The Pro All Stars Series North racing season starts Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

PASS North’s opener will include racing in all three of the regional racing tour’s divisions — Super Late Models, Mods and Sportsman. In addition, the Texas Roadhouse North East Mini-Stock Tours, the NELCAR Legends and the Pro Modifieds are on the schedule.

“You never know how many cars you’re going to have until you get there, but I think there will be around 130 cars all told,” PASS North spokesman Norm Desjardins said. “We’ve got six divisions. It should be a great show.”

The first racing heat is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Early entries in Super Late Models, PASS North’s top division, include drivers from throughout New England and Atlantic Canada.

Five-time PASS North Series champion Johnny Clark of Hallowell has entered, as well as reigning PASS North rookie of the year Joey Doiron of North Berwick.

Other Maine SLM drivers include Scott Alexander of Orrington, Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Scott Chubbuck of Dresden, Richie Dearborn of Hollis, Scott Mulkern of Falmouth, Bill Penfold of Oxford, Ben Rowe of Turner and Mike Rowe of Turner.

In addition, Beech Ridge regulars David Oliver of Standish and Bill Rodgers of Old Orchard Beach will pilot cars in the SLM division.

Mike Landry, a driver from Oakland who usually runs in PASS North’s Sportsman series, also will wheel a Super Late Model on Saturday night.

Former PASS Super Late Model winner and multitime NASCAR K&N Series winner Tracy Gordon of Strong will make his return to PASS North. Previously, Gordon had PASS wins at Speedway 95 in Hermon and at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire.

Lonnie Sommerville of Barnsville, New Brunswick, and Matt Matheson of Geary, New Brunswick, will make the long haul from Canada to race in the opener. Other out-of-state drivers include PASS North rookie Kyle DeSouza of East Providence, R.I., and Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Mass.

 

TESTING BEGAN Thursday afternoon at Beech Ridge and the four-hour practice sessions will continue today at 2 p.m.

The weekly practice sessions will be held Saturdays during May leading up to the May 30 opener for the race track’s top four divisions.

 

PRACTICE SESSIONS will start May 7 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford.

The track will host the Big Jab ACT 150 on May 15 as weekly racing starts.

 

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