PASS South – Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) – 9/24/16
Last updated: September 27, 2016 at 9:17 am
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What Won the Race: Tate Fogleman passed Chris Dilbeck for the final time with 10-laps to go to win his first PASS South race.
The Skinny: Tate Fogleman and Chris Dilbeck traded the lead half a dozen times over the final 100 laps with Fogleman coming out on top.
Winning Quote: “It’s been a long time coming to get here. We have been so close for so long to not get it tonight would have really hurt. Now we can say we are a PASS winner.”
Winning Crew Chief: Kenyon Davis
Winning Chassis: Fury
Winning Shocks: Penske
Winning Engine: Progressive
On the Move: Matt Seaver started 22nd and finished 10th.
Biggest Loser: Matt Craig finished 26th after starting inside the top 10 today. He also lost the point lead as he is unofficially seven points back of Kodie Conner. Official points will come out next week on the PASS website.
Feature Notebook: Kodie Conner set fast time in time trials. Lucas Jones, Tate Fogleman, and Tyler Church paced the practice rounds earlier today. 26 cars took time in qualifying. The redraw put multi-time Hickory winner Preston Peltier on the pole. Defending PASS champion Tate Fogleman will start third.
Chris Dilbeck dominated the most recent PASS race here at Hickory, We will see if he can do it again. Matt Craig enters the race as the point leader today. Brandon Setzer is always tough at Hickory. Tyler Church is a former winner here at Hickory. Kodie Conner is former PASS Pro Late Model winner at Hickory.
Time Trial Results:
Car Count: 25 Super Late Models are on the grounds.
2 Garrett Archer
4 Justin LaDuke
6 Brandon Setzer
7 Tyler Church
7 Kaylee Stukas
8 Tate Fogleman
9 Chris Dilbeck
12 Trey Jarrell
12 Heath Hindman
15 Colt James
15x Ron Young
16 Lucas Jones
16 Vinnie Miller
24 JP Josiasse
28 Jared Irvan
33 Preston Peltier
45 Kodie Conner
47 Kelly Moore
54 Matt Craig
70 JD Roberts
71 Jimmy Doyle
71x Nick Robinson
74 Andy Loden
83 Matt Sever
89 Lee Hansard
98 Jody Measamer
Qualifying Format: Each driver will get two lap on the clock to time into the race. The top will re-draw for starting spots.
1pm Pits Open
3pm Practice, SLM, Mid Atlantic Limited Late Models, Southern Outlaw Street Stocks
5:15pm Time Trials
6:30pm to 6:55pm Autograph Session
Southern Outlaw Street Stocks 40 Laps
Mid Atlantic Limited Late Models 75 Laps
PASS South 150 Laps
Who to Watch For: Hickory is a track that makes and even level playing field for drivers thus creating a solid venue to race at. Drivers like Colt James, Andy Loden will be ones to watch on top of the regulars who run well at the Hickory track.
Title Fight: Matt Craig comes into Hickory leading Kodie Conner by 17 points with two races to go. Both are seeking their first PASS title.
The Track: Hickory Motor Speedway is the “Birthplace of NASCAR Stars.” The track measures at 0.363 with turns one and two banked at 14 degrees and three and four are baked at 12 degrees.
Weather: Temps in the 90’s to start the day and then mid 70’s come race time with a dry forecast.
Next Series Race: The 2016 season comes to an end at the 14th annual North South Shootout at Concord Speedway. This is the final race for the PASS South series and the PASS National series.