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|2009 PASS SOUTH POINTS STANDINGS
125 - Saturday, October 24th
Wins the Howler 125,
Ben Rowe Crowned the PASS South Champion
by Pro Photo Productions
Naples, ME 10/26/09- The 2009 season finale for the Pro All Stars
Series (PASS) South super late models is officially in the books and
for the second straight year, a driver by the name of Johnny Clark
has closed out the southern schedule as the final event winner. Last
year the 2008 PASS North champ took the win at the Mason Dixon
Meltdown as the tour finished out at the South Boston Speedway while
this year he duplicated the feat, claiming both the PASS North title
and winning at the PASS South �Howler� finale at Greenville-Pickens
Speedway to wrap up the 2009 season. Johnny held off another veteran
in Jay Fogleman for the win. Fogleman showed true grit Saturday
after starting the day at the hospital with symptoms of the flu. DJ
Shaw was third followed by Ben Rowe in fourth and Randy Porter
The 125 lap �Howler� was only slowed for two cautions, allowing for
tons of green flag racing. A pair of veterans in Porter and Fogleman
led the field to green after the series� mandatory redraw of the top
ten qualifiers. Justin Wakefield, who was the quickest in
qualifying, would start the race from the ninth position. Close
racing between the pair provided the majority of the action for the
first half of the event until the yellow flag waived for the first
time on lap sixty. Many of the top ten took the opportunity to make
adjustments to their cars including second place man Fogleman.
The pit stops gave Johnny Clark track position, allowing him to get
around Preston Peltier on lap seventy-eight for the lead and he
never looked back. Several hard charges by DJ Shaw were answered
each and every time by Clark. Just as in the first half, Jay
Fogleman stole the show in the second half as he was the highest
finishing car who pitted during the lap sixty caution period.
The man of the hour might have been Johnny Clark but the man of the
year was Ben Rowe. Rowe captured the PASS South super late model
Championship in a way unheard of in all forms of auto racing. The
Maine driver made sixteen round-trips south wheeling cars for four
different race teams over the fourteen race schedule on his way to
becoming the 2009 PASS South series champion. PASS South Rookie of
the Year Ryan Blaney impressed with second in the final standings,
and Preston Peltier parlayed three race wins to a strong third place
in the points.
Rowe capped off a dream season with his second Pro All Stars Series
title in as many weeks. Seven days prior he earned his fourth PASS
South win of the season on his way to capturing the four race PASS
National Championship series. Rowe chased Johnny Clark for the PASS
North title all season long as well, eventually finishing second to
Clark with two PASS North wins and twelve top ten finishes along the
While this weekend�s Howler 125 closed out the action for the Pro
All Stars Series in 2009, fans won�t have to wait near as long as
they have in the past to see the stars of the series back in action.
On January 29th and 30th 2010 the first ever PASS Florida Winterfest
will take place at New Smyrna, Florida�s New Smyrna Speedway.
Details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information on standings, and results for all PASS
sanctioned touring series visit
Official Results - PASS South Super
Late Model Howler 125
Greenville-Pickens Speedway - Easley, SC - 10/24/2009
1 - 54 -Johnny Clark
2 - 4s - Jay Fogleman
3 - 60 - DJ Shaw
4 - 4n - Ben Rowe
5 - 32 - Randy Porter
6 - 47 - Corey Williams
7 - 98 - Justin Wakefield
8 - 32x - Corey Gibson
9 - 2 - Ralph Carnes
10 - 62 - Brandon Ward
11 - 23 - Lonnie Sommerville
12 - 10 - Ryan Blaney
13 - 5 - Preston Peltier
14 - 48 - John Batten
15 - 91 - Heath Hindman
16 - 02 - Tim Nooner
17 - 71 - Jimmy Doyle
18 - 88 - Tom Stokes
19 - 8 - Cassius Clark
20 - 29 - Austin Northcutt
21 - 28 - Terry Horak
22 - 80 - Shannon Mines
23 - 20 - Steven Legendre
24 - 35 - Devin Jones
25 - 93 - Tayla Orleans
Champ to be Crowned at Greenville-Pickens
Jay Foleman was
the winner at Greenville-Pickens
of the PASS South July 3rd "Firecracker 125"
Naples, ME 10/21/09- Fourteen weekends of racing
over a seven month period; ten different race tracks producing six
different race winners; ninety three different drivers. In the end,
it all boils down to one 2009 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
Champion and that Champion will be crowned at this weekend�s PASS
South season finale at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. The 125 lap
event known as �The Howler�, will wrap up the 2009 PASS South season
with the kind of action packed super late model racing that the fans
of the half mile track have come to expect over the years when the
Pro All Stars Series comes to town.
Ben Rowe dominated the four- race PASS National Championship series
with three wins and one third place run to claim that title, and his
win at South Boston further expanded his PASS South point lead.
Rowe has emerged as the clear favorite to join his
father Mike in the PASS record book as a PASS South Champion. Rowe
received a beautiful new Leavitt chassis and a complete Quarter
Master Clutch package as part of his National Championship winnings.
So while the drama of a tight championship point battle may not be
in the cards for the Howler there�s plenty of battles for position
in the final standings, and one can bet if the race is half as good
as the series� last visit in July it will be one heck of an event.
PASS South regulars Heath Hindman, Jay Fogleman, and Justin
Wakefield along with northern invaders Johnny Clark, Lonnie
Sommerville, and D.J. Shaw will all be on hand for the event, but
there�s one driver in particular the fans of upstate South Carolina
flock to see and that would be none other than Corey Williams. The
Maine native now calling North Carolina home has done what many
thought couldn�t be done by taking his familiar �#47 Batmobile�
machine to the high side of the flat half mile track and coming from
the back to the front on multiple occasions, including a runner up
finish in 2008. Mark Reedy will make his first PASS start of 2009
with support from Clete Caywoods's Kaytech Incorporated.
Also expected to be in attendance will be local racers Randy Gentry
and Randy Porter, Tayla Orleans, and newcomer to PASS South and
super late models in general Brandon Ward piloting Jeff Day�s
familiar yellow and black #62 machine in a one race deal.
The gates swing open at Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday
October 24th at 4:00 PM, with time trials slated for 5:00 PM. Look
for the on-track trick-or-treat meet and greet as well as the kid�s
Halloween costume contest to get under way at 7:00 PM,. The Howler
125 is expected to go green at approximately 8:00 PM.
Tickets still remain for the October 24th Howler 125 event and can
be purchase on race day or directly through the track by visiting
their website at www.greenvillepickens.com or by calling
For standings, and results for all PASS sanctioned touring series
For marketing or media questions contact Norm Desjardins at
603-539-3368 or for technical information contact Scott Reed at
to Pilot #62 for New Day Motorsports
in PASS South finale at Greenville-Pickens
||CHARLOTTE, NC (October 20) � New Day
Motorsports owner Jeff Day announced today that veteran driver
Brandon Ward will take over the #62 Yarbrough Transfer/Texas Pete
Chevrolet in this weekend�s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
regular season finale. In a one race deal, Ward will pilot the car
formerly driven by Mark Gibson in Saturday night�s Howler 125 at the
|�I�m really excited to have this
opportunity to drive the Yarbrough Transfer/Texas Pete Chevy this
weekend at Greenville,� said Ward. �Jeff [Day] and I have worked
together this year with my Pro Cup car and I�m glad we�ve been able
to put this deal together. I�ve driven a lot of different types of
cars over the years, but not a Super Late Model. The PASS series is
one of the most competitive in the country and I can�t wait to see
what I can do with those guys.�
The relationship between Jeff Day and Brandon Ward goes back several
years, but stepped up a level when Day began consulting in 2009 on
Ward�s Mac Hill Motorsports ride in the USAR Pro Cup Series.
Although highlighted by a second place finish in this year�s PASS
National Series with Mark Gibson behind the wheel, an otherwise
disappointing season led Day to make a change with his team.
�I felt like the chemistry between Mark [Gibson] and I just wasn�t
there,� said Day. �We�ve worked hard the last few years and I
appreciate Mark and his entire family for the effort we put forth,
but I think to grow we both needed to go in a different direction.
Brandon�s a heck of a talent and I think he will be a great addition
to the PASS family.�
Brandon Ward�s racing career started in Go-Karts in 1989 where he
won multiple championships over the next ten years. Ward then moved
to the NASCAR Goody�s Dash Series finishing a career high third in
points in 2004. Ward won three races in his NASCAR Goody�s Dash
Series career at Bristol Motor Speedway, Motordrome Speedway, and
Kentucky Speedway. From there, Ward moved on to the UARA-STARS Late
Model Stock series where he won the championship in 2006. Ward
currently competes in the USAR Pro Cup Series driving the #56 Mac
Hill Motorsports Chevrolet. After winning Rookie-Of-The-Year honors
in 2007, Ward is a championship contender with two wins so far in
New Day Motorsports has been an integral part of the PASS South
Series since 2006. The team scored it�s best finish with the series
last year in the Piedmont Pride 125 at the Caraway Speedway
finishing fourth after leading the most laps. New Day Motorsports
finished in the top ten in PASS South points in 2007 and 2008 and
finished second in this year's PASS National Series behind champion
|Mason Dixon Meltdown
250 - Saturday, October 17th
on the Line at South Boston on 10/17
|Naples ME ( 10/8/09) The
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model teams roll into
South Boston (VA) Speedway next weekend for their longest (250 laps)
and richest ($44,100 purse) race of 2009 and the PASS National
Champion will be crowned when the checkered flag falls.
The Mason-Dixon Meltdown is fast becoming a fall tradition. With 250
laps on tap for the PASS super late models and another 250 lap
feature for late model stock cars the popular event will give the
fans in the stands their fill of side by side, nose to tail full
fendered short track racing that the Virginia oval is famous for.
The Meltdown is the final round of the four race PASS National
Championship series, where Ben Rowe #4N holds a comfortable 57 point
lead over Mark Gibson #62 and 71 over Ryan Blaney #10 for the title.
Rowe has been dominant in the series, winning races one and three at
Hickory Motor Speedway and Southern National and finishing third at
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Those are numbers that are hard to beat,
giving Rowe the inside track for the title.
The PASS National Champion will receive a Leavitt Racing Components
super late model chassis and a complete Quarter Master racing
clutch, bell housing and starter package in addition to the
Champions hardware. That's an additional $7,500.00 in product awards
for the four race series plus all the cash that's on the line.
Rowe also carries a 56 point lead into race 13 of the 14 race PASS
South series standings. Rookie Ryan Blaney, Preston Peltier, Justin
Wakefield and Heath Hindman sit second through fifth. The Turner
Maine racer has four PASS North super late model titles on his
resume and hopes to join his father Mike Rowe, the inaugural PASS
South Champion in 2006, as a PASS South title holder.
Practice for both divisions is set for Friday, October 16 from 1:00
PM until 3:00 PM. Grandstand gates will open at 3:00 PM on Friday
and will be followed by time trials for both races at 4:00 PM.
The Grandstand gates swing open on Saturday October 17 at 11:00 AM.
A NASCAR Late Model last chance 50-lap race will get the green flag
at noon and will be followed by a Fan Appreciation Session on the
four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The first feature race of the day
will get the green flag at 3:00 PM.
Check out the track's website for the complete schedule of events at
||Will the (PASS) South
Rise up at SoBo?
|Naples, ME 10/13/09- It�s
become a tradition in the Pro All Stars (PASS) South Series; the
annual Mason Dixon Meltdown. Since the series inception in 2006 and
the first Meltdown at Virginia�s South Boston Speedway, the event
has grown as one of the major races to win in the super late model
community. Racers from as far south as Texas and as far north as
Canada have flocked to compete in the Meltdown in recent years and
the 2009 edition is shaping up to be a great one. This year�s Mason
Meltdown will feature PASS South super late models along with the
NASCAR late model stock cars in a pair of 250 lap features giving
race fans a heaping helping of high quality racing action.
PASS South regulars Ben Rowe, Ryan Blaney, Preston Peltier, Justin
Wakefield, and Heath Hindman will do battle for 250 laps against a
whole flock of northern invaders including defending Meltdown and
2009 PASS North Champion Johnny Clark, Young guns Steve Legendre and
DJ Shaw, Scott Alexander, and Cassius Clark, just to name a few.
Thirty-plus super late models are expected to fill the pit area
inside the 4/10th mile oval.
While the Meltdown has been an annual PASS South scheduled race,
never in the history of the event has a southern driver visited
victory lane. Leaving one wondering, "Will this be the year that
will change?� Can one of the two drivers, Preston Peltier or veteran
Jay Fogleman, who have both won three races each this season, bring
one home for the south? Or will it be one of the Yankee drivers,
Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, or Cassius Clark that becomes our first ever
Meltdown repeat winner?
One driver who would fall under the northern invaders category, but
has the longest haul of all, will be Saint John New Brunswick Canada
driver Lonnie Sommerville. For the second straight year he will make
the twenty-two hour haul south for the Mason Dixon Meltdown. The
Canadian driver led his fair share of laps a season ago at the
Meltdown, and after scoring wins in two of the three biggest races
in his own country he has once again decided to see how he measures
up against the best super late model racers in the south.
Not only will South Boston Speedway fans get to see an individual
race winner, but the crowning of the 2009 PASS National champion
will also take place. Turner, Maine native Ben Rowe looks to all but
have hoisted the PASS National cup as the 2009 PASS National
champion by building a comfortable fifty-seven point lead over a
pair of North Carolina drivers, Mark Gibson and Ryan Blaney.
Rounding out the top five is veteran Jay Fogleman in fourth,
followed by defending national champion Cassius Clark. While the
points from first to second may be spread out a bit, the battle to
finish within the top three and take home a beautifully built cup by
series trophy provider Race City Awards, is as tight as it can
possibly be. A mere thirty-five points separates second from fifth.
But that�s not all! The victor in the four race series will receive
a Leavitt Racing components super late model chassis and a complete
clutch, bell housing and starter package courtesy of Quarter Master.
That�s over $7,500.00 worth of the finest racing components
available anywhere, in addition to the $7,500.00 on the line for the
The Mason Dixon Meltdown 500 kicks off with practice for both
divisions on Friday, October 16 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Grandstand gates
will open at 3:00 pm on Friday October 16 and will be followed by
time trials for both races at 4:00 pm. On Saturday October 17 at
11:00 am a NASCAR Late Model last chance 50-lap race will get the
green flag followed by a Fan Appreciation autograph session. The
first feature race of the day will get underway at 3:00 pm.
|Blaney Making His Own
Mark in PASS Super Late Models
|Naples ME (10/3/2009) - Ryan Blaney will need to bring a note to school on Thursday October 15th.
He needs to be excused from class on Friday, but he's not going to
the dentist's office or on a family vacation. On Friday October 16th
he will be at "SoBo", Virginia's famed South Boston Speedway to
prepare for Saturdays Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South portion of
the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, a 250 lap super late model feature that
brings together the top guns of super late model racing every fall.
The racing teenager sits second in the PASS South standings,
trailing series point leader Ben Rowe by 56 markers in the chase for
the title. His statistics are impressive; in twelve starts, Blaney
has four top five and eleven top ten finishes, two pole awards, and
87 laps led. Those are impressive numbers, even for a young man that
comes from a family of champions on both dirt and asphalt.
Blaney's got one stat that he
wants to change at South Boston, and that's the goose egg in his
PASS win column. His results show that he's been out front and he's
been close to the top of the podium. A pair of third place finishes
at Dillon and Orange County is his best to date, certainly nothing
to sneeze at in a series so deep in talent. But, he's won in every
form of racing he's attempted and he's got the talent and team to
make it to the top of the heap. He's a rookie in the high horsepower
super late model machines and his remarkable consistency has given
him the kind of track time he needs to make his way to victory lane.
Blaney knows that sitting in the pits watching with a wrecked race
car does nothing for his learning curve, or for the respect he needs
to race side by side with veterans like Ben Rowe, Jay Fogelman, and
Blaney and his team have two
more shots at Pro All Stars victory lane, the Mason-Dixon Meltdown
Saturday October 16th at South Boston and the PASS season finale,
The Howler at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Don't count the young
racer out at either venue. Ryan Blaney is a winner, from a family of
winners. There's little question that this talented racer will
continue to carry on that tradition.
The engines will roar to life at South Boston Speedway on Friday,
October 16 and Saturday Oct. 17. Highlighting the weekend's
activities will be a 250-lap race for Blaney and the touring PASS
Super Late Model competitors. The PASS race is round four of the
four race PASS National Championship Series, where Ben Rowe leads
the title chase over Mark Gibson and Blaney. The weekend also
features 250 laps for the region's best NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series Late Model Stock Car Division competitors
Practice for both divisions will be held on Friday, October 16, from
1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Grandstand gates will open at 3:00 PM on
Friday October 16 and will be followed by time trials for both races
at 4:00 PM.
The Grandstand gates swing open on Saturday October 17 at 11:00 AM.
A NASCAR Late Model last chance 50-lap race will get the green flag
at noon and will be followed by a Fan Appreciation Session on the
four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The first feature race of the day
will get the green flag at 3:00 PM.
Check out the track's website for the complete schedule of events at
||PASS Late Model Truck
Davidson Crowned Champion
|CHARLOTTE, NC (October 12 2009)
- Pro All
Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the 2009 season
has been completed for the PASS Late Model Trucks. While the PASS
Late Model Trucks will not compete in a previously scheduled event
for Saturday, October 24th at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, the PASS
South Super Late Models will still be there in action. The Howler
will be the final points race of 2009 for the PASS South Super Late
In 2009 PASS sanctioned the Late Model Trucks for the first time as
a support division for the PASS South Super Late Models. Veteran
racer Hal Goodson won the first ever PASS Late Model Truck race back
in March at the Dillon Motor Speedway. In nine races in 2009, 30
drivers competed in at least one event with four drivers taking wins
including Goodson, Grant Davidson, Jody Measamer, and Clint King. On
the strength of a series leading four wins and never finishing lower
than third, Davidson will be crowned as the inaugural PASS Late
Model Truck Champion. Davidson took the title by 36 points over
Measamer, who finished the season by winning three of the final four
PASS Late Model Truck events.
The decision to cancel the final PASS Late Model Truck event at
Greenville was made following a disappointing Truck turnout for the
most recent series event at Southern National. A decision regarding
the 2010 season will be coming soon.
"This season we decided to bring the Late Model Trucks in under PASS
sanction and we saw some really outstanding races everywhere we
went," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "We really appreciate Grant
Davidson, Jody Measamer, Michael Cooper, and Justin Crider for their
support throughout the entire season. During the off season will
talk to the Truck competitors and make a decision about next year in
the coming weeks."
BEN ROWE WINS SEPT. 27th
SOUTHERN NATIONAL 150
Ben Rowe won the rain-delayed PASS
South/National Super Late Model race at Southern National Raceway
Park. Rowe pitted late in the race to swap front and rear tires and
then came back through the pack. Clay Jones finished second. Preston
Peltier led for awhile, but had a flat tire and had to come back
through to pack to finish third. Rowe's closest rival in the PASS
South points battle, Jay Fogelman, dropped out of the race early
with mechanical problems.
9/27 OFFICIAL RESULTS
1) 4n - Ben Rowe
2) 15 - Clay Jones
3) 5 - Preston Peltier
4) 8 - Cassius Clark
5) 20 - John Stancill
6) 10 - Ryan Blaney
7) 91 - Heath Hindman
8) 18 - Bradley McCaskill
9) M3 - Shelton Mcnair Jr
10) 62 - Mark Gibson
11) 23 - Jimmy Weller
12) 48 - John Batten
13) 98 - Justin Wakefield
14) 53 - Brad Bischoff
15) 39 - Dean Clattenburg
16) 48H - Brandon Head
17) 4s - Jay Fogleman
18) 16 - Joey Coulter
19) 79 - Chris Bowers
20) 35 - Devin Jones
Top Three (L to r) -
2nd: #15 Clay Jones,
Winner #4 Ben Rowe, 3rd: #5 Preston Peltier
Preston Peltier led the most laps but had to
settle for third after a flat right front tire
brought him to pit road while leading.
Justin Wakefield #98 & Dean Clattenburg #39
race side by side out of turn two.
Pro Photo Productions
Ben Rowe Returns to His Winning Ways at Southern National
Naples, ME 9/29/09- Race fans wanted to see super
late model action return to one of the nicest facilities in the state of
North Carolina but Mother Nature decided that race teams and fans alike
would have to wait an extra day for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
Southern National 150. That wait wasn't near as long as Ben Rowe's wait to
return to victory lane in PASS South competition. So for Ben, the extra day
wasn't a big deal as he came from the back of the pack on the event's final
restart to claim his third PASS South win of 2009.
Jay Fogleman ruled time trials for his first career PASS South Pro Photo
Productions fast qualifier award, but the top ten redraw put Preston Peltier
on the point. Peltier quickly took the lap one lead and held it until a lap
forty-two red flag due to a hard hit in the turn two wall by Chris Bowers.
Under the red flag, Peltier's right front tire went flat on his #5 machine
forcing him to the pits for a change.
Georgia's Justin Wakefield was the benefactor of Peltier's bad luck and took
over the top spot with Rowe right on his tail. It wasn't long before the bad
luck demons would strike Wakefield as well when the brakes went away on his
#98 Ford giving the lead to PASS South and National point leader Rowe for
the first time. Rowe would eventually give the lead up to Cassius Clark with
fifty-five laps remaining. A yellow flag flew on lap 107 for a Dean
Clattenburg spin which brought Rowe, who at the time was in third place, to
pit road for adjustments.
The final forty-three laps went clean and green playing right into Rowe's
strategy allowing him to slice through the field and capture the win. Clay
Jones finished a career high of second followed by Preston Peltier in third
who recovered nicely from his flat tire. Cassius Clark kept his National
Series hopes alive
Jody Measamer was victorious in the PASS LM Trucks. The win was Measamer's
third of 2009. Michael Cooper and series point leader Grant Davidson raced
under the checkers second and third.
Southern National in Top Form As PASS
South Prepares To Hit the High Banks
CHARLOTTE, NC (September 3) Since is first opened in 1993,
Southern National in Kenly, NC has been one of America's premier
short tracks. Touring divisions and weekly racers flocked to race at
the facility that saw drivers like Denny Hamlin and Scott Riggs hone
their skills before moving on to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But,
in recent years, the track struggled to find its identity and,
following a tumultuous end to the 2008 season, Southern National's
future looked bleak.
|While other tracks around the
country have been putting on races for much of 2009, Southern
National has sat idle. Leaving locals with a void that has yet to be
filled. But, that will soon come to an end, when the Pro All Stars
Series (PASS) South Super Late Models breathe new life into the
shuttered speedway on September 26th.
Although PASS has only raced at Southern National once, PASS
President Tom Mayberry and his staff saw the potential in the
speedway. That race at Southern National in 2006 was only the second
race of the then brand new PASS South division and attracted drivers
from near and far. Super Late Model veteran Freddie Query took his
only PASS South victory at Southern National after a spirited battle
with local driver Clay Jones, future PASS South champions Mike Rowe
and Ryan Lawler, and Alabama hotshoe Charlie Bradberry.
"When we went to Southern National in 2006 we had an outstanding
race," said Mayberry. "The lead changed hands all day long and that
race proved to us that PASS South just might have the legs to be a
success. I just loved the track, but for whatever reason we were not
able to put things together to get another race there."
In the years following PASS's visit to Southern National, track
owner and former racer Kirk Leone made significant capital
improvements to the 4/10 mile facility including repaving the track,
paving the infield, erecting a new scoreboard and public address
system, and constructing new buildings on the property. And,
although the track has sat idle this season, Leone has continued to
make upgrades as he tries to sell Southern National.
'We've got a brand new sewer system and have done a lot of work to
the track to get ready for the PASS race and for any potential
buyers out there," said Leone. "The track is great and it will be a
steal for whoever buys it. I just don't have the time to devote to
it that I need to for it to be a success. I'm glad PASS is coming in
to put on this show and I know our fans are looking forward to it
because they love their racing here at Southern National."
PASS South has put added emphasis on the Southern National 150 by
making it one of only four races in the PASS National Series. The
PASS National Series consists of four special events taken from the
PASS North and PASS South schedules that will help to determine an
overall PASS National Champion. The Southern National 150 will be
race number three of the PASS National Series and is expected to
attract the top Super Late Models from across the country. In
addition, former Southern National regulars such as John Batten,
"Big" Jim Kelley, and Shelton McNair have expressed their intention
to return to their old stomping grounds.
The PASS Late Model Trucks and 4 Cylinders will also be on the
racing card at Southern National on September 26th. Southern
National was one of the first racetracks in the region to race
Trucks and a great field of newcomers is expected to join PASS Late
Model Trucks regulars such as Grant Davidson, Jody Measamer, Clint
King, Michael Cooper, and Marty Griggs. The 4 Cylinder division has
a great heritage at Southern National and will add to the excitement
as the local fans and drivers look to return to their home track.
But, the Southern National 150 will not be the only race held this
year at Southern National. PASS South will continue the Thanksgiving
tradition of racing at Southern National with the Thanksgiving
Classic on November 27-28. The PASS South Super Late Models will
have a special non-points race with several other divisions also
racing. Those divisions competing at the Thanksgiving Classic will
be announced in the coming weeks.
The Southern National 150 weekend kicks off with practice for all
divisions on Friday, September 25th. Then, on Saturday, September
26th, practice and qualifying will be held prior an on track
autograph sessions and main events for the 4 Cylinders, PASS
Model Trucks, and PASS South Super Late Models.
PASS SOUTH - AUGUST 29th
HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY
POS - # - DRIVER
1 - 9 - Chase Elliott
2 - 33 - Jeff Choquette
3 - 8 - Cassius Clark
4 - 18 - Bradley McCaskill
5 - 29 - Andy Loden
6 - 10 - Ryan Blaney
7 - 9 - Keeton Hanks
8 - 35 - Devin Jones
9 - 4n - Ben Rowe
10 - 05k - Gene Kirlia
11 - 98 - Justin Wakefield
12 - 18x - Billy Leslie
13 - 48 - John Batten
14 - 4s - Jay Fogleman
POS - # - DRIVER
15 - 51 - Michael Pope
16 - 23 - Jimmy Weller
17 - 47 - Corey Williams
18 - 1 - Fred Moore
19 - 22 - Perry Brown
20 - 05 - Alex Fleming
21 - 74 - Ryan Moore
22 - 91 - Heath Hindman
23 - 02 - Tim Nooner
24 - 20 - John Stancill
25 - 26 - Preston Peltier
26 - 00 - Jeramie Whorff
27 - 93 - Tayla Orleans
28 - 55 - Alex Yontz
|PASS SOUTH -
HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY - AUGUST 29th
SLM Top Three: L to R -
Cassius Clark, 3rd;
Winner Chase Elliot;
& Jeff Choquette, 2nd.
Chase Elliot celebrates in Hickory Motor Speedway's victory lane
with dad Bill Elliot, Mom Cindy Elliot, and his entire Aarons dream
machine crew after he scored his first career PASS South series win
in his first career start.
Jody Measamer celebrates after making it back to back PASS Late
Model Truck Series wins at Hickory, dominating the race fom the drop
of the green flag.
Photos by Pro Photo Productions
Chase Elliott's Awesome in PASS South Hickory SLM Win
Naples, ME 8/31/09- He may only be thirteen
and it may have only been his first ever Pro All Stars Series (
PASS) South super late model start but Chase Elliot looked as if he
knew each and every move to make to score his first career PASS
South series win in his first career start. Elliot used the lapped
car of John Batten as a pick to make his way by third place finisher
Cassius Clark and then ran down second place finisher Jeff Choquette
from ten car lengths back making a last lap pass on his way to
securing the win. Bradley McCaskill showed that you can do a lot
with a little as he scored his career best finish of fourth followed
by another newbie to the series, Andy Loden, who rounded out the top
five in his first career start and his second race in a super late
John Stancill grabbed the Pro Photo Productions fast qualifier award
after posting a time of 14.914 around the 3/8th mile track.
Qualifying times easily showed how tough PASS South competition has
gotten over the years as half a second separated Stancill from the
last place qualifier. After the series top ten redraw it shuffled
several drivers around especially Cassius Clark who benefited the
most by moving from eighth to the pole position to take the green
An early race caution took out several drivers who never really had
a chance to show what they had including Preston Peltier, Alex Yontz,
and Tayla Orleans who all could have been a factor late in the
going. At the same time the caution flag was being displayed Jeff
Choquette had made his move by Cassius Clark for the top spot. From
that point on Choquette's #33 machine lead the next most laps,
unfortunately for him that was one lap that he didn't lead was the
one he needed to. Elliot and Choquette raced side by side with the
white flag in the air before finally clearing Choquette's #33
machine coming off of turn four for the win. With dad Bill Elliot
and mom Cindy Elliot celebrating in victory lane along with him, it
couldn't have been more fitting for the youngster to add his name to
the list of famous drivers that have won at the historic track.
In PASS truck series competition Jody Measamer made it back to back
Hickory wins as he cruised to the win in the fifty lap event.
Michael Cooper muscled his way past Grant Davidson on the final lap
to finish second. The win by Measamer propelled him to second in
points over Clint King who previously held the position, however,
they all trail Grant Davidson who has lead the newly formed series
since the second race of the season back in April.
Next up is round two of the PASS National
Championship series, the $10,000.00 to win PASS 300 at Scarborough
Maine's Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 12th and 13th.
Two weeks later on Saturday September 26th the PASS South series
will breathe new life into Kenly, North Carolina's Southern National
Speedway which has been dormant the entire 2009 racing season thus
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Corey Williams Sets Orange County
Southern Sizzler Victory
Naples, ME 8/10/09- The weather may have been warm, but it was Corey
Williams who was hot from the moment he unloaded his #47 machine as
he claimed his fifth series win in the Southern Sizzler 150 at
Orange County Speedway Saturday night. Justin Wakefield muscled his
way to second while Signal Mountain, Tennessee's Heath Hindman
notched his season best finish of third at the fast 3/8th mile
facility. Veteran Jay Fogleman and Preston Peltier rounded out the
With a stellar crowd in attendance, Williams showed his strength
early and often as he set fast time during qualifying by almost two
tenths over the second place driver. Early green flag racing saw
Ryan Blaney open up a half track lead over the rest of the top five
competitors. A lap sixty-one caution brought the field back together
and also brought Williams' car within striking distance of the top
spot. After making his way to the front, a spin by series points
leader Ben Rowe on lap 145 set the stage for a five lap shootout.
Williams got the jump over Justin Wakefield on the final restart
cruising away with the win and the trophy. Even though it was
Williams who stole the show, the story of the night was veteran Jay
Fogleman's comeback from two laps down to finish fourth in a backup
car. Fogleman fought an ill handling car after getting limited
practice in a backup car after his primary car suffered mechanical
problems earlier in the day.
In the PASS truck series action, Grant Davidson extended his points
lead with his fourth win in seven races in 2009. Michael Cooper,
behind the wheel of his new #18 truck ride, finish second and
fourteen year old Clint King, who won earlier in the year at Coastal
Plains Raceway, rounded out the top three.
Next up for the premier super late model series of the south will be
the Over the Mountain 150 at the Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory,
North Carolina on Saturday August 29th. The event will mark the
third and final trip to the historic track for the series in 2009.
For points standings, and results for all PASS sanctioned touring
in the SLM
Southern Sizzler 150
Late Model Trucks
Winner Grant Davidson
Southern Sizzler 150 - Orange County
Speedway - Aug. 8th
1) 47 Corey
2) 98 Justin Wakefield
3) 91 Heath Hindman
4) 4s Jay Fogleman
5) 26 Preston Peltier
6) 8 Cassius Clark
7) 05 Alex Fleming
8) 5 Spencer Wauters
9) 10 Ryan Blaney
10) 4n Ben Rowe
18 Bradley McCaskill
12) 48 John Batten
13) 35 Devin Jones
14) 55 Alex Yontz
15) 25 Jeff Bolen
16) 14 Clete Caywood
17) 02 Tim Nooner
18) 23 Jimmy Weller
19) 16 Joey Coulter
20) 93 Tayla Orleans
21) 79 Chris Bowers
22) CJ Faison
Fogleman Scores Second
Daniel Boone Classic
Naples, ME 7/20/09 - For a second straight season Durham, North
Carolina native Jay Fogleman took home the coon skin cap for winning
the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Daniel Boone Classic 125 at
Newport (TN) Speedway Saturday night. Fogleman, who never raced
outside the top three all night long, survived several late race
bumper tags by seventeen-year-old Jake Crum and a side by side
battle with PASS South series points leader Ben Rowe to capture the
win. Rounding out the top five was Preston Peltier and Heath Hindman
who earned his best finish of the 2009 season.
The 125 lap event started off with action from the
drop of the green flag with the top two drivers in the championship
standings bringing the field down to the start with Ryan Blaney to
the inside and point leader Ben Rowe up topside. Rowe quickly took
command of the race with a solid start leading the first ten laps of
racing action before Fogleman took over the point, leading until a
turn two spin by Scott Patton brought out the second yellow flag of
the night. The traditional PASS series double file restart brought
the field back together briefly before Rowe along with Blaney took
advantage of a tire spinning restart by Fogleman.
|The next fifty plus laps went
clean and green allowing Rowe to open the largest lead of the night
but not before Fogleman managed to reel the Maine native within a
four car lengths distance just before the caution would wave on lap
The long run allowed drivers like Hindman, Crum, and Preston Peltier
to work their way to the front while Blaney and Justin Wakefield
needed the break in action to make adjustments to their fading
machines. One final restart with just thirty-one laps left made for
some interesting racing. Rowe and Fogleman battled side by side in
two for the lead when it was as if Rowe stabbed the brakes to keep
his #4 machine from making contact with Fogleman which forced third
place runner Heath Hindman into the back of Rowe stacking up the
field three wide for fourth, fifth, and sixth position.
Crum used this opportunity to muscle his way to the
front, coming within striking distance of Fogleman's #4 machine with
just a handful of laps remaining. It wasn't quite enough as Fogleman
stretched his lead with one to go before capturing his third PASS
South series win this season. The win also tied Fogleman with Corey
Williams as the all time PASS South series wins leader throughout
the series' four year history.
Ryan Blaney &
|Official Results -
The Daniel Boone Classic 125 - Newport Speedway - 7/18
- Jay Fogleman
2. 99 - Jake Crum
3. 4n - Ben Rowe
4. 26 - Preston Peltier
5. 91 - Heath Hindman
6. 98 - Justin Wakefield
7. 10 - Ryan Blaney
8. 9 - David Flynn
|9. 35 -
10. 23 - Jimmy Weller
11. 1 - Jimmy Garmon
12. 92 - Mart Nesbitt
13. 48 - John Batten
14. 02 - Scott Patton
15. 8 - Ed Surrett
16. 88 - Lee Tissot
Friday, July 3rd
The Firecracker 125
Sunday, July 5th
The Independence 150
|Wakefield Works Hard for Hickory
|Naples, ME 7/7/09- It
may have been a good thing that it was a PASS South double header
this weekend, for Justin Wakefield at least. After a twenty-second
place finish in race one of the double header, Friday night at
Greenville-Pickens, Justin Wakefield made the statement, "I don't
know if I ever want to drive a racecar again." Well it was a good
thing he did and it was probably a good thing it was only two days
later because at night's end the thoughts he had of Greenville were
nothing but a foregone conclusion as he celebrated in victory lane
for the first time in 2009.
The team traveled through the night to be at Hickory first thing
Saturday morning to repair the extensive damage incurred at
Greenville which included putting a nose on the #98 Jubilee
Conferences Ford Fusion. After renting a welder from a local store
and some hardnosed work to the Ford, the team was ready to go by the
first round of practice on Sunday.
"This is awesome to be able to bring home this win after how bad we
were at Greenville. Everyone was down, I was down on myself, but we
battled back and made it happen. I have to say thanks to everyone on
this Carswell Motorsports team after working their tails off to get
this car back together, without them we wouldn't have even made it
to Hickory," stated Wakefield after the race.
Rounding out the top three were a pair of young drivers who posted
career bests in super late model competition. Texas native Trey
Mitchell who just two nights ago didn't get the results to back up
his impressive run at Greenville-Pickens made up for it at Hickory
the hard way. Mitchell recovered from a poor qualifying effort and
having to avoid several on track incidents during the race to finish
second. Fourteen year old Devin Jones who finished third under the
guidance of new team mentor Chase Pistone had his own issues to
battle back from including front end damage that occurred during the
midpoint of the race.
It may have been Mitchell and Jones who got the finishes but just
like many times this year Preston Peltier was the driver to beat as
he lead the most laps throughout the 150 lap event before contact
with Ryan Blaney in the closing laps sent the #26 of Peltier
spinning and the #10 machine of Blaney to the pits with a flat tire.
Peltier was able to recover for a fourth place finish in the final
five laps of racing action while Blaney wasn't as lucky.
Points leader Ben Rowe competed in his own car after his PASS North
car owner Richard Moody decided not to make the haul to all the
remaining south races leaving him with many questions heading into
this weekend. Rowe raced a quiet yet productive race on both nights
expanding his points lead and leaving him in the top spot at the
halfway point of the season.
The PASS trucks series also rolled back into action during the
Independence 150 weekend at the Hickory Motor Speedway Sunday
afternoon. Jody Measamer claimed his first series win by inches at
the finish line over series points leader Grant Davidson who won at
the track earlier in the year. Trevor Hignutt making his PASS truck
series debut finished third, followed by Ben Ebling in fourth, and
Marty Griggs rounded out the top five. With just four races
remaining in the inaugural PASS truck series season every race
counts toward being crowned the first series champion. The points
battle will heat up even more next race out at the Southern Sizzler
weekend at the Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC on Saturday,
Official Finish - PASS Late
Model Truck Feature
1) 98 Jody Measmer 2) 00 Grant Davidson 3) 69 Trevor Hignutt 4) 44
Ben Ebeling 5) 55 Marty Griggs
6) 07 Clint King 7) 18 John Whaley 8) 7 Justin Crider 9) 00K Jesse
Next up for the PASS South tour will be the Daniel Boone Classic at
the Newport Speedway in Newport, Tennessee on Saturday July 18th.
The event will mark the series one and only stop in the state of
Tennessee in 2009. For more information including tickets visit the
track's website at
Official Finish -
Independence 150 -
|1 - 98 -
2 - 47m - Trey Mitchell
3 - 35 - Devin Jones
4 - 26 - Preston Peltier
5 - 4n - Ben Rowe
6 - 93 - Tayla Orleans
7 - 47 - Corey Williams
8 - 18x - Billy Leslie
9 - 51w - Bryce Walker
10 - 51 - Michael Pope
11 - 64 - Joe Winchell
12 - 1 - Jimmy Gamon
13 - 10 - Ryan Blaney
14 - 10L - Johanna Long
15 - 91 - Heath Hindman
16 101 - Jeremy Frankoski
17 - 8 - Cassius Clark
18 - 48 - John Batten
19 - 83 - Jeff Choquette
20 - 66 - Jeff Fultz
21 - 18 - Bradley McCaskill
22 - 05 - Alex Fleming
23 - 4s - Jay Fogleman
24 - 2 - Zach Stroupe
25 - 20 - John Stancill
Scores PASS South Firecracker Win in Wild Finish
|Naples, ME 7/4/09- In front of a packed
house at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, in what may have been the best
ever race since the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South came to life
in 2006, Jay Fogleman scored his second series win of 2009. Fogleman
won the Firecracker 125 after three attempts at a
green-white-checker finish. Second was Brian Ickler driving for Kyle
Busch Motorsports followed by a season's best third place for Alex
Fleming. Series point leader Ben Rowe pulled an old Super Late Model
out of his dad Mike's barn and drove it to a fourth place finish.
Fast timer Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five.
While it was the veteran Fogleman who got the win, it was a group of
youngsters who stole the show. Ryan Blaney was the quickest in the
day's qualifying session and backed his speed up during the 125 lap
race, leading on several different occasions and battling Brian
Ickler who led the most laps. However, it was a pair of drivers that
started in the back of the pack that had the fans on their feet.
Corey Williams and Trey Mitchell made it up to the second and third
positions before contact between the two brought out the yellow flag
with just two laps remaining setting up the first
Race leader Jeff Fultz began smoking under the yellow and then on
the ensuing restart the motor on the #67 machine let go, stacking up
the field in turn one and bringing the caution out once again. From
then on it was smooth sailing for race winner Fogleman as he was
able to clear Ickler putting his ResCare HomeCare Ford Fusion in
Official Finish - The Firecracker 125 -
|1 - 4s - Jay
2 - 151 - Brian Ickler
3 - 05 - Alex Flemming
4 - 4n - Ben Rowe
5 - 10 - Ryan Blaney
6 - 47m - Trey Mitchell
7 - 91 - Heath Hindman
8 - 83 - Jeff Choquette
9 - 64- Joe Winchell
10 - 48 - John Batten
11 - 88 - Lee Tissot
12 - 25 - Jeff Bolen
13 - 93 - Tayla Orleans
14 - 67 - Jeff Fultz
|15 - 47 -
16 - 39 - Dean Clattenburg
17 - 10l - Johanna Long
18 - 14 - Clete Claywood
19 - 26 - Preston Peltier
20 - 42 - Tim Pinion
21 - 62 - Mark Gibson
22 - 98 - Justin Wakefield
23 - 09 - Randy Gentry
24 - 51 - Bryce Walker
25 - 8 - Cassius Clark
26 - 5 - Spencer Wauters
27 - 32 - Randy Porter
28 - 5n - JR Norris
|Preston Peltier Does It Again at
|Naples, ME 6/22/09- It
took just twenty two laps for Preston Peltier to make his way to the
front Saturday night at Georgia's New Senoia Raceway and from there
he never looked back, leading the next 128 laps en route to his
second consecutive Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late
model win in the Dixie 150. Keeton Hanks, making his PASS South
debut, finished second followed by Texas native Trey Mitchell who
grabbed his first career podium finish. A pair of Georgia natives,
Justin Wakefield and Bubba Pollard, rounded out the top five at the
inaugural series event.
After starting fifth Peltier, piloting the #26 Johnson Motorsports
entry, quickly dropped into third position behind series regular
Heath Hindman and newcomer Chris Whorton. Then on lap twenty two
Peltier made his move to the front while two drivers Bubba Pollard
and Keeton Hanks methodically made their way to the front of the
field. A lap eighty caution brought the field back together for just
the second of three times that night and allowed Justin Wakefield
among others to bring their cars to pit road, opting for chassis
adjustments over track position.
Not only did the caution allow teams to make adjustments to their
race cars but it put both Pollard and Hanks within striking distance
of the leader Peltier. The two battled side by side over the next
forty plus laps allowing Peltier to pull away with the race lead
before contact was made bringing out the night's final caution. The
contact sent both competitors to the pits for minor repairs and
opened the door for Trey Mitchell to take his shot at the top spot.
The final twenty two laps proved to be some of the best racing of
the night as the fans watched Hanks shoot his way through the field
to finish second and saw two and even three wide racing right down
to the stripe between Pollard, Wakefield, and a hungry Mitchell.
"This is awesome making it two in a row," explained an excited Peltier after the race.
"To go from winning my first PASS race at
Orange County to now having won two of the last three races, this
season feels unreal. I can't thank Harold (Johnson-team owner)
enough for putting this deal together and I just hope we can keep it
up and keep gaining points to have a shot at the championship come
the end of the season."
Next up for the PASS South series will be a Forth of July weekend
double header starting off Friday July 3rd with the Firecracker 125
at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway followed up by the Independence
150 at the Hickory Motor Speedway on Sunday July 5th.
- PASS South Dixie 150 - New Senoia Speedway - Senoia, GA 6/20/2009
1) 26 - Preston Peltier 2) 09 - Keeton Hanks 3) 47 - Trey Mitchell
4) 98 - Justin Wakefield 5) 26p - Bubba Pollard
6) 1 - Jimmy Garmon 7) 26r - Ben Rowe 8) 10 - Ryan Blaney 9 29 -
Allen Kearns 10) 35 - Devin Jones
11) 39 - Scott Patton 12) 4s - Jay Fogleman 13) 62 - Mark Gibson 14)
4 - Chris Whorton 15) 52 - Bobby East
16) 91 - Heath Hindman
Preston Peltier winner
of the PASS South Salute Our Heroes 150 stands in Cintron Victory
Lane with a fitting trophy created by Race City Awards. Peltier is
driving for Johnson Motorsports in place of Navyman Brandon Johnson
who is currently deployed in Iraq serving his country.
Justin Wakefield (2nd)
Winner Preston Peltier,
and Corey Williams (3rd).
Thirteen year old Clint King scores his first ever PASS truck series
win at the Coastal Plains Raceway in Jacksonville, NC.
Peltier Paces PASS South SLMs, King Earns First PASS LM Truck Win
NAPLES ME ( June 1 ) Preston Peltier earned his second Pro All Stars
Series (PASS) South super late model win of 2009 Saturday night in
the "Salute our Heroes" 150 at Jacksonville North Carolina's Coastal
Plains Speedway. Corey Williams came back through the pack after a
flat tire to finish second and Justin Wakefield continued to get his
season back on track, finishing third.2008 PASS National
Championship runner-up John Stancill made his first PASS start of
2009, finishing fourth; Jay Fogleman completed the top five.
Series point leader Ben Rowe finished outside the top two for the
first time this season in sixth with Shelton McNair, Ryan Blaney,
Mark Gibson, and Alex Fleming in the seventh through tenth spots.
Thirteen years young Clint King scored his first PASS Late Model
Truck win after a race long battle with series point leader Grant
Davidson and Joe Hiegl. Marty Griggs and Jody Measamer completed the
The PASS South super late models head to Georgia's New Senoia
Raceway for the Dixie 150 on Saturday June 20th. The PASS South Late
Model trucks will join the super late models at Hickory (NC) Motor
Speedway on Sunday July 5th.
All the latest PASS points standings can be found on line at
Listen on line to "Live to PASS" every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM on
for an hour of interviews, race reviews and Pro All Stars Series
- Coastal Plains
Speedway - Jacksonville NC - May 30 2009
Official Finish - PASS South Super Late Model "Salute Our Heroes"
1) 26 Preston Peltier 2) 47 Corey Williams 3) 98 Justin
Wakefield 4) 20 John Stancill 5) 4S Jay Fogleman
6) 4N Ben Rowe 7) M3 Shelton McNair 8) 10 Ryan Blaney
9) 62 Mark Gibson 10) 05 Alex Fleming
11) 17 Ray Peele 12) 91 Heath Hindman 13) 74 Ryan Moore
14) 18 Bradley McCaskill 15) 15 Clay Jones
16) K7 Big Jim Kelley 17) 48 John Batten
Official Finish - PASS Late
Model Truck feature
1) 07 Clint King 2) 00 Grant Davidson 3) 15 Joe Hiegl
4) 55 Marty Griggs 5) 98 Jody Measamer
6) 18 7) 44 Ben Ebeling 8) 00K Jesse Klass
9) 97 Justin Crider
Wake County Speedway
Capital City Clash 150
Friday, May 8th
4S - Jay Fogleman - 150
2 - 4N - Ben Rowe - 150
3 - 98 - Justin Wakefield - 150
4 - 26 - Preston Peltier - 150
5 - 91- Heath Hindman - 150
6 - 34 - David Clark - 150
7 - 10 - Ryan Blaney - 147
8 - 48 - John Batten - 134
9 - 15H - Joe Heigl - 131
10 - 62 - Mark Gibson - 128
11 - 8 - Cassius Clark - 117
12 - 30 - Rick Frenette - 81
13 - 67 - Jeff Fultz - 74
14 - 93 - Tayla Orleans - 63
15 - 78 - Bill Pearce - 55
16 - 47 - Trey Mitchell - 48
17 - 35 - Devin Jones - 47
18 - 2 - Tim Nooner - 46
19 - 5 - Spencer Wauters - 46
20 - 51 - Michael Pope - 42
21 - 5 - Alex Fleming - 42
22 - 15 - Clay Jones - 28
23 - 0 - Jordon Napier - 21
24 - K7 - Jim Kelley - 20
25 - 18 - Bradley McCaskill - 1
Ben Rowe, Jay Fogelman,
& Justin Wakefield
PASS LM Trucks Winner:
Jay Fogleman Wins PASS
South Capital City Clash 150
RALEIGH NC (May 9) Jay
Fogleman started deep in the field in the Pro All Stars Series
(PASS) South Capital City Clash 150, but when the dust settled the
short track master from Durham North Carolina crossed the line first
to earn his first PASS super late model win of the season. Ben Rowe
battled back from one of many skirmishes on the tough Wake County
Speedway quarter mile for second and Justin Wakefield raced home
third. Preston Peltier and Heath Hindman completed the top five.
David Clark was the last car on the lead lap in sixth.
PASS South points leader Ben Rowe set fast time with a lap of
12.914, edging out Justin Wakefield's 12.935 second run. Preston
Peltier (12.944), Clay Jones (12.954) and Devin Jones (12.974) timed
in third through tenth.
Grant Davidson claimed his third PASS Late Model Truck feature in a
row; Clint King and Ben Ebling chased Davidson across the stripe in
second and third.
Preston Peltier - 1st
Ben Rowe - 2nd
Ryan Blaney - 3rd
Peltier Wins PASS
South Orange Blossom Special
|Rougemont NC (
April 25) Preston Peltier worked his way past Heath Hindman on lap
70 of Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late
model feature at Orange County Speedway and fended off challenges
from Ryan Blaney and Ben Rowe to capture his first PASS South win
since 2007. Rowe and Blaney chased Peltier across the line with Jeff
Fultz fourth and Hindman fifth. Peltier started ninth in the
twenty-two car field.
Rowe was attempting to make it three straight PASS South victories
at Orange County, having scored wins at Dillon Motor Speedway and
Hickory Motor Speedway, but the Turner Maine ace came up one spot
Ryan Blaney topped them all in time trials with a fast lap of
13.935, edging out Mark Gibson (13.993). Blaney and Gibson were the
only drivers to turn sub-fourteen second laps around the fast 3/8
mile speed plant. Hindman, Peltier, and Rowe timed in third through
Grant Davidson won the PASS late model truck feature giving him two
trips to victory lane in a row.
On Saturday May 2nd the PASS North super late models, mods and
sportsman will make their first stop of 2009 at Beech Ridge Motor
Speedway in Scarborough Maine. PASS South returns to action on
Friday May 8th with the Capitol City Clash at Raleigh North
Carolina's Wake County Speedway.
Keep tabs on all the results, points and news at
www.racewithpass.com. Every Wednesday night you can tune in to "Live
to PASS" with hosts Alan Dietz and Dennis Michelson for an hour of
interview , race reviews and PASS news. The internet radio show airs
on www.racetalkradio.com at 7:00 PM.
- PASS South - Orange Blossom Special 150
Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC
- April 25, 2009
1) Preston Peltier 2) Ben Rowe 3) Ryan Blaney 4) Jeff Fultz 5) Heath
Hindman 6)Michael Pope 7) Jay Fogleman 8) Justin Wakefield 9) Hal
Goodson 10) Trey Mitchell 11) Devin Jones 12) Mark Gibson 13) Clay
Jones 14) James Edwards 15) Duane Linville 16) Brad McCaskill 17)
Bryce Walker 18) Johanna Long 19)John Batten 20) Alex Fleming 21)
Tayla Orleans 22) Cassius Clark
Rowe Wins the Easter Bunny 150
Rowe is now two for two in the PASS South 2009 season. Jeff Fultz,
Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney and Trey Mitchell rounded out the top five.
Canadian Lonnie Sommerville was the car to beat leading the most
laps before a broken a shock with just ten laps remaining ended his
chances of the surprise win.
-- Finishing Order --
|1. Ben Rowe
2. Jeff Fultz
3. Aric Almirola
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Trey Mitchell
6. Hal Goodson
7. Clay Jones
8. Tim Nooner
9. Corey Williams
10. Gene Kirila
|11. Johnny Clark
12. Mark Gibson
13. Ryan Moore
14. John Batten
15. Heath Hindman
16. Bradley McCaskill
17. Preston Peltier
18. David Pollen
19. Michael Pope
20. Adam Bates
|21. Devin Jones
22. Lonnie Sommerville
23. Brad Bischoff
24. Matt McCall
25. Jimmy Doyle
26. Spencer Wauters
27. Jay Fogelman
28. Cassius Clark
29. Alex Fleming
30. Justin Wakefield
PASS South Easter Bunny 150:
Two in a Row for Rowe
|Hickory NC ( April 11)
Ben Rowe hung out at the front of the pack for the first 116 laps of
Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Easter Bunny 150
at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway, but on lap 117 he turned on the jets
, moving past Lonnie Sommerville for the final time to take down the
win. The Turner Maine hot shoe joined his dad Mike Rowe as an Easter
Bunny 150 winner. Rowe also takes the early lead in the PASS
National Championship standings as The Easter Bunny 150 was
designated as round one of the four race series for 2009.
Jeff Fultz came home second with Aric Almirola third and Ryan Blaney
all the way up from the 21st starting spot to capture fourth. Trey
Mitchell, Hal Goodson, Clay Jones, Tim Nooner, defending race winner
Corey Williams and Gene Kirella completed the top ten. Nineteen
drivers completed all 150 laps, and twenty one of the thirty
starters were on track for the checkers.
42 cars signed in at the back gate and 39 answered the call for time
trials. Local hero Matt McCall posted the only sub fifteen second
time to take the top spot with a lap of 14.933 seconds in David
Stremme's 35, edging out 2008 PASS North champion Johnny Clark's lap
of 15.021. Jeff Fultz, Ben Rowe, and Gene Kirella completed the top
five. The top twenty were only separated by three tenths of a
second, and they were all locked in to the Easter Bunny on time.
It's not often that you see talents like Jay Fogleman, Heath Hindman,
Trey Mitchell and Ryan Blaney in the last chance qualifiers, but the
deep field made cracking the top twenty extra tough. Ryan Blaney and
Trey Mitchell each won a fifteen lap last chance qualifier to make
the feature; Brad McCaskill, Jimmy Doyle, Jay Fogleman and Brad
Bischoff all locked in through the LCQs as well. Justin Wakefield
and Heath Hindman received PASS South provisional spots, and Adam
Bates received the PASS North provisional. David Pollen Jr.
completed the thirty car field via a promoter's option.
Rowe pulled the number one spot at the top ten redraw, and Clay
Jones drew number two for the outside pole. Lonnie Sommerville,
Devin Jones, Aric Almirola, fast timer Matt McCall, Gene Karilla, ,
Johhny Clark, Hal Goodson and Jeff Fultz filled out rows two through
Rowe took command at the drop of the green but
Lonnie Sommerville quickly came up to challenge Rowe, taking away
the point on lap eighteen. Aric Almirola slipped past Rowe for
second and took the lead on lap 31 when Sommerville bobbled coming
off turn four. Rowe decided he liked the view from the front of the
pack and took back the point on lap 36. Title contender Justin
Wakefield's bad day got even worse when engine problems sidelined
the Georgia speedster to end his day 30th.
It was a seesaw battle amongst the leader with Rowe, Almirola and
Sommerville taking turns racing side by side and swapping the lead.
At the half way mark it was Rowe, Sommerville, Jeff Fultz, Almirola,
Matt McCall, Ryan Blaney, Johnny Clark, Corey Williams, Clay Jones
and Trey Mitchell. Somerville had the advantage on the restart
though, with Rowe, Amirola, Fultz and Matt McCall all in hot pursuit
as the laps wound down. McCall's shot at the win ended on lap 114
with a flat right front. Rowe took control for the final time at lap
117 and quickly opened up a margin on Sommerville in second. The
final caution at lap 141 saw Sommerville's shot at his first PASS
win come to an end when he came to the pits with front suspension
issues. Rowe raced under the checkers first for the second time in
as many PASS south starts. The official margin of victory was .564
PASS North will kick off their 2009 campaign on Sunday April 19th at
Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine. Race number three for the PASS South
super late models goes green on Saturday April 25th at Orange County
Speedway in Rougemont North Carolina.
PASS South Competitors Ready
for the Easter Bunny 150
CHARLOTTE, NC (April
2) In the span of just four short years, the Easter Bunny 150 has
established itself as one of the premier short track events of the
year and perhaps the biggest Super Late Model event of the Spring.
For months, drivers from across North America have talked about
winning the premier event on the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
Super Late Model schedule. With each passing year, the Easter Bunny
150 seems to grow in stature and prestige. But, how did this race
that began in 2006 grow to join races like the All American 400 and
Snowball Derby as a must win for Super Late Model competitors?
- The first Easter Bunny 150 held in 2006 marked a new era in Super
Late Model racing when PASS decided to expand from its roots in New
England and expand to the Southeast. Many felt this experiment would
not work, especially in the Carolinas where Super Late Model racing
was viewed as a dying form of motorsport. On a picture perfect North
Carolina day, 33 Super Late Models from across the country came
together and people began to take notice that Super Late Model
racing still had a pulse. When the green flag dropped on the
Inaugural Easter Bunny 150, PASS North legend Mike Rowe jumped out
into the lead ahead of Florida's Travis Kittleson.
|Kittleson would run
strong, but eventually fell out with mechanical problems. Rowe's
first major challenger came from a foe he knew well from Maine,
Cassius Clark. Clark took the lead and quickly established himself
as the car to beat. Just as quickly, though, he was out of the race
due to mechanical problems.
Throughout the field drivers were battling each other hard, while
trying to learn one another at the same time. Add that to the fact,
many drivers in the field had never been in races that incorporated
double-file restarts and only counted green flag laps. After Clark's
departure, Georgia's Jason Hogan and Maine's Scott Mulkern were
waging a war for the lead. Back and forth the two went until contact
on the front straightaway. The result - Hogan hard into the wall,
while Mulkern would go on to finish fourth.
"It was a little too early to be racing that hard," said Hogan. "I'm
not saying that I'm upset, but you try not to right-rear somebody
because that has the potential to really hurt them."
"I just fell horrible for Jason," said Mulkern of the incident. "He didn't know I was there and he came over. I just couldn't
slow up enough. He came over and that turned him into the wall."
In the end, the race came down to a battle between Rowe and Indiana
standout Chuck Barnes. Barnes took the lead from Rowe late only to
have Rowe come back on the final restart and retake the lead. Rowe
held on to etch his name in the record books as the first ever PASS
South winner."To beat Jason Hogan, Travis Kittleson (I know that he
had some bad luck, but he was fast) Freddie Query and guys like them.
To be in the class of guys like that is just awesome," said Rowe of
"I am really impressed with PASS," said Barnes. "I had fun, the tech
is fair and everybody is really nice. I think that will go real far
Following Rowe and Barnes to the checkered flag were Clay Rogers,
Mulkern, and Ryan Lawler in his first ever Super Late Model
start.Rowe would go on to win again that year at Tri-County Motor
Speedway, just up the road from Hickory, to become the Inaugural
PASS South Champion. However, Rowe would not be the only Easter
Bunny winner to go on to win the championship.
- For the 2nd running of the Easter Bunny 150, crews and drivers
were faced with the coldest day in North Carolina in over 80 years.
While 20 degree temperatures might be the norm for the contingent of
drivers making the trek down from New England, it was anything but
normal for those who are used to celebrating Easter in short
sleeves. Despite the cold weather, 37 of the best Super Late Model
drivers in the country were set to battle it out in the South's
first major race of the season.
Several contenders fell out early due to various problems. Fast
qualifier Preston Peltier led early, but dropped out with a
mechanical problem. Defending Easter Bunny 150 winner Mike Rowe soon
fell off the pace and his #2 PT Watts machine was smashed into by
another competitor knocking him from contention. That left 2006
rookie sensation Ryan Lawler and former PASS North Champions Ben
Rowe and Johnny Clark to duke it out for the checkered flag. Lawler
had a trick up his sleeve though. In the 2006 Over The Mountain 150
at Hickory, Lawler had motor problems and had to fall back on a
crate engine with less horsepower. Thanks to the reduced horsepower,
Lawler was able to conserve his tires and take the win in that race.
Lawler and his Roger Hamke led team elected to bring that motor back
for the Easter Bunny.
A back-and-forth battle would wage between Lawler, Rowe, and Clark,
but both Rowe and Clark would be plagued by flat American Racer
tires. They both had plans on how to deal with Lawler when it came
down to the checkered flag, but a long stretch of green flag racing
late in the race ended their chances to try out those plans.
"It was pretty early on when we had our flat tire, so there were
still a lot of cars on the track," said Ben Rowe. "I knew that I
could get to him [Lawler] on a restart, so I just backed off and
saved my stuff, but that yellow never came."
"I honestly thought that we would have been able to beat Lawler,"
said Clark afterwards. "I was just trying to keep him in my sights.
That tire didn't help the situation, but hey, that's racing." Lawler
would hold on to take the victory in the 2nd Annual Easter Bunny 150
over Ben Rowe, Tim Nooner, Clark, and Dean Clattenburg.
"I knew that we were going to win some races, but I didn't know we'd
be this good here," said the jubilant Texan in victory lane. "We
qualified sixth and it was a little bit tough in qualifying, but at
the end of the race I don't think you can beat a crate motor when it
comes to saving tires." In 2007, as it happened in 2006, the winner
of the Easter Bunny 150 would go on to win the PASS South Super Late
- The 2008 Easter Bunny 150
carried added prestige as the first race of the PASS National
Series. The PASS National Series was announced earlier in the year
with four races in PASS North and PASS South being set aside from
the regional championships to determine a PASS National Champion.
Forty four of the fastest Super Late Models in the country were on
hand to try and crack the field of thirty with Tennessee's Heath
Hindman taking the fast time. At the green, Jeff Choquette jumped
out to the lead with Hindman second, and Corey Williams third. The
front of the field ran single file for the first twenty laps until
Jimmy Doyle spun to bring out the first caution. Choquette didn't
get going on the restart, allowing Hindman and Cassius Clark to get
by. It took Choquette just seven laps to work his way back to the
point, and he kept the number one spot through several early
cautions, despite Hindman's best efforts to wrestle the away the
On lap 75 Choquette was still out front with Hindman, Ben Rowe, Zach
Stroupe and Corey Williams the top five. The front pack was running
nose to tail, working the lapped traffic on lap 103 and the lappers
got together with the leaders, jumbling the front of the field and
handing the lead to 2007 PASS South champ Ryan Lawler and sending
Choquette and Ben Rowe to the pits. When the smoked cleared it was
Lawler followed by Williams, a charging Travis Benjamin, Mike Rowe
and John Stancill. Benjamin's run to the front was sidetracked a
short while later after contact with Mike Rowe; Dean Clattenburg was
a victim of the melee and had to retire for the night.
The last third of the race was a battle royal with Williams now in
command and Lawler hungry to get back the point Lawler got his way
on lap 117, but 20 laps later Williams took the lead for good and
drove off into the sunset to claim the Easter Bunny 150. Lawler,
Stancill, Stroupe and Hindman rounded out the top five.
Williams bid to become the third winner of the Easter Bunny 150 to
go on and win the PASS South Championship came up just short as he
finished second in the points race just behind Alex Haase.
- The 4th Annual Easter Bunny 150 will be the first PASS National
race of 2009 and is attracting some of the biggest names in short
track racing including Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark, Cale Gale, Justin
Wakefield, Michael Pope, Matt McCall, 2008 PASS National Champion
Cassius Clark, Jeff Fultz and many, many more. Action kicks off on
Friday April 10th with rotating practice for the PASS South Super
Late Models, PASS Late Model Trucks, and Allison Legacy Cars from 3
to 7:30 PM. On Saturday, April 11th, gates open 10 AM, with rotating
practice at Noon, qualifying at 4 PM, and racing at 6 PM including
50 laps for the Allison Legacy Cars, the Lucas Board Plumbing 75 for
the PASS Late Model Trucks and the 4th Annual Easter Bunny 150 for
the PASS South Super Late Models. Hickory Motor Speedway is located
just off US Highway 70 in Hickory.
For more information on the PASS South Super Late Models or PASS
Late Model Trucks contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 and for
technical information contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230. For
further information go to
"Cintron Victory Lane" the place to be in 2009
Cintron Beverages Available at all PASS South Sanctioned Events
Naples, ME (April 1)
Officials from the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and Cintron Beverage
Group are proud to announce that in 2009, all winners in both the
PASS South super late model series as well as the PASS sanctioned
late model truck series will be celebrating their victories in "Cintron Victory Lane".
|"Having a company that's outside of the racing community join our growing list of
supporters in 2009 says a lot about what we're doing as a series,"
said PASS president Tom Mayberry. "Our goal with Cintron, as with
all of our sponsors, is to provide them with maximum exposure and
delivering maximum return on their investment."
Cintron Beverage Group is a young Philadelphia, PA based beverage
company specializing in great tasting multiple flavored energy
drinks, teas, and juices. The focus on great tasting products is
what has put Cintron in a class of their own and starting on April
11th at the Easter Bunny 150 at the Hickory Motor Speedway in
Hickory, NC fans and teams alike will be able to get their hands on
that same great taste. Cintron beverages will be available in the
grandstands at the Blue Baboons Fun Time Events "Fun Zone", another
new PASS series supporter in 2009; and in the pits at the Pro Photo
Productions event photo and video trailer at all fourteen PASS South
sanctioned events in 2009.
"Joining PASS not only gets us more exposure for our company but
more importantly it's was a way for us to get our products in the
hands of loyal race fans. I know once people try Cintron they'll
easily be able to tell the taste difference we're talking about and
what better place to introduce that taste difference than the PASS
South series," stated Wes Wyatt, chairman and CEO of the
Philadelphia-based Cintron Beverage Group.
To show their support to the teams within the series, Cintron will
be offering all PASS licensed teams a wholesale price on all Cintron
beverages. Teams that have an interest in taking advantage of this
offer can contact Chris Ragle with Pro Photo Productions/Tex
Motorsports Marketing at 704-706-3666 or via email at email@example.com
To learn more about Cintron's great tasting products visit
Lucas Board Plumbing To Sponsor
PASS Late Model Trucks at Hickory
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 26) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) is
pleased to welcome Lucas Board Plumbing on board as the title
sponsor for the PASS Late Model Truck event on Saturday, April 11th
at the Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway. The Lucas Board Plumbing 75 for
the PASS Late Model Trucks will be on a stellar racing card
including the 4th Annual Easter Bunny 150 for the PASS South Super
Late Models and a 50 lapper for the Allison Legacy Cars.
Lucas Board Plumbing has both commercial and multi-residential
plumbing and specializes in plumbing for hotels and resorts. Lucas
Board Plumbing is the largest specialty contractor on the East Coast
and has two locations in North and South Carolina.
|"We are really glad
to have Lucas and his staff at Lucas Board Plumbing join us and
sponsor the PASS Late Model Trucks at Hickory," said PASS President
Tom Mayberry. "It's nice to have folks like Lucas believe in what we
are trying to accomplish and we think this relationship will only
help the PASS Late Model Trucks grow even quicker."
The Easter Bunny 150 will be the first PASS National race of 2009
and will attract some of the biggest names in racing including Ben
Rowe, Johnny Clark, Cale Gale, Justin Wakefield, Michael Pope, Matt
McCall and many, many more. Action kicks off on Friday April 10th
with rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS
Late Model Trucks, and Allison Legacy Cars from 3 to 7:30 PM. On
Saturday, April 11th, gates open 10 AM, with rotating practice at
Noon, qualifying at 4 PM, and racing at 6 PM. Hickory Motor Speedway
is located just off US Highway 70 in Hickory.
Rowe Wins the
South Carolina Clash at Dillon
Pos. - # - Driver -
1 - 4n - Ben Rowe - Turner, ME - 150
2 - 98 - Justin Wakefield - Woodstock, GA - 150
3 - 10 - Ryan Blanney - High Point, NC - 150
4 - 67 - Jeff Fultz - Mooresville, NC - 150
5 - 5 - Spence Wauters - Concord, NC - 150
6 - 91 - Heath Hindman - Signal Mntn., TN - 150
7 - 15 - Clay Jones - Goldsboro, NC - 150
8 - 88 - Dave Pollen Jr. - Tampa, FL - 150
9 - 4s - Jay Folgeman - Durham, NC - 149
10 - 7 - "Big" Jim Kelley - Newport, NC - 149
11 - 67 - Dunane Linville - Kernersville, NC - 149
12 - 18 - Bradley McCaskill - Knightdale, NC - 148
13 - 62 - Mark Gibson - Winston-Salem, NC - 146
14 - 51 - Alex Hasse - Las Vegas, NV - 144
15 - 05 - Alex Fleming - Raleigh, NC - 80
16 - 26 - Preston Peltier - Concord, NC - 62
17 - 0 - Hal Goodson - Darlington, SC - 60
18 - 48 - John Batten - Nashville, NC - 44
19 - 02 - Tim Nooner - Salisbury, NC - 25
DNS: Matt Brooks & Devin Jones
Dillon Trackside with SPEED51
Ben Rowe and Hal
PASS South Opener at Dillon Speedway
|Turner, Maine's Ben
Rowe made the long haul to Dillon, South Carolina's, Dillon
Speedway, and dominated the South Carolina Clash 150 for PASS Super
Late Models, while Darlington, South Carolina's, Hal Goodsen
captured the PASS Truck Series race. The event featured a picture
perfect day, as clear skies and temperatures hovering in the 60's,
brought out a good field of racecars and race fans to Ron Barfield's
super fast facility.
Bradley McCaskill and Alex Haase brought the field to green, with
Haase taking over the top spot in turn three on lap one. McCaskill
opened the door for Justin Wakefield and Ben Rowe to slip by on lap
4. Haase continued to lead for the next 18 laps when the days first
caution flew for a minor spin in turn two by Duane Linville. On the
ensuing restart, Rowe muscled his way by Haase in turn two and never
looked back as the four time PASS North champion held off all
challengers including Justin Wakefield, over the final 127 laps.
The real battle was for positions three through six as no less than
six cars battled for those positions throughout the race. The race
took a strange twist on lap 57, as Jeff Fultz turned Preston Peltier
around in turn four sending Peltier to the pits with heavy damage
and Fultz to the rear for rough riding. Two more quick cautions on
lap 59 and 60 slowed the event before the field raced under green
for nearly sixty laps, with Rowe stretching out his lead over
Wakefield and Heath Hindman. The final caution of the day flew for
Alex Haase, as he cut down a right front tire in turn two, sending
the field scattering. The restart saw fifteen year old Ryan Blaney
battle his way into third spot underneath Hindman with Fultz, and
Spencer Wauters following him through for the fourth and fifth
spots. Over the final laps the group battled hard to swap positions
but Blaney held his ground to capture the third spot on the podium.
The final top five included Rowe, Wakefield, Blaney, Fultz and
The PASS Truck Series held its inaugural event, and it was all Hal Goodsen as he set fast time of the day, drew the top spot in the
redraw, and led all 75 laps of the main event to make history by
winning the first Truck Series event. He was chased to the stripe by
Grant Davidson, Joe Heigl, Justin Hicks and Marty Griggs. The event
saw only two cautions, one in which saw the truck of John Whaley
catch on fire under the hood. Whaley got out of the truck without
injury, but was checked out by the medical team due to smoke
inhalation and released.
The next event will be a PASS National Championship event, The
Easter Bunny 150 on Saturday, April 11th at the Hickory Motor
Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina.
Unofficial Order of finish - PASS Late Model Truck Feature (75 laps)
1) 13 Hal Goodson, Darlington, SC 2) 00 Grant Davidson,
Asheboro, NC 3) 15 Joe Hiegl, Raleigh, NC
4) 61 Justin
Hicks, Marsden, NC 5) 55 Marty Griggs, Chesterfield, SC 6) 44 Ben Ebeling,
7) 4 Michael Williamson, Marion, SC 8)
98 Jody Measamer, Sanford, NC 9) 07 Clint King, Denton, NC
10) 37 Brian Blackwell, Florence, SC 11) 68
Michael Cooper, Pittsboro, NC 12) 18 John Waley, Goldsboro, NC
13) 11 Jamie Turner,
Florence, SC 14) 19 Matt
Brooks, Concord, NC
Justin Wakefield, 2nd,Winner
Ben Rowe: & Ryan Blaney, 3rd.
Ben Rowe stands in "Cintron Victory
Lane" after dominating the PASS South season opener.
LM Trucks - Joe Hiegl,3rd:
Winner Hal Goodson, &
Gant Davidson, 2nd.
ALEX HAASE HONORED as
PASS SOUTH CHAMPION at
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
|2008 PASS Super
Late Model South champion, Alex Haase, and the rest of the top ten
drivers were honored at the Annual Banquet of Champions at the
Kintyre House in Dillon, South Carolina as part of the season
opening South Carolina Clash 150 weekend. The banquet and race
weekend was forced back a week due to bad weather on March 14th.
Over 100 drivers, crewmembers, family and fans filed in to watch the
top drivers receive their hardware and contingency awards. PASS
President, Tom Mayberry welcomed the attendees to the banquet and
gave a brief overview of the upcoming season, and thanked all the
competitors for their continued support..
Master of ceremonies, the voice of PASS, Alan Dietz, commended
everyone for their great efforts in 2008, and wished everyone good
luck in 2009. Tim Pinion garnered the tenth place award along with a
gift certificate from ARP Bodies. The ninth place trophy went to
Spence Wauters. John Batten collected the eighth place award along
with an R.E. Suspension certificate. Picking up the 7th place trophy
and certificates from Leavitt Racing Components and ARP Bodies was
Justin Wakefield. Alex Fleming took home the sixth place hardware
plus a certificate from BSR Products. Fifth place finisher, Heath
Hindman picked up a pair of certificates from Leavitt Racing
Components, and one from ARP Bodies. Fourth place finisher, Mark
Gibson also took home a Leavitt Racing Components prize, plus an ARP
Bodies certificate, and a Five Star Body re-skin package
certificate. Perry Brown took home the third place award, while
Corey Williams gathered up the runner-up hardware. Alex Haase, who
drives for Kyle Busch, collected the lion's share of the awards,
along with his race team. Haase thanked his crew, family members,
and most of all, Kyle Busch, for giving him this great opportunity.
Haase received several awards including certificates from Bassett
Wheels, Leavitt Racing Components, Racing Electronics, and Five Star
Bodies. Northern Race Tires and Superior Images presented the
champion and each member of his race team, including Kyle Busch with
beautiful championship jackets.
Special awards were presented to the following people: John Batten,
Hard Luck Award. Sportsmanship award, Mark Gibson. Justin Wakefield
won the Most Improved plaque, while Heath Hindman won the Hard
Charger Award. Alex Haase was named Rookie of the Year for PASS
South, while Jeff Day collected the PASS South Lifetime Achievement
A great night was had by all, and PASS would like to thank everyone
that attended the event, the Kintyre House and their staff, as well
as the Boot Hill Saloon from Daytona Beach, Florida for donating
boxes of T-shirts to the banquet attendees.
at Southern National
CHARLOTTE, NC (March 16)
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today
that the 2009 season will conclude for the PASS South Super Late
Models and PASS Late Model Trucks with a major, non-points event at
the Southern National in Kenly, NC. The Thanksgiving
Classic will be a two day event on Friday, November 27th
through Saturday, November 28th and will feature several other
divisions to be announced at a later date, in addition to the PASS
divisions that will be racing.
"The Thanksgiving Classic has
always been an event fans have looked forward to at the end of the
racing season and we are glad that PASS can be involved in such a
great race to close out the season," said Mayberry. "The Super Late
Models and Trucks will be a great addition to the Thanksgiving
Classic and we will have an announcement in the coming weeks about
the other divisions that will be there with PASS as well. I'm glad
PASS can help continue the tradition of the Thanksgiving Classic for
the fans and racers and I'm sure everybody will be excited with what
we have planned."
JIM" KELLEY LOOKING for
MORE RECORDS with PASS in 2009
CARTERETTE COUNTY NEWS-TIMES
Published: Wed., 1/14/09 by
CHARLOTTE (March 18) - "Big Jim" Kelley of Newport is getting ever
closer to reaching a dream he set nearly 30 years ago as a young
aspiring race car driver.
With 20 track championships in tow and 196 career victories at
numerous short tracks from North Carolina to Florida, Kelley is not
only close to realizing that dream but also perhaps calling it a
|"I grew up doing
book reports on Richard Petty, and I eventually set my goal that I
wanted to win 200 races like he did, and we're getting close," he
revealed this past week while preparing for yet another season of
Super Late Model racing.
After a bit of a lull in a racing career that began at age 15,
Kelley recorded his 20th career track championship at Wake County
Speedway in 2008, which was a record fifth title at that track. He
also holds the track record for most consecutive titles with four
Kelley's four victories last season jacked up his career total to
196. With some tracks, such at Southern National in Kenly, not
running the Super Late Model Division on a regular basis, it has
become more difficult for Kelley, who will turn 45 in May, to get a
full season under his belt. That was especially true in 2007 where
he ran a limited schedule at Wake County, and in 2006, he was
sidelined for the first time ever for personal reasons because of a
kidney stone operation.
Kelley captured his first track championship at age 21 when he was a
dirt track racer. His championship at Wilson County Speedway was the
first of four in a row at the track from 1985-88.
After mastering dirt track racing, Kelley decided to move on to
pavement, and he became just as successful.
He won a title at Wayne County Speedway in 1994 when he set a
still-standing track record of 13.19 seconds.
His biggest year came in 1992 when he captured the first of three
titles at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville when he
racked up 14 consecutive Super Late Model feature victories (still a
record). He also set another record that's still intact, for the
most consecutive laps led at 486. Kelley won a total of 22 races
that year. He also notched track titles there in 1993 and 1998.
Starting in 1995, Kelley started running at Southern National
Speedway where he won Super Late Model titles that year, as well as
1997, 2001 and 2002. He also won a Late Model Stock crown at the
track in 2000.
Although most of Kelley's championships have come in North Carolina,
he also owns two titles from the annual Speedweeks championships at
various short tracks in Florida held prior to the Daytona 500 in
February. His two titles during Speedweeks came at Volusia County in
1996 and St. Augustine in 1999, where he won two feature races at
During that same time period, it became common for Kelley to win two
track titles in the same year since some tracks, such at Wake
County, run on Friday nights and Southern National runs on Saturday.
In fact, Kelley pulled the multiple four years straight, including:
1997, Southern National and Wake County; 1998 East Carolina and Wake
County; 1999, St. Augustine and Wake County; and 2000, Southern
National and Wake County.
Although Kelley hopes to race long enough to at least get that 200th
victory, he readily admits that the "young guns" of racing and
advanced technology are catching up with him, much as he did the
catching in the 1980s.
"When I was young, I used to beat the older guys," he noted with a
chuckle. "Now, the younger guys are spanking my butt. Hopefully, I
can get four more wins out of it and then let technology take over. I've tried some of the stuff they do now, but the car was all over
the place, and I just went back to what I'm used to. Then I started
He does have a 2008 Chevy Monte Carlo body on his No. K7 machine,
but the Lefthander Chassis dates back to 1997.
One other thing that hasn't changed much over the years, despite
tough economic times, is the sponsorship for Kelley's K7 Chevy. Most
of his sponsors have remained loyal over the years, whether local or
from out of town, even out of state.
They include: his parents, Bob and Bonnie Kelley; Joey Griffin
Racing Engines in Washington; Cheap Charlie's Flooring in Havelock;
Newport Scrap Metal; John Joyner Racing in Raleigh; R.L. Holt Racing
in Raleigh; C-Co Mini-Mart in Newport; and his sister-in-law with
LWood IT Solutions LLC of Denver, Colo.
He also continues the family arrangement on race day with his wife,
Terry, and sons, Jimmy, 21, and Bobby, 19, serving as pit crew.
Probably best of all as far as support goes, Kelley still has the
help and encouragement of his grandfather, Capt. Gardner "Grampie"
"Grampie has been helping us all these years," said Big Jim, "and he
turned 96 years old on Jan. 20."
Big Jim may want to rethink any thoughts of retirement, based on "Grampie's" longevity, not only in being just four years shy of the
century mark, but also the fact that he still drives with a valid
"He just got his license renewed for four more years," said Big Jim.
"He first went to the eye doctor, passed that test, and went
immediately to renew his license."
Kelley plans to run again at Wake County this year, possibly at
Southern National, and even some events in the Pro All Stars Series
(PASS), a group of events throughout the eastern United States.
Kelley also has one other goal in mind if he can reach that 200th
win, one that more emulates the way the "young guns" celebrate these
days after a win.
"It depends on how I'm running or how expensive it is," Kelley said,
"but I've never done a doughnut like all these guys do on TV. But
after my 200th win, I might have to burn the tires off of it."
LM Trucks Ready
to Kick Off 2009 at Dillon
|CHARLOTTE, NC (March 10) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
Super Late Models begin their biggest season yet with the 4th Annual
South Carolina Clash this weekend at the Dillon Motor Speedway in
Dillon, SC. In addition to the 150 lap main event for the PASS South
cars the nation's newest touring series, the PASS Late Model Trucks,
will also race for 75 laps on Saturday afternoon.
The South Carolina Clash joins other premier events such as the
Easter Bunny 150 and the Mason Dixon Meltdown as one of the most
storied races in PASS South history. The first South Carolina Clash
was held in 2006 at the Florence Motor Speedway. This race was the
first PASS South event for local hero Hal Goodson and would see an
epic battle between veterans Freddie Query and Mike Rowe and up and
coming superstar Charlie Bradberry. The three drivers traded the
lead back and forth while, at the same time, trading a little paint.
The race saw an extreme amount of attrition with only five cars
running at the checkered flag. Due to the number of caution laps
that were run, fuel became a concern and Bradberry would relinquish
the lead late to pit for fuel under caution.
The move paid off after Rowe's car burped while running low on fuel
allowing Bradberry to move around and hold off Query for the win.
Sadly, this would be Bradberry's final Super Late Model win as he
would lose his life in a traffic accident just a few months later.
The second South Carolina Clash would see the PASS South Super Late
Models move to the upstate of South Carolina and the Anderson Motor
Speedway in 2007. After being rained out on Saturday night, the
Clash would be contested under the hot South Carolina sun of a
Sunday afternoon in June. This, coupled with an abrasive track
surface, made for an extremely slippery track for the high horse
powered cars of PASS South. This played right into the hands of Ryan
Lawler. Lawler was coming off a win in the season opening Easter
Bunny 150 and was competing with a crate engine under the hood of
his Ford. The crate engine was down about 200 horsepower from its
built counterparts and was perfect for the conditions facing Lawler
and his competitors. Lawler held off former track champion Gary
Greenwood and Alabama standout Johnny Brazier for his second
straight win. The phenom from Texas would go on to win the 2007 PASS
South championship. Perhaps what is best remembered about the 2007
South Carolina Clash is the battle between Jason Hogan and Ben Rowe.
Both drivers had achieved short track stardom, Hogan in the South
and Rowe in New England, and thanks to PASS they had a chance to
compete against one another. Hogan and Rowe waged a great late race
battle for fourth that came right down to bending some sheet metal
at the checkered flag. Although Hogan took the position, his car was
a mangled mess against the front stretch wall which led to a heated
discussion at the finish line. The two veterans still disagree today
as to who was at fault for the late race fireworks.
Last year's South Carolina Clash returned to the Pee Dee Region for
a first time visit to the Dillon Motor Speedway. In just its second
year of operation after being resurrected by former driver Ron
Barfield, Dillon had established itself as one of the South's
premier short tracks. It had also gained a reputation for being
tough, with progressive banking and turns three and four being quite
a bit more narrow than turns one and two. For the second year
in-a-row, racing was rained out on Saturday and would be held on a
hot August afternoon that saw track temperatures soar to well over
100 degrees. Short track veteran Jay Fogleman was making his debut
with the PASS South Series and made his presence felt by taking the
lead after points contender Alex Haase had a tire problem on a
restart. Fogleman's lead was short lived, though, as fast qualifier
Justin Wakefield sped to the point and won handily over Alex
Fleming, also scoring his best career finish. Wakefield's win was
his first in PASS South competition.
This year's South Carolina Clash is unique for three reasons. First,
it is the first South Carolina Clash to be contested in the spring
instead of the summer. It is also the first time the race will be
returning to a speedway that has hosted the event before. And,
finally, this will mark the first time the PASS South season opener
has been held anywhere other than the Hickory Motor Speedway.
Drivers from Florida to Maine have filed entries for the 2009 South
Carolina Clash. Four-time PASS North champion Ben Rowe and PASS
North contender D.J. Shaw will both be making the long trek from
Maine. Floridian David Pollen, Jr. will be heading the opposite
direction up Interstate 95 to make his first PASS South start.
Veteran Hal Goodson returns to the series at Dillon, where he is the
defending track champion in the Seneca Supertruck division. 2008
PASS South Champion Alex Haase will be back in the Kyle Busch
Foundation Toyota along with title contenders Justin Wakefield, Mark
Gibson, and Heath Hindman. North Carolina veterans will be well
represented by Big Jim Kelley, Preston Peltier, Bradley McCaskill,
and Alex Fleming, along with talented rookies Ryan Blaney and Devin
There has also been increased interest in this year's race thanks to
the debut of the PASS Late Model Truck division. The PASS Late Model
Trucks will join the PASS South Super Late Models a total of ten
times in 2009 starting this weekend with the South Carolina Clash.
Hal Goodson and Mark Brooks will be doing double duty racing both
the Super Late Models and the Trucks this weekend. Many of Dillon
Motor Speedway's Seneca Supertruck regulars are expected to try and
defend their home turf from the PASS Late Model Truck drivers. Among
those expected are defending Pro Challenge National Champion Clint
King, John Whaley, Jamie Turner, Marty Griggs and many, many more.
Action kicks off on Friday, March 20th with gates opening at 1 PM
and practice for both PASS divisions from 2 PM to 6PM. On Saturday,
March 21st, practice will be from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, qualifying will
be at 2:30 PM, and racing will start at 3 PM. Dillon Motor Speedway
is located on SC Highway 9 just off Interstate 95 exit 193. For more
information go to
Goodson Returns to
PASS South At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 22) Hal Goodson is what you might call an
"old school" racer. He learned that in order to succeed in racing,
you have to be able to do everything yourself, from working on the
racecar, driving the hauler to the track and racing on the weekend.
| These are things that have been instilled in Hal Goodson from the
beginning. Goodson's father, Howard, was a constant in victory lane
throughout the 1960's and 1970's at the speedways of the Eastern
Carolinas. That same winning ethic was passed to Hal at an early age
as he had to balance racing with his studies at The Citadel and even
had to keep an eye on the clock so as not to miss his college
"Yeah, it was pretty interesting back when I first got started,"
said Goodson. "When I was racing in the 6-Cylinder division at
Timmonsville and Lake View back in the 80�s I had to make sure I got
back to Charleston in time to make curfew."
From his beginnings on dirt, Goodson
moved on to Super Late Model racing on asphalt and quickly became a
winner at the Myrtle Beach Speedway and in Concord Speedway's
legendary Big 10 Series. The next step for Goodson was the NASCAR
All Pro Series and racing against the likes of Jody Ridley, Mike
Cope, and Bobby Gill. Goodson would go on to win 13 races and
claimed the championship twice in 1995 and 1997.
From there Goodson
raced in the USAR Pro Cup Series and won eight more times. Goodson
left the touring scene and found a great opportunity to return to
his roots when the Dillon Motor Speedway re-opened in 2007. He has
competed regularly at Dillon and won the Seneca SuperTruck
championship in 2008. But Goodson's heart has never really left the
Super Late Models that brought him so much success throughout his
career. Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model owner
Jesse Lynch was looking to fill the seat of his #0 Dodge Charger and
looked no further than Goodson. In the pairs only race together in
2007, Goodson was challenging for a top ten finish in the Piedmont
Pride 125 at the Caraway Speedway before a problem relegated him to
a 15th place finish. Goodson looks to race the full PASS South
season in 2009 starting with the season opening South Carolina Clash
at the Dillon Motor Speedway on March 14th.
"I'm so happy to be able to run some more," said Goodson. "I'm happy
there is a series like PASS to run these cars. This is what I grew
up racing before I went to All Pro and Hooters. I'm just glad there
is something new and fresh out there. I'm going to try to run as
many as we can."
For those unfamiliar with the PASS South Super Late Models, when you
see the sleek, fast cars you might think it would take a healthy
budget to race these types of cars. But, in reality they are quite a
bit cheaper than their bulkier, heavier cousins, the Late Model
Stock cars that are so popular throughout the Southeast. The funny
thing, says Goodson, is that the basic design and concept of the
PASS South cars is not much different from when he first began
racing Super Late Models.
"I started in this type of cars in the late 80s," said Goodson. "The
cars haven't changed much. The setups have changed, but it's the
same basic cars; they just look a little different. I've never been
a big fan of Late Models (stocks), which are big around the
Carolinas. I've driven them a couple of times, but I never got into
them. Super Late Models are a lot of fun. That is why I enjoy Super
Late Models so much. These cars put on some of the best racing on
short tracks anywhere. They are the most fun cars out there to
While fun, Goodson knows he has a job at hand and with his keen
knowledge of the Dillon Motor Speedway, don't be surprised to seem
him contending for the win in the South Carolina Clash.
Fogleman Looks For New
Beginning With PASS In 2009
(March 4) Jay Fogleman has seen a lot of things come and go in a
racing career that has spanned the last 25 years. The Durham, NC,
native has been racing for most of his 42 years. The 2009 season
will see him embark on a vastly different journey through the racing
world. Fogleman plans to race the entire 2009 season with the Pro
All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division. The sleek,
fast, PASS South Super Late Models are unique when compared to
anything Fogleman has raced before, but they do compliment a common
theme in Fogleman's racing resume. He has always enjoyed racing
cars and in divisions that were on the cusp of breaking new ground.
When Fogleman first began racing in 1982, he started out driving
cars in an unknown division called Late Model Stock cars. For years,
the top division at paved race tracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic
was the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman cars. This division was just a
step below NASCAR's Grand National division, known now as the Sprint
Cup Series, and was dominated by legendary short track drivers like
Red Farmer, Jack Ingram, Tommy Houston, and Sam Ard. NASCAR, along
with a few car owners, looked to create a division that would race
weekly at local short tracks and would help racers save money.
Initially, only a few tracks including South Boston Speedway and
Orange County Speedway, embraced the new division. Fogleman and
others jumped on board and, as the years went by, Late Model Stock
cars pushed the Late Model Sportsman cars out as the premier
division in the South. Fogleman quickly established himself as one
of the top Late Model Stock drivers in the country winning races at
speedways throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. While Late Model
Stock cars thrived, the Sportsman cars perished and drivers like
Fogleman never had the chance to compete in them.
"We just really never had the opportunity besides Concord and a few
racetracks to run the Late Model Sportsman and eventually the Super
Late Model-type cars," said Fogleman. "I just had never been around
them and a lot of people in this area have never had the opportunity
to drove those cars and be around them and I think that's why they
had a lot of trouble in the Carolinas throughout the 1990's."
Following Fogleman's success in the Late Model Stock division, he
felt it was time for a new challenge; the chance to show his talent
to a broader, more national audience. Like many racers, the finances
and opportunities never presented themselves to move up into one of
NASCAR's premier national touring divisions. But, that all changed
in the late 1990's when the Hooter's Restaurant chain looked to
start an entirely new racing division, catering solely to short
track racers. The USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series provided a more
affordable short track series, paying healthy purses to attract
racers like Fogleman, who was looking to do something new.
"That was the thing I really liked about Pro Cup when it first
started was that Bobby Gill, myself, and [Jeff] Agnew and Johnny Rumley and a lot of those guys would race and then we would have
[Joey] Logano and all of these young kids coming through," said Fogleman.
"It was a good mix and it made it really exciting for the fans.
People like to see the young guys and the guys, like myself, who
have been around for a while going at it."
The USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series ushered in a tremendous period of
growth for short track racing and saw Fogleman and others like him
reach a new group of fans. However, like so many things, Hooter's
decided to drop its sponsorship of the series at the end of the 2008
season due to the economic downturn. After numerous wins with the
series, including one last year at Southern National Raceway Park
that propelled him to a third place finish in the final point
standings, Jay Fogleman was again looking for something to do.
Fogleman had followed the PASS Series and realized that this might
be an opportunity to again get in on the ground floor of a growing
series. Late in 2008, PASS approved Pro Cup engines for use in the
series and that was the sign that told Fogleman what he needed to
"We have four engines built for our Pro Cup cars and we can take the
same engines in both cars and make it work out to where we don't
have to build engines for each type of car," said Fogleman. "We can
keep them in rotation and basically build half the engines of what
we would have had to if we had to build engines for each division."
Knowing of the problems facing the Pro Cup Series, Fogleman dabbled
with PASS in 2008. He led laps and finished fourth at Dillon Motor
Speedway and then went on to score his first PASS South win in an
attrition filled race at the Newport Speedway.
"The cars are fun to drive and I've raced a little bit of
everything," said Fogleman of his initial impressions of PASS. "This
was really my first time in a Super Late Model"it's just good racing
and it's doing pretty well now in the area we live at."
Racing with PASS in 2009 will also give Fogleman a chance to return
to many of the tracks he cut his teeth on when he first started
racing Late Model Stocks in the early 1980's.
"A lot of these people going to these races have seen me drive a
stock car from the time I was 15 until now, so it'll be nice for
them to be able to come see you run and not have to go to Florida or
New York or someplace like that," said Fogleman. "We usually have a
big fan base at Orange County and South Boston, all of them are an
hour or so from my house. We're just really looking forward to
Jay Fogleman and his racing career have definitely come full
circle,from seeing the demise of Super Late Model racing to its
resurgence with PASS. And, it's a comeback Fogleman does not see
ending any time soon.
"I think the competition level will be as good or better than it's
ever been," said Fogleman. "I know the economy's off a little bit,
but it's bringing a lot of people to PASS. The last couple of years,
it's just gotten bigger and bigger."
Models & LM Trucks
Add Second Date At Orange County
(FEBRUARY 17) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today that
it will add a second race to the 2009 schedule for both the PASS
South Super Late Models and PASS Late Model Trucks at the Orange
County Speedway in Rougemont, NC. The 4th Annual Orange Blossom
Special at Orange County Speedway will be on Saturday, April 25th
and will replace a previously announced race at the Caraway Speedway
slated for the same date. Caraway Speedway officials asked Monday to
relinquish the date and PASS officials agreed. In addition to the
PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Late Model Trucks, the Allison
Legacy Cars will also be a part of this stellar card of racing.
"We are very excited to be racing at Orange County for a second time
in April," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "Orange County provides
some of the most exciting racing we see all year in PASS and it will
be great to have the Super Late Models and Late Model Trucks on the
high banks once again. Kim (Foushee) and the staff at Orange County
have been great to work with over the years and we're glad to bring
the Orange Blossom Special back in April."
The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Late Model Trucks will hit
the track in less than a month as part of the season opening South
Carolina Clash on Saturday, March 14th at the Dillon Motor Speedway
in Dillon, SC.
The PASS North Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman will kick off
their season on Sunday, April 19th at Speedway 95 in Hermon, ME.
Sanctions Late Model Trucks
(FEBRUARY 9) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) is pleased to
announce that it will sanction a Late Model Truck division in 2009.
The PASS Late Model Trucks will be the support division for the PASS
South Super Late Models at eight to ten races in 2009. The majority
of the PASS late model truck races will be 75 laps in length.
"We are very excited to bring the PASS Late Model Trucks into our
family of racing divisions," said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "Ever
since we started PASS South in 2006 we wanted a support division
that could compliment the Super Late Models just as the PASS Mods
and PASS Sportsman cars have in PASS North. With the response we
have seen since we announced we were looking at the Late Model
Trucks, we feel we have found the perfect division to provide our
fans with the type of top notch racing they expect at a PASS
The PASS Late Model Trucks will utilize rules very similar to those
of tracks where the trucks already compete on a regular basis. The
new division will be sanctioned and officiated by PASS officials.
The PASS Late Model Trucks will join the PASS South Super Late
Models as part of the season opening South Carolina Clash on
Saturday, March 14th at the Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC. Any
drivers wishing to compete in the PASS Late Model Truck division
that have questions regarding rules should contact PASS technical
director Scott Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-625-3230.
For more information on the PASS South Super Late Models or Late
Model Trucks, call Alan Dietz
2009 PASS Late Model Truck Schedule
March 14 - Dillon Motor Speedway - Dillon, SC
April 11 - Hickory Motor Speedway - Hickory, NC
April 25 - Orange County Speedway - Rougemont, NC
May 8 - Wake County Speedway - Raleigh, NC
May 30 - Coastal Plains Raceway Park -
July 5 - Hickory Motor Speedway - Hickory, NC
August 8 - Orange County Speedway - Rougemont, NC
August 29 - Hickory Motor Speedway - Hickory, NC
October 24 - Greenville-Pickens Speedway - Greenville,
Schedule is subject to change
To Race at
New Senoia Raceway
in June 2009
(January 21) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry is
proud to announce that the PASS South Super Late Models will compete
at the New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA in 2009.
The race will be on Saturday, June 20th
and will mark the first visit for the Nation's top Super Late Models
to the 3/8 mile oval. In addition to the PASS South Super Late
Models racing, New Senoia support divisions will also race including
the Outlaw Late Models, Sportsman, and Modified Mini Stock. The race
at New Senoia Raceway continues PASS's commitment to racing in the
South and throughout the Eastern Seaboard.
"Stock car racing has a long and storied history in Georgia. We are
very glad that the PASS South Super Late Models will be racing at
New Senoia Raceway and look to continue the great heritage of racing
in Georgia," said Mayberry. "There are a lot of great Super Late
Model racers in Georgia and we can't wait to bring guys from all
over the Southeast to race at New Senoia."
There is one date left to be filled on the fourteen race 2009
schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. Expect an
announcement in the coming weeks of a major event to be added to the
schedule for the month of September.
PASS SOUTH BANQUET & SOUTH CAROLINA CLASH at Dillon Motor Speedway
March 13th & 14th
PASS South Super Late Model action kicks off in 2009 with the
running of the 4th annual South Carolina Clash at the Dillon Motor
Speedway on March 13th & 14th. Practice will be on Friday, March
13th from 3 to 6 PM with the PASS South Awards Banquet to follow
that evening at the Kintyre House in Dillon, SC. On Saturday, March
14th, the PASS South Super Late Models will practice and qualify,
followed by racing in local divisions and the 4th Annual South
Carolina Clash. Dillon Motor Speedway is located in Dillon, SC, just
off Interstate 95 exit 191 on SC Highway 9.
For PASS marketing or media questions contact Alan Dietz at
704-231-2039 or for technical information contact Scott Reed at
New Engine Combination
for PASS South Competition
|Naples ME -
(January 6 2009) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry
has announced a new engine package that will be eligible for
competition in the PASS South super late model series for the
upcoming season. In 2009, PASS South competitors will have the
option of utilizing "Pro
Cup" spec engines in PASS
South super late models.
According to Mayberry, "Since we started the Pro All Stars in 2001
we've permitted a variety of engine options in an effort to allow
racers to utilize the equipment they have already invested in. This
addition to the PASS South rules gives our super late model teams
access to yet another readily available and affordable engine
"This package has undergone comparison testing and has proven to be
very competitive and will compliment the engine options we currently
permit," stated Mayberry. "With the proper weight assignment to this
package, the inclusion of the "Pro Cup" spec engine will make PASS
South super late model racing a viable option for even more race
For further details or answers to any technical question regarding
the PASS South super late models, contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230
PASS South kicks off its fourth season on Saturday March 14th with
the South Carolina Clash at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway. You'll
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