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***NEW* 9/20/14 - WAYNE HELLIWELL, JR. WINS 6TH ANNUAL BOND AUTO ACT INVITATIONAL

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6th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational

Two-time ACT Champ Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Wins Bond Invitational

Two-time American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. claimed the win in the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Saturday, September 20. The race was called complete on lap 44 due to darkness.

“Unbelievable!” said Helliwell in the post race press conference. “To be honest, I always have high hopes. We had a good car after practice. I’ve been under the weather the last couple weeks and it’s great to come back like this. Unbelievable!” he continued.

The 43 car field provided three and four wide action for the majority of the scheduled 50 lap event before being called on lap 44. Helliwell marched from his 16th starting position to take the lead on lap 16 from Turner, ME’s Glen Luce, who led the first 15 laps. Helliwell had to hold off Montreal, QC’s Patrick Laperle through the final four cautions of the event.


6th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational

Stearns & Packard to Lead 6th Bond ACT Invitational to Green

For the second consecutive year, Auburn, Maine’s Travis Stearns will lead the 43-car Bond ACT Invitational field to green at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Saturday, September 20. East Montpelier, Vermont’s Emily Packard will start to his outside in the front row of the star-studded field. Glen Luce of Turner, Maine, Larry Gelinas of Buxton, Maine and Brandon Atkins of Au Sable Forks, New York will all start in the top five.

The American Canadian Tour Late Models completed their morning practice session with only a few issues on Saturday. Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vermont suffered a broken rocker arm in his motor and only completed four laps of practice. Guy Caron of Lempster, New Hampshire broke a transmission but still managed a top ten time in practice. Both teams have made the necessary repairs and will be ready for the green flag this afternoon.


52nd Milk Bowl on Speed51 TV

Speed 51 TV to Air 52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl Live PPV

The nations leading short track racing internet supplier, Speed51.com, owned and operated by NASCAR television broadcaster Bob Dillner from Charlotte, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT to have the 52nd annual Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl broadcast on the 51 TV pay-per-view schedule of events.  The famous event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014.

The unique Milk Bowl, established in 1962, received national recognition from National Speed Sport News, considered the leader in racing journalism, in 2004. The award for the Best Short Track event of the year was voted on by the nations promoters.


Serie ACT St-Eustache 200
Alex Labbe Wins St-Eustache 200 and 2014 Serie ACT Title
Serie ACT St-Eustache 200
Autodrome St-Eustache - St-Eustache, QC
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Unofficial Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps
1 48QC Alex Labbé 200
2 19QC Dany Trépanier 200
3 5QC Patrick Cliche 200
4 83QC Martin Goulet jr 200
5 78QC Stephane Décoste 200
6 11QC Claude Leclerc 200
7 98QC Etienne Cliche 200
8 66QC Gaétan Longtin 200
9 13QC Patrick Boyer 199
10 2QC Maxime Décoste 198
11 07QC Jean-Pierre Ouimet 197
12 92QC Jonathan Desbiens 197
13 02QC Paul Jean 196
14 99QC Josianne Plante 196
15 97QC Jacques Poulin 194
16 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 193
17 17QC Dave Coursol 186
18 96QC Patrick Boucher 172
19 38QC Gaétan Gaudreault 130
20 91QC Patrick Laperle 121
21 56QC Marc Beaudoin 78
22 80QC Donald Theetge 41


Lap Leaders: Patrick Boyer, 1-7; Dany Trepanier, 8-131; Alex Labbe, 132; Trepanier, 133-158; Labbe, 159-200.
Cautions: 9 (laps 6, 41, 101, 101, 121, 130, 131, 131, 174)
Margin of Victory: .989 seconds
Time of Race: 2 hours and 6 minutes
Heat Winners: Dany Trepanier, Jonathan Bouvrette, Patrick Laperle

Bond ACT Invitational at NHMS

ACT’S NEW BREED LOOKS TO UPSET VETERANS AT NHMS INVITATIONAL

Includes Full Bond ACT Invitational Roster

The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 20, 2014 has been set. The sixth edition of the event will have the American Canadian Tour (ACT) introducing fans to a promising future for regional Late Model short track stock car racing. Veteran champions and former NHMS winners Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), Hudson, NH; Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI; and Brian Hoar, Williston, VT have all won events at the “Magic Mile”. This year there are lots of young emerging stars who will challenge the veterans.

Top ten point chasers who are looking to make a statement at the Bond Auto ACT Invitational include two Vermont drivers, Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown and 18 year-old Emily Packard, E. Montpelier. Hebert already has two ACT wins with an opening event at Lee USA Speedway in 2013 and a win at the 7/8ths mile Sanair Speedway, outside Montreal, Quebec. He was also second-fastest of the thirty-five (35) cars participating in the recent test and tune session at NHMS. Packard may have more laps in 2014 than any other competitor in the field entering the Invitational. She has raced a full schedule on the ACT US and is currently 5th in points, less than 10 points out of second place. She also has maintained full-time weekly schedules at both Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.


Bond ACT Invitational at NHMS

SWEET, HOAR, LAPERLE LOOK FOR FIRST INVITATIONAL WIN

The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 20 has been established.  A field of 43 teams will compete in the 50-mile event that pays a minimum of seventy-five hundred dollars ($7,500) to win and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for 43rd. Teams have been chosen from throughout the Northeastern United States and the Province of Quebec, Canada to take part in one of the American Canadian Tour’s (ACT) most anticipated events of each year.

Previous Bond Auto ACT Invitationals have been won by some of the most notable names throughout the short tracks of the Northeast. Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has three (3) Invitational wins; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, NH, and Ray Parent from Tiverton, RI each has won an Invitational. Using the unique ACT handicap system, every Invitational winner has come from a starting position no better than 19th-28th to take the wins.


ACT Can-Am 200

Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Claims First ACT Win of Season in Can-Am

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH solidified his American Canadian Tour point lead with his first win of the season in the ACT Can-Am 200 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC on Saturday, August 23. Polewarczyk became the eighth different ACT winner in the first eight point counting events and pocketed over $5,000 for the victory. Serie ACT point leader Alex Labbe claimed second in the race, which was the seventh event on the Quebec-based series.

Polewarczyk started in the fourth position on the 33 car field and ran in the top five throughout the 200 lap event. He started outside Wayne Helliwell, Jr. on the 12th and final restart of the race with 25 laps remaining. Helliwell had led the majority of the event and still seemed to have the race in hand as Polewarczyk slipped back to second on the restart. Just a few laps later, however, Helliwell’s steering column broke ending his day and handing the lead to Polewarczyk.


Bond ACT Invitational at NHMS

 POLEWARCZYK, MACDONALD, WELCH FIRST TO ENTER INVITATIONAL

Two former winners and a new young gun were the first to accept invitations to the 6th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational to be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Invitations were first sent to those who qualified throughout the season by winning either an ACT US event or Série ACT event in Quebec.

In 2010, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr (Pole), Hudson, New Hampshire, charged from the 27th starting position on the grid and ran away with an impressive win on the “Magic Mile”. “We had a great finish to the 2010 season. This Invitational win was the icing on the cake. I think we won five races that year and finished second to Brian (8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar from Williston, VT) in the ACT title battle for the American Canadian Tour Championship (ACT). Winning in front of the huge crowd, in my home state, was about as good as it gets,” said Pole.  Pole is currently leading the ACT Championship hunt with just two races remaining on the schedule.


PIT NOTES: ACT NHMS AFTERNOON PRACTICE

Pit Notes: NHMS Practice – Afternoon Session

A total of 36 American Canadian Tour Late Model teams attended a day of practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Tuesday, August 19. The teams were preparing for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 20.

The top two fast times in the morning practice session held up through the afternoon. Aaron Fellows of Croydon, NH posted the fastest lap of the day with a 32.051 second lap. Around the 1.058 mile, that’s an average of 118.8 mph. Guy Caron’s time just one tenth of a second slower remained the second fastest time of the day.

Right behind that New Hampshire duo was three-time Bond ACT Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald and Jimmy Hebert. Another former Invitational winner in Joey Polewarczyk, Jr completed the top five for fast times. Two-time ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Quebec’s Martin Latulippe, Jeff White, Serie ACT point leader Alex Labbe and Tom Carey, Jr. were all in the top ten for fast times.

PIT NOTES: ACT NHMS MORNING PRACTICE

Pit Notes: NHMS Practice – Morning Session

A total of 36 American Canadian Tour Late Model teams attended a day of practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Tuesday, August 19. The teams are preparing for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 20.

The morning session of practice saw Aaron Fellows of Croydon, NH set the fast time at 32.051 seconds, which is an average speed of 118.8 mph. Fellows has recently returned to ACT competition after suffering a hard accident during the ACT Spring Green at Devil’s Bowl Speedway back in June. He and his team had hoped to get the car put back together in time for the Invitational. Obviously they accomplished that and their hard work paid off during the morning session.


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