JUNE 19th
Photos by Laura  -
1) 28 - Jared Irvan - 125 Laps
2) 33 - Roger Lee Newton - 125
3) 2 - Clay Rogers - 125
4) 77 - Zane Smith - 125
5) 98 - Jody Measamer - 125
6) 83 - Joey Padgett - 125
7) 16 - Lucas Jones - 125
8) 62 - Brandon Ward - 125
9) 27 - Lee Tissot - 125
10) 54 - Matt Craig - 125
11) 5w - Spencer Wauters - 124
12) 15x - Colt James - 108
13) 49 - Jeff Batten - 90
14) 36 - Chandler Smith - 89
15) 10 - R.S. Senter - 76
16) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 63
17) 8m - Kyle McCallum - 60
18) 58 - Tyler Ankrum 58
19) 5m - Vinnie Miller 52
20) 57 - Cole Timm - 47
21) 89 - Lee Hansard - 47
22) 71 - Jimm Doyle - 28
23) 02 - Walker Yates - 24
24) 15 - Ron Young - DNS
1) 2 - Austin Thompson - 50 Laps
2) 82 - Cameron Burke - 50
3) 55 - Jake Spillers - 50
4) 3 - Jordan McCallum - 50
5) 7 - Matt Murphy - 39
6) 45 - Kodie Conner - 39
Jared Irvan Delivers Father's Day Gift
For 1st PASS South Win At Anderson
WILLIAMSTON, SC (June 19) - Jared Irvan took the lead from Roger Lee Newton with six laps to go following a long side-by-side battle to win the Electric City 125 Friday night at Anderson Motor Speedway. The win was Irvan's first career victory in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division.

"My car really wasn't that good in practice and even at the beginning of the race, but I definitely saved my stuff and was able to come back to the front," said Irvan alongside the Kia Of Anderson Chevrolet in victory lane. "Roger Lee [Newton] and I raced each other hard, but we raced it other clean and I'm glad he raced me that way. I didn't think I was going to get by him for a while, but finally I got a good run coming off turn two and I got by him."

The win was especially sweet for Jared's dad, Ernie, and proved to be an early Father's Day present for the 1991 Daytona 500 winner.

"Any time you can your son take after you and win races means a lot, especially since we haven't been able to race Jared a whole lot this year," said Ernie Irvan. "It's great for him to be able to win on Father's Day weekend. Its really neat. I'm kinda stuck for words."

On an extremely hot day that saw track temperatures well exceed 100 degrees during the afternoon, second year driver Lucas Jones paced the 24 car field in qualifying with a lap of 94.149 miles per hour around the 3/8 mile speedway. Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Jones would move back to the eighth starting position while Roger Lee Newton and PASS South points leader Zane Smith would move to the front row.

At the drop of the green flag, Newton assumed the lead, but was overtaken on lap 25 by Clay Rogers for the top spot. The first caution flag of the night would not wave until lap 48 when Cole Timm and Lee Hansard made hard contact exiting turn two to put their night to an early end. Just five laps later, the caution waved again for a spin in turn two by Spencer Wauters following contact from Colt James.
On the restart, Smith would get the better of Rogers to take the lead for the first time of the night. The two would go back-and-forth for the lead, while Matt Craig joined the fight back in third. Rogers and Craig both moved by Zane Smith as the caution would wave for the stalled car of Kyle McCallum on lap 64.

Craig made an aggressive move following the restart to take the lead from Rogers on the outside as they entered turn one. Rogers once again found himself in a tussle as he and Craig exchanged the lead amongst themselves.

After a spin by Lee Tissot and Wauters in turn one on lap 77, Craig again assumed the lead but was now challenged by his teammate, Zane Smith. Smith moved around the outside to take the lead from Craig with 42 laps to go. At this point, Craig appeared to struggle with the handling on his C&C Boiler Sales Chevrolet and started to drop back. As Craig dropped back, rookie Chandler Smith challenged him for fifth, but the two cars made contact down the back straightaway sending Smith hard into the outside wall.

Following the restart, Rogers again moved to the lead around Zane Smith. Newton joined the fray to move around Smith and take second. With 23 laps to go, Newton made slight contact with Rogers exiting turn two which allowed him to move underneath and in to the lead.

All the while, Irvan patiently waited back in the fourth position and was now ready to make his charge. Irvan moved by Zane Smith and Rogers in to the second position and then set his sights on the leader, Newton. Irvan's car seemed to handle extremely well on the inside groove and moved down low to challenge Newton for the lead with 15 laps to go. Lap after lap, Irvan and Newton ran side-by-side for the lead before Irvan was finally able to clear him with six laps to go. Irvan stretched his lead and held on to capture the win in the Electric City 125 over Newton, Rogers, Zane Smith, and Jody Measamer. Rounding out the top 10 were Joey Padgett, Jones, Brandon Ward, Tissot, and Craig.

Austin Thompson was able to overcome a penalty to take his second career PASS Pro Late Model division win. Kodie Conner led until there were 17 laps to go when he and Thompson made contact in turn two. Thompson was sent to the rear for rough driving handing the lead over to Cameron Burke. Thompson made his way back through the field to take the lead from Burke with less than five laps to go. Following Thompson and Burke at the checkered flag were Jake Spillers, Jordan McCallum, and Matt Murphy.

In local division action, Will Ragsdale held off Austin Northcutt for the BM Modifed win, while Chase Purdy claimed the Legends win and Tommy Davis took the Front Wheel Drive win.

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will be in action once again on Saturday, July 25 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC.

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PASS South Ready To Heat Up The Track In Return Trip To Anderson
CHARLOTTE, NC (June 16) - As temperatures soar with the approach of summer, the stars and cars of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) are busily preparing for this Friday night's Electric City 125 at Anderson Motor Speedway. The PASS South Super Late Models will be joined in action by the PASS Pro Late Models, Legends, BM Modifieds and Front Wheel Drives on Friday night at Anderson. As the South's oldest and most prestigious Super Late Model championship heads to the upstate of South Carolina this weekend, drivers and teams are hoping they will have the right setup to deal with a very hot and very slick Anderson Motor Speedway.

In 2012, Winston-Salem, NC's Brandon Ward led flag-to-flag to score a very memorable win at Anderson in similar conditions to what are expected for Friday evening. Ward and the New Day Motorsports team dominated for their second win that season and briefly took over the PASS South Super Late Model points lead along the way.

"The win in 2012 at Anderson was a big one for us," says Ward, driver of the Foothill Ford/ Welders #62. "We had just won at Wake County and then we were able to back that win up at Anderson. It's a unique race track with very little grip."

As Ward mentioned, Anderson Motor Speedway presents a unique challenge to the PASS racers. The 3/8 mile speedway has relatively tight corners that are banked at 14 degrees. But, perhaps the bigger test will come from the elements themselves. With daytime temperatures expected to be in 90s, the aged and worn surface will be extremely hard to find grip on for the 600-plus horsepower PASS South Super Late Models.

"This will be my first trip back to Anderson since our win and I feel the conditions will be much the same," says Ward. "No grip and very hot temperatures should make for an exciting race for the fans. I think you will see different strategies and a lot of passing throughout the field."

Despite a late start to the season, Ward and the New Day Motorsports team have been competitive in their first two races back on the tour. At Concord Speedway, Ward ran in the top five before coming out on the wrong end of a late race restart and finishing in 11th. Ward followed his Concord performance up by just missing out on being fast qualifier at South Boston Speedway behind eventual race winner Kaz Grala. After a late race pit stop to make adjustments, Ward worked his way back through the field to finish fifth. Ward believes his three-year winless streak could end this weekend at the place he scored his most recent win at, Anderson Motor Speedway.

"As a team, I feel that we are in the best position at New Day Motorsports that we have been in since I came here to drive for them in 2010," said Ward. "With Will Spaugh as crew chief and Jeff Day being able to focus on managing our entire program, we have had fast race cars with the PASS car and the Modified everywhere we've raced this season. All the guys have worked very hard and with only running two PASS races so far this season, I feel like we are already in a position to win again."

Joining Ward among the pre-entries are PASS South Super Late Model points leader Zane Smith and his teammate, Matt Craig. Former PASS South winners Clay Rogers and Cole Timm will be looking for a return trip to victory lane. Lee Hansard returns after leading the most laps at Anderson in the spring. Defending PASS Pro Late Model champion Walker Yates will be joined by veterans Jimmy Doyle and Jeff Batten in seeking their first career PASS South Super Late Model wins at Anderson.

Action begins on Friday, June 19 at Anderson Motor Speedway with pit gates opening at 2 PM followed by practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Legends, BM Modifieds, and Front Wheel Drives from 4-6:30 PM. Qualifying is set to start at 6:50 PM and main event racing featuring the Electric City 125 will go green at 8 PM.

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 legendary AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or

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