Pro All Stars Series North – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – 9/17/2016
Last updated: September 19, 2016 at 9:23 am
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What Won the Race: Travis Benjamin held off a fierce charge from DJ Shaw in the closing laps to win the 150-lap PASS North race.
|9||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
|20||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
The Skinny: Cassius Clark and Joey Doiron swapped the lead during the opening laps of the race before Clark took control until lap 25. Jeff Taylor briefly took the lead on lap 26 before Clark took it back the following lap. He held onto the lead until lap 82 when Travis Benjamin took over the lead for good.
Winning Quote: “DJ has been great to race with so I knew he wouldn’t rough me up. That’s what you love about this series, 90-percent of the guys you know you can race with. But I was nervous, I really thought I could pull away from him a little bit.” – Travis Benjamin
Winning Crew Chief: Mark Lyden
Winning Chassis: Distance Racing
Winning Engine: RPM Engines
On the Move: Ben Rowe started 29th following a post-consolation race technical infraction and charged to finish fifth, a gain of 24 positions.
Biggest Loser: Tim Brackett started third and battled near the front for most of the race before pulling off the track on lap 94 and finishing 27th, a loss 24 positions.
-Derek Griffith spun in turn four on lap 24 to bring out the first caution of the race.
-Dan McKeage stopped in the dirt at the top of turn four on lap 60 to bring out the second yellow the race.
-Bobby Timmons and Glen Luce collided while battling for sixth on lap 82.
-Dave Farrington, Jr. was involved in an incident in turn two on lap 100.
-Bobby Timmons ended up near the dirt pile in turn one on lap 135 to bring out the caution.
-Today’s race is normally known as the PASS 300 but has been condensed to 150 laps and a one-day show due to a poor weather forecast for Sunday.
-Travis Benjamin led the way in the final practice session over Glen Luce, TJ Brackett, DJ Shaw and Ben Rowe.
-Johnny Clark is the defending winner of the PASS 300.
-Cassius Clark has made the trip to Beech Ridge with the King Racing team that he normally competes with in the Maritime region.
|13||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
|20||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Heat Race Results:
Heat #1 Unofficial Results
|2||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
Heat #2 Unofficial Results
|7||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Heat #3 Unofficial Results
Heat Race Lineups:
|3||97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
|8||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Consolation Race Results:
Consi #1 Unofficial Finish
Consi #2 Unofficial Finish
|2||23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
Car Count: 34 Super Late Models
|23||Dave Farrington, Jr.|
|97||Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.|
Qualifying Format: There will be three qualifying heats and two consolation races to set the field for today’s 150-lap features. Six drivers will qualify through the heats and five through the consolation races.
Event Schedule: Racing begins at 1:00 p.m. ET with Sport Series heat races. They will be followed by Valenti Modified Racing Series heats, ACT heats, PASS Modified heats and PASS Super Late Model heats.
The Sports Series will kick off feature racing with a 50-lap race and will be followed by the PASS Modified feature. The first VMRS feature will then take place, followed by the PASS SLM consolation race, the second VMRS feature, the ACT Fall Foliage 150 and the PASS 150.
Who to Watch For: Travis Benjamin will be a driver to keep an eye on after winning the most recent PASS North race at the track. He will also be hungry for a win after coming up just short in the Oxford 250.
Title Fight: DJ Shaw leads Johnny Clark by 72 points in the PASS North championship standings.
The Track: Beech Ridge is a 3/8-mile NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track located in Scarborough, ME.
Weather: Today’s forecast is perfect for racing with no rain predicted and temperatures in the high 70s.
Next Series Race: The Pro All Stars Series will visit White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, September 24.