Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule
(Halifax, NS – January 22, 2018) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is excited to announce their 2018 schedule of events. The schedule features 12 stock car racing events at four unique venues throughout the three Maritime Provinces from May to September. This year marks the 18th season for the popular Late Model touring series.
A number of small changes highlight the 2018 schedule. Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick, will open the season on the Victoria Day weekend with a Saturday, May 19th event. The series will then head to Scotia Speedworld in Enfield, Nova Scotia for Round Two on the Series and the first of four events at the 3/10-mile oval. (more…)
The 2018 race season is just around the corner and Kate Re of Lovell, Maine will be starting the next step in her racing career. “My plans for the 2018 season are to get as much seat time and learn as much as possible. I’m excited to try something new and look forward to the season.”
There are a number of different types of race cars and series, so what made Kate decide to race modifieds, this season? “I’ve wanted to race a modified, ever since I started racing. I like the open wheel style of a modified; I always liked racing the Champ karts when I had the chance, they have a similar open wheel style.”
Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and ARbodies have announced a new contingency agreement for the ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT. ARbodies, neé Aluminum Racing Products, will become an official contingency sponsor of ACT in an agreement that runs through the 2020 racing season.
As part of the contingency deal, ARbodies merchandise certificates will be awarded to the eligible race winner and 10th-place finisher at each ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT event. If said finishers are not eligible for the awards, the merchandise certificates will be awarded to the next eligible competitor.
INNERKIP, ONT- Mike Lichty will becoming back to race in the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2018. The plan is for Lichty to contend for the title in ISMA in 2018. The series will kickoff their 2018 season at the Monadnock Speedway on for a 75 lap race. ” Well first of all, we just want to put a big thanks out to the promoter (Larry Cirillo) and everybody involved at the (Monadnock) speedway for signing us on. I know everybody seems to be extremely excited on their end for us coming and same as on our end for us going there and opening the season up.”
Lichty does not have much knowledge of Monadnock. He has been talking to some modified drivers such as Rob Summers and those drivers believe that ISMA will put on a good show up there. Lichty believes the track will be extremely racy and have more than one groove with a lot of passing. ISMA has usually opened up the season at Oswego but he believes its nice to open up the season at a new track at Monadnock Speedway for the opener.
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.
It will be the second PASS North visit of the 2018 season to the Barre high banks, joining the Memorial Day Classic event that has been on the PASS calendar since 2015. For NEMST, they will make the trip to Thunder Road for the second time in their history and the first since 2013.
Waterbury, Vt. – Officials at the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Thunder Road, and American Racer Tires announced today they have reached a new agreement for American Racer to continue supplying racing tires to both the touring series and race track. The extension of their previous agreement ensures that American Racer will remain the ACT and Thunder Road tire supplier through the 2021 season.
The ACT agreement includes both the U.S.-based ACT Late Model Tour and the Québec-based Série ACT. The two series currently have 19 combined races officially scheduled for 2018 in the U.S. and Canada. Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road has a 19-race 2018 schedule planned.
Waterbury, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that Pete Knights has been appointed as the new Director of Competition for the ACT Late Model Tour. Knights will replace Dean Gallison, who stepped down from the role following the 2017 racing season after 20 years with the organization. Gallison will remain as the Director of Competition at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl.
Knights has been involved in the Northeast racing community for more than 40 years as a crew member and official. He first entered the ACT Late Model scene in the early 1990s working with longtime racer Stacey Cahoon and won the ACT Crew Chief of the Year Award in 2008 a member of Randy Potter Racing. Since 2013, he had been working as the Head Technical Inspector at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park.
WMMP powered by the AUTOSAVER GROUP
The Avery family is pleased to announce that their 25th anniversary season is going to feature the biggest weekend of racing in the history of the track. White Mountain Motorsports Park located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire is lining up several new sponsors for 2018 including the Autosaver Group as the naming sponsor, and now have added to their already impressive lineup of sponsors, NAPA Auto Parts as the headline sponsor for the NAPA Blue & Gold Weekend scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th.
“This is going to be an incredible weekend at WMMP, stated General Manager, David Avery. We wanted to have a giant celebration for our 25th anniversary, and I am proud to announce that this is bigger than I even imagined. Now with NAPA on board, we are looking for a season long promotion of the NAPA Blue and Gold Weekend.” (more…)
PASS Releases 2018 North Super Late Model Schedule
– Oxford Plains Speedway To Host 6 Events Including The 45th Annual Oxford 250, Paying $25,000 To Win On Sunday, August 26 – PASS 300 At Beech Ridge Joins Icebreaker At Thompson and Oxford Plains Opener Again In April – PASS Adds Dates At Thunder Road, Petty, And Speedway 51
NAPLES, ME (January 6) – Coinciding with the series banquet tonight, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced the release of the 2018 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the best speedways in New England and Canada, highlighted by the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on the final weekend of August. The season will begin for the third straight year at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut as part of the Icebreaker weekend on April 7-8. PASS will return to Canada in 2018 with a first ever trip to New Brunswick’s Petty International Raceway in June. The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on 10 different speedways in 4 states and Canada in 2018.(more…)
Celebration To Be Held At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Clubhouse
By: Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series
WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the calendar has switched over to 2018, the Granite State Pro Stock Series still has some unfinished business from the last calendar year. But not for long.
The series is proud to announce the 2017 championship awards banquet and celebration. It will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Restaurant and Clubhouse in Thompson, Connecticut.
Returns to Hudson International & NHMS Headline 13-Race Tentative Slate
By: Kyle Souza, GSPSS
WALPOLE, N.H. –Returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Hudson International Speedway headline a tentative 13-race schedule for the Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2018.
The season will begin with a test and tune session on April 28, before drivers take the first green flag at Claremont Speedway on May 4, with a 100-lap main event. The season will conclude and the champion will once again be crowned at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, Oct. 20.