Thursday Night Open gets PASS 400 Weekend off to a fast start
NAPLES ME (9/10) The stars of Maine’s mid week racing series took the spot light Thursday, opening four days of motorsports mania at Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.120 of the fast and furious racers answered the call to get the sixth annual PASS 400 party started in style.
The Four Cylinders kicked off the night with a fifty lap feature and a thirty-one car field. Kyle Hewins made it two in a row on PASS 400 Thursday night, surviving a torrid battle with Troy Jordan. The pair worked lap traffic for much of the night and Jordan got the better of Hewins from laps 11 to 26 but Hewins was able to drive under Morse to reclaim the lead. The pair put on a show as they worked lap traffic, splitting slower cars and battling for the $500.00 payday e but into the end it was Hewins by 6 car lengths.
The 305/Mad Bomber feature was up next and Adam Lovejoy jumped out front early. Trouble was, Lovejoy made that jump a little too soon and he was docked four spots at the next yellow. That put Paul Ureneck out front on the restart but Lovejoy wasted no time getting to second, putting his ride on Ureneck’s bumper by lap 15. AT the half-way mark it was still Ureneck with Lovejoy hot on his heels, then a straightaway back to Kirk Bean, John Lord and Jason Inman. Lovejoy saw an opening on the bottom and took over the top spot at the line on lap 31 to claim the feature over Ureneck, Kirk Bean, Jon Lord and Jason Curtis.
The Mighty Truckers were up next with Chad Binette and Troy Field occupying the front row Binette led lap one but Field hung tough on the outside and led lap two. Binette kept the pressure on but Field kept control, slowly building upon his lead. At the half way it was Fields, Binette, Brian Beaulieu, Duane Booth and Roger Allard the top five. Jeremy Binette moved up to run fourth with ten to go and Ryan Farrar broke into the top five. Farrar took fourth away from Jeremy Binette with five remaining. Binette caught Field in lapped traffic but Field made it three wide to keep the lead and take home the win by a truck length.
The 350/Outlaws rolled out for the night’s final fifty lapper with Bill Childs Jr. and Mike Short leading the 33 car field to the green. Childs and Short raced the early laps like they were the final five, side by side and rubbing fenders. Short got the jump on an early restart but Childs kept his ride right on Short’s bumper with Chris Burgess and Corey Morgan giving chase. The caution flew on lap seven and race control sent Short to the back of the pack for jumping the previous restart. Short chose to take his mount to the pits and call it a night. That gave Childs back the point with Chris Burgess to his outside. Another early caution flew but not before Corey Morgan was able to take over second from Burgess. That set up a Childs/Morgan restart. Once again it was Childs in the lead with Morgan right on his bumper then Ryan Robbins, Burgess, and Dan Lovejoy third through fifth. Childs held the point at half way and Burgess reclaimed third from Robbins. The Outlaws were having a serious bout with yellow fever but Childs was keeping the field behind him with little difficulty. A lap 34 restart decided the race when Childs failed to come up to speed on the restart, sliding all the way back to fourth. It was Morgan to the lead with Burgess second but Childs was on the move, taking over second from Burgess with ten to go. Morgan had a ten car length advantage but Childs slowly narrowed the gap. Robbins spun out of fourth with eight to go, setting up a battle between Childs and Morgan for the win. The pair got an even restart with Morgan prevailing. Childs stayed right on his bumper, applying the chrome horn but Morgan withstood the challenge and slid across the finish line with an assist from Childs for the victory. Childs, Burgess, Dan Lovejoy and Brian Picard finished second through fifth.
Saturday September 11 is race time with qualifying for the PASS Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman plus feature racing for the Road Runners, Wildcat/Strictly and Legends divisions. The first green flies at 12:15 PM.
Sunday September 12 will see 50 laps for the PASS Mods, 100 for the PASS Sportsman and a new addition for 2010, a 50 lapper for the North East Mini Stock Tour. Topping off the day will be the sixth annual PASS 300, 300 green flag laps for the super stars in the super cars.
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