Pro All Stars Series North – Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) – 7/30/17

Last updated: July 31, 2017 at 15:40 pm
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Travis Benjamin celebrates in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Won the Race: Travis Benjamin took the lead from Cassius Clark on a lap 138 restart and pulled away to win his second PASS North race of the 2017 season.

 

The Finish: 

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 7L Glen Luce
3 13 Cassius Clark
4 7g Curtis Gerry
5 16me Travis Stearns
6 73 Joey Doiron
7 12G Derek Griffith
8 35 Derek Ramstrom
9 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
10 2 Chad Dow
11 59 Reid Lanpher
12 24 Mike Rowe
13 60 DJ Shaw
14 4 Ben Rowe
15 48 Bobby Timmons
16 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
17 97 Joey Polewarczyk
18 54 Johnny Clark
19 03 Joe Squeglia
20 47 Kelly Moore
21 8 Calvin Rose
22 50 Jeff White
23 73me Adam Polvinen
24 71 Gary Drew
25 10 Kyle DeSouza
26 72 Scott Robbins
27 41 Tracy Gordon
28 61 TJ Brackett
29 03 Joe Squeglia
30 20 Mike Landry

 

The Skinny: Cassius Clark started from the pole position and dominated the first 137 laps of the race. Travis Benjamin, who started 11th, charged to the front and lined up next to Clark on a lap 138 restart. Using the outside groove, Benjamin powered around Clark and pulled way to score the win.

 

Winning Quote: “It’s definitely exciting. When we won our first 250 we won the race before this and it gives you great notes to go off.” – Travis Benjamin

 

Winning Crew Chief: Mark Lyden

 

Winning Chassis: Distance

 

Winning Engine: RPM

 

On the Move: Reid Launpher started 25th and charged to an 11th-place finish, a gain of 14 positions.

 

Biggest Loser: Kyle Desouza started sixth but pulled off the track early and finished 25th, a loss of 19 positions.

 

Pre-Feature Notebook: 

-Three drivers in tonight’s field picked up victories last night. TJ Brackett won the 50-lap Super Late Model race at Oxford, Curtis Gerry won the 40-lap Pro Series race at Beech Ridge and Cassius Clark won the Best of the Best 150 at Speedway 660.

 

-Dave Farrington, Jr. returned back to Maine to race in today’s race after finish second in a PASS South last night at Southern National Motorsports Park in North Carolina.

 

Starting Lineup:

1 13 Cassius Clark
2 16me Travis Stearns
3 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
4 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
5 7G Curtis Gerry
6 10 Kyle DeSouza
7 73me Adam Polvinen
8 71 Gary Drew
9 2 Chad Dow
10 61 TJ Brackett
11 7 Travis Benjamin
12 7L Glen Luce
13 60 DJ Shaw
14 12G Derek Griffith
15 97 Joey Polewarczyk
16 35 Derek Ramstrom
17 24 Mike Rowe
18 73 Joey Doiron
19 48 Bobby Timmons
20 54 Johnny Clark
21 03 Joe Squeglia
22 4 Ben Rowe
23 8 Calvin Rose
24 47 Kelly Moore
25 59 Reid Lanpher
26 50 Jeff White
27 0H Scott Luce
28 41 Tracy Gordon
29 72 Scott Robbins
30 20 Mike Landry

 

Heat Race Results:

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1 13 Cassius Clark
2 7L Glen Luce
3 60 DJ Shaw
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk
5 71 Gary Drew
6 61 TJ Brackett
7 48 Bobby Timmons
8 4 Ben Rowe
9 59 Reid Lanpher
10 41 Tracy Gordon

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1 16me Travis Stearns
2 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
3 12G Derek Griffith
4 10 Kyle Desouza
5 35 Derek Ramstron
6 24 Mike Rowe
7 54 Johnny Clark
8 8 Calvin Rose
9 50 Jeff White
10 72 Scott Robbins

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1 7 Travis Benjamin
2 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
3 7g Curtis Gerry
4 73me Adam Polvinen
5 2 Chad Dow
6 73 Joey Doiron
7 03 Joe Squeglia
8 47 Kelly Moore
9 0H Scott Luce
10 20 Mike Landry

 

Heat Race Lineups:

Heat 1

1 13 Cassius Clark
2 7L Glen Luce
3 60 DJ Shaw
4 97 Joey Polewarczyk
5 71 Gary Drew
6 41 Tracy Gordon
7 48 Bobby Timmons
8 59 Reid Lanpher
9 61 TJ Brackett
10 4 Ben Rowe

 

Heat 2

1 16me Travis Stearns
2 10 Kyle DeSouza
3 8 Calvin Rose
4 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
5 35 Derek Ramstrom
6 24 Mike Rowe
7 72 Scott Robbins
8 12G Derek Griffith
9 50 Jeff White
10 54 Johnny Clark

 

Heat 3

1 73me Adam Polvinen
2 23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
3 7 Travis Benjamin
4 7G Curtis Gerry
5 2 Chad Dow
6 0H Scott Luce
7 03 Joe Squeglia
8 47 Kelly Moore
9 20 Mike Landry
10 73 Joey Doiron

 

Car Count: 30 PASS North Super Late Models

 

Entry List: 

0H Scott Luce
03 Joe Squeglia
2 Chad Dow
4 Ben Rowe
7 Travis Benjamin
7G Curtis Gerry
7L Glen Luce
8 Calvin Rose
10 Kyle DeSouza
12G Derek Griffith
13 Cassius Clark
16me Travis Stearns
20 Mike Landry
23 Dave Farrington, Jr.
24 Mike Rowe
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
35 Derek Ramstrom
41 Tracy Gordon
47 Kelly Moore
48 Bobby Timmons
50 Jeff White
54 Johnny Clark
59 Reid Lanpher
60 DJ Shaw
61 TJ Brackett
71 Gary Drew
72 Scott Robbins
73 Joey Doiron
73me Adam Polvinen
97 Joey Polewarczyk

 

Qualifying Format: There will be three 15-lap qualifying heat races to set the field.

 

Event Schedule: PASS Super Late Model heats kick off the racing at 5 p.m. Legends, PASS Modifieds and Bandits will also be in action before the 150-lap PASS North race to end the night.

 

Who to Watch For:

Underdog – TJ Brackett – He doesn’t have a great history in long-distance races, but he was mighty fast on his way to winning Saturday night’s 50-lap Super Late Model race at Oxford. Eventually things will go his way in a long-distance race.

 

Favorite – Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. – Pole dominated much of the PASS Open here at Oxford and also led laps in a PASS race earlier this year. He also split the win in this race with Wayne Helliwell, Jr. one year ago.

 

Dark Horse – Curtis Gerry – It’s hard to call him a dark horse considering he’s a NASCAR State Champion at Beech Ridge, but not many people would consider him a favorite at Oxford.  However, speed is speed and Gerry has had plenty of that lately with three wins at Beech Ridge.

 

Title Fight: Ben Rowe leads Travis Benjamin by three markers and Glen Luce by four.

 

The Track: Oxford Plains Speedway is a flat 3/8-mile oval located in Oxford, ME.

 

Weather: Bright blue skies and temperatures in the high 70s.

 

Next Series Race: PASS North will visit Lee USA Speedway next Friday, August 4.

 

Speed Central: Benjamin Pounces Late at Oxford Plains (ME)