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9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 At Hickory
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1. #60 - DJ Shaw - 150 Laps
2. #7 - Tyler Church - 150 Laps
3. #74x - Preston Peltier - 150 Laps
4. #28 - Jared Irvan - 150 Laps
5. #1 - Tyler Dippel - 150 Laps
6. #33 - Roger Lee Newton - 150 Laps
7. #29 - Trevor Sanborn - 150 Laps
8. #57 - Cole Timm - 150 Laps
9. #2 - Trevor Noles - 150 Laps
10. #4T - Austin Theriault - 150 Laps
11. #14 - Clete Caywood - 150 Laps
12. #7k - Ted Mickelson - 150 Laps
13. #54 - Jake Griffin - 150 Laps
14. #68 - Clay Rogers - 150 Laps
15. #12j - Trey Jarrell - 150 Laps
16. #09 - Randy Gentry - 150 Laps
7. #12 - Harrison Burton - 149 Laps
18. #8F - Tate Fogleman - 149 Laps
19. #98 - Daniel Hemric - 148 Laps
20. #70 - Nick Tucker - 148 Laps
21. #41 - Jody Measamer - 145 Laps
22. #9 - Matt Daley - 126 Laps
23. #4N - Ben Rowe - 117 Laps
24. #4F - Jay Fogleman - 110 Laps
25. #88 - Lee Tissot - 94 Laps
26. #48 - John Batten - 44 Laps
27. #74 - Ryan Moore - 5 Laps
28. #62 - Brandon Ward - 5 Laps
29. #71 - Patrick Staropoli - 5 Laps
30. #6 - Brandon Setzer - 5 Laps
DNS - #83 Joey Padgett
| SLM Entries Received - Hickory - 4-19 |
1. #02 - Walker Yates - 50 Laps
2. #49 - Jeff Batten - 50 Laps
3. #45 - Kodie Conner - 50 Laps
4. #81 - Jacob Schneider - 50 Laps
5. #11x - Erik Nash - 50 Laps
6. #17 - Greg Bohanon, Jr. - 50 Laps
7. #16 - Lucas Jones - 50 Laps
8. #7 - Matt Murphy - 49 Laps
9. #23 - Zachary Dabbs - 45 Laps
10. #14 - Austin Reed - 44 Laps
11. #82x - Jason Lasky - 31 Laps
12. #71 - Nick Robinson - 1 Lap
| PLM Entries Received - Hickory - 4-20 |
Shaw Makes Last Lap Pass To Win
9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 At Hickory
HICKORY, NC (April 20) – New Hampsire’s DJ Shaw parlayed an aggressive move on the final lap into the win in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Sunday afternoon at Hickory Motor Speedway. Shaw and PASS South points leader Tyler Church made contact entering turn three allowing Shaw to move by and claim his first PASS South Super Late Model win. The race was delayed for nearly 24 hours after torrential rains drenched the Southeast on Saturday.

“I got a little more aggressive there than usual, but I lost this race last year with Preston [Peltier] for letting him be aggressive with me,” said Shaw after his first career Easter Bunny 150 triumph. “It’s great to win at a historic place like Hickory and I just have to thank the fans and PASS for getting it in today and supporting us on Easter.”

In qualifying, Preston Peltier claimed his 13th career quick qualifying time and fifth overall at Hickory with a lap of 80.816 miles per hour. Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier dropped to second alongside Jared Irvan, who would start from the pole.

Under beautiful Carolina blue skies, Irvan jumped into the lead as the 30 car field of PASS Super Late Models entered turn one. On lap five, Trevor Sanborn slid sideways after contact from Harrison Burton entering turn one. Several cars checked up to avoid the incident with the machines of Brandon Ward, Ryan Moore, Brandon Setzer, and Patrick Staropoli all ending up with too much damage to continue on in the race.

When racing resumed, Irvan and Peltier traded the lead, before 10th place starter Randy Gentry made his way to the front on lap 15. The second caution of the race waved a few laps later on lap 33 when Lee Tissot and Nick Tucker spun in turn four.

Back under green, fans were treated to some of the best short track racing around as drivers jockeyed for position, racing two and three wide several rows deep around the historic .363 mile speedway. Gentry set a quick pace early on stretching his lead to nearly a straightaway over his nearest competitors. But, just past halfway, Gentry’s Toyota began to fade allowing Roger Lee Newton to move by and into the lead on lap 80.

Likewise, Newton’s car also seemed to be going away as Burton moved by to take the lead on lap 92 for the first time in his PASS South career. Rookie Tyler Dippel began applying pressure on Burton in the latter stages of the race, taking the lead with 37 laps to go when Burton bobbled exiting turn four. Racing continued to be torrid as Dippel worked multiple grooves around the speedway to hold off his challengers. With 10 laps to go, Burton moved by Dippel to retake the lead. But his turn up front would be short lived as DJ Shaw powered past Burton to take the lead just two laps later.

However, the caution would wave with 5 laps to go following a flat right front tire for Daniel Hemric. On the final restart of the race, Tyler Church got the advantage over Shaw to take the lead entering turn one. Shaw closed back in making contact with Church on the final lap as they entered turn three and survived more contact coming to the checkered flag to secure the win.

Following the race, Church was clearly frustrated after just missing out on his second straight win at his home track.

“We had that race and I tried to race everybody clean, but sometimes it doesn’t pay off,” said Church afterwards.

Following Shaw and Church at the finish were Peltier, Irvan, and Dippel. Rounding out the top ten were Newton, Sanborn, Cole Timm, Trevor Noles, and Austin Theriault.

Walker Yates took the lead from race long leader Jeff Batten on a late race restart with 13 laps to go and held on for his second career PASS Pro Late Model victory. The most serious accident of the race occurred on lap 29 when Austin Reed made contact with Jacob Schneider exiting turn four. The contact sent Schneider spinning and collected Reed and Lucas Jones in the aftermath. Following Yates and Batten at the checkered flag were Kodie Conner, Schneider, and Erik Nash.

Matt Craig led every lap en route to the win in the Legends division over Austin Osborne, AJ Davis, Sam McAulay, and Greg Lang.

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will be in action along with the USAC HPD Midget Series on Friday night May 9 at Ace Speedway for the Ace’s High 150.
1. #74x - Preston Peltier 14.847
2. #7 - Tyler Church 14.863
3. #98 - Daniel Hemric 14.868
4. #28 - Jared Irvan 14.899
5. #60 - D.J. Shaw 14.927
6. #1 - Tyler Dippel 14.965
7. #4T - Austin Theriault 14.996
8. #33 - Roger Lee Newton 15.002
9. #09 - Randy Gentry 15.010
10. #29 - Trevor Sanborn 15.024
11. #14 - Clete Caywood 15.046
12. #4N - Ben Rowe 15.053
13. #54 - Jake Griffin 15.059
14. #12 - Harrison Burton 15.078
15. #2 - Trevor Noles 15.081
16. #70 - Nick Tucker 15.090
17. #74 - Ryan Moore 15.093
18. #57 - Cole Timm 15.101
19. #62 - Brandon Ward 15.131
20. #8F - Tate Fogleman 15.143
21. #71 - Patrick Staropoli 15.144
22. #12J - Trey Jarrell 15.220
23. #7k - Ted Mickelson 15.234
24. #68 - Clay Rogers 15.234
25. #41 - Jody Measamer 15.290
26. #88 - Lee Tissot 15.310
27. #83 - Joey Padgett 15.331
28. #6 - Brandon Setzer 15.332
29. #4F - Jay Fogleman 15.348
30. #48 - John Batten 15.453
31. #9 - Matt Daley 15.644
1. #49 - Jeff Batten 15.296
2. #16 - Lucas Jones 15.417
3. #11x - Erik Nash 15.499
4. #02 - Walker Yates 15.512
5. #81 - Jacob Schneider 15.518
6. #45 - Kodie Conner 15.528
7. #14 - Austin Reed 15.592
8. #82 - Jason Lasky 15.687
9. #7 - Matt Murphy 15.699
10. #23 - Zachary Dabbs 15.784
11. #17 - Greg Bohanon, Jr. 15.816
12. #71 - Nick Robinson 16.230
Enhanced PASS TV Returns To Broadcast
9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 At Hickory
PASS Forms Unique Interactive Partnership
With MotorSportsBroadcasting.com And Race22.com
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Streaming to begin at 2 PM on Sunday
NAPLES, ME (April 15) - Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the re-launch of PASS TV in a unique partnership with MotorsportsBroadcasting.com (MSB) and Race22.com. PASS TV Powered By MotorsportsBroadcasting.com and Race22.com will feature a live Pay-Per-View broadcast of the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 from the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway this Saturday night, April 19. The partnership will utilize MSB's years of expertise in covering short track racing events and will also feature live fan interaction through Race22's live race updates throughout the day from Hickory.

"We're very excited to announce this partnership with MSB and Race22 to bring fans around the world unprecedented coverage of the Easter Bunny 150," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "The Easter Bunny 150 has established itself as one of the biggest Super Late Model races in the country and we're glad that fans can be a part of this great event wherever they live."

Fans will be able to purchase the broadcast of the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 for just $25 by visiting either ProAllStarsSeries.com or Race22.com. PASS TV, along with MotorSportsBroadcasting.com, will partner to bring fans multi-camera coverage with play-by-play provided by Race22.com. Throughout the race weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, the live race broadcast will be further enhanced by Race22's live coverage of the Easter Bunny 150. Race22's team of correspondents and photographers will keep fans updated throughout the day on all the breaking news to come out of the PASS pit area at Hickory.

"This is big for short track racing," said RACE22.com owner Langley Austin. "Three companies that are at the top of their game on their respective fields combining to bring fans a unique, one of a kind race broadcast hasn't been done before and the fans will be the real winners."

The 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 is expected to bring the best short track stars together from throughout North America as they challenge the tough and legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. The Easter Bunny 150 will be race #2 of the PASS National Series and will also double as a PASS South Super Late Model points event. PASS TV Powered By MotorSportsBroadcasting.com and Race22.com will bring flag-to-flag coverage of all the events from Hickory Motor Speedway including the Easter Bunny 150 for the PASS Super Late Models, as well as all the action for the PASS Pro Late Models, Super Cup Stock Car Series, and Legends.

"We are thrilled to partner with PASS & RACE22.com to debut a new level of live interaction and high quality broadcast," said MSB President of Operations Sam Provencher. "Fans that cannot make it to the track will be able to experience a unique, interactive race day from their computers or mobile devices."

To purchase the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 from Hickory Motor Speedway, please sign up HERE.
Church Looking To Defend Home Turf
At Hickory In Easter Bunny 150
CHARLOTTE, NC (April 16) – The best short track racers from across North America will once again be descending on Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend as they prepare for the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150. Racers flock to the legendary speedway nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont as the Easter Bunny 150 has become an Easter weekend tradition for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division. Likewise, fans of short track racing recognize the Easter Bunny 150 as one of the sport’s premier races, thanks in large part to the star studded field of drivers the event attracts year after year.

Names like Rowe, Lawler, Williams, Naase, and Grissom have all visited victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory. And, until last year’s win by Preston Peltier, no driver had achieved victory in racing’s ultimate Easter egg hunt more than once. But, even with the best the sport has to offer coming to duke it out against one another, it is a home grown product of Hickory Motor Speedway that some have circled on their entry lists as the early favorite.

Current PASS South Super Late Model points leader Tyler Church is actually from Hickory, NC. He started out as a fan attending races at Hickory Motor Speedway and, after becoming a race car driver, became a top contender in the track’s Limited Late Model division. Eventually, Church joined forces with Peltier competing on limited basis with PASS South in 2013. But, despite only making sporadic starts with the series, Church became an immediate front runner scoring an emotional win in the Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory. A win made even more special in that it came in front of longtime fans, family, and friends that had supported his journey up the racing ladder. And, by the fact, that his late mother is buried in the cemetery which overlooks the historic speedway.

“It was huge to get that win at Hickory last September,” said Church, who went on to capture his second career win just weeks later in the Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National. “I’ve had a lot of help since I began racing with PASS and being at home, it was just huge. I’m just very thankful and then to win the Meltdown was just a bonus.”

Despite not winning so far in 2014, Church and his Church’s Carpet team have been the model of consistency. The young season has seen steady improvement for Church, including two top five finishes, a third at Dillon Motor Speedway in March and a runner-up finish in the most recent PASS South event at Orange County Speedway. Now as one of the biggest races of the season approaches at, of all places, his home track, Church is brimming with confidence. All that despite the stellar field that will try to keep him from reaching victory lane at Hickory Motor Speedway for a second straight time.

“Going to Hickory, it’s gonna be tough for sure, but I think we will be okay,” said Church. “I was hoping to have a win by now, but this year was my first time at Greenville. And, at Dillon and Orange County, I was tickled to get a couple of top fives with the competition we had at those two tracks. But all I want is that Easter Bunny, that’s it.”

Church will certainly have his work cut out for him though this weekend as the strongest group of Super Late Models of the year will assemble at Hickory Motor Speedway. Fellow PASS South points contenders Cole Timm, Jared Irvan, Trevor Noles and Tyler Dippel have filed entries. As is usual for the Easter Bunny 150, a strong contingent of Northern drivers will be making the trip down to Hickory including Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, Joey Doiron, Austin Theriault, Trevor Sanborn, Ryan Moore and Canadian Steve Laking. Jay Fogleman returns to the driver’s seat at Hickory along with his son, Tate, as they carry the banner for Bull City Race Cars and Speedco Truck Lube & Tire. Daniel Hemric returns to PASS after winning the first two events of the season as well as two-time Easter Bunny 150 winner Preston Peltier. Harrison Burton and Gus Dean will also be back as they make their second attempts in PASS for 2014. Former PASS South winner Clay Rogers returns as well for the first time since South Boston in 2013. Veteran Randy Gentry will be looking to bounce back after a tough run at Orange County along with fellow South Carolina drivers Ted Mickelson and Clete Caywood. Veterans Jody Measamer, Brandon Ward, Joe Heigl, and John Batten hope to get their seasons turned around. Florida’s Patrick Staropoli will be stepping in to the Jimmy Doyle owned #71 and will be joined by fellow Sunshine State driver Joey Padgett in making their first Easter Bunny 150 attempts this weekend. Local favorite Brandon Setzer will also be making his first attempt at qualifying along with fellow rookie Tanner Rumburg.

Entry forms and the weekend schedule for the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway can be found

Action gets under way on Friday, April 18th at Hickory Motor Speedway with rotating practice from 1 – 6 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Super Cup Stock Car Series, and Legends. On Saturday, April 19th, pit gates will open at 9 AM for the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150, with rotating practice for all divisions from 11 AM – 2:45 PM. Qualifying will begin at 3:30 PM and racing will start at 6 PM, featuring 150 laps for the PASS South Super Late Models, 50 laps for the PASS Pro Late Models, 75 laps for the Super Cup Stock Cars and action for the Legends cars.

Fans can also purchase Pay-Per-View coverage of the Easter Bunny 150 for $25 from PASS TV Powered By MotorsportsBroadcasting.com and Race22.com.
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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.

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