Pass Series Racing News
Grissom Holds Off Fogleman For PASS South Win At Caraway
May 26, 2013 - updated May 26th, 2013 12:39pm
Web posted by Alan Deitz
Caraway, NC. --
(May 24) – Kyle Grissom took the lead from
Brandon Ward on a lap 84 restart and held off points leader Jay Fogleman to win
the “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super
Late Models Friday night at Caraway Speedway.
Grissom’s seventh career PASS South Super Late Model win moves him to
within four points of Fogleman headed to the next series event in two weeks at
South Boston Speedway.
wasn’t crazy about taking the lead that early, but I was getting good restarts
and took advantage of it,” said Grissom, after becoming the first two-time
winner this season in PASS South. “Once
the 2 car (Fogleman) got up there, that was pretty tough, that was nerve
wracking having Jay Fogleman back there those last 60 laps.”
began the night by breaking his own track record in qualifying with a lap of
100.485 miles per hour around the .455 mile Caraway Speedway. Following the top 10 qualifier redraw,
Grissom slid back to the seventh starting position while veterans Brandon Ward
and Randy Gentry would move up to row one for the start.
jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag, but Gentry would take
command on lap six setting a blistering early pace. Meanwhile, Grissom was pacing himself, moving
around Spencer Davis for fifth on lap 36.
Davis would slow just seven laps later, struggling through the rest of
the night to eventually finish 12th.
The race would go caution free until lap 53 when Jerrick Johnson spun
exiting turn four, making contact with the inside wall.
the restart, Ward reassumed the lead from Gentry as they entered turn one. At halfway, Ward and Gentry continued to lead
the field with Grissom and Bobby Measmer, Jr. not far behind. The hardest crash of the night occurred on
lap 78 when the caution flew for the second time in the race for a grinding
crash by Karl Weber into the inside pit wall.
Despite heavy damage to the car, Weber was uninjured in the incident.
a spin by Measmer on lap 84, Ward struggled to come up to speed on the ensuing
restart which allowed Grissom and Gentry to move into the top two spots. Ward’s strong run ended when he fell from the
race just seven laps later due to clutch problems and finished 15th.
lap 93, Fogleman, who was driving the #2 entry from Coulter Motorsports,
muscled his way by Gentry for second and set his sights on Grissom. Despite applying heavy pressure throughout
the final third of the race, Fogleman had to settle for second behind Grissom
at the finish.
just missed on the setup a little bit and I had to use up my tires too early,
but that’s just the way it goes,” said Fogleman. “To finish second and stay up in this points
hunt is about all we could ask for.”
South rookie Jared Irvan drove from 13th to finish third, a career
best run for him. The son of 1991
Daytona 500 winner Ernie Irvan stormed into the top five in the final 50 laps
and was happy to get a strong finish.
one restart when the whole inside line went backwards really helped us because
I had been running the outside for a while,” said Irvan. “Towards the end, the breaks started to fade
and I didn’t have anything left for the leaders.”
John Batten and Justin Allison finished fourth and fifth respectively, both
career bests in PASS South. Rounding out
the top ten were Kevin Powell, Measmer, Brandon Lynn, Kyle Moon, and Gentry.
PASS Pro Late Models returned to action and it was a familiar face back in
victory lane. Trevor Noles started first
and led every lap for his series best third win of the season in the Foothill
Ford 50. Following Noles to the
checkered flag were Jared Fryar, Jeff Batten, Harrison Burton and Kodie Connor.
PASS Pro Late Models will be in action again next weekend at Dillon Motor
Speedway, while the PASS South Super Late Models will return in two weeks for a
150 lapper at South Boston Speedway.
official results and updated points please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com
PASS South “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150 –
1. 31 – Kyle Grissom 150 11. 8f – Tate Fogleman 145
2. 2 – Jay Fogleman 150 12. 129 – Spencer Davis 126
3. 28 – Jared Irvan 150 13. 8 – Joseph
4. 48 – John Batten 150 14. 19 – Zak Hausler 103
5. 1 – Justin Allison 150 15. 62 – Brandon Ward 91
6. 104 – Kevin Powell 149 16.
50 – Karl Weber 77
7. 51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. 149 17. 57 – Cole Timm 57
8. 97 – Brandon Lynn 149 18. 36 – Jake Cole 53
9. 29 – Kyle Moon 149 19. 30 – Jerrick Johnson 51
10. 09 – Randy Gentry 149 20. 18 – Bill Catania 26
PASS Pro Late Foothill Ford 50 – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
1. 16 – Trevor Noles
2. 5f – Jared Fryar
3. 49 – Jeff Batten
4. 12 – Harrison Burton
5. 45 – Kodie Connor
6. 35 – Carl Auman
7. 02 – Walker Yates
8. 5s – Hans Seth
9. 14 – Austin Reed
10. 7 – Matt Murphy
11. 71 – Nick Robinson
12. 6 – Evan Horne