WATERBURY, Vt. – official release —
Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials have confirmed that the Pro All Star Series (PASS) will make their first appearance at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on May 24, 2015.
The super late models of PASS will join Thunder Road’s ACT late models in the Memorial Day twin bill. The PASS super late models will race 150 laps, and the Thunder Road late models will race for the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 honors.
“This is exciting news for our Thunder Road fans. Having the return to Thunder Road’s high banks with Mike and Ben Rowe, joined by Cassius and Johnny Clark, D.J. Shaw and Glen Luce should be a lot of fun to watch. There is also a possibility to see ACT Champions like Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Brian Hoar, and Wayne Helliwell Jr. bringing their PASS cars to Thunder Road for this event,” said Thunder Road promoter Tom Curley.
Thunder Road has run the Memorial Day Classic event with just about every kind of stock car available. From the early days of the flathead coupes and high horsepower modifieds, to the Flying Tigers in the 1960’s, then the NASCAR-type late models of the 70’s, and into the 80’s with ACT Pro Stocks, variety has dictated Thunder Road’s Memorial Day Classics. Since 1996, the ACT Late Models have carried on the Thunder Road tradition of opening the summer season with the Memorial Day Classic 100. The twin bill featuring the PASS Super Late Models in a 150-lap event is sure to add another dimension to the race program in 2015.
“I know there is going to be a lot of support and excitement for this show at Thunder Road from both our fans and competitors,” said President of PASS Tom Mayberry. “I know that numerous times over the past 10 years I have had racers and fans ask me what the chances were that we could race at Thunder Road. It should be a great show, and we are all looking forward to our first time at the tough quarter-mile high banks.”
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) are working together to bring both traveling groups to new events during the 2015 race season. An earlier announcement that the first-ever combination event between the two premiere touring series in the Northeast, PASS and ACT, would take place as the opening event of the Oxford Plains Speedway season in Oxford, Maine, on April 18, 2015.