Category Archives: PASS Pro All Star Series

PASS North championship leader DJ Shaw best in Speedway 51 Super Late Model test

Groveton, NH – DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire raced to his second Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory of the season Saturday night in the Creative Counters 151 at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire.

Shaw, a two-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, remained atop the 2018 championship standings with his win, but little was added to his lead as his Precision JLM / Mulkern Excavating machine was followed under the checkered flag by Travis Benjamin of Belfast, Maine, currently ranked second in the PASS North Super Late Model standings.

Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine took a turn in front of the field, leading the race before Shaw took command and pulled away from the pack.  Hall hung on to post a third-place finish after Benjamin claimed the runner-up spot late in the 151-lap race.  Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, Massachusetts prevailed in an entertaining battle for fourth position versus Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire.

Hinesburg, Vermont’s Bobby Therrien battled back into sixth position after running afoul of officials when adjudged to have jumped a restart twice in the middle portion of the race while trying to fend off four-time series champion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine.  Rowe ended up eighth, behind Tamworth, New Hampshire’s Jeremy Davis.  Kyle Welch of Lempster and Whitefield’s Sammy Gooden rounded out the top ten.

Defending PASS Mods champion Ben Tinker nailed down his fourth victory of the season to remain on top of the championship standings in the Pro All Stars Series Northern open-wheel class.  Tinker took the lead away from Bruce Helmuth of Wales, who had an impressive run in the main event after a practice crash nearly ended his night before it really got started.

Billy Dixon of Waterboro, Maine charged into contention and chased Tinker under the checkered flag, with Helmuth claiming the third-place trophy.  Heat race winner Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire was fourth in the 40-lapper, followed by Jariet Harrison of Freeport, Maine.

The next Pro All Stars Series North event is the 45th Annual Clarks Scrap Metals Oxford 250, scheduled for Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m.  Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street, on Route 26, in Oxford, Maine.  For more information please visit proallstartsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Results from the August 11 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model 151 at Speedway 51; Groveton, New Hampshire showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 2 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 3 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 4 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 5 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 6 5x Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 7 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 8 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 9 9 Kyle Welch, Lempster, NH; 10 01 Sammy Gooden, Whitefield, NH; 11 24 Nick Patnode, Swanzey, NH; 12 72 Guy Caron, Claremont, NH; 13 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville, ME.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester, ME; 2 33 Billy Dixon, Waterboro, ME; 3 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales, ME; 4 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 5 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 6 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME; 7 34 Spencer Morse, Waterford, ME; 8 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME.

Polewarczyk best in PASS North 150 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl

Barre, VT –  Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire came out on top in a thrilling finish to Sunday afternoon’s Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race at Thunder Road International Speedbowl.

Polewarczyk, no stranger to Late Model success on the high-banked, quarter-mile oval, dedicated his first Super Late Model win to the late Tom Curley, ACT President and former co-owner of the Green Mountain State’s premiere racetrack, who Polewarczyk called instrumental to the development of his stock car racing career.

Lining up tenth on the starting grid, Polewarczyk’s march to the front of the field was delayed by a flat tire and subsequent pit stop.  But the Granite State competitor was not to be denied, prevailing in several battles for position en route to Mekkelsen RV victory lane.

20-year-old hotshoe Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine earned runner-up honors and unofficially took over the top spot in Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model competition.  Lanpher’s performance was particularly notable since it was his first-ever appearance at the tough, tight racing facility.

Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vermont raced from dead last on the starting grid to a third-place finish in an impressive run also hampered by an unscheduled pit stop.  DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, the defending champion of the T-Road PASS event, settled for a fourth-place finish after being forced to run his backup car.

Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine took a couple of turns pacing the field early in the 150-lapper, crossing the finish line in fifth position.  Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine was sixth under the checkered flag.  Derek Ramstrom was seventh after leading a spell before a tire went flat and he was forced to the pit area.

Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire was the eight-place finisher, ahead of Turner, Maine’s Glen Luce.  Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire, a 15-year-old Super Late Model rookie, salvaged a top-ten finish despite bouncing off Thunder Road’s famous frontstretch wall.

The next Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at Petty Speedway in River Glade, New Brunswick, Canada.  The next United States-based race for the PASS North Super Late Models is scheduled for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.  For more information please visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Results from the Mekkelsen RV 150 Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont on Sunday, May 27 showing starting position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Unofficial Super Late Model finish (150 laps) 1 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 2 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 3 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 4 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 5 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 6 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 7 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 8 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 9 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 10 2 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 11 40 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 12 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 13 37 Scott Payea, Milton, VT; 14 4 Scott Dragon, Colchester, VT; 15 7 Travis Bejamin, Morrill, ME.

Curtis Gerry still dominant in PASS Super Late Model action at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro extended his winning streak in Pro All Stars Series competition at Oxford Plains Speedway to four, surprising few observers with his triumph in Sunday’s Honey Badger Bar & Grill 150 at the historic Maine speedplant.

It was the third PASS North Super Late Model victory in three attempts this season for Gerry, who also won a 200-lap race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, where he is the reigning track champion.

In the waning laps it was defending PASS North Series champion, and current championship points leader, Travis Benjamin of Morrill providing the final challenge to Gerry’s dominant run.  Benjamin earned runner-up honors.

Two-time Oxford Plains Speedway track champion TJ Brackett of Buckfield led the early stages of the race and battled with the frontrunners throughout the distance to claim a third-place finish.  Garrett Hall of Scarborough raced hard with the contenders all afternoon and earned a fourth-place finish.

Manchester’s Reid Lanpher rounded out the top-five after leading a healthy chunk of the Honey Badger 150.  Lanpher was running in second position when he was clearly turned around by an irate fellow competitor, who was subsequently penalized.

Justin Drake of Burnham, rookie Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire, John Peters of Westbrook, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and rookie Austin Teras of Gray rounded out the top-ten.

‘Outlaw’ Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts prevailed in the 150-lap feature race for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models.  MacDonald chased polesitter Nicholas Sweet of Barre, Vermont for about half of the race before getting by with an impressive, three-wide move in lapped traffic.

Once in front MacDonald maintained a reasonably-comfortable advantage over Sweet and, later, Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vermont.  Hebert got by Sweet late in the race and was closing in on MacDonald when the checkered flag waved.  MacDonald and Sweet went on strap into PASS Super Late Models to attempt both 150-lap races on Sunday.  They were the only two racers attempting to tackle both halves of the Honey Badger twinbill.

Corey Mason of Groveton, New Hampshire was the fourth-place finisher, and the last ACT Late Model to complete all 150 laps.  Current ACT Late Model Tour championship points leader Scott Payea of Milton, Vermont rounded out the top-five.  Winner MacDonald substantially closed the gap between himself and the points leader Payea.

Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire returned to victory lane after a long hiatus, winning for the first time in the PASS Mods main event competition.  Shackford, a track champion in 1990-91 at Oxford Plains Speedway, last won a race at Oxford around the turn of the century.  He took the lead away from defending PASS Mods champion and current championship points leader Ben Tinker of New Gloucester, then drove on to the winner’s circle.

Tinker earned his second consecutive runner-up finish after winning the first two races of the season.  Adam Gray of Granby, Massachusetts had an excellent debut in the division, challenging Shackford and Tinker throughout the 40-lapper before settling for third place under the checkered flag.  Bruce Helmuth of Wales and Freeport’s Jariet Harrison filled out the top-five.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.  The Budweiser Championship Series returns to Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night, May 26, with a 50-lap Super Late Model race highlighting a 7:00 p.m. racing program.    For more information visit proallstarsseries.comoxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Results from the Honey Badger 150 Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, May 20 showing starting position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Pro All Stars Series Honey Badger 150 Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro, ME; 2 7 Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME; 3 TJ Brackett, Buckfield, ME; 4 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 5 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 6 09 Justin Drake, Burnham, ME; 7 2 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 8 51 John Peters, Westbrook, ME; 9 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 10 29 Austin Teras, Gray, ME; 11 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 12 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 13 40 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 14 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 15 42 Kyle Reid, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada; 16 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 17 90 Derek Kneeland, Sebago, ME; 18 32 Steven Murphy, Woburn, MA; 19 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 20 (DQ) 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 21 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield, ME; 22 78 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond, ME; 23 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 24 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 25 46 Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford.

American-Canadian Tour Late Models (150 laps) 1 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 2 58 Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT; 3 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 4 1 Corey Mason, Groveton, NH; 5 37 Scott Payea, Colchester, VT; 6 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 7 0 Miles Chipman, Nottingham, NH; 8 54 Mike Ziter, Barre, VT; 9 30 Rich Dubeau, Lebanon, NH; 10 9 Chip Grenier, Graniteville, VT; 11 28 Rowland Robinson Jr., Steuben, ME; 12 72 Ryan Kuhn, East Bridgewater, MA; 13 1 Evan Hallstrom, Northfield, VT; 14 78 Quinny Welch, Groveton, NH; 15 61 Ryan Olsen, Woodsville, NH; 16 9 Brian Tagg, Oxford, MA; 17 10 Bryan Mason, Stark, NH; 18 15 Joey Laquerre, E. Montpelier, VT; 19 97 Adam Gray, Granby, MA; 20 11 Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC; 21 42 Matt White, Northfield, VT; 22 21 Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC; 23 7 Dylan Payea, Milton, VT; 24 3 Mike Kension, Lancaster, NH; 25 41 Christopher Pelkey, South Barre, VT; 26 77 James Linardy, Somerville, MA; 27 49 Matt Anderson, Franklin, NH; 28 00 T.J. Moreshead, Seekonk, MA; 29 21 Reilly Lanphear, Duxbury, VT; 30 22 Peyton Lanphear, Duxbury, VT.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 60 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 2 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester, ME; 3 60x Adam Gray, Granby, MA; 4 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales, ME; 5 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 6 14 Mark Napolitano, North Yarmouth, ME; 7 27 Josh Hedges, New Bedford, MA; 8 2 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 9 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME; 10 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME.