PASS And ACT Announce Division Lineup For Third Annual Northeast Classic At NHMS

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Officials have released the five-division line-up for their 3rd Annual Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 15th. Once again headlined by the PASS Super Late Models and the international ACT Tour, the Open Modifieds return to ‘the Magic Mile’ for a $7,000-to-win showdown along with the newly announced Mighty Mini Stock Series and the R&R Race Parts Street Stock Open Series. 

Over the past two seasons, the American-Canadian Tour and PASS Super Late Models have steadily grown their fields on the Magic Mile for the Northeast Classic. Starting with the mid-twenties in 2021, both full-fendered touring divisions launched past 30 cars last season. Talent-laden fields with drivers from across New England and Eastern Canada have taken to the challenge of New Hampshire Motor Speedway and started the last two seasons off in style; 2023 will be no different. Already, both the PASS office in Naples, Maine and the ACT office in Barre, Vermont have been flooding in with license forms as teams prepare themselves for the coming season with New England’s most prestigious touring divisions.

The $7,000-to-win, $700-to-start Open Modified 50-lap sprint is sure to bring the beloved Modified Magic to New England’s lone NASCAR Cup Series track. The Open Tour-type Modified Teams will be allowed 6 Hoosier Race Tires for the Northeast Classic, allowing two-change tires during their quick-50 for a crew chief challenge of ‘where and when’ as it comes down to the top prize. The lucky winner of the Icebreaker 125 at Thompson Speedway could make it two-for-two in April at the Northeast Classic, pocketing $17,000 to start their 2023 on a high note. 

For the second consecutive year, the R&R Race Parts Street Stock Open Series will also return to Northeast Classic weekend for their 25-lap showdown. After a successful inaugural season in 2022, the R&R Street Stocks begin their campaign at the Northeast Classic before embarking on the rest of their 8-race schedule across Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. 

While no stranger to the 1.058-mile NASCAR Cup Series track, the Mighty Mini Series will contend just their second-ever event after their inaugural run at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker weekend on April 1st and 2nd. The new series for Mini Stock-type machines will get its start at Hickory Motor Speedway alongside the ACT Tour and PASS Super Late Model double features on March 17th and 18th. Entries and interest continue to flood the Barre, Vermont office for the new series and Officials are excited to start the season off.

“Cris (Michaud) and I feel we have all the major Northeast divisions coming to New England’s premier facility in 2023,” said Pro All Stars Series President Tom Mayberry. “Our 3rd annual venture at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is set to be the best so far.”

The 3rd annual Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway once again sends off the New England racing season in style on the Magic Mile. Set for Saturday, April 15th and headlined by the American-Canadian Tour and PASS Super Late Models, the Northeast Classic wouldn’t be complete without the Open Tour-type Modifieds along with the R&R Raceparts Street Stock Open Series and the Mighty Mini Stock Series. 

For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit You can also get updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ACTTour.

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  1. So the modified race won’t be the Modified Racing Series?

  2. David K.
    No, it will not be.

  3. Nice to see modifieds on the schedule. It would be nice to see this show gain some traction with the modified community. Having a second mod race at NHIS is needed. Not sure 6 tires for 700 hundred to start is going to bring out all the modifieds though.

    I spent a few minutes looking over the PASS and ACT schedules over the weekend. Right now, neither division is scheduled for the Thompson World series. The date is scheduled for PASS as a make-up date. Here is hoping for a rain out somewhere along the way. We did pick up this new mini stock tour race for the World series though. So, we got that going for us, which is good…….. some might say.

  4. These early Mod Races with excessive tire allotments kill the summer inventory. Just no need other than money making.

    Symrna is a Tire Monster so I wont include that

    Just in April we got

    Icebreaker-12 Tires 125 laps
    Louden-10 Tires 50 laps
    Sizzler-14 Tires 140 laps

  5. It was open in 2021 and they got 11 cars. MRS last year with 13.
    Tour mods are a support division for this event. There is no recent history of it being a big draw nor likely do the promoters expect it to be. If you want to race the big track here’s an opportunity the money’s OK if you do well. If not we understand our priority is ACT and PASS Late Models.
    They may be on the program for the simple reason they are an additional population of fans to add to the streaming audience.

  6. It sounds like the ACT an PASS fields got larger from 2021 to 2022; hope the Modifieds follow suit. I couldn’t go last year, but I thought the racing in 2021 was really good. The Mods broke into two groups in the feature with lots of passing in both packs. I think 3 of 5 features had last lap passes for the win. I also hope more fans attend; I know there were still covid issures in 2021, but it looked like there were about 100 people in the stands. Plenty of room for any current “social distancing” concerns!

  7. @Doug yeah the modifieds are the reason I’ve gone both years. Not that the other races haven’t been good but I have my favorite type of racecar and I’m dedicated to attending as many of those races as I can. I also want to support an event like this because it’s great to have another chance to visit NHMS every year just in case I’m away during the summer like last year.

  8. I’m sure you all will hate this statement but, I am going to say it. I am really only a modified guy but, driving three hours to see 50 laps in a small competative entry list isn’t worth it (I hope a lot of big names go and I MIGHT think of going because, if they race the tour in July at 6pm i’ll go to the beach again and watch it on FLO when I get back like in 2022. Mods at NHMS are amazing as we all know. But, it needs to be 100 laps for that drive. I’ll go to Thompson for a 50 lapper even though I want 75/100 laps on a week night but, the 1 hr drive I’ll deal with it. But, not 50 laps for 3 hrs. Surprised they’re letting them have tires to change for the race. I though tire wear at New Hampshire was very minimal. I feel as if this just adds to the teams’ expenses.

  9. Why would anyone hate it when a fan is making logical decsions. The Northeast Classic is likely to be a Racing America PPV like last year. Perhaps a good compromise is buying the PPV and saving the time and fuel.

  10. Fast Eddie says

    Tyler, I know what you mean. There are some races I’d like to see that are just too far for a day-trip. Oxford and Thunder Road are on my bucket list for that reason.

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