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SERIE ACT CASTROL SCHEDULE

SÉRIE ACT CASTROL ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHEDULE

 

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced an aggressive schedule for the 2010 season on the ACT Castrol Series. Fans of the popular series will see an increase to 12 events, or three additional events from the past couple of seasons.

 

“We continue to have increased interest from the promoters in Quebec, Ontario, and even Maine for our ACT Castrol Series. For 2010 we have added Autodrome Ste-Felicien in the Lac St. Jean region, and third events are scheduled for both Autodrome Ste-Eustache and Riverside Speedway (formerly Autodrome St-Croix),” said Tom Curley the President of the ACT.

 

A July date will be added to the Ste-Eustache schedule and the new Riverside Speedway will host the “$40,000 CAN-AM Confrontation by the Seaway” in August.  The 200-lap event on the 5/8th mile speedway will join both the ACT from the US and the ACT Castrol competitors in dual point divisional races.

SERIE ACT CASTROL BANQUET

SERIE ACT CASTROL TO AWARD $35,000.OO AT BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS

THEETGE TO BE CROWNED 2009 CHAMPION

 

The American Canadian Tour announced today that various awards totaling over $35,000.00 will be awarded at the annual Banquet of Champions for competitors and friends of the Série ACT Castrol on November 21, 2009 at the Best Western Hotel Universel in Drummondville, QC.

 

Donald Theetge from Boischatel, QC will be crowned the 2009 Série ACT Castrol Champion. Theetge will receive $9,000 from the 2009 Castrol Point Fund. The top fifteen drivers will share in point fund and special awards totaling over $35,000 for the 2009 nine race season.

 

Five Star Bodies will award a full body to one of 23 Castrol Serie teams who competed in 70% of the 2009 events. The award is valued at over $2,000.

Bassett Racing Wheels will also award a set of coated wheels in a random draw among the fourteen full time teams who competed throughout the 2009 campaign.

American Canadian Tour

GOODYEAR AND AMERICAN CANADIAN TOUR REACH AGREEMENT

      

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) sanctioning body announced today that they have renewed an agreement with Goodyear Racing to utilize various Goodyear produced racing tires through 2014.

 

Tom Curley, President of the ACT, and managing partner of Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont said, “Goodyear is known the world over as the pre-eminent racing tire. The introduction of the Goodyear brand has been one of the most important decisions we have made over the past decade. The various Late Model tracks that have joined the ACT business model have made Goodyear their tire of choice, and race teams unanimously have endorsed this decision.”

 

ACT was instrumental in working with Goodyear engineers and marketing personnel in the research and development of the 8” slick currently used at ten (10) ACT affiliate tracks and on both the ACT US Touring Series and Série ACT Castrol in Canada.

DRIVER PROFILE

Meet 2009 ACT Tour Champion Brian Hoar

#37 Goss Dodge Dodge Charger

Hometown: Williston, VT       Date of Birth: February 29, 1972

Brian has been married to his wife Sandy for 11 years and has two kids, Rachel (9) and Taylor (7). He is the Vice President of Goss Dodge.

2009 Season: Brian returned to full time ACT Late Model Tour competition in 2009 after spending several years competing on other series. During the 2009 season he captured his sixth career ACT Tour championship and his first with car owner and crew chief Rick Paya. On his way to the title, Brian picked up two feature wins to bring his career wins total to 25, the most by any driver in ACT Late Model Tour history.

Did you know Brian’s…..

favorite off-season activity is hunting.

…favorite racing memory is winning at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in July of 2009, “because it was the first time my kids got a chance to see me win and come down to victory lane. I had a lot of friends and family there and it was my first win in awhile.”

…favorite type of music is alternative rock

…favorite sport/team is any kind of auto racing. Rally cars, stock cars, open wheels, anything.

…favorite food is pizza.

…favorite vacation spot is anywhere with palm trees and white sand.

…favorite TV show is Survivor.

…favorite movie is anything with Nicholas Cage because “people say I look like him.”

…favorite book/magazine is any car magazine.

…favorite racetrack is New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

…most admired racers are ACT drivers Jean-Paul Cyr, Robbie Crouch, Beaver and Bobby Dragon. Also Mike Stefanik.

…first race was an Enduro at Airborne Speedway in 1990. He also drove his father’s Tiger car at Airborne in a race later that year.

If Brian had to put anybody in his racecar it would be Jean-Paul Cyr. “He is a close friend and he has obviously proven he can win in the same car.”

2010 Plans: Hoar and Paya have agreed to run the ACT Tour again in 2010 and attempt to defend their title.


ACT Tour

Brian Hoar Captures 6th ACT Tour Championship

Eric Williams Wins Fall 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway

Williston’s Brian Hoar captured his sixth career American Canadian Tour Championship with a fourth place finish in the New England Dodge Dealers Fall 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, October 11. Hoar’s most recent title came in 2000, after which he took several years off from ACT competition. Hoar returned for the 2009 season with a new car owner in Rick Paya. Paya has seven previous ACT championships as a car owner. Hoar earned the championship over Scott Payea who finished in the runner-up position for the second year in a row.

Hyde Park’s Eric Williams scored his second ACT Tour win of the season and first career win at Oxford Plains. Williams took the lead from John Donahue on 119 and held off Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. during several restarts in the final ten laps. Polewarczyk held on for second followed by Donahue, Hoar and Oxford regular Tim Brackett. Bradley Babb, Jay Laquerre, Scott Payea, Brent Dragon and Jamie Fisher completed the top ten.


Oxford Schedule

Oxford Plains Speedway

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 

Schedule of Events

8:00       Pit Gates Open

9:00       Local Practice

10:20     ACT Tour Practice

10:50     Local Practice

11:40     ACT Tour Practice

12:10     Local Practice

12:30     Pratice Ends

             Driver’s Meeting

1:00       ACT Heats

             Ladies Feature (30 to 50 laps)

             Renegade Feature (30 laps)

             ACT Consi(s)

             Runnin’ Rebels Heats (10 laps)

             Outlaw Heats (10 laps)

             Truck Feature (50 laps)

             ACT “B” Feature

             Runnin’ Rebel Feature (50 laps)

            Outlaw Feature (50 laps)

            ACT New England Dodge Dealers Fall 150

           Mini Stock 100

          Strictly Stock 100

        Schedule subject to change

 


47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl

Donahue Takes 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl

Hebert, Mullen and Yates Crowned 2009 Champions

Graniteville’s John Donahue won the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, October 4. Donahue’s fifth place finish in the third segment was enough to edge out Brent Dragon by just four points. Dragon went into the third segment as the overall leader after winning the first segment and placing 10th in the second segment. His tenth place finish in the third segment gave him an overall score of 21 points for the three segment event.

Donahue took the green in the final segment trailing Dragon by just one point. The two fought hard through traffic to get to the front but Donahue got into the open air quicker and made it up to fifth and secured the win with a combined score of 17.

Eric Williams finished third overall with 26 points, followed by Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (28), Brian Hoar (29), Dave Pembroke (31), Jamie Fisher (31), Nick Sweet (31), Joey Laquerre (34), and Chip Grenier (37) rounded out the top ten.


American Canadian Tour

ACT TO RETURN TO QUEBEC IN 2010

BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS TO BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009

 

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that they are planning a ten (10) race program for their ACT Late Model division located in Canada for the 2010 race season. This will be one additional event from the recently concluded 2009 schedule on the Série ACT Castrol. There will also be special events available to the ACT Castrol competitors such as the SHOWDOWN at Chaudiere, the Oxford 250, an anticipated return to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH for those who qualify, as well as ACT events throughout New England, including the Spring Green and Fall Foliage 300 at the new Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY.

 

This will be the fourth season of ACT Late Model racing throughout Quebec, which also includes a stop in Ottawa as a part of the proposed 10-race schedule.


47th ANNUAL CHITTENDEN MILK BOWL

Seven Past Milk Bowl Champions Qualify for 47th

Seven former Milk Bowl Champions have secured a spot in the starting grid for the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl rescheduled for this Sunday (October 4) at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Brent Dragon, Dave Pembroke, Eric Williams, Cris Michaud and Jean-Paul Cyr each have their name etched in the Milk Bowl Champions granite monument once, while Phil Scott and Brian Hoar have two wins apiece. This leaves 23 drivers aiming for their first career Milk Bowl win.

Two favorites will start segment one from the front row. Barre’s Nick Sweet starts on the pole after earning the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole award last Saturday. His lap was the fourth fastest to earn the pole since Late Models took over the Chittenden Milk Bowl in 1996. Sweet will attempt to become the tenth driver in the history of the Milk Bowl to win from the pole. It is only his second career start in the prestigious event. His ninth place finish in last year’s event helped him earn the 2008 ACT Tour Rookie of the Year honors.


POSTPONED

47TH Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl Postponed

The 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road originally scheduled for Sunday, September 27th, has been postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for next Sunday, October 4th.

The 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl is the final event of Thunder Road’s 50th Anniversary Season. Barre’s Nick Sweet will start on the pole of the first segment next Sunday, after earning the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole award on Saturday, September 26. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. will start on the outside pole after coming up just short in his bid for a fourth straight pole award. A total of 54 cars attempted to qualify for the non-point counting event. The field of 30 has been set for the first segment.

Next Sunday’s event will be the final point counting event for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors. Post time is set for 1 p.m.

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