Category Archives: Modified Tour Racing

Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS Ready To Launch In 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 2) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry and event promoter Renee Hackett are pleased to announce an exciting partnership that will see the creation of a new series featuring the popular Tour-type Modifieds. The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will launch it’s inaugural season in 2016 and will feature the Tour-type Modifieds racing on some of the South’s most historic speedways. The inaugural season will see the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS competing tentatively in 10 events, several of which will pair the new Modified division with the PASS South Super Late Models in an unprecedented series of races.

The first Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Hickory Motor Speedway as part of the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend. The Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will also race with the PASS South Super Late Models and the NASCAR Late Model Stocks at Anderson Motor Speedway on Friday night, June 17, 2016. The inaugural Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS champion will be crowned on Friday night, November 4, 2016, at Concord Speedway, the night prior to the 14th Annual North-South Shootout. The PASS Super Late Model National and PASS South Super Late Model champions will be crowned the following day at Concord as part of the North-South Shootout.“

After a lot of inquiries from teams and drivers over the last several weeks, the Pro All Stars Series is happy to team up with Renee [Hackett] and her staff in the creation of the South’s most exciting new series,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We believe the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS, coupled with the PASS South Super Late Models at a number of venues, will give fans the opportunity to see the two most powerful divisions in short track racing competing together in some definite ‘can’t miss’ action.”Renee Hackett has long shared a passion for short track racing, but the Tour-type Modifieds in particular. She believes the partnership with PASS will give fans a truly unique motorsports experience.“I think by working with Tom [Mayberry] and with what he has established over the last 15 years in short track racing that the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS will be a huge success right off the bat,” said Renee Hackett of the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS. “The drivers and teams have asked for this series and we believe that everyone, especially the fans, are in for something big in 2016.”

Rules, along with the complete 2016 schedule for the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS, will be coming soon. For more information, please go to southernmodifiedracingseries.com, or check out the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS on Facebook and Twitter. For further inquires, please contact Renee Hackett at 336-302-5803.

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 passracing@roadrunner.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. 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.Southern Modified Racing Series Pres. By PASS.

Tentative 2016 DatesMarch 26 (P) Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NCApril 22 or 23 TBA TBAMay 27 (P) Concord Speedway Concord, NCJune 17 (P) Anderson Motor Speedway Williamston, SCJuly 3 TBA TBAJuly 22 TBA TBAAugust 27 Caraway Speedway Sophia, NCSeptember 5 TBA TBAOctober 22 TBA TBANovember 4 (P) Concord Speedway Concord, NCTBA To Be Announced(P) With PASS South Super Late Models- Dates Are Tentative And Subject To Change

Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Announced

Four Rookies & Two Repeat Winners Among 2015 Honorees

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2015) – After nearly 34,000 votes were cast around the world for NASCAR regional touring series’ 2015 Most Popular Driver Awards, seven drivers earned the ultimate honor from fans – including four rookie drivers and a pair of repeat winners.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners for 2015 are:

  • Rico Abreu (St. Helena, Calif.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • Nicole Behar (Spokane, Wash.), NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • Jason Hathaway (St. Thomas, Ont.), NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1
  • Rodrigo Marban (Mexico City), NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series
  • Alon Day (Ashdod, Israel), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
  • Melissa Fifield (Wakefield, N.H.), NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
  • Trey Hutchens (Lexington, N.C.), NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

 

Underscoring the exciting young talent entering NASCAR’s ranks, award winners Abreu, Behar, Day and Hutchens are all in their first full season of NASCAR touring series competition, with Hutchens also earning the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Both Fifield and Marban won the Most Popular Driver Award for their series last year, with Fifield making history as the first female to win the award for the tour.

Marban of the NASCAR Mexico Series garnered more votes than any other driver in 2015, just ahead of NASCAR Next drivers Behar and Abreu. Behar dethroned 2014 Most Popular Driver Brandon McReynolds, while Abreu earned the award in his first year in stock cars after transitioning from a successful open-wheel career.

IMG_8336The closest race was in the Canadian Tire Series where championship runner-up Hathaway edged Alex Tagliani by just 104 votes. It is the second year in a row in which Tagliani missed out on the top spot by a slim margin. Last year, he was beaten by JR Fitzpatrick by just 48 votes.

Similarly, Fifield beat Preece for the Whelen Modified Tour award by 110 votes. Hutchens collected more than 40 percent of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour vote to top tour champion Andy Seuss, a three-time winner of the award.

Day won three of the final four races of the Whelen Euro Series season to finish as runner-up in the championship standings in his first year in the series.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners will be recognized as part of the NASCAR Touring Series Awards on Dec. 12 in the Charlotte (North Carolina) Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Open Wheel Wednesday Returns June 29th 2016 Plus The Tri-Track Will Be Back in 2016

 IMG_1777 (2)The First official Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified race announcement was made yesturday with the annual Open Wheel Wednesday show returning to Seekonk Speedway June 29th 2016. The Tri-Track Open Modified Series invades Seekonk Speedway competing in the  $10,000 to win 100 lap main event. The open wheel Modifieds will again be joinedIMG_1713 (2) by the annual The Boston Louie NEMA Midget Race with NEMA Lites rounding out the card for the very popular annual Mid Week Show. Last years show featured a big win by Richard Savary over a large  field of modifieds, a great Boston Louie NEMA midget race won by Todd Bertrand and NEMA Lite midgets won by PJ Stergios.  Signup for teams wishing to enter the Tri-Track modified race will start after Jan. 1 2016  and entry forms will be available then. We spoke to Jim Schaefer the Long Island Mod Maniac  today and he confirmed that the Tri-Track Open Modified series will be back in 2016. They are talking to tracks to set the dates for next years races and will be announcing additional dates as they become available.  As always laps will be sold to support the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track races and you can contact Jim to reserve your laps. The series is looking for additional sponsors for 2016 and if you are interested you can contact Jim or Dick Williams.