151st career main event win for Hall of Famer tops busy racing card
Oxford, ME - Mike Rowe of Turner, Maine raced to his 151st Oxford Plains Speedway main event win, earning a trip to victory lane in his maiden voyage aboard Peter Petit's lucky number 7 in AIM Recycling Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday afternoon, while Joey 'Pole' Polewarczyk prevailed in the co-headlining ACT Late Model Tour 150-lapper.

Rowe, a 64-year-old veteran, multi-time track champion and all-around legend at the speedway where he was a track titlist a full four decades ago, waged a race-long battle with reigning series champion DJ Shaw of Conway, New Hampshire for supremacy in a thrilling 150-lapper for the ultra-quick AIM Super Late Models.

Shaw kept the pressure on through much of the opening day test, yet Rowe was able to slam the door shut and keep it that way, earning his first trip to victory lane in his first start with Petit, clearly a career highlight for the car owner.

Westbrook's Tony Ricci was fast all day long and raced to a career-best third-place finish in the AIM Recycling Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model class.

David Oliver of Standish overcame a disadvantageous starting position to post a fourth-place finish after some outstanding work in the cockpit in the HP Hood 21. Garrett Hall of Scarborough impressed with an outstanding fifth-place finish in the Super Late Model finale.

Rounding out the top ten were Cassius Clark of Farmington, Reid Lanpher of Manchester;Joey Dorion of Berwick; Brian Hoar of Colchester, Vermont and Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vermont.

Joey Polewarczyk of Merrimack, New Hampshire led wire-to-wire in the 150-lap co-headline race for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models presented by Dave's Small Engine and Walker Mowers.

"Joey Pole's" chief rival en route to the checkered flag was Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire, claiming runner-up honors after several tough battles from his ninth starting position aboard the Bruce Berharndt Ford.

Nick Sweet of Barre, Vermont nailed down a third-place finish aboard the Eric Chase 40 after pressuring the eventual winner for a healthy portion of the 150-lapper.

Perhaps the most impressive drive of the day in the ACT race was turned in by Emily Packard of East Montpelier, Vermont. , going wheel-to-wheel throughout the event to move from 20th starting position to end up in fourth position.

Jimmy Herbert of Williamstown, Vermont rounded out the top five in the ACT 150. Rounding out the top ten were Jeff White, Travis Stearns, Mike Ziter, Rich Dubeau and Jonathan Bouvrette.
Reigning and multi-time PASS Mod kingpin Andy Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire kicked off his title defense with the Sumner Sessions-owned zero team in championship style, scoring the top step on the podium following a competitive 35-lapper for the PASS open-wheelers.

Shaw's closest rival under the checkered flag was Newburgh racer Scott Alexander, with fourth-generation OPS hotshoe Ryan Robbins grabbing the final trophy. Buxton's Doug McClure crossed the finish line in fourth position, followed by heat race winner Matt Sanborn of Westbrook.

In the 25-lap main event for Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks Oxford's Josh Childs got an early jump on Zach Emerson of Sabattus, and fended off several challenges from Emerson to kick off his season in triumphant fashion. Turner's Calvin Rose, Jr. outgunned Naples racer Keith Stuart in a race-long battle for third position, and the final trophy offered. Richard Spaulding of Lisbon rounded out the top five.

Anthony Nocella of Woburn, Massachusetts raced from the back of the pack into victory lane in a non-stop 30-lap feature event for the Wicked Cool Midgets. Kevin Hutchens of Waterboro took advantage of a front row starting spot and built an impressive lead while Nocella patiently moved into contention, making his winning move with only a couple of laps remaining. DJ Moniz of Fairhaven, MA claimed the final podium position.
Photos by
Norm Marx
AIM Recycling Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model 150 presented by Kenny U Pull It:
1 7 Mike Rowe, Turner; 2 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3 55 Tony Ricci, Westbrook; 4 David Oliver, Standish; 5 94x Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 6 77 Cassius Clark, Farmington; 7 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 8 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick; 9 37 Brian Hoar, Colchester, VT;  10 33 Richie Dearborn, Hollis; 11 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 12 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 13 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 14 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth; 15 Bobby Timmons, Windham; 16 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 17 4 Ben Rowe, Turner; 18 5x Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 19 88 Jeff Taylor, Farmington; 20 22 Scott Farrington, Minot; 21 20 Mike Landry, Oakland; 22 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 23 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarkt, NH; 24 17 Travis Benjamin, Morrill; 25 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 26 11 Tyler King, Livermore Falls; 27 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 28 55 Brent Dragon, Milton, VT; 29 73 Adam Polvinen, Auburn; 30 71 Raphael Lessard, St. Joseph Beauce, QC; 31 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Merrimack, NH; 32 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon; 33 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 34 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 35 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 36 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, 37 29 Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield; 38 80 Kyle DeSouza, East Providence, RI.
Dave's Small Engine Walker Mowers 150 American-Canadian Tour Late Models:
1 Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Merrimack, NH; 2 Wayne Helliwell Jr., Dover, NH; 3 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 4 Emily Packard, East Montpelier, VT; 5 Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT; 6 Jeff White, Winthrop; 7 Travis Stearns, Auburn, 8 Mike Ziter, Williamstown, VT; Rich Dubeau, Plainfield, NH; 10 Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC; 11 Brandon Atkins, AuSable Forks, NY; 12 Rowland Robinson Jr., Steuben; 13. Larry Gelinas, Buxton; 14 Aaron Fellows, Croydon, NH; 15 Jeremy Welch, Tamworth, NH; 16 Glenn Martel, Belmont, NH; 17 Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI; 18. (16) Quinny Welch, Lancaster, NH; 19 Corey Mason, Groveton, NH; 20 Bryan Mason, Stark, NH; 21 Bobby Pelland, Cranston, RI; 22 Jimmy Linardy, Somerville, MA; 23 Matt Anderson, Franklin, NH; 24 Bradley Babb, Windham; 25 Kyle Welch, Newport, NH; 26 Boomer Morris, Barre, VT
PASS Mods (35 laps) 1 0 Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 2 17a Scott Alexander, Newburgh; 3 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 4 22 Doug McClure, Buxton; 5 64 Matt Sanborn, Westbrook; 6 89 Ryan Phillips, Buxton; 7 33 Billy Dixon, Waterboro.
Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stocks (25 laps) 1 3 Josh Childs, Oxford; 2 23 Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 3 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 4 8 Keith Stuart, Naples; 5 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 6 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 7 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds; 8 24 Jonathan Emerson, Sabattus; 9 26 Corey Morgan, Lewiston; 10 777 Mike St. Germain, Auburn; 11 99 Paul Harmon.
Wicked Cool Midgets (30 laps) 1 76 Anthony Nocella, Woburn; 2 27 Kevin Hutchens, East Waterboro; 3 18 DJ Moniz, Fairhaven, MA; 4 25 Richie Morrocco, Plainville, MA; 5 44 Christian Briggs, Acushnet, MA; 6 30 Paul Scally, Randolph, MA; 7 42 Juris Kupris, Williamsburg, NY; 8 2 Jim Cataldo, Sterling, MA; 9 46 Andy Barrows, New Ipswich, NH; 10 37 John Townsend, New Gloucester.
1) 7 - Mike Rowe - 150 Laps
2) 60 - DJ Shaw - 150
3) 55 - Tony RIcci - 150
4) 21 - David Oliver - 150
5) 94x - Garret Hall - 150
6) 77 - Cassius Clark - 150
7) 59 - Reid Lampher - 150
8) 73 - Joey Doiron - 150
9) 37vt - Brian Hoar - 150
10) 33 - Richie Dearborn - 150
11) 60b - Tim Brackett - 150
12) 09 - Jeremy Davis - 150
13) 7L - Glen Luce - 150
14) 84 - Scott Mulkern - 150
15) 48 - Bobby Timmons - 150
16) 54 - Johnny Clark - 149
17) 4 - Ben Rowe - 149
18) 5x - BobbyTherrien - 149
19) 88 - Jeff Taylor - 149
20) 22 - Scott Farrington - 149
21) 20 - Mike Landry  - 149
22) 23 - David Farrington Jr. - 149
23) 00 - Brian Kruczek - 149
24) 17 - Travis Benjamin - 149
25) 5 - Dillon Moltz - 149
26) 11 - Tyler King - 149
27) 94 - Shawn Martin - 148
28) 55vt - Brent Dragon - 148
29) 73me - Adam Polvinen - 148
30) 71qc - Raphael Lassard - 147
31) 97 - Joey Polewarczyk - 147
32) 15 - Mike Hopkins - 137
33) 16 - Travis Stearns - 123
34) 25 - Shawn Knight - 118
35) 61 - TJ Brackett - 101
36) 14 - Scott McDaniel - 76
37) 29 - Trevor Sanborn - 56
38) 80 - Kyle DeSouza - 14
PASS And ACT Prepare For Historic Doubleheader At Oxford Plains Speedway
NAPLES, ME (April 9) - What once seemed like an impossibility will be a reality in in just over a week when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models race on the same weekend at the same race track for the first time in history. On Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Northeast's two premier stock car sanctioning bodies will kick off their 2015 season with Twin 150 lappers. New series sponsors, AIM Recycling and Kenny U-Pull will present the PASS portion of the history making event, while Dave's Small Engine Repair and Walker Mowers sponsor the ACT Late Model race.

Hudson, NH's Joey Polewarczyk is the defending ACT Late Model champion, but has raced extensively throughout his career in Super Late Models. Polewarczyk most recently drove a PASS Super Late Model in last year's Mason Dixon Meltdown. "Joey Pole" as he is known throughout the racing fraternity, along with Maine's Travis Stearns, plan to compete in both the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull feature and the ACT Late Model race. Although he knows 300 laps at Oxford Plains Speedway will not be easy, Polewarcyzk is excited about his busy weekend.

"It's challenging just to run one car and try to get the handling great for the race," says Polewarcyzk. "But now the challenge is to get both cars, spending as much time on both cars as you can, to try and get them handling the best for a long run and a long race. But I feel confident with my crew that we'll be able to get both cars running well."

Polewarcyzk will not be alone at Oxford Plains when it comes to talented ACT Late Model drivers. Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell, Jr., the 2012 and 2013 ACT Late Model champion will be there, along with Jeff White of Winthrop, ME. White is a former Oxford Plains Speedway track champion and winner of the ACT Late Model event at Oxford in 2011.

Both races will be chalked full of exceptional racers looking forward to being a part of this historic event. Berwick, ME's Joey Doiron has already gotten three races under his belt this season and sits second in PASS South Super Late Model points. Having been part of several major races in his career, including the AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, Doiron realizes how big this event is, not only for New England, but for short track racing in general.

"I'm excited to get back to Oxford in our family car, we've been really good there the last two years, and we were finally able to get a win at Oxford in the last race there," said Doiron, driver of the JBJ Machine-sponsored #73. "Hopefully we're able to turn the year around after a few bad runs in front of the huge crowd that should be at Oxford Plains next weekend."

One of the best fields in PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull history is expected on Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Doiron will be joined by defending series champion DJ Shaw, former champions Johnny Clark, Cassius Clark, and Ben Rowe. Two-time defending AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull winner Travis Benjamin is always a strong contender at Oxford Plains along with 3-time race winner Mike Rowe. Quebec is represented in the early entries by Eric St Gelais and Raphael Lessard and Nova Scotia's Cole Butcher will be coming from the Canadian Maritimes. Vermont's Brent Dragon and Connecticut's Dillon Moltz will be joined by a strong contingent from New Hampshire including Matt Frahm, Bryan Kruczek, and Andy Shaw. And, as would be expected, a strong list of drivers from Maine will be contenders led by Tim and TJ Brackett, Richie Dearborn, Dave Farrington, Jr., Michael Landry, Reid Lanpher, Glen Luce, Shawn Martin, Scott McDaniel, Scott Mulkern, David Oliver, Tony Ricci, and Bobby Timmons.

Opening weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway begins on Friday, April 17 with rotating practice for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull, ACT Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Wicked Cool Midgets and Street Stocks starting at 1 PM. On Saturday, April 18, rotating practice starts at 9:30 AM, with heat races beginning at 2 PM, followed by the main events.

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.

And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
HP Hood Joins PASS/OPS 2015 Season
The Pro All Stars Series and Oxford Plains Speedway are excited to announce that HP Hood has come on as a sponsor for the 2015 Season. Hood has been a great supporter of auto racing throughout the years and we are very thrilled to have their support for this season.

HP Hood will be the title sponsor of the August 2nd PASS Race at Oxford Plains Speedway along with sponsoring qualifying for the AIM PASS North Super Late Models at all four PASS Races at Oxford Plains Speedway including the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling USA 250 presented by Kenny U Pull.
Cassius Clark Ready For AIM Recycling PASS North
Return This Weekend At Oxford Plains
NAPLES, ME (April 16) - For race fans throughout New England and Canada, the wait is nearly over for one of the most anticipated events in recent short track racing history. On Saturday, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Mate Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will compete on the same racing car at Oxford Plains Speedway for the first time ever. While fans and competitors have patiently been awaiting this event, perhaps no one has been looking forward to it more than Farmington, ME's, Cassius Clark.

Clark captured his first PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull championship in 2013 and was once again in contention for the title last year. But, an accident at Speedway 95 as Clark took the checkered flag for his second PASS win of the season, sent him prematurely to the sidelines for the final three races of the year.

"A day doesn't go by that I don't think about how our season ended last year," says Clark. "I'm disappointed that we didn't get the chance to finish the season out, but I'm anticipating our return to the track in a brand new piece."

That piece will be a completely brand new Hight Chevrolet #77 for 2015. A new Port City Chassis has Clark excited for the new season.

"Our team will be more ready than ever," says Clark. "This is the first time in my career that I will be driving a car that is completely new and I'm really looking forward to it. I have no doubt that I'll have the best equipment and people surrounding me to help steer into victory lane where we left off last year."

Lessons learned in last year's AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull have Clark confident heading into this weekend's PASS season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway. And while he is excited for this weekend, Clark will continue to stay focused on the 250 as the year progresses, a race that has eluded him to this point.

"The Oxford 250 is at the top of our list," said Clark. "We've come up short the last two years and, if a late race caution hadn't of come out last year, we may have had a different outcome. We felt like we learned a lot about our flat track program in that race and our season started to turn around at that point. Unfortunately, we weren't able to compete in the final race at Oxford, but all of us on the Hight Motorsports Team are looking forward to hauling our new car up to Oxford Plains on April 18."

One of the best fields in PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull history is expected to join Clark on Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Opening weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway begins on Friday, April 17 with rotating practice for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull, ACT Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Wicked Cool Midgets and Street Stocks starting at 1 PM. On Saturday, April 18, rotating practice starts at 9:30 AM, with heat races beginning at 2 PM, followed by the main events.


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