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The NAPA 150 - Unity Raceway on August 2nd
D.J. Shaw, 2nd; Winner Randy Turner; & Ben Rowe, 3rd.
Official Finish - The NAPA 150 - Unity Raceway - Sunday, August 2nd
1. (2) 1 - Randy Turner, Unity, ME - 150
2. (8) 60 - D.J. Shaw, Center Conway, NH - 150
3. (13) 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner, ME -150
4. (4) 77 - Scott Chubbuck, Dresden, ME - 150
5. (9) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - 150
6. (11) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell, ME - 150
7. (6) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME - 150
8. (7) 7 - Donnie Whitten, Wells, ME - 150
9. (17) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - 150
10. (15) 8 - Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - 150
11. (12) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner, NH - 150
12. (10) 54d - Ryan Deane, Winterport, ME - 150
13. (3) 75 - Gary Smith, Bangor, ME - 150
14. (23) 85 - Nick Ribbe, Kingston, MA - 149
15. (5) 9 -Tim Turner, Freedom, ME - 147
16. (24) 33h - John Higgins, Glenburn, ME - 147
17. (19) 12 - John Dabrowski, W. Bridgewater, MA - 144
18. (20) 20 - Steve Legendre, Danbury, VT - 135
19. (18) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston, MA - 123
20. (16) 17a - Scott Alexander, Orrington, ME - 108
21. (1) 1c - Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, MA - 107
22. (14) 5 - Chris Staples, Brunswick, MA - 42
23. (22) 15 - David Folsom, Skowhegan, ME - 24
24. (21) 01 - Joe Decker, Chesterville, ME - 19
25. (25) 28 - Ken Beasley, Richmond, ME - 14
Photos by Jamie Williams & Norm Marx.com
Turner Topples PASS Regulars at Unity
Naples ME (8/3/2009) Randy Turner drove by Scott Chubbuck on lap 117 of Sunday afternoon's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) NAPA 150 at Unity (ME) Raceway, taking the lead for good to capture his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model feature win. DJ Shaw came from the back of the field to nip Ben Rowe for second at the checker. Rowe settled for third and Chubbuck slipped to fourth; Richie Dearborn rounded out the top five.

Unity Raceway lived up to its name and Maine's Toughest Oval served up an afternoon of side by side racing along with a few spectacular wrecks for those unlucky enough to get out of bounds at the tricky third mile oval.

The first half of the show belonged to Louis Mechalides, Turner, Chubbuck and Kelly Moore, with Mechalides, urner and Chubbuck swapping the lead on several restarts and racing hard for the top spot. That was the way they raced until a lap 107 restart when Chubbuck and Mechalides gave each other a shove or two, resulting in a broken suspension and retirement for Mechalide's 1C Cat Scales ride.

That left Turner and Chubbuck, two drivers with plenty of Unity experience, to battle it out. Turner has been chasing a Pro All Stars win whenever the series visits his home track and he came close in May, finishing third and running up front throughout the race. This time around he wouldn't be denied. Turner's win was a first for the Toyota name plate in PASS North competition, and it's the first feature win for a non series regular since Joey Porceillo scored at Beech Ridge in May of 2007. Turner is the seventh different driver to visit PASS super late model victory lane this season, joining Chris Staples as a first time feature winner.

Staples didn't fare so well this day, taking a lazy roll in the mud off turn one. He was uninjured. Wrecks slowed title contenders Adam Bates (11th) and Derek Ramstrom (19th). The race was slowed by seven cautions and one red flag period. Heat race wins went to Turner, Mechalides, and Gary Smith.

The PASS North super late models have a week off before heading south to Seekonk (MA) Speedway when Cirelli Foods presents the PASS 150 on Saturday August 15th. The race marks the series' first visit to the track that invented super late model (nee pro stock) racing, and the first Bay State appearance in the Pro All Stars Series' nine year history. It's a trip to the Cement Palace that can't be missed. Race time is 6:00 PM; Seekonk Speedway's web site can be found at www.seekonkspeedway.com .

PASS MODS Top Three: Bill Dixon, 3rd; Winner Scott McDaniel; & Gary Norris, 2nd. 
Official Finish - PASS MODS - Unity Raceway - Sunday, August 2nd
1) 14 - Scott McDaniel - Livermore, ME
2) 03 - Gary Norris - West Gardiner, ME
3) 33 - Bill Dixon - North Waterboro, ME
4) 21 - Sulo Burbank - Gorham, ME
5) 27 - Scott Grant - Waterboro, ME
6) 56 - Dan Somes - Belgrade, ME
7) 12 - Steve Bennett Jr. - Buckfield, ME
8) 85 - Glen Bradbury - Hollis Center, ME
9) 50 - Sumner Sessions - Norway, ME
10) 29 - Greg Ellis - Hermon, ME
11) 66 - Andy Shaw - Center Conway, NH

Sportsman Top 3: Lyman McKeage, 2nd; Winner Shane Tatro; & Dan McKeage, 3rd. 
Official Finish - SPORTSMAN - Unity Raceway - Sunday, August 2nd
1) 7 - Shane Tatro - Levant, ME
2) 58 - Lyman McKeage - Gorham,  ME
3) 38 - Dan McKeage - Gorham, ME
4) 18 - Carey Martin - Denmark, ME
5) 19 - Duane Seekins - Stockton Springs, ME
6) 8 - Clyde Hennessey - Windham, ME
7) 5 - John Kalel ll - Orrington, ME
8) 56 - Mike Short - Auburn, ME
9) 04 - Nate Swallow - Stark, NH
10) 40 - Mike Landry - Oakland,  ME
11) 54 - Donnie York - Thorndike,  ME
12) 48l - Mike Lynch - Winterport,  ME
13) 60 - Kyle Hart - Fryeburg, ME
14) 48a - Megan Allen - Winterport, ME
15) 47 - Nate Weston-  Madison, ME
DNS - Steve Bennett Sr. - Buckfield, ME
DNS - 80 - Dana Reed - Buckfield ME

McDaniel Nabs First PASS Mod Win;
Tatro Repeats in PASS Sportsman
Naples ME ( 8/3/2009) Scott McDaniel looked high and low for a way around race leader Gary Norris in Sunday's 40 lap Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod feature at Unity (ME) Raceway, and when the white flag unfurled the young racer from Livermore Falls Maine found a way by Norris to capture his first PASS Mod series feature win. McDaniel looked like he had the car to beat from the get go and gave the fans plenty to watch as he tried the outside and inside lines on Norris. It was tight clean racing at its best for the full 40 laps as the pair battled for the win.

Norris hung on to second and Bill Dixon raced home third. Point leader Andy Shaw suffered damage on the first lap when the front of the field checked up and retired, finishing last.

McDaniel is the second new PASS Mod winner in as many races. Sulo Burbank captured his first victory at Riverside Speedway on July 25th.Burbank recorded a fourth place finish at Unity, followed by Scott Grant in fifth. Heat races went to Dan Somes and Andy Shaw.

Shane Tatro has to have taken a liking to Unity Raceway. The Levant Maine PASS Sportsman regular has two wins in the series; his first coming in a shoot out with Dan McKeage in the series' May appearance at the speedway, and the second came Sunday when he beat Lyman McKeage and his son Dan McKeage to the line in the 75 lap PASS Sportsman portion of the NAPA 150 card. Carey Martin stayed alive in the point race by finishing fourth and Duane Seekins rounded out the top five.

Mike Landry looked like a winner with less than ten laps to go. Landry and Tatro dueled all race long, with Tatro out front until Landry used the high line to take over on lap 53. Landry appeared to have the measure of Tatro, but the lead was never more than a car length or two. During that lap 53 caution period the telltale smell of gear oil was in evidence, and it proved to be coming from the rear end of the leader's ride. Landry dropped into the infield with seven to go, and Tatro cruised to another PASS victory lane visit at Unity. Landry and Tatro each won a qualifying round.

The PASS Mods and Sportsman share the limelight at Groveton New Hampshire's Riverside Speedway on Saturday August 16th. For more information on the speedway visit www.riversidespeedway.org .


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