PASS North 150 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 7/7/18

Last updated: July 9, 2018 at 10:30 am
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Reid Lanpher celebrates his first PASS North win of the 2018 season. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Reid Lanpher took the lead from Garrett Hall on Lap 111 and dominated a caution-free race, leaving only six cars on the lead lap.

 

The Finish: 

1 59 Reid Lanpher
2 7G Curtis Gerry
3 29 Trevor Sanborn
4 24 Mike Rowe
5 60 DJ Shaw
6 88 Brandon Barker
7 09 Justin Drake
8 94 Garrett Hall
9 53 Bill Rodgers
10 39 Cassius Clark
11 4ME Brad Babb
12 12G Derek Griffith
13 51 John Peters
14 7 Travis Benjamin
15 9T JT Thurlow
16 14 Scott McDaniel
17 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
18 44 Rusty Poland
19 73 Joey Doiron
20 15 Mike Hopkins
21 16 Adam Gray
22 40 Dan McKeage
23 4 Ben Rowe
24 36 Ryan Robbins
25 9W Kyle Welch

 

The Skinny: Garrett Hall started from the pole position and led the first 10 laps before Reid Lanpher powered around him on Lap 11.  From there, Lanpher went unchallenged as ferocious battles for second developed behind him.

 

Winning Quote: “I’m definitely thankful for going green to checkered there.  I think we had a good piece still but it definitely relieved some stress.” – Reid Lanpher

 

Winning Crew Chief: Jason Ricker

 

Winning Chassis: Distance Chassis

 

Winning Engine: Redline Performance Engines

 

On the Move: Curtis Gerry started 15th and charged to a runner-up finish, a gain of 13 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Ryan Robbins started from the fifth position but retired from the race on Lap 57, relegating him to a 24th-place finish.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

  • Cassius Clark is here tonight behind the wheel of the No. 39 Nitro Trailers ride.

 

  • A handful of Beech Ridge regulars have entered tonight’s race. That list includes: Dan McKeage, Trevor Sanborn, Brandon Barker, Mike Rowe, Curtis Gerry and Bill Rodgers.

 

  • John Peters was fastest in the final round of PASS North practice.

 

  • Mike Hopkins was disqualified in post-qualifying inspection for being too low.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 94 Garrett Hall
2 29 Trevor Sanborn
3 24 Mike Rowe
4 59 Reid Lanpher
5 36 Ryan Robbins
6 39 Cassius Clark
7 09 Justin Drake
8 88 Brandon Barker
9 9W Kyle Welch
10 4 Ben Rowe
11 12G Derek Griffith
12 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
13 60 DJ Shaw
14 4ME Brad Babb
15 7G Curtis Gerry
16 40 Dan McKeage
17 9T JT Thurlow
18 53 Bill Rodgers
19 7 Travis Benjamin
20 73 Joey Doiron
21 51 John Peters
22 44 Rusty Poland
23 14 Scott McDaniel
24 16 Adam Gray
25 15 Mike Hopkins

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 94 Garrett Hall
2 12G Derek Griffith
3 36 Ryan Robbins
4 09 Justin Drake
5 4 Ben Rowe
6 40 Dan McKeage
7 7 Travis Benjamin
8 44 Rusty Poland
9 16 Adam Gray

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 29 Trevor Sanborn
2 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
3 15 Mike Hopkins (DQ – Too Low)
4 39 Cassius Clark
5 88 Brandon Barker
6 4ME Brad Babb
7 9T JT Thurlow
8 73 Joey Doiron

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 24 Mike Rowe
2 59 Reid Lanpher
3 60 DJ Shaw
4 9W Kyle Welch
5 7G Curtis Gerry
6 53 Bill Rodgers
7 51 John Peters
8 14 Scott McDaniel

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 12G Derek Griffith
2 94 Garrett Hall
3 36 Ryan Robbins
4 4 Ben Rowe
5 7 Travis Benjamin
6 44 Rusty Poland
7 40 Dan McKeage
8 16 Adam Gray
9 09 Justin Drake

 

Heat 2

1 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
2 73 Joey Doiron
3 29 Trevor Sanborn
4 15 Mike Hopkins
5 39 Cassius Clark
6 9T JT Thurlow
7 4ME Brad Babb
8 88 Brandon Barker

 

Heat 3

1 9W Kyle Welch
2 24 Mike Rowe
3 14 Scott McDaniel
4 7G Curtis Gerry
5 53 Bill Rodgers
6 59 Reid Lanpher
7 51 John Peters
8 60 DJ Shaw

 

Car Count: 25 PASS North Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

4 Ben Rowe
4ME Brad Babb
7 Travis Benjamin
7G Curtis Gerry
09 Justin Drake
9T JT Thurlow
9W Kyle Welch
12G Derek Griffith
14 Scott McDaniel
15 Mike Hopkins
16 Adam Gray
24 Mike Rowe
29 Trevor Sanborn
36 Ryan Robbins
39 Cassius Clark
40 Dan McKeage
44 Rusty Poland
51 John Peters
53 Cole Butcher
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
73 Joey Doiron
88 Brandon Barker
94 Garrett Hall
97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

 

Qualifying Format: There will be three qualifying heat races to set the field for tonight’s PASS 150. Drivers who have won a PASS North race this season can start no better than 11th.

 

Event Schedule: Racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. There will be qualifying heats for the PASS North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds prior to feature racing.

 

Who to Watch For: It’s difficult to say a name other than Curtis Gerry given his recent success at Beech Ridge and with the Pro All Stars Series.  Gerry enters Saturday’s race after winning his previous four PASS North starts including the PASS 200 at Beech Ridge back in April.  He’s also fresh off a win Monday night in a 50-lap weekly event at the track.

 

Look for Reid Lanpher, Travis Benjamin and Garrett Hall to be among those who could challenge Gerry for the win.

 

Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Derek Griffith by 10 points in the championship standings. Travis Benjamin sits just one point back of Griffith in third.

 

The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is 1/3-mile semi-banked asphalt oval located in Scarborough, Maine.

 

Weather: It will be a great summer day for racing with clear skies and temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

 

Next Series Race: After a busy stretch of three races in seven days, the PASS North Super Late Models will have over three weeks off before returning to action on Sunday, July 29 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

 

Speed Central: PASS North 150 at Beech Ridge (ME)