Pass Series Racing News
PASS South Ready To Kick Off Season With Busy March Schedule
Feb 20, 2013 - updated Feb 20th, 2013 5:14pm
Web posted by Alan Deitz
Concord, NC. --
For Immediate Release
(February 15) – The
start of the 2013 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season is
quickly approaching. Not only for the
high horsepowered Super Late Models though, but also for one of the most
anticipated new divisions in the country, the PASS Pro Late Models.
Top teams from across the
Southeast are busy in race shops and with on track testing in preparation for
the March 9th running of the 8th Annual South Carolina
Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. And
being prepared is the key, as teams will start the season with three races in
four weekends. Following the South Carolina
Clash at Dillon, PASS South and PASS Pro Late Model competitors will head an
hour east the next week to Myrtle Beach Speedway and will then wind the month
of March down with one of the season’s biggest races, the 8th Annual
Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
The South Carolina Clash is one
of PASS South’s most traditional races and has been held at Dillon Motor
Speedway since 2008. This year’s race
will be the fourth time in the last five years that the South Carolina Clash
will begin the season for PASS South competitors. Dillon Motor Speedway is no easy track to
conquer either with a unique egg shape to the 4/10 mile oval. In addition to the PASS South regulars, 2009
Clash winner Ben Rowe and Florida Winter Meltdown runner-up Joe Boyd have made
their intentions known to compete in the Palmetto State. Dillon Motor Speedway promoter Ron Barfield
has also announced that he will leave the speedway open on Sunday and Monday
for any teams traveling from out of town that might need to make repairs to
their cars prior to the next week’s race at Myrtle Beach.
Since announcing the race last
year, the PASS date at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 16th has been
circled on many fans and race team’s calendars.
Myrtle Beach Speedway was known as Super Late
Model-type track for nearly 50 years. From the time the legendary facility
opened back in 1958 to the mid-1990’s, the .538 mile, D-shaped oval featured
Late Model Sportsman cars, very similar to today’s PASS South Super Late Models.
Local heroes like Sam Ard, Jimmy Hatchell, Eddie Goodson, Robert Powell, and
even the late Dale Earnhardt raced in the division regularly at Myrtle Beach
Speedway. Even Dillon promoter Ron Barfield graduated from being a champion
Late Model Stock driver to a top contender in the Late Model Sportsman division
at Myrtle Beach. From 1993 through 1995,
legendary promoter Bob Harmon promoted 400-lap All Pro Series epics at Myrtle
Beach won by short track legends such as Jody Ridley and Gary St. Amant. In 2012, Myrtle Beach Speedway saw a resurgence
under its new ownership group headed by Bob Lutz. PASS returns Super Late Model racing to the
beach for the first time since 2004, paying $5,000 to the winner and $600 to
start. The race will be 150 green flag
laps with a break at lap 100 for teams to refuel and change two tires.
While along South Carolina’s Grand Strand for
the Dillon and Myrtle Beach events, fans are encouraged to check out the Run To
The Sun XXV car show held in Myrtle Beach on March 14-16 by the Pee Dee Street
Rodders. Vendors and fans who attend the
car show will have the opportunity to pick up discount coupons for the PASS
race at Myrtle Beach Speedway that weekend.
Following two weeks of tough
competition in South Carolina, PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late
Model teams will have a week off prior to heading to Hickory Motor Speedway on
March 30th for the 8th Annual Easter Bunny 150. The Easter Bunny has a storied history dating
back to 2006. That race was the first
PASS South event ever held and was won by Maine racing legend Mike Rowe. Since then names like Ryan Lawler, Ben Rowe,
and Preston Peltier have all won on the .363 mile speedway. Kyle Grissom took his first career PASS South
win in the Easter Bunny 150 last year.
An interesting fact, Grissom became the fifth Easter Bunny 150 winner in
seven races there to go on and win the PASS South Super Late Model
In addition to being a PASS South
points event, the Easter Bunny 150 will be the second race of the PASS National
Championship series. Florida Winter
Meltdown winner Joey Doiron hopes to pad his PASS National points lead over a
field of hungry racers from all over the country.
PASS South Super Late Model entry
forms for the Dillon, Myrtle Beach and Hickory events as well as the 2013 PASS
license forms for all divisions can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
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 PASS Northwest Triple Crown at
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic
Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome
Chaudiere, and the legendary TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please contact Scott Reed
at 207-625-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For media or marketing
questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or email@example.com. Please visit
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