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PASS to Race Memorial Day at Thunder Road in 2015

Posted By Tj Ingerson On November 11, 2014

Categories: American-Canadian Tour | Pro All Stars Series | Thunder Road

The PASS Super Late Models will make their debut appearance at Thunder Road IntPHOTO: The PASS Super Late Models will make their debut appearance at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl during the 2015 Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. (Eric LaFleche/ photo)

First Super Late Model race at Thunder Road since 1995

--by T.J. Ingerson
VMM Editor

The Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Models will make their first appearance at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015, Thunder Road officials announced on Tuesday.

The PASS Super Late Models will join Thunder Road’s Late Model division as the headlining divisions for the twin-bill event. The Super Late Models will run a 150-lap feature event while Thunder Road’s Late Model championships season will kick off in their traditional 100-lap event.

“This is exciting news for our Thunder Road fans,” Thunder Road promoter Tom Curley stated in a press release. “Having the return to Thunder Road’s high banks with Mike and Ben Rowe, joined by Cassius and Johnny Clark, DJ 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.”

“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 PASS president Tom Mayberry in a press release. “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 1/4-mile high banks.”

The event will mark the first time since 1995 that a Pro Stock/Super Late Model will race around Thunder Road.

The announcement of a PASS Super Late Model race race at Thunder Road comes less than a week after the joint announcement between the American-Canadian Tour and the Pro All Stars Series of an agreement that will see the two series work together in 2015.

The ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models will open Oxford Plains Speedway’s season on Saturday, April 18 with 150-lap main events for each series. The American-Canadian Tour has also agreed to not schedule or reschedule an event against the famed Oxford 250, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30 in 2015.