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Eddie MacDonald Enters ACT International 300

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that Eddie MacDonald, from Rowley, MA has entered the International 300 stock car race to be held at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, July 20.

The race will pay $25,000 to win, plus lap money. The total posted purse and awards is nearly $100,000 for the summer’s biggest ACT event. The race has entries from ACT Late Model teams from every state in New England, New York, and Quebec.

MacDonald won the season opener at the Lee USA Speedway in April, has won three of the five Bond Auto Invitational events held to date at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September, and has been a top contender on the NASCAR K&N Series for many years. Last year he finished third in the inaugural ACT International event.


ACT International

Strong Contingent of Quebec Stars Ready for International

A strong contingent of Série ACT stock car racing stars from Quebec have filed entries for the ACT International 300 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY to be held on Sunday, July 20. The best of the Quebec series will attempt to claim the $25,000 winner’s payday.

The contingent is led by current Série ACT point leader Dany Trepanier who claimed his first win of the season last weekend and moved himself to the top of the standings. Joining Trepanier will be Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC. Labbe has already claimed a win on the Quebec series this season, and during his last visit to Airborne Speedway in September of 2013, he beat the inaugural International winner, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., for the win in the Fall Foliage 200.


Serie ACT St-Eustache 100
Dany Trepanier Dominates Serie ACT St-Eustache 100
Dany Trepanier of St-Edouard, QC led every lap of the St-Eustache 100 to become the fourth different Serie ACT winner in the first four events of 2014. Jonathan Bouvrette and Donald Theetge completed the podium. Patrick Laperle and Sylvain Lacombe completed the top five.

Serie ACT's next event is the Chaudiere 150 next Saturday, July 12 at Autodrome Chaudiere. It will be the fifth event of the Serie ACT schedule. 

St-Eustache 100 Unofficial Results
Serie ACT
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Autodrome St-Eustache - St-Eustache, QC
Fin. Pos. Start Pos Car # Driver Hometown Laps Completed
1 3 19 Danny Trépanier St-Edouard, Qc 100
2 2 41 Jonathan Bouvrette Ste Thérèse, Qc 100
3 4 80 Donald Theetge Boischatel, Qc 100
4 7 91 Patrick Laperle St Denis, Qc 100
5 14 3 Sylvain Lacombe Terrebonne, Qc 100
6 13 5 Patrick Cliche St-Jean Chrysostome 100
7 19 12 Stéphane Decoste Oka, Qc 100
8 16 2 Daniel Decoste Oka, Qc 100
9 1 13 Patrick Boyer Québec, Qc 100
10 11 46 Steve Simoneau Val-Bélair, Qc 100
11 12 38 Gaétan Gaudreault Québec, Qc 100
12 10 17 Dave Coursol St Jérome, Qc 99
13 17 7 Daniel Bergeron Mirabel, Qc 99
14 6 48 Alex Labbe St-Albert, Qc 98
15 5 83 Martin Goulet jr Mascouche, Qc 94
16 9 11 Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, Qc 57
17 8 07 Jean-Pierre Ouimet Terrebonne, Qc 55
18 15 31 Steven Boissonneault Lyster, Qc 13
19 18 66 Lucien Rocheleau Terrebonne, Qc 3
 Lap Leaders: Dany Trepanier, 1-100.
Time of Race: 1hour, 17 minutes
Margin of Victory: .251 seconds
Cautions: 6 (laps 0, 13, 42, 50, 57, 68)
Heat Winners: Jonathan Bouvrette, Martin Goulet, Jr., Patrick Laperle

ACT International

ACT International Adds Black Cat Hell Drivers to Weekend

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced that the second running of the $25,000.00 to win INTERNATIONAL 300 race on Sunday, July 20 at the Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY will feature the Black Cat Hell Driver show on the eve (July 19) of the region’s largest stock car event.

“Bringing back the old-fashioned Lucky Teter, Joie Chitwood, Jack Kochman-type thrill show is a great way for the fans that are coming for the full weekend to start their fun off on Saturday night. Last year we had so much racing over two days that we felt something totally different for this year on Saturday night might be better for the whole family,” said Tom Curley, promoter of the biggest event of the ACT race season.

The Black Cat Hell Drivers are billed as the only traveling stunt show in the United States. Featuring pyrotechnics, clowns, motorcycles, crashes and two wheel drives among their stunts, many of the Hell Drivers performed with some of the nation’s best known shows mentioned above.

Claude Leclerc 500th Start

Claude Leclerc Prepares for Record 500th Start

Claude Leclerc of Lanoraie, Quebec will make his 500th career start with the American Canadian Tour organization when the Série ACT visits Autodrome St-Eustache this Saturday, July 5. When Leclerc takes the green flag in the 100-lap event this Saturday, he will reach an untouchable milestone which started 35 years ago.

The 72 year old veteran from just outside of Montreal began competing on the old NASCAR North series during its inaugural season back in 1979. He continued to compete on the series when it became the American Canadian Tour in 1986 until the end of the Pro Stock era following the 1995 season. During those combined 17 seasons, Leclerc became the all-time leader in career starts with 397. He also earned six feature wins and pocketed nearly half a million dollars in earnings.


White Mountain 150

Jeff White Takes ACT White Mountain 150 Win

Winthrop, ME’s Jeff White earned his second career American Canadian Tour win as he led nearly every lap of the 150 lap event at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH on Saturday, June 21. White held off Wayne Helliwell, Jr. through a fierce battle for the majority of the event.

White took the lead from his outside pole starting position at the drop of the green flag. Kyle Welch rode at his back bumper until the second restart of the event came on lap 33. Welch fell back opening the door for Travis Fadden to challenge White at the front. Fadden couldn’t get a run on the outside of White, but continued to look for daylight on the inside. At one point Fadden pushed the issue sending both himself and White sideways through turns one and two.


VP Racing to Present Vermont Governor’s Cup

VP Racing to Present Vermont Governor’s Cup

Officials with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road Speedbowl today announced VP Small Engine Fuel will be the presenting sponsor of the 35th running of the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150.  VP Small Engine Fuel, an ethanol-free fuel formulated by VP Racing Fuels, provides easier, more dependable starts for chain saws, generators, leaf/snow blowers, string trimmers and other outdoor power equipment.

“As the official supplier of race fuel for Thunder Road and all the ACT sanctioned events in the Northeast and Canada, we are happy to be involved with the prestigious Vermont Governor’s Cup,” said Jim Kelly, Regional Manager-Eastern North America for VP Racing Fuels.  “Northern New England and the Canadian province of Quebec are ideal markets for VP Small Engine Fuel. The Vermont Governor’s Cup provides a great opportunity to introduce to race fans the finest small engine fuel on the market.”


Clint Bowyer Returns for VT Governor's Cup

NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Returning to Governor’s Cup
Governor’s Cup Date Changed to Thursday, July 10

Thunder Road International Speedbowl announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer from Emporia, Kansas has asked to return for another shot at the famous high banks of Thunder Road. Bowyer raced in the 2013 Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 for the first time. His goal was to have better results than the previous “Cup” visitor, Tony Stewart, who finished 16th. “I want to tackle that ¼ mile again. I didn’t have enough time to figure out the fourth turn, but I learned a lot last year about it, and I really want to get back there--the teams and fans were fun to be around,” said Bowyer.

The original date for the VT Governor’s Cup of Thursday, June 26 has been switched to Thursday, July 10th to coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup event being held that weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  Thursday, June 26 will now be a regular Thursday night race program.


ACT Spring Green at Devil's Bowl

Brian Hoar Captures ACT Spring Green 114 Win

Williston, VT’s Brian Hoar earned his 40th career American Canadian Tour feature win with his Spring Green 114 victory at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT on Sunday, June 15. Hoar pulled by Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. on the final restart of the event and cruised to the win over the final eight laps. It was Hoar’s fourth Spring Green win.

Croydon, NH’s Aaron Fellows set the pace from the pole position for the first half of the event. He earned the pole position after securing a +5 in ACT’s unique plus/minus system. Through the early stages of the event Fellows held off Jamie Fisher, who challenged him every step of the way.

Polewarczyk steadily marched his way from his 9th place starting position to take over the lead just after halfway. He proceeded to build a healthy lead and worked his way through heavy lapped traffic until the event was slowed by the second caution on lap 100.

ACT International

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Files First ACT International Entry

Defending ACT International winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH has filed the first entry for the 2014 edition of the event to be held at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, July 20. Polewarczyk’s historic win in the inaugural event in 2013 earned him $25,000.

Last year Polewarczyk bested Brian Hoar by just one point by winning the first two segments and taking second in the third segment to pocket the big paycheck. This season Polewarczyk sits atop the ACT standings with four events completed to date. He has to be one of the early favorites for the second running of the ACT International event.