Naples ME (4/25) The 2011 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North campaign goes green at Scarborough Maine’s famed Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday April 30 with all three PASS touring series on track for the first time this season. Every team is tied for the points lead and a good start to the yearl builds momentum for the races to come.
The PASS North Super Late Models, Mods, and Sportsman highlight the season opener and its the perfect cure for those off season racing blues.
The early entry list includes a few surprises and a number of new names. Tracy Gordon returns to PASS competition in a second entry from the Frahm stables; he’ll team up with Matt Frahm in his return to PASS North. Gordon’s name appears twice in the PASS North win column. Kirk Thibeau is on the list, as are Ridge regulars David Oliver and Bill Rodgers, a guy that’s already proven he can take on the PASS regulars and win.
Canada is well represented with Lonnie Sommerville, Shawn Turple and Matt Matheson all on board for the season opener.
Bryan Kruczek has stepped up to the super late model ranks and he’ll make his PASS debut at Beech Ridge. Mike Landry is a familiar face in the PASS Sportsman series, but he will wheel a super late model Saturday.. Chris Thorne is making an infrequent PASS North appearance and . PASS North rookie Kyle DeSouza will attempt his first Beech Ridge PASS super late model start. .
There’s several new combinations seeking success in the series. Mike Rowe will return to full time competition with a new combination. Peter Pettit and Steve Perry have partnered to field the full time PASS ride for the Maine legend. Lonnie Sommerville is a familiar name to PASS North fans but he will make his PASS North season debut with Scott and Vicki Mulkern’s potent race team; Mulkern himself will take his best shot at a Beech Ridge win, too..
Five time series champion Johnny Clark ,Richie Dearborn, 2010 PASS North rookie of the year Joey Doiron, Travis Benjamin, Scott Alexander, Ben Rowe, Ricky Morse , Bill Penfold, Scott Chubbuck and Derek Ramstrom, are just a few of the names on the early entry list and you know that the season opener will attract an overflow field of the fastest full fender racers in the region.
Beech Ridge has two pre season practice sessions scheduled.. The track will offer up open test sessions on Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
The PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman, the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour, NELCAR Legends, and the Pro Four Modifieds join the PASS North super late models on Saturday’s schedule.The first heat race rolls off at 3:00 PM.
Watch the early entry list grow at www.proallstarsseries.com. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is on line at www.beechridge.com . The speedway is located at 70 Holmes Road in Scarborough Maine.