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Serie ACT Castrol

PATRICK LAPERLE WINS TWO IN A ROW

Patrick Laperle of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC makes is two Serie ACT Castrol wins in a row with his win in the Luminare Napert 150 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Laperle started from the 15th position and took the lead on lap number 44. He led the rest of the way and was not contested. Sylvain Lacombe came home second, followed closely by Donald Theetge, Karl Allard and Jean-François Déry rounding out the top five. Jonathan Desbiens, Alexandre Gingras, Patrick Cliche and Patrick Hamel finished 6th through 9th.

The 150 lap event was slowed by 14 cautions and 1 red flag period. The red flag came on lap 115 when Justin Holtom was struck by Dany Ouellet after stopping on the back stretch. Twenty-four cars started the race and fifteen were on the track for the checkered flag.

Laperle has now won three races in the 2009 Serie ACT Castrol and is already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19.

The next Serie ACT Castrol event is Saturday, August 22 at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix Quebec. It will be a 150 lap event and the final event before the Showdown at Chaudiere All-Star race featuring the top 11 Serie ACT Castrol drivers versus the top 11 ACT Tour drivers on Saturday, August 29 at Autodrome Chaudiere.

Luminare Napert 150 Unofficial Results

Pos.       Car #      Driver

1              91           Patrick Laperle

2              3              Sylvain Lacombe

3              80           Donald Theetge

4              48qc       Karl Allard

5              21qc       Jean-François Déry

6              92           Jonathan Desbiens

7              27           Alexandre Gingras

8              5qc         Patrick Cliche

9              51pq      Patrick Hamel

10           99           Derek White

11           10QC     Stéphane Descoste

12           30           Stéphane Durand

13           25           Marco Savoie

14           9PQ        Yvon Bédard

15           15QC     Kevin Roberge

16           97PQ     Jacques Poulin

17           28QC     Dany Ouellet

18           42           Eric St-Gelais

19           17ON     Justin Holtom

20           85           Trampas Demers

21           11PQ     Claude Leclerc

22           26QC     Valerie Chiasson

23           40QC     David Michaud

24           7PQ        Daniel Bergeron

 


TIGER SPORTSMEN TRI-STATE SERIES

Joey Roberts Disqualified From ACT Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series Event at Canaan Fair Speedway

 

Following the second event in the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Tiger Sportsman Series at the Canaan Fair Speedway this past Saturday, August 1st, second place finisher Joey Roberts from Georgia, Vermont has been disqualified.

 

Roberts failed the post race inspection of his Island Racing ‘built motor’. Under ACT rules, three motors were allowed to compete in the event --- a Thunder Road Butler MacMaster crate motor, an Airborne Speedway-approved Island Racing spec motor, and an ACT-approved ‘built motor’ which is approved at both Thunder Road and Airborne Speedway. The ‘built motors’ can be assembled by racers or by regional engine shops under specifications as outlined in the ACT Rule Book.


SERIE ACT CASTROL

Laperle Scores Second Win at Montmagny 250

Patrick Laperle of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC captured his second win of the 2009 Série ACT Castrol season at the Montmagny 250 in Montmagny, QC. Laperle took the green in the 14th starting position and quickly moved to the front of the field. After taking the lead on lap 27 Laperle clearly had the car to beat. Laperle held the lead until Karl Allard took over on lap 114 after pitting for fresh tires.

Allard then lead until after Laperle pitted for the new tires. At that point is was clear that Laperle had the dominant car. Laperle then took the lead again on lap 169 and lead the rest of the way. Allard would hang on for second and current point leader Donald Theetge finished third. Patrick Hamel and Justin Holtom were the only other two cars on the lead lap and finished fourth and fifth. Patrick Cliche, Jean-François Déry, Jonathan Desbiens, Claude Leclerc and Jacques Poulin completed the top ten.

Twenty-four cars were in attendance and they all took the initial green flag. Fourteen cars completed the race after 12 cautions.

Laperle won the opening race of the Série ACT Castrol 2009 season at St-Eustache, so he is already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Therefore opening up a spot for another  provisional.

The Série ACT Castrol will be back in action next Saturday, August 8th at Autodrome Chaudiére.

Unofficial Montmagny 250 Results

Pos         Start Pos              Car #      Driver

1              14           91           Patrick Laperle

2              11           48QC     Karl Allard

3              15           80           Donald Theetge

4              12           51PQ     Patrick Hamel

5              3              17ON     Justin Holtom

6              9              5QC        Patrick Cliche

7              24           21QC     Jean-François Déry

8              16           92           Jonathan Desbiens

9              6              11PQ     Claude Leclerc

10           20           97PQ     Jacques Poulin

11           1              10QC     Stéphane Descoste

12           8              85           Trampas Demers

13           18           27           Alexandre Gingras

14           21           40QC     David Michaud

15           13           19           Brandon Watson

16           5              99           Derek White

17           17           42           Eric St-Gelais

18           7              28QC     Dany Ouellet

19           4              30           Stéphane Durand

20           19           2              Daniel Descoste

21           2              15QC     Kevin Roberge

22           10           9PQ        Yvon Bédard

23           23           26QC     Valerie Chiasson

24           22           12QC     Etienne Lemay


ACT TOUR TWIN STATE 100 POSTPONED

ACT TOUR TWIN STATE 100 POSTPONED

Claremont, NH – The American Canadian Tour Twin State 100 at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH has been postponed until Sunday, August 2. The gates will open at 11am and post time is set for 5pm. The Twin State 100 is the ninth event on the ACT Tour’s 13 race schedule.

Brian Hoar of Williston, VT will attempt to close the gap between him and current point leader Scott Payea. The margin currently stands at 22 points and time is running out with only five races remaining. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Randy Potter, and John Donahue are all in the top five and can’t be counted out of the title hunt.

The Twin State 100 will be the seventeenth qualifying race for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September, 19. Thirteen drivers have already qualified and a possible fourteenth will be named after tomorrow’s, August 1, Série ACT Castrol Montmagny 250 in Montmagny, QC.


ACT Tour

ACT Point Battle Tightens Heading into Twin State

The 2009 American Canadian Tour (ACT) point’s battle is heating up as the Tour prepares for Twin State Speedway this Friday, July 31. The ACT Late Model Tour’s visit to Twin State will be their second in history and the ninth event on the 2009 schedule. ACT’s last trip to the third-mile speedway was in 2004, when Montreal’s Patrick Laperle led 88 of the 100 laps on his way to the win.

The Twin State 100 will be an important event in the 2009 point battle. Scott Payea of Milton, Vermont currently holds a 22 point lead in the ACT Tour Championship Point Standings. Payea has lead throughout the majority of the season using consistency to hold onto his lead. Through the first eight events Payea has finished in the top ten all but once with an incredible five top threes. Although Payea has appeared dominant throughout the 2009 season, five-time ACT Tour champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vermont has tightened up the point race in the last few weeks. Hoar has made a charge toward the front of the point standings in the last two races with a sixth place finish at Kawartha Speedway and a win in last Saturday’s Beech Ridge 150. 


ACT TOUR

Brian Hoar Scores Career Win Number 24 at Beech Ridge 150

Five-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT notched career win number 24 in the Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Hoar started in the ninth position and moved into the lead on lap 37 by passing local favorite Aarron Ricker. Hoar then appeared to have the race in hand as he was chased through lap traffic by Randy Potter during an 80 lap green flag run.

After a couple of late cautions Eric Williams moved up into second place and challenged Hoar for the win right down to the end. Williams would come home second followed by Cris Michaud while Potter held on for fourth and Maine native Ricky Rolfe finished fifth. Coming home sixth was Jay Laquerre followed by Brent Dragon, John Donahue, Scott Payea, and Nick Brown rounding out the top ten.


TD BANK 250 WINNER ENTERS ACT BEECH RIDGE 150

TD BANK 250 WINNER ENTERS ACT BEECH RIDGE 150

 

Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has entered the American Canadian Tour (ACT) championship at the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (BRMS) this Saturday night. The winner of the TD Bank 250 at the Oxford Plains Speedway last Sunday will take his Rollie Lachance-led team to BRMS to compete in the ACT point-counting event.

 

Red MacDonald, the owner of Lee USA Speedway and father of one of New England’s brightest stock car stars said, “Eddie wanted to work on his NASCAR Camping World East car this weekend to get ready for a race at Adirondack Speedway in a couple of weeks. I told him it was just a one-day  race at Beech Ridge and we needed to go race this Saturday. I told him I would put the ACT Late Model back together after the tear down last Sunday night if he was willing to head up the road about an hour this Saturday.”

 

MacDonald headlined a stellar field of cars last Sunday at the 36th annual summer classic at Oxford Plains where he captured over $35,000.00 in prize money, and put his name in the storied history books of winners of the prestigious “Oxford 250”. “We really have fun racing with these Late Models and when we see the mix of veteran drivers like Brad Leighton, Mike Rowe, Brian Hoar, Brent Dragon along with the new stars like Joey Polewarczyk, Nick Sweet and Scott Payea, we know we are going to have to battle all day. It is a lot of fun,” said MacDonald.

 

Post time for the Beech Ridge ACT 150 is 6:00 pm this Saturday, July 25, 2009.


BEECH RIDGE

BEECH RIDGE NEXT FOR AMERICAN CANADIAN TOUR
 
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will return to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway with the most diverse group of racers of the 2009 championship campaign. ACT point leader Scott Payea holds a slim 23-point lead over Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey Polewarczyk (Joey Pole). Five-time ACT Champion and former NASCAR Busch East star Brian Hoar sits in third and is looking for his first win in 2009. Hoar comes off a strong outing in last week’s TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford, ME. Hoar finished 4th after leading the “250” in the second half of the richest one-day Late Model stock car race in America. ACT veterans Randy Potter from Groveton, New Hampshire and John Donahue from Graniteville, Vermont round out the top five, separated by only 79 points just past the half-way mark in the 2009 season.
 

OXFORD 250

Eddie MacDonald Scores Oxford 250 Win

Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA won the 2009 edition of the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. MacDonald earned the third starting position by winning the third heat and took the lead early from pole-sitter Brent Dragon. Dragon would soon get back by MacDonald and lead the majority of the first 100 laps of the event. John Donahue also led after catching Dragon in lap traffic. Brian Hoar also had a strong showing as he led some laps himself.

After the final pit stops MacDonald worked his way back to the front by racing by Hoar, Donahue, Patrick Laperle, Dragon and several other ACT regulars running near the front. Laperle ran near the front of the pack for the majority of the race and came home with a second place finish, while Donahue held on for third. Brian Hoar would finish fourth and Shawn Martin rounded out the top five. Brent Dragon finished sixth followed by Ben Rowe, Cris Michaud, Brad Leighton, and Travis Stearns rounding out the top ten.

ACT Tour

ACT TOUR RETURNS TO BEECHRIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY AFTER 16-YEAR ABSENCE

 

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will return to the Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (BRMS) on Saturday, July 25, 2009. The “Ridge” was a mainstay for ACT back in the days of veteran racers Rowe, McCabe, Dragon, Crouch, Dion, Cabana and a host of other Pro Stock competitors.

 

A new crop of Late Model competitors will return to the Beech Ridge event from throughout New England and Canada. They are a diverse group comprising both veteran and new teams. The ACT 150 lap championship event will see a whole new generation of stars, along with some of those familiar names from 16 years ago. Second generation drivers Brent and Scott Dragon, rising stars Joey Polewarczyk from Hudson, NH and current point leader Scott Payea from Milton, VT will be joined by Maine ACT Late Model standouts Glen Luce of Turner and Ricky Rolfe from Albany Township. The Oxford Plains Speedway will also send a large contingent of their weekly stars to the inaugural ACT Late Model event. Oxford champions Travis Adams, Tim Brackett and Shawn Martin are expected to take on the Tour regulars.

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