Drivers Head to Virginia for 150 Laps of Super Late Model Racing Action
With two stops in both South Carolina and North Carolina in the 2011 racing season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products heads to Virginia on Saturday, May 7th, for 150-laps of Super Late Model racing action at South Boston Speedway. The “PASS South 150” event is the fifth points race of the season as the action continues to ramp up in the south.
South Boston Speedway has been a regular stop for the series over the years. Big names in Super Late Model racing have gone to victory lane at the track in PASS South competition, including Cassius Clark (2006), Johnny Clark (2008), Ben Rowe (2009) and Jimmy Weller (2010), but all of these races were held towards the end of the series season with only one chance for drivers to etch their names in the record book as a SoBo PASS South winner. In 2011, the series will visit the track twice, giving two opportunities for drivers to enter victory lane during the season at the Virginia track.
Drivers all over the country as well as from Canada have entered the PASS South races in 2011. Jay Fogleman went to victory lane in the season-opener at Anderson Motor Speedway (SC) on March 12th with Ryan Blaney taking the top honors in the second race at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) on April 2nd. Series newcomers took over in the following two races with Chris Eggleston winning “The Race” at North Wilkesboro Speedway on April 10th, and then Stephen Nasse claimed his first-series win in the Easter Bunny event at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on April 24th. With a depth of talent in the series, a fifth-different winner is possible this Saturday at South Boston.
While it is still too early to decide who will be the 2011 PASS South by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products Super Late Model Series champion, multiple drivers are setting themselves up to take the honor. With one win and four top-10 finishes, Blaney currently leads the points by a small two-point margin over Fogleman. Preston Peltier, Andy Loden and Steven Legendre might not have victories, but they are hanging in the top-five positions of the points, looking for an opportunity to move up the charts. Heath Hindman, Justin Wakefield, Jody Lavender, Jimmy Weller and John Batten round out the current top 10.
The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance Products 150 weekend will kick off on Friday, May 6th, with an optional practice. On race day, May 7th, the pit gates open at 12:00 PM with rotating practice from 2 PM until 4 PM. Grandstands are scheduled to open at 4:30 PM. Time trials roll off at 4:45 PM with the Fan Appreciation trackside happening from 5:45 PM until 6:45 PM. Racing gets the green at 7 PM. Two NASCAR Late Model features join the PASS South Super Late Models for a full night of racing action.
For more information on the Pro All Stars Series and the 150-lap event South Boston Speedway, go to www.proallstarsseries.com, or visit the track’s website at www.southbostonspeedway.com.