NAPLES ME (June 6) Andy Shaw drove from the back of the pack to the front to capture his second Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod series win of 2009 Friday night at Lee (NH) USA Speedway. Shaw battled visiting North Carolina super late model star Jay Fogleman and Sulo Burbank for the win in the first of a four race Twin State Series for the open wheelers.
Shaw and his team were fortunate to be in the feature at all. The rear end in their race car blew up in practice but they were able to borrow another from a fellow competitor, swap them out, and run second in their qualifying race. But the work wasn’t over then; the team had holed a radiator in the heat and had to make another hasty swap before feature time. Shaw, Dave Weir and the entire 66 team proved that once again, hard work and perseverance pay off at the race track.
Sulo Burbank had luck on his side as well. After his best PASS Mod finish of the season in third, the team discovered a broken hub held in place only by the wheel after giving the Lee USA concrete a tap midway through the feature.
Unofficially, Shaw vaults from third to first in the PASS Mod points standings after four races. Jerry Harrison held the top spot going into the race but a hard trip into the turn one wall resulted in a 12th place finish and second place points man Scott Grant came home seventh. The top three were only separated by three points prior to the Lee USA event.
Unofficial Finish – PASS Mod Feature (40 laps) – Lee USA Speedway – 6/5/2009
1) 66 Andy Shaw, Center Conway NH 2) 2 Jay Fogleman, Durham NC 3) 21 Sulo Burbank, Gorham ME 4) 33 Bill Dixon, North Waterboro ME 5) 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore ME 6) 56 Dan Somes, Belgrade ME 7) 27 Scott Grant, Waterboro ME 8) 12 Steve Bennett Jr., Buckfield ME 9) 31 Glen Boss 10) 29 Greg Ellis, Hermon ME 11) 50 Sumner Sessions, Norway ME 12) 5 Jerry Harrison, Freeport ME 13) 03 Gary Norris, West Gardiner, ME 14) 85 Glen Bradbury, Hollis Center ME