KENLY, N.C. – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models prepare to return to Southern National Motorsports Park this weekend, the series is in the midst of one of its most competitive seasons ever.
Through five races so far this year, there have been four different winners. Only Daniel Hemric has been able to double up in victory lane in 2014, yet that was with two different teams, Woodman Racing and Carswell Motorsports.
This Saturday night’s second annual Dogwood Blossom 150 could very well see the fifth different PASS South Super Late Model winner this season. Southern National Motorsports Park in eastern North Carolina has traditionally been a stronghold for super late model racing. PASS South competitors John Batten and Joe Heigl are both former track champions at the high banked, four-tenths-mile speedway.
Veteran racer Randy Renfrow has also seen his fair share of success at Southern National behind the wheel. But, these days, Renfrow is finding success in PASS South as the crew chief for Coulter Motorsports. Renfrow first wrenched cars in PASS South on a limited basis for Joey Coulter, before moving on to a full assault for the championship with Gray Gaulding in 2012.
After a strong season last year with multiple drivers behind the wheel of the No. 2 machine, Renfrow is now mentoring Trevor Noles as he competes for the championship and Rookie-Of-The-Year honors in PASS South.
Growing up in nearby Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Noles is very familiar with the tracks of eastern North Carolina. Noles first experience racing full size stock cars came at Southern National Motorsports Park and that has him excited for his prospects this weekend.