CHARLOTTE, NC (June 3) – The Pro All Stars Series South (PASS) Super Late Models return to action this weekend for their first of two trips in 2015 to South Boston Speedway in Virginia. The South’s longest running Super Late Model division will race for 150 green flag laps and will headline an exciting night of racing which will include Twin 75s for the NASCAR Late Model Stocks and feature racing for the USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends cars.
Legends racing graduate Trey Jarrell is in his second season of racing PASS South Super Late Models and has shown steady improvement since first stepping into the heavier, more powerful machines. Hailing from nearby Martinsville, VA, Jarrell says there is added excitement any time he gets to race at South Boston Speedway.
“South Boston is my favorite racetrack and it really seems to suit my driving style well,” says Jarrell, driver of the Roger Jarrell/Reedy Racing Ford #12. “Aside from 2012 when I ran a Late Model Stock at Motor Mile Speedway, my racing events have primarily taken place in the Carolinas, so I have few chances to race on my home turf. It’s nice to race at a great facility like South Boston when we get the chance to be close to home. It’s also never bad to see a few extra Trey Jarrell fans in the grandstands now and again.”
Jarrell competed in both PASS South Super Late Model events at South Boston Speedway in 2013, finishing eighth in this same event last June. He believes those experiences, coupled with more knowledge of Super Late Models in general, will give him the edge he needs to score his first win in a stock car.
“I didn’t anticipate how much grip the surface at SoBo had last year and I saved my tires a little too much,” says Jarrell. “I am going to be more aggressive this year. I also learned more about the line for Supers last year. I tried to take what I learned from watching Late Model Stocks and apply it to the Super, but I realized the Super Lates are happy running a distinctly different line around SoBo.”
Jarrell has even more reason to be excited about racing at South Boston this weekend. The recent high school graduate is coming off his best career PASS South Super Late Model finish. Jarrell finished third in the Daniel Boone Classic at Kingsport Speedway, despite knocking the nose off of his Ford in an early race incident.
“As a team, we have known all along we are capable of contending for wins and running up front and it was great validation for us to see a top three result,” said Jarrell. “We are all going to South Boston with a spring in our step and a boost in confidence. Last year we had to deal with a learning curve that I contributed to due to my inexperience in Super Late Models. I didn’t know what feel our racecar needed to have. Now that I am figuring out these cars, I think our Reedy Racing team is poised for success.”
As entries continue to come in, a strong group of contenders have already entered for this weekend’s race. Jarrell will be joinedon Saturday night by fellow Virginia natives Tim Pinion and Matt Bowling, who will be competing for Woodman Racing. Bowling, a former Late Model Stock track champion at SoBo, will be making his first career PASS Super Late Model start Saturday night at South Boston. PASS South points leader Zane Smith will be seeking his third straight series win. Teammate Matt Craig, along with fellow championship contenders Tate Fogleman and Jeff Batten, will be looking for their first career wins. Veteran Brandon Ward and Jared Fryar will each be making their second starts of the season, while Clay Rogers steps behind the wheel of the Coulter Motorsports entry for the first time in 2015. Michigan’s Robby Lyons will also be in action as the Chad Finley Motorsports teams looks to make their first ever PASS South Super Late Model start.
Action begins on Friday, June 5 with optional practice at South Boston Speedway for all divisions from 10 AM – 4 PM. OnSaturday, June 6, pit gates open at Noon, with rotating practice starting at 2 PM, followed by qualifying at 4:45 PM, and main event racing featuring the PASS South Super Late Models, NASCAR Late Model Stocks, USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends at 7 PM. PASS South Super Late Model entry forms and the full weekend schedule for South Boston Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
-PASS South Press Release & Photo