Naples, ME 8/10/09- The weather may have been warm, but it was Corey Williams who was hot from the moment he unloaded his #47 machine as he claimed his fifth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model win in the Southern Sizzler 150 at Orange County Speedway Saturday night. Justin Wakefield muscled his way to second while Signal Mountain, Tennessee’s Heath Hindman notched his season best finish of third at the fast 3/8th mile facility. Veteran Jay Fogleman and Preston Peltier rounded out the top five.
Williams showed his strength early and often as he set fast time during qualifying by almost two tenths over the second place driver. Early green flag racing saw Ryan Blaney open up a half track lead over the rest of the top five competitors. A lap sixty-one caution brought the field back together and also brought Williams’ car within striking distance of the top spot. After making his way to the front, a spin by series points leader Ben Rowe on lap 145 set the stage for a five lap shootout.
Williams got the jump over Justin Wakefield on the final restart cruising away with the win and the trophy. Even though it was Williams who stole the show, the story of the night was veteran Jay Fogleman’s comeback from two laps down to finish fourth in a backup car. Fogleman fought an ill handling car after getting limited practice in a backup car after his primary car suffered mechanical problems earlier in the day.
In PASS truck series action, Grant Davidson extended his points lead with his fourth win in seven races in 2009. Michael Cooper, behind the wheel of his new #18 truck ride, finish second and fourteen year old Clint King, who won earlier in the year at Coastal Plains Raceway, rounded out the top three.
Next up for the premier super late model series of the south will be the Over the Mountain 150 at the Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina on Saturday August 29th. The event will mark the third and final trip to the historic track for the series in 2009.
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Unofficial Results – Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model Southern Sizzler 150 Orange County Speedway – Rougemont NC – 8 /8/2009
1) 47 Corey Williams 2) 98 Justin Wakefield 3) 91 Heath Hindman 4) 4s Jay Fogleman 5) 26 Preston Peltier 6) 8 Cassius Clark 7) 05 Alex Fleming 8) 5 Spencer Wauters 9) 10 Ryan Blaney10) 4n Ben Rowe 11) 18 Bradley McCaskill 12) 48 John Batten 13) 35 Devin Jones 14) 55 Alex Yontz 15) 25 Jeff Bolen 16) 14 Clete Caywood 17) 02 Tim Nooner 18) 23 Jimmy Weller 19) 16 Joey Coulter 20) 93 Tayla Orleans 21) 79 Chris Bowers 22) CJ Faison DNS 43 Tim Pinion