Donald Theetge Wins Riverside 150

Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC scored his second win of the season at the Riverside 150 at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, Quebec. Theetge is now the all-time win leader for the Serie ACT Castrol with 14 career wins. Theetge was chased to the line by Sylvain Lacombe and Patrick Hamel, the only other two on the lead lap.

Jacques Poulin came home fourth followed by Karl Allard, Dany Ouellet, Patrick Cliche, Eric St-Gelais, Stephane Descoste, and David Michaud to complete the top ten respectively.

Unofficially Theetge now moves back into the point lead after Patrick Laperle had rearend issues. Laperle had to replace his rearend after it broke in his heat race. His crew got it repaired in time for the feature, but Laperle had to start in 25th. Laperle moved from his 25th starting position through the field and into the lead by lap 22. He then led until lap 98 and lapped the majority of the field in the process. On the 99th circuit his rearend let go again and he was done for the day.

Sylvain Lacombe then inherited the lead. After battling Stephane Descoste for about 17 laps, Theetge moved into the lead and held on until the checkers. Theetge has already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19th. Therefore the number of qualifiers remains at 14 including a representative from 8 different states/provinces. Over 50 teams will be at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26 for a “Test and Tune” session to prepare for the historical event.

Next weekend, Saturday, August 29, is the Coors Light Showdown 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. The all-star race includes 11 of the best ACT Tour competitors against 11 of the best Serie ACT Castrol drivers. The Showdown kicks off the American Canadian Tour’s Money Month, where $250,000 in purse money will be rewarded to late model teams from August 29 to September 27 in the biggest five races of the year.

Unofficial Serie ACT Castrol Riverside 150

Riverside Speedway, St-Croix, QC

Pos         Car #      Driver                                    Laps

1              80           Donald Theetge                  150

2              3              Sylvain Lacombe                150

3              51PQ     Patrick Hamel                      150

4              97PQ     Jacques Poulin                     149

5              48QC     Karl Allard                           149

6              28QC     Dany Ouellet                      149

7              5QC        Patrick Cliche                    149

8              42           Eric St-Gelais                     149

9              10QC     Stéphane Descoste            148

10           40QC     David Michaud                    148

11           92           Jonathan Desbiens             148

12           25           Marco Savoie                      147

13           99           Derek White                       146

14           27           Alexandre Gingras             145

15           30           Stéphane Durand               131

16           21QC     Jean-François Déry             123

17           15QC     Kevin Roberge                    115

18           9PQ        Yvon Bédard                      111

19           03           Martin Lacombe                105

20           91           Patrick Laperle                   99

21           2              Daniel Descoste               95

22           12QC     Etienne Lemay                    89

23           17ON     Justin Holtom                      88

24           26QC     Valerie Chiasson                 63

25           98           Brandon White                   16

26           11PQ     Claude Leclerc                     4