PASS North at Beech Ridge 4/30/16

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What Won the Race: DJ Shaw moved to the inside of Joey Doiron on a lap 147 restart and pulled away to win the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150.

 

The Finish:

1 60 DJ Shaw 150
2 73 Joey Doiron 150
3 94 Garrett Hall 150
4 23 David Farrington, Jr. 150
5 24 Mike Rowe 150
6 25 Trevor Sanborn 150
7 54 Johnny Clark 150
8 48 Bobby Timmons 150
9 4 Ben Rowe 150
10 49 Brandon Barker 150
11 2me Nick Cusack 150
12 05 Jacob Dore 150
13 12 Robbie Harrison 150
14 15 Mike Hopkins 150
15 9 JT Thurlow 150
16 7L Glen Luce 150
17 59 Reid Lanpher 150
18 37 Larry Gelinas 149
19 73me Adam Polvinen 149
20 2m Matt Matheson 148
21 44P Rusty Poland 148
22 47 Kelly Moore 148
23 44 Donnie Colpritt 147
24 40 Dan McKeage 146
25 33 Richie Dearborn 145
26 7 Travis Benjamin 145
27 21 David Oliver 103
28 66 Mike Fowler 80
29 09 Jeremy Davis 78
30 00 Bryan Kruczek 59
31 41 Tracy Gordon 44
32 81 Dan Winter 27
33 12G Derek Griffith 6

 

The Skinny: Joey Doiron had the dominant car for much of the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150, but it was DJ Shaw standing in victory lane after passing show on a lap 147 restart.  On the late restart, Shaw lined up third behind Doiron and Garrett Hall.  Exiting turn two he found racing room under Doiron and made it stick down the backstretch.  From there he fended off all challenges to score the victory.

 

Winning Quote: “I can’t believe I won. Joey (Doiron) was the dominant car and he could have used me up at the end and he didn’t.  Class act racing by him, he’s great to race with.” – DJ Shaw

 

Notebook: The streak of bad luck continues for Travis Benjamin and the Petit Motorsports team.  After being fast all day long in practice on Saturday, Benjamin’s No. 7 suffered a blown engine during today’s first practice session.  The team is currently working to put a backup engine in the car.

 

Brandon Barker, a former Pro Series standout at Beech Ridge, is making a start in the No. 49 owned by the Shaw family here today.

 

There will be a few “locals” to keep an eye on today as they try to defend their home turf.  Nick Cusack, Robbie Harrison, Reid Lanpher, Dave Farrington Jr., Kelly Moore, Mike Fowler, Dan Winter and Jacob Dore are among the drivers looking for a home track win.

 

Ben Tinker picked up the win in the 40-lap PASS Modified feature.

 

Car Count: 33 PASS North Super Late Models are in the pit area for today’s race.

 

Title Fight: Ben Rowe leads Mike Hopkins by 14 points in the PASS North championship standings.  DJ Shaw is two points back of Hopkins.

 

Winning Chassis: Dale Shaw Racecars

Winning Engine: GM Crate Engine

Winning Shocks: Advanced Racing Suspension

Winning Crew Chief: Dale Shaw

 

On the Move: Bobby Timmons started 32nd of 33 cars on the grid and finished eighth, a gain of 24 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Derek Griffith started 10th, but made early contact with the frontstretch wall relegating him to a 33rd-place finish, a loss of 23 positions.

 

Starting Line-Up:

1 15 Mike Hopkins
2 25 Trevor Sanborn
3 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
4 59 Reid Lanpher
5 40 Dan McKeage
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 37 Larry Gelinas
8 9 JT Thurlow
9 00 Bryan Kruczek
10 12 Derek Griffith
11 54 Johnny Clark
12 7 Mike Rowe
13 73 Joey Doiron
14 94 Garrett Hall
15 73 Adam Polvinen
16 21 David Oliver
17 2me Nick Cusack
18 47 Kelly Moore
19 7L Glen Luce
20 44p Rusty Poland
21 81 Dan Winter
22 4 Ben Rowe
23 24 Mike Rowe
24 09 Jeremy Davis
25 33 Richie Deraborn
26 12 Robbie Harrison
27 2 Matt Matheson
28 49 Brandon Barker
29 05 Jacob Dore
30 44c Donnie Colpritt
31 41 Tracy Gordon
32 48 Bobby Timmons
33 66 Mike Fowler

 

Consolation Race Results: Ben Rowe came out on top in a battle with his father Mike Rowe.

 

Heat Race Results: Mike Hopkins, Trevor Sanborn and Dave Farrington, Jr. picked up qualifying heat race wins.

 

Heat Race Lineup: 

1 59 Reid Lanpher
2 15 Mike Hopkins
3 37 Larry Gelinas
4 12G Derek Griffith
5 21 David Oliver
6 05 Jacob Dore
7 33 Richie Dearborn
8 7L Glen Luce
9 4 Ben Rowe
10 73 Joey Doiron
11 49 Brandon Barker
1 9 JT Thurlow
2 25 Trevor Sanborn
3 94 Garrett Hall
4 44P Rusty Poland
5 41 Tracy Gordon
6 09 Jeremy Davis
7 24 Mike Rowe
8 40 Dan McKeage
9 2me Matt Matheson
10 66 Mike Fowler
11 54 Johnny Clark
1 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
2 00 Bryan Kruczek
3 73me Adam Polvinen
4 60 DJ Shaw
5 81 Dan Winter
6 7 Travis Benjamin
7 12 Robbie Harrison
8 47 Kelly Moore
9 48 Bobby Timmons
10 44 Donnie Colpritt
11 2 Nick Cusack

 

Qualifying Events: Three qualifying heat races and a consolation race will set the grid for today’s 150-lap feature event.

 

Practice Results: Nick Cusack set fast time in the fourth and final practice session of the day.

 

Event Schedule: Qualifying heat races begin at 3 p.m. ET.  There will be heat races for the Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds.  There will then be a PASS North consolation race and PASS Modified feature leading up to the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150.

 

Who To Watch For: It’s hard to point out a single driver to watch for today at Beech Ridge.  Why is that?  Well, in the last 11 PASS North races at Beech Ridge there have been 11 different winners.  If we’re looking for a driver to continue that trend I think you have to look at someone like defending track champion Reid Lanpher or Mike Hopkins, a driver on the verge of breaking through for his first series win.

 

If you want to play it more on the safe side and go with someone who has already won at Beech Ridge, Mike Rowe and DJ Shaw are never bad bets at the 3/8-mile oval.

 

Entry List:

00 Bryan Kruczek
2m Matt Matheson
2me Nick Cusack
4 Ben Rowe
05 Jacob Dore
7 Travis Benjamin
7L Glen Luce
9 JT Thurlow
09 Jeremy Davis
12 Robbie Harrison
12G Derek Griffith
15 Mike Hopkins
21 David Oliver
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
24 Mike Rowe
29 Trevor Sanborn
33 Richie Dearborn
37 Larry Gelinas
40 Dan McKeage
41 Tracy Gordon
44c Donnie Culprit
44P Rusty Poland
47 Kelly Moore
48 Bobby Timmons
49 Brandon Barker
54 Johnny Clark
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
66 Mike Fowler
73 Joey Doiron
73me Adam Polvinen
81 Dan Winter
94 Garrett Hall

 

The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile paved oval located in Scarborough, Maine.

 

Weather: For April, you can’t complain about the weather here in Coastal Maine today.  Temperatures are in the mid 50s with a slight breeze making it feel just a bit cooler.  There is no sight of rain in the forecast.

 

Next Series Race: Next up for the PASS North Super Late Models will be the first of two trips to Star Speedway on Saturday, May 7.

 

Speed Central: Shaw Bests Doiron Late at Beech Ridge