Powell Secures PASS Late Model Seat
Today representatives from Kevin Powell Motorsports announced that Kevin Powell will pilot the Foothill Ford/kpmoto.com/New Country Q104 machine for Dicky Woodman Racing in seven Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model races in 2013.
Powell and Woodman Racing’s first race together this season will be the eighth annual South Carolina Clash on March 9 at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway.
“I’m really pumped up to have this opportunity to race with Dicky [Woodman] in 2013 and I think we can go out there and be competitive right off the bat at Dillon,” said Powell. “Last year was my first year being involved with PASS and I enjoyed it a lot. Tom Mayberry does a great job with the series and we’re excited to race for wins with Dicky and challenge again for the PASS South championship with New Day Motorsports and Brandon Ward.”
Following the South Carolina Clash at Dillon, Powell will pilot the Woodman Racing machine in six more PASS South events including all three races at South Boston Speedway (May 11, June 8, Aug. 17), both races at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., (May 24, Nov. 9) and in the Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on September 21.
Powell began his racing career at the young age of 10 winning State and National Championships with the World Karting Association. He moved to the powerful dirt Super Late Models in 1984, winning track championships at Beckley Motor Speedway and Princeton Motor Speedway in his home state of West Virginia.
After moving to North Carolina, Powell switched to asphalt in 2000 racing in the Late Model Stock division at Friendship Motor Speedway. In 2002, Powell progressed to the ground pounders of racing, the Open Wheel Modifieds. He raced for a number of years in the Southern Modified Tour and has raced and won at the legendary Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
“Racing in PASS is as tough as it gets. Unlike a modified, you can go out and slam doors a little and not have to worry about instantly wrecking,” said Powell. “It might be crazy to say, but Dicky thinks we can go out and win several races this year. I hope to prove him right.”