Naples ME (August 11, 2008) Travis Benjamin retook the race lead for the fourth and final time with 45 laps to go in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Atlantic CAT 250 at Halifax Nova Scotia’s Scotia Speedworld Saturday night and beat Ben Rowe to the checkers by one car length to earn his first PASS North Super Late Model victory. Home track hero John Flemming crossed the line in third with 2007 race winner Mike Rowe fourth and Adam Bates fifth. Benjamin is the ninth first time PASS super late model feature winner of 2008.
Fans of the Pro All Stars Series knew that it was only a matter of time before Benjamin earned a PASS checkered flag. He’s been at or near the front of the field in all eight PASS North features this season. He was the runner-up at Wiscasset and Riverside and hasn’t finished outside of the top ten all year. In fact Benjamin finished second in last years Atlantic CAT 250. He’s the first to admit that he has a dislike for flat race tracks in general but Scotia Speedworld is an exception to the rule. And now, the immaculate Maritime oval will always have an extra special place in Benjamin’s racing career.
Benjamin and Rowe’s one-two finish kept the PASS North point standings in a virtual deadlock. Heading to Halifax Ben had a six point edge on Travis, but Benjamin edged ever closer to the top of the heap with his Atlantic CAT 250 win over the four time series champion.
Benjamin, Flemming and Trevor Sanborn won the PASS qualifying heat races. The race took just one hour 20 minutes to complete with eight cautions flags.
PASS North heads for its biggest pay day of 2008 this Sunday August 17th, the $30,000.00 to win Toyota Tundra 250 at Wiscasset (ME) Raceway. The PASS Mods and a pair of PASS Pluffybilt Sportsman features are on the schedule as well. Reserved grandstand tickets are still available by calling (207) 882-4271
The latest PASS news is on line 24/7 at www.racewithpass.com or
www.proallstarsseries.com . The complete Toyota Tundra 250 schedule is posted at www.wiscassetraceway.info .
Unoffical Results – PASS North super late model Atlantic CAT 250 – Scotia Speedworld – Halifax, Nova Scotia – August 9, 2008
17 – Travis Benjamin, Morrill, Maine
4 – Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine
97 – John Flemming, Halifax, NS
2 – Mike Rowe, Turner, Maine
98 – Adam Bates, Atkinson, NH
11 – Marty Prevost, Fall River, NS
54 – Johnny Clark, Hallowell, Maine
44 – Trevor Sanborn, Parsonfield, Maine
60 – DJ Shaw, Center Conway, New Hampshire
02 – Mike MacKenzie, Dartmouth, NS
8 – Cassius Clark, Farmington, Maine
35 – Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, Mass.
34 – Graham Spinney, Lower Argyle, NS
17a – Scott Alexander, Orrington, Maine
1 – David Heino, Shelburne, NS
89 – Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, NS
29 – Greg Proude, North Wiltshire, PEI
0 – Shawn Turple, Enfield, NS
13 – Rollie MacDonald, Pictou, NS
72 – Chad Dow, Fairfield, Maine
92 – Pete Miller, Kennetcook, NS
23 – Craig Slaunwhite, Terence Bay, NS