SAT. MAY 11th
Racing at 7 PM

PASS SOUTH SOBO SLM TOP THREE - L to R: Jay Fogleman #4, 3rd:
Winner Ross Kenseth #25; and Kyle Grissom #31, 2nd.
Kenseth Outlasts Rain and Competition for Wild PASS South Win At South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, VA (May 11) – Ross Kenseth took the lead from Trey Mitchell on what proved to be the final restart of the night and was up front when it counted to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model event at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. In a race plagued by a constant threat of rain, Kenseth’s third career PASS South Super Late Model victory came when the event was finally halted eight laps short of the finish due to a brief shower. Kenseth becomes the ninth different winner in nine PASS South events held at South Boston dating back to 2006.

“The track was damp and we both spun our tires real bad coming to the green flag,” said Kenseth of the final restart to take the lead from Mitchell. “Kyle [Grissom] got a heck of a jump and drove hard into turn one, we hit a little bit, but with 15 or 20 to go, that’s racing. This is a real fun series to run and they called it at the right time.”

Another strong field of 31 PASS South Super Late Models took time in qualifying with defending series champion Kyle Grissom reeling off a lap of 94.631 miles per hour to set fast time for the fifth time in his career. But, in the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Grissom pulled #10 and would have to start outside row five to begin the race.

On the initial start, Wauters’ Racing teammates Tim George, Jr. and Spencer Wauters made contact in turn two sending cars everywhere as they tried to avoid an accident. On the next restart, PASS Pro Late Model driver Trevor Noles got a good start and took the lead from Trey Mitchell exiting turn two. Racing was at a fever pitch as team spotters and their drivers were in constant communication monitoring a storm cell that was approaching the speedway. With about half the field strategizing that they needed to race hard to lap 75 when the race would be official, Mitchell felt it was time to go, making an aggressive three wide move around Noles for the lead on lap 31 as they passed the lapped machine of Bill Catania.

The caution flew for the fourth time of the race on lap 51 when Wauters and rookie Cole Timm crashed hard at the end of the back straightaway. As cars began to jockey harder for position with the halfway point approaching, a rash of accidents ensued damaging several cars, including perennial contenders Preston Peltier, Brandon Ward, and others.

By lap 75, the race was official with Noles back in the lead over Mitchell. At this point, the two drivers had clearly established themselves as the drivers to beat leading every lap to that point. The seventh caution of the night waved on lap 77 when Tim George, Jr. made hard contact with the turn one wall after a spirited battle with Kenseth inside the top five. By lap 82, Mitchell was continuing to stalk Noles for the lead and would take it from him with a bold move to the outside in turns 3 and 4. The car on the move was Peltier, who had made his way back into the top 10 on lap 89 despite severe damage to the right front after an earlier incident.

Back up front, PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman was making up ground in the bottom groove, passing Noles for second with 40 laps to go. Fogleman reeled the leader in, going three wide with Mitchell and the lapped car of Clete Caywood to take the top spot with 32 laps to go. Following a hard crash by Brandon Ward and Brandon Lynn in turn one on lap 119, Fogleman and Mitchell were set to duke it out for the lead as rain drops continued to fall on their windshields. On lap 126, Mitchell caught Fogleman for the lead. He faked high and then cut down low to bypass Fogleman for the lead entering turn three.

After the ninth caution flag of the night waved on lap 134 for another hard crash on the frontstretch between Jody Measamer and Caywood, eyes once again turned to the precipitation falling from the sky. PASS officials decided to allow each team to send a crew member out to wipe off their respective car’s windshields prior to the next restart.

Coming to the green, Mitchell and Kenseth spun their tires allowing Grissom to get to the inside entering turn one. As Mitchell slid back to fifth, Kenseth edged out Grissom to take the lead. The final caution flag of the night would wave on lap 142 when Mitchell and Alex Fleming made contact while battling for fifth causing a chain reaction that saw John Batten spin in turn three and Noles spin into the inside wall on the frontstretch.

As the rains returned, PASS officials determined that the track was too wet to continue. The checkered flag waved over Kenseth and the race was called official eight laps shy of its 150 lap distance. Following Kenseth at the finish were Grissom, Fogleman, Peltier, and Kyle Moon, making his first start for Brad Keselowski Racing. With Grissom’s second place finish, he closes to within six points of Fogleman for the PASS South points lead.

“This race was just about circumstances really, just what line you were in on restarts,” said Grissom. “I was running the bottom then it got wet and lost a lot of grip. It would have been nice to get that last restart in, I’m just glad the car’s in one piece with all the wrecks we had out there tonight.”

Rounding out the top ten finishers were Fleming, Kenzie Ruston, Spencer Davis, Mitchell and Powell.

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will return for their next event on Friday, May 24 at the Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC. Don't forget to like “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook.
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142 Laps - SOBO - 5/11/13
1. #25 - Ross Kenseth - 142 Laps
2. #31 - Kyle Grissom - 142
3. #4 - Jay Fogleman - 142
4. #26 - Preston Peltier - 142
5. #29 - Kyle Moon - 142
6. #05 - Alex Fleming - 142
7. #39 - Kenzie Ruston - 142
8. #129 -Spencer Davis - 142
9. #47 - Trey Mitchell - 142
10. #104 - Kevin Powell - 142
11. #8f - Tate Fogleman - 142
12. #2 - Trevor Noles - 140
13. #48 - John Batten - 140
14. #57 - Cole Timm - 135
15. #14 - Clete Caywood - 133
16. #98 - Jody Measamer - 133
17. #13 - Joe Ryan Osbourne - 131
18. #97 - Brandon Lynn - 118
19. #62 - Brandon Ward - 115
20. #33 - Roger Lee Newton - 111
21. #41 - David Quackenbush - 77
22. #5t - Tim George, Jr. - 76
23. #8 - Joseph Mursuli - 57
24. #30 - Jerick Johnson - 56
25. #45 - Mark Beard - 54
26. #5 - Bobby Gower - 54
27. #5w - Spencer Wauters - 49
28. #18 - Bill Catania - 48
29. #50 - Karl Weber - 36

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Tate Fogleman Hopes to Follow in Father’s Footsteps in PASS South Return to SoBo
CHARLOTTE, NC (May 8) – Racing has long been a sport that families have enjoyed together. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, grandparents and cousins, have made lasting memories attending races together spanning multiple generations. The competitive side of motorsports is no different. Maine’s racing Rowes, Mike and Ben, have seen countless checkered flags in their time competing together in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North and South Super Late Model divisions, winning a combined 7 championships between the two of them.

This year, another famous short track dad is passing the torch to his son as the PASS South Super Late Models prepare for this weekend’s 150 lapper at the South Boston Speedway in Virginia. Jay Fogleman has been one of the top names in short track racing since beginning his career at bullrings like South Boston over 25 years ago. His success has continued in PASS South, racing with the series since 2008 and winning the 2012 PASS National Championship. Despite admittedly being in the twilight of his long career, Jay Fogleman currently leads the PASS South Super Late Model points standings on the strength of winning the most recent event in the series at Southern National Raceway Park back in April. But now, Fogleman is being pushed by an unlikely challenger, his 13-year-old son, Tate.

“He gives me a hard time telling me how to drive sometimes, but now I’m catching up with him,” said Tate with a smile referring to his dad. “I’m trying not to be too hard on him.”

Tate Fogleman is currently in his first full season competing in the South’s toughest short track series. After moving up from Bandoleros, Tate began racing Late Models in 2011 and found success last year in the PASS Pro Late Model division. With new sponsor Speedco on board in 2013, the Foglemans decided to forgo their plans to race for the PASS Pro Late Model title and move instead into the much more powerful and competitive PASS South Super Late Models. A decision Jay has been pleasantly surprised by thus far.

“We’re way ahead of schedule from where I thought we’d be 2 years ago,” said Jay Fogleman. “That was the thing, we started Tate out in the PASS Pro Late Model and he did so well I thought he was ready for PASS South. We started the year out with the crate, but when we put the built motor in, I couldn’t believe his awareness and he took right to it. We had some mechanical problems at Kenly, but I was real satisfied with his progress. I’m real pleased.”

Tate started the season off with an impressive 7th place finish in the PASS National season opener at Florida’s Auburndale Speedway in February and currently sits 14th in PASS South points. Despite the early season change in plans, Tate is happy with his progress and believes his best is yet to come.

“We’re learning a lot, especially since we put this big motor in and we’re just hoping to put the Speedco Truck Lube and Tire Ford into victory lane before this year is over,” said Tate Fogleman. “I really believe we can do it.”

With a father that has gone to victory lane so many times over his illustrious career, one might think that could put a lot of pressure on a young man. Not so, says the third generation driver.

“Oh it’s a lot fun seeing the success he’s had at places like South Boston and Orange County and now I’m getting to race at these same racetracks against him,” said Tate. “Not a lot of kids get the chance to not only learn a trade from their dad, but to compete against him too. It’s a lot of fun for me.”

The more nervous of the two racing Foglemans might be the older of the two. While Tate drives the Bull City Race Cars machines owned and formerly driven by his dad, Jay now races the famous number 4 out of the Woodman Racing stables. But, surprisingly, racing against his son has proven to be easier for Jay Fogleman than actually watching him race.

“It was a lot more nerve wracking when I was out of the car watching Tate race,” said Jay. “After the 2nd race, I was flipping back and forth listening to Tate’s radio and Will [Brafford] and the guys on the crew said they had everything under control, so I’ve pretty much left them along and let them have it.”

As PASS South heads back to South Boston Speedway this weekend for the first time in 2013, another great field of the Nation’s top Super Late Models is expected. The Foglemans will be joined by another pair of sons hoping to follow in their father’s footsteps. Kyle Grissom will be seeking his second PASS South win at SoBo, while Ross Kenseth returns for his first race with the series this year. “Krazy” Kevin Powell returns to the seat of the second Woodman Racing machine and Brandon Ward is back looking for his first win of the season. An impressive group of rookies hope to continue making a name for themselves in PASS South led by Brandon Lynn, Spencer Davis, Cole Timm, Karl Weber, Bobby Gower, and Joseph Mursuli. Late Model Stock veteran Kyle Moon will attempt his first start in the Brad Keselowski Racing machine which returns after scoring their first victory as a team last year at SoBo with Landon Cling. Trevor Noles gets a second start in the Coulter Motorsports #2, while Jody Measamer and Bobby Measmer, Jr. hope to build on strong runs early in the season. Veterans John Batten, Trey Mitchell, Clete Caywood, Bill Catania, and Virginian Tim Pinion have also filed pre-entries for what looks to be another thrilling 150 lapper for the PASS South Super Late Models.

Action gets under way on Friday, May 10th at South Boston Speedway with an optional practice for all divisions from 10 AM – 4 PM. On Saturday, May 11th, pit gates open at Noon, with rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, Late Model Stocks and Legends from 2 PM – 4 PM, qualifying at 4:30 PM, the pit party at 5:45 PM, and feature racing at 7 PM.

PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for South Boston Speedway and Caraway Speedway, plus PASS North Super Late Model entry forms for Autodrome Chaudiere, White Mountain Motorsports Park and the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway can be found HERE.

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. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 or For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or

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