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Matt Craig powers to 3rd straight PASS South win at Caraway

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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             

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