PASS North 150 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 9/23/18
Last updated: September 24, 2018 at 10:09 am
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What Won the Race: Gary Smith took the lead from John Peters on Lap 37 and dominated the final 113 laps to win the PASS North 150.
|6||16||Donnie Colpritt, Jr.|
|12||27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|27||8||Calvin Rose, Jr.|
|29||46||Dennis Spencer Jr.|
The Skinny: TJ Brackett jumped out to the early lead after starting on the outside of the front row before surrendering the lead to John Peters on Lap 4. Gary Smith, who started third, closed in on Peters and took command for good on Lap 37. He was never challenged from that point forward despite a few restarts during the second half of the race.
Winning Quote: “It really means so much because we’ve never won at Beech Ridge. To do it in a PASS race is just icing on the cake.” – Gary Smith
Winning Crew Chief: Jesse Smith
Winning Chassis: Distance Racing
Winning Shocks: Penske
Winning Engine: 604 Crate
On the Move: Curtis Gerry started 27th and charged to a third-place finish, a gain of 24 positions.
Biggest Loser: TJ Brackett started on the outside of the front row and led the first four laps, but he faded to 19th after a mid-race spin.
- Reid Lanpher, Calvin Rose, Jr. and Brandon Barker were fastest in today’s practice sessions.
|15||27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|20||46||Dennis Spencer Jr.|
|29||8||Calvin Rose, Jr.|
Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Unofficial Results
Heat 2 Unofficial Results
|7||46||Dennis Spencer Jr.|
|10||8||Calvin Rose, Jr.|
Heat 3 Unofficial Results
|3||16||Donnie Colpritt, Jr.|
|5||27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Heat Race Lineups:
|4||46||Dennis Spencer Jr.|
|10||8||Calvin Rose, Jr.|
|1||16||Donnie Colpritt, Jr.|
|8||27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Car Count: 29 PASS North Super Late Models are in the pit area for today’s race.
|8||Calvin Rose, Jr.|
|16||Donnie Colpritt, Jr.|
|27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|46||Dennis Spencer Jr.|
Qualifying Format: There will be three PASS North qualifying heats to set the field for today’s 150-lap main event.
Event Schedule: Racing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET. The PASS North Super Late Models (150 laps), PASS Modifieds (40 laps), Sport Series (50 laps) and Wildcats/Street Stocks (50 laps) will all be in competition.
Who to Watch For: There are always a handful of drivers to keep an eye on when the Pro All Stars Series visits Beech Ridge. At the top of that list is Curtis Gerry, the 2018 track champion who has won two of three PASS North races at the track this year. Reid Lanpher, the only other driver to visit PASS victory lane at Beech Ridge this season, will also be a driver to watch. Many eyes will also be on championship contenders DJ Shaw and Travis Benjamin as they hit the home stretch.
Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Travis Benjamin by 51 points at the top of the PASS North standings.
The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 1/3-mile semi-banked oval located in Scarborough, Maine.
Weather: It’s shaping up to be a great fall day for racing with temperatures forecasted in the high 60s for the first green flag at 3 p.m.
Next Series Race: Next up for the Pro All Stars Series North will be a visit to Thunder Road (VT) next Friday, September 28.