Contributed by: ACT Staff
Now, Late Model drivers competing in any of the three upcoming $10,000 to win
ACTion Super Series races have added motivation to do just that.
In each of the three events the Hard Charger award and a $1,000 bonus
will go to the driver who improves his or her starting position the most
number of places from the start of the race until the checkered flag flies.
Meanwhile, in the event of a tie, the award will go to the driver who starts the race
from farthest back in the field.
"That's always what you want to do," said Dave Pembroke of Montpelier,
Vt., on the topic of passing cars and moving toward the lead. Pembroke,
driver of the No. 52 Second Storey Homes/TWINSTATE Chevrolet Monte Carlo on the
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule, won the ACT Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder
Road in May and is a regular weekly Thunder Road competitor as well. He also
stated in regards to the Hard Charger bonus, "I think it's pretty cool that
(ACT) has something like that. The faster cars usually have to start in the back
and it gives them a wicked incentive to get to the front."
The Hard Charger program will be in place for the Bond Auto Labor Day
Classic 200 at Thunder Road on Sunday, September 4, the Alliance Re/Max 150 at
Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH, on Sunday, September 25, and the season ending
New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl back at Thunder Road on Sunday, October 2.
Made up of three of the final four ACT races of the 2005 season, the ACTion
Super Series includes over $200,000 in awards as it helps to celebrate ACT's
"I think it's great," said Pembroke about the Super Series. "It's good
to see that much money being put up and there's going to be a ton of cars