Photos by Chris Owens
Hemric Mounts Late Charge To Win
PASS South Wildcat 150 At Dillon
DILLON, SC (October 5) – It was déjà vu for the #98 Carswell Motorsports team as Daniel Hemric made a late race charge Saturday night to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Wildcat 150 at Dillon Motor Speedway. The win was Hemric’s second PASS South win of 2013 and came at the site of the Carswell team’s first series victory in 2008 with the now retired Justin Wakefield.

“Considering that this is where Jake and Deanna [Carswell] started their Super Late Model career, this is pretty cool, especially doing it here at Dillon…it’s really neat for everybody,” Hemric said afterwards in victory lane.

The afternoon certainly started out promising for Hemric as he scored his first career PASS South quick time in qualifying, nearly two-tenths of a second quicker than his nearest competitor with a lap 89.419 miles per hour around the 4/10 mile egg-shaped speedway. But, that was tempered in the top ten qualifiers redraw when he drew pill number nine which resulted in starting the 150 lap feature inside of row five.

At the drop of the green flag, PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman jumped into the lead, but that was short lived as Alex Fleming moved by to claim the top spot on lap three. With the field staying tightly packed in the early going, Fogleman made the move to retake the lead on lap 11. The drive of the race early on came from Jody Measamer, who started a disappointing 17th in the Wildcat 150. Measamer wasted little time in moving towards the front, breaking into the top 10 on lap 25 after contact between Rodney Brooks and Spencer Wauters while battling for 9th opened the door for him.

With a torrid pace being set by the entire field, focus shifted back to the battle for the lead between Fogleman and rookie Trevor Noles. The two raced side-by-side for the lead for over six laps before Noles finally moved up front on lap 37. Measamer continued his early charge towards the front moving past Jimmy Doyle for fifth lap 41. All the while, Hemric hung back just inside the top 10, conserving tires in the hopes of a late charge.

Just past halfway, Fogleman was ready to go again, moving around Noles for the lead on lap 78. Not long after, Hemric began to implement his strategy, passing Brooks for 5th with 46 laps to go. The first caution of the fast paced race would not wave until lap 107 for a solo spin by rookie Karl Weber in turn four.

On the restart, Fogleman continued to lead, but he would be joined up front by a new contender after Hemric made his way up to second. With 29 laps to go, Hemric’s strategy paid off as he passed Fogleman for the lead. But, his luck nearly ran out with 16 laps to go, when Weber spun again in turn four just in front of the leaders.

Fogleman hung tough initially after the final restart going back and forth with Hemric in a side-by-side battle for the lead with less than 15 laps to go. However, Hemric proved to be too strong pulling away in the final laps to win the Wildcat 150 over Fogleman, Noles, Measamer, and Tyler Church.

“I knew from lap one that we could ride and maintain and stay just where we needed to for the first 100 laps and when that caution came out with about 50 to go that really helped us out,” said Hemric. “Jay’s just as good as they get on these short tracks and it was fun to race side-by-side as long as we did. We tried to put on a show and I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

Rounding out the top ten at the finish were Clete Caywood, Wauters, John Batten, Kyle Grissom, and Brooks.

In the PASS Pro Late Model division, Trevor Noles took the lead from Adam Welch early and held off a furious charge by Harrison Burton for his seventh win of the season. Following Noles and Burton at the finish were Jeff Batten, Austin Reed and Welch.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again on Saturday night, October 19th at Orange County Speedway for the 8th Annual Orange Blossom Special along with the PASS Pro Late Models.
150 Laps - DILLON - 10/5/13
1) 98h – Daniel Hemric - 150 Laps
2) 4 – Jay Fogleman - 150
3) 2 – Trevor Noles - 150
4) 98 – Jody Measamer - 150
5) 7 – Tyler Church - 150
6) 14 – Clete Caywood - 150
7) 5 – Spencer Wauters - 150
8) 48 – John Batten - 150
9) 31 – Kyle Grissom - 150
10) 30 – Rodney Brooks - 150
11) 05 - Alex Fleming - 150
12) 50 – Karl Weber - 148
13) 129 – Spencer Davis - 148
14) 8f – Tate Fogleman - 147
15) 8 – Joseph Mursuli - 147
16) 71 – Jimmy Doyle - 99
17) 18 – Bill Catania - 93
18) 80 – Shannon Mines - 92
19) 89 – Lee Hansard - 36
| SLM Entries - Dillon - 10/5 |
50 Laps - DILLON - 10/5/13
1) 16 – Trevor Noles
2) 12 – Harrison Burton
3) 49 – Jeff Batten
4) 14 – Austin Reed
5) 14w – Adam Welch
6) 45 – Kodie Conner
7) 71 – Nick Robinson
8) 16g – Hayes Goodson
PASS South Makes Return Trip
to Dillon for The Wildcat 150
CHARLOTTE, NC (October 2) – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models first started competing “South Of The Border” at Dillon Motor Speedway in 2008. That race was held on a sweltering Sunday afternoon under the hot South Carolina sun and was won by the now retired Justin Wakefield. Since then, the South Carolina Clash at Dillon has been held in March to kick off the PASS South season and Ron Barfield’s 4/10 mile speedway has grown to be a favorite stop for fans and competitors alike.

This Saturday night’s Wildcat 150, an event name harkening back to races held at Dillon Motor Speedway when the track was dirt in the 1970’s, will mark a series of firsts for the PASS South brigade. It will be the first time PASS South has ever raced at Dillon during the fall. And, it will also be the first time PASS has ever staged more than one Super Late Model race in the same year at the facility. Back in March, Maine youngster Austin Theriault took advantage of slower traffic to edge out veteran Preston Peltier for the win in the closest finish in PASS South history.

Like Theriault, Clete Caywood and Jody Measamer hope to snare their first career PASS South victories in this weekend’s Wildcat 150. Caywood, who hails from Easley in the South Carolina upstate, would love nothing better than to take his first series win Saturday night in his home state. Competing in a partial schedule this year, Caywood backed up a solid sixth place finish in last year’s season-ending Mason Dixon Meltdown at Concord Speedway with an even more impressive fourth place finish in August at South Boston Speedway. Dillon’s egg-shaped layout proves tough for even the wiliest of veterans, but with strong finishes at equally challenging tracks, Caywood thinks the Wildcat 150 could be another opportunity to shine.

“This Kaytech/Phat Dogs Chevrolet has been really running good, we’ve been getting some help from Jeff Fultz, and we’ve really gotten this car turned around,” said Caywood. “It has a little bit longer straightaways, a little bit tighter turns than what we normally run, so you’ve really go to get the car to turn through the middle and get some bite coming off.”

Likewise, Sanford, NC veteran Jody Measamer has a lot to be excited about heading to Dillon. Since making the move up from the PASS Pro Late Model division last year, Measamer has three top five finishes in 2013, including a career best third place finish at Southern National Motorsports Park in August. And, Measamer has been able to secure funding from Aquavapor Electronic Cigarettes to finish out the 2013 PASS South Super Late Model season, with an eye towards possibly competing for the series championship next year. But, perhaps even more exciting for Measamer, is the fact that he probably has more experience than any other driver competing Saturday night at Dillon Motor Speedway. Measamer raced extensively at Dillon in the local Supertruck division and that track knowledge has him optimistic for another strong showing.

“It’s a real tough racetrack, getting through turns 3 and 4, really off 4 is important,” said Measamer. “We had some success there in the Trucks, but getting off turn 4 and getting a good run to the start/finish line is real important down there.”

While another good field of PASS South Super Late Models is expected, most of the attention Saturday night will be focused on the points battles. Jay Fogleman leads Kyle Grissom by 34 points heading to Dillon and this weekend Grissom has to tighten the gap if he hopes to repeat as PASS South champion. Likewise, Georgia’s Spencer Davis looks to maintain his advantage in the Rookie-Of-The-Year battle over Cole Timm, Tate Fogleman, and Joseph Mursuli. Meanwhile, the PASS Pro Late Models will also be in action and points leader Trevor Noles will again be doing double duty racing the Super and Pro for Coulter Motorsports. Noles will also be looking to equal Harrison Burton, who has two PASS Pro Late Model wins at Dillon so far this season.

Action gets under way on Friday, October 4th at Dillon Motor Speedway with rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Chargers and Street Stocks from 3 PM – 6:45 PM. On Saturday, October 5th, practice for the Wildcat 150 rolls from 1 PM – 3:15 PM, qualifying begins at 4:15 PM, followed by main event racing at 6 PM.

Anticipation continues to build for a huge month of November which kicks off with the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway on November 9th. Two weeks later on November 23rd, the PASS South and PASS National Champions will be crowned at Southern National Motorsports Park as part of the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown, which will also feature the Must See Xtreme Racing Winged Sprint Cars.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere, and the legendary TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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