Saturday, June 7th - 7 PM
Timm Outlasts Peltier For 1st Career
PASS South Win At South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, VA (June 7) – Cole Timm wrestled the lead away from his racing mentor Preston Peltier coming to the white flag and held on to win his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model race Saturday night at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. Timm’s victory came as a surprise to few since the 15-year-old driver has been knocking on the door as of late finishing second in two of the last seven PASS South events dating back to last year.

“I’ve never driven that many hard laps in my life and as hard as I drove, I still messed up that last restart and let him [Peltier] get by me, but luckily we had that high line going and we were able to get back by and pull it off,” said Timm afterwards in victory lane.

The afternoon started well for Peltier who claimed his series leading 14th career quick qualifying time with a lap of 93.848 miles per hour around the fast 4/10 mile speedway. After the top 10 qualifiers redrew for their starting positions, Peltier would slide back to start 7th while Trevor Noles and Jared Fryar moved to the front row for the start of the 150 lap feature.

When the race got underway, Noles quickly jumped out front and took command in the early going. But all eyes in the local crowd were on Harrison Burton, who started third. In his first ever start at South Boston Speedway, fans were soon reminded of the days when young Harrison’s father, Jeff, and uncle, Ward, once toiled around the tough short track in the early days of their driving careers. Burton brought the fans to their feet on lap 48 when he moved around Noles to take the lead.

Burton set a quick pace through the first two-thirds of the 150 lap event as his competitors tried to keep in contact. Burton, Peltier, Noles, Timm, Tyler Dippel, and PASS South points leader Tyler Church jockeyed for position as they began to enter slower traffic. Dippel was the first to fall by the wayside, dropping out of the race with engine problems while running fifth on lap 83.

Caution free through the first 100 laps, Burton continued to lead but the battle was for second between Peltier and Timm. The two cars raced side-by-side for the position before Timm was able to move by with 43 laps to go when Peltier got slowed behind the lapped machine of Trey Jarrell. The first caution of the night finally waved on lap 112 when seventh running Jared Irvan slowed with a flat right front tire at the exact same time Joe Ryan Osborne came to a halt with a mechanical issue.

Utilizing the high groove on the restart, Timm was able to move by Burton to take the lead. Peltier soon followed, moving by Burton to take second. Despite racing in close proximity of one another, Timm’s Triad Racing Technologies Toyota was making the high groove work as he began to pull away from Peltier in the closing stages of the race. But, the second and final caution of the night would wave with just three laps to go when Tyler Church spun in turn four while battling Garrett Campbell for fifth.

On the restart, Timm appeared to spin his tires allowing Peltier to move by to take the lead. But again, Timm returned to the outside groove that had worked so well for him throughout the race, drawing alongside Peltier for the lead as they came to the white flag. Timm powered away to take the win by five car lengths over Peltier, Noles, Burton, and Fryar. Rounding out the top ten were Tate Fogleman, Church, Jarrell, Irvan, and Brandon Setzer.
Photos by Laura
1) 57 - Cole Timm - 150 Laps
2) 26 - Preston Peltier - 150
3) 2 Trevor Noles - 150
4) 12 - Harison Burton - 150
5) 16 - Jared Fryer - 150
6) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 150
7) 7 - Tyler Church - 150
8) 12j - Trey Jarrett - 150
9) 28 - Jared Irvan - 150
10) 6 - Brendon Setzer - 150
11) 15 - Tanner Rumburg - 148
12) 14 - Clete Caywood - 148
13) 12c - Garrett Campbell - 147
14) 13 - Joe Ryan Osborne - 111
15) 1 - Tyler Dippel - 83
| SLM Entries Received - SOBO - 6-7 |
Harrison Burton Hoping To Continue
Family Tradition at South Boston on 6/7
CHARLOTTE, NC (June 3) - For second generation racer Harrison Burton, this Saturday night's 150 lapper at South Boston Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model has special meaning. It will be the first time the younger Burton has ever competed at the speedway that helped make his father, Jeff, and uncle, Ward, famous. Although Harrison lives in Huntersville, NC, it is not lost on him what South Boston Speedway has meant to the Burton family.

"South Boston Speedway is where my family started racing stock cars and it's definitely got a lot of history for us," said Burton, driver of the Dex Imaging/Morton Builders/Cessna #12 Chevrolet. "I can't wait to add to that history and possibly get a PASS win there."

After starting out in Go Karts, both Jeff Burton and his older brother, Ward, graduated to stock car racing at their hometown track, South Boston Speedway. The Burton brothers both enjoyed success at South Boston in the Late Model Stock car ranks and eventually moved on to compete in Busch Series events there in the early 1990s. The Burtons have left an indelible mark on the Virginia racing scene and both Jeff and Ward have been honored with grandstands named for them at South Boston Speedway.

This year, Harrison Burton has been able to compete at places like Hickory Motor Speedway and Orange County Speedway, leading laps and establishing himself as a top contender whenever he races a PASS South Super Late Model. Like Hickory and Orange County, Burton feels a sense of pride competing at tracks, South Boston included, that his dad honed his driving talent at as he rose through the ranks.
"I feel more excitement than pressure racing at places that my dad started out at," said Burton. "Just to run the same laps that he ran and feel the same track that he felt, it's a really cool experience for me."

Burton joins a long list of drivers following in their father's footsteps competing in PASS. Throughout the years, Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, Jared Irvan, Brandon Setzer, and Tate Fogleman have all got to experience many of the same feelings Harrison Burton currently is as he seeks his first PASS South Super Late Model win. With each passing week, Burton looks to be getting closer to that win, hoping this weekend at South Boston might provide some of the magic his family has felt there through the years. But, despite his father and uncle's success at South Boston, its older cousin, Jeb, who actually has more experience on the current 4/10 mile configuration.

"He'll certainly be able to provide me with some pointers and I'll get on the phone with Jeb if he can't be there and talk to him about it," said Burton. "I definitely have a lot of mentors to help me out this weekend."

PASS South points leader Tyler Church and championship contenders Cole Timm and Jared Irvan lead the list of drivers currently pre-entered for this weekend's action at South Boston Speedway. Brandon Setzer will be looking for another strong run following a third place finish at Ace Speedway and a second place run at Southern National. Jared Fryar returns after his strong showing a few weeks ago at Ace Speedway along with veterans Tate Fogleman and Clete Caywood, who finished fourth at South Boston last August. Virginia's Tanner Rumburg will also be back as he competes at a track he has seen great success in while competing in the Modified ranks.

Action gets under way on Friday, June 6th at South Boston Speedway with rotating practice for all divisions from 10 AM - 4 PM. On Saturday, June 7th, practice will start at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:45 PM and racing slated to start at 7 PM. The PASS South Super Late Models will race for 150 laps, along with a Twin 25s for the Limited Sportsman, 30 laps for Pure Stock, and 25 laps for the Legends.

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 Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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