Saturday, August 16th
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Peltier Takes 2nd Straight PASS South Triumph At South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 16) – Preston Peltier took the lead on a restart with 59 laps to go and led the rest of the way to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model South Boston 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. The win was his first at the Virginia short track and pushed his series leading wins total to 12.

“I was pretty dejected earlier today when I hit the wall in practice and almost decided to load up and go home, but everybody came over and thrashed to get this thing ready and here we are,” said Peltier after his second straight PASS South Super Late Model win this season. “We wrecked last Saturday down in Georgia and worked all week to get here, worked a lot of late nights, and it all paid off.”

Following some pretty significant wall contact in the first practice session of the afternoon, Pelter bounced back to claim his 16th career quick qualifying time with a lap of 93.349 miles per hour around the quick 4/10 mile speedway. Peltier and second fastest qualifier Harrison Burton would slide back to 8th and 9th starting positions respectively following the top 10 redraw, while Maine’s Joey Doiron and June South Boston winner Cole Timm would move up to the front row.

At the drop of the green flag for the 150 lap feature, Timm quickly moved to the front, but was overtaken for the lead on lap 15 by Doiron in turn one. The first caution of the night waved on lap 30 when championship contender Jared Irvan stopped in turn four due to a fire caused by a steering problem.

On the restart, Timm moved back to the front. On lap 49, rookie Tyler Dippel moved into contention utilizing a slide job in turn one to take the lead from Timm. Following a caution for a spin by Lucas Jones in turn two on lap 56, Timm again had the advantage on the restart as he reassumed the lead from Dippel.

The third caution of the night would wave on lap 63 when Trey Jarrell came to a stop in turn four. On the ensuing restart, it appeared that Burton missed a shift causing the field to stack up behind him. Will Gallaher made hard contact with the inside wall and collected his teammate Spencer Wauters, along with Blake Stallings and Michael Rouse.

Timm continued to pace the field until lap 74 when Doiron moved by in turn three to retake the lead. Following a spin by Tanner Rumburg in turn one on lap 85, Doiron continued to struggle on the restarts allowing both Timm and Peltier to move around.

The sixth caution of the night would wave with 60 laps to go when rookies Jeff Batten and Matt Wallace made contact with the front straightaway wall. On the restart, Peltier took the lead from Timm for the first time in the race. Despite two more cautions, Peltier led the rest of the way to take the win over Doiron, Brandon Setzer, Dippel, and Burton. Rounding out the top 10 were Timm, Trevor Noles, points leader Tyler Church, Jared Fryar and Tate Fogleman.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again on Saturday, September 20th for the 8th Running of the Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway along with the PASS Pro Late Models and Legends.

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1) 26 - Preston Peltier - 150 Laps
2) 4d - Joey Doiron - 150
3) 6 - Brandon Setzer - 150
4) 1 - Tyler Dippel - 150
5) 12 - Harrison Burton - 150
6) 57 - Cole Timm - 150
7) 2 - Trevor Noles - 150
8) 7 - Tyler Church - 150
9) 16 - Jared Fryar - 150
10) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 150
11) 15 - Tanner Rumburg - 150
12) 13 - Joe Ryan Osborne - 150
13) Q104 - Kevin Powell - 148
14) 49 - Jeff Batten - 89
15) 6w - Matt Wallace - 89
16) 42 - Tim Pinion - 89
17) 18s - Kiel Spaulding - 85
18) 5w - Spencer Wauters - 64
19) 5g - Will Gallagher - 63
20) 188 - Blake Stallings - 63
21) 23 - Michael Rouse - 63
22) 16j - Lucas Jones - 61
23) 12j - Trey Jarrell - 60
24) 71 - Nick Robinson - 52
25) 28 - Jared Irvan - 29
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Harrison Burton Looking For More
In PASS Return To South Boston
CHARLOTTE, NC (August 13) - Throughout the stock car racing fraternity, there are families that are synonymous with certain speedways. That is certainly the case with the Burton family and South Boston Speedway. Jeff Burton and his older brother Ward honed their skills at their hometown track throughout the late 80's and early 90's as they began their ascent up the racing ladder. Likewise, Ward's son, Jeb, was a staple in the track's Late Model Stock division in recent years and has since moved on to the Truck Series. On Saturday night, Jeff's 13-year-old-son, Harrison will continue the family tradition as he competes with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division in the South Boston 150.

Harrison Burton has emerged as one of Super Late Model racing's top young talents, but will only be competing at South Boston Speedway for the second time in his brief career. He has to be considered one of the favorites Saturday night after electrifying the partisan crowd this past June by leading the most laps in his first ever start at South Boston before eventually finishing a solid fourth.

"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 feel more excitement than pressure racing at places that my dad started out at, like Orange County and South Boston. 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. I can't wait to add to that history and possibly get a PASS win there."

Harrison's impressive run at South Boston Speedway in June against some of Super Late Model racing's top talent certainly turned a few heads and the significance was not lost on many, particularly with his dad, Jeff.

"It's fun for us as a family going back to South Boston," said Jeff Burton. "Harrison thought it was cool to race there because myself, his Uncle Ward, and Jeb all raced there. We always have a lot of great supporters at South Boston that know our family and we're looking forward to going back since he led a lot of laps there in June. It's always a fun experience."

Despite the success Harrison had at South Boston a couple of months ago, the Burtons know they will have their work cut out for them as he seeks his first career PASS South Super Late Model win. And even though the team had one of their best runs of the season, Jeff believes it will take a different approach on Saturday night in order to beat a tough field of great competitors.

"I've never raced in this type of car and, honestly, I don't have a lot of experience at South Boston in its current configuration," says Jeff Burton. "Jeb ran a Late Model Stock there, but the PASS Supers that Harrison races run a much more different line around the track than the Late Models do. So, we almost gave Harrison too much information last time because the cars are so different. He's had own experience at South Boston now and that should help him a lot this weekend."

But, a win at South Boston Speedway is never easy and, with one of the strongest groups of pre-entries signed up, this weekend's race will be no exception. PASS South points leader Tyler Church and championship contenders Jared Irvan, Tyler Dippel, and Trevor Noles lead the list of drivers currently pre-entered for this weekend's action at South Boston Speedway, along with June race winner, Cole Timm. Brandon Setzer will be looking for another strong run following a string of podium finishes as of late. Jared Fryar returns after a strong fifth place finish at SoBo in June along with Tate Fogleman, who is coming off a career best third place finish at Southern National Motorsports Park. The Woodman Racing team will field two cars piloted by PASS North front runner Joey Doiron and PASS South veteran Kevin Powell. Veterans Brandon Ward and Clete Caywood return as they seek strong runs at South Boston. 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, along with fellow commonwealth drivers Tim Pinion, Trey Jarrell, and Alex Malycke. With an off weekend for the PASS Pro Late Model division, newcomers Lucas Jones and Nick Robinson will be making their first career PASS South Super Late Model starts this weekend.

Action gets under way on Friday, August 15th at South Boston Speedway with rotating practice for all divisions from 10 AM - 4 PM. On Saturday, August 16th, 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 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks, 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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It's All About Parity As PASS South
Prepares For South Boston Return
CHARLOTTE, NC (July 30) - Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model teams are currently enjoying a much needed summer break, but they are also busily preparing for the final third of the 2014 season. And one word more than any other can be used to describe the action seen so far this year...parity.

As the PASS South Super Late Models look towards their upcoming event on August 16 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia, fans and racers alike are excited to see what will happen next. Only Daniel Hemric has been able to win more than one PASS South Super Late Model race this year, and of those wins, Hemric took the lead with 12 or fewer laps to go in each of them. As a matter of fact, with the exception of Preston Peltier's recent win at Southern National Motorsports Park and Hemric's win in the season opener at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, there has been at least one lead change in the final five laps of every race so far this year.

Championship contenders Tyler Church and Cole Timm each have one win in 2014, with Church just 28 points ahead of Timm in the battle for the title. And, South Boston could play well into Timm's championship hopes since he edged out Peltier there for his first career win back in June. Other winners this year include PASS North Super Late Model front runner DJ Shaw's exciting win over Church in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway and Concord, NC's Roger Lee Newton taking the checkered flag at Orange County Speedway back in April.

But, when looking even harder at the numbers, you will realize that the parity in PASS South this year goes even deeper. Of the 75 drivers who have raced in at least one PASS South event in 2014, 14 have led laps. In three of those races, Garrett Campbell at Greenville-Pickens, Gus Dean at Dillon Motor Speedway, and Brandon Ward at Southern National, each led the most laps in their respective events, but failed to take home the victory.

Add to that, several other drivers have been knocking on the door to victory, but just have not quite gotten there. Championship contenders Jared Irvan, Tyler Dippel and Trevor Noles have all led laps this year and raced in the top five. Brandon Setzer has been one of the hottest drivers in the series as of late finishing in the top 5 in four of the last five events, while fellow rookie Harrison Burton has also shown strength during the summer, leading the most laps at South Boston in June and recording a career best second place finish at Greenville-Pickens in July. Add to the mix, third generation racer Tate Fogleman who has finished in the top 10 in two of the last three races, including a strong third place finish at Southern National.

When you put all of these factors together, it is very likely that we will see even more different winners this year and, possibly, several first time winners. And, you can't ask for much more than that when you go to see a great short track race.


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