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PASS 2009 Licensed Drivers HERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
PASS NORTH SUPER LATE MODELS, MODS, AND SPORTSMAN

2009 Banquet Picture Page HERE

2009 PASS North SLM Champion Johnny Clark

2009 PASS MODS Champion Scott Grant

2009 PASS Sportsman Champion Carey Martin

2009 PASS National & South SLM Champion Ben Rowe


Clark, Grant, Martin, Rowe Honored
at PASS Banquet of Champions

Naples ME (10/11/09) Pro All Stars Series race teams, officials and fans gathered in Westbrook Maine Saturday night for the ninth annual PASS Banquet of Champions. Series president Tom Mayberry opened the evening by thanking all of the competitors for racing with PASS in 2009, especially given the challenges of our current economy. Although the 2010 PASS North Super Late Model schedule is about two weeks away, Mayberry did touch upon the upcoming season, including the January 29-30 PASS Florida Winterfest hosted by New Smyrna Speedway.

The President’s awards were up next and the most improved driver awards went to Derek Ramstrom (Super Late Model) and Scott McDaniel (PASS Mod). The award that no one hopes to receive came next. Hard Luck drivers for 2009 were Adam Bates (Super Late Model), Dan Somes (PASS Mod) and Dan McKeage (PASS Sportsman). Northern Race Tires Rookie of the Year accolades were collected by Nick Ribbe (Super Late Model), Scott Grant (PASS Mod) and Clyde Hennessey (PASS Sportsman).

Master of Ceremonies Mark Thomas and Michael Mayberry distributed the hardware to the top ten in each series. Carey Martin made it official, claiming the 2009 PASS Sportsman Champion’s spoils. Scott Grant came out on top in the PASS Mod series where he earned both the championship and rookie of the year.

2009 PASS National Champion Ben Rowe and the Richard Moody team were recognized for their accomplishments, and 2009 PASS Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark closed out the awards presentation, making his fourth walk to the podium as Champion in the series premier division. Clark’s team received championship jackets and travel bags from Northern Race Tire and Superior Image Embroidery.

2009 Banquet Picture Page HERE

Johnny Clark
Prevails for Fourth
PASS North
Super Late Model
Title

Naples ME (11/17/2009) Johnny Clark’s 2009 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Championship is remarkable unto itself, given the level of competition in the New England super late model ranks. But two in a row and four titles in the nine years that PASS has been sanctioning super late model racing is a feat that only one other driver has managed to accomplish. Clark tied Ben Rowe for the most series titles by beating Rowe for the thirteen race crown in 2009, and it’s fitting that the two drivers that top the all time PASS standings are now tied in the titles won column.

Clark’s 2008 championship was a come from behind effort that saw the Farmingdale Mainer come on strong in the second half of the season. His 2009 title drive started out just the opposite, winning two out of the first three races (Speedway 95 and Unity) and scoring a seventh at the Beech Ridge PASS opener. Clark’s consistency was challenged throughout the campaign by perennial title contender Ben Rowe and upstart Adam Bates.Derek Ramstrom, Richie Dearborn and Kelly Moore were all ready to pounce should Clark falter.

But Clark and his veteran crew kept their train on the tracks, posting another win in the series’ return to Lee USA Speedway and never finishing outside the top ten after that. The final tally was Clark 2799 -Rowe 2767, a 32 point bulge.

Clark’s 2009 stats are remarkable: thirteen starts, three wins, eight top fives and twelve top tens in the North, plus another top ten in The PASS South opener at Hickory Motor Speedway, a fourth place in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at South Boston and capped his year of with a win in the season closer at Greenville-Pickens Clark’s only hiccup of the season came at New Brunswick Canada’s Speedway 660 where a wheel departed the Clark’s Car Crushing /Port City Race Cars 54, resulting in a fourteenth place run.

That’s the kind of consistency that championships are made of, and a big chunk of the credit goes to the team that keeps Clark on the speedway lap after lap. From crew chief Robert Green to brother Bobby Clark on the spotters stand, John Marshall taking care of the tires and Heidi Marshall keeping track of the stats. Dad John Clark, Tim Clark, Terri Davies, Craig Smiley and Herb Geraux, each played key roles in the 2009 PASS title for Johnny Clark Motorsports. In fact, many of the team’s members have played a role in all four championships.

The right equipment, team work, consistency, and most of all, the talent and will to win. Those are the key elements to any championship. Johnny Clark and his race team have once again proven that they have them all in spades.

The Pro All Stars Series will return to action in ten weeks, kicking off their 10th season with the non points PASS Florida Winterfest at New Smyrna Speedway on January 29-30, 2010.
PASS 150 SLM - White Mountain - Fri., Sept. 18th
WMMP Top Three: Kelly Moore, 3rd; Winner Richie Dearborn; and Ben Rowe, 2nd.
The Dearborn Team
.: 2009 PASS North Super Late Model Champions :.
Johnny Clark and the Clark Motorsports Team
Dearborn Dominates PASS North Finale
Johnny Clark Finishes Fifth, Earns Fourth
PASS North Super Late Model Championship
Naples ME (9/19/09) Richie Dearborn started on pole in Friday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Night of Champions 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park and never looked back to win the PASS super late model feature. Dearborn led every lap and was never really challenged, despite the best efforts of Ben Rowe (second) and Kelly Moore (third). The victory was the fourth Pro All Stars Series win for Dick and Deb Dearborn's family race team, moving the Hollis Maine veteran up to sixth in the career win column. His last feature win came during the 2007 season at Hermon Maine's Speedway 95. Dearborn is the tenth different PASS North feature winner of 2009.  FULL STORY, RESULTS AND PHOTOS HERE
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PASS SLM 300 Lap Board

SPORTSMAN 100 Lap Board

PASS MODS 50 Lap Board

PASS 300: DJ Shaw, 2nd; Winner Mike Rowe; and Ben Rowe, 3rd

Full Results and Photos HERE

Saturday, August 15th
Scully Jr. Scores at Seekonk
Naples ME (8/17/2009)  Seekonk Speedway regular Tom Scully Jr. worked his way to the front of the field at the halfway mark of Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Cirelli Foods 150 and kept two of the touring series best in his mirrors to record an upset victory. At the checker it was Scully Jr. followed by Ben Rowe in second and Johnny Clark third. Derek Ramstrom and Dave Darling came home fourth and fifth in the twenty eight car field.  FULL STORY HERE
Riverside Speedway on Sunday 8/16
PASS MODS Top 3: L to R - Sumner Sessions, 3rd;
Winner Dan Somes; and Andy Shaw, 2nd.

PASS MODS Feature - 40 laps

1) 56 Dan Somes 2) 66 Andy Shaw 3) 50 Sumner Sessions 4) 4 Scott Grant 5) 29 Greg Ellis 6) 03 Gary Norris Jr.
7) 85 Glenn Bradbury 8) 21 Sulo Burbank 9) 33 Bill Dixon 10) 14 Scott McDaniel 11) 12 Stephen Bennett Jr.

 
PASS Sportsman Top 3: L to R - Winner Mike Landry;
Clyde Hennesey, 3rd; and Dan McKeage, 2nd.

PASS Sportsman Feature 8/16 - 75 laps

1) 40 Michael Landry 2) 38 Dan Mckeage 3) 8 Clyde Hennessey 4) 58 Lyman Mckeage 5 ) 56 Mike Short
6) 04 Shawn Swallow 7) 14 Jim Mayrand Jr 8) 73 David Ofsuryk Jr.
9) 02F David Fowler 10) 18 Rick Martin
11) 74 Douglas Lalemme 12) 7 Shane Tatro 13) 71 Richard Paradis Jr. 14) 7X Matt Leblanc 15) 60 Kyle Hart
16) 35 Bobby Nadeau

The NAPA 150 - Unity Raceway on August 2nd
 
D.J. Shaw, 2nd; Winner Randy Turner; & Ben Rowe, 3rd.
Turner Topples PASS Regulars at Unity
Naples ME (8/3/2009) Randy Turner drove by Scott Chubbuck on lap 117 of Sunday afternoon's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) NAPA 150 at Unity (ME) Raceway, taking the lead for good to capture his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model feature win. DJ Shaw came from the back of the field to nip Ben Rowe for second at the checker. Rowe settled for third and Chubbuck slipped to fourth; Richie Dearborn rounded out the top five.   FULL STORY HERE

McDaniel Nabs First PASS Mod Win;
Tatro Repeats in PASS Sportsman
Naples ME ( 8/3/2009) Scott McDaniel looked high and low for a way around race leader Gary Norris in Sunday's 40 lap Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod feature at Unity (ME) Raceway, and when the white flag unfurled the young racer from Livermore Falls Maine found a way by Norris to capture his first PASS Mod series feature win. McDaniel looked like he had the car to beat from the get go and gave the fans plenty to watch as he tried the outside and inside lines on Norris. It was tight clean racing at its best for the full 40 laps as the pair battled for the win.   FULL STORY HERE
Lee USA Speedway - The PASS Bastille 200 - Tuesday, July 14th
Louis Mechalides, 2nd; Winner Johnny Clark; and Cassius Clark, 3rd.
Johnny Clark PASS North King Pin at Lee USA Bastille 200;
Andy Shaw's the PASS Mod Winner
LEE NH (7/14/2009) Johnny Clark grabbed the race lead from Joey Pole on lap 123 of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Bastille 200 and held off a green-white-checker challenge from Louis Mechalides to earn his third PASS North super late model win of 2009 at Lee USA Speedway Tuesday night. Mechalides settled for runner-up and Cassius Clark scored his first podium appearance since April, finishing third. Matt Frahm earned a career best fourth, and Eddie MacDonald completed the top five.

Clark's key to victory came when the front runners came down pit road for fuel and a two-tire change on lap 117. Mechalides won his heat race and started from the pole, and the infrequent PASS competitor was the class of the field In the Cat Scales 1C. Clark had worked his way to second from eleventh on the grid and his team got him out front of the pack that pitted, while Mechalides came out seventh. The quick stop resulted in Clark lining up fifth on the restart and Mechalides back in the pack, fifteenth.

Mechalides made a second stop during a quick caution and on the restart Clark quickly worked past Joey Pole to take over the top spot. Meanwhile Mechalides was weaving his way through the field, cracking the top five on lap 147 as the race stayed under green. It was Clark, Pole, Cassius Clark, Derek Ramstrom and Mechalides with fifty to go, and at lap 172 Mechalides took over second. Clark had built up a considerable lead but a skirmish that collected Travis Benjamin, Michael Pope and DJ Shaw on lap 198 gave Mechalides one last shot at the leader. Clark kept his cool and got a great restart, leaving Mechalides to settle for second. 
FULL STORY HERE

Derek Ramstrom Rumbles to PASS
Full Fender Frenzy Win at Thompson
Thompson CT (7/11/2009)  Derek Ramstrom turned in a dominant performance to win Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model Full Fender Frenzy 75 at Thompson International Speedway. Ramstrom took the lead on lap one and kept the field in his rear view mirror, leading from green to checker. Richie Dearborn continued his streak of top five finishes with a second place run and Johnny Clark finished third.   FULL STORY HERE
PASS 150
Friday 6/26
Richie Dearborn, 3rd; Winner Adam Bates; and Johnny Clark, 2nd.
Adam Bates Unstoppable at Beech Ridge
Scarborough ME (June 26) Adam Bates took over the race lead from Scott Chubbuck just past half way in Friday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North 150 lap super late model feature to score his third career series win, his second at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. The Granite State racer had a car that could dominate and the talent to take advantage of it in a race that was short on cautions and featured a 115 lap stretch of green flag racing. Bates now has two wins and two second place finishes in the last four PASS races at Beech Ridge dating back to July of 2008.  FULL STORY HERE
Shaw Charges to Lee USA PASS Mod Win
NAPLES ME (June 6)   Andy Shaw drove from the back of the pack to the front to capture his second Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod series win of 2009 Friday night at Lee (NH) USA Speedway. Shaw battled visiting North Carolina super late model star Jay Fogleman and Sulo Burbank for the win in the first of a four race Twin State Series for the open wheelers.

Shaw and his team were fortunate to be in the feature at all. The rear end in their race car blew up in practice but they were able to borrow another from a fellow competitor, swap them out, and run second in their qualifying race. But the work wasn't over then; the team had holed a radiator in the heat and had to make another hasty swap before feature time. Shaw, Dave Weir and the entire 66 team proved that once again, hard work and perseverance pay off at the race track.

Sulo Burbank had luck on his side as well. After his best PASS Mod finish of the season in third, the team discovered a broken hub held in place only by the wheel after giving the Lee USA concrete a tap midway through the feature.

Unofficially, Shaw vaults from third to first in the PASS Mod points standings after four races. Jerry Harrison held the top spot going into the race but a hard trip into the turn one wall resulted in a 12th place finish and second place points man Scott Grant came home seventh. The top three were only separated by three points prior to the Lee USA event.

Unofficial Finish - PASS Mod Feature (40 laps) - Lee USA Speedway - 6/5/2009

1) 66 Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH  2) 2 Jay Fogleman, Durham NC  3) 21 Sulo Burbank, Gorham ME
4) 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore ME  5) 33 Bill Dixon, North Waterboro ME  6) 27 Scott Grant, Waterboro ME
7) 12 Steve Bennett Jr., Buckfield ME  8) 31 Glen Boss, Danielson, CT  9) 56 Dan Somes, Belgrade ME
10) 29 Greg Ellis, Hermon ME  11) 50 Sumner Sessions, Norway ME  12) 5 Jerry Harrison, Freeport ME
13) 03 Gary Norris, West Gardiner, ME  14) 85 Glen Bradbury, Hollis Center ME
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Unity Raceway - PASS 150 - Sat. 5/16

SLM - Randy Turner #1 (3rd), Winner Johnny Clark #54, & Scott Chubbuck #77 (2nd)
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Johnny Clark Back in Unity Victory Lane
Unity ME (May 16)  Johnny Clark wrestled the lead away from Randy Turner on a lap 111 restart and held the point for the final 39 laps to capture the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model Unity 150 at Unity(ME) Raceway. Scott Chubbuck hung tough to come home second with local super late model ace Randy Turner third. Kelly Moore and DJ Shaw completed the top five.   FULL STORY HERE
MODS - Jerry Harrison #5 (2nd), Winner Andy Shaw #66, & Scott Grant #27 (3rd)
SPORTSMAN - Carey Martin #18 (3rd), Winner Shane Tatro #7, & Dan McKeage #38 (2nd)
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Tatro, Shaw Score PASS Unity Wins
Unity ME (May 16)   The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod and Sportsman series made the trip to Unity Raceway after a one year hiatus, and for Andy Shaw (Mod) and Shane Tatro (Sportsman) it was a triumphant return to Maine's toughest oval.  FULL STORY HERE
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Staples Seals the Deal

Scarborough ME (May 2) Chris Staples took the lead from DJ Shaw on lap 129 of Saturday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and led the final 21 laps to earn his first PASS super late model win. The 2007 PASS Mod champ beat Adam Bates to the stripe by 1.022 seconds. Kelly Moore finished third, Shaw faded to fourth and Derek Ramstrom raced home fifth.

Sportsman
Dan McKeage and Mike Landry staged a battle for the 75 lap PASS Sportsman win, and in the end it was 2007 Sportsman Champion McKeage in victory lane, Landry a close second and Clyde Hennessey Jr. third. Shane Tatro and Nate Leavitt completed the top five. Richie Morse, Nate Weston and Mike Landry won the heat races.

Mods
Gary Norris took the lead from the pole in the 40 lap PASS Mod feature and was never headed. Andy Shaw chased Norris to the checkers for second and Jerry Harrison earned third with Dan Somes fourth and Glenn Bradbury fifth. Norris and Somes won the qualifying races.

Full Story and Photo Page HERE

51 Leftovers: PASS North at Beech Ridge
By Mike Twist
Staples, Shaw, Moore, Bates, Ramstrom, and More

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PASS NAPA 150 at Speedway 95

Johnny Clark Wins PASS North Opener at Speedway 95

Hermon ME (April 19)  Johnny Clark fired his Car Crushing/Port City Race Cars Impala SS under Richie Dearborn and Cassius Clark on lap 136 of Sunday' s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) NAPA 150 to take the opening day win at Speedway 95 in Hermon ME. Clark got into Dearborn on the backstretch in a side by side battle for the lead and Dearborn dropped his right rear off the backstretch, slipping back to fourth at the finish after leading much of the day. Cassius Clark raced back from an early race incident to capture second place. Chubbuck came home third after running up front all day . Dearborn and Adam Bates rounded out the top five.
Full Story and Photo Page HERE

Steve Bennett Jr. Tops PASS Mods;
Carey Martin Scores Sportsman Win

Hermon ME ( April 19)  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mods and Sportsman kicked off their 2009 campaigns at Speedway 95 Sunday, and when the dust cleared there was a new winner and a familiar face in victory lane.
Full Story and Photo Page HERE

Sunoco Returns as the Official Fuel
of the Pro All Stars Series

Naples ME (March 26) Change is constant in motorsports.  Its one of the few things every racer and race fan can count on. It's unusual to see long term relationships in the sport, but for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) , there's been one fuel in every racer's fuel cell since it's inception. Sunoco Race Fuels and their distributor New England Racing Fuel have been on board since that first PASS Super Late Model race at Lee USA Speedway in 2001. Their Sunoco Standard and Supreme products are back as the official fuel of PASS for a ninth season.

"John Holland, Charlie Holland and Mike Joy of New England Racing Fuel were one of the first to step up to the plate and support our series," said series President Tom Mayberry. "They taught us how to control the cost of race fuel by testing fuel samples at our events, and they have assisted us in every way possible throughout our relationship. They're good friends of PASS, as well as motorsports in general. We are proud to represent Sunoco once again in 2009." Visit New England Racing Fuel on line at www.newenglandracingfuel.com or dial 1-860-673-9555. Their address is 271 Spielman Highway, Burlington CT 06013.

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Stop by and see Derek Ramstrom's #35 SLMs in the
Lee USA Speedway and the Thompson Int'l Speedway Booths.


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Portland Expo - Feb. 20-21

PASS Racers All Geared Up for
Racin� Preview 2009

Photos by Chris Roy
Naples ME. (February 16) Each February there are a few signs of spring that make northern New England racers and race fans realize that the season is just around the corner. The days get longer, the short track marathons in Florida get under way, its speed weeks at "the big track" and Mark Thomas stages his popular Racin' Preview 2009. As always, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will be out in force at this year's edition, set for Friday and Saturday February 20 and 21 at the Expo in Portland Maine.

There's an all star lineup PASS drivers and cars scheduled to appear, led by 2008 super late model Champion Johnny Clark and his Clark's Car Crushing #54. 2008 PASS Rookie of the Year D.J. Shaw will have Julio and Rita Miglioli's JLM Precision SLM on display, and Chris Staples will have his slick super late model in the PASS booth as well.

The PASS Mods will be well represented by Sulo Burbank and Jerry Harrison, and PASS Sportsman Rookie of the Year Kyle Hart will have Sallie Bolduc's sharp #60 on display. Autograph sessions will be on the schedule for both big days of the show. You can pick up all the 2009 PASS series schedules, grab a PASS/ Choice Hotels discount card, ask questions of series officials, and bench race with some of the series top drivers.

Racin' Preview 2009 kicks off on Friday February 20 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Saturday's hours are 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Portland Expo is located at 239 Park Avenue (U.S. Route 1) in Portland Maine. For more information on the show, please call (603) 447-4251.

The PASS South Super Late Models and Late Model Trucks get their 2009 season underway on Saturday March 14th with the South Carolina Clash at Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway. All three PASS North series will be in action at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine on Sunday April 19th.


PASS North SLM Champ Johnny Clark
named Touring Series Driver of the Year

Augusta Civic Center - Augusta, Maine - Friday, January 2 to Sunday, January 4

 

PASS Kicks Off 2009 Racing Season at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Naples ME (December 31, 2008) The 21st edition of Tim Attaya's Northeast Motorsports Expo is on tap this weekend and as always, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will be well represented.

The PASS booth will host two autograph sessions on Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. 2008 PASS North Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark will be on hand to meet and greet fans both evenings. Friday night 2008 PASS National Champion Cassius Clark and PASS North Super Late Model racer Gary Bellefleur will join the champ at the autograph session.

On Saturday night, Atlantic CAT 250 winner Travis Benjamin and 2008 PASS North Rookie of the Year D.J. Shaw will flank Clark at the autograph table.

PASS officials will be on hand throughout the show to answer questions and 2009 schedules for all three PASS North touring series will be available. Be sure to pick up a Choice Hotels International Pro All Stars Series discount card; The Official Hotel Partner of the Pro All Stars Series, PASS competitors, fans and friends can save 15% at over 4500 different hotels throughout North America.

Northeast Motorsports Expo gets underway on Friday January 2nd; Friday's show hours are 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. On Saturday January 3rd the show opens at 10:00 AM and runs until 10:00 PM. Sunday January 4th the show hours are 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

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