North-South Shootout
Postponed to
Sun. November 8th
David Garbo, Jr. Dominates To
Claim North-South Shootout
Victory At Concord
MIDLAND, NC (November 8) - David Garbo, Jr. took the lead on the second lap and led the rest of the way for his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win in Sunday afternoon's 13th Annual North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway.

"I drove in a Late Model Stock race here three years ago and Concord has been my favorite racetrack ever since," said Garbo, driver of the Garbo Lobster #8 for the Fathead Racing team. "We decided to bring a crate motor here and I really wasn't that sure about the decision because this place is so fast, but it definitely worked to our favor in the end."

In qualifying Friday night, William Byron took the fast qualifying time by just .005 seconds over Joey Padgett with a lap of over 110 miles per hour on the half mile speedway. Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Brandon Ward and rookie Austin Thompson would move up to the front row, while Byron would slot into the fourth starting position. However, Ward would not be able to make the start due to a broken shifter.

Thompson jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag, but would be quickly overtaken on the next lap by Garbo entering turn one. The first caution of the night would wave on lap four when Wes Burton spun exiting turn three.

Back under green, Garbo continued to lead over Byron and Clay Rogers, who had moved to the front from the tenth starting position. The hardest crash of the night occurred on lap 15 when defending North-South Shootout winner Ryan Moore had a problem on the right front of his RC Moore Transportation #74 in the dogleg. Moore's Chevrolet veered hard right, slamming the wall exiting the dogleg. Despite the severity of the crash, Moore emerged from his car unhurt.

Garbo continued to maintain control over the field, while the PASS South winner at Concord Speedway in May, Zane Smith, made his way into the top 10 from the 22nd starting position. Late in the race, Byron began to fade, allowing Rogers to move into second. Jared Irvan and Padgett would follow Rogers around Byron a few laps later. Garbo completely dominated to take the win over Rogers, Padgett, who passed Irvan for third on the final lap, and Byron. Rounding out the top 10 were Jeramie Whorff, Christian Eckes, Tate Fogleman, Kaz Grala, and Smith.

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will be in action for the 2015 season finale on Saturday, November 21st as part of the 10th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule is available at HERE.

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Photos by Laura
1) 8x - David Garbo - 100 Laps
2) 17 - Clay Rogers - 100
3) 83 - Joey Padgett - 100
4) 2 - Jared Irvan - 100
5) 9 - William Byron - 100
6) 4 - Jeremie Whorff - 100
7) 15x - Christian Eckes - 100
8 8f - Tate Fogleman - 100
9) 51 - Kaz Grala - 100
10) 77 - Zane Smith - 100
11) 54 - Matt Craig - 100
12) 5 - Bobby Gill - 100
13) 49 - Jeff Batten - 100
14) 64 - Garrett Evans - 100
15) 98 - Jody Measamer - 99
16) 2x - Austin Thompson - 99
17) 28 - Terry Horak - 98
18) 5x - Wes Burton - 93
19) 15 - Colt James - 85
20) 8 - Trevor Sanborn - 85
21) 20 - Cole Rouse - 15
22) 74 - Ryan Moore - 14
23) 62 - Brandon Ward - DNS
PASS North-South
Differing Agendas For PASS Drivers
At North-South Shootout
CHARLOTTE, NC (November 3) - With the 13th Annual North-South Shootout just days away, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model drivers from across the country are beginning to make their way to Concord Speedway. While drivers like Winston-Salem, NC's Brandon Ward are preparing for the tall task of competing in both the PASS South Super Late Model and Tour-type Modified features, others have a different focus as race weekend approaches.

Jody Measamer from Sanford, NC has a lot riding on this year's North-South Shootout. Following a points shakeup at the most recent PASS South Super Late Model race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Measamer finds himself tied for third in points with Matt Craig, just 16 markers behind new championship leader Tate Fogleman.

"Entering the 2015 season my team and I believed we were one of the contenders, but circumstances knocked us out of the hunt," says Measamer. "Now we must put two good races together at Concord and Hickory and capitalize on this opportunity because we have a real shot to win this championship."

The season started strong for Measamer with two top five finishes in the first four PASS South events of 2015, including his first career quick qualifying time, which came at Concord in May. But along the way, misfortune caused Measamer to fall far behind the championship leaders. Ironically, one of Measamer's strongest runs of the year came in one his worst races. After being involved in an early accident with Joey Doiron at Caraway Speedway in May, Measamer and the Aquavapor team persevered to come home with a strong third place finish. Now, Measamer heads back to Concord this weekend with a real shot at what once seemed like a championship that was too far out of reach.

"Although I spent a lot of time there in my childhood, Concord is a tough place and I haven't had many races there," says Measamer, who has picked up additional sponsorship from Solid Rock Carriers for the final two PASS events. "Concord is a fast facility and we worked diligently there in May and had a great car, but a flat tire put us in the wall and ended our night. I have aligned myself with an experienced crew chief for this event in hopes of improving our outcome for the North-South Shootout."

East Parsonsfield, ME's Trevor Sanborn returns to Concord Speedway this weekend with a different agenda from Ward and Measamer. Sanborn will pilot Dicky Woodman's potent #8 entry in hopes of not only scoring a win in the North-South Shootout, but in grabbing an automatic starting spot for the 2016 Oxford 250. This year's North-South Shootout is the first race of the recently announced "Road To The Oxford 250" program. Sanborn is no stranger to success in the South having swept both PASS South events at Orange County Speedway back in 2008.

"I'm really excited to race at Concord this weekend, I've raced there one time and it's been my favorite track ever since," says Sanborn. "It would be awesome to get a guaranteed starting spot in the prestigious Oxford 250 next year. The main thing is, it gives you security because the 250 is the toughest race in the country to qualify for."

Kodie Conner Set for Move to
PASS Super Late Models

KANNAPOLIS, NC (November 3, 2015) -- The Pro All Stars Series still has two races remaining in the 2015 season and for newly crowned PASS Pro Late Model champion Kodie Conner, the time is now to take on his next challenge. Conner at the young age of 14 will attempt the final two PASS South Super Late Model events at the North-South Shootout this Saturday, November 7th at Concord Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway on November 21st in preparation of a PASS South Super Late Model full-time campaign in 2016.

Conner made his PASS Super Late Model debut last September at Hickory Motor Speedway and ran in the top ten most of the race, and was in second place behind all-time PASS wins leader Preston Peltier before being shuffled out to a 4th place finish after 150 laps. Earlier this season Conner swept the weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway by taking the victories in both of the Pro Late Model races during the Easter Bunny weekend.

He has a lot of confidence going into this weekend's event at Concord Speedway after he led every lap and won the Pro Late Model race at the track in May. "I love Concord Speedway. The track is fast and takes a lot of concentration and a good handling car to get around the place," said Conner. He has more test laps in the Super at Concord Speedway than any other track the series runs on, so that made the decision to make his first start in the Super this season there an easy one.
Kodie Conner has had a successful career in the Pro Late Models with 9 wins in 19 starts the past two seasons. This year alone he has 4 wins in just 9 races and with his second place finish last weekend at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) he clinched the 2015 championship. He will run the final Pro Late Model event at Hickory Motor Speedway later in November.

While winning championships and racing full bodied race cars, Conner is also in the Rowan-Cabarrus Early College program which includes college courses along with his general studies this fall.

Stay current with Kodie on social by following him on Twitter (@KodieConner), Facebook (, YouTube (@KodieConner) and on Instagram (@KodieConnerracing).
Northwest Legend Evans Set To Tackle PASS Events at Concord & Hickory in November
CHARLOTTE, NC (October 28) - As the 2015 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season enters the homestretch, teams are preparing for two of the biggest races of the year. PASS will help bring the North-South Shootout home to Concord Speedway on Saturday, November 7 and will follow that up by crowning the series champion three weeks later at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the 10th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown 200.

One of the most excited drivers for these two big PASS events in the Tarheel State is Ardenvoir, WA's, Garrett Evans. Evans is one of the most legendary names when it comes to racing in the Pacific Northwest, having won four titles in the old NASCAR Northwest series between 1985 and 2000. But even though he lives nearly 3000 miles away, it will not be his first trip to Concord Speedway. Evans competed regularly in the Big 10 Series at Concord in the 1990's and has even raced with PASS there. Evans led several laps in the late going of the 2012 Mason Dixon Meltdown at Concord, before eventually falling from the race and finishing 16th.

"Concord is my favorite track," says Evans, who is already making his trip east for the next two PASS races. "I love the dogleg and have a lot of friends in that area. I almost feel like it's my home track. The key there will be to get the car handling good for 125 green flag laps and to be smart."

While the North-South Shootout will not be his first trip to Concord, the Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 in late November will be his first chance to compete at Hickory Motor Speedway. While Concord is fast, treacherous, and completely unique, Hickory is smaller and has similar characteristics to many of the speedways Evans has competed on back on the West Coast.

"I have never raced at Hickory, but I've heard a lot about it and I'm looking forward to the race there," says Evans, driver of the familiar #64 sponsored by Leonard Evans Used Cars. "I'm hoping to get some good pointers from my good friend Larry Pollard of LP Gear."


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