Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 7/8/17
Last updated: July 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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What Won the Race: Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. took the lead from Ben Rowe on lap 105 and fended off a handful of efforts from both Mike Hopkins and Curtis Gerry to win the PASS 150 at Beech Ridge.
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The Skinny: Ben Rowe jumped out to the early lead after starting on the outside of the front row and led the first 104 laps. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. made a move by Rowe on a lap 105 restart and never relinquished the lead; however, the box score doesn’t tell the story. “Joey Pole” had to fight off fierce challenges from both Mike Hopkins and Curtis Gerry over the final 50 laps to claim the win.
Winning Quote: “We’ve been through some rough races here recently and it feels good to get a win.” – Joey Polewarczyk, Jr, who has suffered two blown engines and two rear end failure in 2017.
Winning Crew Chief: Joe Polewarczyk, Sr.
Winning Chassis: Distance
Winning Shocks: Advanced
Winning Engine: Ilmor
On the Move: Curtis Gerry started 19th and charged to a runner-up finish, a gain of 17 spots.
Biggest Loser: Donnie Colpritt, Jr. started from the pole position and finished 21st after going off the track late, a loss of 20 positions.
-Ryan Villacci won the 35-lap Sports Series feature.
-Andy Shaw took over the lead from Matty Sanborn on lap 5 and never looked back in the 40-lap PASS Modified race.
-Travis Lovejoy visited victory lane after the 30-lap Wildcat feature.
-Brad Babb is here with his Super Late Model tonight after spending much of this season competing in a 350 Supermodified at Star Speedway. He led the final round of PASS North practice.
-A handful of weekly warriors from both Beech Ridge and Oxford are here tonight. Beech Ridge will be represented by Curtis Gerry, Reid Lanpher, Mike Rowe, Garrett Hall and Brandon Barker, while Oxford is represented by TJ Brackett and Scott Robbins.
-Craig Weinstein is driving the No. 90 car that DJ Shaw won last weekend’s PASS Open at Oxford with.
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Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Unofficial Results
Heat 2 Unofficial Results
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Heat 3 Unofficial Results
Heat Race Lineups:
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Car Count: 27 PASS North Super Late Models
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Qualifying Format: There will be three 15-lap qualifying heat races to set tonight’s field. Any driver who has won a PASS North race this year may not start better than 11th.
Event Schedule: Racing starts at 7 p.m. with qualifying heats for the PASS Modifieds, PASS North Super Late Models and Wildcats. There will then be a Sports Series feature, PASS Modified feature and Wildcat feature before intermission. The PASS Super Late Model 150 will end the night.
Who to Watch For: We’ll give you one local and one touring driver to keep an eye on. First off, lets go with Joey Doiron to represent the touring drivers. Doiron won in his most recent PASS start at Oxford Plains (ME) and also has one Beech Ridge Pro Series win this season. Picking a local driver is more difficult with both Reid Lanpher and Curtis Gerry having tremendous seasons thus far. We’re going to go with Gerry tonight as he seems to have a tad bit more momentum on his side after a win last week.
Title Fight: Glen Luce leads DJ Shaw by 12 points in the PASS North point standings.
The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 1/3-mile oval located in Scarborough, Maine.
Weather: Temperatures will drop just below 70s when the green flag flies later tonight. A brief shower hit the area earlier, but no further showers are expected this evening.
Next Series Race: The PASS North Super Late Models visit Star Speedway on Thursday, July 13.