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PASS Commonwealth Classic Postponed – Likely Will Run March 2019

NAPLES, ME – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Commonwealth Classic originally scheduled for October 19-20 at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) has been postponed.

“While we are disappointed with the postponement of the event, we feel we have made the best decision for the series, teams, and our fans after looking at the unfavorable weather forecast and the distance many teams were scheduled to travel from the northeast, south, and Canada,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We look forward to continuing to work with the staff at Richmond Raceway to continue to promote this event on a new date in 2019.”

Officials are currently looking at a new date of March 30, 2019 for the PASS Commonwealth Classic. This date with provide much more flexibility with scheduling if weather should once again become a factor. This date will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

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, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. 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 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.

Carteret County Speedway Season to Resume October 27th

A field of Late Models takes the green flag for a restart at the Labor Day Classic at Carteret County Speedway in September 2018. (Andy Marquis photo

A field of Late Models takes the green flag for a restart at the Labor Day Classic at Carteret County Speedway in September 2018. (Andy Marquis photo

 

 

SWANSBORO, NC – The show will go on at Carteret County Speedway and the track will resume racing with events on October 27th and November 17th to close out the 2018 season.

Track owner Bobby Watson remains stable and is home after being hospitalized earlier in September and repairs are underway to facilities at the track damaged by Hurricane Florence.  Carteret County Speedway will be ready to race on Saturday, October 27th with the Solid Rock Carriers Race for Recovery presented by C&S Paint Center and Sportsman’s Wholesale.

“This has been a challenging time for both Carteret County Speedway and for the Carteret County, Craven County, and Onslow County communities,” Carteret County Speedway public relations director Andy Marquis said.  “We have seen both the racing community and the Eastern North Carolina community come together.  The outpouring of support for the track and for Bobby Watson has been astonishing and greatly appreciated.”

The Race for Recovery will not just be about racing but also helping to give back the community.  Proceeds from each ticket will go to help benefit local hurricane recovery, while also producing a night of family fun for the community.

Pre-race festivities for the Race for Recovery will include a concert by James Carothers, a Nashville recording artist who vocally resembles country music legend George Jones, as well as a Trunk-or-Treat.  During an intermission period, the track will host a Halloween costume contest for kids and adults as well.

The Race for Recovery on October 27th will feature racing for Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks and U-CARs will all race for their respective division championships.  The Southern Ground Pounders Vintage Racing Club and the East Coast Flathead Ford Racing Association will be on hand to bring a blast from racing’s past to the track as well.

The November 17th race will be headlined by the finale for the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge.  Other classes for the Carolina Mini-Stock Championship will be Mini Cups, Legends and Champ Karts.  Pre-race festivities will begin at 5pm and racing will begin around 6pm.

Sunday evening, Carteret County Speedway track owner Bobby Watson returned home and was greeted by a congregation of racers and fans alike who gathered for a prayer and support rally.  Watson has shown signs of improvement in the past week and remains in stable condition.

For more information about Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

CARS Response Energy Tour Releases 2019 Season Schedule

Mooresville, NC —The 2019 calendar year will mark the fifth anniversary for the CARS Tour, and its second season with tour title sponsor Response Energy Drink on board. Over the four previous seasons the CARS Tour has hosted 85 different races between both the Super Late Model and Late Model Stock divisions.

Throughout those events, 353 different drivers have made a start in CARS Tour competition, with over $2.1 million dollars in purse money being paid out during that period.

With the 2018 season championships still to be decided for both the Late Model Stock and the Super Late Model divisions at South Boston Speedway on November 3rd, the tour is proud to announce the 2019 season schedule.

The schedule consists of 11 points races and 1 non-points race for Late Model Stock Cars and 8 championship points races for Super Late Models. The CARS Response Energy Tour will once again host events in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. For the first time in series history the tour will not visit the Palmetto State, however, the series will make much anticipated returns to familiar tracks in Southern National, Motor Mile, and Dominion Raceway. Another stellar edition to the tour, will be the series debut at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, to go along with the previously announced non-points Late Model Stock Car race on the Dominion Raceway two mile road course.

“We are proud of this schedule and we are happy to get it out early so our competitors, fans, and our partner tracks can plan appropriately for the 2019 season. While we are sad to see awesome events at tracks like Wake County and Myrtle Beach go away, there’s no doubt that they’ll be back with the CARS Tour in the future. We’ve always made it a priority to mix things up on our schedule to prevent it from becoming stale,” explained CARS Tour Series Director, Chris Ragle. “With that said I think we have great 2019 schedule at some phenomenal facilities.

With the return of the Touring 12 program, the $500 bonus for running three races in a row, The Old North State Nationals for Late Model Stocks, 40% of the Super Late Model races paying $10,000 to win, two co-sanctioned Super Late Model events, and the 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Classic we should have a great fifth anniversary season ahead of us.”

For additional information on the CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Response Energy Super Late Model Tour visit http://www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212.

2019 Late Model Stock Car Schedule Highlights

-2019 season opener at Southern National Motorsports Park increased overall purse and paying $10,000 to the winner

-Inaugural “Old North State Nationals” at Orange County Speedway April 6-7, 2019 will be the largest paying LMSC race in history with a minimum of $30,000 going to the winner and a minimum of $1,250 awarded to start the six tire feature event. An announcement of a “Stimulus Program” for competitors to pay for their race expense via supporters and grow the race purse leading up to the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

-CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour debut at the beautiful Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia on June 8.

-The third annual Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway continues on its traditional date of August 3rd.

-For the third consecutive season the 2019 LMSC champion will be crowned at South Boston Speedway.

2019 Super Late Model Schedule Highlights

-2019 season opener at Southern National Motorsports Park paying $10,000 to the winner.

-The co-sanctioned race between the CARS Tour, Southern Super Series, and CRA at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee moves to May 4th.

-The 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Classic at Orange County Speedway, that will once again pay $10,000 to win and an overall increased purse, moves to August 24th.

-The third annual Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway continues on its traditional date of August 3rd.

-The return of Super Late Models to the ultra-fast and beautiful Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia happens on May 18th. This will be the first time SLM have graced the track since the 2015 inaugural season.

-Nearly 40% of the Super Late Model scheduled races in 2019 will pay $10,000 to win.

2019 CARS Response Energy Tour Schedule

March 9 Southern National Motorsport Park – Kenly, NC SLM-$10,000/LMSC-$10,000

March 23 Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC

April 6-7 Orange County Speedway (Old North State Nationals) – Rougemont, NC LMSC-$30,000

May 3 Ace Speedway – Elon, NC LMSC

May 4 Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, TN SLM*

May 18 Motor Mile Speedway – Radford, VA SLM/LMSC

June 1 TBA SLM*

June 8 Langley Speedway – Hampton, VA LMSC

June 22 Dominion Raceway – Thornburg, VA LMSC

July 13 Carteret County Speedway – Swansboro, NC LMSC

August 2-3 Hickory Motor Speedway (Throwback 276) – Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC

August 24 Orange County Speedway (Mid Atlantic Classic) – Rougemont, NC SLM-$10,000/LMSC

Nov. 2 South Boston Speedway – South Boston, VA SLM/LMSC

Nov. 16 Dominion Raceway Road Course – Thornburg, VA LMSC**

*Co-sanctioned race with CRA, SSS, and CARS Tour

**Non-points race

***Additional $10,000 to win SLM race at already schedule event TBD

Glenn Worrell Drives to Victory in the Virginia Sprint Car Series at Langley Speedway

Photo: King Charles Photography

Hampton, VA – With most of the Late Model Stock Cars from the area heading to South Boston for the opening race of the Virginia Triple Crown, Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway welcomed back the Virginia Sprint Car Series. An asphalt version of a winged 305 Sprint Car.

Eleven cars made the trip over to the 0.395-mile oval for two eight-lap heat races and a thirty-lap feature. Glenn Worrell took the lead in the first heat race from Bill Rice in the closing laps and went on to win the first heat race. Tony Harris went unchallenged in heat race number two leading wire-to-wire.

Bill Rice ended up on pole by virtue of the Virginia Sprint Car Series rulebook. Glen Worrell would line up second to Price on the start. Joshua Perreault, Tony Harris, Chris Ware and Mike Leraas completed the top six on the grid.

When the green flag was displayed it was Glenn Worrell who jumped out to an early and a pretty commanding lead to say the least. Tony Harris and Mile Leraas would stay within a few car lengths of each other while trying to chase down the leader. Harris got the break he needed just at the halfway point of the race when the caution flag was displayed.

When the field went back racing Worrell got a great restart once again leaving Tony Harris and Mike Leraas to battle for second. As the laps wound down and lap traffic started to play into the mix Harris and Leraas were able to collapse the lead that Worrell built. However, Worrell was able to pick his way through the slower traffic and pick up the victory.

“Wow, God is good, God is great,” Worrell said in Dale Lemonds victory lane. “He knew how bad I needed this one. I was getting tired; my left rear tire was wearing out but that man up there made it done. My mom and dad are here tonight, my wife, this is awesome, couldn’t be any better, this by far is the biggest win of my career”

 

Paul Lubno earned – and when I say earned the win he had to drive back to the lead after a spin and flat tire – his 109th career win at Langley Speedway in the 40-lap Grand Stock feature. Lubno, who was running second at the time battling Tim Wilson for the lead, spun out on the backstretch bringing out the caution. He would have to come down pit road to get a new tire and restart the race from the rear. However, he would drive his way back to the front for the win.

 

Virginia Sprint Car Series OFFICIAL Results

  1. #12 Glenn Worrell; 30
  2. #6 Tony Harris; 30
  3. #77 Mike Leraas; 30
  4. #5k Michael Keeton; 30
  5. #88 Bill Rice; 30
  6. #401 Joshua Perreault; 30
  7. #44 Daren Bolac; 30
  8. #43 Chris Ware; 30
  9. #198 Jack Rice; 28
  10. #54 Matt Mullins; 18
  11. #90 Charlie Ware; 8

Paul Lubno Wins 40-lap Pepsi Grand Stock Feature; Dustin Mullins Remain Undefeated in Trucks

Hampton, VA – Tim Wilson snagged the pole earlier in the afternoon with a 17.684-second lap over Sammy Gaita. Paul Lubno, Rodney Boyd, and Louis Pasderetz round out the top five starting positions.

Tim Wilson would lead for a handful of laps as Paul Lubno worked past Gaita on lap two to take the second spot while Boyd fell back to the fifth position. A heated three-way battle for the lead between Wilson, Lubno, and Gaita would go on for a good five to six laps. Lubno eventually moved past Wilson to take the lead on lap fourteen. Gaita also got past Wilson for the second position. A caution would fly on lap sixteen after Boyd got into Pasderetz coming out of turn four, and spinning him around. Another caution coming out of turn two on the restart, this time it’s Pasderetz getting into Grant Blasingame.

Another caution would come out off turn two on the restart, this time it was Pasderetz getting into Grant Blasingame. A third caution would come out on lap seventeen for Pasderetz and Blasingame making more contact. The fourth caution period was on lap twenty after Sammy Gaita and Michael Waters got into each other in turn three resulting in Waters coming to a stop. At the halfway point of the race, it was Lubno, Boyd, Wilson, Pasderetz, and Blasingame left on the track. With just ten laps to go Lubno was working about a half a straightaway lead over Boyd. Wilson would eventually get under Boyd to take the second spot. Paul Lubno would come away with the win over Wilson, Boyd, Pasderetz, and Blasingame rounding out the top five.

 

Dustin Mullins won his third Harris Truck Shop Super Truck race of the season beating Keith Wheeler, Elysia Potter, Wayne Lyon, and Richard Quinn. Outside pole sitter Jacob Carr would only complete three laps before he fell well off the pace and pulled down pit road. Allie Plum, who took the checkered flag under power, was disqualified in post-race tech for an improper wheel.

 

OFFICIAL Pepsi Grand Stock Results;

  1. #14 Paul Lubno; 40
  2. #17 Tim Wilson; 40
  3. #9 Rodney Boyd; 40
  4. #26 Louis Pasderetz; 40
  5. #51 Grant Blasingame; 40
  6. #24 Sammy Gaita; 20
  7. #2 Michael Waters; 19

 

OFFICIAL Harris Truck Shop Super Trucks Results;

  1. #19 Dustin Mullins; 25
  2. #27 Keith Wheeler; 25
  3. #24 Elysia Potter; 25
  4. #66 Wayne Lyon; 21
  5. #31 Richard Quinn; 15
  6. #88 Jacob Carr; 3
  7. #11 Allie Plum; DQ

Virginia Native Colin Garrett Looks Forward to K&N East Debut at Langley Speedway

Danville, VA – On Saturday, April 28, Colin Garrett will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in the Visit Hampton VA 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. He will be driving the Hunt-Sellers Racing (HSR) No. 18 Propel GPS Toyota Camry.

“Saturday night is going to be a lot of fun,” said the rookie driver. “With it being my first NASCAR K&N Pro Series race, I have a lot to learn but am excited about this step in my career.”

In preparation for his debut, Garrett entered two late model stock car (LMSC) races at Langley Speedway with Sellers Racing in the No. 24 Propel GPS Toyota Camry. He competed in the Pomoco Auto Group Opening Night on March 31 as well as the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown on April 19.

“I have learned a lot over the last few weeks racing in the late model stock car at Langley Speedway,” said Garrett. “We didn’t get the results that we were hoping for, but I believe the experience was really good. We went there to learn and prepare for my K&N debut. My team and I learned a lot, so I’m confident that we will be competitive on Saturday night.”

Garrett has been taken under the wing of long-time LMSC racer and stock car mechanic Frank Deiny, Jr. Starting in the 2017 season, Deiny became Garrett’s driver coach and spotter. In addition to those roles, he is also Garrett’s crew chief in the LMSC division. In 2017, Garrett and Deiny worked together to win the Limited Sportsman championship at South Boston Speedway.

“Colin has done a great job in 2018,” said Deiny, Jr. “Langley Speedway is a tough track to get your feet wet in a K&N car, but he will be up for the challenge.”

In addition to Garrett joining HSR for three races this season, HSR welcomes its new crew chief, Clinton Cram for the 2018 season. Cram is a veteran crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Team owner Sam Hunt is thankful and excited to have Cram join the HSR family.

“Clinton has been in the shop every moment he can,” said Hunt. “We have a great working relationship already. We’re looking forward to our first race with him as our crew chief. He is a huge addition and asset to our team, and we’re excited about the future with him.”

The Visit Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway will begin at 7 p.m. EST. The race will be tape-delayed on NBC Sports Network on May 3 at 11 p.m. EST.

 

Visit Hampton VA 150 Schedule

10:00 AM                            K&N Credentials Open

10:45 AM                            K&N Garage Opens

11:00 AM                            Relocate K&N Haulers Outside

11:00 AM                            Pit Gates Open (Langley Speedway)

11:30 AM                            Crew Chief Meeting at Inspection Trailer / Qualifying Draw

11:45 AM                            K&N Inspection Begins

1:00 PM                              General Admission Gates Open

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM           1st Practice (Langley Speedway) Super Street, Pro Six, U-Car and Legends

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM           K&N Practice Begins

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM           K&N Final Practice Begins

3:35 PM – 3:30 PM           2nd and 3rd Practice (Langley Speedway) Super Street, Pro Six, U-Car and Legends

(2 rounds of practice, fastest time in the 2nd round will equal qualifying)

5:00 PM                              K&N Driver/Crew Chief Meeting

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM           K&N Autograph Session

6:00 PM                              Drivers Meeting (Langley Speedway) at the Maintenance Building

6:50 PM                              INVOCATION BY REV. POTTER / NATIONAL ANTHEM

7:00 PM                              K&N Group Qualifying

7:00 PM                              K&N Credentials Close

7:30 PM                              Racing Begins (Langley Speedway)

8:45 PM                              K&N Driver Introduction

9:00 PM                              K&N Racing Begins

Solid Field Of Cars Expected For Season-Opening Race At South Boston Speedway Saturday Night

South Boston, VA  – The lights will go on at South Boston Speedway Saturday night for the first time this season with a strong field of Late Model cars expected.

The Autos By Nelson presents the ValleyStar Credit Union Twin 100s will roll off at 7 p.m. Saturday with a strong field of cars anticipated to take the green flag.

Drivers expected for the Late Model field include defending track champion and former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Peyton Sellers, former track champion and four-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion Philip Morris, Danny Willis Jr., Brandon Pierce, Bobby McCarty, Mike Jones, Austin Thaxton, Bruce Anderson, Eric Winslow, Quincy Adkins, Charles Barnes, Thomas Scott, Blake Stallings, Mark Kesee Jr. and Jason Barnes, among others. Entries are not finalized until teams sign in Saturday afternoon.

Pierce is coming off one of his best runs ever, finishing second in the CARS Tour event at Orange County Speedway last Saturday night after winning the pole with a new track record in his Thunder Road Harley Davidson Camry. The young driver believes his team is loaded with positive energy headed to South Boston this week.

“We’re absolutely bringing a lot of momentum into the race and really look forward to getting to the track,” said Pierce, who finished fifth in South Boston Speedway’s championship points last year. “It’s really a confidence booster when you run so well like we did over the weekend and then you know your next race is at a track that you are familiar with and have laps on. We’re looking forward to it.”

Pierce’s Nelson Motorsports teammate McCarty finished one spot behind him over the weekend in third, and also believes he brings momentum into Saturday’s South Boston race. He finished second in the South Boston points race last year.

“I feel we have been strong all year long and any time we go to South Boston Speedway, there’s always more excitement and motivation because we consider it our home track,” said McCarty, who drives a Toyota Camry sponsored by autosbynelson.com.

Thaxton, who made his CARS Tour Late Model debut last week, is just as excited as Pierce and McCarty about coming back home to South Boston this week, but he may have a longer week than them.

“I’m ready to get back over there to South Boston,” said Thaxton, who won on his home track last year. “It’s going to be a long week, though. I had a run in with the wall last week.”

The Martinsville Speedway offer will remain in place for the Autos By Nelson presents ValleyStar Credit Union Twin 100s. Anyone presenting a ticket stub from either the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race or the STP 500 NASCAR Monster Energy Series race earlier this spring at Martinsville Speedway will be admitted free.

Saturday’s season-opener will feature twin 100-lap Late Model Stock races, twin 25-lap Limited Sportsman Division races, a 30-lap Budweiser Pure Stock race, a 15-lap Budweiser Hornets race and a 30-lap Mod 4 Division race.

Gates open at 5:30, qualifying is at 6 at the first race rolls off at 7 Saturday night. Tickets are just $10 for adults, and new for 2018, children 12-and-under will be admitted free with a paying adult.

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