This Saturday night, Southern National Motorsports Park will feature racing from the Late Model Stock and Charger Divisons along with UCAR’s, Legends, and Bandoleros.
One of the big headlines coming into the night is Late Model Stock points leader Bradley McCaskill. As most of you know Bradley was injured in a big crash at East Carolina Motor Speedway, and he is still recovering. With Bradley being sidelined, the race for the championship is basically down to 5 drivers. Chris Chapman, Tyler Matthews, T.J. Barron, Tim Allensworth, and Ricky Jones.
Below are the points as of the last race.
- Bradley McCaskill – 169 (1 win)
- Chris Chapman – 161 (2 wins)
- Tyler Matthews – 158 (1 win)
- T.J. Barron – 147
- Tim Allensworth – 147
- Ricky Jones – 146
In the Charger Division Robert Arch leads Michael O’brien by 11 points and Jeremy Bohne by 14. Arch has visited Victory Lane at Southern National 5 times in 2016 along with O’brien grabbing 1 win. Jeremy Bohne has yet to visit Victory Lane this year but hopes to do so this weekend in the 35 Lap feature for the Charger division.
The race for the UCAR points is tightening up. Buckshot Jones lead Brandon Allen by a margin of only 4 points. Followed by Allen is Joseph Pittman who is in a 12 point deficit behind Jones. Both Jones and Allen have shown Consistency throughout the year by finishing Top 3 in every race of 2016. Jones has recorded 1 victory so far this season.
In The Legends and Bandolero division the points seem to be all but wrapped up. In the Legends Division, Dillon Spain has a 21 point lead over Chris Stancil and a 28 point lead over teammate Will Bristle. Spain has won all 6 races in 2016.
In the Bandoleros, Blaise Brinkley shows a 12 point lead over Emily Day and a 13 point lead over Camryn Rice. Brinkley has 1 win in 2016 along with Josh Kossek and Dustin Yeoman.
Story By: Josh Parrish
South Boston Speedway has been one of the most competitive tracks on the PASS South Super Late Model series schedule. It has produced some of the best racing the series has seen.
The latest race on Saturday night saw Florida native Stephen Nasse dominate the early stages of the 150 lap feature event. Not far behind Nasse is where you would find series point leader Zane Smith and Brandon Setzer,
both of which also compete in the CARS Super Late Model Tour. Setzer was seeking his first win in the PASS Series where as Smith has already visited victory lane twice.
An impressive battle between the top 3 ended when Smith got under Nasse for the lead going into turn three. From there Nasse rode the high line which Setzer had been using all night.
When they entered turn three the next lap Nasse got a bump from Setzer and the two leaders went up the track and hard into the wall ending both drivers nights.
That incident left Zane Smith alone in the lead and he able to pull away for yet another PASS win in 2015. “We were just riding there for the longest time,” said Smith.
“I got the opportunity to take my chance and I got under Nasse and Setzer got into the back of him and there was nothing he could do. We were able to pull away on the next restart and get the win.
It’s been a great season in PASS and a lot of things have gone our way. We got in a wreck going for a win at Caraway, but other then that’s it’s been a perfect year so far.”
Setzer was upset with the outcome, but it was also all the emotion of being so close to winning. “I made the commitment to go high and I run in the back of him,” said Setzer.
“It was my fault. It ruined the night for both of us. I know they are upset, but we can race together really well. We did it at Orange County. We’ll just regroup from here.”
On Saturday (9/28/13) The X-1R Pro Cup Series returned to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. This is the 2nd time this year that the series has been to the track. Along with the series, there were also 3 supporting classes running including the Limited Late Models, Allison Legacy Series, and the UCAR’s.
The first race of the night was the Allison Legacy Series, which ran a caution filled 35 laps. This was the 13th race of the season for the series. The winner of the race was Tyler Hill, who had dominated all night. This was his 3rd win this year.
Then was the 200 Lap Feature Event, the X-1R Pro Cup Series. Coming to the green Lee Pulliam missed a shift and caused multiple cars to stack up. That caused serious damage to the front end of some cars on the outside lane.
Later in the night Lee Pulliam had troubles and had to pull in the pits.- (pictured below)
On Lap 100 there was a 10-minute break that allowed crews to change tires, add fuel, and make adjustments.
After the break the action heated up as Caleb Holman moved to the front of the field, but in the end Clay Rogers charged to the front using the high line and took the victory.