NAPLES ME ( 11/24) Two time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has filed his  early entry for THE RACE at North Wilkesboro. Slated for April 9, 2011, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned race at North Wilkesboro Speedway will pay a minimum of $75,000.00 to the winner.


Marlin has  ten Sprint Cup and 2 Nationwide Series wins under his belt but early in his career he captured three consecutive championships at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, a storied short track that has produced so many  racing talents. He has plenty of experience at North Wilkesboro too, with a number of top ten results during his cup career.

The latest additions to the pre entry list come from almost every corner of the continent. Ryan Moore is a Mainer who’s run up front in many of his PASS starts, and “Texas Trey” Mitchell earned fifth in the final PASS South standings despite missing an event. Big news from the Mulkern Racing stables. Mulkern will field two entries, one for himself and a second for Mike Rowe. A Maine racing legend, Rowe has 17 PASS North and 2 PASS South wins under his belt, not to mention a PASS South title.


There’s a distinct Canadian flavor to the latest batch of entries for THE RACE with the addition of Lonnie Sommerville and Dean Clattenburg. Both men hail from the Canadian Maritime and they both have the talent to run up front at North Wilkesboro.


2010 PASS South Mason Dixon Meltdown winner Justin Wakefield has filed his early entry, as has David Stremme Racing. There’s no driver listed for the cup and nationwide star’s super late model but you can bet this ride will carry a first rate talent, if not Stremme himself.


Aaron Ricker is a weekly racing regular at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine, and he gives the PASS North regulars fits whenever the traveling road show visits his home track. Ricker will make the trip from Tamworth New Hampshire for his first PASS South start.


Advance ticket sales for the April 9 2011 300 lap short track mega race are available now. Adult tickets are just $25.00 dollars in advance, $10.00 for youngster aged 6-12. That ticket give fans two super late model last chance races and a 100 lap tour type modified feature in addition to THE RACE. They make a great gift your favorite short track fan, so take a moment to visit , print an order form and put those tickets under the tree!.