2011-02-17 - nss - night 7

New Smyrna Beach, Fla – La septième soirée de compétition dans le cadre des World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing en sera une à oublier pour les deux québécois… tandis que deux ontariens terminent 1 et 2 en Crate / Late Models.


L’ontarien Shaun McWhirter qui est parti de la position de tête aura mené de fil en fil. Cole Powell a terminé deuxième et Nathan Russell troisième.

New Smyrna Beach, Fla – Night seven in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is one to be forgotten by the two Quebec competitors... meanwhile a couple Ontario drivers celebrate with a 1-2 finish in the Crate / Late Model ranks.


Shaun McWhirter who started on the pole led flag to flag.  He was followed across the line by fellow Ontario driver Cole Powell and Nathan Russell finished third.


Martin Lautilippe qui partait deuxième dans la finale de 25 tours a bien fait pour la première moitié de l’épreuve demeurant en deuxième place.  Cependant la tenue de route de la voiture #84 s’est dégradée et Latulippe a rétrogradé jusqu’au neuvième rang.


Du côté de Kevin Roberge, qui partait sixième, ce ne fut guère mieux, il n’a jamais montré la puissance qu’il avait lors des autres épreuves.  Roberge a terminé sixième.

Martin Latulippe started on the outside of row ran very well for the first half of the 25 lap feature, but his handling went away for the second half and fell back in the in the field finishing a disappointing ninth place.


Kevin Roberge, who was sixth on the starting grid, didn’t fare much better.  He could not move up in the field and show that same strength he did on previous nights and finished sixth.


Une heure après que le tech soit fermé, les deux québécois demeuraient les deux seules équipes toujours à la piste.


Du côté de Roberge le champion ARCA et pilote de camionnette Mario Gosselin s’affairait du côté de la suspension avant pour y trouver un bris ou un désalignement.


Du côté de Latulippe ont a trouvé un problème d’attache de barre antiroulis et ont remplaçait les ressorts de valve de moteur.


Latulippe qui menait au classement par 38 points avant l’épreuve sur Roberge aura vu son avance fondre à 24 points. 


Le classement est donc : Latullipe 230 pts, Roberge 206pts, Jerick Johnson 202 pts, Zach Germain 154pts, Nathan Russell 150 pts.

One hour after tech was closed the two Quebec teams were the only ones left in the pits.


In the Roberge camp ARCA Champ and Truck Driver Mario Gosselin was checking out the front end of the car for a possible break or misalignment.


Meanwhile a couple hundread feet further Latulippe found a problem with the sway bar that was binding the suspension and work to replace valve spring had just begun.


Latulippe who came in as the points leader by 38 points over Roberge saw his lead reduced to only 24 points.


The leaderboard after the event is now: Latullipe 230 pts, Roberge 206pts, Jerick Johnson 202 pts, Zach Germain 154pts, Nathan Russell 150 pts.


La dernière course du championnat Crate / Late Model sera disputée ce soir, un 50 tours, en marge du Richie Evans Memorial un 100 tours pour les Tour Type Modifieds.


Nous serons en onde vers 19h pour la présentation de ces deux finales sur http://roy-motorsports.com/Roy_Motorsports_-_VIDEO.html une présentation de l’Autodrome de Granby.

Tonight will showcase the last Crate / Late Model race of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, a 50 lapper, while the main event will be the Richie Evans Memorial, a 100 lap race for tour type modifieds.


We will be live at 7pm for the presentation of the two feature races on http://roy-motorsports.com/Roy_Motorsports_-_VIDEO.html presented by Autodrome Granby.



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For Immediate Release                                        ACT – 021711-11


        Waterbury, VT – The 28 teams and officials of the American Canadian Tour (ACT) who participated last Sunday and Monday nights in 100 lap events at the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) in Florida, universally gave a resounding ‘thumbs up’ to the experience.


The $35,000.00 inaugural Goodyear Speedweek Cup saw twenty eight (28) American Canadian Tour (ACT) teams from throughout the Northeastern United States and two Provinces of Quebec and Ontario present what many determined to be the most competitive events in years.


“The strong car count and the ACT rules package really provided an outstanding couple of 100 lap events,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour. “The “northern style” heats, double file restarts, and inversion of the field for the finale was met with lots of enthusiasm by fans in the stands and from lots of other racers in the pits. We were certainly a bit nervous taking on this project, but the teams should all be proud of their results. Both 100 lappers had great racing from first down through the field and the teams should be proud of their effort,” Curley concluded.


The Goodyear Speedweek Cup was presented on NSS’s fast high-banked ½ mile in front of a very enthusiastic crowd each night. Both races took less than an hour to run from start to finish, few yellow flags, and very exciting position racing.


Winner of the first 100 lap event and the overall Goodyear Cup, Joey Polewarcyk, Jr. (Pole) from Hudson, NH said, “I had one of the best times I have had racing when Patrick (Laperle) and I were able to break out during the Sunday night race. We traded the lead five times and with only three cautions I knew that I could not just ride around and wait for the end, not with Patrick who is ‘flat out’ all the time! I knew that if we had another yellow, Patrick would have the advantage as the outside lane was definitely the place to be on this track. Monday was different for us. The racing was so intense in the middle and at the front with the inversion; my tires were just about spent when I got to the front. I feel lucky to have won the overall points for the Goodyear Cup.” (Points and bonus money were counted and paid by combining finishes for both events). Pole, winning in an ACT Ford crate also received $250 bonus from the ACT Blue Oval $35,000 contingency program. His total earnings for the event were over $4,500.00.


“I knew we had a successful event when I attended the RPM Promoter’s National Convention in Daytona Beach on Tuesday morning”, said Darla Hartt, Vice President and General Manager of ACT. “Tom (Curley) and I were greeted by lots of promoters and industrial people from around the country who had very positive reviews of the two nights of racing our teams put on at the New Smyrna Speedway. It was somewhat of a gamble for us, our teams, and the management of New Smyrna, but it appears to have paid off from all the great comments we received. We really want to thank Robert Hart (promoter at the NSS), and all the staff and officials who made our trip so memorable,” concluded Hartt.


Next up for the American Canadian Tour is the first points race of the 2011 season at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Sunday, April 17th with the annual running of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150. Over 40 teams are expected to open their racing season at Lee; many of the 28 teams who competed at New Smyrna will be in attendance. 



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






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