Pass Series Racing News
Zane Smith Takes 2nd Straight PASS South Win In Return To Concord
May 24, 2015 - updated May 24th, 2015 10:27am
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Concord, NC. --
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KINGSPORT, TN (May 8) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model points leader Zane Smith took the lead following contact between leaders Roger Lee Newton and Jeff Fultz with 11 laps to go and led the rest of the way to winFriday night’s Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway. Smith’s victory came in the first race back at the venerable half-mile speedway in nearly three years.
“I don’t know how I won this one, I told them on the radio ‘I don’t know how I’m going pass them, but I’m going to figure out a way to get by’,” said Smith in victory lane afterwards. “To be honest, I kinda saw it coming because they [Newton and Fultz] were running so close. We didn’t qualify great, but we were consistent and I knew we would be good in the race. And, luckily we were.”
In qualifying, Jody Measamer scorched the half-mile triangular speedway with an average lap speed of over 116 miles per hour. Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Measamer would start third behind Roger Lee Newton and Tate Fogleman.
Newton jumped to a quick lead at the start, but Ryan Moore and Corey Lajoie were the two cars on the move in the early going. After starting 20th, Moore made his way around Brandon Ward and into the top 10 on lap 34. Just two laps later, 11th place starter Lajoie passed Spencer Davis to move into the top five.
The first caution of the night waved on lap 55 when the quick qualifier Measamer slammed the turn one wall. On the restart, Garrett Campbell restarted 2nd and was able to move around Newton into the lead as the field raced into the dogleg. The caution waved for the second time of the night when Lajoie slowed to a stop on the speedway on lap 62.
On the next restart, Campbell continued to lead over Newton, but Moore was continuing his climb to the front. While battling for 7th on lap 70, Moore and Tate Fogleman made contact in the short chute causing Fogleman to slap the wall. Moore passed Fultz for 5th on lap 86. Just four laps later, Moore and Preston Peltier touched entering turn one, sending Peltier up the track and back to the seventh position.
Following a spin by Billy Lemmons on the frontstretch with 31 laps to go, Newton reassumed the lead over Campbell on the restart. As Campbell struggled with the handling on his machine, Fultz moved by to take second with 24 laps to go. Fultz began cutting into Newton’s lead as the laps wound down, followed closely by Smith in third. Fultz made his move for the top spot with 11 laps to go, but made contact sending Newton around in turn three. As the leaders made contact, Smith was able to pass Fultz prior to the caution waving.
On the final restart, Moore, who was running third at the time, spun entering turn one collecting Ward and Matt Craig. Smith led the rest of the way to claim the win over Fultz, Davis, Jared Irvan, and Fogleman. Rounding out the top 10 were Peltier, Newton, Derek Scott, Jr., Campbell, and Trevor Noles.
Kodie Conner led all 50 laps to take his 4th PASS Pro Late Model win of the season over Austin Thompson, Adam Welch, Chandler Smith, and Ryan Krachun.
Sonny Schofen took the Mid-Atlantic Street Stock win over a 25 car starting field with Bryan Thomas and Gary Ledbetter completing the top three.
Burt Myers held off his brother, Jason, for his third KOMA Unwind Modified Madness win of the season.
The PASS South Super Late Models hit the track again for 150 laps onSaturday, June 6 at South Boston Speedway, along with Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks and action for the USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends. For more information, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com, “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14.
PASS South Super Late Model – Old Glory 125 – Unofficial Results
1. 77 – Zane Smith 125 11. 62 – Brandon Ward 125
2. 54x – Jeff Fultz 125 12. 54 – Matt Craig 125
3. 129 – Spencer Davis 125 13. 74 – Ryan Moore 124
4. 28 – Jared Irvan 125 14. 4m – Kyle McCallum 122
5. 8f – Tate Fogleman 125 15. 49 – Jeff Batten 122
6. 74x – Preston Peltier 125 16. 15 – Colt James 101
7. 33 – Roger Lee Newton 125 17. 00 – Billy Lemmons 93
8. 01 – Derek Scott, Jr. 125 18. 8x – Corey Lajoie 61
9. 12 – Garrett Campbell 125 19. 98 – Jody Measamer 54
10. 2 – Trevor Noles 125 20. 71 – Jimmy Doyle 16
DNS 7 – Tyler Church
DNS 16 – Hayes Goodson
PASS Pro Late Model – 50 laps – Unofficial Saturday Results
1. 45 – Kodie Conner
2. 2 – Austin Thompson
3. 71 – Adam Welch
4. 26 – Chandler Smith
5. 29 – Ryan Krachun
6. 22 – Wesley Noles
7. 55 – Jake Spiller
8. 3 – Jordan McCallum
9. 7 – Matt Murphy
10. 23 – Zachary Dabbs
DNS 82 – Cameron Burke