For Immediate Release                                ACT – 051910-33


        Waterbury, VT – Senator Phil Scott from Middlesex is a three-time Thunder Road Champion. Scott is running for the Vermont Lt. Governor’s office in the coming election, his first state-wide political effort. When the American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced that the Late Model division from Thunder Road would be opening the new Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, Scott was the first to applaud the decision.



An avid outdoorsman and one of the most successful stock car racers in Vermont history, Scott will try and win the first-ever ACT 100 lap feature event at the newly paved ½ mile oval that will serve fans from west of the Green Mountains, particularly Rutland County. “I certainly was happy when I learned that we were opening the Thunder Road season at the new Devil’s Bowl. I remember the history of the old days when the five track series included the ‘Rutland’ track. My focus Sunday is to try and win the race, but I suppose shaking a few hands and getting to know some folks in the Rutland/Addison county area would be a great opportunity.”


Scott and about a dozen other Thunder Road Late Model teams tested the new asphalt at Devil’s Bowl last weekend. The reports were that it is going to be very competitive and very fast. “I thought it was a lot of fun. It was fast, there are definitely a couple of lanes to race in, and I hope race fans in Vermont are really going to like this new look. Give the Richards family credit for making these kinds of improvements during what has obviously been a difficult economic time. I think it indicates that the entrepreneurial business spirit is still alive in Vermont and things are improving”, concluded Scott.


Over 25 ACT race teams are expected to attack the new asphalt this Sunday at the opening event. “This is a dream come true for me,” said Jerry Richards, managing partner of the family run business. The Richards family have all been involved in racing for decades, but with the conversion of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway and the sister track, Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY, management of the two tracks was also divided among the family.


Sunday afternoon post time is 2:00 o’clock for the grand opening of the new Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Admission is only $15 for Adults and kids are free. Anyone that presents their 2010 Thunder Road Season Pass at the Devils Bowl front gate will receive $2 off a general admission ticket.


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







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For Immediate Release                                        ACT – 051910-32


        Waterbury, VT – Officials from the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Airborne Speedway announced today that the makeup date for the highly- anticipated Tour date will be Saturday, July 10, 2010. The Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green was scheduled to be run on May 8, but became the third rain-out on the early ACT schedule.



“We appreciate Mike (Perrotte, Promoter of Airborne) working to make this happen. Every team on the American Canadian Tour was looking forward to coming back to Airborne after the great success last year with the re-make of the facility”, said former Airborne owner and President of ACT Tom Curley.


The ½ mile was completely re-designed in 2009 and provided about the perfect track for ACT Late Model racing. During last fall’s running of the Fall Foliage 300, 19 different lead changes among five different drivers provided a great event for fans and competitors.


“We really needed to hear this news. This will give our team a lift after not qualifying last week at Oxford,” said seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr from Milton, VT. “I have always had some success at Airborne, and our new team should be pretty much on the same page by then. I am really happy to see this one get back on the schedule,” concluded Cyr.


Details will be forthcoming from both the ACT and Airborne offices regarding specifics related to the rescheduled event.


“We are still trying to figure out what might work for all parties involved with the final outstanding event at Albany-Saratoga Speedway that was rained out in April,” said ACT General Manager Darla Hartt. “We expect to make a rescheduling announcement soon,” she concluded.


Several touring teams will join the Thunder Road ACT Late Model teams at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for their opening event this Sunday, May 23 on the brand new converted dirt track. Testing went great and 30 teams are expected to compete with a post time of 2:00pm this Sunday at the very fast ½ mile in Fair Haven, VT.


The American Canadian Tour will next appear at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Friday, June 11, 2010. The previously rained-out NH Governor’s Cup 150 will have a large field of Late Models from throughout the Northeast as the early entry list for this event set an all-time record.


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







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