Perry Brown led all but a handful of laps to capture the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South win in Saturday night’s Watermelon 125 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele Georgia. It was the Riverview Florida driver’s first visit to PASS South victory lane. Gerogians Bubba Pollard and Ryan Seig raced home second and third.


Yellow fever had its hold on the field as eighteen caution flags plagued the race. Wrecks, spins, mechanical problems and flat tires slowed many of Brown’s wood-be challengers. Hickory winner Corey Williams had a flat early on and lost several laps to a green flag tire change, eventually finishing twelfth. Alex Haase ran second for the first two thirds of the race until an on track incident sent him pit side; Haase raced back to an eighth place finish. Zach Stroupe ran up front early on until a broken panhard bar spoiled his night. Stroupe would be credited with a 21st place finish.


Sprint Cup star David Ragan put on a show for the hometown crowd, racing his way up to fourth at the checkers after starting shot gun on the field. Fifth through tenth at the stripe were Michael Pope, Allen Gordon, Mark Gibson, Alex Haase, John Stancill and Heath Hindman.


In qualifying Corey Williams set a new super late model track record for the d-shaped three eighths mile. Williams was the only driver to crack the 15 second barrier with his 15.982 pass. Zach Stroupe continued to impress with a 16.041 clocking and veteran Florida short tracker Darryl Shelnut timed in third at 16.058. Alex Haase (16.072) and Alex Fleming (16.096) time trialed fourth and fifth. Less than two tenths separated first from tenth in the ultra competitive field.


The PASS South super late models return to action Saturday May 10th for Mom’s 150 at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford Virginia. Check out the new Pro All Stars Series web site at , and Motor Mile Speedway on line at .


Unofficial ResultsPASS South Super Late Model Watermelon 125 Watermelon Capital Speedway – Cordele, GA – April 26, 2008

1) 22-Perry Brown, Riverview FL Pal-King Pallets Chev 2) 26-Bubba Pollard, Senoia GA 3) 39S-Ryan Seig,Tucker GA S&W Services  Chev 4) 6 – David Ragan, Unadilla GA Watermelon Capital Speedway Ford 5) 44-Michael Pope, Dublin GA, Builders Concrete Products Chev 6) 29-Allen Gordon, Leesburg GA Hall Electric Co. 7) 62-Mark Gibson, Winston-Salem NC Yarborough Trans Chev 8) 51H-Alex Haase,Concord NC Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota 9) 20-John Stancill,Ayden NC Stancill Farms Chev 10) 91-Heath Hindman,Signal Mountain TN Chev 11) 5-Spencer Wauters,Concord NC Victor Ford 12) 47-Corey Willians,Boothbay ME Chev 13) 48-John Batten,Nashville NC Batten Ceramic Tiles Chev 14) 30-Rodney Brooks, Mooresville NC   

15) 4 – Blake Lehr,Waxhaw NC Carolina Autosports Chev 16) 94-Mitch Cobb,Edwards CO JAMK LLC Ford 17) 98-Justin Wakefield, Woodstock GA Grace Mortgage Service 18) 67-Jeff Fultz, Cincinnati OH 19) 31-Tyler Millwood, Kingston GA 20) 0-Strom Altman, Charleston SC 21) 51-Zach Stroupe,Iron Station NC Chev 22) 05-Alex Fleming,Raleigh NC Joyner Traffic Eng. Chev 23) 24-Brian Royalty, Cynthiana KY A&J Service Center Chev 25) 7-Darrryl Shelnut