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***NEW* 12/18/14 - RAY PARENT RETURNS TO NSS FOR AM. RACER CHALLENGE

12/11/14 - ACT CHAMPIONS ENTER AM. RACER CHALLENGE AT NSS

12/9/14 - ACT AND THUNDER ROAD BANQUETS SEPARATED

AMERICAN RACER CHALLENGE AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17....ACT AND THUNDER ROAD BANQUETS SEPARATED....THE ACT/THUNDER ROAD OFFICE IS NOW ON WINTER OFFICE HOURS WHICH ARE MONDAY-THURSDAY 8AM TO 4PM. CLOSED ON FRIDAYS...

American Racer Challenge at NSS

Parent Returns to New Smyrna World Series of Asphalt Racing

In 2011, Ray Parent from Tiverton, Rhode Island, decided to start his full-time American Canadian Tour (ACT) career at the inaugural event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) during the World Series of Asphalt Racing in February of that year. Parent had raced primarily at the famous D.A. Vendetti “Cement Palace”, Seekonk Speedway, a typical ¼ mile bullring that New England racing is known for.

Parent had been successful racing in what was known as a Pro Stock (Super Late Model) race car for years in the southern New England market. The ACT Late Model program, with its innovative cost-conscience crate motors, sealed Koni shock absorbers, and 8” restricted tire usage program, had booked a winter race at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida during the February race activities in the Daytona Beach area. Parent decided it was time for a change with his Amtrol sponsored race team.


American Racer Challenge at NSS

Defending Champions File Entry for American Racer Challenge
New Smyrna Speedway to Host Second ACT Race

The entry list for the American Racer Challenge event to be held at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) during the 2015 World Series of Asphalt Racing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 16 and 17, is filled with ACT Champions from both the ACT US and Quebec tours.

 Defending New Smyrna Challenge Champion, and 2014 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, New Hampshire won the first event held at New Smyrna in 2011. “I can’t think of a better way to start the new season off than to win again at New Smyrna. I really like the race track, and we had a blast there a few years ago. Our goal is to use this as a springboard for defending our Championship on the Tour (ACT) this year,” said Pole.


Thunder Road and ACT Banquets Separated

Thunder Road and ACT Banquets Separated
New Saturday, March 21st Date Set for Thunder Road

Due to an overwhelming response for the planned American Canadian Tour and Thunder Road combined Banquet of Champions planned for Saturday, January 10, 2015, the Thunder Road portion has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 21st at the Elks Club in Barre. The ACT banquet will remain at the Doubletree Inn in Burlington on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.

The 2014 banquets were planned to be combined ACT and Thunder Road ceremonies at the Doubletree in January, but reservations for the event exceeded the room capacity. Therefore it has been announced that Thunder Road will have a stand-alone Banquet of Champions honoring the top ten for all three divisions plus rookies and special awards at the Elks Club in Barre on Saturday, March 21st, 2015.


2014 ACT Season Review Part 2

2014 American Canadian Tour Season Review

PART 2

  • 13 drivers attended their first career ACT event in 2014. (Jason Allen, Eric Badore, Dave Coursol, Patrick Emerling, Walt Hammond, Dan St. Hilare, Taylor Martin, Ryan Morgan, Carl Poulin, Lucein Rocheleau, Brian Tagg, Derek White, and Mike Ziter)
  • 15 drivers made their first career ACT feature starts in 2014. (Allen, Badore, Coursol, Emerling, Tom Erickson, Hammond, St. Hilare, Morgan, Jim Morris, AJ Panessiti, Poulin, Rocheleau, Tagg, White, and Ziter)
  • Brian Hoar won his 40th career ACT event at Devil’s Bowl in 2014. He has won an incredible 26% of his 153 ACT starts, the best win percentage of any driver with more than 5 career starts.
  • Only 4 drivers in ACT Late Model history have double-digit wins. (Hoar 40, Jean-Paul Cyr 19, Patrick Laperle 18, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 13)

2015 Serie ACT Schedule

Serie ACT Announces 12 Event 2015 Schedule

American Canadian Tour officials have announced a twelve (12) event schedule for the 2015 Serie ACT Quebec season, including several combination events with the ACT U.S. series. The 12 event schedule features events at six (6) different tracks including a special Triple Crown series at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY.

The 2015 season unofficially gets underway this February with the return of ACT to New Smyrna Speedway in Florida on the 16th and 17th for non-point counting Twin 100 events. The Serie ACT point battle will begin and end at Airborne Speedway and will include stops at Autodrome St-Eustache, Autodrome Chaudiere, Circuit Riverside Speedway, Autodrome Montmagny and a return to Autodrome St-Felicien.


2015 ACT Schedule

ACT Will Visit 11 Different Tracks in 2015

The American Canadian Tour Late Models will visit 11 different tracks throughout New England, New York and Quebec during the 13 event 2015 season. Officials have announced the schedule, which will kick off on Sunday, April 12 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH and crown a champion on Saturday, October 17 at Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT.

 The ACT Late Models visit two new tracks in 2015. ACT will run their first ever point counting events at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC as a doubleheader with PASS in September and the Late Models will visit Thompson for the first time ever to conclude the season in October.

Thompson Event to Decide 2015 ACT Champion

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Announces
ACT Will Join World Series Event

2015 ACT CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED

 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) in Connecticut and the American Canadian Tour (ACT), based in Waterbury, VT have agreed that the 2015 ACT Championship Late Model stock car season will crown the ACT Champion at the famed Thompson World Series event on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  ACT will join over 15 other divisions at TSMP in a year-end celebration for both fendered and open wheeled race cars.

Vice President and General Manager of ACT, Darla Hartt said, “We are delighted that Thompson has invited ACT to the dance!  NASCAR Modifieds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s own Modifed and Late Model divisions, the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Mini Stocks, really, just about every kind of asphalt stock car division in New England is at Thompson’s World Series. We are excited to show fans at TSMP an ACT Late Model 100 lap championship race.”


ACT and PASS

Airborne & Chaudiere Will Host ACT/PASS Doubleheaders in 2015 

Another agreement between the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) adds more welcome news for Late Model race fans and teams in the Northeast. Two more ‘doubleheader’ type events will be held following the announcement a week ago that the Oxford Plains Speedway would open the 2015 season with the first-ever PASS/ACT combination event on Saturday April 18, 2015.

The ACT International held at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on July 18 and 19, 2015 will play host to the two most popular traveling series in the US and Quebec. The races will be comprised of two 200-lap features for both PASS and ACT teams. Qualifying will take place Saturday evening and feature races will be run on Sunday.

PASS COMING TO THUNDER ROAD

PASS Coming to Thunder Road in 2015

 Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

 The Super Late Models of PASS will join Thunder Road’s ACT Late Models in the Memorial Day twin bill. The PASS Super Late Models will race 150 laps, and the Thunder Road Late Models will race for the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 honors.

 “This is exciting news for our Thunder Road fans. Having the return to Thunder Road’s high banks with Mike and Ben Rowe, joined by Cassius and Johnny Clark, DJ Shaw, and Glen Luce should be a lot of fun to watch. There is also a possibility to see ACT Champions like Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Brian Hoar, and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. bringing their PASS cars to Thunder Road for this event,” said Thunder Road promoter Tom Curley.


ACT and PASS

ACT and PASS Reach Agreement for 2015

Two of the leading short track sanctioning bodies in the United States and Canada, the American Canadian Tour (ACT) located in Waterbury, VT and the Pro All Star Series (PASS) from Naples, Maine have reached an agreement entering the 2015 season.

The first ever “double-header” event to be held between the two groups will take place at the opening event for the 2015 PASS season at the Oxford Plains Speedway(OPS), Oxford, ME on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Both the ACT Late Models and the PASS Super Late Models will compete in 150-lap feature events to open the race season at the historic Oxford Plains Speedway. ACT has a traditional opening day event at the Lee USA Speedway with the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup race on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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