Contributed by: ACT Staff
"It's nice to see the increase in point fund money," commented Rick Paya, car owner for six-time ACT Tour champion Jean-Paul Cyr. "Racing is an expensive hobby and even though ACT does keep it affordable with its rules package, it always nice to have a goal to go after. And the championship is everyone's goal."
Paya continued, "While the money is nice to have, racing is really all for the fans. It changes your outlook once your realize that," he finished.
Claude Leclerc, long known as the Canadian Ironman, may just prove out is nickname. The Montreal-based veteran racer is aiming for a piece of both the ACT Tour and ACT Série Québec pies, "I've worked very hard this winter and am well prepared," he stated. "$10,000 to win the championship is good money, that works out to almost $850 per race on the Série Québec. I think I have a better chance at the Quebec title since I know the tracks very well. While I do know most of the U.S. tracks there will be more racers and much more competition at those races," the 65 year-old driver finished.
Donald Theetge of Boischatel, Qc is the defending ACT Série Québec champion. He too would like to go after the ACT crowns on both sides of the border, "We're going to try," he said, "I won $7,500 last year, to win $10,000 would be nice. I have two cars, but I doubt I'll have time for both series. Current plans are that we're going to go to the opening races in the U.S. - Oxford, Thunder Road, Airborne - and if we can qualify and earn some points then we'll stay with the Tour. It will all depend on where the points fall. Even so, I have a list of races in Quebec that I'll definitely be at," he concluded.
Sharing in the ACT Tour and ACT Série Québec $40,000+ point funds will be the top 20 drivers earning points providing they participate in 100% of the events.
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