NAPLES, ME – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2016 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the best speedways in New England, highlighted by the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. The season will begin with the return of PASS to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut as part of the Icebreaker weekend April 9-10. PASS will continue to build on its relationship with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) by hosting four doubleheader events together in 2016. PASS will also return to White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH for the first time since 2013. The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on 8 different speedways in 4 states in 2016.
“We’re very happy with the strong group of tracks that we have assembled for our racers to compete on in 2016,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “There was a lot of excitement surrounding our partnership with ACT in 2015 and we’re excited to build on that next year. The move of the Oxford 250 to August solidified its place as one of short track racing’s biggest events and we’re glad to continue that in 2016. We’re also excited to once again be returning to Thompson and White Mountain next year.”
The 43rd Annual Oxford 250 continues on its late August weekend in 2016 with racers from all across North America expected to compete for $25,000 to win, plus guaranteed lap leader money on August 26-28. On Saturday night, August 27, the ACT Late Models will join the Valenti Modifieds for a big night of action leading up to the 250. Additionally, the ACT Late Model winner will receive a guaranteed starting spot in the next day’s 43rd Annual Oxford 250 as long as they attempt to qualify.
A tune-up to the Oxford 250 will take place on Saturday, July 31. In addition, Oxford Plains Speedway will once again host the PASS North Super Late Models, along with the ACT Late Models on Sunday, April 17 and will crown the PASS North champion with the season finale on Saturday, October 15.
PASS will also stage a special Independence Day weekend show at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 3. This event will be a non-points event, featuring PASS “non-winners” and an Enduro race.
Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, with continued support from Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, will host the PASS North Super Late Models three times in 2016 on Saturday, April 30, Saturday, July 9, and the inaugural New England 500 on September 17-18. On Saturday, September 17, the PASS Super Late Models and ACT Late Models will qualify, with feature racing for the Valenti Modifieds and support divisions. On Sunday, September 18, the New England 500 will consist of the PASS 300 for the PASS Super Late Models and the Fall Foliage 200 for the ACT Late Models.
Speedway 95 in Hermon, ME returns to the PASS North schedule for a third consecutive year with a 150 lap event slated for Sunday, May 15.
PASS will make its first of six trips in 2016 to the state of New Hampshire on Saturday, May 7 at Star Speedway. PASS returns to White Mountain Motorsports Park twice in 2016 after an absence of three years with events there on Saturday, June 11 and Saturday, July 23, when they will be paired with the ACT Late Models. The series will also be in the Granite State on Friday, June 24 for an event at Lee USA Speedway and again on Friday, August 12. PASS will be back at Star Speedway on Saturday, October 1 for the penultimate event of the 2016 season.
The Super Late Models of PASS will compete for only the second time ever at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Vermont on Sunday, May 29. The PASS North Super Late Models will race for 150 laps and the Thunder Road Late Models will join them for the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100.
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 and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. 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] Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information. 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.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release. Photo credit: Norm Marx
2016 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule
April 10 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, CT
April 17 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME
April 30 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME
May 7 Star Speedway Epping, NH
May 15 Speedway 95 Hermon, ME
May 29 Thunder Road International Speedbowl Barre, VT
June 11 White Mountain Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
June 24 Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH
*July 3 Oxford Plains Speedway (non-points, non-winners) Oxford, ME
July 9 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME
July 23 White Mountain Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
July 31 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME
August 12 Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH
August 26 – 28 43rd Annual Oxford 250 Oxford, ME
September 16 – 18 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME
October 1 Star Speedway Epping, NH
October 15 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME
– Dates Subject To Change