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Derek Griffith best in PASS Super Late Models at Speedway 95

Hermon, ME – Reigning Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Champion Derek Grifith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his second PASS North victory of the season on Father’s Day afternoon in the Hopkins Milling & Paving PASS 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine. 

For Griffith it was his second win at the tricky, banked short track located just outside of Bangor.  Griffith now has four straight podium finishes in PASS competition at Maine’s Family Fun Track.  He got the lead away from hometown Hermon racer, and Richmond Raceway PASS Commonwealth Classic winner Mike Hopkins.

The local favorite was just breaking in a new racecar and while it looked exceptionally quick early on it was no match for Griffith and the LCM Motorsports 12 after the 22-year-old Granite Stater had worked his way into second position after starting the race from 11th spot.

Nick Sweet of Barre, Vermont earned runner-up honors in his first-ever visit to the tricky track and gave some credit to veteran Steuben, Maine Late Model racer Rowland ‘JR’ Robinson.  Sweet and Hopkins seemed to battle for the balance of the race after Griffith took command for good.  Hopkins was the third-place finisher.

Championship points leader Garrett Hall aided his title hopes slightly with a fine fourth-place performance.  Six-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale filled out the top-five rundown.

Sixth-place finisher Travis Benjamin of Belfast was the only other driver to complete all 150 green flag laps.  Defending PASS North SLM Champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire was seventh, followed by his protégé and next door neighbor, Gabe Brown.  Vermont’s Bobby Therrien finished in ninth position, just ahead of Ellsworth’s Wyatt Alexander.

In addition to added Father’s Day happiness, there were several team members with Griffith’s ride celebrating birthdays at Speedway 95 on Sunday.

Kate Re, a 15-year-old Fryeburg Academy sophomore from Lovell, made daddy Rick Re awful proud on Father’s Day, racing to her second career PASS Mod win, and first this season.  Kate led all 40 laps but it certainly was not without challenge, most notably from Tyler King, in just his second PASS Mod race.

King spent, at least, the final one-third of the race in the outside groove trying to get around Re, but she held her line and fended off the Livermore native, now calling Gray home.  It was King’s first Father’s Day as a parent and both Papa Scott and Grandpa Joe King are instrumental in the family-based team. 

Lebanon’s Mike Carignan grabbed the third-place trophy, making the three-hour ride home to almost-New Hampshire more tolerable.  The top-five was filled out by the two most recent winners on the tour entering the afternoon’s action, Spencer Morse of Waterford and Freeport’s Jariet Harrison.

Re’s victory was tremendously popular with the large crowd on hand for the Pro All Stars Series racing program.

Kyle Hewins of Leeds cruised to victory lane in a 50-lap Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series main event, posting his first victory of the season in the class in impressive fashion.  Hewins Battled older brother Kurt up front for a spell and also swapped the lead with another Leeds native, Billy Childs, Jr.

Childs finished second in the 50-lap race, and took over the championship lead after two of the seven races scheduled this season for the Honey Badger Series.  David Whittier of Oxford claimed the third-place trophy, followed by Buxton’s Danny Wear and Anthony Constantino of Sumner.

The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models next see action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for the New England Short Track Showdown, scheduled for Sunday, June 23.  Qualifying races will be held on Saturday afternoon, June 22.  The next event for PASS Mods is scheduled for Sunday, June 30 in conjunction with the annual PASS Open non-points 100-lapper for Super Late Models.  The Honey Badger Street Stock Series is also scheduled for that day.  For more information visit proallstarsseries.comoxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.  Oxford Plains Speedway is located at 877 Main Street (State Route 26) in Oxford, Maine.

Hopkins Milling & Paving Super Late Model (150 laps) 1 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 2 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 3 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 4 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 5 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 6 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 7 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 8 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 9 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 10 96 Wyatt Alexander, Ellsworth, ME; 11 32 Nick Jenkins, Brownville, ME; 12 75 Gary Smith, Bangor, ME; 13 39 Scott Chubbuck, Wiscasset, ME; 14 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 15 01 Andy Saunders, Ellsworth, ME; DNS 90 Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 10 Kate Re, Lovell, ME; 2 11 Tyler King, Gray, ME; 3 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon, ME; 4 34 Spencer Morse, Waterford, ME; 5 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport, ME; 6 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland, ME; 7 64 Matty Sanborn, Windham, ME; 8 48 Brian Treadwell, Hancock, ME; 9 35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton, ME; 10 18 Justin Larsen, Peru, ME; 11 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin, ME; 12 7 Spencer Vaughn, Canton, ME; 13 15 Wayne Allard, Stetson, ME.

Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series (50 laps) 1 51 Kyle Hewins, Oxford, ME; 2 1 Billy Childs, Jr., Leeds, ME; 3 58 David Whittier, Oxford, ME; 4 20 Dann Wear, Buxton, ME; 5 14 Anthony Constantino, Sumner, ME; 6 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds, ME; 7 4 Jordan Russell, Norway, ME; 8 85 Kenny Harrison, Durham, ME; 9 2x Gary Babineau. Hollis Center, ME; 10 36 Nate Leavitt, Buxton, ME; 11 29 Chris King, Burnham, ME; 12 34 Matt Dufault, Turner, ME; 13 99 George Haskell, Casco, ME; 14 09 Ryan Ripley, Rockland, ME; 15 67 Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls, ME; 16 2 Ajay Cates, Lyman, ME; 17 52 Mike Thayer, Hermon, ME.

DJ Shaw triumphant in PASS North Super Late Model action at Star Speedway

Epping, NH – Reigning Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model Champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire drove to his second win of the season Saturday night in a wild Little Webb’s Tire & Fuel 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.

Longtime Star Speedway competitor Joe Squeglia of Derry, New Hampshire, who led a healthy chunk of the 150-lap race, rebounded from a couple of mid-race skirmishes to earn runner-up honors.  Nick Sweet of Barre, Vermont posted an impressive third-place finish after lining up for the race in 20th position.

Six-time PASS North Super Late Model champion Johnny Clark made a late charge into fourth spot after setting the race pace for several laps before misfortune struck.  Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine started dead last in the 23-car field, got caught up in the wreck that took out Pole and Griffith, made what seemed like a dozen pit stops and then drove back into the top five as the checkered flag waved. 

Race winner Shaw, who skipped practice to attend a wedding in Maine, got to the Speedway just minutes before qualifying got underway.  Starting the 150-lap main event from 11th position, he avoided the early carnage that sidelined early race leader Joey Pole, Jr. and reigning PASS Super Late Model champion Derek Griffith, both from Hudson, New Hampshire.

Shaw took the lead away from Derek Ramstrom, but the battle went on for several laps of side-by-side action before Ramstrom spun from the inside groove, and out of contention for the victory.  The Worcester, Masachusetts racer eventually crossed the finish line in seventh position.

Turner, Maine’s Ben Rowe led the early stages of the race and deserved a better fate than his eventual 14th-place finish, and the nine-time PASS SLM champ wasn’t the only racer bounced around in an uncharacteristically-rough main event.  Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine, second in the championship standings entering the race, also deserved better than the sixth-place finish he was credited with after being harpooned by a part-time competitor late in the race.

Shaw and the Precision JLM Racing team extended their lead atop the PASS North Super Late Model championship standings with the victory.  The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 19 at Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire.  Post time is 1:00 p.m.  For more information please visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Unofficial results from the Little Webb’s Tire & Fuel 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race at Star Speedway; Epping, NH; Saturday, May 11, 2019 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

1 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 2 03 Joe Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 3 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 4 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 5 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 6 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 7 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester. MA; 8 00 Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Candia, NH; 9 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarket, NH; 10 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 11 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 12 5 Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT; 13 39 Scott Chubbuck, Wiscasset, ME; 14 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 15 81 Dan Winter, Windham, NH; 16 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 17 15 Jake Johnson, Rehoboth, MA; 18 8 Angelo Belsito, Auburn, MA; 19 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman, ME; 20 7 Cory Casagrande, Stafford Springs, CT; 21 01 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 22 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 23 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH.

Lanier Raceplex To Host 2019 PASS National Championship Finale

NAPLES, ME (April 15) –  After sitting dormant for nearly a decade, officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Lanier Raceplex announced late Monday that asphalt stock car racing will return to North Georgia later this year.  The PASS Super Late Models will headline the PASS National Championship season finale on November 15-16 at the track formerly known as Lanier National Speedway.  Details regarding the race, along with support divisions, will be announced in the coming days.  A practice day for all divisions competing is scheduled for Friday, November 15, while additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take place on Saturday, November 16.  Sunday, November 17 will be reserved as a rain date if needed.

“This is something we have been working on for a very long time,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We plan to announce more details soon but wanted to let drivers and fans know as soon as possible that stock car racing will be returning to Lanier in 2019 so they can make their plans to join us.”

Now entering its 12th season, Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship will bring drivers together from all over North America to compete this Fall at Lanier Raceplex.  In addition to the grandstands being open, Lanier’s famed trackside parking will be available to the fans for this event.  The track was repaved and all infield buildings were torn down at Lanier Raceplex as the facility was transformed to host drifting events and Go-Kart racing for the public.  All race cars will be pitted outside the track so fans will be able to enjoy an unobstructed view of the action from any vantage point at the speedway

When PASS began sanctioning Super Late Model races in the south, Lanier was one of the first tracks to come on board to host an event.  Georgia native Jason Hogan won the first PASS race there in 2006, while Maine’s Corey Williams took the checkered flag the final time PASS held a race at Lanier in 2007.

The 2019 PASS National Championship Super Late Model season continues this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway with the 14th Annual MyComputerCareer Easter Bunny 150.  An impressive list of drivers from across the country is entered including Preston Peltier, Bubba Pollard, Matt Craig, Ben Rowe, Travis Benjamin, and many more.  Also, PASS is continuing to look for a makeup date in the Fall for the postponed National event that was scheduled at Dillon Motor Speedway in February.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.