three in a row, seventh of 2011 for the defending series champion
SCARBOROUGH ME (9/18) Johnny Clark reclaimed the lead on lap 220 of Sunday’s PASS North 300 presented by Southern Maine Motors.com at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway to earn his seventh win of 2011 and his third in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS)North’s richest race. Scott Mulkern charged up through the pack to claim second and home track hero Trevor Sandborn raced home third.
Clark started deep in the pack but by lap 98 he was knocking on leader Donnie Whitten’s door.Two laps later he was in control. Clark lost the lead to Lonnie Sommerville for several laps but the five time PASS North champ reclaimed the point and kept it until lap 191 when Seekonk regular Tom Scully Jr. took over. Clark’s rubber was worn out, but he got the break he needed when the yellow flew on lap 216.. Rubbered up and race ready, Clark took the lead from Brad Babb ten laps later and was never headed, leading the final seventy four laps despite the best efforts of both Mulkern and Sanborn.
Clark’s win was worth $10,000.00 plus the majority of the lap leader bonuses. His margin of victory was .362 seconds. Eleven of the thirty three starters completed all 300 green flag laps in a race that took just over two hours to complete.
Beech Ridge regulars fared well in the 300 with Sanborn third, Dan McKeage 5th and Aaron Ricker 9th. Brad Babb spent some time in the lead before eventually finishing 12th. Bill Rogers ran up front early before settling for 13th at the checkers.
DJ Shaw, Cassius Clark and Travis Benjamin each won a qualifier. Consolation rounds went to Kelly Moore, Aaron Ricker and Johnny Clark.
The PASS 300 was round four of the six race 2011 PASS National Championship Series, and neither title contenders had a good day. National point leader Ben Rowe finished three laps down in 18th but his nearest challenger, Jay Fogleman was 23rd 26 laps down after encountering mechanical problems shortly after the start.
Both the PASS North and PASS National Championship series move on to North Woodstock’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday September 24. Post time is 6:00 PM.
The Pro All Stars Series is on line at www.proallstarsseries.com.
Sunday feature results: PASS 400 Weekend presented by Southern Maine Motors.com
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway , Scarboough ME 9/19/2011
PASS North/National 300
1 54 Johnny Clark Farmingdale ME 2 84 Scott Mulkern Falmouth ME 3 29 Trevor Sanborn Parsonsfield ME 4 48 Lonnie Sommerville New Brunswick CA 5 40 Dan McKeage Gorham ME 6 7 Donnie Whitten Wells ME 7 26NH John Donahue 8 07 Tom Scully Jr Whitman MA 9 22 Aaron Ricker Tamworth NH 10 73 Joey Doiron Berwick ME 11 27QC Alex Gingras Quebec City Quebec 12 4X Brad Babb Windham ME 13 53 Bill Rodgers Old Orchard Beach ME 14 35 Derek Ramstrom Worcester MA 15 77 Cassius Clark Farmington ME 16 17 Travis Benjamin Morrill ME 17 14M Matt Frahm N Salem NH 18 4N Ben Rowe Turner ME 19 20 Steve Legendre St. Johnsbury VT 20 17A Scott Alexander Orrington ME 21 12 John Dabrowski W Bridgewater MA 22 97 Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Hudson NH 23 4S Jay Folgleman Durham NC 24 88 Kyle DeSouza E. Providence RI 25 00 Bryan Kruczek Newmarket NH 26 32 Charlie Colby Newcastle ME 27 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway NH 28 88T Alan Tardiff Lyman ME 29 7G Curtis Gerry Limerick ME 30 20L Mike Landry Oakland ME 31 2 Matt Matheson Geary NB CA 32 33 Mike Rowe Turner ME 33 47 Kelly Moore Scarborough M
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