North East Mini Stock Tour Plans a Southern Vacation with the Addition of a Richmond Race

Mini Stocks From All Over Will Be Welcome on Commonwealth Classic Weekend

The start of the 2019 racing season could come a little bit earlier than usual for the teams of the North East Mini Stock Tour thanks to an optional weekend getaway.  The NEMST has announced that they will contest a $1,000-to-win event as part of the Pro All Stars Series Commonwealth Classic at Richmond International Raceway (VA) on March 29th and 30th.

This will be the second NASCAR Cup Series track on the NEMST schedule.  The NEMST also competes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as part of the New England Short Track Showdown, which will be held in 2019 on the weekend of June 22nd-23rd.

Mini Stock teams from the Southeast, Mid Atlantic and Midwest regions are encouraged to enter the event.  Partnerships have been,made with the Carolina Mini Stocks and the Midwest Compact Touring Series.

The Richmond race will be a non-points event due to its early date and distance.  It will be run using complete NEMST rules and procedures.  The purse will be increased for this event with a $1,000 being award to the winner and the following payout throughout the rest of the field:

Second Place – $650

Third Place – $600

Fourth Place – $550

Fifth Place – $500

Sixth Place – $400

Seventh Place – $300

Eighth Place – $200

Ninth – Fifteenth Place – $100

Sixteenth to Thirtieth Place – $75

Thirty-First to Forty-Third Place – $50

The Commonwealth Classic is a weekend showcasing short track racing at the three-quarter mile Richmond oval.  The weekend is headlined by the PASS Super Late Models and features several other divisions of short track racecars.  For more event information, please visit

To register for the 2019 NEMST season, please contact Tour Director Bob Guptill at 207-577-2681.

The North East Mini Stock Tour, which will contest its 100th race event in 2019, is a short track racing series for four-cylinder sport compact vehicles such as Acura Integras, Ford Mustangs, Honda Civics and Volkswagen Jettas.

Marketing opportunities for the North East Mini Stock Tour are currently available to companies of all sizes and can be tailored to the needs and budget of your company.  For more information, please contact Bob Guptill at 207-577-2681.

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