2016 ACT Tour

More than $100,000 on the Line for ACT Competitors in 2016


American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competitors will once again have big potential prizes waiting for them at the end of the 2016 season. More than $100,000 in point fund money will be up for grabs between the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT, and Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Both the ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT Champions will receive $10,000, with $7,500 going to the Thunder Road Late Model Champion.


In addition, the top-15 finishers in the final 2016 standings for both the ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT are slated to receive a payout. Drivers or registered car owners must attend all events on either series to be eligible for any point fund payout.

2016 ACT Late Model Tour

Payea, Linardy File First Official ACT Full-Season Entries


Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea and Somerville, MA’s Jim Linardy have filed the first official full-season entries for the 2016 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) season, officials announced today. The 13-race, $10,000-to-win ACT Late Model Tour championship chase kicks off Sunday, April 10 with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.


Payea returns to the cockpit following a two-year absence and will seek his first ACT Championship behind the wheel of the Rick Paya–owned #37VT Harrison Redi-Mix Dodge. He has five career ACT Late Model Tour wins and finished second in the final standings for three consecutive seasons from 2007 to 2009.

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jean-François Déry

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jean-François Déry


Driver of the #21QC Giguere Portes et fenetres Toyota Camry

Hometown: Quebec City, QC

2015 Season: Finished 2nd in Série ACT points


What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

With the big season and my busy business, I try to spend time with my family and relax my body for the next summer.


What do you do for work?

I have a used car center and mechanic service in downtown Quebec City.


What is your biggest life accomplishment?

My biggest accomplishment happened this past year after I turned 40: The birth of my little boy Aylan.

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Brad Babb

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Brad Babb


Driver of the #15NH Speedway 51 Ford Fusion

Hometown: Windham, ME

2015: Finished 3rd in ACT Late Model Tour points (2 wins)


What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

My favorite thing to do in the offseason is ride snowmobiles. I enjoy pretty much anything with an engine, but snowmobiling is my favorite.


What do you do for work?

I'm a welder/fabricator at Casco Bay Steel Structures (South Portland, ME). We build bridges. It's pretty cool when you get to look at something that big and say that you built it.


What is your biggest life accomplishment?

I'd say winning the championship at Beech Ridge in 2012 was my biggest accomplishment. I worked hard to get there, and had to come from behind with a few weeks to go. It meant a lot to me. 

2016 ACT Tour Schedule

ACT to Attend Oxford 250 Weekend


The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officially announced today that the two series have added a fourth doubleheader event to the 2016 schedule. The ACT Late Model Tour will now make a second visit to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway as part of Oxford 250 Weekend on August 26-28.


The Oxford Plains 100 for the ACT Late Model Tour will be held on Saturday, August 27, the night before the 43rd Oxford 250. The winner of the event will also receive a guaranteed provisional starting spot in the following day’s Oxford 250 for the PASS Super Late Models should they attempt to qualify. The event will count for points towards the $10,000-to-win 2016 ACT Championship and headlines a Saturday program which also includes the Valenti Modified Racing Series, PASS Modifieds, and Northeast Classic Lites.

2015 ACT Banquet of Champions

Helliwell Honored at 2015 ACT Banquet of Champions


American-Canadian Tour (ACT) teams, staff, and officials honored 2015 ACT Late Model Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH at the annual ACT Banquet of Champions at the Elks Club in Barre, VT on Saturday, January 9. Helliwell and car owner Bruce Bernhardt captured their third ACT title in the past four seasons, earning a $10,000 check from a total point fund more than $35,000.


Helliwell began competing full-time on the ACT Tour in 2011 after winning numerous races and track championships in New Hampshire. His team quickly became contenders on the Tour and won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. After running a partial schedule in 2014, they returned in full form in 2015, winning four times and finishing in the top-10 in all thirteen events to come out on top of a season-long duel with 2014 ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Helliwell’s average finish of 3.2 ranks as one of the best in ACT history.

2016 Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational

ACT Returning to NHMS for 8th Bond Auto Parts Invitational


The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) announced today that ACT will return to the 1.058-mile speedway in 2016 for the 8th Annual Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24. The 50-lap event has been a staple of the ACT schedule since its inaugural running in 2009.


 “It’s definitely a race that I love going to,” 2014 Invitational winner Wayne Helliwell, Jr. said. “It brings a different type of racing that we don’t get to do at any other track. Running three-, four-, and sometimes five-wide, as much as it’s nerve-wracking, is also really enjoyable. Overall, it’s just a great experience – especially being mixed in with some of the Cup drivers and the Modified Tour guys. It’s a big event for the crew, the family, and the sponsors, and it’s something we really look forward to every year.”

2016 ACT Tour Schedule

ACT & PASS Announce Revised 2016 Doubleheader Schedule


The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) announced today that the 2016 doubleheader schedule for the two series has been revised. Due to the continuing decline of the Canadian-U.S. exchange rate, the doubleheader event at Quebec’s Autodrome Montmagny originally scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been cancelled.


“Historically, combination races have featured a U.S. funds purse for all competitors, and with the elevated exchange rate expected to go even higher, the costs for both fans and promoters would be unreasonable,” ACT President Tom Curley and PASS President Tom Mayberry said in a joint statement. “We certainly appreciate all the support and enthusiasm the teams and fans from Quebec have had for the combination events in the past, and we hope that we can get them back on the schedule in 2017.”

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jonathan Bouvrette

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jonathan Bouvrette


Driver of the #41QC DLGL Software Toyota Camry

Hometown: Blainville, QC

2015: Finished 3rd in Série ACT points and 1st in Bond Auto New Champions points


What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

Snowmobiling. I ride an Artic Cat ZR8000.


What do you do for work?

I’m an electrician for Electrique Alain Bouvrette. It’s my dad’s business, and I work in partnership with him.


What is your biggest life accomplishment?

My family. I am happily married to a beautiful wife and father of two very intelligent girls.

John O. Casey

Funeral Services Held for Former ACT Official John Casey


Funeral services for former ACT official and team member John “Johnny O” Casey, 74 were held today at John Vianney Church in South Burlington, VT. Casey died suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2015 following a heart attack.


Casey got his start in racing as a driver, winning numerous races at the former Milton, VT drag strip. He later transitioned to a full-time role with ACT, where he spent many years as a race day official and marketer for Thunder Road and the former ACT Pro Stock Tour.


“Johnny O” remained involved in Thunder Road & ACT racing in his later years. He was a member of son Dan Casey’s Late Model team in the late 1990s and was also the architect of the Late Model team for which Robbie Crouch came out of retirement to drive for in 2008 & 2009.

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