Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek has filed the first official entry for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Commonwealth Classic 65 at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Saturday, March 30. The 2-time Pro All Stars Series winner will pilot the #19NH Little Webb’s Fuel/Sunoco Chevy Camaro for Bobby Webber Jr. Racing in ACT’s maiden voyage at the ¾-mile D-shaped oval.
Kruczek has been a strong competitor in Late Model and Super Late Model racing throughout the Northeast for more than a decade, running with both PASS and ACT as well as weekly racing. The past two seasons, he has been a regular at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway in the R&R Late Model Sportsman division. He finished third in track points in 2018 with four wins.
“We saw Richmond added to the schedule, and right off the bat, Bobby decided we were going to go,” Kruczek said. “I was all for it as well – that was the biggest thing. I like big tracks. I like to race at Loudon – I’ve been there a couple times in a PASS car, and I’d practiced there with the ACT Tour before we ended up moving away from that, unfortunately. Speed is fun, obviously. And Richmond is probably the one NASCAR track that I actually watch on TV! So I’m really excited to make some laps around there.”
The event will also be the first ACT start together for Kruczek and Webber Jr. The duo have plans to run a partial ACT Late Model Tour schedule in 2019, though Kruczek noted their exact schedule isn’t fully determined at this time.
Regardless, Richmond will serve as a tune-up for both in preparation for the Tour season ahead. Webber Jr. is also the promoter of Epping, NH’s Star Speedway, which will host the finale of the 2019 Summer Kickoff Series on Saturday, June 29.
I think we’ll be pretty good,” Kruczek said. “We bought a Dale Shaw car – I’ve been racing Dale’s Super Late Models for a couple years now, so I’m pretty close with Dale. It was actually one of Jimmy Hebert’s cars. I think we’ve got some really good equipment going down there, so I don’t think we’ll be too bad off.”
Entries are beginning to pour in for ACT’s first visit to the state of Virginia. Williamstown, VT’s Hebert, the number-three ACT Tour points finisher in 2018, will open his 2019 campaign at Richmond Raceway. Multi-time ACT winner John Donahue and his son Stephen Donahue, a Late Model winner at both Thunder Road and White Mountain Motorsports Park, have also filed their entries for the Commonwealth Classic.
Entry forms, the full schedule of events, and other information about the inaugural ACT Commonwealth Classic 65 are available at www.acttour.com. The early entry deadline for the event is January 31.