Pass Series Racing News
Big Weekend For PASS Begins With “Rumble” At Southern National
Jun 19, 2013 - updated Jun 19th, 2013 8:12am
Web posted by Alan Deitz
Charlotte, NC. --
– After nearly a month off thanks to mother nature, the East Coast’s top Super Late Model drivers will
have a chance to showcase their talents at two of the country’s top short
On Saturday, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and
PASS Pro Late Models will return to Southern National Motorsports Park in
Kenly, NC, while the PASS North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will be
back in action on Sunday at Maine’s legendary Oxford Plains Speedway.
and competitors around the Southeast are excited for PASS
South’s trip back to Southern National for the Rumble In the Pines 150. In April, the series returned to the fast,
high banked speedway for the first time since 2009 with a field of over 30 PASS
South Super Late Models vying for top honors in the Dogwood Blossom 150. The race proved to be a grueling test
of man and machine that came down to a late-race battle
Preston Peltier and Jay Fogleman. Peltier passed Fogleman with less than 30
laps to go, but Fogleman followed closely in his tire tracks over the remaining
laps. But, as the field took the white flag, rookie
Brandon Lynn lost an engine which resulted in Peltier sliding through the oil
and out of the lead. Fogleman was able
to avoid the mayhem to take his sole victory this season. Now, with several local races having been run at
the speedway over the last couple of months and
high temperatures expected for this weekend’s race, there will be a premium on finding
the ideal set-up.
in part to his win at Southern National back in April, Fogleman leads the PASS
South Super Late Model standings heading back there this weekend. But, with just a scant four point advantage
over defending PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom, Fogleman realizes the added
importance of a good finish in the Rumble In The
Following the most recent PASS
South event held at Caraway Speedway, a new contingent asserted themselves at
the front of the field and served notice that they will be contenders for throughout
the rest of the season. Brandon Ward
brought a new car out at Caraway, leading a number of laps before being
sidelined by mechanical problems. South
Carolina veteran Randy Gentry also led laps before fading late and finishing
the biggest surprises at Caraway came in the drivers that finished behind
Grissom and Fogleman in the top five.
Jared Irvan, the son of 1991 Daytona 500 winner Ernie Irvan, had a hard
crash at Southern National in April, but is primed to rebound after a third
place finish at Caraway. Likewise, John
Batten and Justin Allison, who finished fourth and fifth last time out, seemed
to have also turned the corner in recent weeks.
And, perhaps Batten could be the dark horse favorite heading to the
Rumble In The Pines 150 since he is a former two-time Super Late Model track
champion at Southern National.
best of the best in Super Late Model racing will once again headline the action
at Southern National Motorsports Park led by PASS South points leader Jay
Fogleman, defending series champion Kyle Grissom, along with Brandon Ward, John
Batten, Bill Catania, Justin Allison, and Bobby Measmer, Jr. Dillon winner Austin Theriault returns to the
seat of the Brad Keselowski Racing #29 along with teammate Zak Hausler. Veterans Randy Gentry and Jody Measamer
return looking to back up their strong runs as of late along with talented
upstarts Jared Irvan, Tate Fogleman, Cole Timm, and Karl Weber. Virginia driver Tanner Rumberg returns to the
site of his PASS South debut a couple of months ago while rookies Bobby Gower
and Joseph Mursuli try to build more momentum.
Trevor Noles climbs back into the Coulter Motorsports #2 at what he
considers a “home track.” Jerrick
Johnson hopes to get his season turned around for Godfather Motorsports.
Action gets underway on Friday for all
divisions at Southern National Motorsports Park with an optional practice with
gates opening at 12:30 PM and practice until 6:30 PM. On Saturday, there will be rotating practice
for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Chargers, and
U-Cars from 12:30 – 4:15 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:50 PM and main event
racing slated to begin at 7:00 PM.
list and schedule for this weekend’s PASS South events at Southern National
Motorsports Park and the PASS North events at Oxford Plains Speedway can be
found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
North Super Late Model entry forms for Oxford Plains Speedway, Canaan Speedway,
and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as well as PASS South Super Late Model entry
forms for Southern National Motorsports Park and Anderson Motor Speedway and
the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway can be found
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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