Scarborough,Maine- With approximately 200 career victories to his credit, Mike Rowe used his experience to foil the youth movement on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Rowe won the Pro Series 40 lap main event as the NASCAR Whelan All American Series was in action at the Maine oval.
Keith McKinnon led the field to green and jumped out front at the start. Bub Bilodeau moved to second place on lap 5 and quickly set out to take the lead position. Bilodeau took the lead on lap 9 with rookie Bradley Babb moving to second. Aaron Ricker and Mike Rowe moved to third and fourth at this point in the race also becoming factors.
The caution flag waved on lap 15 and a very interesting running order was in place for the restart. Veteran and multi time track champion Bilodeau was leading with rookie Babb second and young Ricker third followed by Rowe. On the restart, Bilodeau went to the front but Babb was hanging to his outside.
Babb would pass Bilodeau on the outside for the lead on lap 28 and Rowe moved from fourth to second 2 laps later. Babb and Rowe were just beginning a battle for the lead on lap 33 when the caution flag flew again. On the restart Babb and Rowe went side by side for 2 laps before Rowe was able to go in front and secure the win. Babb finished second with Bilodeau third, David Oliver and Jay Sands fourth and fifth.
Justin Cusack won the 35 lap Sport Series feature race which was his second win in the last 3 starts for the rookie driver. Cusack bolted from the pole position with former champion Don Morse running second. The only caution flag of the race waved on lap 9 but was not enough to slow Cusack as he maintained his lead to the finish. Morse finished second with Doug Wolf third. Craig Smith and Nate Leavitt were fourth and fifth.
Brian Caswell shook off the demons that have plagued his season and won the 30 lap Wildcat race. Matt Gain led the first lap and then Caswell put the power down and took over command of the race on lap 2. The caution free race worked to Caswells advantage despite the efforts of Gain late in the race to take the win. Gain settled for second with Bill Morris third. Matt Hodgdon and Lyman McKeage were fourth and fifth.
Shawn Brackett continued his hot streak with another Road Runner feature race win. Kari Thibodeau led the first 2 laps until Clayton Loubier took his turn at the front. Brackett blasted into the lead on lap 13 and cruised home for the win. Ray Letellier was second with David Turner third. Matt Dow and Taylor Lampron were fourth and fifth.