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

mdm2007.jpgConcord, NC – At various points in the year, scores of race teams come to Concord, North Carolina. Depending on the date and the track, those teams might compete in one of NASCAR’s big three divisions, on dirt with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car or Late Model tours or they could be asphalt short track racers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on the PASS North and South Series, please contact 51 Sports at (704) 788-2134 and for technical and rules information on all of the PASS tours, please contact Scott Reed at (207) 625-3230.

Also, be sure to visit the official PASS South website at www.racewithpass.com and the official website of PASS North, www.proallstarsseries.com.

Souces: Jeremy Trojano/Mason-Dixon Meltdown PR


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