Peltier, Hemric Enter North Wilkesboro Biggie


NAPLES, Maine — New Pro All Stars Series South and National late-model champion Preston Peltier leads the latest list of drivers looking to pocket $75,000 at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway next April.

Called simply The Race, the Pro All Stars Series sanctioned event scheduled April 9 will pay a minimum of $75,000 to the winner, with the potential for bonus money that could see the winner take home $100,000.

Also among the recent pre-entries is someone who knows all about winning big money, Legends Million winner Daniel Hemric. The youngster, who pocketed $250,000 for winning the first Legends Million at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., this year, will look to bag another big money event next April.

Another recent entry is Ryan Blaney, who fell just short of besting Peltier to win the PASS South championship this year. With three victories in PASS competition last year, Blaney is expected to be a serious threat April 9.

Quebec ace Patrick Laperle, Mark Shaffer, Jimmy Weller, Dustin Hubbard, Scott Alexander, Heath Hindman, Greg Proude, D.J. Shaw and Clete Caywood have all filed entries for the big-money event.

“It’s still four months away but The Race at historic North Wilkesboro has generated a lot of interest,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “The Race already has the makings of one of the finest super late model fields ever assembled. PASS is well represented with four series champions and a host of regulars already entered. But we are also seeing many entries from outside the series like Sterling Marlin and David Stremme, drivers that recognize the significance of this race and want to be a part of it. It’s encouraging for sure.”