Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announce the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, October 20. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series at Richmond. PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks.
“We look forward to bringing another weekend of racing to fans in Racing Virginia with the Pro All Stars Series,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic will feature some of North America’s best Super Late Model drivers. It will be another great weekend of racing as the Action Track gets hot in October.”
“Many have said that Richmond Raceway is the perfect short track for fans and racers, and we agree and believe the PASS Commonwealth Classic will be a bucket list event for short trackers for years to come,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “We’ve been working with Dennis Bickmeier and his staff at Richmond for the better part of the year to give short track racers and fans this new event. We are glad that Super Late Model racers, along with Limiteds and Street Stocks, will have the chance to race at Richmond for the first time. We’re also glad that Late Model Stocks will be returning to Richmond and one of the first tracks that ever ran that division back in the early 1980’s.”
Now entering its 11th season, the PASS Commonwealth Classic will bring drivers from all over North America to compete at Richmond. Teams will have the option of a practice day on Friday, October 19, but additional practice, qualifying, and features will take place on Saturday ending “under the lights.”
The PASS Super Late Models will take to Richmond’s historic ¾-mile D-shaped oval in a 100-lap event. Late Model Stocks will compete in a 75-lap race. Feature events for Limited Late Models and Street Stocks will also take place. Since Richmond is the home for night racing, all events that evening will finish “under the lights.”
The PASS Commonwealth Classic weekend begins on Friday, October 19 with rotating practice for all divisions from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 20, gates will open at 8 a.m. with rotating practice from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by qualifying at 3 p.m. Last chance races and features for the PASS Super Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks will begin at 4 p.m.