Shaw Goes From 19th To Victory
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — D.J. Shaw drove from 19th starting position to victory lane in Saturday’s Southern Maine Motors 150 for Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
Shaw methodically worked his way through a stellar field of contenders aboard his Precision JLM Ford, taking the lead away from Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron with about 30 laps remaining, then cruising to the checkered flag with relative ease once in command.
“It’s a good day for Dale Shaw Race Cars. First and second place,” said the winner, who builds, maintains and sets up race cars at the family business for a living.
Doiron, who took over the top spot in the Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model championship points standings with his second straight runner-up finish, also led the most laps in race for the second consecutive time. After yielding the top spot to Shaw, Doiron held off certain Maine and New England Hall-of-Famer Mike Rowe to earn runner-up laurels.
Rowe, a recent NASCAR track champion at Beech Ridge, filled out the podium despite losing the power steering in his RJF Motorsports mount. He likely would have had more of a say in the outcome had mechanical demons not cropped up.
Cassius Clark, the winner in the PASS opener at Oxford Plains Speedway two weeks previous, crossed the line in fourth position. Reigning series champion Travis Benjamin rounded out the top five.
Joe Pastore led all 75 laps in the PASS Sportsman Series main event.
D.J. Shaw, Joey Doiron, Mike Rowe, Cassius Clark, Travis Benjamin, Scott Mulkern, Austin Theriault, David Oliver, Johnny Clark, Corey Bubar, Trevor Sanborn, Bobby Timmons, Ben Rowe, Curtis Gerry, Mike Landry, Bryan Kruczek, Brad Babb, Donny Colpritt Jr., Derek Ramstrom, Richie Dearborn, Martin Latulippe, Aaron Ricker, Reid Lanphear, Kelly Moore, Tony Ricci, Kirk Thibeau, Billy Rodgers, Scott Dragon.