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Speed Central: PASS South Carolina Clash at Dillon (SC)

PASS South Carolina Clash – Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) – 2/24/18

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 8:33 am
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Derek Griffith captured the win at Dillon Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com/Robbie Burgess Photo)

Derek Griffith captured the win at Dillon Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com/Robbie Burgess Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finish: 

1 12g Derek Griffith
2 4 Ben Rowe
3 93 Ray Christian III
4 45 Kodie Conner
5 16 Chad McCumbee
6 49 Jeff Batten
7 54 Matt Craig
8 21 Jared Irvan
9 24 JP Josiasse
10 01 Sammy Gooden
11 15 Roy Hayes III
12 19 Kevin Floars
13 87 Matthew Thomas
14 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr
15 8 Tate Fogleman
16 22 Tim Hollis
17 98 Jody Measamer
18 80 Trevor Sanborn
19 37 Charles Barnes
20 71 Jimmy Doyle

 

Winning Quote: “That was fun. I had a blast. I knew that if I could get underneath him (Ray Christian III) I’d be able to get by him and be able to pull away.” – Derek Griffith

 

The Skinny: Derek Griffith drove his way from his middle-of-the-pack starting position to take the victory in the South Carolina Clash 200 at Dillon Motor Speedway.

 

What Won the RaceDerek Griffith took the lead from Ray Christian III with about 50 laps remaining and held on to score the victory.

 

On the Move: Kodie Conner – Gained 14 spots

 

Biggest Loser: Matthew Thomas – Lost 10 spots

 

Feature Notebook: Matt Thomas quickly took the lead from Matt Craig on the initial start. Thomas led until around lap 70 when Tate Fogleman took the lead on a restart. Derek Griffith took the lead from Fogleman just a few laps later. Fogleman’s day ended in turn two when he crashed near the halfway mark. On lap 116, Thomas’ day came to an end in a wild crash in turn one with Kevin Floars. Thomas’ car rolled onto its side and then caught on fire. Both drivers were able to climb from their vehicles. Derek Griffith took the lead from Ray Christian III with about 50 laps to go to take the victory at Dillon. Ben Rowe got by Christian in the lap laps to take the second position.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: Tate Fogleman led all three practice sessions on Saturday morning. His fastest lap of the day was a 16.380-second lap. Jody Measamer wasn’t far off Fogleman’s pace. He was second-fastest in the second and third practice sessions of the morning. Two-time defending PASS South champion Matt Craig was in the top five in all three practice sessions. As was the case in practice, Tate Fogleman’s No. 8 was atop the leaderboard. His fast lap in time-trials was a time of 16.364 seconds. After the redraw, Fogleman will start from the sixth position. Matt Craig will share the front row with Kevin FloarsKodie Conner will start from the 18th position after being too light after qualifying.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 54 Matt Craig
2 19 Kevin Floars
3 87 Matthew Thomas
4 16 Chad McCumbee
5 4 Ben Rowe
6 8 Tate Fogleman
7 45 Kodie Conner
8 21 Jared Irvan
9 80 Trevor Sanborn
10 98 Jody Measamer
11 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr
12 71 Jimmy Doyle
13 12g Derek Griffith
14 93 Ray Christian III
15 22 Tim Hollis
16 15 Roy Hayes III
17 49 Jeff Batten
18 24 JP Josiasse
19 01 Sammy Gooden
20 37 Charles Barnes

 

Time Trial Results: 

1 8 Tate Fogleman 16.364
2 45 Kodie Conner 16.417
3 16 Chad McCumbee 16.454
4 98 Jody Measamer 16.474
5 54 Matt Craig 16.498
6 4 Ben Rowe 16.538
7 87 Matthew Thomas 16.631
8 19 Kevin Floars 16.639
9 21 Jared Irvan 16.650
10 80 Trevor Sanborn 16.723
11 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr 16.787
12 71 Jimmy Doyle 16.815
13 12g Derek Griffith 16.834
14 93 Ray Christian III 16.860
15 22 Tim Hollis 16.912
16 15 Roy Hayes III 16.920
17 49 Jeff Batten 17.120
18 24 JP Josiasse 17.139
19 01 Sammy Gooden 17.235
20 37 Charles Barnes 18.820

 

Practice Results:

Practice 1:

1 8F Tate Fogleman 16.380
2 16 Chad McCumbee 16.442
3 12g Derek Griffith 16.446
4 45 Kodie Conner 16.505
5 54 Matt Craig 16.542
6 71 Jimmy Doyle 16.551
7 98 Jody Measamer 16.559
8 87 Matthew Thomas 16.626
9 93 Ray Christian III 16.665
10 4 Ben Rowe 16.702
11 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr 16.712
12 80 Trevor Sanborn 16.734
13 19 Kevin Floars 16.749
14 15 Roy Hayes III 16.866
15 22 Tim Hollis 17.124
16 24 JP Josiasse 17.607
17 01 Sammy Gooden 17.666
18 37 Charles Barnes 17.854
19 21 Jared Irvan
20 49 Jeff Batten

Practice 2:

1 8 Tate Fogleman 16.395
2 98 Jody Measamer 16.458
3 54 Matt Craig 16.459
4 45 Kodie Conner 16.498
5 16 Chad McCumbee 16.522
6 19 Kevin Floars 16.602
7 87 Matthew Thomas 16.604
8 4 Ben Rowe 16.613
9 71 Jimmy Doyle 16.620
10 12g Derek Griffith 16.665
11 80 Trevor Sanborn 16.701
12 49 Jeff Batten 16.730
13 93 Ray Christian III 16.818
14 21 Jared Irvan 16.825
15 15 Roy Hayes III 16.889
16 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr 16.956
17 22 Tim Hollis 17.169
18 24 JP Josiasse 17.180
19 01 Sammy Gooden 17.276
20 37 Charles Barnes 17.865

Practice 3:

1 8 Tate Fogleman 16.390
2 98 Jody Measamer 16.503
3 4 Ben Rowe 16.580
4 54 Matt Craig 16.639
5 87 Matthew Thomas 16.735
6 00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr 16.745
7 21 Jared Irvan 16.826
8 22 Tim Hollis 16.893
9 93 Ray Christian III 16.915
10 15 Roy Hayes III 16.945
11 01 Sammy Gooden 17.124
12 45 Kodie Conner 17.128
13 49 Jeff Batten 17.147
14 24 JP Josiasse 17.164
15 71 Jimmy Doyle 17.446
16 80 Trevor Sanborn 17.645
17 12g Derek Griffith 17.757
18 37 Charles Barnes 24.427
19 16 Chad McCumbee
20 19 Kevin Floars

 

Entry List: 

Car # Driver Name
00 Jimmy Renfrew Jr
01 Sammy Gooden
4 Ben Rowe
8 Tate Fogleman
15 Roy Hayes III
12G Derek Griffith
19 Kevin Floars
21 Jared Irvan
37 Charles Barnes
45 Kodie Conner
54 Matt Craig
71 Jimmy Doyle
80 Trevor Sanborn
93 Ray Christian III
98 Jody Measamer
16 Chad McCumbee
24 JP Josiasse
87 Matthew Thomas
22 Tim Hollis
49 Jeff Batten

 

Qualifying Format: PASS uses a traditional time-trial qualifying format to set the starting lineup.

 

Who to Watch ForMatt Craig is always hard to beat. He is the only two-time PASS South champion. Tate Fogleman runs strong every time he shows up to the race track. Northern invaders Derek Griffith, Ben Rowe and Trevor Sanborn will be challengers as well.

 

Title Fight: This is the first race of the season for PASS South.

 

The Track: The original 4/10 mile dirt oval opened around 1966 as Dillon County Raceway, operating through 1973. It reopened from 1977 to 1980. In 2006, badly over grown, it was bought by Ron Barfield. The track was paved and given new life. The 2007 season was the first for the new Dillon Motor Speedway.

 

Weather: It is an overcast day at Dillon Motor Speedway with temperatures in the high 60’s.

 

Event Schedule: 

10am – Noon: Rotating Practice

12:30pm: Time Trials

SLM – Two Laps

Super Trucks – Two Laps

4-Cylinder – TBD

2pm: Features

SLM – 200 Laps

Super Trucks – 75 Laps

4-Cylinder – TBD

 

Car Count: 20 cars have signed in at the pit gate here at Dillon Motor Speedway.

 

Next Series Race: PASS South will be back on track on Sunday, March 11th at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway for a 125-lap battle.