PASS 300 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 4/29/17

Last updated: April 30, 2017 at 14:52 pm
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Spencer Davis relaxing in the pits earlier today. He is on the pole for the PASS 300. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Reid Lanpher took the lead for the second and final time on lap 232 and fended off charges from Curtis Gerry, Travis Benjamin and Derek Ramstrom before pulling away for his second PASS victory of the season.

 

The Finish: 

1 59 Reid Lanpher
2 7G Curtis Gerry
3 35 Derek Ramstrom
4 7 Travis Benjamin
5 7L Glen Luce
6 41 Tracy Gordon
7 60 DJ Shaw
8 73 Joey Doiron
9 15 Mike Hopkins
10 94 Garett Hall
11 7F David Farrington
12 63 John Salemi
13 54 Johnny Clark
14 4 Ben Rowe
15 72 Scott Robbins
16 40VT Nick Sweet
17 09 Justin Drake
18 40 Dan McKeage
19 16ME Travis Stearns
20 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching
21 1 Spencer Davis
22 2 Chad Dow
23 12G Derek Griffith
24 24 Mike Rowe
25 71 Gary Drew
26 90 Craig Weinstein
27 2x Lonnie Somerville

 

The Skinny: Garrett Hall paced the first 110 laps after starting from the second position and looked strong early. At lap 110, Reid Lanpher took the lead an opened up a large gap on the rest of the field. After pit stops during a caution on lap 188, Travis Benjamin was able to take the lead until lap 232 when Lanpher found his way around Benjamin and held on to win his second career PASS race.

 

Winning Quote: “I just cant believe it. I am on cloud nine right now, after last week and then to back it up, to win both heat races, to keep her undefeated is pretty cool.” – Reid Lanpher

 

Winning Crew Chief: Jason Ricker

 

Winning Chassis: Distance

 

Winning Engine: Redline Performance Engines

 

On the Move: Reid Lanpher started in the 11th position and won, a gain of 10 spots.

 

Biggest Loser: Gary Drew started the race in the 10th spot and worked his way into the top five before mechanical troubles relegated him to a 25th-place finish, a loss of 15 spots.

 

Feature Notebook:

Ben Tinker won the 40-lap PASS Modified race.

Bryce Mains won the 50-lap Street Stock feature.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

Derek Griffith has brought a brand new Dale Shaw Racecar to Beech Ridge this weekend.

Gary Drew will be making his first PASS start since 2010 today.

For the first time in his career, Spencer Davis is competing at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The fastest car in practice today was Reid Lanpher with a time of 14.796.

Mike Rowe was too low in post-qualifying tech and will start in the back of the feature.

 

Starting Lineup (Unofficial):

Pos. # Driver
1 1 Spencer Davis
2 94 Garrett Hall
3 7L Glen Luce
4 41 Tracy Gordon
5 40 Dan McKeage
6 15 Mike Hopkins
7 35 Derek Ramstrom
8 7 Travis Benjamin
9 7G Curtis Gerry
10 71 Gary Drew
11 59 Reid Lanpher
12 73 Joey Doiron
13 16me Travis Stearns
14 40vt Nick Sweet
15 54 Johnny Clark
16 60 DJ Shaw
17 90 Craig Weinstein
18 09 Justin Drake
19 7f Dave Farrington, Jr.
20 63 John Salemi
21 4 Ben Rowe
22 12g Derek Griffith
23 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching
24 2x Lonnie Sommerville
25 2dow Chad Dow
26 24 Mike Rowe
27 72 Scott Robbins

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 59 Reid Lanpher
2 7L Glen Luce
3 15 Mike Hopkins
4 7G Curtis Gerry
5 16me Travis Stearns
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 7f Dave Farrington, Jr.
8 12g Derek Griffith
9 2dow Chad Dow

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 24 Mike Rowe
2 1 Spencer Davis
3 41 Tracy Gordon
4 35 Derek Ramstrom
5 71 Gary Drew
6 40vt Nick Sweet
7 90 Craig Weinstein
8 63 John Salemi
9 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 94 Garrett Hall
2 40 Dan McKeage
3 7 Travis Benjamin
4 73 Joey Doiron
5 54 Johnny Clark
6 09 Justin Drake
7 4 Ben Rowe
8 2x Lonnie Sommerville
9 72 Scott Robbins

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 2Dow Chad Dow
2 16me Travis Stearns
3 59 Reid Lanpher
4 15 Mike Hopkins
5 7L Glen Luce
6 12G Derek Griffith
7 60 DJ Shaw
8 7G Curtis Gerry
9 7F Dave Farrington, Jr.

Heat 2

1 41 Tracy Gordon
2 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching
3 1 Spencer Davis
4 24 Mike Rowe
5 63 John Salemi
6 90 Craig Weinstein
7 40VT Nick Sweet
8 71 Gary Drew
9 35 Derek Ramstrom

Heat 3

1 73 Joey Doiron
2 94 Garrett Hall
3 40 Dan McKeage
4 54 Johnny Clark
5 7 Travis Benjamin
6 09 Justin Drake
7 4 Ben Rowe
8 2X Lonnie Sommerville
9 72 Scott Robbins

 

Car Count: 27 PASS Super Late Models.

 

Entry List: 

1 Spencer Davis
2 Chad Dow
2x Lonnie Somerville
4 Ben Rowe
7 Travis Benjamin
7L Glen Luce
7G Curtis Gerry
7F David Farrington
09 Justin Drake
12G Derek Griffith
15 Mike Hopkins
16ME Travis Stearns
24 Mike Rowe
35 Derek Ramstrom
40 Dan McKeage
40VT Nick Sweet
41 Tracy Gordon
54 Johnny Clark
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
63 John Salemi
71 Gary Drew
72 Scott Robbins
73 Joey Doiron
90 Craig Weinstein
94 Garett Hall
99 Sarah Cornett-Ching

 

Qualifying Format: 

There will be three 15-lap qualifying heats to set the field.

 

Event Schedule: 

2:55 p.m.- Pre-race and Anthem

3:00 p.m.- Racing Begins

-PASS Mod Heats (10 laps)

-SLM Heats (15 laps)

-Street Stock Heats (10 laps)

-PASS Mod Feature

-Street Stock Feature

-PASS 300

 

Who to Watch For:

There is a strong field of 27 PASS Super Late Models here today, but one driver to keep an eye on is 2016 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Champion Curtis Gerry. Gerry has been near the top of the charts all weekend as well. Fans should also pay attention to Reid Lanpher after he captured his first career PASS victory at Oxford Plains last weekend and he has the fastest time in practice so far this weekend. Joey Doiron is another driver to look at this weekend. Doiron is always fast at Beech Ridge and could turn his season around here today.

 

Title Fight:

Glen Luce leads four-time PASS North Champion Ben Rowe by three points entering today’s race.

 

The Track:

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked oval located in Scarborough, Maine.

 

Weather:

The temperature is in the mid-70’s today with a slight breeze. The sun is out, but it is partly cloudy.

 

Next Series Race: Star Speedway (NH) will host the PASS Support 50 Legs 50 next Saturday, May 6.

 

 

 

Speed Central: Lanpher Puts it on Rails, Wins PASS 300