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CARS Tour Unveils 2017 Season Schedule

Mooresville, NC 10/6/16- Next season the CARS Tour will see plenty of newness as the tour unveils its upcoming 2017 schedule. A return to the state of Virginia, three new tracks to the tour, and more than ten races in a single season for the first time ever in series history highlights the 2017 season. In addition to the above mentioned, the CARS Tour will kick off the season for the first time ever in the month of March, beating this year’s season opener date, which took place the first weekend in April.

“We wanted to get a little earlier start in the season than we have had in the past, “explained series owner Jack McNelly. “Starting in March lets us get a few races in before the racing season gets too hectic around here. We’ll host those races in March during the afternoon so our fans can still enjoy the show in the most pleasurable weather as possible. It should be a great way to start the year.”

The three new tracks hosting CARS Tour events next season will be the all new Dominion Raceway, Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina, and South Boston Speedway, which will feature fresh new asphalt once repaving is complete over the off season.
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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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Countdown to the Carolinas: Johnny Bridges

HOLLY, Mich. — When the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro (MSRSCS) announced their 2016 schedule would include four stops on the asphalt in North and South Carolina, few drivers were more excited about the shows than Cherryville, N.C. veteran Johnny Bridges.

After finishing second to National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom in the series’ inaugural stop at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway in 2015, the long-time 360 sprint car racer was hungry for more and hoping there would be a repeat performance.

Now, Bridges will have his shot at redemption during the two season-opening MSRSCS shows on April 15-16, at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory, which returns to the Must See Racing calendar for the second consecutive year.

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Southern Modified Racing Series Presented by PASS Ready to Launch in 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 2) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry and event promoter Renee Hackett are pleased to announce an exciting partnership that will see the creation of a new series featuring the popular Tour-type Modifieds.  The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will launch it’s inaugural season in 2016 and will feature the Tour-type Modifieds racing on some of the South’s most historic speedways.  The inaugural season will see the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS competing tentatively in 10 events, several of which will pair the new Modified division with the PASS South Super Late Models in an unprecedented series of races. 

The first Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend.  The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will also race with the PASS South Super Late Models and the NASCAR Late Model Stocks at Anderson Motor Speedway on Friday night, June 17, 2016.  The inaugural Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS champion will be crowned on Friday night, November 4, 2016, at Concord Speedway, the night prior to the 14th Annual North-South Shootout.  The PASS Super Late Model National and PASS South Super Late Model champions will be crowned the following day at Concord as part of the North-South Shootout.

“After a lot of inquiries from teams and drivers over the last several weeks, the Pro All Stars Series is happy to team up with Renee [Hackett] and her staff in the creation of the South’s most exciting new series,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We believe the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS, coupled with the PASS South Super Late Models at a number of venues, will give fans the opportunity to see the two most powerful divisions in short track racing competing together in some definite ‘can’t miss’ action.”

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PASS South Ready to Heat Up the Track in Return Trip to Anderson

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 16) – As temperatures soar with the approach of summer, the stars and cars of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) are busily preparing for this Friday night’s Electric City 125 at Anderson Motor Speedway.  The PASS South Super Late Models will be joined in action by the PASS Pro Late Models, Legends, BM Modifieds and Front Wheel Drives on Friday night at Anderson.  As the South’s oldest and most prestigious Super Late Model championship heads to the upstate of South Carolina this weekend, drivers and teams are hoping they will have the right setup to deal with a very hot and very slick Anderson Motor Speedway.

In 2012, Winston-Salem, NC’s Brandon Ward led flag-to-flag to score a very memorable win at Anderson in similar conditions to what are expected for Friday evening.  Ward and the New Day Motorsports team dominated for their second win that season and briefly took over the PASS South Super Late Model points lead along the way.

“The win in 2012 at Anderson was a big one for us,” says Ward, driver of the Foothill Ford/kpmoto.com/Miller Welders #62.  “We had just won at Wake County and then we were able to back that win up at Anderson.  It’s a unique race track with very little grip.”

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