WMMP to Hold Pay-Per-View Doubleheader Without Fans June 6 & 7 Northeast Sports Network to Broadcast Weekly Racing & PASS Events
N. Woodstock, NH – The 2020 White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) racing season is finally getting underway. Track officials have announced plans to hold two events without fans on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.
The doubleheader includes the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener on Sunday with WMMP’s weekly divisions set for action on Saturday. The Northeast Sports Network (NSN) will stream both events online via pay-per-view.
The WMMP racing season had been on hold due to New Hampshire health and safety orders in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, it was determined that events without fans in attendance could happen with strict guidelines in place. Thanks to the NSN pay-per-view broadcast, fans can experience both events from the comfort and safety of their homes.
“We’re excited to finally get some racing on the track,” WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. “We realize it’s not an ideal situation — there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of fans at the track. Still, racers want to race, and fans want to watch, and we think this package is a great solution under the circumstances. We’re very thankful to everyone who has worked together to make this happen.”
The season-opening doubleheader goes green Saturday, June 6 at 5:00pm. All five WMMP weekly divisions will be in action with added-distance features. The Foley Oil & Propane Late Models are running a 75-lap main event while the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers will go 50 circuits.
Extra laps are also on tap for the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s, 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Due to the short notice, the event will not count for points towards the season championships.
PASS takes center stage on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00pm for the second half of the doubleheader. The PASS Super Late Models are set to run 150 laps in their first event of the year. A 40-lap B-Feature will also be held if needed.
In addition to the Super Late Models, the PASS Mods have a 60-lap feature while the Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series are slated for a 50-lap event. The GoMotorsportsShop.com NELCAR Legends Tour rounds out the card. A full schedule of events for both days will be released in the near future.
The Northeast Sports Network will stream a pay-per-view live broadcast of both events online. The cost is $15 for the Saturday event and $25 for the Sunday event. Visit www.NSNSports.net for more information or to purchase the pay-per-view.
For both the Saturday and Sunday events, teams must sign up in advance to compete. Same-day registration will not be permitted. Teams must inform their respective track/series office how many people they expect per team so the event can meet current New Hampshire COVID-19 guidelines. Further guidance will be provided to all teams when they sign up.
To register for the Saturday event, teams can contact the WMMP offices by calling (802) 244-6963 ext. 4 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. PASS Super Late Model and Mod teams may contact the series office at (207) 693-6497 or email@example.com to sign up for Sunday’s event. Honey Badger Street Stock Series teams should contact Mike Mayberry at (207) 317-0296. NELCAR teams can contact their respective series office to register.
For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.proallstarsseries.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
GSPSS and Claremont Motorsports Park finally Going Racing
The Granite State Pro Stock Series and Claremont Motorsports Park are going racing… finally! June 5 at 7pm the sound of stock cars will return to Claremont NH as the facility will see competition for the first time in 2020.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both the series and tracks schedules have been put on hold until now. Due to state of NH restrictions, fans will not be allowed in the grandstands but those wanting to witness this event will be able to do so via Speed51 pay per view. “We are really excited to be able to team up with our partners at speed51 and make this event happen”, stated series President Mike Parks. “While we wish we could have our loyal fans in the stands cheering our competitors on, it’s just not in the cards at this time.”
Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.
The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.
#500atHome Activities To Deliver Race Week Excitement, Traditions to Indianapolis 500 Fans
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 18, 2020 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is embracing the spirit of the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by celebrating #500atHome. Virtual and socially distanced activities are planned for this entire week – the traditional Race Week – for fans leading up to a special national broadcast of the “Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again” on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. (ET) on NBC.
Leading up to Sunday, IMS encourages race fans to virtually celebrate their favorite Race Week traditions, including Miller Lite Carb Day, Legends Day presented by Firestone and Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Race Day from the comfort of their home. Downloadable activities, exciting interactive opportunities, historical content and much more will help to create the ultimate #500atHome experience. Fans are encouraged to visit IMS.com/500atHome all week long to learn more.
Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season and 50th of his Cup career today.
Harvick is the 14th driver to win at least 50 Cup Series races and passes his boss, Tony Stewart, who won 49 during his career, on the all-time list.
Harvick is now tied with NASCAR Hall of Famers Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson with 50 wins.
This marks the 20th win for Stewart-Haas Racing since joining Ford (Harvick has won 15).
The win is Mustang’s third of the season.
Today’s win is Ford’s 689th all-time in NASCAR Cup Series competition.
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light #YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang — POST-RACE INTERVIEW — “I want to thank everybody from NASCAR and all the teams for letting us do what we do. I didn’t think it was gonna be that much different and then we won the race and it’s dead silent out here. We miss the fans, just gotta thank everybody from Busch Light, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Mobil 1, Jimmy John’s, everybody from Ford who helps on this car. It’s a pretty big honor to win 50 races in this deal and I just have to thank all my team guys and everybody for what they’re doing. This Dr. Josh Hughes is one of my really good friends. I spend a lot of time with him and have seen how this whole pandemic has affected our front line workers in person on a weekly basis, so thank you, Josh. We’re thinking of you. I want to say hi to DeLana and my kids at home. I guess we’ll bring home the trophy.”
(Halifax, NS – May 2, 2020) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour has cancelled the first two races of the 2020 season due to the ongoing global pandemic. The Lucas Oil 200 scheduled for May 16th at Petty International Raceway and the Cummins 150 scheduled for May 30th at Scotia Speedworld will not be rescheduled.
As for the remainder of the 2020 schedule, the Tour remains optimistic that we will get some races in this season. Management will continue to monitor the situation and resulting government directives closely. We will make further decisions when we can and share them with you as quickly as possible.
We encourage everyone to follow all directives so we can flatten the curve and get back to the race track this summer!
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the front line workers who are courageously keeping us informed, fed and cared for – you are the true champions!
Rock Maple Racing regional cross country series up for sale Opportunity to take over the helm available for 2020-21
HAMPSTEAD, New Hampshire (Apr. 27, 2020) — An opportunity for those who may consider carrying on a longtime tradition of fun-filled yet competitive snowmobile racing here in the northeast has presented itself in the spring of 2020.
Rock Maple Racing, the regional sanctioning body for cross country snowmobile racing in this part of the country, is for sale. Due to other business concerns which now require more time than ever, the current owners feel that they can no longer give RMR the proper attention it needs moving forward.
“We had a great run the last five winters, but our main business, KTM Exteriors and Recycling, is growing to the point where we no longer have the time to do it right,” RMR owner and president Tara Saxton said. “Yet we’re very proud of the strong relationships we built with our host sites, racers and series partners.
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials have announced the 2020 Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) has been cancelled. The inaugural edition of the event will now take place on April 16 and 17, 2021.
Despite the hopes of series officials, and a previous postponement to May 8 and 9, it became clear in recent days that holding the Northeast Classic in 2020 was no longer practical. The state of New Hampshire recently extended its State of Emergency declaration, and indications are that New Hampshire’s Stay at Home order will also be extended beyond the current May 4 expiration date.
Furthermore, the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to non-essential business, which would prevent the large amount of Quebec-based teams and fans who planned to attend the Northeast Classic from doing so. With the current health and safety concerns, and other postponements and uncertainty throughout the Northeast racing world making rescheduling even more difficult, the decision was made to wait until 2021 for the debut of the highly-anticipated event.