Teams are already making their commitments to compete in the Mini Stock portion of the Pro All Stars Series Commonwealth Classic at Richmond International Raceway (VA) on March 30th. Within the past week, a dozen paid entries have been received for the event.


This brings the total number of entries to 20 and growing. So far, there are eight states represented on the entry list.


Among the most recent entries is the winningest driver in NEMST history – multi-time champion Emerson Cayer. The victor of the 2018 season closing race at Thompson International Speedway, Desmond Skillings, is also entered along with his teenage son Cale. All three drivers are from New Hampshire.


Meanwhile, the Tarheel State continues to be well represented. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Justin Owens of Walnut Grove have submitted entries this week.


Jake Albright, of Dover, Ohio, will be a driver representing the Midwest in the event.


Three more winning drivers on the NEMST Tour representing Northern New England have also made their plans to compete at Richmond. That trio is Zach Audet from Maine, Nick Maniatis of New Hampshire and Matt Sonnhalter of Vermont.


Stay tuned for more entries for the Spring event.


Current NEMST Entries, Commonwealth Classic at Richmond:

04 Justin Faford – Westminster, MA
08 Joseph Pittman – Lucama, NC
09 Shane Canipe – Hildebran, NC
7 Barry Wilson – Stokesdale, NC
10 Jake Albright – Dover, OH
18NH Jake Rheaume – Rochester, NH
19 Zach Audet – Norridgewock, ME
22 Adam Thomas – Winston-Salem, NC
23 Devin Guy – Dublin, NH
24 AJ Sanders – Mocksville, NC
33 Matthew Sonnhalter – East Thetford, VT
50 Matthew Kimball – Bennington, NH
54 Mitch Bombard – Willimantic, CT
54NC Justin Owens – Walnut Cove, NC
55 Nick Anderson – Oxford, MA
63 Nick Maniatis – Manchester, NH
75 Brian Sprague – Brooksville, PA
88 Emerson Cayer – Contoocook, NH
90 Desmond Skillings – Antrim, NH
95 Cale Skillings – Antrim, NH


The Mini Stock portion of the Commonwealth Classic is being promoted by the North East Mini Stock Tour in conjunction with the Carolina Mini Stock Challenge and Midwest Dash Series. Competitors from any of these series are welcome to enter the race using the rules package of their declared tour. The event will be run using complete NEMST rules and procedures. The purse will be increased for this event with a $1,000 being awarded to the winner plus various bonuses and incentives that will be announced.


The Commonwealth Classic is a weekend showcasing short track racing at the three-quarter mile Richmond oval. The weekend is headlined by the PASS Super Late Models and features several other divisions of short track racecars. For more event information, please visit


To register for the 2019 NEMST season, the 2019 NEMST Triple Crown or the Commonwealth Classic, please contact Tour Director Bob Guptill at 207-577-2681 or visit


The North East Mini Stock Tour, which will contest its 100th race event in 2019, is a short track racing series for four-cylinder sport compact vehicles such as Acura Integras, Ford Mustangs, Honda Civics and Volkswagen Jettas.


Marketing opportunities for the North East Mini Stock Tour are currently available to companies of all sizes and can be tailored to the needs and budget of your company. For more information, please contact Bob Guptill at 207-577-2681.


For more information on the North East Mini Stock Tour, please visit


-North East Mini Stock Tour Press Release

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Mini Stock Entries Already Hitting 20 for Commonwealth Classic