Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officially announced today that the two series have added a fourth doubleheader event to the 2016 schedule. The ACT Late Model Tour will now make a second visit to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway as part of Oxford 250 Weekend on August 26-28.
The Oxford Plains 100 for the ACT Late Model Tour will be held on Saturday, August 27, the night before the 43rd Oxford 250. The winner of the event will also receive a guaranteed provisional starting spot in the following day’s Oxford 250 for the PASS Super Late Models should they attempt to qualify. The event will count for points towards the $10,000-to-win 2016 ACT Championship and headlines a Saturday program which also includes the Valenti Modified Racing Series, PASS Modifieds, and Northeast Classic Lites.
“We’re really excited that ACT will come back to Oxford for a second event in 2016 – especially the night before the Oxford 250,” PASS President Tom Mayberry said. “Adding a guaranteed starting spot for the 250 should add a lot of excitement to the event. We think that adding ACT to the program, especially in conjunction with the other series we have, will bring a lot of momentum back to the Oxford 250.”
The schedule addition comes on the heels of a date change for another ACT/PASS twin bill. The “Showdown in the Mountains” at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park, which will feature 150-lap events for both the ACT Late Models and PASS North Super Late Models, has been moved to Saturday, July 23 from its original August 20 date.
The 13-race 2016 ACT Late Model Tour schedule opens with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 10 and concludes at Connecticut’s Thompson Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 15. In between, the Tour will visit 11 different tracks throughout the Northeastern United States. ACT/PASS doubleheaders will also be held at Oxford on Sunday, April 17 and at Scarborough, ME’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September 17-18 as part of New England 500 Weekend.
-ACT Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com
2016 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule
# DATE DAY TRACK LOCATION EVENT
1 Apr 9-10 Sat-Sun Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH NH Governor’s Cup 150
2 Apr 17 Sun Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME Oxford 100/PASS
3 Apr 30-May 1 Sat-Sun Thunder Road Barre, VT Merchants Bank 150
4 May 14 Sat Airborne Park Speedway Plattsburgh, NY Spring Green 116
5 May 21 Sat New London-Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, CT NLW Tripleheader 100
6 Jun 04 Sat Devil’s Bowl Speedway Fair Haven, VT Devil’s Bowl 100
7 Jun 18 Sat Speedway 51 Groveton, NH Lil Joey Generation Next 151
8 Jul 16 Sat Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, MA Seekonk Tripleheader 150
9 Jul 23 Sat White Mountain Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH WMMP 150/PASS
10 Aug 06 Sat Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME Coastal 100
11 Aug 27 Sat Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME Oxford Plains 100
12 Sep 17-18 Sat-Sun Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME Fall Foliage 200/PASS
*** Sep 24 Sat New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH Bond Auto ACT Invitational
*** Oct 1-2 Sat-Sun Thunder Road Speedbowl Barre, VT NSB Vermont Milk Bowl
13 Oct 15 Sat Thompson Speedway Thompson, CT World Series Tripleheader 75
*** Non point-counting event
Schedule Subject to Change