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Consistency the Key for Gerry

Takes Home First Championship at Beech Ridge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For Curtis Gerry, consistency was the name of the game at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2016.

The 46-year-old driver from Waterboro, Maine, finished in the top-five in 10 out of 11 starts at the third-mile asphalt oval. That was enough for him to capture his first NASCAR track championship at Beech Ridge as well as the Maine state championship.

He did all that without finding victory lane once last year at Beech Ridge.
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Northwest Qualifiers for Oxford and Hickory, Entry Forms, and Lap Boards Keep PASS Busy

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15) – Although the 2017 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) season is barely under way, North America’s most prominent Super Late Model tour is already looking towards two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th Annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November.  Today officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events in PASS.

“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time Super Late Model champion in the Northwest.  “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago.  The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.”

As part of the agreement, the top two finishers in the Leonard Evans Memorial 150 at WVSO on April 29 will be on “The Road To The Oxford 250” and will have guaranteed starting spots in the prestigious race.  Additionally, the top two finishers of the Neal Newberry 125 at WVSO on September 23 will have guaranteed starting spots in the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway in November, which will pay $15,000 to win, plus additional lap leader money.
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Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position.

Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity.

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Jonathan McKennedy Awarded “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Augusta, Maine – At this past weekend’s 29th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, open wheel Modified standout Jonathan McKennedy was awarded the “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year”.

Sponsored by Mainely Motorsports Television, (MainelymotorsportsTV.com) and its popular Host Steve Perry, the honor is a tell-tale of top-Series driver results from the past season.

Host Steve Perry explained, “The Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” is a comparison of best season to best season of all our top New England drivers from ACT, MRS, NASCAR, and PASS competition.

“During the 2016 season,” continued Perry, “this driver stood out above all the rest.

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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2017 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule Announced

2017 ACT LATE MODEL TOUR
Event Day Date Track Location Laps
1 Sa/Sn April 8/9 Lee USA Lee, NH 150
2 Sa/Sn April 29/30 Thunder Road Barre, VT 150
3 Sunday, May 7 Devil’s Bowl West Haven, VT 100
4 Saturday, June 17 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 150
5 Saturday, July 15 Seekonk Seekonk, MA 100
6 Saturday, August 5 Beech Ridge Scarborough, ME 100
7 Saturday, August 19 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 100
8 Sunday, September 3 Thunder Road Barre, VT 200
9 Sunday, September 10 Devil’s Bowl – VT 200 weekend West Haven, VT TBA
10 Saturday, October 14 Thompson Thompson, CT 75

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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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Babb Repeats at Beech Ridge in Coastal 100

Scarborough, ME – Brad Babb became the first ever multi-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model winner at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 6, beating out rival Eddie MacDonald in the Coastal 100.

Windham, ME’s Babb, who was returning to ACT action for the first time following an incident with MacDonald at Seekonk Speedway in July, got under the Rowley, MA driver as the two worked through lapped traffic on lap 61 and was never headed the rest of the way. It was Babb’s first ACT Late Model Tour win of the season and second straight at Beech Ridge.

MacDonald started on the pole and led the first 21 laps. Babb got around him following a lap-20 caution for rookie Ryan Olsen’s spin in turn four, only for MacDonald to grab the lead back on the race’s second and final restart on lap 25 after Brandon Atkins went around exiting turn two.
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Beech Ridge Next On Tap for PASS North Stars

NAPLES, ME (July 6) – After a weekend that saw three drivers punch their tickets to the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250, a full field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track this weekend for the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Hermon, ME’s Mike Hopkins leads the championship standings by just five points over 2014 PASS North champion, DJ Shaw, who won the most recent series event at Beech Ridge earlier this year.  But, two drivers with a lot of experience at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could be the favorites on Saturday night.  Hometown hero Garrett Hall is the only driver to win more than one PASS North Super Late Model event in 2016.  And, defending PASS National Champion, Joey Doiron, has gone to victory lane at Beech Ridge with the series in recent years.

After enduring a tough start to the 2016 season, which saw Doiron involved in crashes at Hickory Motor Speedway and Star Speedway, Doiron and the JBJ Machine Shop team decided to step back and concentrate their efforts on events at Beech Ridge and Oxford.  Since then, Doiron has won the last two weekly events at Beech Ridge and enters Saturday night’s Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 150 as the track’s hottest driver.

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U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model Guaranteed Starter Races Set

Seekonk, Mass. – Gary Sagar, promoter of the recently announced U.S. Prostock/Super Late Models National Championship Race, scheduled for July 13, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, has a four track guaranteed starter series in place for the 200-lap event paying a cool $10,000 to the winner.

This weekend when the Granite State Prostock Series competes Saturday night, May 28, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, the race winner will become the first guaranteed starter.

The second guaranteed starter race will be contested Saturday, June 4, at Wiscasset, ME, Speedway, followed by an event at Seekonk Speedway, Saturday, June 18, and the fourth race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME, Saturday, June 25.
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U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model Guaranteed Starter Races Set

Seekonk, Mass. – Gary Sagar, promoter of the recently announced U.S. Prostock/Super Late Models National Championship Race, scheduled for July 13, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA, has a four track guaranteed starter series in place for the 200-lap event paying a cool $10,000 to the winner.

This weekend when the Granite State Prostock Series competes Saturday night, May 28, at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH, the race winner will become the first guaranteed starter.

The second guaranteed starter race will be contested Saturday, June 4, at Wiscasset, ME, Speedway, followed by an event at Seekonk Speedway, Saturday, June 18, and the fourth race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, ME, Saturday, June 25.

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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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PASS Super Late Models Get The 2016 Beech Ridge Season Started

PASS Super Late Models, Modifieds and INEX Legends in action this Saturday

Beech Ridge’s 68th season begins with the annual Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150

SCARBOROUGH – As has become a spring tradition, the Pro All Stars Series head into Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this weekend to open the 2016 season at the track.

The PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and INEX Legends will all be in action on Saturday, April 30, with racing action beginning at 3 p.m. The card is capped by the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150 – the first of three PASS North races at Beech Ridge this season.

Already, the PASS North Series has made history this season. First, Beech Ridge’s own Garrett Hall earned his first career Super Late Model win by taking the Icebreaker 75 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park earlier this month, and less than two weeks ago Ben Rowe held off DJ Shaw and Johnny Clark to win the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in one of the closest finishes in PASS history.

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Shenette to Start 2016 Season with Slate of PASS National and Northern Races

THOMPSON, CT (December 28) – With the Mason-Dixon Meltdown in the history books, Dynasty Motorsports is solely focused on competing in 2016.

“Our only goal for this year is seat time,” said team owner and driver John-Michael Shenette. “With seat time come’s consistency, and with consistency comes success. We have the car and the resources to compete in the Pro All Stars Series, now it’s time to put our effort to good use and show results.”

In addition to the Karting 2 Conquer Cancer Go-Kart event in January, Dynasty Motorsports has also submitted an application for the Winter Meltdown at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina. The race is the first Pro All Stars Series National and South event of the year, and will be held on February 6th.

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PASS National Championship Series to be Highlighted by Major Events in North and South

43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Continues Tradition as Spring’s Premier Super Late Model Event
Greenville-Pickens, Thompson, Beech Ridge, And Concord Fill Out Remainder Of Championship Schedule

NAPLES, ME (December 23) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six dates and locations that will make up the 2016 PASS National Championship Series.  The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events in both PASS North and PASS South that will determine an overall PASS National Champion.  The PASS National Series will be highlighted once again by the prestigious 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August.  And, the PASS National Championship Series will return to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the first time since 2010.  While awards are currently still being finalized, the champion will once again receive a unique championship ring, while team members will receive championship belt buckles, from longtime PASS supporter, Northern Race Tire.

“Thanks to a lot of time and effort by a group of really dedicated people, we are very pleased to announce our 2016 PASS National Series,”, said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “These events exemplify what’s great about short track racing and we feel each of them will attract the best Super Late Model drivers from across the continent.  All of these events are unique and will prove to be a challenge for our competitors.  With events from Maine to South Carolina, a broad base of fans will get to see racers from all over North America come together to crown Super Late Model racing’s only true National Champion.”

The PASS National Championship Series gets underway in just over a month with the Winter Meltdown at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina on February 6.  In addition to a talented group of PASS regulars, former PASS National Champions Ben Rowe, Joey Doiron and Jay Fogleman, who returns in 2016 to race for the national title, hope to contain a strong contingent of drivers from the United States and Canada as they tackle the tough, flat half-mile speedway for 150 green flag laps.  Fittingly on Super Bowl weekend, fans will get to see drivers from across the spectrum of short track racing as big events for the South East Limited Late Models, Southeast Supertrucks, and Mini Stocks will also be taking place as part of the Winter Meltdown.

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ACT Releases 13-Event 2016 Schedule

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the release of the 2016 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. The 13-event series will see the Tour visit 12 different tracks in six U.S. states and the province of Quebec as they pursue the $10,000-to-win ACT Championship.

The season will once again kick off with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 10 and crown the 2016 champion at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 15. Other traditional early-season events which have returned include the 18th Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on May 1, the Spring Green 116 at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway on May 14, and a 100-lap event at Fair Haven, VT’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on June 4.

The 2016 schedule will again feature three ACT/Pro All Stars Series (PASS) doubleheaders. The two series open the Oxford Plains Speedway racing season on Sunday, April 17. ACT and PASS then travel to Quebec’s Autodrome Montmagny on Saturday, July 23. The 150-lap event is the ACT U.S. Tour’s first visit to the speedway since 1999 and is a combination event with Série ACT.
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2016 PASS North Schedule Announced

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model schedule has been announced.

2016 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule
Sat-Sun April 9-10 – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, CT
Sun. April 17 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Sat. April 30 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. May 7 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sun. May 15 – Speedway 95 – Bangor, ME
Sun. May 29 – Thunder Road International Speedbowl – Barre, VT
Sat. June 11 – TBA
Fri. June 24 – Lee USA Speedway – Lee, NH
Sat or Sun July 2 or 3 – TBA
Sat. July 9 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. July 23 – Autodrome Montmagny Speedway – Montmagny, PQ
Sat. August 13 – TBA
Fri-Sun August. 26-28 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME The Oxford 250
Fri-Sun Sept. 16-18 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. Oct. 1 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sat. Oct. 15 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Dates Subject To Change

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A Long Time In The Making

Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea

09/20/15 — The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour competed in their 10th event of the season and 2nd time at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon alongside the Pro All Stars Series. 20 NEMST minis made the trek north for the final Maine event of the 2015 season leaving Thompson’s World Series the final event on the tour.

Zach Audet showed he was back and ready to race by winning his heat race and earning the right to draw the inversion chip for the feature event. Toby Wells also won his heat race by making a fast move on the outside and then cruised for the victory over the 10 lap event. Audet drew a 3 row inversion moving him back to the 5th starting position and placing 2 of the strongest cars in the field on the front row, Emerson Cayer and Matt Sonnhalter.

Cayer broke out to the lead as the green flag waved but Sonnhalter fought back on the outside to overcome Cayer by lap 2 and start to pace the field. NEMST new comer Haywood Herriot chased Sonnhalter and pulled away from the 3rd place battle. Wells improved his 11th place starting position to 7th in just 3 laps. Once Wells pulled up to the 5th place battle he encountered heavy traffic and was held up for a number of laps. Early leader Cayer fell back on the outside and Wells pushed forward moving into the 4th position on lap 15.

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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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PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Looking to Chaudiere And Beech Ridge

NAPLES, ME (September 10) – Following the hoopla of the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Model competitors now shift their focus to two more familiar events.  This weekend, PASS heads “North Of The Border” to join the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models for Twin 200’s at Autodrome Chaudiere.  Then, PASS returns state side for the 9th Annual PASS 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, featuring the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.

Despite struggling to a disappointing 25th place finish in the Oxford 250, current PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model points leader Mike Rowe still maintains a healthy advantage in the standings.  Rowe sits just over 100 points on his nearest championship combatants Travis Benjamin and Joey Doiron.  Benjamin, a two-time Oxford 250 champion, and Doiron, a former PASS winner at Beech Ridge, were not able to capitalize on Rowe’s missteps at Oxford, both suffering their own poor finishes.

Sitting just behind the championship leaders are Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe and Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek.  Chaudiere and Beech Ridge will be pivotal for both drivers if they have any hopes of joining the title fight.  Ben Rowe ended a long winless drought in the North by taking the checkered flag at Autodrome Chaudiere, while Kruczek was able to score his first career PASS victory at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway back in May.

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Three Stars Awarded for ACT Beech Ridge 150

Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.

The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.

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Sensational Comeback for Eddie MacDonald at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

 

Eddie MacDonald fought his way through the field from a 22nd starting position to score a third place finish in the American Canadian Tour’s Beech Ridge 150 in Scarborough, Maine on Saturday, August 8. Eddie Mac had to qualify for the race in a consi after getting dumped in the heat race.

Eddie Mac bounced back from the set back and put on an impressive display of driving from the rear of the starting grid of 27 cars. Before that could happen, things took a turn for the worse with the Exit Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy in third place in the heat race when the #17 RI decided to dump the #17Ma with two laps remaining in the 12 lap heat. The top four cars from the three heat races gained starting positions for the 150 lap feature. This forced Eddie Mac into the 12 lap consi starting ninth with the top five making the feature. Eddie Mac finished fifth.

“We had a good car right through practice and we were headed for a good starting position for the feature when I got taken out,” said an angry Eddie Mac. “I don’t know why he was mad at me since I didn’t have anything to do with him sliding up the track. It was uncalled for and I thought I was going to hit the wall. It put us in a tough spot to make the race since we had to start in the back of the consi. Fortunately we made it but it put more laps and wear on our tires that would hurt us at the end of the feature.”

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Babb Gets Redemption with Beech Ridge 150 Win

Scarborough, ME – Windham, ME’s Brad Babb got the upper hand in a battle two-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. to take his second ACT Tour win of the season in the Beech Ridge 150 at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 8.

The 2012 Beech Ridge Pro Series Champion lost the lead to Helliwell on the race’s final restart on lap 142, but swung to the outside four laps later to regain the top spot. Babb then held off Helliwell and Eddie MacDonald to become the ninth different winner in as many ACT Late Model Tour events at Beech Ridge.

“I knew it was going to be tough on the restart being stuck on the bottom,” Babb said. “Wayne got by, and at that point I thought I was just going to try and hold on for second. But the car came back to me after a lap or two, and once I got to the outside of him, it was as good as it was all day.”

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Valenti Modified Racing Series Beech Ridge Bound Saturday

Canaan, NH — After a week off because of last Friday’s cancelled event at Devils Bowl Speedway in Vermont,, the Valenti Modified Racing Series heads to Maine Saturday night, August 1, to the famed Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, in Scarborough.

The series will be competing in twin 50- lap features for only the second time. The format change was tried earlier at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway and was well received by fans, track management, and competitors.

Series founder Jack Bateman made the announcement earlier this month after receiving suggestions the same concept might be effective at Beech Ridge.

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Reid Lanpher Tacks Down Win at Thursday Thunder Round 1

image1Scarborough, ME – On Thursday, the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour entered the gates of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for Round 1 of the NAPA Auto Parts Thursday Thunder series, a favorite of both drivers and fans!  The points for “TT” were separated from the Tour a couple of years ago, so it was a fresh start for all, in hopes of contending for a championship at Maine’s NASCAR Track. A healthy field of 19 cars, representing 3 states, looked to put on a spectacular show for the packed grandstands on opening night. One of the most noticeable differences was the absence of three-time and defending Thursday Thunder Champion, Mathew Bourgoine, who decided to cut back his racing schedule on Thursdays to focus on other things, but still intends on continuing to compete for the Tour crown.

Due to the fast-paced procedure of Thursday Thunder, no heat races are run, so a random draw set the field. The 59 of Reid Lanpher, runner up in the points and a two race winner a year ago, started on the pole, with his legend car mentor, Bob Weymouth in the 399, alongside. Lanpher grabbed the lead right away, and was followed through by the Circle 2 of Ryan Hammar, who was making his first race start since the 2013 season finale at Oxford. Lanpher and Hammar distanced themselves from the rest of the group, as Weymouth settled into 3rd and fended off all challengers. Good, hard 2 and 3 wide racing took place all over the historic 3/8 mile, until the first yellow of the 25-lapper was displayed on lap 10 for a solo spin in turn 1 by the 80 of Windham driver Dylan Varney. Lanpher and Hammar restarted on the front row and jumped out front again when the green lights returned, but 3rd place Weymouth now had company in the form of Matt Grant in the 84, who climbed to 4th place after starting 11th, and Kevin Girard Jr. in the 19, who was now 5th after starting back in 8th. Girard was able to power his black and yellow machine around both Grant and Weymouth to take over the final podium spot and pursue the leaders who were able to scramble away while the battle for 3rd-5th ensued.  The front of the field spread themselves out, with nobody able to make gains at advancing their position. Further back in the mix, some good battles were still going on, but things got a little too close on lap 23 when contact between the 27 of rookie driver Roger Edgecomb and the 45 of road course specialist Patrick Dillon, sent both cars spinning off turn 2, bringing out the second yellow flag of the evening.  This set up a 3 lap shootout to the checkers, giving Hammar and company one more shot at getting around the primer gray 59. The front 4 quickly filed into a line, bumper to bumper waiting for the guy in front to slip.’

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Back to Where It All Started tor the NEMST

Nine years ago was the first Mini Stock race at Beech Ridge. The ‘4-Cylinder Nationals’, as it was called by Gary Sagar, was an open comp Mini Stock event that attracted over 30 cars fighting for $1000 to win in the 50 lap event. Now NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill started deep in the field in that first event that showcased the best from all over the region and drove to a top 10 finish. Fast forward to the present with the popular NEMST and its 10 race schedule for the 2015 season.

Twenty-six touring minis entered the pit area Saturday morning to fight for the first Beech Ridge trophy since the 2011 season. From brand new cars to aged veterans the competition was high. This was truly the best of the very best, champions from nearly every track in New England battling against one another. Practices went well with a large group of drivers running nearly identical lap times. NEMST Officials were sure the feature would be an action packed show.

Environmental Engines presented the heat races with Joe Kendall, Justin King, and 2011 champion Rob Greenleaf taking the checkers in their respective races. Kendall drew the maximum invert for the feature of 7 rows after winning his heat race. As the feature was lined up Nick Maniatis and Jake Rheaume completed the front row. Lee USA winner and 2014 Champion Toby Wells would start from the 11th position, the highest NEMST rules will let him start for the rest of the season.

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K-Man’s the Man at Beech Ridge

Sat, May 2, 2015 — Kevin (K-Man) Hutchens, the young gun from Waterboro, Maine, battled for the lead with DJ Moniz at the start and then was never headed as he cruised to victory in the 20 lap feature. A restart with 5 to go put PJ Stergios on the outside pole next to K-Man but PJ couldn’t hang with him, and settled for 2nd.

“He was really fast today. I couldn’t keep up” said Stergios. DJ Moniz scored his second straight podium finish in 3rd. Christian Briggs drove a strong race and took 4th. Richie Morrocco was 5th, Andy Barrows 6th, John Townsend 7th, Dr Jim Cataldo 8th, and Juris Kupris 9th, having had to pull off with driveline troubles.

The competition is level is very high in the new series, with any of 7 drivers able to take the checkers. It was a matter of who had the best setup, as they are all good drivers. The 2 rookies, John Townsend and Jim Cataldo are quickly learning, and will also soon be in contention.

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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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North East Mini Stock Tour Season Preview

Lee (NH) USA Speedway will host the North East Mini Stock Tour season opener Sunday with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models. The 10 race schedule will visit Beech Ridge (ME) Motor Speedway, New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway, Seekonk (MA) Speedway, and Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

The NEMST will visit NHMS with the AIM Recycling PASS Super Late Models July 4-5. Saturday will be a practice day. Sunday will have both divisions practice, qualify, and race.

“Tom and I have been working together since about November to get the dates at Oxford, Maine and Tom have had a good conversation channel open since the end of the last year.” NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill said.

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Valenti Modified Racing Series Season Preview

The postponed Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100 at Monadnock Speedway will host the Valenti Modified Racing Series season opener on May 2. It will be the first since 2006 that the series has opened their season at the New Hampshire quarter mile oval and where it started in April 2004. Kirk Alexander, the series winningest driver, will return to full-time competition. Reigning champion Justin Bonsignore and Art Barry will not defend their title, opting for weekly SK Modified racing at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway.

The 16 race schedule will visit Airborne Park (NY) Speedway, Beech Ridge (ME) Motor Speedway, Claremont (NH) Speedway, Devil’s Bowl (VT) Speedway, Lee USA (NH) Speedway, Monadnock (NH) Speedway, New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway, Seekonk (MA) Speedway, Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway, and Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

Stafford will host three races. Beech Ridge (August 1) Claremont (July 10) and Oxford (August 29, AIM Recycling Oxford 250 weekend) return, while Devil’s Bowl will be hosting its inaugural race July 24. The season finale is the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson October 17.

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