PASS South South Carolina Clash at Dillon 3/5/16

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Brandon Setzer celebrates his victory in the PASS South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

Brandon Setzer celebrates his victory in the PASS South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Brandon Setzer’s strength on the long runs proved to be to0 much for the rest of the 21-car field to handle.  Even though there were a few short runs just past the halfway mark, the closing laps came down to a long run and that was where Setzer excelled.


The Finish
:

Pos. # Driver
1 6 Brandon Setzer
2 45 Kodie Conner
3 2 Jared Irvan
4 8F Tate Fogelman
5 22 Trevor Noles
6 54 Matt Craig
7 98 Jody Measamer
8 99 Raphael Lessard
9 49 Jeff Batten
10 7k Jody Lavender
11 44 Gus Dean
12 47 Kelly Moore
13 40 Tanner Gray
14 16 Hayes Goodson
15 15 Christian Eckes
16 97 Nicole Behar
17 19 Riley Herbst
18 4 Kyle McCallum
19 83 Joey Padgett
20 01 Derek Scott Jr.
21 88 Kyle Desouza
22 24j JP Josiasse

 

The Skinny: Brandon Setzer was almost untouchable on the long runs in this one.  He led nearly every lap, but almost lost the lead a couple of times, first to Jody Measamer, and then to Kodie Conner.

Setzer and Measamer made contact coming out of turn four just a couple of laps after a restart and Measamer went for a spin. Setzer kept the lead, but immediately apologized for the incident in victory lane.

 

 

Winning Quote: “We threw the Crate motor in just to see what he had and see if we’d be competitive,” said Brandon Setzer.  “We almost packed up last night. We weren’t very good. But we stuck around and I guess it worked out pretty well for us.”

 

Notebook: So far Brandon Setzer has been the fastest driver on the property almost all day long. Setzer was fastest in the first two sessions of the day and was fourth on the board after the final session.  Jared Irvan has also been near the top in all three sessions as well.  Practice is complete for the Super Late Models.  They have a short tire scuff session still to come between now and qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET… Brandon Setzer set fast-time in time-trials with a lap of 16.080 seconds around the 4/10-mile oval. Jody Measamer, Jared Irvan, Derek Scott Jr., and Trevor Noles completed the top five. Christian Eckes, Gus Dean, Kodie Conner, Kyle McCallum, and Matt Craig will take part in the redraw to determine the starting lineup… Setzer drew the top starting spot in the redraw… Setzer dominates the 125-lap feature and holds off Kodie Conner and Jared Irvan to take the victory.

 

Car Count: 24 cars have signed into the Dillon Motor Speedway for today’s SC Clash 125 for the Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Model Series.

 

Title Fight: Kodie Conner will unofficially leave Dillon Motor Speedway and head to Concord Speedway with the points lead over Matt Craig.

 

Winning Chassis: Hamke

Winning Engine: Chevrolete Crate engine

Winning Shocks: Advanced Shocks

 

Starting Line-Up:

Pos. # Driver
1 6 Brandon Setzer
2 45 Kodie Conner
3 98 Jody Measamer
4 15 Christian Eckes
5 54 Matt Craig
6 01 Derek Scott Jr.
7 44 Gus Dean
8 2 Jared Irvan
9 22 Trevor Noles
10 4 Kyle McCallum
11 99 Raphael Lessard
12 16 Hayes Goodson
13 8F Tate Fogelman
14 19 Riley Herbst
15 40 Tanner Gray
16 88 Kyle Desouza
17 47 Kelly Moore
18 7k Jody Lavender
19 49 Jeff Batten
20 97 Nicole Behar
21 83 Joey Padgett
22 24j JP Josiasse

Last-Chance Race Results: There will not a last-chance race today.

 

Heat Race Results: With PASS employing a standard time-trial procedure, there will not be any heat races today.

 

Qualifying Results:

Pos. # Driver Fast Lap
1 6 Brandon Setzer 16.080
2 98 Jody Measamer 16.116
3 2 Jared Irvan 16.130
4 01 Derek Scott Jr. 16.137
5 22 Trevor Noles 16.170
6 15 Christian Eckes 16.172
7 44 Gus Dean 16.182
8 45 Kodie Conner 16.198
9 4 Kyle McCallum 16.199
10 54 Matt Craig 16.215
11 99 Raphael Lessard 16.224
12 16 Hayes Goodson 16.245
13 8F Tate Fogelman 16.304
14 19 Riley Herbst 16.347
15 40 Tanner Gray 16.378
16 88 Kyle Desouza 16.412
17 47 Kelly Moore 16.457
18 7k Jody Lavender 16.474
19 49 Jeff Batten 16.479
20 97 Nicole Behar 16.570
21 83 Joey Padgett 16.578
22 24j JP Josiasse 20.979

Qualifying Events: The Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Models will run a normal time-trial format to determine the starting lineup of this afternoon’s race. Each driver will take two laps with the fastest lap determining his or her starting position. In most cases PASS uses an invert after qualifying to finalize the starting lineup.

 

Practice Results:

Practice No. 1

Pos # Driver Time
1 6 Brandon Setzer 16.090
2 15 Christian Eckes 16.131
3 54 Matt Craig 16.296
4 44 Gus Dean 16.297
5 8F Tate Fogelman 16.377
6 45 Kodie Conner 16.383
7 2 Jared Irvan 16.393
8 4 Kyle McCallum 16.444
9 40 Tanner Gray 16.502
10 19 Riley Herbst 16.512
11 88 Kyle Desouza 16.514
12 01 Derek Scott Jr. 16.544
13 99 Raphael Lessard 16.554
14 47 Kelly Moore 16.560
15 83 Joey Padgett 16.671
16 7k Jody Lavender 16.712
17 97 Nicole Behar 16.760
18 16 Hayes Goodson 16.782
19 24j JP Josiasse 17.665
20 49 Jeff Batten 21.062
21 71 Jimmy Doyle
22 22 Trevor Noles

 

 

Practice No. 2

Pos # Driver Time
1 6 Brandon Setzer 16.096
2 16 Hayes Goodson 16.197
3 2 Jared Irvan 16.200
4 22 Trevor Noles 16.219
5 15 Christian Eckes 16.222
6 8F Tate Fogelman 16.275
7 99 Raphael Lessard 16.289
8 54 Matt Craig 16.299
9 47 Kelly Moore 16.326
10 98 Jody Measamer 16.339
11 44 Gus Dean 16.363
12 45 Kodie Conner 16.387
13 01 Derek Scott Jr. 16.443
14 4 Kyle McCallum 16.443
15 40 Tanner Gray 16.487
16 19 Riley Herbst 16.489
17 88 Kyle Desouza 16.496
18 83 Joey Padgett 16.717
19 7k Jody Lavender 16.718
20 97 Nicole Behar 16.759
21 49 Jeff Batten 17.160
22 16M Vinnie Miller
23 24j JP Josiasse
24 71 Jimmy Doyle

 

Practice No. 3

Pos # Driver Time
1 99 Raphael Lessard 16.144
2 16 Hayes Goodson 16.155
3 2 Jared Irvan 16.191
4 6 Brandon Setzer 16.224
5 54 Matt Craig 16.261
6 47 Kelly Moore 16.269
7 98 Jody Measamer 16.309
8 22 Trevor Noles 16.321
9 40 Tanner Gray 16.347
10 8F Tate Fogelman 16.358
11 19 Riley Herbst 16.376
12 88 Kyle Desouza 16.398
13 45 Kodie Conner 16.425
14 15 Christian Eckes 16.441
15 01 Derek Scott Jr. 16.487
16 97 Nicole Behar 16.521
17 44 Gus Dean 16.533
18 83 Joey Padgett 16.618
19 7k Jody Lavender 16.747
20 49 Jeff Batten 16.870
21 4 Kyle McCallum
22 16M Vinnie Miller
23 24j JP Josiasse
24 71 Jimmy Doyle

Event Schedule:

2:30 – 2:40 – PASS scuff session

3 p.m. – PASS cars start to line up for qualifying (Have to be in line by 3:30 or get penalized one lap)

3:30 – Time Trials (PASS, Late Models, 4-cylinders)

5 p.m. – Feature Racing Begins

PASS: 125

LMSC: 60

4-cylinder: 50

 

Who To Watch ForBrandon Setzer has been fast just about everywhere he’s gone over the course of the last year and a half and he’s sure to be a threat for the win, especially after setting fast time in the first two practice session.  The LFR Driver Development Group has brought three strong cars to Dillon with young guns Tanner Gray, Riley Herbst, and Christian Eckes all looking for wins. Northerner Kelly Moore is another driver who is strong every time he gets behind the wheel.  He could be one to beat this evening.  Defending series champion Tate Fogelman is still looking for his first PASS win.  Perhaps it comes today. Raphael Lessard scored a victory in a Pro Late Model at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) last month. He potentially parlay that momentum into a win here today in a Super Late Model.

 

Entry List:

Car # Driver
6 Brandon Setzer
16 Hayes Goodson
2 Jared Irvan
22 Trevor Noles
15 Christian Eckes
8F Tate Fogelman
99 Raphael Lessard
54 Matt Craig
47 Kelly Moore
98 Jody Measamer
44 Gus Dean
45 Kodie Conner
01 Derek Scott Jr.
4 Kyle McCallum
40 Tanner Gray
19 Riley Herbst
88 Kyle Desouza
83 Joey Padgett
7K Jody Lavender
97 Nicole Behar
49 Jeff Batten
16M Vinnie Miller
24j JP Josiasse
71 Jimmy Doyle

The Track: Dillon Motor Speedway is just north of beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and just a few minutes away from the legendary Darlington Raceway.  The 4/10-mile oval has been consistently operating since the 2007 season after current owner Ron Barfield bought and fixed up the facility. The race track had operated from 1977 to 1980 before closing and getting overgrown.

 

Weather: It’s a beautiful day for racing with a partly cloudy sky and a very slight breeze. The temperature is a nice 54-degrees.

 

Next Series Race: The Pro All-Stars Series South will head from here at Dillon to the fast tri-oval of Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on Saturday, March 19.

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Speed Central: PASS South South Carolina Clash at Dillon