IPSC: IPSC has first repeat winner in 2000

(June 24) - It would seem it's all or nothing for Ralph Nason of Unity, Maine on the International Pro Stock Challenge tour for 2,000. In the first five events, Nason has scored three DNF's and two wins, with the most recent ...

(June 24) - It would seem it's all or nothing for Ralph Nason of Unity, Maine on the International Pro Stock Challenge tour for 2,000. In the first five events, Nason has scored three DNF's and two wins, with the most recent victory coming in Saturday's IPSC 150 at Unity Raceway in Maine. Nason recorded his first win on the season on June 4th at Autodrome Montmagny, Quebec. 2,100 race fans were treated to a spectular show featuring 26 of the best pro stock racers in Northern New England and Eastern Canada.

Nason earned $6300 (USD) for the win.

"The car was real good," said Nason of his No. 10 Jim's Salad Ford Taurus. "But we had to work for it. There were a lot of really good cars out there to get around."

Second-place runner and current series points leader Andy Shaw, Center Conway, New Hampshire, concurred with Nason's evaluation of the field.

"Man, it was tough out there," said Shaw. "I was never so glad to see a checkered flag."

Adam Friend, Detroit, Maine, joined Nason and Shaw on the podium, with his third-place finish being the best of his season to date. Steve Nelson, Albion, Maine, a regular weekly racer at Unity Raceway, was fourth, followed by Halifax, Nova Scotia's Leo Cochrane. Best series career finishes recorded by both Nelson and Cochrane.

Nason started the IPSC 150 on the pole by virtue of his win in the Motor Mart Dash For Cash but second place started Larry Gelinas, Scarborough, Maine, made a power move on tjhe backstretch on the first lap to get past Nason. Gelinas led to lap 43, all the time being hotly pursued by Nason. On lap 44 Nason got by Gelinas for the point and never looked back. There were eight cautions and one red flag (for track cleaning after a wreck).

Tom Mayberry, Naples, Maine and Matt Lee, Albion, Maine were Motor Mart Heat Race winners. Ben Rowe captured his third Snap-on Tools Time Trial Award and set his third track record on the season with a fast time of 14.828 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval.

The IPSC returns to action July 16th at White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire for event six.

For more info on the IPSC, check our web site at www.ipschallenge.com.

{TB} UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS: 1. Ralph Nason $6300.00, 2. Andy Shaw, 3. Adam Friend, 4. Steve Nelson, 5. Leo Cochrane, 6. Travis Benjamin, 7. Kenny Wright, 8. Mike MacKenzie, 9. Matt Lee, 10. Gary Bellefleur, 11. Mike Riley, 12. Tom Mayberry, 13. Larry Gelinas, 14. John Flemming, 15. Dave Gorveatt, 16. Doc Suske, 17. Rob Cowett, 18. Ben Rowe, 19. Gary Smith, 20. Judd Derbyshire, 21. Bub Raven, 22. Sam Sessions, 23. Kirk Thibeau, 24. David Getchell, 25. Chuck Lachance, 26. George Ferald, Jr.

UNOFFICIAL DRIVER POINT STANDINGS - TOP 10 - AFTER 5 OF 11 EVENTS: 1. Andy Shaw 935, 2. Kenny Wright 911, 3. Mike MacKenzie 891, 4. Larry Gelinas 888, 5. Kirk Thibeau 885, 6. Ben Rowe 883, 7. John Flemming 879, 8. Sam Sessions 878, 9. Mike Riley 870, 10. Tom Mayberry 868

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Series Stock car
Drivers Gary Smith , Mike MacKenzie , Matt Lee