PASS North Finale – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 10/15/16

Last updated: October 17, 2016 at 8:31 am
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DJ Shaw is the 2016 PASS North champion. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Glen Luce made his way by Travis Benjamin on a lap 193 restart and pulled away to win the PASS North season finale.

 

DJ Shaw finished sixth to win his second career PASS North championship.

 

The Finish: 

1 7L Glen Luce
2 7 Travis Benjamin
3 73 Joey Doiron
4 4N Ben Rowe
5 84 Scott Mulkern
6 60 DJ Shaw
7 53X Cole Butcher
8 12G Derek Griffith
9 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
10 54 Johnny Clark
11 61 TJ Brackett
12 73M Adam Polvinen
13 59 Reid Lanpher
14 03 Joe Squeglia
15 88X Jeff Taylor
16 7G Curtis Gerry
17 40 Dan McKeage
18 36 Scott Robbins
19 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
20 41 Tracy Gordon
21 09 Jeremy Davis
22 22 Scott Farrington
23 13 Cassius Clark
24 16ME Travis Stearns
25 24 Mike Rowe
26 60B Tim Brackett
27 81 Dan Winter
28 28 Kirk Thibeau
29 9 Alan Tardiff
30 72 Chris Coolidge
31 25 Shawn Knight
32 51 John Peters
33 0 Shawn Turple
34 50 Jeff White
35 75 Gary Smith
36 21 Dave Oliver
37 20 Mike Landry
38 48 Bobby Timmons
39 53W Alan Wilson
40 14 Scott McDaniel

 

The Skinny: Joey Doiron jumped out to the early lead before Jeff Taylor took over near the lap 25 mark. Meanwhile, Travis Benjamin was on the move and took over the lead from Taylor on lap 120. Glen Luce started from the 29th position after failing post-qualifying inspection and charged to the front of the field. He took over the lead with seven laps to go and didn’t look back.

 

Winning Quote: “That was quite a feat.  The guys never gave up.  We had a great car in the heat and it turns out we had a bleeder leak down and frame rail got low and didn’t pass (qualifying) inspection.” – Glen Luce

 

Winning Crew Chief: Seth Holbrook

 

Winning Chassis: CRF Chassis

 

Winning Shocks: Seth Holbrook

 

Winning Engine: Butler MacMaster

 

On the Move: Luce started 29th and won the race, a gain of 28 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Mike Landry started third and battled up front early before retiring on lap 97 and finishing 37th, a loss of 34 spots.

 

Feature Notebook:

-Ryan Kuhn won the 25-lap Legends Cars feature.

-Ryan Robbins won the race and the championship for the PASS Modifieds.

-The 40-lap Rebel open race went to Cody Childs.

-Calvin Rose, Jr. inherited the lead when early leaders Billy Childs, Jr. and Matt Dufault tangled, and he never looked back en route to winning the 75-lap Street Stock open.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Travis Benjamin continued to show speed behind the wheel of the No. 7 by setting fast time in the first practice.

-Maritime Pro Stock racer Cole Butcher led the way in the second practice session.

-Travis Benjamin led the final round of practice.

-Scott Moore and Dennis Spencer, Jr. were involved in a crash on lap 1 of the second heat race.

-Glen Luce, Cassius Clark and Adam Polvinen failed post-qualifying heat race tech, moving them to the consolation race.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 88x Jeff Taylor
2 73 Joey Doiron
3 20 Mike Landry
4 53x Cole Butcher
5 59 Reid Lanpher
6 09 Jeremy Davis
7 61 TJ Brackett
8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
9 48 Bobby Timmons
10 84 Scott Mulkern
11 7 Travis Benjamin
12 03 Joe Squeglia
13 60 DJ Shaw
14 4n Ben Rowe
15 9 Alan Tardiff
16 51 John Peters
17 28 Kirk Thibeau
18 41 Tracy Gordon
19 22 Scott Farrington
20 7g Curtis Gerry
21 60b Tim Brackett
22 50 Jeff White
23 40 Dan McKeage
24 12g Derek Griffith
25 36 Scott Robbins
26 73m Adam Polvinen
27 16me Travis Stearns
28 21 Dave Oliver
29 7l Glen Luce
30 0 Shawn Turple
31 24 Mike Rowe
32 54 Johnny Clark
33 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
34 25 Shawn Knight
35 75 Gary Smith
36 13 Cassius Clark
37 53w Alan Wilson
38 72 Chris Coolidge
39 81 Dan Winter
40 14 Scott McDaniel


Heat Race Results
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Heat 1

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 03 Joe Squeglia
3 4n Ben Rowe
4 48 Bobby Timmons
5 28 Kirk Thibeau
6 60b Tim Brackett
7 75 Gary Smith
8 0 Shawn Turple
9 16me Travis Stearns
10 25 Shawn Knight
11 81 Dan Winter

 

Heat 2

1 88x Jeff Taylor
2 53x Cole Butcher
3 73m Adam Polvinen – DQ
4 09 Jeremy Davis
5 84 Scott Mulkern
6 41 Tracy Gordon
7 50 Jeff White
8 01 Sammy Gooden
9 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
10 72 Chris Coolidge
11 03 Joe Squeglia

 

Heat 3

1 73 Joey Doiron
2 7L Glen Luce – DQ
3 60 DJ Shaw
4 61 TJ Brackett
5 9 Alan Tardiff
6 22 Scott Farrington
7 40 Dan McKeage
8 12g Derek Griffith
9 24 Mike Rowe
10 2c Trevor Sanborn
11 54x Ryan Deane

 

Heat 4

1 20 Mike Landry
2 13 Cassius Clark – DQ
3 59 Reid Lanpher
4 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
5 51 John Peters
6 7g Curtis Gerry
7 21 Dave Oliver
8 36 Scott Robbins
9 53w Alan Wilson
10 14 Scott McDaniel

 

Consolation Race Results:

Consi 1

1 60b Tim Brackett
2 40 Dan McKeage
3 36 Scott Robbins
4 16me Travis Stearns
5 7L Glen Luce
6 75 Gary Smith
7 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
8 13 Cassius Clark
9 24 Mike Rowe
10 54 Johnny Clark
11 14 Scott McDaniel

 

Consi 2

1 50 Jeff White
2 12g Derek Griffith
3 73m Adam Polvinen
4 21 Dave Oliver
5 0 Shawn Turple
6 25 Shawn Knight
7 72 Chris Coolidge
8 2c Trevor Sanborn
9 53w Alan Wilson

 

Car Count: 44 Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

Car # Driver
0 Shawn Turple
01 Sammy Gooden
2c Trevor Sanborn
03 Joe Squeglia
03x Scott Moore
4N Ben Rowe
7 Travis Benjamin
7G Curtis Gerry
7L Glen Luce
09 Jeremy Davis
9 Alan Tardiff
12g Derek Griffith
13 Cassius Clark
14 Scott McDaniel
16me Travis Stearns
20 Mike Landry
21 Dave Oliver
22 Scott Farrington
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
24 Mike Rowe
25 Shawn Knight
28 Kirk Thibeau
36 Scott Robbins
40 Dan McKeage
41 Tracy Gordon
46 Dennis Spencer, Jr.
48 Bobby Timmons
50 Jeff White
51 John Peters
53w Alan Wilson
53x Cole Butcher
54 Johnny Clark
54x Ryan Deane
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
60b Tim Brackett
61 TJ Brackett
72 Chris Coolidge
73 Joey Doiron
73m Adam Polvinen
75 Gary Smith
81 Dan Winter
84 Scott Mulkern
88x Jeff Taylor

 

Qualifying Format: There will be four 15-lap qualifying heats qualifying five cars from each. There will then be two consolation races qualifying five. The rest of the field will be set with provisionals.

 

Event Schedule: Today’s racing program is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET with PASS Super Late Model qualifying heats. Legends, PASS Modifieds, Rebels and Street Stocks are also in action. The 150-lap PASS finale will be last on the card.

 

Who to Watch For: Travis Benjamin continues to show speed after some tough luck earlier this season. He has been fast in practice and has to be hungry for a win after coming up just short at the Oxford 250.

 

Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Johnny Clark by 69 points at the top of the PASS North standings.

 

The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a flat 3/8-mile located in Oxford, Maine. The track plays host to the prestigious Oxford 250 each year.

 

Weather: It’s fall in Maine, but temperatures are expected to be in the low 50s most of the day. While it may be sweatshirt weather, it’s nothing New Englanders can’t handle.

 

Next Series Race: This is the final race of the season for the PASS North Super Late Models.

 

Speed Central: Luce Wins From 29th, Shaw PASS North Champ