ACT NHMS Test and Tune
Wednesday, August 29 2012 @ 05:38 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
ACT Teams Ready For Bond Auto ACT Invitational
After NHMS Test and Tune
The American Canadian Tour completed their annual Test and Tune session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 29. A total of 27 teams took advantage of the test session in preparation for the fourth annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational scheduled for Saturday, September 22. Teams completed over six hours of practice including two simulation heat races with no issues or wrecks.
Kawartha Speedway star Dan McHattie of Peterborough, Ontario set the fast time of the morning session with a 31.652. Former ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, Vermont was second quickest followed by 2010 Bond Auto ACT Invitational Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, New Hampshire, rookie Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vermont and Brian Hoar of Williston, Vermont.
The afternoon session was paced by Hebert, Polewarczyk and Hoar once again. Joining the mix was Ray Parent of Tiverton, Rhode Island and Emily Packard of East Montpelier, Vermont. Current ACT point leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire, Shawn Martin of Turner, Maine, Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, ME and Guy Caron of Lempster, New Hampshire also posted times in the top ten.
East Montpelier, Vermont’s Joey Laquerre came from the ninth place starting position to win the first of a pair of 8-lap simulation races. Current Oxford Plains Speedway point leader Travis Stearns of Turner, Maine took the win in the second simulation event.
Many of the test and tune teams will be back in action this weekend as the Série ACT Castrol heads to Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec for a 150-lap event on Saturday, September 1. The ACT Late Model Tour returns to Thunder Road in Barre, VT for the 34th annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic on Sunday, September 2.