Naples, ME – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Richmond Raceway announced today a new date and additional details for the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic following last October's postponement of the original date due to weather.
The PASS National Championship Super Late Models will headline the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, March 30, 2019. This date was originally mentioned after the postponement in October by Richmond Raceway and PASS officials and was confirmed with today's announcement. The PASS Super Late Models will compete in a 100-lap event on the famed 3/4-mile oval, along with a 75 lapper for the Tour-Type Modifieds.
As previously announced, the MASS Street Stocks will race for 40 laps, while the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models and 4-Cylinders have been added to complete this night of grassroots racing.
Optional hauler parking and safety inspection will be held on Thursday, March 28 from Noon to 4 PM. A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, March 29 from 11 AM to 5 PM. On Saturday, March 30, additional practice will start at 9 AM, followed by qualifying at 1 PM, and racing set to begin at 3 PM, all ending under the lights at Richmond Raceway.
“While we were all very disappointed by the postponement in October, we have believed since that time that March 30th would be the perfect day to reschedule this highly anticipated event,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. "Many have said that Richmond Raceway is the perfect short track for fans and racers…we agree and believe the Commonwealth Classic will be a bucket list event in the grassroots racing community for years to come."
The PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway will be a featured event on the expanded PASS National Championship Series in 2019. Now entering its 12th season, Super Late Model racing’s only true national championship will bring drivers together from all over North America to compete this Spring at Richmond Raceway.
In addition to the 100-lap race for the PASS National Championship Super Late Models, which will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start, the entire weekend will be jam packed with a unique card of grassroots racing. Tour-Type Modifieds from the Southeast, along with Tri-Track Modifieds, ROC Modifieds, and more from western New York and New England, will get their chance to compete on the 3/4-mile for the first time since 2002. While ACT Late Models from Canada and New England, MASS Street Stocks, and 4-Cylinders from all over the country will join PASS in competing at Richmond Raceway for the first time in history.
To purchase tickets or for entry forms and additional information on the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com or RichmondRaceway.com. The 2019 PASS National Championship and PASS North Super Late Model schedule are nearly complete and will be released in the coming days.
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