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***NEW* 11/26/14 - 2015 ACT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED-13 RACES-11 TRACKS

11/24/14 - THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES ACT WILL JOIN WORLD SERIES EVENT

11/14/14 - AIRBORNE AND CHAUDIERE HOST ACT/PASS DOUBLEHEADERS IN 2015

THE FULL 2015 ACT SCHEDULE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. 13 RACES. 11 TRACKS. SEE STORY BELOW....THE AMERICAN CANADIAN TOUR LATE MODELS RETURN TO NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY IN FEBRUARY 2015....THE ACT/THUNDER ROAD OFFICE IS NOW ON WINTER OFFICE HOURS WHICH ARE MONDAY-THURSDAY 8AM TO 4PM. CLOSED ON FRIDAYS...

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.

ACT American Racer Challenge Cup at New Smyrna

ACT Returns to New Smyrna Speedway in 2015

In a joint announcement between Robert Hart, owner and promoter of the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) and Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour (ACT), the popular ACT Late Models from throughout New England, New York, and Quebec will return to the annual World Series of Asphalt Racing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on February 16-17, 2015. The teams of ACT will compete in the American Racer Cup, a two feature event, over two nights of racing.


“We are very happy to welcome the ACT teams back this February to our World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. The teams that were here several years ago put on some of the best racing we have seen in a long while. We had many fans ask us to try and bring them back to New Smyrna. We are very pleased that they will return to New Smyrna Speedway in 2015,” said Hart.

2014 ACT Season Review Part 1

2014 American Canadian Tour Season Review

PART 1

  • 2014 marked the 23rd season of the American Canadian Tour Late Models (1992-2014).
  • The 2014 season consisted of 9 point counting events, which brings the total to 256 ACT LM point counting events since 1992.
  • During the 9 events of 2014 a combined total of $213,175 was awarded to those starting the events. Add in the three special events of the year (ACT International, NHMS Bond Invitational and Thunder Road Milk Bowl) and that total balloons to $418,645 to the starters alone.
  • In the 9 point counting events there were an average of 30.7 starters with an average of 34.0 cars attempting to qualify.
  •  There were 8 different winners in the 9 events with ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. being the only repeat winner.
  • Polewarczyk became the 9th different ACT Champion in the 23 season history of the Late Model Tour.

Speed51 Milk Bowl Replay

Speed51 Milk Bowl Replay

Re-live all the excitement of the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl (VT) now on 51 TV.  From the hair-raising crashes to the thrilling battle throughout each segment between Eddie MacDonald, Derrick O’Donnell, and John Donahue, the Milk Bowl was action-packed from green flag to checkered.

The entire 51 TV broadcast of the exciting American-Canadian Tour event from October 12 is now available on demand to both the fans that purchased and viewed it live on 51 TV or for those who missed the live broadcast and would like to experience the action now.

Fans who purchased the pay-per-view event on or before October 12 have access to the replay of the Milk Bowl for free.  All you have to do is sign in to your Speed51.com account and click this link to watch the archived broadcast: http://speed51.com/51-replay-tv/

The replay of the Milk Bowl is available for new viewers for just $7.99.  To purchase and view, click this link: http://speed51.com/replaymilkbowlppv1012/


Milk Bowl Stats and Facts

Milk Bowl Stats and Facts

Not quite ready to let go of the 2014 Thunder Road and ACT season’s yet? Here are some statistics and facts from the 52 Milk Bowls run to date.

  • Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts became the 35th different Milk Bowl winner.
  • It was also MacDonald’s first career Thunder Road win. It was also his second career top ten finish at Thunder Road and only his second Milk Bowl start.
  • Four of the top five finishers earned their first career Milk Bowl top five. MacDonald (1st), Derrick O’Donnell (2nd), Scott Dragon (4th), and Cody Blake (5th). John Donahue earned his third top five with a 3rd place effort.
  • Scott Dragon with father Bobby Dragon and Cody Blake with father Greg “Burger” Blake became the fourth and fifth pair of father and son drivers to both earn at least one career top five in the Milk Bowl. Mike and Ben Rowe are the only father/son combo to finish in the top five in the same Milk Bowl (2007). The other two pairs are Beaver and Brent Dragon and Joey and Jay Laquerre.

52nd People's United Bank Milk Bowl

Eddie MacDonald Wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road
Jason Woodard and Tommy Smith Earn Track Championships

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12. MacDonald put together a combined overall score of 14 points in the three-segment event to become the first winner from outside of Vermont since 2010.

MacDonald qualified with the third fastest time in yesterday’s Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Time Trials. Outside polesitter and 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe suffered mechanical issues at the start of the first segment and MacDonald then got around polesitter Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. to take the first segment win, just ahead of O’Donnell in second and 2009 Milk Bowl Champion John Donahue in third.

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