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DEREK RAMSTROM PREVAILS IN PASS NORTH SUPER LATE MODELS AT STAR SPEEDWAY

Epping, NH – Leading early and often, Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Massachusetts earned his first Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win this season in the Support 50 Legs 150 Saturday night at Star Speedway.

Ramstrom won his heat race to earn a front restarting position, then outdueled fellow heat race victor Joe Squeglia of Derry, New Hampshire over the first half of the event.  Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron moved into contention, mounting a serious challenge to Ramstrom’s lead with just over 50 laps remaining.

Doiron, racing hard in the outside groove, led a couple of laps while side-by-side with Ramstrom before the two got together a bit in turn four, opening the door for Travis Benjamin to make a three-wide move to the lead.  Benjamin, of Belfast, Maine managed to hang on to the top spot for over twenty laps, but with a car bets set up for long runs he was unable to fend off Ramstrom on late-race restarts.

Ramstrom reclaimed the lead with just over 25 laps remaining and earned his first PASS North Super Late win of the season, and third top-five finish in three starts aboard the Mathews Truck Service & Towing-sponsored car, numbered 35.

Benjamin hung on to second-place until the checkered flag waved, holding off reigning PASS Super Late Model National Champion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine.  Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire posted a fourth-place finish.  Doiron rounded out the top five, nursing a broken shock late in the race after participating in one of the many ‘contact sport’ moments on the racy, quarter-mile oval.

Six-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine raced to sixth position several times following pit stop, and was in that position after 150 laps.  Gary Drew of Casco, Maine was seventh across the line, just in front of defending PASS North Super Late Model Champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire.  Middelbury, Vermont’s Todd Stone and Dave Farrington, Jr. of Jay, Maine filled out the top ten.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 at Autodrome Montmagny Speedway in Montmagny, Quebec, then moving on to test the brand-new asphalt surface at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 28.  For more information visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model “Support 50 Legs 150” results from Star Speedway; Epping, New Hampshire; Saturday, May 13, 2017 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown.

1 35 Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, MA; 2 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 3 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 4 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Hudson, NH; 5 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick, ME; 6 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 7 71 Gary Drew, Casco, ME; 8 49 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 9 1 Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT; 10 7 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 11 8 Angelo Belsito, Auburn, MA; 12 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 13 32 Steven Murphy, Tewksbury, MA; 14 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 15 03 Joe Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 16 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 17 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon, ME; 18 40 Nicholas Sweet, Barre, VT; 19 20 Joey Pastore, Gorham, ME.

 

300-LAP SCORE AT BEECH RIDGE IS SECOND STRAIGHT PASS SUPER LATE MODEL WIN FOR REID LANPHER

Scarborough, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester backed up a career-first Pro All Stars Series victory the previous week at Oxford Plains Speedway with a dominant performance in Saturday’s 300-lap PASS National Championship Series Super Late Model race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.

Lanpher was chased across the finish line by the reigning Pro Series champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, who passed a fleet of racecars after a spin relegated him to the back of the pack midway through the marathon.  Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Massachusetts claimed third-place honors, in front of Belfast racer Travis Benjamin and Turner’s Glen Luce.

Lanpher, a former NASCAR Pro Series track champion at Beech Ridge, started the race from 11th position and patiently worked his way into contention, occasionally challenging three-time 2016 PASS Super Late Model winner Garrett Hall of Scarborough, who led the first 109 laps before Lanpher made his move to the front during an extended green flag run that went well past the halfway point when a caution flag sent just about the entire field to pit road for tires.

Benjamin and Luce beat Lanpher out of the pits, and for 43 laps Benjamin set the pace while Lanpher again patiently awaited the opportunity to dive down low and grab a lead he would not relinquish 68 laps before the checkered flag waved.

Tracy Gordon of Strong; reigning PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Joey Doiron of, Berwick were sixth through eighth in the finishing order.  Only eight cars completed all 300 laps.  The top ten rundown was completed by Hermon’s Mike Hopkins and the early race leader Hall.

Ben Tinker of New Gloucester extended his early-season lead in the PASS Mods championship standings with an impressive 40-lap triumph.  Tinker started tenth, methodically worked his way through the field, then outran Bruce Helmuth of Wales to the checkered flag.

Newburgh’s Scott Alexander nailed down a third-place finish.  Steven Jones of Saco led the opening stage of the race and finished in fourth position.  Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire rounded out the top five in the Lundblad 28.

Bryce Mains of Bridgton won his second straight Street Stock Quad Series open, dominating the second half of the 50-lap race to post his second career win in the class.  Mains, as he did the previous week, wrestled the lead away from teammate Matt Dufault of Turner and never looked back.

Tyler King of Livermore charged from the back of the pack into second position, in a car built in the family garage over the winter with tools borrowed from 300-lap Super Late Model winner Lanpher’s shop.  Kyle Hewins of Leeds was third under the checkered flag, claiming a second straight podium finish and unofficially moving to second spot in the four-race championship series.  Kurt Hewins of Leeds and Greene’s Zachary Bowie rounded out the top five.

The Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Models visit Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire this Saturday (May 6) for The Support 50 Legs 150.  Post time is 6:30 p.m.  For more information visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.

PASS 300 National Championship Series results from Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown)

Super Late Model (300 laps) 1 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 2 7 Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 3 35 Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, MA; 4 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast; 5 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 6 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 7 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 8 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick; 9 15 Mike Hopkins, Hermon; 10 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 11 7 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 12 63 John Salemi, Nashua, NH; 13 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 14 4 Ben Rowe, Turner; 15 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 16 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 17 09 Justin Drake, Burnham; 18 40 Dan McKeage, Gorham; 19 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 20 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching, Summerdale, BC, Canada; 21 1 Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, GA; 22 2 Chad Dow, Pittsfield; 23 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 24 24 Mike Rowe, Turner; 25 71 Gary Drew, Casco; 26 90 Craig Weinstein, Walpole, MA; 27 2 Lonnie Sommerville, St.John, NB, Canada.

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 2 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 3 17 Scott Alexander, Newburgh; 4 33 Steven Jones, Saco; 5 28 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 6 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon; 7 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 8 85 Jairet Harrison, Freeport; 9 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland; 10 44 David Grystwicz, Standish; 11 64 Matt Sanborn, Windham; DNS 12 Steven Dickey, Jr., Milford, NH.

Street Stock Quad Series (50 laps)  1 77 Bryce Mains, Naples; 2 11 Tyler King, Livermore; 3 51 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 4 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 5 04 Zachary Bowie, Greene; 6 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 7 28 Dave Cameron, Alfred; 8 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 9 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 10 85 Chandler Harrison, Freeport; 11 79 Travis Lovejoy, Waterboro; 12 35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton; 13 2 Adam Lovejoy, Sanford; 14 38 Matt Gain, Cornish; DNS 15 Anthony Constantino, Sumner; DNS 84 Kenny Harrison, Durham; DNS 74 Rick Thompson, Naples; DNS 1 Mike Short, Auburn.

REID LANPHER WINS SPEEDWAY HOMES 150 PRO ALL STARS SERIES RACE AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester earned a first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model win Sunday afternoon in the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Lanpher won the first heat race to earn the first starting position in the lid lifter at the historic oval track on State Route 26, but it was no easy romp to the winner’s circle for the young racer, who swapped the lead with both Turner’s Glen Luce and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire after a couple of restarts.

Polewarczyk, a multi-race PASS winner in part-time competition the previous season, looked trong once in front of the field, but about ten laps past the event’s halfway point, Polewarczyk’s race came to a smoky end with severe mechanical difficulties.  Lanpher reclaimed the lead and battled most of the rest of the distance with Luce, the 2015 Oxford 250 champion.

With Lanpher in command through the closing laps, 2016 Maritimes Pro Stock Champion Cole Butcher of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia finished off an impressive change from 26th starting position to claim runner-up honors.  Butcher looked strong running inside of outside of the competition in the stout, 40-car starting field.

Luce ended up third behind Lanpher and Butcher.  Ben Rowe, the reigning PASS National Super Late Model Champion, battled hard to post a fourth-place finish, in front of Barre, Vermont’s Nick Sweet.  Scarborough’s Donnie Colpritt probably passed more cars than anyone en route to a sixth-place finish.  Joe Squeglia of Derry, New Hampshire was seventh, Shawn Martin of Turner eighth, Farmington’s Cassius Clark ninth and Dave Farrington, Jr. tenth.

Bryce Mains of Bridgton earned the biggest victory of his Oxford Plains Speedway career with a dominant run in the 50-lap Street Stock race, the first of a special four-race series contested at both Oxford Plains Speedway and Scarborough’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Mains outgunned the division’s most prolific winner from the previous season, teammate Matt Dufault of Turner, to take an early race lead that he would not relinquish.  Kyle Hewins of Leeds also managed to get by Dufault to earn runner-up honors.  Dufault, who won the 50-lap Street Stock special last season at OPS, did claim the third-place trophy.

Kurt Hewins of Leeds raced with the leaders throughout the 50-lapper, and crossed the finish line in fourth position.  Greene’s Zach Bowie nailed down a fifth-place finish.  Dufault and Mains prevailed in the 10-lap heat races for the Street Stocks.

Leading only the final few feet of the PASS Mod feature, New Gloucester’s Ben Tinker opened up the season for the open-wheel class with a narrow win over five-time and reigning series champion Andy Shaw of Center Conway, NH.  Shaw was out front and looking like a winner when his rear end, which had been lubricating the competition behind him, finally let go a half-lap from the checkered flag.  Shaw nearly held on for the win, but Tinker just beat him to the stripe.

Gary Shackford of Center Conway, New Hampshire ended a long hiatus from the cockpit of a racecar with a third-place run aboard the Lundblad 28.  Shackford dedicated the win to his mother, who passed away earlier in the week.  Fellow Mod newcomer Steve Dickey, Jr. of Milford, New Hampshire and Bruce Helmuth of Wales completed the top five rundown.   Scott Alexander of Newburgh and Dickey won heat arces for the Mods.

14-year-old Austin Teras of Windham raced to victory in the 25-lap main event for INEX Legends Cars.  Teras, the reigning Oxford Plains Speedway track champion in the class, outran Pembroke, New Hampshire’s Casey Call to the checkered flag after Call bounced back from an earlier altercation in style.

Windham’s Parker Varney claimed the third-place trophy.  Buxton’s Colby Meserve led the race for awhile and ended up with a fourth-place finish.  Thomas Everson of Gilmanton, New Hampshire rounded out the top five.  Meserve and Jake Matheson of Hillsboro, New Hampshire won heat races for the Legends Cars.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is the Beech Ridge 300, set for Saturday afternoon, April 29 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.  Post time is 2:00 p.m. for this special event, also awarding PASS Super Late Model National Championship Series points.  The next race at Oxford Plains Speedway is Opening Day for the Oxford Championship Series, with Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Bandits and Figure 8 racers all seeing action.  Post time for that event has been set for 2:00 p.m.  For more information visit proallstarsseries.com, oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model Speedway Homes 150 (150 laps) 1 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 2 53 Cole Butcher, Porters Lake, NS, Canada; 3 7 Glen Luce, Turner; 4 4 Ben Rowe, Turner; 5 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; 6 16 Donnie Colpritt, Scarborough; 7 03 Joe Squeglia, Jr., Derry, NH; 8 94 Shawn Martin, Turner; 9 77 Cassius Clark, Farmington; 10 7 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay; 11 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth; 12 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 13 51 John Peters, Westbrook; 14 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 15 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 16 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 17 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 18 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 19 49 Matt Swanson, Acton, MA; 20 7 Travis Benjamin, Belfast; 21 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 22 8 Angelo Belsito, Auburn, MA; 23 91 Dylan Gosbee, Cornwall, PEI, Canada; 24 20 Joe Pastore, Jr., Gorham; 25 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 26 29 Greg Fahey, St. Stephen, NB, Canada; 27 63 John Salemi, Nashua, NH; 28 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick; 29 16 Travis Stearns, Auburn; 30 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching, Summerland, BC, Canada; 31 20 Mike Landry, Oakland; 32 73 Adam Polvinen, Hebron; 33 4 Brad Babb, Windham; 34 60 Timmy Brackett, Buckfield; 35 40 Dan McKeagfe, Gorham; 36 28 Mark Lundblad, Albany, NH; 37 97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH; 38 18 Bobby Seger, Frankfort; 39 44 Kyle Treadwell, Buckfield; 40 24 Mike Rowe, Turner.

 

Street Stock Quad Series (50 laps) 1 77 Bryce Mains, Bridgton; 2 51 Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 3 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 4 55 Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 5 04 Zach Bowie, Greene; 6 58 David Whittier, West Poland; 7 79 Travis Lovejoy, Waterboro; 8 11 Tyler King, Livermore; 9 4 Jordan Russell, Norway;  10 97 Dan Brown, Peru; 11 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 12 36 Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 13 35 Kristina Nadeau, Buxton; 14 15 Anthony Constantino, Sumner; 15 85 Chandler Harrison, Freeport; 16 2 Adam Lovejoy, Sanford; 17 84 Kenny Harrison, Pownal; 18 28 Dave Cameron, Alfred; 19 5 Ryan Hewins, Leeds.

 

PASS Mods (40 laps) 1 19 Ben Tinker, New Gloucester; 2 0 Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3 28 Gary Shackford, Center Conway, NH; 4 12 Steve Dickey, Jr., Milford, NH; 5 25 Bruce Helmuth, Wales; 6 17 Scott Alexander, Newburgh; 7 85 Jariet Harrison, Freeport; 8 33 Steven Jones, Saco; 9 12 Jimmy Emerson, Windham; 10 21 Mike Carignan, Lebanon; 11 2 Randy Sanborn, West Baldwin; 12 16 Patrick Sullivan, Poland; 13 5 Devin Curit, Saco; 14 66 Brian McClure, Buxton.

 

Legends Cars (25 laps) 1 29 Austin Teras, Windham; 2 90 Casey Call, Pembroke, NH; 3 18 Parker Varney, Windham; 4 92 Colby Meserve, Buxton; 5 4 Thomas Everson, Gilmanton, NH; 6 3 Justin Stacey, Hiram; 7 52 Colby Benjamin, Belmont; 8 27 Roger Edgecomb, Hiram; 9 14 Aliyah Neale, South Royalston, MA; 10 0 Annette Humphrey, Parsonsfield; 11 21 Brenna Humphrey, Cornish; 12 52 Jake Matheson, Hillsboro, NH; 13 28 Kevin Oliver, Gray.