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P.A.S.S. Points leader Johnny Clark breaks the Seekonk stranglehold in the PASS 150. Pelland, Mitchell and Cavallaro also pick up wins

Seekonk, MA — Johnny Clark of Hallowell, Maine, worked his way through the pack to challenge leader Joey Polewarczyk and take over the lead into lap 141, then charge home for the win.

Clark had started 14th on the field. Worcester’s Derek Ramstrom, who had been the car ahead of Clark at the green flag, pried his way past Pole with two laps to go for second. Pole, Lonnie Sommerville and Ben Rowe rounded out the top 5.

Seekonk Regular Dave Darling powered past Pole on lap 43, but could not shake the tenacious Hudson, NH driver. Pole tailed Darling until lap 71, when Bobby Pelland spun in turn 4. Pole lined up outside of Darling. Alexandre Gingras and Clark were behind them. Pole nosed ahead on the start, then drove hard and wide of three laps, edging ahead bit by bit before he had the lead to himself in lap 73. Darling challenged from second until Clark got by in lap 91. By lap 100, Pole had a half straightaway lead on Clark and the field with Darling third, Sommerville, Ramstrom, Gingras, Rowe and Tom Scully, Jr. in pursuit.

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