Diverse Group Set To Tackle Magic Mile In PASS Debut At New Hampshire

Diverse Group Set To Tackle Magic Mile In PASS Debut At New Hampshire


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NAPLES, ME (July 2) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Models Pres. By Kenny U-Pull prepare for their debut this weekend at Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a diverse group of drivers will be front and center in Sunday afternoon's AIM 60.  

While it will be the first time PASS has ever competed at the "Magic Mile", several drivers hope to be in the starting lineup that have raced at New Hampshire in the past.  No one in Sunday's field will have more experience at Loudon than home state favorite Eddie MacDonald and Plainville, CT's Teddy Christopher.  MacDonald has raced everything at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from ACT Late Models to Cup cars and has been a multiple-time winner in the K&N Pro Series East.  Christopher is the leading Modified tour winner at New Hampshire with five wins and will be looking for his first PASS win since Stafford in 2012.

"The PASS Super Late Models are really getting around that place," said Christopher after testing at New Hampshire in May.  "I ran a 29.2 second lap with the PASS car which is comparable to a Modified lap time there."

Boca Raton, FL's Dalton Sargeant will be making his first trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the AIM 60 as he returns to the seat of the RW Motorsports entry along with rookie teammate Vinnie Miller.  Sargeant caught a lot of attention late last year with several strong runs in the Super Late Model, including a fourth place finish in the season ending Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park.

"I'm really looking forward to going to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first time this weekend in the #5s Galt/Wauters Motorsports Toyota," say Sargeant.  "I've heard a lot about NHMS from Richie Wauters.  It's really fast, with long straightaways and flat corners that you need to be able to roll the most speed through the corner.  It sounds really challenging, but I'm glad I have veteran leadership with Wauters and Bobby Gill on our side.  It should be a really great race with some really good competition."

PASS National Championship contender Tate Fogleman will lead a group of drivers from the Southeast up to Loudon for the AIM 60, the third race of the 2015 PASS National Championship Series.  Fogleman will be joined by Georgia's Spencer Davis, Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Kaz Grala and Christopher Bell, and Fathead Racing's David Garbo, Jr. in making the trip up to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

"The Bull City team and I are really excited about this weekend's race at Loudon," says Fogleman, who will enter Sunday's race second in PASS National Championship points.  "I've never raced on a track that big so that will be a new challenge for us.  I'm also really looking forward to drafting and how that will impact these PASS Super Late Models."

A great field of PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull is expected this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the history making AIM 60.  Defending series champion DJ Shaw will be joined by Mike and Ben Rowe, Derek Ramstrom, and Kelly Moore, all of whom have raced at Loudon in the past.  Former PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model champions Cassius Clark and Johnny Clark will lead the Maine contingent along with Scott Mulkern, Reid Lanpher, David Oliver, Richie Dearborn, Glen Luce, Bill Penfold, Dave Farrington, Jr., Mike Hopkins, Billy Brady, Joey Doiron, Dillon Moltz, and Trevor Sanborn.  In addition to Shaw and MacDonald, a strong group of drivers from New Hampshire will attempt to make Sunday's race including Bryan Kruczek and Mark Lundblad, Jr.  PASS regulars Raphael Lessard and Eric St. Gelais are planning to come down from Quebec, while Kyle Desouza will make the trip from Massachusetts.

Action begins on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with pit gates opening at 7:30 AM and rotating practice from Noon to 5 PM for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull, North East Mini Stock Tour, and Sportsman/Limited Late Models.  On Sunday, pit gates open at 7:30 AM, with rotating practice from 9-11 AM, qualifying will be at Noon and main events will follow featuring North East Mini Stock Tour, Sportsman/Limited Late Models for 25 laps, and the AIM 60 for the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Presented By Kenny U-Pull.


 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 AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull 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.


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Quebec Drivers Seek to Keep International Prize North of the Border

Quebec Drivers Seek to Keep International Prize North of the Border


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (vlf_2571.jpg): St-Denis, QC's Patrick Laperle (#91QC) duels with Nick Sweet (#88VT) on his way to winning the 2014 ACT International. (Eric LaFleche/Victory Lane Radio photo)>>


<<ATTACHED PHOTO (vlf_3048.jpg): Defending Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe (#48QC) has two wins this season and is looking for his first ACT International victory. (Eric LaFleche/Victory Lane Radio photo)>>


Waterbury, VT – The third annual American-Canadian Tour (ACT) International 500, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway, is sure to see some the best racing in the history of the fast 1/2-mile oval. The twin 200-lap events for the ACT Late Models and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models has more than $110,000 in posted awards and $10,000 guaranteed to each winner. The event has drawn big interest from both the United States and Canada, creating a true International feel for for fans.


The top ACT Late Model drivers from Quebec are expectedincluding five former Série ACT Champions. 2014 ACT International winner and multi-time Série ACT Champion Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC is an early favorite to keep the top prize in la belle province. Laperle won last year's event after a thrilling 30-lap battle with former Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet.


"It would be awesome to get back-to-back wins," Laperle said. "The trophy would look really nice beside the other one."


Laperle is among those who attempting to capture both $10,000 winner's prizes by running the ACT and PASS features. He recently won the 150-lap PASS event at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC on June 20.


"Airborne has always been nice to me, so I decided I want to try a Super Late Model there," Laperle said. "With the race that we had at Chaudiere, we'd be crazy not to bring both cars. 400 laps in the same day will be tough, so maybe we won't have as big a party on Saturday night!"


Defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbé is among the challengers to Laperle's bid for another International win. Labbé already has two Série ACT wins this season and previously captured the 2013 Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne.


"It would mean a lot to win this race," Labbé said. "We've struggled a bit the last two years here – we were always fast in practice, but struggled to find speed in the race itself. It's a big race, and there's a lot of good cars."


Beyond the race itself, Labbé knows that aCanadian winning the International again would be a boost to Série ACT and Late Model racing in Quebec.


"Winning this race would add a lot of prestige to our series," he said. "We all know our Tour is pretty strong, but if we can win against the U.S. drivers, it would prove even more how strong our Tour is."


Boischatel, QC's Donald Theetge, a two-time Série ACT Champion, also plans on doing double-duty. Fellow former Champions Jean-François Déry and Karl Allard are expected to join Theetge in the ACT portion. Dany Trepanier, Jonathan Bouvrette, and Patrick Cliche, the current top-three in the Série ACT point standings, are also among the top challengers for the event, which is also the second leg of the Série ACT Airborne Triple Crown. Meanwhile, ageless veteran Claude Leclerc and first-year competitor Charles Harvey will both try to pull a big upset.


The Quebec competitors will battle U.S. stars such as eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar, two-time Tour Champion and current point leader Wayne Helliwell Jr., and 2013 International winner Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Other challengers include Maine's Jeff White and Brad Babb along with young standouts Emily Packard, Brandon Atkins, and Kyle Welch.


The third annual ACT International 500 is set for Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. In addition to ACT and PASS's 200-lap events, open-wheel fans will welcome Quebec's REVSTAR Sprint Cars and Slingshots. Qualifying begins on Saturday, July 18 at 6:30pm, with features on Sunday, July 19 at 1:00pm. An optional practice day will be held on Friday, July 17. General admission is $40 for Saturday and Sunday, $20 for Saturday only, or $35 for Sunday only. Reserved seats are $60 for both days or $50 for Sunday only.


For more information or to order tickets contact the ACT offices at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com or www.airborneparkspeedway.com.



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