Contributed by: ACT Staff
Twenty-one competitors have already earned points toward the innovative Reserve Champion program by participating in the Mega Classique on July 9 at Quebec’s Sanair Super Speedway, a 7/8mile mile tri-oval.
The driver who earns the most points in the series-within-a-series will be in line for a $1,500 bonus. All-in-all, $10,000 will be paid out to eligible ACTion Super Series drivers earning points. Sixty-four drivers representing all six New England states, New York, Quebec and Ontario attempted to qualify for the 43 available starting positions in the first event. Ben Rowe from Turner, Maine won the $10,000 top prize.
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 American-Canadian Tour’s (ACT) ACTion Super Series. A limited number of starting spots have been posted for each race due to the size constraints of each track. And with the $10,000 winner’s purse, it was expected that upwards of 50 cars would attempt to qualify for each race. Instead of sending the non-qualifiers home with nothing but their purse money, the Bond/Auto Wix Reserve Champion program was put into place for the Series events.
Drivers eligible for the program are those who do not make the any or all of the three feature races through the heat qualifiers, 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.
With only 30 starting positions available for Sunday’s 28th annual Labor Day Classic, it is expected that several new names will join those who have previously earned points. The ACTion Super Series will conclude on September 30/October 1 with the 43rd annual New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl.
The Bond Auto Labor Day Classic has a post time Sunday of 1:00 pm.