CHARLOTTE, NC – After an exciting start to the season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway a couple of weeks ago, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model racers from across the Southeast are busy preparing for the biggest month of racing in the 2016 season. The month of March will see three huge events for the South’s top Super Late Model racers, beginning with the 11th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 5.
Ever since the first South Carolina Clash was held at nearby Florence Motor Speedway in 2006, the event has been one of the featured races annually on the PASS South schedule. In that race 10 years ago, the late Charlie Bradberry held off short track legends Mike Rowe and Freddie Query in a frantic battle to the checkered flag.
In 2008, the South Carolina Clash moved the tough, egg-shaped Dillon Motor Speedway and has seen quite the list of winners. Ryan Blaney leads all drivers with two victories, while Justin Wakefield, Ben Rowe, Preston Peltier, Austin Theriault, Daniel Hemric, and Tyler Church have all visited victory lane there in the past. Peltier looked to join Blaney as a two-time winner at Dillon, but was edged out by Theriault in 2013 for the closest finish in PASS South history.
This year’s South Carolina Clash will go green on Saturday, March 5 as Tyler Church looks to repeat his emotional victory there from a year ago. But, following a 12-lead change event at Greenville and with another stacked field expected at Dillon, that will be no easy task for Church. The weekend of racing will be filled out by a stout afternoon of action that will include the DMS Late Models racing for 60 laps with $1500 going to the winner and the Pro 4-Cylinders competing in a 50 lapper paying $750 to win.
From Dillon, the series returns to Concord Speedway on Saturday, March 19 and the beginning of a new tradition with the birth of the Southern Sizzler. The PASS South Super Late Models will compete for 125 laps and will be joined for the first time ever by the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
Just a week later, one of the most prestigious short track events of the Spring will go green on Saturday, March 26 as the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 brings the PASS racers back to Hickory Motor Speedway. Racers from all across the country are expected for the Easter Bunny 150, which also doubles as the second race of the PASS National Championship Series. And if the Easter Bunny weekend was not already big enough, two inaugural series events at Hickory will make it that much bigger. The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS is expected to bring Tour-type Modified racers from across the East Coast together in the first ever Easter Bunny 125. And, the new South East Mini Stock tour will also be in action following an exciting introductory event at Concord last Fall.
All the action gets under way on Friday, March 4 at Dillon Motor Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 3 – 6:05 PM. On Saturday, March 5, practice will begin at 12 Noon with qualifying starting at 3:30 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, DMS Late Models, and Pro 4-Cylinders, followed by main events starting at approximately 5 PM.
PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for the events at Dillon, Concord, and Hickory 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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. 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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