Concord PASS South Event Postponed Due To Wet Grounds And Weepers

Concord PASS South Event Postponed Due To Wet Grounds And Weepers


-       For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (May 24) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced Wednesday afternoon that this Friday night's Old Glory 125 for the PASS South Super Late Models at Concord Speedway has been postponed due to extremely wet grounds and weepers on the track surface.  Despite a forecast for sunny and clear weather on Friday, Concord and the surrounding areas have been under flood warnings and received several inches of rain over the last few days, which have left the grounds fully saturated.  Track officials have long struggled with weepers, especially between turns one and two, which have been further exacerbated by the recent rains.  Both track owner David Laton and general manager Jennifer Campbell hope by announcing the postponement now it will save teams and fans money that might be incurred for travel.  PASS and track officials will evaluate schedules and see what date works best to reschedule the events for Concord Speedway.

 "In the best interest of the PASS teams and, with several different weather outlets predicting more heavy rain for the next two days, Tom Mayberry and I agreed that it was best to go ahead and postpone the events scheduled for this weekend at Concord," said Campbell.  "Hopefully, this will allow the teams to cancel hotel reservations and will also give them the opportunity do something else for Memorial Day weekend.  We look forward to having PASS back in the near future."

The next PASS South Super Late Model event on the schedule will be at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 15th.  Entry forms for PASS races at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Speedway 95 and Lee USA Speedway are currently posted 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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 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 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@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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Memorial Day Weekend at Airborne

Memorial Day Weekend at Airborne

PLATTSBURGH- Another Saturday night of short track racing is set to take the green flag at 7 p.m. at Airborne Park Speedway.

               The Egglefield Ford 358-Modifieds, Fidelis Care Sportsman, Poirier's True Value Renegades, Busch Beer Mini-Mods and Strictly Stocks will all be in action.

               Ticket prices for this weekend's Garrands Motorsports Night presented by Moore 24 Towing and Repair will be $12 for adults and kids age 12 and under free of charge. Main gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the event.

               Last weekend marked the first dirt race run at Airborne Park Speedway since 1989. Drivers from New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec and Ontario participated in the 64th season opener.

Chris Raabe of Alexandria, Ontario collected the first win of the season for the Egglefield Ford 358 Modified division 3o lap feature at Airborne Park Speedway.

               Raabe drove from the seventh spot to third in the heat race and started sixth in the feature event.

               A lap-22 restart pinned Middlebury, Vermont's Todd Stone aside Raabe's number St. Lawrence Radiation 01. Raabe, the leader, had lane selection and chose the top of the track. Stone hung around for one lap on the inside the top proved to be the right decision as Raabe went on to win convincingly. Stone finished second with Cornwall, Ontario's Gage Morin finishing in third. Positions four and five went to Greg Atkins and Jessey Mueller, respectively.

               It was a slow start to the Fidelis Care Sportsman feature with two red flags in the first four laps.

               On the opening lap, Neal Provost hopped the wheel of Jamie LaFountain's 20x machine and Provost rolled over onto the front stretch, bringing out the red flag. A few laps later, Zach Daniels spun into the infield and the front clip of the race car dug into the infield and sent him over as well.

               While all this was happening in the middle of the pack, Moise Page was picking cars off on the extreme outside. Page worked his way around Johnny Scarborough after the two battled side by side on several restarts. Page, of St. Louis de Gonzague, Quebec picked up win number one in the 25 lap event. Scarborough settled for second with positions three through five going to Connor Cleveland, Bucko Branham and Lonnie Rivers.

               The TUSA Mod Lites ran a 20 lap feature with Grimson, Ontario native, Paul Klager dominating the event. Klager used lap traffic to complete the pass on Malone's Deric Ellsworth. Kevin Foster finished second with Ellsworth completing the top three.

               Brent Jarvis was able to rebound from a lap-4 spin and take the victory in the Poirier's True Value Renegade feature. Michael Wright and Keith O'Neil finished second and third.

               Josh LaPorte of Peru was the winner in the Busch Beer Mini Mod division. Roger LaBounty and Tyler Irwin rounded out the top three.

               The Strictly Stock beginner division winner was Michael Daniels. Rolland Guay finished second and Derick Coolidge third.



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