Naples ME. (February 16)   Each February there are a few signs of spring that make northern New England racers and race fans realize that the season is just around the corner. The days get longer, the short track marathons in Florida get under way, its speed weeks at “the big track”  and Mark Thomas stages his popular Racin’ Preview 2009.  As always, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will be out in force at this year’s edition, set for Friday and Saturday February 20 and 21 at the Expo in Portland Maine.

There’s an all star lineup PASS drivers and cars scheduled to appear, led by 2008 super late model Champion Johnny Clark and his Clark’s Car Crushing #54. 2008 PASS Rookie of the Year D.J. Shaw will have Julio and Rita Miglioli’s JLM Precision SLM on display, and Chris Staples will have his slick super late model in the PASS booth as well.

The PASS Mods will be well represented by Sulo Burbank and Jerry Harrison, and PASS Sportsman Rookie of the Year Kyle Hart will have Sallie Bolduc’s sharp #60 on display. Autograph sessions will be on the schedule for both big days of the show; log on to or for times and participants. You can pick up all the 2009 PASS series schedules, grab a PASS/ Choice Hotels discount card, ask questions of series officials, and bench race with some of the series top drivers.

Racin' Preview 2009 kicks off on Friday February 20 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Portland Expo is located at 239 Park Avenue (U.S. Route 1) in Portland Maine. For more information on the show, please call (603) 447-4251.

The PASS South Super Late Models and Late Model Trucks get their 2009 season underway on Saturday March 14th with the South Carolina Clash at Dillon (SC) Motor Speedway. All three PASS North series will be in action at Speedway 95 in Hermon Maine on Sunday April 19th.