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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.

Travis Benjamin prevails in PASS North Super Late Model thriller at Star Speedway

Epping, NH – Defending Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin of Belfast, Maine nailed down his first race victory of the season, prevailing in a close battle versus Reid Lanpher to earn top honors in Saturday night’s Support 50 Legs 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.

Benjamin’s paint-swapping battle with Lanpher was just the final entertaining duel on the racy quarter-mile oval for the lead.  The Weirs GMC-sponsored racer turned back other challengers during the 150-lapper, most notably from Johnny Clark and Joe Squeglia, Jr.

Clark, a six-time PASS North Super Late Model champion, looked like he had a shot at ending his recent dry spell as he swapped the early lead in the race.  Squeglia, a proven winner in many stock car classes at Star Speedway, battled Clark for the lead and was still racing with the top-five when he was forced out of the event.

A long, paint-swapping battle for supremacy in the closing laps wildly entertained observers.  Lanpher managed to inch ahead of Benjamin briefly while racing in the outside groove several times, but in the end the veteran Petit Motorsports driver prevailed.

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire made an impressive charge into third position late in the race.  Polewarczyk came out on top after racing hard against Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Clark crossed the finish line in fifth position.  Two-time PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw,  Derek Griffith, John Peters, six-time champ Ben Rowe and Glen Luce rounded out the top ten.

The next PASS North Super Late Model event is scheduled for Sunday, May 10 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.  For more information visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Results from the Support 50 Legs 150 Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race at Star Speedway; Epping, New Hampshire; showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

PASS North Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 2 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 3 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 4 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 5 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 6 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 7 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 8 51 John Peters, Westbrook, ME; 9 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 10 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 11 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarket, NH; 12 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 13 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong, ME; 14 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 15 03 Joe Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 16 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 17 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 18 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn, ME; 19 23 Glenn Martel, Belmont, NH.

Seekonk To Crown PASS Champion in October Pro All Star Series North Added To Haunted Hundred Schedule

By: Kyle Souza, for Seekonk Speedway

SEEKONK, Mass. – For the first time since 2012, Pro All Star Series Super Late Models will return to the “Cement Palace” of Seekonk Speedway in 2018.

A 150-lap main event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 27, adding to an already impressive lineup of racing that includes the Tri Track Open Modified Series and Late Models at the Massachusetts oval. The race will also be the finale for the PASS schedule, which means the 2018 series champion will be crowned following the checkered flag.

“We’re really excited to get to work with Wayne Darling of the Tri Track Open Modified Series,” Tom Mayberry, the president of PASS said. “And, we are happy to return to the “Cement Palace” to crown the 2018 PASS North champion.”

Seekonk runs Super Late Models on a weekly basis as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and in some of the most recent PASS action at Seekonk, drivers that run weekly seem to have put together a stout effort. In 2009, Tom Scully Jr., held off champion Ben Rowe en route to the win in the 150-lap affair, while in 2010, defending Seekonk Pro Stock champion David Darling won the race, holding off Trevor Sanborn. In 2011, Johnny Clark found his way into Victory Lane, while DJ Shaw won the most recent event in 2012.

For Darling, who captured the 2017 Seekonk Pro Stock title in dominating fashion, the opportunity to race against PASS drivers provides him and other local competitors a chance to defend the home turf.

“I think it’s pretty important (to defend our home turf),” Darling said. “Our cars are a lot closer to their cars now, — over the last few years the rule changes have made our cars more competitive with them.”

Among the outsiders coming in with the PASS on that Saturday afternoon will be Derek Griffith, who has already seen his fair share of success at the third-mile. In 2016, Griffith came off turn four battling for the lead on the final lap of the SLM Nationals, but came up just short in the end. Last year, he charged through the field in the second half of the 200-lap SLM Nationals feature, capturing the checkered flag and a smooth $10,000 paycheck with it.

“When they brought this up to us looking for some ideas, I was all for it,” Griffith said. “I think my worst finish there is third, so we have a great record. I’m looking forward to going back, especially as the championship race. To close out the year at a place we know we are really strong, we are going to go in pretty confident.”

As the addition to the Tri Track Open Modified Series “Haunted Hundred”, a race which will crown the Tri Track champion, PASS provides another opportunity for fans to see multiple different styles of cars in the same day. With the open-wheel modifieds, full-fendered SLM’s and Late Models, fans will have the chance to witness the finale of the New England racing season. The Tri Track race is scheduled for 100 laps, while the Late Models will run 60, and the PASS will run 150 circuits.

“It’s the last race of the year to decide two championships,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Series said. “It’s a Pro Stock and a Modified show, and both of them are ending their points races. It’s a step in the right direction to make our show even better for the fans.”

For more information on Seekonk Speedway, fans can visit the track website, www.seekonkspeedway.com. For more information on the Pro All Star Series, including their entire 2018 racing schedule, fans can visit www.proallstarseries.com.

Additional details, including the event schedule for the day, will be released at a later date.