NAPLES, ME – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that entry forms for the upcoming 4th Running of the Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The “original” Winter Meltdown featuring the 12th Annual South Carolina Clash will go green on Saturday afternoon, February 4 at 2 PM and will serve as the first race of 2017 for the PASS South Super Late Models and the PASS National Championship Series.
The PASS Winter Meltdown will be bigger than ever in 2017 featuring more laps, more money, and the chance for teams to employ pit strategy. The PASS Super Late Models will compete for 200 green flag laps, with $6,000 up for grabs for the winner and $700 to start. Teams will also have the option to pit at lap 125 for fuel and two new tires, but are not required to take tires before returning to the tricky egg-shaped speedway for the action-packed final 75 laps.
Being on Super Bowl weekend, the PASS Winter Meltdown will be the first major points event of 2017 and will also feature a 75 lap event for the Dillon Motor Speedway Late Models, paying $1500 to win. The “original” Meltdown is also the first opportunity for teams looking to lockdown a potential national championship provisional for the 44th Annual Oxford 250 to be held in August at Oxford Plains Speedway.
PASS officials also announced that 2017 licenses are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com for the PASS Super Late Model and PASS Modified divisions. Drivers purchasing licenses for the 2017 season will receive bonus points for each race they are pre-registered for, are eligible for provisional starting spots, and will also save money towards any events that they enter early.
“The Winter Meltdown started a number of years ago, but we believe it truly has found a home at Dillon,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “In 2017 we will get an early start to the season at Dillon with the PASS Winter Meltdown, which looks to be bigger than ever before. All of our competitors and fans are excited to get started at Dillon next year and we can’t wait to get it underway in February. It will be here before you know it, that’s for sure.”
The 2017 PASS South Super Late Model schedule has now been finalized with dates at Southern National Motorsports Park on July 15 and South Boston Speedway on August 13. With the latest date announced, along with the previously scheduled event set for March, PASS will be the exclusive sanctioning body for Super Late Model events at Southern National in 2017.
While the PASS South schedule is complete, additional details will be announced in the coming weeks for the return of PASS to Quebec on May 21, plus other exciting news surrounding the 44th Annual Oxford 250.
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 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected] Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
-PASS Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com