Peltier's Patience Pays Off with
PASS Easter Bunny Win
For Immediate Release (April 5th, 2010)
(Hickory NC – 4/3/10) Preston Peltier bided his time as Jay Fogleman and Ryan Blaney battled for the lead in Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, but when it came time to pull the trigger Peltier drove around both Fogleman and Blaney to capture the victory. Fogleman cam home second after starting 21st and series point leader Ryan Blaney earned third. Cassius Clark, Jeff Choquette, Joey Gase, Chase Elliott, Ben Rowe, Heath Hindman and Clay Jones completed the top ten.
Over 50 super late models crowded the Hickory pits with 49 answering the call for time trials and home track hero and two time track champion Andy Loden topped the field with a 14.902 lap, nipping Cassius Clark's 14.904 for fast time. Loden would start the event from 8th after the top ten redraw. Chase Elliott drew the pole with Cassius Clark alongside. PASS National point leader Brad Leighton, four time PASS North Champion Ben Rowe, Steve Legendre and George Gorham were all forced to take provisional starting spots.
Clark grabbed the lead from Elliott at the drop of the green and tried to drive away from the field but a rash of cautions cancelled out his efforts each time. Colt James challenged Clark on each restart and made the outside groove work to take the point on lap 18. Clark and James swapped the lead several times during the first 50 laps; but Ryan Blaney had worked his way up from eighth to third and snatched the second spot from James at lap 65. Blaney made his move on Clark on lap eighty three. Clark reclaimed the lead from laps 96 through 107 but Blaney battled back to the point on lap 108 with Fogleman now second. It was a battle of youth and experience up front and with 18 to go Fogleman put his ride out front with B laney hot on his heels.
Preston Peltier was lurking in third now, saving his equipment and preparing to mount his challenge. Peltier set sail on the outside and drove around both Blaney and Fogleman, building a five car length lead at the checker for the $5,000.00 victory.
Consolation round wins went to Fogleman, Jeff Choquette, and Ryan Moore. Lonnie Sommerville earned his way into the feature by winning the Last Chance Qualifier. Thirteen cars completed all 150 green flag laps.
PASS South heads for Rougemont North Carolina's Orange County Speedway for the Orange Blossom Special on Saturday April 24th. FREE tickets are available now simply by visiting proallstarsseries.com and printing the ticket that appears on the home page. A $10.00 per car parking fee gets a car load of race fans in for this event, but each person must hold a free ticket.
PASS North will open their 2010 campaign on Sunday April 18 at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine. Johnny Clark is the defending PASS North Champion.
This week's guests on "Inside PASS" will be Easter Bunny 150 winner Preston Peltier, Cassius Clark, and Heath Hindman plus Tiff Daniels stops by to recap this past weekend's action. Listen live every Monday night at 7 PM EST on PitRowRadio.com.
- 26 - Preston Peltier - 150
2 - 4 - Jay Fogleman -150
3 - 10 - Ryan Blaney -150
4 - 8 - Cassius Clark -150
5 - 70 - Jeff Choquette -150
6 - 08 - Joey Gase -150
7 - 9 - Chase Elliot -150
8 - 48n -Ben Rowe -150
9 - 91 - Heath Hindman - 150
10 - 15 - Clay Jones - 150
11 - 99c - Jake Crum - 150
12 - 05 - Alex Fleming - 150
13 - 29 - Andy Loden - 150
14 - 10s - George Gorham Jr. - 150
15 - 39 - Kenzie Ruston - 149
16 - 35 - Devin Jones - 149
17 - 83 - Dylan Presnell - 143
18 - 56x - Kyle Bonsignore - 139
19 - 48 - John Batten - 136
20 - 115 - Colt James - 131
21 - 16 - Joey Coulter - 123
22 - 6x - David Ragan - 122
23 - 98 - Justin Wakefield - 119
24 - 51 - Max Papis - 119
25 - 23 - Lonnie Sommerville - 99
26 - 54 - Johnny Clark - 56
27 - 74l - Ryan Lawler - 51
28 - 74 - Ryan Moore - 33
29 - 56 - Tony Jackson Jr. - 18
30 - 55 - Brad Leighton - 18
31 - 20 - Steve Legendre - 17
32 - 20x - John Stancill - 6
DNS - 73 - Sam Watts