Scott and the #77
took the WIN
at the 10/19 ALL-STAR
in a wild race delayed by rain
Chubbuck, Hirschman and Perley Win at All-Star
by Denise Dupont
#77 Team Report:
Saturday, October 6th the Hight Motorsports team
traveled to All-Star Speedway in Epping, NH for what
they thought would be their last race of the year in the
PASS 150. The car was good all throughout practice.
Driver Scott Chubbuck qualified the car in the third
starting position for the feature event. Excitement
filled the pit of the Hight Motorsports crew in
anticipation for the evening’s race. Too bad Mother
Nature had other plans for the night. Rain moved in just
as the Super Late Models were rolling to the starting
grid. The race was cancelled.
Fast forward two weeks. The Hight Chevrolet Monte Carlo
is back in Epping, NH for the All-Star Nationals, a 150
lap pro-stock race with the winner’s share of the purse
being $10,000. The two day event was reduced to one when
Mother Nature again ruined the plans for Friday night’s
After arriving Thursday evening, the car finally got to
see the race track early Saturday afternoon for a couple
of good practice sessions. Scott’s bad racing luck began
after the drivers meeting when he drew himself the tail
end of the 8 car heat race.
In the heat race Scott became the innocent victim of a
battle between Dan McKeage and DJ Shaw. Scott was able
to continue despite pretty severe damage on all corners
of the car. With a badly bent wheel and bent panhard bar
Scott salvaged a 3rd place finish.
After the heat races rain moved in over the speedway and
a long delay followed. The team spent the rain delay
repairing the car, straightening the rear end and the
An 8th place starting position in the feature kept Scott
away from the first three cautions further back in the
field. However, the fourth caution started in front of
Scott on lap 2 (yes lap 2, the 4th caution), when the
field was done stacking up in the middle of turns 3 and
4 the Hight Motorsports car was on top of the 88 Russ
For a moment it looked like that would be how the season
would end for the team. The crew frantically scurried to
the pit box to wait for the wrecker. Meanwhile, under
the calm direction Glenn Stueber, team spotter, crew
chief and motivational speaker, Scott was told to, “put
the car in reverse and get off the guy.” And just as
easy as that Scott backed off of the #88 and drove
around into the pit with all four tires, apparently
pointed in the same direction.
With the help of the crew and several others who joined
in, some hammering, and several rolls of duct tape Scott
was back on the track, with all the body panels (most of
them taped together).
He made decent progress through the field over the next
30 laps. Around lap 35 the car began to push and it
became apparent the right front tire was slowly going
flat. The bad news was that it came during the beginning
of the longest green flag run of the night. The good
news was that the run only lasted about 15 laps. With
the crew waiting, what seemed like an eternity, at the
pit stall, the words, “there is our yellow,” finally
came from Glenn who then told Scott to hit pit road for
two right side tires.
Scott returned to the track with two fresh right side
tires, the right front that came off the car had only 9#
of air pressure. He restarted 15th and again looked to
have a long ways to go to get to the front. However when
the green flag flew Scott found out he was driving a
rocket. Within about 10 laps he was up to 7th for the
12th restart of the race. He continued his drive to the
front setting outside and inside of competitors, being
careful not to scratch the paint. By lap 80, Chubbuck
passed Travis Benjamin for the lead. During that battle
half of the right front fender, not surprisingly, was
Scott survived what seemed several restarts in the next
13 laps. Then when coming to the one to go flag, track
owner, Bobby “ShowStoppa” MacArthur, indicated the show
would stop in two laps as the midnight curfew had
arrived. Chubbuck held off Dan McKeage, who raced Scott
very clean, for the final two laps to win the race!
Under the direction of team owner Corey Hight, and with
the approval of Glenn, Scott showed his respect for the
noise curfew by bunting the nose of the car against the
front stretch wall and putting on a spectacular smoke
PASS 400 Weekend -
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
September 21-23, 2007
To hear some of the challenges one might wonder what kind of weekend
the Hight Motorsports team had.
Friday’s practice was spent chasing a bad shock which was luckily
discovered just prior to the last practice of the day. On Saturday
the luck of the draw led to a long day of qualifying and Sunday
track officials decided to put track conditioner on the racing
surface which gave a little extra hardship in addition to the 23rd
starting position driver Scott Chubbuck would face in the 300
lapper. None the less The Hight Motorsports team made the best of
every situation, keeping a good attitude and having another fun
filled, successful weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for the
PASS 400 weekend.
Driver Scott Chubbuck’s lucky drawing streak came to an abrupt end
with he drew dead last for the first heat race. The short, 12 lap,
qualifiers didn’t give Scott enough time to make it into the 5th
transfer spot, but a solid finish of 7th started him 3rd in the
first consolation race. A tight pack of 5 cars battled all 12 laps
for the 4 transfer positions in the consi race, with Chubbuck
earning a 2nd place finish. That put Scott starting 23rd for
Sunday’s 300 lap event. Spirits stayed high in the Hight pit as
everyone knew the Monte Carlo was one of the fastest at the track.
Sunday’s events started with a great 100 lap outlaw race which saw
Hight Motorsports crew member Tony Ricci put on some of the best
racing of the weekend as he piloted Scott Mulkern’s #84 outlaw. He
battled JR Baril for the final 20 laps and ultimately finished just
inches behind him for a 2nd place finish.
Next it was Chubbuck’s turn to race. The plan was to go easy for the
first part of the race and just pass what cars came easy and stay on
the lead lap. That strategy paid dividends early as Chubbuck was
well inside the top ten by lap 100. When the caution flew around lap
130 the car was great and Scott had driving flawlessly into the 4th
position. It was time for the scheduled pit stop for right side
tires and all the gas that could be packed into it. The Hight
Motorsports crew performed great and got Scott back onto the track
for a 5th place restart. Unfortunately the right side tires did not
match well at all with the old left side tires. It was about 40 laps
before the next caution flew. Scott brought the car back in for
fresh left side tires and restarted about 12th position.
Chubbuck made another great charge to the front and within 50 laps
was back up into 4th position but the car was not as good as it was
early in the race. The ill handling car along with multiple restarts
in the closing laps cost Scott a couple position, but he still
brought the car home to a fantastic 7th place without a scratch on
The next race for the Hight Motorsports team will be the PASS race
at All-Star Speedway Saturday October 6th.
The Biggest Race in
Sunday, September 2nd
Hight Motorsports team was confident heading into last
weekends Peterbilt 250 at New Brunswick International
Speedway. The two previous races on the Pro All Stars Series
resulted in two podium finishes.
The team arrived at NBIS Thursday morning, unfortunately the
rain arrived at the same time. But by early evening the
track was dry and the Hight Motorsports car took to the
track for some practice laps. After a few adjustments Scott
determined the car was good and should be left alone until
After camping out at the front of the pit gate line Saturday
morning the team unloaded and was fast all day long. Over
the course of the four practice sessions Scott’s name never
appeared below third on the time sheets.
After some ribs and a good nights rest the crew returned
Sunday morning for race day. Again the car was fast in all
three practices, never falling below third on the time
Scott drew the outside pole for heat number two and led from
flag to flag in the 20 lap heat race. That put the Hight car
on the outside pole for the largest race in New Brunswick.
Unfortunately it was all down hill from there.
Battling against Frank Frasier, Chubbuck led the first lap
of the race, but decided to settle into second place when
the first caution came out around lap 7. With a car spun at
the exit of turn 2, Scott drove through the hole at the
bottom of the track, only to have the spun car roll forward
into his right front tire. After making a lap riding on the
rim Scott made it into the pits where the crew changed the
right front tire.
Over the next 30 laps he worked his way through the slower
traffic. He was as fast as the leaders but under the next
caution he wanted to come in to check the toe as it felt
like the car was out of adjustment. As it turned out the
sway bar linkage had actually broken during the flat tire,
so the bar was not working. The crew put a plan in place to
remedy the problem over the course of about 3 stops.
In the mean time Scott reported the motor running hot, which
was very uncharacteristic of this motor. He worked hard to
cool it down during the cautions and under race conditions,
however around lap 100 the big red light came on in driver’s
compartment and the weekend was over. The motor
affectionately know as “Crispy” had expired.
The team however won’t be discouraged. Even though bad luck
won out on Sunday night the team still had a strong showing
for the weekend and looks forward to the 2008 edition of the
The crate motor is on its way into the chassis and the team
will move onto Beech Ridge for the PASS 400 weekend.
Thanks to Kyle's Mom
Speedway 95 on Sunday, August 26th
Sunday August 19th - 3 PM
PASS North SLM 150
Hight Chevrolet Pontiac Buik GMC of Skowhegan, ME
P.T. Watts and Watson Racing Heads
Speed51 Trackside Now:
PASS North at Wiscasset Speedway
Full report of the day's activities
Experience Pays Off For Johnny Clark at Wiscasset
Former Track Regular Grabs Victory in PASS North Return
When the Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Models
visited Wiscasset Raceway (ME) on Sunday for the first time
since the 2004 season, fans in the packed grandstands saw
some things that were different. There were some new paint
schemes, new driver and team combinations, a new track owner
in Doug White and new faces on the Tour.
However, one thing had not changed in three years, or longer
even. That was the fact that it takes experience to be able
to wheel a racecar successfully around the coastal Maine
oval and when it came to experience in the field for this
event, nobody could top former track regulars Johnny Clark
and Scott Chubbuck, who finished first and second in the
150-lap PASS North feature.
Clark got his start in racing driving a Strictly Stock at
Wiscasset in 1994. At that time, Chubbuck was one of the top
guns in the Pro Stock [now Super Late Model] division.
So for Clark to beat Chubbuck to take this victory was a
“It’s unbelievable,” said Clark. “I grew up watching him
race, but I don’t want to make him sound old because he’s
not old. I was in Strictly Stocks when he was in Pro Stocks.
I always looked up to Scott Chubbuck and I still do today.
We get along real good and we race each other really clean.
When I first started racing, I made a couple of bonehead
moves and got into him, but that is behind us now.”
“It’s a lot of fun [to race with Johnny Clark], except when
he brings up stories of watching me race when he was young,”
chuckled Chubbuck after the race. “It makes me feel old.”
Young, old or somewhere in between, Clark just likes racing
“He races people with respect if they show him respect,”
said Clark. “He’s one of the best racecar drivers in the
state, that’s for sure.”
Clark started the race in the 12th position because PASS
rules dictate that a winner from this current season cannot
start a feature race in a top-10 position. He wasted little
time working through the pack as Rick Martin and Steve Berry
both led laps early on.
“It worked out good,” said Clark. “You always say that you
don’t want to start that far back and that you hate the
rule, but I totally understand the rule. It makes for a
better race. I enjoyed coming up through.”
Just before halfway, Clark took over the top spot and never
looked back from there. Chubbuck could stay on Clark’s
bumper, but he never took the lead.
“We had the car on a rail,” said Clark. “[Crew chief] Bobby
[Clark] said that it looked like DJ Shaw’s car when he won
the Coastal 200 here. He was on a rail and just glided
around. He was just on a ride and that is basically how they
had the car for me tonight. I was just along for a ride. The
car was so good and you only get one of those a couple of
times each year.”
That fact was not lost on Clark’s fellow competitors.
“Johnny was just better than everybody, but he’s always good
here,” said third-place finisher Ben Rowe. “He’s definitely
got this place figured out.”
Clark knew that he had a great car after he won Saturday
night’s 50-lap weekly Pro Stock/Super Late Model event.
Still, he didn’t let the pressure of having to perform get
“Not at all. I took a nap a few hours before the race and
just rested up,” said Clark. “They looked the car over.
We’ve been so strong since we’ve come here for the two
50-lappers. I know that they are only 50 laps, but the car
was just so good when the sun went down, that I was really
grinning when the sun went down. That is when the car was
really on a rail.
“We were joking last night that we had just won the Busch
race and now we had to go and win the big race. We went out
and did that.”
Finishing behind Clark, Chubbuck and Rowe were Travis
Benjamin and Mike Rowe.
4th - 2nd
Clark's Car Crushing Pro Stock 50
Scott Chubbuck finishes second as Johnny Clark scores the win and Sam
Sessions takes third in the Clark's Car Crushing Pro Stock Division
debut at "The Center of Speed" now under the
new ownership of Doug White.
Autograph Session on the All-Star Speedway front stretch
in the All-Stars 200
Epping, NH - June
30th: After a run to a 4th in Heat One, Scott started the feature
from 7th. At the green flag, Scott settled into a solid run usually
in 6th spot (high place of 4th on lap 71). But on lap 93 the
first of several incidents with other cars sent the #77 around in
turn four and into the infield grass and down a lap into 17th place.
With the help of a Lucky Dog lap back, Scott got back onto the lead
lap only to be caught up in another tangle started by the pink #0.
Back in action the #77 posted an 11th place finish.
Finishes 7th at Unity
ME: The Hight Motorsports team arrived at Unity Raceway this
weekend for its first PASS race with new driver Scott
Chubbuck. The car ran well in practice Friday among the top
5 most of the day. In practice Saturday morning the car was
fast again in the top 5 the first two sessions and 7th
in the third session.
on team owner Corey’s luck from two weeks ago in drawing the
rear for the heat race at NBIS, Scott drew himself last
again in the heat races. From that 8th place
starting position he got up to 5th to earn a
starting position of 14th for the feature.
came to feature time, the car started out pretty good and
Scott quickly moved into the top 10. However, later in the
race it became quite tight and kept him from advancing
beyond 7th place. All in all it was a good race,
Scott did a great job getting everything he could out of the
car, and brought it back to us in one piece. The team is
happy to have a solid run to build on in the next race.
tuned for us to announce our next race within a couple days.
"Best of the Best" Pro Stock 100
Geary, NB - Sat. June 2nd
The #77 Takes the WIN
Checkers to Wreckers.com
Tucker, of Fredericton is second and
Dave O’Blenis of Boundary Creek is third.
win guaranteed Chubbuck a starting spot on
the grid for the Peterbilt 250 on September 2.
Story in The Daily Gleaner HERE
PASS North at New Brunswick Int'l
Geary, NB - May 19th
Cancelled due to Weather
Scott Chubbuck was to be the driver.
Jackson Hight checks out the
December 22, 2006
The Hight Motorsports team is busy preparing the Hight Dealerships
Monte Carlo for the 2007 season. The new graphics on the car were
recently completed at Erik Designs in Rumford. Now it is time to set
it up on jack stands in the new shop and prepare it for competition
over the winter months.
The team plans to support the Pro All Stars Series in their major
events as well as any other large pro stock race in the region in
the 2007 season. Once all the schedules are released the team plans
to establish a tentative 4 to 6 race schedule for the season. A
driver announcement will also be forthcoming in the next couple of
Hight Motorsports would like to thank sponsors Hight Chevrolet,
Buick, Pontiac and GMC now of Skowhegan and Farmington as well as
Al’s Pizza for continued support. And new for the 2007 season the
team welcomes the new Hight Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Madison as well
as Martin Leblanc Builders on board.