Photos by Laura
1) 54 - Matt Craig - 125 LAPS
2) 55 - Tanner Thorson - 125
3) 45 - Kodie Conner - 125
4) 7 –-Dave Farrington, Jr. - 125
5) 98 - Jody Measamer - 125
6) 7c - Tyler Church - 125
7) 99 - Sarah Cornett-Ching - 125
8) 24 - JP Josiasse - 125
9) 15 - Roy Hayes - 123
10) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 119
11) 15x - Christian Eckes - 100
12) 11 - Jordan McCallum - 94
13) 71 - Jimmy Doyle - 32
14) 37 - Charlie Batnes - 4
15) 4m - Kyle McCallum - 3
DNS: 74 - Ryan Moore
DNS: 12 - Mark Reedy
| Entries Received - Caraway - 5-5-17 |
Matt Craig Powers to 3rd PASS
South Win of Season at Caraway
SOPHIA, NC (May 5) - Matt Craig edged out rookie Tanner Thorson Friday night to score his third Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win of the season in the Caraway 125. Craig's second straight PASS South win at Caraway Speedway lengthens his point lead as he seeks to become the first driver to ever win back-to-back titles in the series' 12 year history.

"We had to run hard the whole race, Tate [Fogleman] was really good, the 55 [Thorson] was really good, but none of these races are ever easy to win," said Craig, driving the family-owned C&C Boilers Chevrolet #54. "I can't thank the guys enough for all the time they take to work on these cars, taking time off from work and family to be here at the track every weekend. I don't know how far that horseshoe is up in my butt right now, but I like it."

In qualifying, Thorson just beat out Fogleman by three, one thousandths of a second for his first quick qualifying time in PASS with a lap of 16.620 seconds (98.556 MPH). After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Thorson and the other fast qualifiers would move to the bottom half of the top 10 on the grid, while 2014 PASS South champion, Tyler Church, and rookie Roy Hayes would move to the front row for the start.

At the drop of the green flag, Church would move to the point, while Craig, Thorson, and Fogleman diced their way up through the field. Meanwhile, Kodie Conner was dropping back, falling to the rear of the field by lap seven. Church would continue to lead over Craig and Jordan McCallum until the caution waved for the first time for a spin by Jimmy Doyle in turn one on lap 33.

On the restart, Craig was able to get the advantage over Church heading down the back straightaway to take the lead. Fogleman and Thorson quickly followed suit as the trio tried to separate themselves from the rest of the field. By lap 74, Church had fallen back to fifth and was trying to hold off Hayes to stay in the top five. Hayes made contact with Church in turn two to move by and take the position. But, the two would again make contact entering turn three with Hayes going around to bring out the second caution of the night.

Back under green, Craig continued to lead, but was being closely pursued by Fogleman and Thorson. On several occasions the two would get close to Craig, but not quite enough to challenge for the lead. Fogleman's bid for the win would end five laps shy of the finish due to a motor problem while running second.

On the final restart, Craig took the advantage, but Thorson would apply heavy pressure, along with Conner who had rebounded to third. Despite some contact over the final laps, Craig held on to take the win over Thorson, Conner, Dave Farrington, Jr., and Jody Measamer. Rounding out the top ten were Church, Sarah Cornett-Ching, JP Josiasse, Hayes, and Fogleman.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again for a big Memorial Day weekend kickoff at Concord Speedway on Friday night, May 26. Entry forms are currently available at

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PASS South Super Lates Headline
Full Slate Of Friday Night Action
at Caraway on Friday 5/5
CHARLOTTE, NC (May 2) - Southeast race fans are in for a treat Friday night at Caraway Speedway as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series compete in a full evening of racing action. The Caraway 125 will see the South's original Super Late Models return for race five of the 2017 season on Friday night at Caraway, along with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, Chargers, and Mini Stocks.

Sanford, NC's Jody Measamer is a driver that knows Caraway Speedway well. Measamer grew up working on the cars of legendary short tracker racer, Tom Usry, at Caraway and other tracks throughout the Carolinas. Eventually, Measamer took his place behind the wheel at Caraway Speedway and it has been very good to him throughout his racing career.

"Caraway is a tough place," says Measamer, driver of the Solid Rock Carriers/CRF Chassis Chevrolet #98. "It's where I won my first car race and championship in a 4-Cylinder Modified. "It's also the place where I won my first Supertruck race and I've been fortunate to win a lot of truck races at Caraway."

Measamer has come to Caraway with PASS with equally high expectations the last two years. In 2015, he was involved in an incident on lap one that saw him get into the wall. Despite heavy damage, Measamer's crew worked on the car throughout the race, making multiple pit stops, still soldiering home to a third place finish. Last year, he ran up front all night long and finished fourth. Needless to say, hopes are again high for Friday night as Measamer seeks his first career PASS South Super Late Model victory.

"I look forward to going back to Caraway, we've had several good runs the last few years there and led a lot of laps too," said Measamer. "Caraway is a unique place because both ends of the track are different and to make a good lap you have to hit turns one and two just right or it will kill your whole lap. When you do get off turn two correctly, you carry a lot of speed down the backstretch."

While Measamer will be seeking his first victory, PASS South points leader, Matt Craig, will be looking for his third of 2017. Craig came from two laps down last year to score his first career PASS South win at Caraway. Fellow former PASS South champions, Tate Fogleman and Tyler Church, will be looking for their first wins of the season at Caraway. Tanner Thorson, Kodie Conner, and defending Derby winner, Christian Eckes, will each be looking for their first PASS wins. New England driver Dave Farrington, Jr. will be busy this weekend competing at Caraway on Friday and Star Speedway in New Hampshire on Saturday. British Columbia's Sarah Cornett-Ching returns south after competing in the last two PASS North races in Maine, while fellow Canadian, JP Josiasse, will also be back, looking to build on some strong early season runs.

All the action gets under way on Thursday afternoon at Caraway Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 4 - 7 PM. On Friday, practice will begin at 4 PM with qualifying starting at 7 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, NASCAR Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, Chargers, and Mini Stocks, followed by main events starting at approximately 8 PM.

PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for Caraway Speedway and the complete weekend schedule, along with entry forms for Concord Speedway, can be found at

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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to

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