Dragon Files First American-Canadian Tour Full-Season Entry

Brent Dragon

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racer Brent Dragon of Milton, VT has filed the first full-season entry for the 2008 ACT Late Model Tour schedule.  Dragon will pilot the #55 Beverage Mart/Furniture World of Vermont Chevrolet, in a new partnership with Kenyon Racing Products of Ontario and Port City Race Cars.

“I’m more excited this year than I’ve been in a long time,” reported Dragon, citing his teaming up with new crew chief Mike Kenyon.  “Mike and I talk a lot, even several times a week, and his advice and help has been what I needed.  This will be my first year having someone at the track at every race to help set up the chassis, where I was doing most of the work by myself before.”

Dragon finished third in ACT Late Model Tour points in 2007 with a 150-lap victory in June at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park.  He also posted a pair runner-up finishes, including at the Spring Green 100 at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Speedway, where he is a three-time Track Champion.  The second-generation driver has made it well-known that he would like beat his close friend and rival, cross-town Milton, VT neighbor and seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr, for the title.

Dragon's #55 car will be crew chiefed by Mike Kenyon of Ontario in 2008 (Dave Heath photos)

“I want to win a championship before Jean retires,” said Dragon.  “It would mean a lot to win one at any time, but it would really be something to finally beat him.  His team has it all together, and he’s a great driver.  But I think we’re all going to have to keep an eye on Scott Payea, too.  He’s so smooth, and that’s what you need to be on this Tour.”

Payea, another Milton, VT product, was the 2007 ACT runner-up behind Cyr, with victories in the Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, and the Kancamaugus 100 at White Mountain in August.

The ACT Late Model Tour begins its 17th season of competition at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 20, and will make stops at Thunder Road, Airborne, White Mountain, Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine, Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut, and Kawartha Speedway in Ontario.  A special $5,000-to-win all-star invitational event has also been scheduled for Sept. 6 at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction, QC.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit