Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200

Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200

by November 30, 2013 0 comments

Photo Credit: PASS PR

Twenty-eight Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models qualified on Saturday for the Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Tyler Church qualified on the pole with a lap time of 14.794. During PASS events, the top-10 lock in for position and have to re-draw before the actual start of the race. The un-official qualifying order was as follows:

  1. 7: Tyler Church,
  2. 35: Derek Ramstrom,
  3. 15:  Joe Heigl,
  4. 57: Cole Timm,
  5. 4N:  Ben Rowe,
  6. 26: Preston Peltier,
  7. 98: Jody Measamer,
  8. 2: Trevor Noles,
  9. 1: Tyler Dippel,
  10. 5: Steve Legendre,
  11. 8: Joseph Mursuli,
  12. 12: Harrison Burton,
  13. 129: Spencer Davis,
  14.  47: Trey Mitchell,
  15. 83: Brandon Jones,
  16. 4: Jay Fogleman,
  17. 05: Alex Fleming,
  18. 33: Roger Lee Newton,
  19. 88: Kyle Desouza,
  20. 18:  Bill Catania,
  21. 77: Ted Mickleson,
  22. 73: Joey Doiron,
  23. 97: Joey Polewarczyk
  24. 9: Matt Daley,
  25. m3: Shelton McNair, Jr.,
  26. 80: Blake Jones,
  27. 48: John Batten,
  28. 8F: Tate Fogleman

After the re-draw, the top-10 qualifiers inverted. The drivers who qualified in the top-10 drew to determine where they were starting the race, even after qualifying, because this makes it that more exciting for the fans, for you all.

As soon as the green flag flew, PASS regular, Preston Peltier unfortunately had nowhere to go as he was involved in a wreck on Lap 1. He entered the pits and retired from the event. Fans expected this to be a ‘wreck-fest’ and fortunately, for most of the drivers it was not. Rain threatened the event, but the race was able to continue despite a light drizzle.

During the halfway break, teams made changes to their cars for the final 100 laps. Tyler Church brought the field down to the green flag for the restart.  At this point, drivers began to fall into their place as the laps continued to dissipate.

The second caution flew when Jody Measmer and Jay Fogleman spun in turns three and four with only two laps remaining. After the restart, Tyler Church took off and won the Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200. After starting on the pole, he led 120 of the 200 scheduled laps. The title ‘Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200’ earned its name honestly. The last Pro All Stars Series event of the 2013 season is when the teams are tested the most.

After a hard fought year, Jay Fogleman won the championship for both PASS National Series and PASS South Super Late Model Series.

In the PASS Pro event, Austin Thompson won while Trevor Noles took home the seires championship.

Brian Gerster won the Xtreme Sprint Car race, and Chalin Williamson took home the checkered flag in the first ever Carolina Eastern Mini Cup Association (CEMCA) event at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Kristian Pittman
Kristian Pittman is a contributing writer for The Fourth Turn and is heavily involved in Local, Late Model and Super Late Model racing.

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