NAPLES, ME – In one of their last opportunities to compete prior to the 45th Annual Oxford 250, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models will be back on track this Friday night at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire. Coming in to this weekend’s action, the battle for New England’s most prestigious short track championship continues to be a hot one. Two Granite State drivers, Center Conway’s DJ Shaw and Hudson’s Derek Griffith, continue to lead the standings following last weekend’s “Prelude To The Oxford 250” at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Shaw, the former two-time series champion, is not a stranger to winning in his home state, but has not won at Lee USA Speedway since 2015. Both Shaw and Griffith, his nearest championship contender, have won at Lee and Shaw hopes its tight configuration will play to his favor on Friday night.
“It’s a fun, low grip place that you get to slide around on and really work the car as the race goes on,” says Shaw, driver of the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating #60 Chevrolet. “Lee is one I mark on the calendar every year because it’s where I got my first big win in a Late Model 10 years ago. I’ve snagged a couple of other Super Late Model wins at Lee over the last few years, so we’re really looking forward to getting back there this weekend.”
With only two races left until the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and the chance to win up to $50,000, Northeast Super Late Model drivers are running out of chances to tweak their setup prior to the biggest race of the year. While Shaw and Griffith will be among the top contenders to take the checkered flag at Lee on Friday night, there will be plenty of others for them to deal with this weekend. Fellow New Hampshire driver, Joe Squeglia and Maine’s Glen Luce, are both former PASS winners at Lee. Cassius Clark also will be returning following a near win last weekend at Oxford. Derek Ramstrom, John Peters, and New England Modified standout, Anthony Nocella, are all entered for this weekend’s 150 lapper at Lee.
All the action gets under way on Friday at Lee USA Speedway with practice starting at 4 PM. Racing gets under way at 7 PM with heat race action followed by features for the PASS North Super Late Models, Street Stock, Pure Stock, Ironman, and Sportsman divisions.
PASS North Super Late Model entry forms for Lee USA Speedway, South Boston Speedway, and Speedway 51, along with the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and 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, 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.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Lee USA Speedway Photo