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.


#      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