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Strategy Nets Hemric South Carolina PASS Win

Posted By Tj Ingerson On March 3, 2014

Categories: Pro All Stars Series

Daniel Hemric celebrates his PASS South series win on Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. ( photo)PHOTO: Daniel Hemric celebrates his PASS South series win on Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. ( photo)

Rowe leads northern contingent with top-five finish

Daniel Hemric used a conservative strategy in the Fox Carolina 150 on the abrasive surface at Greenville-Pickens Speedway that nearly caught him a lap down, but the young driver battled back and benefitted from a late race caution flag to score the win in the Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model series opener.

The Kannapolis, N.C., driver, along with eventual runner-up Cameron Hayley, fell outside the top-20 cars early and barely stayed on the lead lap as they raced in front of the leaders. However, they slowly began to move away from the lead cars into the second half of the 150-lap race and had worked their way back into the top-five with 30 laps to go.

The race’s lone caution flag flew with 13 laps remaining allowed Hemric and Hayley to move right to the bumpers of leader Randy Gentry and second place Garrett Campbell. Hemric moved his way into the lead past Gentry with 10 laps to go, while Hayley followed suit shortly after and into the second spot.

“The plan was to just stay in front of the leaders and stay on the lead lap,” Hemric said in victory lane. “I thought I had saved enough and I told them I could go, but I couldn’t have caught them if I didn’t have a caution. We knew if we could get to lap 130 and have a shot, we thought we would have the best car here.”

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series regular Hayley of Calgary, Alberta crossed under the checkered flag in the second spot. Hometown racer Gentry finished third after he stated on the outside poile, while multi-time PASS champion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine finished fourth. Asheville, N.C., driver Campbell completed the top-five finishers from his pole position start.

Jared Irvan, Tyler Church, John Hunter Nemecheck, Cole Timm, and Ted Mickelson finished sixth through tenth, respectively.

Defending Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model champion Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine posted a 12th place finish after he set the fast time during time trial qualifying. Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron had raced his way into the top-five before the 50 lap mark after he started from 17th, but battled handling issues shortly thereafter and finished 26th.

The Fox Carolina was the first race in the six-race PASS National Series. The second race will take place on Saturday, April 19 at Hickory Motor Speedway. PASS South’s next event will take place on Saturday, March 8 at South Carolina’s Dillon Motor Speedway.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Fox Carolina 150
Pro All Stars Series South -- Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Easley, S.C.
Saturday, March 1, 2014


1. Daniel Hemric, Kannapolis, N.C.
2. Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta
3. Randy Gentry, Easley, S.C.
4. Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
5. Garrett Campbell, Asheville, N.C.
6. Jared Irvan, Midland, N.C.
7. Tyler Church, Hickory, N.C.
8. John Hunter Nemecheck,
9. Cole Timm, Mooresville, N.C.
10. Ted Mickelson, Greer, S.C.
11. Lee Tissot, Arden, N.C.
12. Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
13. Kyle Benjamin, Easley, S.C.
14. Jay Fogleman, Durham, N.C.
15. Russell Fleeman, Dacula, Ga.
16. Jody Measamer, Sanford, N.C.
17. Anthony Anders, Easley, S.C.
18. Joe Ryan Osborne, Kannapolis, N.C.
19. Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga.
20. Tyler Dippel, Wallkill, N.Y.
21. Tanner Rumburg, Beaverdam, Va.
22. Joe Heigl, Raleigh, N.C.
23. Tate Fogleman, Durham, N.C.
24. Preston Peltier, Concord, N.C.
25. Tim Pinion, Roanoke, Va.
26. Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
27. Jody Lavender, Mooresville, N.C.
28. Trevor Noles, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
29. John Batten, Nashville, N.C.
30. Matt Daley, Wake Forest, N.C.