PASS Releases 2014 Southern Schedule
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro All Stars Series officials have released the 2014 tentative schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models.
The PASS South Super Late Model schedule will be highlighted by the return of the series to two of the South’s most prolific half-mile speedways. The season will begin Feb. 7-8 and will begin both the PASS South and PASS National seasons by kicking off Florida Speedweeks with the Winter Meltdown at New Smyrna Speedway.
Greenville Pickens Speedway returns for two events in 2014. The historic South Carolina track first began hosting stock car events in 1946 and was once a hotbed for Super Late Model racing. In addition to the season opener, Greenville-Pickens Speedway will once again host the Firecracker 150 on July 3. That event returns to Greenville-Pickens where it was held from 2008-2010.
PASS South and the PASS National series will once again contest the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 19 and will conclude the season on Nov. 22 with Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park. Since their inceptions in 2006, both the Easter Bunny 150 and the Mason Dixon Meltdown have grown in stature to become two of the premier events in short track racing. Additionally, two Virginia tracks will join the PASS South Super Late Model family of tracks with both Franklin County Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway hosting the series for the first time in 2014.
“We are very pleased to be able to release our 2014 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at such an early date,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’ve had great support from our competitors this year and we hope by releasing our schedule in November that will give them plenty of time to prepare for next year. We’ve got some great tracks returning to the schedule and we look forward to making lasting relationships at our new venues as well.”
Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., will host three PASS South Super Late Models in 2014 on May 31, July 12, and the Mason Dixon Meltdown on Nov. 22. Hickory Motor Speedway will also host multiple events with the Easter Bunny 150 on April 19 and the Over The Mountain 150 on Sept. 20.
Dillon Motor Speedway will host the 9th Annual South Carolina Clash on March 8. Orange County Speedway, a favorite of many PASS South Super Late Model competitors, returns for a ninth straight year with the Orange Blossom Special on April 5. Caraway Speedway will also be back as the PASS South Super Late Models will compete as part of the popular 12th Annual North-South Shootout on date in November still yet to be determined.
South Boston Speedway will host two PASS South events in 2014 on June 7 and August 16. Fellow Virginia racetracks Franklin County Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway will host PASS events for the first time ever in 2014. Franklin County Speedway has seen a revival this year under veteran racing promoter Langley Austin and will welcome the PASS South Super Late Models to the facility on June 21. Likewise, the picturesque Lonesome Pine Raceway in Southwest Virginia will see the return of Super Late Models for the first time in more than a decade on Aug. 2.
The PASS Pro Late Models will compete in at least 11 companion events with the PASS South Super Late Models in 2014 with up to two additional dates being added.
Although the 2014 schedule is nearly complete, additional dates could be added in May and on Oct. 18 by Dec. 4, 2013. Look for schedules for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and PASS Sportsman to be released in the near future.
2014 Pro All Stars Series South Schedule
Date – Track – Location
Feb. 7-8 – New Smyrna Speedway – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
March 1 – Greenville Pickens Speedway – Greenville, S.C.
March 8 – Dillon Motor Speedway – Dillon, S.C.
April 5 – Orange County Speedway – Rougemont, N.C.
April 19 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C.
May TBA – TBA – TBA
May 31 – Southern National Motorsports Park – Kenly, N.C.
June 7 – South Boston Speedway – South Boston, Va.
June 21 – Franklin County Speedway – Callaway, Va.
July 3 – Greenville Pickens Speedway – Greenville, S.C.
July 12 – Southern National Motorsports Park – Kenly, N.C.
Aug. 2 – Lonesome Pine Raceway – Coeburn, Va.
Aug. 16 – South Boston Speedway – South Boston, Va.
Sept. 20 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C.
Oct. 18 – TBA – TBA
Nov. TBA – Caraway Speedway – Asheboro, N.C.
Nov. 22 – Southern National Motorsports Park – Kenly, N.C.