PASS National Championship Kicks Off On Saturday At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 20) – Following a three-month offseason, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model racers will kick off the 2018 National Championship season this Saturday afternoon at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina. The 13th Annual South Carolina Clash 200 will see the best short track racers from across North America converge on the tough egg-shaped oval for the $6000 top prize. While Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe will be on quest for his sixth PASS National title, Kannapolis, NC’s Matt Craig will be going for an unprecedented third straight PASS South Super Late Model championship beginning at Dillon.
Seekonk, MA. – A joint announcement centered on guaranteed starting positions for the 3rd annual U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model race this summer, has been announced by Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) President Mike Parks and Race Promoter Gary Sagar.
The Northeast’s Premier 200-lap Pro Stock/Super Late Model race, paying $10,000 to win, is scheduled for Wednesday night, July 18, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
Qualifiers For 2018 “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” Program Announced
NAPLES, ME (February 16) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today the expansion of the newly named “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” program in 2018. Now in its fifth year, the groundbreaking “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” concept will expand to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest events. Competitors from both the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots, while keeping focused on the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway throughout the season.
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Jacob Perry of Stonington, CT., will be starting a new adventure this race season, as he gets behind the wheel in the #76 Valenti Modified car this season. Like most race car drivers Jacob has been getting ready for the 2018 race season, “Working on the racecars, using Iracing to practice and snowboarding.”
Jacob will be racing the full V-Modified schedule, a total of 15 races at 8 different tracks including 1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The first race of the season is on April 7th at Thompson Motorsports Park. “The track I’m looking most forward to on the schedule is probably NHMS. I can’t wait to be up on the big track after running the Bandolero track there. I’m also excited for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.”
Last to First: Brad Keselowski Charges Through Field to Win Advance Auto Parts Clash;
Alex Bowman Takes Pole for 60th Annual DAYTONA 500
- Bowman Puts Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Former Team in Familiar Territory at the ‘World Center of Racing’
- 2016 DAYTONA 500 Champion Denny Hamlin Qualifies Second
- Danica Patrick 28th in Qualifying for Final DAYTONA 500 Start
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2018) – Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway with a dominating last-to-first run over the course of the 75-lap event.
The Advance Auto Parts Clash (run in segments of 25 and 50 laps), a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series non-points, invitation-only battle, is always a highlight of Speedweeks. The 17-driver field featured 2017 pole winners, former Clash champions, former DAYTONA 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2017 and drivers who qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy Series playoffs.
NASCAR Launches All-New Fantasy Game for 2018 Season
NASCAR Fantasy Live enhancements inspired by stage racing format
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 5, 2018) – Following a successful first season of stage racing, NASCAR® today announced a new fantasy game inspired by the competition format that has created closer, side-by-side racing and even more dramatic moments throughout races.
Accessible via NASCAR.com and the NASCAR Mobile app, the all-new NASCAR Fantasy Live follows the NASCAR official scoring system, allows players to make in-race driver substitutions and features incentives for correctly predicting stage wins, race wins and more.
PASS Super Late Model Racers Preparing To Kick Off 2018 Season At Dillon
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 8) – Racers from across the country are busy counting down the days as the 2018 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway draws closer. The 13th Annual South Carolina Clash 200 at Dillon on Saturday, February 24 will not only mark the beginning of the PASS National Championship Series, but it will also be the first race of the PASS South Super Late Model schedule.
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Addie McDaniel of Bridgton, Maine, will be back in the #56 racing in the Rebels and Bandits Series at Oxford Plains Speedway. Addie has been keeping busy during the off season. “This off season I’ve been mainly finishing school, working, and enjoying the snow. Not too much racecar stuff going on right now.”
April 22nd is the first day of race season at OPS, “This year I’ll be running Rebels on Wednesday nights full time. Also depending on when I get my bandit straightened back out, we’ll be back on Saturday nights with that car (probably around mid to late season) I also have a surprise in store for 2018 that I can’t spill yet! Last year, I raced bandits full time getting 10th in points (missing 9th by 1 point!) and got to try the new rebel and finished 3rd in a heat before I lost the alternator and couldn’t make the feature.”
Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement with Maplewood Convenience Stores and Irving Oil to become the entitlement sponsors of the Thunder Road Late Model division. The agreement runs through the 2020 season and includes full naming rights to the track’s top auto racing class.
The Maplewood/Irving Late Models have been the lead division at Thunder Road since 1992 when the division was created. They were known at the time as the Late Model Sportsmen. The division competes under American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model rules.
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David “Rowdy” Smart of Exeter, NH., will be doing double duty again this race season. Competing in the Ironman Division at Lee Speedway as well as Star Speedway in New Hampshire. In the off season you can find David online doing Iracing, video games, Facebook Live Fans and Secondlife.
This race season “Rowdy” is looking to take home 2 championships and doing more car show for the fans.
Patenaude sweeps Pro finals in Maine for ECS Conx2share Series,
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HERMON, Maine (Jan. 29, 2018) – Vermont veteran Leo Patenaude swept the Pro class finals over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Rounds 3 and 4 on the 15-race 2018 campaign at Del Merritt’s famed Speedway 95.
Patenaude (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) slotted into second at the start of Saturday’s final and took the lead from Mike Pilotte (Team Southside/Polaris) at lap five. Pilotte settled for second, while former national Semi-Pro champion Montana Jess (Triple 9 Optics/Arctic Cat) filled out the podium.