Irvan Looking For “Hometrack” Advantage In PASS South Return To Concord

Irvan Looking For "Hometrack" Advantage In PASS South Return To Concord

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CHARLOTTE, NC (March 16) – For his entire life in motorsports, Jared Irvan has had to live up to greatness.  His grandfather, Vic, was a terror on the short tracks of California, while his dad, Ernie, found success on stock car racing's biggest stage, winning the Daytona 500 back in 1991.  At just 18-years-old, Jared Irvan was not around to see those triumphs, but he has certainly made a mark of his own in recent years.  And this Saturday afternoon in the inaugural Southern Sizzler, Irvan hopes he can continue the streak of "no repeat" winners in PASS at Concord Speedway.

After graduating from Legends cars and open wheel midgets, Irvan made the step up to Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models in 2012.  Irvan quickly became a front runner, finishing third in PASS South Super Late Model points in 2014, his only season competing for the championship.  Last year, that elusive first PASS South win came at Anderson Motor Speedway.  

Now driving for the Coulter Motorsports team and crew chief Randy Renfrow, Irvan reflected back on the start of his racing career, ironically at Concord Speedway.  Living just down the road in nearby Midland, NC, Irvan raced at the quarter-mile track in Concord, just a few yards away from the fast, high-banked triangle he and the PASS South regulars will tackle on Saturday afternoon.

"It's a ton of fun to race at Concord for multiple reasons," says Irvan.  "It's one of the fastest tracks on the PASS South schedule, so that always makes for an interesting race.  Also, the dogleg in the back straightaway sets up a challenge every lap of the race."  

With a third place already under his belt this season at the most recent PASS South event at Dillon Motor Speedway, Irvan again has high hopes heading to Concord Speedway.  Irvan fought back from an extremely ill-handling car at Concord in May to finish fourth in the Old Glory 125.  And, became the only driver to score top five finishes in both races there last year when he piloted the Coulter Motorsports entry to a fourth place finish in the North-South Shootout.

"I expect to run well this weekend," said Irvan.  "We ran well at Dillon and that should carry over some good momentum going into Concord.  We ran well at Concord the last we were there in the #2 car and found some things that should make the car faster throughout the whole race, so it should be good."

Irvan will be faced with another strong field at the Southern Sizzler led by defending PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tate Fogleman, and 2016 championship contenders Kodie Conner and Matt Craig, both from nearby Kannapolis.  Former Mason-Dixon Meltdown winner, Trevor Noles, is entered, along with former North-South Shootout winner, Ryan Moore, as well as local favorite Clay Rogers.  PASS South rookies Kyle Desouza and Vinnie Miller will each be looking for their first wins, as well as David Gilliland Racing driver Raphael Lessard.

All the action gets under way on Friday, March 18 at Concord Speedway with open practice for all competing divisions from 2 – 6 PM.  On Saturday, March 19, practice will begin at 12:30 PM with qualifying starting at 3:15 PMfor the PASS South Super Late Models, Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models, Mini Stocks, and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour followed by main events for the Southern Sizzler starting at approximately 4:30 PM.

Don't forget to make plans as well for the upcoming Easter Bunny Weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, featuring the PASS Super Late Models, South East Mini Stock Tour, and the debut of the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS.  

  PASS South Super Late Model entry forms and complete weekend schedules for the events at Concord Speedway, Hickory Motor Speedway, and Caraway Speedway 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 topassracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or 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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Création ES au service de notre image

Création ES au service de notre image

Depuis maintenant 6 ans, l'équipe de dCréation ES inc, s'implique auprès de la Série Sportsman Qc. En plus d'en être commanditaire, il est le fournisseur officiel en matière de lettrage de la Série; créateur de son image! 

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Que ce soit à des fins personnelles ou pour votre entreprise, Création ES vous offre aussi le service d'installation de démarreur à distance, installation de pare-pierres, lettrage et un service d'impression. De plus, ils sont maintenant franchisé VitrXPert pour la réparation et le changement de pare-brise. 

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Lee USA Opener Sets Tone for ACT Season

Lee USA Opener Sets Tone for ACT Season



<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_8840.jpg): Windham, ME's Brad Babb (#15NH) will look for his first New Hampshire Governor's Cup win at Lee USA Speedway after finishing second in last year's event. (Alan Ward photo)>>


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Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) opens its 25th season of ACT Late Model racing, along with the 33rd season of racing at Lee USA Speedway, with the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 10. The traditional ACT season opener often sets the tone for what to watch throughout the season, and the 2016 edition should be no exception.


ACT competition at the 1/3-mile speedway has historically been hard to predict. The previous 13 ACT Late Model Tour events at Lee have seen 12 different winners, with Brian Hoar's back-to-back Governor's Cup wins in 2011 and 2012 standing as the only repeat triumph. Former Lee USA Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH became the latest ACT winner at the track when he captured the 2015 Governor's Cup, the first of his four wins en route to the 2015 ACT Championship.


Surprise performances at the event also abound, and performances by these drivers have frequently led to even bigger things for them. Williamstown, VT's Jimmy Hebert was the surprise winner of the 2013 Governor's Cup, which kick-started a breakout season that saw him finish third in ACT points. In 2015, Windham, ME's Brad Babb scored a then career-best runner-up finish at Lee. Babb went on to win two races and finish third in the final 2015 standings.


"That race gave us a lot of confidence that running for Joey Laquerre was the right decision," Babb said. "It wasn't really much of a decision at all – my mind was made up as soon as he asked me to drive the car – but it solidified that we could run up front with the best of ACT. It gave us a lot of confidence going forward for the rest of the season.


"I've pretty much been ready for this season since last season ended," Babb added. "I had a lot of fun last year, and I want to get back into it again."


Helliwell and Babb will be among the top contenders when the ACT Late Models roll into Lee, NH next month. Rowley, MA's Eddie MacDonald, the 2014 Governor's Cup winner, is expected to try and reclaim the title at his home track. The event marks the return of Scott Payea to ACT competition, and he does so at a track where he has posted multiple podium finishes.


As history has shown, the stage could be set for an unexpected winner as well. Kyle Welch earned a top-10 finish at Lee last year en route to his best ACT season to date. Teenager Ryan Olsen is a multi-time Late Model winner at White Mountain Motorsports Park and will make his debut for Joey Pole Racing. Former Série ACT Champion Alex Labbé has entered the event and will look to become the first Canadian ACT winner at Lee since D.J. Kennington in 2004. Multi-time White Mountain Late Model Champion Quinny Welch has also entered the event.


The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway kicks off the 25th season of ACT Late Model racing on Sunday, April 10. Teams will have a full practice day on Saturday, April 9.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com or www.serieact.com.



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