PASS South presented by JE
Pistons/Roush Yates Performance Products
TOP 3: DIllon Motor Speedway: L to R Prston
Peltier (2nd) Winner Ryan Blaney, Jay
Fogleman (3rd) (PASS PR
Ryan Blaney Wins PASS South
Clash at Dillon
Young Racer Uses Patience to
Win at Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon SC (4/2) The second race in
the 2011 season for the Pro All Stars Series
(PASS) South took place on Saturday, April
2nd at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC). The South
Carolina Clash 150 was delayed by one week
due to weather, but with no precipitation in
the area, Ryan Blaney drove his way to
victory lane at Dillon for the second year
in a row.
21 of the 24 Super Late
Model racers on hand answered the call for
time trials. Heath Hindman looked like he
was on his way to his first pole position of
the year when he turned a 15.622-second lap
but Jay Fogleman ripped off a 15.620,
earning the pole position for the South
'We had to change
some springs and stuff from our North
Wilkesboro set-up,' said Fogleman. 'We
changed four springs, two shocks and a set
of stickers (tires) to qualify and it was a
whole lot better.'
After the redraw
Jimmy Weller took the green flag from the
first position with Bradley McCaskill
alongside. McCaskill got the jump, taking
the early lead with Weller dropping into
second. With the field scrambling for
positions behind, the first yellow flag flew
at lap four for a single-car spin in turn
one by Joe Heigl.
On the restart the
front row flip-flopped from the initial
start and McCaskill was still able to hold
the lead, but Hindman moved to the second
with Justin Wakefield driving up into third.
Weller settled into the fourth position with
Preston Peltier fifth. On lap 20, after
pressuring McCaskill for several laps,
Hindman moved his way into the top spot.
Yellow-flag fever took over as the
following 50 laps saw the field slowed
multiple times for spins. Andy Loden saw his
day end up in the inside of the turn four
wall on lap 38, and a multi-car incident
occurred on lap 51 that included Preston
Peltier, Jimmy Weller, Dana White, Jody
Lavender, Steve Legendre and Jimmy Doyle.
In-between cautions the lead changed
multiple times with Hindman, McCaskill, and
Wakefield all taking turns on the point.
After a yellow flag at lap 112 for a
spin by Lavender Hindman and McCaskill, who
restarted in the first two positions, made
contact in turn one. Hindman continued on
the leader but McCaskill dropped several
positions in the mix. A few laps later,
Blaney began to show his muscle, moving into
second position and looking to run down
Hindman. Blaney took the lead on lap 130 and
drove away until a caution with four laps
remaining set up a late dash to the
checkered flag. Blaney, who saved his tires
until it was 'go time,' easily navigated his
way around the track to take the win.
'We had a game plan going into this
thing,' said Blaney. 'I made a driving
mistake last race going to early and ended
up being a sitting duck. We thought long and
hard about this the last couple weeks.
'It is great racing with Jay, Preston,
Andy and everyone in the PASS Series. I hate
it that so many cars got torn up right
before North Wilkesboro. I just want to
thank everybody for making this thing
Peltier battled hard with
Fogleman over the final few laps, crossing
the line in second.
'I wasn't clear
there once on the front stretch and came up
(on Fogleman),' explained Peltier. 'My
spotter said 'clear' and he got back in
there real quick. I tried to get down as
quick as I could so we didn't tear up any
Peltier congratulated Blaney
for the win, but also for the way he raced
conservative during the race.
the last year or so I have been racing that
way and they are catching on. It is making
it a lot more difficult for me.'
Fogleman was second on the final restart,
but crossed the line in third.
had a flat early on,' said Fogleman. 'Not to
take anything away from those guys (Blaney
and Peltier); they ran a great race. My guys
worked hard today and we are glad to put on
a good show for the fans.'
and Wakefield rounded out the top five.
The PASS South presented by JE Pistons
and Roush Yates Performance Products will be
back in action at North Wilkesboro Speedway
(NC) April 7th ' 9th for the 300-lap 'The
Race' event, with $75,000 on the line for
the driver who can cross the checkered flag
Unofficial Results: PASS South
"South Carolina Clash"
- Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway - April 2 2011
- with finishing position,car
1 - 10 Ryan Blaney (150)
2 - 26
Preston Peltier (150)
3 - 4 Jay Fogleman
4 - 91 Heath Hindman 150
98 Justin Wakefield (150)
6 - 18 Bradley
7 - 33 Roger Lee Newton
8 - 00 Grant Davidson (150)
- 48 John Batten (150)
10 - 60 R.A.
11 - 05 Alex Fleming (150)
12 - 20 Steven Legendre (149)
- 2 Gray Gaulding (149)
14 - 23 Jimmy
15 - 115 Jody Lavender
16 - 7 Dana White (57)
17 - 71
Jimmy Doyle (51)
18 - 14 Clete Caywood
19 - 29 Andy Loden (37)
15h Joe Heigl (24)
21 - 12 Mark Reedy