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Eckes Scores Runner-Up Finish in PASS Winter Meltdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eckes Kicks Off 2017 Season with Successful Run at SpeedFest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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McCumbee, Rowe, and Berry Head Next Round of Entries for Meltdown at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 26) – Prominent names from the North and South head the ever growing list of drivers for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 4.  The “Original” Winter Meltdown will be headlined by the 200 green flag lap South Carolina Clash and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another for the first race of the 2017 PASS National Championship series.  The 12th Annual Clash at the Winter Meltdown will also double as the first race for the PASS South Super Late Models.

Ocean Isles, NC’s Chad McCumbee has done nearly everything you can think of when it comes to auto racing.  From a successful career in Late Model Stocks at Myrtle Beach Speedway to nearly winning in the Camping World Truck Series, McCumbee even played Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in an ESPN production based on his father.  In recent years, McCumbee has honed his road racing skills driving the ModSpace Mazda and will compete this weekend in the preliminary events at Daytona International Speedway leading up to the Rolex 24.  But, with all that on his resume, the Winter Meltdown at Dillon will be his first start in a PASS Super Late Model.

“Super Late Models are somewhat of a step I skipped coming up through in the early 2000’s,” says McCumbee, who will pilot the Elliott Trucking #16 at Dillon.  “Last year we decided to try something different and got a Fury Super.  Dillon will be my second race in a Super Late Model and our test went pretty well a couple of weeks ago.  I am in Florida now so I was very limited with my time leading up to the race.  I don’t really have any expectations but feel confident we will be competitive.”

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

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

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

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

Early Entrants Abound for Expanded PASS Winter Meltdown at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 13) – With just three weeks left to go until the “Original” Winter Meltdown goes green, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model teams from across North America are beginning to make their final preparations.  This year’s fourth running of the early-season event looks to be the biggest yet as the Meltdown moves to its new home at Dillon Motor Speedway.   Northern drivers have dominated the three previous runnings of the PASS Winter Meltdown 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 and backing that up with a victory at Greenville last year.

Once again being on Super Bowl weekend, the PASS Winter Meltdown will be short track racing’s first major points event of the year.  The “Original” Meltdown will feature the 12th Annual South Carolina Clash for the PASS Super Late Models and will be bigger than ever before.  The South Carolina Clash will now be 200 laps, paying $6,000 to win, and will give competitors the option to change two tires with 75 laps to go.  The Winter Meltdown will also feature a 75 lap event for the Late Model Stocks paying $1500 to win and an event for the Pro 4s.  The PASS Winter Meltdown will go green on Saturday afternoon, February 4 at 2 PM and will serve as the first race of 2017 for the PASS South Super Late Models and the PASS National Championship Series.  Saturday’s action will be preceded by an optional practice day for all divisions on Friday afternoon, February 3.

The first batch of PASS Super Late Models entries has been released and includes drivers from all over the United States.  Tate Fogleman, the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model champion, scored his first series win last year at Hickory and will be joined by former South Carolina Clash winner and 2014 PASS South titlist, Tyler Church.  Both North Carolina drivers will be seeking to become the first two-time series champion.  New York youngster Christian Eckes will make his second trip to Dillon Motor Speedway for the Winter Meltdown.  Eckes had several big, late season wins in 2016, including the Snowball Derby and Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park in Super Late Models and the Myrtle Beach 400 in a Late Model Stock Car.

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Setzer Holds Off All Comers to Take 2nd Career PASS South Win at Dillon

DILLON, SC (March 5) – Brandon Setzer survived a hard-fought battle for the lead with Jody Measamer and Kodie Conner to claim his second career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model victory in the 11th Annual South Carolina Clash Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway.

“Our car was just so tight and have to just apologize to Jody Measamer, he was holding me down and I had to hit the gas to get it turn and I got into him,” said Setzer of contact that sent Measmer around late in the race.  “We weren’t that good early today and my guys made some great adjustments to get the car better.  We’ve got some great momentum going into our next PASS race at Hickory and a win there gets you locked into the Oxford 250, so how sweet would that be?”

In qualifying, Setzer claimed the quick time with a lap of 89.552 miles per hour around the tough 4/10 mile, egg-shaped speedway.  Setzer’s good fortune continued during the top 10 qualifiers redraw as he would draw pill number one to start alongside rookie Kodie Conner for the 125 lap event.’ Continue reading ‘Setzer Holds Off All Comers to Take 2nd Career PASS South Win at Dillon’

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

Tyler Church Bets the House to Take PASS South Opener at Dillon

DILLON, SC (March 7) – Defending Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Champion Tyler Church took the lead from Jody Measamer with 23 laps to go and withstood a late-race restart to win the 10th Annual South Carolina Clash 125Saturday night at Dillon Motor Speedway. Earlier in the day, Church revealed that anything less than a win could prove to be a premature ending to the 2015 season for the family financed team.

“That was a wild race, that was tough,” said an emotional Church in victory lane. “We borrowed money against the house just so we could be here to race…and I’m going racing again. On that last restart I didn’t want to let up until I got back up front and, dadgum, we’ve come this far and I was going to win this race.”

In qualifying, last year’s championship runner-up, Cole Timm, captured his first career PASS South quick qualifying time with a lap of 90.766 miles per hour around the egg-shaped, 4/10 mile speedway. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Tate Fogleman and Roger Lee Newton moved up to the front row, while Timm would slot back in the fourth starting position.
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PASS South Season Set to Roll Off Saturday At Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 3) – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models are prepped and ready to go as the series prepares to kick off its 10th anniversary season this Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway.  For the fourth time in the last seven years, the South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway will be the first race of 15 in a season that stretches through November for the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models.

Dillon Motor Speedway’s 4/10 mile, egg-shaped layout always presents a tough challenge to PASS competitors, but has provided many memorable finishes.  In 2013, Austin Theriault used lapped traffic to his advantage to take the lead from Preston Peltier in the final corner and win in the closest finish in PASS South history.  And, last year, Daniel Hemric passed Cole Timm with a handful of laps to go to take his first ever South Carolina Clash win.

After a stellar season in 2014, Timm comes back to Dillon looking for redemption and, not only as a favorite for the win, but as a seasoned veteran seeking his first championship.  Likewise, last year’s PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tyler Church, who has always ran well at Dillon, hopes to capture his first series win since taking the checkered flag at Ace Speedway last May.

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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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PASS Releases 2015 Pro Late Model Schedule

 CHARLOTTE, NC (October 21) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today a schedule of at least 12 PASS Pro Late Model events for the upcoming 2015 season. Each PASS Pro Late Model event in 2015 will be in conjunction with the PASS South Super Late Model division. Most events will be 50 laps in length and will continue under the same format that was utilized this season.

“The PASS Pro Late Model division has proven to be a great stepping stone for drivers looking to eventually make the move up to PASS South,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Having the PASS Pro Late Models as a companion event to most of our PASS South Super Late Model races sets up a great weekend of action for our fans. We have several new teams planning to join the series next year and are excited about the potential growth of the PASS Pro Late Model division in 2015.”

The PASS Pro Late Model season will begin on Saturday, March 7 at Dillon Motor Speedway and conclude with the final of two events at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the Mason Dixon Meltdown weekend of action on Saturday, November 21. Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC will host the PASS Pro Late Model division the most of any track in 2015 with three events. Additional PASS Pro Late Model events will be held at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Concord Speedway, Anderson Motor Speedway, Greenville-Pickens Speedway, and tentatively at Orange County Speedway.

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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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PASS to Begin Airing Events on Pay-Per-View Online in 2014

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NAPLES, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today that the series will begin airing pay-per-view events online this season. PASS TV will allow race fans around the world to watch North America’s premier short track series from the comfort of their own homes. TM Racing Videos will partner with PASS and utilize a multi-camera format to provide a first-of-its kind experience online for short track asphalt racers and fans. Fans will be able to access PASS TV through a link on ProAllStarsSeries.com and can enjoy the racing action from qualifying through the checkered flag. Through PASS TV, racers will be able to get those ever important sponsors the increased exposure that they deserve.

The first event that will be available for purchase beginning later this week will be the 3
rd Running of the Florida Winter Meltdown from New Smyrna Speedway on February 8. Other early season races planned to be broadcast on PASS TV include PASS South events from Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Dillon Motor Speedway, and the Easter Bunny 150 from Hickory Motor Speedway. Events that will be available for purchase will be announced throughout the season on the PASS website as well as the PASS Facebook and Twitter pages.

“We’re really happy to announce the launch of PASS TV for the 2014 racing season and we believe that this will revolutionize short track racing coverage for the future,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Sanctioning a variety of different series throughout the United States and Canada offers us a great platform of racing entertainment for our fans. Now, when the best from New England and Canada head down South or conversely when our Southern stars head North, their fans will be able to follow them without leaving their homes. We also believe that when fans see the great action being presented on PASS TV it will encourage them to get out and experience the excitement at the races in person.”

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PASS Finalizes Dates for South Super Late Models and Pro Late Models

 CHARLOTTE, NC — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that 2014 dates have been finalized for the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models. Both divisions will return to Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC on Friday night, May 9. It will mark the first time PASS has raced at Ace since 2011. Both divisions will also return for a second trip in 2014 to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC on Saturday night, October 18.

Additionally, the November dates have been set as the PASS South Super Late Models will return to Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC for the 12th Annual North-South Shootout October 31-November 1. And, both the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will conclude their seasons at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC on Saturday, November 15, one week earlier than previously announced.

With the finalization of these dates, the PASS South Super Late Models will race 17 times for the first time in series history. The PASS Pro Late Models will race a total of 13 times in 2014, all of which will be companion events to the PASS South Super Late Model division.

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Hemric Mounts Late Charge to Win PASS South Wildcat 150 at Dillon

DILLON, SC — It was déjà vu for the #98 Carswell Motorsports team as Daniel Hemric made a late race charge Saturday night to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Wildcat 150 at Dillon Motor Speedway. The win was Hemric’s second PASS South win of 2013 and came at the site of the Carswell team’s first series victory in 2008 with the now retired Justin Wakefield.

“Considering that this is where Jake and Deanna [Carswell] started their Super Late Model career, this is pretty cool, especially doing it here at Dillon…it’s really neat for everybody,” Hemric said afterwards in victory lane.
The afternoon certainly started out promising for Hemric as he scored his first career PASS South quick time in qualifying, nearly two-tenths of a second quicker than his nearest competitor with a lap 89.419 miles per hour around the 4/10 mile egg-shaped speedway. But, that was tempered in the top ten qualifiers redraw when he drew pill number nine which resulted in starting the 150 lap feature inside of row five.

At the drop of the green flag, PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman jumped into the lead, but that was short lived as Alex Fleming moved by to claim the top spot on lap three. With the field staying tightly packed in the early going, Fogleman made the move to retake the lead on lap 11. The drive of the race early on came from Jody Measamer, who started a disappointing 17th in the Wildcat 150. Measamer wasted little time in moving towards the front, breaking into the top 10 on lap 25 after contact between Rodney Brooks and Spencer Wauters while battling for 9th opened the door for him.

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PASS South Makes Return Trip to Dillon for The Wildcat 150

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models first started competing “South Of The Border” at Dillon Motor Speedway in 2008. That race was held on a sweltering Sunday afternoon under the hot South Carolina sun and was won by the now retired Justin Wakefield. Since then, the South Carolina Clash at Dillon has been held in March to kick off the PASS South season and Ron Barfield’s 4/10 mile speedway has grown to be a favorite stop for fans and competitors alike.

This Saturday night’s Wildcat 150, an event name harkening back to races held at Dillon Motor Speedway when the track was dirt in the 1970’s, will mark a series of firsts for the PASS South brigade. It will be the first time PASS South has ever raced at Dillon during the fall. And, it will also be the first time PASS has ever staged more than one Super Late Model race in the same year at the facility. Back in March, Maine youngster Austin Theriault took advantage of slower traffic to edge out veteran Preston Peltier for the win in the closest finish in PASS South history.

Like Theriault, Clete Caywood and Jody Measamer hope to snare their first career PASS South victories in this weekend’s Wildcat 150. Caywood, who hails from Easley in the South Carolina upstate, would love nothing better than to take his first series win Saturday night in his home state. Competing in a partial schedule this year, Caywood backed up a solid sixth place finish in last year’s season-ending Mason Dixon Meltdown at Concord Speedway with an even more impressive fourth place finish in August at South Boston Speedway. Dillon’s egg-shaped layout proves tough for even the wiliest of veterans, but with strong finishes at equally challenging tracks, Caywood thinks the Wildcat 150 could be another opportunity to shine.

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PASS: Sat. 7/13 Pro Late Model Race at Dillon Cancelled

DILLON, SC —  Due to the forecast for continued thunder storms in the area and the extremely wet grounds and threat of flooding, Tom Mayberry and Ron Barfield have decided it’s in everyone’s best interest to cancel the PASS Pro Late Model race scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at Dillon Motor Speedway.

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Trevor Noles Wins PASS South Pro LM at Dillon

SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
UNOFFICIAL PASS SOUTH PLM RESULTS
50 Laps – DILLON – 6/1/13
1) Trevor Noles – 16
2) Tyler Audie – 22
3) Kerry Lawrence – 03
4) Harrison Burton – 12
5) Austin Reed – 14
6) Kodie Conner – 45
7) Hayes Goodson – 16G
8) Walker Yates – 02
9) Jeff Batten – 49
10) Hans Seth – 5

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PASS Pro Late Models to Take Center Stage at Dillon this Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC — For the first time this season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Pro Late Models will be the featured division as they headline the First Citizens 200 Saturday night at Dillon Motor Speedway. The 4/10 mile, egg-shaped layout of the Dillon Motor Speedway is a tough challenge to even the most experienced racer and the competition is certainly aware of that factor heading into this weekend. In less than two years though, the PASS Pro Late Models has proven to be one of the country’s top divisions for racers looking to make the step up into a touring division. Already this year, drivers like Tate Fogleman, Cole Timm, Jody Measamer, and Karl Weber have shown glimpses of their potential in the PASS South Super Late Model division thanks in large part to their time racing with the PASS Pro Late Models.

Harrison Burton and Trevor Noles have both found success this season in the PASS Pro Late Models, finishing first and second respectively at Dillon back in March. Since then, Noles has gone on to record three PASS Pro Late Model wins and has become one of the hottest commodities in short track racing. Additionally, Noles made his PASS South Super Late Model debut in the Coulter Motorsports #2 at Southern National Raceway Park where he finished ninth and followed that up by leading laps at South Boston Speedway and finishing 12th. Noles says he is looking forward to showcasing his talent further this weekend at Dillon as the PASS Pro Late Models step into the spotlight.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be different for sure,” said Noles. “It was definitely surprising back in March how well [Harrison] Burton ran. I figured they’d be good, but hopefully we can go back there and show them up. It should be a good battle for sure.”

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Theriault Nips Peltier For History Making Win In PASS South Opener at Dillon Motor Speedway

DILLON, SC — Austin Theriault led less than a hundred feet to edge out former Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Champion Preston Peltier in a photo finish to win the 8th Annual South Carolina Clash 150 at Dillon Motor Speedway. Theriault’s .120 second margin of victory in the PASS South season opener was the closest margin in series history. Theriault and Peltier made contact coming out of turn four racing to the checkered flag as they both maneuvered to pass the lapped machine of John Hunter Nemechek with Theriault just having enough to eke out the victory.

“I didn’t think I had anything for him [Peltier], but that lapped car gave me an opportunity there and I took it,” said Theriault, making only his second career PASS South Super Late Model start. “I hate that it came down to that, but I felt like I had the inside there down on the apron. I went there and hoped that it stuck and luckily we had the lapped car there. It hasn’t quite hit me yet, but we’re on a roll and I think we’re gonna have a great season.”

After starting 10th, Peltier methodically worked his way to the front taking the lead for the first time on lap 101. Despite momentarily losing the lead on a restart, Peltier regained the top spot on lap 116 and looked to be on his way to a second straight win in the South Carolina Clash. However, as the leaders entered lapped traffic late in the race, Theriault was able to close on Peltier and was just a car length behind as the white flag waved. With Nemechek racing hard with Bobby Gower for a top 10 finish, the lead duo had a decision to make entering turn three on the final lap. Peltier erred on the side of caution while Theriault took a chance that ultimately led to him getting the win.

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Strong Field Expected for PASS South Opener at Dillon

CHARLOTTE, NC — Anticipation continues to build for what looks to be one of the most exciting and competitive seasons yet for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division and the new PASS Pro Late Model division. PASS South has proven to be the place where top short track drivers from around the country come to compete on the Southeast’s toughest track. The PASS Pro Late Models will race as a companion series to PASS South and is already proving to be one of the top divisions for young racers just starting out.

The 16 race PASS South schedule kicks off this weekend at the demanding Dillon Motor Speedway with the 8th Annual South Carolina Clash and will be followed just a week later by the Bash At The Beach at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Both tracks have been very busy of late with teams preparing for these first two PASS South races on back-to-back weekends.

Since 2011, Brad Keselowski Racing has built a top notch Super Late Model team led by veteran head wrench Gary Crooks. Last year, the BKR team took its first ever Super Late Model victory in a PASS South event at South Boston Speedway with Landon Cling piloting the #29 entry. Cling finished fifth in final PASS South points, just edging out Iowa rookie Nate Caruth who finished sixth in the #19 BKR machine

[Event Schedule – Dillon – 3/9]
[SLM Entries Received – Dillon – 3/9]
[PRO Entries Received – Dillon – 3/9]

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PASS South Brings Unique History in Return to Dillon for SC Clash

CHARLOTTE, NC — It doesn’t seem all that long ago racers and fans around the Southeast were talking about a new tour that would soon be contesting races around the region. During the winter of 2005-2006, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South was born and Super Late Model racers around the country were anxious to see what it was all about. PASS had been a force in New England since 2001, but still, folks were unsure how double-file restarts and not counting caution laps would catch on in the South. As we know now, it did catch on and PASS has grown to be North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt short track racing. But for PASS South, there has been a core group of events that have been a part of the schedule since day one. The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway has become one of the biggest Super Late Model races of the Spring. And, the Mason-Dixon Meltdown has concluded the season by bringing the best Super Late Model racers from the North and South together for one final season ending showdown. In between, the Firecracker 150 has provided Summer excitement and the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway has gone on to be one of the best attended races of the season. But, in addition to becoming one of PASS South’s most traditional races, the South Carolina Clash has chartered a history as unique as the state itself.

Early versions of the South Carolina Clash were held in the hot, stifling months of Palmetto State summers. In 2006, 17 cars took the green flag at Florence Motor Speedway in a race that marked the Super Late Model return to racing of hometown favorite Hal Goodson and the debut of future PASS South favorite Justin Wakefield. High attrition saw cars go every which way, including over the embankment of the track without walls. At the end, and with only five cars running, the race came down to a battle between short track legends Freddie Query and Mike Rowe and youngster Charlie Bradberry. With Rowe spinning and Query running out of gas, Bradberry held on for his only PASS South victory. Tragically, Bradberry would lose his life just a few short months later in an automobile accident after leaving Talladega Superspeedway.

In 2007, the South Carolina Clash transitioned to Anderson Motor Speedway. Following heavy rains all day on Saturday, the race was rescheduled for the following Sunday afternoon. A great field of 28 cars took the green flag in race dominated early by former track champion Gary Greenwood, Jr. Following a late caution, Ryan Lawler powered past Greenwood for his third win in four races dating back to 2006. The most memorable moment to occur in that event came on the final lap when Southern star Jason Hogan and PASS North Champion Ben Rowe crashed coming to the checkered flag while racing for fourth. The two got into a verbal spar on the front straightaway much to the delight of their fans.

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PASS Announces Ambitious Schedules For North and South Super Late Models in 2013

PASS To Sanction $25,000-to-win Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway
PASS South Returns To Southern National Raceway Park

NAPLES, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials released the 2013 schedules today for both the PASS North Super Late Models and PASS South Super Late Models. In its 13th year of operation, PASS will sanction over 30 Super Late Model races across North America in 2013, including the previously announced PASS Northwest races at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in Washington and the PASS National opener at Florida’s Auburndale Speedway on February 9th.

The PASS North schedule consists of 13 confirmed dates with races in Maine, New Hampshire, and the Canadian province of Quebec. PASS South has 14 confirmed dates with races in the Carolinas and Virginia. Both schedules could see up to two more additional dates to be added by January.

“We are very pleased to have our 2013 schedules out for the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Models at such an early date,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “It is my hope that our teams of talented racers and mechanics around the country can start making plans for next year and hopefully this schedule release will help out in their search for sponsors. I think the PASS fans will enjoy the tracks we are going to in 2013 and will have the chance to see some really great racing at some outstanding venues.”

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South Carolina Twin Bill Set to Kick Off 2013 PASS South Season

CHARLOTTE, NC — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today that the 2013 season will begin for the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models with consecutive weekends of racing along the coastal region of South Carolina. PASS South and PASS Pro Late Model teams kickoff the season on Saturday, March 9th with its traditional visit to Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway for the 8th Annual South Carolina Clash.
The next weekend, both divisions will make the short trip down US Highway 501 for PASS’s first visit to the historic Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway on Saturday, March 16th. Additional support divisions for both events will be announced at a later date. If necessary, the following Sunday for each respective weekend will be reserved as a rain date.

“We could not be more happy to bring the ‘Big Boys and Their Bad Fast Toys” to two great racetracks like Dillon and Myrtle Beach to get the 2013 season started off in a big way,” said Mayberry. “With the two tracks being so close together, we expect a great contingent of cars from New England and Canada to converge on South Carolina and compete against our PASS South regulars. For many fans and teams this will be their first chance of the year to see some great short track racing and hopefully use the opportunity between races to get a little vacation in along the Grand Strand. ”

The 8th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway will mark the fourth time in five years that the PASS South Super Late Models have begun their season at the tight, egg-shaped oval.

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Rowe, Goodson capture PASS South Lid Lifters at Dillon

Turner Maine’s Ben Rowe and his team  made the long tow to Dillon Motor Speedway worth their while Saturday afternoon as Rowe set fast time and  won the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Carolina Clash for super late models .  Rowe started fifth after the top ten time trialers re- drew for starting positions, and the four time PASS North champion quickly powered his way to the front.  Rowe took the lead from 2008 PASS South champ Alex Haase on lap twenty-two and despite the best efforts of Justin Wakefield on every double file restart,  Rowe cruised to a convincing victory. Wakefield had to settle for second and young Ryan Blaney came from the back of the field to finish third.  Jeff Fultz and Spencer Wauters rounded out the top five.

The South Carolina Clash marked the inaugural appearance of the PASS Late Model Trucks, and Hal Goodson goes in the record book as the first race winner in the new touring series. Grant Davidson chased Goodson to the checkers with Joe Heigl third.
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