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ACT Tour and Série ACT Go Head-to-Head at Riverside Can-Am 150

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Série ACT head to Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway this Saturday, August 22 for the Can-Am 150. U.S. drivers have dominated the annual Tour combination event since its incarnation in 2010, but the top Série ACT drivers are ready to defend their turf.

The Can-Am 150 is the tenth of 13 race in the ACT U.S. schedule and the eighth in the 12-race Série ACT season. Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk Jr. triumphed in the 2014 running at the 5/8-mile oval and clinched his first ACT Tour Championship in the process. Defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbé is the only Quebec driver to win an ACT combo event at Circuit Riverside, having captured the 2013 edition.

Série ACT will bring a strong group to chase the top prize on Saturday. Point leader Dany Trépanier earned his first win of the season in the tour’s most recent event at Autodrome St-Félicien. Labbé and Martin Goulet Jr. have visited Victory Lane this season, while Jonathan Bouvrette leads the Bond Auto Parts New Champions standings. Patrick Cliche and 2013 Série ACT Champion Jean-François Déry sit third and fifth in the point standings and will also be factors.

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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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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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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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ACT 2014 Schedule Released

Waterbury, VT — The American Canadian Tour (ACT) released its 2014 schedule which is highlighted by visits to nine (9) different Northeast tracks. The schedule includes a total of twelve (12) events with nine (9) Championship point counting events and three popular ‘special’ events on the calendar.

The traditional event to open the 2014 campaign on April 12-13 will once again be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. The ACT has been visiting the 1/3 mile oval since Red and Judy MacDonald purchased the speed plant in 1987. “It is just one of those relationships that have endured throughout the past 25 years. We tried to help Red and Judy when they first started, and they have been there for us whenever we needed help over the years. This kind of relationship, in this type of business, is generally very rare, but greatly appreciated” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour, which was established in 1986.

The home of the ACT, Thunder Road International Speedbowl will host its only point counting event with the Merchants Bank 150 on opening weekend April 26-27. Next up will be the historic Spring Green 114 to be held at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT on Sunday, May 4. This will be the fourth opening day Spring Green event at the super fast ½ mile oval.

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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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Alex Labbe Marches to ACT Riverside St-Croix Can-Am Win

Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC led the final 80 laps of the American Canadian Tour Can-Am 200 at Circuit Riverside Speedway Saturday, August 24 on his way to his first Série ACT win of the season. Labbe held off runner-up finisher Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. over the last several restarts to claim the victory in the combination ACT US and Série ACT QC event. It was his second career Série ACT win and first since joining the Larue Industrial Snow Blower team in 2013.

Pole sitter Jean-François Déry jumped out to the early lead over the first 27 laps until Wayne Helliwell, Jr. climbed his way from his ninth starting position to challenge for the lead. The pair would swap the lead several times through numerous restarts with Helliwell leading the majority of the first 120 laps. On lap 121, Labbe jumped to the point and would never relinquish the lead. Polewarczyk made several attempts to steal the win but could not find the grip on the outside and settled for second just ahead of Déry.

Patrick Hamel and Dany Trepanier battled their way from the 17th and 18th starting positions respectively to complete the top five. Ben Lynch came home sixth just ahead of Claude Leclerc who recovered from a late race incident that shuffled him back to outside of the top ten. Helliwell faded over the final few restarts and came home eighth ahead of Stephane Descoste and Jimmy Hebert.

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Welch, Stearns Heat Up Heading To Beech Ridge

Both Banking On Crazy Horse’s Flat-Track Success This Week

SOUTH PARIS, Maine – When Quinny Welch ran headlong into misfortune last weekend, it may have served to fuel an old adage: “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

Welch, who had reeled off two straight wins at White Mountain Motorsports Park, was collected when the leaders wrecked on the final lap while running in the Top-5 at the track last Saturday night. He never saw the checkered flag. But with the help of his own crew and some others, Welch pulled an all-nighter and made repairs to his No. 78 IBEW Local 104 Chevrolet – then hauled over to Canaan Fair Speedway to finish sixth in the Subway Fresh Fit 150 on Sunday.

Now, Welch will have Crazy Horse Racing give the car a good once-over this week before entering the ACT Late Model Tour Beech Ridge 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, this Saturday night.

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Dany Trepanier Takes Victory in Riverside Twin 75s

Sainte-Croix, QC — Dany Trepanier of St-Edouard, Quebec claimed the overall Série ACT win in front of his hometown crowd at Circuit Riverside Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Trepanier used a win and a 4th in the twin 75-lap segments to earn the overall win with a score of 5. He bested current Série ACT point leader Donald Theetge, while Jean-François Déry completed the podium.

Trepanier claimed the win in the first segment of the event after starting on the pole. He held off Patrick Cliche and Donald Theetge through six restarts in segment one. He then climbed his way from 12th in the second segment to finish 4th and claim the overall win. The second segment also saw six caution periods.

Patrick Cliche continued his strong season with 4th overall followed by Steven Boissonneault. Etienne Cliche picked up 6th, veteran Claude Leclerc 7th, while Alex Labbe rebounded from a rough first segment to win the second segment and claim 8th. Patrick Hamel and rookie driver Martin Goulet, Jr. completed the top ten.

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Jean-François Déry Battles Way to Série ACT Win

Serie ACT – Circuit Riverside Speedway

The 2013 Série ACT season finally got underway with the Riverside 100 at St-Croix, Quebec’s Circuit Riverside Speedway on Sunday, June 9. Quebec City’s Jean-François Déry battled his way from his 20th starting position to steal the win from longtime event leader Patrick Cliche. Cliche led the majority of the 100 lap event, but Déry stole the win on a restart with just ten laps to go.

Déry held off Cliche on two restarts in the final three laps, while Série ACT veteran Claude Leclerc got by Cliche on the final restart to claim second. Two-time Série ACT Champion Donald Theetge worked his way from 18th to take 4th with Alex Labbe completing the top five.

Patrick Boyer, Jacques Poulin, Maxime Pelletier, 2012 Série ACT Rookie of the Year Etienne Cliche and Patrick Hamel rounded out the top ten.

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Série ACT at Circuit Riverside Postponed Until Sunday

Série ACT at Circuit Riverside Postponed Until Sunday

The Série ACT event at St-Croix, QC’s Riverside Speedway scheduled for Saturday, June 8 has been postponed due to rain. The makeup date is set for Sunday, June 9 with a post time of 2:00pm.

After rainouts at Autodrome Montmagny and Autodrome St. Eustache, this marks the third time in a row the Série ACT opening event has been postponed due to rain. The 2013 season will attempt to open once again on Sunday with a more promising forecast.

Série ACT will have the largest purse in its history in 2013 with over $400,000 being put up across 11 events including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money.

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Série ACT to Open Saturday at Circuit Riverside

Following two rained out events, the 2013 Série ACT season is set to open this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, QC.

Série ACT has never held a season-opening event at Circuit Riverside, but will make a third attempt at kicking off their eleven race schedule on Saturday after rainouts at Autodrome Montmagny and Autodrome St Eustache.

Série ACT underwent major offseason changes, and in 2013 is offering unprecedented purse money with over $400,000 on the line, including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money for competitors who participate in all Série ACT events.

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ACT “Tracks by the Facts” – Circuit Riverside Speedway

Tracks by the Facts – Circuit Riverside Speedway (QC)

Circuit Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, Quebec has hosted eleven (11) stand alone Serie ACT Castrol events, seven (7) stand alone ACT US events and three (3) combination Can-Am events. The 5/8ths-mile speedway was one of the original five (5) tracks to host an ACT Late Model event back in 1992. In 2013, Riverside will host two (2) Serie ACT Castrol events as well as the fourth annual Can-Am 200 combination Castrol/US event.
· Circuit Riverside Speedway hosted its first ever ACT Late Model event in the tour’s inaugural season in 1992. It was the fourth ever ACT Late Model event and Brian Hoar claimed the win on June 28, 1992.
· Brian Hoar is also the most recent ACT winner at Riverside with his Can-Am 200 victory on August 25, 2012.
· Brent Dragon became the first ever US driver to win a Serie ACT Castrol event when he won at Riverside on June 20, 2009.
· Brian Hoar has won all three (3) combination Can-Am events to date (2010-2012).
· Donald Theetge holds the record for all-time wins at Riverside with a combined total of five (5), two (2) ACT US wins and three (3) Serie ACT Castrol wins.
· The remainder of the combined winners list is Hoar (4), Karl Allard (2), Brent Dragon (2), Sylvain Lacombe (2), Mike Bruno, Jean-Paul Cyr, Jean-François Déry, Alexandre Gingras, Patrick Hamel, and Patrick Laperle.
· Donald Theetge holds the record for the most career starts at Riverside. He has started 18 events including 10 stand alone Série ACT Castrol events, 5 stand alone ACT US events and all 3 Can-Ams held there to date.
· Donald Theetge also holds the record for the most money earned with $26,475 in his 18 starts.

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ACT Riverside Can-Am 200 Schedule

Série ACT Castrol Edge/ACT Late Model Tour
Circuit Riverside Speedway Can-Am 200 Schedule
Saturday, August 14, 2010

10:00am Registration
10:30am Tire Draw
Tech Opens
12:30-1:00pm ACT Practice
2:05-2:35pm ACT Practice
3:15-3:45pm ACT Practice

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