Waterbury, VT –Barre, VT’s Jason Corliss and Somerville, MA’s Jim Linardy have filed the first official full season entries for the American Canadian Tour’s (ACT’s) 2017 season. The 10-race ACT Late Model Tour Championship will kick off on Sunday, April 9 with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.
Corliss hopes to carry forward his late-season momentum, after finishing as runner-up in the 2016 Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in October. Always a quiet, steady competitor, Corliss cut his racing teeth at Thunder Road, capturing the Street Stock title early in his career, moving through the Tiger Sportsman division, and eventually on to the ACT Late Models. With support of owner Chris Burnett and Burnett Scrap Metals, the #66VT team is setting their sights on top of the ACT standings in 2017.
Benjamin Motorsports would like to welcome Associated Grocers of New England back onboard for the 2017 Pro All Star Racing season ! Associated Grocers of New England was an important part of Benjamin Motorsports during our 2012 PASS Championship run ! AG New England was founded in 1946 by a mall, enterprising group of independent grocers, drawn together to combine their buying power in order to better serve their customers. You can read more about the cooperative’s history please visit their web site AGNE.com .
Today, the company serves stores in the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Upstate New York/Albany area, Northeast Maryland, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Bradley McCaskill In Unexpected Position For PASS Return To Southern National
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 22) – In the early 2000s, the ranks of Super Late Model racing in the southeast were shrinking. The few tracks that featured the division, which included Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC, were eliminating them and there was not a series for teams to follow. By the winter of 2005, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry decided to take a big risk in expanding his sanctioning body that was already finding success in New England. When the inaugural PASS South Super Late Model season was announced in 2006, the second race that inaugural year was at Southern National and was won by the legendary Freddie Query. Now, 11 years later, PASS South continues as the oldest and most successful Super Late Model sanction in the region, and fittingly, returns to Southern National for the first time in two years, along with the NASCAR Late Model Stocks, for the Dogwood 300 on Saturday afternoon, March 4.
One of the drivers who came on board to support PASS virtually from the beginning was Knightdale, NC’s Bradley McCaskill. In 2008 and 2009, McCaskill competed for the championship, with a best point finish of 10th in 2009. As he settled down to start a family, he stepped back to compete closer to home in the Limited Late Model and Late Model Stock divisions. But, with his own graphics business that worked closely with many PASS teams, McCaskill was never too far from the series that he got his start. (more…)
EXIT Realty has signed on as the premier sponsor of the Modified Touring Series for 2017. Derek Beatrice, owner of EXIT Realty Beatrice Assoc., has been involved in motor sports for a number of years sponsoring billboards at several speedways, as well as assisting several race teams. Some of these ventures with EXIT Realty included sponsorship of drivers Eddie MacDonald in a Sprint Cup Car he ran at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and John McKennedy of the Valenti Modified Tour, both champions in their own right. EXIT Realty will make their presence at each event informing spectators of their services and loyalty to the sport.
Gary and Alichia Knight, founders of the series, would like to welcome EXIT Realty as the Title Sponsor for the new and exciting Modified Touring Series. Gary, former race car driver turned promoter, has been working very hard to promote the series and looks forward to working with EXIT Realty to give them maximum exposure.
BENNINGTON, Vermont (Feb. 20, 2017) – Vermont veterans and talented brothers Leo and Hunter Patenaude made a clean sweep of the Pro classes over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 3 on its seven-race 2017 schedule at Willow Park.
Leo (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) kicked off his impressive weekend with a strong run in Saturday’s Pro Open final. The older of this skilled brother act from Hartland slotted into fourth at the start, took the lead on lap seven and pulled away for top honors. Hunter finished three seconds back in the runner-up spot, with Kristoffer Holm (Team Southside/Polaris) filling out the podium in third. (more…)
Northwest Qualifiers For Oxford And Hickory, Entry Forms, And Lap Boards Keep PASS Busy
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 15) – Although the 2017 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) season is barely under way, North America’s most prominent Super Late Model tour is already looking towards two of the biggest events of the year, the 44th Annual Oxford 250 in August and the recently announced Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November. Today officials from PASS, the Northwest Super Late Model Series, and Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (WVSO) announced that two events at the Washington State speedway will serve as qualifiers for each of the premier events in PASS.
“I met Tom [Mayberry] at North Wilkesboro about five years ago and since then we have become good friends and shared a lot of late night talks while on the road traveling,” said Garrett Evans, a multi-time Super Late Model champion in the Northwest. “It was a great honor to have the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at WVSO, my hometown track, a few years ago. The timing wasn’t right for a series in our area then, but I feel things are getting closer for PASS to possibly return next year.” (more…)
AMÉRICAN-CANADIAN TOUR ANNOUNCES 2017 QUEBEC SCHEDULE
Montréal, QC – 2017-02-13 – The American Canadian Tour is pleased to announce the 2017 Serie ACT schedule, which will feature six (6) events in the Province of Quebec, under the direction of a new management team.
Marc Patrick Roy will serve as the Managing Director for the Serie ACT in Quebec. “M.P. Roy is a familiar presence at short tracks in Quebec and the northeastern U.S., and brings a wealth of knowledge and renewed enthusiasm to his new position”, said ACT President Tom Curley. “We are delighted to have him join our team. He brings with him a strong team of officials who have been involved in ACT racing for many years, in a variety of capacities. We look forward to the 2017 Serie ACT events”, concluded Curley. (more…)
Irvan Makes Late Charge To Claim PASS Winter Meltdown At Dillon
DILLON, SC (February 4) – Third-generation racer Jared Irvan was able to move past leader Christian Eckes following a late-race restart and led the rest of the way to win the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model national season opener Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway. Irvan’s win in the Winter Meltdown 200 was his first since capturing the checkered flag at Anderson Motor Speedway back in 2015.
“We both spun the tires a little bit on that last restart and ended up going into turn one too fast and I actually thought I went in too high, but he [Eckes] did too and I was able to come off with the lead,” said Irvan. “This is really big for our momentum for the rest of the year and hopefully we can get a little more sponsorship to help us through the rest of the year.” (more…)
Winter Meltdown And Rich SC History Meet In PASS Opener At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 2) – While New England and Canada’s best dig out of the snow to make their way South, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers from across the Southeast prepare to greet them for this weekend’s 4th Winter Meltdown at Dillon Motor Speedway. While Dillon has hosted PASS as part of the South Carolina Clash event since 2008, this year’s 200 lap Meltdown will be held there for the first time. The Winter Meltdown has been dominated by New Englanders with Brad Leighton taking the checkered flag at New Smyrna in 2010 and Maine’s Joey Doiron claiming the last two versions with wins at Auburndale and Greenville. (more…)
Patenaude, Thibodeau post clean sweeps in Bangor for ECS Conx2share Series,
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BANGOR, Maine (Feb. 2, 2017) – Vermont veteran Hunter Patenaude and Maine native Kassie Thibodeau notched clean sweeps in their respective classes over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed the first two rounds of competition on the 2017 schedule at historic Bass Park.
Patenaude (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo), of Hartland, Vermont, stormed to victory in Saturday’s Pro Open final ahead of Team Southside/Polaris teammates Kristoffer Holm and Cody Paolella. On Sunday, Patenaude dominated the 10-lap final on a challenging track as Paolella and Scott VandeBorne (Team Southside/Polaris) filled out the podium. (more…)