Top Photo by Chris Roy
Top Three at ADW Builders 150
L to R: Scott Mulkern, 3rd,
Winner Ben Rowe, and
Cassius Clark, 2nd.
PASS MODS Winner:
PASS MODS Top Three:
Dana Grover, 2d:
Mark Lucas Winner;
Wayne Allard, 3rd.
All Star Truck Winner:
Finish - IBG-PASS ADW Builders 150
||Time Trials Lap
||St. Denis, Que
||Little Deer Isle, ME
||J. R. Baril
Rowe and Cassius Clark at It Again
(Naples, ME May 29, 2005)
Just for the record, it did rain at Canaan Fair Speedway from 3:15 to
3:31 yesterday afternoon during practice for last night's IBG-PASS ADW Builders 150, but
Mike Rowe and Cassius Clark brought the field to the green flag, and Mike jumped out to
the lead as Cassius settled in line behind Ben Rowe who followed his dad through from
third, and the Rowe v. Rowe race was on. However, Travis Benjamin in the Irving Oil #17
found the outside to his liking and quickly was challenging Ben for second when he slid
off the backstretch into the dirt and brought out the first yellow on lap nine.
On the restart it was Mike on the inside and Ben on the outside as the two went side-by-
side until Ben pulled ahead on lap 11 as Cassius drifted high in turn one and was freight
trained back to 13th. Johnny Clark and Donnie Whitten were making their presence felt, and
Scott Mulkern in the #84 and Corey William's # 47 were coming as well.
On a lap 19 restart after a couple of quick yellows for a single car spin and a tangle
between the #08 of Donnie Lashua and Matt Eaton's beautiful #28, Mike got the jump on the
outside and beat Ben to turn one with Mulkern now up to third. Mike pulled out to a five
car-length lead. But the battle for second was on behind Mike as Whitten's #83, Mulkern,
Ben, and Johnny Clark were under a blanket until lap 35 when Whitten pulled ahead into
second. But it was a short visit as the #84 of Mulkern took over two laps later, and
Patrick Laperle and Cassius Clark were making their way into the fray.
On lap 67, the #29 of Dave Dion went off to the pits. It was a tough day for Dave as the
#29 (what other number did anyone expect) had the third link break early in the day, and
the crew scrambled to make the feature. It was like the good old days, as someone in the
press box said, with the Dion Brothers, Diana, Beverly, and Billy and his son in the pits
for a pro stock race in New England.
Mike Rowe started to back up to the field as a plug wire was burned and he was down to
seven cylinders, and Scott Mulkern took the lead.
On lap 73, Corey Williams tangled with a lapped car in turn three and was finished for the
night after another strong top five run. On the restart, it was Mulkern holding Ben off,
but on lap 80 Ben made a move to the inside and took the lead. On lap 85, Patrick Laperle,
who had made his way to third, wiggled in turn one with Cassius Clark, Johnny Clark, and
Donnie Whitten going by as Patrick fell to sixth.
A backstretch tangle on lap 106 between the #33 of Richie Dearborn, the #35 of Garry
Johnson, and the #53 of Alan Wilson brought out the fifth yellow. On the restart it was
Ben, Mulkern, Cassius, and Johnny Clark. On lap 111, Mulkern drove it hard into turn one
and drifted up enough to give Cassius room on the bottom to slip into second, and it
looked like it was going to be a repeat of the Thompson race two weeks ago when Ben and
Cassius went at it for over 20 laps before Cassius pulled ahead at the end.
In the meantime, the #7 of J. R Baril and the #97 of Walt Hammond were making their first
appearance in the top ten along with Ge Ge Gravel's #54G and Richie Dearborn's #33.
On lap 123, Baril and Laperle tangled on the backstretch with both cars being sent to the
back, and on the restart it was Ben in the #00 pulling ahead of Cassius on lap 124 with
Mulkern third, Johnny Clark fourth, and Whitten fifth. Clark tried the outside around
Mulkern and after several laps Johnny moved ahead only to tangle with Mulkern in turn one
sending Johnny high and back to fifth.
At ten to go, it was Ben, Cassius, Mulkern, Whitten, Johnny Clark, Walt Hammond, Mike
Rowe, Dearborn, and Ge Ge Gravel. Cassius couldn't get any closer then three feet from
Ben's bumper over the last laps, and at the finish it was Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, Scott
Mulkern, Donnie Whitten, Johnny Clark, Walt Hammond, Mike Rowe, Richie Dearborn, Ge Ge
Gravel, Patrick Laperle, Scott Alexander, Matt Eaton, and J. R. Baril all on the lead lap.
In the PASS Modified 30-lap feature,
it was Steve Bennett Jr. in the 12B and Bret Mank in the #55 off the front row until the
#14 of Katie Hagar, the #07 Greg Venoite, and the brand new #5 of Chris Staples tangled in
turn four with Staples getting into the wall in his first outing of the season.
On lap 4, defending PASS Modified champion Mark Lucas in the #9 took the lead followed by
Chad Dow in the #72, Richie Morse in the #34, Jason Taylor in the #8, the #07 of Venoite,
and the #99 of Dana Grover. They settled in and ran to lap 27 with Morse and Taylor
side-by-side for almost 20 laps when Hagar's #14 and the #15 of Wayne Allard tangled
bringing out the yellow. On the restart, the #8 of Taylor and the #34 of Morse tangled at
the start-finish linen with both cars hard into the wall. The #72 of Dow went to the pits
after running second for most of the day and rejoined the back of the field.
On the restart, it was Lucas on the inside and the #99 of Grover on the outside. Lucas
drifted up in turn one, but Grover gave him room and at the finish it was Lucas, Grover,
Wayne Allard back up to third, Bennett fourth, and Dow back to finish fifth.
ORDER OF FINISH: 9 - 99 - 15 - 12 - 72 - 14 - 34 - 8 - 07 - 55 - 5.
||(Naples, MEMay 26, 2005)
Its Memorial Day Weekend Madness for PASS fans with two big shows and the first ever
PASS race by Dy-no-mite Dave Dion.
The New England fans favorite driver and many, many time pro stock winner from
Hudson, NH will be making his way to Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday night May 28th for
the IBG-PASS ADW Builders 150. Dave will be driving Mike Rowes car for the night,
and Mike will be in his usual ride, the SP2 #24.
Its not a two car race, however, as Dave will have to deal with Mikes
son, Benn Rowe, Thompson winner Cassius Clark, the reigning PASS champion Johnny Clark,
Tracy Gordon, and local favorites Walt Hammond and Donnie Lashua in 150 green-flag laps of
pro stock action.
Then its the Canaan Cyclones,
Mini-Stocks, and Amateurs in action. But thats not all. The Allison Legacy Series
cars and the All Star Trucks series will also be joining the madness. The pit gates open
at 9 a.m. and the grandstands at 4 p.m. in time for time trials and racing will follow
immediately, and dont forget to look for the $5.00 off discount coupons for this
race at stores in the Canaan area. www.canaanfairspeedway.com
Then its on to Bangor and Speedway 95 for the second half of the Madness with the
Community Pharmacies 150 at 1 p.m. on Monday Memorial Day May 30th for 150 green-flag laps
of IBG-PASS Super Late Model/Pro Stock action. Plus the PASS Modifieds, the Limiteds in a
Coca Cola 50 lap feature, Super Streets, Strickly Streets, Sport Fours, and the Allison
Legacy Series. Pit gates will open at 8 a.m. and the grandstands will open at 11 a.m. For
Speedway 95 information call 207-945-9595 or go to www.speedway95racing.com
(Naples, ME May 22, 2005) Tom Mayberry,
President of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), announced today that ADW Builders of Canaan,
NH will be the title sponsor of the ADW Builders PASS 150 at Canaan Fair Speedway on
Saturday May 28th with the action starting at 6 PM.
ADW will be bringing a big group of customers, suppliers, families, and friends for an
evening of fast and furious racing by the PASS Super Late Model/Pro Stocks in 150
green-flag laps of action, the PASS Modifieds, and New England Allison Legacy Series, the
AllStar Trucks, and the local Canaan Fair Speedway Cyclones, Minis, and Youth Divisions.
Dont forget to look for the $5.00 discount coupon at local area stores.
ADW Builders is a fast growing developer and builder of quality custom homes throughout
central New Hampshire with headquarters in Canaan.
The ADW Builders is the first half of the big Memorial Day
Madness Doubleheader Weekend, with the second half on Monday the 30th for the
Community Pharmacies 150 at 1 p.m. at Speedway 95 in Bangor, ME. Its Canaan on
Saturday and Speedway 95 on Monday for 300 laps of green-flag PASS action on the holiday