2015-04-28

Buy-one-get-one-free

ATTACHED PHOTO: Plattsburgh's Codie Aubin is among the drivers who will look to open the Airborne Park Speedway season with a victory in the FedEx Ground 100 on Saturday night.  Tickets for the event are buy-one-get-one-free for just $15.00.  (Dave Brown photo)

 

 

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Tickets at Airborne Park Speedway Opener Saturday 


Lenny's car show set for Saturday morning; nearly 50 teams at pre-season practice

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                APS-042715-1

 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Park Speedway is just days away from its first green flag on FedEx Ground Night, Saturday, May 2at 6:00 p.m., and the fans will be the biggest winners. The track has created a buy-one-get-one-free ticket promotion for opening night for just $15, with kids age 12 under admitted free.

In addition, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh will host a free car show on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for fans to meet drivers and see the cars up close before the engines rev up for racing. Votes will be tallied for Best Appearing Car awards across all four classes of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere, with award winners to be announced at the Speedway that evening.

The opening event on Saturday nightwill be highlighted by a special 100-lap feature for the J&S Steel Modifieds, with green flag qualifying action beginning at 6:00 p.m. Many of the top Modified drivers were among nearly 50 total race teams at a pre-season practice session on April 25, including multi-time champions Nick Heywood, Leon Gonyo, and Bucko Branham, 2014 Rookie of the Year Jayson Criss, Canadian racers Eric Lauziere and David Bourgeois, and impressive rookies Danny Sullivan and Jamy Begor.

The Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade division is poised for one of its strongest seasons in recent memory, giving champion Robert Gordon plenty of competition. Rookie of the Year Zack Daniels was strong at the test session, as were Shawn Duquette, brothers Jon and Ryan Boutin, Jim McKiernan, cousins Dylan and Zach Rabtoy, and returning former champion Richie Turner.

The Busch Beer Mini-Modifieds will crown a new champion in 2015 and saw solid practice runs from Pete Blaney, Tim LaFountain, Dale O'Neil, sophomore Tyler Irwin, and the returning Kris Clark among others.

The Ground Round Late Models drew top runners Bobby Therrien, Josh Masterson, former Devil's Bowl Speedway and Thunder Road champion Jamie Fisher, and Rookie of the Year Kevin Boutin among the practice participants, indicating solid talent as the division begins its second year of reintroduction at Airborne.

Airborne Park Speedway's 62nd season of stock car racing kicks off with a free car show at Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 2, followed by the opening race event at the Speedway at 6:00 p.m. Buy-one-get-one-free general admission tickets are just $15 for adults, while all kids age 12 and under will be admitted free.

Airborne is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. Visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com for more information, or call (518) 647-4444. Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.

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Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director                                                                                                                       Email: info@airborneparkspeedway.com

Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282                                                                                                                               Track Information Line: (518) 647-4444

 
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Enduro 200, ce dimanche 3 mai à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

Enduro 200, ce dimanche 3 mai  à l'Autodrome St-Eustache

Alors que l'action a débuté depuis bientôt 2 semaines sur la piste d'accélération du complexe sport motorisé des Basses Laurentides, c'est du côté de la piste ovale que les compétitions débuteront dimanche prochainle 3 mai avec la présentation de la traditionnelle course printanière d'endurance de 200 tours de voitures 4-6-8 cylindres de 101 pouces d'empattement et plus.

Plusieurs pilotes des quatre coins du Québec sont attendus pour se livrer une lutte des plus endiablées, notamment le champion NASCAR du Québec, Jean-François Bouvrette, spécialiste de ce genre d'épreuve. Les  dépassements, les carambolages, les manœuvres spectaculaires et sensations fortes, sauront tenir les amateurs en haleine pendant les 200 tours de cette épreuve devenue épique au fil des ans.

Les puits ouvriront dès 9h00, les essais solos 10h00 et le signal de départ est prévu pour 14h00.
L'admission est de 20$ pour les adultes en «admission générale», tandis que les 13 à 17  ans y seront admis pour 10$ et gratuit pour les enfants de 12 ans et moins si accompagnés d'un adulte.

L'accès dans les puits est de 25$ pour tous les groupes d'âge.

Pour les participants, l'inscription pour la voiture et quatre (4) personnes est de 120$, incluant l'accès dans les puits.

À moins de quelques semaines du début des activités officielles le 23 mai prochain, regroupant les divisions NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil, NASCAR Sport Compacte MRQ, NASCAR Légende Modifiée, Challenge 4 Meilleur Ramoneur, la série ACT-LMS Québec ainsi que la nouvelle division 358 Modifié, il s'agit d'une belle occasion de se plonger dans l'atmosphère des courses sur ovale en assistant à cette épreuve d'endurance pré saison.

Pour connaître tous les détails et obtenir plus d'informations sur les activités de la saison 2015 de l'Autodrome St-Eustache, consultez le Autodrome.ca ou la page Facebook Stock Car Montréal.

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2015-04-27

Dan McHattie Signs on for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Series Season

 

  
   

Dan McHattie Signs on for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Series Season

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

In the dictionary, success is defined as 'obtain a favourable or desired outcome'. When it comes to asphalt Late Model stock car racing in Central Ontario, Dan McHattie is as effective as they come. You might even go as far as saying he wrote the book on short track motorsports excellence.

 

With 8 track championships over 12 seasons and nearly every record in the history of Kawartha Speedway, multiple main event wins and Autumn Colours Classic victories at Peterborough Speedway, the 38 year old father of 2 from Cavan, Ontario is getting ready to make his debut with the new APC Pro Late Model Series. After running a limited schedule over the past 2 seasons, McHattie says he's looking forward to put his equipment through its paces for a complete calendar of events.

 

"I love the sport, but have to admit that unless I'm sitting at the controls and battling through the pack for the win, I'm not much of a race fan," said the mechanic at Kerr Industries in Oshawa. "I get a lot out designing and building the cars that I race and help drivers in other divisions, but it isn't often that you'll find me sitting the grandstand watching the show."

 

The #71 Dodge that McHattie will campaign on the provinces most talked about racing series is the product of hours of hard work, research and development. With an RPM Engines powerplant strapped between the frame rails, the driver and his crew of Colin Winslow, Gerry McHattie, Jim Enborg, Kevin Caldwell and Jake Jackson are looking forward to running the 8 event schedule that gets underway Saturday, May 23rd at Sunset Speedway.

 

"I think there'll be a strong field at every show, so we'll need to make sure our equipment is set to go as soon as we roll off the trailer," said McHattie. "Our team's success over the years has always come from preparation. There's very little down-time where this team is concerned. A strong effort behind the scenes and at the track always has its own reward."

 

Dan McHattie says he's happy to have had a strong group of area businesses support his program over the years and his debut on the APC Pro Late Model Series will be backed by J.J. Stewart Motors, Uniglass Plus Ziebart, Sidey/NAPA Auto Supply, Douglas Automotive, Barry McClennan Masonry, Foxon Alternator & Starter, Webb Transmission and Praxair Peterborough.

 

"The names that people see on our car are more than sponsors," said McHattie. "They're friends who've been part of the team for a number of seasons and that makes them family. We're proud to have everyone be part of what we do."

 

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Multi-time Kawartha Speedway track champion and former Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic winner Dan McHattie is ready for the APC Pro Late Model Series. The tour begins Saturday, May 23rdat Sunset Speedway.

 

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2015-04-26

Helliwell Shows The Way at Lee USA Governor’s Cup

Helliwell Shows The Way at Lee USA Governor's Cup

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           ACT042615-35

 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO (VLF_8678.jpg): Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell Jr. celebrates his eighth career American-Canadian Tour victory in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)

 

Lee, NH — Wayne Helliwell Jr. came out on top of a battle with fellow home track driver Eddie MacDonald to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH.

Helliwell took the lead from MacDonald for the final time on a lap 117 restart following a caution for defending champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr.'s spin entering turn 3. The Dover, NH driver then held off McDonald and Maine youngster Brad Babb on two ensuing restarts to win his first Tour race at the 3/8-mile oval and eighth overall.

"We were able to cool our tires down and just crowd (MacDonald) down on that restart," said Helliwell, who unofficially assumed the point lead following the event. "That helped us get the momentum and the drive up off the turn. Once we got to the lead, we were able to just keep the car on the bottom and roll around.

 

"This win definitely means a lot," the two-time ACT Tour Champion added. "This was a great day. From where we started off in practice yesterday with a motor skip and all sorts of issues, to end up in victory lane is great."

 

Helliwell started on the pole and led the first 77 circuits, holding off a pack that included Jeff White, MacDonald, Rowland Robinson Jr., Nick Sweet, and Rich Dubeau. Winthrop, ME's White edged ahead of Helliwell on a lap 78 restart, but Helliwell dove back underneath him four laps later.

With rain threatening in the area, Rowley, MA's MacDonald made his move, driving around the outside of Helliwell to take the lead on lap 93. Unwilling to surrender, Helliwell got to MacDonald's outside and the two swapped the lead multiple times over the ensuing circuits. Polewarczyk's misfortune, the seventh of nine cautions that slowed the event, setting up Helliwell's winning pass.

Babb got underneath MacDonald on the final restart, but was unable to chase down Helliwell and settled for second. MacDonald came in third, followed by defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe and Travis Fadden. Larry Gelinas, White, Kyle Welch, Polewarczyk, and Sweet completed the top-10.

Heat race wins went to Fadden, Babb, and MacDonald. Travis Stearns won the consolation race.

The ACT Tour heads to Barre, VT's Thunder Road for the 17th annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 3. Post time is 1:00pm. The annual Thunder Road Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am-12:00pm followed by the stock car parade to the track.

For more information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.

ACT NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR'S CUP 150

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Hometown   Laps 

  1. ( 1 ) Wayne Helliwell Jr. , Dover, NH , 150 Laps
  2. ( 7 ) Brad Babb , Windham, ME , 150 Laps
  3. ( 3 ) Eddie MacDonald , Rowley, MA , 150 Laps
  4. ( 10 ) Alex Labbe , St-Albert, QC , 150 Laps
  5. ( 6 ) Travis Fadden , No. Haverhill, NH , 150 Laps
  6. ( 20 ) Larry Gelinas , Buxton, ME , 150 Laps
  7. ( 2 ) Jeff White , Winthrop, ME , 150 Laps
  8. ( 14 ) Kyle Welch , Newport, NH , 150 Laps
  9. ( 12 ) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. , Hudson, NH , 150 Laps
  10. ( 5 ) Nick Sweet , Barre, VT , 150 Laps
  11. ( 4 ) #Rich Dubeau , Plainfield, NH , 150 Laps
  12. ( 16 ) Corey Mason , Groveton, NH , 150 Laps
  13. ( 8 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. , Steuben, ME , 150 Laps
  14. ( 17 ) Travis Stearns , Auburn, ME , 150 Laps
  15. ( 9 ) Emily Packard , E. Montpelier, VT , 150 Laps
  16. ( 18 ) Todd Davis , Claremont, NH , 150 Laps
  17. ( 26 ) Matt Anderson , Franklin, NH , 150 Laps
  18. ( 11 ) Brandon Atkins , AuSable Forks, NY , 149 Laps
  19. ( 21 ) Aaron Fellows , Croyden, NH , 141 Laps
  20. ( 19 ) James Linardy , Somerville, MA , 121 Laps
  21. ( 27 ) Mike Ziter , Barre Town, VT , 93 Laps
  22. ( 23 ) Tom Carey Jr. , New Salem, MA , 93 Laps
  23. ( 24 ) Mike Bailey , S. Barre, VT , 81 Laps
  24. ( 22 ) A.J. Panessiti , Barnstead, NH , 71 Laps
  25. ( 25 ) Miles Chipman , Nottingham, NH , 53 Laps
  26. ( 15 ) Jimmy Hebert , Williamstown, VT , 42 Laps
  27. ( 13 ) Dave Farrington, Jr. , Jay, ME , 28 Laps

Lap Leaders: Wayne Helliwell Jr., 1-77; Jeff White, 78-81; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 82-92; Eddie MacDonald, 93-106; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 107-109; Eddie MacDonald, 110-117; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 118-150 (6 lead changes among 3 drivers) 

Time of Race: 1:17:02 Margin of Victory: 0.426 seconds 

Cautions: 9 (laps 28, 42, 53, 77, 93, 93, 117, 120, 121) 

Heat Winners: Travis Fadden, Brad Babb, Eddie MacDonald

Consi Winners: Travis Stearns

 

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2015-04-24

MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA



MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          ACT-042215-33

 

<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee04131435.jpg): Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will try to defend his home track once again in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 26. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this coming Sunday, April 26 for the 25th annual New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will look to defend his title in the event, but a host of veterans and newcomers alike figure to be up for the challenge.

 

MacDonald has been red hot in the ACT Late Models in recent months. The Rowley, MA driver swept all three 100-lap events at the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida as part of the annual February racing. Combined with his victories in the Vermont Milk Bowl at Barre, VT's Thunder Road last October and the Fall Brawl 150 at Groveton, NH's Speedway 51 in November, MacDonald has five straight wins in ACT-type Late Model events.

 

We've got a pretty good idea of where we need to be from last year," MacDonald said. "We're just going to have to go there and tune on the car and see if we can get it to perform steady throughout the whole race. You never know who's going to be able to hit it right for that day."

 

MacDonald, the son of Lee USA Speedway owners Red and Judy MacDonald, grew up racing at the tricky 3/8-mile oval and says that he loves everything about the track.

"We only get to go there a couple times a year now, so I look forward to going," MacDonald added." It took us a while to win the Governor's Cup, and it'd be great to be able to have the car right on and have everything go right so we can try to get another one."

 

A full field of challengers is expected to take on MacDonald at his home track. New Hampshire–based Tour Champions Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and Wayne Helliwell Jr. are clear favorites. The duo began the ACT season on Sunday, April 19 by finishing 1-2 in the 150-lap event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Former Governor's Cup winners Miles Chipman and Jimmy Hebert are out to reclaim the titles they won in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe will attempt to bring the Cup across the border to Quebec.

 

A large crop of young and new drivers are also looking to take home the victory, led by East Montpelier, VT's Emily Packard. The high school senior drove from the 20th starting position to finish fourth at Oxford. The performance gives Packard the early lead in ACT's Bond Auto Parts New Champions point standings.

 

Packard was one of five New Champion drivers to finish in the top-10 at Oxford. Auburn, ME's Travis Stearns finished seventh after running in the top-five for most of the event. Tour sophomore Mike Ziter matched his career best with an eighth-place result. 2014 Claremont Speedway Late Model Champion Rich Dubeau finished ninth in his inaugural ACT Tour event after starting last. And Jonathan Bouvrette made the trip from Blainville, Quebec to finish 10th and earn valuable New Champions points.

 

Stearns, Ziter, and Dubeau are all expected to be at the NH Governor's Cup. Joining them will be multi-time Claremont and Canaan Fair Speedway Champion Aaron Fellows, former White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Travis Fadden, defending Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro Series Champion Dave Farrington Jr., former ACT Rookie of the Year Bobby Therrien, Thunder Road Late Model standout Shawn Fleury, and a host of others.

 

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 will take the green flag on Sunday, April 26. Post time for the event is 1:00pm. A Test & Tune session will be held on Saturday, April 25, with practice beginning at 12:00pm.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.comor visit www.acttour.com orwww.leeusaspeedway.com.

 

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Marc-Antoine Camirand avec White Motorsports

Derek White Motorsports

 

 

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Série NASCAR Canadian Tire

 

Marc-Antoine Camirand avec White Motorsports en NASCAR Canadian Tire

 

Marc-Antoine Camirand pilotera les voitures de l'équipe White Motorsports pour la saison 2015 de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire (NCaTS). Deux nouveaux partenaires, Grafoid Inc. et Braille Battery, apporteront leur support à ce projet des plus prometteurs.

 

Kahnawake, le 23 avril 2015 – Marc-Antoine Camirand et White Motorsports ont déjà travaillé ensemble, au Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) en 2013 d'abord, puis en 2014 alors que Marc-Antoine avait ravi la pole. Il s'était tenu dans le groupe de tête tout au long de cette course avant d'être mêlé à un accident en fin de parcours. La même année, Marc-Antoine avait aussi brillé lors des rondes NCaTS à ICAR et au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, se tenant dans le peloton de tête à chaque sortie. Fort de telles performances avec White Motorsports, sa nomination était donc logique et bien méritée.

 

L'équipe White Motorsports, basée à Kahnawake (près de Montréal), participe à la série NCaTS depuis 2009. Derek White, le propriétaire et pilote à l'époque, y avait d'ailleurs remporté le titre de recrue de l'année en 2010. Toujours patron de l'équipe et maintenant pilote en série NASCAR Xfinity, White a rassemblé une équipe forte qui sait préparer des voitures capables de gagner. Le support amené par les deux principaux partenaires, Grafoid et Braille Battery, permet à l'équipe d'attaquer la saison 2015 avec des objectifs ambitieux : des Top 10 à chaque sortie, et la victoire sur circuits routiers.

 

Derek White se dit heureux de la tournure des événements. « Nous roulerons une voiture flambant neuve et disposerons de deux mulets. L'équipe a démontré, avec Camirand au volant, que nous préparons des machines dans le coup, et j'ai bien hâte de nous mesurer à la concurrence établie. Nous sommes proches de la tête depuis plusieurs saisons, il restait à trouver l'appui nécessaire pour passer au haut de l'échelle, ce qui est fait cette année avec l'arrivée de Grafoid et Braliie Battery. »

 

Pour sa part, Marc-Antoine Camirand se prépare depuis plusieurs années à monter dans une série professionnelle comme pilote titulaire. Après un début remarqué en Kart en 1991, Marc-Antoine passa en F1600, F2000, Fran-AM, puis à diverses séries semi-professionnelles au Canada comme aux États-Unis, remportant plusieurs titres au passage. Il détient le record de plus de victoires au GP3R, avec 14 à son actif.

 

Camirand a travaillé fort pour en arriver là : « Tous les jeunes rêvent de trouver un bon volant, ce qui est hyper difficile chez nous. Derek (White) fait le saut avec moi, un investissement majeur de sa part. J'en suis reconnaissant, et surtout chanceux d'avoir été choisi. Une chose est certaine : je suis super motivé, comme toute l'équipe d'ailleurs, et je ne ménagerai pas mes efforts sur la piste et dans ma préparation personnelle. »

 

Grafoid Inc, le principal partenaire de l'équipe, arrive à la course automobile au Canada cette année. Vouée à la haute technologie, Grafoid s'occupe à développer des applications pour le graphène, puis d'œuvrer en partenariat avec des entreprises de fabrication du produit puis d'intégration dans les produits de tous les jours. 

 

Le graphène est un matériau en carbone ultra fin et cent fois plus rigide que l'acier pour le même poids. Il conduit la chaleur et l'électricité et est transparent. On le retrouve dans les composés organiques de tous les jours, par exemple le graphite, le charbon, les crayons à mine et la fibre de carbone. Grafoid a mis au point un processus de fabrication du graphène efficace et moins coûteux, ce qui ouvre la porte à de nouveaux marchés.

 

Braille Battery, une filiale de Grafoid Inc basée en Floride, compte aussi parmi les partenaires de l'équipe. Braille fabrique des batteries à ion de lithium ultra légères et efficaces, et utilisées à tous les niveaux de courses, comme l'IRL, NASCAR, le Championnat mondial d'endurance, la NHRA et la série Rolex. Braille fabrique aussi la seule batterie en fibre de carbone AGM au monde.

 

L'équipe  débutera la saison les 16 et 17 mai au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, à environ 100 km à l'est de Toronto. Les essais pour les Clarington 200 auront lieu le samedi 16 mai alors que la course sera lancée le dimanche 17 mai en après-midi.

 

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Pour plus d'information, communiquez avec Marc Cantin au m.cantin@netaxis.ca   

 

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Programme Nouveaux Champions ACT pour 2015

Programme Nouveaux Champions ACT pour 2015

La série ACT lance un nouveau programme nommé Nouveaux Champions de la Série ACT. Ce programme est  inspiré de l'ancien programme New Champions qui avait été créé par l'ancienne série ACT Pro Stock des années 80 et début 90.

Le programme Nouveaux Champions ACT inclura tous les pilotes approuvés par ACT qui n'ont pas plus qu'une victoire en ACT avant la saison 2015, que ce soit en ACT Tour, en Série ACT ou dans un évènement sanctionné par ACT. Le programme va récompenser les pilotes éligibles par un fond de points spécial en fin de saison, séparément du fond de points régulier de la Série ACT. Comme pour le fond de points régulier, les pilotes devront avoir participé à 100% des évènements du Championnat de la Série ACT.

Ce programme de 7,500.00$, combiné avec ACT Tour, va aussi inclure un bonus de 500.00$ pour chacun des pilotes qui auront terminés dans le top 5 du 7ième Bond ACT Invitational 2015 au New Hampshire Motor Speedway, samedi le 26 septembre.

''ACT a réssucité ce programme qui date du temps des Pro Stock, parce que nous voulions que nos pilotes, qui peuvent être ou ne pas être des recrues, mais qui visent une première victoire ou une seconde victoire en ACT, quelque chose de plus qu'une simple victoire'', explique le président de ACT Tour, Tom Curley. ''Nous sommes privilégiés d'avoir un imposant bassin de pilotes très talentueux à tous nos évènements, qui font d'eux les élites du stock car québécois. En plus de viser une victoire, ils pourront maintenant se battre pour gagner le titre de Nouveau Champion ACT ainsi que d'intéressants bonus, c'est un défi et une motivation supplémentaire pour nos troupes'', selon Sylvain Brouillette, directeur de la Série ACT au Québec.

Plus de details sur le nouveau programme sont disponibles sur : http://www.acttour.com/rules/ACTNewChamp.pdf



Début de saison

Le championnat de la Série ACT débutera le 16 mai à l'Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh.  Située à 30 minutes des douanes de Lacolle et de NY, cette piste spectaculaire est particulièrement prisée des pilotes et des fans québécois. Ce programme d'ouverture fait également partie du championnat de ACT Tour, ce sera donc un combo Canada / USA. Les têtes d'affiche de la série canadienne, comme Alex Labbé, Dany Trépnier et Jonathan Bouvrette, entres autres,  se livreront à une bataille à finir avec les américains  Joe Pole, Wayne Helliwell Jr et le champion incontesté du NH Governors Cup, Eddie Mc Donald. Tout un spectacle à prévoir, soyez y !



 

 







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2015-04-22

MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA



MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          ACT-042215-33

 

<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee04131435.jpg): Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will try to defend his home track once again in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 26. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this coming Sunday, April 26 for the 25th annual New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will look to defend his title in the event, but a host of veterans and newcomers alike figure to be up for the challenge.

 

MacDonald has been red hot in the ACT Late Models in recent months. The Rowley, MA driver swept all three 100-lap events at the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida as part of the annual February racing. Combined with his victories in the Vermont Milk Bowl at Barre, VT's Thunder Road last October and the Fall Brawl 150 at Groveton, NH's Speedway 51 in November, MacDonald has five straight wins in ACT-type Late Model events.

 

We've got a pretty good idea of where we need to be from last year," MacDonald said. "We're just going to have to go there and tune on the car and see if we can get it to perform steady throughout the whole race. You never know who's going to be able to hit it right for that day."

 

MacDonald, the son of Lee USA Speedway owners Red and Judy MacDonald, grew up racing at the tricky 3/8-mile oval and says that he loves everything about the track.

"We only get to go there a couple times a year now, so I look forward to going," MacDonald added." It took us a while to win the Governor's Cup, and it'd be great to be able to have the car right on and have everything go right so we can try to get another one."

 

A full field of challengers is expected to take on MacDonald at his home track. New Hampshire–based Tour Champions Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and Wayne Helliwell Jr. are clear favorites. The duo began the ACT season on Sunday, April 19 by finishing 1-2 in the 150-lap event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Former Governor's Cup winners Miles Chipman and Jimmy Hebert are out to reclaim the titles they won in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe will attempt to bring the Cup across the border to Quebec.

 

A large crop of young and new drivers are also looking to take home the victory, led by East Montpelier, VT's Emily Packard. The high school senior drove from the 20th starting position to finish fourth at Oxford. The performance gives Packard the early lead in ACT's Bond Auto Parts New Champions point standings.

 

Packard was one of five New Champion drivers to finish in the top-10 at Oxford. Auburn, ME's Travis Stearns finished seventh after running in the top-five for most of the event. Tour sophomore Mike Ziter matched his career best with an eighth-place result. 2014 Claremont Speedway Late Model Champion Rich Dubeau finished ninth in his inaugural ACT Tour event after starting last. And Jonathan Bouvrette made the trip from Blainville, Quebec to finish 10th and earn valuable New Champions points.

 

Stearns, Ziter, and Dubeau are all expected to be at the NH Governor's Cup. Joining them will be multi-time Claremont and Canaan Fair Speedway Champion Aaron Fellows, former White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Travis Fadden, defending Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro Series Champion Dave Farrington Jr., former ACT Rookie of the Year Bobby Therrien, Thunder Road Late Model standout Shawn Fleury, and a host of others.

 

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 will take the green flag on Sunday, April 26. Post time for the event is 1:00pm. A Test & Tune session will be held on Saturday, April 25, with practice beginning at 12:00pm.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.comor visit www.acttour.com orwww.leeusaspeedway.com.

 

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2015-04-21

Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France on the Passing of Steve Byrnes

Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France

on the Passing of Steve Byrnes

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – "NASCAR extends its condolences to the many friends, FOX Sports colleagues and family of Steve Byrnes. Whether you had the privilege of knowing him or if you watched him on television for the last three decades, Steve's work ethic and authenticity made him a beloved individual inside and outside the garage.

 

"His level of professionalism was matched only by the warmth he showed everyone he met. He battled cancer with tenacity, and was a true inspiration to everyone in the NASCAR family. Simply stated, we'll miss Steve dearly. Our thoughts are especially with his wife Karen and son Bryson during this difficult time."

 

Contact:                                                                                              

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ACT Oxford 150 American Racer Three Stars Announced



ACT Oxford 150 American Racer Three Stars Announced

                                                             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 ACT-042115-32

 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO (VLF_7846.jpg): Emily Packard (#9ME) earned an American Racer Three Star Award for her fourth-place finish at Oxford Plains Speedway. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program has returned for the2015 season. The program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance who had outstanding races at American Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer tire (value $125.00), but special effort by a team, an exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or other accepted reason to give the award is used to determine the recipients.

 

The Three Stars are chosen by officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during 2015. The winners for the ACT Oxford 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway are:

 

*Rich Dubeau, Plainfield, NH - #30NH — An exceptional story developed during the opening weekend at Oxford. A young team from Plainfield, NH made their first ever ACT touring event start last weekend at the Oxford Plains Speedway doubleheader. They had never raced in an ACT event, had little experience on flat 3/8-mile race tracks, and seemed to struggle with set-up at the tricky Oxford oval during a day of practice on Friday afternoon. Furthermore, they missed the only chance to qualify after breaking a broken sway bar during the final practice on race day!

 

They fixed the car before the feature and started the race in dead last. In what appeared to be a very "quiet" ride, the #30NH team found a groove and headed forward from the very start of the race. It was a remarkable effort from a new young team that ended up finishing ninth after 150 laps. There were only three cautions, and that generally lends itself to becoming vulnerable to getting lapped, especially with the dominant performance of ACT defending Champion and race winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. For a truly outstanding effort in their first ever ACT touring race, the Rich Dubeau team earns a well-deserved American Racer Star of the Race award.

 

*Emily Packard, E. Montpelier, VT - #9ME — Emily Packard and her Neal Woodward–led team were all the talk at the end of the Oxford race. Emily won multiple "star" awards last season. She had a fourth place in overall points last year on Tour, and is certainly on top of her game coming into this season. At just 18 years old, Emily has already garnered the respect of veteran ACT drivers, as well as a fan base that appreciates the competitiveness of her driving and team preparation.

 

Packard's drive from the 20th starting spot to a fourth-place finish on Sunday at Oxford made a statement that she plans to be a very serious title contender in 2015. This was her first time ever on the famous Oxford oval, a track unlike any other she has raced on, and her impressive run from 20th and eventual battle from mid-pack with Kyle Welch, Jeff White, Travis Stearns, Jonathan Bouvrette, and JR Robinson was the best racing of the day. Packard is well-deserving of starting out the season with another American Racer Star of the Race award.

 

*Mike Ziter, Barre, VT - #54VT — Mike Ziter is a Thunder Road Tiger Sportsmen division graduate. His decision in 2014 was to either run the 2014 ACT U.S. Tour or race weekly at Thunder Road. He chose to go Tour racing. Coming into an established series, which is deep with talent, can be both intimidating and at times frustrating to a new team. The Ziter team took a very steady journey in 2014 en route to a 14th-place finish in points. Visiting new tracks during the first half of the year and improving each week was the designed plan – and it worked. Finishing races and understanding the difference between weekly sprint racing and Tour long distance racing, while protecting earned territory, is essential for success.

 

Ziter and his team took what they earned at each event and completed a very successful rookie season. His competitive ride at Oxford Plains Speedway last Sunday earns him a Star Award, and confirms that his sophomore season is an extension of his outstanding Rookie year. He matched his best finish on the Tour from 2014 with a solid eighth-place finish last Sunday. His competitive ride in the same group Emily Packard contended with above had him in arguably the best-grouped competition of the event. He continued to move forward throughout the day. For his great start at Oxford, his team is awarded a Star of the Race award.

 

All the stars of the American Canadian Tour will be back in action on Sunday, April 26 for the 25th annual New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH. Post time is 1:00pm.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visit acttour.com.

                                                                       

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Alain Bergeron

www.teambergeron.com                 2015-04-20

C'est ce vendredile 24 avril, que Alain Bergeron et son équipe entameront leur  saison 2015 de course de Sprint Car, à la piste de CanAm Speedway à Lafargeville, NY.

Tout comme l'année dernière, le pilote de Saint-Pie et champion 2006 de la série ESS aura un calendrier limité d'épreuves auxquelles il participera. 

Alain Forcier
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2015-04-20

Polewarczyk Aces the Field at Oxford Plains

Polewarczyk Aces the Field at Oxford Plains

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       ACT 041915-30

 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO (VLF_7924.jpg): Hudson, NH's Joey Polewarczyk Jr. celebrates after his American-Canadian Tour victory at Oxford Plains Speedway. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)

 

Oxford, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. began his title defense in the best way possible at the Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME on Sunday, April 19. The Hudson, NH driver led every step of the way en route to the victory in the Oxford 150 as part of the first ever ACT/PASS doubleheader.

 

"Joey Pole" lived up to his nickname by earning the pole after winning his qualifying heat and scoring a +3 in ACT's plus/minus system. Pole led an early three-car breakaway with Barre, VT's Nick Sweet and Auburn, ME's Travis Stearns before stretching out his margin on the long green-flag runs.

 

Three cautions for minor incidents slowed the event and allowed the field to close in on Pole. The final caution, caused by Kyle Welch's slide off the top of turn 3 with 13 laps to go, gave two-time ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. his chance at the win. Dover, NH's Helliwell got underneath Sweet for second on the ensuing restart and stayed glued to Pole's bumper for the remainder of the race. However, Pole was able to hold him off and take the win.

 

Helliwell finished second, followed by Sweet in third. East Montpelier, VT youngster Emily Packard drove from the 20th starting position to finish fourth. Jimmy Hebert, former Oxford Champion Jeff White, Stearns, Mike Ziter, rookie Rich Dubeau, and Série ACT regular Jonathan Bouvrette rounded out the top-10. Heat race wins went to Pole, Rowland Robinson Jr., and Brad Babb.

 

The event was seen by one of the biggest Opening Day crowds in the history of the 3/8-mile speedway. In addition to the ACT Late Models and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models being united for the first time, it was the first time ACT had visited the track since 2012, when Pole was the victor in the Oxford 250.

"I'm very happy for Tom Mayberry and Oxford Plains Speedway," ACT President Tom Curley said. "We're excited about the positive response from the fans, and we're looking forward to the upcoming doubleheader events at Barre, VT's Thunder Road in May and at Plattsburgh, NY's Airborne Park Speedway in July."

 

"We're very glad that the event was as successful as it was," PASS President Tom Mayberry added. "The cooperation from both parties made this possible, and the momentum and buzz gives us something to build on."

 

The ACT Tour now heads to the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH for the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 26. 2014 event winner Eddie MacDonald will attempt to defend his title against Polewarczyk, Helliwell, and the rest of the ACT Late Model stars. Post time is 1:00pm.

 

ACT Oxford 150 – Unofficial Results

 

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Hometown   Laps 

  1. ( 1 ) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. , Hudson, NH , 150 Laps
  2. ( 9 ) Wayne Helliwell Jr. , Dover, NH , 150 Laps
  3. ( 2 ) Nick Sweet , Barre, VT , 150 Laps
  4. ( 20 ) Emily Packard , E. Montpelier, VT , 150 Laps
  5. ( 4 ) Jimmy Hebert , Williamstown, VT , 150 Laps
  6. ( 7 ) Jeff White , Winthrop, ME , 150 Laps
  7. ( 3 ) Travis Stearns , Auburn, ME , 150 Laps
  8. ( 13 ) Mike Ziter , Barre Town, VT , 150 Laps
  9. ( 26 ) #Rich Dubeau , Plainfield, NH , 150 Laps
  10. ( 8 ) Jonathan Bouvrette , Blainville, QC , 150 Laps
  11. ( 21 ) Brandon Atkins , AuSable Forks, NY , 150 Laps
  12. ( 14 ) Corey Mason , Groveton, NH , 150 Laps
  13. ( 5 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. , Steuben, ME , 150 Laps
  14. ( 10 ) Larry Gelinas , Buxton, ME , 149 Laps
  15. ( 11 ) Aaron Fellows , Croyden, NH , 149 Laps
  16. ( 17 ) Jeremy Welch , Lebanon, ME , 149 Laps
  17. ( 25 ) Glen Martel , Belmont, NH , 149 Laps
  18. ( 15 ) Ray Parent , Tiverton, RI , 149 Laps
  19. ( 16 ) Quinny Welch , Lancaster, NH , 149 Laps
  20. ( 18 ) Bryan Mason , Stark, NH , 148 Laps
  21. ( 22 ) Robert Pelland , Cranston, RI , 147 Laps
  22. ( 24 ) James Linardy , Somerville, MA , 147 Laps
  23. ( 12 ) Matt Anderson , Franklin, NH , 146 Laps
  24. ( 6 ) Brad Babb , Windham, ME , 145 Laps
  25. ( 19 ) Kyle Welch , Newport, NH , 137 Laps
  26. ( 23 ) Boomer Morris , Barre, VT , 39 Laps

         

Lap Leaders: Polewarczyk Jr. 1-150  

Time of Race: 1:03:35 Margin of Victory: 0.346 seconds    

Cautions: 3 (laps 31, 106, 137)    

Heat Winners: Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Rowland Robinson Jr., Brad Babb

 






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2015-04-19

Un calendrier pour tous les goûts chez les Slingshots en 2015 !!

 

Un calendrier pour tous les goûts chez les Slingshots en 2015 !!

Un calendrier 2015 rempli d'action du côté des Slingshots qui saura sans aucun doute faire plaisir à tout le monde. D'ailleurs c'est une classe qui gagne en popularité, d'année en année, comme étant la classe de développement par excellence dans le sport motorisé. 2015 ne devrait pas y faire exception avec un calendrier partagé entre la terre-battue et l'asphalte, pour un total de 13 courses.

La saison se mettra en marche, le 16 mai, au RPM Speedway et avec les changements qui ont été effectués à la piste au cours de l'automne passée, ça promet d'être rempli d'action. Les bolides Slingshotsseront présents à 6 reprises au RPM cette année, et d'ailleurs 1 course a été prévu sur la grande piste et ce, lors de la dernière visite à St-Marcel, le 20 septembre.

 

La série est également très heureuse d'être de retour à l'Autodrome Granby pour 3 courses en 2015. La piste utilisée par les Slingshots, qui se retrouvent au milieu de la grande piste, a été agrandi pour faire place à des courses encore plus relevés cette année et les pilotes sont impatients d'aller l'essayer. Ça promet d'être assez spectaculaire.

 

Une nouveauté cette année sera la présence des Slingshots au Cornwall Motor Speedway. Ça risque d'être toute une expérience pour les pilotes qui sont d'ailleurs déjà fébrile à l'idée de rouler sur ce circuit. Pour ce, il faut remercier le promoteur Raymond Lavergne de sa confiance et de sa motivation à faire valoir les classes de développement.

 

Après 2 ans d'absence, voilà que la classe Slingshotfait son retour tant attendu à l'Autodrome Chaudière. En effet, 2 courses ont été inscrites à l'horaire, soit le 11 juillet et le 15 août et c'est un «show» assuré du côté de Vallée-Jonction, alors que cette piste là se passe de présentation avec ses virages inclinés.

 

Pour compléter le championnat sur asphalte, les pilotes Slingshots auront à passer la frontière pour se diriger vers le Airborne Speedway, le 19 juillet. La plus petite piste du circuit de Plattsburgh sera utiliséepour l'occasion et d'ailleurs, les estrades devraient être bondées alors que ce sera également la présentation de l'ACT International.

 

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