Naples ME – (3/18/2010) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late models make one of their most popular stops of the season on Easter weekend with the annual running of the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway on Saturday April 3rd.

The venerable oval brings together the best of PASS North and South every year, and it’s a must stop for all the race teams chasing the 2010 PASS National Championship. . The race is round two of the five race series that got underway in January at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. Two New Englanders are currently atop the standings, with PASS newcomer Brad Leighton in the number one spot by virtue of his PASS Florida Winterfest win, followed by defending and four time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark, Canada’s Lonnie Sommerville and Steven Legendre. Preston Peltier, Jay Fogleman, Dale Brackett, Devin Jones, Brandon Ward and Clay Jones round out the top ten. They’re all expected at the Easter Bunny 150, so they will all remain in contention for the 2010 crown.

The Easter Bunny will award both PASS South and PASS National points, so Ryan Blaney will be looking to back up his first career PASS South win in the season opening South Carolina Clash with a victory at Hickory. The teenager knows his way around the famous short track so he has to be considered one of the favorites. Blaney stands atop the South standings with Hal Goodson, Steve Legendre, Preston Peltier and Spencer Wauters second through fifth.

On Friday March 2nd there will be practice for all competing divisions. The pit area opens at noon with practice slated from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. On race day Saturday April 3rd the gates swing open at 10:00 AM, practice gets underway at noon and PASS time trials are scheduled for 4:00 PM. Racing goes green at 6:00 PM.

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