PASS North: Travis Benjamin Takes Petit Motorsports to Victory at Beech Ridge

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From left to right: Joey Polewarczyk, winner Travis Benjamin and Garrett Hall made up the podium from Saturday's PASS North event at Beech Ridge. (PASS photo)

From left to right: Joey Polewarczyk, winner Travis Benjamin and Garrett Hall made up the podium from Saturday’s PASS North event at Beech Ridge. (PASS photo)

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Travis Benjamin nailed down his first Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model win of the season Tuesday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway’s Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 150.

It was the first victory for Benjamin with the Petit Motorsports team he joined during the winter.

Benjamin was in control both early and late in the 150-lap event, battling several competitors for position through the middle stages of the race.  At the end it was Garrett Hall pushing Benjamin across the finish line, falling just short of claiming his third win this year on the series.

Both Hall and third-place finisher Joey Polewarczyk Jr. mounted serious challenges to Benjamin’s lead, especially on restarts.

Former Beech Ridge track champion Dave Farrington Jr. also led a healthy portion of the race, looking like a serious threat to score his first-ever PASS triumph before fading to a solid fourth-place finish.

D.J. Shaw, the 2014 PASS champion, claimed a fifth-place finish after making much progress late in the 150-lapper.

Defending Pro All Stars Series Modified champion Andy Shaw drove the Sumner Sessions No. 0 to yet another victory, extending the team’s lead in the championship standings.

Closest to Shaw under the checkered flag was Ryan Robbins, last year’s Oxford Plains Speedway Modified titlist.

Bruce Helmuth of Wales led just about half the race before yielding to Shaw, but went on to claim a career-best third-place finish on the tour. Ron Henry and Dana Reed rounded out the top five.

 

RESULTS: Pro All Stars Series North; Beech RIdge Motor Speedway; July 12, 2016

  1. Travis Benjamin
  2. Garrett Hall
  3. Joey Polewarczky Jr.
  4. Dave Farrington Jr.
  5. D.J. Shaw
  6. Jacob Dore
  7. Johnny Clark
  8. Dan McKeage
  9. Ben Rowe
  10. Brandon Barker
  11. Mike Rowe
  12. Bobby Timmons
  13. Curtis Gerry
  14. Robbie Harrison
  15. J.T. Thurlow
  16. Derek Griffith
  17. Adam Polvinen
  18. Mike Hoipkins
  19. Jeremy Davis
  20. Bryan Kruczek
  21. Glen Luce
  22. David Oliver
  23. Richie Dearborn
  24. Reid Lanpher
  25. T.J. Brackett

CREDIT: Pro All Stars Series

Bruce Helmuth of Wales led just about half the race before yielding to Shaw. Helmuth went on to claim a career-best third-place finish on the tour. Ron Henry of New Gloucester and Shapleigh’s Dana Reed rounded out the top five.

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