Wytheville, VA ~ One week the news just flows to us about the happenings in Late Model racing in this region and the next … well, it doesn’t come out at all, but this week we do have a little to bring you as we continue to try and bring you the REAL news, not just gossip.

PASS South will race at New Senoia Speedway in Senoia, GA this season on Saturday, June 20th. The race will mark the first visit for the Nation’s top Super Late Models to the 3/8 mile oval.

In addition to the PASS South Super Late Models racing, New Senoia support divisions will also race including the Outlaw Late Models, Sportsman, and Modified Mini Stock. The race at New Senoia Speedway continues PASS’s commitment to racing in the South and throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

“Stock car racing has a long and storied history in Georgia. We are very glad that the PASS South Super Late Models will be racing at New Senoia Speedway and look to continue the great heritage of racing in Georgia,” said Mayberry. “There are a lot of great Super Late Model racers in Georgia and we can’t wait to bring guys from all over the Southeast to race at New Senoia.”

There is one date left to be filled on the fourteen race 2009 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models. Expect an announcement in the coming weeks of a major event to be added to the schedule for the month of September.

RD Smith and his team are going through an xtreme makeover this winter as they prepare to get back to race winning form in 2009. Smith, who returned to racing last season at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC after a couple of seasons away from the cockpit is going back to some familiar people to try and get back to victory lane after a win-less season in 2008.

Smith will have a brand new Dunlap Chassis for this season, a chassis that Smith had a lot of success with when he was competing before and thinks that this change will help to right the ship for this team. Smith also has Jermey UpChurch returning to his team as a crew chief/engine builder. UpChurch is coming off a season as Jay Fogleman’s crew chief in the USAR Pro-Cup Series as well as the winning crew chief for Fogleman in the PASS Series last season. Before becoming a crew chief, UpChurch had a successful stint posting 400+ wins and more than 20 championships as an engine builder.

Look for Smith to be a strong contender this season as he plans to make Ace and Asheboro his home tracks for this season as well as trying to make a splash in the “big races” this season with sponsorship from Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership, Smith Rentals Inc., Senecal Construction, Martin Printing, Myrtle Beach Days, Carolina Wrestling Federation(CWF) and Auto Carpet Direct.

Late Model Truck Touring Series is in the works for the 2009 season as one of the prominent touring series from this region looks to add another series to make it a double card at many of their races. Sources close to the series revealed to us that the possibility of this series getting the green light for the 2009 season is very good.

Many people have speculated that with the success of the UARA-STARS Late Model Stock Car series and the success of the PASS South Super Late Model series that a touring series for a Limited Late Model or a Late Model Truck/Super Trucks was likely next. The series is expected to make an announcement in the next couple of weeks and also expects to have some great car counts from the start considering that they can draw trucks from Asheboro, Dillon, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Southern National, Hickory and former trucks from Motor Mile Speedway, where the class was cut a few years back.

We’ll have more on this potential touring series as it becomes available to RACE22.com.

Look for RACE22.com to have plenty of news in the upcoming weeks with Pit Stops and some big stories about Late Model Stock Car racing, the UARA, PASS and ASA SouthEast Series … plus an announcement about a little Open Wheel Modified action!