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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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Hickory Champ McDaniel Evaluating 2014

Repeat Champ Wants To Improve On The Road

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin McDaniel maintained his level of success at a challenging and historic NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in 2013. He won his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model track championship at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

McDaniel, 24, of Harrisburg, N.C., is evaluating his plans for 2014. He’s wants to maintain success at Hickory, but wants to gain more experience and step-up his results at other tracks.

“We could run just the Zloop Big 10 Challenge Series races at Hickory and try to get experience and improve at some other southeastern tracks,” McDaniel said.

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Greenville Pickens Title a First for Anders

Driver Achieves Longtime Goal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A veteran South Carolina NASCAR Late Model driver won a long-sought track championship in 2013 and added a third consecutive state championship.

Anthony Anders, 42, of Easley, S.C., captured his first track title at historic Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway.

“It took a lot of sleepless nights, late nights in the shop with the crew, and the support and understanding from all our families to put all our time into racing,” Anders said. “It took 15 years of dreaming about it – and racing in Late Models for nine years – to get it done.”

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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Grissom Charges for PASS South “Bash At The Beach” Win

MYRTLE BEACH, SC —  Defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom charged from 12th after a lap 100 competition caution to the lead in just nine laps and held on to win the the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model Bash At The Beach 150 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The win was Grissom’s sixth in his PASS South Super Late Model career.

“That first half we tried to save our tires as best we could and the left rear just wore out really bad. We made an adjustment at the break and as soon as we got back going, I knew that saving the tires wasn’t going to do anything for us,” said Grissom. “All I was trying to do was get to the lead and fall back from there to conserve. To finally win a race here at Myrtle Beach in a Super Late Model with PASS and beat all of those guys…it’s a really good night.”

Last week’s winner at Dillon and current PASS South points leader Austin Theriault employed a similar strategy to Grissom, falling back in the early going to outside the top 15. But, by lap 100, Theriault brought Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford back up to 8th and in sight of the leaders. Both he and Grissom stormed to the front at the drop of the green flag and were mired in heavy lapped traffic in the final five laps. Theriault closed to within five car lengths of Grissom, but could not make an advance on the race leader and ultimately came home in second.

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Sauter Headlines Strong Contigent in Super Late Model Return with PASS to Myrtle Beach

CHARLOTTE, NC — A lot has changed since Super Late Models last raced at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2004. The headline division for that event was the old All Pro Series, which no longer exists. And, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) which will sanction this weekend’s Inaugural Bash At The Beach was just gaining strength in New England and would not start as the South’s premier Super Late Model division for another two years. And, even more telling, young PASS South talent competing this weekend like John Hunter Nemechek, Tate Fogleman, and Cole Timm were just getting ready for elementary school back in 2004.

PASS South’s first visit to Myrtle Beach will certainly prove to be one of the toughest challenges teams will face all year. By short track standards, the .538 mile D-shaped layout of Myrtle Beach Speedway will be by far the biggest track PASS South competes on all year. But, Myrtle Beach is perhaps more famous for its abrasive surface which chews up tires lake a cheese grader.

Daytona Truck Series winner Johnny Sauter returns to PASS at the Bash At The Beach driving his family-owned #5, a tribute to his father, Jim. A win at Myrtle Beach would be nothing new for the Sauter family however. After all, Johnny’s older brother Tim won a thrilling All Pro Series race at the track in 2001, crossing the finish line with a flat tire.

[SLM Entries Received – Myrtle – 3/16]
[PLM Entries Received – Myrtle – 3/16]

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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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Andy Seuss Isn’t Too “Tired” to Win Down South

New Hampshire Driver Takes Down WSMT Victory at Myrtle Beach

Hampstead, NH — It’s been a busy few weeks for Andy Seuss. The New Hampshire driver has spent the last two weeks racing at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut on Thursday nights and then at tracks in the Carolinas on Saturday nights – all while balancing a full-time job at the family business, Rockingham Boat, and turning wrenches on the #70 Modified that he drives up North.

Yet while Seuss might be feeling a little bit rundown at this point, that is nothing compared to how worn out his tires were feeling during the running of Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC). The track’s abrasive surface was wearing out fresh rubber in just a matter of laps, so Seuss put his tire management skills to work and came away from the event as its victor with his #47 Advance Auto Parts Modified fielded by Riggs Racing.
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Seuss Gets Back To Victory Lane

New Hampshire Driver Becomes First 3-Time Winner

Myrtle Beach, SC — After a couple of tough luck races Andy Seuss finally has a reason to celebrate.

Seuss was able to get past Rich Kuiken Jr. on Lap 122 and held on to win the Myrtle Beach 150 Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Seuss, who started on the pole after the redraw, fell back early in the race as his strategy was to save his tires as much as possible.

The Hampstead, N.H. driver, who last took the checkered flag at Lanier (Ga.) Speedway in April, crossed the finish line ahead of George Brunnhoelzl III. Buddy Emory finished third for his first podium finish of the season. L.W. Miller was fourth and Gene Pack fifth.
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