Jimmy Weller Breaks Through at SoBo for First PASS South Victory

Naples, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South fans that have followed the series’ super late model cars and stars over the past two seasons saw a racer come into his own Saturday night at South Boston (VA) Speedway when Jimmy Weller scored his first PASS super late model victory in the PASS SoBo 150

Weller has made big strides all season long and he was able to seal the deal by surviving a lap 135 restart alongside teammate Ryan Blaney. Veteran Jay Fogleman rounded out the podium with his third place run.

Blaney’s runner up finish was enough to move him atop the championship point standings after Preston Peltier, who entered the night as the point leader, struggled his way to a tenth place finish after getting caught up in an incident around the event’s half way point.

Weller made his weekend look easy as his #23 machine was not only the quickest car on the track at the end of a 150 laps, but it was just as quick in his two timed laps in Pro Photo Productions qualifying, setting fast time with ease. After the series mandatory top ten redraw Shark Racing Development team mates Steve Legendre and Jay Fogleman sat on the front row. Legendre jumped out to an early lead on the field until three time PASS South winner “Highside” Andy Loden made his move, passing three cars in one lap on the outside to move into the top spot. Lodens’ reign out front was short lived as mechanical woes spoiled a great run on lap sixty three.

Once Loden was sidelined it was all Dave Blaney Racing machines at the front of the field with both Ryan Blaney and Jimmy Weller swapping the lead. Blaney opened up a sizeable lead over his teammate at the 100 lap mark, but Weller had the better handling car and ran down Blaney, retaking the lead for good on lap 128. One final restart with fifteen laps remaining was Weller’s last challenge came on a lap 135 restart but Weller would not be denied and he earned his first PASS checkered by .602 seconds over team mate Blaney.

Trey Mitchell continued to build upon a strong season with his fourth place finish and Clay Jones came all the way from the back of the field for a solid fifth. Heath Hindman, Devon Jones, Steve Legendre, Ryan Moore and Preston Peltier came home sixth through tenth.

PASS South brings North Wilkesboro Speedway alive on Saturday September 4th when the series brings short track stock car racing back to the historic speedway after a 14 year absence.

Sources: PASS South PR

SLM UnOfficial Finish – SoBo – Saturday, 8/28
1.) #23 – Jimmy Weller
2.) #10 – Ryan Blaney
3.) #4 – Jay Fogleman
4.) #47 – Trey Mitchell
5.) #15 – Clay Jones
6.) #91 – Heath Hindman
7.) #35 – Devin Jones
8.) #20 – Steve Legendre
9.) #74 – Ryan Moore
10.) #26 – Preston Peltier
11.) #42 – Tim Pinion
12.) #05 – Alex Fleming
13.) #20 – John Stancill
14.) #98 – Justin Wakefield
15.) #91 – David Quackenbush
16.) #48 – John Batten
17.) #29 – Andy Loden
18.) #00 – Grant Davidson
19.) #02 – Scott Patton
20.) #79 – William Hoose


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