Maine-based team comes off best season yet in the PASS Series
PORTSMOUTH, NH – Irving Oil is about to roar into its eighth PASS Series season with Travis Benjamin Motorsports.

“Travis is one of the most exciting young racers today and is coming off his best season yet,” said Irving Fuel Marketing Manager Aaron Dube. “We’re looking forward to a great season and much success.”
Benjamin, a driver in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) division, drives a 2009 Ford Fusion in the Super Late Model series. Last season he finished with two wins, eight top five finishes and five top 10 finishes. His team is headquartered in Morrill, Maine and the hometrack of the team is Unity Raceway in Maine.
Benjamin said Benjamin Motorsports missed the PASS championship by 16 points last season, and is determined to best that record this year.
“I’m really excited about the 2009 season. I feel it will be an excellent season. We have a great car, and a great crew,” said Benjamin. “With Irving coming back again is a big boost for my team and our confidence. Our entire crew is coming back from last season as well.”
The 2009 Irving season begins July 11 at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut and ends Sept. 19 at the White Mountains Speedway in New Hampshire.
Benjamin’s crew is something of a family affair, with brothers and cousins helping keep the Ford Fusion fine-tuned. The team owner is his father, Ron Benjamin, his Crew Chief is Corey Reynolds, Car Chief is Kevin McDaniel, the Spotter is Bruce Benjamin, the mechanic is Marcus Benjamin, engine engineers are Alfred Reynolds and Wayne Charrier, mechanics are Nate Littlefield and Chuck Thompson and tire specialist is Buster Bean.
“The PASS Series gives audiences a chance to cheer on their hometown heroes,” said Dube. “The season runs all summer long, and if you haven’t been to a race before check one out this summer. The races are exciting, the tracks are family-oriented, and the events are local and affordable.”
About Irving Oil
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a leading regional refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. The company serves retail, commercial, industrial, and residential customers in Eastern Canada and New England with a range of finished energy products and complementary services.  The company offers fuel at more than 700 locations in Atlantic Canada and New England, including company-operated, leased, and independent sites. Irving Oil was the first oil company to win a USEPA Clean Air Excellence Award for its clean gasoline.
About Benjamin Motorsports
The Benjamin Motorsports team was formed in 1996.  Through the years the team has run everything from go kart to Busch East to Super Late Models. In 2009 Benjamin Motorsports is seeking its first Championship.