BOND AUTO PARTS
NEW CHAMPIONS STANDINGS
2. Travis Stearns 66
3. Brad Babb 63
4. Emily Packard 60
5. Martin Goulet Jr. 56
6. Brandon Atkins 54
7. Kyle Welch 53
8. GaetanGaudrealt 45
10. Dillon Moltz 32
Série ACT Points
OFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS
AFTER Chaudiere 150
1. Dany Trepanier 600
3. Patrick Cliche 561
3. Martin Goulet Jr. 549
5. Alex Labbe 534
7. Charles Harvey 474
9. Claude Leclerc 416
10. Patrick Boyer 312
1. 48QC D. Larue 619
2. 19QC D. Trepanier600
3. 41QC J. Bouvrette580
4. 5QC P. Cliche 561
5. 83QC Goulet Jr. 549
6. 21QC J-F Déry 532
7. 11QC C. Leclerc 480
8. 77QC C. Harvey 474
10. 13QC P. Boyer 312
TRIPLE CROWN STANDINGS
2. Patrick Laperle 26
3. Dany Trepanier 22
-- Patrick Cliche 22
5. Alex Labbe 15
6. Claude Leclerc 13
9. Charles Harvey 7
10. Donald Theetge 4
-- Martin Goulet Jr. 4
Wednesday, July 29 2015 @ 08:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Allard Disqualified From Série ACT Chaudiere 150
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the disqualification of Karl Allard from the Chaudiere 150 held at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallée-Jct., QC on July 11 and 12.
Allard crossed the finish line in fifth place, but was found to have an illegally altered left-front tire during post-race technical inspection, which was recently confirmed by the team after the tire was sent to American Racer headquarters for further evaluation.
ACT Awards American Racer Three Stars for Oxford Plains 150
The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.
The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.
Sunday, July 26 2015 @ 02:56 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Polewarczyk Completes Season Sweep at Oxford After Late Incident
Joey Polewarczyk Jr. won his fourth American-Canadian Tour (ACT) event of the season in the Oxford Plains 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, July 25 after a late incident while fighting with Brad Babb for the lead.
Hudson, NH’s “Joey Pole” took the lead for the final time with four laps remaining after he and Babb made contact racing for the top spot in turn one. Babb slid up the track before gathering the car, but subsequently lost control exiting turn two and spun to bring out the caution.
ACT Tour Resumes Championship Chase at Oxford Plains
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) resumes its 2015 championship chase this Saturday, July 25 at Oxford, ME’s Oxford Plains Speedway. The Oxford Plains 150 is the eighth on the ACT Tour’s 13-race schedule and their second visit of the season to the 3/8-mile oval. The event was previously scheduled for June 27 before being postponed.
The second half of the year will see the continued championship battle between New Hampshire veterans Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Two-time ACT Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. holds a 17-point lead over defending Champion “Joey Pole” with each driver recording three wins to date.
Sweet Caps “Rollercoaster” Weekend with ACT International Win
Nick Sweet showed why he's one of the top American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model drivers in the Northeast on Sunday, July 19, capping a whirlwind two days by winning the ACT International at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway.
Barre, VT's Sweet took the lead for the final time on lap 192 of the 200-lap event, beating out Alex Labbé on the final restart. The Thunder Road Late Model point leader will take home more than $10,000 for the win after lap-leader money and contingencies. The victory was also a redemption for Sweet after finishing second in the event in 2014.
Despite No Practice, Sweet on Pole for ACT International
Sweet almost didn't make it to qualifying for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) International 500 at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday – but he arrived just in time to win the pole for the ACT Late Model 200-lap, $10,000-to-win feature on Sunday, July 19.
Barre, VT's Sweet, whose wife has been dealing with complications surrounding the impending early arrival of his third child, decided at the last minute to make the trip for the event. He and his Eric Chase–owned #40VT Late Model team pulled into the pits as the final ACT practice session of the day was wrapping up.
Wednesday, July 15 2015 @ 11:20 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
ACT Heavyweights Helliwell, Pole Head to Airborne for International
The third running of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) International 500 on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway promises to be one of the most star-studded stock car racing events of the 2015 season. Numerous former Champions have entered either or both of the twin 200-lap, $10,000-to-win events for the ACT Late Models and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models at the 1/2-mile oval, including two former ACT Tour Champions locked in a battle royale for this season's title.
Two-time ACT Tour Champion and current point leader Wayne Helliwell Jr. returns to challenge for the International win after finishing ninth in the 2013 event. Dover, NH's Helliwell already has three ACT Tour wins this season, including the most recent event at White Mountain Motorsports Park on June 20. He previously captured the 2012 Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne, securing his first Tour Championship in the process.
Monday, July 13 2015 @ 10:25 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Labbé Takes Third Serié ACT Win of Season in Chaudiere 150
Defending Serié ACT Champion Alex Labbé outdueled current point leader Dany Trépanier to win the Chaudiere 150 at Vallee-Jct., QC's Autodrome Chaudiere in an event that took two days to complete due to rain.
St-Albert, QC's Labbé took the lead from St-Edouard, QC's Trépanier for the final time on lap 137 and survived a final restart with eight laps remaining for his third win of the season and ninth of his Serié ACT career. The event began on Saturday, July 11 before being halted after 44 laps and was restarted the afternoon of Sunday, July 12.
Vermont Drivers Hope to Make ACT International a Local Affair
The third American-Canadian Tour (ACT) International 500 on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway is already drawing the top Late Model talent from around the Northeast United States and Canada. Hudson, NH's Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and St-Denis, QC's Patrick Laperle were victorious in the first two Internationals, but this year a large field of drivers from ACT's home state of Vermont will try to capture one or both of the 200-lap, $10,000-to-win events for the ACT Late Models and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models.
Williston, VT's Brian Hoar is an early favorite in both the ACT and PASS events. The eight-time ACT Tour Champion finished second and fourth in the first two ACT Internationals. Hoar has an ACT Tour–record eight wins at the ½-mile oval, with the most recent in May 2013.
PASS Standouts Take on ACT and Airborne Veterans at International
The third annual American-Canadian Tour (ACT) International 500 at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway on July 18 and 19 will be a showcase for Northeast short track stock car racing in 2015. The first-ever visit to Airborne from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) is part of a doubleheader featuring twin 200-lap, $10,000-to-win races for the ACT Late Models and the PASS Super Late Models.
Drivers such as Center Conway, NH's D.J. Shaw and Farmington, ME's Cassius Clark, the winners of the last two PASS North Championships, will have to tame the ½-mile oval quickly in order to pick up the winner's trophy over ACT standouts Joey Polewarczk Jr., Brian Hoar, and Patrick Laperle. One driver who has the ability to get up to speed is multi-time PASS North winner Joey Doiron of Berwick, ME, who triumphed in the Series' inaugural event at Barre, VT's Thunder Road Speedbowl on May 24.