BOND AUTO PARTS
NEW CHAMPIONS STANDINGS
2. Martin Goulet Jr. 105
3. Brad Babb 103
4. Brandon Atkins 86
5. Emily Packard 82
6. Travis Stearns 81
7. Kyle Welch 66
8. GaetanGaudrealt 65
9. Patrick Boyer 57
10. Patrick Hamel 52
Série ACT Points
OFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS
Fall Foliage 200
Airborne Park Speedway
1. Dany Trepanier 1173
4. Patrick Cliche 1078
5. Martin Goulet Jr. 1056
6. Alex Labbe 1045
7. Claude Leclerc 877
9. Charles Harvey 767
10. Patrick Boyer 626
1. 48QC D. Larue 1236
2. 19QC D. Trepanier1173
3. 21QC J-F Déry 1145
4. 41QC J. Bouvrette1086
5. 5QC P. Cliche 1078
6. 83QC Goulet Jr. 1056
7. 11QC C. Leclerc 941
9. 77QC C. Harvey 767
10. 13QC P. Boyer 626
TRIPLE CROWN STANDINGS
1. Jean-FrançoisDéry 40
2. Dany Trepanier 33
3. Alex Labbe 30
4. Patrick Laperle 26
5. Patrick Cliche 24
7. Claude Leclerc 19
-- Charles Harvey 11
10. Donald Theetge 9
The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients.
The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.
Hoar Inherits Record 41st ACT Win in Fall Foliage 200
Williston, VT’s Brian Hoar scored his record 41st career American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, October 3.
Hoar crossed the finish line second but inherited the win after Patrick Laperle was disqualified in postrace technical inspection for a violation of ACT’s Koni shock rule. Laperle and Hoar had run side-by-side for a dozen laps in a thrilling duel following the race’s final restart on lap 182.
Friday, October 02 2015 @ 11:43 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Laperle, Hoar Each Chasing Fourth Milk Bowl Win
Two of the most accomplished drivers in Milk Bowl and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model history look to add to their accolades on Sunday, October 11. Three-time Milk Bowl winners Patrick Laperle and Brian Hoar have both entered the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road. Both will look to tie Robbie Crouch’s record of four victories in the event known as “the toughest short-track stock car race in North America.”
“Patrick and Brian are really capable of doing it if anyone can,” Crouch said. “I would love to see it.”
St-Denis, QC’s Laperle put his stamp on the Milk Bowl from 2005-2008 when he became the only driver to win three times in a four-year span. Laperle was one of the first to enter this year’s event. In seeking a fourth win, he also looks to erase the sting of failing to qualify in 2014.
Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 11:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
ACT Titles Come Down to the Wire at Fall Foliage 200
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) championship battles on both sides of the border are coming down to the wire as ACT heads to Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway for the 41st Fall Foliage 200 this Saturday, October 3.
The combination event between the ACT U.S. Tour and the Quebec-based Série ACT at the fast ½-mile oval will crown the 2015 Série ACT Champion. St-Edouard, QC’s Dany Trépanier enters the event with a 30-point lead over 2013 Série ACT Champion Jean-François Déry. Trépanier is chasing his first series championship after finishing second to Alex Labbé in 2014.
MacDonald Tames New Hampshire Again for 4th Invitational Win
Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald took advantage of a well-timed caution to surge to the lead with 15 laps remaining and win the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 26.
The Rowley, MA driver started 20th and was running a distant third to Jimmy Hebert and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. when the caution came out for early leader Jeff Rocco’s spin in turn four on lap 31 of the 50-lap event. But MacDonald came to life on the restart, eventually grabbing the lead from “Joey Pole” and holding on through a final caution to beat the impending darkness and score his fourth Invitational win.
Saturday, September 26 2015 @ 10:06 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Davis, Rocco on Front Row for 7th Bond Auto ACT Invitational
Todd Davis of Claremont, NH and Jeff Rocco of Wallingford, CT will start on the front row for today’s 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational. The event features 43 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model drivers from the Northeast United States and eastern Canada.
Davis is a long-time ACT Tour competitor making his fourth Invitational start, while multi-time Thompson Speedway Late Model winner Rocco is making his first appearance in the Invitational. Fellow first-timer Walt Hammond Jr. of Orange, NH and Newport, NH’s Kyle Welch make up the second row followed by Ryan Vanasse and Tom Carey Jr.
Friday, September 25 2015 @ 11:49 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Intensity of 53rd Milk Bowl Begins with Qualifying Day
The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 is expected to be as challenging as any in the history of the event. The two-day event kicks off with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday, October 10, and simply qualifying for the 30-car starting field in the race dubbed “the toughest short-track stock car race in North America” could prove as difficult as winning the Milk Bowl itself.
“Qualifying is big as far as I’m concerned,” 2009 Milk Bowl winner John Donahue of Graniteville, VT said. “The faster you go in the time trials, the farther you can start up front. That’s the trick of the thing. If I can start close to the front in the first segment, that changes my strategy for the race.”
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. and Série ACT return to Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway for the 41st Annual Fall Foliage 200 Saturday, October 3. Série ACT will crown its 2015 champion at the combination event as the ACT U.S. Tour sets the stage for their own season finale later in October.
The Série ACT championship is now a two-man duel between St-Edouard, QC’s Dany Trépanier and 2013 Champion Jean-François Dery of Quebec, QC. Trépanier enters the event with a 30-point advantage over Déry on the strength of one win and eight top-5 finishes. Both drivers have finished in the top-10 in all but one of the 11 events.
Bonus Money on the Table for Bond Auto New Champions at NHMS
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model drivers from seven U.S. states and the Canadian province of Quebec will vie for pride, glory, and a guaranteed $7,500 first-place prize when they visit New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for the 7th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 26.But a little extra will be on the table for members of the Bond Auto New Champions program.
As part of their sponsorship of both the 50-lap Invitational and the New Champions, Bond Auto Parts has posted $2,500 in awards for New Champions–eligible drivers participating in the Invitational on the 1.058-mile oval. The top-five finishing New Champions drivers who have competed in at least five ACT-sanctioned events this season prior to the Invitational will each receive a $500 bonus.
Theetge Extends Série ACT Record with Win at St-Eustache
Donald Theetge extended his Série ACT record with his 21st career victory in the St-Eustache 200 at Quebec’s Autodrome St-Eustache Sunday, September 20.
Boischatel, QC’s Theetge took the top spot for the first time on lap 89 and led 111 of the final 112 laps, surrendering the lead for only a single circuit to defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbé following the race’s final restart. The win snapped a long drought for Theetge, whose last Série ACT victory was in July 2013. Theetge had finished second in the previous two Série ACT events.