Hermon, ME – DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire drove to an impressive victory Sunday afternoon in the 150-lap Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model main event at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.
Shaw took the race lead a lap before the halfway point, charging back into contention aboard the Precision JLM No. 60 after restarting from the rear of the field following a pit stop with only 15 laps completed.
Six-time Pro All Stars Series North champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale set sail in front of the Super Late Model field and looked strong over the course of the event’s opening half, seeking his first win of the year.
Hometown Hermon racer Mike Hopkins also worked his way past Clark and made a valiant effort to chase down Shaw, which fell short by some four seconds under the checkered flag. Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire had to settle for third position in his quest for a second consecutive PASS North Super Late Model win at Speedway 95.
Clark prevailed in a spirited battle with defending PASS North champion Travis Benjamin of Morrill for fourth position. Sixth-place finisher Garrett Hall of Scarborough was the final driver able to complete all 150 laps. Unoficially, Shaw moved into the championship points standings lead by one point over Benjamin.
Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire raced to his second PASS Mods victory of the season. Shackford chased Hancock’s Brian Treadwell for most of the 40-lap race before prevailing on a late-race restart to claim victory.
Treadwell has earlier yielded the lead to points leader and defending champion Ben Tinker, but three laps later Tinker slid off the racetrack and handed the lead back to Treadwell. As Shackford cruised under the checkered flag, Waterboro’s Billy Dixon made a late move into second position.
Despite pounding the frontstretch wall on the final lap, Treadwell was credited with a third-place finish in the Mod main event. Tinker rebounded for a fourth place, ahead of Wales competitor Bruce Helmuth.
Tyler King of Gray aced the Father’s Day Street Stock special, delighting Papa Scott and Grandpa Joe King as the driver anxiously awaits the arrival of his first child. King, a three-time winner earlier this season at Oxford Plains Speedway, cruised to victory after outgunning local favorite and early race leader Jordan Pearson of Thorndike.
Pearson was able to maintain second position after King went by for good. Veteran racer Kenny Harrison of Durham earned third-place hardware. Jordan Russell of Norway and another early contender, Andrew Breton of Greene, rounded out the top five.
The next Points-counting Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Tuesday night, July 3 at Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine. On Sunday, July 1 Oxford Plains Speedway hosts a 100-lap, non-points PASS Super Late Model race offering up guaranteed starting positions in the rich, 45th Annual Oxford 250, scheduled for Sunday, August 26. For more information please visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.
PASS North Unofficial Results
Speedway 95 (ME) – June 17, 2018
Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 2 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 3 12 Derek Grifith, Hudson, NH; 4 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 5 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME; 6 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 7 96 Wyatt Alexander, Ellsworth, ME; 8 2 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 9 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 10 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 11 42 Corey Bubar, Windham, ME; 12 38 Joey Doyon, Frankfort, ME; 13 28 Scott Modery, Hermon, ME.
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