Super Late Models

Preliminary PASS South schedule includes seven races

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The Pro All Stars Series revealed a preliminary schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models over the holidays, although it should only be treated as a partial list.

With seven dates confirmed, PASS South will compete on at least five different venues over the course of the 2018 season, with one date left to confirm and up to two more events possibly to be announced by mid-January.

The series wanted to get a preliminary schedule out as a courtesy to participating teams, while PASS officials work to add at least two additional events. The schedule is also noted for its intent to avoid potential conflicts with other regional Super Late Model tours.

“We believe this schedule should work well for our racers in and outside the southeast region in 2018,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry in a press release. “We realize everyone is busy and we have worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules.

“We’re very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners that have partnered with us again for our 13th season of racing in the South. We’ve got several big things on the burner for next year and are excited for the possibilities.”

The 2018 season will begin on February 23-24 at Dillon Motor Speedway with the South Carolina Clash. The race will also serve as the opener for the PASS National Championship, asphalt Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship.

The PASS South Super Late Models will then move to North Carolina for the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31.  The event annually attracts some of the biggest names in the discipline to the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.

In May, the series will move to one of the fastest and most unique tracks in the country.  PASS will expand its relationship with triangle-shaped Concord Speedway by again hosting the Old Glory 125 on Friday night, May 25 as part of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR weekend at nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The famed half-mile will once again also see the PASS South Super Late Models as part of the 16th Annual North-South Shootout on November 9-10.  Additionally, PASS will be the exclusive sanctioning body for Super Late Models at Concord Speedway in 2018.

The PASS South Super Late Models will also return to two of the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting speedways in 2018 with a couple of 150 lappers.  Orange County Speedway will host the series on Saturday night, July, 21 before the tour moves to South Boston Speedway on Saturday night, August 11 for a twin bill with the NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars.

PASS will close out the 2018 season by crowning the series champion at the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 17.

Final confirmation for any other dates will be released by January 20. The incomplete schedule, as it stands, can be viewed below.

  1. February 24 | Dillon Motor Speedway | Dillon, SC
  2. March 31 | Hickory Motor Speedway | Hickory, NC
  3. May 25 | Concord Speedway | Midland, NC
  4. July 21 | Orange County Speedway | Rougemont, NC
  5. August 11 | South Boston Speedway | South Boston, VA
  6. November 9-10 | Concord Speedway | Midland, NC
  7. November 17 | Hickory Motor Speedway | Hickory, NC

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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