PASS North – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 9/17/17
Last updated: September 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm
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What Won the Race: Garrett Hall fended off Ben Rowe on a wild last-lap dash to the finish line to win the PASS 150 at Beech Ridge.
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The Skinny: Beech Ridge track champion Reid Lanpher seemed to have the dominant car early, but lost the lead to Garrett Hall on lap 66. Hall appeared to be on cruise control until a pair of late-race cautions set up a green-white checkered finish. Ben Rowe dove to the bottom in turn one on the final lap, setting up a wild sprint to the finish that had fans on their feet. The two made contact, with Rowe getting up on nearly two wheels, as they crossed the finish line. Hall was declared the finish and would need his No. 94 car to be towed to victory lane.
Winning Quote: “I just tried to hold Ben down as well as I could and we were just racing really hard for that win. There was no giving on both ends.” – Garrett Hall
On the Move: Dan McKeage started 24th and charged to a ninth-place finish, a gain of 15 positions.
Biggest Loser: Johnny Clark started fifth and suffered a mechanical issue while running in the top five. He was credited with a 29th-place finish, a loss of 24 spots.
-Jim Emerson won the 40-lap PASS Modified feature.
-David Whittier visited victory lane in the 75-lap Quad Crown Street Stock feature.
-Terry Merrill prevailed in the 50-lap Sport Series race.
-Modified driver Anthony Nocella is here today driving the M32. This will be his second career PASS North start.
-Dave Farrington, Jr. arrived at Beech Ridge just before final practice after finishing third in the PASS South race last night at South Boston.
-Fresh off winning the Oxford Plains Speedway track championship on a tiebreaker, Alan Tardiff is here testing his luck today.
-Ben Rowe, who is making his 300th-career PASS start, will lead the field to the green flag for today’s race.
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Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Unofficial Results
Heat 2 Unofficial Results
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Heat 3 Unofficial Results
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Heat Race Lineups:
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Consolation Race Results:
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Consolation Race Lineups:
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Car Count: 31 PASS North Super Late Models
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|27||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Qualifying Format: There will be three qualifying heats, each qualifying seven drivers to the feature. There will then be a consolation race, qualifying six.
Event Schedule: Racing begins at noon with qualifying heat races for the PASS Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Series and PASS Super Late Models. There will then be a 40-lap PASS Modified feature and Street Stock race before the PASS Super Late Model consolation race. The Sport Series feature will then lead us into the 150-lap PASS Super Late Model main event.
Who to Watch For: It’s hard to pick against home track drivers Reid Lanpher and Curtis Gerry, but if we were to pick an outsider it would be last year’s September PASS winner Travis Benjamin.
Title Fight: Glen Luce leads Travis Benjamin by five markers leading into today’s race at Beech Ridge.
The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located in Scarborough, ME.
Weather: It’s a beautiful September day for racing with temperatures in the mid 70s and blue skies above the race track.
Next Series Race: The Pro All Stars Series North will head to White Mountain next Saturday, September 23.