WMMP to Hold Pay-Per-View Doubleheader Without Fans June 6 & 7

WMMP to Hold Pay-Per-View Doubleheader Without Fans June 6 & 7
Northeast Sports Network to Broadcast Weekly Racing & PASS Events

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N. Woodstock, NH – The 2020 White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) racing season is finally getting underway. Track officials have announced plans to hold two events without fans on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

The doubleheader includes the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener on Sunday with WMMP’s weekly divisions set for action on Saturday. The Northeast Sports Network (NSN) will stream both events online via pay-per-view.

The WMMP racing season had been on hold due to New Hampshire health and safety orders in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, it was determined that events without fans in attendance could happen with strict guidelines in place. Thanks to the NSN pay-per-view broadcast, fans can experience both events from the comfort and safety of their homes.

“We’re excited to finally get some racing on the track,” WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. “We realize it’s not an ideal situation — there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of fans at the track. Still, racers want to race, and fans want to watch, and we think this package is a great solution under the circumstances. We’re very thankful to everyone who has worked together to make this happen.”

The season-opening doubleheader goes green Saturday, June 6 at 5:00pm. All five WMMP weekly divisions will be in action with added-distance features. The Foley Oil & Propane Late Models are running a 75-lap main event while the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers will go 50 circuits.

Extra laps are also on tap for the Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s, 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks. Due to the short notice, the event will not count for points towards the season championships.

PASS takes center stage on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00pm for the second half of the doubleheader. The PASS Super Late Models are set to run 150 laps in their first event of the year. A 40-lap B-Feature will also be held if needed.

In addition to the Super Late Models, the PASS Mods have a 60-lap feature while the Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series are slated for a 50-lap event. The GoMotorsportsShop.com NELCAR Legends Tour rounds out the card. A full schedule of events for both days will be released in the near future.

The Northeast Sports Network will stream a pay-per-view live broadcast of both events online. The cost is $15 for the Saturday event and $25 for the Sunday event. Visit www.NSNSports.net for more information or to purchase the pay-per-view.

For both the Saturday and Sunday events, teams must sign up in advance to compete. Same-day registration will not be permitted. Teams must inform their respective track/series office how many people they expect per team so the event can meet current New Hampshire COVID-19 guidelines. Further guidance will be provided to all teams when they sign up.

To register for the Saturday event, teams can contact the WMMP offices by calling (802) 244-6963 ext. 4 or emailing tb@acttour.com. PASS Super Late Model and Mod teams may contact the series office at (207) 693-6497 or passracing@roadrunner.com to sign up for Sunday’s event. Honey Badger Street Stock Series teams should contact Mike Mayberry at (207) 317-0296. NELCAR teams can contact their respective series office to register.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.whitemountainmotorsports.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact passracing@roadrunner.com or visit www.proallstarsseries.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

GSPSS and Claremont Motorsports Park finally Going Racing

GSPSS and Claremont Motorsports Park finally Going Racing

The Granite State Pro Stock Series and Claremont Motorsports Park are going racing… finally! June 5 at 7pm the sound of stock cars will return to Claremont NH as the facility will see competition for the first time in 2020.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both the series and tracks schedules have been put on hold until now. Due to state of NH restrictions, fans will not be allowed in the grandstands but those wanting to witness this event will be able to do so via Speed51 pay per view. “We are really excited to be able to team up with our partners at speed51 and make this event happen”, stated series President Mike Parks. “While we wish we could have our loyal fans in the stands cheering our competitors on, it’s just not in the cards at this time.”

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Claremont to Host Super Late Model Race Without Fans

Claremont to Host Super Late Model Race Without Fans

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For the first time in 2020, a Super Late Model race will be held in the Northeast on Friday, June 5.  Claremont Motorsports Park in Claremont, New Hampshire announced Saturday that the track will hold a Granite State Pro Stock Series event without fans in attendance.  The event will be streamed via a live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.

The announcement comes following the postponement of many Northeast Late Model racing events due to government restrictions that have been placed on large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following discussions with state and local officials, Claremont has received approval to contest the “Let’s Go Racing 100,” the season opener for the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

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ACT, Chaudiere Cancel Claude Leclerc 150

ACT, Chaudiere Cancel Claude Leclerc 150

Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.

The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.

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SEEKONK SPEEDWAY, TRI TRACK ANNOUNCE NEW DATE FOR 2020 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY, TRI TRACK ANNOUNCE NEW DATE FOR 2020 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY 
EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 29 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

SEEKONK, Mass. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued unknowns about the start of the racing season in New England, Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday that Open Wheel Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29. The event was originally slated to take place on July 1. 

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#500atHome Activities To Deliver Race Week Excitement, Traditions to Indianapolis 500 Fans

#500atHome Activities To Deliver Race Week Excitement, Traditions to Indianapolis 500 Fans

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INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 18, 2020 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is embracing the spirit of the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by celebrating #500atHome. Virtual and socially distanced activities are planned for this entire week – the traditional Race Week – for fans leading up to a special national broadcast of the “Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again” on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. (ET) on NBC.

Leading up to Sunday, IMS encourages race fans to virtually celebrate their favorite Race Week traditions, including Miller Lite Carb Day, Legends Day presented by Firestone and Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Race Day from the comfort of their home. Downloadable activities, exciting interactive opportunities, historical content and much more will help to create the ultimate #500atHome experience. Fans are encouraged to visit IMS.com/500atHome all week long to learn more.

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KEVIN HARVICK WINS 50TH CAREER CUP SERIES RACE

  • Kevin Harvick won his first race of the season and 50th of his Cup career today.
  • Harvick is the 14th driver to win at least 50 Cup Series races and passes his boss, Tony Stewart, who won 49 during his career, on the all-time list.
  • Harvick is now tied with NASCAR Hall of Famers Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson with 50 wins.
  • This marks the 20th win for Stewart-Haas Racing since joining Ford (Harvick has won 15).
  • The win is Mustang’s third of the season.
  • Today’s win is Ford’s 689th all-time in NASCAR Cup Series competition.

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light #YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang — POST-RACE INTERVIEW — “I want to thank everybody from NASCAR and all the teams for letting us do what we do.  I didn’t think it was gonna be that much different and then we won the race and it’s dead silent out here.  We miss the fans, just gotta thank everybody from Busch Light, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Mobil 1, Jimmy John’s, everybody from Ford who helps on this car.  It’s a pretty big honor to win 50 races in this deal and I just have to thank all my team guys and everybody for what they’re doing.  This Dr. Josh Hughes is one of my really good friends.  I spend a lot of time with him and have seen how this whole pandemic has affected our front line workers in person on a weekly basis, so thank you, Josh.  We’re thinking of you.  I want to say hi to DeLana and my kids at home.  I guess we’ll bring home the trophy.”

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Claremont Motorsports Park May Schedule on Hold.

Claremont NH – The Month of May is usually the first full month of the race season in New England, unfortunately that will not be the case in 2020. As the country battles the Covid 19 pandemic, The Claremont Motorsports Park season, unfortunately is on hold. “The health and safety of our fans and race teams is our number one priority”, stated track operator Mike Parks. “As much as we want to be at the track every Friday night we will respect the directives of our Governor”.

The Tri Track Modified Series event scheduled for Sunday May 24th is also on hold for the foreseeable future. Several conversations have taken place between series owner Wayne Darling and Parks and once a solid time line is established every attempt will be made to reschedule.

“We are in a situation where we have more questions than answers. We want to get the gates open just as soon as we can whether that is for practice or competition” said Parks. “If we can come up with a way to work with the state and get open for practice we will do that”.       

At this time the posted schedule has been put on hold with the intention of picking it up on the date permitted.  If for any reason something changes track officials will adjust accordingly.

During a break in recent track preparations Parks lamented, “this is not how we envisioned our first venture in season long track promotions. Hopefully the racers and fans will continue to stay positive and be ready to come back when the situation allows.”

For more information and updates stay tuned to Claremont Motorsports Parks social media outlets as well as www.claremontmotorsportspark.com