(Naples, ME – October 12, 2007) Chris Staples is feeling pretty comfortable in first place going into Saturday’s Championship 50 lap finale for the PASS Modifieds at White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, NH on Saturday October 13th. However, Chris Smith, Mark Lucas, Jason Taylor, and Troy Morse have a different comfort level.

Smith, in his rookie season in a PASS Modified, is 51 points behind Staples, but he’s only one point ahead of third-place Mark Lucas. Lucas is none too comfortable either with Jason Taylor only six points back, and Troy Morse is looking to get in the mix 16 points behind Taylor.


The PASS Outlaws will have 100 green-flag laps on Saturday to see if Jimmy Rosenfield, the 2006 Central Division Champion, can hold off Jay Sands who is lurking 36 points off the lead for the 2007 PASS Outlaw Combo Championship in third place in both the North and Central divisions. If Jimmy finishes ninth or better, Jay can’t catch him for the Combo Title. Jimmy is leading both the North and Central divisions, but Brian Whitney is only eight points behind Jimmy in the North division, and Walt Hammond is only three points behind in the race for the Central Division crown.   You can be sure that they’re all going to be looking in the mirror as well as out the windshield for all 100 of the green-flag laps.


On Sunday the 14th at 1pm, the fast-growing Pullen Sportsman Series will go at it for 75 green-flag laps to determine the series’ first Champion. Dan McKeage holds a 33 point lead of Jerry Harrison, but as anyone who has been to a PASS Pullen Sportsman race knows it will be full of surprises. At All Star last week, it looked like McKeage was in big trouble when he pulled off early with a flat tire, but he came back through the field to stand on the podium in third, his fifth podium finish in seven races.  Harrison, who has been Mr. Steady all season long, finished one spot behind McKeage at All Star. So you can be sure that McKeage knows he’s there.


And, in case you missed it, The PASS North Super Late Model Series Championship will also be settled Sunday afternoon as the fastest full-fendered cars in the Northeast slam bang there way through 150 green-flag laps to see if Mike Rowe can close son Ben’s 13 point lead, which is just six spots on the track in the PASS points system.


The show starts at 4pm on Saturday with the Modified and Outlaw Championships, and then come back for Part 2 on Sunday at 1 pm for the Super Late Models and Sportsman Championships, plus a special 50 lapper for Strictly Stocks.  It’s going to be a great weekend of PASS style racing action as the North season comes to an end.