ACT, Ford Racing Renew Contingency Program for 2016 Season
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Ford Racing officials announced today they have renewed their partnership for the 2016 racing season. The Ford Racing contingency program, now entering its seventh season, has paid out more than $63,000 to ACT U.S. and Canadian racers since 2010.
The program offers bonuses to any team that finishes in the top three of an ACT Late Model Tour or Série ACT event while using a registered Ford S347JR Sealed Racing Engine. Bonuses are also offered to Ford engine users who win select ACT-sanctioned special events, such as the Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational and the Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Drivers or registered car owners must sign up for the program at www.fordracingparts.com in order to receive their bonuses, which are paid directly by Ford.
The last five ACT Late Model Tour Championships have been won by drivers using Ford Racing engines, with Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and car owner Bruce Bernhardt taking the 2015 crown. Patrick Laperle and Alex Labbé also won the 2012 and 2014 Série ACT titles, respectively, while using Ford powerplants. Helliwell, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Brad Babb, Brian Hoar, and Karl Allard all won ACT events in 2015 using a Ford engine.
The 2016 ACT Late Model Tour season opens on Sunday, April 10 with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway. Série ACT kicks off its 2016 campaign at Quebec’s Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, May 21. The two series will visit a combined 15 different tracks in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.