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***NEW* 7/20/14 - LAPERLE BATTLES TO $26,800 ACT INTERNATIONAL WIN

7/19/14 - INTERNATIONAL 300 PIT NOTES

7/18/14 - BRIAN HOAR AND JEAN-PAUL CYR RENEW RIVALRY AT ACT INTERNATIONAL 300

QUEBEC'S PATRICK LAPERLE BATTLES TO $26,800 PAYDAY IN ACT INTERNATIONAL 300 WIN. FULL STORY AND RESULTS BELOW... INTERNATIONAL RESULTS FOR ALL DIVISIONS POSTED IN THE RESULTS SECTION NOW...

ACT International

Quebec’s Laperle Battles to $26,800 ACT International Win

Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, Quebec has won nearly every big event the American Canadian Tour sanctions, but none match his $26,800 ACT International win at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York on Saturday, July 20. The former ACT and Serie ACT Champion battled by Nick Sweet over the final 20 laps of the third segment to claim the segment and overall win with finishes of 2nd, 3rd, 1st for a combined winning score of 6.

Barre’s Nick Sweet started sixth in the first 50 lap segment and took home the win followed closely by Laperle and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. The trio then flew through the field in the 75 lap second segment using all three lanes around the ½-mile speedway. Polewarczyk claimed second followed by Laperle in third and Sweet in fourth setting up a three way tie with five combined points each for the trio heading into the final segment.


ACT International Pit Notes

ACT International Pit Notes

Hometown favorite Brandon Atkins of Au Sable, New York led the way with the fastest time of the day during the American Canadian Tour’s practice in preparation for tomorrow’s (Sunday, July 20) ACT International 300 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. He set a fast time of 17.191 seconds and topped the speed chart during several of the practice sessions.

Also among the fastest of the day were seven-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar, defending Série ACT Champion Jean-François Déry and fellow Série  ACT frontrunner Alex Labbe. Defending ACT International winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. was also quick. Bobby Therrien, Ben Lynch, Jimmy Hebert, and Quebecer Jonathan Bouvrette also spent time at the top of the speed charts.


ACT International

Hoar and Cyr Renew Rivalry at International 300

Eight-time ACT Champion, Brian Hoar from Williston, VT and seven-time Champion Jean-Paul Cyr from Milton, VT will renew their rivalry at the ACT International 300 on Sunday, July 20 at the Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh.

Over the years the rules have changed, the tracks have changed, the big money races have come along, but the one constant is that long-time veterans Hoar and Cyr still have the competitive standard to garner attention when they pull into a pit area for a major show.

Certainly Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. from Hudson, NH, current point leader on the ACT US, as well as Eddie MacDonald, Nick Sweet, and Ray Parent are a few of the drivers capable of winning the $25,000 first place money, but it is Hoar and Cyr who have set the bar for all others to follow.


ACT International

Veterans Head for International 300

The twenty-five thousand ($25,000) to win International 300 has a record number of American Canadian Tour (ACT) winners headed to the summer spectacular. Recent Vermont Governor’s Cup winner Nick Sweet from Barre, Vermont and Quebec’s Patrick Laperle will be joined by Ray Parent from Tiverton, Rhode Island and State of Maine drivers Jeff White from Winthrop and Rowland Robinson, Jr. from Steuben.

Sweet is a two-time Thunder Road Champion and has enjoyed success on longer tracks such as New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where he has two second place finishes to Eddie MacDonald in the inaugural Bond Auto ACT Invitational in 2009 and again in 2011.


ACT International

International 300 to Showcase ACT Rising Stars
Hebert, Therrien, Welch, Packard, Atkins

The International 300 this weekend (July 20, 2014) at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York will be full of ACT young stars who are making big statements on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) short tracks around the region. As a group, they have won some Tour races and weekly track events; they are also the future of short track stock car racing in the Northeast.

Vermonters Jimmy Hebert and Bobby Therrien are both former Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman Champions. They each won Rookie of the Year honors on the ACT US Tour and have also won ACT US races; in fact, Hebert has two wins in the record book in his first two years of competition.


ACT International

ACT Point Leaders Lead Teams to International 300

At the half-way mark of the 2014 race season, two of the best young stock car racing stars in the region, one from New Hampshire-Joey Polewarczky, Jr. (Pole)  and the other from Quebec-Alex Labbe, will lead the way to the ACT Invitational at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York this Sunday, July 20. Both drivers also happen to be leading their respective ACT Tour and Série ACT in the US and Quebec.

Veteran Pole is finishing his best first half start of an ACT race season. He is also the defending Champion of the inaugural International and pocketed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for that effort in 2013.


Serie ACT Chaudiere 150
Martin Latulippe Wins Serie ACT Chaudiere 150
Fin. Pos. Start Pos Car # Driver Hometown Laps Completed
1 11 84 Martin Latulippe Vallée Jonction, Qc 150
2 4 31 Steven Boissonneault Lyster, Qc 150
3 9 48 Alex L'Abbée St-Albert, Qc 150
4 12 98 Étienne Cliche St-Jean Chrysostome 150
5 21 27 Marc André Cliche St-Lambert, Qc 150
6 6 80 Donald Theege Boischatel, Qc 150
7 1 83 Martin Goulet jr Mascouche, Qc 150
8 17 2 Daniel Decoste Oka, Qc 150
9 3 41 Jonathan Bouvrette Ste Thérèse, Qc 150
10 7 19 Danny Trépanier St-Edouard, Qc 149
11 15 13 Patrick Boyer Québec, Qc 149
12 13 3 Sylvain Lacombe Terrebonne, Qc 149
13 8 5 Patrick Cliche St-Jean Chrysostome 149
14 5 17 Dave Coursol St Jérome, Qc 149
15 14 75 Marco Bilodeau Vallée Jonction, Qc 149
16 10 99 Josianne Plante St-Hyacinthe, Qc 148
17 20 57 Carl Poulin Vallée Jonction, Qc 148
18 16 38 Gaétan Gaudreau Québec, Qc 102
19 2 11 Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, Qc 84
20 18 97 Jacques Poulin Vallée Jonction, Qc 39
21 19 46 Steve Simoneau Val-Bélair, Qc 29

Lap Leaders: Martin Goulet, Jr., 1-21; Steven Boissonneault, 22-40; Alex Labbe, 41-42; Boissonneault, 43; Labbe, 44; Boissonneault, 45-46; Labbe, 47; Boissonneault, 48; Labbe, 49-57; Boissonneault, 58-59; Labbe, 60-84; Boissonneault, 85-103; Martin Latulippe, 104-150.
Cautions: 6 (laps 30, 38, 57, 67, 84, 102)
Time of Race: 1:17:00
Margin of Victory: .389 seconds

ACT International

Eddie MacDonald Enters ACT International 300

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that Eddie MacDonald, from Rowley, MA has entered the International 300 stock car race to be held at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, July 20.

The race will pay $25,000 to win, plus lap money. The total posted purse and awards is nearly $100,000 for the summer’s biggest ACT event. The race has entries from ACT Late Model teams from every state in New England, New York, and Quebec.

MacDonald won the season opener at the Lee USA Speedway in April, has won three of the five Bond Auto Invitational events held to date at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September, and has been a top contender on the NASCAR K&N Series for many years. Last year he finished third in the inaugural ACT International event.


ACT International

Strong Contingent of Quebec Stars Ready for International

A strong contingent of Série ACT stock car racing stars from Quebec have filed entries for the ACT International 300 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY to be held on Sunday, July 20. The best of the Quebec series will attempt to claim the $25,000 winner’s payday.

The contingent is led by current Série ACT point leader Dany Trepanier who claimed his first win of the season last weekend and moved himself to the top of the standings. Joining Trepanier will be Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC. Labbe has already claimed a win on the Quebec series this season, and during his last visit to Airborne Speedway in September of 2013, he beat the inaugural International winner, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., for the win in the Fall Foliage 200.


Serie ACT St-Eustache 100
Dany Trepanier Dominates Serie ACT St-Eustache 100
Dany Trepanier of St-Edouard, QC led every lap of the St-Eustache 100 to become the fourth different Serie ACT winner in the first four events of 2014. Jonathan Bouvrette and Donald Theetge completed the podium. Patrick Laperle and Sylvain Lacombe completed the top five.

Serie ACT's next event is the Chaudiere 150 next Saturday, July 12 at Autodrome Chaudiere. It will be the fifth event of the Serie ACT schedule. 

St-Eustache 100 Unofficial Results
Serie ACT
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Autodrome St-Eustache - St-Eustache, QC
Fin. Pos. Start Pos Car # Driver Hometown Laps Completed
1 3 19 Danny Trépanier St-Edouard, Qc 100
2 2 41 Jonathan Bouvrette Ste Thérèse, Qc 100
3 4 80 Donald Theetge Boischatel, Qc 100
4 7 91 Patrick Laperle St Denis, Qc 100
5 14 3 Sylvain Lacombe Terrebonne, Qc 100
6 13 5 Patrick Cliche St-Jean Chrysostome 100
7 19 12 Stéphane Decoste Oka, Qc 100
8 16 2 Daniel Decoste Oka, Qc 100
9 1 13 Patrick Boyer Québec, Qc 100
10 11 46 Steve Simoneau Val-Bélair, Qc 100
11 12 38 Gaétan Gaudreault Québec, Qc 100
12 10 17 Dave Coursol St Jérome, Qc 99
13 17 7 Daniel Bergeron Mirabel, Qc 99
14 6 48 Alex Labbe St-Albert, Qc 98
15 5 83 Martin Goulet jr Mascouche, Qc 94
16 9 11 Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, Qc 57
17 8 07 Jean-Pierre Ouimet Terrebonne, Qc 55
18 15 31 Steven Boissonneault Lyster, Qc 13
19 18 66 Lucien Rocheleau Terrebonne, Qc 3
 Lap Leaders: Dany Trepanier, 1-100.
Time of Race: 1hour, 17 minutes
Margin of Victory: .251 seconds
Cautions: 6 (laps 0, 13, 42, 50, 57, 68)
Heat Winners: Jonathan Bouvrette, Martin Goulet, Jr., Patrick Laperle

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