NAPLES, ME – Following a weekend off for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model tour, attention focuses back on Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. Sunday afternoon’s Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 will not only bring New England’s best Super Late Model racers together, but they will be joined by the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models in another 150 lapper and the PASS Modifieds. The weekend of racing at Oxford Plains Speedway actually begins on Saturday night with the Budweiser Championship Series featuring the Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Bandits, Figure 8s and Rookies.
Last year’s Oxford 250 winner, Curtis Gerry, is the hottest driver in New England having won the last three PASS North Super Late Model races at Oxford Plains. One driver who has been in Gerry’s position before is former two-time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin. Benjamin was once unbeatable it seemed at Oxford Plains and hopes the momentum gained from winning last time out at Star Speedway can propel him to another victory this weekend.
“Yeah, Curtis is on a roll for sure,” said Benjamin. “His [Gerry] car doesn’t fall off at all. I feel we are a lot better since the first race at Oxford and hopefully we will be able to break his streak this weekend.”
Benjamin and Gerry will be joined by another stout field of PASS North Super Late Models, featuring fellow Oxford 250 winners Ben Rowe and Glen Luce, along with former series champion, DJ Shaw. They will be joined by championship contenders Derek Griffith, Reid Lanpher, and Garrett Hall, along with Scott McDaniel, Steve Murphy, Ryan Robbins, Chad Dow, John Peters, Timmy and TJ Brackett, Scott Robbins, Ivan Kaffel, and New Brunswick’s Lonnie Sommerville. Kyle Larson’s spotter, Derek Kneeland will see his first action of the season at Oxford Plains as well.
Coming up, Memorial Day weekend will see a big doubleheader of action with the PASS South Super Late Models in action at Concord Speedway for the Old Glory 125 on Friday, May 25 and the PASS North Super Late Models at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Vermont, along with Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models, as part of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 27.
It all gets under way this weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night with racing at 7 PM Budweiser Championship Series. Then on Sunday, rotating practice goes from 11 AM – 1:30 PM, followed by features at 2 PM for the PASS North Super Late Models, ACT Late Models, and PASS Modifieds.
PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Oxford Plains Speedway, Concord Speedway, Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Petty International Raceway, and Speedway 95, along with the 45th Annual Oxford 250, 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 inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to [email protected]. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected]. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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