Trevor Sanborn has gotten off to a good start in his quest for the Pro Series championship at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The young East Parsonsfield driver piled up the points last Saturday night at the Scarborough track by winning the 40-lap feature, which had been suspended from the previous weekend because of slippery track conditions, then finishing fourth among 18 cars in the regularly-scheduled 40-lap feature.

After the first two races of the season, Sanborn trails Aaron Ricker of Tamworth, N.H., by one point, but he demonstrated he’s driving enough this season to contend for the track title.

Sanborn won last Saturday night’s first Pro Series feature after starting 12th on the grid. Following that win he had to start the second feature at the back of the pack.

“We had enough car to win the second (race), but we got boxed in by the leaders,” he said.

Sanborn began the second race in the 18th position on the starting grid.

“It’s difficult to win when you start that far back in a 40-lap race,” he said.

This Saturday, Sanborn will run in the annual 100-lap race for Pro Series division scheduled at Beech Ridge with the drivers drawing for starting position.

Also on tap is a 50-lap feature for Wildcats, 35-lap feature in the Sports Series and a 20-lap feature for Roadrunners. 

IT LOOKS LIKE Rick White’s crew has found just the right setup for the Winthrop driver’s Late Model at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Last Saturday, White, who began racing at the speedway in 1984, led all but three laps of the American Canadian Tour’s Big Jab 150 to top a 33-car field featuring some of the northeast’s top drivers.

“We’ve been changing a lot of things on the car and trying different things” White said. “We just changed some angles in the front end, the front end geometry.”

Brian Hoar, ACT points leader, was the only other driver to lead a lap in the race. The field also included John Donahue, Brent Dragon, Randy Potter and Joey Polewarczyk, who all rank among ACT’s top five drivers.

But White, 44, doesn’t plan on joining the ACT tour any time soon.

“I think the tour is a little out of my reach, right now,” he chuckled.

Instead, White will concentrate on running for points this season in the late model division at OPS.

However, White’s win on the ACT tour win did earn him a spot in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Invitational on Sept. 24 at Loudon. 

THE PASS North super late models take a road trip for their only appearance in Maritime Canada for a 200-lap race Saturday at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick.

Reigning PASS North champion Johnny Clark of Hallowell won the event in 2010, while Ben Rowe, a veteran driver from Turner, won races at Speedway 660 in 2002 and 2009.

Joining them on the trip north will be Travis Benjamin of Morrill, Scott Alexander of Orrington, Scott Chubbuck of Dresden, John Dabrowski of West Bridgewater, Mass., PASS rookie Kyle DeSouza of East Providence, R.I., Joey Doiron, of North Berwick, Mike Rowe of Turner and Kirk Thibeau of Fort Fairfield. 

TOMMY STILPHEN, a 13-year driver from Arundel, outdueled Reid Lanpher, another 13-year-old driver from Manchester, last Saturday night in the second race of the Maine Mods Series at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.

Each of the teenagers has now won a race in the 11-race series for mini-Mods powered by 1100-cc engines. The Maine Mod series will resume June 18 with a race at Speedway 95 in Hermon. 

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