Pass Series Racing News
Fogleman Slides To Victory In PASS South Return To Southern National
Apr 15, 2013 - updated Apr 15th, 2013 9:06am
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Kenly, NC. --
NC (April 13) – Preston Peltier looked to be on the way to his second
straight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win, but
slipped in oil from rookie Brandon Lynn’s car coming to the white flag
handing Jay Fogleman the win in the Dogwood Blossom 150 Saturday night
at Southern National Raceway Park. Fogleman’s 8th career win moves him out of a tie with Ben Rowe into sole possession of second place on the PASS South All Time Wins list.
“My spotter told me that there might be oiI going into turn three and
when we got there Preston (Peltier) was about a lane higher than I was
and got in it and we were able to get by and make it back to the
checkered flag first,” said Fogleman. “I can’t thank Dicky Woodman and
these guys enough for the car they gave me tonight. I’m gonna try to
run as many races as I can driving other people’s cars because all the
focus in my shop is on Tate (Fogleman’s son). He’s got a lot brighter
future than I do.”
Beautiful weather greeted 32 PASS South Super Late Model teams to
Southern National Raceway Park on Saturday afternoon for the series’
first trip to the speedway since 2009. In qualifying, Preston Peltier
obliterated the PASS South track record at Southern National with a lap
of 97.422 miles per hour around the high banked 4/10 mile track.
Following the top ten qualifiers redraw to determine their starting
positions in the main event, Peltier would draw pill #4 to start outside
of the second row while his Johnson Motorsports teammate Tyler Church
would pull pill #1 to start from the pole.
When the green flag fell to start the Dogwood Blossom 150, outside pole
sitter and defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom jumped out to the
early lead. The first caution flag of the night waved on lap nine for a
spin by Bobby Measmer, Jr. and Bill Catania in turn one. When racing
resumed, the driver on the move in the early going was Alex Fleming, who
moved into the top five on lap 15 after starting back in twelfth.
The second caution of the race flew on lap 25 when Justin Allison and
Karl Weber spun entering turn three. Tanner Rumburg, making his PASS
South debut, had nowhere to go and slammed into Weber’s door. Luckily,
all the drivers were okay following the hard crash. After another brief
caution period, the yellow fever continued on lap 30 when PASS North
veteran Derek Ramstrom spun in turn four after contact from Jody
Measamer. Measamer would be penalized by PASS officials for rough
driving and placed at the rear of the field for the restart.
While Grissom continued to pace the field, Fleming had made his way up
to second and began to challenge for the top spot. On lap 63, the
Raleigh driver took the lead, much to the delight of the Eastern North
Carolina race fans. Pole sitter Tyler Church’s steady top five would
come to an end just nine laps later due to a mechanical problem.
place starter Blake Jones was making an impressive run to the front and
was in the top five by the halfway point of the 150 lap race.
On lap 77, the sixth caution of the night waved when Measamer would
make contact with Trevor Noles sending him for a spin at the exit of
turn four. PASS officials once again felt that Measamer was a bit over
aggressive and sent him to the back of the pack. On the ensuing
restart, Fleming appeared to have a problem coming up to speed falling
back to third behind Grissom and Fogleman.
With less than 50 laps to go, Grissom led over Fogleman and Peltier,
his two primary foes for the 2012 championship. But Grissom’s car
seemed to be fading as both Fogleman and Peltier moved around him with
36 laps to go. On lap 119, Peltier challenged Fogleman for the lead,
banging doors as they exited turn four. Peltier would take the top
spot, but Fogleman stayed glued to his rear bumper throughout the
remainder of the Dogwood Blossom 150.
the final laps, Lynn’s top 10 run went up in a cloud of smoke entering
turn three with the leaders not far behind. Peltier slipped up in the
fluid as Fogleman passed by and hung on in the frantic race back to the
yellow and checkered flags. A dejected Peltier could only reflect on
what might have been afterwards.
saw some smoke and there was a lapped car, I went to the outside of him
and that was a bad move. I got up in the oil and just about lost it,”
said Peltier, who has finished no lower than second in his three PASS
South starts this season. “I’ve had that experience before and checked
up when the caution lights came out and totally let everybody have it.”
Jones capped off an outstanding return to PASS with a third place
finish followed by Grissom and Measamer, who rebounded nicely from his
earlier penalties. Rounding out the top ten were Fleming, Ramstrom,
Brandon Ward, Noles, and John Batten.
the PASS Pro Late Model feature, Trevor Noles led flag-to-flag to take
his fourth career victory over Jeff Batten, Harrison Burton, Austin
Reed, and Kodie Conner.
Coming up next week, the PASS North Super Late Models will get their season underway on Sunday, April 21st at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME. The PASS Modifieds and PASS Sportsman will also be in action.
The next event for the PASS South Super Late Models will be on May 11th
as the series returns to South Boston Speedway for a 150 lapper along
with Twin 75’s for the Late Model Stock division. For more information,
please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro
All Stars Series on Facebook.
PASS South Dogwood Blossom 150 – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
4 – Jay Fogleman 150 16. 97 – Brandon Lynn 147
26 – Preston Peltier 150 17. 129 – Spencer Davis 145
80 – Blake Jones 150 18. 8F – Tate Fogleman 109
31 – Kyle Grissom 150 19. 89 – David Latour, Jr. 107
98 – Jody Measamer 150 20. 13 – Joe Ryan Osborne 79
05 – Alex Fleming 150 21. 28 – Jared Irvan 78
35 – Derek Ramstrom 150 22. 8 – Joseph Mursuli 74
62 – Brandon Ward 150 23. 7 – Tyler Church 71
2 – Trevor Noles 150 24. 30 – Jerrick Johnson 59
48 – John Batten 150 25. 18k – Keith Oliver 55
09 – Randy Gentry 150 26. 1 – Justin Allison 25
57 – Cole Timm 150 27. 50 – Karl Weber 24
104 – Kevin Powell 149 28. 15 – Tanner Rumburg 24
18 – Bill Catania 148 29. M3 – Shelton McNair, Jr. 10
22 – Tyler Audie 148 30. 51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. 9
PASS Pro Late Models – 50 laps
16 – Trevor Noles
49 – Jeff Batten
12 – Harrison Burton
14 – Austin Reed
45 – Kodie Conner
36 – Tyler Dayton
129 – Spencer Davis
71 – Nick Robinson
02 – Walker Yates
55 – Collin Vernal