Cassius Clark Ready For AIM Recycling PASS North Return This Weekend At Oxford Plains
NAPLES, ME (April 16) – For race fans throughout New England and Canada, the wait is nearly over for one of the most anticipated events in recent short track racing history. On Saturday, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Mate Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will compete on the same racing car at Oxford Plains Speedway for the first time ever. While fans and competitors have patiently been awaiting this event, perhaps no one has been looking forward to it more than Farmington, ME’s, Cassius Clark.
Clark captured his first PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull championship in 2013 and was once again in contention for the title last year. But, an accident at Speedway 95 as Clark took the checkered flag for his second PASS win of the season, sent him prematurely to the sidelines for the final three races of the year.
“A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about how our season ended last year,” says Clark. “I’m disappointed that we didn’t get the chance to finish the season out, but I’m anticipating our return to the track in a brand new piece.”
That piece will be a completely brand new Hight Chevrolet #77 for 2015. A new Port City Chassis has Clark excited for the new season.
“Our team will be more ready than ever,” says Clark. “This is the first time in my career that I will be driving a car that is completely new and I’m really looking forward to it. I have no doubt that I’ll have the best equipment and people surrounding me to help steer into victory lane where we left off last year.”
Lessons learned in last year’s AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull have Clark confident heading into this weekend’s PASS season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway. And while he is excited for this weekend, Clark will continue to stay focused on the 250 as the year progresses, a race that has eluded him to this point.
“The Oxford 250 is at the top of our list,” said Clark. “We’ve come up short the last two years and, if a late race caution hadn’t of come out last year, we may have had a different outcome. We felt like we learned a lot about our flat track program in that race and our season started to turn around at that point. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to compete in the final race at Oxford, but all of us on the Hight Motorsports Team are looking forward to hauling our new car up to Oxford Plains on April 18.”
One of the best fields in PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull history is expected to join Clark on Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Veteran Joey Doiron will be joined by defending series champion DJ Shaw and former champions Johnny Clark and Ben Rowe. Two-time defending AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull winner Travis Benjamin is always a strong contender at Oxford Plains along with 3-time race winner Mike Rowe. Quebec is represented in the early entries by Eric St Gelais and Raphael Lessard and Nova Scotia’s Cole Butcher will be coming from the Canadian Maritimes. Vermont’s Brent Dragon and Bobby Therrien, along with Connecticut’s Dillon Moltz and Rhode Island’s Kyle Desouza will be joined by a strong contingent from New Hampshire including Joey Polewarczyk, Matt Frahm, Bryan Kruczek, and Andy Shaw. And, as would be expected, a strong list of drivers from Maine will be contenders led by Tim and TJ Brackett, Richie Dearborn, Dave Farrington, Jr., Scott Farrington, Mike Hopkins, Michael Landry, Reid Lanpher, Glen Luce, Shawn Martin, Scott McDaniel, Scott Mulkern, David Oliver, Adam Polvinen, Tony Ricci, Gary Smith, and Bobby Timmons.
Opening weekend at Oxford Plains Speedway begins on Friday, April 17 with rotating practice for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull, ACT Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Wicked Cool Midgets and Street Stocks starting at 1 PM. On Saturday, April 18, rotating practice starts at 9:30 AM, with heat races beginning at 2 PM, followed by the main events.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or email@example.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.