Pro All Stars Series North Gets Ready For Motorsports Extravaganza
Gorham, Maine, Show will showcase the Divisions and Tracks of PASS March 29th-30th
In New England, the thermometer is starting to rise and snow is beginning to melt. It won’t be long until racers get out on the track to start the 2007 racing season.
The PASS family of series is extremely busy in 2007. The PASS South season will get started on April 7th with the running of the second annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC). The PASS North and PASS Outlaw divisions spring into action two weekends later on April 21st at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).
Modified, Outlaw LM, Super Late Model or even cars from weekly tracks where PASS holds races - all of those machines will be at the Motorsports Extravaganza. (Norm Marx Photos)
Before that happens, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS North) has a special event planned for racers, teams and fans. The second annual PASS Motorsports Extravaganza Presented by Price-Rite Fuel is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 29th - 30th, in Gorham, Maine, at the Gorham Sports Center. It will be an expanded version of last year’s show, held in a spacious new location.
“We did this show last year at Scarborough Downs,” said PASS President and founder Tom Mayberry. “We learned a few things from that, and we had people asking us if we were going to do it again, so we decided that we would. We had to find a facility and the Gorham Sports Center fit the bill perfectly. So then, we had to find a date that would work. Because of prior commitments with the indoor soccer fields there, the only dates that they had available were Easter weekend and these two nights.
“Next year, it will be a week earlier on the calendar (March 21st – 22nd, 2008) and it will include a Saturday. We’re making long-term plans for this show, and that will be our date for the next five years.”
Dozens of cars will be on display at the show – representing the PASS Super Late Model Series, PASS Outlaw Late Model Series, PASS Modified Series and PASS Pullen Heavy Industries Sportsman Series, as well as several types of weekly division cars from various tracks that PASS visits throughout the year.
“This show gives all of the PASS divisions and tracks a chance to share in the limelight,” said Mayberry. “It is open to all of the tracks that are affiliated with us. It’s not just a PASS Super Late Model and Beech Ridge (Speedway) show. There will be cars from White Mountain, Riverside Speedway and All-Star Speedway, too. There will be Outlaws, Modifieds and Sportsmen. We expect a very high car turnout.”
It won’t just be cars on display either. Fans will get the chance to meet and greet some of the best racers around – from past and present – at the show.
“Thursday is going to be Old Timers Night. There will be several legends of Maine racing who will be on hand to meet fans. These are Hall of Fame caliber drivers who have plenty of great stories to tell. On Friday night, we’re doing a traditional autograph session with the PASS drivers and racers from Beech Ridge. We’re trying to get as many drivers as possible to meet fans – we even expect some of the Beech Ridge Whiz Kids competitors to be there.”
The PASS Motorsports Extravaganza is being sponsored by Price-Rite Fuel, a Southern Maine dealer of home heating oil.