Dominates On Way To MODS Title
(9/28) Andy Shaw #66 passed under the checkers first in
the PASS Mod season finale at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
to claim his fifth win of the 2010 season and the 2010
PASS Mod Championship.
The Center Conway New
Hampshire racer’s 2010 statistics are enviable, to say
the least. A batting average of .500 is unheard of in
most every sport but Shaw managed to win fifty percent
of the ten race PASS Mod schedule and finish in the top
five in all ten starts.
The Team 66 gang took
home wins at Riverside Speedway (2), Beech Ridge Motor
Speedway (2) and Canaan Fair Speedway. Shaw topped Alan
Wilson and Scott McDaniel by 51 markers in the final
point tally. Twenty one different drivers attempted one
or more Mod series races in 2010. Shaw now has ten
feature wins since making the move to the affordable
PASS open wheelers in 2008.
Like any championship
team there’s a whole bunch of individuals behind the
scenes that played a role in Shaw’s success. Michael
Sheaff, Steve Chaput, Tony Mason, Mark Lundblad & Mark
Lundblad Jr all played important roles in the
championship season. Shaw’s 2010 sponsors include
PetExpectations.com, Dale Shaw Race Cars, Albany Auto,
Khiel Excavation, Speed51.com, Precision JLM, Innovative
Specialties and Finish Line Photography.
title carried on a family championship legacy that began
with his grandfather Henry Shaw Sr. and continued with
his dad Henry Jr., his Uncle Dale Shaw and his cousin
D.J. Shaw. Cousin Crystal Shaw Weir shares ownership of
Shaw’s PASS Mod with her husband Dave.
Wilson #53 hasn’t been a rookie for a long, long time
but the Hebron Maine racer took on that role in 2010
when he decided to make his move to PASS Mods. The
popular veteran earned his first series win at Spud
Speedway and scored six top fives along the way. Scott
McDaniel #14 had plenty of top threes amongst his seven
top fives. Wayne Whitten Jr. #2 and Bill Dixon #33 each
scored a win on their way to fourth and fifth in the
final standings. Jon Brill #77 and Sumner Sessions #50
started all ten events, earning six and seventh in the
final tally. Leo Oliveira #53 and 2006 and 2007 series
champ Chris Staples #5 each visited the winner’s circle
on one occasion.
PASS MODS TOP THREE AT
RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY ON 7/31:
L to R - Wayne
Whitten Jr. #2, 3rd; Winner Andy Shaw #66;
MacDaniel #14, 2nd.
PASS Mod Win Number
for Shaw at Riverside
Naples ME (8/1) Andy Shaw came back strong after
an early race tangle to pass Scott McDaniel on a lap 25
restart and win his third Pro All Stars Series (PASS)
Mod feature of 2010 at Groveton New Hampshire’s
Riverside Speedway. The win was Shaw’s eighth feauture
victory in the ultracompetitive PASS open wheel
FULL RACE PAGE with RESULTS/PHOTOS
PASS MODS AT CANAAN ON SAT. 7/24
Dixon Claims First
Victory of 2010 in PASS Mod Action at Canaan
Canaan, New Hampshire - The PASS Mods took to
the banks at the Awesome Asphalt at Canaan Speedway
Saturday for their second visit of the season in 2010
with Waterboro Maine’s Billy Dixon charging from the
rear to take the victory.
Starting from the
pole position Richard Ferreira of Raynham, MA took the
command at the front of the field over Sumner Sessions.
On lap three caution was displayed for the 33 of
Billy Dixon after contact coming off turn 4 causing the
driver to spin into the infield dropping him to the rear
of the field. On the ensuing restart Ferreira once again
took the lead with Hebron Maine’s Alan Wilson in pursuit
until lap 6 with Wilson making the bid on the inside to
pace the field with Livermore Maine’s Scott Mcdaniel
Wilson and Mcdaniel set a quick
pace and opened up a 15 car length lead over the hotly
contested battle for third with Bridgeton Maine’s Jon
Brill, North Conway New Hampshire’s Andy Shaw as well as
Arundel Maine’s Wayne Whitten Jr. until lap 27 when
contact between Kevin Douglas and Wanderson Oliveira
sent Douglas spinning bringing out the events second
On the restart the second place starter
of McDaniel failed to come up to speed which triggered a
multi car altercation at the start involving McDaniel,
Shaw, Whitten and Sessions ending the day for Whitten.
Once back underway Wilson assumed command until lap
31 when Dixon charged by Wilson off turn 2 to pace the
field the final laps to pick up his first victory of the
season. Wilson held on for second recording his best
finish of 2010 in his first season with the series and
Brill placing third. Rounding out the top 5 were
Ferreira 4th and Shaw 5th.
Dixon’s Victory makes
him the 5th different winner in 6 events in 2010.
The PASS Mods next event will be on Saturday July 31
at Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway with the
PASS North Super Late model Series.
1. #33 Billy Dixon 2. #53w Alan Wilson 3. #77 Jon Brill
4. #56 Richard Ferreira 5.#66 Andy Shaw 6. #18 Mike
7. #50 Sumner Sessions 8. #6 Kevin Douglas
9. #53 Wanderson Oliveira
10. #14 Scott McDaniel 11.
#2 Wayne Whitten Jr. DNS #85 Mitch Miller
Jon Brill, Winner Chris
Staples, & Wayne Whitten Jr.
Staples Masters PASS Mods
|Chris Staples has seen success in nearly every
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North division; he’s
a two time Mod champ, he’s raced up front in the
now dormant Outlaw division, and he has a Beech
Ridge super late model win to his credit.
Saturday Staples returned to Beech Ridge one
year after his first super late model victory,
but this time he was back behind the wheel of
his PASS Mod. After a year’s hiatus from the
PASS Mod ranks, Staples returned to victory lane
in the open wheel series lid lifter at the
Scarborough Maine speed plant. Staples now has
twelve wins in the fast, fun and affordable
Wayne Whitten Jr. charged through
the field for second and John Brill started his
season off right with a third place finish.
Early leader Greg Ellis settled for fourth; Bill
Dixon, Andy Shaw, Kevin Douglas, Scott McDaniel
Sumner Sessions and Wanderson Oliviera claimed
fifth through tenth.
A ten minute red
flag for an incident that saw Ryan Morgan park
his mod atop Andy Shaw ride was the only flag to
slow the 40 lap feature. Shaw raced back to
sixth at the checkers but the lack of caution
flags hindered his forward progress. The entry
list featured several teams making their PASS
Mod debut including Kevin Douglas in seventh and
Alan Wilson, who shook the gremlins out of his
new ride to finish eleventh.
Greg Ellis claimed heat race victories.
The PASS Mods take a spring break before
returning to action at Unity Raceway on June 20.
The raceway is on line at
Official PASS Mod
Finish – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway –
Scarborough ME – 5/1/10
5 Chris Staples, Brunswick ME 2) 2x Wayne
Whitten Jr Arundel ME 3) 77 John Brill
4) 29 Greg Ellis, Hermon 5) 33 Bill
Dixon, N Waterboro 6) 66 Andy Shaw, Ctr Conway
7) 18 Kevin Douglas, Sidney 8) 14 Scott
McDaniel, Livermore 9) 50 Sumner Sessions,
10) 53 Wanderson Olivera, Raynham, MA
11) 53w Alan Wilson, Hebron 12) 56 Dan
13) 31 Ryan Morgan, Mystic, CT 14) 56x Richard Ferreith, Raynham, MA 15) 85
Mitch Miller, W Boylston, MA 16) 20 Charlie
MODS POINTS HERE
FULL RACE PAGE with
SLM, MODS, & SPORTSMAN RESULTS/PHOTOS HERE
PASS Mod Schedule
SUN. 4/18 - SPEEDWAY 95 - HERMON, ME
SAT. 5/1 - BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
- SCARBOROUGH, ME
SUN. 6/20 - UNITY RACEWAY -UNITY, ME
SAT. 7/3 - CANAAN SPEEDWAY - CANAAN, NH
SAT. 7/10 - BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
- SCARBOROUGH, ME
TUES. 7/13 - LEE USA SPEEDWAY - LEE, NH
SAT. 7/24 - CANAAN SPEEDWAY - CANAAN, NH
SAT. 7/31 - RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY - GROVETON, NH
SUN. 8/15 - RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY - GROVETON, NH
SAT. 8/21 - SPUD SPEEDWAY - CARIBOU, ME
SAT.-SUN. 9/11 - 12 - BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY - SCARBOROUGH, ME
"PASS 400 WEEKEND"