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John Smith Dodges Late Race Tangle to Get Southern Modified Racing Series Opener

SOPHIA, N.C. – John Smith, of Mount Airy, scored the $3,000 top prize in Sunday’s 125-lap season opener for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) at Caraway Speedway. It was his fifth career SMRS victory, the most of any driver.

To get the win, Smith was in position in the final few laps when front runners Bobby Measmer Jr. and Jason Myers tangled racing for the lead. Myers spun and Smith was able to get the best of Measmer on the restart to get the lead and the win.

“It feels pretty good any time you can win, but especially winning the first one,” Smith told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “All of those cautions played into our favor and I think I had more tire left than the rest of them did.”

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Hirschman Looks to Continue Myrtle Beach Success

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA discounts his experience at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway ahead of Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener. He cited teams that privately tested or competed in a 50-lap Modified race last month, where he finished third. Hirschman has three consecutive podiums at Myrtle Beach.

“It’s not gonna be totally foreign to them,” Hirschman said. “But it’s a unique place and having raced there now a few times over the last year and a half certainly helps and we have won a race there which is always a boost of confidence.”

The tire wear at the half-mile oval is well known. Last month’s Modified race demonstrated conservation’s role with part of the field dropping back to preserve tires.

“There are abrasive tracks and then there’s Myrtle Beach. It’s hard to explain but it’s definitely the extreme on that end. It’s really unlike any other track I’ve run at.”

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Danny Bohn Set for Doubleheader

Danny Bohn of Freehold, NJ has a doubleheader weekend in front of him after the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) season opener was postponed. Saturday is the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway and Sunday the SMRS runs at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC.

Bohn has never been to Myrtle Beach. He has heard of the need to “be conservative” to save tires. His only experience of the track came from the online broadcast last month. Bohn believes his seat time on dirt tracks will help make him a contender.

Bohn plans to run the SMRS full time after the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour ended last year. He also plans to run a partial NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule for Fleming Family Racing. It may include a couple of northern races and all of the southern races at Myrtle Beach, Langley, Bristol and a non-points event at Charlotte.

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2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released as Series Readies for 12th Season

– Dillon Motor Speedway To Host Winter Meltdown Featuring The South Carolina Clash In February
– Southern National Motorsports Park And Orange County Speedway Return To Schedule
– Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Easter Bunny 150 For 12th Straight Season

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 15) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2017 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models.  The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model series will be highlighted in 2017 by the return to two of the series original tracks with events at Southern National Motorsports Park and Orange County Speedway.  With 10 dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least six different venues over the course of the 2017 season.

“As always we work very hard for our fans and competitors to get the southern schedule out as early as possible,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We realize everyone is busy and have again worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules.  We believe this schedule should work well for our racers next year.  We’re also very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners and operators for their cooperation to help make this happen.  All in all, we’ve got a great group of tracks returning to the schedule next year and are excited for the possibilities.”

The 2017 season will start once again on Super Bowl weekend, February 3-4, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the return of the Winter Meltdown and an expansion of the annual South Carolina Clash.  The Winter Meltdown will also be the first event of the 2017 PASS National Championship Series. 

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Burt Myers Takes 1st Career SMRS Modified Win at Caraway

SOPHIA, NC (September 5) – Southern Modified veteran Burt Myers took the lead from Brandon Ward late in the race and led the rest of the way to claim his first career Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

“Our win tonight was definitely a long time coming,” said Myers, driver of the Citrusafe BBQ Grill Cleaner #1 afterwards. “I guess it was only fitting that we would return to Caraway to finally get our first SMRS/PASS win. I hope we can finish the season out strong and get at least one more victory.”

In qualifying, Myers paced the field for the second time this season with a lap of 15.965 seconds (102.550 MPH).
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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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Pit Box: East Thunders Into Bristol

Whelen Southern Mods Return To Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

 • Following a three-week hiatus the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action with the fifth annual PittLite 125 on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Last year’s winner Kyle Benjamin will look to become the series’ first two-time victor in Thunder Valley. Todd Gilliland also has a chance to sit alone in the K&N Pro Series record books as he will look to become the first driver in East or West history to win his first five career starts. He’s currently tied for the mark with Dan Gurney, who won his first four K&N Pro Series West races (then known as Pacific Coast Late Models) from 1963-66.

• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the second time this season for Saturday’s Dogwood 150. Andy Seuss won this race last year and is still looking for his first checkered flag of the season while George Brunnhoelzl III enters as victor of the past two events. Burt Myers won the season opener at Caraway in March and holds a one-point advantage over Brunnhoelzl in the standings. After the Dogwood 150, the tour will take its annual spring break until July.

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PIT BOX: K&N East Action Returns At Mobile

Whelen Southern Mods Open 2016 Season At Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway for its second race of the season and its inaugural race at the half-mile oval. After an exciting season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, new and old faces will look to capture their first victory of the year. With New Smyrna race winner, Todd Gilliland, not scheduled to compete the Mobile 150 trophy and first place in the series standings is up for grabs. Some familiar faces will be entering the fray as former series race winners Jesse Little and Brandon Gdovic will be making their first starts of the season.

• The green flag at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on Saturday will usher in the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. George Brunnhoelzl III and defending two-time tour champion Andy Seuss will enter as the early favorites as the two have won 14 of the last 20 races at the .455-mile track. Jason Myers set the track record during qualifying for this event last year and looks to continue his streak as the only driver to start every event held at Caraway since the tour began in 2005.

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Bohn, Pallai in New Rides this Season

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Veteran Teams Welcome Drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two weeks out from its first laps of the season on March 12 at Caraway Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is already making news.

Long-established modified organizations Fleming Racing and Hillbilly Racing have tabbed new drivers for the 2016 season with Danny Bohn and Richie Pallai Jr.

For the second time in his storied career, Frank Fleming has decided to step away from the driver’s seat and he and his brother Chris will have Bohn drive his family-owned No. 40 car during the 2016 campaign.

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2015 CHAMPION PROFILE: Lee Pulliam

Emotional Finish To Third Whelen All-American Title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Lee Pulliam capped his remarkable season with an equally remarkable victory.

The three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I national champion pulled into Victory Lane last Sunday at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina, after an emotional week.

The stars were aligned for a storybook finish in the Thanksgiving All-Star Classic at Southern National on Nov. 29. Just three days earlier — on Thanksgiving Day — his wife, LeAnne, was injured in an accident on her way to work. Pulliam, who had never won the Classic, was not even going to race.

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PASS Announces 2016 Dates For East Carolina, Concord, And Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 9) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced the addition of four more dates to the 2016 PASS South Super Late Model schedule today.  Caraway Speedway returns to the PASS South schedule and will host a major event there onSaturday, April 16, 2016.  The following week, East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC will host the series for the first time ever on Saturday night, April 23, 2016.  And, after ending a nearly 2 ½ year hiatus this year, Concord Speedway will once again kick off a huge Memorial Day weekend of action by hosting the PASS South Super Late Models on Friday night, May 27, 2016.   Additionally, North-South Shootout promoters Darren and Renee Hackett are pleased to announce that it will be back at Concord Speedway on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016 and that the PASS South Super Late Models will join the Tour-type Modifieds in headlining the event.

The dates at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord will join previously announced PASS South events on the 2016 schedule, including the South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

“We’re very excited to announce four more great events for 2016 at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We believe East Carolina will be a perfect addition to the PASS family of tracks for 2016 and can build on the momentum of a strong race at Caraway the week prior.  Our return to Concord this year for the Memorial Day race was a great success.  We are equally as excited to be a part of the North-South Shootout’s homecoming at Concord this November and beyond.  Our races there next year will ensure more great short racing action for the foreseeable future at the Concord Speedway half-mile.”

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Jared Fryar Survives Wild Night For First Career PASS South Win At Caraway

SOPHIA, NC (July 25) – Jared Fryar took the lead from veteran Greg Marlowe with 13 laps to go and led the rest of the way to score his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.  Fryar had to survive a wild event that saw the caution flag wave six times in the 125 lap event on PASS Fan Appreciation night at the races.

“I got a little nervous when we dropped back to seventh there, but luckily we were able to get back to third and cruise and then we got a late race caution and things fell our way,” said Fryar, who has finished no lower than fourth in just three PASS South starts in 2015.  “He [Marlowe] was hard to get by there, but it just feels awesome to finally get my first PASS Super Late Model win.  I just can’t thank all of the people who have stuck behind me and believed in what we’re doing.”

In qualifying, PASS South points leader Zane Smith paced the 20 car field in qualifying with a lap of 98.967 miles per hour around the tough .455 mile speedway.  Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Smith would slot into the seventh starting position while Joey Coulter and Joey Padgett would move to the front row to lead the field to green.

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PASS South Celebrates 10 Years Of Racing With Salute To Fans At Caraway Speedway

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 22) – After a well-deserved break from the heat, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model and Pro Late Model competitors will hit the track once again this Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.  This weekend’s action at Caraway Speedway will also serve as PASS Fan Appreciation.  To celebrate 10 years of PASS racing in the Southeast, PASS fans will be honored with a $20 carload special or a $10 general admission ticket for those fans who might be traveling to the races solo.

“The fans are so important to this sport, but in particular, to short track racing,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “This is a small way that we can say ‘Thank You’ to those folks who have spent their hard earned money to support PASS throughout the years.”

Jody Measamer hopes he can say thank you to his fans and supporters in victory lane following Saturday night’s events at Caraway Speedway.  Growing up in nearby Sanford, NC, Measamer first set sight on Caraway Speedway helping out his racing mentor, Tom Usry.  Eventually, Measamer began racing himself and was one of the most successful Late Model Supertruck drivers Caraway Speedway has ever seen.  That success at Caraway has translated over to the PASS South Super Late Model division where Measamer had one of his strongest outings of 2014, finishing third in the North-South Shootout behind race winner Ryan Moore and second place finisher Christopher Bell.

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2 Brunnhoelzls at Riverhead Opening Day

IMG_8917Bill Park stepped out of the driver’s seat of his always beautiful No. 20 NASCAR Modified, he has filled that seat with several talented drivers. Park will have a trio of drivers this year. Last year’s regular driver Ryan Preece will be back for 8 races and Ron Silk will be in the car for about 5 races plus the 2 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races.

A familiar face will drive the car on opening night at Riverhead (NY) Raceway. Former Long Islander George Brunnhoelzl, III will venture north from North Carolina to pilot the East West Marine/Elite Towing and Transport/Meade’s Welding & Fabricating car. He will be returning to Riverhead for the first time since 2011, when he drove a NASCAR WMT race.

I talked to George Monday about coming back to Riverhead, coming back to Long Island to drive for Bill Park and his season in general.

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Whelen Southern Modified Opener Postponed

Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Moved to Sunday

SOPHIA, N.C. – Due to the forecast for rain throughout the day on Saturday, NASCAR and Caraway Speedway has postponed the Spring Classic 150 one day. The season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will now be held on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET

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Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Spring Classic 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season gets underway this Saturday night at Caraway Speedway with the Spring Classic 150, the first of three scheduled visits to the track for the tour this year. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at Caraway:

Spring Classic 150 Setup:
• Andy Seuss begins defense of his 2014 championship at a track where he has enjoyed a lot of success as two of his three wins from last season came there, and in those two wins he won both from the pole and led all 150 laps.

• Four-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III owns the track record for most tour wins at Caraway with 11. Seuss is second with 10.
• Seuss and Brunnhoelzl have combined to win 13 of the last 18 tour races at Caraway, and 21 of 31 since 2008.
• Burt Myers joins Brunnhoelzl and Seuss as drivers who won at Caraway in 2014 that are scheduled to compete this weekend.

At Caraway Speedway:
Track History
• Caraway Speedway is celebrating its 50th season of competition this year. The .455-mile oval opened in 1966 as a dirt track and was paved in 1972.\

• Caraway held three NASCAR XFINITY Series events from 1982-83, won by Dale Earnhardt, Jack Ingram and Butch Lindley.
• Caraway has featured weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing each year since 1986.
• The first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Caraway Speedway was held on March 26, 2005 and was won by Ted Christopher.

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News & Notes: Caraway

Seuss Ready To Defend Whelen Southern Modified Title

Seuss will begin his title defense this Saturday with the season-opening Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway. The usual cast of competition will include four-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III, JR Bertuccio and Burt Myers, among others.

“I am excited to get back to racing and racing for wins,” Seuss said. “At the end of last year we were watching the points and now with a new season, we can get back going for the wins. Point racing was just different for me.”

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Bock Moving to NASCAR WMT

Legend Car Grad to Compete in Modifieds and Super LM

Brendon Bock of Franklin Square, NY will pursue a limited NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule driving the No. 29 car. Bock will be trading the No. 33 that came with his Legend Car for the one his father used. He plans to enter five races at Riverhead Raceway (1), Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (2 each).

“Modifieds have always been around me,” Bock said. “I’m very close to those, all my guys knows those well. It just makes sense to run a Modified for us.”

An expanded schedule is dependent on sponsorship. Bock wants to add Bristol after attending last year’s race. ” I really want to try Bristol, but I don’t know how that might shape out in the future. I went to watch it last year, I just loved it so much.”

Bock will enter selected NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races at Riverhead. He will use the events for additional seat time at the quarter mile oval. Bock enjoys the fact that he will be able to continue to race with some of his friends who are moving up to the Modifieds.

“The Modifieds are so special. They’re so sick, they’re so powerful and they look so badass. It’s just hard to find something that compares to them on the big asphalt tracks.”

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PASS Finalizes 2015 South Super Late Model & Pro Late Model Dates

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 24) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the 2015 schedules have been finalized for both the PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late Model divisions.  With 15 dates confirmed, including a final event to be added in October, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete at 11 different venues in 4 states over the course of the 2015 season.

“Due to some circumstances out of our control, we had to move a couple of dates around and wanted to get our schedule finalized as quickly as possible so our teams can start planning for next year,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We believe this is one of the strongest schedules we have ever put together and are excited about the possibilities 2015 presents for the South’s top Super and Pro Late Models.”

The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will now compete at both Anderson Motor Speedway in South Carolina and the Caraway Speedway in North Carolina twice each in 2015. Anderson Motor Speedway will host both PASS divisions on Saturday, March 21, featuring a 150 lap event for the PASS South Super Late Models.  This is in addition to the previously announced Electric City 125 that will be held at Anderson on Friday night, June 19.

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Pulliam Nets Virginia State, Motor Mile Titles

2-Time National Champion Finishes A Close Second This Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For most NASCAR drivers, a 2014 résumé with 25 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series wins, a track crown at Motor Mile Speedway and Virginia state title would be something to be ecstatic about, but then again, most drivers aren’t Lee Pulliam.

Pulliam, who was the two-time defending NWAAS champion, finished in the top three in the final national standings for the fourth consecutive year. This time, however, Pulliam came up 12 points shy of what could have been a record-setting third straight national title.

“We had a phenomenal year getting 25 wins at four different tracks,” Pulliam said. “We came up just a little short of the national title, but I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.”
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Preece Victorious in North-South Shootout at Caraway

SOPHIA, NC — A small but competitive field of Modifieds ran for the $6,000 payday at the Caraway Speedway and at the end of the 125 lap grind, Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT sat in victory lane in the Ed Partridge owned number six. Preece said “I feel like I just won the lottery, this dedicated team turned this car around in five days to come here. This win is for John Blewett.” When asked about having five time North South shootout winner Matt Hirschman behind him for the last 25 laps, Preece said “All I could think about was keeping the number 60 (Hirschman) behind me. To beat Matt means a lot.”

Hirschman of Northampton PA, who started from the pole after setting fast time of 15.699 at 104.3 mph, was out raced by Preece on lap one, but used a lap 82 restart to take over the top spot. It looked like Hirschman was on his way to victory number six in the N-S shootout until Preece took command on a lap 99 restart.

Preece and Hirschman ran bumper to bumper with Hirschman using the chrome horn a number of times, but couldn’t pull off the pass for the lead and had to settle for second place. “I came up a little bit short, I cost us the win, I had all good restart up until the last one. For a lot of the laps Ryan and I were pretty equal. I’m disappointed we couldn’t get the win, I did tap him a couple of times but I wasn’t going to spin him,” Hirschman said.

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Dirt Star Bell Eyes Second SLM Win at North-South Shootout

Most Recent PASS South Victor Eager to Compete at Caraway for the First Time

(Sophia, North Carolina) – When the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models roll into Caraway Speedway (NC) on November 1 for their portion of the North-South Shootout, Christopher Bell – one of the sports rising stars – will be behind the wheel of the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 52 Toyota.

Bell, best known for his success in the dirt ranks, captured his first career asphalt Late Model win in just his third career start one week ago at Orange County Speedway (NC) and will be looking to make it two in a row when the KBM team arrives at the Sophia, North Carolina oval.

“It’s definitely nice to have some confidence built up,” said Bell, of Norman, Oklahoma. “After you run good you get your confidence up and it just makes you better. So I’m really looking forward to getting back in the seat at Caraway.”

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Ryan Preece Enters North-South Shootout with His New Team

2012 Shootout Winner to Make Debut with TS Haulers Team at Caraway

Sophia, North Carolina — Fresh off of two straight wins to close out the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, 2013 NWMT champion Ryan Preece is the latest name to be added to the 12th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout entry list.

Preece, of Berlin, Connecticut, will go for a second North-South Shootout victory at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on November 1 behind the wheel of the No. 6 TS Haulers machine owned by Ed Partridge. Preece will drive the No. 6 car full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2015, but first he will be aiming for a second North-South Shootout victory.

“I’m excited,” said Preece. “It’s a head start on what’s going to be going on in 2015 with the No. 6 team. It’s going to be a new chapter with them and there would be no better way to kick things off than with a North-South Shootout win.”

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Watch All the North-South Shootout Action Live on 51 TV

Live Pay-Per-View Video Broadcast of Modifieds & More from Caraway

Sophia, North Carolina — The North-South Shootout is a destination event for fans of Modifieds, Super Late Model s and more. The November 1 event at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway features cars, drivers, crews and fans from all over the map and has since its inception in 2003.

Now, as the event celebrates its 12th annual edition, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to witness the prestigious North-South Shootout.

51 TV, the live video broadcasting network from Speed51.com, will broadcast all of the racing action from the North-South Shootout on Saturday, November 1 for the passionate short track fans unable to make the trip to Sophia, North Carolina. The pay-per-view broadcast will bring the 12th Annual John Blewett II Memorial North-South Shootout Modified feature, the PASS South Super Late Models and more to a worldwide audience on 51 TV.

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2015 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released for 10th Anniversary Season

Hickory Motor Speedway to host season-ending Mason Dixon Meltdown for the first time, in addition to the traditional running of the Easter Bunny 150 in the Spring
Series will host first racing event of any kind since 2012 at Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend
Myrtle Beach Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway return to PASS South Super Late Model schedule in 2015 

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 5) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. The 10th Anniversary season for the South’s top short track series will be highlighted by the return of stock car racing to the triangular shaped, half-mile Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend and by the move of the Mason Dixon Meltdown to the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time in series history. With 15 dates confirmed and an additional date to possibly be added in September, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete at 11 different venues over the course of the 2015 season.

“We are very pleased to be able to release our 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at such an early date and hope that will help our fans and competitors as they prepare for next season,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’re very excited and honored that the PASS South Super Late Models will be bringing new life to Concord Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, Hickory Motor Speedway has been at the heart of the series since it started in 2006 and we look forward to capping off our 10th Anniversary season there in November. All in all, we’ve got a great group of tracks returning to the schedule next year and are excited for the possibilities.”

For the fifth time in the last seven years, the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model season will kick off on Saturday, March 7th with the 10th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. The series will then travel north on Interstate 95 for the first of three PASS South Super Late Model events to be hosted by Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC on Saturday, March 21. The series will return to Southern National again on Saturday, July 18, while the Fall race at the 4/10 mile speedway will move up to Saturday, September 27.

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Bohn Emerges Victorious at Caraway

Nips Loftin At The Line In Wild Whelen Southern Mod Finish

SOPHIA, N.C. – It was a circle track event, but it took a drag race to decide the winner as Danny Bohn just edged Brian Loftin at the finish line to take the Prestoria Farms 150 checkered flag in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action Saturday at Caraway Speedway.

It was the third career victory for Bohn, and second at the .455-mile oval in rural Sophia, North Carolina.

The dramatics were setup by a series of late-race cautions. Burt Myers had dominated the bulk of the event, but mechanical issues on Lap 130 opened the door to the field. Loftin assumed the lead and held Bohn at bay for two subsequent restarts before the green-white-checkered flag conclusion.
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QUALIFYING: Bohn Blazes Field in Session

Scores Fifth Career Pole, First At Caraway In Time Trials

SOPHIA, N.C. – Danny Bohn has always enjoyed racing at Caraway Speedway and has scored one of his two career wins at the .455-mile track.

Now he can add a Coors Light Pole Award to his resume while competing at the facility.

Bohn went out fourth in the session and scored a quick lap at 15.831 seconds (103.468 mph) and the Freehold, New Jersey native made it hold up for his fifth career pole and fourth of the season during qualifying for the Prestoria Farms 150.
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PRACTICE: Seuss Quick at Caraway

Veteran Leads Way In Afternoon Practice Session

SOPHIA, N.C. – Andy Seuss is still searching for his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour title. To do that he needs to stay out front and he’s off to a good start at Caraway Speedway.

Seuss led the way during afternoon pracitce for the Prestoria Farms 150 with a fast time of 15.959 seconds (102.638 mph). George Brunnhoelzl III, who entered the day just nine points behind Seuss in the championship standings, was second at 15.983 seconds (102.484).

Danny Bohn was third (16.127/101.569) with Kyle Ebersole (16.149/101.430) and Jason Myers (16.186/101.199) the rest of the top five.

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Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Caraway

Analyzing The Prestoria Farms 150 At Caraway Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the fifth and final time this season Saturday night for the Prestoria Farms 150. This race was rescheduled from March 29 after rain postponed the event. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Prestoria Farms150 Setup:
• George Brunnhoelzl III cut Andy Seuss’ points lead in half last weekend when he won the Zooland 150 and Seuss finished fifth in the race. Brunnhoelzl now trails Seuss by just nine points (504-495).
• Brunnhoelzl is the defending winner of this event and he now owns the track record for most tour wins at Caraway with 11. Seuss is second with 10 wins.
• Seuss and Brunnhoelzl have combined to win 13 of the last 17 tour races at Caraway, and 21 of 30 since 2008.
• Burt Myers is tied with Seuss for the most wins this season with three. Brunnhoelzl and J.R. Bertuccio are the only other drivers with multiple wins this season with each scoring a pair of victories.
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Whelen So. Modified News & Notes: Caraway

Points Battles Tightens Up After Brunnhoelzl Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion George Brunnhoelzl III’s 22nd career win couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Brunnhoelzl took the checkered flag in last week’s Zooland 150 at Caraway Speedway to cut Andy Seuss’s championship points lead to just nine points with two races remaining, starting with a return trip to the .455-mile oval for this Saturday’s Prestoria Farms 150.

A three-time winner this year, Seuss had a 24-point lead over Brunnhoelzl just two races ago, but Brunnhoelzl has beat him on the track in those last two outings to chop the deficit.

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