CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Although the Pro All Stars Series season is barely under way, the tour is already looking ahead to two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November.
Officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval have announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events.
“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time super late model champion in the Northwest. “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago. The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.”
As part of the agreement, the top two finishers in the Leonard Evans Memorial 150 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on April 29 will have guaranteed starting spots in the Oxford 250. Additionally, the top two finishers of the Neal Newberry 125 at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on Sept. 23 will have guaranteed starting spots in the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway in November, which will pay $15,000 to win, plus additional lap leader money.
“The Oxford 250 is by far the biggest race I’ve ever been a part of and I’ve been in the All-American 400 and the Snowball Derby, so I think that says a lot about Oxford,” said Evans. “I’ve talked to Jason Jefferson about these qualifiers and he wants to race at WVSO in September to see if he can qualify for the Hickory race. I’m sure when more people hear about this opportunity they will plan to try and take advantage of it.”
Despite being more than six months away, a number of drivers have already filed entries for the Oxford 250. Among those who have already entered include former race winners Mike and Ben Rowe, Travis Benjamin, Wayne Helliwell Jr., and six-time PASS North super late model champion Johnny Clark.
CREDIT: Pro All Stars Series