No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami Speedway

No. 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized

For Rules Infraction At Homestead-Miami Speedway


DAYTONA BEACHFla. (Nov. 20, 2014) — The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


This infraction is a P3 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 NASCAR rule book:


Violations resulting in P3 penalties tend to fall between serious and intermediate in nature. While they might include general "categories" of infractions similar to those in P4 (e.g. unauthorized parts; failing to meet specs; etc.), they tend to pertain more to secondary componentry or systems; modifications of lessor significance; go/no-go measurement failures of an intermediate nature.


This infraction violates Sections:


12-1 - Actions detrimental to stock car racing;


20-12 – Suspension: All front end and rear suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension/drive line component beyond normal rotation or suspension/drive line travel.


As a result of these violations, crew chief Mike Kelley has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting Jan. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Additionally, car chief Patrick Magee has also been placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting Jan. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Plus de course en 2015 et le retour des spectaculaires World of Outlaws.

Plus de course en 2015 et le retour des spectaculaires World of Outlaws.
Mercredi 19 novembre 2014-Steve Bertrand-Directeur des communications.
Les préparatifs sont très avancés en vue de la saison 2015 qui se tiendra à l'Autodrome Drummond. Toujours à l'écoute des nombreux amateurs, Yan Bussière a composé un calendrier de 13 soirées de course pour l'été prochain. C'est donc dire qu'il y aura 2 programmes de course supplémentaire.
Déjà, la vente de passe de saison bat son plein, il vous reste jusqu'au 15 décembre pour vous la procurer au prix de 300$ 275$.Pour plus de confort, une nouveauté a été ajoutée, pour la modique somme de 50$ supplémentaire vous pouvez vous procurer un siège ainsi qu'une place réservée tous les soirs. Quelle bonne idée de voir vos pilotes favoris en piste dans le confort d'un siège avec dossier, et ce toujours au même endroit pour seulement 3$ de plus par programme! Terminé pour vous l'époque de vous rendre à l'estrade réservée votre place assez tôt en début de soirée! Vous allez pouvoir prendre votre précieux temps d'avant course pour rendre visite à votre équipe favorite dans les puits sans vous soucier de votre place dans la grande estrade. Pour plus d'information, contactez Jacqueline 819-477-0008.
Les spectaculaires WOO de retour!
Le spectacle par excellence sur la terre battue sera encore une fois de retour en 2015. En effet, la direction de l'Autodrome Drummond a reçu confirmation que la série World Of Outlaws 410 sera en piste le samedi 1er aout. Quant à la traditionnelle visite de la série Super DIRTcar gros-bloc, ils seront chez nous le lundi 20 juillet.
Le calendrier officiel 2015 de l'Autodrome Drummond sera connu en début du mois de décembre avec une programmation de 13 programmes, débutant le samedi 23 mai pour se terminé en septembre, le 12 plus précisément!
L'Autodrome Drummond, la F-1 de la terre battue
Steve Bertrand
Directeur des communications
Autodrome Drummond

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PASS Adds Date At Kingsport; Teams With KOMA Modifieds At Concord, Kingsport






PASS Adds Date At Kingsport; Teams With KOMA Modifieds At Concord, Kingsport



-       For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (November 17) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have added a new race date to the 2015 PASS South Super Late Model schedule at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee and new details concerning the May race date at Concord Speedway in North Carolina.  Additionally, PASS will partner for the first time with the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series to feature both premier tours at the events at Kingsport and Concord.

           "We're very excited to announce the addition to Kingsport to our schedule and are very glad the KOMA Modifieds will be joining us there and at Concord," said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  "Our new partnership with the KOMA Modified Tour will allow us to present two mega-events to our fans that will feature the best Super Late Model and Modifed racers in short track racing."

            The PASS South Super Late Models and KOMA Unwind Modifieds will first partner on Friday night, May 8, 2015, to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary season at Kingsport Speedway.  The event will revitalize the "Daniel Boone Classic" held originally at Newport Speedway in the late 2000's.  This will be the first event for both series at the 3/8 mile speedway which will present a unique challenge as the only concrete track on their schedules.

             PASS and the KOMA Modifieds will once again partner for the "Old Glory Twin 125's" at Concord Speedway to kickoff the popular Memorial Day weekend of racing.  One slight change to the schedule is that the event which was originally scheduled for Saturday will move to Friday night May 22, 2015.  Saturday will now be utilized as a rain date if needed.

            The PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will return on Saturday, March 7, 2015 to kickoff the season at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 10th Annual South Carolina Clash  For more information and updates throughout the offseason, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com.  And, don't forget, to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14.




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Noles Conquers Meltdown At Southern National; Rowe, Church Claim PASS Titles

Noles Conquers Meltdown At Southern National; Rowe, Church Claim PASS Titles


-       For Immediate Release


LUCAMA, NC (November 15) – Trevor Noles capitalized on a bold 3-wide move with 10 laps to go to pass Christopher Bell and Jody Measamer and win Saturday afternoon's Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 at Southern National Motorsports Park.  Noles victory was his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model triumph and also marked the first series win for the Coulter Motorsports team.

            "We finally got the monkey off our back and I just can't thank Coulter Motorsports and Randy Renfrow, they give me 110 percent every week," said Noles in victory lane.  "I drove just as hard as I could those last few laps and we're finally here where we belong.  It's been a long, cold weekend and I just can't thank everybody enough for being here today."

            In qualifying, Jared Irvan shattered the old track record by more than a tenth of a second for his second career quick qualifying time with a lap of 98.186 miles per hour.  In the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Irvan would pull pill number 9, while Tyler Dippel and Derek Ramstrom would move up to the front row.

            On a very cold and brisk afternoon, Dippel and Ramstrom led the 31 car starting field to green.  Dippel would lead the first five laps before Ramstrom moved by in turn three to take the lead.  PASS South points leader Tyler Church experienced major mechanical problems early on heading to the pit area for over 30 laps on lap 8.  With Church in the pits, the focus was on his nearest championship rival, Cole Timm, who was having a strong run inside the top 10.

            Following a caution for a spin by Karl Weber in turn two on lap 31, Ramstrom and Austin Wayne Self would lead the field back to green for the restart.  Self got a good start on the outside as the field roared into turn one.  Ramstrom battled back on the low side, but spun exiting turn two in front of the entire field.  The cars of Brandon Lynn, David Garbo, Jr., and Jeff Batten all made hard contact as they tried to avoid Ramstrom.  All four drivers were eliminated in the crash.

            On the ensuing restart, Dippel would have a mechanical problem and stop on the frontstretch to bring out a caution.  Dippel pulled his car in to the pits and out of the race, handing Ben Rowe his 3rd career PASS National Championship.

            Self and Christopher Bell were the class of the field much of the first half of the Mason Dixon Meltdown, but once they entered lapped traffic, the lead duo was joined by the cars of Timm and Brandon Setzer.  On lap 108, Bell moved around Self to take the lead and began to quickly stretch his advantage.  The caution would wave on lap 125 to allow teams to refuel and change two tires.

            On the restart with 75 laps, Timm appeared to break an axle on his machine while running third.  Timm would soon retire from the event giving Church his first career PASS South Super Late Model title, despite his problems from earlier in the race.

            After a trio of cautions for relatively minor spins, Bell and Self again raced hard on the restart with Bell coming out on top in his Toyota.  Self continued to struggle losing second to Setzer and would eventually fall out of the race.

            Setzer quickly closed in on Bell for the lead as they entered lapped traffic.  With 30 laps to go, Setzer took advantage of contact between Bell and Roger Lee Newton to take the lead exiting turn two.  Setzer appeared to be cruising to his first career Super Late Model win when a broken rear suspension sent Setzer out of the race with 11 laps to go and brought out the ninth caution of the night.

            On the restart, Bell and Jody Measamer brought the field to green, but Trevor Noles, who was in third, darted to the inside making an aggressive move to power by the leaders in turn one.  As the field headed down the back straightaway, contact between Measamer and Rowe racing for third place sent Measamer hard into the outside wall.

            This would give Bell one more shot at Noles, but Noles was again too quick on the restart.  Despite Bell's best efforts, Noles held on for his first career Mason Dixon Meltdown win.  Rounding out the top five were Bell, Rowe, Dalton Sargeant, and Harrison Burton. Completing the top 10 were Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Jared Fryar, Newton, Michael Rouse, and Matt Craig.

            Following the race, Rowe and Church joined Noles on the front straightaway to celebrate their championships.  A very relieved Church expressed his gratitude following their frustrating race.

            "I knew I was in trouble when we were sitting in the pits, but I told the Good Lord to take care of this and this is where we're at," said Church afterwards.  "I've got to thank Harold [Johnson] and Preston [Peltier] for getting us into this, but me and my daddy have worked hard on this car.  This is special and me and daddy will always cherish this moment."

            After a year that saw him go winless, Rowe was happy, not only for his third PASS National Championship, but to finish the season out on a high note.

            "It feels like a win for us to finish third, I mean we've struggled all year long," said Rowe.  "It's a fun series that PASS puts on.  You go to all these different tracks in the North and South and Canada and see all these different fans and it's a pretty neat deal."

            In the PASS Pro Late Model division, Kodie Conner took the lead from Jacob Schneider and never looked back as he went on to claim his fifth win of the season.  Rounding out the top five were Erik Nash, Schneider, Ryan Krachun, and Matt Murphy.  Walker Yates finished sixth en route to claiming his first career PASS Pro Late Model division title.

            Clint Fields led flag-to-flag for the Pee Dee/Coastal Supertruck win over Jimmy Herrington, Kevin Parsons, Clay Thomas, and Tommy Peregoy.

            Chris Lamb led every lap for the USAC Eastern Midget win over Scott Hunter, Kyle Craker, Blaine Leydig, and Jessica Bean.

Although the season is complete, the PASS South Super Late Models and PASS Pro Late Models will return on Saturday, March 7, 2015 to kickoff the season at Dillon Motor Speedway with the 10th Annual South Carolina Clash  For more information and updates throughout the offseason, please go to ProAllStarsSeries.com.  And, don't forget, to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14.












  PASS South Super Late Model – Mason Dixon Meltdown 200 – Unofficial Results

1.         2 – Trevor Noles 200                                            17. 07 – Austin Wayne Self 177

2.       52 – Christopher Bell 200                                       18. 28 – Jared Irvan 148

3.       4n – Ben Rowe 200                                               19. 51 – Karl Weber 148

4.       5s – Dalton Sargeant 200                                       20. 16 – Lucas Jones 143

5.       12 – Harrison Burton 200                                      21.  57 – Cole Timm 140 

6.       27 – Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 200                                  22.   8f – Tate Fogleman 123

7.       41 – Jared Fryar 200                                             23.  42 – Eric St. Gelais 104

8.       33 – Roger Lee Newton 198                                    24.  28x – Justin Gill 67

9.       23 – Michael Rouse 198                                          25.     7 – Tyler Church 65

10.      54 – Matt Craig 198                                               26.   45 – Mark Beard 42

11.    12j – Trey Jarrell 197                                               27.     1 – Tyler Dippel 32

12.     73 – Joey Doiron 195                                             28.   35 – Derek Ramstrom 31

13.        84 – Martin Latulippe 194                                      29.     4 – Brandon Lynn 31

14.       c98 – Jody Measamer 189                                      30.    49 – Jeff Batten 31

15.         c5 – Steve Legendre 189                                        31.       8 – David Garbo, Jr. 31

16.          6 – Brandon Setzer 187                                         



PASS Pro Late Model – 50 laps – Unofficial Results

1.    45 – Kodie Conner

2.    1x – Erik Nash

3.    81 – Jacob Schneider

4.    49 – Ryan Krachun

5.      7 – Matt Murphy

6.    02 – Walker Yates

7.    72 – Pete Johns

8.    24 – Mason Diaz

9.    24j – JP Josiasse

10.  11x – Jeremy Haudricourt

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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Celebrates a Successful 2014 Season


Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Celebrates a Successful 2014 Season

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Since its inception, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. has been represented by a simple mission statement. "Powering and preserving affordable open wheel modified racing for racers, by racers". That motto was brought to the forefront during the opening remarks at the annual awards banquet – Saturday, November 15th – at the Quality Hotel in Oshawa.


In his preliminary address, Rick Warnes – one the 3 OMRS founding members – paid tribute to the runners who participated during the 2014 campaign. Racing on a 'spec' series tire, most drivers were able to run the full schedule on a single set of tires, keeping their costs below $500 for the entire year. While next year's schedule – with events pencilled-in for Peterborough and Flamboro Speedways – has yet to be finalized, Warnes said he expects to see most of the drivers and teams who followed series in 2014 to return; along with some new faces to create a battle for the top rookie honours.


The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series would like to thank this year's sponsorship partners Torque Builders Inc., Total Transportation Systems Inc., Complete Mechanical, APC Auto Parts – Belleville, Principal Access Security Systems Inc., Clarke Motorsports Communications, Showworld Photography, Heather Myers Photography – www.racingcards.ca, Peterborough Speedway – J.P. Josiasse and Flamboro Speedway – John and Frank Casale. 


2014 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. season awards:


First place: #95, Robert Warnes

Second place: #09, Nick Lees

Third place: #90, Rick Warnes

Fourth place: #62, Randy Hollingsworth

Fifth place: #65, Bill Burrows

Sixth place: #61, Bill Pickford

Seventh place: #77, Chad Strawn

Eighth place: #07, Alex Lees

Ninth place: #88, Ryan Dick


2014 Hard Luck Award: #07, Alex Lees

2014 Most Improved Driver Award: #95, Robert Warnes


Official Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Powered by TORQUE BUILDERS INC. 2014 Schedule:


Saturday, May 10th:               Flamboro Speedway                                                                                         Spring Shakedown Invitational

Race winner - #77 Chad Strawn


Saturday, May 31st                Peterborough Speedway

                                                Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night

Race winner - #09 Nick Lees


Saturday, June 7th                 Peterborough Speedway

Race winner - #95 Rob Warnes


Saturday, July 12th                Peterborough Speedway

Race winner - #07 Alex Lees


Saturday, August 16th           Peterborough Speedway

                                              Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night

Cancelled - rain


Saturday, September 6th      Flamboro Speedway

Race winner - #95 Rob Warnes


Friday, October 3rd               Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)

Saturday, October 4th           Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Delayed by weather to Sunday, October 19th

Race winner - #88 Ryan Dick


Additional OMRS information can be found at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or atwww.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. 


About TORQUE BUILDERS INC.:  With over a decade's experience with partners and clients in the construction industry, TORQUE BUILDERS INC. offers general construction services in the industrial, commercial and institution sectors.  Their services range from new construction projects, renovations to retrofits, retirement residences, office finishing, data centres, communications work and leasehold improvements. Learn more by visiting www.torquebuilders.com.


Photo attachment: Jim Clarke - Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series drivers (left to right) Ryan Dick, Nick Lees, Alex Lees, Bill Pickford, Randy Hollingsworth, Bill Burrows, Richard Warnes and 2014 champion Robert Warnes accept their trophies at the Saturday, November 15th awards celebration. Chad Strawn was unable to attend.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media



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Kevin Harvick Wins 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Kevin Harvick Wins 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Fourteen-Year Series Veteran Captures First Career Title


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2014) – In a storybook finish to conclude a revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.


To win the title, Harvick needed to finish ahead of his fellow Championship 4 – and a win was the only way that would've happened. Ryan Newman finished second, Denny Hamlin finished seventh and Joey Logano ended the night in 16th.


After finishing a career-best third in the standings in three of the last four seasons, the 14-year series mainstay finally broke through for the premier series title in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.


A veteran of all three of NASCAR's national series, Harvick joins Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski as the third driver to win both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series crowns. Harvick, 38, is the 30th champion in the 66-year history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


The No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet driver showed off his speed throughout 2014, pacing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led and poles. Following a two-win regular season, Harvick entered the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as its No. 6 seed. He adeptly navigated his way through the Chase's Challenger and Contender Rounds highlighted by his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but would still be searching for a championship without his clutch performance in the Eliminator Round cutoff race at Phoenix International Raceway.


Entering the penultimate showdown at the one-mile tri-oval last among Chase qualifiers, Harvick needed a win at Phoenix to advance to the Championship 4. He responded to the pressure by leading 264-of-312 laps and beating four-time series champion Jeff Gordon on his way to Victory Lane. The Bakersfield, California, native carried his momentum to Homestead, becoming the first title-winner under NASCAR's new playoff format.


Harvick's championship is the second for Stewart-Haas Racing. The racing outfit jointly owned by three-time premier series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title behind the driving efforts of Stewart in 2011. No. 4 team crew chief Rodney Childers, also in his first season with SHR, won his first series crown as well.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information, visit www.nascar.com and follow NASCAR at www.facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR.



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Ça bouge aussi en Mini Sportsman

Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate

Le 10 novembre 2014

Ça bouge aussi en Mini Sportsman

 Sans aucun doute la Série Mini Sportsman aura fait parler d'elle au courant de la dernière saison. Les gens parlaient de la qualité esthétique des voitures, de la capacité impressionnante de nos jeunes pilotes à rouler en piste avec ces voitures somme toutes rapides et aussi de la belle complicité qui régnait entre les pilotes de la Série.

Tout pour attirer de nouveaux pilotes parmi nous! Et en effet, déjà quelques confirmations pour la prochaine saison. Laissez-moi vous présenter notre première recrue 2015!

Dany Lizotte, âgé de 13 ans fera ses débuts cette année à bord de la voiture #95; une voiture qu'il refait entièrement avec l'aide de son père. Un beau projet père-fils qui amène déjà Dany à entrevoir la saison avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme.

Le jeune Lizotte gravite dans le monde des courses depuis déjà quelques années; son père lui ayant transmis sa passion, nous avons pu voir la famille Lizotte à bord d'une voiture de la classe Sport Compact novice (anciennement Kamikaze) à l'Autodrome Chaudière lors de la saison 2014.

Dany précise que lorsqu'il a vu pour la première fois une Mini Sportsman, il savait qu'il voulait en conduire une! Il les a suivis à plusieurs reprises au courant de la saison et il a apprécié la qualité des pilotes et aussi l'esprit de camaraderie. Il a bien hâte de faire partie lui aussi de la « gang » de Mini.

Il se décrit comme une personne déterminée, énergique, enthousiasme et qui a un bon esprit d'équipe. La compétition ne me fait pas peur;  je n'ai pas peur de foncer, souligne Dany Lizotte.

Il entrevoit déjà avoir beaucoup de plaisir tant à travailler avec son père comme mécanicien qu'à rouler sur les pistes pour la prochaine saison.

Il  débutera la saison dans la classe développement afin d'apprivoiser les pistes et la voiture; qui sait ce que la saison lui réserve !

Bienvenue Dany; les Mini Sportsman sont contents de t'accueillir par eux !

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste

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Pilote ambitieux et déterminé, Éric Bouchard fait son entrée en Sportsman Québec

Pilote ambitieux et déterminé, Éric Bouchard fait son entrée en Sportsman Québec

Le programme de juillet dernier à l'Autodrome Saint-Félicien n'aura pas seulement conquis Yves Pelchat. En effet, pour la saison 2015, nous pourrons voir évoluer dans la Série Sportsman Québec un autre pilote de la région, soit Éric Bouchard.

Ce pilote du Lac St-Jean fera ses débuts en Sportsman Québec dans la voiture #93. Rappelons qu'Éric a fait l'acquisition plutôt cet automne de l'ancienne voiture #59 de Jason Morand, une conception Mac Rod Shop 2012.

Natif de Saint-Félicien Éric Bouchard a fait ces débuts en 2002 dans la classe Amateur ce qu'il poursuivra en 2003. Entre 2004 et 2006, il fait le saut dans la classe Pro Stock et sillonne les pistes de Saint-Félicien et Chicoutimi. Pendant ces années, il participera aussi à plusieurs courses de démolition, d'Enfer et  les Courses « d'aveugle ». Jamais trop de courses pour Éric Bouchard qui se passionne pour la conduite mais aussi pour la mécanique des voitures. Depuis 2012, il évolue dans la classe locale Sport Compact.

Quand on lui demande pourquoi avoir choisi la Série Sportsman Québec, Bouchard nous mentionne que le « frame » tubulaire ainsi que le fait que les voitures soient chaussées en pneus « slicks » ont pesé dans la balance pour faire son choix. La proximité des programmes par rapport aux autres Séries a aussi aidé à arrêter sa décision. Gageons que la compétition avec les pilotes de sa région n'est pas étrangère non plus !

Éric Bouchard compte sur l'appui de ces commanditaires pour lui permettre d'avoir une voiture compétitive et participer à la saison complète. Ambitieux, Éric vise le top 10 lors des programmes et aimerait bien gravir les marches d'au moins un podium lors de la saison.

Il tient à remercier le Centre du Sport Lac Saint-Jean ainsi que le garage Paul Dumas pour leur appui. D'autres commanditaires seront annoncés sur le site de la Série en début de saison.

Bienvenue parmi nous à Éric et son équipe !

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste

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Airborne & Chaudiere vont recevoir des programmes combinés ACT/PASS EN 2015

Airborne & Chaudiere vont recevoir des programmes combinés ACT/PASS EN 2015



POUR PUBLICATION IMMÉDIATE                                                        ACT-111314-67



        Waterbury, VT – Une nouvelle entente entre Pro All Star Series (PASS) et American Canadian Tour (ACT) apporte d'autres bonnes nouvelles pour les fans et les équipes de Late Model du Nord Est des États-Unis et du Québec. Deux nouveaux programmes doubles suivent l'annonce de celui qui fera l'ouverture de la saison de l'Oxford Plains Speedway le 18 avril 2015, avec pour la première fois de l'histoire un programme double PASS / ACT.


Le ACT International, qui a lieu à l'Airborne Park Speedway de Platsburgh, NY, le 18 et 19 juillet 2015, sera l'hôte des deux plus populaires série Touring du Québec et des USA. La formule présentée sera des courses de 200 tours autant pour PASS qu'ACT. Les qualifications seront faites le samedi et les finales auront lieu le dimanche.


Jamie Atkins, le propriétaire de l'Airborne Park Speedway a dit : ''Nous sommes vraiment enthousiastes de recevoir cet évènement. Les courses ACT sur notre piste sont parmi les plus compétitives du circuit ACT. Je suis certain que les pilotes de voitures PASS Super Late Model apprécieront tout autant leur expérience sur notre piste d'un demi mile. Cela sera certainement un weekend fantastique pour les équipes de courses en provenance de la Nouvelle Angleterre, de New York et certainement du Québec


Le dernier combiné ACT Late Models et PASS Super Late Models est prévu en septembre au populaire Autodrome Chaudière, situé à l'est de le ville de Québec, à Vallée-Jonction, au Québec. Ce rapide quart de mile a été l'hôte d'évènements ACT depuis son ouverture en 2006. Depuis les trois dernières années, les Super Late Models ont aussi fait partie de la programmation de la saison de course de Chaudière. 'C'est une excellente nouvelles pour les fans et les équipes de course québécoises. La participation de l'Autodrome Chaudière à ces combinés avec Oxford Plains et Airborne est spectaculaire ! Nous sommes très heureux de l'avoir dans la programmation de la Série ACT Québec pour 2015', de dire Sylvain Brouillette, le directeur d'ACT Québec.


L'American Canadian Tour a également annoncé qu'elle avait prévu un programme simple à l'Oxford Plains Speedway, dans le Maine, le 27 juin 2015. Toutes les cédules, (ACT US & Quebec et PASS North) seront complétées et publiées dans les prochaines semaines.


Pour des informations additionnelles, veuillez contacter le bureau de ACT au 802.244.6963, media@acttour.com, ou visitez, acttour.com, ou proallstarsseries.com






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Airborne & Chaudiere Will Host ACT/PASS Doubleheaders in 2015

Airborne & Chaudiere Will Host ACT/PASS Doubleheaders in 2015


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        Waterbury, VT – Another agreement between the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) adds more welcome news for Late Model race fans and teams in the Northeast. Two more 'doubleheader' type events will be held following the announcement a week ago that the Oxford Plains Speedway would open the 2015 season with the first-ever PASS/ACT combination event on Saturday April 18, 2015.


The ACT International held at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on July 18 and 19, 2015 will play host to the two most popular traveling series in the US and Quebec. The races will be comprised of two 200-lap features for both PASS and ACT teams. Qualifying will take place Saturday evening and feature races will be run on Sunday.


Jamie Atkins, owner of Airborne Park Speedway said, "We are very excited about hosting this event. The ACT races we have at Airborne are some of the most competitive on any track that ACT competes at. I am sure the PASS Super Late Model cars will enjoy their experience on our half mile just as much. This should be a great summer weekend of racing for teams from throughout New England, New York and certainly Quebec."


A final September combination event for the ACT Late Models and PASS Super Late Models has been set with the popular Autodrome Chaudiere, located east of Quebec City in Vallée Jonction, QC. The fast quarter mile has hosted ACT events from its opening in 2006, and over the past three years the Super Late Models have been part of the Chaudiere season of racing. "This is very good news for Quebec race fans and teams. Having this combination event at Chaudiere join both Oxford Plains and Airborne is spectacular! We are pleased to have this on the ACT Quebec schedule for 2015," said ACT Quebec Manager, Sylvain Brouillette.


In a related piece of news, the American Canadian Tour has also scheduled a stand-alone event for Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. All schedules (ACT US & Quebec and PASS North) are expected to be completed and released within the next week or two.  


For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, media@acttour.com, or visit, acttour.com, or proallstarsseries.com.



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PASS National Championship Contenders Ready To Race For Title At Southern National

PASS National Championship Contenders Ready To Race For Title At Southern National


-       For Immediate Release


CHARLOTTE, NC (November 11) – After a long season that has seen championship races contested in both the United States and Canada, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model National Championship will be decided on Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park.  The 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown will determine the 2014 champion and the contenders could not have come from more varied backgrounds than points leader Ben Rowe and rookie upstart Tyler Dippel.

            Turner, Maine's Ben Rowe has grown to become a true short track legend over the last decade, winning more PASS Super Late Model races than any driver in history.  Not only has Rowe won 4 PASS North Super Late Model championships, but he also claimed the PASS South Super Late Model title in 2009.  And he is no stranger to success in the Mason Dixon Meltdown, as the only driver to win the race twice, taking the checkered flag in 2007 at Concord Speedway and again in 2009 at South Boston Speedway.  

            Despite his accolades, which also include 2 previous PASS National Championship title reigns in 2009 and 2011, Rowe has been impressed with his young counterpart.

            "You know I didn't know a lot about Tyler [Dippel] coming into this year, but he's really been impressive," said Rowe.  "The thing that surprised me the most was that he came to the tracks up North, tracks that he had never seen before, and not only held his own, but ran really well.  We'll definitely have our work cut out for us when we get down to Kenly this weekend."

            Despite being a teenager, Dippel has had quite extensive career, especially for a driver of his age.  Dippel cut his teeth racing powerful Dirt Modifieds, primarily in his home state of New York.  And the young driver has stayed busy in 2014, not only racing PASS Super Late Models on asphalt from South Carolina to Quebec, but continuing to race on dirt when his schedule has permitted.  Dippel recently opened eyes competing in his Modified at the Dirt Track At Charlotte during the World Finals.  But, now the focus returns to PASS for Dippel and trying to win a National Championship at Southern National.

            "Basically, it's just four points, so whoever finishes in front of the other driver is going to win the championship," says Dippel, who has finished strong in his PASS National outings this year, including a sixth place effort in his first try at the Oxford 250 .  "Our experience at Southern National hopefully will work out for us.  It's been an amazing year and I'm really happy at how our first year on asphalt has gone and to have a shot at the championship is really cool."

            Unlike the previous two PASS South events at Southern National Motorsports Park this year, the Meltdown will have an added element of strategy.  At 200 green flag laps, the Meltdown will be 50 laps longer than the earlier races held at Southern National.  Teams will be allowed to change two tires at lap 125, setting up a 75 lap dash for cash and the championship.

            "You're definitely gonna have to save a little more and have something left for the end," said Dippel.  "But, being able to get two tires, I think you will see some guys be able to push it and race hard the final 75 laps.  We might have to race a little differently though with the championship on the line."

While Rowe and Dippel battle for the PASS National Championship, Tyler Church, Cole Timm, and Jared Irvan will be competingfor the PASS South Super Late Model title.  In addition to Rowe, fellow New Englanders Joey Doiron, Derek Ramstrom, Steve Legendre, and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Quebec's Eric St. Gelais will be making the trip to Southern National.  Christopher Bell is hoping to continue his streak of finishing no worse than second in the last two events and will be joined by Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Karl Weber.   Tate Fogleman, Trevor Noles, Brandon Setzer, Tanner Rumburg, Jody Measamer, and Lucas Jones will each be seeking their first career PASS South wins.   

Action at Southern National Motorsports Park for the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown kicks off practice for all divisions on Friday, November 14 from 1 – 4:20 PM.  On Saturday, November 15, practice will start at 10 AM, with qualifying at 1:15 PM, and racing slated to start at 3 PM.  The PASS South Super Late Models will race for 200 laps, along with main events for the PASS Pro Late Models, Pee Dee/Coastal Supertrucks, and USAC Eastern Midgets. 

PASS South Super Late Model entry forms as well as the complete weekend schedule for the 9th Annual Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

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 PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions topassracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  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 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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