For the past two seasons, Maine racer Trevor Sanborn has once again become a familiar face in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition. In 2022, he competed in 13 events alone, matching when he ran the full 13-race schedule in 2010.
That particular season saw Sanborn competing for the Richard Moody & Sons operation after netting a pair of wins in a limited PASS South slate in 2008. In 2010, he collected his third career PASS win, and finish fourth in the point standings. Since that year, Sanborn’s PASS appearances became more selective, usually competing in his own cars, with scattered appearances for different teams, with a brief reunion for the Moody camp during the middle of the 2017 season.
This offseason, however, everything came full circle as the team announced that Sanborn would be back for 2023.
After bad luck at Hickory Motor Speedway in March, Sanborn hit the track this past weekend at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut hot, putting down consistently fast practice laps. On Saturday afternoon, Sanborn showed what he had for the field almost immediately in the 75-lap feature for Thompson’s traditional Icebreaker weekend.
Starting in fourth, Sanborn worked his way up to second quickly; taking the lead from Gabe Brown on a Lap 4 restart after Andy Shaw spun in Turn 4. After losing the lead to Derek Griffith on Lap 15, Sanborn rebounded on the next restart on Lap 21. After that, Sanborn held the lead for good, winning his first career race at Thompson, and kicking off the PASS North championship fight in style.
“Man it’s awesome, I can’t even explain to you how cool this is. We just had a bad, bad, bad fast car today. I knew it all weekend, it’s just incredible. I really have to thank Rick Moody for putting me in this car, I hope there’s more to come, but this is awesome,” Sanborn told Racing America.
Saturday’s Icebreaker win came with a performance that Sanborn had sensed in March at Hickory, and he was thankful to have had a chance to show what the team had done this time around.
“I know we got a good piece. Even at Hickory I know we had a good piece, but we got into some unfortunate circumstances with a car blowing up in front of us, and wrecking. But, we had a fast car running in the Top 3 there. I am so stoked that we pulled off the win at Thompson. I’m thinking more wins, is what I’m thinking right now.”
Behind Sanborn, Gabe Brown battled Derek Griffith and Eddie MacDonald for the runner-up spot, with Brown finishing second ahead of Griffith and MacDonald respectively, with Johnny Clark rounding out the Top 5.
The PASS Super Late Models are right back at it, this coming Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as they compete for 50-mile-long laps in the Northeast Classic. You can see all the racing live at 11am ET on Racing America.
PASS Icebreaker 75 Unofficial Results
1) 44 - Trevor Sanborn - 75 Laps
2) 47 - Gabe Brown - 75
3) 12g - Derek Griffith - 75
4) 17ma - Eddie MacDonald - 75
5) 54 - Johnny Clark - 75
6) 94 - Garrett Hall - 75
7) 39 - Max Cookson - 75
8) 88 - Brandon Barker - 75
9) 60 - DJ Shaw - 75
10) 7ct - Cory Casagrande - 75
11) 12 - Dennnis Spencer, Jr. - 75
12) 7-3d - Joey Doiron - 75
13) 21 - Josh King - 75
14) 20 - Joe Pastore - 75
15) 27nh - Wayne Helliwell, Jr. - 75
16) 40ri - Mike Mitchell - 75
17) 18 - Michael Scorzelli - 74
18) 17 - Kevin Folan - 74
19) 24j - JP Josiasse - 73
20) 29 - Austin Teras - 65
21) 28 - Rowland Robinson - 13
22) 50 - Andy Shaw - 2