For the second consecutive year, the American Canadian Tour (ACT) has put in place an innovative award program for Late Model drivers not making the starting field in any or all of the three ACTion Super Series events. Dozens of cars are expected to make qualifying attempts for the $10,000 to win races, but only a limited number of starting spots are available in each. Instead of sending non-qualifiers home with a limited race experience, ACT's Reserve Champion program will provide a separate $10,000 point fund for those drivers who don't qualify. Ordinarily, drivers who don't make the main feature go home empty handed. That's not the case in the Super Series.
The Reserve Champion program will award points and money to drivers for the B (and C features, if applicable). At the upcoming Mega Classique at Quebec's Sanair Super Speedway, over $10,000 in prize money from the Second Storey Late Chance "B" Feature will be distributed to drivers not transferring into the first of three 50-lap segments. At the completion of the ACTion Super Series, 24 drivers will share in the $10,000 point fund, with $1,500 going to the winner. Scott Bonney of North Chelmsford, MA claimed the inaugural Bond Auto/Wix Reserved Champion title last year.
"I think the Reserved Champion program is a great idea," remarked second generation racer, Cal Poulin of Randolph, VT. Poulin, a weekly racer at Barre, Vermont's Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl who feels he'll have a leg up at the high banked quarter-mile oval when the ACT Tour hits town for a pair of ACTion Super Series races in the fall.
"I went to Sanair to help my father when he raced there," the 35 year-old driver commented. "It's a beautiful track, fast. I hope to make the field, but even if I don't, I know there's a good payout for the "B" Feature at Sanair and the other races, plus there's the Reserve Champion point fund at the end of the year." Poulin finished.
The ACTion Super Series kicks off at Quebec's Sanair Super Speedway, a 7/8ths mile tri-oval on Sat/Sun, July 8/9. The Mega Classique, which will be contested "Monza-style" in three segments, has a posted purse in excess of $70,000.
The second ACTion Super Series event, the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Barre, Vermont's Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl is slated for Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept 3. Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT is the defending race winner at the 47 year-old speedplant.

Three week later, the Series will wrap up the 2006 ACT schedule, as well as Thunder Road's season, with Thunder Rod's the 43rd annual New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl, Sat, Sept 30 and Sun, Oct 2.