PASS South: Hemric Survives for Greenville Triumph

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March 2, 2014 — staff report — race22.com photo — GREENVILLE, S.C. – Daniel Hemric managed both his tires and his equipment to perfection and roared to victory in the season opening round for the Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model tour at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night.

Garrett Campbell started on the pole and had the dominant car for most of the night, but dropped through the field late. Campbell’s late-race fall allowed Randy Gentry to take the lead in the closing laps.

Gentry looked to be on his way to victory until the only caution flag of the race waved on lap 137 of the 150-lap event.

Hemric took full advantage, bypassing Gentry when racing resumed to score the victory, his third career PASS triumph.

“This is big for us,” Hemric said post-race. “I just want to thank the Woodmans for the opportunity.”

“That was one of the wildest things I’ve ever been a part of right there. To go 130-plus laps green like it was, you never have enough time. The good Lord was looking out for us. We had that caution just when we needed to,” Hemric added of the finish.

“Before I came here, I was told that if you can stay on the lead lap, you’re in good shape. That’s what the plan was and it worked out tonight.”

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitor Cameron Hayley finished second, after being hung up on the outside of Row 2 on the late-race restart.

“I wanted to win really bad,” a disappointed Hayley said of his second-place effort. “We struggled on that last caution. We restarted fourth, which is the worst possible place to start. You never want to see an outside starting position coming to ten laps to go but our car was really good tonight. We had a winning car but things didn’t go our way.”

Gentry, Ben Rowe and Campbell completed the top five. Jared Irvan, son of NASCAR star Ernie Irvan, finished sixth. Tyler Church came home seventh, with John Hunter Nemechek, Cole Timm and Lee Tissot rounding out the top ten.

Walker Yates won the companion PASS Pro Late Model Series 50-lap feature, scoring his first-career Pro Late Model victory over Kerry Lawrence. Randy Porter went to victory lane in the 75-lap Southeastern Super Trucks event.

The next race for the PASS South Super Late Model Series will be Saturday, March 8th at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina.

 

RESULTS: PASS South Fox Carolina 150; Greenville-Pickens Speedway; March 1, 2014

  1. Daniel Hemric
  2. Cameron Hayley
  3. Randy Gentry
  4. Ben Rowe
  5. Garrett Campbell
  6. Jared Irvan
  7. Tyler Church
  8. John Hunter Nemechek
  9. Cole Timm
  10. Lee Tissot
  11. Cassius Clark
  12. Kyle Benjamin
  13. Jay Fogleman
  14. Russell Fleeman
  15. Jody Measamer
  16. Anthony Anders
  17. Ted Mickelson
  18. Joe Ryan Osborne
  19. Brandon Jones
  20. Tyler Dippel
  21. Tanner Rumburg
  22. Joe Heigl
  23. Tate Fogleman
  24. Preston Peltier
  25. Tim Pinion
  26. Joey Doiron
  27. Jody Lavender
  28. Trevor Noles
  29. Jeff Batten
  30. Matt Daley

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