Tom Curley Award

Tuesday, January 27 2015 @ 01:45 PM EST

Contributed by: ACT Staff

Serie ACT Officials Create Tom Curley Award
Jonathan Bouvrette Honored as First Recipient

Serie ACT officials announced the creation of the Tom Curley Award during their annual Banquet of Champions at the Complexe des Seigneuries in St-Agapit, QC on Saturday, January 24. The award was created to honor those who have made great contributions to stock car racing in the province of Quebec.

Serie ACT Director Sylvain Brouillette announced the surprise creation of the award at the Banquet of Champions. He also announced veteran Serie ACT competitor Jonathan Bouvrette as the first recipient of the award.

The awards namesake, ACT President Tom Curley, has been promoting races in the province of Quebec since the creation of the old NASCAR North Tour back in 1979. The Tour, which separated from NASCAR and became the American Canadian Tour in 1986, competed at tracks all across the Northeast and Eastern Canada including speedways throughout Quebec.

The ACT Late Models, which began touring in 1992 and took over as the headlining division in 1996, continues to have a strong presence throughout Quebec. In 2007, Curley formed the Quebec-based Serie ACT as the sister series to the U.S.-based ACT Late Model Tour. Both series continue to compete on both sides of the border.

The 2014 Serie ACT Banquet of Champions also honored 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe and 2014 Serie ACT Rookie of the Year Dave Coursol.