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PASS South and Late Model Stock Doubleheader Set for South Boston this Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 1) — After a thriller last weekend, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will be back at it this Saturday night at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway.  The NASCAR Late Model Stock cars have seen the highest car counts in the region and will also compete in Twin 75s, along with the Hornets division.  While PASS South championship leader Kodie Conner has a slight 10 point advantage over Matt Craig, defending series champion Tate Fogleman has moved back up to third in the standings and hopes to make up more ground in Saturday night’s 150 lapper.

“I’m really excited to head back to South Boston this weekend,” says Fogleman, driver of the Fogleman Soils/PFC Brakes Ford #8.  “The track has many different grooves to run, but I prefer getting my car hooked on the flats in both corners.  If you can find speed down there it makes passing a lot easier during the race.  South Boston draws a lot of fans for me and having that fan base builds up confidence.  I love the support they always provide.”

In addition to the PASS South regulars, defending race winner Kaz Grala will bring the LFR Chassis entry back to South Boston Speedway as he seeks to claim another checkered flag.  Likewise, Boca Raton, FL driver Dalton Sargeant returns to PASS piloting the Bond Suss Racing car.  Sargeant impressed in his first PASS South starts in late 2014 and is hoping for big things in his return this weekend.

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ICYMI & DYK: Home Tracks Happenings

Updates From Whelen Mods, K&N And Pinty’s Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up recent news items from across the NASCAR Home Tracks landscape. Did you know? …

Air Titan 2, Part II:  Last fall Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park became the first NASCAR Home Track to enlist the help of an Air Titan 2 when it had one on hand for the Sunoco World Series. The track has once again assured attendees that it will do all it can to get the scheduled events completed in a timely manner by bringing the track-drying technology back for this weekend’s Icebreaker.

Virginia Homecoming:  Newly-hired NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour director Jimmie Walker returns to his home state this weekend for the South Boston 150. Walker grew up near South Boston and most recently worked at Virginia’s Langley Speedway before starting with the tour in February.

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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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Bowling wins SBS title, splits twinbill with Pulliam

South Boston, VA – Matt Bowling of Ridgeway, Virginia did exactly what he needed to do in Saturday night’s season-ending twin 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway.

Bowling finished third in the first race and won the nightcap, taking the lead from Nathan Crews of Long Island, Virginia on the seventh lap and leading the rest of the way to score his fifth win of the season.

The win in the second race and a third-place finish in the first race gave Bowling his second career South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division championship.

[Photo Gallery] by Brad Newman

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Seuss in Title Driver’s Seat with Win

Takes Whelen Southern Modified Lead With South Boston Victory

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — Andy Seuss took a big step toward successfully defending his NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship Saturday night in capturing the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway.

It was the third win of the season and 21st of his career for the Hampstead, New Hampshire, driver. Seuss’ No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Financial Chevrolet was out front for a race-high 142 laps for his third win on the .400-mile oval.

Four-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III followed Seuss across the line in second and moved into championship contention.

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QUALIFYING: Measmer Celebrates First Pole

Young Driver Scores Historic Starting Spot At South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The eventful week for Bobby Measmer Jr. continued Saturday at South Boston Speedway and this time it’s some good news for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitor.

His mother had cancer surgery on Wednesday and his team is featuring the name “Elijah” on his car to honor another cancer patient.

Measmer was able to take his No. 74 Elijah’s Entourage Chevrolet to the front and win his first Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for the South Boston 150.

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PRACTICE: Seuss, Civali Fastest in Sessions

Defending Champ Quickest Overall During Two Sessions

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Andy Seuss sits in second place in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour point standings by just one point to Jason Myers and judging by practice for the South Boston 150, he could leave as the points leader tonight.

The Hampstead, New Hampshire native drove his No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Finance Chevrolet to the fastest overall time in both practice sessions with a time of 14.666 seconds (98.186 mph).

James Civali, who was named a last-minute driver in the No. 79 Coors Light/Hillbilly Racing Pontiac, was fastest in the final practice session and second overall at 14.832 seconds (97.087).

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PRACTICE: Seuss, Civali Fastest In Sessions

Defending Champ Quickest Overall During Two Sessions

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Andy Seuss sits in second place in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour point standings by just one point to Jason Myers and judging by practice for the South Boston 150, he could leave as the points leader tonight.

The Hampstead, New Hampshire native drove his No. 11 Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Finance Chevrolet to the fastest overall time in both practice sessions with a time of 14.666 seconds (98.186 mph).

James Civali, who was named a last-minute driver in the No. 79 Coors Light/Hillbilly Racing Pontiac, was fastest in the final practice session and second overall at 14.832 seconds (97.087).

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Southern Modified Stat Advance: So. Boston

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to South Boston Speedway for the final time this season for Saturday’s South Boston 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

South Boston 150 Setup:
• Andy Seuss is the only two-time winner in NWSMT competition at South Boston Speedway after winning the first race held there in 2009 and in April of 2014.
• Kyle Ebersole, George Brunnhoelzl III and Ryan Preece are the only other previous race winners at South Boston currently entered in this weekend’s race.
• NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Eric Goodale, who scored a win in the NWSMT season opener at Caraway, joins Preece for this race.

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Whelen Southern Modified Notes: S. Boston

Close Battle For Championship Highlights Second Race At Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 season for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is shaping up to be one for the record books.

Jason Myers holds the record for the most starts in the history of the tour having started 130 of the 131 races held under NASCAR sanctioning, but the one item he wants to collect to complete his resume:  a NWSMT  championship.

Myers leads defending champion Andy Seuss and his older brother, Burt, by just one point (308-307) heading into the South Boston 150 on Saturday and when you add Kyle Ebersole and George Brunnhoelzl III in the equation, it makes for high anticipation in the ninth race on this year’s schedule 11-event schedule.

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PIT BOX: Trophy To Be Claimed In Canada

Canadian Tire, Whelen All-American Titles To Be Decided This Weekend; Close Battle Continues In Southern Modifieds

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will hold its annual Pinty’s 250 season finale this weekend at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario. Scott Steckly leads Jason Hathaway by nine points (403-394) as he goes after his fourth series championship. Andrew Ranger is tied with Hathaway as he goes after his third championship. Hathaway, who scored his first road course win in the season’s penultimate event for the series at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, is contending for his first title.

• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will make its second stop of the season at South Boston Speedway for the South Boston 150 on Saturday. The tour is experiencing one of its closest points battles in its 11-year history as Jason Myers leads defending champion Andy Seuss and his older brother, Burt, by just one-point (308-307). Kyle Ebersole is fourth at 303 and four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III is back in the hunt, nine points behind the lead, after his win in the series’ most recent race.

• Two-time national champion Lee Pulliam has been in overdrive chasing a third title. The Semora, North Carolina, won three more times over the weekend. In the last three weeks, he has won eight of 11 asphalt Late Model races at five different tracks over three states. Unofficially, Pulliam holds a 700-681 lead over Oklahoma’s Thomas Tillison Jr. heading into the final weekend for races to count toward NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points.

ON TRACK

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1
Race: Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ont.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. ET
Telecast: TSN – Saturday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. / RDS2 – Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Twitter: #Pintys250, #NCATS, @KDSpeedway
RACE CENTRAL LIVE | CHAMPIONSHIP SCENARIOS

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Garage Opens
8:45 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting
9:30 a.m. Rookie Driver/Spotter Meeting
11-11:30 a.m. First Practice
12-12:45 p.m. Final Practice
2:15 p.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
3:15 p.m. Qualifying
3:50 p.m. Driver Autograph Session
5 p.m. Pinty’s 250

NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR

Race: South Boston 150 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 P.M. ET (Approximately)
Telecast: NBCSN – Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 P.M. ET
Twitter: #SoBo150, #NWSMT, @SoBoSpeedway57

RACE CENTRAL LIVE

Time Event
9:30 a.m. Haulers Enter
10:30 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting
10:45 a.m. Garage Opens
12:30 p.m. Rookie Driver/Spotter Meeting
1:30-1:55 p.m. First Practice
2:25-3 p.m. Final Practice
4:30 p.m. Qualifying
5:30 p.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
6 p.m. Driver Autograph Session (On track)
8 p.m. (Approx.) South Boston 150

NWSMT South Boston 9/19/15 Schedule
Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Time Event
9 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. Haulers Enter
10:30 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting
12:30 p.m. Rookie/Spotter Meeting
1:30-1:55 p.m. First Practice
2:25-3 p.m. Final Practice
4:30 p.m. Qualifying
5:30 p.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
6 p.m. Driver Autograph Session (On Track)
8 p.m. (Approx.) South Boston 150
* – Schedule Subject To Change

NWSMT South Boston 9/5/15 Entry List
Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Series:
Whelen Southern Modified Tour
CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF
1 Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Remington SCT/Citrusafe/Speedway Auto Auc. Ford Kim Myers Matt Cromer
4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C. Adams Towing & Recovery Ford Gary Myers Mike Queen
5 Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa. Ebersole Excavating Ford Bob Ebersole Bob Ebersole
11 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Finance Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Eddie Harvey
14 Trey Hutchens, III, Winston-Salem, N.C. * All Star Truck and Trailer Repair Chevrolet Bobby Hutchens, Jr. Bobby Hutchens
15 Jeremy Gerstner, Wesley Chapel, Fla. GMR Lawncare/Shady Grady Racing Chevrolet Grady Jeffreys, Jr. Grady Jeffreys Jr.
22 Kyle Bonsignore, Bay Shore, N.Y. Snap-On Tools Chevrolet Kyle Bonsignore Bill Bonsignore
28 George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y. Dunleavy Trk and Trailer Repair/Comp. Tech. Chevrolet George Brunnhoelzl, Jr. George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
40 Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, N.C. Autos By Nelson/Lewisville Mtrs/Wm Smith Trk. Chev. Gina Fleming Chris Fleming
43 David Calabrese, Toms River, N.J. Diamond Back Towing Chevrolet Michael Calabrese Bobby Foley
65 Danny Bohn, Freehold, N.J. Northeast Race Cars/Ideal Finance Chevrolet Eddie Bohn Eddie Bohn
74 Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C. Elijah’s Entourage Chevrolet Kevin Hughes Bobby Measmer Sr.
77 Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn. Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Teddy Musgrave Jr.
79 Jame Civali, Meriden, Conn. Coors Light/Hillbilly Racing Pontiac Susan Hill David Hill
99 A.J. Winstead, Bon Air, Va. VCE Technologies Chevrolet Susanne Winstead Reginald Winstead
* – Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

Sources: Tim Southers, NASCAR

New Faces in Spotlight as PASS South Readies for Return to South Boston

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 11) – With a slight reprieve in sight from the scorching summer heat that has gripped the South this year, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model teams are busily preparing for their annual August trip to South Boston Speedway this weekend.  The venerable Virginia short track has hosted the South’s top Super Late Model series since 2006.  Adding to this Saturday night’s slate of action will be Twin 75’s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks.

South Boston Speedway’s 4/10 mile layout and multiple grooves of racing always provide for top flight action when the PASS South Super Late Models come to town.  In the series first trip to the speedway back in June, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ driver Kaz Grala withstood a late-race challenge from Jared Fryar and Clay Rogers to take the win.

Fryar, who lives in Trinity, NC, returns to South Boston Speedway brimming with confidence and a new sponsor.  In the most recent PASS South Super Late Model race at Caraway Speedway in July, Fryar took the lead late from veteran Greg Marlowe to secure his first career PASS South win.  Wilton Tools, a leader in industrial workholding equipment and striking tools for more than 70 years, will join Bobby Fryar Trucking and Sterling Building Group as Fryar seeks his second straight PASS South win this weekend at South Boston.

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Kaz Grala Dominates for 1st Career PASS South Win At South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, VA (June 6) – Kaz Grala took the lead from Jared Fryar for the final time with 32 laps to go and pulled away to score his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.  Grala joins Kyle Busch, Alex Haase, and Christopher Bell as drivers who have been able to take Kyle Busch-owned Toyotas to victory lane in PASS competition.

“Man, that was a blast, first PASS race ever and it definitely got hectic on those restarts,” said Grala afterwards in victory lane.  “On the short run we were pretty snug on corner entry and free on exit, but it only took a couple of laps before it came back in.  As soon as the car came back in we were able to hunt him [Fryar] back down and get under him.  To sit on the pole and win my first PASS race is just awesome, I would have never imagined that.”

Grala paced qualifying with a lap of 93.288 miles per hour around the 4/10 mile speedway and would slot in second for the start following the top 10 qualifiers redraw alongside Fryar.

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Timothy Peters Takes Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown

South Boston Speedway 4-23-2015

Take a full field of Late Model Stocks and some Cup and Truck drivers then throw in Bill Elliot as Grand Marshall it was a must see event.
After a series of European Style Qualifying and Heat Races the field was set putting Timothy Peters on Peyton Sellers on the front row for 200 Laps.

At the drop of the Green Peters takes off with Sellers in tow. Peters would control the top spot but back in the pack the racing was door to door. Denny Hamlin pits on Lap 63 with electrical issues and is forced to retire from the event. Lee Pulliam goes to the lead on Lap 115. After 2 restarts Peters takes the lead back from Pulliam After a 10 minute break at Lap 150 for adjustments and fresh rubber the cars took back to the track for the final 50 Laps. Matt Bowling last years winner charged to the 2nd spot behind Peters. Peters would fall to fourth on a restart at Lap 190. A late race caution would set up a Green White Checkered finish on Lap 201 but a caution sets up another Green White Checkered finish. Pulliam and Peters roar off in to turn one. The top four are nose to tail at the White Flag. Coming in to Turn Four Josh Berry gets in the rear of Pulliam’s car turning him in to the rear of Berry’s car and piling up the field. Timothy Peters goes on the take the Checkers. William Byron and Mark Wertz squeeze the melee to come home second third followed by Tommy Lemons, Jr. and Tyler Ankrum. Josh Berry was moved to the last car on the lead Lap for rough driving.

Pit Notes: On the card May 9th is Twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stock Car’s. The Limited Sportsman and Modifieds will race for 50 Laps. The Pure Stock’s will battle for 30 Laps, The Hornets take to the track for 30 Laps.

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NBC Sports Adds Evernham, Sheheen for Whelen Modified Coverage

Legendary Crew Chief Teams with Veteran Motorsports Broadcaster for All 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Events on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. — April 15, 2015 — NBC Sports today welcomed three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham and seasoned broadcaster Ralph Sheheen to its growing lineup of motorsports experts. Evernham and Sheheen will handle coverage of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Events on NBCSN. The announcement was made today by Jeff Behnke, Vice President of NASCAR Production for NBC Sports and NBCSN.

2015 marks the 30th Anniversary season for the northeast-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, which traces its roots back to the very first NASCAR-sanctioned race on the beach and road course at Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1948. Evernham, who began his remarkable career in motorsports working on short track race cars at age 15, will first team with Sheheen to cover the 41st running of the Icebreaker from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Conn., airing on Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 a.m. ET (late Friday night). The complete NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour telecast schedule on NBCSN is listed below.

“We’re are thrilled to continue our 2015 NASCAR Touring Series with the knowledge and experience of Ray Evernham and Ralph Sheheen behind the microphone,” said Behnke. “This is a win for all race fans and the enthusiastic followers of the Whelen Modified Tours.”

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Southern Virginia Higher Education Center NASCAR Late Model 150

S. BOSTON, VA (April 11, 2015) — Lee Pulliam led Qualifying by taking the Pole over Matt Bowling. Pulliam would have to start ninth by sweeping the Twins at the last event. Bowling takes the lead over Brenden Queen and Quinn Hoff. Bowling would lead the first 50 Laps but Pulliam Charges to the lead. Pulliam would lead until a Lap 143 restart when Bowling goes back to the lead. A Lap 152 restart sets up a Green White Checkered finish. Bowling and William Byron take the green Bowling pulls away for the win over William Byron, Juan Garcia, and Lee Pulliam in fifth.

In the Limited Sportsman Joey Throckmorton led wire to wire to take his first win of the season. Mack Little, lll was second and Trey Crews was third.

The Pure Stocks lined up for 30 Laps. Nathan Crews would start second and lead every Lap to finish first. Greg Autry was second and Stuart Crews was third.

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Kaz Grala Added to Driver Lineup for KBM Late Model Program

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 9, 2015) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that the team has added 16-year-old Kaz Grala to the driver lineup for its Late Model program. Grala will compete in multiple events behind the wheel of a KBM Late Model in 2015, including driving the No. 51 Camry for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on April 23.

“I am unbelievably excited to have been given the opportunity to drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Grala said. “This organization is the epitome of success and it’s an honor to be invited into the KBM family. As a young driver to be able to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, both drivers and engineers, will be hugely beneficial.

“I am especially anxious to get behind the wheel of the No. 51 Toyota Camry for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway — my favorite Late Model short track,” he continued. “I have competed in the event the past two years, running well both times, but ending up with ‘wrong place, wrong time’ luck. South Boston has always been one of my most successful tracks, but I have not been able to score a victory there yet. Hopefully, we can get redemption this year and bring home the trophy for Kyle Busch and his organization.”

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Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Returns to Virginia’s South Boston Speedway for Second Year

April 23rd celebrity Late Model race to benefit Denny Hamlin Foundation

Advance tickets on sale starting February 11 at South Boston ticket office and ticket hotline 1-877-440-1540

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – The Denny Hamlin Foundation announced today that April 23, 2015 marks the eighth edition of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown and the second consecutive year the celebrity Late Model charity race will be held at South Boston Speedway . The Showdown, which features top NASCAR drivers competing against the best regional Late Model drivers, again serves as a weekday prelude to the weekend NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway. Proceeds from the Showdown go to support the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which has donated $150,000 in grants to help fund the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Therapeutics Development Center at VCU.

“Keeping the race at South Boston for 2015 was a no-brainer for me,” said Hamlin, who regularly raced at South Boston before he made the jump to NASCAR. “Not only did it bring back a little bit of NASCAR to the South Boston community, it also brought one of the most competitive fields we have seen at this event so far. The fans nearly sold out South Boston last year, and with the interest that we have already seen this year, I believe we will sell-out South Boston, and provide fans with another thrilling event.”

The driver line-up will be announced closer to the event, but Hamlin expects last year’s winner Matt Bowling, a Whelen All-American Series driver, to be first in line. Previous race winners include Kyle Busch, Hamlin, Tony Stewart, and C.E. Falk. Falk’s thrilling victory in 2010 at Southside Speedway, along with Bowling’s late race pass at South Boston last year, make Falk and Bowling the only non-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win the event.

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Congratulations

Congratulations to some drivers on their weddings this weekend:
Joey Logano of Middletown, CT and Brittany Baca
Former Monadnock champion Beth Adams and Chris Mctaggart
Lee Pulliam and LeAnne Thornburg

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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Sellers Celebrates Track Title

Second NASCAR Championship At South Boston

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Peyton Sellers knows a thing or two about winning races and championships. His performance during the 2014 season proved that once again for the long-time and very successful short track racer.

Sellers, a native of Danville, Virginia, and 2005 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, picked up another trophy for his display case in September after winning the track championship at nearby South Boston Speedway.

“We had a great year at SoBo this past season and I am so happy we were able to get this championship at a track so close to my hometown,” Sellers said. “It really means a lot to be able to win and celebrate in front of so many family and friends.”
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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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Ebersole Races to Second Career Victory

Holds Off Late Charge By Seuss For South Boston Checkered Flag

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – There must be something about the state of Virginia that brings out the best in Kyle Ebersole.

The Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, driver decided to change up his pit strategy and pitted early on Lap 53 and was able to hold off a late charge by Andy Seuss to win the South Boston 150 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at South Boston Speedway. It was the second career victory for Ebersole. His first came last season at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.

Seuss made several attempts in his quest for a season sweep at South Boston, but was ultimately forced to settle for second. He was followed across the line by George Brunnhoelzl III, Burt Myers and J.R. Bertuccio.

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QUALIFYING: Twice as Nice for Bohn

Wins Second Consecutive Award At South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny Bohn likes to qualify at South Boston.

For the second consecutive race at the .4-mile track, Bohn won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified qualifying on Saturday for the South Boston 150.

The 25-year-old out of Freehold, N.J., edged George Brunnhoelzl III, who was fastest overall in practice by .014 seconds, to win his fourth career pole and third this season with a fast lap time of 14.899 seconds (96.651 mph).

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PRACTICE: Brunnhoelzl Fast at South Boston

Veteran Looking For Second Win At Historic Track

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III must like South Boston Speedway.

The four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion has consistently been in the top two or three in practice every time the tour has visited the .4-mile track in southeastern Virginia and Saturday afternoon was no different.

After rain showers delayed the start of practice by almost two hours, Brunnhoelzl led the way during the 45-minute session for the South Boston 150 with a fast time of 14.948 seconds (96.334 mph).

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Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: SoBo

Analyzing The South Boston 150 At South Boston Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to South Boston Speedway for the second time this season with Saturday’s South Boston 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

South Boston 150 Setup:
• Andy Seuss is the only repeat winner in NWSMT competition at South Boston Speedway after winning the first race held there this season in April.
• George Brunnhoelzl III is the only other previous race winner at South Boston currently entered in this weekend’s race.
• Burt Myers enters this race on a hot streak, having won the previous two tour races (Langley, Caraway) and can become just the fourth driver in tour history to win at least three races in a row. Brunnhoelzl holds the record with four in a row in 2012.

At South Boston Speedway:
History
• South Boston Speedway opened in 1957. The facility is owned by the Mattioli family, which also owns and operates Pocono Raceway.
• South Boston features weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action on Saturday nights during the racing season, headlined by the late model division.
• The track held 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races between 1960-71, 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series events from 1982-2000, three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dates from 2001-03 and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East contests from 2007-11.
• South Boston held the 2001 season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, an event won by Jerry Marquis. It marked the only event to-date for the northeastern-based tour at South Boston.
• The first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at South Boston was contested on April 4, 2009 and was won by Andy Seuss.

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Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Proceeds Complete $150,000 Grant Commitment to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Seventh-annual celebrity Late Model race took place on April 24 at South Boston Speedway to benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation2015 date set for April 23 at South Boston

RICHMOND, VA (September 5, 2014) – With proceeds from the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown race held last April, Mary Lou Hamlin of the Denny Hamlin Foundation presented a $50,000 check today to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The donation represents the third and final installment of the $150,000 grant commitment made in 2012 to help fund the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at CHoR and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Therapeutics Development Center at VCU.

A sell-out crowd and great racing action once again made the seventh annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown a huge success this year. The celebrity-laden Late Model charity race, held April 24 at historic South Boston (Va.) Speedway for the first time, featured the Virginia-bred Hamlin and other stars of NASCAR against many of the area’s top Late Model racers.

“The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown was a big hit again,” said Hamlin, who last raced at South Boston in 2003. “The crew and fans at South Boston really responded and gave us former SoBo regulars a great welcome back. With such great fan and sponsor support of the event, the Denny Hamlin Foundation is able to advance the great work coming from the Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab, and help move vital Cystic Fibrosis therapies forward to help all individuals with CF.”

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Berry to Make Nationwide Debut at Iowa

Josh Berry of Hendersonville, TN will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. He will drive the #5 Tackle Grab Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Berry tested a Nationwide car on July 14 at Motor Mile.

The #5 team has a 6.8 average finish in 13 starts, including three wins, nine top fives and 10 top 10s. Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick have scored wins at Richmond, Kentucky and Daytona. Rookie Austin Theriault has made two of his three scheduled starts, with a best finish of fifteenth at Iowa in May.

A Late Model driver for JR Motorsports since 2010, Berry’s became eligible for Nationwide competition after  two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts. Berry drove the Speedco #45 at Greenville Pickens and Richmond for Darin Odle Motorsports.

“I’ve been very fortunate the past few years to have them supporting my career and wanting me to move up.”

“For our first showing, I felt like it went pretty well,” Berry said of his March 22 debut. “We were pretty quick, qualified fifth, and had a solid run going until getting caught up in some trouble at the end.”

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NEAR Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Drivers Deke Astle, Jim Martel, Mike Rowe, Fred Schulz, Ron Wyckoff, drag racing icon Bob Tasca, historian R.A. Silvia and car builder/mechanic Dave Tourigny make up the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame’s class of 2014.

They, along with the still to be announced pioneer class, will be inducted at NEAR’s 16th Hall of Fame banquet  Sunday, Nov. 16th, at The Lodge at Maneeley’s  in South Windsor, CT.

Banquet ticket information will be announced shortly and will be posted on the New England’s Antique Racers’ website (NEAR1.org) in the near future.

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