Naples, ME 7/20/09- For a second straight season Durham, North Carolina native Jay Fogleman took home the coon skin cap for winning the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Daniel Boone Classic 125 at Newport (TN) Speedway Saturday night. Fogleman, who never raced outside the top three all night long, survived several late race bumper tags by seventeen-year-old Jake Crum and a side by side battle with PASS South series points leader Ben Rowe to capture the win. Rounding out the top five was Preston Peltier and Heath Hindman who earned his best finish of the 2009 season.
The 125 lap event started off with action from the drop of the green flag with the top two drivers in the championship standings bringing the field down to the start with Ryan Blaney to the inside and point leader Ben Rowe up topside. Rowe quickly took command of the race with a solid start leading the first ten laps of racing action before Fogleman took over the point, leading until a turn two spin by Scott Patton brought out the second yellow flag of the night. The traditional PASS series double file restart brought the field back together briefly before Rowe along with Blaney took advantage of a tire spinning restart by Fogleman. The next fifty plus laps went clean and green allowing Rowe to open the largest lead of the night but not before Fogleman managed to reel the Maine native within a four car lengths distance just before the caution would wave on lap eighty-one.
The long run allowed drivers like Hindman, Crum, and Preston Peltier to work their way to the front while Blaney and Justin Wakefield needed the break in action to make adjustments to their fading machines. One final restart with just thirty-one laps left made for some interesting racing. Rowe and Fogleman battled side by side in two for the lead when it was as if Rowe stabbed the brakes to keep his #4 machine from making contact with Fogleman which forced third place runner Heath Hindman into the back of Rowe stacking up the field three wide for fourth, fifth, and sixth position.
Crum used this opportunity to muscle his way to the front, coming within striking distance of Fogleman’s #4 machine with just a handful of laps remaining. It wasn’t quite enough as Fogleman stretched his lead with one to go before capturing his third PASS South series win this season. The win also tied Fogleman with Corey Williams as the all time PASS South series wins leader throughout the series’ four year history.
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Official Finish – PASS South super late model Daniel Boone Classic – Newport Speedway, Newport TN – 7/18/2009
1 4s Jay Fogleman 2 99 Jake Crum 3 4n Ben Rowe 4 26 Preston Pelitier 5 91 Heath Hindman 6 98 Justin Wakefield 7 10 Ryan Blaney 8 9 David Flynn 9 35 Devin Jones 10 23 Jimmy Weller 11 1 Jimmy Garmon 12 92 Mart Nesbitt 13 48 John Batten 14 02 Scott Patton 15 8 Ed Surrette 16 88 Lee Tissot