Contributed by: ACT Staff
ACT Late Model Tour Breaks $4 Million Mark
After handing out point fund checks for the 2009 season at the ACT Banquet of Champions, the ACT Late Model Tour has awarded over 4 million dollars in purses and point funds for its 198 point counting events over the past 18 seasons.
The ACT Late Model Tour was formed in 1992 and held eight events in its first season. The Late Model Tour was an opening act of sorts for the ACT Pro Stock Tour and ran 25 and 50 lap events. That changed after the 1995 season when the Late Models replaced the Pro Stocks as the headlining division.
Since then the ACT Late Model Tour has seen tremendous growth with more events, higher car counts and more competitive racing thanks to a rules package that has kept the cars cost effective. The Tour reached an all-time high during the 2009 season as they competed in the Inaugural ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the lone superspeedway in New England.
The 2009 schedule included 13 point counting events and awarded a total of over $347 thousand dollars to the 163 different drivers that competed in at least one event. The ACT Late Model Tour has held point counting events at 21 different tracks around New England as well as the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
The 2010 schedule for the ACT Late Model Tour has been released and has a total of 14 point counting events. The opening event will be at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Sunday, April 18.
2010 ACT LATE MODEL TOUR SCHEDULE
# DAY DATE TRACK LAPS
1 SUN APR 18 Lee USA 150
2 SUN APR 25 Albany-Saratoga 100
3 SUN MAY 02 Thunder Road 150
4 SAT MAY 08 Airborne 100
5 SUN MAY 16 Oxford 150
6 SAT JUN 19 Oxford 150
7 SAT JUN 26 White Mnt 150
*** Sun Jul 18 Oxford 250
8 SAT JUL 24 Beech Ridge 150
9 FRI JUL 30 Twin State 100
10 SAT AUG 14 Riverside (COMBO) 200
11 SAT AUG 21 Waterford Speedbowl 100
*** Sat Aug 28 Chaudiere (SHOWDOWN) 200
12 SUN SEP 05 Thunder Road 200
13 SUN SEP 12 Airborne 300
*** SAT SEP 18 NH Motor Speedway Invit'l
*** SAT/SUN OCT 02/03 Thunder Road 150
14 SAT/SUN OCT 9/10 Waterford Speedbowl 150
***non-point counting events
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE