Buzz Builds, Gingras Looking Forward to ACTion Super Series Event

Alexandre Gingras is ready for the ACTion Super Series 200

The buzz is beginning to build over the American-Canadian Tour’s first ACTion Super Series stock car race of the season at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montreal on Saturday, July 28.  The 200-lap Late Model race will pay the winner a guaranteed $6,000 (US) out of the $40,000+ purse.  The best short track racing teams from the US-based ACT Late Model Tour will square off against the top challengers from the Série ACT Castrol in Quebec and Ontario, with more than 45 total teams expected to attempt to qualify.

Alexandre Gingras of Québec, QC is the lone two-time winner on the Série ACT Castrol in 2007, and sits just one point out of the lead behind Karl Allard of St-Felicien, QC.  Gingras has raced against American teams many times in his career, including twice in ACT Late Model Tour events this year, and during the Série ACT Castrol Toromont CAT 100 at Ottawa’s Capital City Speedway last month.  Gingras was the top finishing Canadian at Oxford in 12th place, and beat Vermonter Dave Pembroke for the win at Capital City.  Gingras also won at Circuit Ste-Croix on June 24.

“I have raced with the Americans a lot, and it’s just like racing the Canadians,” said Gingras.  “There’s no problem, we’re all racers.  It was good at Ottawa with Pembroke.  I’m looking forward to racing with the Americans at St-Eustache, and I like the money that we will race for.”

While challenging for the win during the final laps at Autodrome St-Eustache in May, Gingras crashed on the frontstretch, flipping his race car.

Gingras has two Série ACT Castrol wins in 2007

“I like St-Eustache, but I hope to have a better result than the last time I was there,” he joked.  Gingras was uninjured in the crash, and rebounded by winning at Capital City in the next event.

The race for the championship in the Série ACT Castrol is extremely tight, with the top five drivers separated by just five points.  Allard leads Gingras by just a single point, 463-462.  Jean-François Déry sits three markers behind Gingras at 459 points, while Sylvain Lacombe and Patrick Laperle are tied at 458.

Six-time and defending champion Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT has been on the podium in all five ACT Late Model Tour events this season, and has a 48-point lead over Groveton, NH’s Randy Potter (482-434).  Scott Payea (431 points) and White Mountain Motorsports Park winner Brent Dragon (421) are close behind Potter, while Brian Hoar ranks fifth with 383 points.

The ACTion Super Series 200 at Autodrome St-Eustache, Saturday, July 28, will be the sixth championship event for the ACT Late Model Tour in 2007, and the eighth round for the Série ACT Castrol.  Autodrome St-Eustache is located on Boulevard Arthur-Sauve in St-Eustache, QC, just outside of Montreal and Laval.  More information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit