NAPLES, ME – After a wild weekend of action at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway that saw points leader DJ Shaw struggle, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models are now preparing for Friday night’s 150 lapper at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Vermont. While Shaw limped home with a 22nd place finish at Beech Ridge, fellow two-time series champion, Travis Benjamin, finished fifth, allowing him to close to just 17 points behind Shaw.
With the championship fight as a backdrop, Friday night will be the first time PASS has raced at Thunder Road for a second time in a single season. And, as the prelude to Thunder Road’s biggest annual event, the Milk Bowl, it will also be the first time PASS has ever raced at the legendary quarter-mile at night.
“Thunder Road under the lights should be a blast, that’s one racetrack that I would love to get a win at,” says Benjamin, driver of the Huot’s Family Restaurant #7. “If we can win, we will gain points and hopefully keep some pressure on DJ [Shaw] and make it a battle to the end.”
PASS North has averaged nearly 40 cars over the last three races and Friday night at Thunder Road should produce another strong field of Super Late Models. In addition to the championship contenders, former PASS National champion, Ben Rowe, has entered, as well as former Oxford 250 winners, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Joey Polewarcyzk, and this year’s Oxford Plains Speedway track champion, Gabe Brown. New Hampshire hotshoe, Derek Griffith, is entered, along with Derek Ramstrom and Garrett Hall. New Hampshire’s Scotty MacMichael and Connecticut’s Devin O’Connell have also entered, along with a fast group of Vermonters, including Bobby Therrien, Nick Sweet, Matt White, and Jason Corliss.
On Friday, rotating practice begins at Noon, with heat races at 6 PM, followed by features for the PASS North Super Late Models, Street Stock Showdown, North East Mini Stock Tour, and Road Warriors.
Entry forms for Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Oxford Plains Speedway, and Seekonk Speedway, along with the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway, are available 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, the Easter Bunny 150 at historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected]. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
-PASS Press Release. Photo Credit: Norm Marx / PASS