SLM: PASS North Super Late Models Set For 17-Race Schedule In 2017

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D.J. Shaw is the defending PASS North super late model champion. (PASS photo)

D.J. Shaw is the defending PASS North super late model champion. (PASS photo)

NAPLES, Maine – Pro All Stars Series officials announced the 2017 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Model Series on Friday.

The Northeast’s top short track racers will once again compete at some of the best speedways in New England and Canada, highlighted by the 44th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

The season will begin for the second year in a row at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut as part of the Icebreaker weekend on April 1-2. After a year hiatus, PASS will return to Canada in 2017 with events in the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on 10 different speedways in four states and two Canadian provinces in 2017.

“We believe this is our strongest schedule yet for the PASS North Super Late Models,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “This year we will celebrate our 17th year of sanctioning races and we’re very glad to be able to return to Canada in 2017.  Our fans to the north are some of the most passionate in all of racing.  The Oxford 250 has found a home with its August date and has solidified its place as one of short track racing’s biggest events and we’re glad to continue that this coming year.” 

The 44th Annual Oxford 250 will continue as one of the crown jewel events in short track racing, with racers from all across North America competing for $25,000 to win, plus guaranteed lap leader money on Aug. 25-27.  The 250 will again cap off a full weekend of short track racing action on the famed Oxford Plains Speedway. For the first time ever, the PASS National Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 250. 

A final tune-up to the Oxford 250 will take place on July 29 at Oxford Plains Speedway. In addition, Oxford Plains Speedway will once again host the PASS North Super Late Models on April 22 and will crown the PASS North titlist with the season finale on Oct. 14

Following a successful debut last year, PASS will again sanction a special Independence Day weekend show at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 2. This event will be a non-points event, featuring PASS non-winners. The top three finishers will be given guaranteed starting spots for the 44th annual Oxford 250.

This year, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. won the PASS non-winners race before going on to capture the checkered flag in the Oxford 250.

In 2017, PASS North returns to Canada for two major events. On May 21, PASS makes its way back to Quebec for an event at Autodrome Montmagny. And for the first time since 2014, the PASS North Super Late Models will be at Speedway 660 in New Brunswick for an Oxford 250 qualifier on June 3. The top three teams from the United States and the top three teams from Canada will each receive guaranteed starting spots for the Oxford 250.

Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway will host the PASS North Super Late Models three times in 2017, on April 29, July 8 and Sept. 17.  The PASS 300 in April will be one of six PASS National Championship events that were announced earlier this month.

Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine returns to the PASS North schedule for a fourth consecutive year with a 150 lap event slated for June 18.

PASS will make its first of five trips in 2017 to the state of New Hampshire on May 6 at Star Speedway.  There will also be a special Thursday night event at Star Speedway on July 13.  PASS will make its only trip to White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sept. 23. The series will also be in the Granite State on June 23 for an event at Lee USA Speedway and then again on Aug. 11

The Super Late Models of PASS will compete for the third straight year at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Vermont on May 28. The PASS North Super Late Models will race for 150 laps and the Thunder Road Late Models will join them for the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100.

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