RUMBLE in the PINES 150

Top three in the Super Late Model Race - L to R: 3rd place Jay Fogelman (4),
1st place Austin Theriault (29), & 2nd place Trevor Noles (2)
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Theriault Outlasts Competiton for South Win At Southern National
LLUCAMA, NC (June 23) – Austin Theriault survived several late race restarts on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon to win the rain-delayed Rumble In The Pines 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park. Theriault captured his second career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win after the race was postponed Saturday night due to rain showers.

“I’m struggling a little bit, it definitely was hot out there,” said Theriault afterwards. “I just rode around a little while thinking a lot of guys would burn it up. We didn’t have a lot left at the end, but we had enough. I definitely want to thank the fans who came and stuck it out with us through all the weather.”

After a full day of practice on Friday, weather conditions seriously deteriorated over night completely washing out all on track activities on Saturday. PASS officials rescheduled the event for Sunday afternoon, but again weather threated after another thunderstorm rolled through eastern North Carolina shortly before noon. With the threat of more storms looming, the schedule was compacted with traditional single-lap qualifying being scrapped in favor of the more expedient “European-style” qualifying format which saw multiple cars on the track at one time. When all was said and done, Theriault had the quickest lap in the unique qualifying session, but had to start tenth after drawing pill #10 during the redraw.

PASS South Super Late Model rookies Spencer Davis and Trevor Noles would lead the field to the green flag under threatening skies that saw the temperature exceed 90 degrees. Following a lap one spin by Tanner Rumburg that eliminated Justin Allison from contention due to contact, Noles quickly jumped into the lead in the X1R-sponsored machine owned by Coulter Motorsports. Early on though, all eyes were on defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom, who had made his way into the top 10 by lap five, despite starting back in 22nd.

Following a spin in turn three by Joe Ryan Osborne on lap 19, Davis moved around Noles to take the lead. The race entered into a grueling 80 lap stretch of green flag racing that saw both driver and car pushed to the limit under the hot Carolina sun. By halfway, Davis continued to lead by a short margin over Theriault, who had made his way into second, with Noles, Grissom, and rookie Cole Timm rounding out the top five.

Theirault’s Brad Keselowski Racing #29 continued to stalk Davis for the lead as the race entered its final third, passing the young Georgia driver with 48 laps to go. The long green flag stint finally came to an end on lap 110 following a spin by Florida’s Dusty Cornelius in turn one. On the ensuing restart, Jay Fogleman, who was now running third, and Davis made contact entering turn one. As the field checked up behind them, Bradley McCaskill and David Quackenbush crashed knocking them both from the race.

With 25 laps to go, Grissom and the lapped machine of Brandon Ward were racing hard for track position when Ward lost a right front tire entering turn three sending him into Grissom’s Chevrolet. The contact sent Grissom spinning and out of his fourth running position.

In the late stages of the race, Theriault continued to lead, but Timm would emerge as his biggest challenger over the final laps of the race. A spin by Bill Catania with two laps to go set up a final dash to the checkered flag. Theriault got a better restart than Timm, who dropped back to fourth after contact exiting turn two from Noles. Theriault made it back to the checkered flag to take his first win since winning the season opening South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway in March.

“The car stuck really good on the restarts, on the long run we were pretty equal or just a tick better than everybody else,” said Theriault.

Noles continued to impress, finishing second in just his third PASS South Super Late Model start.

“These races like this are pretty tough on me, but I’m young, I can do it,” said a tired, but excited Noles. “The tires are done, but Randy Renfrow gave me a good car and we’ll just go on and try to get another one.”

Fogleman finished third despite struggling with the heat in his car over the final half of the race with Timm in fourth and Grissom with a nice recovery to finish fifth. Rounding out the top ten were John Batten, Tate Fogleman, Randy Gentry, Davis, and Bobby Gower.

Earlier in the afternoon, the PASS Pro Late Models competed for 50 laps with Spencer Davis scoring the win after passing Harrison Burton for the top spot with 14 laps to go. Davis’ win was especially important since it came driving a new Dodge Challenger that his team debuted at Southern National Motorsports Park. Rounding out the top five were Burton, Trevor Noles, Nick Robinson, and Tyler Audie.

The PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, CCS Modifieds, and CCS Legends will be in action again on Wednesday night, July 3rd at Anderson Motor Speedway. Fans are encouraged to come out and kick off the Independence Day holiday early at Anderson and enjoy the 8th Annual Firecracker 150 and the Upstate’s biggest fireworks show presented by Zambelli Fireworks.
150 Laps - SONAT - 6/23/13
1) 29 – Austin Theriault - 150 Laps
2) 2 – Trevor Noles - 150
3) 4 – Jay Fogleman - 150
4) 57 – Cole Timm - 150
5) 31 – Kyle Grissom - 150
6) 48 – John Batten - 150
7) 8f – Tate Fogleman - 150
8) 09 – Randy Gentry - 150
9) 51sd – Spencer Davis - 150
10) 5 – Bobby Gower - 150
11) 97 – Brandon Lynn - 150
12) 13 – Joe Ryan Osborne - 150
13) 51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. - 150
14) 50 – Karl Weber - 150
15) 18 – Bill Catania - 148
16) 15 – Tanner Rumburg - 146
17) 118 – Bradley McCaskill - 139
18) 62 – Brandon Ward - 121
19) 19 – Zak Hausler - 117
20) 05 – Alex Fleming - 113
21) 41 –David Quackenbush - 109
22) 8 – Joseph Mursuli - 106
23) 22 – Dusty Cornelius - 106
24) M3 – Shelton McNair, Jr. - 40
25) 98 – Jody Measamer - 23
26) 15h – Joe Heigl - 18
27) 1 – Justin Allison - 2
| SLM Entries Received - SONAT - 6/23 |
Top three in the Pro Late Model Race - L to R: 2nd Place Harrison Burton (12), 1st Place Spencer (129) Davis, & 3rd Place Trevor Noles (2).
50 Laps - SONAT - 6/23/13
1) 129 – Spencer Davis
2) 12 – Harrison Burton
3) 16 – Trevor Noles
4) 71 – Nick Robinson
5) 22 – Tyler Audie
6) 49 – Jeff Batten
7) 45 – Kodie Conner
8) 14 – Austin Reed
9) 21 – Collin Vernal
10) 7 – Mat Murphy
11) 6 - Evan Horne
12) 66 – Brandon Setzer
| PLM Entries Received - SONAT - 6/23 |
Big Weekend For PASS Begins with “Rumble” at Southern National
CHARLOTTE, NC (June 18) – After nearly a month off thanks to mother nature, the East Coast’s top Super Late Model drivers will have a chance to showcase their talents at two of the country’s top short tracks this weekend. On Saturday, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will return to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC, while the PASS North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will be back in action on Sunday at Maine’s legendary Oxford Plains Speedway.

Fans and competitors around the Southeast are excited for PASS South’s trip back to Southern National for the Rumble In the Pines 150. In April, the series returned to the fast, high banked speedway for the first time since 2009 with a field of over 30 PASS South Super Late Models vying for top honors in the Dogwood Blossom 150. The race proved to be a grueling test of man and machine that came down to a late-race battle between rivals Preston Peltier and Jay Fogleman. Peltier passed Fogleman with less than 30 laps to go, but Fogleman followed closely in his tire tracks over the remaining laps. But, as the field took the white flag, rookie Brandon Lynn lost an engine which resulted in Peltier sliding through the oil and out of the lead. Fogleman was able to avoid the mayhem to take his sole victory this season. Now, with several local races having been run at the speedway over the last couple of months and high temperatures expected for this weekend’s race, there will be a premium on finding the ideal set-up.

Thanks in part to his win at Southern National back in April, Fogleman leads the PASS South Super Late Model standings heading back there this weekend. But, with just a scant four point advantage over defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom, Fogleman realizes the added importance of a good finish in the Rumble In The Pines 150.

Following the most recent PASS South event held at Caraway Speedway, a new contingent asserted themselves at the front of the field and served notice that they will be contenders for throughout the rest of the season. Brandon Ward brought a new car out at Caraway, leading a number of laps before being sidelined by mechanical problems. South Carolina veteran Randy Gentry also led laps before fading late and finishing tenth.

But the biggest surprises at Caraway came in the drivers that finished behind Grissom and Fogleman in the top five. Jared Irvan, the son of 1991 Daytona 500 winner Ernie Irvan, had a hard crash at Southern National in April, but is primed to rebound after a third place finish at Caraway. Likewise, John Batten and Justin Allison, who finished fourth and fifth last time out, seemed to have also turned the corner in recent weeks. And, perhaps Batten could be the dark horse favorite heading to the Rumble In The Pines 150 since he is a former two-time Super Late Model track champion at Southern National.

The best of the best in Super Late Model racing will once again headline the action at Southern National Motorsports Park led by PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman, defending series champion Kyle Grissom, along with Brandon Ward, John Batten, Bill Catania, Justin Allison, and Bobby Measmer, Jr. Dillon winner Austin Theriault returns to the seat of the Brad Keselowski Racing #29 along with teammate Zak Hausler. Veterans Randy Gentry and Jody Measamer return looking to back up their strong runs as of late along with talented upstarts Jared Irvan, Tate Fogleman, Cole Timm, and Karl Weber. Virginia driver Tanner Rumberg returns to the site of his PASS South debut a couple of months ago while rookies Bobby Gower and Joseph Mursuli try to build more momentum. Trevor Noles climbs back into the Coulter Motorsports #2 at what he considers a “home track.” Jerrick Johnson hopes to get his season turned around for Godfather Motorsports.

Action gets underway on Friday for all divisions at Southern National Motorsports Park with an optional practice with gates opening at 12:30 PM and practice until 6:30 PM. On Saturday, there will be rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Chargers, and U-Cars from 12:30 – 4:15 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:50 PM and main event racing slated to begin at 7:00 PM.

Entry list and schedule for this weekend’s PASS South events at Southern National Motorsports Park and the PASS North events 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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