JUNE 20th, 2015
Photos by Norm Marx
Laperle Gives Canadian Fans
Something to Cheer Abou
VALLEE-JUNCTION, QUEBEC (June 20) - Across the Canadian border, NASCAR star Denny Hamlin was in attendance with the #11 Denny Hamlin Foundation car to battle the stars of the Pro All Stars Series. When the checkers flew, it was St. Denis, Quebec native Patrick Laperle who would come home victorious. The #91 of Laperele would start the 150-lap event from the pole and other than a handful of laps would dominate the event.

The first caution would fly at lap 30 when the #7 of Mike Rowe would spin after contact entering turn 3. On the restart, Laperle would maintain his lead followed by PASS regulars, #17 of Travis Benjamin, #77 of Cassius Clark, #60 of DJ Shaw, and the #7L of Glen Luce. Another caution would quickly follow on lap 34 for the #33QC of Philippe Poulin. After the restart, Laperle would continue to lead the event through Lap 55 when contact in Turn 3 between Luce and the #73 of Joey Doiron would bring out the caution and end the night for both drivers.

Following the restart, the #54 of Johnny Clark would join Laperle and Benjamin to enter the top three. The fourth caution of the evening would come at Lap 71 when the #40QC of David Michaud who would find himself off the track in turn two and in need of the wrecker, ending his night. The ensuing green flag would see the #17 of Benjamin take the lead away from Laperle with the #60 of DJ Shaw following him into second place. One lap later, Laperle would move past Shaw for second and retake the lead from Benjamin on lap 75.

A quick caution on Lap 91 would again bunch up the field. Laperle continued to lead and caution would fall again on Lap 126 for hard contact in Turn 1 between the 74QC of Kevin Lacroix and the 14ON of Sean Kennedy, ending the evening for Lacroix. After the restart, Hamlin would move into the top five for the first time of the event. Benjamin mounted his last bid for the win on the restart with the final caution of the event falling just three laps later on Lap 129 for the #2QC of Jacques Poulin.

After the final restart, Laperle would retake the lead and not look back. Laperle would be followed to the stripe by Cassius Clark, Travis Benjamin, D Shaw, and Mike Rowe. Young Canadian drive Raphael Lessard would have his best finish to date with the PASS Series in 6th and NASAR star Hamlin would finish the night in 7th.

The AIM Recycling USA PASS North Super Late Model race next at on Friday, June 26 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.

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1) 91QC - Patrick Laperle - 150 Laps
2) 77 - Cassius Clark - 150
3) 17 - Travis Benjamin - 150
4) 60 - DJ Shaw - 150
5) 7 - Mike Rowe - 150
6) 71 - Raphael Lessard - 150
7) 11 - Denny Hamlin - 150
8) 54 - Johnny Clark - 150
9) 00 - Bryan Kruczek - 150
10) 27QC - Alexander Gingras - 150
11) 14ON - Sean Kennedy - 150
12) 32 - Nick Jenkins - 150
13) 75 - Gary Smith - 150
14) 97QC - Jacques Poulin - 150
15) 2QC - Dany Poulin - 128
16) 74QC - Kevin Lecroix - 124
17) 40QC - David Michaud - 70
18) 4N - Ben Rowe - 61
19) 7L - Glen Luce - 55
20) 73 - Joey Doiron - 54
21) 83QC - Martin Goulet - 51
22) 33QC - Philippe Poulin - 33
DNS - 84QC - Martin Latulippe

NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin to Appear
at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 20th
for PASS North SLM 150

During a press conference held at La Cache à Maxime on Friday May 22nd, the promoters of Autodrome Chaudière, André Poulin and Yves Pelchat announced the name of the NASCAR star who will be present with PASS for the June 20th program.

Always working to make Autodrome Chaudiere a diversified motorsports complex, developers have introduced novelties such as Beauces Lapping Days Night and Drifts.

But it has also been imperative for them to continue to grow and expand on the stock car programs initiated by Mr. Dany Lagacé and Kevin Roberge over the past two years that has led Autodrome Chaudière to international fame.

One of the events that contributed greatly to this status for the last two years has been the appearance of a star from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series who has joined drivers from the AIM Recycling PASS North Super Late Model Series for one race each year.This event, which has become a must see, is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events of the

With the early season injury to Kyle Busch, who has appeared for the last two years, the fan expectation was at a high to see who would fill that role in 2015. Mr. Pelchat and Mr. Poulin wanted to chose a driver who was recognized both for his successes and accessibility to the fans. Without the invaluable work of Kevin Roberge, who was tirelessly involved in this project, the appearance of Denny Hamlin wouldn't have been possible.

Hamlin who will join the PASS series on June 20th has a strong resume:

- 2006 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie of the Year
- 24 victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
- 11 victories in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
- In 2012 he finished in 6th position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship
- In 2014 he finished 3rd in points for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

It is with great pride and excitement that Autodrome Chaudière welcomes the NASCAR driver of the FedEx sponsored car #11 Denny Hamlin.

Tickets will be on pre-sale this Friday May 29th at noon at a cost of $ 45. For all tickets purchased in pre-sale, there will be the chance to win one of the 50 spots available to meet and greet Denny Hamlin and get an autograph on the track. You will also be able to choose your seat at 1:30 PM before the gates are for general admission ticket holders.

To purchase advance tickets, contact Autodrome Chaudiere by phone at


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

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