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.
Naples, & ME Waterbury, VT – Officials for the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) have announced the event schedule for the inaugural 2020 Northeast Classic slated for Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18. The two premier full fendered series’ in the Northeast are partnering up on New England’s biggest stage for what is hoped to be a yearly event.
“What bigger way to open our 2020 Northeast racing season than on the biggest stage in the region,” said Pass president Tom Mayberry. “We’re glad to be working with ACT and NHMS on this event and aim to make it a new annual tradition for racers from Connecticut to Quebec.” The Northeast Classic will also feature open races for the powerful Tour-type Modifieds, the always popular Street Stock class, as well as the newly added New England Mini-Stock Tour (NEMST) making its 7th appearance at the “Magic Mile”.
Waterbury, VT – Two of the most reputable names in Northeast Modified racing will be part of the operations team for the inaugural Northeast Classic. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that Ed Bennett and Greg Felton will oversee the Modified Open at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.
Bennett and Felton have been part of the regional Modified racing scene for decades. Each currently holds a major role with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Bennett joined the series in January 2019 as a managing partner in charge of race day operations. He is also a longtime Modified car owner who has fielded rides for drivers such as Matt Hirschman, Jimmy Blewett, Chuck Hossfield, and Erick Rudolph.
ACT, PASS to Open 2020 Championship Seasons at NHMS
Waterbury, VT & Naples, ME – Loudon, NH’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) will be the launching pad for the 2020 Northeast Late Model racing season. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Pro All Star Series (PASS) announced today they will visit the “Magic Mile” on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 2020 for the inaugural Northeast Classic.
Ben Ashline Takes Surprise Win In Racing’s Return To Lanier
BRASELTON, GA (November 16) – Ben Ashline made the long trip from Pittston, ME count taking the surprise win for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models Saturday afternoon in the Lanier National 200 at Lanier Raceplex. Ashline’s first career PASS victory was the first checkered flag that has flown at Lanier since racing was last held here in 2011.