NAPLES, ME (September 21) – With the season starting to wind down, a big field of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will be back on track this Sunday afternoon for 150 laps at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
The battle for the Northeast’s most prestigious Super Late Model championship has come down to a pair of former two-time champions. New Hampshire’s DJ Shaw and Maine’s Travis Benjamin are separated by 51 points heading to Beech Ridge, where a bad finish could prove disastrous with around 30 competitors expected on Sunday.
After a strong start to the season with two wins, Derek Griffith comes to Beech Ridge hoping to get back on track, while defending race winner, Garrett Hall looks for his first win of the season. Speaking of first wins, 4-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe is riding high following a win last weekend at White Mountain Motorsports Park, his first New England win in over two years.
But, they will not be the only contenders. Last year’s Oxford 250 winner, Curtis Gerry, will be back at his home track looking to back up his win there from earlier this year. And, former Beech Ridge regular, Reid Lanpher also return as he seeks his second PASS North win of 2018.
An extremely strong field is expected for Sunday afternoon’s action at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway including former Oxford 250 winner, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., along with fellow Granite Stater, Dan Winter. Maine racers will be a plenty, led by Oxford Plains Speedway track champion, Gabe Brown, and drivers such as Calvin Rose, Jr., JT Thurlow, Alan Tardiff, Trevor Sanborn, Dennis Spencer, Jr., John Peters, Tim and TJ Brackett, Gary Smith, and Derek Kneeland. Nick Sweet will make the tow from Vermont, while Craig Weinstein will be coming up from Massachusetts.
Action gets under way on Saturday with practice for the PASS North Super Late Models, while the Trucks, Bandits, Mad Bombers, Stock 4, Rebels, Cruisers, and Stock 350/Outlaws will starting racing at 6 PM. On Sunday, gates open at 8 AM, with practice starting at 10 AM, heat races at 3 PM, and main events to follow for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Wildcat/Street Stocks, and Sport Series.
PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Thunder Road International Speedbowl, along with the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to [email protected]. Fo
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