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. (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. (more…)
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.”
The Thunder Road Late Model division will be known as the Maplewood/Irving Late Models through the 2020 season. (Alan Ward photo)
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.
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,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
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. (more…)
PASS Sets 2018 Dates To Crown Super Late Model’s National Champion
45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Top 3 Finishers Get Guaranteed Spots For Oxford 250 & Richmond’s Commonwealth Classic
Dillon, Thompson, Richmond, North-South Shootout At Concord And Meltdown At Hickory Fill Out Remainder Of Championship Schedule
NAPLES, ME (January 26) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six dates and locations that will make up the 11th Annual PASS National Championship Series. The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events, at a diverse group of tracks in both PASS North and PASS South, that will determine an overall PASS National Champion. The PASS National Championship Series will see the champion crowned in the final race of the 2018 season at Hickory Motor Speedway in the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200. And, for the first time ever, the PASS National Championship Series will visit Richmond Raceway in Virginia to headline the inaugural Commonwealth Classic on October 19-20. Additionally, the Spring’s most prestigious short track race in the country, the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, will now see the top three finishers get guaranteed starting spots, not only for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, but also for the Commonwealth Classic at Richmond. (more…)
The ACT Late Model Tour champion will receive $10,000 in point fund money in 2018, with almost $41,000 in total posted awards for the top point finishers and rookie drivers. (Alan Ward photo)
Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that they have finalized the point fund for the 2018 ACT Late Model Tour season. A total of $40,750 has been posted in season-ending awards, a total increase of nearly $10,000 over the 2017 season.
The 2018 ACT Late Model Tour champion will receive the same $10,000 point fund award has they have in recent seasons. However, substantial increases have been posted for much of the top-10. Second place in the final standings for the upcoming season will receive $6,000, while the third-place finisher is slated to earn $4,500. Fourth and fifth place will collect $3,500 and $3,000, respectively.
Travis Dunbar of Auburn, Maine will be back in a Pro Stock sponsors by Northeast log sales for the 2018 race season at Wiscasset Speedway. In the off season Travis has been busy, “Working in Biddeford as the IEP Coordinator, spending time with my family, and getting ready for the 2018 race season.”
Last Season Travis raced at OPS in the Bud Super Late Model Series, “We have been racing in the pro stock/super late model division since 2015. After trying the grueling weekly racing schedule at Oxford Plains Speedway, we decided to return to the high banks and bi-weekly racing schedule at Wiscasset Speedway.”
Randy Potter (#02NH), seen here in ACT Late Model Tour competition in 2011, has joined the ACT staff as as technical inspector for the 2018 season. (file photo
Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that Randy Potter has joined the ACT staff as a Technical Inspector. Potter will work alongside Director of Competition Pete Knights at all ACT Late Model Tour events throughout the 2018 season.
Potter has been involved in Northeast racing for more than three decades as a competitor. He raced full-time on the ACT Late Model Tour during the 2007-2012 seasons, winning one event and finishing in the top-10 in points each season. Knights served as Potter’s crew chief during his time on the Tour.