Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials have announced the 2020 Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) has been cancelled. The inaugural edition of the event will now take place on April 16 and 17, 2021.
Despite the hopes of series officials, and a previous postponement to May 8 and 9, it became clear in recent days that holding the Northeast Classic in 2020 was no longer practical. The state of New Hampshire recently extended its State of Emergency declaration, and indications are that New Hampshire’s Stay at Home order will also be extended beyond the current May 4 expiration date.
Furthermore, the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to non-essential business, which would prevent the large amount of Quebec-based teams and fans who planned to attend the Northeast Classic from doing so. With the current health and safety concerns, and other postponements and uncertainty throughout the Northeast racing world making rescheduling even more difficult, the decision was made to wait until 2021 for the debut of the highly-anticipated event.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series was supposed to have contested its opening round on Saturday April 25. Despite a picture perfect afternoon for racing, that did not happen. Now, again due to Covid-19, round two of the 2020 season has been postponed.
The second event for the series was scheduled to be held at Star Speedway in Epping NH. The quarter mile Bullring has quickly become a series favorite for drivers and fans alike. As of this release, no makeup date has been announced but conversations between series president Mike Parks and Star Speedway promoter Bobby Webber are ongoing.
“We would really like to be able to hold both races scheduled at Star”, Stated Parks “As we hear what the Governor of NH has to say over the next few weeks, we will look at both schedules and see what can be made to work”.
Unfortunately for fans and racers alike racing throughout the country and even the world has temporarily been interrupted for an indefinite period of time. “We have been listening to the governors and health officials of all the New Engand states as we look to see what can be saved of the 2020 schedule,” stated Parks. “We definitely don’t want to risk the health of any of our loyal fans and competitors”
RONNIE WILLIAMS SET TO DEFEND TRI TRACK TITLE IN 2020
By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — When the Tri Track Open Modified Series season takes the green flag, Ronnie Williams will look to keep his hot streak going.
Williams seems like a driver who is more than fit to chase a second consecutive championship. The Ellington, Connecticut, native won the 2019 Tri Track title with car owner Gary Casella in their first year together as a team. Williams took the victory in the Open Wheel Wednesday $10,000 to win race at Seekonk Speedway, and sealed the title right back at Seekonk in the Haunted Hundred in October.
But that wasn’t his only success last year.
Williams also earned his second straight SK Modified championship at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway, becoming just the sixth driver in history to accomplish that feat. He drives for Adam Skowyra over at Stafford, another combination that has also been a successful one.
“It’s completely different with Gary and Adam,” Williams said. “They both bring great cars to the track – but Adam has like 15 guys that show up to the track and Gary has like four – but they both provide me great race cars that every single time I go to the track, I know I can win. I hadn’t been to at least a few of the tracks on the Tri Track last year – but we were able to have instant success. I’m really looking forward to going back there with Gary.”
N. Woodstock, NH – White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) officials announced today that the 2020 season opener has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 10 at 3:00pm. The change has been made to avoid a conflict with the Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which was recently postponed to Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.
The entire WMMP program that was originally set for May 9 will now be held the following day. Car show setup begins at 8:00am with the annual show held at the track from 9:30 to 11:30am. The pits will be cleared following the Car Show. Practice begins at 12:00pm with a 3:00pm post time. All five regular WMMP divisions are on the card.
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME – Racers and fans awaiting the inaugural Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) will have to wait a few more weeks. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials announced today the highly-anticipated event has officially been postponed to Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.
The rescheduling comes in the wake of an ongoing stay-at-home order issued by the state of New Hampshire as a response to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. The order is in effect until May 4, which spans through the original mid-April Northeast Classic date.
Big Events, Growing Fields Expected for WMMP in 2020
N. Woodstock, NH – The 28th season of racing at N. Woodstock’s White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) is closing in. With 22 events on the calendar, the track’s “Thunder in the Mountains” moniker will ring true every weekend this summer.
Barring further local or national developments, the season opener is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 9. From there, numerous major shows are scheduled for fans of all types of auto racing. Three visits are planned for the Pro All Stars Series while the American-Canadian Tour will visit twice.
Elsewhere, the Modified Racing Series makes its long-awaited return on September 5 while the Monster Truck Throwdown has a doubleheader on July 4 and 5. Add in the North East Mini Stock Tour, Street Stock Showdown Series, New England Antique Racers, NELCAR Legends, and Senior Tour Auto Racers, and WMMP will be the epicenter of Northeast-based touring series.