CHARLOTTE, NC – Officials from the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS made several major announcements today regarding the 2016 season. The South’s newest Tour-type Modified division will compete 11 times during the year at eight different speedways. 2016 licenses for the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented by PASS are now available and can be found at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com. Drivers purchasing licenses for the 2016 season will receive bonus points for each race they are pre-registered for and will also save money towards any events that they enter early. There will also be a $50 discount for drivers that purchase a license early.
Entry forms are also posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com for the inaugural event for the new series. The Easter Bunny 125 will go green on Saturday night, March 26 at Hickory Motor Speedway, pairing the Southern Modified Racing Series with the PASS South Super Late Models for the first time this season.
This will be the first of four “mega-shows” between the Southern Modified Racing Series with the PASS South Super Late Models, and will include events throughout the season at Concord Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway.
Each Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS event this year will be 125 laps and pay $3,000 to win and $500 to start, with the exception of the inaugural race at Hickory Motor Speedway. The Easter Bunny 125 will pay $5,000 to the winner of the history making first race.
Veteran short track racer Brandon Ward plans to compete for the championship in the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS and is excited for what the new series has to offer.
“I love driving the Modified cars and I’m glad to see them growing in the South,” says Ward. “I think the fans will especially see some great and exciting racing when the Mods and the Super Late Models race together. From what we hear, it sounds like the competition will be tough. I just have to thank Will Spaugh, Kevin Powell, Jeff Day and everyone with Progressive Racing Engines and Precision Built Spindle for making it possible for us to make a run at the first SMRS championship.”
The inaugural Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS event is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend. Along with a PASS National Championship race for the Super Late Models and the first race for the new South East Mini Stock Tour, the prestigious Easter Bunny 150 weekend will only continue to grow in prominence with the addition of the Southern Modified Racing Series.
Other major events planned for the 2016 season include the Charles Kepley Memorial 125 at Concord Speedway on Friday night, May 27 and the Kenny Minter Memorial 125 at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night, October 22.
License forms, rules, and entry forms for Hickory Motor Speedway are now posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and Modifieds, boasting such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the 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 Southern Modified Racing Series on Facebook or follow PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
-Southern Modified Racing Series Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com