Contributed by: ACT Staff
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model division has a busy tripleheader on tap for this week, beginning with Thursday’s (June 26) CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. The Governor’s Cup is the biggest and longest-distance weekly championship event for the Late Models at Thunder Road in 2008, and will likely see a mix of regular Thursday-night competitors and invaders from the traveling ACT Late Model Tour.
Eric Williams of Hyde Park, VT will try to hold off Northfield, VT’s Cris Michaud for his third consecutive CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 victory. Michaud has finished second to Williams in the race two years running, but held Williams off for a 50-lap victory at Thunder Road one week ago. Other drivers tackling the Governor’s Cup race include former Thunder Road champions Dave Pembroke, Phil Scott, Jamie Fisher, Pete Fecteau, and Dave Whitcomb, and ACT Late Model Tour drivers Scott Payea, the current point leader, and top rookie Nick Sweet. Also on the card are championship events for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions. Post time is 6:00pm.
The ACT Late Model Tour is in action on Saturday (June 28) at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH for the White Mountain 150. The picturesque, high-banked, 1/4-mile oval routinely produces some of the best racing of the season, and is expected to draw more than 40 race cars, including the stars of ACT and the hometown heroes of White Mountain Motorsports Park. ACT’s Brent Dragon won the race last year, and will be joined by seven-time ACT champion Jean-Paul Cyr, Canadian champions Patrick Laperle and Donald Theetge, Maine drivers Glen Luce and Ron Henry, and New Hampshire’s own Randy Potter and Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr., the most recent ACT winner at Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway. White Mountain regulars expected to enter include Stacy Cahoon, Quinny Welch, Dan Colby, and young guns Cody Bodwell, Steven Legendre, and Brett Clairmont. Racing action begins at 5:00pm.
On Sunday (June 29), the Canadian Série ACT Castrol heads north to Autodrome Montmagny Speedway in Montmagny, QC for the previously rained-out Montmagny 100. The race will be run Monza-style in two 50-lap segments will a full-field inversion after the first segment. Drivers expected to contend for the victory include Série ACT Castrol point leader Karl Allard, top drivers Jean-François Déry, Alexandre Gingras, and Dany Ouellet, veterans Yvon Bédard and Claude Leclerc, and rookies Patrick Hamel and Spencer MacPherson. Qualifying for the Montmagny 100 begins at 1:00pm.
For more information, call (802) 244-6963, or visit the official websites of ACT and Thunder Road at www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com, www.acttour.com, and www.laserieactcastrol.com.