We have some shoveling to do and travel is slow so we will not be attending Motorsports. We'll be at the Dirt Trackin show probably by 11 and until they close. Teams scheduled for interviews at Motorsports can e-mail to re-schedule
New team interviews
We'll have a display at the York Dirt Trackin show this weekend. Stop by our booth and say hello. We will have copies of our 2015 schedule as well.
One of our volunteers will be on hand Friday and Saturday all day in York but new teams should e-mail to schedule their interviews Friday night or Saturday between 4 and 6.
Saturday morning we'll be on hand at the Motorsports show in Oaks PA at the TSRS booth and attending the seminar at noon. Team that wish to interview in Oaks should e-mail and let us know so we can meet up Saturday morning.
2015 Season taking shape
The 2015 PASS schedule is taking shape with returns to all of our favorite tracks and visits to some old favorites as well. We've posted a peek for our teams (in the team section of the web site) while we finalize details with a few tracks and update the navigation on our web site in preparation for the upcoming season.
Check back regularly for updates as we finalize our paperwork for 2015 as well as adding the dates into our database so our teams can pre-register giving fans an opportunity to know when and where their favorite teams plan to race.
We've also interviewed several new teams and have even more to interview at some upcoming shows. we'll post those dates and plans very soon as well. Please pardon our mess while the web site is updated for 2015
PASS Champion honored
Eric Parker finally got his recognition as 2014 PASS Champion at Pancho's open house on Saturday. Numerous teams attended the open house which also served as a replacement for the 2014 meeting which was bumped from it's originally scheduled date. Parker was recognized after a brief overview of 2015 plans and schedule updates.
Teams in attendance for the presentation were then rewarded with several door prizes courtesy of Panchos with Parker and other top finishers in season standings choosing first.
More updates on the 2015 schedule are due to be out soon with tracks now finalizing their schedules. There are no rule changes expected for 2015 and schedule will be very similar to 2014.
Parker to be honored as 2014 champion
Eric Parker was all set to be recognized as the 2014 PASS champion at the Keystone RaceSaver Classic but was unable to attend as he was in an ambulance. Parker got caught up in a nasty crash at the end of the race and was taken to the hospital. This Saturday Parker will finally get recognition for his accomplishment at the PANCHO'S Racing Products open house.
Parker picked up the championship over good friend Michael Wagner in a very closely contended championship run. The Parker / Wagner competition was just one example of the close competition in the series in 2014. Here are some of the year ending stats.
The series completed 34 races with:
22 different winners
10 first time winners
67 Active local teams participated throughout the season and only about 1/3 ran more than 10 of the 31 race which encourages a recreational approach.
Eric Parker competed in the most races with 26. Parker and Wagner each had 4 wins which was the highest win total.
Cowboy Jim Kennedy was easily the oldest winner when he picked up a win at Racing for Heroes speedway just before he turned 80 years old.
2015 will be almost identical in schedule with most tracks doing very similar dates as 2014. There are no planned rule changes for 2015.
A late schedule change caused the cancellation of the annual meeting on October 25th so the open house will serve as an informal replacement for the meeting with teams invited to stop by between 9 am and noon have an opportunity to give feedback on the season and get some updates on 2015. New teams interested in the series are also invited to stop by for interviews.
Attendance at the open house is not mandatory and teams are welcome to come and go at any time due to the flea market and racing at SSP in the afternoon. We'll have a brief presentation for Mr Parker at 11 am and review any feedback we have from teams that visit. Teams that stick around for the presentation will be eligible for some door prizes from Panchos, Eric Parker will get first choice!