A total of 45 cars have competed in at least one of the Pro All-Stars Series North’s first four events, but only 11 drivers hauled their Super Late Models up Interstate Highway 95 for last Sunday’s 200-lap feature at Speedway 660 at Geary, New Brunswick.

PASS North President Tom Mayberry said he wasn’t disappointed in the low total for the race that was held Sunday afternoon after rained washed out Saturday’s program.

“We average about 18 to 24 cars at that track when we run there,” he said. “Obviously, it affects the car count and the fan count when you have a rainout. I know there were two Canadian cars and one other American car which did not make the trip because of the rain.”

Six-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale recorded his first win of the season, topping a field of 19 cars. It was his third consecutive PASS North win at the Canadian track.

“I was disappointed with a field of 19 (cars),” Clark said. “Honestly, when we run a race I want to win it with the field stacked with 36 cars out there.”

Clark led a parade of nine Americans across the finish line before Matt Matheson, the first Canadian, crossed it.

“I think it was more a freak thing than anything,” Clark said. “I don’t know what it was that made us way better.”

BILL RODGERS intends to be back on the track for Saturday night’s Pro Series feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Rodgers, who won the division championship last season, got the front end of his car smashed up 10 laps into last Saturday night’s 100-lap race at the Scarborough track.

“We took a $4,000 hit,” he said. “Some guy got into us and took out our front clip.”

Rodgers, who is from Old Orchard Beach, said the front end of his Super Late Model, including the suspension, had to be replaced.

AUSTIN THERIAULT of Fort Kent finished 18th among 46 cars Tuesday night in the ASA Midwest Tour’s Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.

Theriault, who runs a Late Model on the regional American Canadian Tour, drove a Super Late Model for Brad Keselowski Racing on the Wisconsin race.

JOEY DOIRON of South Berwick also was plagued by mechanical problems last weekend while running in PASS North’s 200-lap race at Speedway 660.

The locker in the rear end of his SLM broke during a qualifying heat. The component synchronizes the movement of drive wheels in his SLM, and Doiron had to run the entire race with his rear wheels turning out of sync.

TOMMY STILPHEN, a 13-year-old driver from Arundel, won the inaugural race in the new 4-cylinder Mods division at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., last Saturday night.

Stilphen, who enters the eighth grade at Saco Middle School in the fall, also finished first in the qualifying heat for the seven-car feature.

Stilphen is scheduled to drive an 8-cylinder Mod in a PASS North race at Canaan Fair Speedway June 30 at Canaan, N.H.

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