From the monthly archives: "December 2010"

NAPLES ME (12/22) (Early entries continue to stuff the mail box at the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) headquarters as the December 31 early entry deadline for THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro draws near. The $75,000.00 to win 300 lap mega race has caught the attention of super late model teams from the west coast of the United States to Eastern Canada, and everywhere in between.

 

Brad McCaskill, Gus Dean, and multi time Maritime Champion John Fleming are three of the latest entrants. PASS North car owner Peter Petit has filed a car owners entry with a driver to be determined, Trevor Sanborn has wins in both the PASS North and South series, as does 2008 PASS National Champion Cassius Clark and they will both make the trip to North Carolina for the big event on April 7-9, 2011.

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NAPLES ME – (12/14) Interest in the $75,000.00 to win Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model showdown at historic North Wilkesboro Speedway has exceeded the series’ expectations . To date the mega-buck event has drawn entries from eleven states and three Canadian provinces.

2010 PASS South and National champion Preston Peltier leads the latest list of short track superstars that will attempt to take home the big bucks on April 9th. Randy Gentry, Quebec ace Patrick LaPerle, Legends Million winner Daniel Hemric and Arizona’;s Mark Shaffer have all filed paid entries; Jimmy Weller earned his breakthrough PASS South win in 2010;. Dustin Hubbard will make the tow from Maine as will PASS North regular Scott Alexander.

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Waterbury, VT – Two-time ACT Série Castrol Champion, Donald Theetge from Quebec City, Canada is the first to file an entry for the inaugural Goodyear Speedweek Cup event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) in Florida on Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th as part of the World Series of Asphalt Short Track Racing.

The “World Series” will host the American Canadian Tour (ACT) for the first time in February of 2011. A field of between 26 and 30 teams are expected to make the migration to the warmer Florida climate from all over New England and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

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Riverside Speedway Event Date Revised

Waterbury, VT – American Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced a revision to the 2011 Bond/WIX Tiger Sportsmen Tour schedule that was previously released. With the addition of two events, one each at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH and Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY, the schedule now includes five events for 2011. Also the Riverside Speedway (Groveton, NH) event has been moved to Saturday, September 18.

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LEE, NH – The Lee USA Speedway announced plans and changes for the 2011
season at a general meeting for the track held in Rochester, New Hampshire
on December 4th.  The changes were met with a very positive response from
the 78 race teams that were represented.

Highest on the list of changes discussed for next season was the change to a
four division format.  The Late Models and Road Runners will no longer
compete at the track, allowing a purse increase for the remaining divisions.

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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced that Goodyear, the official tire of the 25 year-old short track sanctioning body, will be the presenting sponsor of the first ever “southern swing” for the ACT Late Models on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14, 2011. Last month officials from ACT and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida announced that the ACT Late Model teams would become part of the historic World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing (WSASCR) at the well known ½ mile speedplant.

For over four decades northern race teams and fans from Maine to Minnesota have made the annual pilgrimage to the ‘World Series’ at New Smyrna during Speedweeks at Daytona. “In the old days, the late Richie Evans would run out of the NASCAR Wednesday night awards banquet and rush down to make sure he was in the feature at New Smyrna that night. Junior Hanley, Gary Balough and a whole host of modified and late model racers made New Smyrna their ‘off-season home’. It is going to be a lot of fun to bring our northern ACT Late Model teams to Florida,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.



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CHARLOTTE, NC (December 3) – There is an old adage that “newer is better,” but in the case of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model division, newcomers and veterans are “twice as nice.”

Perhaps more than any other touring division in the country, PASS South saw a fairly even break down of drivers, younger and older, competing at the top level. The average age of the top ten drivers in the 2010 final point standings was just over 26, with Jay Fogleman being the oldest at age 43 and Ryan Blaney being the youngest at age 16.

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