South – National – Sportsman
Naples, ME — The 2010 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) racing schedule is winding down, but there are still three championships to be decided when the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Sportsman take to two different race tracks on Saturday October 16.
In New England the PASS Sportsman title is a three way battle between 2007 Champion Dan McKeage, defending Sportsman champ Carey Martin and Mike Landry. The standings were turned upside down on PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge when Landry had all sorts of problems, eventually wrecking out of the 100 lap feature for a 20th place result. McKeage earned his first win of 2010 and Martin came home in the show spot, vaulting the pair past Landry in the standings. McKeage has a fourteen point advantage over Martin with Landry twenty four back.
The title bout will add spice to Riverside Speedway’s season finale that includes qualifying races and a 75 lap feature for the PASS Sportsman, the Frostbite 250 four and six cylinder Enduro and the crowning of Riverside’s own Outlaw division champion. Riverside Speedway is just off Route 3 on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. The action gets underway Saturday October 16 at 1:00 PM.
A tick more than 1,000 miles south of Groveton, Newport (TN) Speedway will be the setting for this year’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown. It’s the PASS South finale, and the Championship battle is about as tight as it gets between point leader Ryan Blaney and Preston Peltier. The pair has fought tooth and nail all season long and after twelve events Blaney is in front of Peltier by a scant four point margin. Blaney already has a 2010 Newport win under his belt, and he will look for more of the same Saturday. But Peltier will bring the battle to Blaney and his hard charging style guarantees an exciting season finale.
The Mason-Dixon Meltdown is the final round of the five race PASS National Championship, a trail that has led from Florida to North Carolina, Connecticut and Maine before the racers chasing that title head for the Volunteer state. Preston Peltier is on top of the National standings but 2010 PASS North super late model champion Johnny Clark is only eleven points back, followed by two time Newport winner Jay Fogleman. Clark has already indicated that he will make the trip to Newport to battle it out with Peltier and Fogleman for the title.
There’s an optional Mason-Dixon Meltdown practice session on Friday, October 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 7:00 PM. On race day October 16 practice gets underway at 12:00, time trials wave off at 4:00 PM and the racing goes green at 5:15 PM.
Sources: PASS PR