PASS Super Late Models To Headline Inaugural Commonwealth Classic At Richmond Raceway

PASS National Championship Event Will Be 100 Laps, Paying $10,000 To Win & $700 To Start

NAPLES,ME (January 23) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Richmond Raceway announced today a major addition to the 2018 motorsports calendar. The PASS Super Late Models will headline the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, October 20. The PASS Super Late Models will compete in a 100-lap event on the famed three-quarter mile oval, along with a 75 lapper for the Late Model Stock cars, as well as feature events for Limited Late Models and Street Stocks. A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, October 19 that will see all cars attending go through a mandatory safety inspection. Additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take place on Saturday night, October 20, all ending under the lights of Richmond Raceway.

“Many have said that Richmond Raceway is the perfect short track for fans and racers…we agree and believe the Commonwealth Classic will be a bucket list event for short trackers for years to come,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’ve been working with Dennis [Bickmeier] and his staff at Richmond for the better part of the year to give short track racers and fans this new event and are glad that Super Late Model racers, along with Limiteds and Street Stocks, will have the chance to race at Richmond for the first time ever. We’re also glad that Late Model Stocks will be returning to Richmond and one of the first tracks that ever ran that division back in the early 1980s.”

“We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best Super Late Model drivers, and we are honored PASS selected Richmond Raceway as the site for its championship race weekend. It is going to be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.”

The Commonwealth Classic at Richmond will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series. Now entering its 11th season, Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship will bring drivers together from all over North America to compete this Fall at Richmond Raceway.

“When you look at the great drivers that race in PASS North from New England and Canada like Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, Travis Benjamin and others and the great PASS South drivers like Matt Craig, Tate Fogleman, Kodie Conner and those guys, this is the type of event that they will want to win and be a part of,” said Mayberry. “You take those competitors, along with all the other great Super Late Model drivers from the Midwest, West Coast and the Canadian Maritimes that we expect to compete…that’s gonna be one heck of a show come October.”

The Commonwealth Classic will consist of a 100 lap event for the PASS Super Late Models, paying $10,000 to win and $700 to start. Additionally, Late Model Stocks will return to Richmond Raceway for the first time in a number of years, competing in a 75 lap race, paying $7,000 to win and $700 to start. Both the Limited Late Models and Street Stocks will make their first ever starts at Richmond Raceway with the Limiteds racing for 50 laps and $4000 to win and the Street Stocks racing for 25 laps and $2000 to win.

The Commonwealth Classic weekend will begin on Friday, October 19 with rotating practice for all divisions from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. On Saturday, October 20, pit gates will open at 8 AM, with rotating practice from 10 AM – 12:30 PM, followed by qualifying at 3 PM, last chance races, and features for the PASS Super Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks set to begin at 4 PM.

To purchase tickets, entry forms, and for additional information on the Commonwealth Classic at Richmond, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com orRichmondRaceway.com.

The 2018 PASS National Championship Super Late Model season will kick off the short track racing season on Saturday, February 24 with the 13th Annual South Carolina Clash 200 at Dillon Motor Speedway.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.

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Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, on a 3/4-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at The Classic Amphitheater. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.comand richmondracewaycomplex.com.

By |2018-01-23T15:49:02+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Pro All Stars Series, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on PASS Super Late Models To Headline Inaugural Commonwealth Classic At Richmond Raceway

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Set to Open 2017 Season at Bristol Motor Speedway

Salem, IN (May 16, 2017) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is set to kick off its 2017 season with the with the WCIParts.com 100 as part of the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway Presented by Vore’s Welding this coming weekend, May 19th, 20th and 21st. More than 400 race cars split among six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Models, JEGS Pro/Crate Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts.

The series was originally scheduled to begin its 2017 season first on April 30th, then on May 7th at Baer Field Motorsports Park, but weather canceled both of those events. This will be the first ever series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. This will be the seventh season of competition for the series whose last six point champions include Erik Jones in 2011, Daniel Hemric in 2012, Dan Leeck in 2014, 2015 Champion Driver Dalton Armstrong and 2015 Champion Car Owner Bill Burba, and Cody Coughlin in 2013 and 2016.

With the Short Track U.S. Nationals format and high car count, the event will be a special point’s event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The WCIParts.com 100 will be an 80 point minimum event, every team that has a car at the event will receive 80 points, which is just like finishing 10th in a normal series event. Teams can only receive additional points by qualifying in the top five or finishing in the top 10 of the WCIParts.com 100 on Sunday. (more…)

By |2017-05-16T22:33:54+00:00May 16th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, CRA Racing Series, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series, Racing News|Comments Off on JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Set to Open 2017 Season at Bristol Motor Speedway

Strongest Field In Years Set To Tackle Hickory’s Easter Bunny 150 This Weekend

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CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11) – The best short track racers from across North America will once again be descending on Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend as they seek to claim the checkered flag in the 12th Annual Easter Bunny 150. Super Late Model racers have flocked to the legendary speedway nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont since 2006. The “Bunny” has become an Easter weekend tradition for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and this year’s race has added importance. In addition to being part of the PASS National Championship Series, the Easter Bunny 150 will serve as a major tune up for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, which will pay $15,000 to the winner. Likewise, fans of short track racing recognize the Easter Bunny 150 as one of the sport’s premier races, thanks in large part to the star-studded field of drivers the event attracts year after year.
Names like Rowe, Lawler, Williams, Naase, Grissom, and Shaw have all visited victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory. And, only former national champions, Ben Rowe and Preston Peltier, have achieved victory in racing’s ultimate Easter egg hunt more than once. But, even with the best the sport has to offer coming to duke it out against one another, it is a homegrown product of Hickory Motor Speedway that some have circled on their entry lists as an early favorite. (more…)

By |2017-04-11T19:51:11+00:00April 11th, 2017|Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on Strongest Field In Years Set To Tackle Hickory’s Easter Bunny 150 This Weekend

PASS North To Be Well Represented By Young New Englanders at Florida Winter Meltdown

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NAPLES, ME (January 31) – There’s something about Florida in February that’s been attracting the best drivers in racing for the better part of a century. From the “North Turn” at Daytona’s world famous beach to short tracks stretching from the Panhandle to Miami, racers have flocked to the Sunshine State every winter. And 2013 will be no different. Florida’s “big race” season is set to begin in just over a week as some of the best of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) make the trek down to Auburndale Speedway for the Winter Meltdown. The first PASS National Series race of the year is attracting Super Late Model drivers from all over North America in the hopes of wrestling the checkered flag away from the top short track hot shoes in Florida.
PASS North will be represented well by a trio of young drivers joining two-time PASS National Series Champion Ben Rowe in making the long trip down South. D.J. Shaw, Kyle Desousza, and Joey Doiron have all found success racing in New England’s top short track series. Shaw is coming off a successful return to the PASS North Series in 2012 that saw him score two wins and finish third in points. Evidence that the Precision JLM/Mulkern Excavating team could be poised for a PASS National Championship this year.
“We’re really looking forward to getting the season started in Florida,” said Shaw. “Auburndale looks like a driver’s track and I’m really anxious to see if we can continue the momentum we ended with last year.”

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By |2013-02-03T07:12:56+00:00February 3rd, 2013|Auburndale Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on PASS North To Be Well Represented By Young New Englanders at Florida Winter Meltdown

PASS Florida Winter Meltdown Schedule and Entry Forms Now Available

CHARLOTTE, NC (January – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials released today the schedule and entry forms for Super Late Model racing’s first major points event of the season, the Inaugural Florida Winter Meltdown at Auburndale Speedway on February 8-9. The Florida Winter Meltdown will be 200 green flag laps and will serve as the first event of the 2013 PASS National Series. Drivers from across the country including former PASS National Champions Ben Rowe and Jay Fogleman are expected to invade the tough quarter mile in Winter Haven to battle some of Florida’s best Super Late Model drivers. PASS regulars DJ Shaw, Joey Doiron, Tate Fogleman, and Bill Catania have also announced their intentions to compete for the $6,000 winner’s share of the purse.
“For the better part of a century, racers from all over North America have flocked to Florida in the Winter to get out of the cold and heat things on the raceways of the Sunshine State,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “This year is set to be the biggest year yet for PASS and I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than at Auburndale with the Inaugural Florida Winter Meltdown.” (more…)

By |2013-01-08T16:31:50+00:00January 8th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on PASS Florida Winter Meltdown Schedule and Entry Forms Now Available

Don’t Count Him out Just Yet; Jay Fogleman wins PASS South North vs. South Shootout 150 at Caraway

Charlotte, NC 11/11/12– Veteran Jay Fogleman came in to this weekend’s PASS South North vs. South Shootout 150 at the Caraway Speedway as a man on a mission. That mission was pretty plain and simple; win the race and let the championship points fall where they may. Well consider it mission accomplished for the Durham, North Carolina driver as he picked up his second win of 2012, and more importantly gave his Bull City Racecars race team a shot at the series championship heading into the final race of the season at the Concord Speedway coming up on November 24th.

“We knew coming in to these last two races it was going to take everything going just right for us to have a shot at this championship, and it just so happened to go our way this weekend. I knew we had a good car here this weekend in practice, but I was kind of all over the place with Tate (son of Jay Fogleman) making his PASS debut I never have had time to even think about the championship or capitalizing on a good run,” said Foglman in victory lane. “Right now I’m just happy to be back in victory lane, and the fact I can always remind Tate years from now that the first time we raced against each other I beat him.” (more…)

By |2012-11-12T02:50:43+00:00November 12th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on Don’t Count Him out Just Yet; Jay Fogleman wins PASS South North vs. South Shootout 150 at Caraway

Ross Kenseth Prevails as Winner in Rain Shortened PASS South All American 400 in Nashville

Charlotte, NC 10/8/12– There were two winners Saturday night at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee; Mother Nature and Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth. The nineteen year old Clemson University college student picked up his biggest win of his career when series officials were forced to call the 28th All American 400 at lap 220 of 400 due to steady rain that overtook the speedway just past the event’s halfway point. The win was Kenseth’s second of the season in PASS South Series competition dating back to April 21st at the Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina.

Kenseth took advantage of a top ten qualifying effort, taking the green flag from the seventh position on the initial start of the 400 lap event. Several quick movers and losers were fast to scatter throughout the field including that of Eddie Hoffman, who after leading the first thirteen laps began to fade in a hurry, handing the lead to Iowa native Nate Caruth, driving a Brad Keselowski Racing owned machine. While Hoffman was going back it was PASS North Series regular Johnny Clark making his way to the front from a thirty-fourth starting position. (more…)

By |2012-10-08T23:34:06+00:00October 8th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on Ross Kenseth Prevails as Winner in Rain Shortened PASS South All American 400 in Nashville

PASS To Sanction Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere in 2013

Triple Crown to Include $30,000 Bonus Point Fund

NAPLES, ME (September 10) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry and Autodrome Chaudiere owners Dany Lagace and Kevin Roberge announced today that PASS will sanction the Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at the speedway located in Valley Junction, Quebec in 2013.  The Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown will pit the best Super Late Model drivers from across North America in a series of three events with a purse totaling $123,000.  And, as an added bonus, drivers who compete in all three Triple Crown events will vie for their share of a bonus points fund totaling $30,000.  PASS and Autodrome Chaudiere’s combined effort will be one of the most lucrative endeavors in asphalt short track racing and looks to benefit both racers and fans alike. (more…)

By |2012-09-11T01:34:22+00:00September 11th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on PASS To Sanction Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere in 2013

No Slowing Down for Grissom as he Wins His Fifth PASS South Series Event This Season Making History Along the Way

Charlotte, NC 9/3/12- It’s hard to believe that a driver in his rookie season in a series as tough as the PASS South super late model series would be rewriting history books, but that’s exactly what Kyle Grissom has done so far in 2012. Grissom, from nearby Concord, North Carolina, made it three wins in a row Saturday night at the Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina. Grissom’s win was his fifth of the year, breaking the record for most wins in a single season by a PASS South Series driver previously held by Ben Rowe who won four events in 2009 in route to the series championship that same season.

“This one wasn’t easy tonight. Jay Fogleman did everything he could except wreck me to try to get the win tonight, I was just fortunate to get a good jump on that final restart and bring it back around to the finish,” stated Grissom in victory lane. “If it had been anyone else racing me that hard other than Jay I would have probably ended up with a wrecked racecar.” (more…)

By |2012-09-04T15:31:54+00:00September 4th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on No Slowing Down for Grissom as he Wins His Fifth PASS South Series Event This Season Making History Along the Way

Kyle Grissom Makes it Two in a Row and Four on the Year in Best Race Thus Far This Season for PASS South Series

Charlotte, NC 8/20/12- The fans of the South Boston (VA) Speedway were treated to a barn burner of a race Saturday night as Kyle Grissom held off a hungry field of drivers to score his second win in a row and fourth of the season. Rookie Nate Caruth made things very interesting on the final lap before settling for second. The runner-up finish is a career best for the Iowa native driving for NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski. Jody Lavender in his first start of 2012 rounded out the podium with his third place run.

Brandon Ward set fast time during qualifying before redrawing eighth putting veteran Jay Fogleman on the pole and Ross Kenseth to his outside to take the green flag for the 150 lap event. Kenseth got the jump on the start putting his #25 machine out front for the first nineteen laps before Fogleman raced side-by-side with Kenseth to take his turn leading. Meanwhile it was Steve Wallace who, “went where no man has gone before”, as he piloted his #66 machine to the high side of field up against the outside wall of the South Boston Speedway going from eleventh to the taking the lead on lap thirty-one. (more…)

By |2012-08-20T23:07:03+00:00August 20th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series|Comments Off on Kyle Grissom Makes it Two in a Row and Four on the Year in Best Race Thus Far This Season for PASS South Series