NAPLES ME (7/4) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North season approaches the half way mark this Saturday July 7 at Scarborough Maine’s, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and there are a few drivers with goose eggs in their win column that will look to The Ridge to change that statistic.
Topping that list is Lonnie Sommerville, defending race winner of the Southern Maine Motors.com 150. The New Brunswick racer sits fifth in the PASS point standings and finished second in the season opener so its clear he still has the touch for the Cusack family's oval. Derek Ramstrom has been oh- so close to victory and he was on the podium last time out at the Ridge. DJ Shaw is right behind Ramstrom in the standings and Shaw is a winner in Beech Ridge Pro Series competition; he's had numerous top fives when the PASS North show comes to town but a win would go a long way to put is 2012 season on track.
Then there's Ben Rowe, carrying a little momentum off a second place run at Canaan Fair Speedway, a race that he dominated only to loose out to Cassius Clark on the night's final restart. Rowe rarely goes this deep in the season with out a win and he'll go all out to correct that statistic Saturday night.
Joey Doiron scored a breakthrough victory at Beech Ridge in May and he'll be looking to double his PASS win total and start a Beech Ridge win streak of his own. Travis Benjamin will try to pad his PASS North point lead and Johnny Clark will be doing his level best to to erase it. Mike Rowe is back on track this weekend and you can never count out the master of Maine short track racing, especially at Beech Ridge.
The PASS Mods are on the Saturday night docket and the Mods are enjoying their most competitive season to date. Andy Shaw, Rusty Bryant and Alan Wilson have wins in the first three Mod showdowns of 2012. Shaw will try and repeat his May win but the defending Mod champ will have his work cut out for him.
The speedway's own Road Runner, Wildcat and Sport Series complete the five division card, presented by Southern Maine Motors.com . The green flag flies at 6:00 PM on Saturday July 7. Visit www.proallstarsseries.com and www.beechridge.com for more information.
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