CHARLOTTE, NC (November 17) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have added a new race date to the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and new details concerning the May race date at Concord Speedway in North Carolina. Additionally, PASS will partner for the first time with the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series to feature both premier tours at the events at Kingsport and Concord.
Noles Conquers Meltdown At Southern National; Rowe, Church Claim PASS Titles
LUCAMA, NC (November 15) – Trevor Noles capitalized on a bold 3-wide move with 10 laps to go to pass Christopher Bell and Jody Measamer and win Saturday afternoon’s Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 at Southern National Motorsports Park. Noles victory was his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model triumph and also marked the first series win for the Coulter Motorsports team.
“We finally got the monkey off our back and I just can’t thank Coulter Motorsports and Randy Renfrow, they give me 110 percent every week,” said Noles in victory lane. “I drove just as hard as I could those last few laps and we’re finally here where we belong. It’s been a long, cold weekend and I just can’t thank everybody enough for being here today.”
Airborne & Chaudiere Will Host ACT/PASS Doubleheaders in 2015
Waterbury, VT – Another agreement between the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) adds more welcome news for Late Model race fans and teams in the Northeast. Two more ‘doubleheader’ type events will be held following the announcement a week ago that the Oxford Plains Speedway would open the 2015 season with the first-ever PASS/ACT combination event on Saturday April 18, 2015.
The ACT International held at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on July 18 and 19, 2015 will play host to the two most popular traveling series in the US and Quebec. The races will be comprised of two 200-lap features for both PASS and ACT teams. Qualifying will take place Saturday evening and feature races will be run on Sunday.
Tyler Church Looks To Clinch PASS South Title At Mason Dixon Meltdown
CHARLOTTE, NC (November 13) – Entering this weekend’s 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park, Hickory, NC’s Tyler Church is on the cusp of winning his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model championship. Church comes into Saturday afternoon’s race as the defending winner and with a 40 point lead over second year Super Late Model driver Cole Timm.
After competing in a partial schedule in 2013, Church captured his first PASS South win in the Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway last September. But, it was a dominating performance in the Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National that not proved Church and his small family-owned team could compete with the best that short track racing has to offer.
Waterbury, VT –Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
CHARLOTTE, NC (November 11) – After a long season that has seen championship races contested in both the United States and Canada, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model National Championship will be decided on Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown will determine the 2014 champion and the contenders could not have come from more varied backgrounds than points leader Ben Rowe and rookie upstart Tyler Dippel.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 10, 2014) – The first year for LFR Chassis has been more than expected for owner Rob Fuller and the Mooresville-based team. The company, which manufactures modified and super late model chassis, earned five wins in 2014 and multiple podium finishes in both divisions.
“This has really been a great year for this organization,” said Rob Fuller, owner of LFR Chassis. “I’m very pleased that these cars are winning right out of the gate. Burt Myers won in only his third start with his new LFR Chassis. We strive to offer our customers the best craftsmanship and performance in the industry.”
Three past champions have driven the new LFR modified chassis this year and all were very pleased with the experience.
Burt Myers, 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion, was the first to secure a win for LFR Chassis.
“The performance speaks for itself,” said Myers. “This car has so much adjustability in it and the craftsmanship is there; it’s built really well. This car comes race ready. You basically bolt it together and its ready to go. You don’t have to make a lot of updates like you do with other chassis.”
Todd Szegedy, the 2003 NWMT champion, drove the No. 15 LFR Chassis in multiple NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour races this season and secured a season-best second place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“The chassis feels well-balanced and it responds very well to adjustments,” said Szegedy. “The biggest difference I noticed is how well it responds to adjustments. Also, the car drives well on the throttle. When you pick up on the throttle it rotates without being free and turns very well off the corners. That’s important because you want a car to be able to cut and driver underneath guys without being free.”
“Every time we raced that car we were a contender to win,” continued Szegedy. “Unfortunately, we had some part failures in some races. But every time I drove that car I felt I could win in it.”
The most recent champion to pilot a LFR Chassis was Ron Silk, 2011 NWMT champion, who finished third in the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway last month.
“I thought the car really performed great,” said Silk. “We would have had a better run in the North-South Shootout but I got into someone early and kind of messed up the nose. But as far as the way it drove and in testing I was impressed with the way it drove and I feel the LFR team will keep making them better. This car seems to have more forward drive than other cars I’ve raced in the past and that’s certainly something you’re looking for.”
Following the solid performance on the track, the shop has been expanded to add 5,000 square feet to the facility in order to increase production. LFR Chassis is expected to complete over 40 modified and super late model cars by the end of the year, marking a solid first year for the company.
Plans for the LFR Chassis North building in Massachusetts are still moving forward. In the interim, the company has partnered with a few shops to hold inventory. In addition, a trailer has been traveling from North Carolina up to the northeast every two weeks on average to deliver cars and parts directly to LFR customers.
In 2015, Fuller plans to have four Super Late Model house cars and a few house modifieds to continue to test and improve the design and performance of the chassis.
Danica Patrick came back from a lap down and survived an accident not of her making to finish a respectable 22nd in Sunday’s Phoenix 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), started 32nd but soon worked her way into the top-20.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2014) – Kevin Harvick dominated the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and collected his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win of the season. It was the 13th time that Team Chevy captured the top two finishing positions this year. Harvick’s win also marks the 19th victory for Chevrolet in 2014.
In dominating fashion, Harvick led 264 of the 312-lap race to earn back-to-back wins at PIR for the second time in his NSCS career. He also swept the races at the 1.0-mile track in 2006. The victory advances the driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet SS to the ‘Championship’ round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2014) – Martin Truex Jr. came home with a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. But the Furniture Row Racing driver felt the final result could have been much better had it not been for an incident on Lap 213 of 312.
While running in the top-five, Truex’s left-rear fender took a hit by the No. 18 car (Kyle Busch) during a restart at the 1-mile oval. The accident brought out the yellow flag first and then a red flag. The damage forced Truex to make an unscheduled pit stop during the caution. The end result was Truex dropping 13 positions to 18th.