Contributed by: ACT Staff
“We are very excited to be part of ACT, one of the premier touring divisions in North America,” said Five Star Race Car Bodies Sales Manager Dave Kamholtz. “ACT has been a long-time supporter of Five Star Race Car Bodies and the products we produce. We look forward to putting their great drivers into victory lane this season.”
Drivers participating in the 2006 Five Star program must compete in at least 75% of all ACT Late Model Tour events to be eligible for one of two season ending awards. Certificates for two complete Five Star bodies will be given out at random from among the eligible competitors at the annual Banquet of Champions. A half-price certificate will be dispensed by draw to a competitor competing in at least 75% of all Thunder Road Late Model events.
A new Five Star "Hard Luck" Award is also being instituted in 2006 at each of the 12 ACT Late Model Tour events. A $100 award certificate will be given to the driver deemed to have the worst luck at the race by a panel of judges.
ACT adopted a Five Star body option for its Sportsman competitors in 2006 which led them to put together a program for those competitors as well. Two 50% body packages will be available for the Sportsman competitors who attend and participate in 100% of the six Series events. A 20% package will be awarded by draw to one of Thunder Road’s weekly competitors who participate in 75% of the races.
The ACT Late Model Tour opens its season on Sat/Sun, April 29/30 at Thunder Road with the Merchants Bank 150. Dave Pembroke is the defending race winner. ACT’s Sportsman Series kicks off the following weekend on Sat, May 6. Plattsburgh, New York’s Airborne Speedway, a D-shaped half-mile will host the 31st annual Spring Green 100. Hometown driver, Robin Wood was the victor en route to the 2005 ACT Sportsman Series championship.
Five Star Race Car Bodies can be found on the web at www.fivestarbodies.com.