Sat. Oct. 20

2012 PASS CHAMPIONS
Super Late Models: Travis Benjamin
PASS MODS: Andy Shaw
SPORTSMAN: Carey Martin
THERIAULT WINS THE BATTLE, BENJAMIN WINS THE WAR
IN PASS SEASON FINALE AT
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
The P.A.S.S. North finale got a late start due to Mother Natureís continuous showers this past Saturday morning, but it was clear sailing once the rains stopped and the fans were treated to a tremendous racing card at the newly purchased Oxford Plains Speedway. Winners on the day included Austin Theriault, Dana Reed, Carey Martin, Corey Morgan and Shawn Buffington.

A full field of thirty-two Super Late Models rolled to the line for the 150 green flag lap grind with Trevor Sanborn and Ryan Moore composing the front row. Sanborn jumped out front early and led the first nine laps before Theriault raced by on the outside on lap 10. Sanborn regained the lead on a lap 14 restart only to see Ryan Moore race to the front in a very strong pass on the outside grove. Moore continued to lead the race until Sanborn found an opening in turn four allowing he, and the 57 of Theriault to work there way past on lap 34. Caution waved again for a minor spin on lap 41 and this is where Theriault took control of the race. Theriault would go on to survive four more cautions and a rear view mirror full of DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe, Tony Ricci and Corey Bubar. The final restart came on lap 146 setting up a dramatic finish for the youngster from Fort Kent, Maine. Shaw tried a bonsai move hoping to cut off Theriault heading into turn one, but Theriault battled back in turn two and secured his first ever P.A.S.S. North victory. Shaw settled for second, followed by Tony Ricci, Ben Rowe and Corey Bubar. Sixth through tenth included Alan Tardiff, Kirk Thibault, Bobby Timmons, Joey Doiron and Travis Benjamin. Benjamin, by virtue of his tenth place finish, captured his first ever P.A.S.S. North Super Late Model championship. Benjamin took a seven point lead into the main event over Cassius Clark, but the battle never materialized as Clark struggled with mechanical problems throughout the race, and never was a factor as he struggled to a sixteenth place finish. Heat wins went to Ryan Moore, Trevor Sanborn and Theriault.

It was a jubilant victory lane celebration for Theriault as he thanked everyone in the world for his victory, and also praised the new Super Late Model package that will be used at Oxford in 2013. Theriaultís mount was a converted Late Model, one that had very few Super Late Model updates proving that the changeover next season will be quite a smooth transition.

Dana Reed chased down Scott McDaniel in the waning laps and cruised to victory in the 40 lap P.A.S.S. Modified main event. Alan Wilson rolled home in third, but saw his championship hopes go by the wayside, as point leader, Andy Shaw raced home in the seventh spot to claim the title. Rounding out the top five were Mike Carrigan and Mitch Miller. Heat checkers flew for McDaniel and Reed.

Carey Martin showed why he is the 2012 P.A.S.S. Sportsman champion as he took the lead on lap 22 from Stephen Bennett and cruised to a half track victory over Jeff Marshall, Craig Smith, Rusty Poland and Garrett Hall. Qualifying rounds went to Bennett and Poland.

Corey Morgan lead a full field of Wildcats to the green flag for their 50 lap feature event, and kept on leading the entire distance as he scored a popular victory over a fast closing Keith Stuart. Stuart caught the leader in heavy lapped traffic late in the race, but ran out of time and settled for the runner-up position. Skipp Tripp, Spencer Morse and Guy Childs rounded out the top five. Morgan and Morse collected qualifying victories.

Shawn Buffington dusted the field in the NELCAR Legends 35 lap finale. Ryan Hammar, Charlie Buxton, Terry Kirk and Allan Smith followed Buffington to the stripe. Bob Weymouth and Matthew Bourgoine were victorious in the preliminary rounds.
OPS VICTORY CIRCLES - 10/20/12
Super Late Models
Photos by Norm Marx
PASS MODS
Sportsman
Legends
Wildcats/Strictlys

OFFICIAL PASS NORTH SLM RESULTS
150 Laps - OPS - 10/20/12
1) 57 - Austin Theriault - 150 Laps
2) 60 - DJ Shaw - 150
3) 55 - Tony Ricci - 150
4) 4 - Ben Rowe - 150
5) 42 - Corey Bubar - 150
6) 8 - Alan Tardiff - 150
7) 28 - Kirk Thibeaut - 150
8) 48x - Bobby Timmons - 150
9) 73 - Joey Doiron - 150
10) 17 - Travis Benjamin - 150
11) 88 - Kyle DeSouza - 150
12) 20L - Mike Landry - 150
13) 54 - Johnny Clark - 150
14) 48 - Lonnie Sommerville - 150
15) 74 - Ryan Moore - 150
16) 77 - Cassius Clark - 150
17) 10 - Scott Dragon - 150
18) 84 - Scott Mulkern - 150
19) 7L - Glen Luce - 150
20) 24 - Mike Rowe - 150
21) 61 - Andy Shaw - 150
22) 7 - Donnie Whitten - 150
23) 01 - Joe Decker - 149
24) 60x - Timmy Bracket - 148
25) 3 - Tom Scully - 148
26) 7G - Curtis Geary - 148
27) 75 - Gary Smith - 148
28) 9 - TJ Thurlow - 146
29) 53x - Alan Wilson - 137
30) 53 - Bill Rogers - 127
31) 29 - Trevor Sanborn - 110
32) 22 - Aaron Ricker - 37
| SLM Entries Received - OPS - 10/20 |
OFFICIAL PASS MODS RESULTS
40 Laps - OPS - 10/20/12
1) 60 - DANA REED
2) 14 - SCOTT MCDANIEL
3) 53 - ALAN WILSON
4) 21 - MIKE CARRIGAN
5) 7 - MITCH MILLER
6) 17A - SCOTT ALEXANDER
7) 66 - ANDY SHAW
8) 20 - GARY THORNE
9) 28 - MARK LUNDBLAND JR.
10) 1 - DAVIS SPRAGUE
11) 89 - RYAN PHILLIPS
12) 4 - JOSH BROWN
13) 61 - MATT GAIN
14) 08 - RUSTY BRYANT
15) 33 - BILLY DIXON
16) 00 - BILL LAKE
DNS 05 RON HENRY
OFFICIAL SPORTSMAN RESULTS
75 Laps - OPS - 10/20/12
1) 18 - CAREY MARTIN
2) 32 - JEFF MARSHALL
3) 15 - CRAIG SMITH
4) 44X - RUSTY POLAND
5) 94 - GARRETT HALL
6) 38 - DAN MCKEAGE
7) 20 - JOE PASTORE JR.
8) 44 - JARED LEDGER
9) 58 - LYMAN MCKEAGE
10) 36 - NATHAN LEAVITT
11) 10 - DONNIE MORSE
12) 93 - DAVE LANGLOIS
13) 01 - SAMMY GOODEN
14) 1 - DUSTIN BISSON
15) 34 - RICHIE MORSE
16) 22 - STEPHEN BENNETT
17) 8 - CLYDE HENNESSEY
18) 46 - BILL SPRAGUE
DNS 101 ROB DREW
OFFICIAL NELCAR LEGENDS RESULTS
50 Laps - OPS - 10/20/12
1) 23S - SHAWN BUFFINGTON
2) 2 - RYAN HAMMAR
3) 12 - CHARLIE BUXTON
4) 17 - TERRY KIRK
5) 33 - ALLAN SMITH
6) 56 - EVAN BEALIEU
7) 38 - MATTHEW BOURGOINE
8) 4 - PETER CRAIG
9) 81 - DAN WINTER
10) 8 - MATT CHAGNOT
11) 19 - KEVIN GIRARD JR.
12) 399 - BOB WEYMOUTH
13) 10 - ED GETTY
14) 25 - LARRY POIRIER
DNS 84 - MATT GRANT
OFFICIAL WILDCATS/STRICTLYS RESULTS
50 Laps - OPS - 10/20/12
1) 26 - COREY MORGAN
2) 8 - KEITH STUART
3) 12 - SKIP TRIPP
4) 34 - SPENCER MORSE
5) 5 - GUY CHILDS
6) 47 - BRIAN CASWELL
7) 03 - MAURICE YOUNG
8) 11 - DAVID TRIPP
9) 9 - RYAN ROBBINS
10) 1 - ED CONNELLY
11) 04 - ZACHARY BOWIE
12) 83 - SHAWN GILPATRICK
13) 36X - NATHAN LEAVITT
14) 40 - MAC HANNAN
15) 36 - RICHARD SPAULDING
16) 56 - KURT HEWINS
17) 777 - MIKE ST. GERMAIN
18) 3 - ROBERT MOREY
19) 39 - DREW MORSE
20) 77X - JOHN BRILL
21) 70 - DAN BEAN
22) 15 - CHRIS WARMING
DNS 70X - KIRK BEAN

Oxford Caps Off PASS North Season
Naples ME (9/26) All racing roads lead to Oxford Plains Speedway on Oct. 20 when three Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North racing series wrap up their 2012 seasons.

The final round of the PASS super late model title fight headlines Sunday's action when two second generation racers duke it out for the crown.

Cassius Clark #77 went into last weekend's penultimate round at White Mountain Motorsports Park with a slim eight point championship lead, but an early race tangle for Clark combined with a strong second place run by Travis Benjamin #17 turned the tables atop the standings. Now Benjamin's the man on top of the heap, but his eight point margin is by no means comfortable.

Clark emerged on top when the PASS traveling road show made their July Oxford stop; Benjamin had a potential race winner until problems beset the Morrill Maine racer, eventually finishing fourteenth.

There will be plenty of challengers for Sunday's win. Defending series champ Johnny Clark has pulled himself up to third in the standings, and DJ Shaw will look to rebound from two tough weeks at the track. Kyle DeSouza led a bunch of laps in July and he'll try and seal the deal Sunday. Ben Rowe has his groove back and he'll look for a win to end his PASS North season on a strong note. Same goes for Lonnie Sommerville, who is winless in 2012. White Mountain PASS winner Derek Ramstrom, the King of Oxford Plains Mike Rowe, Joey Doiron, Gary Smith and many more will do their utmost to keep Clark and Benjamin out of victory lane.

The PASS Mod series came of age in 2012, with thirty different drivers starting one or more of the eight Mod races to date. Point leader Andy Shaw #66 and Alan Wilson #53w have two wins a piece, while Rusty Bryant, Dale Shaw, Mitch Miller and Poncho Darveau have each made one victory lane appearance. Wilson, who claimed the July Oxford edition, trails Shaw by thirty markers in the standings.

The PASS Sportsman point battle is tight. Oxford veteran Carey Martin #18 is seeking a third Sportsman title and he leads the standings by nine over Craig Smith #15. Joe Pastore Jr. is ready to pounce should the top two falter; Pastore is just four points behind Smith and trails Martin by thirteen.

Saturday October 20th, it's PASS Championship Day plus 50 laps for Wildcat/Strictly Stocks and 35 laps for the NELCAR Legends.
Practice gets underway at 10:45 AM, racing at 1:30 PM.

 Visit the Oxford Plains Speedway web site at www.oxfordplains.com .

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