Mike Rowe Keeps Son Ben at Bay to Score Victory

NAPLES, ME (July 23, 2007) – As the contenders around them fell to various problems, Mike Rowe and his son Ben rose to the top on Sunday afternoon in the IWK 250 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North event at Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  The race was delayed from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon due to rain.

Mike Rowe won the race over Ben Rowe, but it didn’t come easily.  Both Maine racers had flat tires during the event.  They did fare better though than many of their competitors.  Johnny Clark and Shawn Turple battled with Mike Rowe for the lead, but both were involved in wrecks.  Former NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Ricky Craven also wrecked.  Heat race winner Bill Penfold suffered from a mechanical problem with his #0 machine.

The Rowes did have to fend off a strong challenge from NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Regan Smith late in the race though.  Smith pressured Mike Rowe for the lead, but dropped to third at the finish.

Finishing behind the Rowes and Smith were PASS North regular Richie Dearborn and Prince Edward Island driver Greg Proude.

The victory was Mike Rowe’s second of the PASS North season.

Ben Rowe, Derek Ramstrom, Bill Penfold and Cassius Clark all won their heat races.

The PASS North Super Late Models will return to action Saturday, July 28th at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, New Hampshire.

The 2007 PASS Super Late Model schedules will be highlighted by two major fall events.  The PASS 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) is set for September 23rd-24th and the Second Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown is scheduled for Concord Motorsport Park on November 16th-17th.

For more information on the PASS South Series, contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 788-2134; for information on the PASS North Series, contact Mike Twist at (207) 499-2565, and for technical and rules information on all of the PASS tours, please contact Scott Reed at (207) 625-3230. 

Also, be sure to visit the official PASS South website at www.racewithpass.com and the official website of PASS North, www.proallstarsseries.com.

PASS North Super Late Models

Riverside Speedway

July 22, 2007

Unofficial Results

  1. Mike Rowe
  2. Ben Rowe
  3. Regan Smith
  4. Richie Dearborn
  5. Greg Proude
  6. Adam Bates
  7. Wayne Smith
  8. Frank Fraser
  9. Gary Bellefleur Jr.
  10.   Stephen Berry
  11.   Shawn Turple
  12.   Trevor Sanborn
  13.   Johnny Clark
  14.   Bobby White
  15.   Dean MacInnis
  16.   Robbie MacLean
  17.   Travis Benjamin
  18.   Chris Duncan
  19.   Bill Penfold
  20.   Cassius Clark
  21.   Marty Prevost
  22.   John Flemming
  23.   Rollie MacDonald
  24.   Derek Ramstrom
  25.   Cy Harvey
  26.   Ricky Craven
  27.   Donald Chisholm
  28.   Daren Vanderaa
  29.   Curtis Gerry
  30.   Mike Mackenzie