PASS North Season Finale – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 10/13/17
Last updated: October 16, 2017 at 14:38 pm
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What Won the Race: Curtis Gerry drove around the outside of Joey Doiron on lap 110 and pulled away late to win the PASS North season finale. Travis Benjamin finished second to clinch the 2017 series championship.
|10||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|17||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Dave Farrington, Jr. took the lead from polesitter Ben Rowe on lap 9 and held the lead until lap 55 when Tracy Gordon drove around the outside to take the lead. Gordon held the top spot for 15 laps before Joey Doiron charged from his 11th starting position to take the lead. Oxford 250 winner Curtis Gerry charged through the field in the second half of the lead and took the lead for good on lap 110.
Winning Quote: “That’s awesome to win back to back here with the 250 and today. We crashed really bad at Beech Ridge and had to reclip the car. We had our doubts about coming back and being the same.” – Curtis Gerry
“We struggled at the beginning of the year. There’s one moment I’ll never forget. I was in the shop, Peter was in the shop, and we had blown up an engine and torn up two or three race cars the first few races. Peter was like, ‘don’t give up on me.’ At that time I was thinking he was going to give up on me, so I’m like, ‘don’t give up on me.’ I knew right then and there that this team was going to be special.” – 2017 PASS North champion Travis Benjamin
Winning Crew Chief: Team Effort
Winning Chassis: Distance Racing
Winning Shocks: ARS
Winning Engine: Lawrence Crankshaft
On the Move: Glen Luce started 24th and charged to a seventh-place finish after making multiple pit stops throughout the race.
Biggest Loser: Johnny Clark started fifth but dropped out of the race early and finished 30th, a loss of 25 positions.
-Casey Call was victorious in the 25-lap Legends feature to kick things off.
-Four-cylinder ace Jamie Heath won the 25-lap Bandits race.
-Tyler King was the victor in the 50-lap Street Stock feature. Bryce Mains was crowned the 2017 Street Stock Quad Series champion.
-Mark Lunblad, Jr. picked up the win in the PASS Modified season finale. Ben Tinker was crowned the 2017 series champion.
-Travis Benjamin, Curtis Gerry and Reid Lanpher were fastest in the three PASS North practice sessions earlier this morning.
-Scott Mulkern is behind a re-numbered DJ Shaw car for today’s finale at Oxford. (Update: Mulkern has loaded the car prior to heats and will not race today.)
-2017 ARCA Racing Series champion Austin Theriault is racing here today in his home state. Theriault is piloting “old faithful,” a car that he hasn’t raced in two years.
|4||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|7||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Unofficial Results
Heat 2 Unofficial Results
|10||01||Sammy Gooden, Jr.|
Heat 3 Unofficial Results
Heat 4 Unofficial Results
|2||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|3||27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Heat Race Lineups:
|9||01||Sammy Gooden, Jr.|
|1||27NH||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
|3||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Consolation Race Results:
Consi #1 Unofficial Results
Consi #2 Unofficial Results
|9||01||Sammy Gooden, Jr.|
Car Count: Unofficially, there are 45 PASS North Super Late Models in the pit area.
|01||Sammy Gooden, Jr.|
|23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|27nh||Wayne Helliwell, Jr.|
Qualifying Format: There will be four qualifying heats and two consolation races to set the field for today’s race. Each heat and consi will qualify the top five finishers.
Event Schedule: Racing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with PASS North Super Late Model qualifying heats. PASS Modifieds, Legends, Street Stocks and Bandits will also qualify prior to the Super Late Model consolation race. Legends kick off feature racing followed by Bandits, Street Stocks, PASS Modifieds and the 150-lap PASS North main event.
Who to Watch For: All eyes will be on the battle for the championship with Travis Benjamin and Glen Luce. Coincidentally, both drivers are also very strong at Oxford Plains. Outside of the championship duo, fans should also keep an eye on the Oxford 250 winner Curtis Gerry and runner-up Reid Lanpher, who have both proven they can get the job done at Oxford this season.
Title Fight: Travis Benjamin leads Glen Luce by 25 markers entering today’s season finale.
The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a 3/8-mile oval located in Oxford, ME. The track hosts the prestigious Oxford 250 each summer.
Weather: It’s a beautiful fall day of racing in Maine with temperatures in the high 60s and partly cloudy skies above the race track.
Next Series Race: This is the season finale for the Pro All Stars Series North.