Anderson Will Bring Some New Drivers… Teams Can Stay At Holiday Inn Express

CONCORD, NC (May 30, 2007) – One of the greatest strengths of the second-year PASS South Super Late Model Series has been the fact that the series allows all types of cars to race.  ASA Late Model Series cars, Georgia Asphalt Series cars and even former NASCAR Elite Division cars have all competed, and competed competitively, with PASS South.

With the recent announcement of the ASA Late Model South Series cancellation of their event at South Georgia Motorsports Park due to the wildfires in South Georgia and North Florida, PASS officials are welcoming all comers to this weekend’s “South Carolina Clash” at Anderson Motor Speedway.  Practice for the event will run Friday, while practice, qualifying, heat races and the 125-lap feature will go off on Saturday, June 2.

“We’ve always tried to welcome as many different types of Super Late Models that we can,” said PASS Owner and President Tom Mayberry.  “We have several different rules packages for all kinds of cars, most of which just result in weight breaks.  We’ve had GAS cars come run their two-barrel (carbureted) engines.  We’ve had guys with old NASCAR Southeast Series cars come and run.  And we’ve had a couple of ASA Late Models come and lead laps and win races.  It really is something where anyone can come to and be competitive.  And running at a short little bullring like Anderson Motor Speedway will help as well.”

In fact, Ryan Lawler, has won two of the last three PASS South races (he won at Hickory near the end of 2006 and won the season-opening at event at Hickory in early April) utilizing a ASA Late Model legal car.  And during the 2006 Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston Speedway, ASA Late Model driver Brian Campbell led much of the race before falling back late with mechanical issues.


PASS South Super Late Model teams, plus the support division teams and fans headed to Anderson’s “South Carolina Clash” event on June 2nd, have the opportunity to get the same advantage of a comfortable night’s rest before and after the race.

The Holiday Inn Express in Anderson is offering a special rate to race teams and fans of the “South Carolina Clash.”  A double queen room is just $74.95 a night the weekend of the event, while a Mini Suite with a king-size bed is only $89.95.  For more information on the Holiday Inn Express or to make reservations, visit or call (864) 231-0231. 

The hotel is located just two miles down the road from Anderson Motor Speedway


As PASS South continues to grow, so are the list of names running races and trying out the series.  The “South Carolina Clash” will draw a couple of big names from the Southeast Super Late Model ranks. 

Jason Hogan is planning a return to the series at Anderson.  Hogan ran in several PASS South events in 2006, even winning the race at Lanier National Speedway in dominating fashion.  Hogan is a former NASCAR Southeast Series competitor and has won several of the biggest Super Late Model events in the country, including “The Rattler” at South Alabama Speedway (Opp, AL) and the “All American 400” at Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN.

One driver making his first PASS South start will be that of 15-year-old racing sensation Hunter Robbins.  Robbins is one of the biggest and brightest names in the Short Track world, and recently began racing Super Late Models for the first time.  Already in 2007, Robbins has won an event with the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and finished second in the 2007 version of “The Rattler.”

Also, word on the racing street is that Super Late Model veteran Johnny Brazier will make his first attempt at PASS South as well at Anderson.  Brazier is a former Southern All Star Series and NASCAR Southeast Series regular who has been in the sport for 20-plus years.  Brazier took the checkers in last year’s Snowball Derby before a tech infraction moved him to the back of the field.  He has also won the prestigious Rattler event at South Alabama Speedway.


Several PASS South teams have spent some time testing their machines as the 3/8-mile Anderson Motor Speedway. 

Tim Nooner and Ryan Lawler both tested at the track after both finished in the top-three in the season-opening Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway in early April.  Also testing at the track was 14-year-old Zach Stroupe, who will be making his Super Late Model debut at Anderson.  The former Legends and Pro Challenge Series driver will make a limited number of PASS South starts in 2007.


Action at Anderson is set to begin on Friday night, June 1st, with an optional practice day.  Gates will open at 2pm, with PASS practice beginning at 4pm.  Local divisions and PASS Super Late Models will share the track until the Legends, B Mini-Stocks and C Mini-Stocks have their practices and run their heat races.  The day will round out with a final practice session for the PASS South Super Late Models at 9pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Friday.

Activities on Saturday start at noon with PASS South Super Late Models and local divisions alternating practice.  Qualifying is set to go off at 4pm, with heat races and support division features beginning at 6pm.  The 125-lap race, which will pay $4,000 to the winner, is set to go off at approximately 8:15pm.

For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 788-2134, and for news regarding the PASS North Series, contact Mike Twist (207) 590-1786.  The official website for PASS South is, and for all the information on PASS North, Outlaws, Mods and Sportsman, please visit