ACT Test and Tune at NHMS
ACT Test and Tune Session Readies Teams For All Star Event
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) concluded a very successful test and tune session at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 with forty-five (45) teams in attendance.
“I was really proud of the way the first time participants handled the session. We expected the teams who have participated in the previous Invitationals at NHMS to be pretty comfortable, but I am very encouraged with what the first time teams did. It is a lot different going over 160mph down the backstretch at NHMS than what most teams are used to on their short tracks. They did a great job,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.
Veteran teams like former NASCAR North and Busch East racers Brian Hoar, Brad Leighton, and now NASCAR K&N star Eddie MacDonald, were expected to have productive test sessions, but a number of very positive surprises came out of the test and tune effort.
ACT Director of Competition, Dean Gallison said, “It was great to see some first timers like Peru, MA racer Pete Yetman have such a good session. Claremont, NH’s Aaron Fellows and ACT 2010 Rookie of the Year, Brad Babb from Windham, ME also had outstanding practice sessions. If the odd and even ‘simulated races’ are any indication of what the racing will be like on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th, the fans that head to NHMS are going to be in for a whole lot of fun. Actually, Tom (Curley-race director) shortened the second simulated race when teams started to race three wide for a couple laps trying to win the thing!”

The ACT Late Model All Star Challenge will take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with short track style heat qualifying races on Friday, August 12, 2011.The grandstand admission will be free to the public.
 On Saturday, August 13, 2011, the biggest triple header race program of the year will be held featuring a two segment feature format for forty four (44) starters in the ACT All Star Challenge. The first segment, a thirty mile dash, will take place at 10:30am. The lineup will be based on qualifying heats from Friday. The top thirty six (36) teams will be inverted from the first segment for the 50 mile finale—the combined score of the two features will determine the winner in the $120,000 event.
 INDYCAR qualifying will take place on Saturday afternoon, followed by a 100 mile NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.