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PASS MASTER SCHEDULE FOR ALL DIVISIONS
2008 Schedules for PASS North, PASS South, & PASS Mini Series Super Late Models

PASS 2008 South License Here
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PASS South Drivers Roster HERE
 

2008
PASS South
Rewind:

Alex Haase Wins Championship

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 6) - Since the inception of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division in 2006 the series has seen a varied group of drivers claim the championship.  In 2006, PASS North veteran Mike Rowe made the long trek down from Maine to compete in every race that season, winning two races to become the first ever PASS South champion. Last year, Texas native Ryan Lawler used experiences gained from his championship battle with Rowe the previous year to win two races and bring the championship back to the South.  Coming into 2008, most racing minds agreed that the 2008 championship could very well go to Corey Williams. After all, he was coming off a season that saw him win three PASS South races in just seven starts.  And, at the 2008 PASS South season opener at Hickory Motor Speedway, Williams dominated the second half of the Easter Bunny 150 to take his fourth career win.  It looked to be a long season for anybody else hoping to win the title in 2008, but along the way, somebody forgot to tell Alex Haase.

Haase came to the PASS South Super Late Model division after a long tenure of racing on the West Coast.  Wins in the Bandoleros and Legends Car division led to races and wins driving Super Late Models at The Bullring at Las Vegas and at the Irwindale Speedway in California.  It was his Legends Car racing, though, that led to Haase's opportunity with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch

"His dad and my dad worked at a Ford dealership in Las Vegas years and years ago," said Busch of his relationship with the Haase family.  "Alex started racing Bandoleros and I sort of helped him out and was talking to him about maybe doing more.  I was looking for something that was a good series to put him [Haase] in and something that he could go after a points championship with and get some recognition out of and that's why we decided to go with PASS."


Coming into the 2008 season, Haase had little PASS South experience to fall back on having attempted only one race and failing to qualify for that one (the 2006 Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway).  Being a virtual rookie with PASS South in 2008, the results showed in Haase's first two starts.  Haase finished 21st at Hickory after being involved in a couple of accidents and followed that up with an eighth place finish at the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Georgia.  From there, Haase began to find his stride. Haase finished third at the Motor Mile Speedway despite an incident with Trevor Sanborn that sent him to the rear of the field and followed that up with a sixth place finish in his first trip to Orange County Speedway.

Entering the summer months, Haase was fully entrenched as a championship contender along with Williams.  In June, the PASS South Super Late Models made their first trip to the tight quarter-mile Wake County Speedway just outside of Raleigh, NC.  The race looked to be a duel between former Wake County Speedway champion Alex Fleming and Williams, who was used to racing on this type of track from his days back in Maine.  Surely enough, Fleming led the early laps before fading back, handing the lead to Williams.  All the while, Haase was methodically making his way up from the middle of the field.  Near the halfway point, Haase would take the lead from Williams and never looked back to take his first PASS South victory in the Capital City Clash.

From there, PASS South teams and drivers headed to the legendary Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the Firecracker 125.  In front of a packed house, Haase looked to gain points on Williams after Williams had to start in the back after a problem in qualifying.  At the drop of the green flag, Justin Wakefield established himself as the driver to beat opening up a straightaway lead over Haase.  While this was going on, Williams wowed the crowd by passing cars on the extreme outside groove of the flat half mile track.  Wakefield would be eliminated in a crash on a late race restart leaving Williams and Haase to duel it out for the win.  Despite being the stronger of the two cars on long runs, Williams did not have enough laps on the green-white-checker restart and Haase would go on to score his second straight victory.

The middle of the year would see Haase and all of the championship contenders struggle.  Haase was eliminated in an early crash at Orange County's Southern Sizzler and would finish 24th.  At Dillon, Haase suffered a flat tire while leading forcing him to pit under green which resulted in a ninth place finish.  Haase came back from a spin at Caraway to finish second and at Newport another flat tire resulted in a disappointing tenth place finish.

Coming back to Greenville-Pickens for the Howler 150, the championship battle was down to a three man fight between Williams, Haase, and Perry Brown.  The weekend started badly for Haase after he lost an engine in practice and had to qualify his back-up car with very little practice in it. In qualifying, Haase was barely able to crack the top 20.  The early stages of the race would be dominated by Greenville regulars Toby Porter and Randy Porter.  Williams' championship hopes took a nosedive when he had to retire his car due to a mechanical issue.  Meanwhile, Haase had been slowly making his way to the front to challenge new front runners Adam Bates and Jeff Fultz.  The three drivers waged war over the final 15 laps with Haase nearly losing control down the back straightaway.  Haase managed to take the lead and hold on for his third win of the 2008 season.  Haase's win coupled with Williams' problem allowed Haase to take the points lead heading into the final race at South Boston.

Early on in the Mason Dixon Meltdown at South Boston, Haase and Williams had strong runs going behind race leader and PASS North champion Johnny Clark. Haase made a charge on Clark prior to the halfway mark, but a mechanical problem heading into turn one sent Haase's Toyota hard into the outside wall.  Despite a setback that could have cost him the championship, Haase's Kyle Busch Foundation crew worked hard to get their car repaired for the second half of the race.  The hard work paid off when Williams' championship hopes were dashed due to a crash just past the halfway break.  Haase soldiered on to finish 12th and would win the 2008 PASS South championship by 16 points over Williams.

Haase looks to defend his title in 2009, but it will be a tall order indeed with many new teams coming to PASS next year and many existing teams upgrading their equipment for the new season.  On behalf of everyone with PASS, we wish you a Happy and Safe New Year and look forward to seeing all of you in 2009!

Although the 2008 season is over, it won't be long before the 2009 season begins.  The 2009 PASS South schedule was recently released and will begin on Saturday, March 14, 2009, with the Fourth Annual South Carolina Clash at the Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC.
2008 PASS SOUTH POINTS


CHAMPIONSHIP


Sat. Oct. 25th

RACE WINNER - JOHNNY CLARK

PASS SOUTH SLM CHAMP - ALEX HAASE

MASON DIXON PASS SOUTH OFFICIAL FINISH - 10/25

1) 54 - Johnny Clark
2) 67 - Jeff Fultz
3) 8 - Cassius Clark
4) 44 - Trevor Sanborn
5) 32 - Randy Porter
6) 60 - DJ Shaw
7) 47M - Kelly Moore
8) 10 - Ryan Blaney
9) 23 - Lonnie Sommerville
10) 47 - Corey Williams
11) 0 - Jeremie Whorff
12) 51H - Alex Haase
13) 22 - Perry Brown
14) 62 - Mark Gibson
15) 4 - Jay Fogleman
16) 15 - Clay Jones
17) 17 - Scott Alexander
18) 42 - Tim Pinion
19) 98N - Adam Bates
20) 22N - Harry Olson
21) 5 - Alex Fleming
22) 91 - Heath Hindman
23) 16 - Tom McCann Jr
24) 98 - Justin Wakefield
25) 97 - John Fleming
26) 48 - John Batten

Johnny Clark wins Mason-Dixon - Alex Haase is PASS South Champion

Johnny Clark turned in a dominate performance Saturday night at  Virginia's South Boston Speedway to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South  250 lap season finale. It was the 2008 PASS North champion's first win in the South series and Clark's fourth checkered flag in his last eight PASS super late model starts.

 

Clark beat Jeff Fultz to the line by a margin of 2.223 seconds.  Cassius Clark raced home third with Trevor Sanborn in the fourth spot and Randy Porter fifth. DJ Shaw, Kelly Moore, Ryan Blaney, Lonnie Sommerville and Corey Williams finished sixth through tenth.  The top eight finished on the lead lap.

 

Alex Haase's Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota looked like a super late model "cutaway" car after 250 laps, but the eighteen year old's twelfth place finish was enough to clinch the PASS South super late model Championship for the Las Vegas Nevada native that now calls North Carolina  home. Haase earned three race wins, six top five and nine top ten finishes in twelve PASS South starts on his way to the title.

 

Haase topped Johnny Clark by nine-one thousandths of a second to capture the RC2 Race City Race Cars Pole Award. 

 

Although the 2008 Pro All Stars season is now concluded, you can keep up with the latest banquet news, 2009 rules, registration, and schedule information at www.racewithpass.com.

SPEED51 TRACKSIDE NOW REPORT ON THE MASON DIXON 500

SPEED51 TRACKSIDE NOW AT THE HOWLER 150

Cassius Clark wins the
Championship Trophy
for the PASS National Series
with the best three
out of four finishes. 
(51 Sports photo)

Alex Haase won his third
PASS South Division race at
 Greenville-Pickens 
(51 Sports photo)

PASS South "The Howler" at Greenville-Pickens - Sat., Oct 18th

1 -51h - Alex Haase
2 - 98n - Adam Bates
3 - 67 - Jeff Fultz
4- 147 - Trey Mitchell
5- 32 - Toby Porter
6 - 98 - Justin Wakefield
7 - 23 - Lonnie Sommerville
8 - 20 - John Stancill
9 - 91 - Heath Hindman
10 - 97 - John Fleming
11 - 56 - Kyle Bonignore
12 - 29x - Alan Karnes
13 - 62 - Mark Gibson
14 - 32x - Randy Porter
15 - 05 - Alex Fleming
16 - 09 - John Townley
17 - 26 - Brandon Johnson
18 - 22 - Perry Brown
19 - 48 - John Batten
20 - 42 - Tim Pinion
21 - 8 - Cassius Clark
22- 47 - Corey Williams
23 - 24- Brian Royalty
24 - 14 - Clete Caywood
25 - 18 - Bradley McCaskill
26 - 5 - Spencer Wauters
27 - 71 - Jimmy Doyle
28 - 39 - Dean Clattenburg

Haase PASS South Winner at Greenville-Pickens - Cassius Clark is National Champ

 

Alex Haase drove under Justin Wakefield in the closing laps of Saturday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Howler 150 super late model feature at Greenville-Pickens Speedway to capture his third PASS victory of 2008 in his #51 Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota Camry.Haase edged out Warner New Hampshire's Adam Bates and Goldsboro North Carolina's Jeff Fultz for the victory. Trey Mitchell and Toby Porter rounded out the top five. Haase swept both PASS South events at Greenville-Pickens in 2008.

 

Toby Porter led the way in time trials with a lap of 20.207 seconds, besting Justin Wakefield (20.276) and John Wes Townley (20.284) for the RC2 Race City Race Cars Pole award. Canadian Lonnie Summerville won the last chance qualifier over Mark Gibson and Clete Caywood.

 

Cassius Clark pulled the number one spot in the top ten redraw to start the race from the pole. Clark and his fellow PASS National Championship contender John Stancill got together on lap 90, ending Clark's night. Although Stancill continued on for an eighth place finish, Clark's finishes in the first three National Championship rounds were enough to top Stancill for the inaugural PASS National title.

 

Haase's win, coupled with  a 22nd place finish by Corey Williams unofficially puts Haase on top of the PASS South standings as the series heads into its final events of 2008.

 

The  fastest full fendered racers in the east will travel to Virginia's South Boston Speedway on Friday and Saturday October 24 and 25 for the  Mason-Dixon 500, a short track spectacular that will feature twin 250 lap features for the PASS Super Late Models and NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars.  Each feature will pay a whopping $10,000.00 to the winner.

 

Grandstands open Friday, October 24 at 3:00 PM. Practice for the PASS Super Late Models and the NASCAR Late Models is scheduled from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM Qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 4:00 PM. Twenty-five lap qualifying races will close out the first day of the Mason Dixon 500 at 7:00 PM.

 

Grandstand gates will open Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 AM. At 12:00 noon there's 50-lap Last Chance races for the PASS Super Late Models and the NASCAR Late Models. A Fan Appreciation Session will begin at 1:30 p.m. trackside and will continue until 2:30 p.m. The NASCAR Late Models will get the green flag for their 250-lap race feature at 3:00 PM, followed by the PASS Super Late Models in a 250-lap shootout.

DANIEL BOONE
CLASSIC

SAT. SEPT. 6TH

1) 4 - Jay Fogleman
2) 26 - Bobby East
3) 88 - Lee Tissot
4) 24 - Brian Royalty
5) 44 - Gary Helton
6) 28 - Tom Schuette
7) 38 - Kevin Dicks
8) 22 - Perry Brown
9) 42 - Tim Pinion
10) 51h - Alex Haase
11) 39 - Scott Patton
12) 91 - Heath Hindman
13) 47 - Corey Williams
14) 98 - Justin Wakefield
15) 17 - Mark Gibson
16) 05 - Alex Fleming
17) 24x - Keith Rankin
18) 8 - Ed Surrett
19) 48 - John Batten

7 Cars finished on the lead lap      Margin of victory: 0.482
Best Lap Time: 13.071    Best Speed: 110.168    Best Lap: #91 Heath Hindman

Jay Fogleman Scores First PASS South Win

Jay Fogleman surprised even himself when he drove his JFco Motorsports Ford No. 4 Super Late Model to victory on Sept. 6 in the Daniel Boone Classic 125 PASS South race at Newport (Tenn.) Speedway.

"We really ran good," said the short-track racing veteran from Durham, N.C., a regular in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. "We were running third late in the race when the leaders got tangled up in front of us; I think someone had a tire go down. They got together and we were there to take advantage of it."

Until this season Fogleman had never driven an offset chassis, straight-rail Super Late Model, building his career in Late Model Stock Cars before running some in what is now the Nationwide Series and settling in Pro Cup. But there's nothing like a win to keep a racer coming back for more.

"I really enjoy running with PASS," Fogleman said. "I'm not running for points, so it's pretty low-key, and there's no stress. It's me and the guys in my shop going racing.

"It's extremely competitive," Fogleman continued. "There are seven to ten serious operations over there. The series fits me because it's a tire-management series, and I learned how to manage tires early in my career; when I raced Late Models at Orange County and South Boston the features were 150 laps. And the double-file restarts make it exciting for the fans and fun to race."

Fogleman's using an old car he obtained from Gary St. Amant to run in PASS this year, but he may have something new in 2009.

"I'm going to have to buckle down to do more PASS racing next season," Fogleman said. "This old car served its purpose, though; I really didn't expect to win so soon. That just shows what a good job Jeremy Upchurch and Will Bradford have done at the shop and helping me at the track. We're definitely going to do more of this next year when it doesn't conflict with my Hooters deal."

The Mason-Dixon 500 at South Boston Speedway and the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Raceway Park are next up on Fogleman's PASS schedule.

Justin Wakefield Wins Second Race in a Row
Sat. 8/30 Caraway Trackside Now Report HERE


51 Sports Photo

1 - Justin Wakefield
2 - Alex Haase
3 - Bradley McCaskill
4 - Mark Gibson
5 - Dean Clattenburg
6 - Ryan Blaney
7 - Spencer Wauters
8 - Michael Buckner
9 - Trey Mitchell
10 - Billy Leslie
11 - Trevor McKinley
12 - Corey Williams
13 - Michael Vellines
14 - Matt Bowers
15 - Hal Goodson
16 - Tim Pinion
17 - Alex Fleming
18 - Duane Linville
19 - Cale Gale
20 - Heath Hindman
21 - John Batten
22 - Perry Brown

Wakefield Back in PASS South Victory Lane at Caraway

Naples ME - (September 1, 2008) Every racer knows that before you can win, you must put yourself in position to win. Saturday night, Justin Wakefield did just that in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Piedmont 125 presented by presented by 93.1 FM The Wolf at Caraway Speedway.

Wakefield ran at the front of the field all night long and was sitting in third when race leader Alex Haase got a bump from Mark Gibson on lap 122 of the 125 lap PASS feature. The contact slid Haase back to sixth, Gibson was sent to the tail end of the field and Wakefield was suddenly the new race leader. Wakefield survived two more restarts to claim the victory over Haase and Bradley McCaskill. Gibson raced back to fourth at the checkers and Dean Clattenburg completed the top five

Wakefield now has a two race win streak in PASS South super late model competition after scoring his first on August 2nd in the South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.

It was a tough night at the races for several of the front runners in the PASS South championship battle. Point leader Corey Williams wound up twelfth after a wreck knocked him out of the top three with two to go. Perry Brown took a hard shot into the wall on lap two to end his night; Brown was 22nd in the final run down. Haase and Gibson salvaged second and fourth place finishes respectively, but fourth place points man Heath Hindman was credited with 20th spot after mechanical woes ended his day.

PASS South's 3rd Annual
South Carolina Clash
Sunday, August 3rd

Justin Wakefield's been on the verge of his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South win throughout the 2008 season and Sunday afternoon he sealed the deal, racing under Alex Haase and Jay Fogelman to snag the lead and drive away from the field in Sunday's South Carolina Clash 125 at Dillon Motor Speedway. Wakefield joins Zach Stroupe, Alex Haase, Perry Brown and Trevor Sanborn on the list of drivers who've paid their first visit to PASS South super late model victory lane in 2008.

Alex Fleming proved that he is knocking on the door to victory lane himself, coming home a career best second after a fierce battle with Perry Brown (3rd), Jay Fogleman (4th) and PASS South point leader Corey Williams (5th).

Wakefield set yet another fast time, but the redraw put the Carswell Motorsports 98 fifth on the grid. Wakefield wasted little time getting out front and he was the leader of the pack on lap ten.

Temperatures approaching 100 degrees made for a slick Dillon Motor Speedway, and all the front runners were slipping and sliding, including Wakefield. Near the half way mark Wakefield lost the top spot to Alex Haase when he slipped up the race track while battling Fogleman for the lead.

Haase, Fogleman and Wakefield were lined up first through third on a lap 89 restart but when the green flew Haase washed up the speedway with a flat tire, taking Fogleman with him and giving Wakefield the opening he needed to reclaim the lead and the checkers.

PASS South gets back on track Saturday August 30th at the Caraway Speedway in Asheboro North Carolina.

Justin Wakefield Snags First PASS South Win at the
South Carolina Clash

1) 98 - Justin Wakefield
2) 05 - Alex Fleming
3) 22 - Perry Brown
4) 4 - Jay Fogleman
5) 47 - Corey Williams
6) 91 - Heath Hindman
7) 62 - Mark Gibson
8) 5 - Spencer Wauters
9) 51 - Alex Haase
10) 30 - Rodney Brooks
11) 22x - Michael Buckner
12) 76 - Logan Ruffin
13) 48 - John Batten
14) 42 - Tim Pinion
15) 67 - Duane Linville
16) 15 - Clay Jones
17) 0 - Jason Calhoun
18) 80 - Shannon Mines

RACE TWO of the PASS 2008 National
Super Late Model Mini Series

THE SOUTHERN SIZZLER 200
July 19th - Orange County Speedway  

TREVOR SANBORN WINS at Orange County

UNOFFICIAL FINISH
1) Trevor Sanborn
2) Cassius Clark
3) Tom McCann Jr.
4) John Stancill
5) Dean Clattenburg
6) Justin Wakefield
7) Jeff Fultz
8) Clay Jones
9) Perry Brown
10) Logan Ruffin
11) Mark Reedy
12) Duane Linville
13) Mark Gibson
14) Spencer Wauters
15) Ben Rowe
16) Tim Pinion
17) Corey Williams
18) Ryan Blaney
19) Mike Rowe
20) Rodney Brooks
21) Jason Hogan
22) Zach Stroupe
23) Alex Fleming
24) Alex Haase
25) Bradley McCaskill
26) John Batten
27) Preston Peltier
28) Heath Hindman
29) DJ Shaw

Alex Haase Wins at Greenville-Pickens
on July 3rd  


Unofficial Order of Finish
Firecracker 125 
Greenville-Pickens Speedway
Easley, South Carolina - 7/3/2008

 

1) Alex Haase

2) Corey Williams

3) Jeff Fultz

4) Mark Gibson

5) Dean Clattenburg

6) Logan Ruffin

7) Jimmy Doyle

8) Heath Hindman

9) Perry Brown

10) Brandon Johnson

11) Justin Wakefield

12) Clete Caywood

13) Spencer Wauters

14) John Stancill

15) Rodney Brooks

16) Tim Pinion

17) Michael Buckner

18) Alex Fleming

19) John Batten

DNS Samantha Vannoy

DNS Chase Austin



Wake County Speedway
Raleigh, NC 
Web Site

Capital City
Clash 150

Fri. June 20th

Capital City Clash
 
Official Results
 
Wake County Speedway
Raleigh, NC
 
6/20/08 -150 lap SLM Feature

 

Finish
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
#
51
47
91
62
15
22
26
55
48
05
59
18
Driver
Alex Haase
Corey Williams
Heath Hindman
Mark Gibson
Clay Jones
Perry Brown
Brandon Johnson
Kevin Floars
John Batten
Alex Fleming
Matt Jones
Bradley McCaskill
Start
6
9
7
3
5
10
11
8
12
1
2
4
Qualified
2
1
3
8
4
10
11
9
12
6
7
5

Haase Battles PASS Stars at Wake County and Wins

First Triumph in PASS Super Late Models for Kyle Busch Development Driver

NAPLES, ME (June 23, 2008) - In recent weeks in the PASS Super Late Model tours, fans have been treated to witnessing several first-time winners. Zach Stroupe at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA; Trevor Sanborn at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC; and DJ Shaw at Wiscasset Raceway in Maine. Now you can add another name to that list, Alex Haase.

The 18-year-old Haase took the lead on lap 47 at Wake County Speedway (NC) from 2007 track champion Alex Fleming and held off the advances of current PASS South point leader Corey Williams and series winner Heath Hindman for the victory in the 150-lap "Capital City Clash." It was his first victory in PASS Super Late Model action.

"I have run late models around the country, so I know what it takes to do it," commented Haase, who is a Las Vegas native. "It is cool to get the first win on the East coast. We had a blast; this is a fun racetrack.

"We just took our time and took what was given to us. I knew when I was about third-place we were going to have a good car. I went after it and it worked out. We got the lead and never looked back. We are excited. These guys worked their butts off to get this. It should happen a couple more times this year, I think."

Haase beat some of the best Super Late Model competition in the South on the tight confines of the 1/4-mile Wake County Speedway. The race was exceptionally clean with great competition throughout the field. Three leaders, Alex Fleming, Clay Jones and Alex Haase, swapped the lead four times. Only three cautions slowed the 150-lap event.

"It is a small place, buy real racey," said Haase, who is also a Rookie of the Year contender in PASS South. "It is a real unique track. I hope we come back here. It put on a good show for the fans."

"I want them to come back here," said Williams, who set fast-time during qualifying. "Honestly, no one really tore anything up bad tonight. I thought it was a good show, so hopefully we will come back next year."

Early race leader Alex Fleming faded with mechanical troubles and still wound up with a 10th-place finish. Clay Jones, who also led a handful of laps, scored his first top-five finish of the PASS South season.

Haase had something else in common with the rash of first-time winners in PASS, a successful mentor in the racing business. For Stroupe, it is SPEED Channel's Bob Dillner; for Sanborn, it's Ben Rowe; and for DJ Shaw, his father is former Busch North champion Dale Shaw. For Haase, he has NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader Kyle Busch to lean on.

"I just talked to Kyle, and he was pumped," said Haase, who started sixth in the field. "He is a racer, and he knows what it takes. I felt we had a winning car at Motor Mile, but something happened there. He was stoked about the win."

For Kyle, witnesses say he was smiling from ear-to-ear even before his win Sunday in the Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. It was his first victory with his Super Late Model development team.

"I won a race last year with my team, but this was my first win as a team owner," stated Busch, who will compete in the PASS North event this Saturday at All-Star Speedway in Epping, NH, during the Cup weekend at the "Magic Mile." "To have Alex come out from the West Coast and compete here on the East Coast is cool. He's been working 12-14 hours a day with the rest of the guys. It's tough on all of them, but it finally paid off. It means a lot to me and him and the family, so hopefully this continues on and we can get some more wins."

Busch, as Haase said, is a racer. He drives many different racecars throughout the year, but Super Late Models are among his favorites. His brother, Kurt, also a NASCAR winner, was a former NASCAR Southwest Tour champion, and Kyle compares the PASS series to the good old days of NASCAR�s elite series.

"With no more Southwest Tour or Southeast Tour, those drivers needed something else. PASS is now a big enough Late Model Touring Series that it has sort of taken over that role in the Southeast," explained Busch. "For me, it's a good series to be involved in. There are some good rules, but there are not too many rules. We feel like it is a good area for us to be in and for Alex to get some experience. I know he enjoys it a lot, and I've always had fun running with PASS too."

The next stop for PASS South will be at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, SC, on Thursday, July 3rd. This will be the third-annual running of the Firecracker 150, but the first time it is held at the legendary South Carolina racetrack.


Speed51 Photo


Race Story HERE
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TREVOR SANBORN WINS
THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL on JUNE 7th

Photos by Pro Photo Productions
1) #44 - Trevor Sanborn
2) #92 - Jason Hogan
3) #67 - Jeff Fultz
4) #4 - Ben Rowe
5) #20 - John Stancill
6) #51h - Alex Haase
7) #47 - Corey Williams
8) #5 - Spencer Wauters
9) #98 - Justin Wakefield
10) #24 - Brian Royalty
11) #26 - Preston Peltier
12) #22 - Perry Brown
13) #91 - Heath Hindman
14) #62 - Mark Gibson
15) #29 - Allen Gordon
16) #18 - Brandon McCaskill
17) #51 - Zach Stroupe
18) #76 - Logan Ruffin
19) #70 - Jeff Choquette
20) #42 - Tim Pinion
21) #05 - Alex Fleming
22) #31 - Ryan Lawler
23) #30 - Rodney Brooks
24) #0 - Strom Altman
25) #48 - John Batten
26) #15 - Clay Jones
27) #80 - Shannon Mines
 



              Photo Credit: NASCAR

David Ragan
Files First
PASS South
Watermelon
125 Entry

Naples ME - (April 9, 2008) The field for the April 26th Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Watermelon 125 at Cordele Georgia's Watermelon Capital Speedway has taken an exciting twist with the addition of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular David Ragan .

 

Ragan, driver of the AAA Insurance Ford Fusion for Roush - Fenway Racing will be flying in from Talladega Super Speedway to make his first Pro All Stars Series start. He will be behind the wheel of his own Ford Fusion super late model with sponsorship from Watermelon Capital Speedway and Advanced Technology Motorsports of Lovejoy Georgia.

 

A native of nearby Unadilla, Georgia, Ragan is currently seventeenth in the NASCAR Spring Cup point standings and fourth in NASCAR Nationwide Series points.

 

Keep up to date on the latest Pro All Stars Series South news at www.racewithpass.com . Find Watermelon Capital Speedway online at www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com

Corey Williams Leads
PASS South to the
South Carolina Clash

NAPLES ME ( March 30, 2008) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South point leader Corey Williams will lead a strong field of PASS South competitors to Dillon South Carolina Saturday April 5th for the South Carolina Clash 125 at Dillon Motor Speedway.  Entry List HERE

Williams is coming off a thrilling victory at the PASS South season opener at Hickory Motor Speedway. Williams and 2007 PASS South champion Ryan Lawler waged war in the closing stages of the Easter Bunny 150, racing side by side and swapping the lead countless times. Williams prevailed over Lawler and 15 year-old John Stancill for the win.

He�ll face a strong field of challengers at the recently reconstructed 4/10 mile speedway. Hickory pole winner Heath Hindman is a confirmed entry. From Las Vegas Nevada comes Alex Haase in the Kyle Bush Foundation Toyota, and four time PASS North super late model champion Ben Rowe has filed an entry.

Spencer Wauters, South Carolinian Strom Altman and Georgia's Justin Wakefield are on the list; so are Justin Wakefield and John Batten. After their great result at Hickory, John Stancill's team will be back with PASS at Dillon to see if he can put his family team in victory lane. Tim Pinion and Clay Rodgers have both filed entries for "The Clash" as well.

It's the first time PASS has visited Ron Barfield's immaculate oval; although several teams have to be considered favorites after their showings at Hickory, the winner is anybody's guess!

The fastest full-fendered racers in the south will hit the track at noon for practice; pole qualifying is scheduled for 4:00 PM and the racing goes green at 6:30 PM.

Dillon Motor Speedway can be found on line at www.dillonmotorspeedway.com .


Hickory Motor Speedway
Saturday, March 22nd


Entry List HERE

COREY
WILLIAMS
#47
THE WINNER
AT HICKORY

Easter Bunny III Video Intro HERE
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Hickory NC (Saturday March 22, 2008) Maine speedster Corey Williams drove his Prevost-Stuff.com Chevrolet to a hard fought victory in Saturday's PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway. Williams battled 2007 PASS South champ Ryan Lawler for thirty laps in the closing stages of the 150 lap event, taking the lead for good on lap 137. Lawler settled for second, with teenagers John Stancill and Zach Stroupe third and fourth. Heath Hindman completed the top five.

Blue skies, a warm breeze and a pit area full of race cars - it's the recipe for a perfect kick off to any race season, and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South racers and fans that made the trip to Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday were greeted by all three. Forty four of the fastest Super Late Models in the country were on hand to try and crack the field of thirty.

Forty cars made the call for PASS South qualifying and Signal Mountain Tennessee's Heath Hindman set quick time with a lap of 14.904 seconds, .036 seconds quicker than Jimmy Doyle. Ben Rowe led the PASS North contingent with a 14.944 followed by Floridian Jeff Choquette at 14.970 and Corey Williams with a lap of 14.971. The remaining fifteen drivers locked in through time trials (in order) were: Cassius Clark, Zach Stroupe, Derek Ramstrom, Grant Enfinger, Ryan Lawler, Mitch Cobb, Tom McCann Jr., Mark Gibson, Shaun Turple, Perry Brown, Mike Rowe, Brad McCaskill, Justin Wakefield, John Batten and Butch Miller. Just three tenths of a second separated the top twenty.

Three fifteen lap consolation rounds qualified six more cars; Morrill Maine's Travis Benjamin, Nova Scotian Dean Clattenburg and Raleigh North Carolina's Alex Fleming earned the consi wins. Ryan Sieg, John Fleming and John Stancill were runner-ups. A 20 lap last chance filled the final two qualifying spots and Alex Haase led from green to checker to put the Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota in the starting field; Easley South Carolina's Clete Caywood was the runner-up. Brandon Johnson and Tim Pinion received provisional starting spots.

The top ten time trialers redrew for their starting positions, and Jeff Choquette had the touch, pulling the number one spot .Zach Stroupe drew the outside pole and fast timer Hindman drew third. Corey Williams, Cassius Clark, Jimmy Doyle, Ben Rowe, Derek Ramstrom, Ryan Lawler and Grant Enfinger lined up in positions four through ten.

At the green Choquette jumped out to the lead with Hindman second, Williams third, Clark fourth and Jimmy Doyle fifth. The front of the field ran single file for the first twenty laps until Doyle spun to bring out the first caution. Choquette didn't get going on the restart, allowing Hindman and Clark to get by. It took Choquette just seven laps to work his way back to the point, and he kept the number one spot through several early cautions, despite Hindman's best efforts to wrestle the away the lead.

On lap 75 Choquette was still out front with Hindman, Rowe, Zach Stroupe and Corey Williams the top five. The front pack was running nose to tail, working the lapped traffic on lap 103 and the lappers got together with the leaders, jumbling the front of the field and handing the lead to 2007 PASS South champ Ryan Lawler and sending Choquette and Ben Rowe to the pits. When the smoked cleared it was Lawler followed by Williams, a charging Travis Benjamin, Mike Rowe and John Stancill. Benjamin's run to the front was sidetracked a short while later after contact with Mike Rowe; Dean Clattenburg was a victim of the melee and had to retire for the night.

The last third of the race was a battle royal with Williams now in command and Lawler hungry to get back the point Lawler got his way on lap 117, but 20 laps later Williams took the lead for good and drove off into the sunset to claim the Easter Bunny 150, the first ever PASS National Champion's event, and a guaranteed starting spot in the $30,000-to-win PASS North DNK 250 at Wiscasset Raceway. Lawler, Stancill, Stroupe and Hindman rounded out the top five. Cassius Clark, John Fleming, Travis Benjamin, Mike Rowe and Sean Turple finished in positions six through ten.

The PASS South tour heads to Dillon South Carolina on Saturday April 5th for their first visit to Dillon Motor Speedway for the South Carolina Clash 125.

ORDER OF FINISH - PASS SOUTH RACE #1 - PASS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ROUND #1
THE EASTER BUNNY 150 - HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY - HICKORY NC

1) 47-Corey Willians,Boothbay ME Prevost-Stuff.com Chev
2) 31-Ryan Lawler, Colleyville TX Grapevine Suzuki Ford
3) 20-John Stancill,Ayden NC Stancill Farms Chev
4) 51-Zach Stroupe,Iron Station NC bdiracing.net Chev
5) 91-Heath Hindman,Signal Mountain TN Chev
6) 8-Cassius Clark, Farmington ME EJP Ford
7) 99-John Fleming, Dartmouth, NS, The Roofing Connection
8) 17-Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME, Belfast Variety & Morrill General Store Chev
9) 2R-Mike Rowe, Turner ME PT Watts Chev
10) 0-Shawn Turple,Truro Nova Scotia Dexter Construction Chev
11) 22-Perry Brown,Riverview FL Pal-King Pallets Chev
12) 98-Justin Wakefield, Woodstock GA Grace Mortgage Service
13) 4R-Ben Rowe,Turner ME Richard Moody & Sons Ford
14) 18-Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale NC TR Verna Painting Chev
15) 48-John Batten,Nashville NC Batten Ceramic Tiles Chev
16) 35-Derek Ramstrom,W Boylston MA W.Boylston Auto Parts Chev
17) 39S-Ryan Seig,Tucker GA S&W Services Chev
18) 70-Jeff Choquette,Loxahatchee FL Guaranteed Concrete Ford
19) 14-Clete Claywood,Easley SC Kaytech Inc.Chev
20) 16- Tom McCann Jr.,Mooresville NC McCann Motorsports Chev
21) 51H-Alex Haase,Concord NC Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota
22) 82-Grant Enfinger,Mobile AL Beslyallen.com Chev
23) 62-Mark Gibson,Winston-Salem NC Yarborough Trans Chev
24) 39-Dean Clattenburg,Dartmouth NS Langley Industrial Machining Ford
25) 26-Brandon Johnson,Harrisburg NC US Navy Pontiac
26) 71-Jimmy Doyle,Henderson NC General Auto Repair
27) 52-Butch Miller, Mooresville NC ASI Limited Chev
28) 05-Alex Fleming,Raleigh NC Joyner Traffic Eng. Chev
29) 94-Mitch Cobb,Edwards CO JAMK LLC Ford
30) 42-Tim Pinion,Bedford VA PR Design Dodge

Official Finish for the Easter Bunny 150


Most laps lead were by the #70 of Jeff Chouqette.  
The most improved position was the #20 of John Stancill.

Starting Lineup for the Easter Bunny 150

1-70-Jeff Choquette
2-51-Zach Stroupe
3-91-Heath Hindman
4-47-Corey Williams
5-8 -Cassius Clark
6-71-Jimmy Doyle
7-4R-Ben Rowe
8-35-Derek Ramstrom
9-31-Ryan Lawler
10-82-Grant Enfinger
11-94-Mich Cobb
12-16-Tom McCann Jr
13-62g-Mark Gibson
14-0-Shaun Turple
15-22-Perry Brown
16-2R-Mike Rowe
17-18-Bradley McBaskill
18-98-Justin Wakefield
19-48-John Batten
20-52-Butch Miller
21-05-Alex Fleming-(consi one - 1st)
22-39-Dean Clattenburg-(consi two - 1st)
23-17-Travis Benjamin-(consi three - 1st)
24-20-John Stancill-(consi one - 2nd)
25-39S-Ryan Sieg-(consi two - 2nd)
26-97-John Fleming-(consi three - 2nd)
27-26-Brandon Johnson-(PASS South Provisional)
28-42-Tim Pinion-(PASS South Provisional)
29-51H-Alex Haase-(last chance - 1st)
30-14-Clete Caywood-(final provisional awarded)

Time Trials for the Easter Bunny 150

Pos-No.-Name-Best Time
1-91-Heath Hindman-14.904
2-71-Jimmy Doyle-14.94
3-4R-Ben Rowe1-4.944
4-70-Jeff Choquette-14.97
5-47-Corey Williams-14.971
6-8-Cassius Clark-14.981
7-51-Zach Stroupe-14.985
8-35-Derek Ramstrom-14.991
9-82-Grant Enfinger-15.007
10-31-Ryan Lawler-15.008
11-94-Mich Cobb-15.021
12-16-Tom McCann Jr-15.022
13-62g-Mark Gibson-15.04
14-0-Shaun Turple-15.058
15-22-Perry Brown-15.061
16-2R-Mike Rowe-15.073
17-18Bradley McBaskill-15.077
18-98-Justin Wakefield-15.085
19-48J-ohn Batten-15.097
20-52-Butch Miller-15.101
Pos-No.-Name-Best Time
21-17-Travis Benjamin-15.132
22-39-Dean Clattenburg-15.143
23-5-Alex Fleming-15.162
24-97-John Fleming-15.171
25-39S-Ryan Sieg-15.187
26-4L-Blake Lehr-15.225
27-24-Brian Royalty-15.231
28-14-Clete Caywood-15.26
29-5b-Tom Buzze-15.263
30-51H-Alex Haase-15.277
31-93-Chris Roberts-15.298
32-20-John Stancill-15.333
33-26-Brandon Johnson-15.335
34-15-Clay Jones-15.357
35-5-Spencer Wauters-15.445
36-40-Eric Chase-15.513
37-91m-Joe Mattress-15.521
38-23-Brian Roberts-15.548
39-42-Tim Pinion-15.624
40-00-Ginny Quinones-15.868

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Justin Wakefield &
Carswell Motorsports
Ready to Launch 2008
at the PASS Easter Bunny 150

Justin Wakefield and his team are looking forward to getting back to Super Late Model Racing for the 2008 season by running for both the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South and National Championships.

After four successful seasons in the NASCAR Autozone Elite Division that included a win in the final race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, the team spent 2007 racing the heavier stock cars of the ultra competitive Hooters Pro Cup Series.

Team owner Jake Carswell explains, "When NASCAR ended our series, there was no other series to race our type of cars so we went to Hooters. Later on, we raced with PASS between our Hooters schedule, and we really felt at home. With the great schedule that they have put together for 2008 we decided to come over to PASS full time." There will be one big difference for the team this year; they spent the winter building a new Port City straight rail chassis. Justin Wakefield is excited about the new car "To race with PASS before, we converted our NASCAR car to fit their rules. It was always competitive in the race but was at a disadvantage weight wise. This year we put together a new offset chassis and I really love the way it drives. We tested at Hickory this week and the car really felt great, I can't wait to see what it will do in a race." The team will be consulted again this year by legendary short track driver, Jody Ridley. Justin says, "Having Jody in our pits is such an advantage, he picks up on so many little things that we miss."

Look for Justin and the team driving the familiar blue #98 Ford at Hickory and other PASS races throughout 2008.

Countdown to the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150:
Lawler Started 2007 South Championship Charge with Easter Bunny Triumph

Charlotte NC (March 13, 21008) After a successful debut season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models were ready to kick off 2007 where it all started, the Hickory Motor Speedway. What greeted the crews and drivers was the coldest day in North Carolina in over 80 years. While 20 degree temperatures might be the norm for the contingent of drivers making the trek down from New England, it was anything but normal for those who are used to celebrating Easter in short sleeves. Despite the cold weather, 37 of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country were set to battle it out in the South�s first major race of the season.

Several contenders fell out early due to various problems. Fast qualifier Preston Peltier led early, but dropped out with a mechanical problem. Defending Easter Bunny 150 winner Mike Rowe soon fell off the pace and his #2 PT Watts machine was smashed by another competitor, knocking him from contention. That left 2006 rookie sensation Ryan Lawler and former PASS North Champions Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark to duke it out for the checkered flag. Lawler had a trick up his sleeve though. In the 2006 Over the Mountain 150 at Hickory, Lawler had motor problems and had to fall back on a crate engine with less horsepower. Thanks to the reduced horsepower, Lawler was able to conserve his tires and take the win in that race. Lawler and his Robert Hamke led team elected to bring that motor back for the Easter Bunny.

"I can't get enough of this place," said Lawler prior to the race. "It's my kind of racetrack. It's worn out, it's fun, and you've got to get up on the wheel. I like that."

A back-and-forth battle would wage between Lawler, Rowe, and Clark, but both Rowe and Clark would be plagued by flat American Racer tires. They both had plans on how to deal with Lawler when it came down to the checkered flag, but a long stretch of green flag racing late in the race ended their chances to try out those plans.

"It was pretty early on when we had our flat tire, so there were still a lot of cars on the track," said Ben Rowe. "I knew that I could get to him [Lawler] on a restart, so I just backed off and saved my stuff, but that yellow never came."

"I honestly thought that we would have been able to beat Lawler," said Clark afterwards. "I was just trying to keep him in my sights. That tire didn't help the situation, but hey, that's racing."

Lawler would hold on to take the victory in the 2nd Annual Easter Bunny 150 over Ben Rowe, Tim Nooner, Clark, and Dean Clattenburg.

�I knew that we were going to win some races, but I didn�t know we�d be this good here,� said the jubilant Texan in victory lane. �We qualified sixth and it was a little bit tough in qualifying, but at the end of the race I don�t think you can beat a crate motor when it comes to saving tires.�

In 2007, as it happened in 2006, the winner of the Easter Bunny 150 would go on to win the PASS South Super Late Model championship. Over 50 drivers are expected to make their way to �America�s Most Famous Short Track� to see if they can take the Easter Bunny and make a run for the championship.

The 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 is Saturday, March 22nd at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. Qualifying is at 1:30pm, racing at 3:00pm, and the Easter Bunny 150 is slated to begin at 6:00pm. The Easter Bunny 150 will be the first of the four race Champions Series for 2008. PASS Champions Series races will also be held July 19th at Orange County Speedway, September 21st at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, and October 18th at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway
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Canadian Shawn Turple Enters Easter Bunny 150
 
SLM Standout Will Make Long Tow
From Canadian Maritimes to Hickory

Shawn Turple's 2008 race season will start early this year and it won't be in the snow-covered Maritimes - or anywhere else in Canada for that matter. Turple, along with car owner Stephen Henderson and five crew members, will make the trek to North Carolina next week to compete in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model South season opener on March 22nd at the well-known Hickory Motor Speedway.

The 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 will mark the third year the PASS South Series has been underway and will be Turple's first PASS South series race. 2008 is scheduled to be Turple's fourth full-time pro-stock season and he can't wait to get it started.

"It's very exciting to be able to go racing in March and to have the opportunity to race at such a historic track," said Turple.

Turple joined the Dexter Construction Pro Stock team in 2007 and is happy with the outcome.

"Stevie and the guys were great with welcoming me to the team and I think we really meshed well last season, we really had a great year and I just can't wait to get a head start on 2008."

Turple led the Maritime Pro Stock Tour points race for the majority of 2007,and ended up with a solid 2nd place finish. However, Turple's thoughts are not focused on the Maritimes for the time being - as he understands the competition he is heading into next week.

"The competition at Hickory is definitely going to be the toughest I've faced yet on a track I've never even seen. We hear it's a mix between New Brunswick International Speedway in Fredericton and the Centre for Speed in Shediac, New Brunswick, so I'm prepared for some banking on a tight track where you're constantly turning."

The Dexter Construction team has a brand new car for the race; a 2008 Distance Racing Chassis Impala SS. The team is ready to go with plans to head down on Wednesday, March 19th and arrive just in time for open practice on Friday, followed by qualifying and the main feature on Saturday, March 22nd.

Butch Miller
Enters
PASS South

NAPLES ME (March 10, 2008)  A spokesperson for SS- Green Light Racing has confirmed that short track racing legend Butch Miller will enter the March 22nd  Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway.
 
Miller is well known as one of the most successful drivers to ever grace the short track racing scene. A three time  ASA National Champion , Miller ranks third on the all-time ASA wins list (50), first on the all-time poles list (51) and second on the all-time laps led list (over 10,000).  He has made a gradual move from the driver�s seat to the top of the pit box as a key leader of SS-Green Light Racing. His role consists of coach and crew chief to SS-Green Lights� young talent. He also supports the team as a competition advisor. A rare off weekend from the teams� extensive racing schedule will allow Miller to challenge a deep field of PASS South entrants that hail from twelve states and Canada.
 
PASS officials are anticipating a record field for the third annual south season opener, and the Saturday schedule has been revised to reflect this. Be sure to click on www.racewithpass.com to view the revised race day schedule, as well as a regularly updated entry list for the PASS South Easter Bunny 150.

Countdown to the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150:
Maine Racing Legend Mike Rowe Wins Inaugural PASS South Easter Bunny 150

CHARLOTTE NC (March 6, 2008) The birth of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division came about in a very unconventional way. While the PASS North Super Late Models were enjoying success, Super Late Model racing in the Carolinas was all but dead. Only three tracks were running the division full-time and Concord Motorsport Park was struggling to revitalize the Big 10 Series. Through a series of chance conversations, PASS President Tom Mayberry decided to give it a go in January of 2006 and created PASS South. With only a few weeks before the first series race at Hickory Motor Speedway, the odds were against everybody involved.

On a warm spring day in North Carolina, 33 Super Late Models from across the country came together and people began to take notice that Super Late Model racing still had a pulse. Fans were treated to qualifying and heat races for all the competitors. In the Dash to determine the top eight starting positions, Maine�s Mike Rowe and Florida�s Travis Kittleson raced wheel-to-wheel and banged fenders on occasion with Rowe coming out on top.

�Mike Rowe is a tough racer,� said Kittleson. �He didn�t do anything I wouldn�t have done. The thing that I like about him is that after that happened and after watching him, I know I can race hard with him.�

When the green flag dropped on the Inaugural Easter Bunny 150, Rowe jumped out into the lead ahead of Kittleson. Kittleson would run strong, but eventually fell out with mechanical problems. Rowe�s first major challenger came from a foe he knew well from Maine, Cassius Clark. Clark took the lead and quickly established himself as the car to beat. Just as quickly, though, he was out of the race due to mechanical problems.

�The car was flying. It was hooked up,� said Clark afterward. �I started to feel a vibration, and then the left rear axle came apart and killed our night.�

Throughout the field drivers were battling each other hard, while trying to learn one another at the same time. Add that to the fact, many drivers in the field had never been in races that incorporated double-file restarts and only counted green flag laps. After Clark�s departure, Georgia�s Jason Hogan and Maine�s Scott Mulkern were waging a war for the lead. Back and forth the two went until contact on the front straightaway. The result: Hogan hard into the wall, while Mulkern would go on to finish fourth.

�It was a little too early to be racing that hard,� said Hogan. �I�m not saying that I�m upset�but you try not to right-rear somebody because that has the potential to really hurt them.�

�I just fell horrible for Jason,� said Mulkern of the incident. �He didn�t know I was there and he came over. I just couldn�t slow up enough. He came over and that turned him into the wall.�

In the end, the race came down to a battle between Rowe and CRA standout Chuck Barnes. Barnes took the lead from Rowe late only to have Rowe come back on the final restart and retake the lead. Rowe held on to etch his name in the record books as the first ever PASS South winner.

�To beat Jason Hogan, Travis Kittleson�I know that he had some bad luck, but he was fast�Freddie Query and guys like them. To be in the class of guys like that is just awesome,� said Rowe of his win.

�I am really impressed with PASS,� said Barnes. �I had fun, the tech is fair and everybody is really nice. I think that will go real far for them.�

Following Rowe and Barnes to the checkered flag were Clay Rogers, Mulkern, and Ryan Lawler in his first ever Super Late Model start.

Fittingly, Rowe would go on to become the first PASS South Series champion. In 2008, again starting at Hickory, Rowe and many more hope to become the first PASS National Champion. The 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 comes up on March 22nd at Hickory Motor Speedway.


To Sponsor "Best Appearing Car" Award

 

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Series is pleased to announce that Pro Photo Productions will return in 2008 as sponsor of the �Best Appearing Car� Award. Pro Photo Productions came on late in the 2007 season and is glad to be back in 2008.

�We�re really glad to have Pro Photo Productions back with the PASS South Series in 2008,� said Tom Mayberry, President of PASS. �I think most of our competitors take pride in the way their cars look and this is a way to give back to them for their creativity.�

By sponsoring the �Best Appearing Car� Award, Pro Photo Productions will present the winner at each of the 14 PASS South Series races a plaque featuring the winning paint scheme.

Pro Photo Productions will be at each PASS South Series event with a variety of photographs available for purchase for competitors and fans alike. In addition, Pro Photo Productions will also be taping and producing each event for purchase. These productions will feature racing action as well as interviews with the competitors.
To sample their work please go to prophotoproductions.com.

For information on the PASS South Series, go to racewithpass.com. If you need more information contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or technical director Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

New Names Abound in Early
PASS South Registration

Charlotte, NC (March 3, 2008) � With the 2008 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season opener just around the corner, many are wondering who might show up at the pit gates come March 22nd at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway.

 

While names such as Lawler, Rowe, and Clark are all expected to be favorites for the PASS National Series crown, it�s the new names already showing up on the roster that have a lot of people interested.  And, with 2007 PASS South Series Champion Ryan Lawler and leading race winner Corey Williams running limited schedules, those new names have an even better shot at showing up in the record books.

Tayla Orleans looks to be the first woman to ever qualify for a PASS South Series event at Hickory.  The 15-year-old driver originally from Wrentham, Massachusetts began her racing career at the tender age of 7.  Out of 120 races, Tayla scored 92 top 5�s with 31 of those being wins.  Since 2006, Tayla has been competing in the Allison Legacy Series and in 2007 she went to victory lane four times at four different New England speedways.  Tayla now resides in Randleman, NC with her family and will compete in select PASS South Series races while racing full-time in the Allison Legacy National Touring Series.

Strom Altman comes to the PASS South Series after a long and successful career racing in his home state of South Carolina.  Strom began racing in the NASCAR Late Model Stock division in the early 1990�s at the now defunct Summerville Speedway.  In 1997, the North Charleston, SC native moved into the newly created Late Model Supertruck division.  Since then, he has become one of the most successful Supertruck drivers in South Carolina winning numerous races at the Florence Motor Speedway and the Myrtle Beach Speedway.  Altman will be behind the wheel of Jesse Lynch�s Dodge Charger as they look to be consistent PASS South contenders.

Late in 2007 Riverview, Florida driver Perry Brown ventured into the PASS South Series and competed in the final three races.  Brown wasted little time asserting himself, finishing in the top 10 twice.  Prior to coming to PASS South, Perry raced in the ultra competitive Sunbelt Super Late Model division in Florida�s FASCAR.  With top tens already achieved, Perry hopes to break into the top five, or better yet, PASS South victory lane.

Blake Lehr, like Perry Brown, also competed in the Sunbelt Super Late Model Series.  In 1999, at the age of 8, Blake began his racing career driving a 345-pound, 11 horsepower Ultramax Go-Kart.  By 2005, he finished second nationally on the dirt tracks of the World Karting Association, taking 4 state championships in Florida.  In 2006, it was off to the Open Wheel Modifieds of the Gulf Coast Modified division.  By 2007, Blake was racing full-time driving Super Late Models in Florida�s Sunbelt Series taking a win, a pole,  and eight top five�s on the way to finishing fifth in points.  And now, Blake Lehr and has family have moved from Florida to Waxhaw, NC ready to challenge for the 2008 PASS South Super Late Model championship.

Michael Pope comes to the PASS South Super Late Models having gained valuable experience in the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS).  18-year-old Michael started his racing career in 1997 driving Go-Karts.  From Go-Karts it was on to INEX Bandeleros and INEX Legends cars.  He took 12 Semi-Pro Legends features wins in 2004 and decided it was time to move to GAS.  By 2007, the Dubin, GA speedster was a threat every week taking a win at Peach State Speedway and finishing third in the season ending points.  As of now, Michael plans to compete in seven PASS South Series events with a possibility of more.

Although Justin Wakefield has made several starts with the PASS South Series, 2008 will be different.  Different because he plans on running all 14 events and challenging for the 2008 championship.  It�s a goal the Woodstock, Georgia driver feels is achievable.  Under the tutelage of Super Late Model legend Jody Ridley, Wakefield contended for the 2005 NASCAR Southeast Series championship, even taking the win in the final series event at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.  Wakefield and his team hope their familiar #98 can find PASS South victory lane for the first time in 2008.

Without a doubt, one of the toughest Super Late Models to race anywhere in the country is the #5 Victor Ford owned by Richie Wauters.  Wauters cars have gone to victory lane with a number of drivers, including J.R. Norris who won the NASCAR Southeast Series Championship for Wauters in 2005.  This year, the #5 will be back on track with a Wauters behind the wheel.  Spencer Wauters of Concord, North Carolina hopes to learn and at the same time take his dad�s #5 back to victory lane in the PASS South Series.
 

At 14 years of age, Ayden, North Carolina's John Stancill is one of the youngest competitors to join the PASS South Super Late Models.  Like so many others, John began racing Go-Karts at the age of 5 and then made the move up to Bandeleros.  John�s real success though came in the INEX Legends cars.  In just his sixth race, John finished fourth in the 2006 Legends Nationals at Lanier National Speedway in Georgia.  The 2007 season was the breakout year, though, winning 27 races en route to becoming the 2007 INEX Legends Semi-Pro National Champion.  This year, John joins Mark Huff to compete on the full PASS South schedule as well as select Hooter�s Pro Cup events.

The final driver we profile is Altus, Oklahoma driver Keaton Feller.  Keaton won numerous Bandelero and Legends events from 2002 to 2006.  In 2007, Keaton raced in the ASA Challenge Series and was the GM Performance Parts Shootout winner at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Keaton will no doubt keep a busy schedule in 2008.  He will split his season racing Super Late Models and Trucks throughout the American Southwest.  However, Keaton plans on racing in all three PASS South events that make up the PASS National Championship Series.  Those races will be at Hickory Motor Speedway on March 22nd, Orange County Speedway on July 19th, and Greenville-Pickens Speedway on October 18th.  The fourth PASS National Championship Series event will be held on September 21st at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in
Scarborough, ME.

 

These are just a few of the new faces set to join the PASS South Series in 2008, but who else will join them at Hickory?  You�ll just have to come and see for yourself!

 

For information on PASS, go to racewithpass.com.  For more information contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or technical director Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

New Tracks Mean New Challenges
for PASS South Teams

NAPLES ME (February 23, 2008) New venues abound on the 2008 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South schedule, and the addition of these speedways to the mix creates an  X factor in the chase for the 2008 PASS South Super Late Model Championship.

PASS South will kick off 2008 on familiar ground at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway  on March 22nd. The Easter Bunny 150 enters its third season as the South opener, and serves as round one of the inaugural four race PASS National Championship series. Look for a host of PASS North invaders to join their Southern brethren for this one.

Once the Easter Bunny is in the records books, PASS South teams will journey to the first of three new venues in a row.  Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway will host the South Carolina Clash on Saturday April 5th, and   the 4/10 mile egg shaped speedway will present a new challenge to the PASS touring pros. Then it�s off to South Georgia on Saturday April 26th for a first time visit to Cordele�s Watermelon Capital Speedway. The D-shaped 3/8 mile at Watermelon has plenty of racing room, with no walls off the corners and the long curved backstretch. It�s another track that will test the touring teams� setup skills and should produce the kind of fast, close racing that PASS Super Late Models are so well known for.

If you haven�t been to Radford Virginia's Motor Mile Speedway, you�ve missed out on one of the east�s fastest and most attractive short tracks. On Saturday May 10th you�ll have the opportunity to see the fastest full fendered race cars in the east take on this super fast oval for the first time. With 55 feet of racing room all the way around and plenty of banking, this beautiful 10,000 seat oval can be counted on for some fast, exciting action.

Saturday June 23rd will see the first PASS South visit to Raleigh North Carolina�s Wake County Speedway. This tight little bullring measures just under a quarter mile in the racing groove and with walls all the way around, both inside and outside, racing room is at a premium. Patience, a good set up, and perhaps home track experience could easily produce a surprise winner at Wake County.

Asheboro North Carolina�s historic Caraway Speedway will host the PASS South traveling pros for the first time on Saturday August 30th, and the very next weekend will see the first PASS South visit to the Volunteer State. Newport Tennessee�s Newport Speedway is the last of six new ovals on the 2008 schedule and the September 6th show down will play a major role in deciding the PASS South Championship as the season begins its stretch run to the finale, the Mason Dixon 500 at South Boston (VA) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th.

A diverse, expanded schedule awaits PASS South racers and race fans for 2008. The competition will be fast, tough, and wide open. One things for certain, though. The driver and team that can best adapt to these six new speedways will have a great shot at taking down the 2008 PASS South title.

Visit the PASS Master Schedule HERE, featuring links to every speedway that the sanctioning body visits.

PASS South
Rookie
Blake Lehr
Has Lofty Goals
for 2008

CHARLOTTE NC (February 7 2008) Blake Lehr has never been one to back down from a challenge. For 2008 that challenge will be a lofty one, competing in the ultra-competitive Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division. At just 17 years of age Blake has already accomplished a lot in his young career. In 1999 at the age of 8, Blake began his racing career driving a 345-pound, 11 horsepower Ultramax Go-Kart. In 2005 he finished second nationally on the dirt tracks of the World Karting Association, taking four state championships in Florida. In 2006 it was off to the Open Wheel Modifieds of the Gulf Coast Modified division. 2007 saw Blake racing full-time driving Super Late Models in Florida�s Sunbelt Series, earning one win and eight top five finishes on the way to fifth in the point standings. And now, Blake Lehr and has family have moved from Florida to Waxhaw, NC, ready to challenge for the 2008 PASS South Super Late Model championship.  lehrjetracing.com

�We first heard about the PASS Series in 2006 when some of their drivers came down to Florida to race in SpeedFest,� said Lehr. �I was really impressed by how competitive the PASS drivers were and that made us think that we needed to begin traveling ourselves.�

While racing in the Sunbelt Series, Lehr was able to travel to a few different race tracks racing drivers predominantly from Florida. Blake and his team are very aware that the 2008 season with the PASS South Series will be tough, racing at a variety of different tracks on the 14 race schedule with drivers from all across the country.

�I like the diversity of the different tracks we�ll be going to and trying to figure out the best way to get around them,� said Lehr. �I think it�s cool when you race at a quarter-mile like Wake County and then go to a big, flat half-mile like Greenville-Pickens, racing on old asphalt versus new. It�s fun.�

Lehr is already scouting out some of the venues that will be new to him, having recently visited the Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time. Blake thinks he will be well prepared when the 2008 PASS South season kicks off on March 22nd with the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150.

�I�ve never raced at Hickory, but it looks like a really fun track and I�m excited to go there,� said Lehr.

At Hickory, Lehr will have former NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Glenn Allen, Jr. in his pits offering advice gained through three Nationwide Series starts there as a driver. �Having Glenn with us at Hickory will be huge since he�s raced there before and he knows some of the tricks that Hickory can throw at you,� said Lehr.

The PASS South Series isn�t all that Blake will be gunning for in 2008. He has plans to race in the PASS Champion�s Series as well. The Champion�s Series begins at Hickory in March, and then it�s off to Orange County for the Southern Sizzler on July 19th, followed by the PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge in Scarborough, ME on September 21st, concluding at Greenville-Pickens with The Howler 150 on October 18th. Blake also plans to attempt to qualify for the $30,000 to win, DNK Select 250 at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway on August 17th.

�I think it�s exciting,� said Lehr. �It reminds me of the old go-kart days when we used to travel to New York and all over the place. I love to race and I think it�s going to be great racing at all of these tracks and showing the Northern guys what us guys from the South can do on their home turf.�

Besides Blake�s busy schedule, his goals are big. Just being there and making races is not going to be good enough for the young Floridian.

�In PASS South, I�d love to win the championship and rookie of the year award,� said a confident Lehr. �I think we can do it and I just want to represent our marketing partners the best we can and have fun doing it.�

The key is fun. And if Blake Lehr and his family run team can say that at the end of 2008, they just might be able to accomplish everything they hope to.

For information about the PASS South Super Late Models please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039. For technical information contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

Big Bucks on the Line for PASS South
Three extra distance races will see
the winner�s share double to $10,000

Naples ME - January 31 2008 � Historically the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) has offered up some of the best pay offs for super late model racers in the southeast, and the series� expanded fourteen race 2008 schedule is dotted with extra distance, big purse events.

While all PASS South 150 lap events pay a minimum of $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start, three extra distance races will see the winner�s share double to $10,000.00.

The July 18-19 PASS South weekend at Rougemont North Carolinas� beautiful Orange County Speedway is set for 200 laps, and the victor will head home from the high banked 3/8th mile speedway $10,000.00 richer. A total purse of over $48,000 will be up for grabs for the 32 car starting field. The Orange County 200 is the second leg of the four - race PASS National Championship Series, and race fans will see the top guns from both PASS Super Late Model series on hand for this big event.

Although it�s not a part of the PASS South championship chase, you can expect a number of PASS South teams to make the drive up Interstate 95 for the PASS 400 Weekend at Scarborough Maine�s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 20th and 21st. Already a well established event on the PASS North schedule, the 300 lap Super late Model race is stop number three for the PASS National Championship Series and a tough contingent of PASS South teams are expected to challenge the North series racers on their home turf. Again, it�s a $10,000 check for the winner and the purse will crack the $50,000.00 mark in cash and contingency awards. It�s a can�t miss weekend for race fans with the PASS Super Late Models, Outlaws, Mods and Sportsman all in action.

The PASS South championship weekend returns to South Boston (VA) Speedway for 2008 and the Mason-Dixon 500 promises to be a barnburner! The PASS South title will be decided in a 250 lap, $10,000.00 to win free for all on Saturday October 25th. Fans will find the Mason-Dixon 500 twice as nice as an open competition, 250 lap, $10,000.00 to win Late Model Stock Car feature is also on Sunday's card. Both series will practice and qualify on Friday, October 24th.

PASS South Licenses, Entry Forms Available Now

NAPLES ME � The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season is rapidly approaching and its time for both new and returning PASS South competitors to file for their 2008 license and car number. PASS 2008 South Licensed Drivers Here

PASS South has an ambitious fourteen race schedule on tap with five new venues added to the southern series. In addition, the PASS South and North Super Late Model divisions will square off in a four race National Championship Series that will include several $10,000.00 to win events. View the schedules HERE.

PASS license holders receive 100 bonus points at all PASS sanctioned events, are eligible for provisional starting positions based on their position in the PASS SLM South point standings, and receive discounted entry fees for most events. Only one PASS license is required for each race team.
PASS 2008 South License Here  A combination North/South combo license is also available for a $400 fee.

Returning PASS South teams have already been mailed entry forms for the first two events of 2008, The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway on March 22nd and the April 5th 125 lapper at Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway. Deadline for early entry is March 12th for Hickory and March 25th for Dillon.  Entry forms may also be downloaded from the yellow panel to the right of this story.

For membership and car number availability please contact Amanda Mayberry at
(207)693-6497 or passracing@roadrunner.com. Technical questions should be directed to Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

PASS South Champion Ryan Lawler Focuses on New Goals for 2008
- Craftsman Trucks
& PASS
National Championship
SLM Campaign

Throughout Ryan Lawler�s young career, he has lived by the motto that �bigger is better.� That�s only fitting considering that he is a native of Colleyville, Texas. At only 20 years of age, Ryan has accomplished much in his young career. In 1999, he was the Texas state champion in the INEX Bandelero division. He followed that up with three more state championships in INEX Semi-Pro and Pro Legends classes. Lawler�s name quickly came to prominence when he finished second to Mike Rowe for the Inaugural PASS South Super Late Model championship in 2006. In 2007, with two wins, Ryan won the PASS South championship and emerged as one of stock car racing�s drivers of the future. In addition to his PASS South championship in 2007, Lawler won one of the nation�s most prestigious short track events taking the checkered flag in the legendary Winchester 400.

�Winchester was definitely the biggest win of my career,� said Lawler. �It was funny at Lakeland [where he finished second] how much notice we got in the garage area thanks to the Winchester win and the PASS South championship.�

Like so much of his career thus far, Ryan hopes that bigger will once again mean better. He will join veteran driver and crew chief Bobby Dotter in at least seven NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driving the #07 Truck in 2008.

�As always we would like to win as many races as possible, but this year I think I definitely need to learn more about saving equipment and staying out of trouble in the longer Truck Series races,� said Lawler.

With an increased emphasis on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Ryan�s time in the PASS South Super Late Model could be limited. Lawler and his car owner Robert Hamke have sold all of last year�s Super Late Models but one. You can rest assured, though, that Lawler and the entire #31 team will be at Hickory for the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 looking for their third win in five starts at �the birthplace of the NASCAR stars.�
�No doubt we would�ve had three-in-a-row at Hickory had we not had alternator problems last fall,� said Lawler. �We�re going back for the Easter Bunny to see if we can get a good start in the PASS Champions Series.�

Although Ryan might not be at all the races as he has been over the first two seasons of the PASS South Super Late Models, he hopes to be at the four races that make up the PASS Champions Series. The Champions Series starts at Hickory on March 22nd, followed by $10,000 to win shows at Orange County on July 19th and Beech Ridge on September 21st. The National Champion will be crowned at the final Champions Series race at Greenville-Pickens on October 18th. Lawler thinks these races, along with a $30,000 to win show at Wiscasset on August 17th and another $10,000 to win race at South Boston on October 25th, will only help the PASS Series continue to prosper.
�With the increased schedule and with Champions Series starting this year, plus all the big races in the North and South, I think you will continue to see more racers come on board to race with PASS,� said Lawler.

As things continue to change in stock car racing, they also continue to remain the same. And although Ryan Lawler will trade the familiar seat of his PASS South Super Late Model for the pressure cooker of a NASCAR Craftsman Truck, don�t be surprised to see him flash his winning smile once again in 2008.

For information on the PASS South Super Late Models please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039. You can also find more information on PASS South at racewithpass.com. For technical information contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

Super 2008 Schedule for
PASS North Super Late Models

NAPLES ME - The 2008 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model North schedule is complete and the series� eighth season is highlighted by some big new races, a change in the point format and a brand new series within a series.

The fastest full bodied race cars in the northeast will tackle a fourteen race schedule with stops at eight of the top short track racing venues in New England and Maritime Canada.

The season kicks off Saturday April 19th at Beech Ridge Speedway, and the PASS SLM racers will return to the fan-friendly Scarborough Maine oval on Saturday July 5th and Friday and Saturday September 20-21 for the big PASS 400 weekend. Speedway 95 has been a part of the PASS schedule since the series� inception and PASS will be back at the Hermon ME oval on May 3rd.
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PASS Announces Champions Series
to Crown National Champion

From the local Street Stock competitor to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, it�s every driver�s goal to become a champion. Over the last several years, PASS has crowned champions in its regional series�, the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions. Beginning in 2008, PASS will crown its first ever National Champion. Both the PASS North and PASS South will have 14 race schedules that will award regional championships in both divisions. Within those two schedules, there will be a Champions Series that will determine who the PASS Super Late Model National Champion will be.   All Schedules HERE

�It has been our goal since we started the PASS South Series in 2006 to eventually crown a National Champion,� said PASS President Tom Mayberry. �We believe that with the strength of the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions that 2008 is the right time to give back to the drivers that support both our series.�

The PASS Super Late Model National Champion will be determined by the driver with the most points compiled in four races; three PASS South races and one PASS North race. The three PASS South events will be the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on March 22, 2008, the Southern Sizzler 200 at Orange County Speedway on July 19, 2008, and the 2nd Annual Howler 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on October 18, 2008. The PASS North event in the Champions Series will be the PASS 400 held at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 21, 2008.

Also, drivers will be able to drop their lowest finish so that only their three best finishes will count towards the PASS National Championship. A similar rule will also apply for the PASS North and PASS South regional championships. Of the 14 races that comprise each of those two regional schedules, drivers will be allowed to drop their two lowest finishes.

�By dropping races in both the National Championship and Regional Championships, we think that we can have an accurate view of who our champions are,� said Mayberry. �If a driver has a problem or misses a race, it�s not the end of the world. They still have a chance.�

Drivers that finish in the top 10 in PASS National points will receive cash and awards to be announced at a later date.

PASS racing is not far away. PASS South Super Late Model action starts with the first race of the Champions Series, the Easter Bunny 150 on March 22nd at the Hickory Motor Speedway. The PASS North Super Late Models begin their season at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on April 19, 2008.

For more information on the PASS South Super Late Models call Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or visit these websites, proallstarsseries.com or racewithpass.com. For technical information on any PASS division contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

PASS South Finalizes 2008 Schedule
Schedule HERE includes
more races & five new venues

In just its third year of existence, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models look to embark on its most ambitious season yet in 2008. The schedule will be made up of a mix of venues including familiar favorites and new, challenging tracks to the already impressive list of speedways.

For the first time in PASS South Series history, the schedule increases from eight races to 14 races. The season will once again begin at the Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) with the third running of the Easter Bunny 150 on March 22nd. The series will make a return trip to Hickory for the Over The Mountain 150 on September 27th. Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) and Orange County Speedway (NC) join Hickory in hosting two events each in 2008. Both the Lanier National Speedway (GA) and South Boston Speedway (VA) return once again to host major race weekends.

New for the PASS South cars in 2008 will be trips to the Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) on April 5th , Motor Mile Speedway (VA) on May 10th, Wake County Speedway (NC) on June 20th, and Caraway Speedway (NC) on August 30th. The series will also make its farthest trek south with a visit to the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA on April 26th, a race already entered by NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver David Ragan. In addition, the PASS South Super Late Models will make their first trip into Tennessee when the series visit�s the ultra fast, high-banked Newport Speedway on September 6th.

�We�re really excited about the 2008 schedule,� said PASS President Tom Mayberry. �We can�t wait to go back to tracks like Hickory, Orange County and Lanier that have been with us since the series started, but we also look forward to the challenge that our new speedways will bring us.�

In addition to the 2008 schedule, there will be a major announcement regarding qualifying procedures for the PASS South Super Late Models coming very soon.

For more information on the PASS South Super Late Models, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039. If you have technical questions regarding any PASS series, please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

Also, please be sure to visit the PASS South website at racewithpass.com and the official website of PASS at proallstarsseries.com.
2008 South Schedule HERE

PASS SOUTH ANNOUNCES
NEW 2008 QUALIFYING PROCEDURE

After much thought and discussion, PASS President Tom Mayberry announced today that starting in 2008 there will be a new qualifying procedure for all PASS South Super Late Model events. This announcement will not effect the PASS North Super Late Models or any other PASS-sanctioned event.

�In reviewing our qualifying procedures, we felt this decision to amend the rules was best in order to sustain the PASS South�s continued rise and popularity, not only with the drivers, but with the fans as well,� said PASS President Tom Mayberry.

Starting in 2008, PASS South Super Late Model teams will no longer have to concern themselves with preparing for both qualifying and heat races if they qualify in the top 20. If the qualifying time is fast enough, teams are locked into the feature and can prepare for the main event. However, drivers that qualify in the top 10 will redraw for their starting positions in the main event. Drivers in positions 11 though 20 will line up in the positions that they qualified. Drivers that qualify outside of the top 20 will be required to race in a last chance race to fill out the remainder of the field. There will be two provisional starters to round out the field based on the highest licensed driver in PASS South Series points. Those drivers have to race in the last chance race, though, and complete the given distance in order to receive a provisional.

�We anticipate that our competitors will like the changes we have made,� continued Mayberry. �But, despite the changes we have made to our qualifying procedures, nothing will change in our race procedure. We will continue with the famous double-file restarts and we will continue to only count green flag laps. It�s what the fans have grown to love about the PASS South Series.�

2008 PASS South Super Late Model Qualifying Format
- The top 20 teams on speed through time trials will be locked in to the feature event.
- The fastest 10 teams will redraw following time trials for their starting positions in
       the feature event.
- Time trial positions 11 through 20 will start straight up in those respective
       qualified positions for the feature event.
- The remaining feature event positions will be determined through a last chance
       qualifying event for all competitors that fail to qualify through time trials.
- Teams that qualify through the last chance race will be permitted to purchase two
       new tires for the feature event. In the event a team elects to purchase the allowed two tires, that team is required to start the feature event on the four tires they intend to complete the entire event on unless otherwise posted.
 - Two PASS South Series provisionals are awarded to the two highest registered point
teams that fail to qualify for the event through time trials or the last chance race.

Teams are required to compete in the last chance race and complete the given distance to be eligible for a provisional starting position.

For more information on the PASS South Series contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039.
For technical information on any PASS division contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

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