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Driver and Owner Meeting Confirms 2017 Série ACT Season Very Promising

The Managing Director responsible for the Quebec auto racing association for asphalt stock car championship Late Models, Série ACT, confirmed he was very happy with the meeting at Trois-Rivières this past weekend.

Marc Patrick Roy, the Managing Director for Série ACT, who was present in Trois-Rivières for the meeting, declared that the participation at the meeting went way beyond his expectations. “The 37 people representing 22 teams in attendance, is beyond our initial expectations. Add to those present 6 other teams who had informed us of their absence, ahead of time, and I can confirm, beyond any doubt, that the competitors have a huge interest in our races and in the continued presence of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) sanction in Quebec.”

In addition to discussions around race day procedures and specific items in the rule book, Roy took the time to listen to the teams on various subjects in order to address, as best as possible, their challenges, with the ultimate objective of offering the best possible stock-car racing for the fans, while taking in consideration the economic realities associated with campaigning for an elite Championship.
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Américan-Canadian Tour Announces 2017 Quebec Schedule

Montréal, QC – 2017-02-13 – The American Canadian Tour is pleased to announce the 2017 Serie ACT schedule, which will feature six (6) events in the Province of Quebec, under the direction of a new management team.

Marc Patrick Roy will serve as the Managing Director for the Serie ACT in Quebec. “M.P. Roy is a familiar presence at short tracks in Quebec and the northeastern U.S., and brings a wealth of knowledge and renewed enthusiasm to his new position”, said ACT President Tom Curley.  “We are delighted to have him join our team.  He brings with him a strong team of officials who have been involved in ACT racing for many years, in a variety of capacities.  We look forward to the 2017 Serie ACT events”, concluded Curley.

“I am excited to put my team of officials together”, declared Roy.  “I had the opportunity to work with each of them in the past.  These are very honest, professional individuals, with a tremendous knowledge of stock car racing and know what is expected to run a smooth show”, he finished. 

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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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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ACT Releases 13-Event 2016 Schedule

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the release of the 2016 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. The 13-event series will see the Tour visit 12 different tracks in six U.S. states and the province of Quebec as they pursue the $10,000-to-win ACT Championship.

The season will once again kick off with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 10 and crown the 2016 champion at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 15. Other traditional early-season events which have returned include the 18th Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on May 1, the Spring Green 116 at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway on May 14, and a 100-lap event at Fair Haven, VT’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway on June 4.

The 2016 schedule will again feature three ACT/Pro All Stars Series (PASS) doubleheaders. The two series open the Oxford Plains Speedway racing season on Sunday, April 17. ACT and PASS then travel to Quebec’s Autodrome Montmagny on Saturday, July 23. The 150-lap event is the ACT U.S. Tour’s first visit to the speedway since 1999 and is a combination event with Série ACT.
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2016 PASS North Schedule Announced

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model schedule has been announced.

2016 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule
Sat-Sun April 9-10 – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, CT
Sun. April 17 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Sat. April 30 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. May 7 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sun. May 15 – Speedway 95 – Bangor, ME
Sun. May 29 – Thunder Road International Speedbowl – Barre, VT
Sat. June 11 – TBA
Fri. June 24 – Lee USA Speedway – Lee, NH
Sat or Sun July 2 or 3 – TBA
Sat. July 9 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. July 23 – Autodrome Montmagny Speedway – Montmagny, PQ
Sat. August 13 – TBA
Fri-Sun August. 26-28 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME The Oxford 250
Fri-Sun Sept. 16-18 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. Oct. 1 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sat. Oct. 15 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Dates Subject To Change

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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 (NEAR1.org) in the near future.

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Labbe Wins PASS 150 at Autodrome Montmagny

SUPER LATE MODELS at AUTODROME MONTMAGNY
UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS – 6-28-14
1) 36 – Alex Labbe – 150 Laps
2) 77 – Cassius Clark – 150
3) 54 – Johnny Clark – 150
4) 7L – Glen Luce – 150
5) 17 – Travis Benjamin – 150
6) 10(60) – DJ Shaw – 150
7) 4n – Ben Rowe – 150
8) 75 – Gary Smith – 150
9) 7 – Curtis Gerry – 150
10) 97 – Jacques Poulin – 148
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PASS North Heads Across the Border to Autdrome Montmagny

The Pro All Stars Series, Super Late Models return to action this coming Saturday night after a two week break at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec. Post time for the event is 6pm.

The PASS Tour has not competed at the Canadian speed plant since 2004. Cassius Clark gathered up his first ever PASS North victory by leading all 100 laps of the second segment of the 200 lap event.

At the finish Mike Rowe and Scott Mulkern were glued to his back bumper. Rounding out the top ten were Alexandre Gingras, Johnny Clark, Richie Dearborn, Travis Benjamin, Larry Gelinas, Sylvain Lacombe and Scott Alexander.

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Labbé Eyes Série ACT Title

Alex Labbé of St. Albert, Quebec will return to the Série ACT full time in the #48qc Larue Industrial Snow Blower Ford Fusion for Denis Larue. Desjardins Ford, Garoy Construction, and Orleans Express will also provide sponsorship.

“We will obviously try to win the championship here in the Quebec tour. I am also looking forward to perform really good at the big races like the International 500, the Invitational at Loudon and the Milk Bowl. Even if I had a really good run (there last) year, I want a come back this year and be as competitive …  and win that thing!”

Labbé is looking to build on the momentum from last year’s runnerup points finish. Labbe ended the season with four consecutive top fives, including back to back wins at Circuit Riverside and Autodrome Montmagny. The Can-Am 200 win gave Labbé a starting spot in the Bond Auto Invitational. Labbé finished 11th in the Bond Auto Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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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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NEAR Introduces “Class Of 2013” At 16th Annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

South Windsor, CT — On Sunday November 10, the New England Antique Racers (NEAR), presented the 16th annual New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Conducted at Manelley’s Banquet Hall in South Windsor, CT., the HOF celebrates literally hundreds of feature victories, championships, and untold contributions to the sport of auto racing within the New England region.

Instituted in 1998, the HOF now boasts membership of well-over 100 deserving individuals.

Opening comments by NEAR President Al Feeney along with a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner & God Bless America performed by past NEAR President Bob Seller and his wife began the day. Award-winning sportswriter Matt Buckler served as Master of Ceremonies.

Inducted this year were drivers Ralph Nason, Stan Meserve, Drew Fornoro, Bill Eldridge, Bob Sharp, Brian Ross, the late Bob Stefanik, and longtime car owner Ron Berndt.

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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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Série ACT Disqualification Announced

A thorough engine technical inspection following the Série ACT Montmagny 150 held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Autodrome Montmagny, resulted in the following penalties from the American Canadian Tour being issued to the #5QC team of Patrick Cliche. The penaltied are based on violations of ACT’s sealed engine rule, put in place as the cornerstone of ACT Late Model racing in the Northeastern US and Quebec.

Cliche’s engine was found with engine seals that had been tampered with. He and his team have been issued the following penalties:

1. Disqualification from the Montmagny 150 run on Saturday, August 31, resulting in the loss of all points and purse of over $3,400 including awards for the event.

2. Loss of all points accumulated for the 2013 season with $80,000 posted awards.

3. Suspension from racing any ACT-sanctioned events for the remainder of 2013.

4. Team probation for the entire 2014 season.

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Patrick Cliche Hangs on for Montmagny 150 Win

Montmagny, QC – Patrick Cliche edged out Alex Labbe at the line for his second win of the season in the Montmagny 150 at Autodrome Montmagny on Saturday, August 31. Cliche appeared to be cruising to victory until the fourth and final caution flew on lap 135.

Cliche battled with Donald Theetge during the first half of the event as the two swapped the lead on the first three restarts. The event then went caution free from lap 54 til lap 135. Cliche had built a comfortable lead as he caught lap traffic and began working his way through. In the meantime, Labbe was charging to the front from his 14th place starting position.

It appeared Labbe would run out of laps to catch Cliche until the final caution flag flew. Labbe started to the outside of Cliche but quickly fell in line after the green. Cliche protected the bottom as Labbe worked over his back bumper looking for any mistake over the final 15 laps. The opening finally came as they charged off turn four coming to the checkered flag. Labbe worked his way under Cliche and they drag raced to the line. Cliche took the win by just .052 seconds.

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Serie ACT Montmagny 150 Schedule of Events

Serie ACT Montmagny 150 Schedule of Events – Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00pm Pits Open
12:30pm Tire Compound Opens
Tech Opens
2:00pm Local Practice
3:00pm ACT Practice
3:20pm Local Practice
4:00pm ACT Practice
4:20pm Local Practice
4:40pm ACT Practice
5:00pm Close Track

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Patrick Cliche Takes First Série ACT Win at Montmagny

Montmagny, QC – Patrick Cliche of St-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec scored his first career Série ACT win in the Montmagny 100 at Autodrome Montmagny (QC) on Saturday, July 27. Cliche worked his way from his 12th starting position to 4th on a lap 75 restart. He inherited the lead after the caution flew once again on lap 75 and sent the top three cars to the rear. Cliche held off podium finishers Alex Labbe and Jonathan Bouvrette for the final 25 laps and took the checkers.

Patrick Hamel and Steven Boissonneault battled for the lead over the first half of the event with Hamel taking the advantage until a caution on lap 75. The field went green again but was quickly back under yellow with the top three, Hamel, Donald Theetge and Jean-François Déry going to the back of the field.

Veteran Claude Leclerc and young Etienne Cliche rounded out the top five. Boissonneault, Hamel, Patrick Boyer, Marc Beaudoin, and rookie Martin Goulet, Jr. filled out the top ten. The event saw six cautions and was completed in just over an hour. Fifteen of the nineteen cars that took the green completed all 100 laps. Eric LeHoux did not start the main event as he suffered rearend end issues.

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Serie ACT – Montmagny 100 Schedule Saturday, July 27, 2013

Schedule of Events
11:00am Pits Open
12:30pm Tire Compound Opens
Tech Opens
2:00pm Local Practice
2:30pm ACT Practice
2:50pm Local Practice
3:30pm ACT Practice
4:00pm Kamikaze Feature 1 (15L)
4:10pm Sport Compact Feature 1 (20L)
4:20pm Limited Feature 1 (15L)
4:30pm ACT Practice

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Donald Theetge Wins Fight for Serie ACT 250 Victory

Montmagny, QC – Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC won a fierce battle with current Série ACT point leader Patrick Cliche to claim the victory in the Montmagny 250 at Autodrome Montmagny on Sunday, June 30. Theetge pocketed over $4,000 after stealing the win in the final ten laps.

Theetge and Cliche climbed through the field, from 13th and 15th respectively, during the early stages of the 250 lap event and used the same strategy of pitting for tires on the lap 139 caution. The two worked their way back through the field to setup a spectacular final 50 laps. For the second race in a row, Cliche led the most laps of the event but each one of them had Theetge on his rear bumper looking for any mistake or opening. Theetge pulled even with Cliche on the inside line several times, but each time Cliche would power back by on the outside.

With fifteen laps to go, the duo was battling heavy lap traffic when Theetge turned up the tempo. While coming up on a lap car entering turn one with just six laps to go, both drivers overdrove the corner causing an eight wheel slide. The pair gathered their cars back up for the drag race down the backstretch and Theetge finally got the advantage entering turn three. Cliche made several more attempts to get back under Theetge but to no avail.

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Série ACT Montmagny 250 Postponed

Make-up Date Sunday, June 30

Montmagny, QC – Autodrome Montmagny officials have postponed the Série ACT 250 scheduled for Saturday, June 29 due to forecasted rains. The event will be run on Sunday, June 30 with Série ACT qualifying beginning at 2:00pm.

The Montmagny 250 will be the second Série ACT event of the 2013 season. Jean-François Déry of Quebec City stole the win in the season opener at Circuit Riverside Speedway. Patrick Cliche led the majority of the event and used the bonus points to claim the point lead.

The Série ACT Montmagny 250 qualifying will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 30 at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec.

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Serie ACT – Montmagny 250 Schedule

 Serie ACT – Montmagny 250 Schedule- Saturday, June 29, 2013

Schedule of Events
11:00am Pits Open
1:00pm ACT Inspection Opens
Tire Compound Opens
Local Practice
2:30pm ACT Practice
3:00pm Local Practice
3:15pm ACT Practice
3:45pm Local Qualifying
4:35pm ACT Practice
4:50pm Local Qualifying

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Serie ACT 100 at Montmagny Postponed

The ACT 100 at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, QC scheduled for Saturday, May 25 has been postponed due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 27th.

The race scheduled for Saturday would have been the season opener for the Série ACT, kicking off an 11-race championship chase with unprecedented money on the line. The series came to the track three times in 2012, seeing former Champions Karl Allard, Patrick Laperle, and 2013 title favorite Jean-Francois Dery take victories.

The Serie ACT season opener now becomes the St-Eustache 100 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, June 1.

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Tracks by the Facts – Montmagny

Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec will host the 2013 Série ACT Castrol season opener as well as two more events later in the season. Montmagny has hosted 14 Série ACT Castrol events to date including the first ever Série ACT Castrol event on May 19, 2007. Montmagny has also held one ACT US event back on August 29, 1999.

· Karl Allard has started all 15 ACT events at Autodrome Montmagny (14 Serie ACT Castrol, 1 ACT US). Jonathan Desbiens, Claude Leclerc and Jacques Poulin have all started all 14 Serie ACT Castrol events.

· Patrick Laperle holds the record for most Montmagny wins with 4. Other winners include Karl Allard (2), Jean-François Déry (2), Mario Gosselin (2), Donald Theetge (2), Brian Hoar (US), Alex Labbe and Sylvain Lacombe.

· Mario Gosselin’s two wins came in his only two career ACT starts at Montmagny.

· Donald Theetge holds the record for the most top fives with 9.

· Jean-François Déry holds the record for the most top tens with 12.

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