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10th at AIRBORNE 200

 
10th at BEECH RIDGE
       

 
20th at NHMS
Out with engine problems at lap 36
         
         
         
         
 

Friday, June 26th
17th at LEE USA

 
 
The Habitation Dany Legace 150
Saturday, June 20th
18th at Chaudiere

21st at Speedway 95
A DNF when oil pump belt flips off
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10th at Thunder Road
A spin in the heat and a start from the back for the feature.
 

 
 
 
The150
Sunday, May 17th
 
A WIN at Autodrome Chaudiere
 
 
 

 
 
3rd at STAR SPEEDWAY
Father Outduels Son in
Battle of the Rowes at Star
 
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor - Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51

64-year-old Maine racing legend Mike Rowe has been involved in his fair share of battles throughout his year's winning Super Late Model races in the Northeast. On Saturday night at Star Speedway, Rowe was involved in one of the most exhausting battles of his career as he battled it out for the lead against his son, Ben Rowe, on the quarter-mile Epping, New Hampshire bullring.

The battle was one that had fans on their feet. It was one that involved multiple taps to the back of his No. 7 Petit Motorsports machine. But in the end, it was a thrilling battle that the elder Rowe came out on top of as he fended off his son to win his second Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North event of the 2015 season.

"My spotter was telling me where he was and Ben has a little more smoke than I do, he's got a little more motor than I do," Rowe told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. "He got into me a couple times and I knew he wouldn't spin me being my kid. I am really happy for him. He had been struggling for a while and I'm just glad he's going well. It was fun racing with him whether I finished first or he did. It was an awesome race."

Father and son swapped the lead on three different occasions between lap 51 and lap 86 of the 150-lap event. Mike Rowe took the lead for the final time on lap 86 but the battle between the two was just getting started.

The younger Rowe tried the bottom, the top, whatever he could do to get by his father as the laps winded down. The two made slight contact on a number of occasions, but each time they touched they allowed each other enough room to gather it up and continue their battle.

"It's bittersweet," Ben Rowe said after the race. "I wanted to win in the worst race. But if I can't win, those guys are the ones I want to see win. That's why we race. I was better than he was, there was no doubt. If I could have got by him, I would have been cleared. But I knew once he got by me that it was going to be difficult."

David Oliver was able to get by Ben Rowe in the closing laps to claim the second spot, while Rowe held on to complete the podium. Defending PASS North champion DJ Shaw and six-time series champion Johnny Clark completed the top-five.

After the race, the younger Rowe admitted that he gave his dad a little more leeway than he would have given any of the other 29 competitors on the race track.

"If anyone else would have been blocking that bad, I would have moved them out of the way," Rowe said with a laugh. "He knows what he's got to do and he knows that I wouldn't do that to him. That's why he's the king and why we're still chasing him."

Despite making contact on a number of occasions, it was all smiles for the Rowe family in victory lane after the race. In the end, the two were able to laugh about it and enjoy the moment of racing hard for the race win.

"We were banging into each other," said Rowe. "On those restarts, he wasn't given me much and I didn't give him a lot. But we wouldn't ever take each other out. It's just awesome to be racing with him and having that much fun. It was a lot, a lot of fun racing with him."

The win for Mike Rowe is his second of the season with his new Petit Motorsports team. At the beginning of the season, the veteran racer from Turner, Maine wasn't exactly sure of how strong the team would be. Needless to say, after two races, he's quite pleased with his move to a new team.

"I knew we had a great team right off from Oxford," he said. "The crew did a hell of a job for me today. It takes more than the driver and right now we're hitting on all cylinders."

Although Rowe gives a lot of credit to his crew, there's no doubting the level of talent behind the wheel of the No. 7 PASS North Super Late Model. After an exciting battle on Saturday night, his son was the first to give credit to the "old man."

"He is the toughest son of a gun ever to race with. He gets everything out of a race car. He's the best and that's why."
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 6th
Practice day at NHMS for the 7/5 PASS event at the one mile oval.
       
     

25th PLACE FINISH AT BEECH RIDGE


17th PLACE FINISH AT OPS


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4th PLACE FINISH AT HICKORY
 
Ben Rowe Carries Momentum To Hickory
For 10th Annual Easter Bunny 150
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CHARLOTTE, NC (April 2) - For the first time in a long time, 3-time Pro All Stars Series National Champion, Ben Rowe, has things going his way as he looks forward to this weekend's 10th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. In addition to his national championships, Rowe is a 4-time PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model champion, he has won more races than any other driver in series history, and even captured the PASS South Super Late Model title in 2009. Rowe has struggled in recent years, however, going winless in the North for the last two seasons and not scoring any top five finishes in 2014. But, there was a glimmer of hope late last year as the Turner, ME veteran finished in the top five in both of the final PASS National Championship races of the year at Caraway Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park. And Rowe was able to put the final piece in the puzzle with a win in the Peach Blossom Special at Anderson Motor Speedway two weeks ago.

"We built all new cars last year with Dean Clattenburg and brought them back home to Maine and struggled with them," said Rowe, after ending a winless streak that lasted over a year. "Dean has actually taken over as crew chief and really turned us around. The chassis is good, it drives good, we have speed back in the car, and that's what you need. They've been able to get the car where I can drive it and be there at the end."

FULL STORY AT PASS WEBSITE

 
 
Photos by Laura  -  LWpictures.com
 
ZANE SMITH 2nd - BEN ROWE - JAROD FRYAR 3rd
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Ben Rowe Snaps Dry Spell with
Peach Blossom Special
Win At Anderson
 
PASS RACE STORY - (March 21) - 3-time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Champion Ben Rowe began his title defense in style with a thrilling win in Saturday night's Peach Blossom Special for the PASS South Super Late Models at Anderson Motor Speedway. Rowe held off rookies Zane Smith and Jared Fryar to snap a winless streak dating back to November, 2013 when he won the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.

"It was cat-and-mouse the whole race and on the restart I got out in front, I was just trying to keep the 77 [Smith] 2-3 car lengths behind," said Rowe, after his 9th career PASS South Super Late Model win. "We stayed here till 8:30 last night working on a skip we had in the engine and I can't thank my guys enough. It took me by surprise when [Smith] got up on the outside, but it's tough. These kids are pretty fun to race with and coming to the checkers like that was pretty cool."
 

 
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BEN TAKES 2014 PASS NATIONAL TITLE
WITH A THIRD AT THE MELTDOWN
 
Full Story on the PASS site.
 
PASS RACE STORY - After a year that saw him go winless, Rowe was happy, not only for his third PASS National Championship, but to finish the season out on a high note.

“It feels like a win for us to finish third, I mean we’ve struggled all year long,” said Rowe. “It’s a fun series that PASS puts on. You go to all these different tracks in the North and South and Canada and see all these different fans and it’s a pretty neat deal.”
 
         
Photo by Laura - LWpictures.com
PASS National Championship Contenders
Ready to Race for Title at Southern National
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CHARLOTTE, NC (November 11) – After a long season that has seen championship races contested in both the United States and Canada, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model National Championship will be decided on Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown will determine the 2014 champion and the contenders could not have come from more varied backgrounds than points leader Ben Rowe and rookie upstart Tyler Dippel.

Turner, Maine’s Ben Rowe has grown to become a true short track legend over the last decade, winning more PASS Super Late Model races than any driver in history. Not only has Rowe won 4 PASS North Super Late Model championships, but he also claimed the PASS South Super Late Model title in 2009. And he is no stranger to success in the Mason Dixon Meltdown, as the only driver to win the race twice, taking the checkered flag in 2007 at Concord Speedway and again in 2009 at South Boston Speedway.

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