOEY PORCIELLO

68

100

11

BOBBY EAST

69

96

2X

RALPH CARNES

70

96

M3

SHELTON MCNAIR

71

94

60

DJ SHAW

72

94

99

ROBBIE BROWN

73

92

0

STROM ALTMAN

74

92

9

DAVID FLYNN

75

92

27

TAB BOYD

76

90

51L

CARNELL LEE JR

77

88

54

RICK FRENETTE

78

86

98

JUSTIN WAKEFIELD

79

86

25

LANE MORROW

80

84

88

ALAN TARDIFF

81

84

26P

BUBBA POLLARD

82

84

59

GREG BOONE

83

82

54W

GREG WORLEY

84

82

O4

JARROD FOLEY

85

80

5S

SPENCER WAUTERS

86

80

29K

ALLEN KARNES

87

76

32

RANDY PORTER

88

72

17

DARREN SHAW

89

70

8

BRADLY MCCASKILL

90

68

10

LOGAN DERNOSHEK

91

68

98

RUSSELL FREEMAN

92

66

8Q

FREDDIE QUERY

93

62

47R

RYAN MOORE

94

58

76

LOGAN RUFFIN

95

58

79

CHRIS BOWERS

96

55

3

JON M ICHAEL

97

0

14

ADAM CRAWFORD

98

0

4S

CRAIG STEELE

99

0

96

MICKEY WRIGHT

100

0

77

MIKE MCINTOSH

Friday  Nov 16th
Practice
at Concord:
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Photos by
Norm Marx
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