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Serie ACT Castrol
*** Updated with complete unofficial finish. See below (7/18/11)
Patrick Laperle Takes Third Série ACT Castrol Win of the Season at Autodrome St-Eustache
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC held off defending Série ACT Castrol Champion Karl Allard for his third Série win of the season in the 200 lap event at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, July 16. Laperle came from the 14th starting position to take the lead from Allard on lap 104. Just 11 laps later on the sixth caution of the event, Laperle handed the lead back to Allard while pitting for tires.
After charging back through the field, Laperle was returned the favor as Allard pitted for tires on lap 157. Laperle would lead the rest of the way with Allard working his way back to second. London, Ontario’s Jonathan Urlin came from 13th to finish third, followed by Patrick Hamel and Dany Trepanier.
The 200 lap event took one hour, thirty-six minutes to complete with nine cautions. There were no major accidents. The finish of the event remains unofficial pending a scoring recheck.
Laperle, a former Série ACT Castrol Champion and ACT Late Model Tour Champion, already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24 with his win in the season opener. The list of invitees remains Laperle, Brian Hoar, Nick Sweet, John Donahue, Jeff White, Daniel Descoste, Patrick Hamel, Alex Labbe and Donald Theetge.

Bond/WIX Tiger Tour
Mike Ziter Wins First Bond/WIX Tiger Tour Event at WMMP
Williamstown’s Mike Ziter earned his first career Bond/WIX Tiger Tour event at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH on Saturday, July 16. Ziter started from the pole, but didn’t have an easy ride to the win. He spent the majority of the event holding off current point leader Derrick O’Donnell, Joey Roberts and defending Tiger Tour Champion Jason Bonnett.
Ziter led all but two laps in the 100 lap event. Ziter held off repeated charges from O’Donnell over the final 20 laps to take the win by a car length. O’Donnell would settle for second, while Joe Steffen came from 11th to take third. Troy Gray and Bonnett rounded out the top five, with Tucker Williams, Eric Badore, Tim Churchill, Bobby Therrien and David Finck completing the top ten.
The event saw a twenty-two car field and was completed in just over 40 minutes with just four cautions for minor incidents.

ACT Late Model Tour at Twin State
Brian Hoar Adds Twin State to ACT Late Model Tour Wins List
 
Seven-time ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT added Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH to his ACT wins list on Saturday, July 9. Hoar led the final 32 laps of the 100 lap event coming from the sixth starting position. It is Hoar’s 31st career ACT win on 15 different tracks.
 
Groveton, NH’s Randy Potter started on the pole with a +6 in ACT’s unique plus-minus handicap system. He battled with local favorite Luke Hinkley during the early stages of the event and would lead all but two of the first 68 laps. Brent Dragon started in the third position and was a constant contender.
 
Hoar got by Potter to take the lead on lap 69 and never looked back. Potter fell into the clutches of Dragon and the two fought hard with Dragon coming out on top. Potter settled for third followed by Hinkley in fourth. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. had an amazing run coming from the 26th starting position to take fifth. Polewarczyk qualified through the B-Feature after wrecking in his heat race. John Donahue took sixth followed by Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Todd Davis, Guy Caron and Mark Lamberton.

Serie ACT Castrol
Donald Theetge Dominates Série ACT Castrol 100 at Riverside
 
Boischatel’s Donald Theetge dominated the Série ACT Castrol Blue Pelican 100 at Riverside Speedway in Ste-Croix, Quebec on Saturday, July 9. The former Série ACT Castrol Champion scored his first win of the 2011 season and 15th career win. Theetge also won his heat race while on just seven cylinders due to a rocker. Theetge’s crew changed the broken part in time to start eighth in the 23 car field.
 
Taking advantage of two early cautions, Theetge was at the point on lap 14. He was closely followed by defending Série ACT Castrol Champion Karl Allard. Allard led a couple of laps while fighting on the outside of Theetge on several restarts, but never had enough to clear Theetge.
 
Sophomore driver Alex Labbé earned his second straight podium finish after being involved in an early caution. David Michaud followed Labbé home in fourth, while Patrick Laperle completed the top five. Laperle spun during the first caution of the event on lap 6 and clawed his way all the way back up to third at one point. He faded during the final long green flag run and settled for fifth.

Short Track Style on the Magic Mile
ACT TEAMS READY FOR
“Short Track Style on the Magic Mile”
AUG 12-13  
  
The biggest race in the 27-year history of the American Canadian Tour (ACT), on the biggest stage in northeast motorsports--the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), is just a month away. Over 70 teams from throughout the Northeast and eastern Canada have already entered the $120,000.00 event.
 
“This is going to be the most unique stock car race ever run at the NHMS. It is designed to be “short track style on the Magic Mile”, said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.
  
Friday, August 12th, ACT racing will include 20-mile qualifying heat events set up from a draw-for-position format. Next up will be ‘Last Chance’ 20-mile races for those who will attempt to fill the 44-car All Star Challenge field. The heats and last chance races on August 12th will pay a purse of over $50,000!
 
Saturday, August 13th, the ACT $60,000 plus feature event will be run in two segments. The first race will be a 30-mile contest lined up according to the ACT qualifying heats. Feature points will be issued with 1 for a win, 2 for second, 3 for third etc., assigned throughout the field.

ACT at Twin State Speedway
ACT Teams Gear Up For Twin State Speedway Tour Event
                  
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) heads to Twin State Speedway this Saturday night for the sixth race on the championship trail for 2011. Four different winners and a couple of podium surprises have made the popular ACT US Tour one of the most competitive in recent years.
 
Seven-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar opened the season with a win at Lee USA in a Chevrolet in April. He followed that up with a win in the RPM team Ford in May at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont. The biggest challenger to Hoar so far in the 2011 ACT season has been “Irish” John Donahue from Graniteville, VT. Donahue has compiled an impressive win at White Mountain, second place finishes at Lee USA, and Devil’s Bowl and a third at Thunder Road in the five races in which he has competed. Defending track champion Nick Sweet from Barre, VT won the Thunder Road Merchants Bank opening event, and Oxford Plains winner Jeff White from Winthrop, ME put out an outstanding effort when he took on 40 Late Model teams to win the 150-lap event at the well-known speedway in Maine.
 
“This is really a dream come true. Now if I can just do it in the Oxford TD Bank 250, I can afford to race for a couple more years!!”, said a jubilant White in victory lane.

Serie ACT Castrol
Alex Labbé Outruns Three Champions For First Série ACT Castrol Win
Sophomore driver Alex Labbé of St-Albert, QC earned his first career Série ACT Castrol win in a 250 lap event at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, QC on Saturday, July 2. Labbé started ninth in the 22 car field and outran three Série ACT Castrol Champions (Donald Theetge, Karl Allard and Patrick Laperle) for the win. The 2010 Rookie of the Year took the lead with 16 laps to go after contact between leader Karl Allard and a lapped car.
Patrick Laperle led early in the event after pitting for tires and fuel around lap 75. He came back up through the field to take the lead on lap 116. Donald Theetge, Allard and Labbé all pitted around the lap 180 mark and charged up through the field. Allard took the lead on lap 185 and seemed to have the field covered before getting chopped by a lapped car. The contact caused Allard to spin bringing out the final caution and handing the lead to Labbé.

ACT EVENT POSTPONED
ACT Event at Oxford Plains Speedway Postponed
The American Canadian Tour event scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine has been postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 20.
Many of the ACT stars will return to OPS for the TD Bank 250 on Sunday, July 24 to take their shot at a $25,000 payday.
The next event on the ACT Late Model Tour schedule is now the 100 lap event at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH on Saturday, July 9.

American Canadian Tour
Roberge Suspended Following Série ACT Castrol Riverside Event
The American Canadian Tour has announced a suspension and fines for Kevin Roberge and his #16QC team. Roberge and team have been suspended from ACT competition for the remainder of the 2011 season after their actions at Riverside Speedway in Ste-Croix, Quebec during a Série ACT Castrol event on Saturday, June 18.
Roberge will have to pay a fine of $1,500 to the RPQ point fund before consideration of reinstatement. Crew member Serge Roberge will have to pay a fine of $500 before consideration of reinstatement. Crew member Dany Lagace has been fined $5,000, which is payable to the RPQ point fund and must be paid before consideration of reinstatement. Lagace is also suspended from entering the property of any ACT event for the remainder of the 2011 season.
All ACT affiliated tracks have been notified of the suspension. If a track does not observe the Lagace suspension, it will be taken into consideration during future ACT sanction agreements.

ACT Tour
***Revised Finish Following Score Check (6/21/11)
John Donahue Earns Fourth Career ACT Win at White Mountain Motorsports Park
 Graniteville, VT’s John Donahue took his fourth career ACT Late Model Tour win at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH on Saturday, June 18. Donahue, in his Ford, came from the sixth starting position for his second career win at the ¼ mile speedway.
Donahue held off ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar and White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Quinny Welch on several restarts, before outrunning a hard charging Randy Potter who came from 21st. Welch led the early stages of the event before Donahue took over just before the halfway mark. The battle of the night belonged to Potter, Hoar and Wayne Helliwell for second. Potter would win the battle and was running down Donahue when the checkers flew.
Potter would take second followed by Helliwell, Hoar and Jamie Fisher in the top five. Second year driver Austin Theriault earned sixth with Tom Carey, Jr., Glen Luce, Eric Chase,  and Ben Ashline completing the top ten. Title contenders Brent Dragon and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. were both involved in accidents and had to settle for finishes well outside the top ten.