Pass Series Racing News
Memorial Day Weekend Double Set For PASS Competitors
May 22, 2013 - updated May 22nd, 2013 5:00pm
Web posted by Alan Deitz
Charlotte, NC. --
NAPLES, ME (May 22) – For many, Memorial Day weekend is
the unofficial start to summer. Folks
all over the country break out their swimsuits and sunscreen to unwind after
hibernating through the winter and spring.
For race fans, the upcoming weekend highlights many of the pinnacles in
racing. Open wheel’s Indianapolis 500
and the Grand Prix of Monaco and stock car racing’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte
are some of the most coveted trophies in all of motorsports.
Short track racing is no
different. The Pro All Stars Series
(PASS) Super Late Model divisions provide some of the toughest competition in
all of racing. And, competitors know
they have beaten the best if they are lucky enough to take home a checkered
flag in PASS. It is a rare occasion when
both the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Models compete on the same
weekend and Memorial Day weekend just happens to be one of those
occasions. This weekend the best short
track drivers in the country will be in competition with the PASS South Super
Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models racing at North Carolina’s Caraway
Speedway on Friday night and the PASS North Super Late Models racing at New
Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday afternoon.
PASS South Super Late Models will start the weekend off on Friday returning to
Caraway Speedway for the “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150. In two events at Caraway in 2012, PASS South
front runners Kyle Grissom and Jay Fogleman took home the checkered flags. The two drivers enter Friday night’s event
separated by just six points for the PASS South points lead.
This weekend’s sponsor at Caraway
Speedway is also a part-time competitor in PASS South. Kevin Powell began racing with PASS late last
year at South Boston Speedway and immediately adapted to the series, regularly running
in the top ten. Powell’s PASS South
highlight thus far was a stirring drive from 22nd to finish third at
the season opening South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. But, Powell believes his best is yet to come
and that it could come this weekend.
“Caraway Speedway is special
because it’s in my backyard, all the fans know ‘Krazy’ Kevin Powell and they
know my sponsor Q104,” said Powell. “Dicky
and Becky Woodman give me a really good car and it’s easy to look good when the
car’s so good. These PASS South Super Late Models are so fun because you have
to get up on the wheel for 150 laps.”
the PASS South is competing in North Carolina, New England’s best racers will be
heating things up in New Hampshire. The
PASS North Super Late Models return to the United States thus Saturday night
after a hard fought contest last weekend at Canada’s Autodrome Chaudiere. While Patrick Laperle went to victory lane,
PASS North points leader Joey Doiron padded his points lead over Travis
Benjamin and DJ Shaw in unlikely fashion.
Doiron raced his way to a second place finish in Shaw’s backup car after
he lost an engine in practice.
PASS North Champion Ben Rowe certainly has to be looking forward to racing this
weekend at White Mountain. PASS’s
All-Time Wins Leader collected nine of those checkered flags at White Mountain,
more than any other driver. Rowe’s best
finish so far this season has been fourth at the PASS North season opener at
Oxford Plains. And, he no doubt believes
this weekend at White Mountain could be where he tastes victory for the first
time this season.
hoping for a lot better luck at White Mountain, the last two race haven’t gone
exactly the way we would have liked,” said Rowe. “Racing on Memorial Day weekend is cool, but
all I ever do is race. Hopefully a lot of
fans will come out because I know they’ll see a great race.”
Action begins on Friday for
PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models at Caraway Speedway with pit
gates opening at 2:00 PM, rotating
practice from 2 – 4 PM, followed by qualifying at 6:30 PM and
main event racing slated to begin at 8:00 PM.
Saturday, the PASS North Super Late Models tackle White Mountain Motorsports
Park with pit gates opening at 10 AM, practice at 1:30 PM and main event racing
at 4 PM.
lists for both the Caraway Speedway and White Mountain Motorsports Park events
can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
North Super Late Model entry forms for White Mountain Motorsports Park, Speedway 660, Canaan Speedway,
and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as well as PASS
South Super Late Model entry forms for Caraway Speedway, South Boston Speedway, and
Anderson Motor Speedway and the 40th
Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway can be found at
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
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