CHARLOTTE, NC – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced late today that the 2016 season for the PASS South Super Late Models will begin at two familiar Carolina speedways. The South’s longest running and most prestigious Super Late Model championship will begin on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Ron Barfield’s Dillon Motor Speedway with the 11th Annual South Carolina Clash. Then, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, PASS will make its annual trek to Hickory Motor Speedway for one of the Spring’s biggest short track events, the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150. Both races will include optional practice for competitors on the Friday preceding each event and support divisions will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The 2015 PASS season has already been a great one, so we felt like the time was right to announce these two major events in the South for 2016,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Dillon and Hickory provide some of the best and most memorable racing action year in and year out and we can’t wait to get back to those two great racetracks to kick off the 2016 season. By getting these dates out early, we hope it will help our competitors and fans as they start to plan out next year’s racing calendar.”
For the sixth time in the last eight years, the PASS South Super Late Model season will begin at Dillon Motor Speedway. The tricky 4/10 mile, egg-shaped speedway on the South Carolina/North Carolina border has long been a fan favorite. A new generation of PASS South racers will hope to join the likes of Ben Rowe, Ryan Blaney, Austin Theriault, and Daniel Hemric as a winner of the South Carolina Clash next March.
Hickory Motor Speedway, the longest tenured facility on the PASS South circuit, will once again host one of short track racing’s premier events in 2016. The 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 will bring some of the best racers from across North America together again on Saturday, March 26, 2016. As has become a Spring tradition for many fans and racers, the infield is expected to again be filled to capacity as the best Super Late Model drivers hope to put their names in the legendary record book as a winner at Hickory.
Additional PASS dates for the 2016 season will be released by October 1. The complete schedules for both the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS North Super Late Models will be released by November 1. For more information please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com.
PASS announced last week that the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take the green on Sunday, August 28, 2016, paying $25,000 to the winner plus lap leader bonus money.
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 any PASS division, please send questions to [email protected] 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 PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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