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Walker Motorsports And Jeff Fultz Finish Fifth In First Easter Bunny 150 Together

NEWTON, NC (Apr. 2, 2018) – A week after winning their first race together in the CARS Response Energy Tour, Jeff Fultz piloted the Walker Motorsports Toyota to a fifth place finish on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. It was the team’s second consecutive race in as many weeks with Fury Racecars house driver Fultz behind the wheel. The organization is looking for drivers to follow in Fultz’s footsteps after this week’s race.

Much like the week prior, Fultz and company unloaded the No. 54 Furniture by Walker car with a setup which required little tweaking during the various practice sessions on Friday afternoon. The addition of Joe Shear, Jr., to the team’s lineup for the weekend added more brainpower to tweak the car’s setup. With 40 cars on the property, Fultz locked the team into the 150-lap feature with the 14th fastest qualifying time.

“I think the car was a lot better than we showed in qualifying,” Fultz said after time trials. “I just don’t know these tires and what they need in order to go fast like I do some others. It sounds like we should have scuffed them a little more, but we know that know and can use it next time we run on them.”

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Preston Peltier Powers to 5th Easter Bunny 150 Victory at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (March 31) – Preston Peltier survived a second half duel with local favorite Shane Lee to claim the victory in the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier’s fifth Easter Bunny 150 triumph pushed his overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win total to 16, the most of any driver in series history.

“To be honest, the car was really fast on a short run, but the whole setup was a little too stiff and I thought we had messed up,” said Peltier, who hauled his machine from Colorado where he now lives. “This place is just incredible, I’ve never felt it have this much grip before. This is the first race my daughter, Jocelyn, has been at, she’s only eight weeks old, and I know where this Easter Bunny’s going, that’s for sure.”

In qualifying, Peltier set a new track record with a lap of 14.470 seconds (90.255 MPH) for his 22nd career quick qualifying time in PASS, bettering 39 other competitors in the process. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move all the way back to the 10th starting position, while Tate Fogleman and Shane Lee would move up to the front row.

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Fresh Off Big Payday, Walker Motorsports and Jeff Fultz Searching for More Magic at Easter Bunny 150

Mooresville, NC (Mar. 29, 2018) – That was a short wait. Days after reveling in a CARS Response Energy Tour win at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Jeff Fultz and Walker Motorsports announced today they will compete for a second consecutive weekend in this Saturday night’s Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, an event sanctioned by the Pro All Stars Series.

The Easter Bunny 150 has become an unofficial kickoff to east coast super late model racing for over a decade as drivers from north and south converge at the .363-mile oval in Newton, North Carolina, to race before their various tracks and tours swing into high gear for the racing season. Winners of the event traditionally become early-season favorites in their home regions, having proven their mettle in an early event of the year.

Already proven as a powerful combination themselves, the Furniture by Walker team enters the race without additional pressure on their shoulders.

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PASS South to Headline “MegaShow” at Caraway on Sunday

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 14) – After being delayed a week due to weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will return to action Sunday afternoon at Caraway Speedway.  The RGS Products 125 will pair two of the regions premier touring divisions as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the season-opening event for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Modifieds.  With the last weekend’s cancellation, officials from PASS and Caraway Speedway decided to take this already huge weekend of racing up another notch by also including the 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds, and Limited Late Models to create a huge day of short track action on Sunday. 

Over the last two seasons, Kannapolis, NC’s Matt Craig has been one of the most dominant short track drivers in the country.  In addition to becoming the first-ever competitor to ever capture two PASS South championships, he has won the last two races at Caraway Speedway, including in 2016 when he came back from being two laps down.

 

“I’ve done good at Caraway, ever since my first Legends car race there, I like it a lot,” says Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54.  “It has hard breaking and long straightaways.  I have to thank my team for the cars they bring me to the track.  I’m not sure what it is at Caraway, but we always seem to have speed there.”

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MyComputerCareer to be Presenting Sponsor for 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 8) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials are happy to announce that MyComputerCareer will be the presenting sponsor for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31.  The Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer is traditionally the biggest Super Late Model event of the Spring and will be even bigger this year.  The top five finishers at Hickory will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October.  It will be an action-packed weekend of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway that will see the fastest cars in the South compete as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the entertaining SMRS Tour Modifieds.

“From the beginning in 2006 to now, the Easter Bunny 150 has shown our commitment to Super Late Model racing in the Southeast,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “It seems like the Easter Bunny grows every year and we couldn’t be more happy to have MyComputerCareer come on board in 2018.”

MyComputerCareer was founded by Tony Galati in 2007 and has locations throughout the country.  MyComputerCareer offers a precise technical education designed to position you to improve your life by achieving your career goals.  Teaming with driver Jerick Johnson and the POW-MIA Freedom Car #76, MyCompterCareer is part of a joint effort to raise awareness for the cause of Prisoners Of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) service members of the United States military.  Through that effort, race fans will be able to support our veterans throughout the entirety of the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway.

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RGS Products 125 Rescheduled for Sunday, March 18 At Caraway Speedway

Due to forecasted weather for this weekend and teams traveling a long distance to participate in the RGS Products 125, Caraway Speedway and series officials have made the decision to reschedule this Sunday’s race.  The event will be made up next Sunday, March 18th at 2:30 pm.

“With rain forecasted Saturday night and into Sunday, we think it’s in our best interest to reschedule this race to next weekend,” Caraway Speedway General Manager Renee Hackett said. “There’s a lot of teams traveling to Caraway Speedway this weekend and we think it’s important that we save them money with such a questionable forecast.”

The makeup event on Sunday, March 18th will go green at 2:30 pm with a revamp schedule of divisions.  The PASS (Pro All-Stars Series) Super Late Models, Southern Modified Racing Series, 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds and Caraway’s Limited Late Model division will all compete in the event.

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PASS South Season to Begin in Earnest with RGS Products 125 at Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 1) – Following a successful start to the 2018 PASS National Championship at Dillon Motor Speedway last weekend, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season will hit high gear with the upcoming RGS Products 125 at Caraway Speedway.  The RGS Products 125 will take place on Sunday, March 11 at Caraway and will pair the PASS South Super Late Models with the season-opening 99 lap event for the SMRS Tour Modifieds. 

 Entering his second season competing in PASS South will be Mill Village, PA’s Roy Hayes.  After having found success in Bandoleros, Legends Cars, and Mini Outlaws on dirt, Hayes moved into the South’s oldest Super Late Model series in 2017, scoring four top 10 finishes and taking fifth place in the final standings.

“I felt last year was a great learning experience as a driver running the full PASS South schedule,” says Hayes, driver of the RGS Products Chevrolet #15.  “Our expectations for this season are to again compete in PASS South and earn the respect of my fellow competitors.  We would like to finish in the top five in points, hopefully, win a race this season, and just have fun with my team and racing family.”

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Griffith Outlasts Competition for PASS National Championship Win at Dillon

DILLON, SC (February 24) – Derek Griffith bested a strong field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models to win the 13thAnnual South Carolina Clash 200 Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway.  While Griffith has found victory lane on the PASS North circuit in the past, Saturday’s opening day win was his first in the south in PASS National Championship competition.

“We knew we had to do better here than we did last year and we were able to put it all together today to get the win,” said Griffith in victory lane.  “The track was hot and slick, but this win is big because we need to get all we can to compete with Ben [Rowe] for the national championship.”

In qualifying, Tate Fogleman claimed his second career quick qualifying time with a lap of 87.998 miles per hour around the tough 4/10 mile, egg-shaped speedway.  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, two-time defending PASS South champion, Matt Craig, would move to the pole, while Fogleman would slot into the sixth starting position.

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PASS Super Late Models to Headline Inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond

PASS National Championship Event will be 100 Laps, Paying $10,000 to Win & $700 to Start
Weekend will also Feature Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, & Street Stocks Racing Under the Lights

NAPLES, ME (January 23) —  Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Richmond Raceway announced today a major addition to the 2018 motorsports calendar.  The PASS Super Late Models will headline the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, October 20.  The PASS Super Late Models will compete in a 100-lap event on the famed three-quarter-mile oval, along with a 75 lapper for the Late Model Stock cars, as well as feature events for Limited Late Models and Street Stocks.  A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, October 19 that will see all cars attending go through a mandatory safety inspection.  Additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take place on Saturday night, October 20, all ending under the lights of Richmond Raceway.

“Many have said that Richmond Raceway is the perfect short track for fans and racers…we agree and believe the Commonwealth Classic will be a bucket list event for short trackers for years to come,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We’ve been working with Dennis [Bickmeier] and his staff at Richmond for the better part of the year to give short track racers and fans this new event and are glad that Super Late Model racers, along with Limiteds and Street Stocks, will have the chance to race at Richmond for the first time ever.  We’re also glad that Late Model Stocks will be returning to Richmond and one of the first tracks that ever ran that division back in the early 1980s.”

“We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier.  “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best Super Late Model drivers, and we are honored PASS selected Richmond Raceway as the site for its championship race weekend.  It is going to be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.”

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Late-Race Contact Propels Brandon Setzer to $15,000 PASS Win at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (November 18) – Hometown favorite Brandon Setzer took the lead after contact with Garrett Hall coming to the white flag to go on and win the Mason-Dixon MegMeltdown 300 for the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models Saturday afternoon at Hickory Motor Speedway. Setzer’s third PASS Super Late Model win was the biggest of his career as he took home the $15,000 winner’s prize.

“He [Hall] had the best car, I hate it ended like that, but the lapped car just screwed him up,” said Setzer, driver of the Romeo Guest Construction/The Jewelry Exchange Ford #6.  “As soon as he [Hall] went to the outside I saw the lapped car waving to the inside and I said, ‘Oh, I’ve got a hole,’ I filled the hole, he tried to come back down, but at that point, I couldn’t back out.  Man, this means the world to me.  I could’ve won the Daytona 500 and not be this happy.”

In qualifying, Kodie Conner beat two-time PASS North champion Travis Benjamin by 0.001 seconds to claim his second career pole.  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, former PASS champions DJ Shaw and Tate Fogleman would move to the front row, while Conner moved back to the fifth starting position.
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Craig Claims PASS South Checkers at Concord’s North-South Shootout

MIDLAND, NC (November 4) – Matt Craig all but locked up his second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model championship by claiming his sixth win of the season Saturday afternoon in the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway. Craig’s seventh career PASS South win was his first at Concord Speedway, but not the first for his family-owned team at the track, where they have also gone to victory lane in the past with drivers like Rodney Childers, Jeff Fultz, and Clay Rogers.

“This track means so much to my family, we’ve always had success here, it was a little bit bumpy for me the first few times out here, but we’ve finally got it conquered and figured it out this time,” said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54. “We’ve had a phenomenal year and we’ve been doing so good. We’ve tested and really done our homework and I’m just the lucky one that gets to drive them.”

In qualifying on Friday, Craig just barely beat out Midwest standout Ty Majeski for his third quick qualifying time of the year with a lap of 15.925 seconds (113.030 MPH). After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, former Truck Series racers Erik Darnell and Chad McCumbee would move to the front row, while Craig moved back to the fifth starting position.
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Craig Claims PASS South Checkers at Concord’s North-South Shootout

MIDLAND, NC (November 4) – Matt Craig all but locked up his second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model championship by claiming his sixth win of the season Saturday afternoon in the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway.  Craig’s seventh career PASS South win was his first at Concord Speedway, but not the first for his family-owned team at the track, where they have also gone to victory lane in the past with drivers like Rodney Childers, Jeff Fultz, and Clay Rogers.

“This track means so much to my family, we’ve always had success here, it was a little bit bumpy for me the first few times out here, but we’ve finally got it conquered and figured it out this time,” said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54. “We’ve had a phenomenal year and we’ve been doing so good.  We’ve tested and really done our homework and I’m just the lucky one that gets to drive them.”

In qualifying on Friday, Craig just barely beat out Midwest standout Ty Majeski for his third quick qualifying time of the year with a lap of 15.925 seconds (113.030 MPH).  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, former Truck Series racers Erik Darnell and Chad McCumbee would move to the front row, while Craig moved back to the fifth starting position.

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Craig Outlasts Rain and Competition for 4th PASS Win at Southern National

LUCAMA, NC (July 29) – Matt Craig survived a 52 minute rain delay and a late restart to score his fourth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win of the season Saturdaynight at Southern National Motorsports Park.  In doing so, Craig, along with fellow podium finishers Dave Farrington, Jr. and Trevor Sanborn, locked up guaranteed starting positions for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway, which will pay at least $15,000 to the winner.

“We took off on that one restart after the rain to get a good lead and get to halfway, but we weren’t really too worried about it, we knew the radar looked good,” said Craig, driving the family-owned C&C Boilers Chevrolet #54.  “What makes it easier for me are the guys that work on the car every week.  I can’t thank them and my dad enough for setting it up.  We really want to get to the big races at the end of the year, the Oxford 250 and the MegaMeltdown.  These wins mean a lot, but now we want the big ones.”

In qualifying, Tate Fogleman just beat out Craig for his first career quick qualifying time in PASS South with a lap of 15.321 seconds (93.989 MPH).  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Matt Wallace and Jared Fryar would move to the front row, while Fogleman and Craig would slot into the fourth and fifth starting positions respectively.

At the drop of the green flag, Wallace would move to the point and begin to stretch out to a big advantage over the rest of the field. The caution would not wave until lap 26 when a light mist began to fall over the speedway.  After several laps under caution to keep heat in the track, the race went back to green with Craig taking over the top spot from Wallace.  But, the caution would wave again after contact in turn three between Fryar and Joe Graf, Jr. sent Fryar for a spin.  During the caution, the precipitation would pick up, resulting in a delay to insure that the track was dry.

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PASS Weekend Doubleheader Set for Southern National and Oxford

NAPLES, ME (July 27) – Race fans up and down the Atlantic Seaboard will have the rare opportunity to keep up with the action in both Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model divisions this weekend. It all starts on Saturday night when the PASS South Super Late Models take the track for a 150 lapper at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the PASS North stars will be in action at the legendary Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. And, both races could have major impacts on the two nationally televised events on MAV TV coming up later this season.

After struggling through rainouts at Concord Speedway and Southern National, PASS South will see it’s first action this weekend since May. Matt Craig returns to Southern National to defend his win there in March and hoping to extend his lead in the standings. But, only 72 points separate the top five drivers with Tate Fogleman, Kodie Conner, and Dave Farrington, Jr. all hoping to make up ground on Craig. Perhaps more importantly, rookies like Roy Hayes, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Matt Wallace and Eddie Fatcher, along with veterans Jay Fogleman, Deac McCaskill and Jody Measamer, are looking to be one of the top three finishers and lock themselves into the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November at Hickory Motor Speedway, paying at least $15,000 to the winner.

On Sunday, PASS North will be back in action for the final series race at Oxford Plains Speedway prior to the 44th Annual Oxford 250, a race that pays in excess of $25,000 to win. The battle for the PASS North championship could not get much tighter with the top six drivers in the standings separated by just 82 points. 4-time PASS North champion, Ben Rowe, reassumed the points lead after the most recent race at Star Speedway, but only leads 2-time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, by four points, and 2015 Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, by five markers.
Jay, ME’s Dave Farrington, Jr. is the only driver within striking distance of the championships in both divisions. Farrington will join fellow New Englander, Trevor Sanborn, in one of the Woodman Racing entries at Southern National on Saturday. Then, contingent that all of his travel plans stay on schedule, will hurry back to Oxford Plains on Sunday to compete in his family-owned racer.
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Lots of Spots On the Line as Entry List Grows to 50 for 44th Annual Oxford 250

NAPLES, ME (July 24) – Entries from every corner of the United States, as well as Canada, continue to make their way into the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) offices for the 44th Annual Oxford 250.  Annually, the best-attended asphalt short track race in the country for both fans and participants, the Oxford 250 will take place on August 25-27 at the legendary Oxford Plains Speedway, paying $25,000 to the winner.  Televised this year in front of a nationwide audience on MAV TV, and with additional lap leader bonus money also on the line, this year’s Oxford 250 winner could potentially take home up to $50,000.

Several drivers have already punched their tickets to the prestigious race through the “Road To The Oxford 250” qualifying events held at tracks throughout the country and Canada.  While those drivers are “locked” in, each of them will still have to participate in their respective qualifying races as they try to improve their starting positions for the tough 250 lap PASS National Championship event. This leaves at least 34 spots available to the top short track racers in North America as they try to make their way in to one of Super Late Model racing’s “crown jewel” events.

Nova Scotia’s Craig Slaunwhite just became the 50th entrant for this year’s Oxford 250, teaming up with Gary Crooks in hopes of making the big race.  Slaunwhite joins an All-Star cast of Canucks at Oxford, including Donald Theetge, Lonnie Sommerville, Cole Butcher, and British Columbia’s Sarah Cornett-Ching.

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Southern National PASS South Event Cancelled Due to Excessive Heat and Thunderstorms

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 13) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that Saturday night’s Southern National 150 for the PASS South Super Late Models at Southern National Motorsports Park has been canceled due to extreme heat and expected strong thunderstorms.   With temperatures expected to be in the high 90s this weekend and a forecast predicting a 70 percent chance of strong thunderstorms on Saturday, the decision was made to cancel the Southern National event now to save teams and fans money that might be incurred for travel. PASS will evaluate schedules to see if the event can be made up at a later date.

The next PASS South Super Late Model event will be at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, August 12th.  Entry forms for PASS races at Star Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway are currently posted at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions topassracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com.  And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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PASS Releases Entry Form and Schedule for $15,000 to Win MegaMeltdown at Hickory

NAPLES, ME (May 9) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  The MegaMeltdown will go green on Saturday afternoon, November 18 at 3 PM and will serve as the final race of 2017, crowning both the PASS National Champion and PASS South Super Late Model Champion.  Teams can save money towards their entry with an early entry discount available until August 1.

The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 will be bigger than ever in 2017, featuring more laps, more money, and the chance for teams to employ pit strategy.  The PASS Super Late Models will compete for 300 green flag laps, with $15,000 up for grabs for the winner and $1000 to start.  With additional lap leader bonus money, the winner could take home over $22,000. 

Teams will also have the opportunity to make live pit stops during the course of the event and will have the option to change up to six tires throughout the race.  And, similar to the Oxford 250, since caution laps will not count, teams can avoid the pressure of having to bring in “specialized” pit crews.  The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 continues to build on PASS’s rich history of racing Super Late Models in the south, which has seen this event, originally billed as the Meltdown starting in 2006, held at such tracks as South Boston Speedway, Concord Speedway, and Southern National Motorsports Park.  The more expanded MegaMeltdown joins another PASS-sanctioned event, the Oxford 250, as one of two of the highest paying short track races in the country, with combined purses of nearly $200,000.

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PASS South Super Lates Headline Full Slate Of Friday Night Action at Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 2) – Southeast race fans are in for a treat Friday night at Caraway Speedway as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series compete in a full evening of racing action.  The Caraway 125 will see the South’s original Super Late Models return for race five of the 2017 season on Friday night at Caraway, along with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, Chargers, and Mini Stocks.

Sanford, NC’s Jody Measamer is a driver that knows Caraway Speedway well.  Measamer grew up working on the cars of legendary short tracker racer, Tom Usry, at Caraway and other tracks throughout the Carolinas.  Eventually, Measamer took his place behind the wheel at Caraway Speedway and it has been very good to him throughout his racing career. 

“Caraway is a tough place,” says Measamer, driver of the Solid Rock Carriers/CRF Chassis Chevrolet #98.  “It’s where I won my first car race and championship in a 4-Cylinder Modified.  “It’s also the place where I won my first Supertruck race and I’ve been fortunate to win a lot of truck races at Caraway.”

Measamer has come to Caraway with PASS with equally high expectations the last two years.  In 2015, he was involved in an incident on lap one that saw him get into the wall.  Despite heavy damage, Measamer’s crew worked on the car throughout the race, making multiple pit stops, still soldiering home to a third place finish.  Last year, he ran up front all night long and finished fourth.  Needless to say, hopes are again high for Friday night as Measamer seeks his first career PASS South Super Late Model victory.

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PASS Statement Regarding Raphael Lessard Disqualification at Hickory  

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 19) – Following Saturday night’s Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, driver of the #99, Raphael Lessard, was disqualified due to the inappropriate actions of his crew chief/spotter, Seth Smith, following the event.  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) would like to further clarify what transpired leading to the disqualification.

First, Lessard was warned and fined $500 for intentionally spinning the #89 car driven by Lee Hansard on lap 59.  Mr. Hansard is a veteran of short track racing in the southeast and has competed with PASS on a limited basis for over 10 years.  While Lessard was battling for the lead, Mr. Hansard was racing hard to stay on the lead lap when he was unnecessarily tagged from behind by the #99 car. (See Attached Video)

Second, on the ensuing restart, Preston Peltier passed Lessard on the track for the lead when the caution immediately waved for a crash by Dawson Cram on the front straightaway. The #99 team incorrectly assumed that PASS reverts to the last completed lap in scoring.  Lessard passed Peltier under caution, was told to give the position back, and was again warned and fined $500 for illegally passing under yellow.
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PASS: Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

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Preston Peltier won the Easter Bunny 150 Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, NC in PASS South/National action.

Peltier Edges Rowe for 4th Easter Bunny 150 Triumph at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (April 15) – Preston Peltier survived a three lap scramble to the checkered flag to edge out Ben Rowe for his fourth Easter Bunny 150 win Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier’s seventh win at Hickory and 15th overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win ended a two-year winless drought dating back to the 2015 Easter Bunny 150.

“Three to go when that last caution came out, I thought, oh man, here we go again,” said Peltier, driver of the Roger Newton Concrete Finishing Chevrolet #33. “My tires really weren’t the best there at the end, but I’ve got to thank Ben [Rowe] because he really could have used me up. It’s funny how life works out and right now, life’s pretty good.”

In qualifying, Peltier just beat out Kyle Busch with a lap of 14.752 seconds (88.584 MPH) for his 21st career quick qualifying time in PASS. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move back to the sixth starting position, while Raphael Lessard and Derek Griffith would move up to the front row.

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Strongest Field in Years Set to Tackle Hickory’s Easter Bunny 150 this Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11) – The best short track racers from across North America will once again be descending on Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend as they seek to claim the checkered flag in the 12th Annual Easter Bunny 150.  Super Late Model racers have flocked to the legendary speedway nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont since 2006.  The “Bunny” has become an Easter weekend tradition for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and this year’s race has added importance.  In addition to being part of the PASS National Championship Series, the Easter Bunny 150 will serve as a major tune up for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, which will pay $15,000 to the winner.   Likewise, fans of short track racing recognize the Easter Bunny 150 as one of the sport’s premier races, thanks in large part to the star-studded field of drivers the event attracts year after year.

Names like Rowe, Lawler, Williams, Naase, Grissom, and Shaw have all visited victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory.  And, only former national champions, Ben Rowe and Preston Peltier, have achieved victory in racing’s ultimate Easter egg hunt more than once.  But, even with the best the sport has to offer coming to duke it out against one another, it is a homegrown product of Hickory Motor Speedway that some have circled on their entry lists as an early favorite.

Former PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tyler Church, is actually from Hickory, NC.  He started as a fan attending races at Hickory Motor Speedway and, after becoming a racecar driver, became a top contender in the track’s Limited Late Model division.  Church became an immediate frontrunner with PASS, scoring an emotional win in the 2013 Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory.  A win made even more special in that it came in front of longtime fans, family, and friends that had supported his journey up the racing ladder.  And, by the fact, that his late mother is buried in the cemetery which overlooks the historic speedway.  Now, Church is hoping to get a rash of bad luck behind him with some home cooking this weekend.

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Cornett-Ching Set for PASS North Debut at Thompson

Sarah Cornett-Ching of Summerland, BC will make her PASS North Super Late Model debut at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park next weekend.

“I’ve been watching lots of videos on YouTube and trying to do some studying up,” Cornett-Ching said. “So, I hopefully have kind of a good idea before we get there. … It’s definitely gonna be a new experience but I’m really excited. That place looks wicked fun.”

She will visit Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine ahead of the Oxford 250.

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Easter Bunny 150 Tradition Continues on Speed51.com’s Live Stream

Concord, N.C. — The Easter Bunny won’t be the only one hopping during Easter weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC).  Super Late Models from the Pro All Stars Series will be hopping around the historic 3/8-mile North Carolina race track during the 12th annual Easter Bunny 150 on April 15.
 
For the third straight year, race fans worldwide will be to watch the race via a live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com powered by JEGS.  (Click Here to Order)
 
Featuring Super Late Model racers from both the north and south, the Easter Bunny 150 has become one of the most prestigious annual PASS events. Each year, the race draws a talented field of drivers hoping to celebrate their Easter weekend with a victory at the “Birthplace of NASCAR stars.”

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Craig Prevails in Wild PASS Super Late Model Return to Orange County

ROUGEMONT, NC (March 25) – Matt Craig came out on top of a controversial last lap battle that saw both he and third finisher Preston Peltier slap the wall to win the 10th Running of the Orange Blossom Special on Saturday night at Orange County Speedway.  Craig’s second straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win also guarantees him a starting spot in the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine.

“Our car was really good, but we got really loose when it was time to go,” said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54.  “I’ve raced with Preston [Peltier] for a long time and I knew if I would have stayed on the outside on the last lap, it wouldn’t have been any different than what I did.  I don’t feel bad about it.  He’s raced me dirty and I’ve raced him dirty, that’s how we get along.”

For Peltier, with the chance to end a nearly two-year winless drought in PASS dating back to the 2015 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, coming up short was a hard pill to swallow.

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Watch the PASS Orange Blossom Special Saturday on Speed51.com

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For the first time since the 2014 season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will be returning to Orange County Speedway (NC) on Saturday, March 25 for the original Orange Blossom Special.  
While there will be nothing like being at the track to watch the exciting racing on the 3/8-mile, high-banked oval, Speed51.com and PASS officials are pleased to announce that the race will be broadcast live on Speed51.com for those who can’t make it to the track.

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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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PASS South Title Contenders Prepare for Orange County Return

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 8) – As Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model racers from across the Carolinas prepare for the series long awaited return to Orange County Speedway on Saturday, March 25th, a great championship battle is heating up following the first two races of the season.  Heading into the upcoming “Original” Orange Blossom Special, points leader Bradley McCaskill and former PASS South champions, Matt Craig and Tate Fogleman, are only separated by two points.  As a matter of fact, the top 11 drivers in points only have 42 points between them.
Following his recent win in the Dogwood 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park, Matt Craig looks forward to the next stop for a number of reasons, including the opportunity to get a guaranteed starting spot in the 44th Annual Oxford 250 with a win and a shot at the $25,000 top prize come last weekend in August.

“It was good to win with the new style Hamke car and be the first one to win with it,” says Craig.  “We broke something at Dillon and we just nursed it to the finish, so we know we have good speed.”

After a tight battle throughout the season in 2016 with Kodie Conner, Craig was able to prevail and capture the championship.  But, he knows it will be no easy task to become the first two-time winner of the South’s oldest Super Late Model championship.
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Craig Dominates Southern National for 2nd Career PASS South Victory

LUCAMA, NC (March 4) – Defending Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model champion, Matt Craig captured the lead from Spencer Davis on lap 16 and never looked back en route to his second career series win in the Dogwood 150 Saturday afternoon at Southern National Motorsports Park.  Following his win, Craig laid down a challenge amidst a furious chassis builder battle going on in the South’s oldest Super Late Model tour.

“This was just an awesome car and I can’t thank my crew enough for all the hard work they put in to it,” said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet.  “Everybody thinks the Furys are the best, but they just got waxed by a brand new Hamke.  We struggled a bit at Dillon, but we’ve got it figured out.  He [Noles] got us on a restart, but I laid the hammer down off two and cruised from there.”

In qualifying, Craig just missed out on the track record to claim his first career PASS quick qualifying time with a speed of 97.853miles per hour.  Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Craig would start third, while Davis and Tanner Thorson moved to the front row.

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