Southern Modified Racing Series Set For Labor Day Debut At Dillon

September 4, 2016

 

    CHARLOTTE, NC - From its beginnings over 50 years ago, Dillon Motor Speedway has had a close relationship to nearby Darlington Raceway.  From its egg-shape to the fact that it was carved out of the South Carolina dirt by Darlington Raceway founder Harold Brasington, even the seats in Dillon’s grandstands once occupied the old covered grandstands at Darlington.  This year, a new tradition begins at Dillon Motor Speedway, less than 24 hours after the checkered flag falls on the Southern 500 at Darlington.  The Tour-type Modifieds of the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented by PASS will make their first ever stop at Dillon Motor Speedway on Labor Day Monday with the green flag set to drop for racing at 5 PM.  The Labor Day Classic 300 will see stock car racing’s oldest division compete at Dillon Motor Speedway, along with a 60 lap event for the Supertrucks and 20 laps for the Bangers.
    “We’re really excited to have the Southern Modifieds coming to Dillon on Labor Day,” said Dillon Motor Speedway owner, Ron Barfield.  “These are the fastest cars that will race at Dillon all year and we can’t wait to see them in action.  We’ve had a long relationship with Tom [Mayberry] and PASS and we’re glad to continue that with the Labor Day classic.”
    “The Mayberry Bullett” John Smith comes to Dillon Motor Speedway as the SMRS points leader, riding a wave of momentum that saw him win three consecutive races during the summer.  Brandon Ward has been dominant in qualifying this year and heads to Dillon with years of experience racing there in the PASS South Super Late Models division.  Former Truck Series winner Cale Gale is planning to attend as he looks to make his second SMRS start of 2016.
    Walnut Cove, NC’s Burt Myers and his younger brother, Jason, have performed well with the SMRS tour this year, but are still looking for their first wins with the series.   Burt just wrapped up his seventh title at Bowman Gray Stadium and will be leading the “Dirty South” team on the trip to Dillon.
    “I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of people that contribute to our success,” says Myers, pilot of the Citrusafe Barbecue Grill Cleaner #1.  “We’re looking forward to returning to Dillon Motor Speedway to try and get our first win in the SMRS Tour by PASS this season.”
    A strong group of Southern Modified drivers is expected as entries continue to come in daily.  License forms, rules, and entry forms for Dillon Motor Speedway are now posted at SouthernModifiedRacingSeries.com.
    The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will hit the track on Labor Day Monday at Dillon Motor Speedway, with racing set to start at 5 PM.  Along with the SMRS Tour Modifieds, the Supertrucks and Bangers will also be in action.
    The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and Modifieds, boasting such marquee events as the legendary HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning any PASS division, please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don’t forget to “Like” the Southern Modified Racing Series on Facebook or follow PASS on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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