Contributed by: ACT Staff
In spite of his years behind the wheel, Clark has never raced at the 7/8ths mile tri-oval in St-Pie, "I want to race there because of the size of the track," an excited Clark stated. "The speed of the track is enticing - any true racer wants to go fast!"
The 26 year-old racer continued, "I like ACT's qualifying system - you can win the pole without winning a heat race (by passing the most cars). Plus, the race at Sanair, with its three 50-lap segments, you can make a bonzai move and pick up a couple of spots which can help you in the end." But first Clark, the third PASS Champion to file an entry, and the other 70+ drivers looking to make the 43-car starting field, will have to qualify. Competitors from all six New England states as well as New York, Ontario and Quebec will be on hand.
Other PASS champions looking to make the field are the father-son duo of Mike and Ben Rowe from Turner, ME. The elder Rowe, who won the 1985 ACT Championship, has previous experience at the fast tri-oval while 31 year-old Ben has none. "I like Sanair, especially the dogleg in the back. Plus, the front stretch is long and wide. You've got to be able to get through the tri-oval (to run well there)," the senior Rowe explained.
Slated for Sat/Sun, July 8-9, the event, dubbed "La Mega Classique" will bring together competitors from the Northeast based ACT, Quebec's SÚrie Castrol, and a host of "outlaw" racers to Canada's lone super speedway. Qualifying, slated for Saturday, July 8, will follow several morning practice sessions.
The $10,000 to win "La Mega Classique" is the first of three ACTion Super Series races. The second event, the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 is slated for Sat/Sun, September 2-3, while the third is the New England Dodge Milk Bowl, Sat/Sun, Sept 30-Oct 1. Both will take place at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl, Barre, VT, a high-banked, quarter-mile oval. Jean-Paul Cyr from Milton, VT won 2005's Labor Day Classic 200 while St-Denis, Quebec's Patrick Laperle was victorious in the Milk Bowl. Each earned over $10,000.