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Fogleman, Grissom to renew PASS points battle Saturday

The drivers and teams of the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model circuit waged an intense battle when the series made its first stop at South Boston Speedway in May.

That race was a real dandy, with Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Matt Kenseth, emerging with the win.

The Pro All Stars Series circuit returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday night for the 7 p.m. running of the PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program, and another big battle is shaping up for Saturday night’s 150-lap PASS series race.

Jay Fogleman of Durham, N.C., who has led the series points standings for most of the season, is feeling some pressure from Kyle Grissom, the son of former NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Steve Grissom.

Grissom won the series’ most recent race, a 150-lap chase at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C. on May 24, holding off Fogleman to claim his second win of the season.

That win allowed Grissom to close to within four points of Fogleman as the series heads to South Boston Speedway for Saturday night’s event. Grissom finished second in the previous PASS series race at South Boston Speedway on May 11 and Fogleman finished third.

Brandon Lynn and Brandon Ward are tied for third place in the series points chase, standing 90 points out of the lead. Spencer Davis rounds out the top five in the series points standings and is 100 points out of the lead.

The area’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division drivers and teams will share the spotlight with the PASS series competitors as they will compete in twin 75-lap races.

A race for Legends Cars will round out the night’s racing action.

Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C., an eight-time winner at South Boston Speedway this season, currently leads the standings in the chase for the South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division title.

Division rookie Bobby McCarty of Summerfield, N.C, is in second place in the standings, 122 points behind Pulliam. McCarty holds a 38- point advantage over third-place Dustin Storm of Huntingtown, Md.

Former multi-time NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Philip Morris of Ruckersville and Austin Thaxton of Cluster Springs are tied for fourth place in the standings, trailing Storm by 12 points.

Saturday’s schedule calls for pit gates to open at 12 noon and practice to run from 2 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. Grandstand gates will open and ticket sales will start at 4:30 p.m.

Qualifying time trials will also begin at 4:30 p.m. A Fan Appreciation session will be held trackside from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to enable fans to visit with their favorite competitors.

Advance tickets for Saturday’s PASS Super Late Model 150 racing program are currently on sale and priced at just $10 each for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased at the South Boston Speedway office through 5 p.m. on Friday.