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.