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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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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Larson Shines in California; Kneeland ‘Glad to be part of it’
Derek Kneeland of Windham, ME had the best view for Kyle Larson’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on Saturday afternoon. Kneeland works as the spotter for the Elk Grove, CA driver at Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Turner Scott Motorsports. Larson’s #42 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet won the TreatMyClot.com 300 by .342 second over Sprint Cup regulars Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, who led an event high 96 laps. Pole sitter Elliott Sadler rounded out the top-five.
Larson has made all of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide starts with Turner Scott Motorsports. Larson was named the Sunoco Rookie of the Year last season with four second place finishes in Nationwide. Larson’s current streak of six consecutive top 10s is two shy of his career best.
Although now a Mooresville, NC resident, Kneeland was overwhelmed by supporters from his first Nationwide victory through 49 text messages and Facebook.
“That’s when you really get to see the support from all the people back home and that’s just great,” Kneeland said. “I’m just trying to do my thing and I’m just another guy who is one of the 43 up there that gets to do what they love to do. It just means a lot when you have all those people that not only look up to you but are really proud of the accomplishments that you’ve made. … It just feels so good. I’m still just smiling ear to ear to get this win. I’m just really fortunate.”
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Portland, 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, 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 email@example.com.
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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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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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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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- 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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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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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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Mark these dates on your calendar, September 12th through September 15th as the huge PASS 400 Weekend invades Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine. Always known as one of the passages of fall, race teams from throughout the Northeast, Canada, and beyond, prepare for one of the last big weekends of the 2013 race season.
The PASS 400 Weekend gets underway on Thursday night as the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway presents the Mid-week Series showdown featuring several lower tier divisions. Post time for Thursday is 5:45pm. Friday is practice day for the big weekend for PASS Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman, as well as Strictly Stocks, Wildcats and 350’s. Rotating practice will take place from noon til the track closes at 6pm. Saturday sees the pits opening at 8am, practice at 10am, and qualifying for the five divisions get underway at 12:15pm. After qualifying heats on Saturday, features for the 350’s, and Strictly / Wildcats consisting of 40 and 75 laps respectively will take to the track, along with a Super Late Model consi, and the day will wrap up with a 40 lap PASS Mod feature. The grand finale day of the weekend, Sunday, will feature a 100 lap PASS Sportsman race, along with a PASS Mod 50 lapper, and then the biggie of the weekend, 300 green flag laps of electrifying PASS Super Late Model action.
For more information on the PASS 400 Weekend including camping guidelines and ticket information contact the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway hotline at 207-885-0111, or the 24 hour, automated hotline at 207-885-0110. To GPS directions, just insert 70 Holmes Road, Scarborough, Maine, 04074.
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Oxford, ME — Carey Martin of North Bridgton claimed victory in the 75-lap Pro All Stars Series Sportsman division main event. Martin, a five-time champion of the similar Limited Sportsman class at Oxford Plains Speedway that was discontinued following the 2006 season, chased early frontrunner Ricky Burgess, Jr. of Waterville in the non-stop, caution-free race.
Burgess, impressive in all of his first-year starts on the regional touring series, built a healthy lead over the first half of the race. Former series champion Martin reeled him in and went by to take a lead he would not relinquish, though the outcome may have been in doubt if a caution flag had waved to bunch up the field.
Joey Pastore of Gorham raced from dead last on the starting grid to finish in second position, hoping throughout the second half of the event for that yellow caution flag that never appeared to tighten up the field. Dan McKeage of Gorham, also a former Sportsman champion, ended up in third position after winning the previous series event at Scarborough’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Craig Smith of East Waterboro swapped positions with McKeage throughout the race, but settled for fourth as the checkered flag waved. Early leader Burgess rounded out the top-five.
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Scarborough, ME – DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire drove from 19th starting position to victory lane in Saturday’s Southern Maine Motors 150 for Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.
Shaw methodically worked his way through a stellar field of contenders aboard his Precision JLM Ford, taking the lead away from Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron with about 30 laps remaining, then cruising to the checkered flag with relative ease once in command.
“It’s a good day for Dale Shaw Race Cars. First and second place,” said the winner, who builds, maintains and sets up race cars at the family business for a living.
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NAPLES, ME — Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME has long been one of the stalwarts on the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model schedule. The facility has hosted PASS events since 2006 and provides some of the closest action seen anywhere on the circuit. And, much like the first event of the season at Oxford Plains Speedway, this weekend’s Southern Maine Motors 150 will serve as a precursor to one of the biggest races of the season, the PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge in September. In fact, the racing has been so competitive that in the last five PASS events at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, five different drivers have gone to victory lane. Among those drivers is Joey Doiron, who scored his first career PASS North victory in last year’s Southern Maine Motors 150. And, if last year’s races are any indication, Doiron believes there will be no substitution for a good setup.
“Well Beech Ridge over the last two years has become a one groove racetrack and the key to success there is to make sure your car can pass on the bottom because everyone else usually lines up on the outside,” said Doiron.
Doiron comes to Beech Ridge in 2013 riding a wave of momentum. He started the season off in February with a big PASS National Series win in the Florida Winter Meltdown and heads into Saturday’s Southern Maine Motors 150 second in points after a runner-up finish at Oxford Plains. Doiron hopes that knowledge gained in previous events at Beech Ridge can produce another win this weekend.
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Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway Limited Late Model driver Duane Provost is excited about the challenge that lies ahead of him when the Pro All-Star Series comes to Stafford on Sunday, August 26th. Stafford’s Limited Late Models will join the PASS Sportsman cars for a 60-lap feature event as part of the Inaugural PASS 125 program, which will provide Provost with a host of challenges. While Provost has never driven a feature longer than 25 laps previously, he is excited about the opportunity to showcase himself against the PASS Sportsman cars and he hopes his track knowledge will help him drive his #88 Gus’ Auto Repair Chevrolet to the front.
“I’m definitely excited and looking forward to it,” said Provost. “It’s going to be a real good experience to run that many laps as I’ve never ran that many laps before. We really have no idea how to set the car up or what the car will do, so it will be a unique experience to run that many laps at a track that I’m familiar with. If the Sportsman guys have run some tracks similar to Stafford up North, then they might have a bit of an advantage. If Stafford is unique to what kinds of tracks those guys run, then we’ll have an advantage. I think being able to combine the Sportsman and Ltd. Late Model cars, it could go either way, but I’m hoping the advantage is on our side.”
In order to prepare for the Sportsman race, Provost and his #88 team will have to decide on a few options. The Stafford cars can run either with their normal wings, or use a spoiler, and they have several options at their disposal to change around the weight configuration of their Limited Late Model car.
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Stafford Springs, CT — When the Pro All-Star Series comes to Stafford on Sunday, August 26th, there will be a unique feature as part of the PASS program. The PASS Sportsman cars will be joined by the Stafford Limited Late Model division, making for a sports car race atmosphere with 2 different classes of cars competing at the same time. Limited Late Model competitor Cory Casagrande is looking forward to the opportunity to race against the PASS Sportsman cars and hopes that his track knowledge will give him a leg up on the competition when the green flag falls.
“I think we’ll be pretty good with knowing the track,” said Casagrande. “I remember the first time the MRS cars were at Stafford, those guys were all over the place because they didn’t know the groove. It took me a wicked long time to learn the groove at Stafford. I think most of those guys will try to follow us around in practice to learn the groove. We’ll be taking advantage of the practice and make sure everything is right on the car.”
In addition to the new event, Casagrande and the Stafford Limited Late Model regulars will have the additional challenge of racing a 60-lap feature when they are normally accustomed to a 20-lap feature distance.
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Dale Shaw, Joe Pastore top Mod, Sportsman fields
NORTH WOODSTOCK NH — Center Conway New Hampshire's DJ Shaw charged from deep in the field to take the lead on lap 53 of Sunday afternoon's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model feature, earning his second win of 2012 at North Woodstock, New Hampshire's White Mountain Motorsports Park. Shaw kept Lonnie Sommerville and Cassius Clark in his mirrors for the final seventy laps in a rain shortened 123 lap feature.
Kyle DeSouza and Lonnie Sommerville led the field to the green and Sommerville quickly dispatched with DeSouza for the early lead. Sommerville's teammate and car owner Scott Mulkern raced past DeSouza on a lap 27 restart and took the lead from Sommerville when the pair restarted after a lap 34 yellow. 15 laps later Sommerville reclaimed the lead but Shaw was ready to take up the challenge, moving up to second on lap 49. Shaw, who has a White Mountain late model track title to his credit, drove by Sommerville on lap 53 and opened up a commanding lead despite two more restart challenges from Sommerville. Mulkern's good day came to an end after a dust up with John Donahue sent him into the turn one wall, just as mother nature let loose with showers that ended the race.
The win was Shaw's second in as many outings. Now third in the season long point standings, he trails point leader Cassius Clark by twenty two and second place runner Travis Benjamin by three. His margin of victory was 1.171 seconds. Five caution flags slowed the action and twelve of the twenty one starters completed all the laps. DeSouza and Travis Benjamin won the qualifiers.
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PASS has added a new date to the 2012 Sportsman schedule – April 15 at Lee USA Speedway as part of the Governor’s Cup Weekend. This will kick off the 2012 point season for the PASS Sportsman cars.
The PASS North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will begin their season May 5 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, along with the PASS Sportsman. The Pro 4’s and NELCAR Legends will also join the May 5th PASS show.
2012 PASS MASTER SCHEDULE
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North Woodstock, NH — Johnny Clark kicked in the jets with 50 laps to go in Sunday afternoons Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North 150 at White
Mountain Motorsports Park, winning a side by side battle with DJ Shaw to take the lead on lap 131 and nip Shaw for his sixth PASS North win of 2011. Shaw led the majority of the 150 green flag laps but had to settle for second. PASS rookie Bryan Kruczek led his share of laps and raced home a strong third, with Alex Gingras and Lonnie Sommerville rounding out the top five.
For ten seasons Clark and his Clark’s Car Crushing team couldn’t find the key to PASS victory lane at White Mountain, but he ‘s now won 2 of his last three starts at the fast quarter mile. His victory coupled with points challenger Ben Rowe’s seventeenth place finish padded the defending series champions’ point lead. Rowe was caught up in an early race wreck that took the nose off RMR ride, destroying any chance of a win at one of his favorite speedways.
Shaw and Kruzcek were the show for much of the race. The pair shared the front row and from the drop of the green they battled tooth and nail, swapping the lead on several occasions and distancing themselves from the field. Kruczek took over the top spot on lap nine and kept it until lap 69 when Shaw made his move . At the crossed flags it was Shaw, and Kruczek out front with Sommerville, Gingras and Travis Benjamin all giving chase. Clark showed up in the top five at lap 85, picking off Gingras for fourth, Sommerville on lap 93 and Kruczek one lap later. Catching Shaw would be another matter though, as the Center Conway NH racer had his ride on a rail, and as the green flag laps ran down he was opening up a gap on Clark. But as so often happens, a yellow flag brought Shaw back to the field and the restart gave Clark the opportunity he needed to deny Shaw the checkers.
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South – National – Sportsman
Naples, ME — The 2010 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) racing schedule is winding down, but there are still three championships to be decided when the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Sportsman take to two different race tracks on Saturday October 16.
In New England the PASS Sportsman title is a three way battle between 2007 Champion Dan McKeage, defending Sportsman champ Carey Martin and Mike Landry. The standings were turned upside down on PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge when Landry had all sorts of problems, eventually wrecking out of the 100 lap feature for a 20th place result. McKeage earned his first win of 2010 and Martin came home in the show spot, vaulting the pair past Landry in the standings. McKeage has a fourteen point advantage over Martin with Landry twenty four back.
The title bout will add spice to Riverside Speedway’s season finale that includes qualifying races and a 75 lap feature for the PASS Sportsman, the Frostbite 250 four and six cylinder Enduro and the crowning of Riverside’s own Outlaw division champion. Riverside Speedway is just off Route 3 on Craggy Road in Groveton, New Hampshire. The action gets underway Saturday October 16 at 1:00 PM.
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Scarborough ME — The PASS Sportsman and Mod series joined the North East Mini Stock tour on Sunday’s PASS 400 Weekend card and all three divisions came through with exciting extra distance feature racing for the fans in the stands.
Grant Aither led thirty two PASS Sportsman racers to the green and kept the lead until both Jay Sands and Craig Smith slipped under the LEE USA track champion on lap five when Smith took the point away from Sands and Clyde Hennessey followed him through. Smith kept the field at bay until lap 35 when mechanical issues ended his afternoon. Sands resumed command and ran away and hid, but another caution erased his straightaway lead. Meanwhile the PASS points leaders had worked their way toward the front Mike Landry, Dan McKeage, and Carey Martin restarted 4th, 6th and 7the respectively. On the restart Landry made his way to second with McKeage hot on his heels. Now it was time to challenge Sands. Sands ran the second groove and Landry the bottom, the pair battling side by side at the half way mark. Hennessey sat third, McKeage fourth and Martin fifth when the field received the crossed flags.
The second half of the 100 lapper featured some longer green flag runs and there was no lack of action. Sands and Landry were still battling for the point and Carey Martin won a battle with McKeage for fourth. The yellow flag flew at lap seventy one and PASS Sportsman point leader Landry was forced to pit returning to the line- up twentieth. Sands now had Martin on his tail with McKeage, Hennessey, and Corey Bubar the top five.
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Scarborough, ME — Day three of PASS 400 weekend was highlighted by qualifying for all three PASS North touring divisions plus features for the Legends, Road Runners and Wildcats.
144 race cars rolled through the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway back gate and from the first green to the final checker the fans in the stands witnessed short track racing at its finest.
Tom Scully Jr., Joey Doiron, David Oliver and PASS Super Late Model point leader Johnny Clark all claimed their qualifiers. Super Late Model consolation rounds went to PASS National Series point leader Preston Peltier and 2009 PASS North Rookie of the Year Nick Ribbe. Sunday’s Last Chance race will determine the final qualifiers for the 300 lap, $10,000 to win PASS 300.
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Naples, ME — Their racing divisions have the best names in the sport;: Mad Bombers, Mighty Trucks, Outlaws, Varsity, Runnin’ Rebels, Beetle Bugs and a whole bunch more. They’re the Mid Week Warriors that take little more than a street car (or truck), add the required safety equipment and go racing. For many competitors they are in their first race car ever, and for others the mid week racing wars are just perfect for their budget. It takes cubic inches and talent to win at this level, not cubic dollars.
Maine’s midweek racers put on some of the most competitive and exciting racing out there and they will be in the spotlight Thursday September 9th when they kick off PASS 400 weekend ay Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Depending on car count there’s up to fifty laps of racing and five hundred dollars on the line for the winners. That payday is more than most of these guys and gals can earn in a season, so there’s plenty of incentive to win this one. The back gate at Beech Ridge swings open at noon and practice gets underway at 2:00 PM.
2009 Thursday night feature wins went to Kyle Hewins (Runnin’ Rebel four cylinder), Chad Binette (MightyTrucks), Jason Curtis (Junior Varsity) and Larry Emerson (Outlaws).
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Naples ME — While the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model race teams are prepping for the return of oval track racing to North Wilkesboro (NC) Speedway this weekend, there’ another big weekend of racing on the horizon when the PASS Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman take to another history-laden venue in the form of Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 11 and 12.
It’s the sixth edition of PASS 400 weekend, a four day motorsports extravaganza that’s become a must attend event for racers and race fans from all over the eastern seaboard. It’s the longest race of the season for all three PASS North touring series, and there’s track time for almost every circle track division one can find in northern New England.
There’ll be a full field of super late models on hand to try and break the Rowe stranglehold on the 300 lap grind. Mike and Ben Rowe finished 1-2 in the inaugural PASS 300 and Ben earned the victory in 2006. Ben’s dad was back in victory lane in 2007 but Johnny Clark broke the Rowe win skein in 2008. Mike Rowe came back in 2009 to score his third PASS 300.
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[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto
[Photo Gallery] by Matt Wiernasz
SLM TOP THREE – L TO R: Johnny Clark #54, 2nd; Winner Mike Rowe #2; and Ben Rowe #48, 3rd.
UNOFFICIAL BASTILLE 200 RESULTS – 7/13/10
1 – 2 – Mike Rowe – Turner, ME
2 – 54 – Johnny Clark – Hallowell, ME
3 – 48 – Ben Rowe – Turner, ME
4 – 60 – DJ Shaw – Center Conway, NH
5 – 33 – Richie Dearborn – Hollis, ME
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Naples, ME — All three Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North touring divisions will be in action Tuesday night July 13th at Red and Judy MacDonald’s’ immaculate Lee (NH) USA Speedway and the competition is guaranteed to be fast paced and action packed.
The PASS Sportsman have been added to this year’s Lee USA stop, and that division will put on a 75 lap show that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The touring Sportsman will have just a few hours to get dialed in for their feature, and although many of the series regulars have made the trip to Lee in the fall for Lee’s popular Octoberfest event, they haven’t experienced the fast three-eighths in the heat of midsummer. Expect the Friday night regulars at the Route 125 oval to give the touring pros fits, although the extra distance will help to even up the score. 2009 series champ Carey Martin and Clyde Hennessey are knotted atop the PASS Sportsman point standings after two events; Mike Landry trails the pair by five.
2010 PASS North Points
Lee USA 7/13 Entry List
Lee USA 7/13 Event Schedule
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The PASS North Super Late Models are set to tackle the Lee (NH) USA Speedway on Tuesday night, July 13th at 6 PM. In addition to the 200 laps of Super Late Models, a 75-lap PASS Sportsman, 40 lap PASS Modifieds and 35-lap NELCAR Legends feature will also be on the card. The PASS Super LM race will be 200 green-flag laps with a 26-car field battling for the nearly $25,000 purse and $4,000 to win.
Last year’s Bastille 200 saw eventual champion Johnny Clark claim the victory over Louis Mechalides and Cassius Clark. Clark has been on a hot streak lately, winning 3 consecutive races. Former champion Ben Rowe stopped Clark’s winning streak with his first win of the season at Canaan NH on Saturday. Both of these multi-time series champions will be among the favorites.
Admission is $20 for adults, ages 13-16 is $10 and 12 and under are free. Pits open at 2 PM, grandstands open at 4 PM, while racing starts at 6 PM.Free parking and camping is available at the fast 3/8 mile oval on Rt. 125.
[2009 Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto
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Naples, ME — Sunday’s racing card at Unity (ME) Raceway featured all three of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North touring divisions and some great racing broke out in both the Sportsman and Mod features, punctuated by some serious bouts of yellow fever.
Mike Landry claimed his first feature win of the season, passing “Cousin Dan” McKeage on the 75 lap feature’s final restart for the race lead. Shane Tatro raced home in third; Scott Dorr and Craig Smith finish fourth and fifth.
Brad Bellows looked like he might go home with the winner’s trophy early on. He and Landry battled for the lead for the first forty laps until Bellow’s ride expired and retired on lap 41. Meanwhile Dan McKeage was working his way through the field, inheriting second when Bellows made his exit. For the final 35 laps it was a battle up front with Landry, McKeage and Shane Tatro on the charge. Six cautions marred the final 18 laps as the top two waged a see-saw battle for the win. Landry’s win in the final restart battle sealed the victory for the newlywed racer from Oakland ME. Landry was two for two with a win in his heat race; Bellows was triumphant in his heat race.
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Caribou, ME — The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Sportsman division will travel to the crown of Maine this Sunday May 30 for their first visit to Caribou’s Spud Speedway, and the PASS teams are looking forward to the challenge of competing on a new race track..
The PASS Sportsman racers kicked off their 2010 season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on May 1st and 2009 series champion Carey Martin took down the win over Mike Landry, the driver that chased Martin all summer long in the 2009 points race. Landry came up only two points shy of the title when the final checker of 2009 flew. Expect this pair and many more to do battle with Spuds own Coca Cola Super Street regulars in a 75 green flag lap contest that’s sure to keep race fans on the edge of their seats.
Joining the PASS Sportsman and Coca Cola Super Streets on the schedule will be Spuds Young Guns, Northern Lights, Fast Fours, Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman divisions for a thrilling six division opening day card.
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