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.