Pass Series Racing News
Theriault Outlasts Competiton For PASS South Win At Southern National.
Jun 26, 2013 - updated Jun 26th, 2013 11:11pm
Web posted by Alan Deitz
Charlotte, NC. --
For Immediate Release
LUCAMA, NC (June 23)
– Austin Theriault survived several late race restarts on a
hot and humid Sunday afternoon to win the rain-delayed Rumble In The Pines 150
at Southern National Motorsports Park.
Theriault captured his second career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South
Super Late Model win after the race was postponed Saturday night due to rain
“I’m struggling a little bit, it definitely was hot out
there,” said Theriault afterwards. “I
just rode around a little while thinking a lot of guys would burn it up. We didn’t have a lot left at the end, but we
had enough. I definitely want to thank
the fans who came and stuck it out with us through all the weather.”
After a full day of practice on Friday, weather
conditions seriously deteriorated over night completely washing out all on track
activities on Saturday. PASS officials
rescheduled the event for Sunday afternoon, but again weather threated after another
thunderstorm rolled through eastern North Carolina shortly before noon. With the threat of more storms looming, the
schedule was compacted with traditional single-lap qualifying being scrapped in
favor of the more expedient “European-style” qualifying format which saw
multiple cars on the track at one time.
When all was said and done, Theriault had the quickest lap in the unique
qualifying session, but had to start tenth after drawing pill #10 during the
PASS South Super Late Model rookies Spencer Davis and
Trevor Noles would lead the field to the green flag under threatening skies
that saw the temperature exceed 90 degrees.
Following a lap one spin by Tanner Rumburg that eliminated Justin
Allison from contention due to contact, Noles quickly jumped into the lead in
the X1R-sponsored machine owned by Coulter Motorsports. Early on though, all eyes were on defending
PASS South Champion Kyle Grissom, who had made his way into the top 10 by lap
five, despite starting back in 22nd.
Following a spin in turn three by Joe Ryan Osborne on lap
19, Davis moved around Noles to take the lead.
The race entered into a grueling 80 lap stretch of green flag racing
that saw both driver and car pushed to the limit under the hot Carolina
sun. By halfway, Davis continued to lead
by a short margin over Theriault, who had made his way into second, with Noles,
Grissom, and rookie Cole Timm rounding out the top five.
Theirault’s Brad Keselowski Racing #29 continued to stalk
Davis for the lead as the race entered its final third, passing the young
Georgia driver with 48 laps to go. The
long green flag stint finally came to an end on lap 110 following a spin by
Florida’s Dusty Cornelius in turn one.
On the ensuing restart, Jay Fogleman, who was now running third, and
Davis made contact entering turn one. As
the field checked up behind them, Bradley McCaskill and David Quackenbush
crashed knocking them both from the race.
With 25 laps to go, Grissom and the lapped machine of
Brandon Ward were racing hard for track position when Ward lost a right front
tire entering turn three sending him into Grissom’s Chevrolet. The contact sent Grissom spinning and out of
his fourth running position.
In the late stages of the race, Theriault continued to
lead, but Timm would emerge as his biggest challenger over the final laps of
the race. A spin by Bill Catania with
two laps to go set up a final dash to the checkered flag. Theriault got a better restart than Timm, who
dropped back to fourth after contact exiting turn two from Noles. Theriault made it back to the checkered flag
to take his first win since winning the season opening South Carolina Clash at
Dillon Motor Speedway in March.
“The car stuck really good on the restarts, on the long
run we were pretty equal or just a tick better than everybody else,” said Theriault.
Noles continued to impress, finishing second in just his
third PASS South Super Late Model start.
“These races like this are pretty tough on me, but I’m
young, I can do it,” said a tired, but excited Noles. “The tires are done, but Randy Renfrow gave
me a good car and we’ll just go on and try to get another one.”
Fogleman finished third despite struggling with the heat
in his car over the final half of the race with Timm in fourth and Grissom with
a nice recovery to finish fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were John Batten, Tate Fogleman, Randy Gentry,
Davis, and Bobby Gower.
Earlier in the afternoon, the PASS Pro Late Models
competed for 50 laps with Spencer Davis scoring the win after passing Harrison
Burton for the top spot with 14 laps to go.
Davis’ win was especially important since it came driving a new Dodge
Challenger that his team debuted at Southern National Motorsports Park. Rounding out the top five were Burton, Trevor
Noles, Nick Robinson, and Tyler Audie.
The PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models,
CCS Modifieds, and CCS Legends will be in action again on Wednesday night, July
3rd at Anderson Motor Speedway.
Fans are encouraged to come out and kick off the Independence Day
holiday early at Anderson and enjoy the 8th Annual Firecracker 150
and the Upstate’s biggest fireworks show presented by Zambelli Fireworks. For more information please go to
PASS South Rumble In The
Pines 150 – Unofficial Results
1. 29 – Austin Theriault 150 15. 18 – Bill
2. 2 – Trevor Noles 150 16. 15 – Tanner Rumburg 146
3. 4 – Jay Fogleman 150 17. 118 – Bradley McCaskill 139
4. 57 – Cole Timm 150 18. 62 – Brandon Ward 121
5. 31 – Kyle Grissom 150 19. 19 – Zak Hausler 117
6. 48 – John Batten 150 20. 05 – Alex Fleming 113
7. 8f – Tate Fogleman 150 21. 41 –David Quackenbush 109
8. 09 – Randy Gentry 150 22. 8 – Joseph Mursuli 106
9. 51sd – Spencer Davis 150 23. 22 – Dusty Cornelius 106
5 – Bobby Gower 150 24. M3 – Shelton McNair, Jr. 40
97 – Brandon Lynn 150 25. 98 – Jody Measamer 23
13 – Joe Ryan Osborne 150 26. 15h – Joe Heigl 18
51 – Bobby Measmer, Jr. 150 27. 1 – Justin
50 – Karl Weber 150
Pro Late Models – 50 laps
129 – Spencer Davis
– Harrison Burton
– Trevor Noles
– Nick Robinson
– Tyler Audie
– Jeff Batten
– Austin Reed
– Collin Vernal
7 – Mat Murphy
6 - Evan Horne
66 – Brandon Setzer