MOTHER NATURE SHINED ON AIRBORNE SPEEDWAYS LATE MODEL PRACTICE
Monday, April 23 2007 @ 02:08 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
What a difference a few days can make. With Thunder Road's practice session weathered out last mid-week followed up by Oxford's Saturday test 'n tune cancellation, ACT Tour competitors were looking for a place for some early season shake down.
Enter Airborne Speedway General Manager Mike Perrotte and the Fullers, the track's new owners to save the day. Eleven teams took advantage of the track time at the half-mile speedplant, which is undergoing extensive improvements. Check out www.airbornespeedway.net to check out some photos. Plans call for everything to be in line for the ACT Tour's third race of the season, the Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green on Saturday, May 12.
On Sunday, Mother Nature skipped right over spring and went to early summer as temps in the upper 70s and gentle breezes greeted the racers. Among the ACT Tour competitors in attendance were six-time and defending champion Jean-Paul Cyr, five-time title holder, Brian Hoar (with ACT two cars), as well as 2006 top five point finishers Roger Brown and Brent Dragon. Also on hand were veterans Jamie Fisher, Eric Chase and Joe Becker as well as youngster Ryan Nolin. Returning to the Tour ranks in 2007 are second generation racer Scott Dragon as well as Canadian "Ironman" Claude Leclerc. Newcomer Pete Potvin also tested the waters.
JEAN-PAUL CYR LOOKED READY TO DEFEND HIS 2006 ACT TOUR TITLE.
Most of the drivers were on and off the track continually during the nearly four hours of track time as they tried different set-ups. Becker and Cyr were both reportedly working with new cars.