Naples ME (January 1 2010) The New Year is upon us, and race fans from all over northern New England will  converge on the Augusta (Maine) Civic Center next weekend for the Northeast Motorsports Expo, the traditional lid lifter to the new racing season. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will once again celebrate the New Year in Augusta with autograph sessions from racers in every division.

One of the many highlights of the January 8-10 event will be appearances by 2009 PASS North Super Late Model Champion Johnny Clark and 2009 PASS South and National Champion Ben Rowe. Clark is celebrating his fourth PASS North title, while Rowe now has the distinction of being the only driver to claim all three PASS super late model Championships.

A special guest will join Clark and Rowe in Augusta on Friday and Saturday.  PASS South star Jay Fogleman will make the trip from  Durham North Carolina to meet and greet northern super late model fans.  Fogleman has more than 100 career wins to his credit and track championships at Orange County, South Boston and Ace Speedways. He’s won four times at Martinsville Speedway and has nine wins in the former Hooters ProCup series. In 2009 Fogleman finished fifth in the PASS South super late model standings with three wins, six top five and nine top ten finishes in his fourteen starts. Fogleman chased Rowe for the PASS National Championship title as well, finishing fifth.

PASS officials will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions; rules and schedules for all four PASS divisions will be available.

The autograph schedule:

Friday January 8       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM:  Jay Fogleman, Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark

Saturday January 9  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Jay Fogleman

                                       3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Ben Rowe and Johnny Clark

Expect a number of additional drivers to join Clark, Rowe and Fogleman for the autograph sessions. Keep an eye on    throughout the week for more driver appearances.

Northeast Motorsports Expo gets underway Friday January 8th. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the show wraps up at 10:00 PM. On Saturday January 9th show hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 Pm and Sunday January 10th the Expo runs from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

For more information on Northeast Motorsports Expo, visit their web site . The Pro All Stars Series is on Line at and  .