No Ordinary Joe In Budweiser 125

SCARBOROUGH — Joe Pastore returned to his roots¬†Saturday night and made himself feel right at home.

The PASS Sportsman driver made his first start of the season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway a thoroughly dominating one, starting on the pole and cruising to the win in the Sport Series Budweiser 125. Pastore held off rookie Brandon Barker, a recent high school graduate and the only driver in the starting field of 22 who had a remote shot of catching Pastore over the final 15 laps.

“That was a long week of work to get this thing turned over from the PASS tour to come run here,” Pastore said, “but I couldn’t be more pleased with¬†how it came out.”

Russ Morse finished third in the longest event of the season for the division. Sally Gherardi finished fourth, with Dave Langlais rounding out the Top-5.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series 50 was a war of attrition, with Donnie Colpritt snapping a long winless drought by surviving for the win. Tyler King and Kyle DeSouza both rallied from early troubles to finish in the Top-3.

Lewis Anderson grabbed his first win of the season in the 30-lap Wildcat feature, holding off Justin Karkos and Mac Hannon Jr. on a green-white-checkered restart at the end.

All three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions are back in action this Saturday night, June 21, at 7 p.m. for Autograph Night.