Along with two combined events at White Mountain Motorsports Park alongside the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Models, the Mighty Mini Series will travel to a total of 6 tracks in 2023. (Photo by Erik Tavares)
Barre, Vermont — For the first time in over 12 years, the American-Canadian Tour is bringing a second touring division on the road to some of the biggest stock car racing events across New England.
Following the success of the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Model class at ACT-sanctioned White Mountain (NH) Motorsports Park, ACT officials announced the formation of the Mighty Mini Series on Monday.
The new Mini Stock series will get its feet wet at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina next March. Along with special events for the U.S.-Canada Tour and Pro All Stars Series, the Mighty Mini Series joins a pair of non-one-time exhibition events on March 17 and 18.
The scoring season officially begins April 1 on Day 1 of the 49th Icebreaker Weekend at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. The fast five-eighths-mile oval in northeast Connecticut will also host the inaugural Mighty Mini Series championship event as part of the 61st Sunoco World Sprint Series on October 8.
After the icebreaker, the Mighty Mini Stocks enter “The Magic Mile,” New Hampshire Motor Speedway, for the 3rd annual Northeast Classic on April 15.
The Mighty Mini Series returns to its home base of New Hampshire to take on the loyal Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Model at White Mountain Motorsports Park for back-to-back events in June and July. June 3 makes a doubleheader as the Mighty Minis battle it out alongside the WMMP series opener Flying Tiger Triple Crown while July 22 will be the special showcase of $1,000 to be won at popular North Arenas. Country.
August will see the series make the trip to the big stage at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. The Mighty four-cylinders will be on display alongside one of New England’s crowning glory events, the 50th annual Oxford 250 on August 27.
A week later, the Mighty Mini Series will arrive at the home of ACT Championship stock car racing for the 45th Labor Day Classic presented by the New England Federal Credit Union at Thunder Road on September 3.
“We were fortunate to have a trial last season with a five-race series at White Mountain Motorsports Park,” said Cris Michaud, managing partner of the American-Canadian circuit. “We had many discussions with these riders and it quickly became clear that they wanted to return to touring racing while maintaining a strong base at White Mountain.”
As with the US-Canada Tour and Serie ACT Quebec, the Mighty Mini Series points fund will only be paid out to 100% of participants attempting to qualify for all seven points-based events in 2023.
** Fri March 17 St. Patrick’s Day 50 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, North Carolina
** Sat March 18 Easter Bunny 50 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, North Carolina
1 Sat April first 49th Icebreaker Thompson Motor Speedway Thompson, Conn.
2 Sat April 15 Northeast Classic New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
3 Sat June 3 WMMP Dual Header White Mountain Motorsports Park N.Woodstock, NH
4 Sat 22nd of July Special $1,000 to be won! White Mountain Motorsports Park N.Woodstock, NH
5 Sun August 27 50th edition of the Oxford 250 Oxford Plains Circuit Oxford, Maine
6 Sat September 3 45e NEFCU Labor Day Classic Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl Barre, Vermont
7 Sat October 8 61st Sunoco World Series Thompson Motor Speedway Thompson, Conn.
** Indicates an event without points
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