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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.

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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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PASS Super Late Models Get The 2016 Beech Ridge Season Started

PASS Super Late Models, Modifieds and INEX Legends in action this Saturday

Beech Ridge’s 68th season begins with the annual Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150

SCARBOROUGH – As has become a spring tradition, the Pro All Stars Series head into Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this weekend to open the 2016 season at the track.

The PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and INEX Legends will all be in action on Saturday, April 30, with racing action beginning at 3 p.m. The card is capped by the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150 – the first of three PASS North races at Beech Ridge this season.

Already, the PASS North Series has made history this season. First, Beech Ridge’s own Garrett Hall earned his first career Super Late Model win by taking the Icebreaker 75 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park earlier this month, and less than two weeks ago Ben Rowe held off DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark to win the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in one of the closest finishes in PASS history.

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Horsepower On Display This Weekend In PASS/Modified Doubleheader At Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 12) – Southeast race fans will get a rare treat this weekend at Caraway Speedway when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour compete together in a rare doubleheader.  The Dogwood 325 will see the two most powerful asphalt series in the South compete together for the first time ever on Saturday night at Caraway, along with the Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models, Chargers, Mini Stocks, and Hornets.

Sanford, NC’s Jody Measamer is a driver that knows Caraway Speedway well.  Measamer grew up helping on the crew of legendary short tracker racer, Tom Usry, at Caraway and other tracks throughout the Carolinas.  Eventually, Measamer took his place behind the wheel and Caraway Speedway has been very good to him throughout his racing career.  Measamer won his first 4-Cylinder Modified race at Caraway and then went on to score his first Late Model Supertruck win there before going on to capture the track championship.

“Caraway is one of the toughest tracks on the tour, it is a very technical track where you must hit your marks each and every lap,” says Measamer, driver of the Aquavapor Electronic Cigarettes/Solid Rock Carriers #98 Chevrolet.  “It is a challenge to get the car to respond at both ends of the track.  Turns 1 and 2 are totally different than 3 and 4.  Based on previous PASS South Races at Caraway, first and foremost, you have to keep the fenders on it and all 4 tires heading in the same direction.  You also have to keep from using your tires too early so you have something left to go with at the end.”

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Garrett Hall wins PASS Super Late Model race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

First-ever touring series victory for young racer from Scarborough, Maine

Thompson, Connecticut — Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine nailed down his first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory in the 75-lap season opener for the PASS North Tour, also offering National Championship points, Sunday afternoon at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Hall, driving his Quinn’s Insulation car, numbered 94, outgunned early race leader Trevor Sanborn of East Parsonsfield, Maine midway through the race to claim the top spot after an extended, spirited battle.  He then held off a determined challenge from Hudson, New Hampshire’s Derek Griffith, aboard the LCM Racing 12, to post the win.

Hall, a 21-year-old competitor who prior to this season spent almost his entire racing career on relatively flat, third-mile ovals in his home state, credited a February trip to Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway with helping himself and the team to dial the car in on New England’s biggest and fastest oval short track.

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Wyatt Alexander Looking Forward To A Busy 2016 Season

Wyatt Alexander will have a busy 2016 season as he is planning to run his own family car in select events at Wiscasset Speedway, Oxford Plains Speedway, and on the Granite State Pro Stock Series. He will also be driving a car for Colby Motorsports in select PASS events.

An event that Alexander is looking forward to is the debut of the Granite State Pro Stock Series coming to Maine at Wiscasset on Labor Day weekend. “ Yes, I am definitely excited about Granite State coming to my home track. That is always an advantage to a driver. There aren’t too many tracks we will be running that I haven’t been on before but we are toying with the idea of running a race with PASS South and also there will be a couple new tracks we will hit with Granite State.” Alexander Said

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Early Entrants Abound For Expanded PASS Winter Meltdown at Greenville-Pickens

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 20) – With the release today of the complete weekend schedule for the upcoming PASS Winter Meltdown 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Super Late Model teams from across North America are beginning to make their final preparations. This year’s third running of the early-season event looks to be the biggest yet as the Meltdown moves to its new home in the Palmetto State. Northern drivers have dominated the two previous runnings of the PASS Winter Meltdown in Florida with New Hampshire’s Brad Leighton taking the checkered flag at New Smyrna Speedway in 2010 and Maine’s Joey Doiron claiming the victory at Auburndale Speedway in 2013.

Being on Super Bowl weekend, the PASS Winter Meltdown will be short track racing’s first major points event of 2016 and will also feature a 100 lap event for the South East Limited Late Models (Non-Winners), a 75 lapper for the Southeast Supertrucks, both paying $3,000 to win, and a 40 lap event for the Mini Stocks paying $2,000 to the winner. Rookie Hayden Humphries recently tested at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and plans to do “double-duty,” competing in both the PASS Super Late Model and Southeast Limited Late Model races. The PASS Winter Meltdown 150 lapper will go green on Saturday afternoon, February 6 at 2 PM and will serve as the first race of 2016 for the PASS South Super Late Models and the PASS National Championship Series.

The first batch of PASS Super Late Models entries has been released and includes drivers from all over the United States. Northwest short track legend Garrett Evans will pilot the famous #64 in the PASS Winter Meltdown. The Washington state driver will compete in several PASS events throughout the season, with an eye towards possible competing for the PASS National Championship. Texas youngster Derek Scott, Jr. will make his first trip to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the Winter Meltdown. Scott competed in three PASS South events last year, including the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, where he was the fastest qualifier and led the most laps. Michigan driver Vinnie Miller returns in 2016 after several impressive runs late last year. Miller has already announced his intention to compete on the full schedule as he races for the PASS South Super Late Model championship this year.

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Caswell, Alexander Top Winners in Saturday Action at Beech Ridge Southern Maine Motors PASS 400 Weekend

Field set for Sunday’s 300-lap Super Late Model race

Scarborough, Maine – Brian Caswell of Portland scored his second PASS weekend Wildcat open victory, Saturday afternoon at PASS 400 Weekend presented by Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Caswell started on the front row and led every lap, but it was by no means easy as he first had to battle Lewis Anderson for the top spot before Hollis Center’s Gary Babineau took a turn at providing a stiff challenge.

Anderson got spun around, while Babineau suffered from equipment failure, leaving newly-crowned Oxford Plains Speedway track champion Josh Childs of Oxford to take up the fight.

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North-South Shootout And 2016 Easter Bunny 150 Winners to Receive Automatic Berths for 43rd Annual Oxford 250

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 16) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced an exciting program today that will award automatic starting spots for the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 next August at Oxford Plains Speedway.  The “Road To The Oxford 250” will see the Super Late Model winners of this year’s North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway and the 2016 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway awarded a starting position for one of the hardest races to qualify for in all of short track racing, the 2016 Oxford 250.  The positions will be guaranteed as long that driver exhausts every opportunity to make the race via heats races, last chances races, and/or consolation races for the Oxford 250.  Should that driver not qualify through one of those preliminary races, they will be awarded a provisional based on their win at Concord or Hickory.  This year, Glen Luce took home over $31,000 for his win in the Oxford 250, making it the richest Super Late Model event on asphalt.

“We’re very excited to announce the “Road To The Oxford 250” program for our drivers and race fans throughout North America,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We began planning for next year’s Oxford 250 the day after Glen Luce took the checkered flag in this year’s race.  We believe the return of the North-South Shootout to Concord in November and next year’s Easter Bunny 150 are two of the most prestigious races in PASS South and we are glad to add just a little more incentive to these two great events.”

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Glen Luce Wins at Autodrome Chaudiere

Glen Luce of Turner, ME won his second consecutive PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Series presented by Kenny U-Pull race Saturday night at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallée-Jonction, QC.

Donald Theetge finished second in the Chaudiere Twin 200 over Alexandre Gingras, Ben Rowe, and Joey Doiron. Jeremy Davis, Eric St. Gelais, David Michaud, Mike Rowe, and Travis Stearns rounded out the top 10.

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PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Looking to Chaudiere And Beech Ridge

NAPLES, ME (September 10) – Following the hoopla of the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Model competitors now shift their focus to two more familiar events.  This weekend, PASS heads “North Of The Border” to join the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models for Twin 200’s at Autodrome Chaudiere.  Then, PASS returns state side for the 9th Annual PASS 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, featuring the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.

Despite struggling to a disappointing 25th place finish in the Oxford 250, current PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model points leader Mike Rowe still maintains a healthy advantage in the standings.  Rowe sits just over 100 points on his nearest championship combatants Travis Benjamin and Joey Doiron.  Benjamin, a two-time Oxford 250 champion, and Doiron, a former PASS winner at Beech Ridge, were not able to capitalize on Rowe’s missteps at Oxford, both suffering their own poor finishes.

Sitting just behind the championship leaders are Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe and Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek.  Chaudiere and Beech Ridge will be pivotal for both drivers if they have any hopes of joining the title fight.  Ben Rowe ended a long winless drought in the North by taking the checkered flag at Autodrome Chaudiere, while Kruczek was able to score his first career PASS victory at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway back in May.

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ACT Tour Makes Regular Season Debut at Autodrome Chaudiere

Vallée-Jct., QC – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S and Série ACT head to Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere this Saturday, September 12 for the Chaudiere Twin 200s. The ACT Late Models and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models will both run 200-lap main events in the doubleheader for the two series.

The ACT combination event is the inaugural point-counting race for the ACT U.S. Tour at Chaudiere. Select U.S. drivers previously visited the speedway for the “Showdown at Chaudiere” invitational event held from 2008-2012, but many Tour regulars will be making their debut at the 1/3-mile oval. Even drivers such as two-time ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. will have their work cut out for them to get up to speed.

“It will definitely be interesting, because we have no notes to go on to go back there,” Dover, NH’s Helliwell said. “From what I remember (at the Showdown), the track is an interesting combination between Thunder Road and White Mountain – it had a lot of banking and was really tight. Hopefully between those two tracks we can come up with a good setup.”

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PASS Sets March Dates For 2016 South Super Late Model Openers

Dillon And Hickory To Kickoff 11th PASS South Super Late Model Season In March

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 8) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced late today that the 2016 season for the PASS South Super Late Models will begin at two familiar Carolina speedways.  The South’s longest running and most prestigious Super Late Model championship will begin on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Ron Barfield’s Dillon Motor Speedway with the 11th Annual South Carolina Clash.  Then, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, PASS will make its annual trek to Hickory Motor Speedway for one of the Spring’s biggest short track events, the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150.  Both races will include optional practice for competitors on the Friday preceding each event and support divisions will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The 2015 PASS season has already been a great one, so we felt like the time was right to announce these two major events in the South for 2016,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “Dillon and Hickory provide some of the best and most memorable racing action year in and year out and we can’t wait to get back to those two great racetracks to kick off the 2016 season.  By getting these dates out early, we hope it will help our competitors and fans as they start to plan out next year’s racing calendar.”

For the sixth time in the last eight years, the PASS South Super Late Model season will begin at Dillon Motor Speedway.  The tricky 4/10 mile, egg-shaped speedway on the South Carolina/North Carolina border has long been a fan favorite.  A new generation of PASS South racers will hope to join the likes of Ben Rowe, Ryan Blaney, Austin Theriault, and Daniel Hemric as a winner of the South Carolina Clash next March.

Hickory Motor Speedway, the longest tenured facility on the PASS South circuit, will once again host one of short track racing’s premier events in 2016.  The 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 will bring some of the best racers from across North America together again on Saturday, March 26, 2016.  As has become a Spring tradition for many fans and racers, the infield is expected to again be filled to capacity as the best Super Late Model drivers hope to put their names in the legendary record book as a winner at Hickory.

Additional PASS dates for the 2016 season will be released by October 1.  The complete schedules for both the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS North Super Late Models will be released by November 1.  For more information please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com.

PASS announced last week that the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take the green on Sunday, August 28, 2016, paying $25,000 to the winner plus lap leader bonus money.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning any PASS division, please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

Sources: Alan Dietz/PASS PR

2016 Date Announced For 43rd Annual Oxford 250

OXFORD, ME (September 3) – Following the huge success of this year’s Oxford 250, Oxford Plains Speedway owner Tom Mayberry announced today the date for the 2016 event.  The richest single day short track racing event in North America will continue once again on the same weekend and be held August 26 – 28, 2016.  The 43rd Annual Oxford 250 will again pay $25,000 to the winner and will be a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned, “open” Super Late Model event, with qualifying heat races and feature racing for the PASS Super Late Models on August 28 and will continue the single day tradition that has made this race famous.

The 2015 AIM Recycling USA Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull saw droves of race fans from the United States and Canada and over 70 Super Late Models, making this one of the most successful editions of the venerable race in over a decade.  Glen Luce of Turner, ME captured the checkered flag and took home $30,100 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.  “But despite that success, our team at Oxford Plains Speedway began planning and working for next year’s race the day after Glen Luce took the checkered flag in this year’s Oxford 250.  The race still has room to grow and we plan on it being even bigger and better next year.”

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Final Test For Oxford 250 Awaits PASS Stars At This Weekend’s HP Hood 150

NAPLES, ME (July 29) – With the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull just a month away, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model teams will have one more opportunity to prepare at Oxford Plains Speedway with this weekend’s HP Hood 150.  Over 50 teams have pre-entered for the Oxford 250 to date and, with over 70 teams expected for the biggest and most prestigious Super Late Model race in the North America, track time at Oxford Plains will be at a premium.  6-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, Johnny Clark, is taking advantage of every opportunity available to race at Oxford.  Last weekend, Clark finished fifth in the track’s weekly Super Late Model division and will be among the favorites to take the checkered flagthis Sunday afternoon in the HP Hood 150.

“There will be a lot of heavy hitters and all the teams will be raring to go this weekend at Oxford,” says Clark, driver of the Clark’s Car Crushing #54.  “Everyone wants to make a statement that they are ready for the 250.”

In addition to giving teams valuable track time at Oxford Plains Speedway, this weekend’s HP Hood 150 will also give them a chance to compete in a longer event with similar conditions to those that are expected for the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull in late-August.

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