Finish - Forbes Chev-Olds 200
Scotia Speedworld - June 26th
|1 - 00 - Ben Rowe - Turner, ME
2 - 14g - Tracy Gordon - Strong, ME
3 - 24x - Mike Rowe - Turner, ME
4 - 37 - Larry Gelinas - Scarborough, ME
5 - 77 - Dave Gorveatt - Charlottetown, PEI
6 - 54 - Johnny Clark - Hallowell, ME
7 - 75 - Gary Smith - Bangor, ME
8 - 84 - Scott Mulkern - Falmouth, ME
9 - 24k - Travis Khiel - Denmark, ME
10 - 97 - Walt Hammond - Canaan, NH
11 - 15c - Scott Alexander - Dartmouth, NS
12 - 8 - Cassius Clark - Farmington, ME
13 - 71c - Dan MacKay - Halifax, NS
14 - 02c - Mike MacKenzie - Dartmouth, NS
15 - 72c - Stacey Clements - Five Island Lake, NS
16 - 9c - Steve Brown - Williamswood, NS
17 - 0 - Sam Sessions - South Paris, ME
18 - 99c - Phil Barkhouse, Jr. - Halifax, NS
19 - 97f - John Fleming - Williamswood,NS
20 - 67c - Gordie Ryan - Halifax, NS
21 - 09 - Aaron Pettipas - Sambro Head, NS
22 - 89 - Donald Chisholm - Antigonish, NS
Rowe Wins at Scotia Speedworld
Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine continued his dominance
of Pro All Stars Series competition at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a
victory on Saturday, June 26th in the Forbes Chev-Olds 200.
Rowe, driving the Mechanical Services #00 owned by Tom Estes of New Gloucester, Maine,
gave up the race lead on the 73rd lap to put fresh rubber on his machine, and then had his
hands full working
his way back up through the field - especially when trying to get by his father, Maine
racing legend Mike Rowe as they raced for third position behind Larry Gelinas of
Scarborough, ME and Tracy Gordon, of Strong, ME.
After chasing "the old man" for fifty laps, Ben Rowe still needed to pass Gordon
and Gelinas, both of whom elected not to stop for tires in the 200 lap grind. Gelinas made
a valiant effort to hold off Ben's #00, but left room on the inside the two-time and
defending PASS champion. Gelinas wound up hung out on the high side, allowing Gordon and
Mike Rowe to get by for second and third with 35 laps to go.
Tracy Gordon, driving the Cap Financial Advisors #14, stayed close to the winner for the
balance of the event at Maritime Canada's showplace racetrack to post the runner-up
finish, with Mike Rowe
joining his son on the podium.
Larry Gelinas, who led nearly half the event, crossed the line in fourth with Dave
Gorveatt of Charlotteown, PEI rounding out the top five.
Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, ME, ended up sixth and remained atop the PASS points
standings, although Rowe sliced a good chunk from Clark's points margin.
Gary Smith of Bangor, ME, continued his strongest PASS season with a seventh-place
performance. Scott Mulkern of Falmouth, ME was eight, followed by Travis Khiel of Denmark,
ME and Walt Hammond of
Scott Alexander of Dartmouth, NS, and Gary Smith won the heat races.
Ben Rowe won the PASS Dash race after topping the field in the Sunoco Pole Award time
The next event for the PASS tour is a doubleheader
event with the Race of Champions Modified Series on Saturday July 10th at Thompson