Naples ME – (July 1, 2008) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models pay their second 2008 visit to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine on Saturday July 5th, amid one of the tightest points races in the series’ eight year history.
Ben Rowe is in a familiar spot for the four time series titlist. He’s on top of the standings after four completed PASS North SLM events and there’s no doubt that the series all time winner is on a drive for five PASS super late model championships. But, there are plenty of challengers hot on Ben’s heels. Cassius Clark trails Rowe by just seven points (985 versus 978) in the title chase, and Travis Benjamin (964), D.J. Shaw (953) and Adam Bates (943) have all shown the kind of early season consistency that championships are made of.
There have been four different winners in the first four PASS North Super Late Model races, and a fifth could easily claim victory in Saturday’s PASS 150. It will be tough to top the finish at the Beech Ridge PASS North opener though, when Mike Rowe beat son Ben across the line by just one-one hundredth of a second for the win, with Travis Benjamin a half car length behind the pair in third.
Beech Ridge regular Bub Bilodeau ran up front in the PASS Cabin Fever 150, finishing fifth in the season opener. There are plenty of weekly Pro Series ridge runners who are capable of challenging the touring pros on their home turf, and it’s likely that several will be up for the challenge.
Beech Ridge always serves up some of the closest racing on the PASS North circuit and it’s a guarantee that there will be plenty of fireworks on the race track. Saturday night is the final extra distance PASS tune-up for Septembers’ PASS 400 weekend National Championship event, so expect a few surprise entrants and a full field of the fastest full fendered race cars around to be on hand for this one.
Andy Shaw will look to repeat his opening day win in the PASS Mods and the speedways’ own Wildcats, Sport Series, and Roadrunners will complete the five division program. The Beech Ridge pit area opens at noon, Grandstands at 2:00 PM and the race track goes green at 6:30 PM sharp.
For more information on the Pro All Stars visit www.racewithpass.com or www.proallstarsseries.com. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is on line at www.beechridge.com .