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Hemric Surges Late Again For
Wild PASS South Win At Dillon
DILLON, SC (March 8) – For the second week in-a-row, Daniel Hemric made yet another late race surge to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model event Saturday night at Dillon Motor Speedway. Hemric passed Cole Timm with two laps to go when Timm tangled with the slower car of Will Gallaher and survived a green-white–checker finish for the win in the 9th Annual South Carolina Clash.

“He [Timm] did a heck of a job, that kid’s got a bright future, but I was in the right place at the right time when he got hung up behind the 5 [Gallaher],” said Hemric in victory lane. “To be able to win last week in the Woodman Racing car and to win this week in the Carswell Motorsports car sets us up real well for this rest of the year.”

In qualifying, Wallkill, NY rookie Tyler Dippel had the quick time with a lap of 91.076 miles per hour around the egg-shaped 4/10 mile speedway. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Spencer Wauters and Tate Fogleman moved to the front while the two fastest qualifiers, Dippel and Preston Peltier, slid back to ninth and tenth in the order.

Fogleman took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but was overtaken on the second lap of the race by Gus Dean. The first caution of the race would wave on lap 3 when Gallaher bobbled exiting turn four causing Brandon Setzer, Bill Catania, and Hayes Goodson all to spin and make hard contact with the inside wall.

Just two laps later, Fogleman slammed the wall exiting turn four resulting in a multi-car melee on the front stretch. The car of Jody Measamer was sent tumbling upside down before ending up back on all four wheels. While several cars were able to stop to avoid the accident, the machines of Garrett Campbell and Matt Daley suffered heavy damage and were unable to continue. Despite the severity of the incident, all the drivers were able to escape without serious injury.

Following a red flag to clean up the accident, Dean continued to lead over Wauters and Joe Heigl. Behind the lead trio, contenders began to maneuver into position for the final stretch run to the checkers. On lap 111, Lee Hansard and Tanner Rumburg spun in turn three allowing the lead lap cars to close back together once again.

Timm looked to have the fastest car on the track in the late stages moving around Peltier and Wauters into second. Despite leading nearly 140 laps, Dean’s car was beginning to fade. Timm moved by Dean to take the lead with 12 laps to go, while Hemric started to mount his final push to the front.

With Hemric closing, Timm lost ground behind the lapped car of Gallaher. Hemric made the move to draw alongside Timm with two laps entering turn one, with Timm eventually spinning Gallaher’s slower car exiting turn two to bring out the final caution of the night.

Hemric held Timm off on the final restart to take his second straight win at Dillon Motor Speedway and 4th career PASS South Super Late Model triumph. Tyler Church finished third in front of Peltier and Wauters, who incidentally finished fifth for the third time in the last six South Carolina Clash events. Rounding out the top ten were Dean, who led 137 laps on the night, Jimmy Doyle, Heigl, Jared Irvan, and John Batten.

Zachary Dabbs survived an equally wild race for his first career PASS Pro Late Model win. Fellow rookie Jacob Schneider appeared to be on his way to victory after making a three wide move to take the lead around Jeff Batten and Dabbs on lap 19. But, contact with Batten with 10 laps to go sent Schneider into the turn one wall. With both Schneider and Batten out of the race, Dabbs held off Greg Bohannon, Jr. for the victory. Rounding out the top five were Matt Murphy, Schneider and Lucas Jones.

Michael Tucker led the most laps en route to the win in the 4 Cylinder Mayhem main event.

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will be in action once again next up on Saturday night April 5 at Orange County Speedway for the 9th Annual Orange Blossom Special. Legends cars will also be in competition. Entry forms and the weekend schedule will be posted soon.
1.#98h Daniel Hemric -- 151
2. #57 Cole Timm -- 151
3. #7 Tyler Church -- 151
4. #26 Preston Peltier -- 151
5. #5w Spencer Wauters -- 151
6. #56 Gus Dean -- 151
7. #71 Jimmy Doyle -- 151
8. #15h Joe Heigl -- 151
9. #28 Jared Irvan -- 151
10. #48 John Batten -- 151
11. #5 Will Gallaher -- 150
12. #104 Kevin Powell -- 149
13. #89 Lee Hansard -- 147
14. #2 Trevor Noles -- 115
15. #15 Tanner Rumburg -- 111
16. #1 Tyler Dippel -- 83
17. #9 Matt Daley -- 5
18. #8F Tate Fogleman -- 5
19. #98 Jody Measamer -- 5
20. #12 Garrett Campbell -- 5
21. #18 Bill Catania -- 3
22. #7k Ted Mickelson -- 3
23. #6 Brandon Setzer -- 3
24. #16 Hayes Goodson -- 3

#89L David Latour -- Did Not Start
| SLM Entries Received - Dillon - 3-8 |
1. 23 – Zachary Dabbs
2. 54 – Greg Bohannon, Jr.
3. 7 – Matt Murphy
4. 81 – Jacob Schneider
5. 16 – Lucas Jones
6. 71 – Nick Robinson
7. 02 – Walker Yates
DQ 49 – Jeff Batten

DNS 45 - Kodie Conner
| PLM Entries Received - Dillon - 3-8 |
1. #1 Tyler Dippel -- 15.811
2. #26 Preston Peltier -- 15.864
3. #71 Jimmy Doyle -- 15.923
4. #28 Jared Irvan -- 15.927
5. #98h Daniel Hemric -- 15.954
6. #8F Tate Fogleman -- 16.040
7. #15h Joe Heigl -- 16.080
8. #2 Trevor Noles -- 16.085
9. #5w Spencer Wauters -- 16.128
10. #56 Gus Dean -- 16.164
11. #98 Jody Measamer -- 16.170
12. #57 Cole Timm -- 16.176
13. #12 Garrett Campbell -- 16.178
14. #7 Tyler Church -- 16.183
15. #89 Lee Hansard -- 16.212
16. #5 Will Gallaher -- 16.244
17. #48 John Batten -- 16.266
18. #18 Bill Catania -- 16.300
19. #7k Ted Mickelson -- 16.321
20. #6 Brandon Setzer -- 16.394
21. #16 Hayes Goodson -- 16.413
22. #9 Matt Daley -- 16.436
23. #104 Kevin Powell -- 16.451
24. #89L David Latour -- 16.544
25. #15 Tanner Rumburg -- 16.668
1. #71 Nick Robinson -- 16.627
2. #81 Jacob Schneider -- 16.695
3. #16 Lucas Jones -- 16.816
4. #23 Zachary Dabbs -- 16.843
5. #02 Walker Yates -- 16.846
6. #49 Jeff Batten -- 17.030
7. #7 Matt Murphy -- 17.087
8. #54 Greg Bohanon, Jr. -- 17.398
Championship Hopefuls Lead
PASS South Contenders To Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 4) – After a strong start to the 2014 season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, the short track stars of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) now focus their attention on this Saturday night’s 9th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models return to tackle Dillon’s tough egg-shaped lay out along with the Allison Legacy Cars, Legends, and Mini Stock Mayhem 2. The PASS South Super Late Models competed in two thrilling events at Dillon in 2013. Austin Theriault edged out Preston Peltier by .120 seconds for the closest finish in PASS South history in last year’s South Carolina Clash. And, in an October return trip for the series, Daniel Hemric charged to the front in the final 50 laps to win the Wildcat 150.

A new group of PASS South Super Late Model contenders has emerged for the championship since last year’s title holder Jay Fogleman announced he was cutting back on his schedule. PASS South veteran and former two-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion John Batten returns following the strongest season of his 9 year series career. Batten will be joined by one of the strongest rookie classes in PASS South history. Third-generation racer Jared Irvan, is joined by Brandon Setzer, Trevor Noles, and Tyler Dippel as rookies who could legitimately go out and win the championship. Another third generation racer, Tate Fogleman, hopes his second season behind the wheel of the Speedco Truck Lube & Tire Ford #8 will prove fruitful as he tries to continue his father’s championship winning tradition.

Last year, Sanford, NC’s Jody Measamer had a breakout season in PASS South competition. Despite only competing in a limited schedule of races, Measamer finished ninth in points on the strength of five top five finishes in only 10 starts. Now with funding from Aquavapor Electronic Cigarettes and Vector Optics, Measamer will race the full PASS South schedule in 2014.

Measamer has as much experience racing at Dillon Motor Speedway as any driver competing in Saturday night’s 9th Annual South Carolina Clash. With a number of Late Model Supertruck starts under his belt, Measamer is fully aware of just how tough the 4/10 mile speedway can be.

“You have to have a car that will turn the center and have good forward bite the entire race to get up off turn four,” said Measamer. “Dillon is a tough place because both ends of the track are entirely different.”

Measamer has definitely seen his share of ups and downs throughout a racing career that has spanned nearly 25 years. From Go Karts to Supertrucks and now to the pinnacle of Super Late Model racing, Measamer hopes this weekend’s 9th Annual South Carolina Clash can be the start of his biggest season yet in motorsports.

“It would be huge to get my first PASS South Super Late Model win at Dillon,” said Measamer. “I’ve logged a lot of laps at Dillon in Supertrucks and have never been able to pull off the win. To finally break through and win in PASS at Dillon would definitely be career changing.”

Among other entries for the 9th Annual South Carolina Clash are two-time PASS South winner in 2013, Tyler Church, veterans Bill Catania, Clete Caywood, and Kevin Powell.

Entry forms and the weekend schedule for the 9th Annual South Carolina Clash can be found above.

Action gets under way on Friday, March 7th at Dillon Motor Speedway with practice for all divisions from 3 - 7:30 PM. On Saturday, March 8th, pit gates will open at 9 AM for the 9th Annual South Carolina Clash, with rotating practice for all divisions from 11 AM - 3 PM. Qualifying will begin at 4 PM and racing will start at 6 PM, featuring 150 laps for the PASS Super Late Models, 50 laps for the PASS Pro Late Models, plus action for the Allison Legacy cars, Legends, and Mini Stock Mayhem 2.

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 PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.

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