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Keepin’ it Short – Hop, hop, hoppin’, to Victory Lane on Easter Saturday

The Pro All Star Series expanded into the South in 2006, and the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway quickly became one of the crown jewels on their schedule. Mike Rowe, the legendary Super Late Model racer from New England was the winner of the inaugural event in 2006. Kyle Grissom, the 2012 PASS South champion and also the 2012 Easter Bunny, hopes to ride the momentum from a win at Myrtle Beach in the Bash at the Beach to a repeat win in the annual Easter Weekend event. 32 drivers are pre-entered for the race promising an impressive field will compete for the coveted Springtime trophy from the “Birthplace of NASCAR Stars”.

Austin Theriault leads Grissom by 10 points after two races on the Southern PASS schedule. Theriault and Grissom have each scored a win in the first two races, but Theriault has two top-5 finishes while Grissom has posted two top 10s. Jay Fogleman, the 2012 PASS National Champion is sitting third in the South points and is hoping to add an Easter Bunny trophy to his mantle. Brandon Ward is fourth in points heading into Hickory while Brandon Lynn rounds out the top five in points.

Along with the point leaders in the PASS South standings, there are some other well known names hitting the banking at the .363-mile oval this Saturday. Clay Rogers, who has won numerous short track races around the Southeast, including a win at Rockingham Speedway last fall, will be trying for a Bunny trophy. Grissom isn’t the only driver chasing a second Bunny title. Ben Rowe, who won the event in 2009 is entered again this year, trying to become the first repeat winner of the event. Jared Irvan, the son of former Cup series driver Ernie Irvan, continues to expand his racing resume this season as he runs a Super Late Model in the Bunny.

Former Snowball Derby winner, Johanna Long, is taking advantage of a week off for the Nationwide Series to compete at the historic race track that is actually located in Newton, NC. Tyler Church is the only driver pre-entered who claims Hickory, NC as his home town. There are drivers from 10 states making the trip to Hickory to chase the Bunny trophy. Mark Beard from Michigan, Clete Caywood from South Carolina, Kyle DeSouze from Rhode Island, Joey Doiron from Maine, Trey Gibson from Colorado, Zak Hausler from Texas, and DJ Shaw from New Hampshire to name a few of them.

The Easter Bunny has become a staple of racing in the Southeast over the last seven years and each event has had a personality of its own. It is hard to say what the race will look like this year but the odds are there will be an exciting finish. Hickory Motor Speedway and its tight confines seem to naturally lend itself to incredibly close finishes. If you’re in the Tar Heel state for Easter and want to see some great racing, head over to the little track in Newton, NC and see who takes home the trophy in the Easter Bunny 150.

This Weekend’s Race Schedule

Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Crate Late Models
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Enduros
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Hobby Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL KMSA Mini Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Pure Pony
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Sportsman
Friday 03/29/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Street Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Hornets
Friday 03/29/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Late Models
Friday 03/29/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Street Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL UMP Modifieds
Friday 03/29/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Factory Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Late Models
Friday 03/29/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Modifieds
Friday 03/29/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Pro-Crate Late Models
Friday 03/29/13 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach IL UMP Sport Compacts
Friday 03/29/13 LA Raceway La Monte MO USMTS Modifieds
Friday 03/29/13 Ace Speedway Altamahaw NC USAC Eastern Ignite Midgets
Friday 03/29/13 Lancaster Speedway Lancaster SC Pro Late Models
Friday 03/29/13 Golden Triangle Raceway Park Beaumont TX ASCS Winged Sprints
Friday 03/29/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest Ecostocks
Friday 03/29/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks
Friday 03/29/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds
Friday 03/29/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR Stock Cars
Friday 03/29/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Factory Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Limited Modifieds
Friday 03/29/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Sprint Cars
Friday 03/29/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX Street Stocks
Friday 03/29/13 RPM Speedway Crandall TX USRA Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Crate Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Enduros
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Hobby Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL KMSA Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Pure Pony
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Sportsman
Saturday 03/30/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Street Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR 305 Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/30/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR 360 Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/30/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis AR Stock Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek AZ ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/30/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ Dwarf Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ Super Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Central Arizona Raceway Casa Grande AZ X-Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Factory Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Street Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ IMCA Sport Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ Pro Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA NMRA Midgets
Saturday 03/30/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Sport Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA USAC Midgets
Saturday 03/30/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA USAC Western States Midgets
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA 4-Cylinders
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Hobby Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA MST
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Open Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Sport Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Madera Speedway Madera CA Toyota Sedans
Saturday 03/30/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA 360 Sprint Invaders
Saturday 03/30/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA IMCA Stock Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 34 Raceway Burlington IA Mod Lites
Saturday 03/30/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL Outlaw Micros
Saturday 03/30/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Sport Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Highland Speedway Highland IL UMP Street Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Hornets
Saturday 03/30/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Street Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL Sunoco American Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle IL UMP Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 I-35 Speedway Winston MO USMTS Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Ace Speedway Altamahaw NC USAC Eastern Ignite Midgets
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Southern Modified Lights
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Limited Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Carolina Street Stock Big 10 Series
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Legends
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC Hornets
Saturday 03/30/13 Caraway Speedway Asheboro NC U-Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Limited Sportsman
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Micro Sprints
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Raceiver Sprint Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Renegades
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Stock 4
Saturday 03/30/13 East Lincoln Speedway Stanley NC Super Stock 4 Cylinders
Saturday 03/30/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory NC PASS Pro Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory NC PASS South Super Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Lancaster Speedway Lancaster SC Super Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 Music City Quarter Midget Racing Association Hermitage TN Jr. Honda Quarter Midget
Saturday 03/30/13 Music City Quarter Midget Racing Association Hermitage TN Sr. Honda Quarter Midget
Saturday 03/30/13 Music City Quarter Midget Racing Association Hermitage TN Light 160 Quarter Midget
Saturday 03/30/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest Ecostocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks
Saturday 03/30/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds
Saturday 03/30/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX 7th Annual Fiesta’s Speedfest NASCAR Stock Cars
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Dwarf/Mod Lites
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Hot Stock Trucks
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Pure Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Sport Mods
Saturday 03/30/13 Texana Raceway Park Edna TX Street Stocks
Saturday 03/30/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Limited Late Models
Saturday 03/30/13 South Boston Speedway South Boston VA Pure Stock
Monday 04/01/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Green Racing Spring Nationals Chevy Volt
Monday 04/01/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Green Racing Spring Nationals Nissan Leaf

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