ACT & PASS Set to Open the First Four Doubleheaders

ACT & PASS Set to Open the First of Four Doubleheaders on Sunday


With Mother Nature postponing the first event for the second consecutive year, the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is ready to open the 2016 racing season at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. The event, scheduled for Sunday April 17, will be one of four doubleheader combination races with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) in 2016.

 The two largest touring series in the Northeast will also run twin bills at White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) in North Woodstock, NH on July 23, a second event at Oxford Plains Speedway on August 27 and the final combined event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME on September 17 & 18.

“The first ACT/PASS doubleheader was a success by every measure,” Oxford Plains Speedway President Tom Mayberry said. “The event saw strong car counts, one of the biggest Opening Day crowds at Oxford in years, and great racing across the board. We’re excited to once again have both series open the Oxford Plains Speedway season.”

  The biggest stars of both ACT and PASS will be on hand for the event. Three-time Oxford winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA looks for a fourth win to tie Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. among ACT Late Model drivers, while defending ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH chases his first Oxford victory. Brad Babb seeks redemption at Oxford after an incident while fighting for the lead in last July’s event. Emily Packard looks for continued success on Sunday at a track where she has finished in the top-10 in both career starts. Dillon Moltz finished second in the July Oxford event in just his second ACT start.

 On the PASS side, defending Champion Mike Rowe begins his drive for a second straight title, now as a teammate to son Ben at Richard Moody Racing. Morril, ME’s Travis Benjamin takes Mike Rowe’s place at Pettit Motorsports, and the two-time Oxford 250 winner will also seek his second PASS North championship. Multi-time PASS Champion Johnny Clark looks to re-enter the title conversation, while defending Oxford 250 winner Glen Luce rides the momentum from a strong finish to the 2015 season.

Post time for the first ACT/PASS doubleheader of 2016 is 2:00pm on Sunday, April 17. The pits open at 7:30am with the main grandstands at 9:30am. Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for juniors ages 6-12.

2016 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule

#              DATE                       DAY         TRACK                                                     LOCATION               EVENT

1              Apr 17                     Sun          Oxford Plains Speedway                        Oxford, ME              Oxford 100/PASS

2              Apr 23-24                Sat-Sun   Lee USA Speedway                                 Lee, NH                   NH Governor’s Cup 150

3              Apr 30-May 1          Sat-Sun   Thunder Road                                         Barre, VT                 Merchants Bank 150              

4              May 14                    Sat           Airborne Park Speedway                        Plattsburgh, NY       Spring Green 116

5              May 21                    Sat           New London-Waterford Speedbowl      Waterford, CT         NLW Tripleheader 100

6              Jun 04                      Sat           Devil’s Bowl Speedway                         Fair Haven, VT        Devil’s Bowl 100

7              Jun 18                      Sat           Speedway 51                                          Groveton, NH          Lil Joey Generation Next 151

8              Jul 16                       Sat           Seekonk Speedway                                 Seekonk, MA           Seekonk Tripleheader 150

9              Jul 23                       Sat           White Mountain Motorsports Park        N. Woodstock, NH  WMMP 150/PASS

10            Aug 06                     Sat           Beech Ridge Motor Speedway               Scarborough, ME    Coastal 100

11            Aug 27                     Sat           Oxford Plains Speedway                         Oxford, ME              Oxford 100/PASS   

12            Sep 17-18                Sat-Sun   Beech Ridge Motor Speedway               Scarborough, ME    Fall Foliage 200/PASS

**            Sep 24                     Sat           New Hampshire Motor Speedway         Loudon, NH             Bond Auto Invitational 50

**            Oct 01-02                                Sat/Sun   Thunder Road Milk Bowl                        Barre, VT                 Thunder Road Milk Bowl

13            Oct 15                     Sat           Thompson Speedway                             Thompson, CT         World Series Tripleheader 75               



**non-points event

Schedule Subject to Change