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Summerfest 150 - Riverside Speedway - Groveton, NH -  July 25th
Kelly Moore, 2nd; Winner Cassius Clark; & Donnie Whitten, 3rd
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UnOfficial Finish - PASS Summerfest 150 - 7-25-09
1) 8 - Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - 150
2) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME - 150

3) 7 - Donnie Whitten - Biddeford, ME - 150
4) 4n -Ben Rowe, Turner, ME - 150
5) 60 - D.J. Shaw - Center Conway, NH - 150
6) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner, NH - 150
7) 5 - Chris Staples - Brunswick, ME - 150
8) 20 - Steve Legendre, St Johnsbury, VT - 150
9) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell, ME - 150
10) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - 149
11) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - 149
12) 14m - Matt Fraham, North Salem, NH - 149
13) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston, MA - 149
14) 85 - Nick Ribbe, Kingston, MA - 148
15) 17a - Scott Alexander - Glenburn, ME - 148
16) 12 - John Dabrowski, W. Bridgewater, MA - 140
17) 53 - Allen Wilson, Hebron, ME - 48
Cassius Clark Cruises to SLM Summerfest Win at Riverside
NAPLES ME (July 26) Cassius Clark wrestled the race lead from Donnie Whitten on lap ten of Saturday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model Summerfest 150 at Groveton New Hampshire's Riverside Speedway and never looked back to record his first PASS feature win of 2009. Clark's victory ended a PASS North winless streak dating back to October of 2007 for the 2008 PASS National Championship series titlist. Kelly Moore brought his NAPA Chevrolet home second and pole sitter Donnie Whitten earned his best result of 2009 by finishing third. Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw rounded out the top five.

Only a pair of minor caution periods slowed the 150 lap event that took just forty three minutes to complete. Point Leader and defending race winner Johnny Clark had a subpar night finishing ninth, the last car to complete all 150 laps. Derek Ramstrom was involved in one of the few on track skirmishes, resulting in a 13th place run. Ben Rowe worked his way up to fourth from his eleventh place spot on the starting grid to gain a little ground in the title chase, and Adam Bates recorded a sixth place finish to keep pace with the title contenders

The victory was redemption for Clark after falling out of the 2008 version of the Summerfest 150 with power steering problems after dominating over two thirds of that event. This year the team discovered their problems in afternoon practice, changing a bad clutch before race time. If the failure had occurred during the race, the results would have been very different.

Adam Bates, Chris Staples, Rookie Steve Legendre, Johnny Clark and Richie Dearborn finished in positions six through ten. Nine cars completed all 150 laps. Whitten and Shaw each scored a heat race win

PASS North will return to Unity (ME) Raceway on Sunday August 2 for the rescheduled NAPA 150. Two for one coupons are still available at your northern New England NAPA stores as well as this week's edition of the Racin' Paper. PASS Mods and Sportsman complete the schedule, set for a 3:00 PM start.

PASS MODS 40 - Dan Somes, Belgrade ME, 2nd; Gary Norris Jr., West Gardiner, ME, 3rd;
and Winner  Sulo Burbank , Gorham ME
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Sulo Burbank Breaks Through with Riverside PASS Mod Win
Naples ME (7/27/09) Thirteen year old Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod sophomore Sulo Burbank had the drive of his young career Saturday night, claiming his first PASS feature win in the PASS Mod portion of Summerfest 2009 at Groveton New Hampshire's Riverside Speedway. Burbank took the point from Dan Somes on lap 7 of the 40 lap tilt and kept PASS Mod point leader Andy Shaw and Somes in his rear view mirror the rest of the way. Somes and team mate Gary Norris checkered second and third: Shaw faded to fourth and Steve Bennett Jr. raced home fifth.

Somes and Burbank took the green on the front row and Somes jumped out front early with Burbank on his back bumper. The caution flag flew on lap 7 when Scott Grant took a wild ride on the front stretch guardrail. Burbank got the jump on the resulting restart to take over the lead, but Andy Shaw was charging through the field on the outside. Shaw was seeking his fourth win in six PASS Mod starts on the season, and he looked like he would get a shot at it.

It only took twelve laps for Shaw to reach Burbank's bumper. Shaw did his best to rattle the leader but Burbank stood his ground and it soon became apparent that the point leader's run to the front had taken its toll on his tires .Just past half way Shaw began to fade, giving up second to Somes and third to Norris; Burbank kept his cool to record a convincing victory.

The PASS Mods join the PASS North super late models and sportsman at Unity (ME) Raceway on Sunday August 2nd for the NAPA 150. Post time at Unity is 3:00 PM.

Unofficial Results - PASS Mod 40 Lap Feature - Riverside Speedway - Groveton, NH - 7/25/09
1) 21 - Sulo Burbank - Gorham, ME  
2) 56 - Dan Somes - Belgrade, ME 
3) 03 - Gary Norris Jr. - West Gardiner, ME
4) 66 - Andy Shaw - Cntr Conway, NH  
5) 12 - Steve Bennett Jr. - Buckfield, ME
6) 33 - Bill Dixon - N. Waterboro ME
7) 85 - Glenn Bradbury - Hollis Center, ME 
8) 14 - Scott McDaniel - Livermore, ME 
9) 29 - Greg Ellis - Hermon, ME
10) 01 - Sammy Gooden - Whitefield, NH
11) 50 - Sumner Sessions -  Norway, ME
12) 27 - Scott Grant - Waterboro ME
PASS Super Late Models, Mods Highlight Summerfest 2009 at Riverside Speedway, Groveton
NAPLES ME - (7/21/2009) There's something for everyone this weekend when Groveton New Hampshire's Riverside Speedway once again hosts Summerfest 2009, a weekend of motorized mayhem that promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Presented by Dalton Mountain Motors and the Marshall Insurance Agency, the two day extravaganza kicks off on Friday with the $1,000.00 to win Ray Haskell Memorial 100 for street stocks plus late models, and daredevils. The monster trucks share the spotlight, with Predator and Pouncer on hand to wow the fans. The action gets underway at 7:00 PM.

On Saturday night its PASS time, with the lightning quick Pro All Stars Series super late models taking center stage for 150 laps of green flag racing on the tough quarter mile. The popular PASS Mods share the spotlight with Riverside's own Cyclones, Daredevils and Angels, plus another round of monster truck thrills and chills with Predator and Pouncer. Saturday's events kick off at 5:00 PM .

There's free camping on site and best of all, a two day ticket is just $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for juniors and seniors and eight bucks for kids five to nine. Friday only adult tickets are $12.00, and Saturday's is $15.00.
2008 PASS North super late model Champion Johnny Clark kicked off his title charge at Riverside last season, earning the victory in a downpour over Travis Benjamin and Derek Ramstrom. Clark currently holds a forty five point lead over Ramstrom in the standings, and Adam Bates trails Ramstrom by just four points.

Andy Shaw has been on a tear in the PASS Mods, winning three of the first five races and topping the point standings by a 30 point margin over Scott Grant. Steve Bennett Jr. trails Grant by two markers in third. Fourth place points man Bill Dixon was the 2008 Summerfest PASS Mod winner, and he'll be looking to gain ground on Shaw and the others with another Riverside win.


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