For the first time since 2002, Tour-Type Modifieds will race at Richmond Raceway.
The NASCAR style ground pounders have been added to October’s PASS Commonwealth Classic, the event featuring the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models and NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Cars. Limited Late Models and Street Stocks will also be on the docket for the two-day event held on October 19-20 at the 0.75-mile D-shaped short track.
The Classic is a PASS track-rented event but the Speedway itself has taken an active marketing role.
“The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic continues to grow with Tour-Type Modifieds joining the PASS Super Late Models and other series at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond president Dennis Bickmeier. “We look forward to hosting another race weekend of action in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series. Fans can now purchase tickets online for the PASS Commonwealth Classic to prepare for this new addition to the racing action at America’s Premier Short Track.”
Todd Szegedy is the most recent Modified winner at Richmond, having won the last NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at the track in 2002. The race will be 75 laps, in addition to a 75-lapper for the Late Model Stocks and 100 laps for the PASS series.
“A lot of work has already gone in to making the Inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic a successful event,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “Fans and racers have been asking for years to see the Tour-Type Modifieds back at Richmond and we are glad we can make this happen. Having the schedule out at such an early date and allowing fans to begin purchasing tickets can really allow us to get the Classic into high gear. This combination of premier, and unique, divisions will make the Commonwealth Classic a true once in a lifetime racing opportunity.”
The PASS Commonwealth Classic weekend begins on Friday, October 19 with rotating practice for all divisions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, October 20, gates will open at 7:30 a.m. with rotating practice from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by qualifying at 1 p.m. Last chance races begin at 3 p.m. with features for the PASS Super Late Models, Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks starting at 4 p.m.
The event will also be just the second to feature the completely renovated track infield and garage area. That will debut during the NASCAR Cup Playoff weekend on September 21-22.
The Commonwealth Classic features a pre-sale with tickets already available to purchase. Fans can do so here.
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