Tour-Type Modifieds Added To Commonwealth Classic


NAPLES, Maine – Pro All Stars Series officials have revealed that tour-type modifieds will be a part of the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Oct. 20.

The tour-type modified division will join the PASS super late models, late model stock cars, limited late models and street stocks on the card for the Commonwealth Classic.

The weekend will begin on Thursday, Oct. 18 with hauler parking and safety inspection. A practice day for all divisions is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19 that will also see more parking and safety inspection. Additional practice, qualifying, and all features will take place on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20, all ending under the lights of Richmond Raceway.

In addition, tickets will be available for purchase online at beginning today, Wednesday, May 16.  Fans will be able to purchase tickets online leading up to the PASS Commonwealth Classic or at the speedway the weekend of the event.  As an added bonus, fans will be able to access Richmond’s state-of-the-art Fan Zone and watch everything going on in the garage area throughout the weekend.

“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 Commonwealth Classic will consist of a 100-lap event for the PASS super late models paying $10,000-to-win and $700-to-start. Additionally, both the tour-type modifieds and late model stocks will each return to Richmond Raceway for the first time in a number of years, both competing in 75-lap races that pay $7,000-to-win and $700-to-start.

The limited late models and street stocks will make their first appearances at Richmond Raceway with the limited late models racing for 50 laps and $4,000-to-win and the street stocks racing for 40 laps and $2,000-to-win.

“We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” said Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier.  “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best Super Late Model, Modified, Late Model, and Street Stock drivers, and we are honored PASS selected Richmond Raceway as the site for its championship race weekend.  It is going to be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.”