"Tiger Tour" Ready To Hit The Road In 2005
Waterbury, VT – The NAPA Tiger Sportsman division is gearing up for a busy 2005 schedule, as an eight-race “Tiger Tour” has been announced in addition to regular weekly events. A perennial fan favorite at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl and Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Raceway, the Tiger Sportsmen are famous for having low-cost racecars that provide high-action excitement, routinely turning in two- and three-wide performances.

The newly-announced Tiger Tour will kick off its season Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Airborne Raceway, as the Tiger Sportsmen assume the lead role in the 31st annual Spring Green 100, one of the region’s longest-standing traditions. Formerly a race on the ACT Late Model Tour, the Sportsman drivers and teams will have a chance at adding their names in the record book, along with past Spring Green winners Bobby, Beaver, and Brent Dragon, Kevin Lepage, Brian Hoar, Phil Scott, and Jean-Paul Cyr.

In addition to the Spring Green 100 at Airborne Raceway, the Tiger Tour will hold 100-lap races at Thunder Road, White Mountian Motorsports Park in N. Woodstock, NH, and Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, NH. Canaan Fair Speedway will also host three 50-lap events, with each of the four total events at Canaan Fair Speedway awarding an automatic berth into the season-closer, a 50-lap special at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH. The Lee USA event will compliment the ACT Tour’s $10,000-to-win Super Series event on Sunday, September 25.

“The Tiger Tour sounds like a lot of fun,” said former Thunder Road champion Joe Steffen. “Canaan is a nice track and it’s easy to get to. Running 100 laps at Airborne is going to be a blast. I’ve never been to Lee, so that will be a challenge, but I’m glad we’ll be doing some traveling again. We didn’t get a series this past season, and we really liked that in the past. Sign me up!”

The NAPA Tiger Sportsman division will return to weekly Thunder Road action for the 24th consecutive year, as the 7th annual Merchants Bank Freedom Lynx 150 for the ACT Late Model Tour opens the curtain on the 2005 season, Sunday May 1st. For more information, call (802) 244-6963, or visit