Contributed by: ACT Staff
Fred LaGoy from Morrisonville, NY is second in the standings to Bonney (193-189) while Lyman, New Hampshire’s Dan Colby is third (181). Jacob McGrath (176) and Bobby Baillargeon (173) complete the top five.
The inventive Reserve Champion program was put in place for Late Model drivers not making the field in any or all three main events of the ACTion Super Series. A limited number of starting spots were posted for each of the races. It was expected that upwards of 50 cars would attempt to qualify for each of the three $10,000 to win races (64 were in the pits for Sunday’s RE/MAX Alliance National 150 at Lee USA and 55 took to the track at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road for the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic on Sept 4). Instead of sending the non-qualifiers home with nothing but their purse money, the Bond/Auto Wix Reserve Champion program was in place for the Series events.
Drivers eligible for the program are those who do not make the starting field through heat races, consolation rounds, “C” or “Last Chance/B” features. The Reserve Champion program awards points based on a driver’s finish with 100 going to the first driver not making the main event. The next non-transferee is awarded 99 points with a one point declination awarded to each subsequent competitor who is eligible.
In the first two ACTion Super Series events, Bonney has not been at the helm of his Lee Championship car. Even though he stated that he loved Thunder Road, he was, self admittedly, “still chasing the set-up.” When the veteran Bay Stater returns for Sunday’s 42nd annual New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl he will have additional seat time in the car and at the high-banked quarter-mile.
Qualifying for the Milk Bowl begins at 1:30 on Saturday, Oct 1 with the run for the Booth Bros/H.P. Hood Pole Award. All entrants will time trial looking to secure one of the three fastest times which will lock in a starting spot. The driver setting the fastest time of the day (based on the faster of two laps) will receive a $1,000 bonus from Booth Bros/H.P. Hood, while the second fastest will receive $500.
The balance of the 30-car Milk Bowl starting field will be determined through Triple 50 Qualifiers, and “Last Chance/B” Feature.
Action starts on Sunday, Oct 2 at 1:00 with the “Last Chance/B” Feature. Spectator gates open both days at 10:00 am.