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Saturday 5/2
Pits Open @ 10 AM
Grandstands @ 11:30 AM
Racing @ 3 PM

Staples Seals the Deal

Scarborough ME (May 2) Chris Staples took the lead from DJ Shaw on lap 129 of Saturday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and led the final 21 laps to earn his first PASS super late model win. The 2007 PASS Mod champ beat Adam Bates to the stripe by 1.022 seconds. Kelly Moore finished third, Shaw faded to fourth and Derek Ramstrom raced home fifth.

Matt Frahm and Derek Ramstrom lined up on the front row and Ramstrom took control of the thirty-one car field early on. Ramstrom ran away from the field for the first third of the race with Cassius Clark up to second and Staples sitting third. Shaw began his run to the front on a lap 48 restart, making an impressive outside move from fourth to the lead in the course of three laps. Shaw led the way for the next 79 laps, but Staples was lurking in second, waiting patiently to pull the trigger on his Dallas Oil number five. The opportunity came on the race's final restart on lap 129 as Staples held his ground on the outside and worked his way around Shaw for his first PASS super late model win.

Cassius Clark, Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, Aaron Ricker and Marty Prevost finished in positions six thru ten. Eighteen of the thirty one starters finished on the lead lap. Matt Frahm, Derek Ramstrom and Johnny Clark were the heat winners; Bill Rogers and Scott Chubbuck captured the consolation rounds.

Dan McKeage and Mike Landry staged a battle for the 75 lap PASS Sportsman win, and in the end it was 2007 Sportsman Champion McKeage in victory lane, Landry a close second and Clyde Hennessey Jr. third. Shane Tatro and Nate Leavitt completed the top five. Richie Morse, Nate Weston and Mike Landry won the heat races.

Gary Norris took the lead from the pole in the 40 lap PASS Mod feature and was never headed. Andy Shaw chased Norris to the checkers for second and Jerry Harrison earned third with Dan Somes fourth and Glenn Bradbury fifth. Norris and Somes won the qualifying races.

PASS South super late model competitor Jay Fogleman made the trip north to check out the Ridge in preparation for the September 12-13 PASS 300 weekend, round two of the PASS National Championship series. Fogleman picked up a ride in Scott Reed's PASS Mod, but a cut tire ended his charge to the front in the Mod feature.

PASS North takes the weekend off before returning to action at Unity (ME) Raceway on Saturday May 16th. All the latest Pro All Stars news can be found at www.racewithpass.com .

Listen in to www.racetrackradio.com at 7:00 PM on Wednesday night for an hour of PASS news, interviews, and race reviews.

Unofficial Finish - PASS Sportsman 75 lap feature

1) 38 Dan McKeage, Gorham ME 2) 40 Mike Landry, Oakland ME 3) 8 Clyde Hennessey, Windham ME 4) 7 Shane Tatro, Levant ME 5) 36 Nathan Leavitt, Buxton ME 6) 18 Carey Martin, Denmark ME 7) 35 Bobby Nadeau, Hollis ME 8) 15 Craig Smith, E. Waterboro ME 9) 23 Mike Rand, Bridgeton ME 10) 34 Richie Morse, Waterford ME 11) 60 Kyle Hart, Fryeburg ME 12) 22 Steve Bennett Sr, Buckfield ME 13) 56 Mike Short, Auburn ME 14) 58 Lyman McKeage, Gorham ME 15) 66 Tim Churchill, Loudon NH 16) 80 Dana Reed, Shapleigh ME 17) 48A Meghan Allen , Winterport ME 18) 04 Shawn Swallow, Stark NH 19) 02 Charlie Small, Gray ME 20) 48L  Mike Lynch, Winterport ME 21) 47 Nate Weston, Madison ME 22) 55 George Libby, Scarborough ME 23) 07 David Charest, Westbrook ME 24) 02F-David Fowler, Barnstead NH

Unofficial finish - PASS Mod 40 lap feature

1) 03 Gary Norris, West Gardiner, ME 2) 66 Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 3) 5 Jerry Harrison, Freeport ME 4) 56 Dan Somes, Belgrade ME 5) 85 Glenn Bradbury, Hollis Center ME 6) 27 Scott Grant, Waterboro ME 7) 33 Bill Dixon, North Waterboro ME 8) 29 Greg Ellis, Hermon ME 9) 12 Steve Bennett Jr , Buckfield ME 10) 50 Sumner Sessions, Norway ME 11) 01 Ronald Gooden Jr., Whitefield NH 12) 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore ME 13) 2 Jay Fogleman, Durham NC

  Speed51 Trackside Now Lap by Lap Report HERE

Unofficial SLM Finishing Order at Beech Ridge on 5/2

1. 5 - Chris Staples - Brunswick, ME
2. 98 - Adam Bates - Warner, NH
3. 47 - Kelly Moore -  Scarborough, ME
4. 60 - DJ Shaw - Center Conway, NH
5. 35 - Derek Ramstrom - Worcester, MA
6. 8 - Cassius Clark - Farmington, ME
7. 54 - Johnny Clark - Hallowell, ME
8. 4 - Ben Rowe - Turner, ME
9. 22r - Aaaron Ricker - Tamworth, NH
10. 11 - Marty Prevost - Fall River, NS
11. 77 - Scott Chubbuck - Dresden, ME
12. 17 - Travis Benjamin - Stetson, ME
13. 75 - Gary Smith - Bangor, ME
14. 97 - John Flemming - Halifax, NS
15. 0t - Shawn Turple - Enfield, NS
16. 14m - Matt Frahm - Salem, NH
17. 1c - Tony Ricci - Gorhm, ME
18. 85 - Nick Ribbe - Kingston, ME
19. 84 - Scott Mulkern - Falmouth, ME
20. 0 - Bill Penfold -  Yarmouth, ME
21. 12 - John Drabrowski - W. Bridgewater, MA
22. 7 - Donnie Whitten - Wells, ME
23. 23 - Dave Farrington, Jr. - Farmington, ME
24. 36 - Jay Sands - Hampton, NH
25. 17a - Scott Alexander - Orrington, ME
26. 53 - Bill Rodgers - Old Orchard Beach ME
27. 10 - Steve Knowlton - Ipswich, MA
28. 25 - Mike Thomas - Lewiston, ME
29. 9 - Bub Bilodeau - Standish, ME
30. 33 - Richie Dearborn - Hollis, ME
31. 28 - Mark Lundblad Jr. - Center Conway, NH
DNS - 20 - Steve Legendre - Danville, VT

Fast Lap - 15.247 - Derek Ramstrom #35

Adam Bates #98 (2nd), Winner Chris Staples #5, & Kelly Moore #47 (3rd)

Andy Shaw #66 (2nd), Winner Gary Norris #03, & Jerry Harrison #5 (3rd)

Mike Landry #40 (2nd), Winner Dan McKeage #38, & Clyde Hennessey Jr. #8 (3rd)

PASS Racers Ready for The Ridge
NAPLES, ME (April 28)  - The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman will all converge on Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this Saturday May 2 for their second tilt of 2009, and there's several teams with momentum on their side and a few that are looking for redemption after a tough day at the Speedway 95 opener.

Johnny Clark (SLM) and Steve Bennett Jr. (Mods) and Carey Martin (Sportsman) went home winners in the season's lid lifter, and they have to feel good about their chances at Beech Ridge Saturday. Richie Dearborn led the most laps (84) at 95 and he'll be looking to lead lap 150 at Beech Ridge. Kelly Moore can hear the cars on the speedway from his race shop and he's right at home at The Ridge. Cassius Clark is on top of the points after finishing second to the other Clark at 95, and he'll be looking for his first trip to victory lane since 2007.

DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, and Travis Benjamin all had sub-par performances in the season opener and will look to rebound on Saturday, as will Andy Shaw who lost a rear end in his PASS Mod while out in front of the field.

Carey Martin and Dan McKeage and Richie Morse finished 1-2-3 in a 75 lap PASS Sportsman thriller, and you can expect more of the same from three of the toughest racers around, in any division.

Steve Knowlton will be making his first start of 2009 in the Ciotti #10, as will Matt Frahm and Bill Rodgers. Shawn Turple and John Fleming are both making the long tow from the Canadian Maritimes .Expect a few of the Beech Ridge regulars and some other surprise entries to roll into the pits for Saturday's season opener.

There's practice for all PASS and Beech Ridge divisions on tap for Thursday and Friday. Gates open at noon and rotating practice will run from 2:00 until 7:00 PM each day. The grandstands will be open to the public free of charge. On race day the pit area opens at 10:00 and the front gates will swing open at 11:30. The qualifying races go green on Saturday at 3:00 PM, followed by 265 laps of green flag feature racing.

For the latest news, results and standings visit www.racewithpass.com. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is in Scarborough Maine at 70 Holmes Road. The track is on line at www.beechridge.com.

Click on www.racetalkradio.com every Wednesday night at 7:00 for an hour's worth of PASS news and interviews on Live to PASS.


PASS North News In the Archives HERE

Series Contact:  Tommy Mayberry - (207) 693-6497

email: passracing@roadrunner.com

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