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Second Leg Of PASS Northwest Triple Crown Ready To Roll At Wenatchee
Jun 13, 2013 - updated Jun 13th, 2013 10:02am
Web posted by Alan Deitz
WENATCHEE, WA (June 12) – After a successful opening event,
Super Late Model racing’s best will gather again this weekend at Wenatchee
Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) for race two of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS)
Northwest Triple Crown. The Montana
ManRoc Columbia River 150 will bring the Northwest’s best short trackers
together to compete on the picturesque quarter-mile speedway. The PASS Northwest Triple Crown is providing
racers and fans in the region with a professionally run tour for the first in
the better part of a decade.
April, the Apple Blossom 200 served as the first race of the Triple Crown and
gave everyone on the West Coast a glimpse into what has established PASS as one
of the top sanctioning bodies in short track racing. Northwest racing legend Garrett Evans
prevailed in a four car war to the checkered flag over local hero Shane
Mitchell, Gary Lewis, and 2012 PASS National Champion, Jay Fogleman, who was
making his first ever start at Wenatchee.
With a race under his belt, Evans knows he will have his work cut out
for him if he hopes to go back to victory lane in Saturday night’s Montana
ManRoc Columbia River 150.
competition will be extremely tough on Saturday night and I’m sure it will be a
challenge to get another win against all of those guys,” said Evans. “I think we showed the fans some great racing
in April and the great potential that PASS racing in the Northwest has.”
50 fewer laps to compete than in April’s Apple Blossom 200, the Montana ManRoc
Columbia River 150 will see racers pushing the limit even more so as they try
to position themselves for a late charge to the checkered flag. And, that might be hard to believe,
considering the hardnosed style of racing Northwest Super Late Model drivers
are famous for.
Lewis and Shane Mitchell will once again be a threat for the win along with fellow
Washingtonians Brent Harris, Michael Knutson, Kelly Mann, and Josh
Roberts. Oregon’s Alan Kress will also
be making the tow up to Wenatchee, while Alberta, Canada’s Brian Levant will be
heading in the opposite direction as the two hope to make up ground in the PASS
Northwest Triple Crown.
racer Larry Pollard will be making a special trip from his home in North
Carolina to Wenatchee as he returns to the driver’s seat for the Montana ManRoc
Columbia River 150. This will not be
Pollard’s first foray into PASS racing, however, as he made four PASS South
Super Late Model starts in 2006-2007, with a best finish of eighth coming at
Hickory Motor Speedway.
Originally from Victoria, British
Columbia, Pollard established himself as one of the best stock car racers in
Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest throughout the 1970’s. He eventually moved East and in 1987 became
the first foreign-born driver to win in what was then known as the Busch
Series. In honor of his accomplishments,
Pollard will be inducted into the WVSO Hall Of Fame prior to the green flag for
the Montana ManRoc Columbia River 150.
Another full field of the
Northwest’s best drivers will be at WVSO for this weekend’s 150 lapper hoping
not only for a win, but to prepare for the one of the region’s biggest races of
the year, the Wenatchee Valley 300 on August 9-10. Competitors from all across the West Coast
will come together to race for 300 laps in one of the Summer’s richest events,
with upwards of $16,000 going to the winner.
Northwest Triple Crown entry forms the Montana ManRoc 150 and the
Wenatchee Valley 300 at Wenatchee Valley’s Super
Oval along with PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for Southern
National Motorsports Park and Anderson Motor Speedway, PASS
North Super Late Model entry forms for Oxford Plains
Speedway and the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 can be found at
get under way on Friday, June 14th for
ManRoc Columbia River 150
with rotating practice from 5 – 9 PM
for the PASS Northwest Super Late Models, WESCO Sprints, Pro 4 Alliance, Pure
and Can-Am Thunder Cars. On Saturday, June 15th, rotating
practice for all divisions will be from 12 – 4 PM,
with qualifying at 4:15 PM, the Pit Party at 5:45 PM with heats and main
event racing to follow.
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’s 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
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