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On 11/27 it's the final edition of Inside PASS for 2013 as Dennis Michelsen and Alan Dietz break down the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown with race winner Tyler Church and Northern front runner Derek Ramstrom. We'll also check out the 2014 tentative schedules and preview the upcoming season.
After Leading 65 Laps, An Engine
Miss Puts Derek Back to 7th
Derek had an excellent run at the Mason-Dixon 200 spoiled by an engine miss.

After time-trialing second, Derek drew the 10th starting spot.

At the green the #35 moved through the field, taking 2nd from Cole Timm on lap 75. Ten laps after the mid race pit break for tires, Derek moved by Tyler Church for the lead.

But slowing with an audible engine miss, the #35 was passed by Church with 25 laps to go.

A two car spin with just two laps to go forced a Green-White-Checker ending. On the restart Derek just couldn't go and fell back to seventh.
A Broken Axle & a DNS at OC
Derek found Orange County Speewaay  a ton of fun. The #35 was quick all weekend - probably a top five car just as it was  unloaded.

Derek time trialed in 9th place, which turned into the outside pole on the redraw.

But right before taking the green, Derek spun the tires to clean them up, and a rear axle  let go. The #35 was listed as a DNS.

Ramstrom Racing will next head to Southern National Motorsports Park  in Lacuma, NC on Nov. 23rd for the Mason Dixon Meltdown,  the final PASS race of the season.
Photos by
Stephanie Jordan

Saturday, October 5th
2nd at the DAV
Derek had a nice run to a second place finish at the Seekonk Speedway DAV Fall Classic on Sat. Oct. 5th. The #35 was fast all weekend, posted the win in the heat, and came through the event undamaged.

After the redraw for the top nine, Derek started from sixth out of 24. Barely missing a lap three tangle that took out three top runners, Derek battled poor track position on several restarts.

A tangle with another car at about the lap 60 mark sent the #35 to the end of the pack.

Flying through the field, Derek set his best lap of
12.973 sec. (and second fastest of the race) on lap 64 on the way to the second place finish.

Ramstrom Racing will next head down to Orange County Speedway on Sat. Oct. 19th for the PASS South Orange Blossom Special 150, followed by a trip to Southern National SpMotorsports Park in Lacuma, NC on Nov. 23rd for the final PASS South race of the season.
3rd in the PASS 300

Twin 150s at WMMP
9th and 5th
with Derek back behind the wheel
Race 1>>
Race 2>>
3rd at the 250!

Friday, July 12th
Jay Fogleman Prepares for a Ride
in the #35 at the TD Bank 250
Durham, North Carolina's Jay Fogleman has the ride in the #35 for the July 21st TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway as Derek recovers from his accident. Jay is leading the PASS South points and slots second in the PASS National points.

The Ramstrom Racing team used the 150 at OPS
that was rescheduled to Friday, July 12th as a
warmup for the 250.

The #35 raced the consi since it had not run in the heats on the original 6/23 Sunday event that was halted by rain after the SLM heats were completed. Jay had a strong run up to a third place consi finish.

In the feature, Jay pitted a couple of times for
adjustments to dial in the #35 to the track conditions. The team decided to park the #35 at the 103 lap mark figuring enough had been learned for the day.

Derek's foot is healing nicely. Surgery  is planned for the end of July to remove some of the screws and plates that were used in the repair. Afterwards, Derek is off to extensive rehab to rebuild strength and mobility. Chances of a return to racing a PASS feature in 2013 look slim.

Sat. May 18th. - 5:45 PM
The 150

Triple Crown Race #1
Derek and the team did not travel to Canada after
a dirt bike accident severely injured Derek's foot.
Derek underwent surgery to repair the damage and is being released from the hospital on Monday.
More to come.
19th at Beech Ridge
Friday practice revealed the cause of the vibration problem at OPS - a defective, unbalanced tire.

A poor draw for the heat was followed by a win in the consi after a battle with the #29 of Trevor Sanborn.

In the feature, an early tangle out of two onto the back straight put Derek down a lap. The #35 was
then never in a position to receive a Lucky Dog lap back and so ended up two laps down at the finish.


19th at OPS with Suspension Problems
Practice went well on both Sat. and Sun. Adjusted several things and the car continued to pick up time. A good run in the heat earned a 7th place
starting spot out of the 47 SLMs present.

After about 20 laps of the 150 feature, the front suspension lost grip and the steering began vibrating. The #35 pitted for a look, but nothing seems obivously wrong. Possibly a failed shock.

Unfortunatly there was nothing we could do at this point, so Derek just stayed far out of the way and ran to score a finish.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
7th Place Finish for Derek
- Qualified in 14th -
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Ramstrom Racing's focus for 2013 will be on the PASS North Super Late Model Championship.  Winter rebuilds will have both our cars ready for the PASS circuit - one with a crate motor and one with a fully built motor.

The crew for 2013 will be Stephanie Jordan,
Jeff Belyea, Kevin Callanan, Mitch Miller, Jay Dugan,  John Mcjunkins, & Richard Ramstrom.
Thanks to our sponsors who make this
2013 season possible:
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Charter Communications
Innovative Business Partners
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