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Preston Peltier Powers To 5th
Easter Bunny 150 Victory At Hickory
HICKORY, NC (March 31) - Preston Peltier survived a second half duel with local favorite Shane Lee to claim the victory in the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer.edu Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier's fifth Easter Bunny 150 triumph pushed his overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win total to 16, the most of any driver in series history.

"To be honest, the car was really fast on a short run, but the whole setup was a little too stiff and I thought we had messed up," said Peltier, who hauled his machine from Colorado where he now lives. "This place is just incredible, I've never felt it have this much grip before. This is the first race my daughter, Jocelyn, has been at, she's only eight weeks old, and I know where this Easter Bunny's going, that's for sure."

In qualifying, Peltier set a new track record with a lap of 14.470 seconds (90.255 MPH) for his 22nd career quick qualifying time in PASS, bettering 39 other competitors in the process. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move all the way back to the 10th starting position, while Tate Fogleman and Shane Lee would move up to the front row.

At the drop of the green flag, Fogleman would move into the lead over Lee and Jerick Johnson. The first caution flag of the night would wave on lap 17 when Jimmy Renfrew and Gracie Trotter collided on the front straightaway.

Following the restart, Fogleman would continue to lead, while Trevor Noles made his way into the top five, passing Johnson for fifth on lap 25. Just 10 laps later and after a slight tap by Jeff Fultz in turn two, Johnson would spin, while Jeff Batten, Wyatt Alexander, and Bryan Kruzek all made hard contact with the wall as they tried to avoid Johnson's spinning car.

Fogleman continued to lead until lap 41, when two-time PASS South Super Late Model champion, Matt Craig, would take the top spot on a restart. A few laps later, Derek Griffith would also attempt to overtake Fogleman for second, but Griffith would spin while racing hard as he entered turn one to bring out the fourth caution of the night.

Fogleman would return the favor to Craig on the next restart, taking the lead on lap 62 for the second time in the race. But, just five laps later, Peltier would make his presence know, taking the lead away from Fogleman. On lap 70, Roy Hayes made contact with the backstretch wall, resulting in Kodie Conner and several others colliding to bring out the sixth caution of the night.

With Peltier still out front, former Hickory Motor Speedway regular, Shane Lee, would make his way into second, applying heavy pressure to the leader. Despite two late cautions, Peltier would hold on to take the win over Lee, Brandon Setzer, DJ Shaw, and Fultz. The top five finishers each will receive a guaranteed starting position to either the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the Inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Rounding out the top 10 were Garrett Hall, Craig, Griffith, Noles, and Ben Rowe.

The PASS National Championship Super Late Models will be in action next up on Sunday, April 8 for The Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. While PASS South will hit the track again on Friday, May 25 at Concord Speedway as part of the Old Glory 125.

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PASS SOUTH SLMs at HICKORY
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 3-31-18
1) 48 - Preston Peltier - 150 Laps
2) 00L - Shane Lee - 150
3) 6 - Brandon Setzer - 150
4) 60 - DJ Shaw - 150
5) 54x - Jeff Fultz - 150
6) 94 - Garrett Hall - 150
7) 54 - Matt Craig - 150
8) 12g - Derek Griffith - 150
9) 22 - Trevor Noles - 150
10) 4n - Ben Rowe - 150
11) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 150
12) 24j - JP Josiasse - 150
13) 2b - Gabe Brown - 149
14) 00k - Bryan Kruczek - 149
15) 16me - Travis Stearns - 148
16) 2s - Lonnie Sommerville - 148
17) 98 - Jody Measamer - 148
18) 01 - Sam Gooden - 146
19) 08 - Nicholas Naugle - 107
20) 76 - Jerick Johnson - 99
21) 35 - Derek Ramstrom - 70
22) 78 - Corey Heim - 70
23) 15 - Roy C. Hays III - 70
24) 03 - Joe Squeglia Jr. - 69
25) 45 - Kodie Conner - 69
26) 71f - Harold Fair Jr. - 67
27) 7c - Tyler Church - 40
28) 49 - Jeff Batten - 34
29) 96 - Wyatt Alexander - 34
30) 2t - Gracie Trotter - 33
31) 00 - Jimmy Renfrew - 19
32) 26 - Bubba Pollard - 17
Entries Received - Hickory - 3/31/18
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STARTING GRID - 3-31-18
PASS SOUTH SLMs at HICKORY EASTER BUNNY
1) 8f - Tate Fogleman
2) 00L - Shane Lee
3) 76 - Jerick Johnson
4) 7c - Tyler Church
5) 54 - Matt Craig
6) 49 - Jeff Batten
7) 45 - Kodie Conner
8) 26 - Bubba Pollard
9) 22 - Trevor Noles
10) 48 - Preston Peltier
11) 78 - Corey Heim
12) 12g - Derek Griffith
13) 16me - Travis Stearns
14) 54x - Jeff Fultz
15) 00k - Bryan Kruczek
16) 96 - Wyatt Alexander
17) 94 - Garrett Hall
18) 08 - Nicholas Naugle
19) 4n - Ben Rowe
20) 6 - Brandon Setzer
21) 60 - DJ Shaw
22) 35 -Derek Ramstrom
23) 71 - Jimmy Doyle
24) 2b - Gabe Brown
25) 15 - Roy Hayes III
26) 03 - Joe Squeglia Jr.
27) 98 - Jody Measmer
28) 2 - Lonnie Sommerville
29) 00 - Jimmy Renfrew
30) 24j - JP Josiasse
31) 01 - Sammy Gooden
32) 2t - Gracie Trotter
WINNERS of The PASS EASTER BUNNY 150
2006 - Mike Rowe
2007 - Ryan Lawler
2008 - Corey Williams
2009 - Ben Rowe
2010 - Preston Peltier
2011 - Stephen Nasse
2012 - Kyle Grissom
2013 - Preston Peltier
2014 - DJ Shaw
2015 - Preston Peltier
2016 - Ben Rowe
2017 - Preston Peltier
2018 - Preston Peltier
 
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Entry Form - Hickory - 3/31/18
Entries Received - Hickory - 3/31/18
Event Schedule - Hickory - 3/31/18
TICKET PRICING - 17 and up: $20 
12-16: $10    11 and under: FREE
The Easter egg hunt will be split into 2 groups this
year - ages 5 and under and ages 6-11 - and will
take place during the Meet and Greet at 6 PM!!
BEN ROWE #4n
GRACIE TROTTER #2

High Stakes For PASS Racers Looking
To Win Easter Bunny 150 Trophy

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 28) - As the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer at Hickory Motor Speedway approaches this weekend, drivers and teams from across the country are making their annual holiday trek to the North Carolina Piedmont. The action-packed Saturday of racing will also see the return of the SMRS Tour Modifieds to the Easter Bunny weekend. And the state of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic appears to be as strong as ever. As it has since 2006, the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer and its iconic trophy have become bucket list material for many short track racers from across North America.

But, there is even more on the line in this year's version of the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer. With over 30 cars already entered, the "Bunny" has added importance this year as the top five finishers at Hickory on Saturday will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Five-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, has seen the Easter Bunny 150 since its beginning in 2006 and he believes the opportunity to get locked into Oxford or Richmond has made the stakes even higher this year.

"I think it's just getting bigger and bigger," says Rowe, a winner of the Easter Bunny 150 in 2009 and 2016. "Everyone in the south knows the Easter Bunny at Hickory now. Getting locked into the Oxford 250 or Richmond is huge. Just look at Bubba Pollard, one of the best Super Late Model racers in the country is coming to Hickory to try and get locked in, that says a lot."

On the other end of the spectrum is rookie, Gracie Trotter. Attempting just her fifth Super Late Model start ever, Trotter turned heads with an impressive drive last fall in the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory. Coming off a history making sixth place finish at Caraway, which tied as the best finish by a female ever in PASS competition, Trotter is ready to try her hand again against the best short trackers on the continent.

"I had a great run last time I was at Hickory and in the last chance race I held off Ben Rowe for the win," says Trotter. "There are a lot of cars in this race so I'm going to have to stay on my toes. I know if I stay patient, keep the nose clean, and watch ahead, I can get a good finish."

Rowe and Trotter will be up against one of the strongest fields ever assembled on Saturday for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer as they will joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including former winner, DJ Shaw, as well as South Carolina Clash winner, Derek Griffith, Derek Ramstrom, Bryan Kruczek, Jimmy Renfrew, Sammy Gooden, Joe Squeglia, Jr., Gabe Brown, Jake Johnson, Travis Stearns, Dennis Spencer, Jr., and Wyatt Alexander. PASS South title contenders hope to keep the home fires burning led by Matt Craig, Kodie Conner, Tate Fogleman, Roy Hayes, Jeff Batten, Jimmy Doyle, and Jody Measamer. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputer Career machine and will be joined by former Hickory winners, Brandon Setzer and Tyler Church, as well as Trevor Noles, "Mad Max McClaughlin, Darren Shaw, Kevin Floars and rookie, Corey Heim. And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario's, JP Josiasse and New Brunswick's, Lonnie Sommerville, returning for the first time in a number of years.

The action kicks off on Friday, March 30 with optional practice for all competing divisions from 2 - 5:20 PM. On Saturday, March 31, practice will begin at 1 PM, followed by qualifying at 4 PM, the pit party at 5:30 PM, last chance race at 6:30 PM, and features for the PASS South Super Late Models and SMRS Tour Modifieds at 7 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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. And new for the 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.

For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.

And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
BUBBA POLLARD #26
Bubba Pollard to Spend
Easter Weekend at Hickory
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor
Bubba Pollard will be spending his Easter weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The Super Late Model veteran from Senoia, GA will be making the trek to the “Birthplace of NASCAR Stars” to compete in the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150.

Pollard has made a handful of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) starts throughout his career, but on Saturday he’ll be looking to make his first Easter Bunny 150 start and his first PASS start since 2012. Although his name has yet to appear on the official entry list for the event, Pollard recently confirmed his plans to enter the race.

In addition to chasing the Easter Bunny trophy and $5,000 payday, Pollard looks forward to gaining experience racing against competition that he plans to race against during one of Super Late Model racing’s crown jewels later this year.

“I’m excited to race them. For one reason, if I’m not mistaken, this is a race that could guarantee us into the Oxford 250. That’s big for us because we plan to go up to the Oxford 250 this year,” Pollard told Speed51.com. “Not only if we win do we get a starting spot there, it’s important for that, but just racing against some of the Northern guys that are coming down and getting experience racing against those guys so we can take it into Oxford.

“It will be big to know what we’re up against and racing with the PASS series because we’re not as familiar with the rules and what they have going. It will be big for us to get some seat time against the competitors and with the series.”

Pollard has one previous start at Hickory Motor Speedway, a fourth-place finish in a CARS Tour event last August. The history, prestige and character of the facility makes it a track that he’d like to pull his No. 26 Super Late Model into victory lane at.

“It has a lot of history over the years,” Pollard began. “It’s got character to the race track. It’s bumpy, it’s rough, it’s flat. It’s everything that I like racing on. It’s one of the cool tracks that I’ve never won at, so hopefully we can check it off the list. It has a lot of history with Cup going there back in the day and it would be cool to get a win there if we could.”

One of the strongest competitors sitting in Pollard’s path to victory lane is two-time defending PASS South champion Matt Craig. The Easter Bunny 150 will be the first race that both Craig and Pollard will be attending since their run-in at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC) in February.

Although he’s still not happy with how thing went down, Pollard will be focused on one thing when the green flag waves on Saturday.

“I’m there to win races,” he said. “I’m not going for him. You’ll never forget it, that’s for sure. It’s always in the back of your mind, but I’m there to win races.”

After staying close to home last weekend to celebrate Easter early, Pollard will be bringing his family to Hickory and hopes to win his daughter the stuffed Easter bunny that comes with the trophy.

“We kind of did Easter last weekend and we’ll make it back on Sunday to go to church and enjoy it with the family,” Pollard said of his Easter plans. “They sacrifice a lot for me to race so it would be cool to win it with my family there.”

Race fans will be able to watch Pollard and the rest of the PASS competitors via a live pay-per-view video stream of the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150. Live video tickets can be purchased today for $19.99 by clicking here.
GARRETT HALL #94

New England's Best Racers Ready
To Duel With South Counterparts
At Easter Bunny 150

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 23) - While short track racing appears to be on the verge of a renaissance, one very bright spot over the last decade has been the immergence of the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. As it has since 2006, the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer will pit some of the best Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models racers from across North America against one another at one of the most legendary short tracks in the country. With 26 cars already entered, this year's race has added importance as the top five finishers at Hickory will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. It will be an action-packed weekend of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway that will see the fastest cars in the South compete as the PASS Super Late Models will be joined by the entertaining SMRS Tour Modifieds.

A driver that might feel he has some unfinished business at Hickory Motor Speedway is Scarborough, ME's, Garrett Hall. In last November's Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory, Hall was one lap away from taking home $15,000 when he got tangled up with a lapped car and lost out on the big prize to hometown favorite, Brandon Setzer.

"My team and I are going to Hickory looking for some redemption and plan on getting a top five finish to get locked into the 250 or Richmond," says Hall, driver of the Norm's Used Cars Chevrolet #94. "It's huge to be qualified into those events and it will make it much easier for us when we go to those races."

Hall has been one of the top Super Late Model drivers in New England in recent years and believes a good run at Hickory will set him up well for a busy month of PASS North racing.

"We have a lot going on between racing at Hickory, then to Thompson for the North season opener, and then to Oxford afterwards," says Hall. "But I feel like we are well prepared for the upcoming season and excited to go to Hickory and start it off right."

Hall will have no lack of competition on Saturday, March 31 at the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer as he is joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including former winner, Ben Rowe, as well as South Carolina Clash winner, Derek Griffith, Derek Ramstrom, DJ Shaw, Bryan Kruczek, Jimmy Renfrew, Sammy Gooden, Joe Squeglia, Jr., Gabe Brown, Jake Johnson, Travis Stearns, Dennis Spencer, Jr., and Wyatt Alexander. PASS South title contenders hope to keep the home fires burning led by Matt Craig, Kodie Conner, Tate Fogleman, Jeff Batten, and Jimmy Doyle. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputerCareer machine and will be joined by former Hickory winners, Brandon Setzer and Tyler Church, as well as Trevor Noles, "Mad Max McLaughlin, Kevin Floars. And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario's, JP Josiasse and New Brunswick's, Lonnie Sommerville, returning to Hickory for the first time in a number of years.

The action kicks off on Friday, March 30 with optional practice for all competing divisions from 2 - 5:20 PM. On Saturday, March 31, practice will begin at 1 PM, followed by qualifying at 4 PM, the pit party at 5:30 PM, last chance race at 6:30 PM, and features for the PASS South Super Late Models and SMRS Tour Modifieds at 7 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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. And new for the 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.

For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.

And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
JERICK JOHNSON #76
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MyComputerCareer To Be
Presenting Sponsor For
13th Annual Easter Bunny 150
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 8) - Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials are happy to announce that MyComputerCareer will be the presenting sponsor for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31. The Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer is traditionally the biggest Super Late Model event of the Spring and will be even bigger this year. The top five finishers at Hickory will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. It will be an action-packed weekend of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway that will see the fastest cars in the South compete as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the entertaining SMRS Tour Modifieds.

"From the beginning in 2006 to now, the Easter Bunny 150 has shown our commitment to Super Late Model racing in the Southeast," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "It seems like the Easter Bunny grows every year and we couldn't be more happy to have MyComputerCareer come on board in 2018."

MyComputerCareer was founded by Tony Galati in 2007 and has locations throughout the country. MyComputerCareer offers a precise technical education designed to position you to improve your life by achieving your career goals. Teaming with driver Jerick Johnson and the POW-MIA Freedom Car #76, MyCompterCareer is part of a joint effort to raise awareness for the cause of Prisoners Of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) service members of the United States military. Through that effort, race fans will be able to support our veterans throughout the entirety of the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer will be posted soon on ProAllStarsSeries.com. The next PASS South Super Late Model event will be the RGS Products 125 at Caraway Speedway on Sunday, March 18, along with action for the SMRS Tour Modifieds, 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds, and Limited Late Models.

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 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. And new for the 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.

For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.

And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

 

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