CHARLOTTE, NC – After a season high 34 cars attempted to qualify for the prestigious Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model and Pro Late Model teams are now preparing to make their way South Carolina’s Grand Strand. The Bash At The Beach 2 on Saturday, April 25th at Myrtle Beach Speedway will be the fourth event of the 2015 season for both the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models.
Myrtle Beach Speedway was known as a Super Late Model-type track for nearly 50 years. From the time the legendary facility opened back in 1958 to the mid-1990’s, Late Model Sportsman cars, very similar to today’s PASS South Super Late Models. Local heroes like Sam Ard, Jimmy Hatchell, Eddie Goodson, Robert Powell, and even the late Dale Earnhardt raced in the division regularly at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Even nearby Dillon Motor Speedway’s promoter, Ron Barfield, graduated from being a champion Late Model Stock driver to a top contender in the Late Model Sportsman division at Myrtle Beach. From 1993 through 1995, legendary promoter Bob Harmon promoted 400-lap All Pro Series epics at Myrtle Beach won by short track legends such as Jody Ridley and Gary St. Amant. In 2012, Myrtle Beach Speedway saw a resurgence under its new ownership group headed by Bob Lutz. After a long hiatus, PASS returned Super Late Model racing to the beach in 2013, with Kyle Grissom edging Austin Theriault and Johnny Sauter for the victory.
PASS South’s visit to Myrtle Beach Speedway will certainly be one of the toughest challenges teams will face all year. By short track standards, the .538 mile D-shaped layout of Myrtle Beach Speedway will be the biggest track the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on all year. But, Myrtle Beach is perhaps more famous for its abrasive surface which chews up tires similar to a cheese grader.
Myrtle Beach Speedway is also one of the most anticipated venues on the circuit due to its proximity to the world famous Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach has become one of the nation’s most desired tourist destinations and will give fans and racers alike a chance to relax while away from all the action at the track.
Action begins on Friday, April 24 with optional practice starting at 3 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, Pee Dee/Coastal Supertrucks, and Vintage Modifieds. On Saturday, April 25 pit gates open at Myrtle Beach Speedway at 11 AM with rotating practice starting at 1 PM, followed by qualifying at 4 PM, and feature racing at 6 PM. PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late Model entry forms for the Bash At The Beach 2 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.
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