New Pass Southern Series Announces 2006 Schedule
PASS South, fresh off its successful inaugural event at the Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina on April 15th, has announced its complete 2006 racing schedule. The 11-race schedule kicked off with the WFMX Easter Bunny 150 and will conclude with the "Mason-Dixon Meltdown" 250-lap race at South Boston Speedway in Virginia the weekend of November 17th and 18th. SOUTH SCHEDULE HERE
The inaugural PASS South season features eleven races in four Southeastern states. Each PASS South race will be either 125 or 150 laps and will pay $5,000 to the winning driver ($500 to start the event). The season-ending "Mason-Dixon Meltdown" will pay $15,000 to win ($750 to start). In addition, PASS South will be selling lap sponsorships to enhance the purse even more.
"We are proud to have such a diverse schedule for the inaugural PASS South season," said Pro All Stars Series owner Tom Mayberry. "PASS South will be racing at some of the most historic short tracks in the Southeast this season and there's going to be a lot of fun races this year. Best of all, we're going to be rewarding the drivers for their dedication to Super Late Model racing in the Southeast by offering them a fair purse at all of the events this season.
"We are excited for all of our races, especially the 'Mason-Dixon Meltdown' the week before Thanksgiving. We're going to hopefully build that event into one of the biggest Super Late Model events in the country. With $15,000 going to the winning driver, I'd expect nothing less than the best drivers around to be in South Boston for that prestigious event."
34 Super Late Models showed up for the first event at Hickory two weeks ago. Three-time Oxford 250 victor Mike Rowe, of Maine, held off a stellar field that included former All American 400 winners Chuck Barnes Jr. and Jason Hogan, former Hooters Pro Cup champ and current point leader Clay Rogers, Florida Speedweeks Super Late Model champ Travis Kittleson, ASA Late Model winner in '06 Jay Middleton, Southeast Super Late Model legend Freddie Query and 2002 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series champ Wade Day. Other competitors included J.R. Norris, Ted Musgrave Jr., Dennis Schoenfeld, Ryan Lawler, Clay Jones, Dean Clattenburg, Kevin Love, Ricky Marshall, Chris Dunn, several PASS North drivers and a host of others.
This year the PASS South drivers will be competing with various support divisions, including the Pro Challenge Series, the wild Redneck Racers (cross between a Street Stock & Hobby Stock), SuperTrucks, 4-Cylinder classes and Legends cars at various races during the season.
"We want all of the PASS South races to be a fun, family-friendly event and that's why we're happy to have the great support divisions at the series' races this year. There will be no shortage of action on the track between the Super Late Model stars and the fun and wild support races. All the PASS South events will be exciting and fun for kids and adults alike."
The next event on the 2006 PASS South schedule is the Southern Sizzler at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC, on Sunday, May 21st. Practice day for SLMs will be on Saturday, May 20th.
For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Matt Kentfield at DSG by calling (704) 455 – 2051.
For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.