Contributed by: ACT Staff
Winter of 2015 Forces Postponement of ACT Lee NH Governor’s Cup
The never-ending winter of 2015 has forced officials of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Lee USA Speedway to postpone the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
“We have waited in hopes that we would start to get some relief from the massive amount of snow we received this past winter in our region,” said Bill Callen, manager of the Lee USA Speedway. “We wanted to get things opened up in time for our ACT opening event, but that is going to be impossible with the amount of snow that still is at the Speedway. We know that fans and teams have always enjoyed coming to Lee for the first event of the season, but unfortunately we still have snow drifts from the frontstretch up over the grandstands! We just don’t believe we can get things prepared appropriately in the next two weeks. The best thing for all concerned was to give some early notice, as many teams and fans travel from Quebec, Maine and Vermont to our traditional ACT openers.”
More than 40 ACT Late Model teams were expected to try and qualify for 28 starting spots, including defending event Champion Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA and former Lee Governor’s Cup Champion, and defending ACT Tour Champion, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole) from nearby Hudson, NH.
“It is always disappointing to have postponements, especially after all the anticipation of this year’s season-opening race at Lee,” Pole said. “But we all know there is not much we can do about the horrible conditions that we faced this winter. We will just have to wait a couple of weeks and head back to Lee.”
The make-up date for Lee is scheduled for Sunday, April 26 with a post time of 1:00pm.
ACT will now look to Oxford Plains Speedway to open the season with the first ever combination event between the American Canadian Tour and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). Each division will run 150-lap features on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Post time for the twin bill is set for 2:00pm to start qualifying events.