photo by Norm Marx
– 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
– Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Continues Tradition as Spring’s Premier Super Late Model Event
– Dillon, Orange County, Thompson, And Beech Ridge Fill Out Remainder Of Championship Schedule
NAPLES, ME (November 29) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six dates and locations that will make up the 10th Annual PASS National Championship Series. The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events in both PASS North and PASS South that will determine an overall PASS National Champion. The PASS National Championship Series will see the champion crowned for the first time ever at the prestigious 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August. And, the PASS National Championship Series will return to North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway next March for the first time since 2014.
By: Dick Casey
For the fifth time this season, Eddie MacDonald, starting on the pole, finished second in the Fall Foliage 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Saturday. The scheduled two day event reduced to one day due to predicted inclement weather on Sunday also reduced the American Canadian Tour’s 200 lap feature to 150 laps.
Eddie Mac won the pole position with a +3 rating after finishing third from his sixth starting position in the first of two heats. The #17 EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy posted the second fastest time in two of the three fifteen minute practices and a fifth fastest in the other practice.
Usually a second place run, with five for the season along with two wins, would be enough to gain ground in the race for championship points. However, point’s leader Nick Sweet dominated the race after taking the lead from Eddie Mac on lap 63 then lapped the field to the seventh position to increase his point lead over Eddie Mac and second place driver Scott Payea. Sweet now leads the Rowley, Mass. veteran by 26 points and 23 points over Payea with Thompson Motor Sports Park the final point’s race of the ACT season to be run as part of the World Series of Racing. The Bond Invitational event scheduled for this Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a race Eddie Mac has won four times, is a non-point ACT race.
photo by Norm Marx
Championship leader DJ Shaw is runner-up, Nick Sweet dominant in ACT Late Models
Scarborough, Maine — Travis Benjamin was smiling on the podium following his triumph in the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Saturday.
Benjamin, of Morrill, could not even force a smile the last time he was a top-three finisher driving the Huot’s Restaurant / 99 Restaurants Petit Motorsports 7, after finishing behind Wayne Helliwell after leading the most laps in last month’s HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Scarborough, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Nick Sweet showed he’s still the man to beat in the 2016 championship chase, taking the lead from Eddie MacDonald just before the halfway point and motoring away to a dominating win in the Fall Foliage 150 at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 17.
Barre, VT’s Sweet rode in the third position for the first stages of the penultimate event of the year as title challengers MacDonald and Scott Payea battled side-by-side for the top spot. Following the race’s second and final caution for Spencer Morse’s spin on lap 40, Sweet came to life, eventually going around the outside of MacDonald on lap 63 and never looking back. It was Sweet’s third ACT Late Model Tour of the season and second of his career at Beech Ridge.
Rowley, MA’s MacDonald, the number-three point driver entering the day, started on the pole and led the first 18 laps before number-two point driver Payea got to his outside. The two proceed to fight side-by-side for nearly 20 laps, swapping the lead multiple times while at times separated by mere inches at the line.
photo by Norm Marx
NAPLES, ME (September 16) – With a dismal forecast calling for rain on Sunday, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway management made the decision earlier this week to reformat the New England 500 weekend into a condensed “Super Saturday” of action. The PASS North Super Late Models and ACT Late Models will each now race for 150 laps, along with Twin 50s for the Valenti Modified Series, and action for the PASS Modifieds and Sport Series all part of this “Super Saturday” of racing.
Hometown favorite Garrett Hall has seen a fair bit of success at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the past and has years of experience there. And while he has been able to go to victory lane in PASS this year for the first time in his career, it is the race that got away that has him keenly focused for this weekend.
“My team and I are looking forward to “Super Saturday,” not only to be a three time winner in the PASS tour, but to redeem ourselves after running second and competing for the lead in the Oxford 250,” says Hall, who eventually finished seventh in the 250.
Oxford, Maine – For many, Super Late Model practice for the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway may have been the highlight of Friday’s full, action-packed racing card to some, eight divisions of competition were presented to race fans after a full afternoon and more of on-track action leading up to the Sunday, August 28 climax to the biggest one-day event in Super Late Model racing.
Matt Williams of Brownfield prevailed in the headline 30-lap main event for the Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division, posting his second consecutive win in the top support class for the weekly Super Late Model chart-toppers. Williams claimed his second straight victory after getting a late start at competing this year.