SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
The 14th ANNUAL
SETZER - RAMSTROM - HOPKINS
POLLAND - PELTIER
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PASS NATIONAL SLMs at HICKORY
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS - 4-20-19
1) 35 - Derek Ramstrom - 150 Laps
2) 15 - Mike Hopkins - 150
3) 6 - Brandon Setzer - 150
4) 16me - Travis Stearns - 150
5) 7c - Justin Crider - 150
6) 26p - Bubba Pollard - 150
7) 2 - Gracie Trotter - 150
8) 21 - Trey Jarrel - 150
9) 51n - Steven Nasse - 150
10) 08 - Nicholas Naugle - 150
11) 33 - Preston Peltier - 150
12) 76 - Jerrick Johnson - 150
13) 78 - Corey Heim - 150
14) 21b - Trey Bayne - 149
15) 24j - JP Josiasse - 148
16) 16 - Molly Helmuth - 147
17) 8f - Tate Fogleman - 145
18) 54 - Matt Craig - 141
19) 96 - Wyatt Alexander - 133
20) 7 - Travis Benjamin - 132
21) 28 - Jared Irvan - 128
22) 92 - Jason Staley - 119
23) 21x - Branson Butcher - 89
24) 45 - Kodie Conner - 77
25) 50 - Jett Noland - 77
26) 4p - Kyle Plott - 77
27) 13 - Wes Burton - 77
28) 15ma - Jake Johnson - 76
29) 12g - Derek Griffith - 71
30) 4n - Ben Rowe - 60
31) 93ct - Ray Christian III - 36
32) 43 - Devin O'Connell - 36
33) 26 - Christian Rose - 33
ENTRIES RECEIVED - HICKORY - 4-20
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Ramstrom Survives For
Easter Bunny 150
Triumph At Hickory
HICKORY, NC (April 20) - Massachusetts racer Derek Ramstrom prevailed in a wild race to claim the victory in the 14th Annual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150 Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Ramstrom's victory was his second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win at Hickory after claiming the checkered flag there last November.
 
"You know a lot of stuff happened in front of me with the leaders tonight, so things played out in my favor and we earned it," said Ramstrom in victory lane. "We've had a rough start to the season and we really needed this victory. Everyone was racing really hard to halfway because we all thought the rain was coming. It was definitely a good time."

In qualifying, Peltier took his 23rd career quick qualifying time in PASS with a lap of 14.603 seconds (89.488 MPH). After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move back to the sixth starting position, while Tate Fogleman and Mike Hopkins would move up to the front row.

With rain being a persistent threat throughout the day and into the evening, the competition was fierce as Fogleman jumped into the early lead. Peltier and fellow Easter Bunny 150 winner, Stephen Nasee, moved to the outside groove early on and bypassed Fogleman for the lead on lap 15. The first caution of the night would wave on lap 28 for a spin by Christian Rose on the backstretch.

Following the restart, Peltier would slip in turn two allowing Mike Hopkins to move by on the outside and into the lead. But, after a caution on lap 36 for a spin by Molly Helmuth and Ray Christian, III, Hopkins relinquished the lead, pitting to evaluate a vibration in his car. This handed the lead back to Peltier, who would be dogged for the next 100 laps by Bubba Pollard.

Defending PASS National Champion, Derek Griffth, was eliminated in a crash on the front stretch on lap 71, which also collected current National points leader, Jake Johnson. Then, just five laps later, Jerrick Johnson spun in turn four, collecting Kyle Plott and Matt Craig among others.

Over the next 60 laps, Peltier and Pollard would compete in a heavyweight bout for the lead, trading the lead back and forth, as they also traded sheet metal on occasion. It would come to a head with 16 laps to go as the two made contact down the backstretch and again in turn four, sending Pollard for a spin. Peltier would be placed at the rear of the field with Pollard for his involvement in the incident.

This put Fogleman out front again, until lap 140 when he was bypassed on the outside for the lead by Hopkins. The caution would wave just three laps later for wall contact by Craig in turn two. On the restart, both Fogleman and Corey Heim were able to move around Hopkins and into the top two positions. But, with four laps to go, Fogleman spun after contact from Heim to bring out the caution, resulting in both cars going to the rear.

On the final restart, Ramstrom was able to get by Hopkins for the lead and led the final four laps for his first ever triumph in the Easter Bunny 150. Following them at the checkers were Brandon Setzer, Travis Stearns, and rookie Justin Crider. Rounding out the top ten were Pollard, Gracie Trotter, Trey Jarrell, Nasse, and Nicholas Naugle.

The PASS North Super Late Models will be in action next Sunday afternoon, April 28 for the Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. While the PASS National Championship will hit the track again on Sunday, June 23 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH as part of the 3rd Annual New England Short Track Showdown.

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WINNERS of The PASS
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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
2019 - Derek Ramstrom
Strong Field Set To Tackle Hickory
At 14th Annual Easter Bunny 150
NAPLES, ME(April 17) - As the 14th Annual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150 approaches this weekend, drivers and teams from across North America are making their annual holiday trek to Hickory Motor Speedway. The action-packed Saturday of racing will also see Mini Stocks added to the Easter Bunny weekend, utilizing Carolina Mini Stock Challenge rules. Meanwhile, the state of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic appears to be on the rebound. As it has since 2006, the MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150 and its iconic trophy have become bucket list material for many short track racers from across the country.

But, there is even more on the line in this year's version of the MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150. With over 30 cars already entered, the "Bunny" has added importance this year as it is once again a part of the prestigious PASS National Championship Series. Five-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, has seen the Easter Bunny 150 grow since its inception in 2006 and he believes it will just to continue to grow as one of short track racing's premier events.

"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. Just look at Bubba Pollard, one of the best Super Late Model racers in the country is coming to Hickory again to try and get the Easter Bunny trophy, that says a lot."

On the other end of the spectrum is second-year PASS racer Gracie Trotter. Trotter turned heads with an impressive drive in the 2017 Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory. Coming off a history making sixth place finish in Asheboro, NC last year, which tied Kenzie Ruston and Tayla Orleans 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've always ran well at Hickory and holding off Ben Rowe for the win in the last chance race a couple of years ago was huge," 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 14th Annual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150, including 6-time Easter Bunny 150 winner Preston Peltier, defending Oxford 250 winner Bubba Pollard, and former Hickory winner and fan favorite Brandon Setzer.

They will be joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including 2-time Oxford 250 winner Travis Benjamin, as well as defending PASS National Champion Derek Griffith, last year's Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown winner Derek Ramstrom, Gabe Brown, Ray Christian, III, Jake Johnson, Richmond winner Mike Hopkins, Devin O'Connell, Travis Stearns, and Craig Weinstein.

3-time PASS South champion Matt Craig will be seeking his first Hickory win, along with southern drivers like New England transplant Wyatt Alexander, as well as Kodie Conner, Justin Crider, former PASS South champion Tate Fogleman, Jared Irvan, Trey Jarrell, Kyle Plott, and Blaise Rutherford. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputer Career #76 machine and will be joined by Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Amber Balcaen, making her first PASS Super Late Model start.

And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario's, JP Josiasse and Nova Scotia's, Nicholas Naugle.

The action kicks off on Friday with optional practice for the PASS Super Late Model and Mini Stocks from 3-6 PM. On Saturday, practice will begin at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:30 PM, the pit party and Easter egg hunt at 6 PM, and features for the PASS Super Late Models and Mini Stocks at 7 PM

Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 14th Annual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150 are posted on ProAllStarsSeries.com, along with forms for next weekend's Oxford Plains Speedway opener and the 46th Annual Oxford 250.

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, the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

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