CONWAY — Andy Shaw of Center Conway raced to his first victory of the season in the non-stop, 40-lap feature race for PASS Mods Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday night. Shaw started from the seventh position but wasted little time getting in front of the pack in the caution-free affair.
The five-time PASS Mod champion had built a very healthy lead over the field by the time championship points leader Ben Tinker, who started 10th, made it to the second position. Tinker, of New Gloucester, Maine, gained some ground on Shaw in the closing laps but needed a caution flag that never waved to mount a serious challenge on this night.
For Shaw, it was career win number 30 in the PASS Mods, while Tinker's runner-up finish snapped a five-race winning streak and is his worst finish so far in 2017. Former PASS Mods champ Scott Alexander of Glenburn, Maine, filled out the podium, prevailing in a late-race battle versus Bruce Helmuth of Wales, Maine.
Mark Lundblad, Jr. of Conway rounded out the top five after starting 13th and racing in the outside groove for most of the distance.
Shaw was little emotional after the win.
“Thank you to Sumner and Janet Sessions for giving me the ability to race for you,” he wrote on Facebook. “Phil Butterfield and Danny Nash for their hard work in the shop and at the racetrack. Robbie for supporting my racing for the last 20 years. David Weir for being the best spotter ever and other team car owner. John Mayhan and Jen Jennifer Mayhan for being amazing sponsors and support. To my Mom and Dad for supporting me unconditionally and still coming to every race, no matter where it is. I was so grateful to share my 30th PASS Mod win with all of you and with my Aunt Lisa Warren and cousins Gary Warren and Maria Warren.”
The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for this Thursday, July 13, at Star Speedway in Epping. For more information visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.
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