The Pro All Star Series (PASS) Commonwealth Classic is taking place at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) on Saturday, March 30. The event will be headlined by Super Late Models as they kick off the 2019 PASS National Championship. In addition to the PASS Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models, Mid-Atlantic Street Stock (MASS) Street Stocks, and North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) Mini-Stocks are all competing this weekend at America’s Premier Short Track.
“We wanted to add more racing to our track’s schedule, so the PASS Commonwealth Classic is a great addition to drop the green flag on the season at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Fans will be able to see some of North America’s best Super Late Model drivers as well as the highly anticipated return of the Tour-Type Modifieds to Richmond. We look forward to welcoming all the fans, competitors, and industry members to Richmond as we host the PASS Commonwealth Classic.”
“This really will be a unique collection of grassroots racers,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Richmond Raceway is the perfect place to have this type of event because it allows the racers to compete on a big league stage, but at the same time, they should have some familiarity with the layout.”
Fans will see fifty Mini Stocks entered into the race on Saturday. Drivers are from all along the east coast, and will qualify their way into the 25-lap race. The NEMST Mini Stocks will compete in heat races to set the starting lineup to comprise the largest field in NEMST history. While top southern runners like AJ Sanders, Shane Canipe, Michael Tucker, and Jesse Yopp look to defend their home turf, Josh Rheaume will be leading a strong contingent of New England 4-Cylinder racers.
Nearly 40 MASS Street Stocks are entered for the PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond for a 40-lap race. Greg Barnette, who has won numerous Street Stock races over his career and multiple track championships at Southern National, will be competing at Richmond.
With over 170 cars entered in the PASS Commonwealth Classic, fans will see plenty of action during the almost 400 laps of racing.With two national championship points-paying races for the PASS Super Late Models at Richmond, several drivers are looking to compete in both 75-lap races.
On Saturday, March 30, practice will run from 9 a.m. to noon and qualifying at 1 p.m. with features set to start at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticket booths at Richmond on race day. For more information on the PASS Commonwealth Classic, visit richmondraceway.com or proallstarsseries.com.
Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season
The 2019 NASCAR season at Richmond returns “under the lights” for both race weekends hosting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at America’s Premier Short Track.
Richmond’s NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will start the NXS Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.
Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 12-13 and Fall Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 20-21 are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.
The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, March 30 at Richmond. The PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Tour-Type Modifieds, MASS Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit richmondraceway.com or proallstarsseries.com.
About Pro All Stars Series
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 Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to [email protected]. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or [email protected]. 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.
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.