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Veterans & Newcomers Find Success
In PASS South in 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC (December 3) – There is an old adage that “newer is better,” but in the case of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, newcomers and veterans are “twice as nice.”

Perhaps more than any other touring division in the country, PASS South saw a fairly even break down of drivers, younger and older, competing at the top level. The average age of the top ten drivers in the 2010 final point standings was just over 26, with Jay Fogleman being the oldest at age 43 and Ryan Blaney being the youngest at age 16.

Blaney led the youth brigade with a breakout season in 2010. After competing in PASS South since 2008, Blaney finally recorded his much awaited for first victory in the season opening South Carolina Clash at the Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway. Blaney would lead the points for much of the year and snare two more victories in the Firecracker 125 at the Greenville-Pickens (SC) Speedway and the Daniel Boone Classic at the Newport (TN) Speedway. Although he came up 20 points short of winning the championship, Blaney served notice that he will be among the preseason favorites for the 2011 crown.

Teenagers and former Legends car standouts Steve Legendre, Devin Jones, and Kenzie Ruston each had moments during the 2010 season where their talents shined through in a PASS South Super Late Model. Legendre, under Jay Fogleman’s Shark Racing Development banner, started the season off with a third place finish in the South Carolina Clash. The Vermont native would go on to score four top ten finishes and finish ninth in points. Devin Jones, in his second season racing with PASS, finished eleventh in points on the strength of finishing in the top five twice and in the top ten seven times in just 12 starts. Kenzie Ruston made her debut with PASS in 2010, finishing twelfth in points with a season’s best finish of ninth in the Daniel Boone Classic.

Twenty-somethings Trey Mitchell and Jimmy Weller both impressed this season in their first full season racing with PASS. The Texas native Mitchell built on several impressive runs in 2009 to lead 89 laps and finish fifth in the final standings this year, with a best finish of fourth at the South Boston (VA) Speedway. Weller gradually improved throughout the season. He capped it all off with his first career PASS South win at South Boston after a thrilling duel with fellow Buckeye and teammate Ryan Blaney.

While youth was definitely served in 2010, old age and wisdom proved to be just a little better. The over 30 crowd racked up six wins this season, three each for Preston Peltier and Andy Loden. Peltier’s journey with PASS South goes back to 2006 when the series got its start. However, Peltier was not able to find victory lane until last year. Since then, Peltier has become PASS South’s winning-est driver taking 6 checkered flags and captured both the PASS National and PASS South championships in 2010. Although over 30, Loden’s road to the top of Super Late Model racing has been a bit different. He won three straight Late Model Stock championships at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway from 2006-2008. This year, Loden came to PASS as a Super Late Model rookie. But, in the middle of the season, Loden rattled off an unprecedented three straight wins at Concord, Ace, and Orange County and along the way established himself as a championship contender. At season’s end, Loden finished third in points and became the 2010 PASS South Rookie-Of-The-Year.

At just 28 years of age, Justin Wakefield is a grizzled veteran of the PASS South Super Late Model wars. However, after coming into the 2010 season as a championship favorite, things went south quickly for the driver and teamed based out of Georgia. Despite a thrilling win in the Capital City Clash at the Wake County Speedway, all too often mechanical failures would sideline the 98 team. But, after battling back from another mechanical issue, Wakefield stormed through the field to win the prestigious Mason Dixon Meltdown and finish in the top ten in points for the third straight season. A win in Gresham Motorsports Park’s World Crown 300 let everyone see the strength of PASS and also put all on notice that Wakefield would be a contender once again in 2011.

PASS South’s oldest regular competitors Jay Fogleman and John Batten once again finished in the top ten in points as well as Tennessee veteran Heath Hindman. Although they were not able to get to victory lane this season all three will be back and loaded for bear to get those elusive checkered flags.

In 2010, both the youths and the veterans were well served. And, looking forward to next year, all of those drivers plus a strong crop of new talent, young and old alike, hope to make their mark when the 2011 season starts anew in March at Anderson.

For more information please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or at alandietzpass@live.com.

Preston Peltier and Johnson Motorsports celebrate both the
2010 PASS South and 2010 PASS National championship titles.
Peltier Comes From Behind to Claim
the PASS South Championship
Naples ME (11/02) There are plenty of terms for a race car driver’s driving style and 2010 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Champion Preston Peltier fits the definition of charger to a “T”. He’s a hard nosed racer that expects to win every time he takes the green, and sometimes his drive to win has left more than one angry driver in his wake.

In 2010 Pettier raced as hard as ever, but on those nights that he didn’t have the fastest car he took what the race gave him. His team didn’t have an unlimited budget, and they needed to bring the 26 home in one piece at the end of the night, win or lose.

That attitude and approach served them well. Peltier scored three wins and accumulated nine top tens in thirteen starts, a record that translated to a hard earned PASS South championship for Peltier and his Johnson Motorsports team.

Peltier trailed Ryan Blaney by four points when the traveling super late model stars headed to the season finale at Newport Speedway. The racing gods frowned on Blaney and smiled on Peltier at the Mason-Dixon Meltdown. Blaney suffered a flat tire under green and could only muster a sixteenth place finish while Peltier raced home in fourth to beat Blaney to the crown by twenty points.

Despite having to settle for second in the championship chase, Blaney had a stellar season by anyone’s standards. He got his year off to a strong start with his first PASS South win at the season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway and followed up with victories at Greenville-Pickens and Newport. The 2009 PASS South Rookie of the Year landed in the top five seven times and nine times he was in the top ten.

Third place points man and 2010 PASS South Rookie of the Year Andy Loden was the third member of the three win club, earning his during a mid season tear that saw the three time Hickory Motor Speedway track champion in victory lane at Concord, Ace and Orange County, all in a row. Loden came within a whisker of setting a consecutive series win record, finishing second to Blaney at Greenville-Pickens.

Jay Fogleman didn’t score a win in 2010 but a consistent season gave him fourth in the standings. Fogleman’s best result was a second at Hickory in April and he earned nine top tens in his thirteen starts. Texas Trey Mitchell missed one start and still managed to finish fifth in the standings Consistency was also the key for sixth place points man Heath Hindman, with five top tens and a fifth at Wake County topping his results.

How do you score two wins, enter all the races and finish seventh in the final PASS South standings? Ask Justin Wakefield. The PASS regular had a roller coaster season to put it mildly. His team visited victory lane at Wake County Speedway and capped their season with a big win in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, but in between they suffered more l problems than any one race team deserves. Eighteenth at Dillon put the team in a hole from the get go, but a 23rd at Hickory in the Easter Bunny, 21st at Orange County really put them deep in the standings. Better results followed, and his team never gave up. In reality, seventh in the points is a testament to this team’s dedication and their win at the season finale will help carry them to a better 2011 start.

John Batten finished eighth in the points with a best result of seventh at Dillon and Hickory, and Vermonter Steve Legendre drove his Shark Racing Development Ford to one top five and four top tens for ninth. Jimmy Weller scored at South Boston Speedway and added two more top fives and four top tens to his 2010 tally to complete the top ten.

The PASS South top ten is an elite group that successfully took on the best super late model racers in the east. 104 drivers attempted to qualify for one or more PASS South events in 2010 and you can bet that that the 2011 schedule will draw even more teams to the fold.

PASS South will kick off their 2011 campaign at Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway on Saturday March 12th, 2011. THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro will pay the winner a minimum of $75,000.00 on April 9 2011.
"Texas Trey" Mitchell is the 2010
ARbodies.com Most Popular Driver
PASS South Regular Scores a Commanding Win
in the Popular Speed51.com Contest
Wimberley, Texas (January 13, 201) – According to the contest organizers, over 40,000 race fans voted in the 2010 edition of the Speed51.com ARBodies.com Late Model Most Popular Driver contest and after the votes were tabulated, "Texas Trey" Mitchell was declared the winner.

The obviously popular Mitchell will receive a brand new ABC “Package A” kit from ARbodies.com for winning the contest. ARBodies are among the most sought after stock car racing bodies in the racing industry and are worth nearly $3.000.00.

“It feels good to know that so many people from all over the country voted for me,” Mitchell said. “We came pretty close to winning last year, but I am proud to say that a Texan won it with another Texan, JT Schild, among the top three. I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to vote for me and JT.”

For the past two seasons the personable Wimberley, Texas, native has run up near the front in the PASS South Super Late Model Series, finishing a strong fifth in the 2010 final PASS point standings despite running one less race than the rest of the drivers who finished in the top ten.

Mitchell caught the racing bug at fourteen, competing in four races in his Allison Legacy Mitchell Motorsports ride at the very end of the 2004 season at Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Texas, not far from his hometown of Wimberley. In spite of his brief season, he proved a quick learner and was named the “Most Improved Driver” in the series that year.

With the racing bug fully implanted, in 2005 Trey started his first full racing season in style by breaking the track record in the Allison Legacy season opener at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. Although 2005 saw no wins, he was in the lead pack all season with seven second-place finishes – more than good enough to win the coveted “Rookie of the Year” honors.

In what many saw as a daring move, the 16-year old made a huge jump to the highly-competitive asphalt Pro Modified division in 2006. The move took him from a relatively calm 120 horsepower scale-model stock car to a fire-breathing, low-slung , open- wheel modified, but it didn't take the high school athlete-scholar very long to learn the ropes. In fact - and to most everyone’s astonishment - the youngster recorded a win in his rookie season at one of the most demanding, half-mile, high-banked tracks anywhere – San Antonio Speedway - making him the youngest winner ever in the Texas-based Pro Modified division. With that impressive notch in his belt, Mitchell was named “Rookie of the Year” for the second year in a row.

The following season, Mitchell raced his Pro Modified at Houston Motorsports Park, picking up three wins, six top 5's and 9-top 10's in 12 starts at the 3/8-mile concrete and asphalt oval, almost winning the championship except for a costly wreck during the season finale.

Mitchell, who combines his studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with his racing career, says he will be putting his new ARBody to good use in 2011.

“We are planning on running the whole PASS South schedule this season – this time without missing a race,” Mitchell said. “We have a great team and the best part is that we have learned a whole lot about all the tracks that were new to us over the past couple of season. To me the PASS Super Late Model Series is the best Super Late Model group in the country with a first-class group of drivers and teams. Like a lot of other drivers, I hope to move up the racing ladder - paying my dues along the way - and eventually land a ride in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, so the awesome experience I am gaining now is invaluable.”

For more information about Trey and opportunities to be part of his 2011 racing efforts, check out Trey's website at www.treymitchellracing.com.
Preston Peltier and Johnson Motorsports celebrate both the 2010 PASS South
and 2010 PASS National championship titles after finishing fourth in the
PASS South/National finale at the Newport Speedway.
L to R: #48 Ben Rowe (3rd), #98 Justin Wakefield (1st), #29 Andy Loden (2nd)
Justin Wakefield Wins PASS
Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200;
Preston Peltier Captures PASS
South and National Titles
Newport TN (10/16) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) headed to Newport Speedway (TN) on Saturday, October 16th, for the “Mason-Dixon Meltdown” to close out the 2010 Super Late Model South and National championship series with both titles up for grabs. Heading into the night’s action, Ryan Blaney led Preston Peltier by a mere four points, while Peltier led Johnny Clark by 11 in the National Championship standings. Andy Loden set fast time, but it was Justin Wakefield taking the checkered flag first while Peltier took advantage of Blaney’s misfortune to win the South title as well as the National title.

“I don’t have any words for it,” said Peltier, the only South regular in series history to win the National title. “It is cool.”

31 drivers took to the track for qualifying. While many drivers wanted to claim the final fast time of the season, it was once again Loden on top of the charts with yet another track record, a 12.362 second lap around the Newport Speedway.

Saturday, September 25th
Top Three at Hickory: L to R -  3rd - #33 Roger Lee Newton;
1st - #26 Preston Peltier; and 2nd - #10 Ryan Blaney
Preston Peltier is the PASS South Hickory Winner
Championship will be decided at the Mason-Dixon Meltdown
Hickory NC ( 9/27) The PASS South Super Late Models headed to the Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway for the “Over the Mountain 150” Saturday, September 25th, 2010. Heading into the night’s action, Ryan Blaney held a six-point advantage over Preston Peltier for the series championship. Both racers showed why they are battling for the top honors as Peltier went to victory lane with Blaney crossing the line second, shrinking Blaney’s lead to just four points heading into the final race of the season.

“It is going to come down to the last lap at Newport,” said Peltier in victory lane. “If he gets the championship, he will deserve it. If I get it, I will deserve it. I just hope it is exciting.”

For the sixth time this season, Andy Loden was the driver at the top of the charts during qualifying. As it was last race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC), Loden’s #29 machine set a new record during the session, this time a new track record at Hickory Motor Speedway for the PASS South Super Late Model series with a 14.713-second lap.

With 34 Super Late Model drivers on hand, the focus after qualifying shifted to the last-chance race, which featured all drivers outside of the top 20 working hard for six positions to transfer into the big show. Winning the last chance race was first-time PASS racer Matt Leicht, who was followed across the line by Kenzie Ruston, Joey Coulter, Blaney, Joe Winchell and Chris Bohlman.

Saturday - September 4th
Chase Elliott Captures PASS Labor Day
Classic 200 at North Wilkesboro Speedway
14-Year-Old Georgia Racer Puts His Name in the
Record Books 14 Years after Last Major Event
at the Historic North Carolina Track
The PASS South Super Late Models headed to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, for “The Labor Day Classic 200” event at the track on Saturday, September 4th, 2010 - the first major racing event at the facility since Jeff Gordon won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series back in 1996. After Andy Loden set a new track record during qualifying 14-year-old Chase Elliott, son of legendary NASCAR racer Bill Elliott, drove his #9 machine to victory lane as the first major touring series winner in the past 14 years at the track, a place where his father ran strong but never claimed a victory.

The PASS Super Late Models made their way to the track for qualifying on the 0.625 mile facility under a warm North Carolina sun. Going out eighth in line, Loden broke the track record set on April 17th, 1994 by Ernie Irvan with a lap of 18.815 seconds.

Saturday - August 28th
L to R - 1st: #23 Jimmy Weller; 2nd: #10 Ryan Blaney; & 3rd: #4 Jay Fogleman
Jimmy Weller Breaks Through at SoBo for First PASS South Victory
Naples, ME 8/29/10- Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South fans that have followed the series’ super late model cars and stars over the past two seasons saw a racer come into his own Saturday night at South Boston (VA) Speedway when Jimmy Weller scored his first PASS super late model victory in the PASS SoBo 150

Weller has made big strides all season long and he was able to seal the deal by surviving a lap 135 restart alongside teammate Ryan Blaney. Veteran Jay Fogleman rounded out the podium with his third place run.
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PASS South Win Number Three for Blaney at Newport
Edges closer to Peltier in the title chase after a rough and tumble Daniel Boone Classic
Naples, ME 8/9/10- The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late models got back on track Saturday night at Newport (TN) Speedway and Ryan Blaney picked up where he left off in July, earning his third win of 2010 in the third annual Daniel Boone Classic.
Blaney Returns To His Winning Ways
 at Greenville-Pickens on 7/2
Loden comes up one spot short
in his quest for four straight
Naples, ME 7/3/10 - Ryan Blaney scored his second Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South series victory of 2010 Friday night in front of an always stellar crowd at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, South Carolina. The sixteen-year-old driver made a patient s march to the front, taking the green flag from the fifteenth position. Blaney managed his tires and waited until lap 102 to make his move to the lead.
Three Straight PASS South Wins for Andy Loden
Green-White-Checker finish makes
the sparks fly at Orange County
Naples, ME (6/27/10) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South rookie Andy Loden scored a hat trick Saturday night, capturing three PASS South series wins in a row with his victory in the Southern Sizzler 150 at the Orange County Speedway. A great side-by-side restart between Andy Loden and Jay Fogleman on lap 149 set up a dramatic finish as the two battled down the back stretch with Loden holding the bottom groove with a half a car length lead over Fogleman to the outside as they entered turn three on the white flag lap. It then appeared that Loden drove up the track clipping the right front of Fogleman�s #4 machine almost sending the veteran spinning, giving the win to Loden as the field checked up behind him.
PASS South rookie Andy Loden celebrates in victory lane at Concord Speedway after winning his first career super late model race since making the switch from late models to PASS South SLMs in 2010.

Once again one of the largest crowds in series history gathered to watch a stellar field of PASS South super late models do battle.

Jimmy Wellar (#23) passes veteran Jay Fogleman (#4) around the outside on his way to career best finish of fourth.
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Andy Loden PASS South Winner at Concord Motorsports Park
Andy Loden took advantage of a restart on lap 80 of Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Old Glory 150 at Concord (NC) Speedway, passing Roger Lee Newton for a lead he would never give up to score his first PASS South super late model feature win. Ryan Blaney chased Loden to the checkers, with series point leader Preston Peltier third, Jimmy Weller fourth and John Stancill fifth.


Justin Wakefield celebrates in victory lane after winning the Capital City Clash 150 at the Wake County Speedway. His Carswell Motorsports needed the win now more than ever after mechanical failures including two blown motors struck the team in each of the first three races of the season.
Wakefield's a Winner at Wake County
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model regular Justin Wakefield survived a wild finish to capture Friday night's Capitol City Clash 150 at Raleigh North Carolina's Wake County Speedway. Wakefield took the lead away from Ryan Lawler with just two laps to go. Lawler hung tough in second, with series point leader Preston Peltier third. Home track hero Alex Fleming raced home fourth and Heath Hindman completed the top five. The victory was Wakefield's fourth in PASS South competition. His last win came in July of 2009 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Top Three at the Orange Blossom Special 125
L to R: Dan Hemrick #66, second; Winner Preston Peltier #26;
and Joey Gase #08, third.
Peltier Paces PASS South at Orange County
Rougemont NC (4/25) Preston Peltier used the bottom groove to work his way past Ryan Moore on lap 112 of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Orange Blossom Special to claim his second consecutive PASS South super late model win of 2010. It was also Peltiers' second consecutive PASS Orange Blossom Special victory at the Rougemont North Carolina speed plant.

Daniel Hemric made his PASS debut a successful one with a strong second after a brief stint in the lead, and fast timer Joey Gase raced home third. 2007 PASS South Champion Ryan Lawler was fourth and Andy Loden came home fifth. Moore faded to sixth at the finish followed by Ryan Blaney, Evan Jackson, Tim Nooner and early race leader Devin Jones. Moore led the most laps (24-112) before relinquishing the lead to Peltier.

Peltier is now tied with Corey Williams and Ben Rowe atop the PASS South career win column with five.



Jay Fogleman, 2nd; Winner Preston Peltier, & Ryan Blaney, 3rd.
Photos by
Norm Marx
Peltier's Patience Pays Off with
PASS Easter Bunny 150 Win
(Hickory NC - 4/3/10)  Preston Peltier bided his time as Jay Fogleman and Ryan Blaney battled for the lead in Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, but when it came time to pull the trigger Peltier drove around both Fogleman and Blaney to capture the victory. Fogleman cam home second after starting 21st and series point leader Ryan Blaney earned third. Cassius Clark, Jeff Choquette, Joey Gase, Chase Elliott, Ben Rowe, Heath Hindman and Clay Jones completed the top ten.

Over 50 super late models crowded the Hickory pits with 49 answering the call for time trials and home track hero and two time track champion Andy Loden topped the field with a 14.902 lap, nipping Cassius Clark's 14.904 for fast time. Loden would start the event from 8th after the top ten redraw. Chase Elliott drew the pole with Cassius Clark alongside. PASS National point leader Brad Leighton, four time PASS North Champion Ben Rowe, Steve Legendre and George Gorham were all forced to take provisional starting spots.


(left) 3rd Place: #20 Steve Legendre, (middle) 1st Place: #10 Ryan Blaney,
(right) 2nd Place: #16 Hal Goodson

Winner Ryan Blaney

Devon Jones #35 battles
Prestion Peltier #26
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Ryan Blaney Dominates for
First Career PASS South Win
Naples, ME 3/15/10- Fans who have followed the PASS South series for the last year and a half have all wondered and even asked him to his face, "Ryan when are you going to win your first race?" That question along with a statement on who might be the guy to beat for the 2010 PASS South series championship was answered in front of a stellar crowd at the Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, South Carolina as fifteen-year-old Ryan Blaney stole the show and earned the win, dominating the South Carolina Clash 150.


-- SUNDAY, JAN. 31ST --
Winner: Brad Leighton in the RMR #55
Sam Watts #73, 3rd; Winner Brad Leighton #55, & Johnny Clark #54, 2nd

Winner Brad Leighton celebrates with the Richard Moody Racing team.

Samsula FL ( 1/31/10) Brad Leighton took advantage of a late race restart to power around Johnny Clark for the win in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model Winterfest 150 at New Smyrna Speedway Sunday afternoon. Sam Watts, Jeff Choquette and Lonnie Sommerville chased the top two to the checkers.

The race was Leighton's first with Richard Moody Racing, the team that earned the 2009 PASS National title with Ben Rowe at the wheel.

Johnny Clark set fast time with a lap of 17.505 seconds, followed by Sam Watts (17.534), Jeff Choquette (17.535), Brad Leighton (17.601) and Preston Peltier (17.629).

Eight cars completed all 150 green flag laps in a race slowed by twelve caution periods. Leighton, Clark, Peltier, Choquette, Watts and Ben Rowe each took one or more turns at the front of the field. Rowe's day ended in a turn one wreck, relegating the defending PASS South and National Champion to a 14th place finish.


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