2015-10-28

Northwest Legend Evans Set To Tackle PASS Events At Concord And Hickory in November


Northwest Legend Evans Set To Tackle PASS Events At Concord And Hickory in November

 

-       For Immediate Release



CHARLOTTE, NC (October 28) – As the 2015 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model season enters the homestretch, teams are preparing for two of the biggest races of the year.  PASS will help bring the North-South Shootout home to Concord Speedway on Saturday, November 7 and will follow that up by crowning the series champion three weeks later at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the 10th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown 200.

One of the most excited drivers for these two big PASS events in the Tarheel State is Ardenvoir, WA's, Garrett Evans.  Evans is one of the most legendary names when it comes to racing in the Pacific Northwest, having won four titles in the old NASCAR Northwest series between 1985 and 2000.  But even though he lives nearly 3000 miles away, it will not be his first trip to Concord Speedway.  Evans competed regularly in the Big 10 Series at Concord in the 1990's and has even raced with PASS there.  Evans led several laps in the late going of the 2012 Mason Dixon Meltdown at Concord, before eventually falling from the race and finishing 16th.

"Concord is my favorite track," says Evans, who is already making his trip east for the next two PASS races.  "I love the dogleg and have a lot of friends in that area.  I almost feel like it's my home track.  The key there will be to get the car handling good for 125 green flag laps and to be smart."

While the North-South Shootout will not be his first trip to Concord, the Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 in late November will be his first chance to compete at Hickory Motor Speedway.  While Concord is fast, treacherous, and completely unique, Hickory is smaller and has similar characteristics to many of the speedways Evans has competed on back on the West Coast.

"I have never raced at Hickory, but I've heard a lot about it and I'm looking forward to the race there," says Evans, driver of the familiar #64 sponsored by Leonard Evans Used Cars.  "I'm hoping to get some good pointers from my good friend Larry Pollard of LP Gear."

While Evans will be one of the many drivers fans will be watching at Concord, they will also have to keep their eyes on the PASS South points battle, which was turned on its head following the most recent race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.  The top four in points are only separated by 16 markers, with Tate Fogleman now out front by just 14 points over former points leader Zane Smith. Veterans Jeff Batten and Brandon Ward have filed entries, along with Anderson winner, Jared Irvan, making his first start in the Coulter Motorsports #2.  PASS Pro Late Model champion Kodie Conner will make the move to Super Late Model and Dicky Woodman will field two entries for Trevor Sanborn and 2006 Oxford 250 winner, Jeramie Whorff.

Action begins on Thursday, November 5 at Concord Speedway with open practice from 12-6 PM.  On Friday, November 6, practice will begin at 10 AM with qualifying starting at 5 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, Tour-type Modifieds, SK Modifieds, North East Mini Stock Tour, and Street Stock.  On Saturday, November 7, practice begins at 9 AM for the 13th Annual North-South Shootout, with grandstand gates opening at 11 AM, followed by the pit party at 12:30 PM, and main events are set to start at 2 PM

  PASS South Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedules for the events at Concord and Hickory 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 the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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