NAPLES ME (7/20) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models make their annual visit to Thompson (CT) International Speedway Thursday night for a 75 lap dash for cash and the addition of a National Championship designation for the event will add a touch of southern flavor to the field.

PASS promoter Tom Mayberry added the National Championship “series within the series” to the PASS lineup in n 2008 to bring together the top guns from both the PASS North and South series and Thursday will see PASS South and PASS National point leader Preston Peltier make the trip from Concord North Carolina to Thompson for the first time. Peltier has a northern connection for this race as he’ll be sponsored by David “Lowbed” Johnson and Gillis Brothers, Inc., two Massachusetts based companies. Peltier leads the National standings as well as the PASS South points. Durham North Carolina veteran Jay Fogleman is just four markers back from Peltier in the National standings and he’ll be at Thompson to try and wrestle the point lead from Peltier. Defending National Champion Ben Rowe is currently third in the standings, PASS North point leader Johnny Clark sits in fourth and Saint John New Brunswick Canada’s Lonnie Sommerville is fifth.

All five drivers have filed early entries for the Thompson stop. The race awards PASS North points as well so you can count on seeing the top guns from throughout New England plus a few surprise entries that will take advantage of the Thursday night show to take on the touring pros.

Derek Ramstrom will have his super late model ready to challenge and he has to be considered one of the favorites. At age eighteen he has already racked up a ton of wins and a title at the fast five – eighths, including a win in the 2009 version of this event. Although Ramstrom has been a regular visitor to Thompson’s victory lane this season, his results in PASS North competition have been less than stellar. The Rick Ramstrom led team has a single top ten in four starts, but you can bet they’ll pull out all the stops to turn their PASS season around Thursday night.

The PASS Super Late Models will headline Thompson’s exciting Thursday night show featuring the speedway’s “Super Six” racing divisions. Qualifying goese green Thursday evening July 20 at 6:00 PM sharp. Feature racing will hit the track at 6:45 PM.

The early entry list is posted now at . Thompson International Speedway’s web address is .