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*Andy Marquis*
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From: Alan Dietz <>
Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Subject: Dogwood 300 Doubleheader On Tap For PASS Return To Southern
To: Alan Dietz <>

*Dogwood 300 Doubleheader On Tap For PASS Return To Southern National*

   - *For Immediate Release*

*CHARLOTTE, NC (March 2) – As the thermometer rises, so does the excitement
level of eastern North Carolina race fans as the “Big Boys With The Bad
Fast Toys�?? head back to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.
This Saturday afternoon’s Dogwood 300 will see the South’s original Super
Late Model tour compete for 150 laps, along with a 150 lapper for the
NASCAR Late Model Stock cars.  It also marks the return of the Pro All
Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models to Southern National for the
first time since 2014.  PASS will be the exclusive sanction for Super Late
Models at Southern National with another event scheduled for July 15.  *

*To show how tough the high-banked, 4/10 mile speedway is, look no further
than the record books and some of those who came away with checkered flags
at Southern National in the past.  Freddie Query won the inaugural event in
2006 and Ben Rowe in 2009, two of the best to ever race Super Late Models.*

*            In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, drivers like former PASS
regular, John Batten, as well as John Jones, Shelton McNair and others were
the men to beat when it came to Super Late Model racing at Southern
National.  But, as car counts in the region began to struggle, PASS
President Tom Mayberry stepped up to create the South’s original Super Late
Model tour with tracks like Southern National, Hickory Motor Speedway, and
Orange County Speedway coming on board.*

*Just a year after the track reopened in 2012, PASS returned and it has
been a priority of speedway owner Mike Diaz to keep Super Late Model racing
strong in the region.  Daniel Hemric leads an impressive list of drivers, a
list that includes Jay Fogleman, Austin Theriault, and Preston Peltier,
with two PASS South Super Late Model wins at Southern National.  *

*Several drivers who have pre-entered for this weekend’s Dogwood 300 have
tasted victory at Southern National with PASS.  Fuquay-Varina, NC’s Trevor
Noles returns to the Randy Renfrow led Coulter Motorsports #2 this weekend
for his first start of 2017.  In 2014, Noles scored his lone PASS victory
at Southern National Motorsports Park in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200.
Noles will be joined by another fellow winner, Hickory, NC’s Tyler Church.
Church took the Meltdown win at Southern National in 2013 and followed that
up by securing the series championship at the track a year later.  And,
while Spencer Davis has yet to win a PASS South event, he won a PASS Pro
Late Model race at Southern National in 2013 and has always performed well
in his Super Late Model there.*

*Joining these drivers will be PASS South points leader and local favorite
Bradley McCaskill, as well has fellow home track favorite Jeff Batten.
Former PASS South champions, Tate Fogleman and Matt Craig have also entered
along with title contenders Kodie Conner and Kyle Desouza.  Former USAC
National Midget champion, Tanner Thorson, will be back after a strong run
at Dillon.  Jay, ME’s Dave Farrington, Jr. will make his first start for
the Woodman Racing team, while Canadians JP Josiasse and Sarah
Cornett-Ching will also be looking for strong runs at Southern National.*

*Action gets under way on Friday, March 3 for the Dogwood 300 with rotating
practice from 3 – 6 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models and NASCAR Late
Model Stocls.  On Saturday, March 4, pit gates open at 8 AM, with rotating
practice for from 10 – 11:40 AM, qualifying at 12:15 PM, and feature racing
set to begin at 2 PM.*

Entry forms for the Dogwood 300, along with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 and
upcoming events at Orange County Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Hickory Motor
Speedway, and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, can be found at The 2017 license forms for the PASS Super Late
Models are also available at 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 <(704)%20231-2039> or Please visit for more information and don’t forget to “Like�?? the
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