Naples ME (7/27/09) Thirteen year old Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Mod sophomore Sulo Burbank had the drive of his young career Saturday night, claiming his first PASS feature win in the PASS Mod portion of Summerfest 2009 at Groveton New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway. Burbank took the point from Dan Somes on lap 7 of the 40 lap tilt and kept PASS Mod point leader Andy Shaw and Somes in his rear view mirror the rest of the way.  Somes and team mate Gary Norris checkered second and third: Shaw faded to fourth and Steve Bennett Jr. raced home fifth.

Somes and Burbank took the green on the front row and Somes jumped out front early with Burbank on his back bumper. The caution flag flew on lap 7 when Scott Grant took a wild ride on the front stretch guardrail. Burbank got the jump on the resulting restart to take over the lead, but Andy Shaw was charging through the field on the outside. Shaw was seeking his fourth win in six PASS Mod starts on the season, and he looked like he would get a shot at it.

It only took twelve laps for Shaw to reach Burbank’s bumper.  Shaw did his best to rattle the leader but Burbank stood his ground and it soon became apparent that the point leader’s run to the front had taken its toll on his tires .Just past half way Shaw began to fade, giving up second to Somes and third to Norris; Burbank kept his cool to record a convincing victory.

The PASS Mods join the PASS North super late models and sportsman at Unity (ME) Raceway on Sunday August 2nd for the NAPA 150. Post time at Unity is 3:00 PM. For more information be sure to visit or .
Unofficial Results – PASS Mod forty lap feature – Riverside Speedway – Groveton NH – 7/25/2009
1  21 Sulo Burbank Gorham ME 2 56 Dan Somes Belgrade ME 3  03 Gary Norris Jr. West Gardiner ME  4 66 Andy Shaw Center Conway NH 5 12 Steve Bennett Jr.  Buckfield ME 6 33 Bill Dixon North Waterboro ME  7 85  Glenn Bradbury Hollis Center ME  8) 14 Scott McDaniel Livermore ME 9 29 Greg Ellis Hermon ME 10) 01 Sammy Gooden Whitefield NH 11) 50 Sumner Sessions Norway ME  12) 27 Scott Grant Waterboro ME