Naples ME ( June 9, 2009) The super cars and stars of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North return to Speedway 660 in the Geary Woods 0f New Brunswick Canada on Saturday June 13th and the super late model series regulars are looking forward to their only event in the Maritimes for 2009.
PASS has two previous appearances at Speedway 660 (a 2007 event was lost to rain) and some familiar faces were on the podium. The late Scott Fraser topped the field in 2003, with Ben Rowe second and Johnny Clark in third. Rowe came home first in the series’ inaugural appearance in 2002, with “Sud’n” Sam Sessions in the runner up spot and Kirk Thibeau third.
While this will be the first extra distance PASS sanctioned event at Speedway 660, PASS regulars have fared well in the tracks annual open competition Peterbilt 250. Johnny Clark has a win in the 2007 edition, and Kirk Thibeau has visited victory lane in Speedway 660’s extra distance event as well.
Clark, Rowe and Thibeau will all be on hand for Saturday’s showdown, and entries have been filed for Travis Benjamin, Kelly Moore, Richie Dearborn, Super Sophomore DJ Shaw, Adam Bates, Scott Alexander, Rookie John Danbrowski and Nick Ribbe.
Cassius Clark, Chris Staples, Rookie Steve Legendre and Derek Ramstrom are all expected to make the trip to take on the Maritime racers on their home turf. Shawn Turple, Lonnie Somerville, John Flemming and Marty Prevost have all competed successfully with the PASS touring regulars this season.
After four of the fourteen event 2009 PASS North schedule, Johnny Clark is on top of the points heap, leading a surprisingly strong Chris Staples by sixteen points (875-858). Derek Ramstrom trails Staples by just six points in third. Ben Rowe sits in fourth, two points back from Ramstrom (852-850) and Adam Bates rounds out the top five with 849. Clark has two feature wins (Unity Raceway, Speedway 95) while Staples (Beech Ridge Motor Speedway) and a resurgent Rowe (White Mountain Motorsports Park) each have a win a piece.
Gates open at 1:00 PM for the Pro All Stars 200, with practice slated from 3:00 until 6:00 PM. The racing goes green at 7:00 PM. The Speedway is located at 588 Branch Road in Geary, New Brunswick, Canada, just outside the city of Fredericton Rain Date is Sunday at 2:00 PM.