CHARLOTTE, NC (March 4) – After a strong start to the 2014 season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, the short track stars of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) now focus their attention on this Saturday night’s 9th Annual South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway. The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models return to tackle Dillon’s tough egg-shaped lay out along with the Allison Legacy Cars, Legends, and Mini Stock Mayhem 2. The PASS South Super Late Models competed in two thrilling events at Dillon in 2013. Austin Theriault edged out Preston Peltier by .120 seconds for the closest finish in PASS South history in last year’s South Carolina Clash. And, in an October return trip for the series, Daniel Hemric charged to the front in the final 50 laps to win the Wildcat 150.
A new group of PASS South Super Late Model contenders has emerged for the championship since last year’s title holder Jay Fogleman announced he was cutting back on his schedule. PASS South veteran and former two-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion John Batten returns following the strongest season of his 9 year series career. Batten will be joined by one of the strongest rookie classes in PASS South history. Third-generation racer Jared Irvan, is joined by Brandon Setzer, Trevor Noles, and Tyler Dippel as rookies who could legitimately go out and win the championship. Another third generation racer, Tate Fogleman, hopes his second season behind the wheel of the Speedco Truck Lube & Tire Ford #8 will prove fruitful as he tries to continue his father’s championship winning tradition.