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NEAR Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Drivers Deke Astle, Jim Martel, Mike Rowe, Fred Schulz, Ron Wyckoff, drag racing icon Bob Tasca, historian R.A. Silvia and car builder/mechanic Dave Tourigny make up the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame’s class of 2014.

They, along with the still to be announced pioneer class, will be inducted at NEAR’s 16th Hall of Fame banquet  Sunday, Nov. 16th, at The Lodge at Maneeley’s  in South Windsor, CT.

Banquet ticket information will be announced shortly and will be posted on the New England’s Antique Racers’ website (NEAR1.org) in the near future.

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Johnny Clark Back On Track after Speedway 660 Victory

Geary, NB — Johnny Clark has been battling for a win all season long on the PASS North Series, as he has had numerous top three finishes, as well as being in contention for the win every time out, but the checkered flag had eluded him until this past Saturday night as he edged out DJ Shaw and Joey Doiron to carry the checkered flag at Speedway 660 in Fredericton, NB, Canada. Shaw, whom was trying to be the first PASS North driver to ever win four races in a row, fell short to Clark’s monumental victory. Ironically, it was Speedway 660 where Johnny Clark scored his last win in 2012.

Numerous early cautions kept the 150 lap event from gaining any rhythm, as Eric St. Gelais and Matt Matheson brought out a pair of early cautions for minor spins. Lap 10 saw Martin Latullipe leading the way, and was solidly out front until Matheson got up high on the backstretch, and flew into the bank just beyond the track exit, flipping his racecar onto its roof. Once they righted the car, Matheson got out on his own power, but was taken to the hospital for observation. Latulippe continues to lead until lap 84 when he went high on the frontstretch and lost the lead to Johnny Clark. At this point of the race Clark had his hands full with veteran Glen Luce as once again Luce was a contender for the win. DJ Shaw, Cassius Clark driving the Rollie MacDonald #13, and Matt Harris were all battling for contention.

A solid run by Joey Doiron saw the #73 now battling for the lead on lap 124. Doiron got the jump on Clark on the restart and brought DJ Shaw with him. Shaw, hungry for that fourth straight victory battles by Doiron as Clark races by as well and into the lead as Doiron’s motor starts to break down. Once Shaw was by the #73, he set sail to challenge race leader Clark. With five laps remaining Shaw dove to the inside of Clark, but Clark prevailed in the high line, capturing the victory. Shaw, Doiron, Luce, and Travis Benjamin completed the top five. Mike Rowe, Gary Smith, Cassius Clark, Matt Harris and Cole Boudreau rounded out the top ten. Heat checkers flew for Johnny Clark, Cassius Clark, and Travis Benjamin.

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2014 PASS North Schedule Completed

Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry has announced that he has added two more dates to complete his 2014 PASS North schedule. The schedule will feature fifteen Super Late Model Series events, with ten of those events in the United States and five races in Canada.

The two events that have recently been added to fill out the 2014 schedule includes a return to Speedway 660 in New Brunswick, Canada on Saturday, June 7th, and also an event on Sunday, August 24th at Speedway 95 in Bangor, Maine.

“I am very excited about our 2014 race schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models, stated Tom Mayberry. This schedule offers a little bit of everything at some of the biggest and nicest facilities in the Northeast and Canada. We’ll race at some of the tightest bullrings in the Northeast, as well as some great facilities that allow for two and three wide racing throughout the events. This is going to be a banner year for the PASS North Series.”

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PASS to Race at Oxford Plains Speedway Sunday, June 23

PASS Adds New North SLM Event at OPS

With the postponement of two races back to back, the PASS North SLM tour has added an event at Oxford Plains Speedway, Sunday, June 23, with heats at 4 PM and features to follow.

The OPS regular divisions will run, the Outlaw Sportsman, Strictly and Minis for OPS points, along with the PASS Mods being added to the show.

It is expected that many of the OPS weekly Pro Late Models, who will run their weekly event Friday June 21, will try their luck against the top touring drivers in the Northeast as this will be the final tune up for the PASS Super Late Models before the TD Bank 250 on July 21st. Expect a full field of drivers to be at OPS on June 23rd to fine tune their cars for the TD Bank 250.

|SLM Entry Form – OPS – 6/23|
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PASS 150 Goes Green at SPEEDWAY 660

Speedway 660 rolls out the red carpet for the Pro All Star Series on Saturday night. Qualifying for the PASS 150 begins at 7PM. Over twenty race teams from the PASS roster are expected to make the trip north this weekend. Several drivers from the Maritime Parts for Trucks Tour and the Re/Max Group Four Realty Pro Stock division are also expected to enter the race.

“This is one of our biggest and most exciting races of the year and we are expecting a really good car count for the PASS 150 on Saturday night” said Speedway 660’s Max Roy. “We are proud to be hosting Atlantic Canada’s only Pro All Star Series event of the year for our own great fans and we also look forward to welcoming PASS fans, from all over eastern North America, to Speedway 660.”

Joey Doiron leads the PASS North points after three events. Travis Benjamin the 2012 tour champion is second, Cassius Clark sits third while DJ Shaw and Ben Rowe round out the top five. Clark won the PASS season opener in April at Oxford Plains Speedway. Shaw took the second race of the season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Patrick Laperle won at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Quebec.

[SLM Entry Form - 660 - 6/8]
[Event Schedule - 660 - 6/8]
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PASS North Adds Speedway 660 to 2013 Slate

The PASS North Super Late Model series has added a 150-lap race on June 8th at Speedway 660,  Geary, New Brunswick, Canada. The race will be the 5th race of 14 on the 2013 schedule.

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Date Changed for PASS North at Speedway 660

The 5th race of the PASS North Super Late Model Series has been changed from June 16th to June 9th. The 200-lap event will be the series' annual visit to Speedway 660 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Johnny Clark PASS North Winner at Speedway 660 on 6/11

Johnny Clark took command on lap 102 of Saturday night’s PASS 200 and kept Ben Rowe in his mirrors the rest of the way to earn a hard fought victory at New Brunswick Canada’s Speedway 660. Mike Rowe, Jonathan Hicken and Travis Benjamin completed the top five.

Clark is the first driver to score a second victory in the first ten PASS sanctioned super late model races of 2011, and its his second PASS 200 score in a row.

Clark may have controlled the second half of the race but his first 100 laps weren’t easy. His power steering went away twenty five laps in and he struggled to the half way break, but once his steering was restored and his chassis fine tuned the five time PASS North champ took control.

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PASS North Super Late Models Take On Speedway 660 Saturday

Naples, ME — The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models take a road trip this weekend for their only Maritime Canada appearance at New Brunswick Speedway 660, a popular stop on a 2011 schedule that will see the racing road show stop in four states and two Canadian provinces.

The Pro All Star’s trip to the Geary Woods oval on Saturday June 11 will mark the first extra distance event of the season and 200 green flag laps around this tight little oval is always a challenge. It’s a trip that the American teams look forward to each season and a grandstand full of rabid Maritime and American race fans is one of the reasons why. .

Speedway 660 has hosted PASS on four occasions and it’s no surprise that the series winning-est driver has two victories to his credit. Ben Rowe has won at both 150 lap (2002) and 200 lap (2009) distances and defending PASS North Champion Johnny Clark claimed his win in 2010. Both will return to New Brunswick Saturday and try to add to their tally. The late Scott Fraser claimed one for the Maritimers when the race ran 150 laps in 2003.

There’s a strong contingent of Canadian racers expected to defend their home turf, and there’s plenty of teams that can go toe to toe with the best New England has to offer.

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Johnny Clark PASS North Winner at Speedway 660

Naples ME — Johnny Clark to advantage of a lap 61 restart to power past Cassius Clark for the lead in Saturday night’s Pro All Stars Series 200 and the defending series champ stayed there all the way to the checkers to score his second win of the young season.

Cassius Clark led a big chunk of the race from the pole but had to settle for second, his best result of 2010. Saint John New Brunswick’s Lonnie Sommerville was the top Canadian with a strong run to third. Scott Chubbuck and defending race winner Ben Rowe came home fourth and fifth

2009 PASS North Rookie of the Year Nick Ribbe ran as high as second before another racer’s oil sent him spinning and out of contention. Ribbe finished 198 of the 200 laps in 14th. Trevor Sanborn has joined Richard Moody Racing to take a shot at the PASS North championship and ran up front early, only to succumb to problems that left him in 21st at the finish.

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2010 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule Released

Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry has announced the series’ tenth anniversary super late model schedule .The fastest full fender short track racers in the east will visit ten speedways in four states and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The venues range from New England’s fastest short track, the 5/8 mile Thompson International Speedway, to the tight confines of the Riverside Speedway quarter mile.

Caribou Maine’s Spud Speedway is a new stop for the series, with an 8/21 race date scheduled. The season will open on April 18th at Speedway 95 and conclude at White Mountain Motorsports Park on either September 17 or 18. One additional race date is still under negotiation. A finalized schedule will be confirmed by January 1, 2010.
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