Série ACT-Castrol 2010: Retrait de la piste Capital City


(Waterbury, VT) – L’épreuve de la série ACT-Castrol qui était prévue pour la piste Capital City en banlieue d’Ottawa a été annulée et ne sera pas reportée au calendrier 2010.


«Au cours des derniers mois, des changements majeurs se sont produits au sein de la direction de Capital City et comme l’ancien promoteur avait inscrit cette course pour le 12 juin, nous l’avions incluse dans notre cédule au mois de novembre dernier. Cependant, les nouvelles personnes impliquées ont décidé de se retirer des séries dites touring et nous respectons cette décision », de mentionner Darla Hart, la vice-présidente et directrice de l’administration pour l’American Canadian Tour qui avait sanctionné des épreuves à cet endroit au cours des trois dernières saisons.



Cependant, il a été convenu que la division Late Model de ce circuit ontarien poursuivrait son association avec l’ACT en tant que piste affiliée et que les épreuves se dérouleraient selon les règlements établis.


« Nous sommes très heureux de cette décision d’utiliser les règlements que nous avons élaborés au cours des dernières années », de dire Tom Curley, le président de l’ACT. « Nous allons inclure les pilotes de Capital City dans tout le programme de l’ACT, incluant la course INVITATION à la piste New Hampshire Speedway, le 18 septembre prochain et nous anticipons un retour à Capital City pour 2011.»


On sait que le lever de rideau de la saison 2010 aura lieu à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, le samedi 22 mai prochain, la première de onze épreuves au calendrier.





Source :                     American Canadian Tour


                                    (802) 244-6963

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For Immediate Release -                                      ACT – 011910-04


        Waterbury, VT – The Série ACT Castrol event scheduled for Capital City Speedway in Ottawa, ON has been canceled and will not be rescheduled in 2010.


“There was a change in management over the past month, and since the previous lessee had scheduled the event for June 12, 2010 we have carried it on our schedule since last November. The new management has decided to step away from the touring type events and we will respect that decision,” said Darla Hartt, Vice President and Director of Administration for the American Canadian Tour which has sanctioned races at the speedway for the past three seasons.



In a related story, it was agreed that the Late Model division at Capital City will continue to operate as an ACT affiliate track. The Late Model rules follow the ACT regional universal rule business model.


“We were happy to find out that ‘Cap City’ will continue on with the Late Model formula we have been working on in recent years,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT. “We will include the track’s competitors in our overall ACT program, including the ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Speedway on September 18, 2010. We are very hopeful that the ACT Castrol Series will return to Capital City Speedway in 2011.”


The popular Quebec Series will open the 2010 season at the Autodrome Ste. Eustache outside Montreal on Saturday, May 22, 2010, with the first of a scheduled 11 Championship events throughout Quebec.



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




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Kyle Busch, David Reutimann and Regan Smith to race at Delaware on July 7

London, ON (January 15, 2010): The first annual “Delaware Summer Showdown” will take place the evening of Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Delaware Speedway, near London, Ontario. The event will feature current NASCAR Sprint Cup Stars, Kyle Busch, David Reutimann and Regan Smith competing against the best drivers from Delaware Speedway’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.


Recent Delaware Speedway champions from the APC NASCAR Late Model division, such as Steve Robblee, Jesse Kennedy, Scott Lindsay and DJ Kennington will lead an elite field into this unprecedented showcase event.

“It will be a privilege to have them (Busch, Reutimann and Smith) come up, to introduce them to Delaware and to find out what they’re about,” said Robblee, a 9-time Delaware Speedway Champion and current NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Canadian National Champion. “I think it will be a good deal for Delaware and its competitors. I don’t see how we can go wrong.  The fans are in for a treat.”

Kennington, who has competed against Busch and Smith in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, is looking forward to having those drivers come north. “For me it’s gonna be awesome because they get to kick my butt every week down there (in the United States) and we hope this will even out the playing field a little.”

The excitement over the event has even caused a “rift” in the house of Ron Sheridan, one of Delaware Speedway’s most popular and competitive drivers over the last ten years. “My son Jake says he doesn’t know who to cheer for now because he’s a Kyle Busch fan,” laughed Sheridan. “But I think it’s great. It’s very exciting. It’s great for the racers, great for the speedway and great for the fans.”

An exhibition (non-points) event, the “Delaware Summer Showdown” will see Busch, Reutimann and Smith compete in a 35-lap feature race against an elite field of Delaware Speedway competitors. The NASCAR Stars will drive in the same Late Model-style car as the Delaware Speedway drivers.

Specifics about the event format and driver qualification (including the possibility of competitors from other tracks to participate) will be announced separately.

As for whether or not the NASCAR Sprint Cup stars will adjust to both the Late Model-style car and the race track itself – which is renowned in stock-car circles for being a little tricky to navigate – Delaware’s top drivers don’t seem to be concerned.

“I don’t think it’ll be a big deal for them,” said Robblee. “They grew up racing cars like that. I’m sure they’ve driven lots of late model cars.”

Asked if they’re ready to take on some of NASCAR’s best, Kennington was quick to respond: “Game on.”

Regarding the visiting drivers:

Many know Kyle Busch as a brash, outrageously talented and outspoken competitor. Perhaps NASCAR’s fastest rising star, he is a driver whom many fans love to hate for his hot temper mixed with magic on the track. Busch is thee only NASCAR driver to win races in two of its national touring series on the same day, winning the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series races held on February 21, 2009.

Currently driving for Joe Gibbs racing, Busch won five races at NASCAR’s highest level in 2009 including one of the Daytona “Duel” events in Florida as well as wins at Richmond, Las Vegas and both races at Bristol which, like Delaware Speedway, is a half-mile oval.

“They’re the same as we are,” Kennington said of Busch, Reutimann and Smith. “Kyle’s actually a really funny guy, really down to earth. It will be cool to have him here.”

David Reutimann is a Florida native, and a third generation driver who races for Michael Waltrip in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and for Braun Racing in the Nationwide Series. He drives the #00 in Sprint Cup, the same number used by his father, Emil “Buzzie” Reutimann during his driving career. He was the Truck Series’ Rookie of the Year in 2004, won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Award in 2008 and earned his first Sprint Cup victory in May of 2009 in a rain-shortened event at Charlotte. He ended the season in 16th place in championship points.

Regan Smith began his NASCAR career racing in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2002 and moved to the Busch (now known as Nationwide) Series full-time in 2006. Last year, Smith ran in 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. However, he has a lot to look forward to in 2010 as Furniture Row Racing has announced that it will run the full 36-race schedule with Regan Smith at the wheel. Smith’s crew chief, Ryan Coniam, is from Burlington, Ontario.

“What pleases us most about this event is the opportunity to showcase the competitors that have supported Delaware Speedway for so long, and to give their loyal fans a great show,” said track General Manager, Joe Czernai. “We are committed to building awareness of our NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and its competitors and creating added value for the many corporate partners that help keep the race teams coming to the track each week. We believe this is another step in the right direction.”

“This is a sign of how far the speedway has come,” Sheridan said. “I love the format of a Wednesday night race. It’s gonna be a fun day. It’s going to be great for the speedway.”

General admission tickets for the event will soon be available online at www.delawarespeedway.com and will also be available at Delaware Speedway’s display at the CPT Racing Experience trade show, this Saturday and Sunday (January 16 and 17) at the Western Fair Agriplex, as well as at the track’s display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto, January 22 – 24, 2010.

More information about Delaware Speedway is available online at www.delawarespeedway.com, through the track’s new Official Facebook Group or via Twitter “@DelawareSpdwy”.

For further information: Kevin Bulmer, CPT Entertainment // Cell: (519) 280-8301 // mail: kevin@cptentertainment.com




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