ACT
BEN ROWE SCORES THIRD CONSECUTIVE ACT TOUR WIN
Ben Rowe of Turner, ME made American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model history Tuesday night at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway by winning the Re/Max Alliance 100, his third consecutive victory. The rare mid-week event was the completion of a race started on May 21. Jeremy Harclerode, 23, of New Market, NH finished second after passing Mark Lamberton from Mooers Forks, NH with less than five laps remaining. Harclerode, in the first 100 lap race of his career, made a late charge at Rowe but fell short about two car lengths short. Completing the top five were ACT Tour point leader, Jean-Paul Cyr from Milton, VT and 63 year-old Joey Laquerre from E. Montpelier, VT.

Rowe’s previous ACT victories included the $10,000 to win ACTion Super Series race at Sanair Super Speedway (St. Pie, Qc) on July 9 and the White Mountain 100 at White Mountain Motorsports Park (N Woodstock, NH). The second generation racer led the entire 100 lap distance at the 3/8ths mile after starting on the pole thanks to ACT’s unique “plus/minus” qualifying system. Lamberton started on the outside of the front row but was not able to mount a serious challenge in spite of restarts following five caution periods. The cautions were all for minor incidents.

"I can’t believe I won this race, especially with the caliber of the competition. I love racing with ACT, the drivers are great, we’re having a lot of fun especially going to the new tracks,” stated 31 year-old Rowe. He continued, “I’m disappointed I won’t be able to go for four in a row at Airborne on Saturday (July 22). I’ll be back when ACT heads to Oxford (Sat, July 29).”

Harclerode, who has one career Late Model win in weekly competition at Lee USA, seemed a bit shell shocked with the company he was keeping in Victory Lane. Lamberton, a veteran ACT competitor praised Rowe’s performance and that of the runner-up. “With about 20 (laps) to go my car loosened up and I couldn’t keep up with Ben or hold off Jeremy when he started really pressuring me. Ben’s car has been the one to beat and I can’t believe how patient Jeremy was in his first race of this caliber. I’m hoping for good things on Saturday at Airborne,” the former Late Model track champion finished.

Finishing sixth in the Re/Max Alliance 100 was 17 year-old ACT rookie racer, Mark Anzalone from Malden, MA, and Lancaster, NH racer Roger Brown was seventh. Completing the top ten were Milton, Vermont’s Brent Dragon, Ray Parent from Tiverton, RI and Charlie Rousseau from Ipswich, MA.

The ACT Late Model Tour’s sixth race of the 2006 season is Saturday’s Furniture World of Vermont 100 at Plattsburgh, New York’s Airborne Speedway. Post time at the D-shaped half-mile is 6:00 pm.


OFFICIAL FINISH OF THE RE/MAX ALLIANCE 100 TUESDAY AT LEE USA SPEEDWAY (Lee, NH) showing
FIN POS, STR POS, CAR #, DRIVER, HOMETOWN, CAR, LAPS
1. , (1) , 10, Ben Rowe, Turner, ME, Dodge Charger, 100
2. , (6) , 51, Jeremy Harclerode, New Market, NH, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
3. , (2) , 29, Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
4. , (4) , 32, Jean Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
5. , (5) , 15, Joey Laquerre, E. Montpelier, VT, Pontiac Grand Prix, 100
6. , (3) , 1, Mark Anzalone Jr., Malden, MA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
7. , (10) , 99, Roger Brown II, Lancaster, NH, Ford Fusion, 100
8. , (22) , 55, Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, Dodge Charger, 100
9. , (21) , 17, Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
10. , (23) , 22, Charlie Rousseau, Ipswitch, MA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
11. , (8) , 66, A.J. Begin, Merrimac, MA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
12. , (16) , 18, Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
13. , (25) , 78, Ryan Nolin, Georgia, VT, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
14. , (20) , 52, Dave Pembroke, Montpelier, VT, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
15. , (32) , 0, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dracut, MA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
16. , (30) , 80, Scott Watts, Harpswell, ME, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
17. , (19) , 14, Phil Scott, Middlesex, VT, Ford Fusion, 100
18. , (24) , 24, Steve Fisher, Shelburne, VT, Dodge Charger, 100
19. , (28) , 40, Eric Chase, Milton, VT, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
20. , (18) , 41, Michael Jurkowski, Claremont, NH, Ford Taurus, 100
21. , (12) , 57, Doug Coombs, Livermore, ME, Ford Taurus, 100
22. , (13) , 12, Steve Reny, Boothbay, ME, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100
23. , (17) , 27, Marc Curtis Jr., Worcester, MA, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 99
24. , (15) , 60, Dan Colby, Lyman, NH, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 97
25. , (27) , 82, Bobby Baillargeon, Nottingham, NH, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 97
26. , (31) , 05, Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 96
27. , (29) , 30, Lewis Fortin, Berwick, ME, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 96
28. , (9) , 89, Scott Payea, Milton, VT, Ford Fusion, 93
29. , (11) , 97, Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, NH, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 88
30. , (26) , 11, Ryan Vanasse, Warwick, RI, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 73
31. , (7) , 00, Bryan Kruczek, New Market, NH, Ford Fusion, 40
32. , (14) , 96, Fred LaGoy, Morrisonville, NY, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 32

Unofficial Point standings following event #5

POS DRIVER PTS
1) Jean Paul Cyr 487
2) Mark Lamberton 409
3) Dave Pembroke 405
4) Ryan Nolin 391
5) Ben Rowe 371
Brent Dragon 371
7) Scott Payea 361
8) Roger Brown II 353
9) Joey Polewarczyk 347
10) Joey Laquerre 313