CHARLOTTE, NC – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced the addition of four more dates to the 2016 PASS South Super Late Model schedule today. Caraway Speedway returns to the PASS South schedule and will host a major event there on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The following week, East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC will host the series for the first time ever on Saturday night, April 23, 2016. And, after ending a nearly 2 ½ year hiatus this year, Concord Speedway will once again kickoff a huge Memorial Day weekend of action by hosting the PASS South Super Late Models on Friday night, May 27, 2016. Additionally, North-South Shootout promoters Darren and Renee Hackett are pleased to announce that it will be back at Concord Speedway on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016 and that the PASS South Super Late Models will join the Tour-type Modifieds in headlining the event.
The dates at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord will join previously announced PASS South events on the 2016 schedule, including the South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
“We’re very excited to announce four more great events for 2016 at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We believe East Carolina will be a perfect addition to the PASS family of tracks for 2016 and can build on the momentum of a strong race at Caraway the week prior. Our return to Concord this year for the Memorial Day race was a great success. We are equally as excited to be a part of the North-South Shootout’s homecoming at Concord this November and beyond. Our races there next year will insure more great short racing action for the foreseeable future at the Concord Speedway half-mile.”
Concord Speedway was known throughout the country for hosting the legendary Big 10 Series, which featured what eventually became known as the Super Late Model division. PASS competed at Concord Speedway from 2007-2012 and returned this year for the Old Glory 125 in May, which was won by Zane Smith. This year’s winner of the North-South Shootout at Concord in November will be awarded a guaranteed starting spot for the most prestigious Super Late Model event in the county, the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. With their return to Concord Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend 2016, PASS once again will be a part of the biggest racing weekend of the year, not only in the Charlotte area, but in the entire United States.
Caraway Speedway first hosted the PASS South Super Late Models back in 2008. Since then, PASS has raced there 6 more times, including a thriller this year won by Jared Fryar. In 2012, Darren and Renee Hackett invited PASS to be a part of the prestigious North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway and it has seen an impressive list of winners which includes Jay Fogleman, Ben Rowe, and Ryan Moore. Over the next two years, PASS will continue their involvement with the Hackett family as the event moves back to Concord Speedway.
“We are very glad to continue our relationship with what we believe is the premier Super Late Model series in the nation,” said North-South Shootout promoter, Renee Hackett. “Tom [Mayberry] and his staff have always been great to work with and we are so glad that we can build on what we have done together at Caraway and, at the same time, tackle a new adventure together at Concord.”
Under the leadership of the Perry family, East Carolina Motor Speedway has become one of the premier facilities in eastern North Carolina. While the tricky 3/8 mile, D-shaped speedway will be hosting PASS for the first time in 2016, it will not be the first time Super Late Models have raced there. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, East Carolina was well known for featuring what was then known as the Late Model Sportsman division.
“East Carolina Motor Speedway is excited to welcome the PASS South Super Late Models to our track in 2016,” said East Carolina Motor Speedway promoter, John Vick. “Our fans have been asking for these guys to come to our track and we can’t wait to have them here next April.”
Much of the 2016 PASS schedules has been completed and will be announced in the coming weeks as dates are finalized. 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 has also recently announced 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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