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September 27th, 2012
Graham, NC- Trevor Noles of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina picked up his first career CCS Super Limited win in just his second start Saturday night at the Hickory Motor Speedway in front of a healthy crowd in the grandstands and an even healthier field of racecars. Noles had to hold on to the lead on a lap forty-seven restart that set up several hardnosed battles in the sprint to the checkered flag just three laps later.
In victory lane Noles explained how he couldn’t believe he and his Coulter Motorsports race team were already in victory lane in the toughest field of cars the series has seen thus far in 2012.
“This is just amazing to be in the winner’s circle in just our second start with CCS. I was worried at the end when we kept having those cautions allowing the guys behind me to close the lead I had built up, but Randy Renfrow gave us a fast
car and we just pulled away from everyone at the end,” said an excited Noles. “I started a little deeper in the field than I would have liked, and then it took us a while to get going with all those cautions. Once we finally got going
and got around that #5 car I was able to open a lead and hold on for the win.”
Championship points leader Austin Lietner took advantage of a pole position start and jumped out to the lead on the initial green flag. As Lietner lead the race in the early going, it was Noles who took advantage of several yellows on lap six and again on lap twelve to get the jump on the field, eventually taking the lead position. No quicker than Noles took the lead the yellow flag would fly once again on lap thirteen after contact between Walker Yates and Hans Seth resulted in Yates’ machine making hard contact with the inside of the front stretch wall ending his night.
The battle for the lead between Noles and Lietner only continued briefly at the beginning of each restart before Noles would open a three car length lead under green. Shortly after the halfway indication by series officials Cole Timm, normally a factor to do battle for the win, experienced mechanical issues down the back stretch causing his #57 machine to slow suddenly. The adverse luck by one quickly became the fate of others as the machines of Jeff Batten and Karl Weber
were collected in a wreck in an attempt to miss the slowing Timm ending both drivers nights early.
This allowed Leitner another shot at Noles to regain the top position before finding out he was more than he could handle settling for a solid runner up finish to increase his points leader over the rest of the field. Tate Fogleman made the
move of the race exiting turn four when he sling shot his #4 machine to the inside of Austin Reed to finish third at the line. The next up for the CCS Super Limited late models series will be the season finale on Saturday November 24th at the
Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina in conjuction with the PASS South super late model series. For more information on this event as well all Carolina Completion Sports sanction events visit http://www.raceccs.com/.
September 26th, 2012
(Hickory, NC) On Thursday September 20th Jared Irvan got his first laps in his No. 28 Race2Safety.com Late Model in a shake down test at the Hickory Motor Speedway. Only 48 hours later, the 14-year-old son of Ernie and Kim Irvan started
18th in the PASS South Touring Super Late Model 150 lap event at Hickory. Irvan qualified 18th out of 26 cars in the star-studded field and by lap 27 had piloted his immaculate black and orange race car to 15th position. His goal was
simply to complete as many laps as possible but as the race unfolded, just finishing turned into a solid run.
On lap 99 a serious wreck in turn 3 bottled the field and Irvan, who was flirting with a top ten, darted into the pits to check his right front tire. He re-entered in 12th and over the last 50 laps kept picking off positions. Over the last 5 laps he engaged in a furious side by side battle with Gray Gaulding, cleanly passing the Krispy Kreme driver and making his 7th place finish even sweeter.
Asked how he felt after the 150 lap event Irvan responded, “I am tired. These cars are heavier, wider and longer. I also have to keep track of where the right side of the car is,” after clipping the turn 2 wall with his right front tire. “I expected to make it around 100 laps,” added the USAC Ignite Midget Eastern points leader. “I never dreamed we would finish 7th.
“I am very proud of Jared,” stated dad Ernie Irvan. “He did an amazing job for his first ever late model race. I am looking forward to his development and progress in the heavier race cars.”
Watch for Irvan to be back at the wheel of his Super Late Model a few more times this season and run for the PASS South championship next season. He will also race three more times in his No. 28 USAC Ignite Midget as he aims to capture his first USAC Eastern Midget championship.
For more information call Rolfe Schnur at 954-224-8661. To view Jared’s marketing and branding video click on www.jaredirvanondemand.com.
September 26th, 2012
Charlotte, NC – Preston Peltier knew what it would take to win at the Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday in the PASS South Series’ fall event, the Over the Mountain 150, and made it happen. Peltier saved his tires in the first half of the 150 lap race, and let his fellow competitors come to him eventually making his way to the front picking cars off one at a time before taking the lead for good on lap eighty-nine and never looked back. The win was the Concord, North Carolina driver’s second of the season dating back to the series season opener at the Dillon Motor Speedway on March 10th.
“It was a special win tonight for us because it broke a tie with Ben (Rowe) to become the all time wins leader in the PASS South Series and that means a lot for a guy like me, “ said Peltier in victory lane. “Wins in this series are so
hard to come by these days it makes each one you get a special one. I could tell my guys were a little nervous talking to them over the radio when that last caution came out with five to go for the #47 spinning, but I just told them we’ve been there before and came out on top and with as good as a car as we have tonight, we should do it again and we did.”
Landon Cling, who ended up in the second position when all was said and done, was the final car Peltier needed to pass to secure his victory. Cling’s second place finish, which matched his finish in the Easter Bunny 150 race in April, didn’t
come without controversy however. With just five laps remaining a lapped car went for a solo spin-and-go off of turn four causing several cars to check up including the #29 machine of Cling. This allowed Trey Mitchell to make the pass for second, however; Cling made contact with Mitchell as they picked up speed sending the #47 spinning and bringing out the yellow for the final time of the night.
After the race Cling spoke about the incident with Mitchell in the closing laps. “Trey is not a guy I’m trying to race like that. We had those lap cars kind of jumble us up there a bit, he went high and we made contact. It was just one of those racing deals; he definitely isn’t someone I want to have any bad animosity with. Hopefully we have it all worked out and can move on from here,” stated Cling after the race.
The ruckus up front was the recipe that Ross Kenseth needed to get back to the podium in the PASS South Series after a drought dating back to the Wake County event in May. Even though his team has struggled over the summer stretch of races, Kenseth feels that what they learned at Hickory this weekend netting them a podium finish is exactly what they need to head into Nashville with confidence for the All American 400 just two weeks away.
“I think we finished better than what out car showed. We came here with a little different package than normal that I had a little more input on than normal and we were able to have a good run and some fun tonight. What worked for us tonight we hope will make for a better run at Nashville, I know its two totally different tracks, but overall I think we can put some things that we learned here tonight towards the Nashville’s race and go from there,” noted a satisfied Kenseth.
Next up for the “BIG BOYS WITH THE BAD FAST TOYS” PASS South Super Late Model Series is the highlight event of the 2012 season; the All American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday October 6th. To pre
order your tickets to this historic event visit http://www.allamerican400.com/. For more information on the PASS South Series or any of the PASS sanctioned series visit http://www.proallstarsseries.com/.
September 20th, 2012
Mooresville, NC –For the third time this season Trey Mitchell will prepare to hit the abrasive 3/8th mile Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina this Saturday as part of the PASS South Over the Mountain 150 Super Late Model event. So far this season, Mitchell, who is originally from Wimberley, Texas, has a pair of third place finishes at the Hickory track, having finished third behind the wheel of his familiar #47 Super Late Model in the PASS South Series spring race. He also placed third in his Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series debut driving for Wes Gonder Racing.
“I hear people talk all the time about how tough Hickory is to race and I just can’t figure out how they think that. To me it’s a track that has options, you can run high or you can run low, it all depends on how your car handles,” said Mitchell when discussing racing at Hickory. “It has to be one of my favorite tracks without a doubt. The surface is really abrasive so it comes down to saving your tires until you get inside twenty-five to go and then you go racing for the win. Racing that way just really fits my driving style and our results have shown it.”
This go around Trey’s point of view is much different than the first time this season when he and his Trey Mitchell Racing team unloaded at the 3/8th mile track. In April it was the team’s first event to kick off the 2012 season after having not raced since the previous year compared too many in attendance that had competed on multiple occasions already in 2012.
“We have the All American 400 in Nashville just two weeks after this weekend’s race at Hickory and so far we don’t have a primary sponsor, which is really tough on a small budget team like ours because it’s such a big race. I know there are
guys coming from all over the U.S. and Canada that plan on running this race, so to be able to come out on top and say you won the All American 400 and write your name in the history books next to guys like Rusty Wallace and Darrell
Waltrip who’ve also won the race would be just unbelievable,” explained Mitchell. “We hope to come away from Hickory with a win that will give our team a big boost of momentum both financially and mentally.
Practice for the PASS South Over The Mountain 150 kicks off Saturday September 22nd at 2pm, with series qualifying to follow at 4:30pm. After a brief on track autograph session the Over the Mountain 150 takes the green flag at 7pm for 150 laps of short track racing action.
For more information about Texas native Trey Mitchell and his 2012 racing plans, visit his website at www.treymitchellracing.com. For sponsorship information and public relations related issues contact Chris Ragle with Tex Motorsports Marketing at 940.393.3167 or email@example.com.
September 11th, 2012
HICKORY, North Carolina- Earlier today, officials from Hickory, North Carolina-based ZLOOP™ announced their plans surrounding their extended involvement with Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the 2013 Motorsports season.
In addition to renewing their partnership as an official track sponsor of the 0.363-mile oval, officials from ZLOOP™ also announced the setup of the Big “10” ZLOOP™ Challenge, a championship within a championship for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) division. Ten (10) races, combined with 100 laps of competition each and an increased racing purse, will fuel the fire towards the champion being crowned the inaugural winner of the ZLOOP™ Challenge. The championship trophy will be crafted out of recycled eWaste.
Additionally, points accumulated during the ZLOOP™ Challenge will be tallied against the competitor’s standings in the overall Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway track championship in the NASCAR Whelen-All American Series, encouraging teams to partake in the newly-established “Challenge.” ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) makes eWaste
recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP™ is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely. “The addition of the ZLOOP™ Challenge is a way of signifying our devotion, presence and support to our local track and its competitors,” said Chris Knight, Director of Sports Marketing for ZLOOP™. “We wanted to bring some extra incentives to the track for not only the fans but the drivers and teams as well. We feel that the ZLOOP™ Challenge fits that mark perfectly. We look forward to its success next season and beyond.”
Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated, “We are excited to partner up with ZLOOP™; their commitment to recycle these products will be a great step for the environment, and this Big “10″ ZLOOP™ Challenge will provide much-needed resources for our competitors to be able to race each event. Also, the Challenge will create excitement for competitors and fans alike each and every week.”
The first race of the ZLOOP™ Challenge is tentatively set to kick-off in March 2013 with the championship set to be decided in September with a guaranteed gigantic celebration that includes a spectacular fireworks show. ZLOOP™ anticipates the opening of more than 100 franchises nationwide within the coming year and more than 455 by 2015. Each franchise will be owned and operated locally, hiring approximately 10 to 25 employees per franchise territory. For more information about franchise opportunities, call 1-855-949-3279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on ZLOOP™ and its mission, please visit _ZLOOPRacing.com._ (http://www.zloopracing.com/)
Follow ZLOOP™ Racing on Twitter @ZLOOPRacing. ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers: ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 2012, ZLOOP guarantees eWaste is
recycled domestically and that hard drives are permanently destroyed of all information. ZLOOP is extremely mobile and able to handle any size job on-site with the same commitment to security, speed and auditing. ZLOOP is also compliant with federal, state and local government regulations for the safe and secure destruction of highly sensitive data, and is working toward certifications from the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, ITAD, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACIA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). For more information on ZLOOP’s eWaste recycling services, call today at 1-855-WHY-EASY (1-855-949-3279) or visit the website, zlooprecycling.com. ZLOOP is a subsidiary of parent company EZ Computer Recycling Centers, for more information visit
ezcomputerrecyclingcenters.com. See just how easy it is to be green with eWaste. eWaste is Serious Waste. Recycle™.
August 31st, 2012
HICKORY, North Carolina – - With the 2012 Motorsports season slowly beginning to come to a close across the Country, that could be farther from the truth as action is heating up at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and the upcoming ZLOOP™ night at the historic short track is vowing to be a night full of unforgettable memories.
ZLOOP™, the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely, will offer a free ticket to race fans who bring an unwanted cell phone, computer or laptop to one of NASCAR’s premiere Home Tracks. Fans will be able to safely dispose their item at the ZLOOP™ Racing Recycling Center while also have access to ZLOOP’s free data-destruction service.
ZLOOP™ night, set for Saturday, September 8, will feature action from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Super Trucks, 4-Cylinders, Hobby’s And Mini-Cups.
“We are very excited about the upcoming ZLOOP night at Hickory Motor Speedway,” said Chris Knight, Director of Sports Marketing for ZLOOP™. “This is our opportunity to shine and let the race fans know that ZLOOP™ is here to stay. We are sure it’s going to be a great night full of racing in our backyard and we hope that we’ll be able to educate every race fan about eWaste as they bring their unwanted cell phone, computer or laptop.” Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated, “Hickory Motor Speedway welcomes the opportunity to be a part of ZLOOP ™ Computer and Electronics Recycling made EZ”s campaign to recycle computers, cell phones and other electronics that are presently filling up our landfills. HMS looks forward to partnering in with ZLOOP™ to bring awareness to these needs and help ZLOOP™ achieve the goals that they have set forth for this project beginning with this special upcoming ZLOOP™ Night at the races.”
Rising star and Mooresville, North Carolina-native Justin Boston will drive a ZLOOP™-sponsored Toyota Camry in the 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series contest, the highlighting race of the night at the 0.363-mile track.
Additionally, before racing takes the green flag, ZLOOP™ officials will make an announcement concerning their 2013 plans at their hometown-race track.
ZLOOP™ anticipates the opening of more than 100 franchises nationwide within the coming year and more than 455 by 2015. Each franchise will be owned and operated locally, hiring approximately 10 to 25 employees per franchise territory. For more information about franchise opportunities, call 1-855-949-3279 or email email@example.com. For more information on ZLOOP™ and its mission, please visit _ZLOOPRacing.com._ (http://www.zloopracing.com/) Follow ZLOOP™ Racing on Twitter @ZLOOPRacing. ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers: ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely.
Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 2012, ZLOOP guarantees eWaste is recycled domestically and that hard drives are permanently destroyed of all information. ZLOOP is extremely mobile and able to handle any size job on-site with the same commitment to security, speed and auditing. ZLOOP is also compliant with federal, state and local government regulations for the safe and secure destruction of highly sensitive data, and is working toward certifications from the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, ITAD, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACIA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). For more information on ZLOOP’s eWaste recycling services, call today at 1-855-WHY-EASY (1-855-949-3279) or visit the website, zlooprecycling.com. ZLOOP is a subsidiary of parent company EZ Computer Recycling Centers, for more information visit ezcomputerrecyclingcenters.com. See just how easy it is to be green with eWaste. eWaste is Serious Waste. Recycle™.
August 10th, 2012
(Concord, NC) Third generation racer Jared Irvan capped off a great week of racing in is his No.28 Ernie Irvan Racing Race2Safety USAC Ignite Midget by capturing the 2012 USAC Ignite Eastern Swing Points title.
The Midland, NC native picked up a win at Ace Speedway in the 30 lap main event on August 3rd. He began the week with two runner-up finishes at Concord Motorsports Park in twin 50 lap features and finished with a 6th place run at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night to garner the most points over the four events.
“It was a great week”, said Jared. “I can’t thank my mom and dad (Kim and Ernie Irvan) and sister Jordan enough for their support along with my crew chief Ryan Scott. I have a great race car every event and feel like we can challenge for the win in every race”
Irvan also leads the USAC Ignite Midget Eastern Points going into this weekend’s long trip to Plymouth Speedway (IN) on August 10th and Grundy County Speedway (IL) on August 11th. Jared will battle against his Eastern rivals and the best of the Midwest on two tracks that he has never seen.
“Jared is doing a great job adjusting to new tracks that we visit,” said 1991 Daytona 500 winner and dad Ernie Irvan. “This weekend will be our biggest challenge to date as we not only head to racetracks we have never raced at but go into the backyard of the Midwest USAC Ignite Midget racers”.
“We would really like to win the USAC Ignite Eastern Midget championship and as many races as we can”, added the 14 year old Irvan. “I am also really excited that I will be making my Late Model debut in the fall. We bought a PASS South car and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and race a stock car”.
To learn more about Jared or the benefits of becoming a marketing partner in 2012 and beyond click on the link www.jaredirvanondemand.com or call 954-224-8661.
April 26th, 2012
Graham, NC – Round two of the 2012 CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Model Series at the Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina was all Austin Leitner as he piloted his #5 Mid-State Roofing machine to victory winning the Easter Bunny 50 after setting fast time during qualifying. Jody Measemer finished second after putting pressure on Leitner early and often for the win, while Cole Timm finished third taking home the last piece of hardware on the night.
Leitner made his win look easy at times setting the fastest time during practice, qualifying and then grabbing the lead early after redrawing the second place starting position after the series mandatory redraw of the top five qualifiers. Justin Carroll would lead the field to green after his good luck redraw of the pole position.
Just twelve laps in the fifty lap event #02 Walker Yates went for a single car spin slowing the race for the first time of the night. As the race drew closer to the halfway point several cars began fading such as #57 Just Carroll and #84 Kyle Beattie after strong qualifying runs. Another solo spin this time by #4 Tate Fogleman slowed the field on lap twenty-seven. The restart to go back racing on lap twenty-eight proved to be too much for a pair of drivers as #16 Hayes Goodson and #22 Tyler Howell got together coming out of treacherous turn four. Both cars would suffer damage and be forced to the pits for repairs prior to rejoining the field.
The final twenty-two laps stayed clean and green as Leitner became the second CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Model Series winner in history. Cole Timm’s third place finish was good enough to move him to the championship point standing over Tate Fogleman and Walker Yates.
“This is awesome being here in victory lane at a historic track like Hickory,” noted Leitner in victory lane. “We had a good car all day here and it showed in qualifying and again in the race. I’m looking forward to Orange County in a couple of weeks so we can do it again.”
Next up for the CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Models is the Orange Blossom Special 50 at the Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina on Saturday April 21st as the series stays in conjunction with the PASS South Series super late model tour in 2012. For more information about the Super Limited Late Models and the rest of the Carolina Competition Sports sanctioned classes visit their website at www.raceccs.com.