June 21, 2013

Local Motorsports: Chubbock goes from the pits to Pro Stock victory

By Paul Betit pbetit@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Scott Chubbock, a veteran driver from Bowdoin, took advantage of an extended break in PASS North's racing schedule to take his Pro Stock out of mothballs.

DRIVER STANDINGS

PASS North Super Late Models

1. Joey Doiron, Berwick, 664 points

2. Travis Benjamin, Morrill, 638

3. Cassius Clark, Farmington, 635

4. D.J. Shaw, Center Conway, N.H., 631

5. Ben Rowe, Turner, 611

NEXT RACE: Sunday, 150 laps, at Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford

ACT Late Models

1. Wayne Helliwell, Dover, N.H., 456

2. Jimmy Hebert, Williamson, Vt., 445

3. Ray Parent, Tiverton, R.I., 421

4. Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, N.H. 403

5. Brent Dragon, Milton, Vt., 384

NEXT RACE: Sunday, 121 laps, at Riverside Speedway, Groveton, N.H.

Last Saturday night, Chubbock, who is working in the pits this summer for the Falmouth-based Mulkern Racing Team on the regional racing tour, picked up his first win in 10 years in a 40-lap feature at the recently reopened Wiscasset Speedway.

"I just wanted to go over and see what I could do," he said. "I don't know when I'll race there again,"

The Pro Stocks are not scheduled to run at Wiscasset this Saturday night, and the PASS North races are scheduled for the next two Saturday nights.

PASS North's Super Late Models will end five weeks of inactivity Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.

The 150-lap race was added to the schedule after rain forced the cancellation of a May 25 race at White Mountain Motor-sports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., and a June 8 race at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick.

The regional tour's top racing division last ran May 18 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Jonction, Quebec.

Sunday's program at OPS also will include races in the PASS open-wheeled Mods division as well as features in the track's Outlaw Sportsman, Mini Stock and Street Stock divisions.

The last time Chubbock, 45, was behind the wheel of a race car was last fall in a PASS North 300-lap race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

THE NHRA'S Mello Yello drag racing series is visiting New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., for the first time this weekend.

Qualifying in the amateur sportsman division began Thursday. Qualifying in the pro divisions will be held Friday and Saturday. Elimination races in both divisions are scheduled for Sunday.

ROWLAND ROBINSON of Steuben will get a chance to pick up where he left off three weeks ago when the American Canadian Tour 150 resumes Sunday afternoon at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, N.H.

The veteran driver was in the lead after 29 laps when rain forced the postponement of the final 121 laps of the race for Late Model Sportsmen.

MIKE DELANEY, a veteran driver from Richmond, went out in style at Wiscasset Speedway last Saturday night.

While driving in the Thunder 4 Division, Delaney, who has sold his car and is moving to Florida, won his last race at Wiscasset.

SATURDAY NIGHT is autograph night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Fans will get a chance to go onto the track and meet the drivers between the feature races.

Qualifying heats and feature races are scheduled in the track's top four racing divisions.

Paul Betit can be contacted at 791-6424 or at:

pbetit@pressherald.com

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