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American Canadian Tour, Pro All-Stars Series opens 2020 at New Hampshire

The New England short track season begins in a big way next April …

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway will serve as the season-opening event for both the Pro All-Stars Series and the American-Canadian Tour in 2020.

The two sanctioning bodies, alongside the track, jointly revealed a new event for Friday April 17 and Saturday April 18 at the Magic Mile — dubbed the Northeast Classic.

ACT and PASS are serving as co-promoters of an event that will feature the top short track drivers of the New England region. In addition to the two Late Model tours, the event will also feature a 75-lap Tour Type Modifed race.

The NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour is scheduled off the weekend prior and will race at Stafford Motor Speedway the weekend after — opening the door for several NASCAR teams to enter should they so choose.

This will be the first time the American Canadian Tour has raced at New Hampshire since the 2017 ACT Invitational. It will be the second points-paying race for the division at the speedway since the ACT All-Star Challenge in 2011.

“We’re beyond excited to return to NHMS,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “A few months ago, an event like this wasn’t even on our radar. But Tom Mayberry and the folks at NHMS worked with us to make it happen, and we’ve put something together that we think racers and fans will love. ACT had a great run at NHMS with the Invitational for nine years, and we’re happy to start a new chapter at this great racetrack.”

PASS returns to the Magic Mile for the second straight year and third time overall after running National Championship Series events in 2015 and 2019.

“We’re already looking forward to April,” PASS owner Tom Mayberry added. “A big event always gets a season started on the right foot. What bigger way to open our 2020 Northeast racing season than on the biggest stage in the region? We’re glad to be working with ACT and NHMS on this event and aim to make it a new annual tradition for racers from Connecticut to Quebec.”

The remainder of the 2020 ACT Late Model Tour and Pro All Stars Series schedules will be announced within the next few weeks. The 2020 ACT Late Model rules are already available.

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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