North Series, he ran Modifieds and Pro Stocks at the now-closed Riverside Park Speedway (MA) and the still active Monadnock Speedway (NH).
“It’s a busy day,” Marquis said of racing two classes. “ But we’re racers. It will keep us going.”
The Thompson Twin 100s doubleheader was originally rained out on June 8th.
CHILDS THE BIGGEST LITTLE GUY
Billy Childs, Jr. was the top dog among Late Model competitors last week in the Little Guys 100 at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME). Childs held off Carey Martin to take the top prize during a day when the Pro Stocks were off and the four support divisions at Oxford were given 100-lap, $1,000-to-win feature events to close out the season.
Martin won the Limited Sportsman race. Danny Smart won the Strictly Stock feature and Ted Audet bested the Mini Stock field.
BIG SHOW AT CANAAN PLANNED
The concept of the Pullen Heavy Industries 400 weekend support races at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway last month must have been a winner. PASS is expanding the concept to an end of season event at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH) on October 22nd.
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PRO STOCKS WON’T BE PARKED QUITE YET
The IBG-PASS season might have ended last weekend at Star Speedway, but that doesn’t mean that some of the best Pro Stocks (Super Late Models) in New England will be parked until springtime.
don’t know if we’ll venture off into any of that stuff. You can tear up your car and spend a hell of a lot of money, so we’ll see what happens.”
Back in January, Mike Rowe’s SP2 Motorsports team finished fourth in Speedfest at USA International Speedway (FL) and after that showing, they are anxious to return. Expect that team to venture somewhere down south at some point this winter.
Smart money also suggests that the #29 Cushman Competition team will be at the Longjohn 150 will regular driver Scott Chubbuck behind the wheel and possibly some of the bigger winter races, including Speedweeks, with Ted Christopher making a return appearance in the car. Christopher was a force at Speedweeks this year in the #29 before a hard wreck ended the team’s week early.
DOUBLE DIPPERS READY FOR THOMPSON
Weather-permitting, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Busch North Series are set to race at Thompson International Speedway this weekend. The schedule calls for a doubleheader on Saturday with a rain date of Sunday.
Several teams will compete in the October 15th Longjohn 150 open race at Unity Raceway (ME) and a few are considering entries for the World Asphalt Championships next month at Concord Motorsports Park, as well as the All-American 400 at Nashville’s Music City Motorplex and December’s Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL).
“We still have at least one race left,” said Travis Benjamin. “We’re going to the Longjohn and we’ll see how we make out there. Possibly, we’ll go to Concord. I’d like to, but we need to get our engine deal together for that first.”
“We’ll definitely be at the Longjohn and I plan to go to Concord,” said Johnny Clark. “There’s nothing else as of right now. We’ve talked about going to the All American 400, the Snowball, Speedfest and Speedweeks, but I
The #17 of Travis Benjamin and the #54 of Johnny Clark will be just a few of the Pro Stocks at Unity later this month. (Norm Marx Photos)
Several drivers, including Mike Stefanik, Jerry Marquis, Ted Christopher and Mike Molleur are expected to run both races at the Big T.
“We’re hoping that we’ll have the Busch car back together,” said Marquis last weekend at Stafford. “I’m sure we’ll be there. We had a good car back in June but we never got to qualify.”
Racing in several classes at the same track is something that Marquis has been used to in his career. Before hitting the road with the Modified Tour and Busch
The Fall Final at Canaan will run under the PASS rules that were in place at Beech Ridge for the PASS Pullen 400 Weekend and under the watchful eyes of the PASS Tech staff. The rules for the $2,000 to win “Use E’m Up” Outlaw Late Model/ Two bbl. Pro Stocks 100 Lap Open, the $1,000 to win 75 lap Super Street/Limited Sportsman/Pro Series Open, and $600 to win 50 lap Wildcat/Strictly Stock Open can be found on the PASS website at www.proallstarsseries.com. For questions on where your car would fit in the rules, especially Street Stocks, Super Streets, and Strictlys from other tracks, call Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 between 6 and 9pm.
The “Use E’m Up” Outlaw Late Model/Pro Stock 100 includes a tire rule that allows competitors to use any of the following tires in their inventory – American Racer EC 83s and EC 84s or Canaan Fair Speedway Goodyears – as long as they do not durometer less than new tires. The tire rules for the other divisions will be the same as the tire rules used at Beech Ridge. Northern Race Tire will be on hand to service all the divisions.
There will also be a 30 Lap Cyclone Feature, a 35 lap Allison Legacy Series Feature, and a 25 lap Dwarf car feature.
The day’s racing will be capped by a $3000 to win Super Enduro – a 150 lap Enduro for four and six cylinder cars.
There will also be a practice day for all divisions on Friday October 21st from 4 to 9PM.
BEAVER DRAGON IN THE SHOP
Vermont racing legend Beaver Dragon recently fell from a tree while preparing a treestand for the fall hunting season. He is expected to be recovering from his injuries for several weeks and get well wishes can be sent to him at the following address:
Harmon "Beaver" Dragon
7 Algonquin Reef Rd.
Milton, VT 05468
Marquis' #52 Busch North ride. (Norm Marx Photo)
Will Bubba Pelton's wild looking #27 outlaw show up for Canaan? Or will it just be traditional looking Pro Stocks in the pits? Stay tuned. (51 Photo)