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ACT & PASS Announce Division Line-Up for 59th World Series at Thompson

17 Divisions on Card with Multi-Day & Single-Day Ticket Options

Waterbury, VT & Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the division line-up for the 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. A total of 17 regional touring series, local divisions, and open shows are on the calendar for the three-day racing festival from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10.

The centerpiece of the Sunoco World Series is the return of the $20,000-to-win Sunoco Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series on Sunday, October 10. The biggest names in Tour-Type Modifieds have filed their entries for the event, including Icebreaker 125 winner Ron Silk, multi-time Thompson Speedway champion Keith Rocco, Race of Champions Modified champion Patrick Emerling, two-time Outlaw Modified winner Ronnie Williams, and four-time Modified Racing Series champion Jon McKennedy.

The build-up to the main event includes the ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Models. Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, and much more. A total of nine different champions are being crowned throughout the weekend. All divisions will hold their qualifying and feature events on the same day.

Lap sponsorships for the Sunoco Thompson 300 are still available for $50 per lap. All lap sponsor money goes to the leader of that lap, further increasing the potential payout. Please call the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963 or download the form at www.acttour.com if you are interested in lap sponsorship.

The first green flag of the 59th Sunoco World Series flies at 5:30pm on Friday, October 8. World Series Opening Night includes the first round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series and the championship event for the Thompson Late Models. Friday also includes an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open, the Senior Tour Auto Racers (STAR) Modifieds and Late Models, and the Vintage Outlaw Modifieds. Rotating practice will begin at 11:00am for all participating World Series divisions except ACT and PASS.

Racing resumes October 9 with Twisted Tea World Series Saturday beginning at 2:30pm. Eight divisions are on the Saturday program, which is headlined by a pair of 75-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models. They are joined by the NEMA Midgets, round two of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge, the championship events for the Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen and North East Mini Stock Tour, and the Pro-4 Modifieds.

The Sunoco World Series comes to a head on Sunday, October 10. Qualifying begins at 12:30pm following an Outlaw Open Modified Series practice session. In addition to the Thompson 300, Sunday’s schedule will include the final round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the NEMA Lites, and championship events for Thompson’s SK Light Modifieds and Mini Stocks.

The complete schedule of events, including pit opening times and order of events, is expected to be finalized by end-of-day Tuesday. Advance general admission tickets will go on sale later this week at www.happsnow.com/event/Thompson-Speedway-Motorsports-Park-YHPQ. Camping spots can be reserved by submitting the form at www.thompsonspeedway.com.

Fans and teams will have a variety of grandstand and pit ticket options at the 59th Sunoco World Series. Combined with the single-day race format for all divisions, this gives teams and fans flexibility about how they choose to experience the Sunoco World Series.

Three-day general admission tickets are $75 for adults, $20 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. A two-day ticket for Saturday and Sunday is $60 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12.

Single-day tickets will also be offered. Sunday-only admission is $40 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Saturday-only admission is $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Friday-only admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12.

Three-day World Series pit passes are $90 for adults and $45 for kids ages 12 and under. Sunday-only is $50 for adults and $25 for kids ages 12 and under, Saturday-only is $40 for adults and $20 for kids ages 12 and under, and Friday-only is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under.

Fans who can’t make it to Thompson Speedway can watch every lap of the Sunoco World Series live via pay-per-view on Speed51.TV. Pricing will be comparable to that of purchasing grandstand tickets.

Thompson Speedway caps its 2021 racing season with the annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10. The weekend is highlighted by the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series. The weekend also includes the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Models, The NEMA Midgets, all local divisions, an 8-Cylinder Street Stock Open, and more.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact passracing@roadrunner.com or visit www.proallstarsseries.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For general Thompson Speedway inquiries, call (860) 923-2280, email oval@thompsonspeedway.com, or visit www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.

PASS Invading White Mountain as Part of Late Model Championship Night

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N. Woodstock, NH —White Mountain Motorsports Park gets the two-to-go signal on the 2021 racing season this Saturday, September 18. The Foley Oil & Propane Late Models crown the “King of the Mountain” at an event that also includes the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks.

In effect, Northeast racing fans get two main events on Saturday. The night’s penultimate feature is the 50-lap Late Model season finale, which could have four drivers still mathematically alive for the championship. This is followed by the Foley Oil & Propane PASS 150 for the region’s biggest Super Late Model stars. The PASS event counts for New England North, New England South, and overall PASS North points, meaning anyone who has even a sniff of a championship shot will be there.

The early entry list is full of names familiar to Super Late Model followers. PASS point leader Johnny Clark of Hallowell, ME is looking for vengeance after a flat tire derailed his bid at White Mountain back in May. A win would further boost Clark as he guns for his seventh PASS championship — but his first since 2011.

The man who stood in Victory Late at that May event, Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk, returns to go for the season sweep. He’ll be challenged by five-time PASS champion and New England South point leader D.J. Shaw, 10-time PASS champion Ben Rowe, number-two point driver Dan Winter, sophomore standout Kate Re, and multi-time PASS winner Derek Ramstrom among others. New Sharon, ME’s Dillon Moltz and Winthrop, ME’s Jeff White, who are winners at White Mountain in American-Canadian Tour competition, have both entered the event.

The Late Model championship bout that precedes the PASS showdown is sure to bring the heat. Gilman, VT’s Jeff Marshall carries the point lead into the final round thanks to his third win of the season last Saturday. Eight-time champion Quinny Welch of Groveton, NH is nine points back in second, making him very much alive for a ninth title. Candia, NH’s Jimmy Renfrew, who had led the points for the past two months, is now third with a 23-point gap to Marshall.

Thanks to the Late Model format at White Mountain, Renfrew still has a shot, as does Oren Remick despite his 44-point deficit. Drivers can earn up to 20 points between their heat race and the semi-feature. If Renfrew and Remick qualify for the semi-feature while Marshall and Welch do not, the margin would close considerably.

This wrinkle also means Marshall — or anyone else, for that matter — can’t save anything for later in qualifying. Every position counts, meaning fans get to see all four drivers going full-bore every lap. As they battle with each other, less-heralded racers such as Matthew Morrill, Kasey Beattie, and Mike Jurkowski will do their best to steal the show.

The PASS Modifieds also are ready for action. The rebirth of the Modifieds has culminated in 2021 with some events drawing more than 30 cars — and producing great racing to match.

Windham, ME’s Garrett Lamb holds the point lead enter Saturday’s 50-lap feature. He’s closely pursued by Lyman, ME’s A.J. Cates, three-time winner Max Cookson of Pittsfield, ME, Auburn, ME’s Brandon Varney, and former champion Spencer Morse of Pittsfield, ME. When you add in sixth-place Shawn Knight, the top half-dozen drivers are separated by 65 points, meaning any of them can still end up the champion.

The Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks complete the Saturday card. While Gilmanton, NH’s Thomas Smithers VI has been his usual impressive self with seven victories this year, Waterford, VT’s McKenna Merchant has emerged as his biggest challenger. Merchant has three wins while Logan Farnsworth, Damion Sicard, Owen Rogers, and Kyle Goodbout are among the other talented youth racers.

Foley Oil & Propane presents a superstar program at White Mountain Motorsports Park this Saturday, September 18 at 6:00pm. The PASS Super Late Models go 150 green-flag laps while the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models crown the 2021 “King of the Mountain”. The PASS Modifieds and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks also have a full card of racing.

The pits open at 1:30pm and the grandstands open at 4:00pm. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and $40 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.whitemountainmotorsports.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.

ACT and PASS Invade Hudson This Sunday

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Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) are days away from a trip to New Hampshire’s Hudson Speedway. The Sunday, June 20 tripleheader is a long-overdue journey to the Southern New Hampshire bullring for both series as their championship battles heat up.

The ACT Hudson 150, which is on the first official day of the 2021 summer, is only the second ACT event at Hudson Speedway ever — and the first in 20 years. The PASS Super Late Models are making their inaugural trip to Hudson as the track celebrates its 75th anniversary.

That means the vast majority of Sunday’s field, from 10-time PASS champion Ben Rowe to new ACT winner Tom Carey III, is hitting the high banks for the first time. They’ll have to get up to speed fast as their seasons get serious. Add in a PASS Modified feature with a large field expected and you have the recipe for a perfect Sunday evening of motorsports.

For two drivers, though, Sunday is a homecoming. ARCA Menards Series racer Derek Griffin and former ACT champion Joey Polewarczyk are both natives of Hudson, NH who still live in the area. Griffin got his start racing 4-cylinder cars at Hudson before graduating to the Super Late Model and national touring ranks. “Joey Pole” won a Granite State Pro Stock Series at the track in 2019 and finished third in 2020.

Their familiarity with the track mean both Griffith and Polewarczyk have an early edge heading into Sunday’s event. But with plenty of talented racers joining them, nothing is guaranteed.

On the ACT side, Rowe and Carey lead the way. They sit 1-2 in the point standings just four digits apart. Turner, ME’s Rowe has been a model of consistency as the only driver to finish in the top-10 of all four features. New Salem, MA’s Carey has sandwiched his recent White Mountain win around a runner-up finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and now aims to become more consistent. With Sunday’s event being the fifth of 12 point-counting events on the schedule, the halfway bell is already near in the title fight.

Center Conway, NH’s D.J. Shaw and Graniteville, VT’s Stephen Donahue are close behind the front duo. The next pack includes sophomore Derek Gluchacki of Dartmouth, MA and rookies Shawn Swallow and Erick Sands. Defending champion Jimmy Hebert has said he’ll be at Hudson and will go trophy-hunting after a miserable three-race stretch. Part-time standouts such as Ryan Kuhn and Trent Goodrow are expected to join the regulars is a showdown that could go any which way.

In the PASS Super Late Models, six-time champion Johnny Clark of Hallowell, ME is chasing title number seven. The reigning Oxford 250 winner has a 52-point lead over Rowe with Sunday marking the one-third point of the PASS season. Right behind Rowe is Harrison, ME’s Kate Re, the 17-year-old Super Late Model sophomore who has been the season’s breakout star. Re posted two podium finishes at Hudson Speedway in 2019 with the PASS Modifieds, which surely has her young team feeling upbeat about their Super Late Model chances.

Dan Winter and PASS newcomer Rowland Robinson Jr. round out the top-five. They’ll be joined by D.J. Shaw, Jeremy Davis, Scott McDaniel and others who are ready to figure out the cramped Hudson arena.

Even with all of that to watch, the PASS Modifieds could very well steal the show. The resurgent division has been drawing 20-plus cars at every event. Those teams are putting on some amazing racing with three-wide passes for the lead and other breathtaking moves.

Naples, ME’s Spencer Morse, the 2019 PASS Modified Champion, leads the standings going into Hudson Speedway. He’s being shadowed by A.J. Cates, Garrett Lamb, Troy Morse, and other eager for a title. Gray, ME’s Tyler King, the 2020 champion, is trying to rebound from a rare did-not-finish last time out due to overheating issues.

The ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models heads to New Hampshire’s Hudson Speedway on Sunday, June 20 at 5:30pm. Both series will go at it for 150 green-flag laps with the PASS Modifieds rounding out the card. Admission is $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under.

For more information about ACT, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.