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Série ACT Announces 2018 Quebec Schedule

Laval, QC – December, 1st 2017 – Série ACT, the Canadian touring series operating under the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) flagship, is pleased to announce the 2018 schedule for ACT Late Model Sportsman, which will consist of nine (9) events at three different tracks in the Province of Quebec.

Serie ACT will kick off its 14th Championship stock car season, on Sunday, May 20, by making its first of four visits at Autodrome St-Eustache (ASE).  A 4/10th-mile oval track, located just North of Montreal. It will return to the speed plant on July 7th, August 18th, and Septembre 23rd.

Autodrome Montmagny, located in the scenic city of Montmagny, which is 45 minutes East of the Quebec city bridges, will host 4 Championship races as well.  The 3/8 mile oval will host events on June 9th and 24th, July 21st, and September 1st.

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2016 Série ACT Schedule Announced

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have officially announced the 2016 Série ACT schedule. The Quebec-based Late Model Tour will run an eight-race schedule at three different tracks from May through September.

The season will get underway on Saturday, May 21 at Autodrome St-Eustache. The 100-lap event is the first of three visits to the 1/3-mile speedway in 2016. The series will have another 100-lap event at St-Eustache on Saturday, July 9 and a 150-lap event on Saturday, August 20.

Série ACT will also make three trips to Autodrome Montmagny. These include a U.S. combination event and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) doubleheader on Saturday, July 23 as well as the season finale on Saturday, September 3. Two 150-lap events at Vallée-Jct.’s Autodrome Chaudiere in May and August complete the schedule.

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Helliwell Slips Through in Traffic to Win Chaudiere 200

Vallée-Jct., QC – Wayne Helliwell Jr. took advantage of lapped traffic to slip by Donald Theetge with 11 laps remaining and take his fourth win American-Canadian Tour (ACT) win of the season at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, September 12.

Dover, NH’s Helliwell had stalked Theetge through traffic after the two got around then-leader Jean-François Déry on lap 169 of the 200-lap event. As the pair approached the lapped car of Etienne Cliche, Theetge looked to pass him on the outside groove. But Cliche drifted high entering turn 3 and Helliwell dove to the bottom, grabbing the lead and driving away for the win in front of the second-largest crowd in track history. 

Patrick Hamel got the jump on polesitter Martin Goulet Jr. and lead the first seven laps before Déry took over. Déry built a big lead at times, but six cautions in the first 63 laps tightened the field up and led to Déry and Theetge swapping the lead back and forth on a series of restarts.

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Glen Luce Wins at Autodrome Chaudiere

Glen Luce of Turner, ME won his second consecutive PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Series presented by Kenny U-Pull race Saturday night at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallée-Jonction, QC.

Donald Theetge finished second in the Chaudiere Twin 200 over Alexandre Gingras, Ben Rowe, and Joey Doiron. Jeremy Davis, Eric St. Gelais, David Michaud, Mike Rowe, and Travis Stearns rounded out the top 10.

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PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Models Looking to Chaudiere And Beech Ridge

NAPLES, ME (September 10) – Following the hoopla of the 42nd Annual AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Model competitors now shift their focus to two more familiar events.  This weekend, PASS heads “North Of The Border” to join the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models for Twin 200’s at Autodrome Chaudiere.  Then, PASS returns state side for the 9th Annual PASS 400 Weekend at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, featuring the Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.

Despite struggling to a disappointing 25th place finish in the Oxford 250, current PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model points leader Mike Rowe still maintains a healthy advantage in the standings.  Rowe sits just over 100 points on his nearest championship combatants Travis Benjamin and Joey Doiron.  Benjamin, a two-time Oxford 250 champion, and Doiron, a former PASS winner at Beech Ridge, were not able to capitalize on Rowe’s missteps at Oxford, both suffering their own poor finishes.

Sitting just behind the championship leaders are Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe and Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek.  Chaudiere and Beech Ridge will be pivotal for both drivers if they have any hopes of joining the title fight.  Ben Rowe ended a long winless drought in the North by taking the checkered flag at Autodrome Chaudiere, while Kruczek was able to score his first career PASS victory at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway back in May.

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Labbé Takes Third Serié ACT Win of Season in Chaudiere 150

Vallée-Jct., QC – Defending Serié ACT Champion Alex Labbé outdueled current point leader Dany Trépanier to win the Chaudiere 150 at Vallee-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere in an event that took two days to complete due to rain.

St-Albert, QC’s Labbé took the lead from St-Edouard, QC’s Trépanier for the final time on lap 137 and survived a final restart with eight laps remaining for his third win of the season and ninth of his Serié ACT career. The event began on Saturday, July 11 before being halted after 44 laps and was restarted the afternoon of Sunday, July 12.

Gaetan Longtin led the first eight laps from the outside pole before Québec, QC’s Jean-François Déry took over on the first of nine restarts. Trépanier grabbed the lead from the 2013 Serié ACT Champion on lap 32 and was out front when the rains came.

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ACT will Visit 11 Different Tracks in 2015

The American Canadian Tour Late Models will visit 11 different tracks throughout New England, New York and Quebec during the 13 event 2015 season. Officials have announced the schedule, which will kick off on Sunday, April 12 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH and crown a champion on Saturday, October 17 at Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT.

 The ACT Late Models visit two new tracks in 2015. ACT will run their first ever point counting events at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallee-Jct., QC as a doubleheader with PASS in September and the Late Models will visit Thompson for the first time ever to conclude the season in October.

ACT will also return to Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME for two events after a several year hiatus. The April Oxford event will be the inaugural ACT/PASS doubleheader event, while the June event will be a standalone ACT race. Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY will be the only other venue to host two events in 2015. The schedule is highlighted by trips to Thunder Road in Barre, VT, Speedway 51 (formerly Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH), Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME and Circuit Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, QC.

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Labbe wins Thunder Valley National 200 at Autodrome Chaudière

Vallee-Jonction, QC — The VR Victoriaville #36 of Alex Labbe was disqualified from his heat race in post-race tech due to a ride height infraction.  This would place him in the 24th starting position for the feature event where he would eventually work his way to the front and emerge victorious.  By the ½-way point in the race, Labbe had moved into the 2nd position where he would battle for the win with the runner up, Joey Doiron in the Wild Willy’s Burger #73.  Patrick Laperle of St.-Denis Quebec earned the final podium finish with his Lasalle Ford #91.

Center Conway’s DJ Shaw and Tyler Dippel from Walkill, NY rounded out the top-five in the finishing order.  Turner, Maine natives Mike Rowe and Ben Rowe were sixth and seventh across the finish line. Chicoutimi, Quebec’s Michael Lavoie ended up in the eighth position, with Curtis Gerry of Waterboro ninth across the finish line, and Bangor’s Gary Smith rounding out the top-ten.

Eight cautions in the first 100 laps would see five cars retired prior to the mandatory caution at Lap 101.   The 8F of Durham, NC native Tate Fogleman came to a stop on the inside of Turn 1 on Lap 2 bringing out the first caution of the day and ultimately seeing that car retired from the race. Caution would fly three more times for minor spins before Lap 8 which would result in the 80QC of Donald Theetge retiring his car from competition.  On Lap 46 the caution would fly again as the 2QC of Dany Poulin took a wild ride off Turn 1.  Poulin emerged from his car unscathed, but unfortunately the same could not be said for the car.  On the restart, the 84QC of Martin Latulippe and the 98QC of Etienne Cliché would tangle resulting in the 6th caution of the day and would see the Cliché retired from the race.  Caution #7 was the result of debris left on the track when the 16 of Kevin Roberge broke, ending his day.  Caution would fly one more time on Lap 81 for a minor spin, before seeing the caution at Lap 101 for the mandatory 10 minute pit stop to allow teams to make adjustments, change tires, and refuel.

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NEAR Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Drivers Deke Astle, Jim Martel, Mike Rowe, Fred Schulz, Ron Wyckoff, drag racing icon Bob Tasca, historian R.A. Silvia and car builder/mechanic Dave Tourigny make up the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame’s class of 2014.

They, along with the still to be announced pioneer class, will be inducted at NEAR’s 16th Hall of Fame banquet  Sunday, Nov. 16th, at The Lodge at Maneeley’s  in South Windsor, CT.

Banquet ticket information will be announced shortly and will be posted on the New England’s Antique Racers’ website ( in the near future.

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Jon McKennedy Overcomes Crash to Score ISMA Win at Chaudiere

Massachusetts Racer Crashes in Practice, Car Rebuilt to Stomp ISMA Field

VALLE-JONCTION, QUEBEC РOne night after tackling the flat 3/8-mile of Oxford Plains Speedway (ME), the International Supermodified Association traveled north of the border to the high-banks of Autodrome Chaudi̬re on Saturday night for the Le Habitants Dany Legace 75.

At the end of the night, it was Chelmsford, Massachusetts driver Jon McKennedy standing tall in victory lane.

For those simply looking at the results of Saturday’s race, they may think the win came easy for McKennedy. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
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DJ Shaw Makes it Two PASS Wins in a Row Defeats Solid Field at Autodrome Chaudiere

Vallée-Jonction, QC — Once again a PASS Super Late Model race had to be postponed due to weather this past Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Junction, Quebec, but the PASS North Tour danced around Sunday between sprinkles and put on a tremendous show with a solid crowd, and a full field of PASS Super Late Models for the Frameco 150.

It was an all Canadian front row as Patrick Laperle and Donald Theetge brought the field to green. The caution waved early, as on lap four, Ben Rowe’s bad luck continued as he cut down a tire putting him several laps off the pace. After a couple of minor spins, the field settled in as the Laperle / Theetge battle continued until lap 50 when Johnny Clark, Mike Rowe and DJ Shaw drove around the outside of the leaders. The field stayed green until lap 80 when Theetge and Laperle got together in turn two.

Clark continued to lead the event until lap 126 as lapped traffic became a major part of the finish. This is when a slowing car of Jaques Poulin was collected by Clark sending him spinning in front of the field. Glen Luce’s fine day ended in the skirmish as he had been hanging around the top five all afternoon.
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2014 ISMA Schedule Announced

Friday, May 02, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-Practice
Saturday, May 03, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-50
Saturday, June 07, 2014    Oswego Speedway    Oswego, NY-50
Friday, June 20, 2014-Oxford Plains Speedway-Oxford, ME-75
Saturday, June 21, 2014-Autodrome Chaudiere-Vallée-Jonction, QC-75
Saturday, July 12, 2014-Oswego Speedway-Oswego, NY-50-King of Wings

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PASS North Series Set to Embark on Ambitious 2014 Schedule

Pro All Stars Series President, Tom Mayberry has announced and released his 2014 PASS North schedule for the PASS Super Late Models as well as the PASS Mods, and PASS Sportsman. The series will kick off in April, and end in late September.

Oxford Plains Speedway will be the home track of the Series and the season opener on Saturday, April 12, with a rain date of Sunday, April 13th. The event will feature PASS Super Late Models, Mods, and Sportsman. A date of April 26th has been reserved in case of bad weather or wet grounds for the opener. Beech Ridge Speedway will be the next event on the card scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd. This night will feature PASS Super Late Models as well as PASS Mods and Sportsman. Star Speedway is set to return to the PASS schedule in 2014 on Saturday, May 10th with the Pass Super Late Models and PASS Mods on the card.

The PASS North Series heads across the border to Chardiere, Quebec for Round #1 of the Triple Crown Series for Super Late Models on Saturday, May 17th. The following week, May 24th, the Super Late Models head to White Mountain Motorsports Park for a 150 lap main event. The Tour will sit idle until Saturday, June 14th where there will be an event on the schedule, but track and divisions have yet to be posted.

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ACT Serie Quebec 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a nine-race schedule for the Série ACT 2014 season. Entering the eighth (8th) year of championship stock car racing, both the opening ACT event to be held May 24, 2014 and the final event, September 14, 2014 will be held at the Autodrome Ste Eustache (ASE) outside of Montreal. ASE will also host a third event on July 05, 2014.

Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste. Croix, QC is the oldest affiliated track with ACT. Promoters Jean and Guilluame Bergeron host three events. Events will be held on May 31, 2014 and August 02, 2014. The spectacular 5/8th mile track that sits along the St. Lawrence River, just minutes from Quebec City, will also host the 5th annual Can-Am 200 on Saturday, August 23rd. The event will see the very best of the Quebec teams compete in a grueling 200 laps against the best of the ACT US teams.

Autodrome Montmagny will have an ACT event on June 07, 2014. The fast 1/3rd mile will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the traditional 250-lap race on August 30, 2014.

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Annual ISMA Awards Banquet Closes Out 2013 Season Honoring the Championship Miller – Cicconi Team & More

VERONA, NY — The Turning Stone Casino’s Cypress ballroom provided an elegant backdrop for the annual ISMA Awards banquet Saturday night, November 9th with Oswego Speedway’s Dan Kapuscinski doing the MC honors.

The 2013 Car Owner and Driver awards went to Vic Miller, his eighth title overall and Lou Cicconi who finished atop the ISMA point standings at season-end making it a career first for the Aston, PA veteran. The tradition of carrying the huge championship trophy home until the next season ended here with a new tradition of separate trophies to be given to the car owner and driver individually. The five-foot plus trophy that has all previous champions engraved on it, will find a permanent home, possibly at the Watkins Glen Motorsports Museum. Brad and Mike Lichty were also belatedly each given individual trophies for their 2012 titles.

The remainder of the top fifteen owners and drivers received plaques and checks with the individual awards announced next as voted on by the membership.

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American Racer Tire Choice of ACT Through 2019

Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced that its tire of choice for the next six (6) years will be the American Racer brand from Race Tires America, located in Indiana, Pennsylvania. ACT and its affiliate tracks will change tire needs from Goodyear to the American Racer beginning with the 2014 season.

“We appreciate the many years of working with the Goodyear Racing Division. They have provided us with nearly a decade of service, and assisted us in the development of new products to meet our tire needs,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.

American Race Tire has spent the past four months producing and testing a tire to meet the varied and heavy demand of supplying the Late Model teams in the large area which ACT covers.

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Ross Kenseth Claims Thunder Valley National 200 Victory at Autodrome Chaudiere

Vallée-Jonction, QC — It took an extra day to get the event in, but day two was a charm for the PASS Super Late Model National event at Autodrome Chaudiere as Ross Kenseth held off Jay Fogleman and Karl Allard to claim the third leg of the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown Series this past Sunday afternoon.

Ross Kenseth and Austin Theriault led the field to green with Theriault leading lap one before Kenseth dove underneath on lap two to take the point. The first caution of the day flew on lap 5 for a spinning Jean-Francoise Dery. Series point leader Johnny Clark limped to the pit area with a flat tire, returning just before the green flag flew again. Kenseth held his lead until caution flew on lap 26 for rain. The track dried quickly and action resumed after a fifteen minute delay. Caution would fly again for a hard crash as Curtis Gerry looped his mount in front of Travis Benjamin, and Benjamin climbed over the top front fender of Gerry and Chad Dow got involved in the tangle as well.

At this point the top runners were Kenseth, and Jay Fogleman. The pair ran nose to tail until lap 54 when Karl Allard and Danny Poulin got together in turn one bringing out another caution on. On the restart, Fogleman continued to dog Kenseth, until he had a tire go down and slapped the wall on lap 69. Fogleman would return and joined the field at the rear. This time Austin Theriault was Kenseth’s challenger with Johnny Clark now up to third. On a lap 84 restart Kenseth and Clark battled hard for the point, and Clark assumed the top spot, but Kenseth took it back as the teams took a fifteen minute half way break for pit stops and a two tire change.

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Much At Stake as PASS Heads to Chaudiere for Final Leg of the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown

NAPLES, ME — The eyes of the short track racing world will be on Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models travel there this weekend for the final leg of the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown. The Thunder Valley 200 will feature North America’s top short trackers competing for $10,000 to win, with an additional $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money. But in addition to the winner’s large payday, there will be three separate points battles going on at the same time that will also peak fan’s interest.

First, PASS North points leader Joey Doiron looks to build on his slight advantage in the standings over Cassius Clark and Travis Benjamin. Doiron just completed a dream weekend in New Hampshire that saw him sweep the White Mountain Twin 150’s and will be looking to make it three PASS North wins in-a-row at Autodrome Chaudiere. Second, this is the final leg of the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown, a separate championship comprised of the races at Chaudiere with a bonus point fund totaling over $30,000. After struggling through a dismal 2013 season, 6-time PASS North Champion Johnny Clark comes to this weekend’s Thunder Valley 200 seeking his first win of the season and clinging to a slim lead with only 20 points separating the top eight drivers. And finally, Saturday night’s race will be the fourth of five races that comprise the PASS National Series. PASS South Super Late Model points leader Jay Fogleman leads a strong contingent of drivers from the Southeast, including his son Tate, all of whom will be competing at Autdrome Chaudiere for the first time.

“Looking forward to the Canada trip, the fan base up there is always huge,” said Fogleman, who currently leads the PASS National points. “Everything up there is different. It’s just a whole different mindset and type of racetrack that you go to. We finally think we’ve got some things figured out for those little flat, slick racetracks and really looking forward to going.”

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Donald Theetge Takes Second Straight Série ACT Win

Vallee-Jct., QC – Boischatel, Quebec’s Donald Theetge earned his second straight Série ACT win on Friday, July 5 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., QC. Theetge used the final restart on lap 131 of the 150 lap event to muscle his way around longtime event leader Patrick Laperle. Laperle made several last ditch efforts over the final 19 laps, but to no avail as Theetge protected the outside line and took away Laperle’s momentum.

The two rivals spent the majority of the event at the front after working their way from about mid-pack of the 26 car field. Laperle would get to the point first, taking away the lead from Dany Trepanier on lap 46. Theetge pulled up to his rear bumper one lap later and the latest chapter of the Theetge/Laperle rivalry began. The two swapped the lead several times over the remainder of the event and through several restarts. Laperle seemed to have the field covered until Theetge restarted on the outside on the final restart.

David Michaud worked his way from dead last on the field to complete the podium. Jean-François Déry and Etienne Cliche completed the top five. Dany Trepanier, Jacques Poulin, Claude Leclerc, Pier-Luc Ouellette, and Jonathan Bouvrette rounded out the second half of the top ten.

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Serie ACT – Chaudiere 150 Schedule Friday, July 5, 2013

Serie ACT – Chaudiere 150 Schedule Friday, July 5, 2013

Schedule of Events
2:30pm Pits Open
4:00pm ACT Practice
4:30pm Local Practice
5:10pm ACT Practice
5:30pm Local Practice
6:15pm ACT Practice
6:25pm Close Track
6:30pm Driver Meeting
7:10pm Kamikaze Heats

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Serie ACT – Chaudiere 150 Schedule Friday, July 5, 2013

Serie ACT – Chaudiere 150 Schedule Friday, July 5, 2013

Schedule of Events
2:30pm Pits Open
4:00pm ACT Practice
4:30pm Local Practice
5:10pm ACT Practice
5:30pm Local Practice
6:15pm ACT Practice
6:25pm Close Track
6:30pm Driver Meeting
7:10pm Kamikaze Heats
Limited Heats

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Ben Seitz Caps a Great Day with ISMA Chaudiere Win Saturday

Vallee Jonction, QC — It was a day Ben Seitz, won’t soon forget. Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere, everything just fell into place for the Bourne, Mass. driver and his crew. Ben’s 17 was consistently fast and by the end of practice he had set a new track record of 10.77, breaking Johnny Benson’s mark set in 2011. Seitz signed the track wall as had Benson, and then the 17 sat in victory lane at the end of the ISMA 75 later than night. It was about as perfect a day as any driver could ask for. And, Seitz was certainly pleased with the results. The win was Seitz’s second on the ISMA trail.

“This was very good. I am very happy. The car was really good. Brian (Allegresso) and Dickie Bien both set the car up and it was really good. I was patient and I knew the car was really good so I was there at the end. We started ninth and I kind of just picked and chose my spots. I need to thank my sponsors, Sam Lorusso and his family for sticking with us through all the adversity the last couple of years. Thanks also to ISMA and the fans who came here today. We appreciate it. I think Brian and Dickie now have this thing pointed in the right direction. Hopefully things keep going this way.”

Seitz had to work for his win with Jon McKennedy on this tail at the end of the race. McKennedy picked up his second, second place finish in the two-day Canadian stint. “This was a good weekend. We had two seconds. I just wish we could have won. We were a little bit tight at the end. Congratulations to Ben Seitz. He ran a great race. We had a good talk there with about five laps to go. But Ben was able to pull away and I ended up second. Overall it was a good weekend for us. I’m glad we came up here. It was a neat track to run. I hope we come back.”

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Moe Lilje Takes ISMA First at Chaudiere’s Friday 75

Vallee Jonction, QC — Vickery, Ohio’s Moe Lilje made his first ever visit to Autodrome Chaudiere’s high-banked quarter mile worth the trip Friday. Moe, starting 6th on the field, took his Reed’s Salvage-owned number 8 past some tough competition into the lead just past halfway in the 75-lapper. Lilje was able to stave off the advances of some very quick cars to take his first-ever ISMA win. The exciting race ran just under 18 minutes allowing for just one quick caution along the way.

Lilje was ecstatic with his victory. “My first ISMA win. It’s been long overdue. We’ve had some decent opportunities and things just didn’t fall our way until tonight. I’m happy that we made the long voyage worth it. I started in the third row and got a couple cars there in the beginning. When I got to third I kind of rode there for 15 or 20 laps. When the 17 seemed to have picked up a little push I figured it was time for me to get going. Once we got out front it was smooth sailing until maybe the last 25 laps. Then we picked up a push and we really couldn’t maneuver like we could earlier. I knew the 79 was coming but we held on.

“A big thank you to Craig Reed and everybody at Reed’s Salvage. This is a big win for them. He couldn’t be here tonight because we had some truck issues. And, thanks to all our sponsors, Kelling Services, TG Eschtruth, Stewart’s Appliances and Simpson Race Products. Thanks to everyone.”

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ISMA Supers Head Back to Autodrome Chaudiere for Two-Day Show June 21-22

Oswego, NY – In 2011, the International Supermodified Association headed into Quebec for an inaugural run at Vallee-Jonction’s Autodrome Chaudiere. Founded in 1992 the 1/3 mile high banked paved oval became under the new ownership of Dany Legace and Kevin Roberge and they duo wanted not only to upgrade the facility, but to run the ultra fast winged supers on the track nicknamed “Little Bristol Quebecers”.

And the crowd which attended the first ISMA event there found out just how fast the supers were when Johnny Benson Jr. set a new track record and painted his name on the Chaudiere wall much to the fans delight. Benson went on to win the race trailed by his teammate Mike Lichty. Said Benson after his second career ISMA win, “ I love coming to a place like this and I hope the fans enjoyed the race. It’s pretty cool to set the track record here and then to win with Mike second.” The 2011 ISMA appearance marked just the third time for the winged supers to have run in Quebec since 1986-87 when the group ran at St. Croix with Warren Coniam and Russ Wood the winners of the two features run.

Rob Summers, Jeff Locke, Ben Seitz, Eddie Witkum Jr., Danny Lane, Jamie Timmons, Dave Duggan and Russ Wood finished up the top 10 in that 75-lapper.

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PASS North Readies for Transcontinental Showdown at Autodrome Chaudiere

NAPLES, ME — Throughout New England and the Canadian provinces, race fans have long argued which country had the best short track racers in North America, the United States or Canada? Thanks to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere, 2013 could be the year that question is finally answered.

This weekend’s Frameco 150 will kick off the first leg of the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere. The Autobus La Quececoise Triple Crown will feature a points fund totaling $30,000 to be awarded to the top 15 drivers who compete in all three events. Additionally, all three races at Autodrome Chaudiere will count towards the overall PASS North Super Late Model Championship. Triple Crown info page HERE

The Frameco 150 will be the first event held at Autodrome Chaudiere since the facility located in Valley Junction, Quebec was purchased by new owners Dany Lagace and Kevin Roberge. Roberge has been a part-time competitor in the PASS North series for a number of years and believes Canadian fans are ready for the full fendered excitement they will see on Saturday.

[Entries Received – Chaudiere – 5/18]
[Event Schedule – Chaudiere – 5/18]

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Tracks by the Facts – Autodrome Chaudiere

Autodrome Chaudiere in Valle-Jonction, Quebec will host the 5th event on the Serie ACT Castrol 2013 schedule. The 1/3-mile speedway has hosted 12 Serie ACT Castrol events to date.

· Michael Lavoie won the first ever Serie ACT Castrol event held at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 29, 2007.

· Patrick Laperle won the most recent Serie ACT Castrol event at Chaudiere on August 3, 2012.

· Donald Theetge holds the record for the most wins with 4. Other winners include Karl Allard (3), Patrick Laperle (3), Alexandre Gingras, and Michael Lavoie.

· Patrick Laperle holds the record for most top fives (9), most top tens (10) and most money earned ($18,230).

· Laperle has also led the most laps at Chaudiere with 597 and the most most laps led in a single event with 138 on May 21, 2011.

· Karl Allard and Patrick Laperle are tied for a record 8 events led at Chaudiere.

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Kyle Busch to take on Autodrome Chaudière

Vallee-Jonction, QC — Autodrome Chaudiere 2012 Inc. is proud to announce that Kyle “Rowdy” Busch will be entering the second leg of the PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallee-Jonction Quebec on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. This race will be the second race of the prestigious PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at the famed highbank ¼ mile. Busch will be participating in the event, which will undoubtedly be the biggest short track event in the history of the province of Québec, in his #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Super-Late Model Camry.

Kyle Busch is considered by many to be the best raw talent on the Sprint Cup circuit. Known for his intensity and will to win, Busch is a force to reckon with and a threat to win every Sunday afternoon. His record speaks for itself; 24 Sprint Cup series wins, 51 Nationwide series wins, 30 Camping World truck series wins, along with a Nationwide series championship. These 105 careers wins across the three NASCAR national circuits puts him 3rd on the all-time win list behind Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (106). Along with these impressive numbers, Rowdy’s resume is stacked with incredible accomplishments such as The Bristol Sweep where he swept all three national series races in the same weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch’s passion for racing is so great that he races Super-Late models during his off weekends and spare time. Busch loves to fend off against the best short track drivers in North America and holds wins in many prestigious Super-Late model races such as the Snowball Derby, The Slinger Nationals and the Winchester 400.

“My favorite type of vehicles to race have always been the Super-Late Models — they look cool, are fun to drive, and when you put them on a ¼ mile track like Autodrome Chaudiere it always makes for an exciting race,” Busch said. “I try to make it to about five of the more prestigious races around my NASCAR schedule every season — we run two or three staples for us and then we try to find a couple of new venues to visit. The Canadian fans really support their racing and I know that the new track owners are working hard to make this a big event. I’m really looking forward to my trip to Quebec in August.”

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2013 ISMA Schedule Includes 15 Race Events at 10 Different Race Tracks; Sunset Speedway Added as New Venue

Oswego, NY (January 23, 2013) – While the northeast is locked in a bitter cold winter, it’s a great time to look toward the 2013 racing series as a warm-up. The 2013 ISMA schedule has been finalized with some exciting new additions. The ISMA winged series will compete in 15 race events at 10 different speedways in the Northeast and Canada. And, one of those Canadian visits includes a new venue, Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario, which is approximately 40 miles north of Toronto.

ISMA’s opener will be at the home of the supermodifieds, the Oswego Speedway (NY), which in 2013 will host four big events called the Steel Palace ISMA SuperSeries. Round 1 is May 4th. Rounds 2 – 4 come on June 8th, July 13th (King of Wings) and on August 31st of Classic weekend.

ISMA’s first trip to Canada is a return to Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee Jonction, Quebec for a two-day event on June 21 and 22. Johnny Benson won the inaugural race at that fast semi-banked oval in 2011. Mike Lichty, Benson’s teammate and Rob Summers were on the podium for that 75-lapper. Both Friday and Saturday features will again be 75 laps in length.

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PASS to Award 2013 National Champ with Championship Ring at Season’s End

NAPLES, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the 2013 PASS National Series Champion will be awarded a one-of-a-kind championship ring. PASS, in association with series supporter Northern Race Tire, will present the newly crowned PASS National Champion with the championship ring following the final race of the season as part of the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, NC. The PASS National Champion’s ring is currently being manufactured by Stylecraft. From Super Bowl rings to civic awards, Stylecraft has been making finely crafted jewelry in the United States for over six decades. The 2013 PASS National Champion’s ring will be massive in size and will be emblazoned with the PASS logo and other jewels. This year’s championship ring is meticulously being designed now and will be unveiled on the PASS website in the coming weeks. It joins an impressive list of awards for the PASS National Champion which includes a chassis from Bull City Race Cars and a custom helmet made by Bell Helmets.

“We are very excited to be giving this opportunity to North America’s best Super Late Model racer,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “For whoever wins the 2013 PASS National title, no matter where they go, this championship ring will stand as a symbol of the hard work and dedication it took to achieve one of short track racing’s ultimate goals.”

The PASS National Series is comprised of six elite Super Late Model events throughout North America and gets underway in less than three weeks with the Inaugural Florida Winter Meltdown at Auburndale Speedway on February 8-9. In addition to a talented group of PASS regulars, former PASS National Champions Ben Rowe and Jay Fogleman hope to contain a strong contingent of Florida Super Late Model standouts on the tricky quarter mile oval.

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PASS National Series To Be Highlighted By Major Events and Big Money

– National Champion’s awards to include chassis and helmet
– 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford to pay PASS Super Late Model winner $25,000, plus $25,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
– 3rd Leg of Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at Chaudiere Will Pay Winner $10,000 to win, plus $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money
– Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Continues Tradition as Spring’s Premier Super Late Model Event

NAPLES, ME — Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have released the six races that will make up the 2013 PASS National Championship Series. The schedule is comprised of six premier Super Late Model events in both PASS North and PASS South that will determine an overall PASS National Champion. The PASS National Series will be highlighted by the return of Super Late Model action to the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in July. And, for the first time, the PASS National Series will take on a more international flavor with an event scheduled in Canada later this year. While awards are currently still being finalized with sponsors, Bull City Race Cars has announced it will award the 2013 PASS National Champion with a chassis and Bell Helmets will provide a helmet to the new title holder.

“Thanks to a lot of time and effort by a group of really dedicated people, we are very pleased to announce our 2013 PASS National Series,’” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “These events exemplify what’s great about short track racing and we feel each of them will attract the best Super Late Model drivers competing today. All of these events are unique and will prove to be a challenge for our competitors. And, with the addition of races in Florida and Canada, a broad base of fans will get to see racers from all over North America come together and compete to see who truly is the best of the best.”
The PASS National Series gets underway in less than a month with the Inaugural Florida Winter Meltdown at Auburndale Speedway on February 8-9. In addition to a talented group of PASS regulars, former PASS National Champions Ben Rowe and Jay Fogleman hope to contain a strong contingent of Florida Super Late Model standouts on the tricky quarter mile oval.

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