As the 2007 race season draws near the American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced that competitors on the 14-race ACT Late Model Tour and the 12-race ACT Série Québec will be each be racing for over $40,000 in season ending point funds. The champions will receive a $10,000 award at their respective banquets. The chase for the ACT Tour title begins on Saturday, April 28 at Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway while the Quebec series opens at the Autodrome Montmagny (St-Pierre Montmagny, Qc) on Saturday, May 19.

"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.

REVISED Point Fund Point Fund
1 10000 1 10000
2 5000 2 5000
3 3000 3 3000
4 2200 4 2200
5 2000 5 2000
6 1800 6 1800
7 1700 7 1700
8 1600 8 1600
9 1550 9 1550
10 1500 10 1500
11 1450 11 1450
12 1400 12 1400
13 1350 13 1350
14 1300 14 1300
15 1200 15 1200
16 1150 16 1150
17 1100 17 1100
18 1075 18 1075
19 1050 19 1050
20 1000 20 1000
42425 42425