Beech Ridge good to go for PASS North opener

Naples ME (April 16, 2008) A welcome string of sunny, warm and breezy spring days have melted away the winters record snowfall and set the stage for a big weekend of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough. 

According to series President Tom Mayberry, “I met with the Cusacks at Beech Ridge yesterday (Tuesday) and we took a good look at the entire facility. Eighty percent of the pits and parking lots are ready to go today, and the forecast is for great weather right through race day. The Beech Ridge maintenance team is hard at work on the grounds so we’re in great shape for our PASS North season opener. There may be snow in your yard and mud in your driveway but we’re ready to go racing on Saturday and both practice days are on as scheduled.”

Practice for all PASS and Beech Ridge divisions is set for both Thursday April 17th and Friday April 18th from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M.

On Saturday it’s the Cabin Fever 150 for the PASS North super late models and there’s a strong field ready to take to the tricky Scarborough oval for the SLM lid lifter.

Multi time PASS champions Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark will both be looking to get their 2008 championship drives off to a solid start but the list of challengers is stronger than ever. John Flemming has moved his race team from Nova Scotia to Maine to take a stab at the title. He’s got three maritime titles to his credit already so he knows what it takes to wear the crown. Cassius Clark, Mike Rowe and Richie Dearborn are all loaded for bear. Both Kelly Moore and Scott Chubbuck have what it takes to be PASS Champion should they decide to challenge for the title. Travis Benjamin, Derek Ramstrom and Adam Bates are all on the verge of breakthrough seasons, and there are plenty of wild card teams that will factor in to Saturdays season opener. Northern Race Tires rookie challengers D.J. Shaw, Jimmy Chambers and Harry Olson, veterans like Donnie Whitten, Steve Knowlton, Kirk Thibeau – the list is long and talented.

The Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportman and the PASS Mods will both kick off their seasons Saturday, and they’re just as ready and eager to go racing as their super late model counterparts.

Grandstand gates swing open for the Cabin Fever 150 at 11:30 AM and the first green flag of the 2008 PASS North season waves at 3:00 PM sharp.

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