ACT
Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Steals Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage Win
Bobby Therrien Takes Bond/WIX Tiger Tour 100 Victory
Hoar, Laperle, O’Donnell Claim ACT Titles
 
Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. claimed the American-Canadian Tour Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 win at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York on Saturday, October 8. Polewarczyk claimed his first ACT point race win of the season in the combination ACT Tour and Série ACT Castrol event.
 
Polewarczyk led at several points during the event and claimed the lead for good after Groveton, New Hampshire’s Randy Potter got loose coming out of turn two and dropped two tires off the backstretch, while leading on lap 187. Potter made an amazing save and settled in for second. Turner, Maine’s Glen Luce used a late race caution to move into third followed by Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Austin Theriault in the top five.
 
Karl Allard led early from the outside pole, but lost the lead to Potter following the first restart. The outside lane seemed to be the place to be on restarts throughout the event. Polewarczyk joined the mix after the lap 40 restart. Potter and Polewarczyk swapped the lead several before both pitted under caution on lap 131. The majority of the field chose to pit under that caution for tires and fuel.

Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200
MacDonald, Branham, Bruno Surprise Entries to ACT Fall Foliage
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway this Saturday, October 8, 2011 will have some surprise entries.
            Perhaps the most surprising entry came from the star of the ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) two weeks ago: Eddie MacDonald, from Rowley, MA who has entered the 200-lap event following his second ACT Invitational win. “I have heard how great Airborne’s half mile races have been, and since our season on the NASCAR K&N Series will be over (MacDonald finished 5th at Dover Downs International Speedway last weekend) this should be a lot of fun. I really enjoy racing with the ACT guys and just maybe Nick (Sweet) and I can have another battle….that would be pretty special,” said MacDonald. Sweet, from Barre, VT, has now finished second to MacDonald in two of the three Invitational events at NHMS. He will be driving the #57 RPM Ford for the Rick and Michelle Paya team to finish out the 2011 ACT points season.
            Hometown favorite, Brian “Bucko” Branham has entered the 200-lap finale. Branham, the former ACT Late Model racer, has spent over twenty-five years racing at Airborne. “I have recently been racing in the Sportsman division, but really wanted to try a Late Model at the new Airborne. Mike Thompson from Vermont has given me the opportunity to drive his car, and I can’t wait,” Branham said.   Branham has been a fan favorite for many years with his ‘no-holds-barred’ racing.

ACT Doubleheader Weekend
ACT Wraps Up Season with Doubleheader Weekend
For the first time in American Canadian Tour Late Model history, the season will come to a close with a doubleheader weekend. The ACT Tour, Série ACT Castrol and Bond/WIX Tiger Tour point battles will conclude on Saturday, October 8 with the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. With the tours completed, many teams will head to Thunder Road in Barre, VT for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 9, rain dated from October 2.
Williston, VT’s Brian Hoar will look to conclude his eighth ACT championship season with a third career win in the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200. Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC will wrap up his second Série ACT Castrol Championship as he attempts to win his fourth straight Fall Foliage event. Randy Potter, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., and Brent Dragon will be looking for their first wins of the season, while Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Austin Theriault, Ben Ashline and Glen Luce among others will look for their first career ACT wins.

MILK BOWL POSTPONED
49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Postponed
The 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl scheduled for Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 has been postponed due to rain. Due to more rain in the forecast for tomorrow, the event has been rescheduled for a one day event next Sunday, October 9.
The event was originally scheduled with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood qualifying on Saturday, October 1 and the 49th running of the Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 2. The schedule has been revised to include both qualifying and the Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 9.

People's United Bank Milk Bowl
ACT Teams Ride High Into Milk Bowl
American Canadian Tour Late Model teams are riding high as they prepare for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, October 2. The buzz still lingers following the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which is considered by many as the best event of the tripleheader this past Saturday, September 24.
No one created more buzz than the 2010 “King of the Road” Nick Sweet of Barre, VT. Sweet ran down eventual Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA for a thrilling 15 lap side-by-side battle. Sweet will carry his momentum into the Milk Bowl, looking for his third big Thunder Road win of the season. The Barre native has already won the season opening Merchants Bank 150 and the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200.
Other contenders include eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT who will attempt to earn his third career Milk Bowl win as he comes off a sixth place finish in the Invitational. The 2010 Milk Bowl Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH, followed Hoar to the line for seventh at NHMS and will be looking for his first ACT win since the Goodyear Speedweeks Cup in New Smyrna Beach, FL this past February.

ACT Invitational
Eddie MacDonald Wins Thrilling ACT Invitational at NHMS
Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts claimed his second American Canadian Tour Invitational after a thrilling battle with Barre, Vermont’s Nick Sweet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Saturday, September 24. MacDonald and Sweet swapped the lead four times over the final 15 laps of the 50 mile event on the “Magic Mile.” The race wasn’t decided until the final corner, when MacDonald edge Sweet coming off turn four to take the checker and the $4,000 pay day.
MacDonald seemed to have a slightly better car on the restarts, but Sweet came back strong after a couple of laps. MacDonald came from the 25th starting position to take the lead on lap 32. Sweet came from the 27th starting spot and cleared traffic on lap 35. The 2010 Thunder Road Champion set his sights on MacDonald with just 15 laps to go. It took him just five laps to run down the Inaugural ACT Invitational Champion and take the lead on lap 40, before the second caution of the event on lap 41.
MacDonald took the lead back after the caution, but held on for just two laps before Sweet took over again. Sweet would lead until the final caution on lap 45. One lap after the restart MacDonald took over for good, but not without a fight from Sweet. The two took the white flag side-by-side as the crowd rose to their feet. Sweet had the inside line and seemed to have the advantage down the back stretch. The two stayed door-to-door through turns three and four, but Sweet got loose coming out of four giving MacDonald the edge.

ACT Invitational Starting Lineup
Lt. Governor Phil Scott Draws Pole in Third Annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott of Middlesex, VT drew the pole for the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Scott and his Vermont Strong Chevrolet will roll off with White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Quinny Welch of Lancaster, NH on the outside pole, when the 50 mile event goes green at 5:35pm on Saturday, September 24.
The 43 car field was set by a blind draw for their starting positions. Eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT won the ACT All-Star Challenge at NHMS in August and will have to come from the 26th starting position to complete the NHMS season sweep. He will start behind Inaugural ACT Invitational Champion Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA in 25th and teenager Austin Theriault from Fort Kent, ME in 24th. Theriault finished second in the All-Star Challenge earlier this season.
Former Thunder Road Late Model Champion Nick Sweet of Barre, VT will start 27th. Série ACT Castrol Champions Karl Allard and Patrick Laperle will start 28th and 33rd respectively. Past NHMS track champion Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, NH will roll off 31st. Last year’s ACT Invitational Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH will take the green from the 32nd starting position.

Third Annual ACT Invitational
ACT Invitational Field of Champions
Nearly half of the 43 drivers in the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24 has a Late Model Championship to their name. Twenty competitors ready to tackle the “Magic Mile” this Saturday have scored a Late Model championship in a series or track in the Northeast or Eastern Canada.
Seven of those drivers have claimed a title in the 2011 season including eight-time ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar and two-time Série ACT Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle. Both drivers have clinched their respective titles with on event remaining, the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway on Saturday, October 8.
Other 2011 champions include Guy Caron (Twin State Speedway), Aaron Fellows (Canaan Fair Speedway), Jeff White (Oxford Plains Speedway), Dan McHattie (Kawartha Speedway) and Quinny Welch (White Mountain Motorsports Park).

Serie ACT Castrol
Laperle Holds off Allard for St-Eustache 300 Win
 
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC held off a hard charging Karl Allard over the final 10 laps of the Série ACT Castrol St-Eustache 300 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 18. Laperle led for the majority of the event and unofficially locks up the 2011 Série ACT Castrol title.
 
Laperle started in the eleventh position and worked his way to the front with the help of seven cautions by lap 79. He would lead the next 98 circuits before pitting out of the lead for tires and fuel on lap 176. With fresh tires it took him just 35 laps to work his way back to the point.
 
Allard started in the third position and led early while battling with Sylvain Lacombe. He relinquished the lead on lap 211 to Laperle on fresher tires. Allard chose to hold off and pit for his fresh tires on the lap 240 caution. After working his way back towards the front, Allard took the final restart on lap 281 as the fourth car on the track but in the second position.

Bond/WIX Tiger Tour
Derrick O’Donnell Pads Point Lead with Johnny Clark Memorial Win at Riverside
Bradford, VT’s Derrick O’Donnell strengthened his ACT Bond/WIX Tiger Tour point lead with a win in the Johnny Clark Memorial 101 at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH on Saturday, September 17. O’Donnell came from the eighth starting position and took the lead after Joe Steffen suffered a flat tire on the final restart of the event.
Steffen lead early before giving up the lead to Bobby Therrien on the first restart of the event. Therrien would lead the next seven laps before pitting during the second caution of the day handing the lead back to Steffen. Steffen held the lead until a flat tire while coming to the green during the final restart.
O’Donnell outran runner-up finisher Tony Rossi over the final thirty-seven lap green flag run. Brendan Moodie, Eric Badore and Therrien came to the checkers three-wide in a battle for third. Moodie edged a sideways Badore by a bumper cover at the line while Therrien settled for fifth. Joey Roberts, defending Tiger Tour champion Jason Bonnett, Tucker Williams, rookie Dylan Payea and Steffen completed the top ten.