Naples, ME – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced an exciting program today that will award automatic starting spots for the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 next August at Oxford Plains Speedway. The “Road To The Oxford 250” will see the Super Late Model winners of this year’s North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway and the 2016 Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway awarded a starting position for one of the hardest races to qualify for in all of short track racing, the 2016 Oxford 250. The positions will be guaranteed as long that driver exhausts every opportunity to make the race via heats races, last chances races, and/or consolation races for the Oxford 250. Should that driver not qualify through one of those preliminary races, they will be awarded a provisional based on their win at Concord or Hickory. This year, Glen Luce took home over $31,000 for his win in the Oxford 250, making it the richest Super Late Model event on asphalt.
“We’re very excited to announce the “Road To The Oxford 250” program for our drivers and race fans throughout North America,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We began planning for next year’s Oxford 250 the day after Glen Luce took the checkered flag in this year’s race. We believe the return of the North-South Shootout to Concord in November and next year’s Easter Bunny 150 are two of the most prestigious races in PASS South and we are glad to add just a little more incentive to these two great events.”
From 2003-2010, the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway was one of the most anticipated events of the season, featuring the ground-pounding Tour-type Modifieds. The event then moved to Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, NC in 2011. In 2012, the PASS South Super Late Models joined the Tour-type Modifieds as one of the featured events as part of the North-South Shootout. In May, PASS returned racing to Concord Speedway’s half-mile for the first time in nearly three years in an exciting event won by Zane Smith. It was announced at that race in May by Darren and Renee Hackett, that the North-South Shootout would return to Concord Speedway in November, featuring the Tour-type Modifieds and PASS South Super Late Models. The SK Modifieds and North East Mini Stock Tour have also been announced as support divisions for this year’s North-South Shootout.
Since 2006 when PASS brought Super Late Model racing back to the Carolinas, the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway has grown into one of the biggest short track events of the Spring. Drivers like Preston Peltier, Mike and Ben Rowe, Steven Nasse, and Kyle Grissom have all gone to victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150. And now, a win at Concord in the North-South Shootout or next year’s Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory will punch a team’s ticket to the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway next August.
Additional races that will be part of the inaugural “Road To The Oxford 250” will be announced in the coming weeks. Complete 2016 schedules for all PASS divisions will also be announced in the near future.
Entry forms and complete weekend schedules for upcoming PASS events at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park 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 AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull 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.
Story By: Alan Dietz, PASS PR
Photo By: Norm Marx