Bates Scores first PASS North Super Late Model win at Beech Ridge


Adam Bates used the high groove to get the best of Scott Chubbuck after a lap 110 restart and kept the field at bay to the checkers to earn his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday night. The nineteen year old Warner New Hampshire racer beat D.J. Shaw and Chubbuck to the line in a blanket finish. Beech Ridge regulars Bill Rodgers and David Oliver came home fourth and fifth in a race that was short on cautions and long on great racing all over the speedway


The feature got off to a rough start with a lap one back stretch melee that scattered the 32 car field .The mess sent Bub Bilodeau, Donnie Whitten, and Kelly Moore to the pit area for the night .Once underway, Bates and Cassius Clark set the pace up front and the pair battled side by side for several laps until Clark finally cleared Bates for the lead.. But Bates reclaimed the point a few laps later and Scott Chubbuck took over second from Clark. Chubbuck claimed the top spot o lap 41, and the super late model veteran set sail, with Derek Ramstrom now giving chase. The field stayed  under green for nearly 70 laps with Chubbuck on a rail out front, Ramstrom giving chase in second and Bates, Clark and D.J. Shaw third through fifth.


The yellow flag finally flew on lap 110 when Ben Rowe pounded the back stretch wall while racing with Richie Dearborn for a top ten spot. Rowe was done for the night and Dearborn was held a lap for his contact with Rowe.


The caution set up a forty lap sprint to the finish, with Ramstrom to the outside of Chubbuck. But a mechanical issue sent Ramstrom to the pits before the green flag fell, ending another promising run for the Massachusetts teenager. Bates moved up to second on the grid and took advantage of the outside line to reclaim the lead and  his first feature win in the PASS super late model division. Bates is the fifth different winner in five completed PASS North races this season.


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Order of Finish – PASS North SLM 150 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough ME – 7/5/08

1) 98-Adam Bates, Warner NH Weaver Bros Construction Chev 2) 60-DJ Shaw (R), Center Conway NH Precision JLM Ford 3) 77-Scott Chubbuck, Dresden ME Hight Chevrolet Chev 4) 53R-Bill Rodgers, Old Orchard Beach ME Mainely Motorsports Chev 5) 21-David Oliver, Standish ME 6) 44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield ME Richard Moody and Sons Ford 7) 8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington ME E.J. Prescott Ford 8) 2- Mike Rowe, Turner  ME P.T. Watts Chev  9) 17-Travis Benjamin, Morrill ME Irving/Blue Canoe Variety Ford 10) 54-Johnny Clark, Hallowell ME Clark’s Cars Crushing Chev 11) 75-Gary Smith, Bangor ME Uncle Chev 12) 22R-Aaron Ricker, Tamworth NH Ricker Auto Salvage Chev 13 53 – Alan Wilson, Hebron ME 14) 7C – Jimmy Chambers (R),Atkinson NH Dieselland Chev 15) 22-Harry Olson(R), Salisbury MA Olson Heating and Cooling Ford 16) O9- Jeremy Davis, Tamworth NH Cotton Trucking Chev 17) 33-Richie Dearborn, Hollis ME Chadwick BaRoss Chev 18) 25J-Gunnar Josselyn, Farmington ME On The Edge Chipping Chev 19) 97H-Walt Hammond, Orange NH Enfield Plumbing and Heating Dodge 20) 35-Derek Ramstrom, W. Boylston MA W. Boylston Auto Parts Chev 21) 40-Gary Bellefleur, Stetson ME Newport Industrial Fabrication Chev 22) 4-Ben Rowe, Turner ME Hancock Lumber Ford 23) 22H-Mike Harnish, Waterville ME 24) 15 – Steve Berry, Gorham ME Gorham Sand and Gravel Chev 25) 40M-Dan McKeage, Gorham ME 26) 10 – Bobby Dragon, Milton VT Ciotti Racing Products Chev 27) 88-Alan Tardiff, Lyman ME BBI Waste Industries Chev 28) 84-Scott Mulkern, Falmouth ME Community Pharmacies Dodge 29)  51H-Alex Haase, Concord NC Kyle Busch Foundation Toyota 30)  7W-Donnie Whitten, Wells ME Monster Energy Chev 31) 47-Kelly Moore, Scarborough ME NAPA Auto Parts Chev 32) 9-Bub Bilodeau, Standish ME H.P. Hood Chev