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Ben Rowe
 

 
Hometown: Turner, ME
Residence: Turner, ME
DOB: 5/07/75
Began racing: 1991, Oxford Plains Speedway (Oxford, ME)
Retired: n/a
 
Best known for: Domination of PASS North, IPSC, and NEPSA Pro Stock/Super Late Model racing in the northeast during the 2000s
 
Career Highlights: 1992 OPS Compact division Champion; 1995 OPS Late Model division Champion; 1996 OPS Pro Stock division Rookie of the Year; 1998 NASCAR Busch East Series Rookie of the Year runner-up; 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) runner-up; 2000 IPSC Champion; 2000 Northeast Pro Stock Association (NEPSA) Champion; 2000 Oxford Open Series Champion; named 2000 Touring Driver of the Year (ME & NH Associated Press); three-time Pro All Stars Series North (PASS North) Champion (2002-03, 2005); two-time TD Banknorth Oxford 250 Champion (2003-04), two-time TD Banknorth Oxford 250 runner-up (1999-2000); all-time PASS North win leader (29); one PASS Modified win; four ACT Late Model Tour wins; has won three-straight PASS North races on four different occasions; won three-straight ACT races in 2006

Series Championships
  • 1992 Oxford Plains Speedway Compact Triple Crown Series
  • 2000 Interational Pro Stock Challenge Series
  • 2000 Northeast Pro Stock Association
  • 2000 Oxford Open Series
  • 2002 PASS North Super Late Model Series
  • 2003 PASS North Super Late Model Series
  • 2005 PASS North Super Late Model Series

Track Championships
  • 1992 Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway Compact division
  • 1995 Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway Late Model division

Major Event Victories
  • 29 PASS North victories (1st all-time)
  • 4 ACT Late Model Tour victories
  • 1 PASS Modified victory
  • La Mega Classique 150 - Sanair Super Speedway (St-Pie, QC, 2006)
  • TD Banknorth Oxford 250 - Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway (2003, 2004)
  • Atlantic CAT 250 - New Brunswick Int'l Speedway (2002, 2003) 

Special Honors

  • ME & NH Associated Press Touring Driver of the Year - 2000
  • Oxford Plains Speedway Pro Stock division Rookie of the Year - 1996

DISCLAIMER: Many of the photos on this website have been used without prior permission, and for that, we're sorry.  For the ones we did ask to use, thanks a ton!  Proper credit is due every photographer, but since tagging every single shot would take a really long time, and we've forgotten a lot of who took what, let's just thank everyone who has "helped" out now: Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com, Gene Gagne/OutsideGroove.com, Leif Tillotson, Brian McCullough (RACEGOD), the late David Heath, Dave Brown, Cindy Weed, John Sullivan, Norm Marx, Bethany Bell, vintagemodifieds.com, the late Bob Doyle, Ron Pittsley, David Paris, Jim DuPont, Tom Herzig, and myriad others.  A huge thanks goes out to contributors Andy Boright, the late Cho Lee, and Christian "Ti Gaz" Genest, all treasurers of racing history.  You're all awesome and very much appreciated!!!
 
--- Website updated and maintained in memory of Cho Lee ---