SUNDAY, APRIL 17th - 10:30 AM
Winner - Austin MacDonald #13
2nd - Brandon Barker #88
3rd - Joe Pastore #20P
Photos by
Sharon Perry 
Norm Marx
Photos by
Norm Marx
Photos by
Norm Marx
1) 13 - Austin MacDonald - 50 Laps
2) 88 - Brandon Barker - 50
3) 20P - Joe Pastore - 50
4) 18L - Justin Larson - 50
5) 17MA - Eddie MacDonald - 50
6) 20 - Rowland Robinson - 50
7) 52M - Jake Matheson - 50
8) 14ME - Anthony Costantino - 50
9) 1 - Evan Halstrom - 50
10) 94 - Garrett Hall - 50
11) 60 - DJ Shaw - 50
12) 72 - Ryan Kuhn - 50
13) 29S - Trevor Sanborn - 50
14) 78 - Ivan Kaffel - 50
15) 12 - Dennis Spencer - 50
16) 7 - Isaac Bevin - 50
17) 81 - Dan Winter - 50
18) 18S - Michael Scorzelli - 50
19) 39 - Nick Lascoula - 50
20) 4 - Ben Rowe - 50
21) 4NH - Joey Polewarczyk Jr. - 50
22) 56 - Evan Beaulieu - 50
23) 50GRIT - Jeff White - 50
24) 02 - Brian Whalley - 50
25) 24J - JP Josiasse - 47
26) 21X - Joshua King - 46
27) 12x - Corey Bubar - 44
28) 21C - Shane Clark - 34
29) 10 - Kate Re - 33
30) 9T - Alan Tardiff - 30
31) 14 - Scott McDaniel - 1

The MacDonald Mile

Loudon, NH -- The second annual Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was pushed back 24 hours but the show was well worth the wait. Going into the Pro All Stars Series event a MacDonald was most certainly the favorite. Eddie Macdonald #17MA is just one win behind cup series star Kyle Busch for the most wins at NHMS all time. In the end a different MacDonald would be the one to claim the checkers after the end of the 50-lap main event. Austin MacDonald #13 put on a dominating performance leading the vast majority of the event but it was not without a challenge.

Making it to the big show itself was a trying feat in fact. With 36 cars entered for only 32 spots it was going to be a race just to get into the big dance. Unfortunately, multiple cars were unable to start the main event due to on-track accidents. It all started with former Oxford 250 Champion Jeremey Whorff #00 whose weekend ended early in a practice crash with his brand-new Fury racecar due to a reported radiator hose failure. The failure sent his Plants Seafood #00 in to the safer barriers on a not so good Friday.
On Sunday, when the heat races started a few more teams would have an early start home to Easter dinner. Gabe Brown #50 who has had a stellar start to the season and was tied for the lead in PASS National points had a rough day after contact with eventual heat winner Joe Pastore #20P on the opening lap of his heat race collecting numerous other cars.

That would not be the only carnage of that heat however, as an already damaged Derek Griffith #12G took a huge impact into the turn 1 retaining wall coupled with a rollover. Griffith was an innocent bystander after Isaac Bevin #7 and Tyler Tomassi #76RI made contact in corner entry. From a Facebook post from Tomassi it is reported that Derek Griffith had a left front tire going down, and Tomassi had to make evasive action to the inside, coming across the nose of Bevin. Tomassi also took a big hit and had a small fire underneath the hood after backing into the fence. Neither Tomassi nor Griffith were able to continue on and, with the amount of damage, next week's event at Stafford may be off the table for them as well.

On a brighter side to the heat races Maine natives Brandon Barker of Windham, Joe Pastore of Gorham and Austin Macdonald of Pictou, Nova Scotia notched heat race victories.

The field was set for and exciting 50 lap main event. The first half of the race went along cleanly. Austin Macdonald out front and the majority of the field saving their tires waiting for the competition caution  and the the opportunity to work on the car for 5 minutes and put on two new Hoosier tires. 

Business would pick up after the restart though. It was all MacDonalds at the front with the #13 of Austin ahead off 11-time NHMS winner Eddie MacDonald #17MA, Brandon Barker and Joe Pastore.

In the last quarter of the race the action intensified once again as the MacDonald's put on a show for the ages. Door to door swapping the lead - crossover move after crossover move before Austin Macdonald finally prevailed and increased his lead to five car lengths.

Just as you though Austin MacDonald was about to pickup his first Pro All Star Series win, a caution for the #50 of Jeff White slowed the field with just 6 laps remaining. What was going to be an exciting late race restart was slowed early into turn one as recently announced father-to-be Evan Beaulieu took a spin in his Hancock Lumber #56.

The field was doubled up again for the final restart with five laps to go. Brandon Barker looked to have saved a little something for the end as he fired up the inside of a three wide battle for the lead. The Outlaw Eddie Mac to the outside and Austin MacDonald in the middle. Fans were on their feet and holding their breath but the immense talent of the three drivers was apparent as they made it through the corner without any contact and all still contending for the top spot. Eddie Mac would prevail but only for a moment as coming to three to go the #13 King Racing machine recaptured the top spot. While you could throw a blanket over the top four cars, Evan Hallstrom and previous Mini Stock NHMS winner Justin Larson looked to join the party at the front. In the end Austin MacDonald took home the victory over Brandon Barker and Joe Pastore after a spirited battle for second. Justin Larson came home fourth and Eddie Mac faded to a fifth-place finish.

As many Pro All Stars Series fans know, Austin MacDonald has had a bad fast King Racing Fury Race Car in every event he has competed in. During yet another strong run at Thompson a failure in the right front of his machine caused a huge impact at Thompson in the Icebreaker just two weeks ago. The car was totaled. For most teams that would end the possibility at being at the next event, but that was not the case for the #13 team. Lead by Crew Chief Andrew Hicken the team built a car in two weeks and even despite lift gate problems with their hauler were able to give Austin a car good enough to park in Victory Lane at New England's crown jewel racing venue. After this week's success the #13 team will slide into the third spot in PASS National Points and will have another shot at catching National Point leader DJ Shaw #60 next weekend at Stafford.

DJ had a very quiet day at the Magic Mile finishing 11th. While he was able to maintain the PASS National point lead, he has fallen to third in the North Standings. Eddie MacDonald with his 5th place finish will rocket to the top spot ahead of 2nd place finisher Brandon Barker.

The #88 of Barker continues to be impressive this season as he transitions from his longtime underdog role to that of a strong contender week in and week out. Other impressive performances from underdogs Justin Larson #18L, Anthony Constantino #14ME, Jake Matheson #52, and former Beech Ridge Speedway regular Joe Pastore #20P are sure to make for great PASS story lines throughout the season.

See the PASS stars and their cars in action again Saturday April 23rd, 2022 at Stafford Motor Speedway as a part of the Spring Sizzler weekend. This is the first trip for the Pro All Stars Series to Stafford in 10 years. The last event being won by the late New England Racing Legend Teddy Christopher over DJ Shaw. As Teddy Christopher would tell these drivers, "If you want to make friends go to summer camp". The 75 lap event will be a no holds barred contest that is sure to be yet another classic in the making.

Race Notes:
2 Leaders: MacDonald #13 (1-30) (42-45) (47-50) MacDonald #17MA (31-41) (46)

Most Laps Led: Austin MacDonald #13 (38 Laps)

Hard Charger: DJ Shaw #60 - 28th to 11th (17 Spots)

Hard Luck: Alan Tardif #9 - 4th to 30th (26 Spots)

Fastest Lap: Austin MacDonald #13 - 29.520 Lap 3

Total time of event: 44:57.197

Cautions: 3

Heat Winners: Barker #88, MacDonald #13, Pastore #20P
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022
Photos by Sharon Perry
Photos by Mike Rothwell
FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 2022
Photos by Sharon Perry
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022
Rain Pushes Northeast Classic Back
to Sunday, April 17th
Same Times, Same Schedule!
Loudon, NH -- On what became a beautiful spring day, the Northeast Classic Friday practice day was full of highs and lows with many kicking out the long winter gremlins, for better or worse. The real story today, thirty-eight American-Canadian Tour Late Models took time under the sunny conditions with three top stars taking the lead of the four ACT practice sessions. Thirty-three Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models were also on hand, with three drivers pulling double-duty between the two top full-fendered divisions at the track. The Modified Racing Series pulled thirteen cars in for practice day while the Magic Mile also hosted thirteen North East Mini Stock Tour 4-cylenders, ten EXIT Reality Pro Truck Series rides and over twenty R&R Race Parts NH Open Street Stocks.

Thirty-eight ACT Late Models from the most talented Touring stars to your local short track's honorable mentions were in attendance, some for the first time at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Perhaps the best part of the day's activities, rejoicing greetings, handshakes and hugs from Canadian friends and teams not seen since the pandemic boarder closings over the past two seasons. For the first time in so very long, it truly felt like the American-Canadian Tour.

Three top-tiered teams and drivers took the lead in all four of today's practice sessions. Out of the box, the Mark Bracket-led team put Dillon Moltz on top quickly. Forced to use their back-up car, the Jay, Maine team had supply-chain issues that affected their ability to finish up a brand new car for the 2022 season. Not to be outdone, Center Conway, New Hampshire's DJ Shaw took up the challenge to bring Arnie Hill's 04VT to the front, leading both the 2nd and 4th practice sessions with a fast time of 31.339 in the final 20-minute round. Bookended by Shaw, Tom Carey III, out of New Salem, Massachusetts, took the third round in his familiar #5MA with a fast time of 31.610.

We may just have a dark horse in West Burke, Vermont's Derek Ming. The longtime ACT Late Model driver was consistently in the top-5 during the three sessions he joined. Others were not so fortunate. After a strong first start in the Thompson SK Lite Modified class just last week, Trent Goodrow slam-banged into the outside SAFER-barrier in turns three and four, destroying his 31MA Late Model. Similarly unable to compete, Blainville, Quebec's Jonathan Bouvrette also smashed into the retaining wall, bending the front clip hard to the left. In the teams first visit to the United States since winning the Sunoco World Series 75 at Thompson Speedway in 2019, disappointed is an understatement.

Mechanical problems also plagued many in the field from Cody Leblanc's engine saying goodbye just three-laps into the first practice to worn bearings on the Andrew's Excavation machine of Stephen Donahue. The whole of the field made a multitude of adjustments with crew members rolling underneath chassis', turning coil-overs and the nearly constant hum of cordless impact wrenches and air hoses.

After watching the weather all day, ACT and PASS officials made the difficult decision to postpone Saturday's events to the next day, Sunday April 17th. "We felt it best to move to Sunday knowing there was no possibility of getting all six feature races in tomorrow with rain predicted to roll in by 11:00am," said ACT managing partner Cris Michaud. "We can take the day tomorrow and allow teams for final adjustments then get our 2nd Northeast Classic off without a hitch on Sunday. It's a win-win."

The schedule for Saturday will remain the same for Sunday with Pit Gates opening at 7:00am, Practice Beginning at 8:45am, Main Grandstand Opening at 9:00am and Qualifying Set to Begin at 10:30am with Opening Ceremonies and Features to follow.

General Admission is $40 each with Ages 12-7 $10 each and Ages 6 and Under are free! Live streaming pay-per-view is available around the world through Racing America TV for those who can't make it to the track.
Nearly Eighty ACT & PASS Teams Ready
for the 2nd Northeast Classic at NHMS
Barre, VT & Naples, ME -- The 2nd Annual Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is set to be the best yet in it's young existence. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials are excited to announce that both headline divisions have received nearly 40 entries each! The 31st season of ACT Late Model Tour action is set to start in style with the return of champions and our much-missed Canadian friends while PASS will celebrate their 79th National Championship event at the Magic Mile.

The $5,500-to-win Northeast Classic 50 has attracted some of the best Late Model drivers and teams from across New England and the province of Quebec. Former Champions Ben Rowe, Jimmy Hebert, Rich Dubeau, and Patrick Laperle, along with Serie-ACT champions Dany Trepanier and Jonathan Bouvrette, have all entered to take the early season prize. It won't be all that easy for the combined ten championship-earning drivers.

DJ Shaw leads an impressive contingent of drivers looking to give the Old Guard champions a run for their money. Shaw, one of New England's most prolific stock car racers, is still reaching for his first NHMS brass ring. Alongside Shaw, former ACT Rookie of the Year Derek Gluchacki and ACT Invitational winner Woody Pitkat are ready to use their big-track experience to tackle the competition - fierce competition at that.

Bacon Bowl 200 winner Alexandre 'Fireball' Tardif, White Mountain front-runner Jimmy Renfrew Jr., Snowflake 100 winner Jake Johnson and Florida Speedweeks driver Jean-Philippe Bergeron are all included in the entry list, along with an impressive crop of new rookie drivers for 2022. Multi-time Northeast Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) champion Cody Leblanc has been preparing his ride all winter, as has fellow North Country fixture Jamie Swallow Jr. Jamie spent much of 2021 racking up seat time across New Hampshire, earning victories at White Mountain, Riverside and Star Speedway along the journey.

Just across the fence, the PASS Super Late Model garage will be just as busy. While Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw pull double-duty shifts between their PASS and ACT mounts, plenty of others are looking to capitalize as the former champions burn the candle at both ends.

The New Hampshire contingent might just have it in the bag with an Outlaw, a Pole and a newly-minted NASCAR Xfinity driver. Joey Polewarczyk has been extremely competitive and consistent in his new Richard Moody Racing machine while the return of fellow Hudson native Derek Griffith from two Xfinity Series weekends is sure to turn up the wick. Following a less-than-impressive debut at Hickory Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Eddie MacDonald is ready to return to his winning ways at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With over ten wins at New England's racing mecca, the Outlaw will certainly be in contention for another trophy.

Meanwhile, Kate Re is perhaps the one seeking redemption the most. After a devastating practice wreck at Thompson Speedway last Friday, the Kulwicki Driver Development Program finalist is looking to make up for lost ground against both her PASS and KDDP competitors. Just as fun to watch will be Scarborough, Maine's Garrett Hall after showing great speed to start the year at both Hickory and Thompson.

Dark horse candidates with big-track experience like Connecticut's Cory Casagrande, Maine's Alan Tardiff, Nova Scotia young-gun Austin MacDonald and inaugural Northeast Classic victor Johnny Clark are also on the hunt for New Hampshire Motor Speedway glory.

With nearly eighty entries between the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS National Championship, it's no surprise the R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open is blowing up with entries to boot! Oxford Plains Speedway stand-out Jordan Russell is ready for another rumble at the Magic Mile, as is Street Stock tourer Chris Riendeau out of Vermont. Maine will also be well represented by Brian Caswell and powerhouse Kris Watson going head-to-head with defending winner Jimmy Renfrew Jr. representing Candia, New Hampshire.

The 2nd Annual Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway begins with Practice Day on Friday, April 15th. All Northeast Classic divisions will be given practice time on the track from 11:00am to 5:00pm. On Saturday, April 16th, the racing action starts with qualifying at 10:30am and feature racing set to begin at approximately 12:15pm. The ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Model National Championship and Modified Racing Series are set for Triple-50 Lap feature events with support from the R&R Race Parts NH Open Street Stocks, Northeast Mini Stock Tour and EXIT Realty Pro Truck Series.

Grandstand tickets will be available at the Box Office with the front gate opening at 9:00am on Saturday, April 16th. General Admission is $40 each with Ages 12-7 $10 each and Ages 6 and Under are free!

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963,, or visit You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022
Seven Division Line-Up Set for
Second Northeast Classic at NHMS

Purse Increases, Addition of MRS
Highlight 2022 Edition
Barre, VT -- American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the division line-up for the 2nd Annual Northeast Classic at Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Sunday, April 17. Seven of the top series and open competition classes in the region will do battle on the "Magic Mile".

The ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models again headline the card with a pair of 50-lap shootouts. For ACT, it is the opening event of their 2022 campaign. The PASS feature is part of both the National Championship and North Series schedules.

Both the ACT and PASS events have received a purse increase for the second edition of the Northeast Classic. The winner of each feature is taking home $5,500, up from $5,000 in 2021. Second place will receive $3,000 with $2,000 for third. All drivers who start the ACT and PASS features now get at least $700 versus the $600 start money last year.

For 2022, the Tour-type Modified Open has been replaced with a 50-lap feature for the Modified Racing Series (MRS). It will be the fourth time that MRS has visited NHMS and the first trip since 2019. The previous events were won by Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk, and Ronnie Williams.

The R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open and North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) are also on the Northeast Classic program. With the addition of R&R Race Parts NH as a sponsor, the 25-lap 8-cylinder Street Stock feature will now pay $2,000 to win, doubling the 2021 amount. All NEMST races in 2022 are awarding a minimum of $1,000 to the winner.

The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge and a Limited Late Model Open round out the Saturday card. For the Pro Trucks, it is a return appearance at the Northeast Classic. The Limited Late Models are on the schedule for the first time. More information about the Limited Late Model event will be released soon.

In addition to the Saturday festivities, the Granite State Legends Cars are racing on Friday. They will open their 2022 season with an NHMS road course event. Qualifying will precede the Friday open practice session with the feature following practice.

Northeast Classic Weekend begins Friday, April 15 with open practice for all divisions plus the Granite State Legends qualifying and feature event. Sunday, April 17 has qualifying beginning at 10:30am with features beginning at approximately 12:15pm.

General admission and live stream pricing to the Northeast Classic are to be determined. The live stream broadcast will be available on Racing America powered by Speed51.TV. Visit for the complete schedule, entry forms, camping registration forms, and other info as it is available.

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

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact 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.


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