From the monthly archives: "November 2010"

NAPLES ME (11/29) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry has released the 2011 schedules for both the PASS Sportsman and PASS Mod series and both are a blend of new venues, returning venues and old favorites.

The Mods currently have eleven confirmed dates with the possibility of one additional race. Oxford Plains Speedway welcomes the PASS Mods back for a Friday July 22 appearance during Oxford 250 weekend, and the series finale on October 1. White Mountain is back on the schedule for the first time since 2005 and Star Speedway adds a date.

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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that an agreement has been reached with New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) to bring the ACT Late Model teams from the Northeastern US and Canada to the historic ‘World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing’ at New Smyrna, Florida during the Daytona Speedweeks.

There will be two 100-lap events for ACT teams with back-to-back races on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14, 2011.



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NAPLES ME ( 11/24) Two time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has filed his  early entry for THE RACE at North Wilkesboro. Slated for April 9, 2011, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned race at North Wilkesboro Speedway will pay a minimum of $75,000.00 to the winner.

 

Marlin has  ten Sprint Cup and 2 Nationwide Series wins under his belt but early in his career he captured three consecutive championships at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, a storied short track that has produced so many  racing talents. He has plenty of experience at North Wilkesboro too, with a number of top ten results during his cup career.

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OXFORD, Maine – Oxford Plains Speedway has unveiled its 2011 schedule highlighted by the TD Bank 250 on July 24, 2010.  The schedule features 29 racing events between May and October.

“We are looking forward to a great 2011 at Oxford.  Our season is highlighted not only with the TD Bank 250, but with two appearances by the American Canadian Tour, an appearance by the Modified Racing Series and two visits by the Pro All Star Series Super Late Models,” Speedway Owner Bill Ryan commented.

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Waterbury, VT – Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl has recently announced a discount on season passes for its 52nd season of stock car competition. The 2011 season passes can be purchased at 2010 prices if bought before January 1, 2011.

The recently released 2011 schedule features 18 events on the famed ¼-mile high banks located atop Quarry Hill in Barre. Highlights include the 13th Annual Merchants Bank 150 season opener and the 33rd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic, both American Canadian Tour (ACT) events.

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Oxford Plains Speedway and Pro All Star Series Reunite for 2011

Oxford Plains Speedway and the Pro All Star Series have announced that the PASS Super Late Models will run two events at the OPS oval in 2011.  It is the first appearance for PASS at Oxford since 2006.

The first event will be July 23 on the night before the TD Bank 250.  The second event will be on October 1.  Both events will be 150 lap contests.  In addition to the Super Late Models, the PASS Modifieds will also be part of TD Bank 250 weekend, running on Friday, July 22.  The October date will additionally include the PASS Mods, the PASS Sportsman, a Strictly/Wildcat event and the New England Mini Stock Tour.

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Waterbury, VT – The 25 year-old American Canadian Tour announces over $1 million in purses and prize funds for its touring events in 2011. ACT releases 2011 schedules for its two Late Model touring series; the American-based ACT Late Model Tour and the Canadian-based Série ACT Castrol Edge. Schedules consist of 12 events for both tours including three combination events plus several non-point counting special events.

The ACT Late Model Tour will begin their campaign on Sunday, April 17 with the traditional NH Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH. They will then have three events during the month of May starting with the Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday, May 1. Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME will have their first of two (2) events in 2011 on Sunday, May 15. The Tour will then complete their May schedule with their first ever trip to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT on Sunday, May 22 with the 37th Annual Spring Green 111.

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Manchester, NH – Lee USA Speedway honored the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions on Saturday night, with Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and car owner Bruce Bernhardt collecting the hardware for their second
consecutive Late Model title.

Miles Chipman took home second place and Most Improved in the Late Models, with Pat Floyd, Bryan Kruczek, Sportsmanship award winner Tom Fuller, Rookie of the Year Travis Canney, J.R. Baril, Moe Lattime, Jeremy Harclerode, and Hard Luck winner A.J. Panessiti recognized for finishing third through tenth.

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NAPLES ME (11/18) Advance sale tickets for THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro are now available.

The April 9 2011 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Sanctioned super late model race carries a purse in excess of $155,000.00 with a minimum of $75,000.00 to the winner of the 300 lap battle royal. Drivers eligible for the PASS loyalty bonuses could walk away with a $100,000.00 pay day, more than Jeff Gordon earned when he won the last major league event at the storied speedway.

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Two Oxford Plains Speedway events, Star Speedway and L’Autodrome Chaudière dates added

Naples ME (11/19) Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry has released a sixteen race 2011 schedule for the popular touring super late models.

“I’m exceptionally happy with our 2011 PASS North super late model schedule, “said Mayberry in making the announcement. “It’s the best schedule we’ve been able to assemble in the series’ eleven year history; I think 2011will prove to be a banner year for PASS North.”

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NAPLES ME (11/17) Entry forms are already rolling in for the Pro All Stars Series 2011 mega-event, THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, and it’s a diverse group of PASS regulars that filed the first ten.

The first wave of entry blanks were mailed to 2010 PASS super late model license holders and five time PASS North super late model Champion Johnny Clark was the first to commit to the short track world’s richest super late model event. Clark’s never raced on the iconic ¾ mile speedway but he will take advantage of the two days of practice leading up to the April 9th 300 lapper.He’s competitive whenever he hits the track but he has demonstrated a knack for checkering the big money shows. Clark has to be considered one of the early favorites in what promises to be a strong field.

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Waterbury, VT – Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road has announced its schedule for their 52nd season. The famed high-banked ¼ mile will feature 18 shows, including two American Canadian Tour (ACT) events.

The 2011 Thunder Road season will commence with the 13th Annual Merchants Bank 150 ACT event on Sunday, May 1. The second Tour event is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 with the 33rd running of the 200 lap Bond Auto Labor Day Classic.

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Busch Sport Scene publisher George Campbell will debut his new book, Busch North Scene: A Ten Year Retrospective, at a book launch party being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn on November 20, 2010.


Campbell covered auto racing for a variety of national and regional publications in the 1990’s. In 1999 he started his own news print publication, Busch North Scene. His goal was to cover NASCAR in the northeast region of the country with the newspaper. Within two years, George and the staff members had grown the paper into the number one selling NASCAR newspaper on news stands through out much of New England.

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Waterbury, VT – American Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced the 2011 Bond/WIX Tiger Sportsmen Tour schedule featuring three 100-lap events at three different venues.

The Limited Late Model division, which has been competing at Thunder Road in Barre, VT since 1964, will begin their season on their home track as part of a 100-lap double header during the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 29.

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