Contributed by: ACT Staff
Série ACT to Open This Saturday at St Eustache
After a rainout last weekend at Autodrome Montmagny, Série ACT will get underway this Saturday, June 1 with the season opening event at Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, QC.Autodrome St Eustache most recently hosted a season opening event for the series in 2010, and will serve as the kickoff to an 11-race schedule in 2013. Série ACT underwent major improvements in the offseason, putting up over $400,000 in purse money, including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money for teams who participate in all the Série ACT events. It is the largest purse in series history.
“My goal is to take the Série ACT Championship this year,” said Jean-Francois Dery, a title favorite in 2013 after finishing runner up in 2012. “I am really looking forward to getting started this weekend!”
Série ACT came to St Eustache three times in 2012, seeing Dery take the victory in the first, and series champion Patrick Laperle win the final two en route to the title. Autodrome St-Eustache will also be the venue for a midseason race on Saturday, August 10 and the season finale on Sunday, September 15th.
Other favorites for Saturday’s opening event will include top-five point contender Dany Trepanier, 2012 Série ACT Rookie of the Year Etienne Cliche, feature-winner Patrick Hamel, and up and comer Jonathan Bouvrette who finished a career-high second in last year’s season finale at St Eustache.
The ACT 100 will kick off the 2013 Série ACT season this Saturday, June 1 at Autodrome St Eustache in St Eustache, QC. Qualifying heats will start at 7pm.