PASS South CV Products 125 at Concord Speedway Becoming a Fast Growing Attraction to Area’s Race Weeks
Charlotte, NC 5/21/12- Throughout the country Concord, North Carolina is known as the “Mecca of Motorsports” hosting some of the biggest and badest motorsports series and events from around the country. The biggest weekend of all is the area’s annual Memorial Day weekend which plays host to NASCAR races at the big track Saturday during the day and again on late Sunday afternoon. This situation has now made the PASS South CV Products 125 at the Concord Speedway, located off of Highway 601 South, the place for race fans to catch some of the best super late model short track action the area has to offer on Saturday night May 26th.
“I can’t wait for the PASS race! When I found out there was a race at Concord Speedway while I was in town for all the races I decided right away I had to go. The PASS series always puts on a great show for the fans and with it being scheduled for Saturday night when there’s nothing else going on it’s an awesome opportunity for a fan to catch some good short track racing,” stated Chris Austill a fan making the trek from the state of Connecticut.
Both local fans of the series and die hard race fans from around the country that are in town for the area’s race weeks will flock to the ultra fast half mile triangular track Saturday night. Fans in attendance not only get to see the bumping and banging of short track racing that they would otherwise miss on a large scale track. They also get to see many of the future stars of the sport including that of Ryan Blaney, son of NASCAR driver Dave Blaney, Landon Cling and Nate Caruth both of whom drive for NASCAR star Brad Keselowski. A pair of drivers in the form of Kyle Grissom and Ross Kenseth, both following in the footsteps of their NASCAR championship winning fathers will also be looking to take home some hardware in front of the hometown crowd.
Kenseth, who is the son of 2012 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, currently holds the top spot in the PASS South Series championship standings after four races over Grissom. The drivers stated above all show how the youth movement has taken the sport by storm, but unlike most series around the country the bread and butter of the PASS South Series is the veteran drivers like Jay Fogleman, Preston Peltier, and Brandon Ward who all make every start, every pass, and every battle on the track difficult on any driver who plans on winning a race.
“I’ve really learned a lot racing in the PASS South Series over the years against the older guys like (Jay) Fogleman and (Preston) Peltier which has helped me now that I’m racing against the guys just like them in the NASCAR ranks,” said Ryan Blaney, driver of the #98 Carswell Motorsports machine. “Racing against those guys teaches you to stand your ground and not get bullied around. If you do that they will respect you just like you are one of them. I’ve been fortunate enough to get this opportunity with Carswell Motorsports to keep racing a super late model, and this weekend at Concord should be a good chance to get back to victory lane in the PASS South Series for both of us. I’m really looking forward to it.”
In coordination with the CV Products 125 at the Concord Speedway fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from several series drivers at a special autograph session at Wal-Mart located at 150 Concord Commons Place in Concord, North Carolina. Thursday night May 24th Kyle Grissom, Ross Kenseth, and Preston Peltier will be in attendance from 5-7pm meeting with fans. The following morning Friday May 25th Landon Cling, Nate Caruth, Jay Fogleman, and Brandon Ward will signing autographs and handing out $5 off coupons to Saturday night’s race from 10am-12 noon.
“The Big Boys and Their Bad Fast Toys” put the pedal to the metal Saturday at the Concord Speedway starting with practice for the 125 lap event at 2pm, followed by time trails at 5pm. The series always popular on-track meet and greet with the drivers of the PASS South Series gets underway at approximately 6:15pm proceeded by 125 laps of high horsepower super late model action.
For direction to the Concord Speedway visit www.concordspeedway.net. For more information about the PASS South super late model series visit their website at www.proallstarsseries.com.