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2013 Street Stock Rules Available

Concord Speedway is excited to announce that we will be running our Street Stock Division that was formerly ran on the Half Mile at our Quarter Mile in approximately 10 events during the 2013 season.

Anyone interested in competing in this division, please contact Jennifer at 704-782-4221 or jcampbell@concordspeedway.net for more information and to obtain a copy of the rules.

Pro All Star Series Mason Dixon Meltdown - Thanksgiving Classic

Gates open at 10:00am

Time Trials at 12:00pm

Pro Late Model 75 lap feature - 1:30

PASS Super Late Model 200 lap feature - 2:45

Adults $20

BRING AN UNWRAPPED TOY AND SAVE $5.00 on Adult Admission

Youth 13-16 $15

Kids 8-12 $10

Kids 7 & under FREE

Coolers smaller than 14 inches allowed, no glass containers and no alcohol to be brought in, however it is sold in our concessions.

PASS Points Races Down To The Wire Heading To Concord’s Thanksgiving Classic/Mason Dixon Meltdown

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 15)

Since 2006, the Thanksgiving Classic/Mason Dixon Meltdown has been one of the most anticipated events of the year for fans of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models. Fans and racers will cap off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by traveling to Concord (NC) Speedway in the heart of stock car racing country. And once again, they will see the PASS National and PASS South championships decided on the tough triangular half-mile speed plant. The PASS National Championship is down to two of the best in the business, two-time National Champion Ben Rowe and North Carolina veteran Jay Fogleman. After last weekend’s North South Shootout at Caraway Speedway, PASS National points took a 30 point swing following a tough afternoon for Rowe and a win by Fogleman. Rowe struggled to a 16th place finish after being involved in an accident with Jordan Anderson. Fogleman now enjoys a 15 point advantage over Rowe, but he is far from content to ride around and collect points. After all, he can’t be. While he has a slight cushion over Rowe, he trails Kyle Grissom by just four points for the PASS South championship heading to tough triangle.

“I’m looking forward to it, I’ve always liked going to Concord,” said Fogleman. “Last year we went there with a 10 point advantage over Ryan Blaney, had a flat tire, and didn’t get a chance to race for the PASS South championship. So anything can happen and we’ll just go out there and race as hard as we can and see what happens.”   For Kyle Grissom, you might say his season hit a snag in September. The beginning of the month had many thinking Grissom was going to cruise relatively easy to his first PASS South championship. He took his record tying fifth win of the season at Caraway Speedway in the Labor Day Classic and looked to be nearly unbeatable. But, in the three races since that win at Caraway, Grissom has lost points to his nearest championship rivals. Again at Caraway, but this time in the North South Shootout, Grissom raced solidly in the top five and appeared to be on his way to a good finish. But, contact between he and Brandon Ward late in the race sent Grissom spinning to an 11th place finish. Now with just a scant four point lead over Fogleman and only 16 points separating the top four in points, Grissom knows the stakes are high heading to the Thanksgiving Classic/Mason Dixon Meltdown.

"It's just going come down to who is the best and doesn't have any bad luck," said Grissom, who won at Concord back in May. "We have hit a string of bad luck the last two races and now we basically have to be perfect in this final race."  After digging his way out of an early season deficit, Preston Peltier finds himself with a chance to win his second PASS South championship. The 2010 champion has two wins this season and is just six points behind Grissom after a fifth place finish in the North South Shootout. And, for Peltier, you could not find a much better place to race for the championship than Concord Speedway. Peltier started his Super Late Model racing career at Concord in the Big 10 Series and is a former track champion there. As per usual at Concord, Peltier knows fans will definitely have an exciting end to the Thanksgiving weekend.  "You can't count out any of those guys, we're all good at Concord," said Peltier. "It's been a hard fought fight all year long and I'm sure there will be some fireworks before it's all done."  And sitting in the wings, racing hard and watching everything that is going on, will be Brandon Ward. The New Day Motorsports driver and his veteran team have been perhaps the most pleasant surprise of 2012. The team has raced with PASS since 2006 and Ward was able to score their first two victories this year at Wake County (NC) Speedway and Anderson (SC) Motor Speedway. Ward led the points during the Summer and now sits fourth in points, just 16 points behind Grissom.  “This PASS South points race has been really close all year, so the fact that anyone in the top four can win in the last race at Concord doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Ward. “This has been one of the closest points battles that I have ever been a part of and just proves how tough the competition is this year.”  And one could argue that the momentum which has carried the #62 team through this season all started at Concord in last year's Thanksgiving Classic/Mason Dixon Meltdown. Ward led the race late and eventually finished fifth. A fact not lost on him when it comes to his chances at winning the championship.  “As a team, we treat this like any other race,” Ward continued. “We are going to try and win the race and let the points fall however they will. I’m very proud of the effort my guys on this kpmoto.com team have made all year and I know they are excited to get back to Concord.”

Action gets under way Friday afternoon, November 23rd with rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. On Saturday, November 24th rotating practice starts at 10 am, with qualifying at 12 Noon, the PASS Pro Late Models debut with a 75 lapper at 1:30 PM and Thanksgiving Classic/Mason Dixon Meltdown will go green for 200 laps 2:45 PM. Fans who bring one unwrapped toy to the races will get $5 off their general admission ticket. For more information, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com. For technical information on any PASS division, please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230. For marketing or media related questions, please contact Alan Dietz at alandietzpass@live.com or 704-231-2039. And, be sure to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook.

Kenny Brooks Chalks Up Duo Wins at Wilburn Auto Body Night at Concord Speedway

*For other high-resolution photos from tonight’s event, please contact Katelin Longbrake at klongbrake@concordspeedway.net or 419-782-4221. Any Photo Credit: Laura Ward Pictures. CONCORD, N.C. (June 9, 2012) – Hot temperatures, a slick racing surface and double the races didn’t keep Kenny Brooks, of Concord, N.C. from racking up two more wins at Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races at Concord Speedway. Sonny Schoffen, of Mint Hill, N.C., Adam Morgan, of Concord, N.C., and Bryan Thomas, of Monroe, N.C., also scored victories in tonight’s feature events on Concord Speedway’s Half-Mile Tri-Oval. Brooks maintained his points lead by winning both Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division Twin 35-Lap feature events. Last week’s winner, Andrew Thomas, of Monroe, N.C., lead Brooks for 25 laps before the caution came out for a spin by Tony Pasquarello Sr., of Matthews, N.C. On the restart, Brooks took advantage of the “choose rule” by choosing his stronger line, the outside lane, for the restart. On lap 27, Brooks took the lead and went on to take the win from Thomas who finished in second with Jeff Melton, of Concord, N.C., in third. In the second Twin 35-Lap Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division feature event, Brooks made his way to the Rack Room Shoes Victory Lane for a second time. Thomas and Shaun Mangum, of Monroe, N.C., battled door-to-door for the lead with Brooks creating pressure from behind. By lap 13, Mangum was able to put a car length lead on Thomas. The nail-biting battle for the lead came to an abrupt halt when Thomas got loose exiting turn two forcing Mangum to make contact with the outside wall. Track officials penalized Thomas by sending him to the rear of the field. This allowed Brooks to run away with the win, while Thomas battled back to finish second and the 14-year-old youngster, Cole Custer, of Ladera Ranch, Calif., finished in third. Schoffen grabbed not one, but two victories in the Pepsi Street Stock division Twin 20-lap feature events. This was no easy feat for Schoffen who battled against a tight field of race cars in both events. In the first 20-lap race, Schoffen made his way from fifth position to take the lead with a strong move to the outside of Cooper Faassen, of Monroe, N.C. The race was far from over on lap 14 when tempers flared after Charles Faassen, of Monroe, N.C., tried to make a pass below the yellow line in turn three. Charles Faassen’s move forced Ryan Pencek, of Monroe, N.C., and David Earnhardt, Jr., of Rockwell, N.C., to collide and then make hard contact with the front stretch wall. Schoffen held on for five more laps to take the win with Cooper Faassen and Charles Hutto, of Monroe, N.C., finishing in second and third, respectively. In the second 20-lap Pepsi Street Stocks feature race, the top five cars brought pack racing to Concord Speedway’s Half-Mile Tri-Oval. Each of the five cars swapped position for the lead before Schoffen claimed the position by the halfway point and began to check out on the field. Schoffen fought off the Faassen brothers and avoided a spin by Hutto as the checkered flag flew over the field. Morgan found his way back to the Rack Room Shoes Victory Lane in the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division feature event for his fourth victory of the season. Terry Parham, of Kannapolis, N.C., paced the field before his brother and last week’s winner, Chris Parham, of China Grove, N.C., closed in on his bumper and took the lead on only lap four. Terry Parham fell back to battle for second position with David Layton, of Mount Pleasant, N.C. After lurking in the back of the field for the first half of the short 25-lap feature event, Morgan began to track down Chris Parham’s nearly 10 car length lead. By lap 14, Morgan snatched the lead from a surprised Chris Parham and held on to take the victory with the Parham brothers rounding out the top three. Bryan Thomas took home the win in the Heintz Performance Sportsman division’s debut 20-lap feature event, while Rusty Drye followed behind in second. The Sportsman division is new to Concord Speedway and prides itself on being a “run what you brung” type of division. Concord Speedway encourages competitors and fans to spread the word about this new division to help increase interest and car count. View a full outline of Sportsman division rules at: http://concordspeedway.net/rules/. Our next Half-Mile event will be Saturday night, June 23, at Concord Speedway. The night will feature Twin 35-Lap races for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, Twin 20-Lap races for the Pepsi Street Stocks division, 25 Laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division and a 25-Lap race for the Heintz Performance Sportsman division. Grandstand admission has been newly reduced to just 12 dollars and kids 12 and under are admitted for free at Concord Speedway. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars. Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway! Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions. Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway. -30-

Twin Races Will Double the Action at Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races

CONCORD, N.C. (June 4, 2012) – Concord Speedway revs up the action with six races at Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races, June 9.

The night will feature Twin 35-Lap races for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, Twin 20-Lap races for the Pepsi Street Stocks division, 25 Laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division and 50 Laps for the Heintz Performance Sportsman division.

NEWLY REDUCED TICKET PRICES! Adult admission for the grandstands has been lowered to only 12 dollars! Seniors, teens and military will still receive a discounted admission of 10 dollars. As always, kids 12 and under will be admitted free of charge!

Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway!

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

Concord Speedway Quarter-Mile to Resume Racing After Conclusion of Summer Shootout Series

CONCORD, N.C. (June 4, 2012) – Concord Speedway’s INEX-sanctioned Quarter-Mile track will go into a brief hibernation from racing through the summer months for the running of the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Concord Speedway’s staff and management would like to wish all of our competitors who have made the first half of our season a tremendous success the best of luck and a safe summer of racing.

The Quarter-Mile track will resume RPM Pro-Formance Legend Car, Bandolero and Arena Car racing on August 10.

Concord Speedway’s Half-Mile track will also take advantage of this brief break in the Quarter-Mile track’s schedule to host several Saturday night events throughout the summer. Next up, on June 9, will be Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races with four divisions of racing action!

NEWLY REDUCED PRICES! Adult admission for the grandstands has been lowered to only 12 dollars! Seniors, teens and military will still receive a discounted admission of 10 dollars. As always, kids 12 and under will be admitted free of charge!

Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway!

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

Andrew Thomas One of Many Smiling Faces at Pizza Hut Kid’s Night at the Races at Concord Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (June 2, 2012) – “We are going to have to get a bigger house for these trophies if we keep this up,” boasted Andrew Thomas, of Monroe, N.C., after winning the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division feature event at Pizza Hut Kid’s Night at the Races. Sonny Schoffen, of Mint Hill, N.C., Tommy Nichols, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Chris Parham, of China Grove, N.C., also scored victories in tonight’s feature events on Concord Speedway’s Half-Mile Tri-Oval. Thomas scored his second victory of the season in the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division 60-lap feature event. Thomas led from lap one while the current Concord Speedway points leader, Kenny Brooks, of Concord, N.C., rode patiently behind in second. Brooks and Thomas’ cars never fell within a car length of each other after the green flag dropped. By halfway, Brooks no longer had time to be patient as he began to pressure Thomas’ lead. After never quite completing the pass on Thomas, Brooks backed off for a few laps before deciding to turn up the wick again with 10 laps to go. Thomas’ car proved to be too strong for Brooks to overtake which forced Brooks to take home second position while Jerry Miracle, of Indian Trail, N.C., drove a consistent race to round out the top three. Schoffen took home his second consecutive victory of the season in the Pepsi Street Stocks division feature event. Schoffen led the entire 30-lap feature race while the battles for position heated up behind him. Charles Hutto, of Monroe, N.C., moved up through the field to pass for third position on, Cooper Faassen, of Monroe, N.C. and was on the move again by halfway as he completed another pass on the pole sitter, Charles Faassen, of Monroe, N.C. Hutto ran bumper-to-bumper with Cooper and Charles Faassen as well as Ryan Pencek, of Monroe, N.C., for the entire second half of the race. However, the intense four-car battle for second position allowed Schoffen to check out on the field and stroll to victory lane with Hutto and Cooper Faassen finishing in second and third, respectively. Nichols grabbed his first win of the season in the 25-lap Vintage Sportsman division feature event. David Miller, of Concord, N.C., and Nichols ran neck-to-neck swapping back and forth for the lead for the first 10 laps of the race. However, Nichols dove to the inside of Miller for a final time exiting turn three and went on to put some distance between himself and Miller. The obvious hard charger of the race was Bob Hapeman, of Midland, N.C., who worked his way from last place into third by the time the halfway flags flew. Hapeman didn’t have enough laps to catch Miller who finished second and Hapeman settled for third position. Chris Parham made his way to the Rack Room Shoes Victory Lane for the first ever time in the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division 25-lap feature event. David Layton, of Mount Pleasant, N.C., set the pace for the first portion of the race before the caution came out for a spin by Terry Parham, of Kannapolis, N.C. However, on the restart, Chris Parham made a forceful pass on Layton for the lead. His car proved to be very strong against the field as he developed a nearly nine car length lead. By halfway, the current Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division points leader, Adam Morgan, of Concord, N.C., had charged from last through the field to take over the second spot. Chris Parham’s lead proved to be too great and Morgan crossed the line in second with Layton right behind in third. Our next Half-Mile event will be Saturday night, June 9, for Wilburn Auto Body Night at the Races at Concord Speedway. The night will feature Twin 35-Lap races for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, Twin 20-Lap races for the Pepsi Street Stocks division, 25 Laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division and 50 Laps for the Heintz Performance Sportsman division. Grandstand admission has been newly reduced to just 12 dollars and kids 12 and under are admitted for free at Concord Speedway. Also new for this year, the speedway will be offering a Senior, Teen and Military discount admission of 10 dollars. Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway! Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions. Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.

June 1, 2012 Quarter-Mile Feature Winners

Congratulations to all of our feature winners from tonight’s Quarter-Mile event!

Beginner Bandits Division: Austin Janocha

Bandits Division: Austin Powell

Outlaws Division: Seth Werner

Young Lions Division: Austin Cindric

Semi-Pro Division: Spencer Boyd

Masters Division: Gene Traxler

Arena Cars Division: Jeff Boyer

Tech Note

PLEASE NOTE:

Beginning this Saturday, June 2, competitors will run their own tires, own wheels.

The speedway is not leasing scuffs/wheels.

Competitors are allowed to purchase two tires for each event.

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Pizza Hut, Concord Speedway Go All Out for Kid’s Night at the Races

CONCORD, N.C. (May 26, 2012) – Pizza Hut and Concord Speedway have a fun-filled night planned for kids of all ages at their Kid’s Night at the Races, June 2.

The night will feature a 60-Lap race for the Wilburn Auto Body Late Model Stock Car division, 30 Laps for the Pepsi Street Stocks division, 25 Laps for the Town and Country Ford Fast and Furious Fours division, 25 Laps for the Vintage Sportsman division and 25 Laps for the Heintz Performance Sportsman division.

In addition to an action-packed night with five divisions of racing, there will be a chance for kids to ride in real racecars free of charge, bounce houses, face painting and our game room all available for kid-friendly entertainment!

NEW PRICES! Adult admission for the grandstands has been lowered to only 12 dollars! Seniors, teens and military will still receive a discounted admission of 10 dollars. As always, kids 12 and under will be admitted free of charge!

Don’t miss the racing excitement at the track where grassroots racing lives, Concord Speedway!

Please contact the speedway office at 704-782-4221 or visit our website at www.concordspeedway.net with any questions.

Connect with Concord Speedway and stay up to speed with all of the action at both the Quarter and Half-Mile tracks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcordSpeedway and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/concordspeedway.