Theetge, Quebecois Await Challenge of American Late Model Teams at Ste-Croix

Donald Theetge is ready for the Americans at Ste-Croix on Saturday

A host of Quebecois Late Model stock car racing teams awaits a challenge from the state-side invaders at the American-Canadian Tour’s Challenge ACT 100 at Circuit Ste-Croix on Saturday. Leading the charge is Donald Theetge of Boischatel, the defending winner of the event.

“We learned many new things about our race car at the last race at Autodrome Montmagny,” said Theetge. “Our goal is to beat the American teams and win the race at Ste-Croix again. Even if we don’t win, we expect to finish on the podium at minimum. We are very confident.”

Theetge, who won the Challenge ACT 100 last year, has committed to racing the entire 14-event ACT Late Model Tour schedule with events in the US and Canada. His best finish this season against the Americans was an 8th-place result at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Speedway, and he won the Paradis du Sport 100 at Autodrome Montmagny in May to open the Série ACT Castrol season.

“We Canadians are looking forward to racing against the Americans at home,” Theetge continued. “I believe that Jean-François Déry, Patrick Laperle, and Karl Allard will be near the front of the pack with me. They have been very fast this season.”

While he is confident in the efforts of his countrymen, Theetge is also expecting some tough challenges from a trio of Vermont drivers.

“Jean-Paul Cyr, Brent Dragon, and Brian Hoar will all be very fast at Ste-Croix, they always are,” he said. “But we are ready for them.”

Theetge will attempt to become the first repeat ACT Late Model Tour winner at Circuit Ste-Croix on Saturday. Cyr, Dragon, and Hoar are also past winners at the 5/8-mile speedway. Green flag qualifying action for the Challenge ACT 100 is slated to begin at 5:00pm. For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit