Super Late Model Racing’s Best Prepare For Mason Dixon Meltdown At Southern National

Super Late Model Racing's Best Prepare For Mason Dixon Meltdown At Southern National


-       For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (November 7) – As has been customary for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, the season will once again conclude with the running of the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown on Saturday, November 15 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.  Some of the best short trackers from Canada to Florida are busily preparing their machines for what will be, for many of them, the final race of a long campaign.  One driver looking to cap off a pretty stellar 2014 season is Worcester, Massachusetts's native Derek Ramstrom.  During the late summer and early fall, Ramstrom went to victory lane in two of New England's most prestigious events, the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and the World Series of Stock Car Racing at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut.  Following a successful 5thplace outing with the Petit Motorsports team last weekend at Caraway Speedway's North-South Shootout, Ramstrom is encouraged to return to his family owned team for another outing at Southern National.

            "I love running the tracks down South," said Ramstrom.  "There a lot different from the tracks in the Northeast.  They've got more banking, they're a lot faster.  I definitely love to come down here."

            It would seem that the bigger events on the short track calendar have played in Ramstrom's favor in recent years.  This year's Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Raceway Park is expected to have one of the biggest car counts of the season and to attract some of North America's best racers.  And, at 200 green flag laps and with the option to change two tires at lap 125, Ramstrom is hoping his past experiences in big events will play out with a win in the Meltdown.

            "We usually run strong at Southern National," said Ramstrom.  "The last couple of years we've had some motor problems down there.  As long as the car runs good, I think we will definitely have a top five finish."

            In 2013, Ramstrom led laps and battled much of the race with eventual winner Tyler Church, before motor problems eventually sidelined him with less than 40 laps to go.  That performance has him excited to see what he and the Ramstrom's Service Center team can do when they return to Southern National next weekend.

            "You've just got to be consistent and try to stay in the top 10 in a long race like that," says Ramstrom.  "Hopefully we can make the right adjustments when we pit, work together as a team, and hopefully be there at the end."

While Ramstrom seeks a season ending win to cap off 2014, several drivers will be competing for championships.  Veteran Ben Rowe and rookie Tyler Dippel will be racing for the PASS National Chaampionship, while Tyler Church, Cole Timm, and Jared Irvan compete for the PASS South Super Late Model title.  In addition to Ramstrom and Rowe, fellow New Englanders Joey Doiron, Steve Legendre, and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Quebec's Eric St. Gelais will be making the trip to Southern National. Christopher Bell is hoping to continue his streak of finishing no worse than second in the last two events and will be joined by Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Karl Weber.   Tate Fogleman, Trevor Noles, Brandon Setzer, Tanner Rumburg, Jody Measamer, and Lucas Jones will each be seeking their first career PASS South wins.   

Action at Southern National Motorsports Park for the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown kicks off practice for all divisions on Friday, November 14 from 1 – 4:20 PM.  On Saturday, November 15, practice will start at 10 AM, with qualifying at 1:15 PM, and racing slated to start at 3 PM.  The PASS South Super Late Models will race for 200 laps, along with main events for the PASS Pro Late Models, Pee Dee/Coastal Supertrucks, and USAC Eastern Midgets. 

PASS South Super Late Model entry forms as well as the complete weekend schedule for the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions topassracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Dover P.D. Official Statement

"The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is being conducted based on an allegation of domestic assault that is alleged to have occurred in the City of Dover involving Mr. Busch. These allegations were brought to the Dover Police Department on Wednesday, November 5th at 2:00PM. At this time, the department is still investigating the victim's claims and will not have any further comment on this matter in order to preserve the integrity of the case. The Dover Police Department will release further information as it becomes available.

SHR Statement

SHR spokesman Mike Arning told Motorsport.com via email, "This is an allegation Stewart-Haas Racing takes very seriously, but we're still gathering all of the facts and are not in a position to comment in greater detail."

NASCAR statement from Brett Jewkes, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

"NASCAR is aware of the investigation involving driver Kurt Busch. We recognize the seriousness of this matter and are actively gathering information from all parties, including law enforcement authorities and Stewart-Haas Racing. It would be inappropriate for NASCAR to comment further on this matter until we have more information."

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La vente de l’Autodrome Chaudière annulée; André Poulin devient le seul promoteur


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Le 07 novembre 2014


La vente de l'Autodrome Chaudière annulée; André Poulin devient le seul promoteur

Suite à une rencontre qui a eu lieu ce mercredi, 05 novembre 2014  entre le groupe André Poulin/Marco Savoie et Dany Lagacé/Kevin Roberge, la vente de l'Autodrome Chaudière qui avait été annoncée lors du Banquet de fin saison a été annulée étant donné la maladie qui afflige l'un des 2 associés,  Marco Savoie.  

M. Poulin et M. Savoie tiennent à remercier sincèrement Dany Lagacé et Kevin Roberge pour leur compréhension dans cette situation. Il va s'en dire que M. Savoie ainsi que sa famille peuvent compter sur tout notre soutient dans cet épreuve. « Je tiens personnellement à souhaiter un prompt rétablissement à Marco » dit André Poulin.

Suite à cette rencontre, M. André Poulin a fait la location de l'Autodrome Chaudière pour la saison 2015 avec option d'achat. Il devient par le fait même le seul promoteur.

M. Poulin a toujours l'intention de maintenir les déclarations faites en ce qui concerne la programmation relevée qui sera offerte pour la prochaine saison. Aussi, il tient à réitérer son engagement d'améliorer les classes locales et d'assurer la venue des Série Québécoises et Américaines.

Une réunion aura lieu le samedi 29 novembre prochain pour les classes locales et les détails vous seront communiqués dans les prochains jours.

M. André Poulin remercie Dany Lagacé et Kevin Roberge pour la confiance qu'il lui porte et mettra tout en œuvre afin de conserver le haut standard de qualité offert à l'Autodrome Chaudière dans les dernières années.

À compter de ce jour, l'autodrome portera le nom de l'Autodrome Chaudière 2014 inc.

Dans la prochaine année, M. Poulin regardera la possibilité d'accueillir de nouveaux investisseurs.

Pour toutes questions, vous pouvez rejoindre M. André Poulin au 581-998-7388 ou par courriel au andre.poulin@seriesportsman.ca.

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste Série Sportsman Québec



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