New venue for the PASS Mason Dixon Meltdown/Thanksgiving Classic

Naples ME (10/17) The Pro All Stars Series has announced that the Mason Dixon/Thanksgiving Classic, previously scheduled for Orange County Speedway, has been moved to Concord Speedway on November 25-26.


The Concord event will see both the 2011 PASS South and 2011 PASS National Champions.c.rowned.


According to series President Tom Mayberry, “After a meeting on October 6th with the new management of Orange County Speedway, we felt it was in everyone's best interest to seek a new venue for this event   I would like to thank track owner Melvin Stanley for the opportunity to race at Orange County over the years.  He has been a pleasure to work with.”


A complete schedule for the Concord event will be posted at   www.proallstarsseries.com  shortly.


The complete 2012 PASS schedule will be released in November.


  PASS South returns to Hickory Motor Speedway on October 29th for the “Over the Mountain 150.


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Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Locks Up Second Ford Blue Oval Title

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Waterbury, VT – For the second straight year, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH and car owner Bruce Bernhardt won the Ford Blue Oval Cup Challenge and the $5,000 top prize. The E-Keys 4 Cars team competed in a total of 21 eligible events, which was the most of any of the fifteen Challenge teams.


The former Lee USA Speedway Championship team competed full-time on the ACT Late Model Tour for the first time in 2011. They finished second in the ACT final standings.

Including weekly wins at affiliate tracks, Twin State Speedway (Claremont, NH) and Waterford Speedbowl (Waterford, CT), Helliwell earned 9 top fives and 15 top tens during his 21 races. He earned three podium finishes during the 12-event ACT season at White Mountain Motorsports Park (N. Woodstock, NH), Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (Scarborough, ME) and Circuit Riverside Speedway (Ste-Croix, QC).

“This has been a great program for our race team,” said Bruce Bernhardt. “We set a goal to try and repeat as winners of the Blue Oval Challenge and decided to race as many races as we could to achieve that. I am very proud of our team and appreciate the support that Ford has given us over the past couple of years.”

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH finished second in the Blue Oval Cup standings for the second straight season. He scored three Ford wins, including the Goodyear Speedweeks Cup at New Smyrna Speedway (New Smyrna, FL) in February and the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway (Plattsburgh, NY) last weekend.

Second place Blue Oval winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. said, “I think it is great that Ford has supported the ACT racing in our region. We really wanted to win the Challenge this year, and, after our win in Florida, felt our chances were pretty good. In 2011 we had no problems with our engine program, but things are so competitive in ACT racing that we tried a bunch of new things on chassis set-up and fell behind for the first part of the season. We kind of got things together by the end of the year, but Wayne (Helliwell) and his team are not easy to catch when you fall behind. Like the Red Sox, I guess we will just have to wait until next year,” said Polewarczyk.

During its second full season as part of the American Canadian Tour Late Model rule book, the Ford S347JR engine earned over a dozen wins. Ford Racing handed out nearly $20,000 during the 2011 season.

The field of Ford powered ACT Late Models doubled this season, and for the second straight year Ford earned a track championship. In 2010, Helliwell won the Lee USA Speedway title in his Ford, while this season Dave Pembroke of Middlesex, VT earned his second career Thunder Road International Speedbowl (Barre, VT) Championship. Pembroke earned two feature wins on his way to the championship in his first season in a Ford.

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, www.acttour.com, or media@acttour.com. Information is also available at www.fordracingparts.com/circletrack


Attached Photos:

pic1.jpg – 2011 Blue Oval Cup Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. (27NH) competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Jimmy Linardy (77MA) and Dennis Spencer, Jr. (3ME). Photo by Alan Ward.

pic2.jpg – Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. wins the ACT season finale at Airborne Speedway (Plattsburgh, NY). Photo by Leif Tillotson.

pic3.jpg – 2011 Thunder Road Track Champion Dave Pembroke (44VT) and fellow Blue Oval Cup Challenge competitor John Donahue (26VT) battle at Thunder Road (Barre, VT). Photo by Alan Ward


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Devil's Bowl Speedway "Town Meeting" October 30

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RUTLAND, VT -- All stock car competitors are being called upon to take part in a “town meeting” to discuss future plans at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn-Rutland on Route 7 in Rutland, VT on Sunday, October 30.


Vermont business owners Mike and Alayne Bruno are in the final stages of purchasing the Devil’s Bowl Speedway facility in West Haven, VT, and work has already begun behind the scenes in preparation for the 2012 racing season.

All drivers, crew members, and team owners are welcome to attend, regardless of current division, track, affiliation, or membership.

Among the items to be discussed at the “town meeting” are rules for all race divisions, purse structures, possible sanction affiliation(s), point funds, and schedules.  The meeting will be segmented into three blocks: Modifieds (open-wheel, dirt-style, all engine types), 2:00pm-4:00pm; Late Models (American-Canadian Tour-type), 4:00pm-5:00pm; and Renegades (8-cylinder) and Bombers (4-cylinder), 5:00pm-6:00pm.

For more information, email devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com or contact Mike Bruno at (802) 236-9141 or Justin St. Louis at (802) 355-3282.



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Brian Hoar Tops Quarter of a Million Dollars in Career ACT Earnings

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Waterbury, VT – Eight-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT topped the $250,000 mark in career earnings during the 2011 season. Including special events, Hoar pocketed $65,000 in 2011 alone.

Hoar and his Rick Paya Motorsports team put together one of the greatest ACT Late Model seasons ever to claim their third straight title. While finishing outside the top ten just once in twelve starts, the team managed to tie the previous record for most wins in a season with five, which Hoar set back in 1999. Those five wins bring Hoar’s record career wins total to 33.


Not included in those statistics are the special events of 2011. The Goss Dodge Chrysler team claimed wins in the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road (Barre, VT), the Showdown at Chaudiere at Autodrome Chaudiere (Vallee Jct., QC), and a 100-lap segment of the Goodyear Speedweeks Cup at New Smyrna Speedway (New Smyrna Beach, FL). Their Milk Bowl win alone earned them over $13,000 with combined special event winnings surpassing the $20,000 mark.

Hoar will be honored as the Champion for the 8th time in twenty ACT Late Model seasons at the 2011 Banquet of Champions in January of 2012. More details on the banquet will be announced soon.



Attached Photo: Brian Hoar, Rick Paya and the RPM Motorsports team celebrate their 2011 ACT Championship. Photo by Eric LaFleche



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NASCAR to issue B-post decals to honor Dan Wheldon

NASCAR will provide teams with a B-post decal in honor of Dan Wheldon for all the cars and trucks this weekend in Talladega.  A rendering of the decal is attached. 


As many of you know, the Lionheart Knight image is one that was included on the back of every one of Dan’s helmets. NASCAR also is producing helmet decals for any of the drivers who would like to run a version of the decal on their helmets. The decals will be delivered trackside on Friday.  As always, the decals will be provided to the teams during the inspection process throughout the course of the weekend. Additionally, some of the drivers also have their own personal plans to recognize Dan this weekend.


As part of the NASCAR Pre Race run of show, we will include a moment of silence in Dan’s honor prior to the invocations Saturday and Sunday.


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La Classique ENDURANCE 250, présenté par Oxygène 640.

Ce dimanche 23 octobre




C’est en ce dimanche 23 octobre, alors que Dame Nature semble nous être favorable que sera présenté une des courses les plus courues à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, le Oxygène 640 « Endurance  250 », la course « ENDURO » la plus populaire au Québec.


Les organisateurs s’attendent à une grille de départ de plus de 150 voitures 4, 6 et 8 cylindres de type « de rue » pour cette course de 250 tours. Au moment d’écrire ces lignes (mercredi) le nombre de participants ayant réservé leurs numéros atteignait déjà l’objectif fixé. L’an passé, 183 pilotes avaient pris le départ de cette classique annuelle.


C’est toujours aussi captivant de voir les plus hasardeux se faufiler parmi les trois lignes de concurrents dès le signal du départ. Chose certaine, ce n’est pas nécessairement le plus rapide qui franchira la ligne d’arrivée le premier, mais bien ceux qui parviendront patiemment à éviter toutes les embûches en conservant la voiture et sa mécanique jusqu’à la fin.


On se rappellera que c’est Jean-François Bouvrette, le policier de St-Jérome qui avait remporté la course ENDURO 200 en début de saison, suivi de Maxime Pelletier et Ray Potvin jr..


C’est dès la barre du jour, à 7h00 que les puits ouvriront pour permettre une inspection sécuritaire complète de tous les bolides inscrits. Ce sont les 75 premières voitures ayant subi avec succès l’inspection, dont les pilotes auront eu à  de piger les positions de départ qui s’élanceront des 25 premières rangées de trois lors du signal du départ. Les autres seront positionnées en ordre de réussite de l’inspection sécuritaire.


L’épreuve principale de 250 tours sera précédée d’essais en piste des voitures conformes de 10h à midi et par les recommandations d’usage du directeur de course aux marqueurs et pilotes de 13h à 14h, heure du départ. Départ qui sera précédé de l’Hymne National et du passage aérien du Mini Jet COSY DM MARTEX *. *(si météo favorable)


C’est finalement vers 17h00 que le vainqueur de cette épreuve d’endurance sera connu et encaissera le montant de 1 000$ décerné au gagnant, et d’un tour dans le Jet DM MARTEX à la date de son choix,  après avoir subi avec succès l’inspection technique d’après course.


Nous rappelons aux amateurs que les inscriptions des retardataires seront acceptées jusqu’au signal du départ.


En cas de pluie, ce qui n’est pas prévu par les météorologues d’environnement Canada,  cette épreuve sera reprise le 30 octobre avec le même horaire.

Pour plus d’informations,  on consulte les site web www.autodrome.ca  ou www.anca-qc.com et pour s’inscrire à la course on  appelle Yves Ladouceur au 450-472-6222.



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