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  1. Strong Field Set To Tackle Hickory At 14th Annual Easter Bunny 150 NAPLES, ME(April 17) – As the 14th Annual My Computer Career Easter Bunny 150 approaches this weekend, drivers and teams from across North America are making their annual holiday trek to Hickory Motor Speedway. The action-packed Saturday of racing will also see Mini Stocks added to the Easter Bunny weekend, utilizing Carolina Mini Stock Challenge rules. Meanwhile, the state of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic appears to be on the rebound. As it has since 2006, the MyComputerCareerEaster Bunny 150 and its iconic trophy have become bucket list material for many short track racers from across the country. But, there is even more on the line in this year’s version of theMyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150. With over 30 cars already entered, the “Bunny” has added importance this year as it is once again a part of the prestigious PASS National Championship Series. Five-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, has seen the Easter Bunny 150 grow since its inception in 2006 and he believes it will just to continue to grow as one of short track racing's premier events. “I think it’s just getting bigger and bigger,” says Rowe, a winner of the Easter Bunny 150 in 2009 and 2016. “Everyone in the south knows the Easter Bunny at Hickory now. Just look at Bubba Pollard, one of the best Super Late Model racers in the country is coming to Hickory again to try and get the Easter Bunny trophy, that says a lot.” On the other end of the spectrum is second-year PASS racer, Gracie Trotter. Trotter turned heads with an impressive drive in the 2017 Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory. Coming off a history making sixth place finish in Asheboro, NC last year, which tied Kenzie Ruston and Tayla Orleansas the best finish by a female ever in PASS competition, Trotter is ready to try her hand again against the best short trackers on the continent. “I've always ran well at Hickory and holding off Ben Rowe for the win in the last chance race a couple of years ago was huge,” says Trotter. “There are a lot of cars in this race so I’m going to have to stay on my toes. I know if I stay patient, keep the nose clean, and watch ahead, I can get a good finish.” Rowe and Trotter will be up against one of the strongest fields ever assembled on Saturday for the 14thAnnualMyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150, including 6-Time Easter Bunny 150 winner, Preston Peltier, defending Oxford 250 winner, Bubba Pollard, and former Hickory winner and fan favorite, Brandon Setzer. They will be joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including 2-Time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, as well as defending PASS National Champion, Derek Griffith,last year's Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown winner, Derek Ramstrom, Gabe Brown, Ray Christian, III, Jake Johnson,Richmond winner, Mike Hopkins,Devin O'Connell, Travis Stearns, and Craig Weinstein. 3-time PASS South champion, Matt Craig will be seeking his first Hickory win, along with southern drivers like New England transplant Wyatt Alexander, as well as Kodie Conner, Justin Crider, former PASS South champion, Tate Fogleman, Jared Irvan, Trey Jarrell, Kyle Plott, and Blaise Rutherford. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputer Career machine and will be joined by Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, Amber Balcaen, making her first PASS Super Late Model start. And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario’s, JP Josiasse and Nova Scotia's, Nicholas Naugle. The action kicks off on Friday, with optional practice for the PASS Super Late Model and Mini Stocks from 3– 6PM. On Saturday, practice will begin at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:30 PM, the pit partyand Easter egg huntat 6PM, and features for the PASS Super Late Models and Mini Stocks at 7 PM Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 14thAnnual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150are posted onProAllStarsSeries.com, along with forms for next weekend's Oxford Plains Speedway opener and the 46th Annual Oxford 250. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  2. Road to the Oxford 250 Continues in 2019 NAPLES, ME (April 9) – Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry announced the continuation of the Road to The Oxford 250 program for 2019. Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the “Road to The Oxford 250” will continue to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest event. As mentioned with the announcement a little over a month ago of the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval event, competitors from Canada and the United States will have opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots in six additional events in 2019, while keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season. “Our goal is to keep the focus on the 250 throughout the year. While there will be several spots offered through the program, many of these will not have to be used since most of those competitors will advance through the famed heat and consolation races. Competitors need to remember that this program will not reduce the number of starting positions that will be earned through the normal 250 qualifying procedures but will allow those who may be having a bad day to use the provisional if necessary, to guarantee their starting spot in this prestigious race.” The first event to be featured in the Road to The Oxford 250 will be the previously announced Leonard Evans 150 scheduled to take place on April 27, 2019 on the northwest coast at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval located in Wenatchee Valley, Washington. The winner of this event, along with the second and third place finishers, if PASS licensed and their Oxford 250 entry is received by June 1, 2019, will be guaranteed a provisional starting spot. The first-place winner will receive a full pay provisional, and second and third will receive a ½ start provisional (with a guarantee of $600 to take the green, the ½ provisional means that wherever the competitor finishes, they will see a reduction of $300 (½ of the guaranteed starting money) in their final purse for their finishing position). The Road then continues to the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday April 28th; Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday May 26th; Speedway 95 in Bangor, ME on Sunday June 16th; Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Tuesday July 30th; and finishing off at Spud Speedway in Caribou, ME on Sunday August 4th. The top two finishing drivers each from Canada and the United States will earn provisionals to the 250. As with the Wenatchee Valley race, to be eligible to use the provisionals, drivers must be PASS Licensed and have their entries submitted for the Oxford 250. The top US and top Canadian driver will each receive a full start provisional with second place finishing US and Canadian driver each earning a ½ start provisional. The final race as part of the Road to The Oxford 250 will be a special 100-lap open race at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday July 6th. This will not be a points race for PASS. The Independence Weekend race will see the top two Oxford Plains and top two PASS licensed finishing drivers earn a guaranteed spot in the 2019 Oxford 250. Additionally, the top licensed drivers in points from PASS North, Oxford Plains Speedway, and the PASS National Championship Series, will have a provisional available, if needed, as long as they have attempted to qualify for every race in their chosen series. All drivers that will have guaranteed spots through the Road to The Oxford 250 or via championship points provisionals have to compete in their heat races and in their consolation race but will not have to compete in the last chance race if they have not already qualified. The next PASS event will be the MyComputerCareer.edu Easter Bunny 150 on Saturday, April 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway for the PASS National Championship Super Late Models. For further updates please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com or monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  3. PASS Oxford Plains Opener Postponed Due To Snow And Rain NAPLES, ME (April 9) – With 3 inches of snow on the ground and with more snow and rain in the forecast, officials with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Oxford Plains Speedway felt it best to postpone this weekend’s PASS/ACT doubleheader to April 27-28. There will be practice for all divisions on Saturday, April 27, along with the Oxford Plains Speedway regular season opener set to begin at 4 PM. Then, on Sunday, April 28, racing will begin at 1:30 PM featuring the Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 for the PASS Super Late Models. The ACT Late Models will also be racing for 150 laps, along with the PASS Modifieds, North East Mini Stock Tour, and Street Stocks. The full weekend schedule will be posted at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The next PASS event will be the MyComputerCareer.edu Easter Bunny 150 on Saturday, April 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway for the PASS National Championship Super Late Models. For further updates please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com or monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  4. Reed, Hopkins Take PASS Commonwealth Classic Wins At Richmond RICHMOND, VA (March 30) – Austin Reed and Mike Hopkins split Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model wins in the Inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway. “The crew made some awesome adjustments at the halfway break and then the car was on rails,” said Reed after the biggest win of his career. “To win at Richmond is just amazing. I can’t believe we won yet, but I can’t wait for it to sink in.” Speed51 photo In qualifying, both PASS Crate pole sitter Ray Christian, III and Heim, the PASS Open fast qualifier, were quicker than Kevin Harvick’s pole time at Richmond last fall, with Heim posting a lap of 126.152 miles per hour. Heim jumped to the lead at the start for the PASS Open Super Late Model race, while Tate Fogleman settled into second. The car on the move early was Matt Craig, who started sixth, but moved past Fogleman for second on lap 30. The two made slight contact at the exit of turn two causing damage to the right rear of Craig’s Camaro. Craig was able to repair the damage during the competition caution on lap 40. On the restart, Craig appeared to get the advantage on Heim entering turn one, but Heim would rocket back by him down the backstretch. The battle for second between Craig and Fogleman would heat up again, literally. As Fogleman looked ready to take the position, a fire would erupt from under the hood of his car to bring out the second caution of the night on lap 48. Following the restart, Craig continued to struggle a bit as Ben Rowe looked to try and take second. But, after the two made contact in turn three, Jared Irvan was able to jump up to the outside and pass both of them for second. The fastest car on the racetrack, though, was Austin Reed as he was making his way up from the rear of the field. Reed would take second from Irvan with three laps to go, but would run out of time as Heim led flag-to-flag to apparently take his first career PASS Super Late Model win. But, in post-race inspection, Heim’s car was disqualified, handing the win to Reed. Irvan would finish second, followed by Craig, Rowe, and Augie Grill. Rounding out the top ten were Eddie MacDonald, Derek Griffith, Eddie Van Meter, Mike Wallace, and Kyle Reed. At the drop of the green flag for the PASS Crate Late Models, Christian jumped out to the lead from the pole. After a caution for debris from Garrett Hall’s machine on lap 10, Martin Latulippe was able to grab the lead from Christian on the restart. It would be short-lived though as Christian reassumed the top spot three laps later. The caution would wave again on lap 24 when Hall slammed the turn four wall after spinning in fluid from the car of Reid Lanpher. Prior to the competition caution on lap 40, Hopkins would snag the lead from Christian. But just two laps after the restart, Christian would move back by to take the lead. Christian looked to be driving away for the win, but would fall off the pace with just 12 laps to go with mechanical issues. Hopkins moved back up front and led the rest of the way for his second career PASS win over Jake Johnson, Matt Craig, Latulippe, and Gabe Brown. Rounding out the top ten were Ben Rowe, Kyle Reed, Devin O’Connell, Dan McKeage, and Derek Ramstrom. “I can’t believe that we just won at Richmond,” said Hopkins in victory lane. “We really struggled with the car yesterday in traffic, but we put our heads together and worked on the car and it handled flawlessly today. I’m honestly a little emotional, this is just awesome!” Joey Polewarcyzk, Jr. was the ACT Late Model winner and Matt Hirschman was the Tour-Type Modified victor, while Jason McDowell took the MASS Street Stock win and Daniel Bentley claimed the NEMST Mini Stock win. The PASS National Championship Super Late Models will be in action next up on Sunday, April 7 for The Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Entry forms are currently available at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS Crate Late Model – PASS Commonwealth Classic – Unofficial Results 1. 15 – Mike Hopkins 75 11. 40 – Bryan Shipp 75 2. 15MA – Jake Johnson 75 12. 7 – Travis Benjamin 74 3. 54 – Matt Craig 75 13. 00 – Bryan Kruczek 74 4. 84QC – Martin Latulippe 75 14. 93CT – Ray Christian, III 62 5. 47 – Gabe Brown 75 15. 59 – Reid Lanpher 24 6. 4N – Ben Rowe 75 16. 94 Garrett Hall 23 7. 42 – Kyle Reed 75 DNS 00 – Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. 8. 43 – Devin O’Connell 75 9. 40ME – Dan McKeage 75 10. 35 – Derek Ramstrom - 75 PASS Open Super Late Model – PASS Commonwealth Classic Unofficial Results 1. 14 – Austin Reed 75 11. 93CT – Ray Christian, III 75 2. 28 – Jared Irvan 75 12. 9 – Brandon Watson 75 3. 54 – Matt Craig 75 13. 45 – Kodie Conner 69 4. 4N – Ben Rowe 75 14. 24J – JP Josiasse 68 5. 84 – Augie Grill 75 15. 24 – Collin Garrett 62 6. 17MA – Eddie MacDonald 75 16. 84QC – Martin Latullipe 48 7. 12G – Derek Griffith 75 17. 8 – Tate Fogleman 47 8. 23 – Eddie Van Meter 75 18. 7 – Travis Benjamin 28 9. 6 – Mike Wallace – 75 19. 60 – DJ Shaw 9 10. 42 – Kyle Reed - 75 DNS 59 – Reid Lanpher DNS 7 – Justin Crider DNS 08 – Nicholas Naugle DQ 78 – Corey Heim
  5. PASS National Championship To Kickoff On Big Stage At Richmond NAPLES, ME (March 16) – In two weeks, grassroots racers from across North America will finally be able to converge on Richmond Raceway for the long-awaited PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, March 30. For many, it will be the chance of a lifetime to compete on one of the most historic short tracks in the country. But, for others, it will be the start of the 2019 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Championship Series. Now in its 12th season, the PASS National Championship Series is the country's only national title to be awarded in Super Late Model racing. With two national championship points paying races for the PASS Super Late Models at Richmond, several drivers are looking to compete in both 75 lap races, each of which will pay $7,000 and $700 to start. One of those drivers is Uncasville, CT's, Ray Christian, III, who will be competing in both races. "I think being able to race at Richmond is awesome," says Christian. "Any time weekly short track racers that are used to running on quarter-mile to half-mile ovals get the chance to run on the same track that the stars run on, you really feel like a superstar and I'm excited for it. It's PASS's first time at Richmond so I feel like that will make the competition really tight because no one knows what to expect. It's definitely going to be a show." After competing locally in Connecticut and in sporadic ACT Late Model shows, Christian burst onto the national scene last year following a strong performance in Dillon, SC that saw him finish third behind PASS National Champions, Derek Griffith and Ben Rowe. Christian feels he and his team are ready to take the next step towards a championship beginning with Richmond. "After our strong showing last year finishing second in national points as a rookie, we are definitely hungry to chase a national championship," says Christian. "It's definitely going to be a tough task. We came out of nowhere last year and nobody really knew who we were wherever we went. But I feel like now we're definitely on people's radar and they know that we are fast enough to compete for podium wins and a national title." The total number of PASS Super Late Models is almost at 40 with entries still coming in. PASS veterans Jody Measamer, Jared Irvan and Reid Lanpher are now entered, along with Virginia driver Collin Garrett and Brandon Watson. On the other end of the spectrum, Kyle Reid will be making the long tow from Alberta to compete, while Dan McKeage will be heading down from Maine and PASS National Championship rookie contender Devin O'Connell will be coming from Connecticut. The ACT Late Models will be competing in a 65-lapper at Richmond Raceway and has 36 cars entered as of today with a host of heavy hitters. Former Milk Bowl winners, Patrick Laperele and Joey Polewarcyzk are now entered, along with former Thunder Road champion and ACT winner, Bobby Therrien. The Tour-Type Modifieds will be making their return to Richmond for the first time since 2002, utilizing the popular rules package used at New Smyrna Speedway during Florida Speedweeks. North Carolina's Bryan Dauzat has filed an entry along with Connecticut's Jim Dolan, and Kris Watson. The grassroots racing action as part of the PASS Commonwealth Classic will be completed by events for the MASS Street Stocks and North East Mini Stocks (NEMST), and both divisions have shown great support from competitors around the country. Over 30 Street Stocks are now entered from Maine to Florida, including David Cameron and Joe Gerrard. Frankie Kimmel will be looking to follow up a strong second place finish at Dillon's New Year's Bash, while Virginia's Justin Brown and Vermont's Adam Maynard will be looking for good finishes as well. The largest field in NEMST history have filed entries with over 40 Mini Stocks expected to assemble. Drivers range from Maine to as far south as South Carolina and as far west as Ohio. Competitors will be racing for a minimum $1000 to win plus bonus awards and a $100 to start purse. The PASS Commonwealth Classic weekend will begin on Thursday, March 28 with optional hauler parking and safety inspection from 12 - 4 PM. On Friday, March 29, rotating practice for all competing divisions will be from 11 AM – 5 PM. And then on Saturday, March 30, pit gates at Richmond Raceway will open at 7 AM, with practice from 9 AM – 12 PM, qualifying at 1 PM, and racing set to start at around 4 PM Entry forms and rules contacts for PASS Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, and MASS Street Stocks are also posted at ProAllStarsSeries.com. PASS Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedules the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens. Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.
  6. PASS Opener At Dillon Postponed Due To Rainy Weather NAPLES, ME (February 20) – After closely monitoring the weather for the last several days and with an extremely poor forecast for the rest of the week, officials with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Dillon Motor Speedway felt it best to postpone this weekend’s Winter Meltdown 200. It has rained non-stop in the Dillon area for several days, and with more rain coming and possible weepers in turn four at the speedway, everyone felt postponing this weekend's event was in the best interest of all involved. And, with several teams traveling from New England and Canada, and states such as Florida, Georgia, and others, and with more rain being forecasted for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, the decision was made to postpone today in the hopes of saving money for all the teams and fans. Several dates later this year are currently being looked at by PASS and Dillon Motor Speedway officials to try and reschedule the Winter Meltdown 200. A final decision will be announced in the coming weeks. The PASS opener will now move to Saturday, March 30 and the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. For further updates please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com or monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  7. PASS releases 2019 North & National Schedules by Brandon Paul, Speed51.com The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) released schedules for the 2019 PASS North and PASS National Championship seasons on Friday afternoon. In all, PASS will sanction 22 Super Late Model events next year, with six of those events being national events. Once again, the schedule is highlighted by the 46th Annual Oxford 250 on August 25 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). The $25,000-to-win crown jewel event attracted 55 Super Late Models in 2018. The 2019 PASS National schedule will get underway on February 23 at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) before heading to Richmond Raceway on March 30 for the inaugural Commonwealth Classic. From there, the next national race will be the prestigious Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 20. A new event on the national schedule, a visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the New England Short Track Showdown, will be held June 23 at "The Magic Mile." The Oxford 250 will serve as the penultimate PASS National Championship event, leading into the season finale at Seekonk Speedway on October 26. Drivers from the north will kick off the 2019 PASS North season on April 14 at Oxford Plains Speedway, a track that averaged 41 Super Late Models for PASS events in 2018. That event includes a rain date of April 28 if Mother Nature chooses not to cooperate. Following the opener at Oxford, the PASS North Super Late Models will travel south to Epping, New Hampshire for a battle at the Star Speedway bullring on May 11. A busy month of May will continue on May 19 before PASS makes its first stop at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl (VT) on May 26. As the temperatures rise, the fastest full-bodied cars in the Northeast will return to Oxford Plains on June 6. After a week off, the stars and cars of the Pro All Stars Series will make their annual trip north to Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine on June 16. After making a stop at "The Magic Mile" in Loudon, New Hampshire on June 23, PASS will return to Oxford for the Non-Winner's race on June 30. That race will not be a points-counting event for PASS North or the PASS National Championship. A to-be-determined date is listed on the schedule for July 7, leading into the final Oxford 250 tune-up at Oxford Plains on July 14. PASS North will make its first of two stops at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) on July 20. Another to-be-determined date is listed on the PASS North schedule for Wednesday, July 31. The final race before the Oxford 250 will be held on August 4 when drivers and teams head north to Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine. Following the Oxford 250 on August 25, PASS North will have some time off before returning to Oxford Plains on September 15 for the fifth of six scheduled races at the track in 2019. Six days later, PASS will head back to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for their second date at White Mountain Motorsports Park on September 21. For the second straight year, PASS will race on Milk Bowl weekend at Thunder Road. After racing on Friday last year, PASS will have the spotlight on Saturday night, September 28 this time around. PASS will return to Oxford Plains for the final time in 2019 on October 19 before heading to Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Massachusetts on October 26. A final to-be-determined race for PASS Super Late Models is on the schedule for November 9. In addition to announcing schedules for PASS North and the PASS National Championship, series officials also released the 2019 PASS Modified schedule. Officials anticipate adding two additional Sunday races to the schedule at a later date. Additionally, qualifying races for the 46th Annual Oxford 250 are expected to be announced prior to the PASS Awards Banquet on January 5. Full schedules for all PASS-sanctioned events can be seen below. 2019 PASS North Schedule April 14 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) April 28 - Rain Date for April 14 at Oxford May 11 - Star Speedway (NH) May 19 - Speedway 51 (NH) May 26 - Thunder Road (VT) June 2 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) June 16 - Speedway 95 (ME) June 23 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 30 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Non Winner's Race July 7 - TBA July 14 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) July 20 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) July 31 - TBA August 4 - Spud Speedway (ME) August 23 - 25 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) - Oxford 250 September 15 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) September 21 - White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) September 28 - Thunder Road (VT) October 19 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) October 26 - Seekonk Speedway (MA) November 9 - TBA 2019 PASS National Championship Schedule February 23 - Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) March 30 - Richmond Raceway (VA) April 20 - Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) June 23 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway August 25 - Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) October 26 - Seekonk Speedway (MA) -Story by: Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor - Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
  8. New Englanders Ready For Chance To Win PASS National Championship At Hickory CHARLOTTE, NC (October 31) – The longest season in grassroots, short track racing will come to a close on Saturday afternoon, November 10, when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Championship Super Late Models take the green flag at Hickory Motor Speedway. The 13th Annual Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 will cap off another exciting season that began in Dillon, SC way back in February. And, it will all be captured in front of the MAVTV cameras. Last year, race fans across the country were able to see the ultimate North versus South shootout when North Carolina's Brandon Setzer and Maine's Garrett Hall tangled coming to the checkered flag. This year, all eyes will be focused on the battle for asphalt Super Late Model racing's only national championship. After wins by Derek Griffith at Dillon and Thompson, CT to start the PASS National Championship season, Connecticut's Ray Christian, III has chipped away at the lead and now trails Griffith by a single point as he heads to Hickory for the first time ever. "We're going in to Hickory with the same mindset that we have at every other racetrack...learn as much as we can and bring the car home in one piece," says Christian, driver of the Crazy Horse Racing #93. "This whole national championship run was a completely unexpected scenario for us, considering this is my first year in a Super Late Model. But, I think we have shown these guys that we can race with them a little bit this year." Not to be forgotten though will also be Turner, ME's, Ben Rowe. The 5-Time and defending PASS National Champion sits third in the standings, just 10 points behind Griffith. And, of Rowe's 10 career wins down south, three have come at Hickory. Those stats are not lost on Christian. "I've never been to Hickory, but I've watched races from down there and guys like Ben Rowe have a million laps there," says Christian. "I can't wait to get down there because it looks like a blast and definitely the kind of place I can really get in to. I just hope that no matter how the national points turn out that, at the end of the day at Hickory, I hope we earn those guys respect." And, if the PASS National Championship fight is not enough, fans will be treated to Matt Craig versus Kodie Conner as Craig goes for his third straight PASS South Super Late Model title, plus MASS Street Stocks and Legends. Action gets under way on Friday with rotating practice for the PASS Super Late Models, MASS Street Stocks, and Legends from 2-5 PM. On Saturday, pit gates open at 7:30 AM, with practice starting at 9:30 AM, qualifying at 11:45 AM, and main events at 1:30 PM. PASS Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  9. PASS Commonwealth Classic Postponed NAPLES, ME (October 15) – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Commonwealth Classic originally scheduled for October 19-20 at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) has been postponed. “While we are disappointed with the postponement of the event, we feel we have made the best decision for the series, teams, and our fans after looking at the unfavorable weather forecast and the distance many teams were scheduled to travel from the northeast, south, and Canada,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We look forward to continuing to work with the staff at Richmond Raceway to continue to promote this event on a new date in 2019.” Officials are currently looking at a new date of March 30, 2019 for the PASS Commonwealth Classic. This date with provide much more flexibility with scheduling if weather should once again become a factor. This date will be confirmed within the next few weeks. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  10. Details & Support Divisions announced for 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Hickory Charlotte, NC (September 26) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today details regarding the final race of the 2018 season. The season will once again conclude with one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s oldest Super Late Model races on Saturday, November 10th with the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. The 200 lapper will the final event of the PASS National Championship Series to crown the country’s only true nationwide champion. Additionally, several details were also announced on Tuesday on this year’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown, including support divisions. In an effort to continue furthering grassroots racing on all level, the Street Stocks will be competing for 50 laps and $1000 to win, utilizing MASS rules. Although this will be a non-points race, MASS officials will be handling all tech and officiating for this event and will be supplying the tires. In addition, the Legends cars will return to Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the Meltdown. Several PASS Super Late Model drivers competed in Legends before climbing the ranks including Matt Craig, Roy Hayes, Gracie Trotter, and Jared Irvan. In 2006, PASS became the South’s original Super Late Model tour when the green flag dropped for the inaugural Easter Bunny 150. Since then, PASS has become the nation’s most successful Super Late Model sanctioning body with the Easter Bunny 150 growing to become the Spring’s biggest short track event, while the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine continues to be the richest Super Late Model event in North America. Although a full schedule has not been posted, teams will have the opportunity to practice on Friday, November 9th, while qualifying, last chance races, and features for the PASS Super Late Models, Street Stocks and Legends will take place on Saturday afternoon, November 10th. Entry forms for upcoming events at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Oxford Plains Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway are available at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, and the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  11. Bubba Pollard Prevails In PASS South Slugfest At South Boston SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 11) – Georgia’s Bubba Pollard came back from a late spin to take the win in Saturday night’s Davenport Energy 150 at South Boston Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Pollard’s 2nd career PASS South win locks him in to the 45thAnnual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway coming up in two weeks. “That’s how you do it right there, that’s how we do it in the south,” said Pollard, after a hard fought battle with runner-up Lucas Jones. “We didn’t have a very good car when we started the race, we didn’t have a shot to win and we had to take a gamble and pit to make it right. Getting locked in to Oxford is huge, it’s big. Oxford is gonna be a tough field, those guys are good. We’ve been working hard all year to try and make that our race to focus on, so I hope we can do it.” For the third straight race this year, the track qualifying record was broken in qualifying. Rookie Logan Seavey set the fast time with a lap of 14.298 seconds (100.713 MPH). After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Seavey would move all the way back to the ninth starting position, while Austin Thaxton and Brandon Setzer would move up to the front row. At the drop of the green flag, Setzer would jump into the lead. Kodie Conner would go to the front on lap 13 and lead until two-time defending PASS South champion, Matt Craig, would stop on the speedway with a flat right rear tire six laps later. On the restart, Conner and Setzer would make contact in turn four and slide up the race track, allowing Brandon Lynn and Lucas Jones to move by and into the top two spots. Conner’s night would end on lap 24 after contact with another car sent him into the outside wall, collecting Tate Fogleman in the process. Lynn would continue to lead over Jones and Corey Heim. Jones would begin to flex his muscle, taking the lead on a lap 64 restart. Following a couple of pit stops under cautions to make adjustments, Pollard was making his way through the field, taking fifth from Jared Irvan with 63 laps to go. Just two laps later, Heim would take the lead on the backstretch from Jones. Following the seventh caution of the night for wall contact by Irvan on lap 103, Jones and Pollard would move by Heim and begin to wage war for the lead. Jones and Pollard would trade the lead back-and-forth before Pollard would move ahead with 20 laps to go. Lynn slammed the wall hard with 11 laps to go setting up another restart and run to the finish. When the green waved again, Jones would get the advantage over Pollard on the restart. As the two battled for the lead, Pollard would get a run on Jones entering turn three, but contact between the two would cause Pollard to spin. Following two more cautions, Pollard got back up to second for the final restart with three laps to go. Pollard took the lead from Jones on the restart and led the rest of the way to take the win on his first trip to South Boston Speedway. Rounding out the top five were Jeff Batten, Heim, who swept the NASCAR Late Model Stock features as well, and Roy Hayes. The top five finishers each will receive a guaranteed starting position to either the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway or the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Rounding out the top 10 were Trey Jarrell, JP Josiasse, Seavey, Thaxton, and Lynn. The PASS National Championship Super Late Models will be in action next up on Sunday, August 25 for the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, with a chance to win up to $50,000. The next southern event will be the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, October 20. Entry forms are currently available at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS South Super Late Model – Davenport Energy 150 – Unofficial Results 1. 26 – Bubba Pollard 150 11. 2 – Gracie Trotter 134 2. 16 – Lucas Jones 150 12. 54 – Matt Craig 128 3. 49 – Jeff Batten 150 13. 28 – Jared Irvan 102 4. 78 – Corey Heim 150 14. 6 – Brandon Setzer 95 5. 15 – Roy Hayes 150 15. 00 – Sterling Cling 61 6. 21 – Trey Jarrell 150 16. 45 – Kodie Conner 23 7. 24 – JP Josiasse 148 17. 8 – Tate Fogleman 23 8. 99 – Logan Seavey 145 9. 15t – Austin Thaxton 145 10, 97 – Brandon Lynn 139
  12. Speedway 51 and South Boston Doubleheader Weekend Set For PASS NAPLES, ME (August 9) – In their final chance to tweak prior to the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track this Saturday night at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. While their southern counterparts, the PASS South Super Late Models, will have a shot to get locked into the 250 or at Richmond Raceway down at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. It will be the first time New England’s top Super Late Model drivers have competed at the track, formerly known as Riverside Speedway, since Trevor Sanborn won there in 2010. This special event Powered By Autosaver Group will be 151 laps in honor of the track’s current name. Coming in to this weekend’s action, the battle for New England’s most prestigious short track championship continues to be a hot one. DJ Shaw, the former two-time PASS North series champion, is not a stranger to winning in the Granite State, but has never won at Speedway 51. Shaw has a lead of 28 points over Travis Benjamin, with fellow New Hampshire driver, Derek Griffith, not far behind in third. With only two races left until the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 and the chance to win up to $50,000, Super Late Model drivers from around the country are running out of chances to perfect their setup prior to the biggest race of the year. The southeast’s best will have their final chance on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway in the Davenport Energy 150. Not only will it be a chance for the top five finishers to get locked into the 250, but they will have the option to use that guaranteed starting spot in the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at nearby Richmond Raceway in October. Currently, two-time defending PASS South champion, Matt Craig, leads the standings over Kodie Conner and Canadian, JP Josiasse. While each of them are entered for South Boston, they will be joined by several strong contenders including former series champions, Tyler Church and Tate Fogleman, who will by flying to South Boston following his Truck Series start at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Veterans Brandon Setzer, Jeff Batten, and Brandon Lynn, will be joined by rookie drivers Gracie Trotter and Sterling Cling. All the action gets under way on Friday at South Boston Speedway Speedway with practice starting at 10 AM. Racing gets under way at 7 PM on Saturday night featuring the PASS South Super Late Models and Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks. Everything begins on Saturday at Speedway 51 with practice starting at 2 PM, followed by heat races, and features for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Dare Devils. PASS Super Late Model entry forms for South Boston Speedway and Speedway 51, along with the 45thAnnual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 and inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150, and the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions topassracing@roadrunner.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  13. Entry List For 45th Annual Oxford 250 Reaches Milestone NAPLES, ME (July 16) – The entry list for the most prestigious asphalt short track race in America reached a major milestone over the weekend. With still over a month to go before the green flag drops, there are now over 50 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model entries for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August. East Parsonsfield, ME’s Trevor Sanborn is the 50th official entrant, while two-time Oxford 250 winner, Eddie MacDonald, has actually pushed the number of drivers entered to date to 51. Competitors will have the opportunity the race for the richest winner’s purse in asphalt short track racing, with $25,000 to win, plus an additional $25,000 in lap leader money. Last year’s winner, Curtis Gerry, took home over $31,000 last year for his efforts. This year’s entry lists features some of the best short track racers in North America, including former Oxford 250 winners’, Mike and Ben Rowe, Travis Benjamin, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Joey Polewarcyzk, Curtis Gerry, and Scott Robbins. Former PASS champions, Johnny Clark, DJ Shaw, Cassius Clark, Joey Doiron, and Tate Fogleman have also entered, along with PASS National championship contenders, Derek Griffith, Kodie Conner, Ray Christian, III, and Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. The Canadian Maritimes are also being represented by Cole Butcher, Kyle Reid, and Lonnie Sommerville. “The Roads To Oxford and Richmond” program will be concluding in the next few weeks. Racers have the opportunity to not only get locked into the 45th Annual Oxford 250, but also the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic, which will be held at Richmond Raceway in October. PASS South drivers will have their final opportunity of the year to get locked in to Oxford or Richmond in the 12th Annual Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway this weekend. The final chance for the New England contingent will be held at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 29th. Entry forms for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic, along with pit stall reservations for Richmond, are available at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Entry forms are also available for the “Road To Oxford & Richmond” qualifiers at Orange County Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway.
  14. Oxford 250 and Richmond spots on the line for PASS South go at Orange County CHARLOTTE, NC (July 11) – The only thing hotter than the temperatures in the Carolinas right now will be the action on the track when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models return to action at Orange County Speedway on Saturday night, July 21. The Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon Meltdown aside, the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County is the oldest event on the PASS South schedule, dating back to the series inaugural season in 2006. But, this year’s race will have added importance with the top five finishers gaining guaranteed starting sports for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 or the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Tate Fogleman, from nearby Durham, NC, is a third-generation racer and hometown favorite at Orange County Speedway. He knows anything less than a top five finish in the Orange Blossom Special will be a huge missed opportunity to get locked into either one of the biggest short track races of the year. “Getting locked in for either Oxford or Richmond is huge,” says Fogleman, driver of the Solid Rock Carriers Ford #8. “Knowing you are locked in relieves a lot of pressure. Those events will be hard to make and the whole weekend will go smoother knowing that you will be locked in.” Fogleman has reason to be confident heading back to Orange County. Last fall, the 2015 PASS South champion completed one of the most dominant performances in series history by the taking the checkered flag at his home track. “I always enjoy going to Orange County because of the fans I have there and the support, but this time will be even more special because the last race we ran there, I was able to pick up the win,” said Fogleman. “Going back to a track you have won at builds a lot of confidence, not only for myself, but the whole team. Hopefully we can build off what we had last year and find our way back to victory lane there next Saturday night.” This year’s “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” program will see the race winner get a guaranteed starting position at full start money for the Oxford 250 or at Richmond. The remaining top five finishers will be guaranteed a starting position for either the Oxford 250 or Richmond at half start money. All the action gets under way on Friday, July 20 at Orange County Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 5 – 8 PM. On Saturday, July 21, practice will begin at 2 PM, with qualifying starting at 5 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, MASS Street Stocks, Limited Sportsman, and Chargers, followed by main events scheduled to start at approximately 7 PM. PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Orange County Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway, along with the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
  15. Wallace Fends Off Burton For Wild Win In Old Glory 125 At Concord MIDLAND, NC (May 25) – Matt Wallace prevailed over Harrison Burton after a torrid battle through the last 20 laps to win the Old Glory 125 Friday night for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Wallace’s dramatic victory was his first triumph in a PASS South Super Late Model. “I don’t know how we did it tonight, the 12 car [Burton] is definitely one to beat right now, they’re the best short track car in the country basically,” said Wallace, after climbing from the Unkers Theraputic Products Chevrolet in victory lane. “It’s truly an honor to race side-by-side with these guys and win. There was actually a lot of momentum up on the outside and my dad kept me pumped up. This is awesome.” In qualifying, Burton set a new track record with a lap of 15.703 seconds (114.628 MPH) for his first career PASS South quick qualifying time around the fast half-mile triangle. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Preston Peltier would move to the pole position, while Burton would slot into the eighth starting spot. When the green flag waved to start the Old Glory 125, Peltier took the initial lead over Lucas Jones. Burton would start making his way to the front, passing Jared Irvan for fifth on lap 15. Meanwhile, Wallace was also on the move, taking second from Jones, and then bypassing Peltier in the dogleg for the lead on lap 24. The first caution of the night would not wave until lap 39 when Wes Burton slowed on track. Following the restart, Jones would get the advantage over Wallace on lap 41, but would relinquish the lead back to him in turn three just seven laps later. The race would continue caution-free until lap 75 when Peltier looped his ill-handling car exiting turn three. Prior to the restart, Burton had bypassed Jones for second and would start alongside Wallace as they came back to green. Burton got the advantage over Wallace to take the lead for the first time in the race. The caution would wave again with 25 laps to go for a hard crash by Corey Heim in the dogleg, which saw his machine briefly catch fire. On the final restart of the night, Wallace returned the favor to Burton, taking the lead from the outside entering turn one. Over the final laps, Burton was able to get under Wallace several times exiting turn three, only to have Wallace skirt out ahead in turn one and through the dogleg. Despite fighting an extremely loose car in the final laps, Wallace was able to hold off Burton by a car length for his first career PASS South Super Late Model win. Rounding out the top five were Ryan Moore, Irvan, and Jeff Fultz. Finishing sixth through tenth were Kodie Conner, Bronson Butcher, Jones, Dustin Dunn, and Roy Hayes. The PASS South Super Late Models will hit the track again on Saturday, July 21 at Orange County Speedway for the Orange Blossom Special. The top five finishers at Orange County will receive guaranteed starting positions for either the Oxford 250 in August or the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Entry forms will be available soon at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS South Super Late Model – Old Glory 125 – Unofficial Results 1. 6 – Matt Wallace 125 11. 2t – Gracie Trotter 125 2. 12 – Harrison Burton 125 12. 54 – Matt Craig 124 3. 74 – Ryan Moore 125 13. 12x – Joe Graf, Jr. 123 4. 28 – Jared Irvan 125 14. 24j – JP Josiasse 121 5. 54x – Jeff Fultz 125 15. 78 – Corey Heim 99 6. 45 – Kodie Conner 125 16. 33 – Preston Peltier 84 7. 23 – Bronson Butcher 125 17. 37 – Dan Speeney 61 8. 16 – Lucas Jones 125 18. 13 – Wes Burton 42 9. 59 – Dustin Dunn 125 DNS 17 – Mike Speeney 10. 15 – Roy Hayes 125
  16. Tour-Type Modifieds Added, Schedule Released, Tickets Available For PASS Commonwealth Classic At Richmond NAPLES, ME (May 16) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Richmond Raceway made several major announcements today in regards to the Inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, October 20. Stock car racing’s oldest division, the ground pounding Tour-Type Modifieds will return to Richmond for the first time since 2002, joining the PASS Super Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks on this amazing evening of racing under the lights. The weekend will begin on Thursday, October 18 with hauler parking and safety inspection. A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, October 19 that will also see more parking and safety inspection. Additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take placeon Saturday afternoon, October 20, all ending under the lights of Richmond Raceway. In addition, tickets will be available for purchase online at RichmondRaceway.com beginning today, Wednesday, May 16. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online leading up to the PASS Commonwealth Classic or at the speedway the weekend of the event. And, as an added bonus, fans will be able to access Richmond’s state-of-the-art Fan Zone and watch everything going on in the garage area throughout the weekend. “A lot of work has already gone in to making the Inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic a successful event,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Fans and racers have been asking for years to see the Tour-Type Modifieds back at Richmond and we are glad we can make this happen. Having the schedule out at such an early date and allowing fans to begin purchasing tickets can really allow us to get the Classic into high gear. This combination of premier, and unique, divisions will make the Commonwealth Classic a true ‘once in a lifetime’ racing opportunity.” The Commonwealth Classic will consist of a 100-lap event for the PASS Super Late Models, paying $10,000 to win and $700 to start. Now entering its 11th season, Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship will bring drivers together from all over North America to compete this Fall at Richmond Raceway. Additionally, both the Tour-Type Modifieds and Late Model Stocks will each return to Richmond Raceway for the first time in a number of years, both competing in 75-lap races, paying $7,000 to win and $700 to start. The Limited Late Models and Street Stocks will make their first ever starts at Richmond Raceway with the Limiteds racing for 50 laps and $4000 to win and the Street Stocks racing for 40 laps and $2000 to win. “We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best Super Late Model, Modified, Late Model, and Street Stock drivers, and we are honored PASS selected Richmond Raceway as the site for its championship race weekend. It is going to be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.” Andy Seuss, is one of the top Tour-type Modified drivers in the country and is echoing many of his competitors’ sentiments when it comes to returning to Richmond Raceway. “We would not miss it,” says Seuss. “I spoke with my car owner and teammate, Bryan Dauzat, and he shares my excitement. He said Richmond was the last track on his bucket list. Big thanks to everyone at PASS and Richmond for making it happen.” On track activity for the Inaugural Commonwealth Classic will begin on Friday, October 19 with rotating practice for all divisions from 10 AM – 5 PM. On Saturday, October 20, pit gates will open at7:30 AM, with rotating practice from 9 AM – 12:30 PM, followed by qualifying at 1 PM, last chance races at 3 PM, and features for the PASS Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks set to begin at 4 PM. To purchase tickets or for additional information on the Commonwealth Classic at Richmond, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com or RichmondRaceway.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens. Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at The Classic Amphitheater. To learn more, visit RichmondRaceway.com and richmondracewaycomplex.com.
  17. New England’s Best Racers Ready To Duel With South Counterparts At Easter Bunny 150 CHARLOTTE, NC (March 23) – While short track racing appears to be on the verge of a renaissance, one very bright spot over the last decade has been the immergence of the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. As it has since 2006, the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer will pit some of the best Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models racers from across North America against one another at one of the most legendary short tracks in the country. With 26 cars already entered, this year’s race has added importance as the top five finishers at Hickory will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. It will be an action-packed weekend of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway that will see the fastest cars in the South compete as the PASS Super Late Models will be joined by the entertaining SMRS Tour Modifieds. A driver that might feel he has some unfinished business at Hickory Motor Speedway is Scarborough, ME’s, Garrett Hall. In last November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory, Hall was one lap away from taking home $15,000 when he got tangled up with a lapped car and lost out on the big prize to hometown favorite, Brandon Setzer. “My team and I are going to Hickory looking for some redemption and plan on getting a top five finish to get locked into the 250 or Richmond,” says Hall, driver of the Norm’s Used Cars Chevrolet #94. “It’s huge to be qualified into those events and it will make it much easier for us when we go to those races.” Hall has been one of the top Super Late Model drivers in New England in recent years and believes a good run at Hickory will set him up well for a busy month of PASS North racing. “We have a lot going on between racing at Hickory, then to Thompson for the North season opener, and then to Oxford afterwards,” says Hall. “But I feel like we are well prepared for the upcoming season and excited to go to Hickory and start it off right.” Hall will have no lack of competition on Saturday, March 31 at the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer as he is joined by a huge contingent of New Englanders including former winner, Ben Rowe, as well as South Carolina Clash winner, Derek Griffith, Derek Ramstrom, DJ Shaw, Bryan Kruczek, Jimmy Renfrew, Sammy Gooden, Joe Squeglia, Jr., Gabe Brown, Jake Johnson, Travis Stearns, Dennis Spencer, Jr., and Wyatt Alexander. PASS South title contenders hope to keep the home fires burning led by Matt Craig, Kodie Conner, Tate Fogleman, Jeff Batten, and Jimmy Doyle. Jerrick Johnson will pilot the MyComputerCareer machine and will be joined by former Hickory winners, Brandon Setzer and Tyler Church, as well as Trevor Noles, “Mad Max McLaughlin, Kevin Floars. And two Canadian provinces are currently represented by Ontario’s, JP Josiasse and New Brunswick’s, Lonnie Sommerville, returning to Hickory for the first time in a number of years. The action kicks off on Friday, March 30 with optional practice for all competing divisions from 2 – 5:20 PM. OnSaturday, March 31, practice will begin at 1 PM, followed by qualifying at 4 PM, the pit party at 5:30 PM, last chance race at6:30 PM, and features for the PASS South Super Late Models and SMRS Tour Modifieds at 7 PM Entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer will be posted soon on ProAllStarsSeries.com. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. And new for the 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions topassracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  18. Matt Craig Powers To 3rd Straight PASS South Win At Caraway SOPHIA, NC (March 18) – Matt Craig led flag-to-flag Sunday afternoon to score his third straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win at Caraway Speedway in the RGS Products 125. Craig’s win moves him to fourth on the all-time PASS South winners’ list, just one win behind Jay Fogleman. In qualifying, Tate Fogleman bested Brandon Setzer for his second quick qualifying time of the season with a lap of 16.473 seconds (99.435 MPH). But, the top 10 qualifiers redraw would not be kind to Fogleman, moving him back to the ninth starting position, while fellow championship contenders, Craig and Kodie Conner, would move to the front row for the start. At the drop of the green flag, Craig would quickly move to the point, while Fogleman was dicing his way up through the field. The first caution of the day would wave on lap 14 for a solo spin by rookie Charles Barnes in turn four. Craig would lead after the restart, but by lap 20, he was being closely pursued by Roy Hayes and Fogleman. The top three stayed that way until Setzer joined the fray, taking second from Hayes with 40 laps to go. Fogleman’s early season misfortune continued as he began to drop back in the second half of the race, falling to ninth by lap 90. The second caution of the day would wave with 14 laps to go when Fogleman slowed to a stop with mechanical problems in turn three. After the final restart, it was all Craig, as he would lead the rest of to take the win over Setzer, Ryan Moore, Conner, Lee Tissot. Rounding out the top ten were Gracie Trotter, Jody Measamer, Max McLaughlin, Hayes, and Jimmy Doyle. Trotter’s sixth place finish on Sunday equals Kenzie Ruston, Tayla Orleans, and Sarah Cornett-Ching as the best finish by a female in PASS competition. The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again on Saturday, March 31 for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150, along with the SMRS Tour Modifieds, in one of the biggest races of the season. The top five PASS South finishers at Hickory will receive guaranteed starting positions for either the Oxford 250 in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic 100 at Richmond Raceway in October. Entry forms are currently available at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS South Super Late Model – RGS Products 125 – Unofficial Results 54 – Matt Craig 125 11. 24 – JP Josiasse 123 6 – Brandon Setzer 125 12. 21 – Blaise Rutherford 122 74 – Ryan Moore 125 13. 14 – Greg Burgess 117 45 – Kodie Conner 125 14. 49 – Jeff Batten 117 27 – Lee Tissot 125 15. 8f – Tate Fogleman 109 2 – Gracie Trotter 125 16. 37 – Charles Barnes 39 98 – Jody Measamer 125 17. 70 – Fletcher Whaley 34 4 – Max McLaughlin 125 15 – Roy Hayes 125 71 – Jimmy Doyle 124
  19. PASS South To Headline “MegaShow” At Caraway On Sunday CHARLOTTE, NC (March 14) – After being delayed a week due to weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will return to action Sunday afternoon at Caraway Speedway. The RGS Products 125 will pair two of the regions premier touring divisions as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the season opening event for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Modifieds. With the last weekend’s cancellation, officials from PASS and Caraway Speedway decided to take this already huge weekend of racing up another notch by also including the 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds, and Limited Late Models to create a huge day of short track action on Sunday. Over the last two seasons, Kannapolis, NC’s Matt Craig has been one of the most dominant short track drivers in the country. In addition to becoming the first ever competitor to ever capture two PASS South championships, he has won the last two races at Caraway Speedway, including in 2016 when he came back from being two laps down. “I’ve done good at Caraway, ever since my first Legends car race there, I like it a lot,” says Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54. “It has hard breaking and long straightaways. I have to thank my team for the cars they bring me to the track. I’m not sure what it is at Caraway, but we always seem to have speed there.” Craig will have his work cut out for him to make it three in-a-row at Caraway on Sunday, with a field packed full of talented rookies including “Mad” Max McLaughlin, Gracie Trotter, and Blaise Robertson. Fellow rookies Greg Burgess and Charles Barnes have also filed entries. Not to mention veterans like Brandon Setzer, Tate Fogleman, Roy Hayes, Kevin Floars, JP Josiasse, Kodie Conner, Jimmy Doyle, and Ryan Moore, all hoping not only to keep Craig out of victory lane at Caraway, but also to stop him from capturing a third straight PASS South championship. “Another championship would be unbelievable and hopefully we can get it done this year,” says Craig. “It sounds like there are going to be a lot of competitive cars chasing us this year.” All the action gets under way on Saturday at Caraway Speedway with optional practice for all competing divisions from 12 – 6 PM. On Sunday, practice will begin at Noon, with qualifying starting at1:40 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models and SMRS Tour Modifieds, followed by main events starting at approximately 2:30 PM. PASS Super Late Model entry forms for the events at Caraway, Hickory, Thompson, Oxford Plains, Beech Ridge, and the 45th Annual Oxford 250 can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. RGS Products, based in Union City, PA, is a full service, architectural metals and glass fabrication and contracting company with over 30 years combined experience in the industry. RGS Products provides state of the art, cad, engineering, fabrication, and installation services, necessary to provide the customer with a single source to assist in managing products, saving time and money. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the Easter Bunny 150, the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, and in 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  20. Griffith Outlasts Competition For PASS National Championship Win At Dillon DILLON, SC (February 24) – Derek Griffith bested a strong field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models to win the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash 200 Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway. While Griffith has found victory lane on the PASS North circuit in the past, Saturday’s opening day win was his first in the south in PASS National Championship competition. “We knew we had to do better here than we did last year and we were able to put it all together today to get the win,” said Griffith in victory lane. “The track was hot and slick, but this win is big because we need to get all we can to compete with Ben [Rowe] for the national championship.” In qualifying, Tate Fogleman claimed his second career quick qualifying time with a lap of 87.998 miles per hour around the tough 4/10 mile, egg-shaped speedway. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, two-time defending PASS South champion, Matt Craig, would move to the pole, while Fogleman would slot into the sixth starting position. At the drop of the green flag, Craig quickly jumped into the lead, but would be quickly overtaken by rookie Matt Thomas for the top spot. Thomas would lead until lap 21 when he was passed by Chad McCumbee and Fogleman. After starting 11th, Griffith would break in to the top five on lap 33, passing Ben Rowe for fifth. Another car on the move in the early going was the machine driven by Connecticut’s Ray Christian, III, moving from the 14th starting position and into the top five by lap 59. Following the first caution flag of the day for a spin by Charles Barnes on lap 69, Fogleman was able to take the lead from McCumbee on the restart. Likewise, after a caution eight laps later for Jody Measamer’s mechanical problems, Griffth would move by Fogleman for the lead on the ensuing restart. Action began to really pick up even after a spin by Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. on lap 100. On the restart, both Griffith and Fogleman appeared to spin their tires, slamming together as they raced down the frontstretch. Fogleman’s car broke loose entering turn 1, collecting the wall and ending his promising day. The biggest incident of the day would occur on lap 116 when the machine driven by Matt Thomas was pinched into the front straightaway wall after contact with Kevin Floars. Thomas’ car rode up the wall, sliding down the track on its left side between Floars’ car and the outside wall. After a few tense moments and a very brief fire, both drivers emerged from their racers unscathed. Following a competition caution to change two tires, Ray Christian III emerged as a contender, leading the field back to green. Christian and Griffith would wage a 20 lap war for the lead, with Griffith finally able to take advantage in lapped traffic. Christian would continue to ride in second until being passed by Ben Rowe with nine laps to go. Griffith took the checkered flag to claim the South Carolina Clash win over Rowe, Christian, Kodie Conner, and McCumbee. Rounding out the top 10 were Jeff Batten, scoring his best career finish, Craig, Jared Irvan, JP Josiasse, and Sammy Gooden. The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action once again for the RGS Products 125 on Sunday, March 11th at Caraway Speedway, along with the season opener for the SMRS Tour Modifieds. Entry forms can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. PASS Super Late Models – South Carolina Clash 200 – Unofficial Results 1. 12g – Derek Griffith 200 11. 15 – Roy Hayes 122 2. 4n – Ben Rowe 200 12. 19 – Kevin Floars 116 3. 93 – Ray Christian III 200 13. 87 – Matt Thomas 116 4. 45 – Kodie Conner 200 14. 00 – Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. 116 5. 16 – Chad McCumbee 200 15. 8f – Tate Fogleman 100 6. 49 – Jeff Batten 200 16. 22 – Tim Hollis 77 7. 54 – Matt Craig 200 17. 98 – Jody Measamer 76 8. 21 – Jared Irvan 198 18. 80 – Trevor Sanborn 35 9. 24j – JP Josiasse 197 19. 37 – Charles Barnes 32 10. 01 – Sammy Godden 186 20. 71 – Jimmy Doyle DNS
  21. PASS Sets 2018 Dates To Crown Super Late Model’s National Champion 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Top 3 Finishers Get Guaranteed Spots For Oxford 250 & Richmond’s Commonwealth Classic Dillon, Thompson, Richmond, North-South Shootout At Concord And Meltdown At Hickory Fill Out Remainder Of Championship Schedule NAPLES, ME (January 26) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six dates and locations that will make up the 11th Annual PASS National Championship Series. The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events, at a diverse group of tracks in both PASS North and PASS South, that will determine an overall PASS National Champion. The PASS National Championship Series will see the champion crowned in the final race of the 2018 season at Hickory Motor Speedway in the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200. And, for the first time ever, the PASS National Championship Series will visit Richmond Raceway in Virginia to headline the inaugural Commonwealth Classic on October 19-20. Additionally, the Spring’s most prestigious short track race in the country, the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, will now see the top three finishers get guaranteed starting spots, not only for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, but also for the Commonwealth Classic at Richmond. Since 2008, some of the best short track racers in North America have captured the PASS National Championship including Cassius Clark, Ben Rowe, Preston Peltier, Jay Fogleman, and Joey Doiron. While awards are currently still being finalized, the champion will once again receive a one-of-a-kind championship trophy featuring the American Bald Eagle. Additional awards will be announced at a later date. “11 years ago, with our presence across the Eastern Seaboard and Canada, we felt the time was right to crown Super Late Model racing’s only National champion,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “This is probably the most diverse schedule we’ve ever put together with tracks of varying sizes and shapes to compete on. The Oxford 250 continues to be one of the crown jewels of short track racing. And, the addition of Richmond, will put all the competitors on a neutral site for the first time. ” The PASS National Championship Series, along with the 2018 PASS South championship season, gets underway in just one month with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina on February 24. Fans will get to see drivers from across the spectrum of short track racing as the PASS Super Late Models will race for 200 laps and $6,000 to win and $700 to start, plus a major event for the Dillon Motor Speedway SuperTrucks paying $1000 to win and a UCAR/FWD race paying $500 to win as part of the South Carolina Clash. From Dillon Motor Speedway in February, the 2018 PASS National Championship Series will kick off the New England racing season and will be contested again at one of the fastest tracks in the country. The PASS Super Late Models will compete for 75 laps at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut as part of the annual Icebreaker weekend April 7-8, along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The Icebreaker will also once again double as the PASS North Super Late Model championship season opener. The PASS National Championship Series will stay in New England for perhaps the most legendary of all short track races. The 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on August 26 will continue a tradition that started in 1974 and has seen such winners as Butch Lindley, Geoff Bodine, Junior Hanley, Ricky Craven, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch. And, with one of the richest purses in all of Super Late Model racing, the Oxford 250 should once again attract North America’s best drivers, all competing for the $25,000 winner’s share, plus an additional $25,000 in lap leader money. The 2017 winner, Waterboro, ME’s Curtis Gerry, bested over 60 other drivers to claim over $30,000 for his first win in the prestigious race. The Fall will be busy with the PASS National Championship moving South for the final three events of the season. The PASS Super Late Models will headline the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, October 20. The PASS Super Late Models will compete in a 100-lap event on the famed three-quarter mile oval, paying $10,000 to win and $700 to start. Additionally, Late Model Stocks will return to Richmond Raceway for the first time in a number of years, competing in a 75 lap race, paying $7,000 to win and $700 to start. Both the Limited Late Models and Street Stocks will make their first ever starts at Richmond Raceway with the Limiteds racing for 50 laps and $4000 to win and the Street Stocks racing for 25 laps and $2000 to win. The PASS National Championship Series then moves to Concord Speedway for the 16th Annual North-South Shootout on Saturday, November 10. PASS will be the exclusive Super Late Model tour at Concord Speedway in 2018, with a PASS South event scheduled there for Friday night, May 25. The 2018 North-South Shootout will again be a test of man and machine for 125 laps around the treacherous half-mile triangular speedway. It will be a big weekend of racing that will see the Tour-Type Modifieds also competing for 125 laps in one of the biggest races of the season. Finally, the PASS National Championship Series will conclude just one week later with the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200 on Saturday, November 17 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. The 200 lap contest will once again crown both the PASS National Championship Series and PASS South Super Late Model champions. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, and new for 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information on the PASS National Championship Series please contact Charlie Rockwell after 5 PM at 802-754-2822. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens. 2018 PASS National Championship Series February 24 South Carolina Clash Dillon Motor Speedway 200 laps April 7-8 The Icebreaker Thompson Speedway 75 laps August 26 Oxford 250 Oxford Plains Speedway 250 laps October 20 Commonwealth Classic Richmond Raceway 100 laps November 10 North-South Shootout Concord Speedway 125 laps November 17 Mason-Dixon Meltdown Hickory Motor Speedway 200 laps
  22. PASS South Super Late Models Set For March Return To Caraway CHARLOTTE, NC (January 3) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the PASS South Super Late Models will return to Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, NC for the second race of the 2018 season. The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model tour will compete in the RGS Products 125 at Caraway Speedway on Sunday, March 11, with an optional practice day scheduled for Saturday, March 10. The RGS Products 125 will be part of the season opener at Caraway Speedway for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Modifieds, which will also be competing for 99 laps. This event will be the first of three that will see two of the region’s premier touring series compete alongside one another, joining the 13th Annual Easter Bunny weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31 and the Memorial Day weekend event at Concord Speedway on Friday, May 25. “Renee and Darren Hackett have been great partners of ours over the years and we are glad to continue that partnership with Caraway Speedway and the SMRS tour in 2018,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “RGS Products have come on board and we are very excited to add this great event to our schedule, with one more planned to be announced in the coming weeks.” RGS Products, based in Union City, PA, is a full service, architectural metals and glass fabrication and contracting company with over 30 years combined experience in the industry. RGS Products provides state of the art, cad, engineering, fabrication, and installation services, necessary to provide the customer with a single source to assist in managing products, saving time and money. The 2018 season will start on, February 23-24, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash. After a very competitive race last year, the 200 lap event will once again be the first contest of the 2018 PASS National Championship Series, asphalt Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship. Look for the release of the 2018 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models and the remainder of the PASS National Championship Series dates to be released in the coming days. And, don’t forget, the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take place August 24-26, 2018, paying $25,000 to the winner plus additional lap leader bonus money. Curtis Gerry, the 2017 Oxford 250 winner, took home over $30,000 for his triumph in this year’s event. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
  23. PASS South Super Late Models Set Dates For 2018 Schedule - Dillon Motor Speedway To Host Season Opening South Carolina Clash 200 In February - Concord Speedway, Orange County Speedway, & South Boston Speedway All Return - Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Easter Bunny 150 For 13th Straight Season CHARLOTTE, NC (December 22) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced several dates today for the 2018 PASS South Super Late Model schedule. The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model tour will be highlighted in 2018 by beginning the season with two of the biggest and most prestigious races in the region. With seven dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least five different venues over the course of the 2018 season, with one date left to confirm and up to two more events possibly to be announced by mid-January. “We believe this schedule should work well for our racers in and outside the southeast region in 2018,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We realize everyone is busy and we have worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules. We’re very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners that have partnered with us again for our 13th season of racing in the South. We’ve got several big things on the burner for next year and are excited for the possibilities.” The 2018 season will start on, February 23-24, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash. After a very competitive race last year, the 200 lap event will once again be the first contest of the 2018 PASS National Championship Series, asphalt Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship. The PASS South Super Late Models will then move to the Tarheel State for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31. Hickory, the longest tenured track on the PASS South circuit dating back to 2006, will once again hold the biggest and most traditional Super Late Model race in the Carolinas. As always, the Easter Bunny 150 is expected to attract some of the top short track racers in the country for one of the most sought after trophies in the sport. In May, the series will move to one of the fastest and most unique tracks in the country. PASS will expand its relationship with Concord Speedway by again hosting the Old Glory 125 on Friday night,May 25 as part of the big Memorial Day weekend festivities in the Charlotte area. The famed triangular half-mile, known for its legendary Big 10 Series, will once again also see the PASS South Super Late Models as part of the 16th Annual North-South Shootout on November 9-10. Additionally, PASS will be the exclusive sanctioning body for Super Late Models at Concord Speedway in 2018. The PASS South Super Late Models will also return to two of the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting speedways in 2018 with a couple of 150 lappers. Orange County Speedway will host the series on Saturday night, July, 21 before the tour moves to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, August 11 for a twin bill with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks. PASS will close out the 2018 season by crowning the series champion at the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 17. Final confirmation for any other dates will be released by January 20. Additional information on support divisions will also be announced in the near future. Look for the release of the 2018 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models and the remainder of the PASS National Championship Series dates to be released in the near future. And, don’t forget, the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take place August 24-26, 2018, paying $25,000 to the winner plus additional lap leader bonus money. Curtis Gerry, the 2017 Oxford 250 winner, took home over $30,000 for his triumph in this year’s event. The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens. 2018 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule February 24 - Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, SC March 31- Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC May 25 - Concord Speedway, Midland, NC July 21 - Orange County Speedway, Rougemont, NC August 11 - South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA Nov 9-10 - Concord Speedway, Midland, NC Nov 17 - Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC Dates Subject To Change - Additional Dates Could Be Added
  24. Late-Race Contact Propels Brandon Setzer To $15,000 PASS Win At Hickory HICKORY, NC (November 18) – Hometown favorite Brandon Setzer took the lead after contact with Garrett Hall coming to the white flag to go on and win the Mason-Dixon MegMeltdown 300 for the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models Saturday afternoon at Hickory Motor Speedway. Setzer’s third PASS Super Late Model win was the biggest of his career as he took home the $15,000 winner’s prize. Courtesy of PASS PR “He [Hall] had the best car, I hate it ended like that, but the lapped car just screwed him up,” said Setzer, driver of the Romeo Guest Construction/The Jewelry Exchange Ford #6. “As soon as he [Hall] went to the outside I saw the lapped car waving to the inside and I said, ‘Oh, I’ve got a hole,’ I filled the hole, he tried to come back down, but at that point I couldn’t back out. Man, this means the world to me. I could’ve won the Daytona 500 and not be this happy.” In qualifying, Kodie Conner beat two-time PASS North champion Travis Benjamin by 0.001 seconds to claim his second career pole. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, former PASS champions DJ Shaw and Tate Fogleman would move to the front row, while Conner moved back to the fifth starting position. The 300 lapper got off to a slow start with five cautions in the first 21 laps, including one on a lap 17 restart that knocked 2017 PASS South Super Late Model champion, Matt Craig, and Garrett Evans from contention. Shaw and Fogleman would trade the lad back and forth before Shaw would eventually settle for the lead on lap 38. By this time, Cassius Clark, whose team had struggled to cross the American/Canadian border for four days before arriving just in time for the race, had charged from the rear of the field into the top 10. Shaw would pit on lap 99 after a caution for the stalled car of Jeff Batten, handing the lead over to Benjamin. After making it as high as fourth, Clark would have to pit under green on lap 125 with a flat left rear tire, losing three laps in the process. Another group of leaders pitted on lap 130 after Roy Hayes made contact with the turn four wall, but Benjamin again stayed out and continued to lead. While Cole Butcher and Spencer Davis would take turns up front, Benjamin would make his way back to the front each time. But, Benjamin would pull to a stop while leading on lap 183 after his car ran out of fuel. On the restart, Garrett Hall would take the lead from Davis for the first time in the race. On lap 225, Derek Ramstrom spun from third allowing Setzer, Shaw and others to pit for four tires, while Hall stayed out to maintain the lead. The final caution of the night would wave when Dennis Spencer, Jr. spun entering turn three, collecting Clark and Gracie Trotter. With the free pass, Benjamin would be able to take the pass around to get back on the lead lap. Hall continued to lead with Setzer in his tire tracks over the final laps. Shaw moved into third, until Benjamin came charging through the field to take the spot with 19 laps to go. Hall and Setzer continued to weave their way through lapped traffic until they encountered the car of David Calabrese. With two laps to go, as they entered turn three, Hall looked to pass Calabrese on the outside. Calabrese instead moved up, causing Hall to check up. Setzer took advantage of the opening, turning inside Hall and making contact. Hall spun up the track causing Benjamin to check up while Setzer would go on to take the win over Shaw, Conner, Davis and Ben Rowe, who claimed his fifth PASS National Championship. Rounding out the top 10 were Hall, Travis Stearns, Nicholas Naugle, Benjamin, and Spencer. The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 from Hickory will air on MAV TV in mid-January, 2018 so please check local listings. Look for more on the newly crowned champions, Ben Rowe and Matt Craig, later this week. The 2017 PASS Super Late Model is complete, but continue to monitor ProAllStarsSeries.com over the coming weeks for more on the upcoming season. Be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14. Race Results - Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 - PASS South - November 18, 2017 - Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, NC Finish Position, Driver 1. 6 – Brandon Setzer 300 2. 60 – DJ Shaw 300 3. 45 – Kodie Conner 300 4. 55 – Spencer Davis 300 5. 4n – Ben Rowe 300 6. 94 – Garrett Hall 300 7. 16me – Travis Stearns 300 8. 08 – Nicholas Naugle 300 9. 7b – Travis Benjamin 300 10. 46 – Dennis Spencer, Jr. 300 11. 24 – Mike Rowe 299 12. 53 – Cole Butcher 299 13. 7L – Glen Luce 296 14. 49 – Jeff Batten 294 15. 43 – Davis Calabrese 294 16. 98 – Jody Measamer 291 17. 24j – JP Josiasse 291 18. 7f – Dave Farrington, Jr. 281 19. 55t – Gracie Trotter 245 20. 35 – Derek Ramstrom 243 21. 13 – Cassius Clark 243 22. 54 – Matt Craig 238 23. 12j – Trey Jarrell 191 24. 8f – Tate Fogleman 152 25. 15 – Roy Hayes 125 26. 61 – TJ Brackett 71 27. 12g – Derek Griffith 63 28. 9 – Chris Dilbeck 42 29. 47 – Gabe Brown 38 30. 4m – Kyle McCallum 22 31. 09 – Kayla Eshleman 22 32. 64 – Garrett Evans 21 33. 99 – John Gustafson 16 DNS 41 – Trevor Sanborn
  25. Yanks and Rebs ready for a fight In PASS MegaMeltdown at Hickory CHARLOTTE, NC (November 8) – In 2006, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry was looking for a way to get the best short trackers from the North and South together in an ultimate Super Late Model showdown. Thus, was born the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, a race dominated in its early years by New England’s best, Cassius Clark, Ben Rowe, and Johnny Clark. It was not until 2010 when Georgia’s Justin Wakefield took the checkered flag at Newport Speedway that the trophy came down to “Dixie.” Since then, southern drivers have had the dominant hand in the big race, but with the MAV TV cameras rolling, a new name, more laps, and over $15,000 going to the winner, the Yanks hope they can bring the glory back to the north in next weekend’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Leading a big contingent of drivers from New England and Canada, will be the 2017 PASS North Super Late Model champion, Travis Benjamin. With two wins on the season, Benjamin was able to capture his second PASS North title and, when asked, is not shy in telling anybody who he believes will have the upper hand heading to Hickory. “It will be fun going to Hickory being the PASS North champion,” says Benjamin, who will be piloting the Petit Motorsports Chevrolet #7. “I feel PASS North is the best series in the country and that a north team will win that race…and hopefully it’s us.” For several years, fans and drivers have asked for an Oxford 250-style event in the south, more laps, more money, live pit stops, all encapsulated into one day. This year’s MegaMeltdown fulfills those wishes with practice, qualifying, and racing all on Saturday, November 18. While Benjamin has tasted success in the Oxford 250, he does not feel like that will necessarily give him an advantage over his competition. “I think most everyone has experience in extra lap races, but those are the races I usually do well in,” says Benjamin. “We should be good so long as we are there at the end. We should have a chance to go for the win.” With just over a week left before practice starts, over 30 drivers from all over the United States and Canada have already filed entries for the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway. The 300 lap race will feature live pit stops, but unlike some other major races, since caution laps do not count, teams will not be faced with the decision to bring in overpriced “ringers” to pit their cars. With $15,000 going to the winner and the cameras of MAV TV rolling for a nationwide audience, Hickory’s weathered surface and .363-mile track length levels the playing field between the 400 horsepower “crate” engine powered cars and the 600 horsepowered “built” engines. Adding to the prestige of the MegaMeltdown, both the PASS South and PASS National Championships will be decided at Hickory on November 18. And, if that was not enough, a big field of Must See Racing winged Sprint Cars will be in action as well. PASS South’s Matt Craig, Kodie Conner, Tate and Jay Fogleman, Jody Measamer, Roy Hayes, Tyler Church, and Jeff Batten have all filed entries. In addition to the PASS South regulars that will be racing at Hickory, a very strong contingent of New Englanders have filed entries including former Hickory winners, DJ Shaw, Mike and Ben Rowe, 2008 PASS National Champion, Cassius Clark, and 2015 Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce. Fellow northeasterners, Trevor Sanborn, Derek Griffith, Derek Ramstrom, Travis Stearns, Dennis Spencer, Jr., Garrett Hall, and Gabe Brown have also registered, along with Canadians, Sarah Cornett-Ching, JP Josiasse, and Cole Butcher. Former Hickory winners, Brandon Setzer and Chris Dilbeck have filed entries, while David Calabrese from New Jersey and Carson Hocevar from Michigan, plus West Coasters, Garrett Evans and Kayla Eshleman, hope to make the cut for the big race. All the action gets under way on Thursday, November 16 at Hickory Motor Speedway with PASS hauler parking and optional practice from 1 – 4 PM. On Friday, November 17, practice will begin at10 AM, followed by Must Racing Sprint Car qualifying. On Saturday, November 18, practice will begin at 9 AM, with PASS Super Late Model qualifying at 11 AM, followed Must See Racing Sprints for 50 laps and the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300. PASS Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com. For marketing opportunities and in car camera inquiries for MAV TV’s coverage of the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown at Hickory can be made by contacting Alan Dietz 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. 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