David Arute Wins NAPA Auto Parts SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Honors
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After driving in Stafford Speedway’s Street Stock, Limited Late Model, and SK Light divisions from 2010-2017, David Arute made the move into the premier SK Modified® division for the 2018 season with the goal of winning the NAPA Auto Parts Rookie of the Year title. Arute and the #75 Big Haus USA team won not only the SK Modified® Rookie of the Year award, but they were also the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division 1 Connecticut state Rookie of the Year. Both awards bring with it a $1,000 bonus.
PASS Commonwealth Classic Postponed
NAPLES, ME (October 15) – The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Commonwealth Classic originally scheduled for October 19-20 at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) has been postponed.
“While we are disappointed with the postponement of the event, we feel we have made the best decision for the series, teams, and our fans after looking at the unfavorable weather forecast and the distance many teams were scheduled to travel from the northeast, south, and Canada,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We look forward to continuing to work with the staff at Richmond Raceway to continue to promote this event on a new date in 2019.”
Vermont Milk Bowl MAVTV Broadcast Set for November 7
Barre, VT – Next month, the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank will make its national television debut. Thunder Road Speedbowl, American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Speed51.com, and MAVTV Motorsports Network officials announced today that the event will have its world broadcast premiere Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00pm as part of the network’s “Speed51’s Short Track America” series.
Photos PASS AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
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Erroneous Call Cost Eddie MacDonald a Win and Possible ACT Championship at Thompson
With four laps left in the final race of the season to determine the American Canadian Tour Champion at Thompson’s World Series of Racing, Eddie Mac had an opportunity to not only win the ACT 75 lap event but also win a championship that appeared improbable at best prior to the race trailing Payea by 25 points. However, the erroneous call by race director Chris Michaud to send Eddie Mac to the rear for “his involvement” in the lap 71 caution dashed any hope to do the impossible.
Reid Lanpher best in PASS Super Late Model action at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine – Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine nailed down his second Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory of the season Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Lanpher, who started 11th, needed nearly the entire race to chase down six-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine and take the race lead. Clark, who led the first 138 circuits in the 150-lap race, managed to hang on to second place after dominating most of the rain-delayed event.
Justin Bonsignore Claims Thompson Sweep to Close Out Championship Season
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park concluded the 56th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing weekend on Sunday, Oct. 14 crowning three track division champions and the ISMA Supermodified champion as well as hosting the weekend’s main event, the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Toru season.
Eddie MacDonald Wins GSPS at Thompson Speedway World Series
19 drivers entered the series event on Friday of the World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. At the end of the 50 lap feature the familiar #17ma of Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald took the checkered flag. “My guys worked hard all practice long” MacDonald said. “We had to change a clutch earlier and we pulled through for the win.”
Wall Inherits Surprise Thompson Victory as Payea Secures Title
American Canadian Tour
Thompson, CT – Millbury, MA’s William Wall emerged as the surprise winner when the dust settled after a wild finish to the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) World Series 75 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 13. The former Thompson Late Model Champion scored one for the locals by inheriting his first career ACT Late Model Tour victory while Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea secured his second straight ACT title with a 7th-place finish.
Payea Captures ACT Championship in Wild Day Two of World Series Weekend : UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Despite Mother Nature raining on the party early, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park successfully held day number two of the 56th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Saturday, Oct. 13. Seven features made up the afternoon with several drivers clinching championships in touring series holding their season finales at the Big-T.