With a father that has gone to victory lane so many times over his illustrious career, one might think that could put a lot of pressure on a young man. Not so, says the third generation driver.
“Oh it’s a lot fun seeing the success he’s had at places like South Boston and Orange County and now I’m getting to race at these same racetracks against him,” said Tate. “Not a lot of kids get the chance to not only learn a trade from their dad, but to compete against him too. It’s a lot of fun for me.”
The more nervous of the two racing Foglemans might be the older of the two. While Tate drives the Bull City Race Cars machines owned and formerly driven by his dad, Jay now races the famous number 4 out of the Woodman Racing stables. But, surprisingly, racing against his son has proven to be easier for Jay Fogleman than actually watching him race.
“It was a lot more nerve wracking when I was out of the car watching Tate race,” said Jay. “After the 2nd race, I was flipping back and forth listening to Tate’s radio and Will [Brafford] and the guys on the crew said they had everything under control, so I’ve pretty much left them along and let them have it.”
As PASS South heads back to South Boston Speedway this weekend for the first time in 2013, another great field of the Nation’s top Super Late Models is expected. The Foglemans will be joined by another pair of sons hoping to follow in their father’s footsteps. Kyle Grissom will be seeking his second PASS South win at SoBo, while Ross Kenseth returns for his first race with the series this year.
Kevin Powell returns to the seat of the second Woodman Racing machine and Brandon Ward is back looking for his first win of the season. An impressive group of rookies hope to continue making a name for themselves in PASS South led by Brandon Lynn, Spencer Davis, Cole Timm, Karl Weber, Bobby Gower, and Joseph Mursuli. Late Model Stock veteran Kyle Moon will attempt his first start in the Brad Keselowski Racing machine which returns after scoring their first victory as a team last year at South Boston with Landon Cling.
Trevor Noles gets a second start in the Coulter Motorsports No. 2, while Jody Measamer and Bobby Measmer Jr. hope to build on strong runs early in the season. Veterans John Batten, Trey Mitchell, Clete Caywood, Bill Catania, and Virginian Tim Pinion have also filed pre-entries for what looks to be another thrilling 150 lapper for the PASS South Super Late Models.