N. Woodstock, NH — Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet showed once again that you can never count him out as he roared to his fourth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win of the season at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 9. Sweet overpowered defending champion D.J. Shaw on a restart with 11 laps to go to capture the PASS Midsummer Classic 150 as seen live on the Northeast Sports Network.
As a previous 2020 winner, Sweet started 11th on the grid for the main event. The veteran steadily worked his way through the field, moving into the top-five on lap 29 and grabbing the third spot from polesitter Ben Ashline on lap 52 with Ben Rowe right behind him. At that point, Sweet trailed only Joey Doiron and Shaw, who had combined to set a torrid pace in the early going.
ACT, PASS Reach Agreement to Promote Multiple Events at Thompson Speedway
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have reached an agreement with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to promote multiple events at the Thompson, CT oval track this season. The events will be the first held on the historic 5/8-mile speedway in 2020 after multiple postponements and cancellations due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The first event ACT and PASS are hosting at Thompson Speedway has been set for Wednesday, September 2 and features a visit from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. They will then promote the 58th annual World Series of Speedway Racing from Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. The organizations are currently in talks with track ownership regarding the 2021 season and beyond.
PASS SUPER LATE MODELS AND PASS MODS AT RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY, GROVETON, NH ON FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020
Groveton, NH – Johnny Clark reminded everyone in attendance Friday night at Riverside Speedway why he is a six time champion as he dominated the Pro all Stars Series first visit to the 1/4 mile since 2018. Clark, who has not been first to the checkers since 2016, fended off challenges from several drivers but was never seriously challenged in the 150 lap tilt. “It’s been a long time since I have had a car that good,” he exclaimed in victory lane, “it was fun, but there was oil or something on the track those last few laps and we almost slipped and gave it away.”
As dominating as Clark was leading the entire 150 lap contest, it wasn’t as easy as it looked. “We made wholesale changes after the first practice, and it was just terrible. I knew, we all knew after the second practice we had to put it back. It was not easy, there were a lot of changes. I’m glad we did!”
Third Place Finish for Eddie MacDonald at Riverside Speedway
Eddie Mac battled for 150 laps in the Pro Series All Star race at Riverside Speedway, formerly Speedway 51, in Groveton, New Hampshire on Friday night to post a solid third place finish. The Hancock Electric/Grimm Construction Chevy started third on the grid after posting a second place run in the heat.
The top three finish is what the team was looking for after a disappointing outing at Oxford last week with Eddie Mac saying, “We wanted a good run this week and finishing third is not bad but like every other driver, we wanted the win. The car was good but just a little too loose at the end. We have been trying some different things the last few races and I think we are starting to zero in on what the car needs.”
Sweet Triples Up with PASS Holiday Win at White Mountain
Marshall Snatches Victory in Foley Late Model 100
N. Woodstock, NH — Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet continued his torrid start to the 2020 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season by dominating down the stretch for the win in the Foley Oil & Propane 150 at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Friday, July 3. Sweet got the break over multi-time PASS champion Ben Rowe on a lap-66 restart and was never headed from there on the way to his third win of the year in front of the largest White Mountain crowd of the season.
Sweet started 11th in and steadily worked his way through the field early on. Farmington, ME’s Johnny Clark led the first 27 laps from the pole, but during the first caution for an Austin Teras spin, Clark suddenly headed down pit road. While he returned to the track in time for the restart, Clark would retire from the event during the next caution four laps later with apparent mechanical problems.
Eddie MacDonald posted a solid fifth place finish in the Coastal Auto Parts 150 Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway, Maine on Sunday. The Hancock Electric/Grimm Construction Chevy owned by Freddie Peterson raced for the first time this season with MacDonald somewhat pleased with the result.
“Obviously you always want to run better but after the practice day on Saturday, we made a ton of changes and they almost paid off,” said Eddie Mac after the race. “We were real slow on Saturday so Rollie (LaChance-crew chief) and the crew made a bunch of adjustments and by the end of practice Sunday morning we felt we had a pretty good car.”