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Seven Division Line-Up Set for Second Northeast Classic at NHMS

Purse Increases, Addition of MRS Highlight 2022 Edition

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

Barre, VT — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the division line-up for the 2nd Annual Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, April 16. Seven of the top series and open competition classes in the region will do battle on the “Magic Mile”.

The ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models again headline the card with a pair of 50-lap shootouts. For ACT, it is the opening event of their 2022 campaign. The PASS feature is part of both the National Championship and North Series schedules.

Both the ACT and PASS events have received a purse increase for the second edition of the Northeast Classic. The winner of each feature is taking home $5,500, up from $5,000 in 2021. Second place will receive $3,000 with $2,000 for third. All drivers who start the ACT and PASS features now get at least $700 versus the $600 start money last year.

For 2022, the Tour-type Modified Open has been replaced with a 50-lap feature for the Modified Racing Series (MRS). It will be the fourth time that MRS has visited NHMS and the first trip since 2019. The previous events were won by Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk, and Ronnie Williams.

Bobby Santos #44 Leads the 2021 Modified field on his way to victory at NHMS 4/18/2021 Tom Morris/Myracenews

The R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open and North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) are also on the Northeast Classic program. With the addition of R&R Race Parts NH as a sponsor, the 25-lap 8-cylinder Street Stock feature will now pay $2,000 to win, doubling the 2021 amount. All NEMST races in 2022 are awarding a minimum of $1,000 to the winner.

The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge and a Limited Late Model Open round out the Saturday card. For the Pro Trucks, it is a return appearance at the Northeast Classic. The Limited Late Models are on the schedule for the first time. More information about the Limited Late Model event will be released soon.

In addition to the Saturday festivities, the Granite State Legends Cars are racing on Friday. They will open their 2022 season with an NHMS road course event. Qualifying will precede the Friday open practice session with the feature following practice.

Northeast Classic Weekend begins Friday, April 15 with open practice for all divisions plus the Granite State Legends qualifying and feature event. Saturday, April 16 has qualifying beginning at 10:30am with features beginning at approximately 12:15pm. Sunday, April 17 has been set as a weather date if needed.

General admission and live stream pricing to the Northeast Classic are to be determined. The live stream broadcast will be available on Racing America powered by Speed51.TV. Visit www.acttour.com/northeast-late-model-classic for the complete schedule, entry forms, camping registration forms, and other info as it is available.

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

ACT Moves Main Office to Barre

Daniel Holben Photo

All ACT day-to-day operations and administrative work will now be conducted at 105 North Main Street, Suite 208 in Barre. The office is on the second floor of the building. Prior to the move, the ACT offices had been located on Stowe Street in Waterbury, VT.

The new ACT mailing address is P.O. Box 1002, Barre, VT, 05641. The office phone number will remain the same at (802) 244-6963. The ACT office is open to Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm from November-February and 8:00am-5:00pm from March-October except on race days.

In addition to the ACT Late Model Tour, The Barre office will also be the base of operations for all tracks and series that ACT sanctions or co-sanctions. This includes Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park, oval track events at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, and the New England Late Model Challenge Cup.

“We felt the time was right for the move,” ACT managing partner, Cris Michaud said. “Pat (Malone) was able to find us a great location that’s a lot closer to our tracks, is more central to where many of our teams and fans live, and gives us more space for day-to-day work. Obviously, the new location will take some getting used to after being in the same place for so long. But we think the benefits are worth it long-term.”

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

ACT and PASS Unveil Thompson Oval Track Schedule for 2022

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME
— The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have finalized the 2022 oval track schedule for Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The sanctioning bodies will again put on six events for the 83rd season of racing at the historic 5/8-mile oval.

The season begins the first weekend of April with the annual Icebreaker. Friday, April 1 is an open practice day for Icebreaker divisions. Saturday, April 2 is Icebreaker Day 1 headlined by a 75-lap National Championship feature for the PASS Super Late Models. The Outlaw Open Modified Series returns Sunday, April 3 for the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 as part of Icebreaker Day 2.

All five of Thompson Speedway’s local divisions — the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks — are also part of the Icebreaker. Additional divisions and the full schedule of events for each day will be announced at a later date.

The local divisions will also be part of each Wednesday night “Summer Series” event. The summer racing series begins Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00pm with the Nutmeg State 75 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series, which will pay a minimum of $5,000 to win. The same line-up is on tap for the Midsummer 75 on Wednesday, July 13.

As previously announced, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) makes its return to Thompson Speedway on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00pm for the Thompson 150. It’s the first NASCAR Modified visit to Thompson since the 2020 World Series. The Outlaw Open Modifieds will get that night off. They return for the Tripoint Showdown 75 on Wednesday, September 14 to wrap up the Summer Series.

The season concludes with the 60th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9. A 75-lap showdown for the Modified Racing Series and Round 1 of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series headline the Friday card. Saturday features the World Series 150 for the Whelen Modified Tour, twin 75-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models, and the second round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown.

Sunday, October 9 is the $20,000-to-win Sunoco Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modifieds along with the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown finale. Drivers and teams who attempt to qualify for all Outlaw Open Modified Series events will be eligible for potential provisional starting positions at the Thompson 300.

The rest of the local divisions are crowning their 2022 champions throughout the World Series weekend. Other World Series divisions and touring series will be added during the season.

Officials are finalizing the 2022 local division rules and hope to release them soon along with the Icebreaker entry forms. Please check www.acttour.com/thompson-speedway and www.thompsonspeedway.com for further updates.

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.

2022 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Schedule of Events


— Fri Apr 1 12:00pm Icebreaker Practice Day

1 Sat Apr 2 1:00pm Icebreaker Day 1 – PASS Super Late Models

Sun Apr 3 1:00pm Icebreaker Day 2 — Icebreaker 125, $10,000-to-win

2 Wed Jun 15 6:00pm Nutmeg State 75

3 Wed Jul 13 6:00pm Midsummer 75

4 Wed Aug 17 6:00pm Thompson 150 — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

5 Wed Sep 14 6:00pm Tripoint Showdown 75

6 Fri Oct 7 5:30pm Sunoco World Series Day 1 — Modified Racing Series

Sat Oct 8 2:00pm Sunoco World Series Day 2 — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Sun Oct 9 12:30pm Sunoco World Series Day 3 — Thompson 300, $20,000-to-win

Schedule Subject to Change