The Hight Chevrolet-Buick-GMC PASS 150
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by Lindsay Ellison
1) 12g - Derek Griffith - 150 Laps
2) 7 - Travis Benjamin - 150
3) 94 - Garrett Hall - 150
4) 60 - DJ Shaw - 150
5) 15 - Mike Hopkins - 150
6) 77 - Cassius Clark - 150
7) 23 - Dave Farrington Jr. - 150
8) 7L - Glen Luce - 150
9) 01 - Andy Saunders - 150
10) 18 - Bobby Seger - 149
11) 54 - Johnny Clark - 149
12) 2 - Chad Dow - 149
13) 4 - Ben Rowe - 148
14) 32 - Nick Jenkins - 147
15) 75 - Gary Smith - 100
16) 26 - Andrew McLaughlin - 99
17) 54x - Ryan Deane - 28
18) 29 - Trevor Sanborn - 22
| Entries - 95 - 6-18-17 |
PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 2 0 Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3 17 Scott Alexander, Glenburn; 4 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 5 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon; 6 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport; 7 33 Steve Jones, Saco; 8 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland; 9 5 Devin Curit, Saco; 10 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 11 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham.
Legends Cars (20 laps) 1 29 Austin Teras, Windham; 2 52 Colby Benjamin, Belmont; 3 6 Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 4 129 Charlie Buxton, Windham; 5 27 Austin MacDonald, Pictou, NS, Canada; 6 19 Chris Nelson, Oxford.
PASS Super Late Model Win for
Derek Griffith in Hight Chevrolet 150
at Speedway 95
Hermon, Maine - Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory Sunday afternoon in the Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.

Griffith and his LCM Motorsports 12 car pulled away from the pack in the closing laps after an unusually-competitive battle saw five different drivers lead - many on more than one occasion - over the first 100 circuits of the tricky, 1/3-mile oval track.

When the time came to seal the victory, Griffith, who started third, had plenty of car and rubber left to fend off all challenges and earn that first PASS Super Late Model triumph.

Former PASS champion Travis Benjamin of Morrill gave Griffith his toughest test in the waning laps, earning runner-up honors in the Belfast Variety 7, and staying close to the championship points leaders in a tight championship battle. Scarborough's Garrett Hall took a couple of turns leading the Hight 150 before eventually crossing the line in third position in his NAPA-sponsored 94.

DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, the reigning PASS North Super Late Model champion, was the only driver among the top six finishers who did not lead a lap. Shaw started 12th in the Precision JLM 60 and ended up in fourth position. Local, self-sponsored landscaper and paver Mike Hopkins of Hermon raced hard with the leaders, led the race on several occasions and claimed a hard-earned, fifth-place finish.

Cassius Clark of Farmington also set the pace aboard the Hight 77, finishing up in sixth position. Dave Farrington of Jay, Glen Luce of Turner and Ellsworth's Andy Saunders were the last three cars on the lead lap, in seventh through ninth finishing positions, respectively. Frankfort's Bobby Seger rounded out the top ten.

Benjamin and Hopkins prevailed in the 12-lap heat races that set the grid for the Hight 150 Super Late Model finale.

Ben Tinker of New Gloucester won his fifth straight PASS Mods 40-lapper, but it took a bit of racing luck to keep the streak alive after dominant performances in the first four events this year.

Andy Shaw, the five-time series champion from Center Conway, New Hampshire, held a half-straightaway lead when a late-race caution flag put Tinker alongside for a restart with three laps to go.

Tinker prevailed, Shaw earned runner-up honors, and local favorite Scott Alexander of Glenburn filled out the podium. Bruce Helmuth of Wales posted a fourth-place finish, with Lebanon's Mike Carignan rounding out the top five.

Austin Teras of Windham raced to an impressive victory in a 20-lap race for INEX Legends Cars. Belmont's Colby Benjamin claimed runner-up honors, with Bryan Lancaster of Skowhegan claiming the third-place trophy. Charlie Buxton of Windham was credited with a fouth-place finish, ahead of Nova Scotia competitor Austin MacDonald. Teras also won the heat race.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model event is set for Friday, June 23 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. For more information call (207) 539-8865.
Cassius Clark Hopes Reunion
With Former Team Can
 Fuel Run At Speedway 95
NAPLES, ME (June 15) - As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models prepare for race number eight of the 2017 season, Farmington, ME's Cassius Clark will be seeking his first series win since 2014. While the former series champion has performed well in a limited number of PASS appearances over the last few years, the numbers have still not been up to par for Clark. This Sunday afternoon, Clark and his fellow PASS competitors will head to Bangor, ME's Speedway 95 for the Hight Chevrolet/Buick/GMC 150.

Clark comes to "Maine's Family Fun Track" with three PASS North wins under his belt at the event named for his longtime sponsor, but still seeking redemption at the same time. His most recent PASS win came at Speedway 95 in 2014 after contact past the start/finish line with DJ Shaw sent Clark into a dirt berm in turn one and out for the remainder of that season.
Ultimately, team owner Corey Hight decided to cut back his racing schedule to spend more time with his family and Clark joined Canada's King Racing team. While Clark is still competing for King Racing on a partial schedule, he and Hight have reunited for 2017 looking to get back to victory lane. Not only this weekend at Speedway 95, but also in August's Oxford 250, short track racing's biggest prize, a crown jewel that either Clark or Hight have yet been able to obtain.

"We are looking forward to the Hight Chevy-Buick-GMC 150 this Sunday at Speedway 95," says Clark. "Speedway 95 provides plenty of excitement and we hope to provide plenty of that Sunday afternoon and take home the checkered flag in the Hight Chevrolet #77."

Speedway 95 has long seen some of the best short track racing in Maine. At a track once dominated by the likes of veteran names such as Sessions, Clark, and Rowe, last year's race was won by Garrett Hall, who will return to defend his title this weekend. While Hall and Clark will both be looking to return to victory lane at Speedway 95, a great battle for the championship is raging between former champions, Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, and Johnny Clark. Throw in former Oxford 250 winners Glen Luce and Travis Benjamin, along with championship contenders Derek Griffith and Dave Farrington, Jr. and this weekend's race has all the ingredients to be another classic at Speedway 95.

Action begins this Sunday at Speedway 95 with rotating practice from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, heat races beginning at 2 PM, followed by main events for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and Legends cars. Adult tickets are just $15, Jr. tickets are $5, and kids five and under are free.

PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Speedway 95 and Lee USA Speedway, along with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, can be found at

Television sponsorship inquiries for MAV TV's coverage of the Oxford 250 can be made by contacting Alan Dietz at or 704-231-2039.

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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.

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