A trip down memory lane…
The ACT Tour’s schedule of 14 races in 2007 is half of what was run in 1984 as shown on this schedule from the Stroh’s Tour that year. The most the Late Model competitors have run as a touring series is 16, again half of the 33 contested by the 1982 Tour!

In the 17 years of the original ACT Tour (1979-1995), the average number of races held was 24 events (the high was 33, the low was 20 in 1987 when many teams also participated in Stock Car Connection events).

In the mid-90s, ACT staff members officiated seven events in the nine days surrounding the Independance Day holiday. Perhaps this is why people have been remarking of late about the photo of ACT prexy Curley on Robbie Crouch's website ( The picture shows Curley without gray hair!

Contrary to popular belief, Curley's hair color should not be attributed to the Dwayne Lanphears and Barney McRaes of the world. It is more likely to the 30-33 race schedules frequently contested by the Tour in the early days as well as the fact that he is the oldest continually active short track promoter in New England.

Since the Late Model Tour started in 1992, the number of events have ranged from a low of 6 (1993-1994) to a high of 16 (2002-2003). The average number per year has been 11.

It's interesting to note how many of the 14 tracks on the '84 schedule are no longer in existance or have under gone name and /or management changes over the years.

Four of the venues are on the 2007 slate for the Late Models (Oxford Plains Speedway, Sanair Super Speedway, Seekonk Speedway, and Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl)