PASS Leading Late Model Return To Richmond

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The Commonwealth Classic will mark the first time late models will race at Richmond Raceway since 2013. (Richmond Raceway photo)

RICHMOND, Va. – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series and Richmond Raceway announced Tuesday that the PASS super late models will headline the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Oct. 20.

The PASS Super Late Models will compete in a 100-lap event on Richmond’s three-quarter mile oval, alongside a 75-lap event for late model stock cars and feature events for limited late models and street stocks.

A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19 that will see all cars attending go through a mandatory safety inspection. Additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take place on Saturday night, all ending under the lights at Richmond.

“Many have said that Richmond Raceway is the perfect short track for fans and racers … we agree and believe the Commonwealth Classic will be a bucket list event for short trackers for years to come,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’ve been working with Dennis [Bickmeier] and his staff at Richmond for the better part of the year to give short track racers and fans this new event and are glad that super late model racers, along with limiteds and street stocks, will have the chance to race at Richmond for the first time ever.”

“We’re also glad that Late Model Stocks will be returning to Richmond and one of the first tracks that ever ran that division back in the early 1980s.”

“We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” added track president Dennis Bickmeier. “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best super late model drivers, and we are honored PASS selected Richmond Raceway as the site for its championship race weekend. It is going to be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.”

The Commonwealth Classic at Richmond will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series, paying $10,000 to win and $700 to start.

CREDIT: PASS Communications

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