CHARLOTTE, NC — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced several dates today for the 2018 PASS South Super Late Model schedule. The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model tour will be highlighted in 2018 by beginning the season with two of the biggest and most prestigious races in the region. With seven dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least five different venues over the course of the 2018 season, with one date left to confirm and up to two more events possibly to be announced by mid-January.
“We believe this schedule should work well for our racers in and outside the southeast region in 2018,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We realize everyone is busy and we have worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules. We’re very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners that have partnered with us again for our 13th season of racing in the South. We’ve got several big things on the burner for next year and are excited for the possibilities.”
The 2018 season will start on, February 23-24, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash. After a very competitive race last year, the 200 lap event will once again be the first contest of the 2018 PASS National Championship Series, asphalt Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship.
The PASS South Super Late Models will then move to the Tarheel State for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31. Hickory, the longest tenured track on the PASS South circuit dating back to 2006, will once again hold the biggest and most traditional Super Late Model race in the Carolinas. As always, the Easter Bunny 150 is expected to attract some of the top short track racers in the country for one of the most sought after trophies in the sport.
In May, the series will move to one of the fastest and most unique tracks in the country. PASS will expand its relationship with Concord Speedway by again hosting the Old Glory 125 on Friday night, May 25 as part of the big Memorial Day weekend festivities in the Charlotte area. The famed triangular half-mile, known for its legendary Big 10 Series, will once again also see the PASS South Super Late Models as part of the 16th Annual North-South Shootout on November 9-10. Additionally, PASS will be the exclusive sanctioning body for Super Late Models at Concord Speedway in 2018.
The PASS South Super Late Models will also return to two of the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting speedways in 2018 with a couple of 150 lappers. Orange County Speedway will host the series on Saturday night, July, 21 before the tour moves to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, August 11 for a twin bill with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks.
PASS will close out the 2018 season by crowning the series champion at the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 17. Final confirmation for any other dates will be released by January 20. Additional information on support divisions will also be announced in the near future.
Look for the release of the 2018 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models and the remainder of the PASS National Championship Series dates to be released in the near future.
And, don’t forget, the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take place August 24-26, 2018, paying $25,000 to the winner plus additional lap leader bonus money. Curtis Gerry, the 2017 Oxford 250 winner, took home over $30,000 for his triumph in this year’s event.
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 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]. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. 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.
2018 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule
February 24 Dillon Motor Speedway Dillon, SC
March 31 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
May 25 Concord Speedway Midland, NC
July 21 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC
August 11 South Boston Speedway South Boston, VA
November 9-10 Concord Speedway Midland, NC
November 17 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
– Dates Subject To Change
– Additional Dates Could Be Added
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release
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