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This weekend the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) kicks off the 2014 race season at Oxford Plains Speedway. Then PASS will head to BRMS where former NELCAR Legends Champion Evan Beaulieu, will try and qualify for the PASS SLM feature. “We plan on starting the season at BRMS for the PASS race, and from there it all depends on sponsorship. We do plan on running the Oxford 250, if I can find a ride for that race it will make it a lot easier for us to be competitive. It just makes more sense to do it with another car since we race at BRMS the night before. From there maybe we will run a few others towards the end of the season.”

 

The one thing all drivers do in the off season is to get ready for the next race season, “It’s been a very busy off season for us, we’ve been working hard getting our new car ready for the start of our season at BRMS in a few weeks. Between that and working at Hancock Lumber and building my Nitro Designs Company, I haven’t had much time for anything else. It was a rough winter up here in Maine, I’m more than ready to get back behind the wheel.”

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PASS RacingAUSTIN THERIAULT SCORES P.A.S.S. 400

SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY AT BEECH RIDGE

A gorgeous late summer day greeted race fans at the beautiful Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Sunday, and they were treated to some great racing in all three P.A.S.S. divisions that participated on the final day of the event.

Young Austin Theriault carried the checkered flag in the 300 lap Super Late Model event, but it was a challenge from the start as he led for the first four laps before outside pole sitter, Corey Bubar took over until a lap 90 restart for a minor spin by Kyle Desouza. At this point racing became intense as some of the top cars were starting to make their way through traffic and were headed to the front. Theriault got the jump on the restart, and Kelly Moore erupted from the fourth spot, and jumped to the second spot at the green. Travis Benjamin also slipped by Bubar, and Michael Landry worked Bubar’s inside for fifth. While Theriault led the race, Bubar battled his way back into the second spot before the caution flew once again for a minor spin in turn two. Suddenly, Travis Benjamin headed to the pits, the hood went up, and apparent mechanical problems eliminated the 2013 TD Bank 250 from any more action.
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PASS NorthAustin Theriault Wins PASS 300 At Beech Ridge
BKR Development Driver Dominates For 2nd Career Series Victory

austin BRMS VLSCARBOROUGH, Maine – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, returned for some home cooking and ended up feasting with a dominating performance in the PASS Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Sunday, September 15.

Theriault unofficially led 192 of the 300 laps for his fourth career PASS-sanctioned victory and the second PASS North Series win of his career.
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Beech RidgePhillips, Smith score Saturday victories on 400 weekend at Beech Ridge
Austin Theriault earns pole for Super Late Model 300 Sunday

Scarborough, Maine – Ryan Phillips of Buxton, Maine scored a career-first PASS Modified victory, while Gorham’s Craig Smith prevailed in a 75-lap open event for Wildcat/Strictly Stock division racers, topping the feature racing card to kick off Southern Maine Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Austin Theriault of Fort Kent will start from the pole in Sunday’s Pro All Stars series Super Late Model 300 after winning his qualifying heat race on Saturday. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Corey Bubar of Windham also won heat races to set the 30-car starting field for Sunday’s main event.

Other feature races were held for the mid-week series racers after their originally-scheduled Thursday night event was washed out. Matt Dufault of Turner, Alex Lacognata of Scarborough, Chad Emery of Buxton, Jeff walker of Waterboro and Freeport’s Matt Curtis were triumphant in those events.
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babb ordway backPASS North Series: Bradley Babb
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview

THE STORY
Bradley Babb of Windham, Maine, returns to the PASS North Series with an eye on one of the marquee events of the season, the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Sunday, September 15. Babb, the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion at the track, enjoyed one of his best career PASS performances in this race in 2011 when he was running third in the late going before getting collected in a wreck. The son of a five-time Beech Ridge Motor Speedway champion is hoping to grab his first career series victory in the longest race of the season.

THE FACTS
WHO: Bradley Babb, Windham, Maine
TEAM: No. 14 Babb Wood Contractors/McGoldrick Bros. Blasting Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Bobby Babb, Windham, Maine
BEST CAREER BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FINISH: 11th (May 2012)
LAST RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 24th (July 2013)
WHAT: PASS North Series Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile banked oval)
WHEN: Friday, September 13 – 11 a.m., practice; Saturday, September 14 – 10:20, practice; 12:15 p.m., qualifying; Sunday September 15 – 11:10 a.m., practice; 3 p.m., race.
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Beech RidgeScarborough, ME – Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event was won by rookie Evan Beaulieu, of Durham. Saturday night was the last points night for all the drivers to gain their needed points to capture their division’s championship.

In the Pro Series division, veteran Mike Rowe, of Turner, maintained his point lead throughout the night to take home the championship over Dan McKeage, of Gorham. Don Morse made a couple late-race passes to capture the Sport Series championship over Scarborough’s Garrett Hall. Naples Cole Watson, avoided a early race incident to maintain his point lead over Lewis Anderson, of Buxton, to take home the Wildcat championship. In his second year of NASCAR Nite racing, Brandon Barker, of Windham edged Scarborough’s Shawn Brackett to bring home his first career Road Runner championship.

At the drop of the green, Beaulieu paced the 15-car field to the green flag and took the lead over Saco’s Steve Jones going into the first corner. Beaulieu led until a caution on lap 14 bunched the field back together. By the caution, Tyler King, of Livermore falls was able to charge his way into the runner-up spot after starting in his 5th starting spot.
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mckeage beaulieuNASCAR Whelen All-American Series: Dan McKeage
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Dan McKeage of Gorham, Maine, finished sixth in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40-lap event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 31. McKeage finished second in the final Pro Series point standings, just 18 points out of the 2013 track championship. Naughty 40 Racing teammate and Pro Series rookie Evan Beaulieu of Durham, Maine, won the final NASCAR event of the season for his first career victory in the division, while McKeage’s No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet had a good run – starting 12th in the 15-car field and working his way into the Top-10 before the first and only caution period of the race, just past the halfway point of the feature. The car tightened up in the closing stages of the event, and McKeage settled for the sixth-place finish.

WHO: Dan McKeage, Gorham, Maine
TEAM: Naughty 40 Racing No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Dan Bubar, Windham, Maine
WHAT: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
STARTED: 12th
FINISHED: 6th
FINAL POINTS POSITION: 2nd
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mckeage sportsmanNASCAR Whelen All-American Series: Dan McKeage
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Dan McKeage of Gorham, Maine, finished 10th in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, August 17. McKeage started 12th in the field of 18 when the field was set by handicap in the absence of a qualifying race, and he fought heavy traffic for track position in the first half of the event. Past the halfway point of the feature, the car’s handling tightened up dramatically to halt McKeage’s forward progress. With two races remaining, McKeage sits just 14 points out of the division lead in pursuit of his second career Pro Series championship.

WHO: Dan McKeage, Gorham, Maine
TEAM: Naughty 40 Racing No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Dan Bubar, Windham, Maine
WHAT: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
STARTED: 12th
FINISHED: 10th
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Mulkern Racing Driver Capitalizes On Late Restart For First Win Of '13Bobby Timmons Wins At Beech Ridge

Mulkern Racing Driver Capitalizes On Late Restart For First Win Of ’13

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Bobby Timmons III of Windham, Maine, won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series main event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, August 17, using a late-race restart to score his first 40-lap Pro Series feature win of the season.

The victory was the second of his career for Timmons at Beech Ridge.

“The last four or five weeks have been so up and down and rough for us. I’m glad we finally figured out the Hoosier tire,” Timmons said. “The car wasn’t really that great tonight, but I think with the ACT (Late Model Tour) rubber on the track, it wasn’t about who was the best. It was who was the least worst.”

Timmons started in the top half of the field and rode inside the Top-3 for the first 30 laps of the event as the race went caution-free until Lap 35. Race leader Tyler King brought out the only yellow flag of the night when his engine expired, setting up Timmons on the inside of the front row for the ensuing restart.
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Beech RidgeScarborough, ME – Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event was won by Bobby Timmons, III, of Windham.

At the drop of the green, Gorham’s Sulo Burbank, paced the 18-car field to the green flag and led the first lap, however lost the lead to rookie Evan Beaulieu, of Durham, the following lap. Beaulieu led until Tyler King, of Livermore, chased down him after starting in his 5th starting spot and took the top spot from Beaulieu on lap five.

At the halfway mark, King maintained a large lead over Beaulieu and looked like the decisive winner. A caution on lap 35 flew for King, who came to a stop on the front stretch with apparent mechanical failure; King had to retire pit side, while handing the lead to Beaulieu with only five laps remaining.

The caution set up a five-lap shootout between Beaulieu and Timmons. On the restart, Beaulieu chose the outside lane choice as Timmons took the inside. The outside lane proved unsuccessful for Beaulieu as Timmons was able to gain momentum going into the first corner and capture the top spot. Timmons led the final five laps of the event en route to his first win of the 2013 season.
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welch tech lineWelch, Stearns Heat Up Heading To Beech Ridge

Both Banking On Crazy Horse’s Flat-Track Success This Week

SOUTH PARIS, Maine – When Quinny Welch ran headlong into misfortune last weekend, it may have served to fuel an old adage: “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

Welch, who had reeled off two straight wins at White Mountain Motorsports Park, was collected when the leaders wrecked on the final lap while running in the Top-5 at the track last Saturday night. He never saw the checkered flag. But with the help of his own crew and some others, Welch pulled an all-nighter and made repairs to his No. 78 IBEW Local 104 Chevrolet – then hauled over to Canaan Fair Speedway to finish sixth in the Subway Fresh Fit 150 on Sunday.

Now, Welch will have Crazy Horse Racing give the car a good once-over this week before entering the ACT Late Model Tour Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, this Saturday night.
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Beech RidgeScarborough, ME

Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 50-lap feature event was won by Newcastle’s Charlie Colby. Colby has become the only driver to land three wins in the top-level division this season.

At the drop of the green, Durham’s Evan Beaulieu, paced the 24-car field to the green flag and lead the first lap, however was overtaken by Mike Maietta, Jr, of South Portland, the following lap. Maietta led until a caution on lap three which bunched the field back together. On the restart, Maietta maintained his lead over Beaulieu and led until lap nine, when the second caution of the event flew.

Bill Rodgers, of Old Orchard Beach, safely maneuvered his way to the runner-up spot by the caution after starting in his 6th starting spot. Maietta battled side-by-side with Rodgers on the restart for the top position, but was passed by Rodgers when he was able to gain momentum going into the fourth corner.
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Beech RidgeScarborough, ME – Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event winner was won by Alan Tardiff, of Lyman.

At the drop of the green, Durham’s Evan Beaulieu, paced the 19-car field to the green flag and led until lap six when Tardiff captured the lead from the rookie. Tardiff, who started 6th in the feature event was able to gain momentum going into the corner to take the lead from Beaulieu.

Tardiff, led for one lap until a caution flew on lap eight that bunched the field back together. He maintained his lead on the restart, and led until a second caution flew the following lap. Rookie Nick Cusack, of Scarborough, challenged Tardiff for lead on the second restart, but was unsuccessful in his attempt as Tardiff regained the lead going into the corner.

At the halfway mark, hard chargers Tyler King, of Livermore and Bobby Timmons, of Windham, successfully maneuvered their way inside the top five after starting 9th and 10th respectively. With ten laps remaining the final caution flew and set up a 10-lap shootout.
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lanpher legend winAmsoil NELCAR Legends Tour: Reid Lanpher
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine, finished second in the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour 25-lap VIP Thursday Thunder feature event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Thursday, August 1. The finish was the fourth consecutive podium finish for the 15-year-old Lanpher, who won at Wiscasset Raceway on July 13 and then finished second twice in a span of three days at both Beech Ridge and Oxford Plains Speedway. Lanpher started 19th in the 20-car field and deftly worked his way through traffic to the runner-up spot. With one lap remaining, Lanpher had pulled to the rear bumper of the race leader when the field was given the combined yellow/checkered flags for a blown engine on another competitor’s car.

WHO: Reid Lanpher, Manchester, Maine
TEAM: Team EJP No. 59 Eastern Township Docks/Scott’s Recreation Coupe
CREW CHIEF: Bob Weymouth, Topsham, Maine
WHAT: VIP Thursday Thunder 25
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
STARTED: 19th
FINISHED: 2nd
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VMRSCanaan, NH. – The Valenti Modified Racing Series returns to the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine this Saturday night, August 3, and history just may repeat itself.

In seven previous appearances at the famed third-mile oval, Beech Ridge offered up six first-time winners in one way or another. An interesting twist as New England’s premier modified series, chosen the top touring division by Speed 51.com readers, heads up Route 95 to do battle in a 100-lap green flag feature race.

Buxton, Maine veteran David Pinkham scored his first VMRS series win driving the Gary Casella #25 for the first time. The year after saw Dale Evonsion win his first and only VMRS race beating Pinkham to the checkers.

Kirk Alexander won his first VMRS race at Beech Ridge. The following season (2008) Mother Nature claimed bragging rights, her first.
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