Archive for January 3rd, 2008

Top Nominees Announced for ACT Special Awards

Chip Grenier

A select group of stock car drivers has been nominated for the “Sportsmanship” and “Most Improved” awards in four racing divisions for the American-Canadian Tour and Barre’s Thunder Road.  Competitors and race officials and have selected nominees for the special awards, with the winners to be announced at the annual ACT/Thunder Road Banquet of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Sheraton-Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, VT.

Thunder Road Rookie of the Year Chip Grenier of Northfield heads the list for the ACT Late Model division, receiving votes in both categories.  Joining him on the list of top nominees for Sportsmanship are Vermonters Brent Dragon, Jamie Fisher, and Shawn Fleury, and ACT Late Model Tour regular Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC.  Grenier is joined on the Most Improved ballot by Rusty Berger, Mike Bailey, Marcel Gravel, and Tour racer Ron Henry of New Gloucester, ME.  A.J. Begin was the 2006 Sportsmanship Award winner, while Joey Polewarczyk was the Most Improved Driver.

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Bill Roth Leaves Waterford Speedbowl

According to Pete Zanardi, General Manager Bill Roth has left the Waterford Speedbowl.  He will be working for a track in Kentucky.

ACTion News 1/02/08

…And a Happy New Year! Okay, it’s time to get serious – we’ve reached the first half of the top ten entries in the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007” poll. Recapping the honorees so far, we’ve seen 11 American-Canadian Tour Late Model division competitors, including drivers from the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT Castrol, and Thunder Road weekly wars. We’ve also seen three NAPA Tiger Sportsman racers and an Allen Lumber Street Stocker.

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NASCAR Champions Take The Track At Lake Placid

Bodine Bobsled Challenge Day 1

Lake Placid, NY — A field of NASCAR champions traded the asphalt for the ice Thursday as the 3rd Annual Chevy Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering kicked off with an afternoon of training runs.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion Steve Carlson was among the first ones down.

“That’s cool,” said Carlson has he paused to catch his breath at the end of the run. “It was kind of a rough ride, but it was fast – faster than I thought.”

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