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PASS North Celebrates at Eighth Annual Banquet of Champions

Westbrook ME- (November 15, 2008) A full house gathered at Verillo’s Conference Center Saturday for an evening of socializing, libation, bench racing and awards presentations at the eighth annual Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Banquet of Champions.

Series President Tom Mayberry opened the evening with a review of the 2008 season, thanks to all of the series’ competitors, officials and sponsors and a glimpse at how the 2009 season is shaping up. In addition to releasing a fourteen race PASS South schedule, Mayberry hit upon several points of interest to competitors in all three North divisions, including a return to Lee USA Speedway for the Super Late Models on Tuesday July 14, a twin state series for the PASS Mods and added dates for the PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman. Complete schedules for all three divisions will be released in the weeks to come.

Next Mayberry presented his promoters awards for 2008, by division.

Outlaws Most Improved - Joe Decker 

Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman: Most Improved - Jonathan Ledger, Sportsmanship - Steve Bennett Sr.,
Hard Luck – Terry Merrill 

PASS Mods: Most Improved – Scott McDaniel, Sportsmanship – Tom Oliver, Hard Luck - Greg Ellis

Super Late Model: Most Improved – Adam Bates, Sportsmanship - Kelly Moore, Hard Luck – Donnie Whitten

Special Appreciation Awards were presented to Jack Gerbrands and Bill Hill of Northern Race Tires for their service and dedications to the series.

Billy Clark received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his may years as one of the regions top drivers, and his role as crew chief for his son, 2008 PASS Super Late Model National Champion Cassius Clark.

Northern Race Tires Rookie of the Year awards came next, recognizing the top newcomer in each division. Scott Alexander received the Outlaw Rookie honors, Kyle Hart in the Sportsman division, Andy Shaw for the Mods and D.J. Shaw in the Super Late Models.

PASS North announcer Mark Thomas took over the podium and presented trophies and awards to the top five drivers in the abbreviated 2008 PASS Outlaw season, where Mike Harnnish Jr. reigned as Champion. The top ten in both the Sportsman and Mod divisions were recognized next. PASS Sportsman Champ Richie Morse received his Championship hardware, as did Mark Lucas, now a two time PASS Mod titlist.

The top ten PASS North Super Late Mode drivers received their trophies and point fund checks, culminating in the Champions’ presentation to Johnny Clark for his third PASS North Super Late Model title. Clark scored four wins, eight top fives, and eleven top tens on his way to the 2008 Championship.. The entire Clark’s Car Crushing team came to the podium to receive their championship jackets presented by Northern Race Tires.

The ceremonies wrapped up with Cassius Clark, car owner Ed Chapman, Crew Chief Billy Clark and team members receiving the accolades for Clark’s 2008 PASS National Championship title.
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Johnny Clark’s Second Half Charge Leads to
Third PASS North Super Late Model title

If you had to hang a title on Johnny Clark’s run to the 2008 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Championship, it might be “a tale of two seasons”. The Farmingdale Maine race car driver didn’t start his 2008 campaign with a great deal of flourish, but his team came on strong in the second half of the season to capture their third PASS Super Late Model Championship.

His early season results were mixed at best. He finished thirteenth in the PASS North season opener at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, but rebounded with a victory at Wiscasset Raceway. But after Wiscasset, the results weren’t there. A ninth at White Mountain, sixteenth back at Wiscasset, a tenth place run at Beech Ridge. Solid runs to be sure, but not up to par for a race team that has two PASS super late model titles and thirteen race wins to their credit. To be a title contender in the ultra competitive PASS North, top fives are the key and you need them in each and every race.

Clark didn’t score another top three until July at Thompson (CT) Speedway, and he was mired back in the point standings. But, Clark is quick to point to that Thompson race as a turning point in his season. The family-focused team never gave up. With a new race car that the crew painstakingly assembled over the off season and a set-up that made that car run like it was on rails, Clark turned on the jets. He claimed his second win of 2008 two weeks later at Groveton NH’s Riverside Speedway, and dominated the action at All-Star Speedway before a flat tire set him back to fourth at the finish. Still, he recovered from what could have been a disastrous result and scored solid points, and it looked like the season might be turning around for the Clark’s Car Crushing team.

He contended for the Atlantic Cat 250 win in Nova Scotia but had to settle for seventh at the checkered flag. Clark got back to his winning ways at Wiscasset in August, rebounding for a $30,000.00 payday in the Toyota Tundra 250 followed by a second place run at White Mountain and a $10,000.00 win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the PASS 300.

It all came down to the Fall Brawl at Johnny’s home track, Wiscasset Raceway. When the checkers flew Clark had a fifth place finish, beating four time series champ Ben Rowe by five spots to secure the 2008 PASS super late model title by ten points. On his way to the crown Clark scored the most series wins (4) and led the most laps (469). He raced home in the top five eight times, with eleven top tens.

Clark put an exclamation point on a super 2008 season by dominating the PASS South 250 lap feature at the Mason-Dixon 500 at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, collecting yet another $10,000.00 payday along with his first PASS South victory.

$5000.00 to Win -  - 250 Lap Enduro
Riverside Speedway - Groveton, NH - Oct. 11th
RICHIE MORSE IS PASS PLUFFYBILT SPORTSMAN CHAMPION

Jamie Williams Photos
 

PASS Sportsman Championship on the line at Riverside’s Frostbite 250

Naples ME (October 7, 2008)  Richie Morse  will  attempt to wrap up his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) PLuffybilt  Racing Tractors Sportsman Series Championship on Saturday October 11th  at Groveton NH’s Riverside Speedway . The Waterford Maine racer currently holds a 26 point edge in the standings over Steve Bennett

(276-250) after six events of the seven race 2008 series. Terry Merrill trails the pair in third at 222 with Shane Tatro fourth at 219. Dan McKeage rounds out the top five with 199.

 

Merrill and McKeage account for two series wins a piece, but Morse  has recorded the most  top fives of any Sportsman series competitor (5) and he’s never finished outside the top ten all season long. That’s the kind of consistency that earns championships, but Morse will be looking for a race win Saturday to make his season complete. Series regular Jonathan Ledger cut his racing teeth at Riverside Speedway and the home town racer will be looking for his first series win on his home turf.  

 

The PASS Sportsman 75-lap Championship feature will share the card with the wildest enduro of the season, the Frostbite 250 for stock four cylinder and six cylinder cars and mini-trucks. The race carries a guaranteed $8,250.00 purse with a whopping $5,000.00 to the survivor who takes the checkered flag first. The final round of the speedway’s popular 4x4 tug-o-war series will complete the days’ schedule.
 

The pit gates at Riverside open at 8:00 AM Saturday. PASS Sportsman practice gets underway at 11:00 AM and racing goes green at 2:00 PM.


PRESENTS

PASS SUPER LATE MODELS & PASS MODS


SAT-SUN - OCT. 4th-5th

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Johnny Clark is the 2008 PASS North SLM Champ!



Mark Lucas is the 2008 PASS MODS Champ!


Official Finishing Order - Fall Brawl SLM 150 - 10-4

1) 98 - Adam Bates, Warner NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
2) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
3) 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill ME - Irving/Blue Canoe Variety Ford
4) 60 - DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway - NH Precision JLM Ford
5) 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
6) 0 - Bill Whorff Jr., West Bath ME - AAA Plants Seafood Ford
7) 35 - Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston MA - W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
8) 97 - John Flemming, Dartmouth Nova Scotia - The Roofing Connection Dodge
9) 77 - Scott Chubbuck, Dresden ME - Hight Chevrolet Chev
10) 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
11) 01 - Joe Decker, Chesterville ME - Caddy
12) 7w - Donnie Whitten, Wells ME - Monster Energy Chev
13) 36 - Jay Sands, Hampton NH - Robbins Auto Parts Chev
14) 47 - Kelly Moore, Scarborough ME - NAPA Auto Parts Chev
15) 20 - Travis Kittleson, Mooresville NC - Cushman Competition Ford
16) 29M – Rick Morse, St. Albans ME - Dodge
17) 28 - Kirk Thibeau, Fort Fairfield ME - Grower’s Exchange Chev
18) 11 - Scott King, Jay ME - Paper Trade Assn. Chev
19) 85 - Nick Ribbe, Kingston MA
20) 11x - Marty Prevost, Fall River NS
21) 87 - Chuck Colby, Newcastle ME - Colby’s Auto Center Chev
22) 2h - Katie Hagar, Damariscotta ME - P.T. Watts Chev
23) 00w - Jeremy Whorff, W. Bath ME - NOS Chev
24) 47w-Corey Williams ,Boothbay Harbor ME - Dan’s Auto Body Pontiac
25) 27 - Brent Dragon, Milton VT - Price Paving Chev
26) 75 - Gary Smith, Bangor ME - Uncle Henrys.com Chev
27) 22x - Aaron Ricker,Tamworth NH - Ricker Auto Salvage Chev
28) 1c - Tony Ricci, Gorham ME - CAT Scales/Crete Carriers Chev
29) 2 - Charlie Colby, Newcastle ME - Colby’s Auto Center Chev
30) 53 - Alan Wilson, Hebron ME - Wlson Logging Chev

PASS North: Bates Bags the Brawl, Clark Claims Third Championship

Naples ME – (October 5, 2008) PASS North sophomore Adam Bates raced past Cassius Clark on lap 99 of Saturday nights Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Ray Haskell Ford Fall Brawl 150 at Wiscasset Raceway to claim his second PASS North super late model win of 2008.

Clark raced home second and Travis Benjamin was third, with DJ Shaw fourth. Johnny Clark completed the top five, and that run coupled with a tenth place finish for Ben Rowe earned Clark his third Pass North super late model Championship.

The two title contenders entered the 150 lap feature tied for the title, and at lap 100 the pair were nose to tail with Clark fifth and Rowe sixth. But Rowe slipped high in the outside groove on a lap 115 restart and slid back through the field, ending his bid for a fifth PASS title.

Meanwhile Bates was methodically working his way up from his twelfth place spot on the starting grid. At the half-way mark he trailed race leader Travis Benjamin, Cassius Clark and Travis Kittleson in fourth. Bates turned on the afterburners once he saw the crossed flags, picking off the front runners one at a time to claim a lead he would never relinquish.

Bates had a “moment” with five laps to go, almost throwing away the victory while working traffic in turn one. But the Warner New Hampshire hot shoe did a masterful job of saving his race car and motored on to the victory.

Bill Whorff, Derek Ramstrom, John Fleming, Scott Chubbuck, and Ben Rowe came home fifth through tenth. Travis Benjamin, Corey Williams and Johnny Clark each won qualifying races.

“Super Rookie” DJ Shaw is the 2008 PASS/ Northern Race Tire super late model Rookie of the Year. Shaw scored two feature wins, five top fives and nine top tens on his way to the title.

Although the Fall Brawl wrapped up the PASS North season, many teams will be heading south of the Mason-Dixon to compete with their PASS South counterparts.

Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway hosts the PASS South as well as the fourth and final round of the PASS National Championship Series on Saturday October 18th; Cassius Clark Leads John Stancill by 15 points in the National standings. Then one week later it’s the Mason – Dixon 500, the biggest short track doubleheader of the season at South Boston (VA.) Speedway on October 25th with twin 250 lap features on tap for the PASS Super Late Models and Late Model Stock Cars. That race will decide the 2008 PASS South super late model champion.

PASS MODS – 40 lap feature
1) 9-Mark Lucas, Harpswell ME 2) 66-Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 3) 6-Troy Morse, Bridgton ME
4) 04 – Chubby Howe 5) 85 – Glen Bradbury 6) 33-William Dixon, N Waterford ME
7) 01-Ronald Gooden Jr.,Whitefield NH 8) 63-Tom Oliver, Windham ME 9) 21-Sulo Burbank, Gorham ME
10) 14-Scott McDaniel 11) 50-Ron Henry 12) 29-Greg Ellis, Hermon ME
Lucas Claims Fifth PASS Mod Win, Edges Shaw for Title at Wiscasset

Naples ME (October 5, 2008) The preliminaries were over and the stage was set for an exciting PASS Mod Championship finale at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway Saturday. Mark Lucas and Andy Shaw entered the Pro All Stars Series Mod division feature tied atop the point standings, and the pair waged a forty lap war for the win and the title. When the checkers flew Lucas had scored his fifth win of the ten race 2008 PASS Mod schedule to claim his second series championship. Shaw came up just two points short in his bid for the championship, finishing second in the race and in the standings; Troy Morse, Chubby Howe and Glen Bradbury finished third through fifth.

Both Lucas and Shaw had to race from the back of the field, and Shaw got to the front first. He came up to challenge early leader Troy Morse and took over the race lead on lap sixteen. But by lap twenty-two Lucas was second to Shaw and ready to challenge. Still, Shaw looked like he had the edge, keeping the nine behind him on several restarts until the black 66 suddenly shut down for an instant, just long enough for Lucas to sneak by on the bottom for the race lead.

Now it was Shaw’s turn to give chase, and the pair left the pack behind to decide the title. The rest of the field was racing like it was the last feature of 2008 for the series, and the cautions flew hot and heavy as the race drew to its conclusion. Shaw had three opportunities to challenge Lucas, with a four to go restart plus two green/white/checker attempts. But despite Shaw’s best efforts, Lucas kept the point and claimed the prize.

Bill Dixon, Ronald Gooden Jr., Tom Oliver,Sulo Burbank and Scott McDaniels rounded out the top ten. Greg Ellis and Mark Lucas each won heat races.

The PASS Mods will return to action in 2009 for their sixth season. For more information on this economical open wheel series please visit www.racewithpass.com . Scott Reed can answer your technical questions by calling
207-625-3230.

350 V-8s – 35 lap feature
1) 5 Mike Short Auburn ME 2) 00 Guy Childs Turner ME 3) 04 Zach Bowie Lisbon Falls ME
4) 7 Chris Burgess Buckfield ME 5) 19 Steve Moon Gray ME 6) 35 John Spencer Jr. Auburn ME
7) 68 Bubba Collins New Gloucester ME 8) 5x Rick Fountain Rochester NH
9) 63 Robert Ferguson New Gloucester ME 10) 30 Scott Venoitt Sabbatus ME
11) 139 Jerry Freve Buckfield ME 12) 83 Dan Brown Peru ME 13) 36R Ryan Robbins Dixfield ME
14) 70-Dan Bean Alfred ME 15) 36 Richard Spaulding Lisbon ME

305 V-8s – 35 lap feature
1) 11 Craig Smith Waterboro ME 2) 22 Tom Lovejoy Kennebunk ME 3) 1 Brian Picard Gorham ME
4) 60 Steve McGrath Shapleigh ME 5) 00 Ray Letellier Hollis ME 6) 20 Keith Stiffler Gorham ME
7) 70 Dan Bean Alfred ME 84X Matt Stuart Pittston ME 9) 25 Bob Hogan Wells ME
10) 2 Gary Tenny Windham ME 11) 88 Steve Swendson Gorham ME

Four Cylinders – 35 lap feature
1) 3 Josh Childs Oxford ME 2) 12 Calvin Ross Jr.Turner ME 3) 93 Jamie Leavitt Minot ME
4) 71 John Talbot Westbrook ME 5) 521 Craig Farrington Hebron ME 6) 7 Chris Peters Westbrook ME
7) 54 Kyle Hewins Leeds ME 8) 42 David Stone Jr. Springvale ME 9) 4 Bill Dunphy New Gloucester ME
10) 95 Rick Fountain Rochester NH

Fall Brawl to Determine PASS North SLM & PASS MODS Championships

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and Mods wrap up their 2008 campaigns At Wiscasset Raceway on Saturday October 4th, and the battle for their division championships couldn’t be much tighter.

 

The PASS North Super Late Models head for the coastal Maine oval for the Fall Brawl Weekend presented by Ray Haskell Ford with a new but familiar name on top of the standings. Johnny Clark takes the overall point lead to the Fall Brawl by five points with 2,666 over Ben Rowe and Travis Benjamin who are deadlocked at 2,661 points each. DJ Shaw is fourth with 2,629 and Adam Bates trails him by one point in fifth at 2,628.

 

But wait, there’s more – much more, in fact.  PASS adopted a “best twelve” points format for the North and South Super Late Models in 2008, and that formula tightens the standings even further. If you eliminate the top five’s worst two finishes, the title chase looks like this: Eliminate Clark’s two drops (show points from Speedway 95 on 5/3 and an 18th   from Wiscasset on 6/22) and Rowe’s two (show and heat points from Speedway 95 5/3 and a 22nd at Beech Ridge on 7/5), and Rowe comes out on top heading to the Fall Brawl – by three points! That’s 2379 for Rowe and 2376 for Clark. Travis Benjamin at, 2,356,  drops his Speedway 95 show and heat points and a twelfth place run at Wiscasset on 8/17 and trails Rowe and Clark by 23 and 20, respectively. Adam Bates is fourth with drops at Speedway 95 and a 23rd at All-Star. He’s nine back from Benjamin with 2,347.  D.J. Shaw rounds out the top five, with Bangor show points and an 11th place finish at several events to drop, 23 markers behind Bates at 2324.

 

To gain Championship points at Wiscasset, these drivers will have to better their “drop race” finish. Rowe has a slight edge in that department with a 22nd to throw away, versus an 18th for Clark. That’s a difference of eight points, but odds are good that the pair won’t be racing back in the pack; they’ll be charging for the win and the points will take care of themselves.

 

The PASS MODS point battle is a little easier to follow, but just as close at the top. Andy Shaw fought his way back to victory lane at Beech Ridge on PASS 400 Weekend, and the win couldn’t have come at a better time. Shaw’s win put him on top of the standings by one point over Mark Lucas, and Tom Oliver is just three back from Shaw. The trio will go for broke in a 40 lap shootout at the Fall Brawl.

 

350’s, 305’s and Stock Fours will complete Saturday’s card; PASS 400 weekend rules apply for these divisions, contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 with tech questions.  The action goes green at 4:00 PM on Saturday October 4th. The PASS 150 is scheduled to start at approximately 6:15 PM.

SUNDAY - "NATIONALS DAY"
Then on Sunday the Fall Brawl  presented by Ray Haskell Ford continues with “Nationals Day”; the 100 lap , $10,000.00 to win Super Street/Sportsman Nationals, 100 lap $3,000.00 to win Street Stock Nationals, $1,000.00 to win 50 lap “Real Stock” Mini Stock Nationals  and a $500.00 to win, 50 lap Mini Truck Nationals. Sunday’s racing kicks off at 2:00 PM. Get all the details for Sunday’s activities at www.wiscassetraceway.info .


   

Top Three - Super Late Model - L to R: Kelly Moore, 3rd;
Winner Johnny Clark; and Adam Bates, 2nd.

4th Annual
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2008 PASS 400
RESULTS & PHOTOS
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DJ Equipment 150
at White Mountain – Unofficial Finish

1) 60 - DJ Shaw (R) - Center Conway NH - Precision JLM Ford
2) 54 - Johnny Clark - Hallowell, ME - Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev
3) 4 - Ben Rowe - Turner, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
4) 20 – Travis Kittleson - Mooresville, NC - Cushman Competition Ford
5) 8 – Cassius Clark - Farmington, ME - E.J. Prescott Ford
6) 98 - Adam Bates - Warner, NH - Weaver Bros Construction Chev
7) 88 - Russ Hersey - Swanzey, NH - Twin State Truck Chev,
8) 72 - Mike LaVoie - Precision JLM Ford
9) 17-Travis Benjamin - Morrill, ME - Irving Oil Ford
10) 44 – Trevor Sanborn - Parsonsfield, ME - Hancock Lumber Ford
11) 35 - Derek Ramstrom - W. Boylston, MA - W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev
12) 7w - Donnie Whitten - Wells, ME - Monster Energy Chev
13) 53 – Alan Wilson - Hebron, ME
14) 47 - Kelly Moore - Scarborough, ME - NAPA Auto Parts Chev
15) 33 - Richie Dearborn - Hollis, ME - Chadwick BaRoss Chev
16) 01 - Joe Decker - Chesterville, ME - Polymer Repair Tech Cadillac
17) 09 - Jeremy Davis - Tamworth,  NH - Whittier Service Center Chev
18) 22 - Harry Olson (R) - Salisbury, MA - Olson Heating and Cooling Ford
19) 85 - Nick Ribbe - Kingston, MA
20) 04 - Jamie Swallow Jr. - Stark, NH  - IBEW Local 104 Dodge
21) 14m - Matt Frahm - Salem, NH - WDW/Lambert Roofing Chev
22) 25j - Gunnar Josselyn - Farmington, ME - On The Edge Chipping Chev
23) 4e - Rich Eaton - Seabrook, NH - Jones Financial Network Chev
24) 11 – Scott King - Jay' ME - Paper Trade Assn. Chev
25) 17a - Scott Alexander - Orrington, ME - Weber Energy Chev


Jamie Williams Photo

DJ Shaw
Wins
PASS WMMP
DJ Equipment 150

Naples ME ( September 14 2008) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North rookie DJ Shaw challenged PASS North newcomer Travis Kittleson for 80 laps before making his move by Kittleson for the lead on lap 120 of Saturday nights’ DJ Equipment 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Shaw then held off Johnny Clark and Ben Rowe on a key lap 134 restart to secure his second PASS North win of the season in Julio and Rita Miglioli's Precision JLM Ford. Clark, Rowe, Kittleson and Cassius Clark chased Shaw to the line in a race that was short on cautions and long on the kind of hard core short track racing that only super late models can produce.

Kittleson and Trevor Sanborn led the twenty five car field to the green, and Sanborn prevailed only to give up the lead to Kittleson’s Cushman Competition Ford on a lap twenty restart. Cassius Clark came up to run second a few laps later, but it was Shaw who was slicing his way through the field. By lap 50 he was up to second from thirteenth on the grid and looking for a way by Kittleson.

With only four cautions to interrupt the action, lapped traffic was always a factor as the pair clicked off twelve second laps. Shaw dogged Kittleson lap after lap in one of the best short track battles of the 2008 PASS season. Late in the race the torrid pace seemed to take its toll on Kittlesons ride, allowing Shaw to take away the lead with thirty to go. Johnny Clark and Ben Rowe were able to follow suit under Kittleson a few laps later, but neither driver could mount a serious challenge for the win.

Adam Bates, Russ Hersey, Mike Lavoie (in a team car to Shaw), Travis Benjamin and Trevor Sanborn completed the top ten, all on the lead lap.

The PASS North and South super late models will collide next weekend, September 20-21, at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine for the 4th Annual PASS 400. The 300 lap super late model feature awards both PASS North and PASS National Championship points. Saturday card includes qualifying for all divisions plus features for the roadrunners, wildcats and a first time PASS appearance by the winged NEMA Midgets. Sunday its 100 laps for the PASS Pluffybilt Sportsman, 50 for the PASS Mods and 300 for the PASS super late models. The first green flag waves at noon each day. For a complete weekend schedule, click HERE. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is on line at www.beechridge.com .
 
"The New England Toyota Dealers"

 

New England Toyota Tundra 250
at Wiscasset Raceway – Unofficial Finish

1) 54 – Johnny Clark
2) 47s – Corey Williams
3) 10 – Steve Knowlton
4) 77 – Scott Chubbuck
5) 1 – Randy Turner
6) 98 – Adam Bates
7) 15x – Paul White
8) 38 – Chuck LaChance
9) 33 – Richie Dearborn
10) 75 – Gary Smith
11) 60 – DJ Shaw
12) 17 – Travis Benjamin
13) 44 – Trevor Sanborn
14) 47 – Kelley Moore
15) 2x – Charlie Colby
16) 97 – John Fleming
17) 2 – Mike Rowe
18) 4 – Ben Rowe
19) 01 – Joe Decker
20) 59 – John Phippen
21) 54x – Ryan Deane
22) 24 – Eddie McDonald
23) 88 – Fred Astle
24) 15 – Steve Berry
25) 03 – Scott Moore
26) 29m – Ricky Morse
27) 8 – Cassius Clark
28) 72 – Chad Dow
29) 88 – Allan Tardiff
30) 35 – Derek Ramstrom
31) 04 – TJ Watson
32) 12 – Stan Meserve
33) 22 – Harry Olson
34) 7w – Donnie Whitten
35) 25 – Dale Cullinan
36) 11x – Marty Prevost
37) 11 – Scott King
38) 00 – Matt Lee
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Johnny Clark Collects $30,000.00 Plus Payday
in PASS North Toyota Tundra 250

NAPLES ME (8/18/08) A perfect mix of old and new equaled a $30,000.00 payday for Johnny Clark Sunday night as the Hallowell, Maine Pro All Stars Series (PASS) star took his Clark’s Car Crushing Chevrolet to victory lane in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway. Clark recaptured the lead from then-point man D.J. Shaw and survived a late race rash of yellow fever for the victory. It was the two time series champions’ third win of 2008 and pulls him squarely into contention for a third title. Clark was behind the wheel of an all new super late model that his team painstakingly constructed during the off season and the race car was everything the team hoped for. Clark’s first big super late model win came at Wiscasset at the age of 17, and his mastery of the fast old Wiscasset high banks has only grown as the years pass.

PASS South point leader Corey Williams made his return to home turf a successful one, finishing second after leading over 100 laps early on. Steve Knowlton ran near the front all day and battled down to the wire for a third place finish. Scott Chubbuck and Randy Turner completed the top five.

The five 15 lap heat races were a battle all unto themselves, with just four cars transferring to the feature from each. Fred Astle Jr. made a rare PASS North appearance and took the pole position for the 250 by winning heat number one. Steve Knowlton, Scott King and Randy Turner all earned transfer spots. Atlantic CAT 250 winner Travis Benjamin continued his winning ways in heat two, with Richie Dearborn, Chad Dow, and Paul White advancing to the feature. PASS South point leader Corey Williams made a successful homecoming in heat three, followed by Trevor Sanborn, Adam Bates and Kelly Moore. Derek Ramstrom earned the fourth starting position by wining heat number four, with Wiscasset master Johnny Clark second, Scott Chubbuck third and home track hero Charlie Colby in the final transfer spot. Another PASS veteran from seasons past, Chuck LaChance, took down heat five, with weekly racers Scott Moore and Ryan Deane second and third. Maine legend Stan “The Man” Meserve earned the final heat race transfer.

The next nine qualifiers came from three fifteen lap consolation rounds, and Mike Rowe earned the win in consi one, along with journeyman racer Eddie MacDonald and Steve Berry. Alan Tardiff took down consi number two with Donnie Whitten and John Flemming second and third. Consi three was D.J. Shaw’s with Wiscasset’s own weekly point leader “Big John” Phippen second and Joe Decker in the final qualifying spot.

The 30 lap Last Chance qualifier had its share of talent too; Cassius Clark, Ted Christopher, and the return of Ben Rowe after a thrash to get the RMR 4 back in racing shape after his excursion off turn three in his heat race. Cassius Clark put the nose under Dale Cullivan for the lead on lap five and led the rest of the way in a race filled with contact as sixteen drivers battled it out for the three qualifying spots. When the dust settled it was Cassius Clark, Gary Smith and Dale Cullivan in the final three transfer spots. Pass provisionals were awarded to Ben Rowe and Harry Olsen. Wiscasset Raceway provisionals went to Matt Lee, Richie Morse and T.J. Watson, who transferred via his win in a Late Model special the night before. Nova Scotian Marty Prevost received a promoter’s option for the longest haul to the Toyota Tundra 250.

When the green flag waved over the thirty eight car field Corey Williams jumped out to the lead. Williams looked tough in the early going, and so did Chuck LaChance. The Cushing Maine veteran had his familiar 38 dialed in and looked like he might challenge Williams for the point as the race passed the 100 lap mark. LaChance pitted for tires at lap 108, along with front runners Travis Benjamin, Scott Chubbuck, D.J. Shaw and Richie Dearborn. Williams and Adam Bates pitted from the lead and second place for fresh rubber two laps later, handing the lead to Knowlton. Johnny Clark had raced his way up to second from thirteenth and he wasted little time taking the lead on lap 111. By lap 150 Clark had checked out on the field, but thirty laps later Trevor Sanborn and D.J. Shaw were slowly reeling him in.

By lap 185 Clark’s lead was down to six car lengths and both Trevor Sanborn and D.J. Shaw were coming. Shaw made his move on Sanborn at lap 187, and passed Clark for the lead on lap 192. Clark could see the big win slipping away and his team took action, bringing him to the pits on lap 198 for fresh rubber. But would there be enough time for Clark to race his way back to the lead?

The answer was a resounding yes. The last fifty laps could be considered the Johnny Clark Show, as the veteran sliced and diced his way through the field, sometimes three wide, to chase down the front runners. Clark was all the way up to fourth at lap 205; on lap 206 he drove around Adam Bates for third. Knowlton would be his next victim, taking away the second spot on lap 212. Five laps later he raced under D.J. Shaw for the lead, surviving four restarts and a green-white-checker finish to bank $30,000.00 plus yet to be tallied lap money, and a unique trophy in the form of a stylized race car steering wheel.

Clark’s Margin of victory was 705 hundredths of a second; Travis Benjamin was the last car on the lead lap in twelfth.

PASS North takes a well earned four week break before heading to White Mountain Motorsports Park on September 13th for the D-J Equipment 150.

PASS South has back to back events on tap, the Piedmont Pride 125 at Caraway Speedway on Saturday August 30th and their first trip to the Volunteer State on Saturday September 6th for the Daniel Boone Classic at Newport Speedway.

For the latest news on all five PASS touring series, visit www.racewithpass.com .
 

Lucas Back in PASS Mod Victory Lane at Wiscasset

NAPLES, ME, AUGUST 17, 2008 - The Pro All Star Series (PASS) Mods joined in the Toyota Tundra 250 weekend festivities at Wiscasset Raceway with their own 40 lap showdown, and when the checkered flag dropped Mark Lucas claimed his fourth PASS Mod victory of the 2008 season..

Greg Ellis jumped out to an early lead over Scott McDaniel ,but the field would quickly be brought back together after an early caution when Sammy Gooden, Gary Norris, and Steve Bennett, Jr. all spun in turn four. Norris took the brunt of the damage, taking a ride over the top of the turn; he needed a flatbed to make his way back to the pit area.

Troy Morse lined up outside Ellis on the restart and made a bid for the lead but couldn’t make the move stick and Andy Shaw filled the hole on the bottom to claim second. second.

Shaw took his shot at the lead on the next restart and took over the top spot from Ellis, but he now had Lucas glued to his rear bumper. With five laps to go Lucas proved to be too much for Shaw, grabbing the lead and the victory. Shaw hung on for second with Tom Oliver third. Scott Grant made a strong PASS Mod debut with a fourth place finish, and Ron Henry completed the top five..

The PASS Mods will be back in action September 20- 21 as a part of the PASS 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. For more information please go to: www.racewithpass.com.

Unofficial Results - PASS Mod Feature - Wiscasset Raceway (40 Laps)

1) 9 – Mark Lucas, Harpswell, ME; 2) 66 – Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3) 63 – Tom Oliver, Windham, ME; 4) 27 –Scott Grant, Waterboro ME 5) 50 – Ron Henry; 6) 6 – Troy Morse, Bridgton, ME; 7) 14 – Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 8) 29 – Greg Ellis, Hermon, ME; 9) 21 – Sulo Burbank, Gorham, ME; 10) 12 – Steve Benett, Jr, Buckfield, ME; 11) 85 - Kenny Harrison, Pownal, ME; 12) 33 – Bill Dixon, North Waterboro, ME; 13) 01 – Sammy Gooden, Whitefield, NH; 14) 03 – Gary Norris, West Gardiner, ME

Merrill, McKeage PASS Pluffybilt Sportsman Winners at Wiscasset

NAPLES, ME (AUGUST 19, 2008) - The Pro All Star Series (PASS) Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman racers were back on track with a vengeance at Wiscasset Raceway Sunday, with double features on the Toyota Tundra 250 card.

In the first 50 lap feature, Terry Merrill led from green to checker for his second win of the season. Only two cautions slowed the field; Merrill was tested on the lap 17 ad 33 restarts but the Saco speedster prevailed each time. Allan Moeller, Shane Tatro, Richie Morse and Steve Bennett Sr.crossed the stripe second through fifth.

The field drew for starting positions for the second feature, and Steve Bennett, Sr. put his 22 out front at the green. Merrill’s bid for two wins ended on lap thirty-two after Kyle Hart and Mike Lynch got together and Merrill and Bill Pinkham were swept up in the accident. On the restart 2007 Sportsman champion Dan McKeage snatched the lead away from Bennett and motored away from the field.

As the laps wound down the battles for position heated up. McKeage’s lead was beginning to slip away as Bennett Sr. and Mike Landry were reeling him in. Landry was able to get around Bennett Sr. on lap 70 and began to chase down McKeage. With two to go Landry was on McKeage’s right rear quarter panel but that was as close as he would get. McKeage captured the win and Mike Landry had to settle for second. Bennett, Sr., Allan Moeller, and Brian Fortin raced home third through fifth.

Next up on the PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman schedule is the PASS 400 weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 20-21 at Beech ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine. For more information visit www.racewithpass.com or www.proallstarsseries.com .

Official Results - PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman feature #1 (50 Laps)
 
1) 36 – Terry Merrill, Saco, ME; 2) 04 – Allan Moeller, Dresden, ME; 3) 7 - Shane Tatro, Levant, ME; 4) 34 – Richie Morse, Waterford, ME; 5) 22 - Steve Bennettt, Sr, Buckfield,ME; 6) 48 – Kenny Harrison, Pownal, ME; 7) 68 – Jonathan Ledger, Groveton, NH; 8) 05 – Bill Pinkham, 9) 26X – Jeff Cannell; 10) 60 – Kyle Hart, Fryeburg, ME; 11) 19S – Duane Seekins, Groveton, NH; 12) 00 – Jake Madore, Arundel, ME; 13) 69 – Neil Evans, Jr, Epping, NH; 14) 38 – Dan McKeage, Gorham, ME; 15) 35 – Kris Watson, Hermon, ME

Official Results – PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman feature #2 (75 Laps)

1) 38 – Dan McKeage, Gorham, ME; 2) 40 – Michael Landry, Oakland, ME; 3) 22 – Steve Bennett, Sr, Buckfield, ME; 4) 04 – Allan Moeller, Dresden, ME; 5) 03 – Brian Fortin, So China ME ; 6) 35X – Kris Watson, Hermon, ME; 7) 34 – Richie Morse, Waterford, ME; 8) 47 – Artie Maguire, Jr., Bucksport, ME; 9) 20 – Frank Wear, Scarborough, ME; 10) 48 – Kenny Harrison, Pownal, ME; 11) 19S – Duane Seekins, Groveton, NH; 12) 60 – Kyle Hart, Fryeburg, ME; 13) 00 – Jake Madore, Arundel, ME; 14) 05 – Bill Pinkham; 15) 68 – Jonathan Ledger, Groveton, NH; 16) 2X – Wayne Whitten, Kennebunk, ME; 17) 26X – Jeff Cannell; 18) 7 – Shane Tatro, Levant, ME; 19) 36 – Terry Merrill, Saco, ME; 20) 75 – Jeff Irish, Lyman, ME; 21) 21 – Tom young, Freeport, ME; 22) 35 – Bobby Nadeau, Hollis, ME; 23) 65 – Jason Gabwins, Readfield, ME; 24) 69 – Neil Evans, Jr., Epping, NH

 

Unofficial Top Three:  Ben Rowe, 2nd; Winner Travis Benjamin;  John Fleming,, 3rd.

Photos by Jamie Williams

Travis Benjamin Latest First Time PASS Winner in the Atlantic CAT 250

Naples ME (August 11, 2008) Travis Benjamin retook the race lead for the fourth and final time with 45 laps to go in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Atlantic CAT 250 at Halifax Nova Scotia’s Scotia Speedworld Saturday night and beat Ben Rowe to the checkers by one car length to earn his first PASS North Super Late Model victory.  Home track hero John Flemming crossed the line in third with 2007  race winner Mike Rowe fourth and Adam Bates fifth. Benjamin is the ninth first time PASS super late model feature winner of 2008.

 

Fans of the Pro All Stars Series knew that it was only a matter of time before Benjamin earned a PASS checkered flag. He’s been at or near the front of the field in all eight PASS North features this season. He was the runner-up at Wiscasset and Riverside and hasn’t finished outside of the top ten all year. In fact Benjamin finished second in last years Atlantic CAT 250. He’s the first to admit that he has a dislike for flat race tracks in general but Scotia Speedworld is an exception to the rule. And now, the immaculate Maritime oval will  always have an extra special place in Benjamin’s racing career.

 

Benjamin and Rowe’s  one-two finish kept the PASS North point standings in a virtual deadlock. Heading to Halifax Ben had a six point edge on Travis, but Benjamin edged ever closer to the top of the heap with his Atlantic CAT  250  win over the four time series champion.

 

Benjamin, Flemming and Trevor Sanborn won the PASS qualifying heat races. The race took just one hour 20 minutes to complete with eight cautions flags.

 

PASS North heads for its biggest pay day of 2008 this Sunday August 17th, the $30,000.00 to win Toyota Tundra 250 at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway. The PASS Mods and a pair of PASS Pluffybilt Sportsman features are on the schedule as well. Reserved grandstand tickets are still available by calling (207) 882-4271


Official Results – PASS North SLM- Atlantic CAT 250
Scotia Speedworld - Halifax, Nova Scotia - August 9, 2008

1. 17 - Travis Benjamin, Morrill, Maine
2. 4 - Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
3. 97 - John Flemming, Halifax, NS
4. 2 - Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
5. 98 - Adam Bates, Atkinson, NH
6. 11 - Marty Prevost, Fall River, NS
7. 54 - Johnny Clark, Hallowell, Maine
8. 44 - Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, Maine
9. 60 - DJ Shaw, Ctr. Conway, New Hampshire
10. 02 - Mike MacKenzie, Dartmouth, NS
11. 8 - Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
12. 35 - Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, Mass.
13. 34 - Graham Spinney, Lower Argyle, NS
14. 17a - Scott Alexander, Orrington, Maine
15. 1 - David Heino, Shelburne, NS
16. 89 - Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, NS
17. 29 - Greg Proude, North Wiltshire, PEI
18. 0 - Shawn Turple, Enfield, NS
19. 13 - Rollie MacDonald, Pictou, NS
20. 72 - Chad Dow, Fairfield, Maine
21. 92 - Pete Miller, Kennetcook, NS
22. 23 - Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS

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