By this time, Cassius Clark, whose team had struggled to cross the American/Canadian border for four days before arriving just in time for the race, had charged from the rear of the field into the top 10.
Shaw would pit on lap 99 after a caution for the stalled car of Jeff Batten, handing the lead over to Benjamin.
After making it as high as fourth, Clark would have to pit under green on lap 125 with a flat left rear tire, losing three laps in the process.
After a very competitive race last year, the 200 lap event will once again be the first contest of the 2018 PASS National Championship Series, asphalt Super Late Model racing's only true national championship.The PASS South Super Late Models will then move to the Tarheel State for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31.Hickory, the longest tenured track on the PASS South circuit dating back to 2006, will once again hold the biggest and most traditional Super Late Model race in the Carolinas.As always, the Easter Bunny 150 is expected to attract some of the top short track racers in the country for one of the most sought after trophies in the sport.Body must be mounted to Gen 6 Greenhouse ABC specifications with allowances same as Traditional Roof ABC Bodies PASS Rules. The South's original and longest running Super Late Model tour will be highlighted in 2018 by beginning the season with two of the biggest and most prestigious races in the region.
With seven dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least five different venues over the course of the 2018 season, with one date left to confirm and up to two more events possibly to be announced by mid-January."We believe this schedule should work well for our racers in and outside the southeast region in 2018," said PASS President Tom Mayberry."We realize everyone is busy and we have worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules.We're very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners that have partnered with us again for our 13th season of racing in the South.We've got several big things on the burner for next year and are excited for the possibilities."The 2018 season will start on, February 23-24, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash.PASS will close out the 2018 season by crowning the series champion at the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Mega Meltdown 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 17.