Naples, ME – Entries continue to steadily come in as October’s inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway draws nearer. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models will be one of the headline divisions at Richmond and will compete for 100 laps and $10,000 to win in the penultimate event of the PASS National Championship series.
Former Easter Bunny 150 winner Stephen Nasse and 2008 PASS National Champion Cassius Clark headline the latest batch of PASS Super Late Model entries. Several former Mason-Dixon Meltdown winners have entered including Brandon Setzer, Trevor Noles, Ben Rowe and Tyler Church, along with former two-time Oxford 250 winner Eddie MacDonald and several drivers who were locked in through the South Boston qualifier like Lucas Jones, Jeff Batten, and Corey Heim.
But, the PASS Super Late Models will not be the only division to tackle the legendary D-shaped, ¾-mile oval on Saturday, October 20. Stock car racing’s oldest division, the ground pounding Tour-Type Modifieds will return to Richmond for the first time since 2002, marking the biggest race for this type of car in the region all season.
The “Mod Squad” is serious about their Richmond opportunity and it shows. “Big Money” Matt Hirschman, Eric Goodale, and Modified legend, Jamie Tomaino were some of the first to enter and have now be joined by three of Southern Modified racing’s biggest names, Burt Myers, Jason Myers and Bobby Measmer, Jr, as well as southern stalwart James Civali in the Hillbilly Racing No. 79. Jon McKennedy, who won the first ever PASS Southern Modified event at Hickory on Easter Bunny weekend 2016, will be competing in the Tommy Baldwin-owned entry and former Bristol winner Patrick Emerling will be making the trip from Western New York.
NASCAR-style Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks will all be competing on this amazing short track racing card of events under the famed lights of Richmond Raceway.
Deac McCaskill, one of the top Late Model Stock drivers in the region, has filed his early entry. Former PASS competitor and current Limited Late Model driver Clay Jones is entered and has expressed his excitement for the opportunity to race at one of America’s most prestigious short tracks.
Street Stocks from Maine to California have already sent entries in, including top MASS Street Stock racers Ron Flynn and Kyle Lynch.
The final early entry deadline for all divisions will be on Monday, October 1, giving teams the opportunity to save money versus entering the weekend of the event.
The weekend will begin on Thursday, October 18 with hauler parking and safety inspection for all divisions from 11 AM – 5 PM. A practice day for the PASS Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, Solid Rock Carriers Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks is scheduled for Friday, October 19 starting with gates opening and more parking at 7 AM and practice from 10AM – 5 PM. On Saturday, October 20, practice will begin at 9 AM, qualifying at 1 PM, and features starting at 4 PM with 100 laps for the PASS Super Late Models, 75 laps for the Tour-Type Modifieds and Solid Rock Carriers Late Models Stocks, 50 laps for the Limited Late Models, and 40 laps for the Street Stocks.
Entry forms for all divisions and additional information is now available at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
Fans can purchase tickets online at RichmondRaceway.com leading up to the PASS Commonwealth Classic or at the speedway the weekend of the event. And, as an added bonus, fans will be able to access Richmond’s brand new, state-of-the-art Fan Zone and watch everything going on in the garage area throughout the weekend with a paid general admission ticket.
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. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to [email protected] For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected] And, don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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 ¾-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.com and richmondracewaycomplex.com.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release
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