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Fogleman, Armstrong, and Joey “Pole” Among Contenders for PASS Return to Orange County

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 22) – Any time the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Championship Super Late Models come to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC, there is always excitement.  The high-banked, 3/8 mile speedway has hosted some of the series most competitive races since 2006 and returns to the schedule for the first time in nearly three years this Saturday night.  It is a favorite stop for both fans and drivers alike when the south’s original Super Late Model series comes to town.  But for 16-year-old PASS Super Late Model driver Tate Fogleman, there might just be a little extra incentive to perform well in the 10th Running of the Orange Blossom Special.

Being from nearby Durham, NC, Fogleman grew up in the shadows of Orange County Speedway.  Both his grandfather, Kent, and father, two-time PASS National Champion, Jay Fogleman, have raced and won at Orange County.  So naturally, anytime the Foglemans race there, it attracts a lot of family and friends.

“I’m very excited to get home to Orange County,” said Tate Fogleman, driver of the Solid Rock Carriers Ford #8.  “I love the atmosphere of the track when PASS goes there.  Orange County is also one of my favorite tracks to drive on, so I can’t wait to get back there.”

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Farrington Poised to Continue PASS Title Run at Orange County

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 15) – In his young career, Maine’s Dave Farrington, Jr. has found quite a bit of success racing locally in his home state. The 24-year-old is a race winner and champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Maine and has been a consistent front-runner competing in a limited schedule of ACT Late Model events in recent years. But now, thanks in part to an offseason shoulder surgery for former series champion, Jay Fogleman, and an unfortunate snowmobile accident for Trevor Sanborn, Farrington will team with the Woodman Racing team to compete for both the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National and South Super Late Model championships. The duo’s next race together will be the upcoming Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway on Saturday, March 25.

“We watched Dave race last year with PASS at Concord and again this season at Dillon in his own car and we were impressed with how he gets the most out of his equipment,” said car owner, Dick Woodman. “We contacted Dave and tested at Hickory a few weeks ago and that went real well. We have always been fortunate to have real good drivers in our cars, blue collar guys, who grew up racing and want to race until they are old and gray, and Dave fits that mold.”

For Farrington, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. A chance to still compete in his family-owned cars in New England, while joining the Woodmans and sponsors Energy Dynamics, Cribbs Creek Outfitters and Plants Seafood, for a chance at two of the biggest titles in Super Late Model racing.

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Dogwood 300 Doubleheader On Tap for PASS Return to Southern National

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 2) – As the thermometer rises, so does the excitement level of eastern North Carolina race fans as the “Big Boys With The Bad Fast Toys” head back to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.  This Saturday afternoon’s Dogwood 300 will see the South’s original Super Late Model tour compete for 150 laps, along with a 150 lapper for the NASCAR Late Model Stock cars.  It also marks the return of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models to Southern National for the first time since 2014.  PASS will be the exclusive sanction for Super Late Models at Southern National with another event scheduled for July 15. 

To show how tough the high-banked, 4/10 mile speedway is, look no further than the record books and some of those who came away with checkered flags at Southern National in the past.  Freddie Query won the inaugural event in 2006 and Ben Rowe in 2009, two of the best to ever race Super Late Models.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, drivers like former PASS regular, John Batten, as well as John Jones, Shelton McNair, and others were the men to beat when it came to Super Late Model racing at Southern National.  But, as car counts in the region began to struggle, PASS President Tom Mayberry stepped up to create the South’s original Super Late Model tour with tracks like Southern National, Hickory Motor Speedway, and Orange County Speedway coming on board.

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Eckes Scores Runner-Up Finish in PASS Winter Meltdown

GREENVILLE, NY — Christian Eckes appeared to be the driver to beat Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) during the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) season opener. The 16-year-old driver led much of the 200-lap Winter Meltdown event, but lost the lead on a late-race restart, bringing home a second-place finish.

“I’m definitely disappointed,” Eckes said. “I’m not really sure what happened there. The No. 28 [Jared Irvan] was the class of the field I guess. I don’t really know what happened there. I’m really proud of my Fury Race Car guys, we had a really good car and I’m just excited to be here.”

The Greenville, New York driver was the fast qualifier earlier in the day and had a strong No. 15 machine for the Winter Meltdown 200. Eckes jumped out to the early lead and held the top spot through the break at lap 125.

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Winter Meltdown and Rich SC History Meet in PASS Opener at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 2) – While New England and Canada’s best dig out of the snow to make their way South, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers from across the Southeast prepare to greet them for this weekend’s 4th Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway. While Dillon has hosted PASS as part of the South Carolina Clash event since 2008, this year’s 200 lap Meltdown will be held there for the first time. The Winter Meltdown has been dominated by New Englanders with Brad Leighton taking the checkered flag at New Smyrna in 2010 and Maine’s Joey Doiron claiming the last two versions with wins at Auburndale and Greenville.

On Saturday afternoon, the Winter Meltdown and South Carolina Clash combine for a mega-event, which will feature over 300 laps of racing for the PASS Super Late Models, DMS Late Models, and Pro 4 Cylinders. The South Carolina Clash at the Winter Meltdown will be 200 green flag laps and will double as the first race of the PASS National Championship Series and PASS South Super Late Model season.

Ever since the first South Carolina Clash was held at nearby Florence Motor Speedway in 2006, the event has been one of the featured races annually on the PASS South schedule. In that race 11 years ago, the late Charlie Bradberry held off short track legends Mike Rowe and Freddie Query in a frantic battle to the checkered flag.

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Eckes Kicks Off 2017 Season with Successful Run at SpeedFest

(GREENVILLE, NY) – After finishing the 2016 season as the hottest short track racer in the country, Christian Eckes kicked off his 2017 season with another successful run Sunday afternoon at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. The 16-year-old driver from Greenville, New York recorded a sixth-place finish in the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series race at SpeedFest 2017.

Although anything short of a win is disappointing for the rising star, Eckes felt good about his solid start to the new year.

“I thought the weekend could have gone better,” said Eckes, the 2016 Snowball Derby champion. “But overall it was a great weekend. We struggled really until race time.”

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Cornett-Ching to Run the Winter Meltdown Feb 4th with PASS Super Late Models

Barber’s Seasoning Salt Joins Forces with Sarah and Race 101 for First Race Back from Concussion

Sarah Cornett-Ching and RACE 101
Sarah and Race 101 Team up with Barber’s Seasoning Salt for the Upcoming Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway
After four months of sitting out due to a concussion from a vicious wreck in the ARCA Racing Series at Kentucky Speedway Sept 23 2016, Sarah has announced she will be back in the race car for competition for the first time Feb 4th 2017 at the PASS Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway.

Sarah is also excited to be teaming up with Barber’s Seasoning Salt for her first race back in competition. “It’s important to be able to represent products that you use and love, that has always been my philosophy and I LOVE Barber’s on my french fries!”

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Diverse Entry List Continues to Grow for PASS Winter Meltdown at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 18) – Diversity is the name of the game as drivers from far and wide continue to prepare for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 4.  The “Original” Winter Meltdown will again be on Super Bowl weekend and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another for 200 laps in the first race of the 2017 PASS National Championship series.

Sarah Cornett-Ching comes into 2017 with realistic goals in PASS and something to prove to herself starting at Dillon.  For the 25-year-old driver from British Columbia, just being at the Meltdown will be a victory of sorts.  Following a season that saw her finish seventh in ARCA Racing Series points in 2015, Cornett-Ching ran a partial schedule last year.  In the ARCA season finale at Kentucky Speedway, she suffered a serious concussion after a devastating crash.  Experiencing symptoms similar to those of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Cornett-Ching was unsure of her racing future.

“I don’t really know the exact time when I felt like I was ‘coming back’,  but it’s more like the symptoms began to go away slowly and I would wake up one day and realize I didn’t feel nauseous anymore and then a few weeks later I would notice that I didn’t have a headache all the time,” says Cornett-Ching.  “My memory would slowly improve and I would feel like I could do anything I used to be able to and when I started exerting energy it just knocked me back down.  I am still working on getting my stamina back to where I was but thankfully the symptoms have totally gone away and the doctor has cleared me for all competition.” Continue reading ‘Diverse Entry List Continues to Grow for PASS Winter Meltdown at Dillon’

Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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Lee USA Schedule Announced

Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH released its schedule for this season. Division special races are to be announced.

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Expanded “Road to the Oxford 250” Returns for 4th Year in 2017

OXFORD, ME (December 24) – Oxford Plains Speedway owner and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today the continuation of the “Road To The Oxford 250” program in 2017.  Celebrating its fourth year in 2017, the groundbreaking “Road To The Oxford 250” concept will expand to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest event.  As mentioned with the announcement of the Speedway 660 event over a month ago, competitors from Canada and the United States will have opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots, while keeping the focus on the 250 throughout the season.

The 2016 Oxford 250 saw droves of race fans from across North America and over 60 Super Late Models make the annual August trek to Oxford Plains Speedway, making this one of the most successful editions of the venerable race in over a decade.  Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Pelham, NH, a winner of a “Road To The Oxford 250” qualifier in 2016, captured the checkered flag and took home nearly $30,000 for his winning efforts.

“This year’s race was a great event and once again proved that the Oxford 250 is one of the premier events in all of short track racing,” said Mayberry.  “The ‘Road To The Oxford 250’ has grown every year since we first started it in 2014 and this year’s will be the biggest yet.  We will be able to keep the 250 in focus throughout the year and, 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 races.  The ‘Road’ will not reduce the number of starters that will be able to advance through qualifying.”

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Announces 2017 Schedule

Thompson, CT (December 5, 2016) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park today announced dates for the 2017 racing schedule, celebrating its 77th season on the high-banked oval.  The 2017 seven event NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) schedule is highlighted by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

“This year’s schedule balances our commitment to tradition and innovation,” states Josh Vanada, General Manager of TSMP.  “The 2017 schedule preserves fan favorites while introducing unique and creative events and promotions.”

The speedway will continue to showcase Sunoco Modifieds, which will compete in eight points-counting races supported by the Late Models, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stocks, who will all have seven points-counting races. The Lite Modified Division will race in five of the seven events, but will not race under the NWAAS sanction.

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Sargeant Claims Meltdown at Concord; Rowe, Craig Win PASS Titles

MIDLAND, NC (November 5) – Dalton Sargeant held off Preston Peltier in a near photo finish to claim his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win Saturday afternoon in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown as part of the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway.  Maine’s Ben Rowe also celebrated his fourth career PASS National Championship, while Matt Craig edged out Kodie Conner for the PASS South Super Late Model title.

“First off, I really want to thank Preston [Peltier] for driving me as clean as he did, I really respect that,” said Sargeant in victory lane.  “I think we had a little bit better drive off the corner than he did, but it’s just amazing to get this win as part of the PASS North-South Shootout.  I’ve got to thank my guys for all the hard work they’ve put in all year long.”

In qualifying, Jared Irvan blistered the half-mile triangle for his fourth career PASS South quick qualifying lap with a time of 15.822 seconds (113.766MPH).  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Irvan would slot into the third starting position, while Clay Rogers and Sargeant would move up to the front row. PASS South points leader Kodie Conner would have an uphill slog racing for the championship as he would start 21st and second place points driver Matt Craig would start fifth.  For Ben Rowe, he secured the PASS National Championship by merely starting the race.

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PASS Championships to be Decided at Concord’s North-South Shootout Finale

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 31) – As the weather cools and the seasons change, another Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season will go into the books this weekend at Concord Speedway.  This year two great events will come together as the PASS Super Late Models will compete for 125 laps in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown as part of the 14th Annual North-South Shootout.  In addition, both the PASS National Championship and PASS South Super Late Model titles will be decided on Saturday afternoon in the Meltdown.

Since 2008, the PASS National Championship has become Super Late Model racing’s only true undisputed national title.  Coming into this weekend’s action, Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe will be seeking an unprecedented fourth PASS National Championship crown.  In his first start at Concord Speedway in 2007, Rowe edged out Corey Williams to take the win in the second ever running of the Mason-Dixon Meltdown. While Rowe enjoys a fairly healthy 72-point advantage, New Hampshire’s Jeremy Davis will be making his first trip down to Concord Speedway in hopes of upsetting Rowe for the national championship.

The race for the PASS South Super Late Model title, however, is much closer.  Kodie Conner and Matt Craig are separated by only four points entering Saturday’s 125-lapper and there are plenty of ironies that surround the two drivers.  In addition to both being teenagers, each are from nearby Kannapolis and both started racing across the street from the Concord Speedway half-mile at the facility’s quarter-mile track; Conner in Bandoleros and Craig in Legends cars.  When either driver wins the championship this weekend, they will join Alex Haase, Ryan Blaney, and Tate Fogleman as teens that have been able to claim the South’s oldest Super Late Model title.

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Driver Talent Search – STAR Tryouts to Decide a Potent Ride

Concord, N.C. — Each year football teams around America hold try-outs to search for that hidden talent that nobody else has found. Football players showcase their skills in high-school and college tryouts with the hopes of one day making it to the big leagues. In racing, those try-outs are rare or non-existent, until now.

A new program, Short Track Auto Racing Tryouts, or STAR Tryouts for short, is being conducted by Crooks Racing as they analyze short track racing talent in an effort to put a driver in the team’s Super Late Model program in 2017.

Crooks Racing is asking for drivers to send in their applications to possibly be selected for their program. However, this isn’t any ordinary application process. Crooks Racing will host a “gong-show” style of event to determine who will race for the team for in 2017.

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PASS North Championships to Be Decided at Oxford Plains this Weekend

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – After the grind of another long season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Modifieds will close out 2016 this Saturday afternoon at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  The PASS Modifieds have an outstanding points battle heading to Oxford Plains with Andy Shaw leading by a slight four points over Ryan Robbins and third place points man Ben Tinker just 19 points behind Shaw.

The battle for the PASS North Super Late Model crown comes down to two former champions, DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark.  Shaw leads Clark by 69 points as they come to Oxford Plains for Saturday afternoon’s 150-lap event.  Clark, the former six-time series champion, recently captured his first win of the season at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  While Shaw has not won since Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in April, his consistency has him on the threshold of a second PASS North title.

“As far as the season goes, I would consider the season successful, but we really wanted more wins,” says Shaw, driver of the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating #60.  “We race for wins and they just didn’t come this year.  We still have a shot at winning our second race this weekend, but you always want more.”

While Shaw has a fairly healthy advantage over Clark, he knows that Oxford Plains always has some of the best car counts on the circuit and that this weekend will be no different.  For the title hopefuls, an early problem could mean disaster when it comes to winning the championship.

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Battle for PASS North Championship Rolls to Star Speedway this Weekend

NAPLES, ME (September 29) – With the close of the 2016 season rapidly approaching, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models head to Star Speedway Saturday afternoon for the PASS Make-A-Wish 150.  The tough quarter-mile in Epping, NH always poses a tough test and this weekend’s PASS Make-A-Wish 150 should be no different.

 With just two races left in the battle for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship, Star Speedway could play a very interesting role in the title chase.  Center Conway, NH’s DJ Shaw leads a strong group of fellow Granite State drivers to Star as he seeks his second series title in the last three years.  Ironically, when he last won at Star Speedway with PASS in 2014, Shaw went on to win the championship.  And, while Shaw enjoys a 60 point advantage over six-time PASS North champion, Johnny Clark, he still has to survive the tight confines of Star before he can start thinking about cashing the championship check.  Clark just captured his first win of the season last weekend at another New Hampshire track, White Mountain Motorsports Park.

While the PASS Make-A-Wish 150 will have the eyes of the New England racing scene on it, that will not be the only big event on Saturday afternoon at Star Speedway.  The action packed 350 Supermodified cars will compete in a 35 lapper, along with the Dwarf Cars, Roadrunners, Woody’s Strictly, and Six Shooters.

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New England 500 at Beech Ridge Up Next for PASS North Competitors

NAPLES, ME (September 8) – Although the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 has come and gone, that does not mean there is a lack of major events left on the calendar for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds.  The upcoming New England 500 on September 15-18 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME, will once again bring together some of the best drivers from the Northeast and Canada.  The big weekend of racing will feature four days of short track action, culminating with the Valenti Modified Series next Saturday and the Fall Foliage 200 for the ACT Late Models and Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300 for the PASS North Super Late Models next Sunday afternoon.  The PASS Modifieds will race on both days.

With just a few events left in the race for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could play a very interesting role in the title chase.  Center Conway, NH’s DJ Shaw comes to Beech Ridge with a 72-point advantage over Johnny Clark.  Shaw was the winner at Beech Ridge in the spring, while Clark captured the checkered flag in last year’s Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.  After nearly winning his third HP Hood Oxford 250 in the last four years, Morrill, ME’s, Travis Benjamin, returns to Beech Ridge looking to make up ground in the championship fight and seeking his second straight win at the 1/3 mile speedway.

But there are a couple of wildcards to watch in this weekend’s race as well.  Mike Hopkins sits third in PASS North points and has shown speed throughout the 2016 season.  Veteran Mike Rowe has won in nearly every type of Late Model imaginable at Beech Ridge and captured the track championship just a few years ago.  And, Joey Doiron returns to Beech Ridge, where he raced locally during the summer, after breaking his ankle a few weeks ago and after capturing a big win in Canada last weekend.

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Southern Modified Racing Series Set for Labor Day Debut at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 1) – From its beginnings over 50 years ago, Dillon Motor Speedway has had a close relationship to nearby Darlington Raceway.  From its egg-shape to the fact that it was carved out of the South Carolina dirt by Darlington Raceway founder Harold Brasington, even the seats in Dillon’s grandstands once occupied the old covered grandstands at Darlington.  This year, a new tradition begins at Dillon Motor Speedway, less than 24 hours after the checkered flag falls on the Southern 500 at Darlington.  The Tour-type Modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented by PASS will make their first ever stop at Dillon Motor Speedway on Labor Day Monday with the green flag set to drop for racing at 5 PM.  The Labor Day Classic 300 will see stock car racing’s oldest division compete at Dillon Motor Speedway, along with a 60 lap event for the Supertrucks and 20 laps for the Bangers.

“We’re really excited to have the Southern Modifieds coming to Dillon on Labor Day,” said Dillon Motor Speedway owner, Ron Barfield.  “These are the fastest cars that will race at Dillon all year and we can’t wait to see them in action.  We’ve had a long relationship with Tom [Mayberry] and PASS and we’re glad to continue that with the Labor Day classic.”

“The Mayberry Bullett” John Smith comes to Dillon Motor Speedway as the SMRS points leader, riding a wave of momentum that saw him win three consecutive races during the summer.  Brandon Ward has been dominant in qualifying this year and heads to Dillon with years of experience racing there in the PASS South Super Late Models division.  Former Truck Series winner Cale Gale is planning to attend as he looks to make his second SMRS start of 2016.

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Lee USA Speedway 8/12/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models invaded Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with Granite Stater Derek Griffith of Hudson collecting his first career series win in the 150-lap main event.

Griffith outdueled series veteran Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, MA, after chasing the early-race leader over the first third of the event, then swapping the lead back and forth several times in the late stages of the race before finally moving ahead for good.

At the checkers, it was Griffith in for his first career PASS win, with all of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing following him across the stripe. Ramstrom finished second, with Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin, Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Mike Hopkins, Joey Pole, and ageless veteran Mike Rowe rounding out the top ten.

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‘50 Is Nifty’ for Jeff Fultz in PASS South Action at South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (August 13) – Veteran Jeff Fultz outlasted a strong field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models Saturday night at South Boston Speedway to take his long awaited first career victory in the series.  The win by Fultz was made even more meaningful by the fact that he becomes the 50th different winner in the series dating back to its beginnings in 2006.

“I just love South Boston and I don’t get to race much anymore, plus the guys worked all day in 100 degree heat to get this car right,” said Fultz of his milestone win.  “I’ve never won a PASS race, three white flags and we’re leading and the caution comes out and we end up losing.  It’s a tough series and they race everywhere.  I’ve finally got something to put on my resume that I have been waiting a long time to get.”

Former PASS National Champion, Preston Peltier captured his series leading 20th career quick qualifying time with a lap of 15.607 seconds (92.266 mph) and by luck of the top 10 qualifiers redraw would start on the pole alongside PASS South rookie, Kodie Conner.

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Beech Ridge Next On Tap for PASS North Stars

NAPLES, ME (July 6) – After a weekend that saw three drivers punch their tickets to the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250, a full field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track this weekend for the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Hermon, ME’s Mike Hopkins leads the championship standings by just five points over 2014 PASS North champion, DJ Shaw, who won the most recent series event at Beech Ridge earlier this year.  But, two drivers with a lot of experience at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could be the favorites on Saturday night.  Hometown hero Garrett Hall is the only driver to win more than one PASS North Super Late Model event in 2016.  And, defending PASS National Champion, Joey Doiron, has gone to victory lane at Beech Ridge with the series in recent years.

After enduring a tough start to the 2016 season, which saw Doiron involved in crashes at Hickory Motor Speedway and Star Speedway, Doiron and the JBJ Machine Shop team decided to step back and concentrate their efforts on events at Beech Ridge and Oxford.  Since then, Doiron has won the last two weekly events at Beech Ridge and enters Saturday night’s Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 150 as the track’s hottest driver.

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Eddie MacDonald Will Race Pass All Star Series Event at Lee USA Speedway on Friday

Eddie MacDonald will team up again with Super Late Model owner Dave Lemieux in the PASS 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, June 24. The pair joined forces to win the first ever SLM race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last year and hope to repeat that performance at the very familiar surroundings of Lee.

“I am very excited to race Dave’s car at my family’s track,” said Eddie Mac. “A win would be extra special since it would help celebrate my parent’s thirtieth year of operation at Lee. I have raced there since I was a kid in high school and my parents have been my greatest supporters in my racing career. We have been working hard in the shop so hopefully we will be very competitive even though this will be our first race in this car this season. Bobby Cabral built the car and will be our crew chief for the race and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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Dominant Dilbeck Takes 1st Career PASS South Win at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (June 18) – Chris Dilbeck led over 120 laps in a dominating performance to win Saturday night’s Over The Mountain 150 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway.   The victory marks the first career PASS South Super Late Model win for the Georgia native.

“This is just unbelievable to win at a place like Hickory,” said an emotional Dilbeck afterwards. “We’re just a part-time team and this is just amazing to do this against this type of competition. Me and two other guys work on this car and it was just perfect all night long. I just really can’t believe this.”

Defending PASS South champion, Tate Fogleman, set the standard in qualifying, bettering the competition with a lap of 87.447 miles per hour. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Fogleman would slot into the sixth starting position, while Dilbeck and Jared Irvan would move up to the front row to lead the field to green.

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Newton and Smith Claim Electric City Twin 125 Wins at Anderson

WILLIAMSTON, SC (June 17) – Roger Lee Newton inherited the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win after a wild finish, while John Smith played the right strategy for his first Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) win Friday night at Anderson Motor Speedway. For Newton, the Concord, NC veteran was in the right place when leaders Matt Craig and Dalton Sargeant made contact on the final lap to claim his third career PASS South Super Late Model victory.

“To be in this position after where we started today, we changed everything but the seat in this car,” said Newton afterwards. “Man, the crew worked their butts off today. I don’t give up on them and they don’t give up on me, it’s a team. The last four or five races has taken a lot of wind out of our sails and we were about to quit racing. I don’t like to win this way, but we will take them however we can get them.”

In qualifying, Jody Measamer paced the field with a lap of 87.447 miles per hour for his second quick time of the season. Measamer would start seventh after the top 10 qualifiers redraw, while Newton and current PASS South points leader, Kodie Conner, would move to the front row.
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Ryan Moore Outduels Competition for Old Glory 125 Win at Concord

MIDLAND, NC (May 27) – Ryan Moore took advantage of a late race restart over Trevor Sanborn and led the rest of the way to win Friday night’s Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models. Moore’s victory was his first since taking the checkered flag at Caraway Speedway nearly two years ago.

“I just tried to run a smart race, these things always some to come down to a couple of restarts at the end and I knew that, so I tried to play it smart and it worked out,” said Moore, driver of the RC Moore Transportation #74. “At Caraway we had a bad race and honestly I was kind of dejected and had enough of it, but my dad, he never gives up and we stuck with it and I guess it’s for times like these.”

In qualifying, Trevor Noles claimed the Precision Built Spindles Pole Award with a lap of 113.314 mile per hour around the fast half-mile. Noles would start on the outside pole position after the top 10 qualifiers redraw, while defending PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tate Fogleman, would move to the pole.

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Lightning Fast PASS Super Late Models Return To Thunder Road This Weekend

NAPLES, ME (May 25) – After a thrilling debut last year, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models are set to return to Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl this Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM.  In addition to 150 laps for New England’s fastest racers, the 54th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will feature 100 laps for Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models, plus the PASS Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Tigers.

Center Conway, NH’s DJ Shaw has had a solid start to the 2016 PASS North season, currently sitting second in points on the strength of a win in the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.  While Shaw is happy with his results so far, the 2014 PASS North champion believes he and his team can be even better.

I think we’ve gotten off to a decent start this season, we’ve had a little bit of inconsistency that we need to work on, but we got a win early and that’s always good,” says Shaw, driver of the HK Powersports/Mulkern Excavating #60.

In PASS North’s first ever trip to Thunder Road International Speedbowl last season, Shaw was a picture of consistency as he challenged eventual winner, Joey Doiron for the checkered flag.  Shaw hopes to turn the tables on Sunday afternoon as he looks to recapture the championship points lead from Mike Hopkins.

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Hopkins Leads All 150 Laps for First PASS SLM Victory

Epping, NH (May 21) – On a night that fulfilled the full moon superstition, Hermon, Maine driver Mike Hopkins dominated the 22 car field at Star Speedway to pick up his first career Pro All Stars Series super late model win in the Support 50 Legs PASS 150. By virtue of his win in heat race #1, Hopkins would start on the pole for the feature event and would lead all 150 laps.

In a race that saw the caution fly seven times (Laps 5, 60, 64, 82, 96, 142, and 148), Hopkins was able to take the lead on each and every re-start. Hopkins would be challenged on the green/white/checker finish by Jay, Maine driver Dave Farrington, Jr. The two drivers traded paint when the field went green, but Hopkins was able to hold off Farrington for the win.

At the finish, Hopkins and Farrington were followed across the stripe by Richie Dearborn, Derek Ramstrom and Derek Griffith to round out the top five. Mike Rowe, Tracy Gordon, Johnny Clark, DJ Shaw, and Joe Squeglia were the sixth through tenth-place finishers.

[NEMA Photo Gallery] by Michael Rothwell
[PASS Photo Gallery] by Michael Rothwell
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PASS Super Late Models chase Garrett Hall at Speedway 95

Scarborough, Maine racer first repeat victor this year

Hermon, Maine – Garrett Hall of Scarborough charged into contention from his sixth row starting position, battling his way to victory lane Sunday in a rain-plagued 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race that went the scheduled distance at Speedway 95 in Hermon.

Hall, who said he was told the track “was flat and bumpy” had never seen the track prior to Sunday’s event. After several rain delays interrupted practice sessions and qualifying races, weather continued to threaten, so Hall – starting back in the field as a previous 2016 race winner on the series, wasted little time making his way through the field on the tight track.

Hall battled hometown racer Mike Hopkins midway through the 150-lap for the lead, and Hopkins appeared to be the man to beat until Hall emerged from the pack. Hudson, New Hampshire teenager Derek Griffith got by Hopkins late in the race to claim runner-up honors, and the second time he was closest to Hall under the checkered flag.
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DJ Shaw bests Joey Doiron on restart to score Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge PASS North Super Late Model 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

DJ Shaw bests Joey Doiron on restart to score Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge PASS North Super Late Model 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Scarborough, Maine — DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire drove from third position to first on a restart with four laps remaining in Saturday’s Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway to nail down his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win of the season.

Shaw, the 2014 PASS North Super Late Model champion, watched Doiron blast on by earlier in the race after the Berwick, Maine driver, and eventual runner-up, charged from his 14th starting position into a lead threatened only by hometown racer Garrett Hall – the opening day PASS Super Late Model winner at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway until the final pair of restarts took place, with six and four laps remaining, respectively.

Shaw had been a healthy distance behind Doiron aboard his Dale Shaw Race Cars / HK Powersports 60, but the once-dominant JBJ Machine 73 didn’t have the handles on cold tires. That opened the door for Shaw, who stepped through and into victory lane.

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