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CHAMPIONSHIP


Sat. Oct. 25th

RACE WINNER - JOHNNY CLARK

PASS SOUTH SLM CHAMP - ALEX HAASE

MASON DIXON PASS SOUTH OFFICIAL FINISH - 10/25

1) 54 - Johnny Clark
2) 67 - Jeff Fultz
3) 8 - Cassius Clark
4) 44 – Trevor Sanborn
5) 32 - Randy Porter
6) 60 - DJ Shaw
7) 47M - Kelly Moore
8) 10 - Ryan Blaney
9) 23 - Lonnie Sommerville
10) 47 - Corey Williams
11) 0 - Jeremie Whorff
12) 51H - Alex Haase
13) 22 - Perry Brown
14) 62 - Mark Gibson
15) 4 - Jay Fogleman
16) 15 - Clay Jones
17) 17 - Scott Alexander
18) 42 - Tim Pinion
19) 98N - Adam Bates
20) 22N - Harry Olson
21) 5 - Alex Fleming
22) 91 - Heath Hindman
23) 16 - Tom McCann Jr
24) 98 - Justin Wakefield
25) 97 - John Fleming
26) 48 - John Batten

Johnny Clark wins Mason-Dixon – Alex Haase is PASS South Champion

Johnny Clark turned in a dominate performance Saturday night at  Virginia’s South Boston Speedway to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South  250 lap season finale. It was the 2008 PASS North champion’s first win in the South series and Clark’s fourth checkered flag in his last eight PASS super late model starts.

 

Clark beat Jeff Fultz to the line by a margin of 2.223 seconds.  Cassius Clark raced home third with Trevor Sanborn in the fourth spot and Randy Porter fifth. DJ Shaw, Kelly Moore, Ryan Blaney, Lonnie Sommerville and Corey Williams finished sixth through tenth.  The top eight finished on the lead lap.

 

Alex Haase ‘s Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota looked like a super late model “cutaway” car after 250 laps, but the eighteen year old’s twelfth place finish was enough to clinch the PASS South super late model Championship for the Las Vegas Nevada native that now calls North Carolina  home. Haase earned three race wins, six top five and nine top ten finishes in twelve PASS South starts on his way to the title.

 

Haase topped Johnny Clark by nine-one thousandths of a second to capture the RC2 Race City Race Cars Pole Award. 

 

Although the 2008 Pro All Stars season is now concluded, you can keep up with the latest banquet news, 2009 rules, registration, and schedule information at www.racewithpass.com.

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2007

Ben Rowe Wins Wild Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord On Final Lap
Ryan Lawler Crowned 2007 PASS South Champion Despite Early Race Accident

CONCORD, NC (November 17, 2007) – In what could only be described as unbelievable, Ben Rowe capped off an amazing 2007 season in Saturday night’s 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord Motorsport Park (NC) by passing Corey Williams on the final turn of the final lap to take the victory.

Rowe passed Corey Williams as the white and yellow flags were waving at the same time. PASS South rules dictate that once the leaders have taken the white flag, they race to the checkers unless the track is blocked and officials deem it a red-flag period. Williams came out of the final turn, ducked low to avoid a spun car and got out of the gas long enough to allow Rowe to jump to the outside and take the checkers in the final 50 feet of the race.

“This is unbelievable,” said Rowe, who also won the 2007 PASS North Championship. “To come down here and win this race at this track is just amazing. It was pretty wild there at the end, but the rules are the rules. I’ve lost two or three races in my career by slowing down when the caution comes out on the white flag lap and that is what Corey did. I feel bad for him because he had a better car than us, no doubt. But my spotter told me to go high to avoid the spun car and that is just what we did. So to win this race is just awesome.”

Williams held on to finish second. Johnny Clark was able to get by Preston Peltier on the last lap as well for third. Peltier was fourth and Trevor Sanborn rounded out the top five. Seven of the top-10 finishers in the race represented PASS North.

Ryan Lawler locked up the 2007 PASS South Championship despite falling out of the event on lap 93 after contact with another car forced him into the wall. Peltier made a charge at him in the final standings, but wound up second.
 

PASS South Champion
Ryan Lawler

2nd in South Points
Preston Peltier

3rd in South Points
Tim Nooner

The PASS South Super Late Models were not the only cars competing at Concord on Saturday. AJ Winstead won the PASS/Rolling Thunder Modified 50-lap race after Bill Morris was disqualified in tech. Michael Cooper, the 2007 Allison Legacy Series Champion, continued his dominance by winning the 50-lap Allison Legacy event. Jesse Bunnell took the checkered flag in the 25-lap Thunder Roadsters race.

There was also action at the quarter-mile track at Concord on Saturday morning, as the Legends and Bandoleros competed in an event that was postponed from Friday evening. Christian PaHud grabbed first place in the Legends Semi-Pro Division, while the winner’s check in the Pro/Masters Division went to Clay Hair. In Bandolero action, Robert Poole won the Young Guns race, while John Holleman won the Bandits Division event.

Official Meltdown Finish
1. #4 Ben Rowe
2. #47 Corey Williams
3. #54 Johnny Clark
4. #5 Preston Peltier
5. #29s Trevor Sanborn
6. #8 Cassius Clark
7. #33 Richie Dearborn
8. #98 Adam Bates
9. #2 Mike Rowe
10. #22 Perry Brown
11. #04 Joey Porciello
12. #18 Bradly McCaskill
13. #12 Mark Reedy
14. #60 DJ Shaw
15. #02 Tim Nooner
16. #10 Logan Dernoshek
17. #1 Wayne Bowen
18. #53 Brad Bischoff
19. #88 Alan Tardiff
20. #05 Alex Fleming
21. #42 Tim Pinion
22. #25 Chad Martin
23. #31 Ryan Lawler
24. #09c Dean Clattenburg
25. #48 John Batten
26. #35 Derek Ramstrom
27. #91x Heath Hindman
28. #8Q Freddie Query
29. #62 Mark Gibson
30. #47R Ryan Moore
31. #17 Darren Shaw
32. #76 Logan Ruffin
33. #79 Chris Bowers
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers
Lap Leaders: Ryan Lawler 1-12, Corey Williams 13-53, Preston Peltier 54-75, Corey Williams, 76-77, Preston Peltier, 78-88, Ben Rowe 89-92, Mike Rowe 93-94, Johnny Clark 95-129, Alan Tardiff 130-134, Corey Williams 135-148, Johnny Clark 149-170, Corey Williams 171-176, Johnny Clark 177-186, Corey Williams 178-199, Ben Rowe 200
Cautions Flags: 13
Fast Qualifier: Ryan Lawler Dash Winner: Corey Williams
Heat Winners: Johnny Clark,
John Batten, Mike Rowe
Consi Winner: Chad Martin

 2007 PASS South Points Standings

POINTS

CAR #

DRIVER

1

1654

31

RYAN LAWLER

2

1642

5

PRESTON PELTIER

3

1632

O2

TIM NOONER

4

1614

91X

HEATH HINDMAN

5

1584

O9C

DEAN CLATTENBURG

6

1482

62

MARK GIBSON

7

1478

47

COREY WILLIAMS

8

1296

48

JOHN BATTEN

9

1162

53

BRAD BISCHOFF

10

1110

41

BRIAN PAYNE

11

1064

O5

ALEX FLEMING

12

1044

4

BEN ROWE

13

946

42

TIM PINION

14

914

12

MARK REEDY

15

908

26J

BRANDON JOHNSON

16

876

91

JOE MATTRESS

17

830

80

SHANNON MINES

18

810

1

CHRIS DUNN

19

787

29

ALLEN GORDON

20

704

51

ZACH STROUPE

21

688

35

DEREK RAMSTROM

22

684

71

JIMMY DOYLE

23

578

2

MIKE ROWE

24

578

16

TOM MCCANN

25

576

O9C

RANDY GENTRY

26

558

92

JASON HOGAN

27

548

84

CHAD MARTIN

28

430

54

JOHNNY CLARK

29

396

3

CASSIUS CLARK

30

352

89

LEE HANSARD

31

324

10K

KORY BLEVINS

32

310

22B

PERRY BROWN

33

302

82

GRANT ENFINGER

34

302

18

HUNTER ROBBINS

35

296

29P

MICHAEL PHELPS

36

294

57

TODD SCHULER

37

274

26

ROB STEVENS

38

230

88

LEE TISSOT

39

224

76

GARY GREENWOOD

40

224

10S

JOEY SENTER

41

216

71S

JOHNNY BRAZIER

42

192

40

TAYLOR SATTERFIELD

43

190

55

KEVIN PERRY

44

182

23

JEREMY RICE

45

180

O1

BRIAN SCOTT

46

180

45

DWAYNE BUGGAY

47

170

3

SHANE CHASTAIN

48

168

8X

ED SURRETT

49

166

98

LARRY POLLARD

50

160

72

TEDDY MUSGRAVE JR

POINTS

CAR #

DRIVER

51

158

66

CHASE AUSTON

52

152

7

THOMAS STOKES

53

134

1

WAYNE BOWEN

54

134

14

CLETE CAYWOOD

55

132

11

TRAVIS HEARN

56

116

24

BRIAN ROYALTY

57

116

10C

RYAN CRANE

58

116

29S

TREVOR SANBORN

59

114

42X

BILLY WHEELER

60

110

10S

GREG SIMPSON

61

108

33

RICHIE DEARBORN

62

108

54

JEFF FULTZ

63

108

60

DALE SHAW

64

106

98

ADAM BATES

65

102

4W

CHRIS WHORTON

66

102

9

SHANE RIFFEL

67

100

O4

JOEY PORCIELLO

68

100

11

BOBBY EAST

69

96

2X

RALPH CARNES

70

96

M3

SHELTON MCNAIR

71

94

60

DJ SHAW

72

94

99

ROBBIE BROWN

73

92

0

STROM ALTMAN

74

92

9

DAVID FLYNN

75

92

27

TAB BOYD

76

90

51L

CARNELL LEE JR

77

88

54

RICK FRENETTE

78

86

98

JUSTIN WAKEFIELD

79

86

25

LANE MORROW

80

84

88

ALAN TARDIFF

81

84

26P

BUBBA POLLARD

82

84

59

GREG BOONE

83

82

54W

GREG WORLEY

84

82

O4

JARROD FOLEY

85

80

5S

SPENCER WAUTERS

86

80

29K

ALLEN KARNES

87

76

32

RANDY PORTER

88

72

17

DARREN SHAW

89

70

8

BRADLY MCCASKILL

90

68

10

LOGAN DERNOSHEK

91

68

98

RUSSELL FREEMAN

92

66

8Q

FREDDIE QUERY

93

62

47R

RYAN MOORE

94

58

76

LOGAN RUFFIN

95

58

79

CHRIS BOWERS

96

55

3

JON M ICHAEL

97

0

14

ADAM CRAWFORD

98

0

4S

CRAIG STEELE

99

0

96

MICKEY WRIGHT

100

0

77

MIKE MCINTOSH

Friday  Nov 16th
Practice
at Concord:
PASS
North
Cars:
PASS
South
Cars:
Photos by
Norm Marx
<<< PASS MODS Competitor Troy Morse from Bridgton, ME to run  the PASS MODS /
Rolling Thunder Modifieds race.

HOOSIER ANNOUNCED AS TIRE FOR 2007 MELTDOWN
After several tire tests at Concord Motorsport Park, home of the 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown on November 16-17, PASS South officials have announced that the series will use Hoosier Tires for the event. For those wanting more information on the tires that will be used, they can contact
Jeff Freeman with Hoosier Tire at 336-403-3275.

Mason-Dixon Meltdown is Shaping Up To Be a Very Big Show

Top Super Late Model Racers To Be Complimented By Best in Legends, PASS & Rolling Thunder Mods, Bandos and More


CONCORD, NC (November 8, 2007) – At various points in the year, scores of race teams come to Concord, North Carolina. Depending on the date and the track, those teams might compete in one of NASCAR’s big three divisions, on dirt with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car or Late Model tours or they could be asphalt short track racers.

On November 16th-17th, the asphalt short track warriors will be the circus that is coming to town. They will be filling hotel rooms and heading up and down Highway 601 with their haulers. That is when the second annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will take place at Concord Motorsport Park – with teams hailing from as far away as Maine, Michigan and Texas to race Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Rolling Thunder Modifieds, Legends cars, Bandoleros, Allison Legacy cars and Thunder Roadsters.

The two-day show will feature Friday night racing for Legends and Bandos on the quarter-mile Concord track and two days of actions featuring the high-horsepower divisions on the tricky, ultra-quick half mile tri-oval for all other divisions.

“It’s going to be a big show with a lot of excitement around it,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’re getting pre-entries in from all over in every division. A number of PASS North teams are coming down for the race, along with the PASS South regulars. You’ll also be seeing some one-off entries like Freddie Query and Ryan Moore. John Van Doorn, who just won the All-American 400, will be there. When it comes to Super Late Model racing, I think that you’ll see the best guys on the East Coast competing in the Meltdown.”

The support divisions for the race are nothing to sneeze at either.

“The PASS and Rolling Thunder Modified combo race will probably draw 30 cars and the interest in the other divisions is great too. We’re going to have a pretty good deal when it comes to racing on the quarter mile on Friday night. There are entries from Texas, New Jersey and Maine that have already come in for the Legends races. We’re right in the backyard of Legends and Bandolero racing – even the cars themselves are built in Concord – so the excitement level with that race will be huge as well.”

More information regarding the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, along with race procedures, will be announced soon.

The Second-Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will take place Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina. The event will be the season-finale for the PASS South Super Late Models and pay $12,500-to-win. The weekend will also feature events for PASS/Rolling Thunder Modifieds, Thunder Roadsters and Allison Legacy Series cars. INEX-sanctioned Legends and Bandoleros will run features Friday night as part of the Meltdown festivities on the quarter-mile track just behind the speedway.

Action begins Friday at the half-mile with pit gates opening at 10:00 am and rotating practice starting at noon. Once action at the half-mile wraps up, focus will shift to the Legends and Bandoleros at the quarter-mile. Their pit gates open at 1:00 pm Friday with alternating practice starting at 3:00 pm and heat races beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by the features. On Saturday back at the half-mile, pit gates open at 9:00 am with practicing starting at 11:00 am. Time Trials begin at 2:15 pm with heat races beginning at 4:00 pm. The 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown is set to begin at approximately 7:45 pm.

Northern Teams Look To Defend Mason-Dixon Meltdown Bragging Rights

A Mainer Won The Race in ‘06, Now Several PASS North Racers Hope to Do The Same In ‘07


CONCORD, NC (November 7, 2007) - The Mason-Dixon Meltdown is a Super Late Model version of a racing civil war. Although it is a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model race, the event attracted scores of PASS North regulars when it was held at South Boston Speedway (VA) in 2006.

Maine’s Cassius Clark led a charge to victory by his homestate’s contingent of Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, Mike Rowe and others last season. But it wasn’t before a number of strong Southern racers, including Travis Kittleson and Jason Hogan, put up a good fight.

Now, for round two of Meltdown, which has moved to Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina, the Northerners are hoping to earn bragging rights once again.

“It was pretty much a sweep with the Northern guys last year at the first Meltdown,” said 2007 PASS North Champion Ben Rowe, who finished sixth in last year’s event. “But it will be tough. There are a lot of Southern guys who are pretty good.

“That was a fun race,” said two-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark. “It brings out the top dogs from the North and the South. I think that that it’s pretty cool that we have this Mason-Dixon race going. It’s kind of like in the past when we had some big PASS races with the Canadians and we had an American-Canadian rivalry. Now we have a North-South rivalry and that’s cool.”

Going to a new venue is something that the Northern teams are looking forward to.

“I think that it is neat to go to another track this year,” said 2006 Meltdown winner Cassius Clark. “They can mix it up every year and keep going to new tracks. I’m used to that. When I raced Legends cars and now with this [Super Late Model], I’ve never had a home track. I’ve watched a couple of races at Concord and tested a Legends car at the little track there at Concord, but never raced there. Johnny [Clark] has gone down a couple of times and it’s a neat track. We never went to South Boston before last year and we made out alright there, so hopefully we can do the same thing at Concord.”

If any Yankee has an advantage at Concord, it could be Johnny Clark, who raced at the track several times when the track hosted the now-defunct World Asphalt Championships for the old Big 10 Super Late Model Series.

“That is a fun place,” added Johnny Clark. “It’s an awfully fast track. I love the tracks where you can really get up on the wheel and go fast. As long as you come out of a race there without scraping the wall, you’ve done all right.

“We’ve had some good luck there. We lost a motor there the first time that we went and we were running fifth. The last time that we went there, we finished second to Freddie [Query]. Whenever you do that there, you are doing pretty good at Concord.”

Even those who haven’t been to the track yet are looking forward to it.

“I don’t really know anything about the track, but I have heard a lot about it,” said 2006 PASS North Rookie of the Year Alan Tardiff. “We’re really excited to go to a track of that caliber. There’s plenty of history there and there will be a lot of cars there. Hopefully, we’ll have a good showing. We’ll concentrate on getting it the show first and then we’ll race the race.”

And escaping the chilly confines of New England in the fall to head to the heart of stock car racing is always a good thing too.

“I think that the location this year is [even] better,” said Tardiff. “Recognition is hard to come by and the area that we’ll be racing in is the heart of racing. It’s going to be fun. We’re going down a week early to visit the shops and visit some friends. We’ll make a little vacation out of it, so we’re excited about that too.”

Other Northern drivers who have also sent in entries for the 2007 Mason-Dixon Meltdown include Joey Porciello, Trevor Sanborn, Richie Dearborn, Derek Ramstrom, Ryan Moore and DJ Shaw.

PASS South To Use Hoosier Tires at Mason-Dixon Meltdown

2nd Annual Event Will Also Feature Live 2-Tire Pit Stops


CONCORD, NC (November 1, 2007) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South officials announced today that Hoosier Tires will be the official tire of the 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord Motorsport Park. The series also announced that the 200-lap event will feature live pit stops and not a halfway break like the one used in last year’s inaugural event.

PASS officials also wanted to impress upon it competitors that the switch from American Racer Tires, which have been used since the inception of PASS South, to Hoosier Tires will be only for this one event.

“Hoosier makes a good tire and it will work well for the Meltdown,” said PASS South owner and promoter Tom Mayberry. “We did a couple of different tire tests at Concord with a number of different teams and we found some things that made us make the switch. This by no means is an indication that we are going to be going in a different direction with our tires. This is just the best solution for the Concord event and the best for the racers and the fans at this time.”

More information about the Hoosier Tires that will be used in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, please contact Jeff Freeman with Hoosier Tire South at 336-403-3275.

In addition to the tire information, officials announced that there would not be a halfway break in this year’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown. Instead, the series will allow live pit stops.

However, teams will only be allowed to change two (2) tires per stop. PASS South officials feel the two-tire change per stop rule will keep teams from gaining a huge advantage by hiring professional pit crews.

More information regarding the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, along with race procedures, will be announced soon.

The Second-Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will take place Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina. The event will be the season-finale for the PASS South Super Late Models and pay $12,500-to-win. The weekend will also feature events for PASS/Rolling Thunder Modifieds, Thunder Roadsters and Allison Legacy Series cars. INEX-sanctioned Legends and Bandoleros will run features Friday night as part of the Meltdown festivities on the quarter-mile track just behind the speedway.

Action begins Friday at the half-mile with pit gates opening at 10:00 am and rotating practice starting at noon. Once action at the half-mile wraps up, focus will shift to the Legends and Bandoleros at the quarter-mile. Their pit gates open at 1:00 pm Friday with alternating practice starting at 3:00 pm and heat races beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by the features. On Saturday back at the half-mile, pit gates open at 9:00 am with practicing starting at 11:00 am. Time Trials begin at 2:15 pm with heat races beginning at 4:00 pm. The 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown is set to begin at approximately 7:45 pm.

The complete schedule of events, along with official entry blanks can be found on the official website for the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at www.MasonDixonMeltdown.com.

For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 788–2134 and be sure to visit www.racewithpass.com for all your PASS South news. For technical and rules information on the entire PASS tours, contact Scott Reed at (207) 625-3230.

Mason-Dixon Meltdown to Feature Friday Night Legends and Bandolero Racing Action

INEX-Sanctioned Event at Concord Motorsport Park Filled With Big Purses and Awards

CONCORD, NC (October 17, 2007) – Last year a new racing tradition was born in the South.  PASS South held the inaugural “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” event at South Boston Speedway (VA) on Thanksgiving weekend for Super Late Models and a number of support divisions.  One of those support divisions was the Legends Cars.  Nearly 50 Semi-Pro, Pro and Masters drivers joined the racing action at the historic 4/10-mile oval, making the event a success.

This year, PASS South officials will continue the tradition with a change of venue and the addition of Bandoleros to the Legends Car portion of the event.  The event will be INEX-sanctioned.

The Second-Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will take place Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina.  While the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS/Rolling Thunder Modifieds, Thunder Roadsters and Allison Legacy Series cars will run their races on the half-mile tri-oval on Saturday, the Legends and Bandoleros will run their features Friday night on the quarter-mile track just behind the speedway.

“The Legends drivers put on a great show in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown last year,” said Tom Mayberry, owner and promoter of PASS South.  “With the addition of the Bandoleros to the program and having the race in the backyard of 600 Racing and INEX at Concord Motorsport Park, it is going to make for some exciting racing.”

Throughout the 2007 racing season at Concord Motorsport Park, nearly 200 Legends and Bandolero drivers wheeled their way around the facility.  With money and awards on the line, the INEX-sanctioned portion of the Mason-Dixon Meltdown is set to be one of the biggest and most exciting events in the nation of Legends and Bandolero racing.

Besides bragging rights to win in front of a large crowd, Legends drivers will be racing for their lion’s share of big-money purses, including $1,000-to-win the Masters & Pro combined 50-lap feature and $600-to-win the Semi-Pro 50-lap feature.  Awards will also be given out to the winners of the 25-lap Bandolero Bandits feature and the Bandolero Young Guns & Outlaws combined feature.

Last year, Thomas Hartensveld won the Semi-Pro Legends portion of the Meltdown, while Casey Roderick won the Pro & Masters race.  Hartensveld has since moved up to Late Model Stocks this season and will not be returning to defend his Meltdown title, but Roderick will.  In 2006, Roderick gained momentum going into the Meltdown by winning the Legends Asphalt Nationals at Lanier National Speedway (GA) a few weeks prior to the event.  This year, Roderick looks to do the same as he recently won the 2007 Asphalt Nationals at The Bullring At Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV).

“Winning last year’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown race was pretty awesome since I just won the Nationals a few weeks earlier,” said Roderick.  “I was able to win this year’s Nationals this past weekend and I am looking to race the Meltdown and win again.”

The pit gates open at 1:00 pm Friday with alternating practice running from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  Heat races will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by Consi races and the features.  The complete schedule and Legends entry blanks (Bandoleros do not need to register) can be found on the official website for the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at www.MasonDixonMeltdown.com. 

For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 788–2134 and be sure to visit www.racewithpass.com for all your PASS South news.  For technical and rules information on the entire PASS tours, contact Scott Reed at (207) 625-3230.

Mason-Dixon Meltdown Comes To
The Heart Of Stock Car Country
PASS South Finale Will Run At
Concord Motorsport Park In 2007

Last year, the PASS South Super Late Model Series started a new tradition surrounding big season-ending events, hosting the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend. The race was a huge success, with a ton of Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, Pro Challenge cars and Legends Cars packing the pits and giving fans one of the best big shows of the season.

Now, PASS South officials have announced the tradition will continue, with a few changes, to cap off the 2007 PASS South Super Late Model season. The Second-Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will now take place on November 16-17 at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina.

Once again, the PASS South Super Late Models will take center stage, with bragging rights and a huge check going to the winner. Last season, a total of 48 Super Late Models tried to make the 33-car starting field, with Maine’s Cassius Clark taking the top honors. This year, things are expected to be even bigger.

“Running this event even closer to the heart of stock car country (in Concord) will only help make the race even bigger,” said Tom Mayberry, owner and promoter of PASS North and PASS South. “Concord is a track that people love to race, but it’s a challenging track as well. It’s fast, it’s challenging and it makes for good racing, especially for Super Late Models.


“Concord is a track with a rich history of Super Late Model racing. There are plenty of guys that have raced there that are some of the best ever. Jack Sprague, Bobby Labonte, Freddie Query and so many others have made a name for themselves at Concord. Several of our top competitors, including Preston Peltier and Dean Clattenburg, got their starts in Super Late Models in the Big 10 Super Late Model Series that used to run at Concord. And the guys from up North, guys like Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark and Cassius Clark, want to come down and race at Concord and beat the Southern guys at one of their best tracks.”

For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 788-2134, and for news regarding the PASS North Series, contact Mike Twist (207) 590-1786. For more information on PASS contingency programs and for technical questions, contact Scott Reed at (207) 625-3230.

CONCORD MOTOR SPORTS PARK
PASS "MASON DIXON MELTDOWN"

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16th

PIT GATE OPENS: 10:00

PRACTICE: 12:00 to 5:10
PASS SLM - 12:00-12:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods
 - 12:30-12:45
ALLISON - 12:45-1:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 1:00-1:10
PASS SLM - 1:10-1:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods - 1:30-1:45
ALLISON - 1:45-2:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 2:00-2:10
PASS SLM - 2:10-2:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods -  2:30-2:45
ALLISON - 2:45-3:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 3:00-3:10
PASS SLM - 3:10-3:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods - 3:30-3:45
ALLISON - 3:45-4:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 4:00-4:10
PASS SLM - 4:10-4:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods - 4:30-4:45
ALLISON - 4:45-5:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 5:00-5:10

ADMISSION PRICES:

PIT GATE: FRIDAY $20

-SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE-

7/12/07

CONCORD MOTOR SPORTS PARK
PASS "MASON DIXON MELTDOWN"

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17

PIT GATE OPENS: 9:00

PRACTICE: 11:00 to 1:25
PASS SLM - 11:00-11:30
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods - 11:30-11:45
ALLISON - 11:45-12:00
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 12:00-12:10
PASS SLM - 12:10-12:45
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods - 12:45-1:00
ALLISON - 1:00-1:15
THUNDER ROADSTERS - 1:15-1:25

PASS DRIVERS MEETING 1:30

2:15 TIME TRIALS BEGIN
PASS SLM TIME TRIALS  - 2:15
THUNDER ROADSTER TIME TRIALS (1 LAP)
ALLISON TIME TRIALS (1 LAP)

4:00 RACING BEGINS
PASS SLM HEATS -12 LAPS
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods HEATS-10 LAPS
THUNDER ROADSTER FEATURE-20 LAPS
PASS SLM CONSI, IF NEEDED-12 LAPS
ALLISON FEATURE-50 LAPS
PASS North Mods & Rolling Thunder Mods FEATURE-50 LAPS

7:00 PASS SLM LINE UP, INTROS, AUTOGRAPHS

7:30 CLEAR TRACK FOR INTROS

7:45 GREEN FLAG PASS 200 GREEN FLAG LAPS

ADMISSION PRICES:

PIT GATE: FRIDAY $20 - SATURDAY $50

GRANDSTAND: SATURDAY GRANDSTANDS OPEN AT 2:00

ADULT: $25, SENIOR: $20, JUNIORS (AGE 12-17): $10, KIDS (AGE 6-12): $5, UNDER AGE FIVE: FREE

-SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE-

7/12/07

CONCORD MOTOR SPORTS PARK
PASS "MASON DIXON MELTDOWN"

Friday INEX Schedule - ¼ facility

Gates open @ 1pm

Practice Schedule: 3:00 to 5:00
Masters-Pro Odd 3:00-3:10
Masters-Pro Even 3:10-3:20
Semi Pro Odd 3:20-3:30
Semi Pro Even 3:30-3:40
Bandolero Bandits 3:40-3:50
Bandolero Young guns-Outlaws 3:50-4:00
Masters-Pro Odd 4:00-4:10
Masters-Pro Even 4:10-4:20
Semi Pro Odd 4:20-4:30
Semi-Pro Even 4:30-4:40
Bandolero Bandits 4:40-4:50
Bandolero Young Guns-Outlaws 4:50-5:00

Driver’s Meeting 5:30

Qualifying @ 6pm
Bandolero Bandits Heats
Bandolero Young Guns-Outlaw heats
Semi Pro Legend Heats
Masters-Pro Legend Heats
Bandolero Bandits Consi’s
Bandolero Young Guns-Outlaws Consi
Semi-Pro Legend Consi’s
Masters-Pro Legend Consi’s
Semi-Pro Legend B-main
Pro Legend B-main

Number of heats & Consi’s determined by car count participation.

Bandolero Bandits Feature 25 laps - Top 5 Awards

Bandolero Young Guns-Outlaws Feature 25 laps - Top 5 Awards

Semi Pro Legend Feature 50 laps - $600 to Win - Top 3 awards

Masters - Pro Legend Feature 50 laps $1000 to Win - Top 3 awards

- Schedule Subject to Change -

8/16/07

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      2007 PASS SOUTH HOME PAGE     2007 PASS SOUTH MELTDOWN PAGE

 

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2006 PASS SOUTH POINTS HERE

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L to R: Johnny Clark, 2nd place Meltdown race finisher; Mike Rowe, 2006 PASS South Champion
and 3rd place finisher in the Meltdown with PASS Official Paul Johnson;
and Cassius Clark, the Meltdown Race Champion.

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SUPER LATE MODEL OFFICIAL RESULTS

1. Cassius Clark – Farmington, ME
2. Johnny Clark – Farmingdale, ME
3. Mike Rowe – Turner, ME
4. Patrick Leperle – St. Denis, Quebec
5. Rick Martin – Westport, MA
6. Ben Rowe – Turner, ME
7. Travis Kittleson – Merritt Island, FL
8. Jason Hogan – Cleveland, GA
9. Scott Hantz – Angola, IN
10. Dan McKeage – Gorham, ME
11. Brian Campbell – Grand Rapids, MI
12. Corey Williams – Boothbay Harbor, ME
13. Ryan Seig – Tucker, GA
14. Tom McCann, Jr. – Ocala, FL
15. Chris Bowers – Washington, NC
16. Alan Tardiff – Lyman, ME
17. Clay Jones – Goldsboro, NC
18. Brian Scott – Mooresville, NC
19. Kyle Busch – Las Vegas, NV
20. Chris Kennison – Oxford, ME
21. Dean Clattenburg – Kannapolis, NC
22. Travis Benjamin – Belfast, ME
23. Trevor Sanborn – Parsonsfield, ME
24. Justin Wakefield – Woodstock, GA
25. Jeremie Whorff – Topsham, ME
26. Chris Dunn – Raleigh, NC
27. Tim Nooner – Salisbury, NC
28. Ryan Lawler – Colleyville, TX
29. Richie Dearborn – Hollis, ME
30. Preston Peltier – Concord, NC
31. Stan Meserve – Mooresville, NC
32. J.C. Umscheid – Fort Worth, TX
33. Boris Jurkovic – Joliet, IL

Caution Flags: 11
Lead Changes: 21 among 7 drivers
Lap Leaders: Ben Rowe 1-3, Corey Williams 4-6, Ben Rowe 7-25, Mike Rowe 26-44, Ben Rowe 45-47, Mike Rowe 48, Travis Kittleson 49-53, Mike Rowe 54, Kittleson 55-61, Mike Rowe 62-70, Kittleson 71-80, Mike Rowe 81-86, Kittleson 87-90, Mike Rowe 91-121, Cassius Clark 122-176, Brian Campbell 177-179, Ben Rowe 180-194, Johnny Clark 195-208, Travis Kittleson 209-233, Johnny Clark 234-248, Cassius Clark 249-250
Fast Qualifier: Cassius Clark, 15.110
Heat Winners: Kyle Busch, Johnny Clark,

Clay Jones, Brian Campbell, Dean Clattenberg
Dash Winner: Mike Rowe
TOUR-TYPE MODIFIED OFFICIAL RESULTS

1. Matt Hirschman – Northampton, PA
2. Eric Beers – Northampton, PA
3. James Civali – Meriden, CT
4. Burt Myers – Walnut Cove, NC
5. Rusty Smith – Oxford, NY
6. Junior Miller – Pine Hall, NC
7. Alex Hoag – Bath, NY
8. Kory Rabenold – Slatington, PA
9. Chuck Hossfeld – Ransomville, NY
10. Darrell Krentz – Huntersville, NC
11. Tyler Haydt – Kunkletown, PA
12. Louie Mechalides – Tyngsboro, MA
13. Todd Owen – Somers, CT
14. J. Wes Swartout – Stroudsburg, PA
15. Dean Gulick – Whitehouse Station, NJ
16. Andy Seuss – Hampstead, NH
17. Jim Storace – Kingston, NH
18. Bobby Grigas, III – Marshfield, MA
19. Earl Paules – Kunkletown, PA
20. Chris Pasteryak – Lisbon, CT
21. Tom Rodgers, Jr. – Patchogue, NY
22. Jason Myers – Walnut Cove, NC
23. George Brunnhoelzl, III – Mooresville, NC
24. Ben Rowe – Turner, ME
25. Harold Goden – Winston-Salem, NC

Caution Flags: 8
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers
Lap Leaders: Burt Myers 1-103, Matt Hirschman 104-250
Fast Time: Chuck Hossfeld, 14.512
Heat Winners: Eric Beers, Todd Owen
Dash Winner: Burt Myers

PRO CHALLENGE SERIES OFFFICIAL RESULTS

1. Trevor Farbo
2. Zach Stroupe
3. Corey LaJoie
4. Dennis Thomson
5. Scott Hitchens
6. Ken Nicholson
7. Malcolm McMaster
8. Devon Haun

9. Benny Mingo
10. Steve Verboke
11. Kenny Forbes
12. Jason Treschl
13. Shane Roberts
14. Justin Morton
15. Trevor Cauble
16. Dean McIntyre
17. Tripp Massengill
18. Greg Chesney
19. Nick Profitt
Mike Rowe Wins PASS South Championship
December 5, 2006 (Naples, ME)    In April PASS North Super Late Model Series regulars Mike Rowe, Scott Mulkern, Cassius Clark, Travis Benjamin, and Corey Williams made the long trip from Maine to legendary Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC for the Easter Bunny 150, the first race in the newly formed PASS South Super Late Model Series. All of them wanted to participate in the new series to test themselves against the best in the south at one of the legendary short tracks in the country.

At the end of the day, Mike Rowe of Turner, ME became the first winner in the new series and beat some of the best drivers in the south. In Victory Lane Mike said how honored he was to win at Hickory and see his name along side those of Junior Johnson, Ralph Earnhardt, Ned Jarrett, Harry Gant, Jack Ingram, Tommy, Andy, and Marty Houston, Dennis Setzer, and many more.

But that was only the beginning for Mike and the #24 team. But what do you do now that you’re leading the points in the South Series and you’re about to start the North Season? The races are from 700 to 1546 miles apart. The schedule gods smiled on Mike and the #24 team, and they were able to got to Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC for the Southern Sizzler on May 21st. Mike finished third behind Freddie Query and was still in the points lead. You can’t walk away when you are leading the points, so it was off to Florence, SC on June 10th for the South Carolina Clash. Mike didn’t help the dilemma much because he finished third again behind Freddie Query and the winner Charlie Bradberry.

You get the drift. Mike was running between the North and the South Series, but not in a frequent flyer program but more often than not behind the wheel pulling the 53’ race car hauler. And to his credit and the credit of the entire #24 team they made all the races in both series. He won again at Tri-County in Hudson, NC on July 4th, finished third at Lanier National in Braselton, GA on Aug 5th, and was second at Hickory on August 27th. With seven races in the books, Mike was never out of the top five, but young Ryan Lawler of Colleyville, TX was right on his tail.

With only the Mason-Dixon Meltdown on Thanksgiving weekend at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA left to run and a slim 12 point lead over second-place runner Lawler, the entire PASS South season and the championship came down to the 250 lapper at South Boston on Saturday November 25th. Mike finished first in the Dash with Lawler lurking one row back, and that’s how they started the 250 lap feature.

A great rookie season came to an end for Lawler when he got caught up in a big wreck on the frontstretch ending his chances for the top prize. Mike, however, was not home free as he had brake problems in the late stages of the race, but the veteran was able to nurse the #24 home in third behind the Meltdown winner Cassius Clark of Farmington, ME and Johnny Clark of Hallowell, ME to claim the first PASS South Super Late Model Series championship.

Mike, being the racer’s racer, didn’t forget his roots and slack off in the 12-race PASS North Super Late Model Series. Mike parlayed four thirds and nine top tens into a second-place finish only 31 points behind the 2006 PASS North Champion Johnny Clark of Hallowell, ME.

A championship in the PASS South Super Late Models and a second place in PASS North Super Late Models is not a bad season for one of a group of teams that went south on an April weekend to race at a historic track and test themselves against some of the best teams in the south and have some fun before the season started in the north.
Cassius Clark and Matt Hirschman Are Inaugural
Mason-Dixon Meltdown Champions

CONCORD, NC (November 25, 2006) – Cassius Clark drove over 15 hours to make it from Farmington, Maine to South Boston, Virginia on his Thanksgiving weekend. When the weekend ends and Clark and the team of his number-eight Super Late Model head back to their hometown, they will be doing so with a lot more money than they left town with. The young PASS North regular scored a hard-fought victory in Saturday night’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown 250-lap Super Late Model feature event, earning him a $12,500 payday and the satisfaction of besting some of the best Super Late Model drivers from around the country. Clark worked his way by fellow Maine native Johnny Clark with just two laps remaining and contact ensued down the length of the frontstretch, but Cassius was able to hold strong for the victory.

The third-place finish of Turner, Maine’s Mike Rowe earned him the 2006 PASS South championship. Rowe came into the event 12 points ahead of Ryan Lawler, but Lawler was a victim of an early crash during Saturday’s Meltdown event and finished 28th, dashing his hopes of a title. Canadian Patrick Leperle and Massachusetts native Rick Martin rounded out the top-five, while Ben Rowe completed a Northern sweep of the top finishing positions. Travis Kittleson was the highest-finishing Southern competitor in seventh.

Late in the Tour-Type Modified portion of Meltdown weekend, the $12,500 winner’s purse seemed to be heading to someone who lives on the street in Northampton, Pennsylvania – the only question was to whom it would go to. Neighbors Matt Hirschman and Eric Beers battled over the final laps, but the young Hirschman was able to get the best of the veteran Beers to become the first-ever Mason-Dixon Meltdown Tour-Type Modified champion. James Civali crossed beneath the checkered flag third, while Burt Myers and Rusty Smith rounded out the top-five.

Saturday's feature events kicked off with Trevor Farbo taking the unofficial victory in a thrilling Pro Challenge Series feature, collecting a $1,500 payday with a wild move off turn-four past Zach Stroupe on the final lap. Stroupe looked to have the win locked up, but Farbo stuck a nose beneath Stroupe off the final turn. The two made contact down the frontstretch with Farbo taking the advantage at the start-finish line. Stroupe hung on to finish second, while Corey LaJoie, Dennis Thomson and Scott Hitchens rounded out the top-five.
Cassius Clark Wins PASS South “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” Event
Young Maine Native Battles Back from Penalty to Take $12,500 Payday

Cassius Clark came out of turn four at South Boston Speedway on the final lap of Saturday’s inaugural Mason-Dixon Meltdown PASS South Super Late Model feature knowing he would be going back home to Maine with a strong finish. After dispatching Johnny Clark in a hard-fought battle, Cassius crossed beneath the checkered flag knowing he had a good run. Once he had a chance to look at the turn-two scoreboard on his cool-down lap, it hit him just how well he had done.
The young driver from Farmington, Maine, had taken the biggest victory of his career and a paycheck worth more than $12,500.

“I actually didn’t even know I was racing for the win,” said Cassius. “I was kind of wondering why (Johnny Clark) was blocking me so bad. Then I came across the line and I wanted to see who was leading the thing, so I got on the radio and said, ‘Did I just win the race?’ and everyone was cheering.

“I was just going for it. I just wanted to get everything I could get and didn’t think about the win.”

Cassius took the lead after a fierce battle with (unrelated) Johnny Clark in the closing laps. Cassius set fast time in qualifying on Friday afternoon, so everyone knew that he was going to be a force throughout the weekend. Cassius started third after the Dash and was among
the lead group throughout the race. On lap 194, however, Clark was sent to the rear of the field after making contact with the race leader, Michigan’s Brian Campbell. From there, he charged back up to the lead group, eventually engaging in and winning a heated battle with Johnny Clark for what was, even if Cassius did not know it at the time, the lead on lap 248.

“I just figured Ben (Rowe, who was up front most of the day but fell several laps down during the day and had just gotten back on the lead lap when the checkered flag flew) was way out in front. “I thought Johnny was blocking me because he knew I was faster. When I got by him there, he was chopping me down the backstretch, so I just gave him a little shot to let him know I was there. The next time I got a good run off two and got under him going down the backstretch. Then we just pulled away.”

Both Cassius and Johnny Clark are familiar with racing one another, as they have done it for the past several seasons on the PASS North tour. After securing the 2006 PASS North championship earlier in the year, Johnny was neither disappointed nor upset by the result of the race. Instead, he knew that he had been beaten fair and square by a good friend.

“If someone’s got to beat me, I want it to be Cassius,” said Johnny Clark. “He did a hell of a job, and he did exactly what he had to do. He got up to my bumper with two to go, and I was having a hard time keeping it on the bottom. I was really loose out, and he knew it. He got under me in the middle of the turn and wiggled me just enough. He knew what to do. He’s gotten really good at moving people and being really nice about it. He’s become a great racecar driver in the last couple years.”

Another Maine native, Mike Rowe, entered the Mason-Dixon Meltdown event 12 points ahead of Texas’ Ryan Lawler for the PASS South championship. Rowe ran up front most of the night, even leading on five different occasions, doing everything he could do to ensure the title. His efforts of a third-place finish in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown were more than enough, as Lawler was an early victim of a crash that ended his night prematurely, thus dashing the hopes of the 19-year-old for a title.

The Mason-Dixon Meltdown brought together the best Super Late Model drivers from the North and the South, but the Northerners swept the top-six finishing positions. Ben Rowe, Corey Williams, Johnny Clark, Brian Campbell, Cassius Clark and Mike Rowe all led laps, while the only Southerner to pace the field all race long was Florida’s Travis Kittleson. Kittleson had the best finishing position of the Southern drivers, as well, with a seventh-place result.

Behind Cassius Clark, Johnny Clark and Mike Rowe, Canadian Patrick Leperle, Massachusetts-native Rick Martin and Maine’s Ben Rowe completed the top-six sweep for the Northern drivers ahead of Kittleson. Jason Hogan, Scott Hantz and Dan McKeage rounded out the top-10.
Matt Hirschman Continues Hot Streak With Meltdown Victory
Young Pennsylvania Racer Pockets $12,500 at South Boston Speedway

Mr. November. That’s a nickname that Matt Hirschman has definitely earned in the past month. After a very respectable rookie season in NASCAR Modifieds, Hirschman hit a pair of major open shows and swept both events. On Saturday night, Hirschman won the 250-lap Modified portion of the inaugural Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway (VA). The victory bookends a month that started by winning the North-South Shootout at Concord Motorsport Park (NC).

“I wish that there were more races in November,” laughed Hirschman in South Boston’s victory lane.”

Interestingly enough, Hirschman almost didn’t plan to race in either event. He was a last-minute entry at Concord and was then attracted to entering the Mason-Dixon Meltdown by a combination of the $12,500 winner’s check and the prestige of competing on a historic weekend that featured twin 250-lap events for Tour-Type Modifieds and Super Late Model cars.

“It was a huge winner’s payday, and I knew as good as we were running with this car, we stood a good chance to take it,” said Hirschman. “This is a new track and a new challenge for me. To come down and take the win in the first-ever race here is something special.”

What is also special is the amount of notoriety that the victories can give the 24-year-old driver.

“There’s a lot of attention that comes with this,” said Hirschman. “You never know. Every driver always dreams of a chance to go further. I love Modifieds, and I’ll be happy to race them the rest of my life, but every driver has a dream to race at a higher level. Right now, these wins give me a better chance of making that into reality.

“I think that the Shootout started it. That win was huge, and I got a lot of people who are definitely interested in Matt Hirschman. This win backs it up. I’m one of the top young drivers out there, so any opportunity to come out of this would be great.”

Hirschman started the Mason-Dixon Meltdown in the fourth position and patiently used the first portion of the race to stalk early leader Burt Myers, of Walnut Grove, North Carolina. Myers led from the start until a restart on lap 104, when Hirschman took over.

“I spun the tires on that restart,” said Myers. “It was my mistake, but I didn’t think it would be a big deal.”

Myers never got the chance to make up for his miscue. His car tightened up after a tire change and chassis adjustment during the mid-race break in the event. After that, it just wasn’t as quick and left Myers out of contention. He finished the race in the fourth position.

That left Eric Beers, James Civali and Chuck Hossfeld to challenge Hirschman. All four drivers ran in tight formation as the laps clicked down, but Beers was the one who came the closest to taking the lead away. He closed up to Hirschman but never passed him.

“Matt had a good racecar there,” said Beers. “We just didn’t end up with enough at the end to get him.”

Matt Hirschman now has another trophy to add to his mantle from the month of November. (51 Photos)
Hirschman led Beers to the finish of the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, which evoked a sense of déjà vu. At the North-South Shootout, Beers finished third when Hirschman won. Ironically, both drivers live on the same street in Northampton, Pennsylvania, and are close friends.

“First and second on the same street is good, so I guess that we are doing all right,” said Beers. “I just want to change it around a little bit for the next time.”

Hirschman will now have an entire winter to bask in the glow of his two late-season victories. He will return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour next season, splitting time between cars owned by Ed Bennett and Darling Motorsports.

“We definitely backed up our Shootout win here,” said Hirschman. “Two huge wins like this at the end of the season means that I have a lot of momentum going into next season. We’re all set for next year with the same cars that I ran this year. I’ll be back in all of them, and hopefully we can keep this winning streak going.”

Finishing behind Hirschman and Beers were 2006 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year James Civali, Myers and Rusty Smith.


MELTDOWN TIME-TRIALS ON FRIDAY 11/24

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Northerners Set to Head South

11/17  -  The Mason-Dixon Meltdown is shaping up to have quite a Northeastern presence.

Jeremie Whorff, Joey Porciello, Bill Whorff, Jr., Stan Meserve, Chola(Coley) Shay, Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, Alan Tardiff, Chris Kennison, Rick Martin, Travis Benjamin, Mike Rowe, Rob Stevens, Dan McKeage, Jimmy Rosenfield, Corey Williams, Ryan Russo, Johnny Clark, Mike Parks, Patrick Laperle and Joey Polewarczyk are all Super Late Model drivers with area ties who are expected to race at South Boston.

On the Modified side of the ledger, the Northeastern presence will also be strong with Billy Pauch Jr., Bobby Grigas, Ben Rowe, Chris Pasteryak, Alex Hoag, Dean Gulick, Earl Paules, Eric Beers, Eddie Flemke, Jr., Donny Lia, J. Wesley Swartout, James Civali, Jim Storace, Kory Rabenold, Andy Seuss, Chuck Hossfeld,Ted Christopher and an yet-unnamed driver of the famed Brady Bunch #00 expected to attend.

Snowball Derby & Mason-Dixon Meltdown Working Hand-In-Hand

Meltdown Winner Gets Entry & Tires for Derby / Snowball Winner Gets Meltdown Spot In 2007

CONCORD, NC (November 14, 2006) – The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, is arguably one of the biggest races in the Super Late Model world, if not in all of short track racing. The Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway is a new event this year, but it is already deemed as one of the most prestigious events in the country. And now the promoters of both events are planning to work together for the greater-good of Super Late Model racing as a whole.

Five Flags Speedway and Snowball Derby officials announced today that the Mason-Dixon Meltdown winner will be awarded a set of four Hoosier Tires (which will be awarded at the track race weekend) and a free entry for the 2006 Snowball Derby. Likewise, PASS South officials will offer the 2006 Snowball Derby winner a guaranteed spot in the 2007 Mason-Dixon Meltdown, which has already been scheduled at South Boston Speedway.

“The Mason-Dixon Meltdown looks to be another multi-year Super Late Model race that people will look forward to all year long and plan for all year long,” said Five Flags Speedway promoter and General Manager Tim Bryant. “Super Late Model racing has a need for a few really solid events, like the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, the All American 400 and the Snowball Derby.

“I believe these big end-of-the-season races can continue to feed off of each other. We’re looking forward to Johnny Clark’s (from Maine) first Snowball Derby visit. And I think that the Mason-Dixon Meltdown gets the credit for that because it got him halfway here already. So barring any bad luck that he has there, he’s coming on to Pensacola to run the Snowball Derby for the first time. I know it has some positive ramifications for this race.”

The Mason-Dixon Meltdown, held Thanksgiving weekend (November 24th-25th) at South Boston Speedway, and the 39th Annual Snowball Derby will prove that two high-profile Super Late Model races can and will live in harmony… each promoting the fact that Super Late Model racing is alive and kicking.

“I love the Snowball Derby and have been going to it for nearly a decade,” said Mason-Dixon Meltdown co-promoter Bob Dillner, who is also a NASCAR television commentator for SPEED. “Tom (Mayberry, Meltdown co-promoter) and I have the utmost respect for what Tim Bryant and his entire crew down at Five Flags Speedway do for the Snowball Derby. It is one legendary race and nothing can and will ever take away from that. We just wanted to give people another option for a place to run and give them another ‘big-money’ show. That is what the Meltdown is.

“All along, I’ve told every Super Late Model driver that I’ve spoken with to come to both the Meltdown and the Derby. If they can’t come to both, I’ve told them to at least go to one or the other. If people can’t make it to the Meltdown, I tell them to make sure they at least make it to the Snowball. These are two huge races, and both of them need the support from the Super Late Model community.”

The PASS South Super Late Models portion of the “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” features a 250-lap main event on Saturday, November 25th. The Tour-Type Modifieds also have a 250-lap event that day and both premier divisions will be racing for a $12,500 paycheck for the winner, plus lap money and other bonuses to be announced soon. Also competing during the “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” weekend are the Legends Cars (Friday only) and the Pro Challenge Series (Saturday only).
Kyle Busch In Derek Ramstrom’s Car at Meltdown

November 13, 2006 (West Boylston, MA) Derek Ramstrom of W. Boylston, MA, the newly crowned PASS Outlaw Late Model Series 2006 Champion, was looking forward to driving the newly acquired #35 Super Late Model car in the Mason Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA on November 24 – 25th.

However, there was one problem that needed to be overcome before this trip south could be finalized. Derek is still recovering from the broken arm he received during Championship Weekend at Unity Raceway, and the team needed a driver.

Fortunately, through the efforts of Steve Perry and team owner Rick Ramstrom, NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will be in the seat at South Boston. The entire #35 team will be supporting Kyle’s run in the Thanksgiving weekend 250-lap event.
Super Late Models Of All Types Welcomed At Mason-Dixon Meltdown

PASS South Season Has Seen NASCAR Elite & ASA Late Models Compete Successfully

CONCORD, NC (October 31, 2006) – When Ryan Lawler took the checkers at Hickory Motor Speedway in August to capture his first-career PASS South Super Late Model Series victory, he did it in something other than his normal orange #31 Ford. After his primary PASS South car blew an engine in practice, Lawler broke out his black #91, which he normally races on the ASA Late Model South Tour. Lawler proceeded to take his ASA Late Model car (the team had renumbered it back to #31) to Victory Lane.

The victory was big for PASS South, which has come to pride itself on working with competitors who have different styles of cars and still want to compete with the series. In addition to several different ASA Late Model Series competitors, a couple of NASCAR Elite Division drivers have also took turns on the track behind the wheel of their respective cars in PASS South.

All NASCAR Elite Divisions cars (Midwest Series, Southeast Series, etc.) and ASA Late Model cars will continue to be welcomed to race with PASS South and in the “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” at South Boston Speedway on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th-25th.

“I ran one car all year long,” said Lawler. “We ended up breaking a motor and had to get our ASA Late Model out. That ended up working out well for us, because we won the race with it. Being able to use that car was great, because it gives people an option to run the ASA Late Models somewhere else, other than just with the ASA Late Model Series. It was a real good deal. The ASA car was really strong, actually.

“Being able to do something like that will really help PASS as well. Car count makes a series. It is hard to have big car count when a series has a specific car that people need to bring. Whenever you can have a series that will accept a few different cars and work with the teams, it will help things out tremendously.”

In addition to Lawler, ASA Late Model Series drivers Mark Reedy, Chase Austin and Wes Burton also made starts with their ASA Late Model cars during the 2006 PASS South season.

NASCAR Southeast Series standout Justin Wakefield competed in two separate PASS South races during the 2006 season by driving his #98 NASCAR Southeast Series machine. He debuted with PASS South at Florence, but wasn’t able to compete because of engine problems. However, he made a start during the “Orange Blossom Special” at Orange County Speedway and finished sixth.

“It’s great because it gives guys an opportunity rather than just junking the cars,” said Wakefield. “It would give guys another avenue to come run them. I’d love to race with PASS as much as I can. In the one race we ran, we had a better car than what the final results showed. We had a tire go flat and we had to come in to change it. I think, had that not happened and the car stayed pretty stationary, then we could have finished even better. Plus, there was some beating and banging out there and I was trying to be very careful, because we still had some Southeast Series races to run. Now, we don’t have any of those, so we can race even harder with the guys.”

Wakefield won the final Southeast Series race, just a couple of weeks ago at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC). NASCAR has announced they are dropping the Elite Division at the end of the 2006 season and now PASS South will be the only place in the southeast where drivers can compete with that style of perimeter chassis . Wakefield is hoping to race with his Southeast Series car at the Meltdown.

“It’s better than junking the cars for sure,” said Wakefield of getting to run his SES car in PASS South. “I think the cars can be very competitive. I know we are going to try and cut some bars out of the right side of ours. I think if we can get the full 59% left-side weight in those cars that we are allowed, that would help us out a ton. It would really make it a level playing ground.”

Different styles of cars are allowed to run with varying adjustments in weight. That allows them to be competitive with the standard straight-rail Super Late Model that most of the competitors run. For more information as to the specifics regarding the rules package for either an ASA Late Model or a NASCAR Elite Division car, call Paul Johnson at (207) 318-3850.

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