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Cassius Clark Hopes Reunion with Former Team Can Fuel Run at Speedway 95

NAPLES, ME (June 15) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models prepare for race number eight of the 2017 season, Farmington, ME’s Cassius Clark will be seeking his first series win since 2014.  While the former series champion has performed well in a limited number of PASS appearances over the last few years, the numbers have still not been up to par for Clark. This Sunday afternoon, Clark and his fellow PASS competitors will head to Bangor, ME’s Speedway 95 for the Hight Chevrolet/Buick/GMC 150.

Clark comes to “Maine’s Family Fun Track” with three PASS North wins under his belt at the event named for his longtime sponsor, but still seeking redemption at the same time.  His most recent PASS win came at Speedway 95 in 2014 after contact past the start/finish line with DJ Shaw sent Clark into a dirt berm in turn one and out for the remainder of that season.

Ultimately, team owner Corey Hight decided to cut back his racing schedule to spend more time with his family and Clark joined Canada’s King Racing team.  While Clark is still competing for King Racing on a partial schedule, he and Hight have reunited for 2017 looking to get back to victory lane.  Not only this weekend at Speedway 95, but also in August’s Oxford 250, short track racing’s biggest prize, a crown jewel that either Clark or Hight have yet been able to obtain.

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PASS North Championships to Be Decided at Oxford Plains this Weekend

NAPLES, ME (October 12) – After the grind of another long season, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Modifieds will close out 2016 this Saturday afternoon at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.  The PASS Modifieds have an outstanding points battle heading to Oxford Plains with Andy Shaw leading by a slight four points over Ryan Robbins and third place points man Ben Tinker just 19 points behind Shaw.

The battle for the PASS North Super Late Model crown comes down to two former champions, DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark.  Shaw leads Clark by 69 points as they come to Oxford Plains for Saturday afternoon’s 150-lap event.  Clark, the former six-time series champion, recently captured his first win of the season at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  While Shaw has not won since Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in April, his consistency has him on the threshold of a second PASS North title.

“As far as the season goes, I would consider the season successful, but we really wanted more wins,” says Shaw, driver of the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating #60.  “We race for wins and they just didn’t come this year.  We still have a shot at winning our second race this weekend, but you always want more.”

While Shaw has a fairly healthy advantage over Clark, he knows that Oxford Plains always has some of the best car counts on the circuit and that this weekend will be no different.  For the title hopefuls, an early problem could mean disaster when it comes to winning the championship.

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New England 500 at Beech Ridge Up Next for PASS North Competitors

NAPLES, ME (September 8) – Although the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 has come and gone, that does not mean there is a lack of major events left on the calendar for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds.  The upcoming New England 500 on September 15-18 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME, will once again bring together some of the best drivers from the Northeast and Canada.  The big weekend of racing will feature four days of short track action, culminating with the Valenti Modified Series next Saturday and the Fall Foliage 200 for the ACT Late Models and Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300 for the PASS North Super Late Models next Sunday afternoon.  The PASS Modifieds will race on both days.

With just a few events left in the race for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could play a very interesting role in the title chase.  Center Conway, NH’s DJ Shaw comes to Beech Ridge with a 72-point advantage over Johnny Clark.  Shaw was the winner at Beech Ridge in the spring, while Clark captured the checkered flag in last year’s Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.  After nearly winning his third HP Hood Oxford 250 in the last four years, Morrill, ME’s, Travis Benjamin, returns to Beech Ridge looking to make up ground in the championship fight and seeking his second straight win at the 1/3 mile speedway.

But there are a couple of wildcards to watch in this weekend’s race as well.  Mike Hopkins sits third in PASS North points and has shown speed throughout the 2016 season.  Veteran Mike Rowe has won in nearly every type of Late Model imaginable at Beech Ridge and captured the track championship just a few years ago.  And, Joey Doiron returns to Beech Ridge, where he raced locally during the summer, after breaking his ankle a few weeks ago and after capturing a big win in Canada last weekend.

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Lee USA Speedway 8/12/16 Race Report

Lee, NH – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models invaded Lee USA Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, with Granite Stater Derek Griffith of Hudson collecting his first career series win in the 150-lap main event.

Griffith outdueled series veteran Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, MA, after chasing the early-race leader over the first third of the event, then swapping the lead back and forth several times in the late stages of the race before finally moving ahead for good.

At the checkers, it was Griffith in for his first career PASS win, with all of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing following him across the stripe. Ramstrom finished second, with Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin, Jeremy Davis, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Mike Hopkins, Joey Pole, and ageless veteran Mike Rowe rounding out the top ten.

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DJ Shaw bests Joey Doiron on restart to score Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge PASS North Super Late Model 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

DJ Shaw bests Joey Doiron on restart to score Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge PASS North Super Late Model 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Scarborough, Maine — DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire drove from third position to first on a restart with four laps remaining in Saturday’s Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway to nail down his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win of the season.

Shaw, the 2014 PASS North Super Late Model champion, watched Doiron blast on by earlier in the race after the Berwick, Maine driver, and eventual runner-up, charged from his 14th starting position into a lead threatened only by hometown racer Garrett Hall – the opening day PASS Super Late Model winner at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway until the final pair of restarts took place, with six and four laps remaining, respectively.

Shaw had been a healthy distance behind Doiron aboard his Dale Shaw Race Cars / HK Powersports 60, but the once-dominant JBJ Machine 73 didn’t have the handles on cold tires. That opened the door for Shaw, who stepped through and into victory lane.

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Caswell, Alexander Top Winners in Saturday Action at Beech Ridge Southern Maine Motors PASS 400 Weekend

Field set for Sunday’s 300-lap Super Late Model race

Scarborough, Maine – Brian Caswell of Portland scored his second PASS weekend Wildcat open victory, Saturday afternoon at PASS 400 Weekend presented by Southern Maine Chrysler Jeep Dodge at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Caswell started on the front row and led every lap, but it was by no means easy as he first had to battle Lewis Anderson for the top spot before Hollis Center’s Gary Babineau took a turn at providing a stiff challenge.

Anderson got spun around, while Babineau suffered from equipment failure, leaving newly-crowned Oxford Plains Speedway track champion Josh Childs of Oxford to take up the fight.

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Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95 is Third PASS North SLM Victory this Season for Hall of Famer Mike Rowe

Hermon, Maine — Mike Rowe of Turner padded his lead in the AIM Recycling PASS North Super Late Model championship chase, posting an impressive victory in the Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine on Sunday afternoon. It was the third victory of the season for the Petit Motorsports team, winless on the PASS circuit for nine years before Rowe climbed into their equipment.

Reigning champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Turner’s Glen Luce swapped the lead in the event’s early stages while eventual winner Rowe, who started 11th, worked his way into the top five by the 34th lap. Working traffic like the Hall of Famer that he is, Rowe blasted into the race lead less than five laps later.

Both Shaw and Farmington’s Cassius Clark, driving the Hight 77, mounted brief challenges to Rowe on late restarts, but the 64-year-old master prevailed for the third time in six starts on the PASS North Super Late Model circuit.

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PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Ready for First Trip this Season to Beech Ridge

NAPLES, ME (April 29) — The PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull are set to open the 2015 season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway with the Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 150 on Saturday, May 3rd. The PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull are already off to a strong start after 49 Super Late Models attempted to qualify for the series season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway on April 19th. The Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 150 looks to host another great car count with 28 cars already pre-entered for the event including the winner of the season opener at Oxford Plains, Mike Rowe and the defending series champion, DJ Shaw. Scott Mulkern will be in the Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep sponsored number 84 and multi-time PASS North and National Champion, Ben Rowe, will be looking to contend for his second victory in the 2015 Season. Tony Ricci will be looking to continue his successful start to the season after finishing 3rd in the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway. David Oliver in the HP Hood sponsored number 21 machine is also looking to continue his run of strong finishes in the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models. 6-time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark will also be in competition at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as he looks for a strong run after a tough start to the season.

Canada will be well represented for the Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 150 with Etienne Cliché making the trip from St Joseph Beauce, Quebec.  Michael Lavoie from Chicoutimi, Quebec, and Sarah McKay from Quispomis, New Brunswick will also be making the trip down to the States. Along with these hard charging Canadian’s there will still be plenty more tough local competitors on track including Glenn Luce out of Turner, Maine, Bobby Timmons out of Windham, Maine, Cassius Clark out of Farmington, ME, and Scott McDaniel out of Livermore, Maine along with many more.

The AIM Recycling USA PASS North Series will once again be in action for three events at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2015, Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep will be on board for all three of these events including the Saturday May 2nd event, the Saturday July 11th event, and the 9th Annual Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep PASS 400 Weekend September 18-20th. If you’re looking for your next car see the great people at Southern Maine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep for great car buying experience.

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Something New for Morgan

Ryan Morgan of Mystic, CT will join the Sunoco Modified ranks at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Danny Cates’ 2008 Troyer with a T/A engine. He expects to enter a couple of races at Stafford Motor Speedway  pending sponsorship and “how we do at Thompson.” John Morgan’s No. 0 is registered at Stafford with sponsorship from McGill Chevrolet in Pawcatuck, CT.

The Stafford races will be for understanding the car and the track.  Morgan’s only experience there came in a 2012 PASS Modified race, where he finished tenth.

“We decided to try something different this year,” Morgan said. … “We plan to rebuild it and make it us, but go through it all and make sure it’s ready for the Icebreaker, and shake it down the first couple of practices, so hopefully I’ll be able to adapt to the open wheels pretty quickly.”

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Joey Doiron Wins PASS North SLM Finale, DJ Shaw Claims Series Championship

Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outran DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire to the checkered flag to win the Ripley & Fletcher Ford PASS 150 for Super Late Models Saturday at Oxford Plains Speedway.

For Doiron it was his second victory of the season on the series. While Shaw came up a bit short in the race, his runner-up finish was enough to wrap up his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model championship.

Late-race cautions gave Doiron the opportunity to battle for the victory with Standish veteran David Oliver, who dominated much of the event prior to the final restart with just a handful of laps remaining. Oliver settled for a third-place finish, completing a sweep of the podium finishes for Dale Shaw Race Cars drivers.
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Excitement is the Name of the Game at Beech Ridge For PASS 400 Weekend

NAPLES, ME (September 11) – Over the past number of years, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway has established itself as one of the top short tracks in New England.  And once again, the PASS 400 Weekend Presented by Southern Maine Motors will be one of the highlights as the 2014 season begins to wind down.  A stellar field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models, along with a full complement of PASS support divisions will highlight an extended weekend of racing action that will go from Friday through Sunday.

Beside the action on the track at Beech Ridge, everyone will be focused on two tight PASS Super Late Model points battles this weekend.  New York rookie and PASS South regular Tyler Dippel holds a scant 15 point edge over two-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe.  Dippel has been impressive in several PASS National races this season, leading at Hickory Motor Speedway and finishing 6th in his first try at Oxford Plains Speedway’s Oxford 250 and 5th last weekend at Autodrome Chaudière in Quebec.  Despite being in contention for the National Championship, Ben Rowe has endured one of the toughest years of his career and is hoping a win at Beech Ridge, where he has won twice before in the 300, can salvage an otherwise subpar season.

The race for the PASS North Super Late Model title is even tighter heading into the PASS 400 weekend, with only 49 points separating the top four drivers in points (DJ Shaw, Johnny Clark, Mike Rowe, and Joey Doiron).  Of the four championship contenders, the edge would seem to favor Johnny Clark and Mike Rowe at Beech Ridge.  Each driver has won the 300 lapper at Beech Ridge three times.  While Clark is seeking his record 7th PASS North title, veteran Mike Rowe is looking for his first series title.  However, Rowe has won several track championships at Beech Ridge over the last few seasons.

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Mark Lucas Captures $1,000 to Win Mayhan Antiques & More PAS Mod Special

200-NLM_7358OXFORD, ME — Mark Lucas took advantage of another driver’s displeasure to capture the inaugural Mayhan Antiques & More 75 lap main event. Other support division winners visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy victory lane on day three of the Oxford 250 weekend included Josh Childs, Mathew Bourgoine, and Kris Watson.

Joshua Brown was headed for an easy win in the PASS Modified race, but tangled with a lapped car around lap 50. Contact sent the #05 of Ron Henry around in turn three bringing out the caution. The field raced back to green with Brown pulling away once again. Mitch Miller raced his way to second while Mark Lucas and Andy Shaw battled for third. Lucas raced by both Shaw and Miller to take over the second spot, but had nothing for Brown until Brown was run high by Henry in turn four allowing much of the field to race by, handing Lucas the lead. Lucas cruised to his second win of the weekend, and the hefty $1,000 payday. Miller placed second ahead of Shaw, Brown and Billy Dixon.

200-NLM_7090Matt Bourgoine paced the field in the 50 lap NELCAR Legend National Championship race.  Reid Lanpher was a distant second followed Andy Santerre, Alan Small, and Bob Weymouth. Chris Watson picked up another win in the Maine Outlaw Series feature as he defeated Duane Seekins, Bobby Seger, Deane Smart and Kris Matchett.200-NLM_7171

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Ryan Robbins Breaks Out at Hudson Scores First PASS Mod Win

200-norm mod-13  HUDSON, NH — Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, New Hampshire hosted the PASS Modified Tour for the first time, and race fans were treated to a very exciting race which featured some tight racing, and a wild flip on the backstretch.

200-norm mod-6Ryan Robbins and Evan Armington brought the field to green for the forty lap main event, and the pair raced side by side until the race came to an abrupt halt on lap number five as Ryan Phillips and Mark Lucas got together on the backstretch sending Phillips up and over two times coming to rest on his wheels. After a couple anxious moments, Phillips emerged from his badly damaged racer and was diagnosed with bumps and bruises and was released from medical attention. Lucas also would be done for the night. As the red flag flew, Travis Buzzell and Scott Alexander locked bumpers, and after a lengthy caution trying to separate them, the field went back to green.

Once back racing, several teams did their best to come from the back of the pack, but the blistering pace set by Robbins, Armington and Ron Henry, did not give not give them much opportunity to crack the top five. Late in the race Armington closed to within a couple car lengths of Robbins but that was as close as he could get. The rookie driver claimed his first career, PASS win. Armington raced home second ahead of Ron Henry, Scott McDaniel and Doug McClure. Sixth through tenth were J.R. Baril, Andy Shaw, Travis Buzzell, Billy Dixon and Scott Alexander. Heat checkers flew for Robbins and McDaniel.

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4th of July Week Exploding with Entertainment at Oxford Plains Speedway & PASS

OXFORD, ME — With Oxford Plains Speedway experiencing so many rainouts this season, a rain date for the Friday, June 13th event has been posted for Friday night July 4th at 7pm. This makes five consecutive days of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, and the PASS North Super Late Model series.

The week will start with the Oxford Acceleration Series on Wednesday, July 2nd. Budweiser night will feature all five divisions in action with a post time of 7pm. Sponsorship provided by Ripley & Fletcher Ford will headline the Annual 3rd of July Spectacular featuring the Oxford Championship Series as well as the areas biggest fireworks display. Divisions in action will be the Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Outlaw Sportsman, Banditos, and there will be kids bike races all beginning at 7pm. Friday the 4th of July will feature Applebee’s night which was rained out on Friday, June 13th. This mega night will feature all four of the regular OCS divisions including Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Outlaw Sportsman, Banditos plus the inaugural event for the Dave’s Small Engine Repair, PASS Northeast Late Model Series, The Husqvarna 100. This show will also begin at 7pm. On Saturday, July 5th the activity swings to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine for the Southern Maine Motors 150. 150 green flag laps for the PASS Super Late Models, plus the PASS Mods and support divisions. Post time is 7pm. Finally on Sunday, July 6th, Motor Mayhem #2 will take off at Oxford Plains Speedway at 6pm. This family fun night will feature several wacky events that are sure to keep your family on the edge of their seats. Post time will be 6pm.

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PASS Mods Added to Budweiser Night

OXFORD, ME  —  After their third consecutive Friday night rainout at Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014, management has hired professional bad weather eliminators to hopefully secure good weather for the upcoming Budweiser Night at the races scheduled for Friday night, May 30th at 7:30pm.

It will be a full night of racing for the Budweiser Championship Series as the Budweiser Pro Late Models as well as Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and the debut of the all new four cylinder Bandit class will all be in action as will be the PASS Sportsman running a 50 lapper, and the PASS Mods racing 40 laps. Post time for this giant card of racing is 7:30pm, while the pits will open at 4pm, and the grandstands will open at 5pm. Adult tickets are just $12, Senior citizens and military personnel $10, Juniors ages 6 to 11 are just $5, while kids five and under are free.

For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway visit the website atwww.oxfordplains.com, or call the Track hotline at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine.

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PASS Mods Added to Budwesier Night

OXFORD, ME — After their third consecutive Friday night rainout at Oxford Plains Speedway in 2014, management has hired professional bad weather eliminators to hopefully secure good weather for the upcoming Budweiser Night at the races scheduled for Friday night, May 30th at 7:30pm.

It will be a full night of racing for the Budweiser Championship Series as the Budweiser Pro Late Models as well as Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, Ripley & Fletcher Ford Outlaw Sportsman, and the debut of the all new four cylinder Bandit class will all be in action as will be the PASS Sportsman running a 50 lapper, and the PASS Mods racing 40 laps. Post time for this giant card of racing is 7:30pm, while the pits will open at 4pm, and the grandstands will open at 5pm. Adult tickets are just $12, Senior citizens and military personnel $10, Juniors ages 6 to 11 are just $5, while kids five and under are free.

For more information on Oxford Plains Speedway visit the website at www.oxfordplains.com, or call the Track hotline at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine.

Sources: Dick Therrien/Oxford Plains speedway PR

Oxford 250 Weekend Exploding with Awesome Racing Events

OXFORD, ME — Even though the 41st Annual Oxford 250 is almost two months away, race fans are already getting anxious for the Northeast’s most prestigious summer racing event scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 18th through July 20th.

“It appears that this year’s edition of the Oxford 250 has really caught the attention of race fans from as far away and North Carolina to Canada, and throughout the Northeastern part of the United States, expressed OPS General Manager, Dick Therrien. Reserved general admission ticket sales are at an all time high right now, and we are processing new ticket orders on a daily basis. We have a solid mix of pre-registered drivers as many Southern teams, and Canadian teams have entered, and are looking to enter this major event. Teams have been calling with tech questions from as far away as Ohio, and a couple of teams from Washington State are showing interest for this year’s race. 2013 winner Travis Benjamin states he is working extremely hard to get his equipment ready for a run at back to back wins, and of course who can count out the 2013 PASS North champ, Cassius Clark as he tries to get his luck turned around by winning this mega event. With over forty teams already pre-registered, Oxford Plains Speedway is the place to be on Oxford 250 weekend.”

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DJ Shaw Wins Exciting Star Speedway 150

EPPING, NH — DJ Shaw scored his second Pro All Stars Series main event for 2014 this past Saturday night at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire, as he survived a torrid battle with Cassius Clark and then Richie Dearborn to claim the Star Speedway 150. Shaw has now captured a PASS South and a PASS North victory this season as he won the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Speedway on Easter Sunday.

Derek Ramstrom and Johnny Clark brought the field to green with Ramstrom controlling the lead until the first caution flew for a Tyler Fiscus spin in turn two. On the ensuing restart Johnny Clark got the jump, with Wayne Helliwell Jr. in hot pursuit. Clark led the way until caution flew again as Scott Dragon and Curtis Gerry tangled in turn four. Clark got the jump again and opened up a three car length advantage when Helliwell suddenly fell off the pace and pitted for the remainder of the event. This allowed DJ Shaw to pull into second, Ramstrom was third followed by Cassius Clark and Joey Doiron.

A three car spin brought out the third caution of the night, and Shaw was quickest on the restart, but Clark retook the lead, racing by on the high side on lap 50. Bryan Kruczek rolled to a stop in turn two bringing out the caution on lap 59. Johnny Clark regained the lead and Cassius Clark was glued to his rear bumper. Shaw, Mike Rowe and Richie Dearborn all were in contention when something broke on Travis Benjamin’s mount and he came to an abrupt halt in turn two, thus ending his night. Cassius Clark took over the lead on the ensuing restart and lead til lap 125 when all hell broke loose in front of the leaders. Clark had to slip through on the high side giving Shaw the lead on the restart. Shaw opened up a two car advantage over Cassius Clark and Richie Dearborn, with a fast emerging Joey Polewarczyk slipping into fourth spot ahead of Johnny Clark.

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PASS: DJ Shaw & Mark Lucas Win at Star

PASS Star Speedway Finishes 5-10-14

PASS Super Late Models
Finish Car# Driver
1 60 DJ Shaw
2 33 Richie Dearborn
3 24 Mike Rowe
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk
5 54 Johnny Clark
6 35 Derek Ramstrom
7 21 David Oliver
8 7L Glen Luce
9 7 Curtis Gerry
10 55VT Brent Dragon
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Star Speedway Releases Schedule

StarSpeedway2014Star Speedway has released its 2014 schedule. Visit the redesigned Star-Speedway.com for more information.

2014 SCHEDULE
MAY 3 NOON – 4 – PRACTICE – ALL DIVISIONS – PITS OPEN AT 11, 6 PM – WOODY’S STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS, 4 CYL. & 8 CYL. ENDUROS
MAY 9 FRI OPEN PRACTICE 5-8 PM – PITS OPEN AT 4
MAY 10 PASS TOUR 150, PASS MODS, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS
MAY 17 EKEYS MODS, ALLENS OUTLAWS, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNER, N.E. CLASSIC LITES
MAY 24 ALLENS OUTLAWS, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS, ENDUROS
MAY 31 EKEYS MODS PLUS LEGENDS, NEMA LITES, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS
JUNE 7 WICKED GOOD VINTAGE PLUS EKEYS MODS, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS, NE CLASSIC LITES
JUNE 14 SBM 125 IV PLUS ALLENS OUTLAWS, WOODYS STRICTLYS, ROADRUNNERS
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Cassius Clark, Scott Alexander, Carey Martin Honored At 2014 PASS North Banquet

200-NLM_3868Portland, ME — Over two hundred drivers, crewmembers, sponsors, family members and supporters of the Pro All Stars Series, gathered to honor the champions and top finishers at the 2013 “Night of Champions” awards banquet held at the Seasons Event and Conference Center in Portland, Maine.

After being treated to a delicious meal, PASS President, Tom Mayberry stepped to the podium and addressed the crowd by thanking them for their support in 2013. Mayberry also thanked Scott Reed for his years of support and dedication to the PASS Series and then introduced and welcomed Charlie and Jamie Rockwell to the PASS Tech team. Mayberry laid out his plans for 2014 and wished everyone a very successful racing campaign this season.

Specialty awards were first on the agenda. They included:
Most Improved Drivers:

PASS Sportsman – Rusty Poland
PASS Mods – Travis Buzzell
PASS Super Late Models – Joey Doiron

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Oxford 250 Registration Form Now Available

OXFORD, ME — PASS President Tom Mayberry has now posted the 2014 registration form for the 41st edition of the Oxford 250 scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 20, 2014, on the PASS website at www.proallstarsseries.com.

It’s that time of year, stated Mayberry. The racers are anxious to secure their number for the colossal five-day event, which will start with the weekly Oxford Acceleration Series event on July on Wednesday, July 16th. There will be scheduled activities for the first time on Thursday night, July 17th. The card of events will be announced in the near future. Then Friday night, July 18th will be Sun Journal night featuring PASS Mods and PASS Sportsman as well as several support divisions. Saturday night, July 19th will be Dunkin’ Donuts night featuring the NEMA Midgets & NEMA LITES, Northeast Classic Lites, Wicked Good Vintage Racing and more. Then on Sunday, July 20th, the granddaddy of them all, The Oxford 250 will take the green at 2pm. This will be a gigantic weekend full of excitement and we are extremely pleased with the events that we have scheduled.”

Oxford 250 Sponsorship laps are also now on sale for only $100 each, and can be purchased by contacting Dick Therrien at the Oxford Plains Speedway office at 207-539-8865, or 802-274-8823. Therrien can also be reached by e-mail at opsdick@myfairpoint.net.

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2014 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Schedule Announced

SCARBOROUGH, ME —

Thursday, May 01-Open Practice all divisions
Friday, May 02-Open Practice all divisions
Saturday, May 03-PASS Season’s Opener
Saturday, May 10-NASCAR & Thunder Practice Sessions
Saturday, May 17-NASCAR & Thunder Practice Sessions
Saturday, May 24-2014 Season’s Opener
Sunday, May 25-Day of Destruction Series
Saturday, May 31-NWAAS
Saturday, June 07-NWAAS
Thursday, June 12-Thursday Thunder Opens through Aug. 14th
Saturday, June 14-Budweiser Sport Series 125
Thursday, June 19-Thursday Thunder
Saturday, June 21-NASCAR Nite Autograph Session
Thursday, June 26-Thursday Thunder
Saturday, June 28-Pro Series 125/Wildcat 50 125
Thursday, July 17-Miller Lite American Celebration & Fireworks Show
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2014 Tentative OPS Schedule Announced

OXFORD, ME –The 2014 Oxford Plains Speedway schedule has been posted. This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. This schedule will be updated on a regular basis and numerous items may be added and deleted. Please look at schedule often, and as soon as we can, we will post a final schedule.

2014 Tentative OPS Schedule

Fri. April 11-Practice All Divisions-11AM-5PM
Sat. April 12-Ripley & Fletcher Ford Opening Day-PASS Tour, PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman, Legends-2PM
Sun-April 13-Rain Date for April 12-2PM
Sat. April 19-Practice All Divisions-11AM-4PM
Sat. April 26-Practice All Divisions-11AM-4PM
Sun-April 27-Colossal Carnage 150-1:30PM

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PASS North Series Set to Embark on Ambitious 2014 Schedule

Pro All Stars Series President, Tom Mayberry has announced and released his 2014 PASS North schedule for the PASS Super Late Models as well as the PASS Mods, and PASS Sportsman. The series will kick off in April, and end in late September.

Oxford Plains Speedway will be the home track of the Series and the season opener on Saturday, April 12, with a rain date of Sunday, April 13th. The event will feature PASS Super Late Models, Mods, and Sportsman. A date of April 26th has been reserved in case of bad weather or wet grounds for the opener. Beech Ridge Speedway will be the next event on the card scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd. This night will feature PASS Super Late Models as well as PASS Mods and Sportsman. Star Speedway is set to return to the PASS schedule in 2014 on Saturday, May 10th with the Pass Super Late Models and PASS Mods on the card.

The PASS North Series heads across the border to Chardiere, Quebec for Round #1 of the Triple Crown Series for Super Late Models on Saturday, May 17th. The following week, May 24th, the Super Late Models head to White Mountain Motorsports Park for a 150 lap main event. The Tour will sit idle until Saturday, June 14th where there will be an event on the schedule, but track and divisions have yet to be posted.

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Meltdown This Weekend; PASS Releases Tentative Schedules for South Super Late Models and Pro Late Models

  • Marquee events to include 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park and 12th Annual North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.
  • Season kicks off with return to New Smyrna Speedway in February for Winter Meltdown.
  • Series will return to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the first time since 2010 for two events.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Excitement continues to build as one of the most anticipated short track events of the fall, the 8th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown, gets set to run this weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. The Meltdown will feature a 200 lap event for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models that will determine both the PASS National and PASS South champions.

PASS National points leader Jay Fogleman leads southern frontrunners Kyle Grissom, Spencer Davis, Jody Measamer, Trevor Noles, John Batten, Tyler Church and others against a formidable group of challengers from New England led by Ben Rowe, Joey Doiron, Joey Polewarczyk, Kyle Desouza, Derek Ramstrom, and Steve Legendre.

An event creating nearly as much buzz as the PASS Super Late Model race will be a 30 lapper for the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars. It will be the first time winged sprints cars with 410 cubic inch engines have raced on asphalt in North Carolina since 1989. The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars will make an all-out assault on the overall track record at Southern National Motorsports Park and will feature such open wheel stars as Jimmy McCune, Brian Gerster, Davey Hamilton, Jr., Troy Decaire, Kody Swanson and Brian Tyler.

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Shaw Wins the Race, Cassius Clark Wins the PASS North Championship

OXFORD, ME — It was day two of the PASS North championship weekend, and a beautiful weather day attracted a full field of cars into the huge Oxford Plains Speedway pit area. Fifty Super Late Models entered the garage area to compete for thirty-six positions in the Ripley and Fletcher Ford 150.

Johnny Clark and Shawn Martin brought the field to green with Clark assuming the point from the get go. Clark held the lead until Scott Mulkern took over the top spot on lap 17 and set a torrid pace until lap 75 when Joey Doiron slipped by Mulkern for the lead. Doiron and Cassius Clark were tied in points heading into the main event, and Doiron was ecstatic as the crowd erupted when he grabbed the top point. Mulkern regained the lead after a caution for a minor spin by Dylan Gosbee on lap 94. Mulkern held off all chargers including Doiron, Cassius Clark and DJ Shaw until the final caution flew on lap 130 as Shawn Martin broke a suspension part and flew over the top of turn three. This caution set up an unbelievable set of circumstances as the top three, Mulkern, Clark, and Doiron were three wide for three consecutive laps before Clark snared the lead. The lead time for Clark was short lived as DJ Shaw raced by, and held the lead to the finish. Mulkern raced home second, followed by Cassius Clark, Travis Benjamin and Doiron. By finishing in the third position, Cassius Clark was crowned the 2013 PASS North champion. In victory lane Clark thanked the world, especially his Hight Chevrolet family for their support.

Heat checkers flew for Johnny Clark, Mike Rowe, Joey Doiron and Shawn Martin. Consolation victories went to Tony Ricci and DJ Shaw, while the “B” feature checkers flew for Mike Landry.

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PASS North SLM, PASS Mods, & Sportsman Championship Fights to Be Settled at Oxford Plains

NAPLES, ME — After a hard fought season battling fellow competitors and pesky weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will crown its first champions of the year this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. It will be the final weekend of racing for New England’s premier short trackers as the championships will be decided for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds and PASS Sportsman. The points are extremely tight heading to Oxford, particularly in the Super Late Model and Modified divisions.

The PASS North Super Late Model championship is down to three drivers realistically, points leader Cassius Clark, Joey Doiron, and DJ Shaw. Defending PASS North champion and 2013 TD Bank 250 winner Travis Benjamin sits fourth in points, still with a mathematical shot at another championship as well.

Clark, Doiron, and Shaw are separated by just seven points as each of them seek their first PASS North titles at Saturday’s Ripley & Fletcher Ford 150. Handicapping who the favorite might be is no easy task as each driver has their strong suits heading to Oxford. Clark is the veteran of the group having raced for PASS North Championships since the mid-2000’s. Although he’s never won a PASS North title, he has come close on several occasions and he did win the inaugural PASS National Championship back in 2008. This year, Clark has been consistent, winning twice early in the year, one of those wins being the season opener for PASS North at Oxford in April.

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Austin Theriault Scores Southern Maine Motors 300 SLM Victory at Beech Ridge

SCARBOROUGH, ME — A gorgeous late summer day greeted race fans at the beautiful Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Sunday, and they were treated to some great racing in all three PASS divisions that participated on the final day of the event.

Young Austin Theriault carried the checkered flag in the 300 lap Super Late Model event, but it was a challenge from the start as he led for the first four laps before outside pole sitter, Corey Bubar took over until a lap 90 restart for a minor spin by Kyle Desouza. At this point racing became intense as some of the top cars were starting to make their way through traffic and were headed to the front. Theriault got the jump on the restart, and Kelly Moore erupted from the fourth spot, and jumped to the second spot at the green. Travis Benjamin also slipped by Bubar, and Michael Landry worked Bubar’s inside for fifth. While Theriault led the race, Bubar battled his way back into the second spot before the caution flew once again for a minor spin in turn two. Suddenly, Travis Benjamin headed to the pits, the hood went up, and apparent mechanical problems eliminated the 2013 TD Bank 250 from any more action.

As the race continued, Theriault fought off all comers including DJ Shaw, Bubar, Kelly Moore, Johnny Clark and Cassius Clark. Around lap 225 Mike Rowe muscled his way into the top five and looked to be a contender until lapped traffic slowed his progress and the leaders slipped away. A Bryan Kruczek spin on lap 288 set up a mad dash to the finish, as Theriault, Shaw, Bubar, Cassius Clark, Derek Ranstrom and Mike Rowe filled the top three rows. When the green dropped Theriault got the jump, but Ranstrom dove underneath Shaw for second, and then pulled up to the door of the leader with nine laps to go. Ranstrom couldn’t make the pass on the leader, and Shaw slipped back by for the second spot. At this point Theriault opened up a five car length advantage and cruised to the victory. Shaw held on for second, Ranstrom third, Bubar fourth and Cassius Clark rounded out the top five. Positions sixth through ten included Kelly Moore, Mike Rowe, David Oliver, Scott Mulkern and Tony Ricci.

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Phillips, Smith Score Saturday Victories on 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge

Austin Theriault earns pole for Super Late Model 300 Sunday

Scarborough, Maine – Ryan Phillips of Buxton, Maine scored a career-first PASS Modified victory, while Gorham’s Craig Smith prevailed in a 75-lap open event for Wildcat/Strictly Stock division racers, topping the feature racing card to kick off Southern Maine Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Austin Theriault of Fort Kent will start from the pole in Sunday’s Pro All Stars series Super Late Model 300 after winning his qualifying heat race on Saturday. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Corey Bubar of Windham also won heat races to set the 30-car starting field for Sunday’s main event.

Other feature races were held for the mid-week series racers after their originally-scheduled Thursday night event was washed out. Matt Dufault of Turner, Alex Lacognata of Scarborough, Chad Emery of Buxton, Jeff walker of Waterboro and Freeport’s Matt Curtis were triumphant in those events.

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