Countdown to the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150:
On a warm
spring day in
“Mike Rowe is a tough racer,” said Kittleson. “He didn’t do anything I wouldn’t have done. The thing that I like about him is that after that happened and after watching him, I know I can race hard with him.”
green flag dropped on the Inaugural Easter Bunny 150, Rowe jumped out into
the lead ahead of Kittleson. Kittleson would run strong, but eventually
fell out with mechanical problems. Rowe’s first major challenger came from
a foe he knew well from
“The car was
flying. It was hooked up,” said
the field drivers were battling each other hard, while trying to learn one
another at the same time. Add that to the fact, many drivers in the field
had never been in races that incorporated double-file restarts and only
counted green flag laps. After Clark’s departure,
“It was a little too early to be racing that hard,” said Hogan. “I’m not saying that I’m upset…but you try not to right-rear somebody because that has the potential to really hurt them.”
“I just fell horrible for Jason,” said Mulkern of the incident. “He didn’t know I was there and he came over. I just couldn’t slow up enough. He came over and that turned him into the wall.”
In the end, the race came down to a battle between Rowe and CRA standout Chuck Barnes. Barnes took the lead from Rowe late only to have Rowe come back on the final restart and retake the lead. Rowe held on to etch his name in the record books as the first ever PASS South winner.
“To beat Jason Hogan, Travis Kittleson…I know that he had some bad luck, but he was fast…Freddie Query and guys like them. To be in the class of guys like that is just awesome,” said Rowe of his win.
“I am really impressed with PASS,” said Barnes. “I had fun, the tech is fair and everybody is really nice. I think that will go real far for them.”
Following Rowe and Barnes to the checkered flag were Clay Rogers, Mulkern, and Ryan Lawler in his first ever Super Late Model start.
Rowe would go on to become the first PASS South Series champion. In 2008,
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