Photos by Norm Marx
1) 17ma - Eddie MacDonald - 150 Laps
2) 50b - Gabe Brown - 150
3) 72x - Ryan Kuhn - 150
4) 97 - Joey Polewarczyk Jr. - 150
5) 94 - Garrett Hall - 150
6) 60s - DJ Shaw - 150
7) 02 - Brian Whalley - 150
8) 88 - Robbie Harrison - 150
9) 52d - David Darling - 150
10) 90 - Craig Weinstein - 150
11) 7b - Derek Ramstrom - 149
12) 8 - Angelo Belsito - 149
13) 12p - Bob Pelland III - 149
14) 17ri - Vinnie Arrenegado - 149
15) H27 - Wayne Helliwell Jr. - 149
16) 81 - Dan Winter - 148
17) 48 - Derek Gluchacki - 148
18) 24j - JP Josiasse - 133
19) 40 - Michael Mitchell - 101
21) 17f - Kevin Folan - 85
22) 17x - Brandon Turbish - 25
22) 12 - Dennis Spencer - 150
DNS - 36 - David Silva

The Outlaw Takes the Shootout,
Kuhn Takes the Crown

The Pro All Stars Series made its Inaugural trip to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut for the Shoreline 150. Ryan Kuhn #72 came into the event with a 26-point advantage over Gabe Brown #50 and a 27-point lead over Eddie MacDonald #17ma. Kuhn essentially would just need a solid day to capture his first PASS Championship while MacDonald and Brown would need max points in order to have a chance to steal away the crown and a whole lot of luck.

The event as always started with heat racing action. DJ Shaw #60 and "The Missile" Mike Mitchell #40 picked up the 15 lap heat wins. The Outlaw Eddie Mac was able to close the point gap slightly picking up two points in the heat race. Brown picked up a point as well, closing the gap for both to just 25 points. Kuhn would need a 13th place finish or better to win the Pass North Crown in the 23-car main event. While all three Championship contenders have scored podium finishes at the New London Waterford Speedbowl in other touring series, none of the three had ever won. That would soon change.

"The Missile" Mike Mitchell in his Davis Chassis Works #40 would have the privilege of starting on the pole with Oxford, Maine's Dennis Spencer Jr's #12 to his outside. The leader of the first lap would come from the 4th place starting position though, as Wayne Helliwell powered his #27nh around the top side of the track picking up 3 spots in 3/4 of a lap.

Helliwell looked poised to pull away but Mitchell was able to run him down and make a move to the inside on lap #21. While working on the inside of Helliwell there was slight contact and Mitchell would spin. No caution flag was waved on the speedway however as Mitchell was able to continue on in the 7th position.

The first caution would fly 11 laps later as Kevin Folan #17f took a spin on the front stretch. On the restart Joey Pole #97nh of Hudson, NH decided to take the lead. A 4-time winner at the Waterford Speedbowl,  Pole had spent the entire season racing for Richard Moody Racing in the #4nh, but for this trip to a track he has had so much success he decided to bring the family owned #97NH back out. The decision seemed to be a good one, especially as he led the field for the next few laps.

Two of the championship hopefuls were charging through the field. Eddie MacDonald being the first of the winners to break into the top 5 with Gabe Brown hot on his bumper cover. Kuhn was struggling to even find his way into the top 10, running in the 11th position on lap 38.
MacDonald made a move to the inside of Pole for the lead and took away the top spot.

While things were starting to settle out at the front of the field, things were getting exciting for Ryan Kuhn. Still running 11th with just 3 points to the good in the champioship battle, lap traffic was starting to become a factor for Kuhn. Slower cars stacked up and racing on the bottom forced Kuhn to make a three wide maneuver. At that point Kuhn must have decided it was go-time as he quickly rallied his Everett Auto Parts #72 into the 8th position.

On lap 74 a host of lap cars made contact, causing the #81 Window World Chevy of Dan Winter to go for a spin on the front stretch exiting turn 4. On the restart Joey Pole lined up to the outside of MacDonald and got the initial jump on the restart, but Macdonald was able to fight back on the inside and continue to lead while Gabe Brown was able to slither his way up into the second spot.

Kuhn continued his Championship charge into the 4th spot just before the 100-lap mark. Quietly Dennis Spencer Jr. made his way back past Gabe Brown and back into the second position, his day long high.

The action wasn't over in the event as on lap 135 J.P Jossiasse went around. It was status quo on the restart, but another caution for Seekonk Speedway standout David Darling #52 seven laps later setup some late race drama.

Eddie MacDonald took the lead once again but this time Gabe Brown was able to get to his back bumper. Two drivers that had had a season long feud were battling it out for the win in the waning laps. Brown has become notorious for taking advantage of any opportunity to better his position and hasn't been afraid to use the front bumper from time to time. Slight contact was made with MacDonald but nothing egregious enough to move him up the racetrack or slow up the Outlaw.

MacDonald was able to park the #17ma in New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the first time after two runner-up finishes on the American Canadian Tour. Brown came across second, Dennis Spencer Jr. finished third and Ryan Kuhn crossed the line ahead of Joey Pole for the 4th position and the 2022 PASS North Overall Championship.
(Finish Update: Dennis Spencer has been moved to last place.)

Ryan Kuhn entered the 2022 season never having won a Super Late Model race. He ends the season with 3 wins, 7 top 5s and 14 top 10s in just 18 races. Enough to win his first Pro All Stars Series Championship in his first attempt.

Eddie MacDonald has never really been known as a points racer, hence the name "Outlaw" from his picking and choosing races from multiple series. His season long journey proved he is one of the best in New England and will be a constant factor if he tries to do it again. While he came up 19 points shy of the PASS North Overall title, he was able to notch his second win of the season and lock up the New England South Championship.

As a great season comes to a close, keep an eye on this website for the 2022 banquet information and for the 2023 PASS schedules.


Heat Winners: DJ Shaw #60; Mike Mitchell #40

Lap Leaders: Wayne Helliwell #27nh (1-32); Joey Pole #97nh (33-38); Eddie MacDonald #17ma (39-150)

Most Laps Lead: Eddie MacDonald #17ma - 112 Laps (39-150)


Hard Charger: Gabe Brown #50 - 12 Spots (14th to 2nd )

Hard Luck: Mike Mitchell #40 - 19 Spots (1st to 20th)

Fastest Lap: Mike Mitchell #40 -14.998 (Lap 7)

Total Time of Event: 52:56:686
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by
Jay Fernandez
1) 9 - Anthony Nocella - 50 Laps
2) 97 - Matt Swanson - 50
3) 11 - Ben Seitz - 50
4) 41 - Russ Wood - 49
5) 29 - Bobby Chartier - 49
6) 5 - Rob Summers - 48
7) 51 - Dave Dugan - 48
8) 45 - Derek Ramstrom - 16
9) 2 - Eric Emhoff - 2
Nocella the Supermodied Winner,
Summers the NESS 2022 Champion

The New England Supermodified Series (NESS) also took on the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on 10/29. The all-new-for-2022 NESS Series has been slowly growing over the year, and for a late fall race in Connecticut, the nine-car field roaring around the Speedbowl was as entertaining as ever.

After pacing two out of the three practices, Anthony Nocella looked to be the favorite in the Howie Lane owned #9 car. Nocella easily won heat one posting a lap time a half second faster than his nearest competitor. While second place point man Russ Wood won heat number two after a tight battle with former NLWS supermodified winner Ben Seitz.

Russ Wood entered the day just 16 points behind Rob Summers in the yearlong points battle but gained 3 points in the heat racing action. Rob Summers end of the year struggles continued as he finished in the 6th place position two laps down. However, that was enough to secure the Championship.

Anthony Nocella was able to take off on a torrid pace in the feature, leading every lap of the event from green to checkered to pick up his first career Big Block Supermodified victory in a dominating fashion. Nocella lapped every car except Ben Seitz #11 in third place and teammate and NESS Thompson World Series winner Matthew Swanson #97 in second place.

With the win, Nocella is the third driver to win their first NESS supermodified race this season and the sixth different driver to visit victory lane in 7 races in 2022. Parity is not something normally seen in supermodified racing, but things are starting to look up for the new NESS tour.



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