NASCAR New England Style: Snow Shoveling Trash Talk
Photos from PASS Dillon
Irvan Makes Late Charge To Claim PASS Winter Meltdown At Dillon
DILLON, SC (February 4) – Third-generation racer Jared Irvan was able to move past leader Christian Eckes following a late-race restart and led the rest of the way to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model national season opener Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway. Irvan’s win in the Winter Meltdown 200 was his first since capturing the checkered flag at Anderson Motor Speedway back in 2015.
“We both spun the tires a little bit on that last restart and ended up going into turn one too fast and I actually thought I went in too high, but he [Eckes] did too and I was able to come off with the lead,” said Irvan. “This is really big for our momentum for the rest of the year and hopefully we can get a little more sponsorship to help us through the rest of the year.”
Winter Meltdown And Rich SC History Meet In PASS Opener At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 2) – While New England and Canada’s best dig out of the snow to make their way South, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers from across the Southeast prepare to greet them for this weekend’s 4th Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway. While Dillon has hosted PASS as part of the South Carolina Clash event since 2008, this year’s 200 lap Meltdown will be held there for the first time. The Winter Meltdown has been dominated by New Englanders with Brad Leighton taking the checkered flag at New Smyrna in 2010 and Maine’s Joey Doiron claiming the last two versions with wins at Auburndale and Greenville.
Diverse Entry List Continues To Grow For PASS Winter Meltdown At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (January 18) – Diversity is the name of the game as drivers from far and wide continue to prepare for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 4. The “Original” Winter Meltdown will again be on Super Bowl weekend and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another for 200 laps in the first race of the 2017 PASS National Championship series.
Sarah Cornett-Ching comes into 2017 with realistic goals in PASS and something to prove to herself starting at Dillon. For the 25-year-old driver from British Columbia, just being at the Meltdown will be a victory of sorts. Following a season that saw her finish seventh in ARCA Racing Series points in 2015, Cornett-Ching ran a partial schedule last year. In the ARCA season finale at Kentucky Speedway, she suffered a serious concussion after a devastating crash. Experiencing symptoms similar to those of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Cornett-Ching was unsure of her racing future.
PASS Announces Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 For November At Hickory
Inaugural 300 lap Super Late Model race at Hickory; race winner could take home $22,500
CHARLOTTE, NC (January 20) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today a major adjustment to the 2017 racing schedule. The PASS Super Late Models will stage a 300 green flag lap event on Saturday, November 18th at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown will be highlighted by live pit stops and will feature a nearly $70,000 total purse. The race will pay $15,000 to the winner and $1,000 to start, plus there will be an additional $25 per lap awarded to the race leader, which could push the winner’s total to $22,500. The event will now be the final race of the PASS National Championship Series, joining other national races at Dillon Motor Speedway, Orange County Speedway, the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory, Thompson Speedway, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, and the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. (more…)
WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the 2016 Granite State Pro Stock Series season finished just a few weeks ago at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, the GSPSS is already looking ahead to the 2017 campaign.
And with that, the series is proud to announce the first scheduled race for next season at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass. The inaugural Seekonk 100 will take place on Saturday night June 24, 2017.
“We are extremely happy to be able to work with Seekonk Speedway to bring the GSPSS there for the 2017 season,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “Seekonk is the home of weekly Super Late Model racing in Southern New England. By adding the GSPSS to the schedule, it has the making of a super event. We have been talking to them for two years and we feel the timing is correct for 2017.”
MIDLAND, NC (November 5) – Dalton Sargeant held off Preston Peltier in a near photo finish to claim his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win Saturday afternoon in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown as part of the North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway. Maine’s Ben Rowe also celebrated his fourth career PASS National Championship, while Matt Craig edged out Kodie Conner for the PASS South Super Late Model title.
“First off, I really want to thank Preston [Peltier] for driving me as clean as he did, I really respect that,” said Sargeant in victory lane. “I think we had a little bit better drive off the corner than he did, but it’s just amazing to get this win as part of the PASS North-South Shootout. I’ve got to thank my guys for all the hard work they’ve put in all year long.”
Lee USA Speedway Banquet of Champions 11/5/16 Photos by Rich Hayes
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Manchester, NH – Race teams, track officials, fans, and sponsors gathered at the Executive Court Inn and Conference Center to celebrate the 2016 Lee USA Speedway “Banquet of Champions” on Saturday night, November 5, closing out the 30th year under the leadership of track owners Red and Judy MacDonald.
Muni & Barnard Celebrate First Victories of the Season
Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, the fans of Monadnock Speedway saw first time winners as Nancy Muni and Paul Barnard took the checkers celebrating late season victories. The Pro 4 Modifieds made their final stop of the season at the high banks as Brett Meservey scored his first career win in the 35 lap Paul Roach Memorial Race.
The Young Guns rolled onto the track first with Alex Barden setting the pace to the green. On lap one both Devin Guy and Jaret Curtis made contact bringing out the first caution and only caution on lap one. On the restart, Chase Curtis quickly took the lead from Barden. A few laps later, Guy from the back of the pack was up to fourth and began to pressure Shelby Avery for third. Guy looked to the outside as he also protected his position from Jaret Curtis that moved into fifth. As a four-way battle brewed for second between Barden, Avery, Guy and Jaret Curtis, Chase Curtis began to develop a good lead. On lap nine, Guy and Avery went to wheel as Guy took over third. On the next lap, Jaret Curtis passed both Guy and Avery for the third spot. Barden held onto second. At the final wave of the checkers, it was Chase Curtis followed by Barden, Jaret Curtis, Guy and Avery. (more…)