actParent Returns to New Smyrna World Series of Asphalt Racing

Waterbury, VT –In 2011, Ray Parent from Tiverton, Rhode Island, decided to start his full-time American Canadian Tour (ACT) career at the inaugural event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) during the World Series of Asphalt Racing in February of that year. Parent had raced primarily at the famous D.A. Vendetti “Cement Palace”, Seekonk Speedway, a typical ¼ mile bullring that New England racing is known for.

Parent had been successful racing in what was known as a Pro Stock (Super Late Model) race car for years in the southern New England market. The ACT Late Model program, with its innovative cost-conscience crate motors, sealed Koni shock absorbers, and 8” restricted tire usage program, had booked a winter race at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida during the February race activities in the Daytona Beach area. Parent decided it was time for a change with his Amtrol sponsored race team.
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300-PASS-North-Logo-copyPASS To Offer Dual Championships For Northern SLM Competitors In 2015; 4 PASS National Races Announced

NAPLES, ME (December 15) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today a unique championship format that will be awarded to Northeastern and Canadian Super Late Model competitors in 2015. PASS Super Late Model competitors will have the opportunity to race for an overall PASS North championship, which will encompass all 16 events on the 2015 schedule, or the PASS Northeast Super Late Model championship, which will only include the 12 events scheduled in New England.

“Allowing our racers the option to compete for the overall PASS North championship or the new PASS Northeast Super Late Model championship is a big step forward for the series,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “This will allow racers who don’t have the funds or time to compete in the Canadian events a chance to still race for a championship. Likewise, the 2015 PASS North titlist will truly be able to call himself short track racing’s international champion.”
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2015 NEMST Technical Rules Bulletin – NEMST Teams Encouraged To Use Innovation

Over the past few seasons many new teams have joined the North East Mini Stock Tour, mixing well with the veterans that have been with us from the early seasons. It is by far the most satisfying feeling seeing different makes and models of cars from all over an entire region competing with one another and continuing to raise the bar week after week and year after year.

Since the inception of the NEMST is has been designed and planned to be By Racers, For Racers. Many people will see numerous areas within the rule books season after season that leave many levels of interpretation up to the teams running. This is not considered cheating, or bending, or trying to ‘pull the wool’ over technical officials eyes.
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ACTDefending Champions File Entry for American Racer Challenge
New Smyrna Speedway to Host Second ACT Race

Waterbury, VT –The entry list for the American Racer Challenge event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) during the 2015 World Series of Asphalt Racing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 16 and 17, is filled with ACT Champions from both the ACT US and Quebec tours.

Defending New Smyrna Challenge Champion, and 2014 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, New Hampshire won the first event held at New Smyrna in 2011. “I can’t think of a better way to start the new season off than to win again at New Smyrna. I really like the race track, and we had a blast there a few years ago. Our goal is to use this as a springboard for defending our Championship on the Tour (ACT) this year,” said Pole.
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OPS Oxford Plains Speedway2015 Oxford 250 Entry Forms, PASS Registrations Now Available Online

NAPLES, ME (December 10) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that entry forms for the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com. The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 is slated for August 28-30, 2015 and will once again continue its distinction as the richest single day motorsports event in the world with over $25,000 going to the winner of the PASS Super Late Model race.
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leebanquet-6Manchester, NH – A full house of racers, crews, officials, and fans from the Lee USA Speedway gathered at the Executive Court to wine, dine, and celebrate the annual Banquet of Champions honoring their achievements for the 2014 season at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed.

 

A year after being awarded Rookie of the Year in the Supermodified division, Jake Stergios of Candia spent the evening at the head table and took home the hardware commemorating his first career championship title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, EKeys 4cars-sponsored division.

 

Defending and three-time champ Tommy Tombarello, Jr. of Haverhill, MA took home second place honors for his 2014 campaign aboard the Witkum Brothers Racing entry, with Sparky MacIver of Sandown and rookies Lance Barthelemy of Fremont and Kyle Sawyer of Kingston rounding out the top five.

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Manchester, Maine

16-year old Reid Lanpher of Manchester has wrapped up his 2014 racing season. The Maranacook High School Junior recently attended his first NASCAR Whelen All American Series banquet where he was honored as Rookie of The Year and for his 2nd place finish in points for the Pro-Division.
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Tentative 2015 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule Released

– Oxford Plains Speedway To Host 3 Events Including The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Paying $25,000 To Win On Sunday, August 30

– Thunder Road Speedway To Host PASS North Super Late Models For First Time Ever On Sunday, May 24

– PASS Expands Into New York State For First Time With Major Event At Airborne Speedway July 18-19

NAPLES, ME (December 1) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the top short tracks in New England and Quebec, highlighted by the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. PASS will further expand into Vermont and New York in 2015 staging events in conjunction with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT). The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on at least 9 different speedways in 4 states and the Canadian province of Quebec in 2015.

“We’re very happy with the slate of tracks that we have assembled for our racers to compete on next year,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “There has already been a lot of excitement surrounding our new partnership with ACT and our fans seem to be excited for what’s in store for 2015. The Oxford 250 continues to be one of short track racing’s biggest events and we believe it will be even bigger and better than ever come next August.”
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ECS LogoClarksburg, Mass. (Dec. 1, 2014) — Sanctioned snowmobile racing in New England resumes this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) kicks off its fifth season with the debut of Hillcross competition at the beautiful Granite Gorge ski area on Rte. 9 in Roxbury Center, New Hampshire.

Hillcross racing offers spectators a chance to witness riders in Pro, Trail, Ditch Banger and Junior classes as they launch up the slope. When it was recently brought back into the prestigious ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Hillcross returned to the spotlight in winter power sports. It’s fast, it’s colorful, and it’s exhilarating. It’s also a true test of man and machine under nature’s finest backdrop.

All four popular brands of today’s technologically-advanced snowmobiles will be competing, including Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-doo and Yamaha. Snowmobile enthusiasts are known for their loyalty to a specific brand, and they’ll all have riders to support at Granite Gorge. With today’s suspension and engine technology, even avid trail riders will be amazed at how quickly these sleds get up the slope.

This weekend’s season opener at Granite Gorge marks the first sanctioned Hillcross event in New England since 2004. ECS officials are planning to host three events in this exciting format. The second and third event dates and locations have not been confirmed and are subject to change, so please check the ECS Web site often for updated news.

In the late 1950s, a committee featuring former Olympians was formed to find an ideal “gateway” mountain in southern New Hampshire. The committee selected Pinnacle Mountain for its location, protection from the wind, its north face and ability to hold snow. Locals know that on Pinnacle Mountain at Granite Gorge, “the powder stays put.”

Today, Granite Gorge offers downhill skiing, cross country skiing, tubing and a terrain park. Skiers and riders can enjoy 17 trails serviced by four lifts, including a 1,500-foot base-to-summit double chair. With the mountain located only five miles from Keene, a variety of dining and lodging options are available. To learn more, visit them online at www.granitegorge.com.

East Coast Snocross, presented by AMSOIL, Woody’s Traction and FXR, is the eastern regional affiliate of ISOC. ECS strives to maintain a healthy level of competition in grassroots snocross, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national teams.

ACTACT Will Visit 11 Different Tracks in 2015

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour Late Models will visit 11 different tracks throughout New England, New York and Quebec during the 13 event 2015 season. Officials have announced the schedule, which will kick off on Sunday, April 12 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH and crown a champion on Saturday, October 17 at Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT.

The ACT Late Models visit two new tracks in 2015. ACT will run their first ever point counting events at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC as a doubleheader with PASS in September and the Late Models will visit Thompson for the first time ever to conclude the season in October.

Full Story – http://newenglandracingnews.com/blog/2014/11/act-tour-will-visit-11-different-tracks-2015/

North East Motor Sports Museum Announces Release of “A History of Auto Racing in New England”

Ipswich, MA: The North East Motor Sports Museum recently announced that is has released its first major product, a book covering much of the history of auto racing in New England.

The new book, “A History of Auto Racing in New England,” is off the press and available now. With over 300 pages and more than 400 photos, this new book is a treasured resource for those who are interested in New England’s racing history.
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