It was an eventful day at the race track for Travis Benjamin as the Morrill native came away with a fourth-place finish among 27 cars on Saturday, April 29 at the 300-lap PASS National Championship Series Super Late Model race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The race eventually was won by Reid Lanpher of Manchester, who prevailed in a Pro All-Stars Series race for the second straight week.

Lanpher was chased across the finish line by the reigning Pro Series champion at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Curtis Gerry of Waterboro, who passed a fleet of race cars after a spin relegated him to the back of the pack midway through the marathon. Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Mass. claimed third-place honors in front of Benjamin and Glen Luce of Turner.

Lanpher, a former NASCAR Pro Series track champion at Beech Ridge, started the race from the 11th position and worked into contention, occasionally challenging three-time 2016 PASS Super Late Model winner Garrett Hall of Scarborough, who led the first 109 laps before Lanpher made his move to the front during an extended green flag run that went well past the midway point when a caution flag sent just about the entire field to pit road for tires.

Benjamin and Luce beat Lanpher out of the pits, and for 43 laps Benjamin set the pace, while Lanpher awaited the opportunity to dive low and grab a lead he would not relinquish 68 laps before the checkered flag waved.

Only eight cars completed all 300 laps.

Super Late Model (300 laps) — 1, Reid Lanpher, Manchester; 2, Curtis Gerry, Waterboro; 3, Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, Mass.; 4, Travis Benjamin, Morrill; 5, Glen Luce, Turner; 6, Tracy Gordon, Strong; 7, D.J. Shaw, Center Conway, N.H.; 8, Joey Doiron, Berwick; 9, Mike Hopkins, Hermon; 10, Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 11, Dave Farrington Jr., Jay; 12, John Salemi, Nashua, N.H.; 13, Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 14, Ben Rowe, Turner; 15, Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 16, Nick Sweet, Barre, Ver.; 17, Justin Drake, Burnham; 18, Dan McKeage, Gorham; 19, Travis Stearns, Auburn; 20, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Summerdale, B.C., Canada; 21, Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Ga.; 22, Chad Dow, Pittsfield; 23, Derek Griffith, Hudson, N.H.; 24, Mike Rowe, Turner; 25, Gary Drew, Casco; 26, Craig Weinstein, Walpole, Mass.; and 27, Lonnie Sommerville, St. John, New Brunswick.

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