Naples Maine – This week’s PASS 400 Weekend at Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway will offer up the widest variety of circle track racing anywhere in Maine this year. But for two Pro All Stars Series (PASS) super late model competitors, the big 300 lap go on Sunday September 21st could prove pivotal in their individual quests for the inaugural PASS National Championship.
15-year old John Stancill will be seeing Beech Ridge for the first time, but the National Championship point leader has teamed up with veteran PASS car owner Jay Cushman for PASS 400 Weekend, and Cushman’s’ experience at the The Ridge will make Stancill’s learning curve much easier. Stancill hasn’t visited victory lane as of yet, but his third and fourth place finishes at Hickory and Orange County in the first two National Championship events give him a two point lead over Cassius Clark in the standings. Like Stancill, Clark has yet to visit PASS victory lane in 2008 but he ran eighth at Hickory and came close at Orange County Speedway, finishing second to Trevor Sanborn in the Orange Blossom Special.
The National Championship Series was designed to give race fans from both regions an opportunity to see the top teams in both series go head to head, and a solid contingent of PASS South racers are planning to make the trip to Beech Ridge. In addition to Stancill, Floridian Perry Brown, Kyle Busch Racing development driver Alex Haase, John Batten and Tennessean Heath Hindman are among those expected to be on hand, as is PASS South point leader Corey Williams.
PASS 400 Weekend actually kicks off on Thursday September 18th with racing for 350’s 305’s, four cylinders, mini trucks and outlaw trucks. Heat racing gets the green at 5:45 P.M.
Friday is a practice day for all PASS 400 Weekend divisions, from noon until six in the evening. The grandstands will be open to the public free of charge.
The action heats up on Saturday, September 20th with qualifying races for all divisions, including the PASS super late models, PASS Mods and Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman. Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the winged warriors of the Northeastern Midget Association, making their first appearance with the Pro All Stars Series. Plus there are features for the Roadrunners, Wildcats and NEMA Lite open wheelers on tap too.
Then on Sunday September 21st, it’s the 300 for the PASS Super Late Models, a 100 lap PASS Pluffybilt Racing Tractors Sportsman feature and 50 laps for the PASS Mod division.
Grandstands open at 10:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday, and the on track action gets underway at noon.
A detailed schedule for the entire PASS 400 weekend is available at www.racewithpass.com and www.proallstarsseries.com . Beech Ridge Motor Speedway’s address is 70 Holmes Road in Scarborough Maine; the speedway is on line at www.beechridge.com .