AUSTIN THERIAULT SCORES PASS 400 SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY AT BEECH RIDGE

PASS RacingAUSTIN THERIAULT SCORES P.A.S.S. 400

SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY AT BEECH RIDGE

A gorgeous late summer day greeted race fans at the beautiful Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine on Sunday, and they were treated to some great racing in all three P.A.S.S. divisions that participated on the final day of the event.

Young Austin Theriault carried the checkered flag in the 300 lap Super Late Model event, but it was a challenge from the start as he led for the first four laps before outside pole sitter, Corey Bubar took over until a lap 90 restart for a minor spin by Kyle Desouza. At this point racing became intense as some of the top cars were starting to make their way through traffic and were headed to the front. Theriault got the jump on the restart, and Kelly Moore erupted from the fourth spot, and jumped to the second spot at the green. Travis Benjamin also slipped by Bubar, and Michael Landry worked Bubar’s inside for fifth. While Theriault led the race, Bubar battled his way back into the second spot before the caution flew once again for a minor spin in turn two. Suddenly, Travis Benjamin headed to the pits, the hood went up, and apparent mechanical problems eliminated the 2013 TD Bank 250 from any more action.
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Austin Theriault Wins PASS 300 At Beech Ridge

PASS NorthAustin Theriault Wins PASS 300 At Beech Ridge
BKR Development Driver Dominates For 2nd Career Series Victory

austin BRMS VLSCARBOROUGH, Maine – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, returned for some home cooking and ended up feasting with a dominating performance in the PASS Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Sunday, September 15.

Theriault unofficially led 192 of the 300 laps for his fourth career PASS-sanctioned victory and the second PASS North Series win of his career.
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Phillips, Smith score Saturday victories on 400 weekend at Beech Ridge

Beech RidgePhillips, Smith score Saturday victories on 400 weekend at Beech Ridge
Austin Theriault earns pole for Super Late Model 300 Sunday

Scarborough, Maine – Ryan Phillips of Buxton, Maine scored a career-first PASS Modified victory, while Gorham’s Craig Smith prevailed in a 75-lap open event for Wildcat/Strictly Stock division racers, topping the feature racing card to kick off Southern Maine Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge 400 weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Austin Theriault of Fort Kent will start from the pole in Sunday’s Pro All Stars series Super Late Model 300 after winning his qualifying heat race on Saturday. DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Corey Bubar of Windham also won heat races to set the 30-car starting field for Sunday’s main event.

Other feature races were held for the mid-week series racers after their originally-scheduled Thursday night event was washed out. Matt Dufault of Turner, Alex Lacognata of Scarborough, Chad Emery of Buxton, Jeff walker of Waterboro and Freeport’s Matt Curtis were triumphant in those events.
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BRADLEY BABB RACING: Babb Hopes To Cash In With PASS 300 Win At Beech Ridge

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Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview

THE STORY
Bradley Babb of Windham, Maine, returns to the PASS North Series with an eye on one of the marquee events of the season, the Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Sunday, September 15. Babb, the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champion at the track, enjoyed one of his best career PASS performances in this race in 2011 when he was running third in the late going before getting collected in a wreck. The son of a five-time Beech Ridge Motor Speedway champion is hoping to grab his first career series victory in the longest race of the season.

THE FACTS
WHO: Bradley Babb, Windham, Maine
TEAM: No. 14 Babb Wood Contractors/McGoldrick Bros. Blasting Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Bobby Babb, Windham, Maine
BEST CAREER BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FINISH: 11th (May 2012)
LAST RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 24th (July 2013)
WHAT: PASS North Series Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep 300
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile banked oval)
WHEN: Friday, September 13 – 11 a.m., practice; Saturday, September 14 – 10:20, practice; 12:15 p.m., qualifying; Sunday September 15 – 11:10 a.m., practice; 3 p.m., race.
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8/31/13 Beech Ridge Results

Beech RidgeScarborough, ME – Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event was won by rookie Evan Beaulieu, of Durham. Saturday night was the last points night for all the drivers to gain their needed points to capture their division’s championship.

In the Pro Series division, veteran Mike Rowe, of Turner, maintained his point lead throughout the night to take home the championship over Dan McKeage, of Gorham. Don Morse made a couple late-race passes to capture the Sport Series championship over Scarborough’s Garrett Hall. Naples Cole Watson, avoided a early race incident to maintain his point lead over Lewis Anderson, of Buxton, to take home the Wildcat championship. In his second year of NASCAR Nite racing, Brandon Barker, of Windham edged Scarborough’s Shawn Brackett to bring home his first career Road Runner championship.

At the drop of the green, Beaulieu paced the 15-car field to the green flag and took the lead over Saco’s Steve Jones going into the first corner. Beaulieu led until a caution on lap 14 bunched the field back together. By the caution, Tyler King, of Livermore falls was able to charge his way into the runner-up spot after starting in his 5th starting spot.
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AUGHTY 40 RACING: McKeage Finishes 6th In Finale, Beaulieu Gets 1st Win

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Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Dan McKeage of Gorham, Maine, finished sixth in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40-lap event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 31. McKeage finished second in the final Pro Series point standings, just 18 points out of the 2013 track championship. Naughty 40 Racing teammate and Pro Series rookie Evan Beaulieu of Durham, Maine, won the final NASCAR event of the season for his first career victory in the division, while McKeage’s No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet had a good run – starting 12th in the 15-car field and working his way into the Top-10 before the first and only caution period of the race, just past the halfway point of the feature. The car tightened up in the closing stages of the event, and McKeage settled for the sixth-place finish.

WHO: Dan McKeage, Gorham, Maine
TEAM: Naughty 40 Racing No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Dan Bubar, Windham, Maine
WHAT: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
STARTED: 12th
FINISHED: 6th
FINAL POINTS POSITION: 2nd
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NAUGHTY 40 RACING: McKeage Finishes 10th At Beech Ridge

mckeage sportsmanNASCAR Whelen All-American Series: Dan McKeage
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Dan McKeage of Gorham, Maine, finished 10th in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, August 17. McKeage started 12th in the field of 18 when the field was set by handicap in the absence of a qualifying race, and he fought heavy traffic for track position in the first half of the event. Past the halfway point of the feature, the car’s handling tightened up dramatically to halt McKeage’s forward progress. With two races remaining, McKeage sits just 14 points out of the division lead in pursuit of his second career Pro Series championship.

WHO: Dan McKeage, Gorham, Maine
TEAM: Naughty 40 Racing No. 40 Top Gun Construction Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Dan Bubar, Windham, Maine
WHAT: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
STARTED: 12th
FINISHED: 10th
NEXT RACE: August 24, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 40, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
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DAN, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAR?
The car was great at the beginning. Earlier in the day in practice, at the start of the race, it was probably as good of a car as I’ve had in a long time. In the feature, the right rear tire shrunk, and the left rear tire grew. You need stagger to make these things turn, and we didn’t end up with very much.

HAVE YOU HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE SINCE THE TRACK SWITCHED TO HOOSIER TIRES?
No. Not too much at all, actually. It’s not like we were running a lot of air in the left or real low (air pressure) in the rights – it kind of caught us by surprise. It’s not the finish we needed, that’s for sure.

HOW FRUSTRATING IS IT RACING IN HEAVY TRAFFIC?
Extremely. When there’s a lane there and they take up more than their share of the lane, and you get a run on them they just run you off the track. As long as they’re racing everybody like that, that’s cool, I guess.

DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR APPROACH FOR THE LAST TWO RACES?
I think (the No. 24 has) been getting more aggressive the last 10 weeks, but that’s really not my style. I’m not going to win it by crashing people. We’ll just keep finishing the best we can and see what happens.

MULKERN RACING: Bobby Timmons Wins NASCAR Feature At Beech Ridge

Mulkern Racing Driver Capitalizes On Late Restart For First Win Of '13Bobby Timmons Wins At Beech Ridge

Mulkern Racing Driver Capitalizes On Late Restart For First Win Of ’13

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Bobby Timmons III of Windham, Maine, won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series main event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, August 17, using a late-race restart to score his first 40-lap Pro Series feature win of the season.

The victory was the second of his career for Timmons at Beech Ridge.

“The last four or five weeks have been so up and down and rough for us. I’m glad we finally figured out the Hoosier tire,” Timmons said. “The car wasn’t really that great tonight, but I think with the ACT (Late Model Tour) rubber on the track, it wasn’t about who was the best. It was who was the least worst.”

Timmons started in the top half of the field and rode inside the Top-3 for the first 30 laps of the event as the race went caution-free until Lap 35. Race leader Tyler King brought out the only yellow flag of the night when his engine expired, setting up Timmons on the inside of the front row for the ensuing restart.
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8/17/13 Beech Ridge Results

Beech RidgeScarborough, ME – Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event was won by Bobby Timmons, III, of Windham.

At the drop of the green, Gorham’s Sulo Burbank, paced the 18-car field to the green flag and led the first lap, however lost the lead to rookie Evan Beaulieu, of Durham, the following lap. Beaulieu led until Tyler King, of Livermore, chased down him after starting in his 5th starting spot and took the top spot from Beaulieu on lap five.

At the halfway mark, King maintained a large lead over Beaulieu and looked like the decisive winner. A caution on lap 35 flew for King, who came to a stop on the front stretch with apparent mechanical failure; King had to retire pit side, while handing the lead to Beaulieu with only five laps remaining.

The caution set up a five-lap shootout between Beaulieu and Timmons. On the restart, Beaulieu chose the outside lane choice as Timmons took the inside. The outside lane proved unsuccessful for Beaulieu as Timmons was able to gain momentum going into the first corner and capture the top spot. Timmons led the final five laps of the event en route to his first win of the 2013 season.
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Eddie MacDonald Holds Off Late Charge for Beech Ridge Win

ACT American Canadian TourScarborough, ME – Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald of Rowley, MA came from 11th on the field to take the win in the American Canadian Tour 150-lap event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 17. MacDonald held off fierce competition over the final 13 lap sprint to take the victory.

MacDonald took over the lead from Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. after starting in the outside lane on a lap 131 restart. It looked like MacDonald would win easily until the fourth and final caution of the event flew on lap 137. This setup up the final battle with MacDonald and Polewarczyk on the front row followed by rookies Bobby Therrien and Travis Stearns.

Therrien made a veteran move to the inside of MacDonald following the restart, kicking Polewarczyk back to third. The Rookie and the Outlaw battled with Therrien on the inside and MacDonald trying to keep him pinched down. The pair raced door-to-door with Therrien gaining the edge at the line for the lead on two laps. MacDonald kept the momentum on the outside and dispatched Therrien with two to go. It then turned into a three-way fight for the runner-up spot as Polewarczyk, Therrien and Stearns took the checkered flag three-wide.
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