Naples, ME – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced today the expansion of the newly named “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” program in 2018. Now in its fifth year, the groundbreaking “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” concept will expand to give racers across the continent the chance to compete in short track asphalt racing’s biggest events. Competitors from both the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to race for guaranteed starting spots, while keeping focused on the 45th Annual Oxford 250 and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway throughout the season.
The 2017 Oxford 250 saw droves of race fans from across North America and over 60 Super Late Models make the trek to Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine, as the venerable race continues to be one of the biggest short track events in the world. And beginning this year, racers across several short track disciplines will have the opportunity to race at the Richmond Raceway in Virginia as part of the inaugural Commonwealth Classic in October.
“The Oxford 250 is continuing the tradition as one of the premier events in all of short track racing and with the addition of Richmond, PASS racers will have the chance to compete in two of the biggest events in North America,” said Mayberry. “The ‘Roads To Oxford And Richmond’ will be bigger than ever in 2018. We will be able to keep the 250 and Richmond in focus throughout the year and give competitors at several venues the chance to get locked in.”
This year’s program will see the winners of four select races in the United States and Canada get a guaranteed starting position at full start money for the Oxford 250 or at Richmond. The remaining top five finishers in each of these events will be guaranteed a starting position for the Oxford 250 or Richmond at half start money.
The first event to be featured will be the famed Easter Bunny 150 at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway on March 31. The “Roads” then continue to an international event in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, with the series’ first trip to Petty International Raceway on June 2. Then, a specialTuesday night 200 lapper paying $5,000 to win on July 3, will be held at Spud Speedway in Caribou, ME. The final race as part of the “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” will be on Sunday, July 29 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Additionally, the top licensed drivers in points from PASS North, PASS South, and the PASS National Championship Series, will have provisionals available, if needed, as long as they have attempted to qualify for every race in their chosen series. All drivers that will have guaranteed spots through the “Roads To Oxford And Richmond” or via championship points provisionals have to compete in their heat races, qualifying, or in their consolation races, but will not have to compete in the last chances race if they have not already advanced. A full schedule of events and support divisions for the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway will be announced in the near future.
For media or marketing questions please contact Alan Dietz at [email protected] or 704-231-2039. More details will be announced soon and can be found at oxfordplains.com, RichmondRaceway.com, and ProAllStarsSeries.com.
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