CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model teams are enjoying a much needed summer break, but they are also busily preparing for the final third of the 2014 season.
As the PASS South Super Late Models look towards their upcoming event on Aug. 16 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia, fans and racers alike are excited to see what will happen next. Only Daniel Hemric has been able to win more than one PASS South Super Late Model race this year, and of those wins, Hemric took the lead with 12 or fewer laps to go in each of them.
With the exception of Preston Peltier’s recent win at Southern National Motorsports Park and Hemric’s win in the season opener at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, there has been at least one lead change in the final five laps of every race so far this year.
Championship contenders Tyler Church and Cole Timm each have one win in 2014, with Church just 28 points ahead of Timm in the battle for the title. South Boston could play well into Timm’s championship hopes since he edged out Peltier there for his first career win back in June.
Other winners this year include PASS North Super Late Model front runner DJ Shaw’s exciting win over Church in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway and Roger Lee Newton taking the checkered flag at Orange County Speedway in April.
Several other drivers have been knocking on the door to victory, but just have not quite gotten there. Championship contenders Jared Irvan, Tyler Dippel and Trevor Noles have all led laps this year and raced in the top five.
Brandon Setzer has been one of the hottest drivers in the series as of late finishing in the top five in four of the last five events, while fellow rookie Harrison Burton has also shown strength during the summer, leading the most laps at South Boston in June and recording a career best second place finish at Greenville-Pickens in July. Third-generation racer Tate Fogleman has finished in the top 10 in two of the last three races, including a strong third-place finish at Southern National.