Benjamin holds off Rowe to earn win at Re-Max 250
Geary, New Brunswick, Canada — Only a few hours after rain forced the postponement of the Re/Max 250 in Geary, New Brunswick, Travis Benjamin of Morrill emerged victorious among a field of 27 drivers and picked up the checkered flag on Monday, Sept. 1.
Originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31, the Re/Max 250 proved to be a tight affair as Benjamin, who led for 104 laps, held off a late surge by Ben Rowe to pick up the win and $20,200 in prize money.
Rowe (Beechridge) finished second, while Austin Theriault, Joey Doiron (Berwick) and Lonnie Sommerville (Saint John, N.B.) rounded out the top five in the 250-lap event.
“Finally we got to win the big one at Speedway 660, this means so much to us, I love coming to this place and these great fans saw one heck of a race,” said Benjamin. “To win here in New Brunswick with an Irving logo on my hood is pretty special. They have supported me since 2000 and to win the Re/Max 250 right here in the heart of Irving country is a memory I will always cherish.”
Benjamin has run the race several times and had finished second twice before taking the checkered flag this year.
Rowe put the pressure on Benjamin over the final 20 laps as Rowe worked the low groove and the two swapped the lead several times before Benjamin prevailed.
The race started with a 70-lap green flag run and took just more than two hours to complete.
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