Concludes 2004 Season At The Banquet of Champions
||PASS Champ Johnny Clark finished
2nd to Concord ace and Big 10 Series champion Freddie Query
in the Asphalt World Championships at Concord (NC)
Motorsports Park on Sunday, November
21st. Johnny had been right on Freddie's bumper with 30 to go when the #54's rear end
catch tank started to dump fluid and made the going slippery. Storming thru the dogleg,
Johnny was pulling big revs at the end of the straights out of a super new motor from
Butler and MacMaster.
Ted Christopher nailed down third in Clinton Teague's #34 PASS car.
Mike Rowe in the SP2 #24 tangled with a spinning lapped car and was out.
Talent, Teamwork & Consistency:
Johnny Clark is 2004 Pro All Stars Series Champion
|Johnny Clark drove one
of the toughest races of his career Saturday at Thompson International Speedway, staying
out of trouble and running a clean race to record a ninth place finish in the PASS
Octoberfest 100. On any other night a ninth place run would be less than satisfying for a
team thats led the series with four victories and twelve top five finishes in the
fifteen races that made up the 2004 Pro All Stars Championship chase. But Saturdays
ninth place run clinched the 2004 Pro All Stars Series Championship for the young man from
Farmingdale Maine, capping a great season for Clarks family-focused race team.
Theres never been a question that Clark has the talent to get the job done. He was
fast from the start when he got his first taste of PASS competition in 2001. Injury cut
short his first PASS season but Clark came back in 2002 with a vengeance, earning the
PASS/Northern Race Tires Rookie of the Year award with a solid string of top ten finishes
on his way to fourth in the final standings. 2003 saw Clark and his team visit victory
lane for the first time, scoring a popular win in a season that saw eventual champion Ben
Rowe dominate the podium. Clark finished second to Rowe in the title run, and looked like
he might be ready for a shot at the championship. Hed competed on all the race
tracks and had assembled all the necessary components equipment, crew and sponsors
to run with the best. But could Clark and his team handle the pressure of a
The answer was a resounding yes. Clark came out strong at the first PASS race of the
season and never let up. Throughout the year he battled back when Ben Rowe would cut his
point leads to a razor-thin margin, winning races when it counted and recording solid
finishes when a win wasnt in the cards. Brother Bobby kept making the right calls
and his entire team performed their roles almost flawlessly
Clarks first victory of 2004 came at Canaan Fair Speedway and he backed that one up
with a $25,000.00 win in his sponsors own DNK Select 250 at Unity Raceway, after a
great call by to pit for an adjustment late in the race. Clark was on unfamiliar turf at
Riverside (NH) Speedway but once again he and his team visited victory lane, then headed
north to Atlantic Canada to claim the prestigious Atlantic Car 250 at Scotia Speedworld.
In a season that saw ten different drivers visit PASS victory lane, Clark still stood out.
Clarks championship campaign was sponsored by DNK Select Used Cars, Clarks
Cars and Parts, Clark Graphics, AutoDealer Magazine and JT Race Cars.
Congratulations to Johnny Clark and all the men and women that did their
jobs so well youre the 2004 Pro All Stars Series Champions!
Donnie Whitten is PASS Rookie of
|Touring series racing is
a tough business when youre not accustomed to traveling to a new speedway every
week, learning the track and putting together a competitive set-up with limited practice.
After the race theres little time to prepare before your team is on the road to the
next stop. Thats what a first time Pro All Stars Series competitor faces throughout
the tough fifteen race schedule and Biddeford Maines Donnie Whitten outshone all the
rest in 2004 to earn the PASS/Northern Race Tires Rookie of the Year title.
Whitten had seen success on a very limited schedule in past Pro All Stars Series seasons
and ended his 2003 campaign on a strong note, running a steady and clean race in the
PASS-sanctioned DNK Select Big Dawg Challenge to record a remarkable fourth place finish.
The off-season brought the added support that the Whitten team needed when they joined
forces with the Moody Family, whos Richard Moody and Sons Construction logo has
graced winning race cars for many years. With a new race car in the stable and
Whittens old reliable ride there when needed, the team set out to become touring
Whittens season had its ups and downs, as all rookie campaigns do. But the
Whitten/Moody family merger showed steady improvement all season long, including a late
season run of four consecutive top ten finishes that sealed the rookie title. Competing in
thirteen of the Pro All Stars fifteen scheduled events The 83 team recorded five top ten
and eleven top twenty finishes, with an eighth place run at Speedway 95 topping the list.
Whitten finished the season twelfth in the final PASS point standings.
Swanzey New Hampshires Todd Patnode finished second in the standings, followed by
Corey Williams (Boothbay ME) third, Chris Ross (Malta, NY) fourth and Lianne Lombardi
(Manchester CT) fifth. Whitten joins Richie Dearborn (2001), Johnny Clark (2002) and
Travis Kheil (2003) on the elite list of PASS rookie title winners.
2004 PASS/Northern Race Tires Rookie of the Year Donnie Whitten and 2004 Series Champion
Johnny Clark will be honored at the Pro All Stars Series Banquet of Champions on Saturday
November 13th at Verillos Restaurant in Portland Maine.
|1st Practice at Thompson Int'l
Speedway on March 27th
There was a bit of sun for about 5 minutes.
We are saddened to learn that our friend and fellow competitor Scott Fraser from
Schubenacadie, Nova Scotia has passed away, the victim of a snowmobiling accident.
All of us at the Pro All Stars Series extend our deepest sympathies to Scotts
family, loved ones, and friends.
More at maritimemotorsports.com
Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org Sympathy Cards
can be mailed to: P.O. Box 105,
Shubenacadie, NS, B0N 2H0
Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry has
announced that the Pro All Stars Series will sanction as many as eleven events for the
newly created PASS Mod division in 2004.
The open wheel class will make its touring debut at White Mountain Motorsports Park
in North Woodstock New Hampshire on Saturday April 17th, joining the PASS Pro Stocks for
the D-J Equipment 150. The PASS Mods will share the spotlight at four additional Pro All
Stars Series events in 2004: Sunday April 25th and Saturday August 21st at Speedway 95 in
Hermon Maine; Sunday May 30th at Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan New Hampshire and Sunday
August 7th at Riverside Speedway in Groveton New Hampshire. In addition, the PASS Mods
will be featured at Unity Raceway on May 9th, June 19th, July 10th, August 14th and
October 16th. One additional date is currently being negotiated.
According to Mayberry, Im pleased that weve been able to work out a
basic touring schedule for the PASS Mods. These are the same open wheel racers that made
their debut at Wiscasset Raceway in 2003 and the competition was close and exciting. Our
hope is to showcase this division in Maine and New Hampshire, keeping them close to their
current home base in Maine. Its a great opportunity for drivers who would prefer to
race a lighter open wheel car to get out and compete on a number of different speedways.
There are currently eighteen of these cars built and its our belief that a solid
schedule and stable rules will encourage more teams to build them. Id like to thank
John Crawford of Unity Raceway and Dale Cullivan, Ed Beckwith, Bob Taylor and Chubby Howe
who represented the modified teams in a cooperative effort to make this series a reality
Scott Reed will oversee all PASS Mod events with
assistance from Bruce McMahon. Direct questions to Reed at (207) 625-3230 between the
hours of 6:30 and 8:30 PM.
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Feb. 20th & 21st
Oval Craft Inc. and Aluminum Racing Products have
returned to the 2004 Pro All Stars Series as product support sponsors.
Oval Craft is based in Tunnel Hill Georgia and manufacturers
a wide range of aluminum products for motorsports including dry sump tanks, racing seats,
female dry breaks and flapper valves, power steering reservoirs and much more. Their
mission is to provide the oval track racing community with aluminum racing components that
are superior in design, of the highest quality, and made from the finest materials while
maintaining the highest level of service all at the most competitive price. Oval Craft
joined the PASS Series in 2003 and will once again provide three $500.00 product
certificates for the Pro All Stars 2004 banquet of Champions drawing.
Aluminum Racing Products has its headquarters in
Greenbrier Tennessee and manufactures Aluminum, Fiberglass and steel bodies for pro
stocks, late models, super trucks and mini cup racers. .ARP has been a PASS product
sponsor since the series inception and one lucky racer will go home from the 2004
banquet with a product certificate for a complete ARP racing body.
DNK Select Used Cars of Farmingdale Maine will once
again provide the Pro All Stars Series with a sharp Chevrolet Monte Carlo pace car for the
up-coming sixteen race 2004 season. DNK has paced the field since the series
inception in 2001.
DNK Select Used Cars is certainly one of the Northeasts premiere racing
sponsors, said PASS President Tom Mayberry of the high volume used car and truck
dealer. Theyve put together a comprehensive motorsports marketing program that
includes series, race and individual team sponsorship that literally spans the region. I
appreciate Doug White and Charlie Clarks commitment to motorsports in general and
their continued support of the Pro All Stars Series in particular.
In addition to providing the series pace car, DNK Select Used Cars will sponsor the June 13th $25,000.00 to win DNK Select 250 Pro All Stars
Series event at Unity Raceway in Unity Maine. The race carries a total purse in
excess of $148,000.00. DNK continues as the primary sponsor of Johnny Clarks PASS
racer and new for 2004 is an associate sponsorship for Cassius Clarks Chapman Racing
entry. Doug White will enter his own PASS racer in the DNK Select 250 for Maine superstar
In addition to stocking over 200 late model cars and trucks, DNK specializes in late model
one-ton duallies for the racing set. Visit them at 530 Maine Avenue (Route
201) or on the web at www.DNKselect.com.
PASS Official Racing Wheel
Independent Racing Wheel has reached an agreement with
the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) to be designated as the official racing wheel of the PASS
touring Pro Stock series.
In conjunction with their newest dealer Northern Race Tires, the Oakville Connecticut
manufacturer will present three product certificates valued at $85.00, $50.00 and $30.00
respectively in a random drawing of qualified race cars at each of the sixteen 2004 Pro
All Stars Series races. These certificates may be redeemed at Northern Race Tires toward
the purchase of Independent Racing Wheels. In order to qualify for this program, an
Independent Racing Wheel decal must be displayed on both front fenders of the racecar.
In addition to the sixteen- race product certificate program, Independent Wheel will
provide a set of four ultra light Pro Stock wheels for the 2004 PASS banquet product
drawing. The total value of this program for PASS racers is $3,000.00 in 2004.
I want to thank Independent Wheel and Northern Race Tires for putting together this
program for our teams, said series President Tom Mayberry in making the
announcement. Independent Wheel manufactures state-of-the-art products to meet
todays performance needs while adhering to the tried and true philosophy of
providing superior customer service, and were pleased to designate them the official
wheel of the Pro All Stars Series.
Visit the Independent Wheel website at www.IRwheel.com or
contact Northern Race Tires at (603) 539-1566 for a full line brochure.
Once again Sunoco Race Fuel has been designated as the
official spec fuel of The Pro All Stars Series. 2004 marks the third season
that the touring Pro Stock series racers must compete with either Sunoco Supreme or
Standard racing gasoline in their fuel cell at all Pro All Stars events. The program has
successfully eliminated the use of additives and more expensive qualifying fuels in the
series, yet another means to help control the price of competition. Fuel samples are taken
by the Pro All Stars Series technical inspection team at each event to insure compliance
with the program.
We have built a strong relationship with New England Racing Fuel over the past three
seasons, says series President Tom Mayberry, and Id like to thank
Charlie and John Holland for their ongoing support of the Pro All Stars Series.
Theyve gone the extra mile to help us establish and implement the spec fuel program,
and all of our PASS competitors have benefited from their participation in our
||Sunoco Race Fuel is available at all tracks where the
as well as through New England Racing Fuels extensive dealer network including
Northern Race Tires in Ossipee, NH (603- 539-1566).
For a complete list of dealers click on the
Sunoco Race Gas logo at the left, or contact New England Racing Fuel at 860-673-9555.
The Pro All Stars kick of their sixteen race 2004 schedule with the D-J Equipment 150 at
White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock NH on Saturday April 17th. Time trials
get underway at 1 PM with racing right after time trials. For more information visit the
PASS website or www.whitemtnmotorsports.com.
Fuel Safe and Five
Star Re-Up with PASS
Two of the countrys leading racing manufacturers have renewed their
support of the Pro All Stars Series for 2004, marking their fourth season of involvement
with the Pro Stock touring series.
Fuel Safe Racing Cells, a division of Aircraft
Rubber Manufacturing Inc, has its headquarters in Bend Oregon. Fuel
Safe products provide superior quality and workmanship that exceed racers demanding
expectations and sanctioning safety specifications. From top professional teams to amateur
weekend racers Fuel Safe has become the leading choice of racers around the world. Fuel
Safe has earned the reputation for providing the ultimate level of performance,
reliability and of course safety. Fuel Safe will once again provide a 22 gallon quick
fill sportsman racing cell for the PASS banquet of champions drawing, a unique program
that gives all teams that share in the PASS point fund an equal chance to win a variety of
valuable racing components and gift certificates.
Five Star Stock Car Bodies
is also in their fourth year of participation in the PASS contingency program and will
contribute a certificate for a Five Star body to the banquet drawing as well as body
discount certificates that can be redeemed throughout their extensive dealer network. Located in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Five Star Race Car Bodies is dedicated
to providing the racing community with quality after market body panels specifically
designed for racing from the short tracks to Daytona. Five Star has nearly 120,000 square
feet of floor space dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of body panels and
accessories used in oval-based series, including PASS and most major short track series
across the country. They also produce bodies and windows for drag racing in the NHRA and
IHRA, as well as road racing series like SCCA and ASCAR.
Id like to thank both Fuel Safe and Five Star for their
on-going support of the Pro All Stars Series, said series President Tom
Mayberry. Both companies stepped up to the plate with us from year one and
were honored to represent them. Our year-end drawing for product certificates has
become one of the highlights of our annual banquet and I know our competitors truly
appreciate their contribution to our series.
Visit both companies websites by logging on to www.ProAllStarsSeries.com
and clicking on their logos on the home page. Manufacturers interested in participating in
the Pro All Stars Series contingency program should contact Norman Desjardins at (603)
387-5598 or by email at email@example.com.