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Cassius Clark PASS King at Canaan - Second PASS North win of 2012 for Hight team

 

CANAAN NH (6/30) Cassius Clark drove around Ben Rowe with twelve to go in Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Firecracker 150 at Canaan Fair Speedway to earn his second PASS super late model win of the season. Clark took advantage of the night's second restart to claim the position and the win by a .812 second margin. Rowe was out front for the majority of the night but the defending Canaan race winner had to settle for second. Travis Benjamin kept his streak of top three finishes alive, finishing third and padding his lead in the series point standings.

 

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Cassius Clark won his second of 2012 at Canaan. Norm Marx photo.

 

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Travis Benjamin (3rd) Winner Cassius Clark, Ben Rowe (2nd). Norm Marx photo.

 

It was Rowe and Lonnie Sommerville on the front row and Rowe took the lead when the green flew .That pair took off , racing nose to tail lap after lap. The race went caution free until lap 72, taking less than 18 minutes to complete that distance. Lonnie Sommerville put his ride out front on the restart and led the way at the half way mark with Rowe, Benjamin,Cassius Clark, Matt Frahm, Derek Ramstrom, and Johnny Clark trying to chase down the leader. Rowe was quick to reclaim the lead on lap 77 as another long stretch of green flag racing ensued. Sommerville slipped high on lap 101 and Benjamin took advantage to move up to second and the top two battled nose to tail for the next 30 laps.

 

Meanwhile Cassius Clark was biding his time. Clark took over third on lap 106 and closed down on the front pair by lap 125, making his move on Benjamin for second five laps later. The second caution flag of the night waved shortly thereafter, and the restart would be pivotal. A clutch problem was hindering Rowe; Clark took advantage and cleared the 4 after a three lap side by side battle for the point.

 

Problems plagued a number of the PASS front runners. Kyle DeSouza lost an engine early on, leaving him 20th at the finish. DJ Shaw ran up front early but mechanical woes bit him as well, ending his night in 17th. Johnny Clark had a right front down just as the night's final caution flew, and that caution allowed the defending series champ to salvage a ninth place finish on the lead lap.

 

Benjamin and Sommerville each won a heat race; Dustin Hubbard was the last car on the lead lap in 12th. Two caution flags slowed the pace and the field completed 150 green flag laps in 45 minutes.

 

The PASS super late models move on to Scarborough Maine's Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday July 7 for the PASS 150 presented by Southern Maine Motors.com . The first green waves at 6:00 PM. Visit www.proallstarsseries.com and www.beechridge.com for more information.

 

Unofficial Results – PASS North super late model Firecracker 150 – Canaan Fair Speedway – Canaan NH – 6/30

 

1 77 Cassius Clark 2 4 Ben Rowe 3 17 Travis Benjamin 4 48 Lonnie Sommerville 5 75 Gary Smith 6 35 Derek Ramstrom 7 15 Joey Pole 8 26 John Donahue 9 54 Johnny Clark 10 73 Joey Doiron 11 7 Donnie Whitten 12 21 Dustin Hubbard 13 97 Walt Hammond 14 14M Matt Frahm 15 2 Matt Matheson 16 87 Matt Harris 17 60 DJ Shaw 18 21L Donnie Lashua 19 05 Ricky Bly 20 88 Kyle DeSouza 21 9 JT Thurlow

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