NAPLES, ME (August 9) – In their final chance to tweak prior to the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track this Saturday night at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. While their southern counterparts, the PASS South Super Late Models, will have a shot to get locked into the 250 or at Richmond Raceway down at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway.
It will be the first time New England’s top Super Late Model drivers have competed at the track, formerly known as Riverside Speedway, since Trevor Sanborn won there in 2010. This special event Powered By Autosaver Group will be 151 laps in honor of the track’s current name.
Coming in to this weekend’s action, the battle for New England’s most prestigious short track championship continues to be a hot one. DJ Shaw, the former two-time PASS North series champion, is not a stranger to winning in the Granite State, but has never won at Speedway 51. Shaw has a lead of 28 points over Travis Benjamin, with fellow New Hampshire driver, Derek Griffith, not far behind in third.
With only two races left until the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 and the chance to win up to $50,000, Super Late Model drivers from around the country are running out of chances to perfect their setup prior to the biggest race of the year. The southeast’s best will have their final chance on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway in the Davenport Energy 150. Not only will it be a chance for the top five finishers to get locked into the 250, but they will have the option to use that guaranteed starting spot in the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at nearby Richmond Raceway in October.
Currently, two-time defending PASS South champion, Matt Craig, leads the standings over Kodie Conner and Canadian, JP Josiasse. While each of them are entered for South Boston, they will be joined by several strong contenders including former series champions, Tyler Church and Tate Fogleman, who will by flying to South Boston following his Truck Series start at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Veterans Brandon Setzer, Jeff Batten, and Brandon Lynn, will be joined by rookie drivers Gracie Trotter and Sterling Cling.
All the action gets under way on Friday at South Boston Speedway Speedway with practice starting at 10 AM. Racing gets under way at 7 PM on Saturday night featuring the PASS South Super Late Models and Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks.
Everything begins on Saturday at Speedway 51 with practice starting at 2 PM, followed by heat races, and features for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Dare Devils.
PASS Super Late Model entry forms for South Boston Speedway and Speedway 51, along with the 45thAnnual Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 and inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
The 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 legendary Clark’s Scrap Metal Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150, and the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to [email protected]. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or[email protected]. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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