PASS North Finale – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 10/15/16
Last updated: October 17, 2016 at 8:31 am
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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.
|9||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|19||46||Dennis Spencer, Jr.|
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.
-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.
-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.
|8||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|33||46||Dennis Spencer, Jr.|
Heat Race Results:
|3||73m||Adam Polvinen – DQ|
|9||46||Dennis Spencer, Jr.|
|2||7L||Glen Luce – DQ|
|2||13||Cassius Clark – DQ|
|4||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Consolation Race Results:
|7||46||Dennis Spencer, Jr.|
Car Count: 44 Super Late Models
|23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|46||Dennis Spencer, Jr.|
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.