PASS North at Beech Ridge: Staples seals the Deal

Scarborough ME (May 2) Chris Staples  took the lead  from DJ Shaw on lap 129 of Saturday’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and led the final 21 laps to earn his first PASS super late model  win. The 2007 PASS Mod champ beat Adam Bates to the stripe by 1.022 seconds .Kelly Moore finished third, Shaw faded to fourth and Derek Ramstrom raced home fifth.

Matt Frahm and Derek Ramstrom lined up on the front row and Ramstrom took control of the thirty-one car field early on.  Ramstrom ran away from the field for the first third of the race with Cassius Clark up to second and Staples sitting third.  Shaw began his run to the front on a lap 48 restart, making  an impressive outside move from fourth to the lead in the course of three laps. Shaw led the way for the next 79 laps, but Staples was lurking in second, waiting patiently to pull the trigger on his Dallas Oil number five. The opportunity came on the race’s final restart on lap 129 as Staples held his ground on the outside and worked his way around Shaw for his first PASS super late model win.

Cassius Clark, Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, Aaron Ricker and Marty Prevost finished in positions six thru ten. Eighteen of the thirty one starters finished on the lead lap. Matt Frahm, Derek Ramstrom and Johnny Clark were the heat winners; Bill Rogers and Scott Chubbuck captured the consolation rounds.

Dan McKeage and Mike Landry staged a battle for the 75 lap PASS Sportsman win, and in the end it was 2007 Sportsman Champion McKeage in victory lane, Landry a close second and Clyde Hennessey Jr. third. Shane Tatro and Nate Leavitt completed the top five. Richie Morse, Nate Weston and Mike Landry won the heat races.

Gary Norris took the lead from the pole in the 40 lap PASS Mod feature and was never headed. Andy Shaw chased Norris to the checkers for second and Jerry Harrison earned third with Dan Somes fourth and Glenn Bradbury fifth. Norris and Somes won the qualifying races.

 PASS South super late model competitor Jay Fogleman made the trip north to check out the Ridge in preparation for the September 12-13 PASS 300 weekend, round two of the PASS National Championship series.  Fogleman picked up a ride in Scott Reed’s PASS Mod, but a cut tire ended his charge to the front in the Mod feature.

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Unofficial Order of Finish – Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model Race #2 – PASS 150 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough ME – May 2, 2009

1) 5 Chris Staples, Brunswick ME 2) 98 Adam Bates, Warner NH 3) 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough ME 4) 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway NH 5) 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester MA 6) 8 Cassius Clark, Farmington ME 7) 54 Johnny Clark, Hallowell ME 8) 4 Ben Rowe, Turner ME 9) 22R Aaron Ricker, Tamworth NH 10) 11 Marty Prevost, Fall River Nova Scotia 11) 77 Scott Chubbuck, Brunswick ME 12)17 Travis Benjamin, Morrill ME 13) 75 Gary Smith, Bangor ME 14) 97 John Fleming, Halifax Nova Scotia 15) 0T Shawn Turple, Halifax Nova Scotia 16) 14M Matt Frahm, N Salem NH 17)1C Tony Ricci, Gorham ME 18) 85 Nick Ribbe, Kingston MA 19) 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth ME 20) 0 Bill Penfold, Yarmouth ME 21) 12 John Dabrowski, W Bridgewater ME 22) 7 Donnie Whitten, Wells ME 23) Dave Farrington Jr., Farmington ME 24) 36 Jay Sands, Hampton NH  25) 17A Scott Alexander, Glenburn ME 26) 53 Bill Rogers, Old Orchard Beach ME 27) 10 Steve Knowlton, Ipswich MA 28) 25 Mike Thomas , Lewiston ME 29) 9 Bub Bilodeau, Standish ME 30) 33 Richie Dearborn, Hollis ME 31) 28 Mark Lundblad Jr. Center Conway NH


Unofficial Finish – PASS Sportsman 75 lap feature

1) 38 Dan McKeage, Gorham ME 2) 40 Mike Landry, Oakland ME 3) 8 Clyde Hennessey, Windham ME 4) 7 Shane Tatro, Levant ME  5) 36 Nathan Leavitt, Buxton ME 6) 18 Carey Martin, Denmark ME 7) 35 Bobby Nadeau, Hollis ME 8) 15 Craig Smith, E. Waterboro ME 9) 23 Mike Rand, Bridgeton ME 10) 34 Richie Morse, Waterford ME  11) 60 Kyle Hart, Fryeburg ME 12) 22 Steve Bennett Sr, Buckfield ME 13) 56 Mike Short, Auburn ME 14) 58 Lyman McKeage, Gorham ME 15) 66 Tim Churchill, Loudon NH 16) 80 Dana Reed, Shapleigh ME 17) 48A Meghan Allen , Winterport ME 18) 04 Shawn Swallow, Stark NH 19) 02 Charlie Small, Gray ME 20) 48L – Mike Lynch, Winterport ME 21) 47 Nate Weston, Madison ME 22)  55 George Libby, Scarborough ME   23) 07 David Charest, Westbrook ME 24) 02F-David Fowler, Barnstead NH

Unofficial finish – PASS Mod 40 lap feature

1) 03 Gary Norris, West Gardiner, ME 2) 66 Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 3) 5 Jerry Harrison, Freeport ME 4) 56 Dan Somes, Belgrade ME 5) 85 Glenn Bradbury, Hollis Center ME 6) 27 Scott Grant, Waterboro ME 7) 33 Bill Dixon, North  Waterboro ME 8) 29 Greg Ellis, Hermon ME 9) 12 Steve Bennett Jr , Buckfield  ME 10) 50 Sumner Sessions, Norway ME 11) 01  Ronald Gooden Jr., Whitefield NH 12) 2 Jay Fogleman, Durham NC  13) 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore ME