PASS, Sunoco and Joe Gibbs Racing Partner to Recognize Drivers From Five Regional Series

Sunoco Driven Challenge Offers Unique Nationwide Competition For Drivers


NAPLES, M.E. (October 14) - The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) has announced its participation in the Sunoco Driven Challenge for both the North and South Super Late Model divisions. Sunoco and Joe Gibbs Racing have partnered to develop the Sunoco Driven Challenge where drivers across the country have a chance to compete for a unique opportunity to test with one of NASCAR’s top teams.


“Sunoco has been with the Pro All Stars Series since day one,” said Tom Mayberry, President of PASS. “We are proud to be associated with the Sunoco Driven Challenge, Sunoco and Joe Gibbs Racing for this great opportunity for the racing community.”


Drivers in five qualifying grassroots racing series will compete in a uniquely developed points system throughout the 2012 season to determine one overall winner. The winner will receive a test in a JGR NASCAR K&N Pro Series car at the conclusion of the season, a tour of JGR’s Huntersville, NC headquarters and a meeting with JGR President, J.D. Gibbs.


There will also be an opportunity for one lucky fan and a guest to join in the winning driver’s experience with an all expenses paid trip to Charlotte, NC where they will tour the JGR race shop, meet J.D. Gibbs, and attend the test session. Prizes will also include Joe Gibbs Driven oil products, Sunoco fuel, and the opportunity to attend a driving school. The consumer promotion will begin in 2012.


“Sunoco is committed to fueling victories both on and off the track,” said Cynthia Archer, Sunoco’s vice president of marketing. “The Joe Gibbs Racing partnership helps strengthen that commitment by fueling the dreams of the next generation of drivers while also rewarding one lucky fan.”


“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with Sunoco on the Challenge,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of JGR. “Identifying talented young drivers is obviously something that has always been of interest to NASCAR’s top teams and certainly when you look at our team there are a lot of great stories behind the development of our guys. This has been something we’ve participated in over the past few years through our Joe Gibbs Driven oil brand and a Sunoco partnership allows us to enhance the program.”


To be eligible drivers must be entered in one of the following grassroots series: PASS North, PASS South, CRA, ASA Midwest, or SRL Southwest. Each week points will be totaled based upon a driver’s finish in their respective Series’ race and once each Series concludes its season, a winner will be determined.


All participating drivers will be evaluated based on a standardized points system with the top 10 drivers in each race, as well as the pole sitter, earning points. Points will then accumulate across the season and will be standardized based on the total number of races in each series. The driver with the highest average number of points at the end of the season will be named the Sunoco Driven Challenge champion and win the grand prize of a test in a JGR K&N Pro Series car.


For more information on the Pro All Stars Series, go to www.proallstarsseries.com.




About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in the Sprint Cup Series, while Brian Scott joins those three in the Nationwide Series along with Michael McDowell, Drew Herring, Ryan Truex. JGR also boasts Max Gresham in its K&N Pro Series East and Darrell Wallace, Jr. in its driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and three Nationwide Series owner’s championship along with more than 150 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.


About Sunoco:

Sunoco is a leading transportation fuel provider with operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The company sells transportation fuels through more than 4,900 branded retail locations in 24 states. APlus convenience stores are operated by the company or independent dealers in more than 600 of its retail locations. The retail network in the Northeast is principally supplied by Sunoco-owned refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of 505,000 barrels per day. Sunoco is also the General Partner and has a 31-percent interest in Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership which owns and operates 7,600 miles of refined product and crude oil pipelines and approximately 40 active product terminals. Sunoco has an 81-percent ownership interest in SunCoke Energy, Inc., (NYSE: SXC) which makes high-quality metallurgical-grade coke for major steel manufacturers. SunCoke Energy has facilities in the U.S. which have the capacity to manufacture approximately 3.7 million tons of metallurgical-grade coke annually and is the operator of, and has an equity interest in, a 1.7 million tons-per-year coke making facility in Vitoria, Brazil.



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PASS Champs wrap up their title runs in style with feature wins

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Shaw, Martin, Hewins PASS Oxford winners


Oxford ME (10/15) It was Champions Day at Oxford Plains Speedway for all three Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North racing series Saturday, and Andy Shaw (PASS Mods) and Carey Martin (PASS Sportsman) both claimed their respective divisions championship in style by winning their season finales.


For Shaw it was a fitting end to a dominant season. The Center Conway NH racer's 2011 record is enviable; 10 starts, 7 wins and 9 top five finishes kept Shaw on top of the standings all season long, and moved him to the top of the PASS Mod record book as the division's winning-est driver.


Ron Henry looked like he had a shot at victory in the early going. Henry took off and left the field in his dust with Dana Reed and Travis Buzzell giving chase. But Shaw was on the move, passing his Uncle Dale for 4th on lap 15, Buzzell for 3rd on lap 18 and on lap 21 the defending series champ was second. Three laps later he took over the top spot and set sail. It was Shaw by a straightaway at the checkers with Ron Henry in the runner up spot and Dana Reed third.


Carey Martin carried a slim five point lead in the PASS Sportsman standings to the season finale, and the 2009 series champ did exactly what he need to do. Martin won his heat race and dominated the 75 lap feature to put an exclamation point on his second PASS title. Craig Smith took the second spot from Clyde Hennessy with 11 to go; Frank Wear and Rusty Poland rounded out the top five.


The Wildcat/Strictly Stock fifty lap Open was a wild affair dominated by Leeds racer Kurt Hewins. Corey Morgan ran up front all day and raced home second with Chris Warming third.


All three PASS North touring series will celebrate the season on Friday evening November 4 at the Howard Johnson's Convention Center in Portland Maine. Drivers, team members, sponsors and fans are all welcome to join in the festivities. Visit www.proallstarsseries.com for all the details and a printable ticket order form.


Unofficial Finish – PASS Sportsman 75 lap feature – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford ME 10/15


1 18 Carey Martin Denmark ME 2 15 Craig Smith E Waterboro ME 3 Clyde Hennessy Windham ME 4 20 Frank Wear Scarborough ME 5 44 Rusty Poland Windham ME 6 7 Shane Tatro Levant ME 7 10 Donnie Morse Windham ME 8 38 Dan McKeage Gorham ME 9 75 Doug Wolfe Buxton ME 10 88 Andy Field Buxton ME 11 58 Lyman McKeage Gorham ME 12 93 Dave Langlais Springvale ME 13 35 Kris Watson Hermon ME 14 34 Richie Morse 15 01 Rob Drew Ctr. Lovell ME 16 85 Kenny Harrison Freeport ME 17 51 RJ Austin Smithfield ME 18 60 Scott Dorr Portland ME 19 07 Dave Charest Westbrook ME 20 22 Steve Bennett Jr Turner ME 21 46 Bill Sprague Otisfield ME 22 777 Mike St. Germain Auburn ME


Unofficial Finish-PASS Mod 40 lap feature


1 66 Andy Shaw Center Conway NH 2 05 Ron Henry New Gloucester ME 3 60 Dana Reed Shapleigh ME 4 23 Dale Shaw Center Conway NH 5 3 Travis Buzzell Hollis ME 6 9 Scott Reed Parsonsfield ME 7 56 Glen Luce Turner ME 8 33 Bill Dixon N. Waterboro ME 9 53W Alan Wilson Hebron ME 10 14 Scott McDaniel Livermore ME 11 28 Mark Lundblad Conway NH 12 50 Sumner Sessions Norway ME


Unofficial Finish – Wildcat 50 lap feature


1 55 Kurt Hewins Leeds ME 2 26 Corey Morgan Lewiston ME 3 15 Chris Warming Hollis ME 4 5 Guy Childs Turner ME 5 41 Steve Benincasa Buxton ME 6 8 Keith Stewart Naples ME 7 63 Matt Williams Brownfield ME 8 05 Glen Reynolds Turner ME 9 36L Nate Leavitt Buxton ME 10 84B Chaz Briggs Westbrook ME 11 36 Richard Spaulding Lisbon ME 12 38 Addison Bowie Auburn ME 13 20 Peter Huston Lisbon Falls ME 14 53 Dick Damon Livermore ME 15 9 Ryan Robbins Dixfield ME 16 777 Mike St. Germain Auburn ME 17 00 Mark Childs Turner 18 60 Vanna Brackett Buckfield ME 19 113 Tommy Tompkins Carthage ME 20 83 Shawn Gilpatrick Limerick ME 21 35 Dale Brackett S. Paris ME 22 12 Skip Tripp S. Paris ME 23 84 Dave Vaughn Naples ME 24 47 Brian Caswell Buxton ME 25 3 Mike Short Auburn ME 26 04 Zack Bowie Poland ME


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Johnny Clark claims his sixth PASS North title

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PASS North: Mulkern Masters Oxford

Johnny Clark claims his sixth PASS North title


Oxford ME (10/15) Scott Mulkern roared from the back of a 34 car field to claim the lead and the win in Saturday's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North 150 at Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway. Travis Benjamin led much of the way but had to settle for the runner up spot, and DJ Shaw raced home third in the PASS North season finale, cut short at lap 118 due to rain.


Joey Pole and Brian Hoar led the field to the green and Pole jumped out front early. Hoar took over from laps 29 through 70 but Benjamin was rumbling up through the field and he wrestled the lead away from Hoar on lap 70.


At the half way mark it was Benjamin, Hoar, Joey Doiron, Shaw and Mulkern in the top five and it was clear that Mulkern was on a mission, gaining 20 spots in the first 75 laps. He was racing second by lap 100 and out front on lap 102 but Benjamin battled back, reclaiming the lead until Mulkern made his way past Benjamin on the bottom for good on lap 112. The showers came six laps later and despite every effort to get the race back under way, the persistent rains forced series officials to call it a race on lap 118.


25 of the 34 starters were scored on the lead lap; six minor cautions slowed the action. Mulkern's margin of victory was .816 seconds.


41 teams attempted to make the 34 car starting field. DJ Shaw, Brian Hoar, and Joey Pole won the qualifiers; Mulkern won the consolation round.


Johnny Clark raced home fourth to cap off a remarkable season that saw the defending series champ earn 7 wins and 13 to five finishes in fourteen starts. The result was more than enough to give Clark and his team a sixth PASS North title, his fourth in a row. Lonnie Sommerville overcame a qualifying race parts failure to finish seventh,enough to earn second in the standings and Ben Rowe's twelfth place run kept the four time PASS North champion third in the final tally.


PASS North will celebrate the 2011 season on Friday evening, November 4 at the Howard Johnson's Convention Center in Portland Maine. All the details can be found at www.proallstarsseries.com .


Unofficial order of finish: PASS super late model 150 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford ME -10/15


1 84 Scott Mulkern Falmouth ME 2 17 Travis Benjamin Morrill ME 3 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway NH 4 54 Johnny Clark Farmingdale ME 5 37VT Brian Hoar Georgia VT 6 29 Trevor Sanborn Parsonsfield ME 7 48 Lonnie Sommerville New Brunswick CA 8 97 Joey Polewarczyk Hudson NH 9 61 Andy Shaw Center Conway NH 10 73 Joey Doiron Berwick ME 11 28 Kirk Thibeau Ft. Fairfield ME 12 4 Ben Rowe Turner ME 13 33 Mike Rowe Turner ME 14 77 Cassius Clark Farmington ME 15 7 Donnie Whitten Wells ME 16 75 Gary Smith Bangor ME 17 17A Scott Alexander Orrington ME 18 10 Scott Dragon Colchester VT 19 26NH John Donahue Vermont 20 53W Alan Wilson Hebron ME 21 4B Brad Babb Windham ME 22 80 Dustin Hubbard Unity ME 23 22 Aaron Ricker Tamworth NH 24 47 Kelly Moore Scarborough ME 25 15 Chris Wilk 26 7G Curtis Gerry Limerick ME 27 Kyle DeSouza E. Providence RI 28 88T Alan Tardiff Lyman ME 29 20 Mike Landry Oakland ME 30 27QC Alex Gingras Quebec City QC 31 2 Matt Matheson Geary N.B. CA 32 12 John Dabrowski W. Bridgewater MA 33 7L Glen Luce Turner ME 34 20x Corey Walker


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