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LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300

Chris Eggleston Wins PASS South
“THE RACE” and $75,000.00 at
North Wilkesboro Speedway
"THE RACE" WINNER - CHRIS EGGLESTON - #08
SECOND PLACE - JEFF CHOQUETTE - #29
THIRD PLACE - T.J. REAID - #51
Photos by Norm Marx
Chris Eggleston Wins PASS South
“THE RACE” and $75,000.00 at
North Wilkesboro Speedway
Colorado native takes home the big payday in NC
With 77 drivers making their way to North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) April 7th – 10th to try and win the “THE RACE” Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South, only one driver could go home with the $75,000.00 winner’s purse. At the end of 300 laps of competition, Colorado’s Chris Eggleston crossed under the checkered flag first to win the historic event.

“Holy cow! That is my initial thought,” said a happy Eggleston in victory lane. “This deal didn’t come together until two weeks ago. Crew chief Butch Miller gave me a call, said he got a sponsor, and decided to let me come on out and drive. He has never steered me wrong. I am so happy!”

Johnny Clark and Jay Fogleman led the 44-car field down to take the green flag in the historic 300-lap event. Clark was able to clear Fogleman, leading the monumental first lap of the race. Meanwhile, positions shuffled all through the field as drivers worked their way around the track.

At lap four, Andy Loden decided it was time to lead as he drove on the outside of Clark, taking the top spot. Augie Grill followed him to the front, working his way to the second position, putting Clark back to third. Pat Kelly rode fourth with Ryan Moore fifth. Just before lap 15, Grill decided it was his turn to lead as he drove around Loden for the first position.

At lap 24, the first car off the pace was the #40 of Sterling Marlin, who ducked onto pit road for service. A couple laps later, the #112 of Grill caught the back of the pack to start lapping cars. Through the lapping of traffic, Loden went back to the lead around Grill with Kelly, Bubba Pollard and Patrick Laperle running in the top-five positions just before lap 40. At lap 48, through heavy lapped traffic, Grill went back to the front, putting Loden back to second.

The first yellow of the afternoon flew at lap 52 as Joey Doiron had trouble in turns three and four, receiving damage to his right front. The top five at the yellow were Grill, Loden, Pollard, Eggleston and Kelly.

All restarts in the PASS Series are double file, putting Grill and Loden side by side as the field headed back to turn one at speed. Loden came around the lead the next lap with Pollard and Kelly dropping in second and third. At lap 55, Pollard drove his #18 to the front to take the lead while many of the racers back in the pack went side by side for position.

As Brian Ickler ducked onto pit road, the yellow flew for the second time as drivers stacked up in turn four. Mike Rowe received some damage, but was able to continue.

The green flag flew with Pollard and Grill driving down towards turn one, but the field started stacking up behind them. After contact between a couple cars, Rebecca Kasten’s #51 machine hit the turn-one wall. Kenzie Ruston was also collected up in the incident, but was able to drive away while Kasten’s car had to be hauled off on the hook.

The field headed back to turn one under speed with Pollard leading Grill, but Jody Lavender, who started 21st, was on the move, working his way to second.

The caution flew again at lap 68 as Patrick Laperle went around in turn two. The entire field dove left and right, avoiding a major incident as Laperle was able to right his car and tag the end of the field.

Lavender took his turn at the point on the restart, taking the lead from Pollard.

The caution flew at lap 84 as John Batten and Scott Mulkern made contact down the back stretch, sending Batten into the pit entrance water barrels. Despite the heavy damage to his car, Batten was able to exit his car and was OK.

Pollard got the run on the high side to take the lead as the field went back to green. Lavender and Loden fell in behind, second and third. While the field jockeyed for position behind them, the top-three drivers stayed in their positions until the lap 100 mark, ending the first segment of the race. During the eight-minute break, the teams worked on their cars and were allowed to change four tires to prep them for the second segment.

At lap 100 the top-10 drivers were Pollard, Lavender, Loden, Jeff Choquette, Grill, Ross Kenseth, TJ Reaid, Ryan Blaney, Eggleston and Eric Darnell. 28 of the 44 drivers that started the race were still on the lead lap.

Pollard and Lavender brought the field down to the green flag to begin the second segment. Pollard held the top spot, but Lavender dropped back putting Loden in second followed by Choquette, Grill and Reaid.

As the leaders caught lapped traffic around lap 130, Grill, who had worked his way up to second, dropped back to third as Loden moved his way forward, trying to reel in Pollard. At the lap 150 halfway mark, Pollard still led the field with Loden second, Eggleson third, Choquette fourth and Grill fifth. Two laps later, Eggleston worked his way around Loden to take the second position.

The yellow flag flew for the first time in the second segment at lap 164 for a spin on the backstretch by Justin Wakefield, who had been off the pace for several laps.

Pollard and Eggleston ran first and second after the restart with Choquette dropping into the third position.

A lot of contact throughout the field ended up biting a few drivers as contact between a couple cars on the front stretch at lap 180 had cars swerving to try and miss a mess. Sanborn, Garrett Evans and Laperle were just a few cars that received damage from the incident, the eighth caution of the race.

On the restart, Pollard stayed on point, but Choquette worked his way into the second position around Eggleston. That position was short lived though as Eggleston took the runner-up spot back a few laps later.

Just before the lap 200 end-of-segment break, while negotiating lapped traffic, Eggleston was able to work his way to the lead around Pollard. Right at the lap 200 segment break, Alex Fleming looped his car in turn two.

The top 10 drivers at the break, where teams could once again bolt on four brand-new tires and make adjustments, were Eggleston, Pollard, Reaid, Choquette, Loden, Kenseth, Blaney, Ben Rowe, Fogleman and Clark. 19 drivers were on the lead lap at lap 200.

The third and final segment kicked off with Eggleston and Pollard side as the field got up to speed. Pollard didn’t waste any time as he jumped out to the lead. Eggleston settled in second with Choquette, Reaid and Loden rounding out the top five.

With 50 laps remaining in “THE RACE,” Pollard still led Eggleston by a couple car lengths as the two negotiated around lapped traffic. Choquette, Reaid and Loden ran in the third through fifth positions.

For the next 25 laps, Pollard and Eggleston weaved in and out of lapped traffic, nose to tail. As they came up on some hard racing by a few drivers, Pollard appeared to try to turn under Clark off turn four and got sideways, allowing Eggleston to drive to the high side and take the lead at lap 276.

Over the final laps in the caution-free third and final segment, Eggleston was able to pull away from Pollard, taking THE RACE win, earning himself a cool $75,000.00.

“This is just so exciting,” said Eggleston. “The first segment I thought we were really good. We used it to get a feel for the car and see how it was on short runs and long runs. The restarts were killing us with the crate motor. Every time a yellow came out, all I could do is cover my shield and yell “here we go again.” In the middle session we were a tick loose on late exit and a little bit on late entry, so I dialed some front brake to help that.

“I told Butch we needed to close up the stagger a little bit and hopefully nothing would change. It got a little bit tight; too tight. We probably should have left it alone with the sun going down. I felt like the track really tightened up.”

With the bobble in traffic Eggleston was able to take the lead late in the race from Pollard but if the lapped traffic wasn’t a factor, he wasn’t sure he would be standing in victory lane.

“I don’t know if we had enough to get around the #18. We just caught him at the right time in lapped traffic, and that is all it took.”

If the race was 30 laps shorter, Pollard would have been celebrating in victory lane. However, a combination of his car’s handling and the lapped traffic cost him the victory.

“We just got tight in the center of the corner,” said Pollard. “I put too much wheel in it, making me loose off. The #54 (Clark) kind of messed me up right there. He (Eggleston) was able to get by me with lapped cars. We had a pretty good race car and he did too. Congratulations to him.”

Choquette started 19th in the field, and survived to take home a podium finish.

“I didn’t think it would go green that whole way, that was surprising,” said Choquette. “I can’t say enough about my guys. They did an awesome job.”

Reaid and Ben Rowe rounded out the top five.

The PASS South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products will be back in action at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on Saturday, April 23rd, for “The Easter Bunny 150” event, which is also a PASS National Championship race.

UPDATE: As a result of post race technical inspection, #18, Bubba Pollard has been disqualified. The #18 has been moved to the 44th (last) finishing position.
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Official Results: “THE RACE” - PASS South
North Wilkesboro Speedway - 4/10/11
with position, car number, driver (laps completed)
1. #08 Chris Eggleston (300)
2. #129 Jeff Choquette (300)
3. #51 T.J. Reaid (300)
4. #4n Ben Rowe (300)
5. #29 Andy Loden (300)
6. #10 Ryan Blaney (300)
7. #25 Ross Kenseth (300)
8. #61 Mario Gosslin (299)
9 #112 Augie Grill (299)
10 #91l Patrick Laperle (299)
11 #53 Pat Kelly (299)
12 #83 Cale Gale (299)
13 #4 Jay Fogleman (299)
14 #54 Johnny Clark (299)
15 #115 Jody Lavender (299)
16 #24n Mike Rowe (299)
17 #1n Stephen Nasse (298)
18 #7 Erik Darnell (298)
19 #05 Alex Fleming (298)
20 #74 Ryan Moore (298)
21 #8 Cassius Clark (298)
22 #20 Steven Legendre (297)
23 #62 Brandon Ward (297)
24 #75 Gary Smith (296)
25 #23 Jimmy Weller (296)
26 #98 Justin Wakefield (296)
27 #29s Trevor Sanborn (296)
28 #47 Trey Mitchell (296)
29 #26 Preston Peltier (295)
30 #84 Scott Mulkern (294)
31 #17a Scott Alexander (279)
32 #91 Heath Hindman (251)

33 #1 Randy Turner (245)
34 #47s Corey Williams (179)
35 #64 Garrett Evans (178)
36 #10b Geoff Bodine (84)
37 #29 Kenzie Ruston (83)
38 #48 John Batten (82)
39 #2 Gray Gaulding (68)
40 #51k Rebecca Kasten (63)
41 #66 Brian Ickler (61)
42 #73 Joey Doiron (50)
43 #40 Sterling Marlin (25)

44. #18 Bubba Pollard (300)

Junior Miller Wins THE RACE Mod Feature at North Wilkesboro
Veteran Racer Goes Back to Victory Lane in Prelude to
PASS South Super Late Model 300-Lap Feature
North Wilkesboro NC (4/10) Modifieds made their return to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) as part of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products “THE RACE” event on Sunday, April 10th. After Jimmy Zacharias dominated the first half of the 100-lap event, veteran Modified driver Junior Miller drove his car to victory lane, taking the win in the prelude race to THE RACE.

Zacharias got the jump on the 11-car field at the drop of the green flag, driving off from the field with Miller working his way to second. A few laps later, John Markovic moved his way to third, then to second with Jason Myers working his way to third.

Zacharias had a half-lap lead over the field when the yellow flag flew at lap 16 for a spin in turn four by Lee Stimpson. When the green flag flew once again, Miller, who worked his way back up to second before the caution, tried to hang with Zacharias, but couldn’t keep up.

A second caution came out at lap 40 with another issue in turn four from Stimpson. When the field went back green, it was once again Zacharias leaving the field, but Jason Myers moved his way to second around Miller.

Just before halfway, Jason Myers decided it was “go time” as he drove his way up to the back bumper of Zacharias for the lead. With only a few feet separating the top-two drivers, the competition caution flew at lap 50 (halfway) with Zacharias, Jason Myers, Miller, Burt Myers and Rick Kluth in the top-five positions.

After the teams made adjustments during the break, Zacharias and Jason Myers led the field down to take the green flag for the final 50 laps of the event. Just like the first half, Zacharias took off with the lead with Miller going to second, but a few laps after the restart, Kluth drove his way to the second position around Miller.

With 40 laps to go, the Myers brothers decided to make their moves as Jason and Burt Myers moved to second and third.

At lap 75, the yellow flag flew as Kluth and Stimpson both went around in turn two. All the leaders headed to the pits to make adjustments, setting up a 25-lap dash to the finish.

Randy Butner and Gary Putnam led the field to the green flag with Zacharias restarting in the back after his pit stop. Miller worked his way to the lead as cars scrambled for positions. Zacharias worked his way to fourth with the yellow flew for another spin in turn four by Stimpson.

On the restart with Miller and Butner side by side, Miller held the lead, but Markovic worked his way to second with Zacharias in third. With just 20 laps to go, Zacharias’ car appeared to be losing grip as he lost third place to Kluth.

At lap 90, the yellow flew for a single-car spin on the front stretch by Ricky Knapp Jr. During the caution, both Jason Myers and Zacharias pitted for more adjustments with Zacharias just coming off pit road as the field came around turn four for the restart.

Miller took the green flag with 10 laps to go and never looked back, taking the 100-lap Modified victory.

“I have the best crew,” said Miller. “This is the crew I had 30 years ago. I won more races than anyone ever had. They said the old man was washed up, but this old-man crew came in there.

“We were just riding around there. You can burn the tires up on these cars. They have 650 horsepower; if you stand on them right off you are going to burn them up. We just tried to make a good race, and we saved everything we had for the last 25 laps.”

Markovic, Jason Myers, Burt Myers and Rick Kluth rounded out the top-five finishers.

Results: 100-Lap Modified Feature
1. #36 Junior Miller
2. #95 John Markovic
3. #4 Jason Myers
4. #1 Burt Myers
5. #11 Rick Kluth
6. #07 Jimmy Zacharias
7. #77 Gary Putnam
8. #5 Randy Butner
9. #45 Lee Stimpson
10. #1x Ricky Knapp Jr
11. #9x Matt Clemons
Field Set for PASS South “THE RACE”
at North Wilkesboro Speedway
44 Drivers Set to Take the Green Flag for
$75,000.00 Sunday Afternoon
A total of 77 drivers entered the gates at North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) this weekend to partake in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South “THE RACE,” which is scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon, April 10th. After qualifying, heat races and a couple last chance events, the 44-car field is set to take the green flag at the historic North Carolina track, where the winner will take home $75,000.00, along with five drivers eligible for the additional $25,000.00 bonus.

On Friday, Stephen Nasse etched his name in the record books, earning the McGunegill Engine Performance Fast Time Award with a new track record of 18.700 seconds. Justin Wakefield, Ryan Moore, Brian Ickler, Bubba Pollard, Augie Grill, Pat Kelly, Andy Loden, Johnny Clark, Jay Fogleman, Cale Gale, Kenzie Ruston, Trevor Sanborn, TJ Reaid and Chris Eggleston all locked themselves into the field as the fastest 15 during qualifying. The top-10 drivers redrew for their starting positions, with Clark and Fogleman starting THE RACE on the front row followed by Kelly, Loden, Grill, Pollard, Wakefield, Moore, Ickler and Nasse.

Friday evening, five 25-lap heat races were run with the top-three drivers in each race transferring into THE RACE. Winners of the heat races were Patrick Laperle, Ross Kenseth, Ryan Blaney, Jeff Choquette and Preston Peltier. Others that transferred in during the heat races were Jody Lavender, Rebecca Kasten, Mario Gosslin, Brandon Ward, Erik Darnell, Heath Hindman, Corey Williams, Mike Rowe, Garrett Evans and Scott Mulkern.

Saturday, the balance of the non-qualified drivers raced in two 40-lap last chance races with just the winners transferring into THE RACE. Taking the victories in the two races were Trey Mitchell and Alex Fleming.

Provisionals to complete the 44-car field went to Ben Rowe, Joey Doiron, Steve Legendre, Cassius Clark, Gary Smith, John Batten, Jimmy Weller, Scott Alexander, Randy Turner and Gray Gaulding. Geoff Bodine and Sterling Marlin were added to the back of the field as North Wilkesboro Speedway track provisionals.

In addition to the $75,000.00 that will go to the winner, five drivers have a chance at an additional
$25,000.00 bonus. Clark, Fogleman, Peltier, Legendre and Rowe competed full time in either the PASS North or PASS South season in 2010, as well as the four National events, making them eligible for the extra cash if they win THE RACE.

PASS South “THE RACE” Starting Lineup
1 54 Johnny Clark
2 4 Jay Fogleman
3 53 Pat Kelly
4 29 Andy Loden
5 112 Augie Grill
6 18 Bubba Pollard
7 98 Justin Wakefield
8 74 Ryan Moore
9 154 Brian Ickler
10 51n Stephen Nasse
11 83 Cale Gale
12 39 Kenzie Ruston
13 29s Trevor Sanborn
14 51 TJ Reaid
15 08 Chris Eggleston
16 91L Patrick Laperle
17 25 Ross Kenseth
18 10 Ryan Blaney
19 129 Jeff Choquette
20 26 Preston Peltier
21 115 Jody Lavender
22 51k Becca Kasten
23 61 Mario Gosselin
24 62 Brandon Ward
25 7 Erik Darnell
26 91 Heath Hindman
27 47s Corey Williams
28 24n Mike Rowe
29 64 Garrett Evans
30 84 Scott Mulkern
31 47 Trey Mitchell
32 05 Alex Fleming
33 4n Ben Rowe
34 73 Joey Doiron
35 20 Steve Legendre
36 8 Cassius Clark
37 75 Gary Smith
38 48 John Batten
39 23 Jimmy Weller
40 17a Scott Alexander
41 1n Randy Turner
42 2 Gray Gaulding
43 10 Geoff Bodine
44 40 Sterling Marlin
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Stephen Nasse Sets New Track Record to Earn the McGunegill Engine Performance Fast Time Award for PASS South “THE RACE”
Top 15 drivers locked in during time trials at No. Wilkesboro Speedway
The historic North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) was alive on Friday, April 8th, with qualifying for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South “THE RACE” event. With a time of 18.700 seconds, Stephen Nasse earned the McGunegill Engine Performance Fast Time Award, a new track record.

75 cars took to the track during qualifying. With drivers from at least 21 states and five Canadian providences on hand, Nasse, who hails from Pinellas Park, Florida, was the quickest driver during the two-lap qualifying session.

“We have been struggling a little bit with freeness all weekend,” said Nasse. “This is a very old track. I am proud to be on the pole for this race. Our team really needed a pick-up for this season; we haven’t been doing too great, but this is definitely what we needed.”

Justin Wakefield held the pole for a bit during the session with an 18.897-second lap, but Nasse was able to rip off a lap almost two-tenths faster.

“I wasn’t expecting it to be that fast,” explained Nasse. “I just wanted to get locked in to the top 15. It is good how it happened. It is amazing.”

The top-15 drivers that locked themselves into the race were Nasse, Wakefield, Ryan Moore, Brian Ickler, Bubba Pollard, Augie Grill, Pat Kelly, Andy Loden, Johnny Clark, Jay Fogleman, Cale Gale, Kenzie Ruston, Trevor Sanborn, TJ Reaid and Chris Eggleston. The top-10 drivers will redraw for their starting positions tomorrow.

Later in the evening on Friday, five 25-lap heat races took place with the top-three drivers from each heat locking them into the 300-lap event. Two 40-lap last chance races will take place on Saturday with the winner from each race transferring into “THE RACE” held later that day, where the winner after 300 laps will earn at least $75,000.00. The balance of the field will be determined by provisionals.
Official Qualifying Results: PASS South - THE RACE
– No. Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway – 4/8/2011
1 51N Stephen Nasse 18.700 (New SLM Track Record)
2 98 Justin Wakefield 18.897
3 74 Ryan Moore 18.908
4 154 Brian Ickler 18.920
5 18 Bubba Pollard 18.933
6 112 Augie Grill 18.933
7 53 Pat Kelly 18.943
8 29 Andy Loden 18.952
9 54 Johnny Clark 18.963
10 4 Jay Fogleman 18.964
11 83 Cale Gale 18.969
12 39 Kenzie Ruston 18.977
13 29 Trevor Sanborn 18.983
14 51 TJ Reaid 19.006
15 O8 Chris Eggleston 19.012
16 91 Patrick Laperle 19.016
17 25 Ross Kenseth 19.044
18 129 Jeff Choquette 19.066
19 10 Ryan Blaney 19.066
20 26 Preston Peltier 19.096
21 16 Joey Coulter 19.113
22 51 Becca Kasten 19.115
23 61 Mario Gosslin 19.117
24 62 Brandon Ward 19.123
25 84 Scott Mulkern 19.129
26 91 Heath Hindman 19.130
27 23 Jimmy Weller 19.134
28 2 Gray Gaulding 19.148
29 40 Michael Pilla 19.150
30 8 Cassius Clark 19.160
31 40 Sterling Marlin 19.161
32 47S Corey Williams 19.175
33 O9 Randy Gentry 19.187
34 110 Ryan Crane 19.191
35 35 Devin Jones 19.221
36 115 Jody Lavender 19.224
37 2 Michael Bilderback 19.226
38 47 Trey Mitchell 19.236
39 82 Donnie Wilson 19.240
40 7 Erik Darnell 19.259
41 86 Mike Fritts 19.272
42 80 Dean Clattenburg 19.274
43 18K Keith Oliver 19.274
44 1 Randy Turner 19.276
45 29P Grant Proude 19.283
46 5 Spencer Wauters 19.316
47 91Q David Quackenbush 19.323
48 24N Mike Rowe 19.331
49 O4 Ryan Reed 19.332
50 42H Ronnie Hults 19.338
51 97 John Flemming 19.339
52 60N DJ Shaw 19.345
53 O5 Alex Fleming 19.347
54 64 Garrett Evans 19.371
55 48N Lonnie Sommerville 19.374
56 22 Aaron Ricker 19.375
57 197 Joey Pole 19.390
58 1A Justin Allison 19.396
59 49 Brian Leavitt 19.401
60 180 Blake Jones 19.403
61 4N Ben Rowe 19.443
62 20 Steve Legendre 19.462
63 17A Scott Alexander 19.472
64 10B Geoff Bodine 19.519
65 73 Joey Doiron 19.539
66 21 Dustin Hubbard 19.557
67 9P Tommy Pecaro 19.616
68 84 Martin Latulippe 19.635
69 80 Mark Shaffer 19.677
70 48 John Batten 19.699
71 O Bill Penfold 19.703
72 29K Allen Karnes 19.716
73 16R Kevin Roberge 19.785
74 75 Gary Smith 19.795
75 2M Matt Matheson 19.943
Casey Roderick did not take time.
Fifteen Drivers Race Their Way
Into “THE RACE”
Five heat races highlight first ever night racing action
at North Wilkesboro Speedway
With the top-15 drivers locked in to the show after qualifying earlier in the evening for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South “THE RACE” on Friday, April 8th, the focus shifted to the five heat races to lock in 16th – 30th with the first-ever races under the lights at North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC). While Patrick Laperle, Ross Kenseth, Ryan Blaney, Jeff Choquette and Preston Peltier went to victory lane in the five 25-lap heat races, a total of 15 heat-race drivers added their names to the already-qualified list , bringing the locked in total to 30 for Saturday’s 300-lap event.

Heat one had Laperle and Joey Coulter on the front row, but immediately went under yellow as a few cars had issues in the back of the field in turn one. Shortly after the restart, the yellow flew again for another issue in turn four.

On the second restart Heath Hindman, who was on the outside of Laperle, took the lead with Laperle and Jody Lavender in second and third. A few laps later, Laperle made his move back to the lead with Lavender coming with him, sending Hindman back to third.

Laperle and Lavender checked out with Laperle taking the checkered flag first. Lavender finished second with third going to Hindman.

“When I saw I lost 15th place (the last locked in time trial position) by four thousands, I said ‘no man.’ I needed to win the heat race,” said Laperle. “The 25 laps seemed like 50 to me. With my crate engine on restarts against the guys with the big engines I am going to have to work a lot tomorrow; that is for sure.”

Coulter and Ben Rowe rounded out the top five.

The second heat race had Wisconsin-natives Kenseth and Rebecca Kasten on the front row. Kenseth got out to the lead early with Kasten and Corey Williams running in the second and third spots.

The race ran under green for the majority of the event until Keith Oliver spun in turn two with just a handful of laps remaining. On the restart, Kasten and Kenseth raced hard for the top spot with Kasten getting the early edge on the outside, but Kenseth retook the lead with just a few laps to go, driving on to win the second heat race. Kasten crossed the line second with Williams taking the third and final transfer spot in this heat.

“I was pretty happy with qualifying,” said Kenseth. “I thought I turned a good lap for what we had. Yesterday we were horrible. I was happy to be up front for the heat race. I can’t wait for tomorrow.”

Jimmy Weller and DJ Shaw rounded out the top five.

Blaney and Mario Gosslin started on the front row for the third heat race. Gosslin got the early lead with Randy Gentry moving into second, putting Blaney back to third. A few laps later, Blaney worked his way back to second around Gentry as the top-two drivers checked out from the field.

At lap 10, Blaney muscled his way to the lead around Gosslin as Gentry settled into the transfer spot midway through the race. However, with five laps remaining, Mike Rowe, who started seventh, worked his way around Gentry to take third. At the checkered flag, Blaney took the victory over Gosslin and Rowe.

“The car was great; it ran really good,” said Blaney. “We struggled in qualifying and I missed it by just a little bit. We had a really good race car. I am confident in this car tomorrow.”

Trey Mitchell and Gray Gaulding rounded out the top five.

The fourth heat race took the green flag with Choquette and Brandon Ward on the front row. Ward was able to get the lead on the first lap with Choquette and Ryan Crane running second and third early.

As the leaders battled hard for the top spot, contact amongst a tight five-car battle cost Crane the transfer spot with Michael Pilla moving to third. A few laps later, Choquette put enough pressure on Ward to steal the top spot.

Crane, who dropped back multiple positions, worked his way back to fourth and was trying to snag third from Pilla when his car got sideways coming off turn two, hitting the backstretch wall, bringing out the yellow flag.

On the restart, Choquette was able to squirt out to the lead with Ward hanging on to second. Meanwhile, Donnie Wilson and Pilla battled hard for the transfer spot, and a couple laps later, contact sent Pilla into the inside wall on the front stretch, bringing out the second yellow during this heat race. Wilson was sent to the back for the contact with Pilla.

Choquette and Ward went one and two on the restart, but the battle was once again for the transfer spot with Garrett Evans and Ryan Reed trading positions, side by side. At the checkered flag, it was Choquette followed by Ward and Evans as the three transfer drivers.

“We raced hard and clean,” said Choquette. “I had a hard time with those restarts. It was real hard to see the flagman down kind of where I was. We ended up prevailing. If anything good comes out of this, it is a good little practice session for us.”

Reed and Geoff Bodine rounded out the top five.

The fifth and final heat race kicked off with Peltier and Scott Mulkern on the front row. Before the green flag could fly, Devin Jones’ car came to a stop on the backstretch, having to be pushed off the track by a wrecker.

When the green flag flew Peltier got the jump on Mulkern, driving out to a strong lead over Mulkern and Cassius Clark. After a handful of laps Erik Darnell worked his way to third around Clark, putting pressure on Mulkern for second. Just after halfway, Darnell made the move and was able to take the second position.

In the closing laps Lonnie Sommerville tried to make a charge to the transfer spot, but came up just a bit short as Mulkern took the third and final transfer spot behind winner Peltier and second-place finisher Darnell.

“We kind of got a raw deal with the sunshine there in qualifying,” said Peltier. “Later in the day it cooled down quite a bit. If we were back there, it could have made a difference. We are going to wipe it (the car) off and put it on jack stands.”

Sommerville and Clark rounded out the top five.

On Saturday two more drivers will qualify into “THE RACE”. All forty five non-qualifiers will be split into two 40-lap last chance races with just the race winners moving up. The remainder of the field for the 300-lap event will be set with provisionals.

PASS South “THE RACE” Heat Race Results
(top-three transfer to “THE RACE”)


HEAT ONE
1st 91l Patrick Laperle 2nd 115 Jody Lavender 3rd 91 Heath Hindman 4th 16 Joey Coulter 5th 4n Ben Rowe 6th 86 Mike Fritts 7th 40 Sterling Marlin 8th 22 Aaron Ricker 9th 5 Spencer Wauters 10th 21 Dustin Hubbard 11th 0 Bill Penfold 12th 97 John Fleming

HEAT TWO
1st 25 Ross Kenseth 2nd 51k Rebecca Kasten 3rd 47s Corey Williams 4th 23 Jimmy Weller 5th 60n DJ Shaw 6th 20 Steve Legendre 7th 197 Joey Pole 8th 2m Michael Bilderback 9th 9p Tommy Pecaro  10th 18k Keith Oliver 11th 29k Allen Karnes

HEAT THREE
1st 10 Ryan Blaney 2nd 61 Mario Gosslin 3rd 24n Mike Rowe 4th 47 Trey Mitchell 5th 2 Gray Gaulding  6th 84qc Martin Latuilippe 7th 05 Alex Fleming 8th 16r Kevin Roberge 9th 09 Randy Gentry 10th 80 Dean Clattenburg 11th 17a Scott Alexander 12th 1a Justin Allison

HEAT FOUR
1st 129 Jeff Choquette 2nd 62 Brandon Ward 3rd 64 Garrett Evans 4th 04 Ryan Reed 5th 10b Geoff Bodine 6th 75 Gary Smith 7th 82 Donnie Wilson 8th 49 Brian Levant 9th 1n Randy Turner 10th 80s Mark Shaffer 11th 4p Michael Pilla 12th 110 Ryan Crane

HEAT FIVE
1st 26 Preston Peltier 2nd 7 Erik Darnell 3rd 84 Scott Mulkern 4th 48n Lonnie Sommerville 5th 8 Cassius Clark 6th 180 Blake Jones 7th 73 Joey Doiron 8th 29p Greg Proude 9th 42h Ronnie Hults 10th 48 John Batten 11th 2m Matt Matheson 12th 35 Devin Jones
Official Top-30 Locked into "The Race" after the Heats
1 51N Stephen Nasse
2 98 Justin Wakefield
3 74 Ryan Moore
4 154 Brian Ickler
5 18 Bubba Pollard
6 112 Augie Grill
7 53 Pat Kelly
8 29 Andy Loden
9 54 Johnny Clark
10 4 Jay Fogleman
11 83 Cale Gale
12 39 Kenzie Ruston
13 29 Trevor Sanborn
14 51 TJ Reaid
15 O8 Chris Eggleston
16 91 Patrick Laperle
17 25 Ross Kenseth
18 10 Ryan Blaney
19 29 Jeff Choquette
20 26 Preston Peltier
21 115 Jody Lavender
22 51 Becca Kasten
23 61 Mario Gosselin
24 62 Brandon Ward
25 7 Erik Darnell
26 91 Heath Hindman
27 47 Corey Williams
28 24 Mike Rowe
29 64 Garrett Evans
30 84 Scott Mulkern


THE RACE Entry List Now at 87 and Climbing
Pre-entries for THE RACE continue to roll in. There's some heavy hitters in the mail box this week including Joey Coulter, Becca Kasten, Mario Gosselin, Kevin Roberge and Brian Levant. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF LIST

Friday April 8 is qualifying day at North Wilkesboro and only the top fifteen will lock in through time trials, so the super late model qualifying races will serve up some of the weekend's wildest competition. Expect more than seventy drivers to try and battle their way into Saturday night's 300 lap showdown. It's a can't miss evening of sprint races packed with excitement. Practice gets under way at noon on Friday with time trials at 5:00 PM followed by the Super Late Model qualifiers. Best of all its just ten dollars for adults and five dollars for youngsters ages six through twelve!


Special Awards Throughout the Field
There's a whopping $75,000.00 on the line for THE RACE winner but many of the motorsports industry's top companies will provide special awards for the drivers that don't take home the big payday.

The Hard Luck Award is one that no driver will want to win, but with 300 laps on the line there's bound to be a team that has a bad day. Miller Welders and AR Bodies have teamed up to ease the pain for that race team with a new Miller Welder and a $750.00 discount on a complete Aluminum Racing Products ABC body, two awards that should help the Hard Luck Award winner make it to his or her next race.

Every driver likes to be the fastest and earning the Fast Time will be a little bit sweeter with a $250.00 product/services certificate from McGunegill Racing Engines, one of the country's best known names when it comes to making horsepower.

Aluminum Racing Products (ARBodies.com) is also stepping up to present the “Front Runner” award. Their race representatives will put the numbers 6 through 10 in a hat and the team that finishes in the spot drawn will receive a $1500.00 discount certificate to be used against the purchase of one of their “M” package ABC super late model bodies.

Teams outside the top five will also be receiving product and service certificates from Crane Cams Ignition, CV Products, AP Racing, Bassett Racing Wheel, Quarter Master Industries and RE Suspension. These companies provide product and service awards to PASS racers at every PASS North and South super late model event.
LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300 - Sponsor a Lap! 

NEW Details of Thursday, April 7th HAULER PARADE


UPDATED 3/23 >
TIRE & PIT STOP REGULATIONS
- includes timeline for tire procedures from 1 PM Thurs. 7th on
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www.cvproducts.com
Contact CV Products, the PASS South exclusive trackside parts supplier, today at 1-800-448-1223 to place your parts order to be delivered directly to THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway!
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April 7, 8, & 9 Event Schedule
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“THE RACE” ENTRY FORM        RECEIVED SLM ENTRIES

ENTRY FORM FOR 100 LAP TOUR-TYPE MODIFIED RACE
Contact person for the Tour-type Mod race and tech info
is Robert Pettit at 336-403-7884.

“THE RACE” TICKET ORDER FORM     RACE INFO SHEET
“THE RACE” QUALIFYING FORMAT
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ALL teams and PASS affiliates book ALL motel rooms directly through
the Hotel / Motel.   (NOT ON INTERNET)
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If there are ANY issues in booking your room, please call the
HNWS Track office at 336-651-0018.

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Holiday Inn Express
- 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 - 336-838-1800
Room rates for this race are $85 per night. Special code is PAS.  WEB

Hampton Inn - 1300 Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC - 336-838-5000
Room rates for this race are $85 per night. Special code is PAS.  WEB


Red Carpet Inn - 1206 River Street, Wilkesboro, NC - (336) 667-2176
Room rates for this race are $59.25 per night. Special code is PAS.  WEB


Addison Inn - Highway 421 North, Wilkesboro, NC - 336-838-1000 
Room rates for this race are $74.69 per night. Special code is PAS.  WEB

Super 8 Hotel - 5601 US Hwy 21, Jonesville, NC - 336-835-1461 WEB
HNWS/PASS price $60 per night - Code PAS (approx. 20 mins. from track)

Welborn Motel - 3020 Rocky Branch Rd., Hamptonville, NC - 336-468-2622
HNWS/PASS price $50 per night - Code PAS 
(approx. 10 mins. from track) - WEB

Graystone Manor "Bed & Breakfast" - 406 Woodland Blvd., Wilkesboro, NC
336-667-7282 - WEB

Days Inn - 220 Sharon Drive, US 421 at exit 257 - Yadkinville , NC
 336-679-5000 - HNWS/PASS price $69.95 per night - Code PAS  - WEB

The PASS 2011 North Wilkesboro SLM 300
QUICK UPDATES
The weekend of April 9 is fast approaching! Racers and race fans from coast to coast are making their preparations to converge on Wilkes County North Carolina for THE RACE at historic North Wilkesboro, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model mega race that will light up the night at the fabled speedway for the first time.
THE RACE Entry List Now at 75 and Climbing
Pre-entries for THE RACE continue to roll in. There's some heavy hitters in the mail box this week including Joey Coulter, Becca Kasten, Mario Gosselin, Kevin Roberge and Brian Levant. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF LIST

Friday April 8 is qualifying day at North Wilkesboro and only the top fifteen will lock in through time trials, so the super late model qualifying races will serve up some of the weekend's wildest competition. Expect more than seventy drivers to try and battle their way into Saturday night's 300 lap showdown. It's a can't miss evening of sprint races packed with excitement. Practice gets under way at noon on Friday with time trials at 5:00 PM followed by the Super Late Model qualifiers. Best of all its just ten dollars for adults and five dollars for youngsters ages six through twelve!
Special Awards Throughout the Field
There's a whopping $75,000.00 on the line for THE RACE winner but many of the motorsports industry's top companies will provide special awards for the drivers that don't take home the big payday.

The Hard Luck Award is one that no driver will want to win, but with 300 laps on the line there's bound to be a team that has a bad day. Miller Welders and AR Bodies have teamed up to ease the pain for that race team with a new Miller Welder and a $750.00 discount on a complete Aluminum Racing Products ABC body, two awards that should help the Hard Luck Award winner make it to his or her next race.

Every driver likes to be the fastest and earning the Fast Time will be a little bit sweeter with a $250.00 product/services certificate from McGunegill Racing Engines, one of the country's best known names when it comes to making horsepower.

Aluminum Racing Products (ARBodies.com) is also stepping up to present the “Front Runner” award. Their race representatives will put the numbers 6 through 10 in a hat and the team that finishes in the spot drawn will receive a $1500.00 discount certificate to be used against the purchase of one of their “M” package ABC super late model bodies.

Teams outside the top five will also be receiving product and service certificates from Crane Cams Ignition, CV Products, AP Racing, Bassett Racing Wheel, Quarter Master Industries and RE Suspension. These companies provide product and service awards to PASS racers at every PASS North and South super late model event.
Credit Card Orders Now Being Accepted for Discounted Advance Tickets
Until April 1st - till 5 PM ONLY!

Advance tickets for THE RACE may now be purchased by credit card. Call the PASS office at (207) 693-6497 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to place your order. Adult tickets are just $25.00 when purchased in advance, a savings of $10.00 over the “walk up” price on Saturday April 9. Kids 6-12 are $10.00 in advance, a savings of $5.00 Please leave a call back number and message if you are forwarded to voice mail. You will receive a call back to complete your order. Please, do not leave your credit card information on the voice mail. Only Saturday tickets are available for advance purchase. Thursday and Friday tix (as well as pit passes) must be purchased at the track.
Where to Stay - Camping - Hotels & Discounts
There's camping right on the grounds at North Wilkesboro Speedway; visit the track on line for camping information at www.historicnws.com. Word has it that camping space is going fast so don't wait until the last minute!

North Wilkesboro hotel rooms are filling up as well and there are a number of hotels offering special rates for fans traveling to THE RACE. CLICK HERE to find many of them
listed right there with a discount code for PASS fans in town for THE RACE.
UPDATED 3/23 > TIRE & PIT STOP REGULATIONS
- includes timeline for tire procedures from 1 PM Thurs 7th -

"THE RACE" LAP BOARD HERE
Credit Card Orders Now Being Accepted for THE RACE
DISCOUNT ADVANCED TICKET ORDERS ACCEPTED Until April 1st - till 5 PM ONLY!
To make your advance ticket purchases for “THE RACE” at Historic North Wilkesboro easier, we are now able to accept credit cards. We will be accepting orders for advance tickets through 5 PM April 1st to allow time for mailing.

To order your tickets by credit card you may call 207-693-6497 between 9 am and 5 pm. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name, phone number and reason for your call and we will return your call as soon as possible.


Advanced ticket sales are for Saturday, April 9, 2011 ONLY, tickets for all other days and pit passes must be purchased at the gate.

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND ADULT TICKETS ARE $25 ADVANCED

GENERAL ADMISSION GRANDSTAND CHILD TICKETS (AGE 6-12) ARE $10 ADVANCED

(ADVANCED TICKET ORDER ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MARCH 28, 2011 ONLY)

Each ticket will be subject to a $3.00 processing fee

All seating is General Admission for the Grandstands.

Advanced ticket sales are for Saturday, April 9, 2011 ONLY, tickets for all other days and pit passes must be purchased at the gate.

General Admission Grandstand Prices at the Gate on race days are as follows:

Saturday, April 9:  Adults: $35,  Children (6-12) $15

Friday, April 8:  Adults: $10,  Children (6-12) $5

RAIN DATE FOR THE RACE IS SUNDAY, APRIL 10 IF NEEDED. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.
McGunegill Engine Performance Fast Time Award
to be presented at HNWS "The Race"
McGunegill Engine Performance has joined the premier event "THE RACE" by being the presenting sponsor
of the Fast Time Award.


"MEP has been supplying teams engine availability for years on the PASS Series and we are pleased to have them on board for this event. We welcome their commitment to supporting the event and it’s racers with this award," stated Series president Tom Mayberry.

The driver setting fast time through time trial event qualifying will not only establish themselves as one of the fastest drivers to beat in the main event, but will also be collecting the accolades of the Pole award presented by Mcgunegill Engine Performance as well as a $250 product certificate for goods or services from the Sponsor.

Mcgunegill Engine Performance of Muncie Indiana is one of the industry leaders of Sealed engine technology for Super Late Model racing as well as availability for many applications and manufacturer choice.

For more information go to www.mcgunegillengines.com. Or contact MEP at 765-282-1913
Miller Welders Add Spark to PASS Contingency Awards
The “Power of Blue” sponsors "HARD LUCK AWARD" at "THE RACE"
NAPLES ME (3/1) A top quality welder is the key component in any race team's garage and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Miller welders have joined forces to award racers in every PASS touring division with some of Millers top quality welders and welding accessories.

In New England, both the 2011 PASS Mod and PASS Sportsman Champions will be awarded a new Miller welder for their race shop. A Miller welder will be awarded to the 2011 PASS South Super Late Model Champion, and a package of welding accessories valued at $500.00 will go home with the 2011 PASS South Rookie of the Year. The PASS National Champion hasn't been overlooked either. That team will also receive a Miller welder for their race shop.

But the list of awards doesn't end there. Miller Welders has also agreed to sponsor a “Hard Luck” award at THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro, the Saturday April 9 PASS South mega race that will pay a minimum of $75,000.00 to the winner. One race team's day will be a little brighter when PASS officials and Miller representatives collaborate to select him or her to receive a Miller welder to help pick up the pieces from a hard wreck or other mechanical disaster they may suffer in the 300 lap feature.

Technical representatives will attend selected PASS North and South super late model events throughout the 2011 season, and PASS will work with Miller's regional marketing representatives to offer exclusive product specials for PASS race teams at every level.

“This is an exceptional program for PASS racers in every division,” said series President Tom Mayberry.” Miller welders are a fixture in every race shop, and I don't know a single race team that wouldn't welcome a new one in their shop or trailer. They are participating in our 2011 manufacturer's program in a big way, and I know I speak for all of our competitors when I say welcome to the PASS family of sponsors. We look forward to working with Miller throughout 2011 and beyond.”

The complete Miller line of welders and welding accessories for every application can be viewed at www.millerwelds.com.
Lap Sponsors are Signing On for PASS 300 at North Wilkesboro Speedway
Naples ME – There’s still six months until the green flag flies for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Wilkesboro 300 but there’s already a slew of sponsors on board for the unprecedented short track event with over
$198,000 in posted awards.

Lap sponsors for the richest short track asphalt race in North America are signing on from all over North America and they’re as diverse as the personalities that make up the sport. Jeff Freeman’s Hoosier Tire South - asphalt is on board in a big way, as is Sunoco Race Fuels.

LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300

These nationally known companies have already committed to the new super bowl of short track racing, but there’s a strong contingent of short track racing supporters that have decided to take part too. Near the top of the list you see a company called Stripper Delimber. It’s a Maine based firm owned by the first ever PASS super late model champion, “Sudn Sam” Sessions. In addition to his wins and a series title, Sessions earned a $100,000.00 payday in the “Big Dawg Challenge”, a four hundred lap PASS sanctioned event at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway. .

Then there’s Shark Racing Development a new motorsports venture created by Jay Fogleman and Jeremy Upchurch. Based in Durham North Carolina, the company's mission is to provide racers with superior race cars, the latest components, and technical/business assistance with their race teams. Richard Moody and Sons Construction is based in Wells Maine, a builder of custom homes on or near the Maine seacoast. Moody owns one of the strongest super late model teams in the country.

Johnny Clark has five PASS North titles to his credit and his family business, Clark’s Car Crushing is already a lap sponsor for the North Wilkesboro 300. So is Jeff Day’s Precision Built Spindles, a Winston-Salem North Carolina firm that is one of the country’s best kept speed secrets when it comes to that critical front suspension component. Day and his familiar 62 super late model have been on board with PASS South since the series’ inception. Julio and Rita Miglioli own DJ Shaw’s super late model ride and their company Laval, Quebec Canada’s Precision JLM, lends an international flavor to the board.

When the green flag flies and the checkered drops on laps one and three hundred those laps will be dedicated to the race fans of North Wilkesboro who have played such an important role in bringing professional motorsports back to the storied oval.

It’s a broad spectrum of support, from national companies to fans to racers supporting a race they will likely compete in. According to series president Tom Mayberry,” At $250.00 per lap we’ve kept the price affordable so that many small businesses can be a part of the big show. Their information will appear on the Lap Board page on our website  throughout the 2011 season and there will be a special section dedicated to our lap sponsors in the race program. It’s a concept we used with success at our Big Dawg Challenge race and I believe we will generate a good response for the North Wilkesboro 300.”

Additional sponsorship packages are available and PASS can custom tailor a marketing program to fit any need or budget. Contact Tom Mayberry at (207) 693-6497 or Norm Desjardins at (603) 387-5598 for further information.
LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300
PASS Will Light Up the Night at North Wilkesboro
NAPLES ME (10/29) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today that the April 9 2011 $75,000.00 to win PASS 300 at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway will begin at dusk and take the checkered flag under the lights. The event marks the first time that the storied race track has hosted night racing.

“We’re pleased and excited that PASS will be able to bring night racing to North Wilkesboro for the first time,” said Mayberry.” There’s nothing like short track racing under the lights and we’ve done our homework to insure that the speedway will be properly lit for both our competitors and fans. With over $150,000.00 on the line for the super late models alone this is already a “can’t miss” race, but lighting the speedway for the first time will add a whole new dimension to the competition.”

Saturday’s PASS super late model 300, will take the green at 6:00 PM and the field will take the checkers after dark. Mayberry feels that practice will be the key to North Wilkesboro success. “We’ve built plenty of practice time into both our Thursday and Friday schedules so our competitors will have ample opportunity to see how the track reacts during the day, the early evening and under the lights. Those teams that figure out the best way to transition from dusk to darkness will be up front at the end of the evening.”

Thursday April 7’s schedule begins with a noon time hauler parade through down town North Wilkesboro, and a four hour practice from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Friday April 8’s action kicks off at noon with another four hour on track session followed by PASS super late model time trials will lock in the top fifteen starters at 5:00 P.M. Modified time trials go green at 6:30 PM and a series of 20 lap super late model qualifying races under the lights will follow.

On race day Saturday April 9 there’s practice from noon until 1:15 PM, then at 2:00 PM there are two forty lap super late model last chance qualifiers for THE RACE. The tour type mods will roll off at 3:30 PM for 100 laps of modified madness with $5,000.00 on the line for the win, and when the smoke clears the PASS super late models will stage on the front stretch for pre-race ceremonies. THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro will take the green at 6:00 PM.

The complete Schedule of Events for “THE RACE” at North Wilkesboro is on line HERE in a PDF.
Lap Sponsors are Signing On for PASS 300
at North Wilkesboro Speedway
ANaples ME – There’s still six months until the green flag flies for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Wilkesboro 300 but there’s already a slew of sponsors on board for the unprecedented short track event with over $ 198,000 in posted awards.

Lap sponsors for the richest short track asphalt race in North America are signing on from all over North America and they’re as diverse as the personalities that make up the sport. Jeff Freeman’s Hoosier Tire South - asphalt is on board in a big way, as is Sunoco Race Fuels.

LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300

These nationally known companies have already committed to the new super bowl of short track racing, but there’s a strong contingent of short track racing supporters that have decided to take part too. Near the top of the list you see a company called Stripper Delimber. It’s a Maine based firm owned by the first ever PASS super late model champion, “Sudn Sam” Sessions. In addition to his wins and a series title, Sessions earned a $100,000.00 payday in the “Big Dawg Challenge”, a four hundred lap PASS sanctioned event at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway. .

Then there’s Shark Racing Development a new motorsports venture created by Jay Fogleman and Jeremy Upchurch. Based in Durham North Carolina, the company's mission is to provide racers with superior race cars, the latest components, and technical/business assistance with their race teams. Richard Moody and Sons Construction is based in Wells Maine, a builder of custom homes on or near the Maine seacoast. Moody owns one of the strongest super late model teams in the country.

Johnny Clark has five PASS North titles to his credit and his family business, Clark’s Car Crushing is already a lap sponsor for the North Wilkesboro 300. So is Jeff Day’s Precision Built Spindles, a Winston-Salem North Carolina firm that is one of the country’s best kept speed secrets when it comes to that critical front suspension component. Day and his familiar 62 super late model have been on board with PASS South since the series’ inception. Julio and Rita Miglioli own DJ Shaw’s super late model ride and their company Laval, Quebec Canada’s Precision JLM, lends an international flavor to the board.

When the green flag flies and the checkered drops on laps one and three hundred those laps will be dedicated to the race fans of North Wilkesboro who have played such an important role in bringing professional motorsports back to the storied oval.

It’s a broad spectrum of support, from national companies to fans to racers supporting a race they will likely compete in. According to series president Tom Mayberry,” At $250.00 per lap we’ve kept the price affordable so that many small businesses can be a part of the big show. Their information will appear on the Lap Board page on our website throughout the 2011 season and there will be a special section dedicated to our lap sponsors in the race program. It’s a concept we used with success at our Big Dawg Challenge race and I believe we will generate a good response for the North Wilkesboro 300.”

Additional sponsorship packages are available and PASS can custom tailor a marketing program to fit any need or budget. Contact Tom Mayberry at (207) 693-6497 or Norm Desjardins at (603) 387-5598 for further information.
PASS Will Rock North Wilkesboro with Megabuck
Super Late Model Race in 2011

January 7, 2010 – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce that the Pro All Stars Series will promote and sanction a 300 lap super late model race at Historic North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway, on April 7.8 and 9, 2011.

The winner of this unprecedented showdown for asphalt short trackers is guaranteed a minimum of $75,000.00. The event is tentatively set as a PASS South points race.

“I’m pleased that the partners at North Wilkesboro Speedway have agreed to present this historic short track event, “said Mayberry. “ We are announcing the race prior to the start of our 2010 PASS North and South schedules because we are building some additional bonuses into the purse for PASS competitors, including guaranteed starting positions for the top 15 in our final 2010 North and South point standings and an additional $25,000.00 winners bonus for the teams that choose to run all of our 2010 point races in either series, plus four of the PASS national events. That’s a $100,000.00 pay day for the race winner if they are a PASS regular, and a 20 percent bonus across the board for every starting position.. We also have an intermediate bonus plan that will see the winners share grow from $75,000.00 to $82,500.00 if he or she competes in any combination of ten PASS North or South events in 2010, plus a ten percent bonus from the base purse for every starting position. A PASS license is required to qualify for the bonus plans, but the base purse of over $153,000.00 will be enough to attract the cream of the crop from all over the USA and Canada to challenge our regulars.”

Thirty two cars will qualify for the 300 lap feature through time trials and qualifying races. Guaranteed starters and provisionals will be added to the field as needed. PASS anticipates a starting field of 40-plus for what’s bound to be the marquee super late model event of 2011.

“I see the April 2011 PASS race at North Wilkesboro as an opportunity to showcase super late model racers at one of the country’s historic short tracks The incentives I’ve developed are a means to encourage teams to race with PASS in 2010 as well, ” continued Mayberry. “I feel that it’s a great way to say thank you to the short track racers that are the backbone of our sport.”

Complete details on this record breaking short track event will be posted at www.proallstarsseries.com in the days to come. You’ll find Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway on line at www.historicnws.com .
LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300 - Sponsor a Lap!
The following conditions must be met to qualify for Pro All Stars Series loyalty bonuses at the North Wilkesboro 4/9/2011 PASS 300

GUARANTEED STARTING POSITIONS

Top 15 PASS LICENSED Super Late Model competitors in FINAL 2010 point standings in EITHER North or South, must attempt to qualify for all scheduled events in your respective series.
MUST attempt to qualify for the North Wilkesboro Speedway event , through time trials, heats, consolation and last chance race

PLEASE NOTE: 32 Cars will Qualify through Time Trials and Qualifying Races Any qualified team that does not make the field after all qualifying attempts are complete will be added to the rear of the field. PASS expects a 40-plus car starting field for the 300

PASS LOYALTY BONUS REQUIREMENTS

Bonus Purse #1 - To qualify for ten percent PASS loyalty bonus: ($82,500.00 to win/ $1350 to start)

- Must be PASS Licensed
- Must attempt to qualify for a minimum of 10, North, South or combination of North and South
   2010 Super Late Model events
- Must file early entry for all 2010 events (Early = postmarked 10 days prior to event)
- Must file entry 6 weeks prior to event (date by postmark)
- Must attempt to qualify for the 300 through time trials, heats, consolation and last chance race


Bonus Purse #2 - To qualify for twenty percent PASS loyalty bonus: ($100,000.00 to win/$1500 to start)

- Must be PASS Licensed
- Must attempt to qualify for all 2010 PASS super late model races in either North or South and 4 of the
   2010 PASS National Events
- Must file early entry for all 2010 events (early = postmarked 10 days prior to event)
- Must file entry for 6 weeks prior to event (date by postmark)
- Must attempt to qualify for the 300 through time trials, heats, consolation and last chance race

NOTES

32 Cars will qualify through time trials and qualifying races.

Guaranteed starters and provisionals will be added to the field after all qualifying attempts are exhausted.
LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300 - Sponsor a Lap!


GUARANTEED PURSES – PASS NORTH WILKESBORO 300 - 2011

POSITION BASE PURSE PASS BONUS 1 PASS BONUS 2
1 $ 75,000 $ 82,500 $ 100,000
2 16,000 18,000 20,000
3 8000 9000 10,000
4 6400 7200 8000
5 4800 5400 6000
6 4000 4500 5000
7 3200 3600 4000
8 2800 3150 3500
9 2400 2700 3000
10 2200 2475 2750
11 2000 2250 2500
12 1800 2025 2250
13 1600 1800 2000
14 1520 1710 1900
15 1440 1620 1800
16 1360 1530 1700
17 1280 1440 1600
18 1260 1395 1575
19 1240 1350 1500
20 1220 1350 1500
21 1200 1350 1500
22 1200 1350 1500
23 1200 1350 1500
24 1200 1350 1500
25 1200 1350 1500
26 1200 1350 1500
27 1200 1350 1500
28 1200 1350 1500
29 1200 1350 1500
30 1200 1350 1500
31 1200 1350 1500
32 1200 1350 1500
Totals $ 153,920 $ 171,284 $ 198,650
 
LAP BOARD for the 2011 North Wilkesboro 300 - Sponsor a Lap!

Series Contact:  Tommy Mayberry - (207) 693-6497

email: passracing@roadrunner.com



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