2nd Annual Event Will Also Feature Live 2-Tire Pit Stops at Concord Motorsport Park
CONCORD, NC (November 1, 2007) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South officials announced today that Hoosier Tires will be the official tire of the 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Concord Motorsport Park. The series also announced that the 200-lap event will feature live pit stops and not a halfway break like the one used in last year’s inaugural event.
PASS officials also wanted to impress upon it competitors that the switch from American Racer Tires, which have been used since the inception of PASS South, to Hoosier Tires will be only for this one event.
“Hoosier makes a good tire and it will work well for the Meltdown,” said PASS South owner and promoter Tom Mayberry. “We did a couple of different tire tests at Concord with a number of different teams and we found some things that made us make the switch. This by no means is an indication that we are going to be going in a different direction with our tires. This is just the best solution for the Concord event and the best for the racers and the fans at this time.”
More information about the Hoosier Tires that will be used in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, please contact Jeff Freeman with Hoosier Tire South at 336-403-3275.
In addition to the tire information, officials announced that there would not be a halfway break in this year’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown. Instead, the series will allow live pit stops.
However, teams will only be allowed to change two (2) tires per stop. PASS South officials feel the two-tire change per stop rule will keep teams from gaining a huge advantage by hiring professional pit crews.
More information regarding the Mason-Dixon Meltdown, along with race procedures, will be announced soon.
The Second-Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown will take place Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, at Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, North Carolina. The event will be the season-finale for the PASS South Super Late Models and pay $12,500-to-win. The weekend will also feature events for PASS/Rolling Thunder Modifieds, Thunder Roadsters and Allison Legacy Series cars. INEX-sanctioned Legends and Bandoleros will run features Friday night as part of the Meltdown festivities on the quarter-mile track just behind the speedway.
Action begins Friday at the half-mile with pit gates opening at 10:00 am and rotating practice starting at noon. Once action at the half-mile wraps up, focus will shift to the Legends and Bandoleros at the quarter-mile. Their pit gates open at 1:00 pm Friday with alternating practice starting at 3:00 pm and heat races beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by the features. On Saturday back at the half-mile, pit gates open at 9:00 am with practicing starting at 11:00 am. Time Trials begin at 2:15 pm with heat races beginning at 4:00 pm. The 2nd Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown is set to begin at approximately 7:45 pm.
The complete schedule of events, along with official entry blanks can be found on the official website for the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at www.MasonDixonMeltdown.com.