Thunder Road to Open this Weekend

Thunder Road to Open this Weekend


ATTACHED PHOTO: T-Road.jpg – Thunder Road cars line the infield during Class Day activities before the Merchants Bank 150 in 2013. (Photo by Leif Tillotson)

Waterbury, VT –Thunder Road International Speedbowl will open this weekend for the 55th season of championship stock car racing. Billed as the "Nation's Site of Excitement", Thunder Road is known for its close door-banging, "take no prisoners" style of racing action.

The Merchants Bank 150 for the ACT Championship Late Model teams is the featured event this Sunday, but there will be plenty of racing action from the Bond Auto Tigers and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. They will also open their 2014 championship charge.

Seasoned race fans always feel that this event at Thunder Road should give an edge to the track's graduates and regulars. T-Road veterans Jimmy Hebert and Bobby Therrien are former Tiger champions and are now tested and proven ACT drivers. They each won races on the Tour in 2013. Hebert won the 2013 New Hampshire Governor's Cup at Lee USA Speedway and also the 100-mile race at SANAIR Super Speedway in St. Pie, Quebec. Just half-way into his first full season on the ACT, Therrien won the White Mountain Motorsport Park 150 lap event last July.

"The long winter is finally over and things have actually dried out a lot faster than we might have thought they would a couple weeks ago. We are getting a late start cleaning up, but we have scheduled a practice for this Thursday and look forward to seeing all the teams and fans this weekend. After watching the Lee (Lee USA Speedway) opener a week ago, I am really looking forward to the Merchants Bank 150, it should be a thriller," said Promoter of Thunder Road, Tom Curley.

Weekly Thunder Road challenger Cody Blake from Barre, VT said, "I was crewing for my friend Ben Lynch at Lee last weekend, and if we have a race like the Tour had down in New Hampshire, the fans are in for a real opening day treat. I can't wait to get the season started this weekend."

The annual Car Show in downtown Barre will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 till noon. A full afternoon of practice will follow after the popular race car parade from downtown up Quarry Hill to the race track beginning at high noonSunday will open with the traditional Class Day celebration when all cars go on parade beginning at 1:00. Qualifying for the 16th annual Merchants Bank 150 will begin at 1:30 on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

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


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PASS Easter Bunny 150 Weather Contingency Update

A full pit area of cars practiced Friday at Hickory Motor Speedway from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150.  PASS will make every possible attempt to complete all of the scheduled races on Saturday, April 19.  However, if the event has to be postponed due to weather, all of the races will be rescheduled to Sunday, April 20.  Main events will start at 3 PM with the 9th Annual Easter Bunny 150 for the PASS Super Late Models going green at approximately 4:15 PM.  Once again, though, PASS will make every attempt to get in all the races on Saturday.

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Eddie MacDonald’s Strategy Leads to ACT Lee Win

Eddie MacDonald's Strategy Leads to ACT Lee Win


Lee, NH – Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA claimed the American Canadian Tour win in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway (Lee, NH) on Sunday, April 13. MacDonald used strategy to claim his first career ACT win at Lee in his ninth start at the 3/8ths mile speedway. It was his fifth career ACT Late Model win.

MacDonald went from sixth to first in his heat race to claim the win and the pole in the feature with his +5 in ACT's plus/minus handicap system. MacDonald faded back early from the drop of the green. He fell as far as 10th and appeared to ride for the majority of the event.

Ray Parent got around Ben Lynch on lap four to take over the lead. He was quickly reeled in by Quebec's Stephane Descoste. The two battled with Descoste finally getting the advantage on lap 34. Descoste would hold the lead until the first caution flag flew for a Brian Hoar spin on lap 63. Parent used the outside lane to his advantage and took the lead on the ensuing restart. After another brief caution for a minor spin on lap 71, it looked like the remainder of the race would go caution free as Parent built a sizable lead.

After the 100-lap mark, MacDonald came to life and worked his way back toward the front. He worked his way around Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and Descoste to get to second but with ten laps to go it didn't look like he had enough time. MacDonald had saved enough tire, however, and with five laps to go he reached Parent's rear bumper while they worked through lap traffic.

MacDonald got the outside lane advantage with four laps remaining as they barreled into turn one. Between turns one and two, Parent got loose and slid up the track into MacDonald. Parent tried to save it but spun for the third and final caution of the event.

On the final restart, MacDonald held off Polewarczyk to take the win. Wayne Helliwell, Jr. completed the podium, while Alex Labbe and Descoste rounded out the top five. Jimmy Hebert came from dead last on the field (30th) to claim sixth, while Ben Ashline came from 24th to finish 7th in his first event back behind the wheel in a year and a half. Ben Lynch, Bobby Therrien and Rowland Robinson, Jr. all finished in the top ten.

The stars of ACT have a weekend off before heading to Thunder Road in Barre, VT for the Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, April 27. The annual car show will be held in downtown Barre on Saturday, April 26 before an afternoon practice session.

New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150

American Canadian Tour

Lee USA Speedway – Lee, NH

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed

1. (1) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, 150 Laps

2. (14) Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, NH, 150 Laps

3. (7) Wayne Helliwell Jr., Dover, NH, 150 Laps

4. (6) Alex Labbe, St-Albert, QC, 150 Laps

5. (3) Stephane Descoste, Oka, QC, 150 Laps

6. (30) Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT, 150 Laps

7. (24) Ben Ashline, Pittston, ME, 150 Laps

8. (2) Ben Lynch, Huntersville, NC, 150 Laps

9. (10) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT, 150 Laps

10. (19) Rowland Robinson Jr., Steuben, ME, 150 Laps

11. (15) Travis Fadden, No. Haverhill, NH, 150 Laps

12. (9) Emily Packard, E. Montpelier, VT, 150 Laps

13. (4) Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI, 150 Laps

14. (8) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, 150 Laps

15. (17) Aaron Fellows, Croyden, NH, 150 Laps

16. (11) Brian Tagg, Oxford, MA, 150 Laps

17. (20) Luke Hinkley, Claremont, NH, 149 Laps

18. (13) Travis Stearns, Auburn, ME, 149 Laps

19. (26) Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC, 149 Laps

20. (21) Matt Anderson, Franklin, NH, 149 Laps

21. (22) Corey Mason, Groveton, NH, 149 Laps

22. (16) Jeremy Harclerode, Newmarket, NH, 149 Laps

23. (5) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, 149 Laps

24. (18) James Linardy, Somerville, MA, 148 Laps

25. (25) Mike Ziter, Williamstown, VT, 147 Laps

26. (28) Lance Allen, Barre, VT, 147 Laps

27. (29) Brandon Lambert, Colebrook, NH, 128 Laps

28. (27) Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME, 124 Laps

29. (12) Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, 101 Laps

30. (23) Jeff White, Winthrop, ME, 71 Laps

Lap Leaders: Eddie MacDonald, 1; Ben Lynch, 2-3; Ray Parent, 4-33; Stephane Descoste, 34-63; Parent, 64-146; MacDonald, 147-150.

Time of Race: 56:26

Margin of Victory: .984 seconds

Cautions: 3 (laps 63, 71, 146)

Heat Winners: Brian Tagg, Eddie MacDonald, Alex Labbe, Stephane Descoste

Consi Winners: Nick Sweet, Bobby Therrien

B-Feature Winner: Mike Ziter


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Triple Couronne 358 Modified cet été à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

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Triple Couronne 358 Modified cet été à l'Autodrome St-Eustache

Récemment, on annonçait la venue de la série 358 Modified pour un
évènement spécial le 19 juillet prochain, à l'Autodrome St-Eustache en
co-promotion avec le vétéran pilote et promoteur américain Mike
Perrotte. Suite à cette annonce, plusieurs amateurs et pilotes de cette
série ont manifestés leur intérêt et ont démontrés un engouement tel,
que la série performera sur le bitume de l'ovale du complexe sport
motorisé des Basses-Laurentides, 3 fois plutôt qu'une.

La ''Canadian Modifieds Triple Crown'' s'amorcera lors du programme
d'ouverture de l'Autodrome St-Eustache le 24 mai, en compagnie de la
série ACT-Québec, NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil, NASCAR Sport Compacte,
NASCAR Légendes Modifiées et Challenge 4. La deuxième ronde de cette
triple couronne, sera disputée le samedi 21 juin et la dernière manche
se tiendra le samedi 19 juillet.

Des bourses plus qu'intéressantes sont offertes aux gagnants, entre
$1000.00 et $2000.00 pour des finales entre 30 et 50 tours, et jusqu'à
$250.00 jusqu'à la 20e position. De plus, des négociations vont bons
train, pour l'ajout d'un commanditaire majeur à cette triple couronne,
afin de créer un bonus spécial pour le top 3.'' Je suis très heureux et
fier d'être dans la position d'offrir cette triple couronne aux pilotes
358 Modified. Je suis aussi confiant que la venue de la série saura
augmenter l'intérêt pour ce type de compétition de la part des amateurs
québécois'', de dire Mike Perrotte.

L'engouement atteint un niveau jamais égalé en vue de la prochaine
saison, qui marque le 50e anniversaire de l'Autodrome St-Eustache. Les
programmes prévus sauront en mettre plein la vue aux amateurs et on se
dirige vers une saison des plus excitantes.

C'est un rendez-vous le 24 mai prochain pour l'ouverture de la saison
et déjà ont peut annoncer aux amateurs et pilotes que le prix d'entrée
pour ce super programme, sera fixé à $30.00 admission générale avec
accès aux puits inclus.

Source : Justin Beaudin
Autodrome St-Eustache

Les Entreprises M.P. Roy Inc.
Email : mproy@lesentreprisesmproyinc.com
Montréal : 514.907.1773
Québec : 418.210.3986
Cell : 514.942.6843

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Simon Dion-Viens en NASCAR Canadian Tire

Le coureur automobile Simon Dion-Viens prendra part dès le mois de mai prochain à la prestigieuse Série NASCAR - Canadian Tire en compagnie des Alexandre Tagliani, Andrew Ranger et Jacques Villeneuve, pour ne nommer que ceux-là.

Le pilote, trois fois champion du Québec et sacré champion national de la série SuperCar en 2013, se dit fébrile d'en découdre avec les meilleurs.

« Il s'agit d'un véritable tournant dans ma carrière, indique Simon Dion Viens. J'ai eu la chance de courir dans différentes séries canadiennes et américaines tels la Grand Am Cup et le Canadian Touring, mais cette fois le niveau de compétition sera vraiment des plus relevés. Le défi s'annonce emballant et tous les membres de mon équipe sont très motivés. Je devrai m'habituer rapidement au pilotage de ma voiture Dodge No 37 BestBuy Pièces d'auto/Zone Garage/Kamouraska Chrysler/Castrol. J'ai fait l'acquisition de celle-ci à l'été 2013 et elle a été mise à niveau par mon équipe durant l'hiver. »

Ainsi, le premier véritable baptême en piste surviendra sur le circuit du Canadian Tire Motosport Park, situé en banlieue de Toronto, le 18 mai. Par la suite, trois autres événements majeurs occuperont le coureur : une visite sur le circuit de ICAR à Mirabel en juillet, le réputé Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières au mois d'août ainsi qu'un retour en Ontario au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park en fin de saison.

« Ce sera une année d'apprentissage et de développement. Je vise une participation à long terme dans cette série et une présence à quelques évènements sur les circuits ovales n'est pas exclue. Pour 2014, j'ai la chance d'être soutenu par des entreprises solides et bien établies et je compte les représenter avec succès sur les différents circuits canadiens », conclut le pilote.

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Autodrome St-Eustache Express

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Canadian Teams Head for ACT Lee USA Opener April 13

Canadian Teams Head for ACT Lee USA Opener April 13



ATTACHED PHOTO : LabbeMilkBowl.jpg – Alex Labbe (48QC) battles his way to a third place finish in the 2013 Milk Bowl at Thunder Road. (Photo by Steve Poulin)


Lee, NH - Several Quebec teams are set to help kick off the 2014 American Canadian Tour season at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 13. Série ACT Quebec runner-up in 2013, Alex Labbé of St. Albert, Quebec, two-time Série ACT Champion Donald Theetge of Boischatel, and Jonathan Bouvrette of Blainville, a NASCAR All-American Series Champion and first-time ACT event winner on the final weekend at Autodrome St-Eustache in 2013, are all gearing up for the 150-lap Governor's Cup on the fast 1/3 mile asphalt track.

Labbé, who missed the 2013 Série ACT Quebec title by just eight points, the difference of four positions in a race, undoubtedly will be the driver to give his Larue Equipment team a second championship, following the one by Karl Allard of St. Félicien in 2010.

For Louis Larue, the owner of the team, there is not a shadow of a doubt that Alex will have a great season with ACT on both sides of the border, and their goal is to win the Championship on the Série ACT Quebec. "Last season, Alex participated in 31 races and has gained a lot of experience on many tracks and driving different cars. He was strong throughout the 2013 season in the Série ACT-Quebec and on the American Canadian Tour, and put any doubts about this team to restwhen we won the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne. As if that was not enough, he captured the pole position at the Milk Bowl and finished third overall in that prestigious event.”

Larue continued: “Last year, we participated in this event in Lee, but Alex was brand new with us, and unfortunately, we experienced some mechanical problems.This time, the situation is totally different and we are all confident that Alex will be the second Québécois to win the Lee opener, after Patrick Laperle in 2003.”

Donald Theetge of Boischatel has also filed an entry for the April 13 event. Theetge is looking to improve over his experience in last year’s Lee opener, where he finished in 12th. Not only does Theetge hold two titles on the Série ACT-Québec, but he also claims the largest number of victories since 2005 with a total of 20.

Theetge’s 2014 season will see him concentrate primarily on the Série ACT Quebec, with some U.S. events also on his schedule, including the ACT International at Airborne on July 20.

Since his victory in the St-Eustache 200, the last event of the Quebec series in 2013, Jonathan Bouvrette of Blainville is ready to race. The team is well prepared and anxious to debut their new chassis at the Lee USA Governor’s Cup. Bouvrette will also concentrate primarily on the ACT Quebec series, aiming to improve on his final position overall, as he was 9th in 2012, and in 2013 he finished 4th in the final tally, but also will compete in several ACT US events throughout the 2014 season.

Quebec competitors will get the chance to attend several ACT U.S. events before the 2014 Série ACT season opener at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, May 24. The annual NH Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway will kick off the 2013 ACT U.S. season on Sunday, April 13.

For more information visit www.acttour.com or contact the ACT office by email (media@acttour.com) or phone 802-244-6963. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/ACTTour) and Twitter (twitter.com/ACTTour).



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            It’s been a long hard winter throughout the Northeast, and the harsh winter has caused Pro All Stars Series President, Tom Mayberry to move the Oxford Plains Speedway’s scheduled season opening, Ripley & Fletcher Ford 150 from Saturday, April 12, 2014 to Saturday, April 26th at 2pm. This change turns the weekend into a giant doubleheader as PASS North will open their Series on Saturday, and the $7,000 to win, Colossal Carnage 150 Enduro will go green on Sunday.


            “We knew it was risky scheduling the opener in early April, but the past few seasons have allowed us to open up earlier as warm weather has graced us in late February and early March. Right now we still have several inches of snow on the grounds, and even with warm weather, we don’t feel the grounds will dry up enough to allow the event to be held on April 12th, stated Mayberry. We want to make sure to give plenty of advanced notice to our race teams, race fans, and employees, and that’s why we decided to make this decision well in advance of the event.”


            With the opening date changed to April 26th, this will give teams like 2013 champion Cassius Clark, runner-up Joey Doiron, DJ Shaw, Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe and a host of others a couple of more weeks to fine tune their racers. Joining the PASS Super Late Models will be the PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman and the NELCAR Legends. Post time for the Saturday event will be 2pm.


            For more information visit the PASS website at www.proallstarsseries.com, or the Oxford Plains Speedway website at www.oxfordplains.com. The Track office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. For ticket purchasing and other info call the Track hotline at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine.


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It’s All About The Fans As PASS South Returns To Orange County This Weekend

It's All About The Fans As PASS South Returns To Orange County This Weekend

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CHARLOTTE, NC (April 1) – In less than a week, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and Pro Late Models return to action at Orange County Speedway as part of the 9th Annual Orange Blossom Special.  Orange County has provided some of the most memorable races in PASS South history and is a favorite stop for fans and racers alike.  This year's race will once again be a It's All About The Fans As PASS South Returns To Orange County This WeekendPASS Fan Appreciation event with special admission pricing featuring $25 per vehicle load up to 6 people or $10 general admission.

            "The fans are what it's all about," said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  "We wouldn't be able to have all the great short track racing we have in PASS without the fans.  Orange County has some of the best fans in all of racing and we thought that PASS Fan Appreciation at the Orange Blossom Special was a way we could give back to those who support us."

            With the semi-retirement of Jay Fogleman, the defending winner of the Orange Blossom Special, the focus has turned to a new breed of drivers competing for the PASS South title in 2014.  Newcomers Tyler Church, Cole Timm, and Jared Irvan currently sit atop the championship standings and are only separated by 20 points. Church came on strong late last year, winning at Hickory Motor Speedway in September and in the Mason Dixon Meltdown at Southern National Motorsports Park in November.  Timm is one of the hottest young prospects in Super Late Model racing, coming within two laps of victory in the most recent PASS South event at Dillon Motor Speedway.  Third-generation racer Irvan is in his first full season competing with PASS after a third place finish at Caraway last May and a runner-up finish to Ross Kenseth at South Boston Speedway in October.  Fellow newcomers Tyler Dippel, Tanner Rumburg Trevor Noles, Brandon Setzer, and Matt Daley are all poised for good runs in the Orange Blossom Special after getting off to a slow start to begin the season.

            While all of those drivers are relatively new to PASS South Super Late Model racing, an impressive list of even fresher faces will be making their first series' starts ever this weekend at Orange County Speedway.  Virginia's Trey Jarrell will be piloting the Mark Reedy owned #12 in the Orange Blossom after an impressive debut in Super Late Models this winter in Florida.  Jarrell's resume include Legends championships and the 2013 Late Model Stock Rookie-Of-The Year title at Motor Mile Speedway.  Like Jarrell, Florida's Joey Padgett is also a graduate of Legends car racing and plans to debut at Orange County.  Padgett made a handful of starts last year in the PASS Pro Late Model division.

            Canadian Steve Alpin will make his PASS debut at Orange County as a teammate in the Woodman Racing entry to veteran Kevin Powell.  Alpin will be driving the car Jay Fogleman drove to victory lane in last year's Orange Blossom Special. Brendon Bock will also be making the long tow down from Franklin Square, NY for his first PASS South start.  Bock comes to PASS as a Quarter Midget and Legends champion in New York and made his Super Late Model debut earlier this year in Florida.  Although not a complete rookie to PASS racing, Orlando, FL's Tyler Audie returns to PASS competition following his first career Pro Late Model win two weeks ago in his native Sunshine State.

            The entry list continues to grow daily for the South's biggest Super Late Model race of the weekend.  Local favorite Tate Fogleman carries the banner for Bull City Race Cars, while Raleigh veteran Joe Heigl takes the short trip to Orange County looking to build on his top five points standing.  Veteran Randy Gentry returns after his third-place finish to start the season at Greenville along with fellow Upstate South Carolina driver Ted Mickelson.  Fellow veterans Brandon Ward, Jody Measamer, John Batten, and Jimmy Doyle have also filed entries as they look to build on strong runs in the past at Orange County this weekend.

Entry forms and the weekend schedule for the Orange Blossom Special at Orange County Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  Entry forms are also posted for the PASS North season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway and the 9thAnnual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Action gets under way on Friday, April 4th at Orange County Speedway with rotating practice from 3 – 6:40 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, and Legends.  On Saturday, April 5th, pit gates will open at 11 AM for the 9th Annual Orange Blossom Special, with rotating practice for all divisions from 1 – 3:10 PM.  Qualifying will begin at 4 PM and racing will start at 6 PM, featuring 150 laps for the PASS South Super Late Models, 50 laps for the PASS Pro Late Models, and 25 laps for the Legends cars. 

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière, and the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Un américain dans la lutte au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec

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Un américain dans la lutte au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec


Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la venue du champion en titre de la division Limited Late Models de la piste Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh NY, Robin Wood, dans la course au championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec qui se déroulera à l’Autodrome St-Eustache en 2014.


  C’est suite à des discussions entre Howard Romanado, directeur évènements NASCAR de l’ASE et le champion américain, que celui-ci a décidé de venir courir à temps plein du coté canadien pour la prochaine saison.


  Robin Wood n’est pas inconnu des amateurs, car notamment  en 2012, il avait pris part à la confrontation Master’s CAN-USA entre les pilotes Limited Late Models de la piste Airborne Speedway et les pilotes de la classe Sportsman de l’Autodrome St-Eustache qui s’est déroulée sur les 2 circuits automobile.


Fort de son 3e championnat acquis la saison dernière, le pilote de la

Loreman’s/ Rent-A-Wreck   # 61, s’amène à l’ASE avec la ferme intention

de poursuivre le travail accompli en 2013, et venir ravir le titre de champion NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec 2014.


  La venue de Robin Wood dans la classe NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil aura sans doute un effet boule de neige auprès de ses compatriotes américain, car déjà, plusieurs pilotes ont manifestés leur intérêt et nous pourrions retrouver plus d’une voiture américaine lors de la première épreuve de la saison, le samedi 24 mai prochain à l’Autodrome St-Eustache.


Toute l’équipe de l’Autodrome St-Eustache souhaite la bienvenue et la meilleure des chances à Robin Wood dans le championnat NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil du Québec.



Justin Beaudin

Communications ASE


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          Waterbury, VT –There are a number of veteran American Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car drivers looking for their first wins in the traditional spring opening event at the Lee USA Speedway's New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 13, 2014.


Coming fresh off his NASCAR K&N win at the rugged Bristol Motor Speedway, Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA has to be considered a favorite to win at his family-owned track. "I would think that a betting man might be smart to forget the NCAA Final Four and drop a dime on the "Outlaw" winning the annual ACT opener," said ACT President, Tom Curley. "Eddie has won ACT races before, and he has been in a position to win at Lee on several occasions over the years, but has not grabbed the checkers yet. He usually finds a way to get to the front, although his schedule usually does not allow for much practice compared to other teams. He still is long overdue to win the New Hampshire Governor's Cup," concluded Curley.


Another veteran of the ACT Late Model circuit favored to win includes two-time and defending ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. from nearby Dover, NH. Helliwell is the most winning Late Model driver in Lee USA history and is a multi-time Lee champion, but he has yet to hoist the Governor's Cup. "It is not from lack of trying, but we just haven't been able to get it done yet. I am hoping this is the year, but as we all know, opening days can bring lots of surprises," said Helliwell.


Ray Parent from Tiverton, RI finished in the top five a year ago. "This should be a break-out season for the 17 RI team. After winning the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway two years ago, Ray came into the 2013 season ready to challenge. I would expect him to be a championship contender, and he runs good at Lee," said Dean Gallison, Director of Competition at ACT.


There are over 40 teams expected to compete at the opening event at the Lee USA Speedway opener. Teams from all 6 New England states, New York, and the province of Quebec will get their first racing experience in the traditional opener.


Early favorites include defending champion Jimmy Hebert from Williamstown, VT, previous winner of the NH Governor's Cup and early 2014 ACT title contender Hudson, New Hampshire's Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and two-time Lee winner and 8-time ACT Champion, Brian Hoar have all entered the opening event.


The ACT season opens at Lee NH with a full practice on Saturday, April 12, and a 150-lap feature event on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Qualifying will begin at 1:15 on Sunday.


 For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, or visitmedia@acttour.comwww.acttour.com, or www.leeusaspeedway.com.



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NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Lynda Petty

NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Lynda Petty


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 25, 2014) – "On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer sincere condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty," said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. "Through the years, Lynda became an integral part of the NASCAR landscape. We have lost a true friend, who will be missed each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the Pettys throughout this difficult time."



Kerry Tharp

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Airborne Park Speedway Forms Alliance with Devil's Bowl Speedway

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Airborne Park Speedway Forms Alliance with Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Devil’s Bowl owner Bruno accepts management position at Airborne


SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY - Two of the North Country’s prominent asphalt stock car racing tracks – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY – will be closely aligned in 2014.  Devil’s Bowl owner Mike Bruno and Airborne owner Jamie Atkins have formed a partnership aimed at strengthening both tracks for the immediate and distant future.


Bruno has accepted a management position at the 4/10-mile, D-shaped Airborne Park Speedway.  Effective immediately, Bruno will assume the roles of Race Operations Manager and Competition Director at Airborne, working closely with Atkins, general manager Sherm Hamel, the veteran Airborne staff, and race teams in all divisions at the speedway.  Bruno plans to activate similar strategies at Airborne that have helped to significantly improve Devil’s Bowl Speedway since he took control of the track in October 2011.


Both tracks are sanctioned by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and both tracks feature similar racing classes with many of the same competitors in their weekly programs.  Bruno brings intimate knowledge of the NASCAR program and has many long-lasting relationships at the track from his years as a competitor; he won championships there in 1997 and 2006.


“I’m looking forward to working with Mike Bruno,” Atkins said. “Our challenge is to embrace the changing short track industry while building upon our strengths to keep the future of our sport exciting and affordable for fans and competitors alike.  Having both tracks pointed in the same direction will help us sustain Airborne as a family entertainment destination in the North Country.”


“I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Airborne community, and at the same time I’m excited about the benefits for both Airborne and Devil’s Bowl as we work together,” Bruno said.  “My family’s history at the track goes back more than 30 years, so it’s a home away from home for me.  I can’t wait to help bring Airborne into the next phase of its future with Jamie Atkins and the staff.”


Airborne Park Speedway’s 61st season opens on Saturday, May 3, followed on Sunday, May 4 by Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 48th season opener, the historic American-Canadian Tour Spring Green.  Devil’s Bowl runs weekly Friday night events during the summer, with Airborne running weekly on Saturday nights.


Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile from Exit 36 on Interstate 87.  For more information, call (518) 647-4444 or visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com.


Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.



Contact: Tom Herzig 802-249-2850

Email: tomherzig@hotmail.com


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Autos Internationales fait confiance aux pilotes du Québec et au duo Brouillette et Fredette

Autos Internationales fait confiance

aux pilotes du Québec et au duo Brouillette et Fredette



Nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer que non seulement Autos Internationales est de retour à titre de partenaire dans la Série Procam Super Truck, mais qu’ils ont aussi décidé de soutenir la grande série ACT.


Situé au 2575 rue Norman à Lachine, Autos Internationales est un chef de file dans la vente de véhicules usages et accidentés provenants des compagnies d’assurances.
Sur 1000 véhicules vendus annuellement, vous avez la chance de trouver le véhicule de vos rêves à une fraction du prix d’origine.

Le propriétaire, M. Gilles Boisvert, un homme d’affaire bien connu dans le domaine de la course automobile, ancien pilote de terre battue et ancien propriétaire de l’autodrome Drummond, a su s’entourer de bons hommes dans son entreprise. M. Sylvain Delisle (Slyracer sur les forums automobile) est lui aussi un homme qui connait bien le stock car et qui est bien connu du monde de la course. En plus de tout connaitre sur les véhicules accidentés, il a aussi son opinion sur tous les sujets se rapportant à son sport préféré.

N’hésitez pas à l’aborder et à discuter de courses ou de ventes automobiles. Il se fera un plaisir de discuter avec vous ou de vous aider à trouver votre prochain véhicule. Ses 15 années d’expérience seront à votre service.
Autos Internationales offre un service de livraison à la grandeur du Canada.

C’est grâce à l’implication de gens passionnés comme

M. Boisvert et M. Delisle que nous avons la chance de pratiquer notre sport préféré.


N’oubliez pas, pour un véhicule usagé ou accidenté,

c’est Autos Internationales votre allié !




Autos Internationales

2575 rue Norman

Lachine, QC

H8S 1B3


Sylvain Delisle 1-800-654-3040




Source: Jean-Francois Fredette

Série ACT  et Procam Super Truck






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