PASS North – White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) – 9/15/18

Last updated: September 16, 2018 at 15:10 pm
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Ben Rowe celebrates his first PASS North victory in over two years. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Ben Rowe took the lead from Johnny Clark for the final time on Lap 123 and pulled away to score his first PASS North win since April 2016.  The win is also his first with the team’s new Senneker Performance chassis.

 

The Finish: 

1 4N Ben Rowe
2 97NH Joey Polewarczyk
3 5 Dillon Moltz
4 54 Johnny Clark
5 47 Gabe Brown
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 90 Craig Weinstein
8 59 Reid Lanpher
9 12G Derek Griffith
10 35 Derek Ramstrom
11 15 Mike Hopkins
12 09 Jeremy Davis
13 7 Travis Benjamin
14 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
15 40 Nick Sweet
16 94 Garrett Hall
17 29 Trevor Sanborn
18 29X Austin Teras
19 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
20 15H Nick Hinkley
21 9 Kyle Welch
22 7L Glen Luce
23 21 David Oliver
24 81 Dan Winter
25 60B Tim Brackett
26 39 Chad Dow
27 23 Glenn Martel

 

The Skinny: Johnny Clark and Trevor Sanborn battled for the lead early on before Clark took control of the race just after the Lap 50 mark.  Clark held the lead until Ben Rowe took the lead for the first time on Lap 108.  Clark battled back to take the lead a few laps later before Rowe claimed the lead for good on a Lap 123 restart.

 

Winning Quote: “Bubba (Pollard) always told me that these cars were always built for banked tracks with some grip.  That thing was flawless.” – Ben Rowe

 

Winning Crew Chief: Ricky Rolfe

 

Winning Chassis: Senneker Performance

 

On the Move: Dillon Moltz started shotgun on the field in 27th after having to swap engines following the second practice session. After missing his heat race and starting last, Moltz charged to a third-place finish, a gain of 24 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Dan Winter started sixth after a strong run in his qualifying heat, but he only completed 31 laps in the feature and finished 24th, a loss of 18 positions.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Dillon Moltz went up in smoke during the second round of PASS North practice. Moltz will be a scratch for his heat race and will need to put 15 laps on his tires during intermission if the engine swap is completed in time for the feature.

 

-Twenty-three Late Models are also on the property today practicing for tomorrow’s $10,000-to-win NAPA 250. Quinny Welch led the first and third practice sessions, while Nick Sweet was fastest in the second session.

 

-Johnny Clark was fastest in the final round of PASS North practice.

 

-Glen Luce and Austin Teras collided in turn two during the first qualifying heat race. Luce suffered front-end damage and was towed back to the pit area.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 29 Trevor Sanborn
2 54 Johnny Clark
3 35 Derek Ramstrom
4 4N Ben Rowe
5 15 Mike Hopkins
6 81 Dan Winter
7 47 Gabe Brown
8 39 Chad Dow
9 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
10 90 Craig Weinstein
11 12G Derek Griffith
12 7 Travis Benjamin
13 59 Reid Lanpher
14 60 DJ Shaw
15 94 Garrett Hall
16 40 Nick Sweet
17 97NH Joey Polewarczyk
18 09 Jeremy Davis
19 21 David Oliver
20 23 Glenn Martel
21 9 Kyle Welch
22 29x Austin Teras
23 60B Tim Brackett
24 15H Nick Hinkley
25 7L Glen Luce
26 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
27 5 Dillon Moltz

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 12G Derek Griffith
2 59 Reid Lanpher
3 4N Ben Rowe
4 60 DJ Shaw
5 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
6 40 Nick Sweet
7 21 David Oliver
8 29 Trevor Sanborn
9 7L Glen Luce

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 29 Trevor Sanborn
2 54 Johnny Clark
3 15 Mike Hopkins
4 47 Gabe Brown
5 90 Craig Weinstein
6 97NH Joey Polewarczyk
7 23 Glenn Martel
8 60B Tim Brackett
9 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 35 Derek Ramstrom
3 81 Dan Winter
4 39 Chad Dow
5 94 Garrett Hall
6 09 Jeremy Davis
7 9 Kyle Welch
8 15H Nick Hinkley
9 5 Dillon Moltz

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 59 Reid Lanpher
2 12G Derek Griffith
3 4N Ben Rowe
4 29X Austin Teras
5 40 Nick Sweet
6 21 David Oliver
7 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
8 60 DJ Shaw
9 7L Glen Luce

 

Heat 2

1 60B Tim Brackett
2 29 Trevor Sanborn
3 47 Gabe Brown
4 15 Mike Hopkins
5 90 Craig Weinstein
6 54 Johnny Clark
7 23 Glenn Martel
8 97NH Joey Polewarczyk
9 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.

 

Heat 3

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 5 Dillon Moltz
3 35 Derek Ramstrom
4 15H Nick Hinkley
5 81 Dan Winter
6 39 Chad Dow
7 09 Jeremy Davis
8 9 Kyle Welch
9 94 Garrett Hall

 

Car Count: 28 PASS North Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

09 Jeremy Davis
4N Ben Rowe
5 Dillon Moltz
7 Travis Benjamin
7L Glen Luce
9 Kyle Welch
12G Derek Griffith
15 Mike Hopkins
15H Nick Hinkley
21 David Oliver
23 Glenn Martel
27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
29 Trevor Sanborn
29X Austin Teras
35 Derek Ramstrom
39 Chad Dow
40 Nick Sweet
46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
47 Gabe Brown
54 Johnny Clark
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
60B Tim Brackett
81 Dan Winter
90 Craig Weinstein
94 Garrett Hall
97NH Joey Polewarczyk

 

Qualifying Format: There will be three 15-lap qualifying heats to set the field for tonight’s 150-lap feature.

 

Event Schedule: Racing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET.  Kids Trucks, Dwarf Cars and Tigers will all join the PASS North Super Late Models on the schedule. Late Models that will be competing in Sunday’s NAPA 250 will have a 20-minutes practice session midway through the program.

 

Who to Watch For: Derek Griffith is the defending winner of the PASS 150 at White Mountain and should be strong again tonight. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. is also a former winner at WMMP and will be looking for his second win of the 2018 season. As is the case at most PASS events, you also can’t ignore title contenders DJ Shaw and Travis Benjamin.

 

Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Travis Benjamin by 40 points in the PASS North standings.

 

The Track: White Mountain Motorsports Park is a high-banked quarter-mile oval located in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.

 

Weather: It is a spectacular weekend for the inaugural NAPA 250 event at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s in the afternoon before temperatures drop throughout the night.

 

Next Series Race: Next up for the PASS North Super Late Models will be their final trip of the year to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway next Sunday, September 23.

 

Speed Central: PASS North at White Mountain Motorsports Park