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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.

TIGER TRI-STATE SERIES

Shawn Duquette Wins Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series Race at Airborne Speedway

Plattsburgh, NY – New York’s Shawn Duquette captured victory in the first Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series event at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Duquette took the lead with four laps remaining in the 100 lap race. Toby Ebersole led the majority of the race before relinquishing the lead to Tylor Terry on lap 82. Terry then led until Duquette took over for the win.

The race was slowed by seven cautions. It was the first of the three race Tri-State Series that will visit Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday, August 1st and Thunder Road on Thursday August 13th for the final two events.

Unofficial Top Ten

1.       Shawn Duquette

2.       Jason Bonnett

3.       Toby Ebersole

4.       Skip Liberty

5.       Ben Hough

6.       Geoff Bodine

7.       Joey Becker

8.       Howard Stoner

9.      Joey Roberts

10. Shawn Fleury


ACT TOUR

Brad Leighton Wins Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway

Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, NH captured his second ACT Tour victory of the 2009 season in the Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway in Peterborough, ON. Leighton started on the outside pole with a plus four handicap in ACT’s plus/minus system and led until Patrick Laperle took control on lap 27.

Laperle wouldn’t hold the lead for long as Randy Potter got by him on lap 56. Potter and Laperle then battled until a caution flag on lap 92 when Potter along with several other cars pitted for fresh tires and gas. Laperle would not be contested again until Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. caught him on lap 113.


SERIES ACT CASTROL

MONTMAGNY 250 POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY AUGUST 1st

The Series ACT Castrol Montmagny 250 scheduled for Saturday, July 4th at Autodrome Montmagny has been postponed until Satuday, August 1st due to expected heavy rains. The Montmagny 250 was scheduled to be the sixth event on the Series ACT Castrol 250 and the second trip to the 1/3 mile speedplant.

The Series ACT competitors now have the entire month of July off until the August 1st make-up. However, many of them are expected to defend their Canadian turf when the ACT Tour visits Frazerville, Ontario’s Kawartha Speedway on Sunday, July 12th. Point leader Donald Theetge along with other Series ACT Castrol front runners Patrick Laperle, Karl Allard, Jean-François Déry and Trampas Demers among others are expected to take on ACT Tour’s top dogs including point leader Scott Payea, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Randy Potter, John Donahue and Brian Hoar to name a few.

Also expected to make a strong showing are Ontario drivers Justin Holtom, Spencer MacPherson, Dan McHattie, Brandon Watson, Tom Walters and Sean Kennedy. Kennedy has already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19th by winning the Series ACT Castrol Toromont CAT 100 at Capital City Speedway earlier this season.

More than 40 competitors total are expected from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec and Ontario for the Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, ON. Post time is 1:30pm.

 


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