New ACT/Thunder Road Media Director

Stridsberg Appointed New Media Director for ACT

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced the appointment of Michael Stridsberg of Berlin, VT as the new Media Director for both the US touring series and Thunder Road International Speedbowl. He will replace Nick Bigelow who has handled numerous duties for the two organizations since his graduation from college in 2009. Bigelow studied engineering, and has taken a position with New England Wire Technologies in Lisbon, NH, a developer of wire products.

“Nick has provided ACT and Thunder Road with an outstanding foundation in modernizing our media department, web sites, and handicapping system. His passion was statistics, and he leaves with all ACT records in good order. He handled the majority of the track day duties as head scorer for our companies. His conscientious efforts will be missed,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour, Ltd.

Stridsberg and his family have been around the race business for many years. He has worked the Thunder Road race day pits for the past few years, is familiar with handicapping, and has been a correspondent for Vermont Motorsports Magazine, helping to chronicle various stories and results from races throughout the region. He also will take on the new duty of electronic scoring for both ACT and Thunder Road events.

“We were pleased to have Michael available on such short notice, and especially for his willingness to join our staff full time with the 2015 season just about upon us. This means we should be in excellent shape going forward. Michael has a keen interest regarding many facets of our short track needs, and we are confident that ACT can continue to set high media and internal race day standards throughout the coming season,” said Darla Hartt, Vice-President of ACT, and General Manager of Thunder Road.

“This is a great opportunity for me to be involved full time with the ACT-Thunder Road team. The timing for me could not have been better and I can’t wait to get started next week. Simply working at Thunder Road on race days was a dream come true, and I'm honored to now be an even bigger part of the team. I am familiar with a lot of the demands required working at ACT and Thunder Road, although filling Nick’s (Bigelow) shoes, with all the duties he took on will certainly present a huge challenge. I feel I am up for doing the job for the media and competitors and am looking forward to getting started,” said Stridsberg.

The American Canadian Tour opens its 30th season of sanctioning short track Late Model racing throughout the Northeastern United States, and province of Quebec. The traditional New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 will take place at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Sunday, April 12, 2015. A power packed field is expected to kick off the new season for ACT US, which will be highlighted by 17 point and special events throughout New England, New York, and Quebec. The ACT Quebec Serie will have an ambitious 14 race series, traveling throughout tracks in Quebec, New York and New England.