NAPLES, ME — Although the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 has come and gone, that does not mean there is a lack of major events left on the calendar for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds. The upcoming New England 500 on September 15-18 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME, will once again bring together some of the best drivers from the Northeast and Canada. The big weekend of racing will feature four days of short track action, culminating with the Valenti Modified Series next Saturday and the Fall Foliage 200 for the ACT Late Models and Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300 for the PASS North Super Late Models next Sunday afternoon. The PASS Modifieds will race on both days.
With just a few events left in the race for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could play a very interesting role in the title chase. Center Conway, NH’s DJ Shaw comes to Beech Ridge with a 72-point advantage over Johnny Clark. Shaw was the winner at Beech Ridge in the spring, while Clark captured the checkered flag in last year’s Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300. After nearly winning his third HP Hood Oxford 250 in the last four years, Morill, ME’s, Travis Benjamin, returns to Beech Ridge looking to make up ground in the championship fight and seeking his second straight win at the 1/3 mile speedway.
But there are a couple of wildcards to watch in this weekend’s race as well. Mike Hopkins sits third in PASS North points and has shown speed throughout the 2016 season. Veteran Mike Rowe has won in nearly every type of Late Model imaginable at Beech Ridge and captured the track championship just a few years ago. And, Joey Doiron returns to Beech Ridge, where he raced locally during the summer, after breaking his ankle a few weeks ago and after capturing a big win in Canada last weekend.
Another strong field is expected next weekend for the first major event in New Engalnd to follow the success of the HP Hood Oxford 250 a couple of weeks ago. All the action gets under way next Thursday and Friday at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway with support division racing and rotating practice for all competing divisions. On Saturday, September 17, rotating practice will begin at 9:30 AM, with heat races beginning at 1 PM, followed by features for the Valenti Modified Series, PASS Modifieds, and Limiteds. Then, on Sunday, September 18, gates open at 8 AM, with practice at 10 AM, and features at 1 PM for the PASS North Super Late Models, ACT Late Models, and PASS Modifieds. The complete weekend schedule can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com
Entry forms for upcoming PASS Super Late Model action at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, White Mountain Motorsports Park, and Hickory Motor Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release
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