Contributed by: ACT Staff
Talented Field Ready for 7th Bond Auto ACT Invitational
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model field is nearly set for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) Saturday, September 26. Drivers from seven U.S. states and the Canadian province of Quebec have already accepted invitations for the 43-car, 50-lap event.
All four previous winners of the Bond Auto ACT Invitational will try and add to their win total. Three-time Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA will look for his fourth victory, while 2014 winner Wayne Helliwell of Dover, NH tries to go back-to-back. 2010 winner and current ACT Tour point leader Joey Polewarczyk Jr. of Hudson, NH along with 2012 winner Ray Parent of Tiverton, RI are searching for their second Invitational victories.
A strong contingent of Quebec competitors look to bring the trophy to Canada for the first time. Current Série ACT point leader Dany Trépanier of St-Edourard, QC and 2014 Invitational runner-up Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC lead the list of Quebec contenders. 2014 Série ACT Champion Alex Labbé, 2013 Champion Jean-François Déry, and Bond Auto Parts New Champions point leader Jonathan Bouvrette will also join the starting field.
Many top performers from past Invitationals will try to break into the NHMS winner’s circle. Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet has two runner-up finishes while Tom Carey Jr. has finished in the top-10 the last four Invitationals. Lempster, NH’s Guy Caron turned the fastest lap at the test session in August.
A handful of drivers will make their ACT Late Model debuts at the “Magic Mile”. Sophomore ACT Tour competitor Mike Ziter and top ACT rookie Rich Dubeau will compete in the Invitational for the first time, as will Thompson Speedway’s Jeff Rocco and Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s Walt Hammond Jr. 2014 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion Dillon Moltz returns to NHMS after competing in the Pro All Stars Series event in July. Woody Pitkat, who won the Whelen All-Star Modified Shootout at NHMS in July, will do double-duty in the ACT Invitational and the Whelen Modified Tour event.
The 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is Saturday, September 26. The event is part of a tripleheader that includes the Camping World Truck Series and Whelen Modified Tour. The Invitational is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm. Advance adult admission tickets for the triple header are $35.