Farrington Poised To Continue PASS Title Run At Orange County

Farrington Poised To Continue PASS Title Run At Orange County


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CHARLOTTE, NC (March 15) – In his young career, Maine's Dave Farrington, Jr. has found quite a bit of success racing locally in his home state.  The 24-year-old is a race winner and champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Maine and has been a consistent front runner competing in a limited schedule of ACT Late Model events in recent years.  But now, thanks in part to an offseason shoulder surgery for former series champion, Jay Fogleman, and an unfortunate snowmobile accident for Trevor Sanborn, Farrington will team with the Woodman Racing team to compete for both the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National and South Super Late Model championships.  The duos next race together will be the upcoming Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway on Saturday, March 25.

            "We watched Dave race last year with PASS at Concord and again this season at Dillon in his own car and we were impressed with how he gets the most out of his equipment," said car owner, Dick Woodman.  "We contacted Dave and tested at Hickory a few weeks ago and that went real well.  We have always been fortunate to have real good drivers in our cars, blue collar guys, who grew up racing and want to race until they are old and gray, and Dave fits that mold."

            For Farrington, it is the opportunity of a lifetime.  A chance to still compete in his family-owned cars in New England, while joining the Woodmans and sponsors Energy Dynamics, Cribbs Creek Outfitters and Plants Seafood, for a chance at two of the biggest titles in Super Late Model racing.

            "I can't thank Dickie and Becky [Woodman] enough for giving me a shot," says Farrington.  "I've never really had a chance to just show up at a race track and just drive.  It's a new experience to not be turning the wrenches and making all the adjustments.  I believe it'll lead to great communication and a solid team effort with the Woodman Racing team.  We anticipate running about 30 races this season between our car and the Woodman Racing car and I can't thank them enough for their support."

            While it is a great chance to showcase his talent, Farrington knows it will not be easy competing in the south on tracks he has never even seen before.  At Dillon in his own machine, he finished sixth against some of the best talent Super Late Model racing has to offer.  But a mechanical problem at Southern National in his first effort with the Woodman team did not produce the result they feel was deserved.  Now, Farrington heads to Orange County, again against the best of the best in Super Late Model racing, for a race that is doubly important to both the PASS National Championship and PASS South Super Late Model title.

            "It's a positive feeling knowing that Woodman Racing has had prior success at Orange County and we will certainly make every effort to win there," says Farrington.  "I make it a priority to familiarize myself with these tracks by watching both on board cameras and from a fan's perspective.  We hope to put the bad luck behind us from Southern National and have a very good run at Orange County and then continue on to Hickory."

            In addition to the PASS South championship, the Orange Blossom Special will serve as the first race on the "Road To The Oxford 250," with the winner receiving a guaranteed starting spot in the $25,000 to win race coming up in August.  4-time PASS National champion, Ben Rowe, is in contention once again, along with former PASS South champions, Matt Craig, Tate Fogleman and Tyler Church.  Other National Championship contenders that have entered so far include SpencerDavis, Kodie Conner, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Derek Griffith, Tanner Thorson, and JP Josiasse.

Action gets under way on Friday, March 24 for the "Original" Orange Blossom Special with rotating practice from 3 – 6 PM for the PASS Super Late Models, Southern Modified Racing Series Tour Mods, and USAC Eastern Midgets.  On Saturday, March 25, pit gates open at 11 AM, with rotating practice for from 1 – 3:30 PM, qualifying at 4 PM, the Pit Party at 5:45 PM and feature racing set to begin at 7 PM.

Entry forms for the Orange Blossom Special, along with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 and upcoming events at Thompson Speedway, Hickory Motor Speedway, Oxford Plains Speedway and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  The 2017 license forms for the PASS Super Late Models are also available at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  Drivers purchasing licenses for the 2017 season will receive bonus points for each race they are pre-registered for and will also save money towards any events that they enter early.

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 Easter Bunny 150 and the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@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 at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Theetge to Drive a 22 Racing Entry in Seven Oval Events


March 15, 2017, Milverton, ON:  Scott Steckly and 22 Racing are pleased to announce today that Quebec racing veteran Donald Theetge has formed a new association with their team for the 2017 NASCAR Pintys Series season. Together they will participate in the series championship. Theetge will take over the wheel for seven races on the oval tracks. They will reveal later this month the driver that will compete for the team in the road course events. 


"Donald is not new to stock car racing in Canada. He is a champion and a fierce competitor and we are thrilled to have him drive cars out of our 22 Racing stable," said team owner Scott Steckly.  "Donald brings a lot to our program and we look forward to adding more wins to our team resume with him."


This is not Theetges first partnership with Scott Steckly and 22 Racing. Last year they teamed up for the Vallée-Jonction, Autodrome Chaudiere race where he qualified 5th in his first NASCAR Pinty's Series race. Theetge went on to finish 4th after starting at the rear of the field due to a pre-race unapproved technical infraction.


They continued their association for the second time at the season ending event at Kawartha Speedway. This time, Theetge achieved a personal record in NASCAR, qualifying in first place. Prior to an unexpected trip to the pits for repairs he led the field for the first 60 laps and recovered to finish the race. His pole qualifying position made him the second oldest driver in the series to qualify at the front of a NASCAR Pintys Series field.

In 2017, at the age of 50 years old, Theetge wishes to be the oldest driver who wins a race in the NASCR Pinty's Series before retiring from his career as a driver.  Don Thomson is the record holder, winning at the age of 48 year, 9 months. With Steckly's 22 Racing Team, who also field cars for Alex Tagliani, Theetge is confident he can achieve his goal of climbing to the top step of the podium. His trust in the 22 Racing Team is the only reason why he decided to compete this year in this highly competitive championship.


"Scott Steckly and his team are professional and have a lot of experience in this domain. With his cousin and crew chief, Randy Steckly, they won 4 championships in 8 years. it is an honor for me to race next to them", says Donald Theetge.  "I am thankful of this chance to be part of Scott Steckly's 22 Racing team".


The NASCAR Pintys Series is made up of 13 events across Canada from Edmonton, AB to Antigonish, NS. It is a mix of ovals, road and street course circuits with television coverage on TSN and RDS in Quebec.


Follow along with the 22 Racing Team on Twitter @22RacingTeam, Facebook Fan Page  22RacingTeam and Instagram 22racingteam.


About Theetge Motorsport

Theetge Motorsport is led by Donald Theetge, a stock car driver for more than 30 years. Theetge from Boischatel Quebec has four championship wins in LMS serie's career. He has raced in Quebec and the United States winning more than twenty ACT's and Castrol series races, setting him apart from his opponents. The team is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz St-Nicolas, Circuit Acura, Auto Frank et Michel and Le Centre Honda d'Auto Frank et Michel. Other sponsors will be announced shortly.


About 22 Racing

22 Racing is a professional motorsport business owned by four time NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion Scott Steckly.  In 2014 a new 7,500 square foot motorsport facility was built in the small hamlet of Milverton, ON.  Stecklys 22 Racing has prepared cars for drivers such as Alex Tagliani, Jacques Villeneuve, Kaz Grala, Jeb Burton and many more.  They are

supported by the following companies:  Erb Group, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Reefer Sales, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Lincoln Electric, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen & Permatex.



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