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DEREK RAMSTROM WINS THE ALL-STARS 200

Derek Ramstrom (#35) took his first PASS win over Mike Rowe in 2nd (#2, right) and Ben Rowe in 3rd (#4, left).

 
    Derek Ramstrom’s the PASS North Star at All Star

Naples ME – (July 31, 2008) There was a gap of thirty three days between qualifying and the rain delayed Pro All Stars Series (PASS) All-Stars 200 feature at All Star Speedway Wednesday night, but for Derek Ramstrom the wait was worthwhile. The 16 year old PASS super late model sophomore capitalized on Johnny Clark’s misfortune to take over the lead on lap 174, and he kept some of the toughest super late model drivers in the country in his rear view mirror to capture his first PASS North super late model feature win. Ramstrom withstood the pressure of several restarts with Mike Rowe alongside and Ben Rowe on his back bumper to seal the victory. Mike and Ben came home second and third respectively and Johnny Clark recovered from a flat tire that took him out of the race lead to salvage a fourth place finish. Travis Benjamin continued to build on his most consistent PASS season to date, finishing fifth.

Richie Dearborn and Steve Berry brought the field to the green ad Dearborn wasted little time taking command; Dearborn, Berry, Kelly Moore and Travis Benjamin battled up front early on and Berry wrestled the lead from Dearborn briefly before Dearborn took command again on lap 49.

PASS permitted teams to change two tires in the extra distance event, and pit strategy began to come into play during a lap eighty-one caution. Dearborn hit pit road and was joined by D.J. Shaw, Scott Chubbuck, Johnny Clark, Mike Rowe, Ben Rowe and Cassius Clark. Moore assumed the top spot, with Berry, Adam Bates, Travis Benjamin, Trevor Sanborn and Ramstrom lined up behind. Moore took the lead on the restart but a bump and run from Berry gave him a lane to get under Moore and Bates, Sanborn and Ramstrom followed suit, dropping Moore to fifth.

Eighteen laps later Berry pitted from the lead, handing it over to Trevor Sanborn. Sanborn led at the half way mark but Johnny Clark had taken advantage of his fresh rubber to race all the way back to second. Rich Eaton and Adam Bates got together right after the crossed flags, a wreck that ended Bates night. Ramstrom joined the queue on pit Road at lap 102, one of the last front runners to make his stop. Twenty three of the twenty five starters were still in action at the half-way mark.

Up front it was all Johnny Clark from laps 102 to lap 174. He had plenty of challengers though, as Ramstrom, both Rowes and Benjamin were all giving chase. Saturday nights’ Riverside Speedway winner looked like he was in line to chalk up two PASS features in five nights. But Clark’s racing luck ran out and his flat right front handed Ramstrom a lead he’d never give up. A fast car, great pit strategy and a heaping helping of talent all combined to give the Ramstrom family team a well deserved and hard earned PASS North Super Late Model victory.

The PASS North super late models head north of the border on Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th for the 8th annual Atlantic CAT 250 at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax Nova Scotia. Scotia Speedworld is on line at www.scotiaspeedworld.ca.
 
Official Finish – PASS North Super Late Model 200 – All-Star Speedway – Epping NH - 7/30

1) 35-Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston MA W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
2) 2- Mike Rowe Turner ME,P.T. Watts Chev
3) 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner ME Hancock Lumber Ford
4) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell ME Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
5) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill ME Irving/Blue Canoe Variety Ford
6) 60-DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway NH Precision JLM Ford
7) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington ME E.J. Prescott Ford
8) 7W - Donnie Whitten, Wells ME Monster Energy Chev
9) 97 - Walt Hammond, Orange NH Enfield Plumbing and Heating Dodge
10) 44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield ME Richard Moody and Sons Ford
11) 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham ME Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
12) 10 – Steve Knowlton, Ipswich MA Ciotti Racing Products Chev
13) 14M - Matt Frahm, Salem NH WDW/Lambert Roofing Chev
14) 22 - Harry Olson (R), Salisbury MA Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
15) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough ME NAPA Auto Parts Chev
16) 4E-Rich Eaton, Seabrook NH Jones Financial Network Chev
17) 04 - Jamie Swallow Jr, Stark NH IBEW Local 104 Dodge
18) 1C-Sam Sessions, W Paris ME CAT Scales/Crete Carriers Chev
19) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis ME Chadwick BaRoss Chev
20) 77 - Scott Chubbuck, Dresden ME Hight Chevrolet Chev
21) O9 - Jeremy Davis, Tamworth NH Cotton Trucking Chev
22) 00Q-Ginny Quinones, Penn Argyl PA APS Powder Coating Chev
23) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner NH Weaver Bros Construction Chev
24) 88-Bobby Tripp, Westport MA D&R Enterprises Chev
25) 7C – Jimmy Chambers(R),Atkinson NH Dieselland Chev

Johnny Clark’s Back in PASS North Victory Lane
at Riverside Speedway


Naples ME (July 27,2008) Johnny Clark took the high road around a fading Cassius Clark on lap 99 and led the final 31 laps to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Summerfest 150 at Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway. The victory was the second of 2008 for the two time PASS North Super Late Model Champion. Travis Benjamin, Derek Ramstrom, Ben Rowe and Adam Bates completed the top five in the rain shortened event that took the checkers at lap 130.

Cassius Clark looked like he’d be tough to beat in the first two thirds of the race. Lining up third behind the front row of Derek Ramstrom and Alan Wilson, he raced under Ramstrom for the lead on lap five. The field stayed green for sixty one laps and Clark was clearly in control, his EJ Prescott Fusion hooked up on the bottom and pulling away from the field.

Meanwhile, the skies were darkening and the crossed flags that would signify a completed feature were approaching. At the seventy five lap mark it was Cassius Clark, Alan Wilson, Ramstrom and Kelly Moore first through fourth; Johnny Clark had raced his Clark’s Car Crushing Chevy up to fifth from his twelfth place spot on the starting grid. The pace picked up as the black clouds approached, and the front of the field shuffled on a lap 80 restart. Ramstrom got by Wilson to regain the second spot and Johnny Clark shot up to third with Wilson now fourth and Travis Benjamin fifth.

At lap 90 Cassius had pulled out to a ten car length lead but Johnny was charging, taking the outside line around Ramstrom for second. Suddenly the field was reeling Cassius in. Johnny drove around him unchallenged for the lead on lap 99; Cassius had lost a power steering belt, ending a strong run that looked like his best shot at a 2008 PASS North victory to date.

Travis Benjamin had the leader in his sights and went around Ramstrom for second on lap 106, but Clark maintained a solid lead to the checkers and Benjamin would be denied his first PASS victory once again. Alan Wilson’s great run came to an abrupt end on lap 128, the victim of a flat tire that sent him spinning off turn four. Ben Rowe nipped Adam Bates for fourth at the finish, a great come back after a heat race miscue forced him to start eighteenth.

Derek Ramstrom and Alan Wilson each won heat races. D.J. Shaw was the rookie of the race, finishing eleventh after starting nineteenth.

The PASS North Super Late Models return to All-Star Speedway in Epping New Hampshire Wednesday evening July 30th for the rain –postponed All-Star 200 feature and an under card that includes All-Stars’ own fast 4s, fast 8s and Classic Lites. Gates open at 5:00 PM, the racing goes green at 7:00 PM and the All-Star 200 will take to the track at approximately 8:00 PM for 200 green flag laps of Super Late Model thunder and lightning.

Visit the Pro All Stars Series on the web at www.racewithpass.com. All-Star Speedway is on line at
www.all-starspeedway.com .

Official Finish – Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model Summerfest 130
Riverside Speedway – Groveton, New Hampshire - 7/26/2008


1) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowel,l ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
2) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - Irving/Blue Canoe Variety Ford
3) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston, MA - W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
4) 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
5) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner, NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
6) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - Chadwick BaRoss Chev
7) 14 - Rick Martin,Taunton, MA - G.Lopes Construction Chev
8) 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham, ME - Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
9) 7W - Donnie Whitten, Wells, ME - Monster Energy Chev
10) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME - NAPA Auto Parts Chev
11) 60 - DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway, NH - Precision JLM Ford
12) 14m - Matt Frahm, Salem, NH - WDW/Lambert Roofing Chev
13) 88 - Bobby Tripp, Westport, MA - D&R Enterprises Chev
14) 53 – Alan Wilson, Hebron, ME - Wilson Logging Chev
15) 25J - Gunnar Josselyn, Farmington, ME - On The Edge Chipping Chev
16) 22 - Harry Olson(R), Salisbury, MA - Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
17) 04 - Jamie Swallow Jr, Stark, NH - IBEW Local 104 Dodge
18) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
19) 97H - Walt Hammond, Orange, NH - Enfield Plumbing and Heating Dodge

New Faces in PASS Mod Victory Lane at Riverside

Bill; Dixon drove around  Scott McDaniels with nine laps remaining to earn his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod win at Riverside Speedway Saturday night.. McDaniels raced home second and Ron Henry finished third. It was the first PASS Mod podium finish of 2008 for all three drivers.

 

McDaniels looked like he might be in line for his first PASS win, leading thirty-one laps after winning his heat race and starting on the pole for the forty lap feature. With heat two winner Greg Ellis along side, McDaniels, Ellis and Dixon raced nose to tail at the half-way  mark with Ron Henry fourth and Andy Shaw fifth. Four time 2008 PASS Mod winner Mark Lucas was charging up through the field but a flat left rear sent him to the pits; he returned to the speedway one lap down.

 

Ellis got shuffled back on the outside  to fifth on  a lap 23 restart, and a spin by Sulo Burbank on lap 26 collected both Ellis and point leader Tom Oliver. All three drivers retired for the night.

 

McDaniels kept the field at bay on the restart and Ron Henry raced past Andy Shaw to claim third. Dixon was hot on McDaniels' heels, looking for a way around for the lead. Dixon got his chance on lap 31 and the veteran racer went on to capture the victory.

 

The PASS Mods take a few weeks off before returning to the track at Wiscasset on Sunday August 17th for the Toyota Tundra 250 weekend at Wiscasset Raceway.

 

 For more information on all five PASS racing series, visit www.racewithpass.com .

 

Unofficial Finish – PASS Mod feature (40 laps) – Riverside Speedway, Groveton NH 6/26/08

 

1) 33-William Dixon, N Waterford ME 2) 14-Scott McDaniels, Livermore ME 3) 50-Ron Henry, 4) 6-Troy Morse, Bridgton ME  5) 03-Gary Norris Jr., W. Gardiner ME  6) 66-Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 7) 01-Ronald Gooden Jr.,Whitefield NH 8) 9-Mark Lucas, Harpswelll ME 9) 63-Tom Oliver, Windham ME 10)  21-Sulo Burbank, Gorham ME 11) 29-Greg Ellis, Hermon ME

The Pepsi Full Fender Frenzy
OFFICIAL Results

1. # 4 - Ben Rowe
2. #14 - Rick Martin
3. # 54 - Johnny Clark
4. # 44 - Trevor Sanborn
5. # 35 - Derek Ramstrom
6. # 17 - Travis Benjamin
7. # 33 - Richie Dearborn
8. # 98 - Adam Bates
9. # 2x - Bobby Tripp
10. # 97h - Walt Hammond
11. # 60 - D.J. Shaw
12. # 16 - Andy Johnson
13. # 25 - Mike Thomas
14. # 70 - Walter Sutcliffe
15. # 14m - Matt Frahm
16. # 40 - Gary Bellefleur
17. # 29 - Cory Williams
18. # 22 - Harry Olson
19. # 8 - Cassius Clark
20. # 6 - Steve Desmarais
21. # 1 - Daryl Stampfl
22. # 15 - Steve Berry
23. # 2 - Mike Rowe
24. # 36 - Dave Silvia
 
 

Ben Rowe Declared Full Fendered Frenzy Winner

NAPLES, ME, JULY 14, 2008 – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models made their annual trip to Thompson International Speedway Saturday night for a 75 lap shootout and The Full Fendered Frenzy definitely lived up to its billing. The wild night featured great racing, two attempts at a green, white, checkered finish and a post race ruling by PASS officials that declared Ben Rowe the event winner. Although Rick Martin took the checkers first, he was penalized for jumping the final green flag and relegated to second place in the official order of finish.

Martin took the lead at the initial green with Trevor Sanborn in tow. The duo was able to pull away from the pack early on. A lap six restart allowed Sanborn to take away the top spot for three laps before Martin regained the point.

Sanborn continued to challenge Martin and retook the lead on a lap fifty restart. Sanborn’s lead would once again be short lived as the bumps in turn one sent him skating up the track ,allowing Martin and local PASS stand out Derek Ramstrom by for first and second. Ramstrom’s run through the field was well received by the Thompson faithful, who have witnessed three consecutive weekly super late model wins by the West Boylston Massachusetts teenager.

Ramstrom and Martin put on a fearsome battle for the lead, but Martin slammed the door on Ramstroms’ repeated attempts to make a move on the bottom. The first green, white, checkered attempt of the night proved to be Ramstrom’s undoing; Martin moved up the speedway , making contact with Ramstrom who in turn made contact with the concrete, ending a great run that could easily have resulted in Ramstroms’ first PASS North victory.

The second green, white, checkered attempt saw Martin jump out in the lead with teammates Ben Rowe and Trevor Sanborn in hot pursuit. When the checkers flew the unofficial top five were Martin, Rowe, Johnny Clark, Sanborn, and Ramstrom. But Martin’s two car length jump prior to the drop of the green prompted series officials to declare the finish unofficial and the resulting review reversed the top two in the order of finish.

PASS North has the upcoming weekend off, allowing many teams to travel to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont North Carolina for round two of the inaugural PASS National Championship series, The Southern Sizzler 200, on July 18th and 19th. PASS North makes its annual visit to Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway on July 26th.

Visit www.racewithpass.com for the latest results, standings and news from all five PASS touring series.


 Naples ME (July 14, 2008)
Statement by Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry
concerning the PASS super late model finish at Thompson International Speedway on Saturday July 12.

“One of the signature procedures of the Pro All Stars Series is great race restarts, side by side, with the flagman always starting the race. This is to provide a professional show for the fans and the competitors.

After reviewing this event it was determined that the #14 car of Rick Martin had numerous borderline restarts. On the final restart at lap 74, with no respect for PASS race procedures or his fellow competitors, he left on his own with a two car length lead. As all the drivers were told in the drivers’ meeting, you cannot steal a finish by jumping the restart. We felt his jumping of the restart cost any other driver a chance of winning and cost the fans an exciting, side by side finish.

Therefore, after careful review and much consideration we have penalized the #14 of Rick Martin one position and there will be a significant fine. We feel this action is necessary to maintain the integrity of our restart procedures.”

Official Finish - Beech Ridge - July 5th


L to R: Chubbuck, Bates, and Shaw

Photos by
Jamie Williams &
Chris Roy
1) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner, NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
2) 60 - DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway, NH - Precision JLM Ford
3) 77 - Scott Chubbuck, Dresden, ME - Hight Chevrolet Chev
4) 53R - Bill Rodgers, Old Orchard Beach, ME - Mainely Motorsports Chev
5) 21 - David Oliver, Standish, ME
6) 44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, ME - Richard Moody and Sons Ford
7) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
8) 2 - Mike Rowe Turner, ME - P.T. Watts Chev
9) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - Irving/Blue Canoe Variety Ford
10) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell, ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
11) 75 - Gary Smith, Bangor, ME - Uncle Henrys.com Chev
12) 22R - Aaron Ricker, Tamworth, NH - Ricker Auto Salvage Chev
13) 53 – Alan Wilson, Hebron, ME
14) 7C – Jimmy Chambers (R), Atkinson, NH - Dieselland Chev
15) 22 - Harry Olson (R), Salisbury, MA - Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
16) O9 - Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH - Cotton Trucking Chev
17) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - Chadwick BaRoss Chev
18) 25J - Gunnar Josselyn, Farmington, ME - On The Edge Chipping Chev
19) 97H - Walt Hammond, Orange, NH - Enfield Plumbing and Heating Dodge
20) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston, MA - W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
21) 40 - Gary Bellefleur, Stetson, ME - Newport Industrial Fabrication Chev
22) 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
23) 22H - Mike Harnish, Waterville, ME
24) 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham, ME - Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
25) 40M - Dan McKeage, Gorham, ME
26) 10 – Bobby Dragon, Milton, VT - Ciotti Racing Products Chev
27) 88 - Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME - BBI Waste Industries Chev
28) 84 - Scott Mulkern, Falmouth, ME - Community Pharmacies Dodge
29) 51H - Alex Haase, Concord, NC - Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota
30) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME -NAPA Auto Parts Chev
31) 9 - Bub Bilodeau, Standish, ME - H.P. Hood Chev
32) 7W - Donnie Whitten, Wells, ME - Monster Energy Chev
 

Bates Scores First PASS North SLM Win at Beech Ridge

Adam Bates used the high groove to get the best of Scott Chubbuck after a lap 110 restart and kept the field at bay to the checkers to earn his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday night. The nineteen year old Warner New Hampshire racer beat D.J. Shaw and Chubbuck to the line in a blanket finish. Beech Ridge regulars Bill Rodgers and David Oliver came home fourth and fifth in a race that was short on cautions and long on great racing all over the speedway

The feature got off to a rough start with a lap one back stretch melee that scattered the 32 car field .The mess sent Bub Bilodeau, Donnie Whitten, and Kelly Moore to the pit area for the night .Once underway, Bates and Cassius Clark set the pace up front and the pair battled side by side for several laps until Clark finally cleared Bates for the lead.. But Bates reclaimed the point a few laps later and Scott Chubbuck took over second from Clark. Chubbuck claimed the top spot o lap 41, and the super late model veteran set sail, with Derek Ramstrom now giving chase. The field stayed under green for nearly 70 laps with Chubbuck on a rail out front, Ramstrom giving chase in second and Bates, Clark and D.J. Shaw third through fifth.

The yellow flag finally flew on lap 110 when Ben Rowe pounded the back stretch wall while racing with Richie Dearborn for a top ten spot. Rowe was done for the night and Dearborn was held a lap for his contact with Rowe.

The caution set up a forty lap sprint to the finish, with Ramstrom to the outside of Chubbuck. But a mechanical issue sent Ramstrom to the pits before the green flag fell, ending another promising run for the Massachusetts teenager. Bates moved up to second on the grid and took advantage of the outside line to reclaim the lead and his first feature win in the PASS super late model division. Bates is the fifth different winner in five completed PASS North races this season.

The Pro All Stars Series visits Thompson International Speedway Saturday July 12th for the popular Full Fendered Frenzy. Qualifying begins at 4:15 PM with the feature following at approximately 7:30 PM. Learn more about Full Fendered Frenzy by visiting www.thompsonspeedway.com.


Tom Oliver
PASS Mod Winner
at Beech Ridge


Gary Norris & Tom Oliver

Veteran racer Tom Oliver has a wealth of open wheel and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway experience, and he put both to good use Saturday night to win the PASS Mod feature at Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Oliver raced up from seventh on the starting grid to nab his first feature win of the season over Gary Norris Jr., Rob Herrick, Kenny Harison and Bill Dixon.

Dixon led the field to the green but an apparent missed shift sent the field scattering around him and Kenny Harrison into the lead. Harrison looked like the car to beat early on but he wound up on the rear of the field after a lap nine caution.

Dixon recovered just fine from his fudged start earlier and claimed the lead on the restart, with Oliver now second and 2007 Mod Champion Chris Staples third. Dixon and Oliver both know their way around the Ridge, and they put on a great side-by-side battle for the lead. Oliver finally edged ahead and took over the point on lap 27.

Dixon brought out the caution one lap later, spinning from the second spot after contact with Norris. Oliver kept his cool, battling Norris and Rob Herrick for the final thirteen laps to earn the hard fought victory.

The PASS Mods get back on track Saturday July 26th with a visit to Riverside Speedway in Groveton New Hampshire. For more information on the PASS Mods and all of the Pro All Stars touring series visit www.racewithpass.com

Unofficial Order of Finish – PASS Mod feature (40 laps) Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – 7/5/08

1) 63 – Tom Oliver, Windham ME 2) 03-Gary Norris Jr., W. Gardiner ME 3) 86-Rob Herrick, Old Orchard ME
4) 85 – Kenny Harrison, Pownal ME 5) 33-William Dixon, N Waterford ME 6) 12-Stephen Bennett Jr. Buckfield ME 7) 14 – Scott McDaniels, Livermore ME 8) 01-Ronald Gooden Jr.,Whitefield NH 9) 50-Mark Norris, Farmington ME 10) 29-Greg Ellis, Hermon ME 11) 9-Mark Lucas, Harpswelll ME 12) 6-Troy Morse, Bridgton ME 13) 66-Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 14) 5 – Chris Staples, Brunswick ME

Rain Halts PASS North All-Stars 200
– Feature Reset for July 30

Naples ME (June 29, 2008) A heavy rain KO’d the racing action at
All-Star Speedway Saturday night just prior to the start of the
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model 200.

The 200 lap feature has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 PM, headlining a special mid week racing card at All-Star. Race teams and race fans are advised to keep their All-Star wrist bands and ticket stubs for the new date.

The rain couldn’t dampen the fans enthusiasm for the PASS autograph session. The entire field, including cuppers Kyle “Rowdy” Busch and Regan Smith, signed autographs and greeted fans prior to the events’ postponement.

Richie Dearborn, Kyle Busch and Kelly Moore all earned super late model heat race wins and Regan Smith checkered the consolation round.

The PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman feature beat the weather and Plaistow New Hampshire veteran Bob Bolduc beat the PASS Sportsman regulars at their own game. Bolduc snagged the lead from David Lee on a lap 34 restart and took control for the balance of the 75 lap event.

At the checkers it was Bolduc over Neil Evans Jr., Richie Morse, Geoff Rollins and Christopher Lee. Neil Evans Jr. and Lee Weldy won the Sportsman heat races.

Both PASS super late model divisions are racing this week. PASS South is in action on Thursday, July 3rd for the PASS South Firecracker 125 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley South Carolina. The PASS North super late models and mods race into Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine on Saturday July 5th. Be sure to visit www.racewithpass.com for the latest news, schedules, results and point standings for all four PASS racing divisions.



Pluffybilt Racing
Tractors Sportsman

Finish - 75 Lap Feature
6-28-08 - All-Star Speedway

1) 95-Ron Bolduc, Plaistow NH
2) 69-Neil Evans Jr., Epping NH
3) 34-Richie Morse, Waterford ME
4) 02-Geoff Rollins, Groton MA
5) 17- Christopher Lee, Nottingham NH
6) 7-Shane Tatro, Levant ME
7) 68-Jonathan Ledger, Groveton NH
8) 54-Nick Gravel, Groton MA
9) 60-Kyle Hart, Fryeburg ME
10) 20-David Lee III, Nottingham NH
11) 35-Bobby Nadeau, Hollis ME
12) 22-Steve Bennett Sr., Buckfield ME
13) 0no– Chris Sullivan, Barrington NH
14) 36-Terry Merrill, Saco ME
15) 77-Lee Weldy, Raymond NH

Nine Races, Nine Faces in PASS Super Late Model Victory Lane

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late models have completed a third of their 2008 schedule and there’s yet to be a repeat race winner in either the North or South divisions.

In the South Corey Williams, Perry Brown, Zach Stroupe, Trevor Sanborn and Alex Haase have each taken a trip to PASS victory lane. They’re all talented young men that are making a name for themselves in the super late model ranks. Same goes for Heath Hindman, John Stancill, Justin Wakefield, Spencer Wauters and a host of others that have been closing in on a PASS South checker.

PASS North has seen three veterans and a rookie in the winner’s circle. Mike Rowe, Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark represent seven PASS super late model titles between them, along with hundreds of short track wins all over the east coast. But rookie D.J. Shaw got the best of the touring veterans at Wiscasset Raceway recently and young guns Adam Bates and Derek Ramstrom are all knocking on the door to victory lane. Travis Benjamin is oh-so-close to win number one.

Ramstroms' turn could easily come in the Full Fendered Frenzy 75 at Thompson International Speedway on July 12th, where he currently has a two race win streak in the speedway’s weekly super late model division.

There are plenty of experienced teams that should be expected to earn PASS North wins in 2008, too. Richie Dearborn, Cassius Clark, Kelly Moore, Scott Chubbuck, John Flemming; they’re all racers that can win anywhere, at anytime.

“The fact that we’ve had nine winners in our first nine events is a testament to the depth of talent that races with us,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.” I can easily count another twenty five drivers that have the ability and equipment to win in PASS North or South, or take home the first PASS National Championship under the right circumstances. We’re very fortunate that so many of the finest short track racers in the country have chosen to race with PASS.”

As the weather gets warmer, both PASS super late model divisions’ schedules heat up as well. PASS South heads to Greenville-Pickens July 3rd for the Firecracker 125, and July 19th will see an all star field gather at Orange County Speedway for round two of the PASS National Championship series, the $10,000.00 to win Southern Sizzler.

PASS North has a tough schedule in the weeks ahead on speedways ranging from tight quarter miles to fast five eighths, and everything in between. Sprint Cup stars Kyle Busch and Regan Smith will try to add their name to the winner’s list this Saturday night in the All-Stars 200 at All-Star Speedway in Epping NH Then, it’s’ a return trip to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on July 5th followed by Thompson International Speedway on the 12th, Groveton New Hampshire’s’ Riverside Speedway on the 26th and the Atlantic CAT 250 in Halifax Nova Scotia on August 9th. It’s a grueling schedule with six events in an eight six week span, culminating in the biggest payday of the 2008 season, the August 17th $30,000.00 to win Toyota Tundra 250 at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway.

Nine races, nine faces – who will break through next? Stay on top of all the latest Pro All Stars Series news by visiting www.racewithpass.com .

Wiscasset Raceway PASS North SLM - Sunday, June 22nd

Official Results – Steel’s Real Rods and Customs 125
(race was declared complete at lap 98 due to rain)

1) 60-DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway, NH - Precision JLM Ford
2) 8-Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
3) 4-Ben Rowe, Turner, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
4) 98-Adam Bates, Warner, NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
5) 17-Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - Irving/Bluecanoe Ford
6) 75-Gary Smith, Bangor, ME - Uncle Henrys.com Chev
7) 33-Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - Chadwick BaRoss Chev
8) 77-Scott Chubbuck, Dresden, ME - Hight Chevrolet Chev
9) 15-Steve Berry, Gorham, ME - Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
10) 53-Alan Wilson, Hebron, ME - Wilson Logging Chev
11) 47-Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME -NAPA Auto Parts Chev
12) 10-Bill Whorff Jr., West Bath, ME - AAA Ford
13) 97H-Walt Hammond, Orange, NH - Enfield Plumbing & Heating Dodge
14) 55-Jesse Smith, Bangor, ME - Meineke Chev
15) 2- Mike Rowe, Turner, ME - P.T. Watts Chev
16) 0-Matt Lee, Albion, ME - PEP Transportation Chev
17) 54-Johnny Clark, Hallowell, ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
18) 97-John Flemming, Dartmouth, NS - Roofing Connection Dodge
19) 29M-Ricky Morse, St. Albans, ME - Combined Management Dodge
20) 22-Harry Olson(R), Salisbury, MA - Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
21) 7C – Jimmy Chambers(R), Atkinson, NH - Dieselland Chev
22) 40-Gary Bellfleur, Stetson, ME - Newport Industrial Fabrication Chev
23) 04-Jamie Swallow Jr, Stark, NH - IBEW Local 104 Dodge
24) 7W-Donnie Whitten, Wells, ME - Monster Energy Chev
25) 22H-Jeff Burgess, East Madison, ME
26) 44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, ME  - Richard Moody & Sons Ford
27) 00-Jeremy Whorff, W. Bath, ME - Coastal Glass Chev
29) 01-Joe Decker, Chesterfield, ME - Chev
29) 21-Donnie Lashua, Canaan, NH - Go Navy Chev
30) 88-Bobby Tripp, Westport, MA - D&R Enterprises Chev
31) 59-John Phippen, Bar Harbor, ME - Chev
(After a post race review by Pro All Stars Series officials, the penalty issued to Mike Rowe (P.T. Watts Chevrolet #2) has been modified. Rowe’s finishing position has been changed to 15th (last car on the lead lap) for an infraction of the PASS restart/lineup rules.The original penalty moved Rowe to 31st in the unofficial order of finish.)
D.J. Shaw Graduates to PASS North Victory Lane

Naples ME ( June 23,2008) A lap 39 caution gave Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model rookie D.J. Shaw the lead in Sunday’s Steel’s Real Rods and Custom 125 at Wiscasset Raceway and Shaw never looked back, earning his first PASS North feature win over Cassius Clark, Ben Rowe, Adam Bates and Travis Benjamin.

Shaw started fifth in the thirty-one car field and quickly worked his way up to third. Meanwhile, pole sitter Kelly Moore was out in front with Wiscasset master Scott Chubbuck in hot pursuit. Moore appeared to spin his tires on a restart, giving Chubbuck the opening he needed to take the lead. But one lap later Moore got into Chubbuck’s’ back bumper and the leader went for a spin in turn four. Both drivers went to the rear of the field and Shaw found himself in the lead.

18 year old Shaw, who’d graduated from high school the day before, took full advantage of his opportunity. His Precision JLM Ford was on a rail and the rookie kept the field in his rear view mirror. Shaw held a ten car length lead over Clark and Rowe before rain brought out the red flag and halted the race on lap 98. One hour later the feature was declared complete and the Center Conway New Hampshire teen had his first PASS feature win. He's now a guaranteed starter for the August 17 Toyota Tundra 250 at Wiscasset, joining Johnny Clark and Corey Williams on that list. The $30,000.00 to win tilt is the richest event on the 2008 PASS North super late model schedule.

Several drivers that had a shot at strong runs experienced problems that spoiled their day. Trevor Sanborn was back in the Moody Racing 44 and had a solid top five run going until a mechanical issue sent him to the pits just four laps before the rains came. Johnny Clark appeared to have a tire go down on lap 89 while running fourth and lost a lap in the subsequent spin. Clark finished the night 16th, one lap down. Mike Rowe received a penalty for jumping positions in a restart line-up; the penalty moved Rowe from 9th to 15th at the finish. The day was even tougher for Derek Ramstom who lost a motor in his qualifying race and was unable to start the feature.

Moore, Chubbuck and Bates were heat race winners; Travis Benjamin qualified via a consi win and raced his way into the top five after starting 25th.

PASS North is back on track next Saturday for a 200 lapper at All-Star Speedway in Epping NH. Sundays Sonoma Sprint Cup winner Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated Sprint Cup driver Regan Smith will be amongst the drivers challenging the PASS North super late model regulars at All-Star. Racing gets underway at 5:00 PM.

Official Order of Finish – Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model 150 White Mountain Motorsports Park – No. Woodstock, NH – May 24
1) 4    - Ben Rowe, Turner, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
2) 8   – Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
3) 97 - John Flemming, Dartmouth Nova Scotia - The Roofing Connection Dodge
4) 2   - Mike Rowe Turner, ME - P.T. Watts Chevy
5) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis, ME - Chadwick Barossa Chevy
6) 60 - DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway, NH - Precision JLM Ford
7) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston, MA -  W. Boylston Auto Parts Chevy
8) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME - Belfast Variety Ford
9) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell, ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chevy
10) 7w - Donnie Whitten, Wells, ME - Monster Energy Chevy
11) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME - NAPA Auto Parts Chevy
12) 44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, ME - Richard Moody and Sons Ford
13) 53 – Alan Wilson, Hebron, ME - Chevy
14) 14 - Rick Martin,Taunton, MA - G.Lopes Construction Chev
15) O9 - Jeremy Davis, Tamworth,  NH - Chev
16) 40 - Gary Bellefleur, Stetson,  ME - Newport Industrial Fabrication Chev
17) 22 - Harry Olson(R), Salisbury,  MA - Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
18) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner, NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
19) 7c – Jimmy Chambers(R), Atkinson, NH - Diesel Land Chev
20) 48 – Ryan Nolan, Georgia, VT - Gary Clay Builders LLC Chev
21) 97h - Walt Hammond, Orange, NH - Enfield Plumbing and Heating Chev
22) 25j - Gunnar Josselyn, Farmington, ME - On The Edge Chipping Chev
DQ 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham, ME - Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
DNS 88 - Russ Hersey, Swansea, NH

Ben Rowe’s the King of  White Mountain

Patience won out on a short track Saturday night filled with hard racing at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Ben Rowe was able to preserve his equipment and make a lap 114 outside charge on Cassius Clark to win the 150 lap Pro All Stars Series (PASS) feature. The victory was Rowe’s eighth at the Avery family’s high banked quarter mile. John Flemming, Mike Rowe, and Richie Dearborn completed the top five.

 

The drop of the green flag set the tone for the night with the number 8 E.J. Prescott Ford of Cassius Clark battling side by side with the Trevor Sanborn’s Richard Moody and Sons Ford  early on. Sanborn would eventually settle in behind Clark but a lap 51 restart gave Sanborn enough momentum on the outside to steal the lead away from Clark. Clark reclaimed the top spot on a lap 73 restart with  Sanborn, Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark, Flemming and Derek Ramstrom giving chase as the race approached half-way.

 

Lapped traffic proved to be a challenge all race long as Clark and Sanborn resumed their battle. Sanborn’s shot at the win would end on lap 103 after he got into the lapped car of Steve Berry. The move prompted Berry to retaliate, spinning Sanborn into the front stretch wall and ending Berry’s night via the black flag. Sanborn continued on after repairs to finish twelfth.

 

The restart placed  the four time PASS champ outside of Clark and Rowe continued where his teammate Sanborn left off, racing side by side with Clark until he made his lap 114 pass stick for his first victory of 2008. Other big movers of the night were last week’s Ray Haskell Ford 125 winner Johnny Clark and rookie DJ Shaw who both overcame penalties early in the race to score top tens.

 

Johnny Clark, Cassius Clark and Trevor Sanborn won their respective heat races.

 

The PASS North super late models return to action on Sunday June 15th at Wiscasset Raceway for the Steel’s Real Rod and Customs 125. Visit www.racewithpass.com for the latest series news.

Johnny Clark Is Still the Master of Wiscasset

Naples ME (May 18, 2008) Two time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Champion Johnny Clark led all but lap one of the Ray Haskell Ford 125 Sunday afternoon to record his first PASS victory of 2008. The Hallowell Maine ace continued his dominance at the coastal oval where he’s been a winner in three of the past four PASS sanctioned super late model events. Travis Benjamin gave Clark all he could handle though, looking for a way around and under Clark for nearly 100 laps. Benjamin had to settle for second by less than a car length at the checkers.

Ben Rowe had a solid run in third, with Cassius Clark and Adam Bates completing the top five. Rookie D.J. Shaw s’ sixth place finish was his best PASS result to date; Kelly Moore, Scott Chubbuck, Richie Dearborn and Steve Berry rounded out the top ten.

Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, and Ritchie Dearborn were heat race winners. The race was slowed by nine caution flags. Twenty of the twenty three starters were running at the finish.

PASS North Super Late Model Feature – 125 laps
1) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell ME Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
2) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill ME Belfast Variety Ford
3) 44 - Ben Rowe, Turner ME Hancock Lumber Ford
4) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington ME E.J. Prescott Ford
5) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner NH Weaver Bros Construction Chev
6) 60 - DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway NH Precision JLM Ford
7) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough ME NAPA Auto Parts Chev
8) 77 - Scott Chubbuck, Dresden ME Hight Chevrolet Chev
9) 33 - Richie Dearborn, Hollis ME Chadwick BaRoss Chev
10) 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham ME Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev
11) 2 - Mike Rowe,Turner ME P.T. Watts Chev
12) 10x - Bill Whorff Jr., West Bath ME AAA Ford
13) 1 – Randy Turner, Unity ME Smith Construction Chev
14) 40 - Gary Bellefleur, Stetson ME Newport Industrial Fabrication Chev
15) 22h - Mike Harnish, Waterville ME
16) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston MA W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
17) 97 - John Flemming, Dartmouth Nova Scotia The Roofing Connection Dodge
18) 22 -Harry Olson (R), Salisbury MA Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
19) 7w - Donnie Whitten, Wells ME Monster Energy Chev
20) 10K – Steve Knowlton, Ipswich MA Ciotti Racing Products Chev
21) 00 - Jeremie Whorff, W. Bath ME Coastal Glass Chev
22) 75 - Gary Smith, Bangor ME Uncle Henrys.com Chev
23) 7C – Jimmy Chambers(R),Atkinson NH Diesel Land Chev
24) DNS 1C - Sam Sessions, W Paris ME CAT Scales/Crete Carriers Chev

    Beech Ridge on 4/19/08

Battle to the line between Mike & Ben Rowe at Beech Ridge on April 19th 

Mike celebrates in Beech Ridge Victory Lane

The Countdown Is On!
PASS North Season Set to Go Green at Beech Ridge

NAPLES Maine ( April 9 2008)  The snow is melting fast and its full speed ahead for opening day 2008 for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday April 19th.

 

A slew of super later model teams are licensed and are expected to be on hand for the 150 lap lid lifter. Leading the way will be four time and defending super late model champion Ben Rowe and his Richard Moody Racing team; they’ve already declared their intentions to seek the 2008 PASS North super late model title and Ben’s “drive for five” will begin at the Scarborough Maine oval.  There’s plenty of talent that will challenge for the 2008 crown as the new points format will keep more teams alive in the 2008 title chase.  Teams will count their top twelve finishes in the fourteen scheduled point races toward the 2008 title, so a bad day at the track won’t necessarily eliminate any teams from the title chase.

 

The list of contenders ready to steal Rowe’s thunder is long and talented. Two time PASS super late model titlist Johnny Clark, Cassius Clark, Mike Rowe, Richie Dearborn, Nova Scotian John Fleming; they’re all expected to be in the hunt for both a Beech Ridge win and the 2008 championship. Derek Ramstrom is ready to challenge the series veterans for the top spot on the podium and PASS North rookie of the year contender D.J. Shaw knows his way around the Maine speedplant. Kelly Moore has to be considered the home town favorite and Steve Knowlton is expected to make his return to PASS competition after a hiatus of several years. Or, will a Beech Ridge Pro Series team step up and steal the thunder from the touring teams?

 

The popular PASS Mods and Pluffybilt Racing Tractors PASS Sportsman complete the opening day card. New teams abound in both divisions, and the racing promises to be non-stop and action packed.

 

In preparation for opening day, two practice sessions are scheduled for Thursday April 17th and Friday April 18th from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. All PASS and Beech Ridge divisions are invited to participate.

 

Pit gates open at 10:00 AM on race day with heat racing set for 3:00 PM sharp. In case of foul weather, the show goes green on Sunday at 1:30 PM. Get the latest 24/7 www.beechridge.com

Ben Rowe
Will Drive for Five
PASS North
Super Late Model Championships

NAPLES ME (March 7, 2008) - Its official: Ben Rowe will contend for a fifth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Championship in 2008. The four time PASS North Super Late Model champ will be shooting for his second consecutive title with Richard Moody Racing.

Rowe's record is well known to fans of the Pro All Stars Series; four PASS North championships, 30 plus wins and a top three finishing average right around 65 percent. Remarkable statistics for any driver in any series, but especially impressive when you consider the depth of competition Rowe has faced over the past seven seasons.

The RMR team has an ambitious 2008 PASS campaign planned. Another PASS North title chase, a run at the first PASS National Super Late Model Championship, and as many as five additional PASS South dates are currently on their schedule.

Rowe and the Moodys seem like a match made in racing heaven. They enjoy the challenge of tour racing, whether it's a trip to the Carolinas or Maritime Canada. Richard Moody has a long and successful history in Maine motorsports, dating back to his successful pairing with "The Outlaw", Mainer Jeff Stevens. After a nineteen year hiatus from car ownership, the Moody family came back to the sport they loved, and their eventual pairing with Rowe has produced the expected results.

"Rick Moody wants to race against the toughest competition on the toughest race tracks. He will race anytime, anywhere. This whole team loves to race, just like I do, so I couldn't be in a better situation," said Rowe. "By the time we head to Hickory for the Easter Bunny we'll have three cars ready to go, two of them brand new. The competition will be tougher than ever, but if we can stay consistent and get a little racing luck, we should be able to challenge for both titles."

Says Moody," As a team, our primary focus in 2008 will be Tom Mayberry’s Pro All Stars Series, and we're looking forward to the challenge. All of the top teams look like they are coming back in 2008, and, there are some new teams coming on board that will be contenders for sure. But, we have a great race team and we're looking forward to seeing how we measure up."

The PASS South season gets underway in two weeks at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway with the March 22nd Easter Bunny 150. The Easter Bunny is also round one of the inaugural PASS National Super Late Model Championship series. PASS North gets the green on Saturday April 19th with 150 green flag laps at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine.

Cassius Clark
will chase
PASS North
 & National
SLM titles

Naples ME (February 29, 2008)   Cassius Clark is a racer through and through. The Farmington Mainer thrives on competition, and his team is one of a handful of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) regulars that travel all over the east coast to see how they match up against the toughest competition short track racing has to offer.

Just 26, Clark has to be considered a veteran in the super late model ranks. He has a dozen PASS North and South feature wins to his credit, and a slew of poles and top fives to back up those wins. He’s competitive wherever he goes, whether it’s Five Flags Speedway, South Boston (where he won the inaugural Mason-Dixon Meltdown) or Scotia Speedworld in Canada’s Maritimes.
 
The Ed Chapman owned race team has championship aspirations in 2008 and they’ll haul to North Carolina for the PASS South season opener. In addition to kicking off the PASS South season, The March 22nd Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway is the first race of four that make up the inaugural PASS National Championship Series, a title chase that has drawn interest from super late model racers everywhere.
 
Clark plans to challenge for that title and he has to be considered one of the favorites to take down the crown. He already has two PASS South races in his win column, including last seasons’ “Howler” at Greenville-Pickens (SC) Speedway. This season’s version of the popular event is the penultimate round of the PASS National Championship Series. When the checkered flag falls and the dust settles at Greenville-Pickens, the first ever PASS National Champion will be crowned.
The fourteen race 2008 PASS North Super Late Model season will get under way on April 19th at Scarborough Maine's Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, and Clark has his eye on a championship that very few drivers can lay claim to. Seven PASS seasons have passed and only three men have earned the title; "Sud'n Sam" Sessions in 2001, Ben Rowe in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007, and Johnny Clark in both 2004 and 2006. It's an elite group that Cassius Clark wants to join. His best points result is a third place finish in 2005, but Clark and his team are on a mission to add his name to that list.

The winter snows are still deep on Maine, but the Billy Clark led team has been hard at work preparing for a full blown assault on both PASS titles. Their E.J. Prescott/PEP Transportation Ford Fusion has received a thorough freshening from nose to tail and their engines are prepared and ready. Says Clark, “There are no excuses. The team has worked hard all winter to get ready for the PASS season, and we’re the best prepared that we’ve ever been. PASS super late model racing is really tough; there’s so much talent and experience in every field. But we’ve proven that we can beat the best and with a little luck 2008 could be our year.”
Feb. 22-23 - The Portland Expo

D.J. Shaw
Preparing for
PASS North
Super Late
Model Run

NAPLES ME ( February 13, 2008) For teenager Dale Shaw Jr., success behind the wheel of a race car seems to be preordained. Better known by his nickname D.J., his family tree reads like a racing legacy. Race wins and championships abound. His father Dale Shaw is well known throughout the racing world as a Busch North Series Champion, a successful car builder and the first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) feature winner ever. His grandfather Steve Blood earned 46 feature wins and a track championship at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway.

D.J. has already cemented his place in this racing family’s history book. He’s earned major race wins and a track championship against some of the toughest competition in New England. In 2008 he hopes to advance his career running a full fourteen race schedule with the PASS North Super Late Models, the fastest full-fendered short track racing series in the east.

D.J. has teamed up once again with car owners Julio and Rita Miglioli, a pair that take their racing just as seriously as the Shaws. They’ve already visited PASS victory lane with their Precision JLM sponsored entry and look forward to sharing a victory lane celebration with D.J. in the not too distant future. Another name familiar to PASS fans will be on board with the team in 2008. Mulkern Excavation, whose owner Scott Mulkern is a PASS North Super Late Model and Outlaw division race winner himself, will once again back Shaw’s racing efforts. Mulkern has sponsored D.J. since his go kart racing days, and can often be found in the pit area working with the race team.

A new Dale Shaw race car is currently under construction in the Shaw family race shop, and they intend to be well prepared for the PASS North opener at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday April 19th.

Why PASS? Shaw says, “The PASS Super Late Models are fast and fun to race, and the competition is tough. PASS racing will give me the chance to gain more experience in long distance races at tracks that are mostly new to me. The Migliolis have given me a great opportunity, and I’ve set some pretty high goals for myself. We’ll go after the PASS Rookie of the Year title and try to end up in the top five in the point standings. If we can achieve that, it will be a super season.”

Will D.J. Shaw visit PASS victory lane in 2008? Don’t bet against it. After all, winning is a family tradition.

Canadian Champ
Plans PASS North
and
National Championship
SLM Campaign


Three-time CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour champion John Flemming is going south – of the border that is. Flemming has moved his race operation to a shop in Buckfield, Maine and will compete fulltime with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) under the expert tutelage of new crew chief Seth Holbrook.
 
“It’s going to be a fun year,” said Flemming from his Halifax area home. “We’ve been
working toward something like this for a few years now. Over the past several weeks -
with the support of CertainTeed building products and the Roofing Connection - the
pieces fell into place to put together what we feel will be a competitive top notch entry
at each and every race.”
 
Holbrook is a key piece of the puzzle. His racing resume includes wins and
championships with New England short track stars and legends like Mike Rowe, Ben
Rowe and Kelly Moore - and NASCAR star Kyle Busch - on tracks throughout North
America. Holbrook will operate the Flemming shop in Maine and be responsible for
preparation of the cars as well as trackside crew chief duties.
 
“Having Seth’s experience and expertise on the tracks and on the cars will be invaluable
to us,” said Flemming, who hopes to reach a point where he is competitive with “the
American’s” in a short amount of time.
 
Flemming competed part-time with PASS and part-time with the CARQUEST Tour in 07, thinking a part-time PASS schedule would allow him the seat time to take that segment of his racing operation to a more competitive level. Flemming is quick to admit it didn’t work out the way he hoped.
 
“We were pitiful in those races,” said Flemming. “We need to be more than part-time to learn the parts and pieces that make the PASS cars work.”
 
Several members of Flemming’s Maritime crew will travel with him to his PASS races, joining Holbrook at the track.
 
“We don’t need a big crew since there are no tire changes or anything like that,” said Flemming. “The most important thing is to have the car set up right when it gets there; with Seth on board we should be close at every track – even those I don’t know.
 
Flemming feels his goal of finishing in the top five for the season is realistic.
 
“We know we’ve got to walk before we run but if we can pick up top five finishes early and a win or two before the season is over, we should be in the top five.”
 
Flemming’s 08 season is scheduled to include 14 PASS North shows along with the newly announced four-race PASS National Super Late Model Mini Series, for a total of 17 events on tracks from South Carolina to Nova Scotia.
 
Flemming’s only confirmed Maritime Canadian race is at his home track of Scotia Speedworld near Halifax, the Atlantic CAT 250, a PASS North sanctioned event.
 
“We’d like to do a few more of the big shows at home,” said Flemming. “When those races are announced we’ll see how they work with the PASS schedule.”
 
Holbrook has already started rebuilding Flemming’s No. 97 Dodge Charger and will complete the task in time for the PASS National Series season opener March 22 at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina – a track where Holbrook led the team that took Mike Rowe to Victory Lane in 2006.

PASS Announces Champions Series
to Crown National Champion

From the local Street Stock competitor to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, it’s every driver’s goal to become a champion. Over the last several years, PASS has crowned champions in its regional series’, the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions. Beginning in 2008, PASS will crown its first ever National Champion. Both the PASS North and PASS South will have 14 race schedules that will award regional championships in both divisions. Within those two schedules, there will be a Champions Series that will determine who the PASS Super Late Model National Champion will be.   All Schedules HERE

“It has been our goal since we started the PASS South Series in 2006 to eventually crown a National Champion,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We believe that with the strength of the PASS North and PASS South Super Late Model divisions that 2008 is the right time to give back to the drivers that support both our series.”

The PASS Super Late Model National Champion will be determined by the driver with the most points compiled in four races; three PASS South races and one PASS North race. The three PASS South events will be the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on March 22, 2008, the Southern Sizzler 200 at Orange County Speedway on July 19, 2008, and the 2nd Annual Howler 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on October 18, 2008. The PASS North event in the Champions Series will be the PASS 400 held at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 21, 2008.

Also, drivers will be able to drop their lowest finish so that only their three best finishes will count towards the PASS National Championship. A similar rule will also apply for the PASS North and PASS South regional championships. Of the 14 races that comprise each of those two regional schedules, drivers will be allowed to drop their two lowest finishes.

“By dropping races in both the National Championship and Regional Championships, we think that we can have an accurate view of who our champions are,” said Mayberry. “If a driver has a problem or misses a race, it’s not the end of the world. They still have a chance.”

Drivers that finish in the top 10 in PASS National points will receive cash and awards to be announced at a later date.

PASS racing is not far away. PASS South Super Late Model action starts with the first race of the Champions Series, the Easter Bunny 150 on March 22nd at the Hickory Motor Speedway. The PASS North Super Late Models begin their season at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on April 19, 2008.

For more information on the PASS South Super Late Models call Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or visit these websites, proallstarsseries.com or racewithpass.com. For technical information on any PASS division contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.


Ben Rowe was named
2007 Driver of the Year
at the Northeast Expo

D.J. Shaw, Mike Rowe,
Johnny Clark & Cassius Clark

PASS Champions Ben Rowe & Ryan Lawler Signed Limited Edition Sunoco Race Fuels Hero Card at Northeast Motorsports Expo

PASS North Champion Ben Rowe of Turner, ME and PASS South Champion Ryan Lawler, a Texas native now living in North Carolina, signed a limited edition Sunoco Race Fuels 2007 PASS Champions hero card during the autograph sessions at the Expo.

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