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NEMST Announces Two Maine Races In 2015!

The Pine Tree State is where it all started for the North East Mini Stock Tour back in 2008 with a vision by founder Bob Guptill to have a group of the best mini stock drivers in the region traveling to the best facilities for a yearly series. Entering the tours 7th season only a handful of races have been held in Maine, Guptill’s home state, but there will be two Maine events in 2015!

“Having races in Maine has always been great to expose the best of Northern New England with the best coming out of New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Bringing the tour to Oxford in 2015 on some of the biggest weekends is just incredible. We are honored to be part of ACT’s return to Oxford and on the Legendary 250 weekend!” Said NEMST Promoter Bob Guptill. NEMST’s Maine events have always held great car counts and fierce competition dating back to the early days of the touring series. Names like Greenleaf, Trombley, Audet, Mason, and Collins have always been right on the heels of the Cayers, Wells, Baxters, and Kings. Putting both of these events on will truly show us the best competitors in New England.
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309-PASS South Print LogoCHARLOTTE, NC (November 17) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have added a new race date to the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and new details concerning the May race date at Concord Speedway in North Carolina. Additionally, PASS will partner for the first time with the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series to feature both premier tours at the events at Kingsport and Concord.

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PASS Racing

Noles Conquers Meltdown At Southern National; Rowe, Church Claim PASS Titles

LUCAMA, NC (November 15) – Trevor Noles capitalized on a bold 3-wide move with 10 laps to go to pass Christopher Bell and Jody Measamer and win Saturday afternoon’s Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 at Southern National Motorsports Park. Noles victory was his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model triumph and also marked the first series win for the Coulter Motorsports team.

“We finally got the monkey off our back and I just can’t thank Coulter Motorsports and Randy Renfrow, they give me 110 percent every week,” said Noles in victory lane. “I drove just as hard as I could those last few laps and we’re finally here where we belong. It’s been a long, cold weekend and I just can’t thank everybody enough for being here today.”
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309-PASS South Print LogoWaterbury, VT –Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

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309-PASS South Print LogoCHARLOTTE, NC (November 11) – After a long season that has seen championship races contested in both the United States and Canada, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model National Championship will be decided on Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown will determine the 2014 champion and the contenders could not have come from more varied backgrounds than points leader Ben Rowe and rookie upstart Tyler Dippel.

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PASS Racing

Super Late Model Racing’s Best Prepare For Mason Dixon Meltdown At Southern National

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 7) – As has been customary for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, the season will once again conclude with the running of the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown on Saturday, November 15 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. Some of the best short trackers from Canada to Florida are busily preparing their machines for what will be, for many of them, the final race of a long campaign. One driver looking to cap off a pretty stellar 2014 season is Worcester, Massachusetts’s native Derek Ramstrom. During the late summer and early fall, Ramstrom went to victory lane in two of New England’s most prestigious events, the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and the World Series of Stock Car Racing at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Following a successful 5th place outing with the Petit Motorsports team last weekend at Caraway Speedway’s North-South Shootout, Ramstrom is encouraged to return to his family owned team for another outing at Southern National.

“I love running the tracks down South,” said Ramstrom. “There a lot different from the tracks in the Northeast. They’ve got more banking, they’re a lot faster. I definitely love to come down here.”
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ACT LogoWaterbury, VT –Two of the leading short track sanctioning bodies in the United States and Canada, the American Canadian Tour (ACT) located in Waterbury, VT and the Pro All Star Series (PASS) from Naples, Maine have reached an agreement entering the 2015 season.

 

The first ever “double-header” event to be held between the two groups will take place at the opening event for the 2015 PASS season at the Oxford Plains Speedway(OPS), Oxford, ME on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Both the ACT Late Models and the PASS Super Late Models will compete in 150-lap feature events to open the race season at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway. ACT has a traditional opening day event at the Lee USA Speedway with the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup race on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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ACT LogoWaterbury, VT – In a joint announcement between Robert Hart, owner and promoter of the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) and Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour (ACT), the popular ACT Late Models from throughout New England, New York, and Quebec will return to the annual World Series of Asphalt Racing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on February 16-17, 2015. The teams of ACT will compete in the American Racer Cup, a two feature event, over two nights of racing.

 

“We are very happy to welcome the ACT teams back this February to our World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. The teams that were here several years ago put on some of the best racing we have seen in a long while. We had many fans ask us to try and bring them back to New Smyrna. We are very pleased that they will return to New Smyrna Speedway in 2015,” said Hart.

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ATT00001SOPHIA, NC (November 2) – Scarborough, Maine’s Ryan Moore survived an intense late race battle with Christopher Bell to secure his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win in the 12th Annual North-South Shootout Sunday afternoon at Caraway Speedway. Moore was able to take advantage of an opportunity when Bell appeared to make contact with his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Karl Weber’s machine while trying to put him a lap down, which resulted in a slow leak on Bell’s right front tire. Bell tried to furiously to protect the inside groove as Moore closed in over the final laps, with the two cars making contact entering turn three on the last lap, sending Bell up the track and Moore to victory lane.

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309-PASS South Print LogoCHARLOTTE, NC (October 29) – Since the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models first began turning laps on the short tracks of New England and Canada in 2001, Ben Rowe has been there virtually from the beginning. Rowe, a 4-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion and 2-time winner of the prestigious Oxford 250, has become a modern day short track racing legend thanks to his exploits in PASS over the last 15 years. But, PASS Super Late Model racing’s all-time winningest driver, with nearly 40 checkered flags to his credit, has struggled in recent seasons. Last year, Rowe came South to Caraway Speedway for the North-South Shootout hoping to end the year on a strong note. And, following a late-race caution that eliminated several contenders for the win, Rowe did just that, taking his first win of the season and first in the North-South Shootout.

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IMG_9254 (427x640)CHARLOTTE, NC (October 23) – In its 12-year history, the John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout presented in memory of Charles Kepley has become known for attracting the best in short track racing. And, as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models enter its third season being a part of the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway, this has also proven to be the case as well.

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309-PASS South Print LogoCHARLOTTE, NC (October 21) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today a schedule of at least 12 PASS Pro Late Model events for the upcoming 2015 season. Each PASS Pro Late Model event in 2015 will be in conjunction with the PASS South Super Late Model division. Most events will be 50 laps in length and will continue under the same format that was utilized this season.

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ATT00001ROUGEMONT, NC (October 18) – Making only his second start in an asphalt stock car, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell dominated the second half of the Orange County 150 presented by CV Products Saturday night at Orange County Speedway for his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win. The victory was the second of the 2014 PASS season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team to go along with a win by Busch at Canada’s Autodrome Chaudiere in August.

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photo by Rich Hayes

photo by Rich Hayes

Lee, NH – After waiting out a bit of rain during the Saturday portion of Oktoberfest 2014 at Lee USA Speedway, racers from all over the region competed in 18 divisions of racing action at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed”, closing out the year’s on-track action in style.

With so much racing on tap, track officials decided to schedule a handful of feature events for Saturday night, with the Vintage Outlaw Modifieds taking to the track first. Bill Bernard grabbed the feature win in that one, driving a replica of the famed George Savary Vega wagon-bodied mod.

More open-wheel action followed, with Robin Berghman outrunning Phil Lausier to score the Pro-4 Modified win. Andy Lindeman came out on top of the New England Truck Series main, “Slammin” Sammy Peabody took down the Hobby Stock/Strictly Stock “B” main, and Bob Murphy made it two straight Oktoberfest wins in the V6/V8 Enduro class.

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MacDonald

photo by Alan Ward

Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

 

Barre, VT – The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

MacDonald qualified with the third fastest time in yesterday’s Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Time Trials. Outside polesitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe suffered mechanical issues at the start of the first segment and MacDonald then got around polesitter Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. to take the first segment win, just ahead of O’Donnell in second and 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue in third. Read Full Article →