First PASS win for second generation racer – Darveau wires PASS Mod main
Scott Dragon drove by Kelly Moore on lap 113 of Saturday night’s PASS North Southern Maine Motors.com 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and checked out to earn his first career PASS super late model victory. Trevor Sanborn made a successful return to Beech Ridge, finishing second . Kirk Thibeau finished third despite an electrical issue that dropped him back in the field on several occasions. Moore hung on for fourth and Cassius Clark raced home in the fifth position.
It looked like it might be Moore’s night much of the way in a race that was short on cautions and long on great battles throughout the field. Bill Rodgers led the first sixteen laps before Moore took over and the veteran stayed out front for nearly two thirds of the laps. But the torrid pace seemed to take a toll on his ride. DJ Shaw challenged Moore for the first hundred laps until Dragon took up the challenge, making his move on Shaw on a restart. Fifteen laps later the was out front, delivering the first PASS win for the team.
Point leader Travis Benjamin had a less than stellar run, finishing 19th one lap down. It was Johnny Clark’s night to share in the good luck, finishing sixth despite a myriad of pit stops to improve his handling and a late race tangle that knocked the tail of his ride.
Dragon’s victory margin was .852 seconds and twelve of the thirty starters finished on the lead lap. Three minor cautions slowed the pace.
Bill Rodgers, Alan Tardiff and Kelly Moore were the heat race winners; Johnny Clark qualified via a consolation round win.
In PASS Mod action Poncho Darveau wired the 40 lap feature from green to checker for his first win in Pro All Stars Series competition. Mark Lundblad Jr. had a strong run in second and Alan Wilson raced to a solid third. Ryan Phillips and Mike Carignan completed the top five. Darveau and Carignan earned heat race wins.
The PASS North super late model teams are back in action Thursday July 12 at Thompson (CT) International Speedway; qualifying races get underway at 6:00 PM.
All the details are on line at www.proallstarsseries.com and www.thompsonspeedway.com .
Unofficial Results – PASS North Southern Maine Motors.com 150
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough Maine – 7/7/2012
1 10 Scott Dragon Milton VT 2 29 Trevor Sanborn Parsonsfield ME 3 28 Kirk Thibeau Fort Fairfield ME 4 47 Kelly Moore Scarborough ME 5 77 Cassius Clark Farmington ME 6 54 Johnny Clark Farmingdale ME 7 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway NH 8 48 Lonnie Sommerville Barnesville NB CA 9 55 Tony Ricci Gorham ME 10 26 John Donahue Graniteville VT 11 15 Scott Chubbuck Dresden ME 12 24 Mike Rowe Turner ME 13 53 Bill Rodgers Old Orchard Beach ME 14 7 Donnie Whitten Wells ME 15 73 Joey Doiron Berwick ME 16 75 Gary Smith Bangor ME 17 4 Ben Rowe Turner ME 18 35 Derek Ramstrom Worcester MA 19 17 Travis Benjamin Morrill ME 20 88 Kyle DeSouza East Providence RI 21 2 Matt Matheson Geary N.B.CA 22 87 Matt Harris Fredericton Jct NB CA 23 7L Glen Luce Turner ME 24 84 Scott Mulkern Falmouth ME 25 80 Dustin Hubbard Freedom ME 26 21 David Oliver Standish ME 27 22 Aaron Ricker Tamworth NH 28 7G Curtis Gerry Waterboro ME 29 9 JT Thurlow Windham ME 30 8 Alan Tardiff Lyman ME
PASS Mod 40 lap feature
1 56 Pancho Darveau Chelsea ME 2 28 Mark Lundblad Jr. Conway NH 3 53W Alan Wilson Hebron ME 4 89 Ryan Phillips Buxton ME 5 21 Mike Carignan Somersworth NH 6 60 Dana Reed Shapleigh ME 7 6 Dale Shaw Center Conway NH 8 66 Andy Shaw Center Conway NH 9 08 Rusty Bryant Weymouth MA 10 0 Sumner Sessions Norway ME 11 17A Scott Alexander Orrington ME 12 33 Bill Dixon North Waterboro ME 13 7 Mitch Miller West Boylston MA 14 3 Travis Buzzell Hollis ME 15 61 Matt Gain Cornish ME 16 00 Bill Lake Conway NH 17 1 Dave Sprague West Buxton ME