NORTH WOODSTOCK NH (8/12) Center Conway New Hampshire’s DJ Shaw charged from deep in the field to take the lead on lap 53 of Sunday afternoon’s Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late model feature,earning his second win of 2012 at North Woodstock New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park. Shaw kept Lonnie Sommerville and Cassius Clark in his mirrors for the final seventy laps in a rain shortened 123 lap feature.
Kyle DeSouza and Lonnie Sommerville led the field to the green and Sommerville quickly dispatched with DeSouza for the early lead. Sommerville’s team mate and car owner Scott Mulkern raced past DeSouza on a lap 27 restart and took the lead from Sommerville when the pair restarted after a lap 34 yellow. 15 laps later Sommerville reclaimed the lead but Shaw was ready to take up the challenge, moving up to second on lap 49. Shaw, who has a White Mountain late model track title to his credit, drove by Sommerville on lap 53 and opened up a commanding lead despite two more restart challenges from Sommerville. Mulkern’s good day came to an end after a dust up with John Donahue sent him into the turn one wall, just as mother nature let loose with showers that ended the race.
The win was Shaw’s second in as many outings. Now third in the season long point standings, he trails point leader Cassius Clark by twenty two and second place runner Travis Benjamin by three. His margin of victory was 1.171 seconds. Five caution flags slowed the action and twelve of the twenty one starters completed all the laps. DeSouza and Travis Benjamin won the qualifiers.
The PASS Mods had a forty lap showdown on tap and It was DJ’s dad Dale Shaw in a dominant performance. Shaw got out front on lap five and raced away from the field to record his first win of the 2012 season. Alan Wilson came upo to challenge Shaw but fell five car lengths short at the checkers. Travis Buzzell ran a strong third; Mod point leader Andy Shaw finished fourth and Mike Orr completed the top five. Dale Shaw and Bill Dixon captured heat race wins. Andy Shaw now holds a twelve point lead over Wilson and there’s fourteen points back to Travis Buzzell in third.
Joe Pastore captured his first PASS Sportsman win Sunday in a rough and tumble 75 lap feature.. Jarrad Ledger led from the get go and stayed out front two thirds of the way but a lap 53 tap from Pastore sent him up the race track, giving Pastore the top spot. . Dan McKeage and Mike Clark followed Pastore through and thats the way the top three finished. Carey Martin came back through the field after a flat right front on lap 46 to finish fourth and Ledger had to settle for fifth.Ledger and Pastore each won a qualifier. Martin now leads Pastore by a single point in the battle for the PASS Sportsman title.
All three PASS North series take a weekend off before heading to the Nutmeg State for the Pro All Stars’ first appearance at Stafford Motor Speedway. The event also marks the first race for the northern swing of the 2012 PASS National Championship title chase.
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Pro All Stars Series feature results – White Mountain Motorsports Park – 8/12/2012
PASS Super Late Models – (123 laps due to rain)
1 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway NH 2 48 Lonnie Sommerville NB CA 3 77 Cassius Clark Farmington ME 4 73 Joey Doiron Berwick ME 5 4 Ben Rowe Turner ME 6 54 Johnny Clark Farmingdale ME 7 75 Gary Smith Bangor ME 8 06 Dan Colby Lyman NH 9 35 Derek Ramstrom Worcester MA 10 00 Bryan Kruczek Newmarket NH 11 17 Travis Benjamin Morrill ME 12 26 John Donahue Granitville VT 13 18 Scott Mulkern Falmouth ME 14 88 Kyle DeSouza Fairhaven MA 15 87 Matt Harris Fredericton NB CA 16 10 Scott Dragon Milton VT 17 Curtis Gerry 18 39 Chad Dow Fairfield ME 19 21 Ben Clark Clinton ME 20 44 Austin Brehio 21 16 Kevin Roberge Quebec City QC
PASS Sportsman – 75 lsps
1 20 Joe Pastore Gorham ME 2 38 Dan McKeage Gorham ME 3 2 Mike Clark Littelton NH 4 18 Carey Martin Denmark ME 5 44 Jarrad Ledger Groveton NH 6 4 Allan Moeller Sr. Dresden ME 7 8 Clyde Hennessey Windham ME 8 15 Craig Smith East Waterboro ME 9 01 Sammy Gooden Whitefield NH 10 21 Jason Welch Northfield NH 11 44 Rusty Poland Windham ME 12 101 Rob Drew Center Lovell ME 13 73 Bernie Langtange McIndoc Falls VT 14 99 Peter Cook W. Nottingham NH 15 60ME Scott Dorr Portland ME 16 58 Lyman McKeage Gorham ME 17 22 Steve Bennett Sr.Buckfield ME DNS 02 Geoff Rollins Groton MA
PASS Mods – 40 laps
1 6 Dale Shaw Ctr. Conway NH 2 53 Alan Wilson Hebron ME 3 3 Travis Buzzell Hollis ME 4 66 Andy Shaw Ctr. Conway NH 5 70 Mike Orr Wiscasset ME 6 33 Bill Dixon N. Waterboro ME 7 21 Mike Carignan Somersworth NH 8 7 Mitch Miller W Boylston MA 9 1 Dave Sprague W. Buxton ME 10 0 Sumner Sessions Norway ME 11 89 Ryan Phillips Buxton ME 12 60 Dana Reed Shapleigh ME 13 17A Scott Alexander Orrington ME 14 61 Matt Gain Cornish ME 15 56 Pancho Darveau Chelsea ME16 28 Mark Lundblad Jr. Conway NH 17 08 Rusty Bryant Weymouth MA 18 14 Scott McDaniel Livermore ME 19 00 Bill Lake Conway NH