Bonnett headed to Airborne for USA/Canada Limited Late Model Series

For immediate release – Airborne Speedway – March 23, 2012
SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY – Jason Bonnett of St. Albans, VT, a past Airborne Speedway Tiger Sportsman champion and the 2010 Bond Auto/WIX Tiger Sportsman Tour champion, will compete in the 2012 USA/Canada Limited Late Model Series.

Bonnett began his career in a Strictly Stock at Airborne in 1997. He most recently raced on the Plattsburgh half-mile last October in a Tiger Sportsman Tour event, which he led for most of the way.

“I love running the new track,” Bonnett said. “I love the feel of it. You can run a line at the top and get in a rhythm. I’ve always considered Airborne my home track. Between my business (Bonnett Welding) and raising a family, weekly racing isn’t an option. The six-race format and the chance to go racing at St-Eustache is a good fit. I’m excited to get back to Airborne and I’m going to try and give the guys a little run for their money.”

The combined purses/point fund of the six-race series exceeds $40,000. Airborne and Autodrome St-Eustache will each host three events. The Series opens at Airborne Saturday, May 12 (50 laps) and culminates with a 125-lap “Shootout” at the 0.4 mile Quebec oval Saturday, Sept 1st.

Bonnett’s No.79 is sponsored by Peoples Trust Company of St. Albans, VT, KBS Accounting, DeSorcie Emegency Products, Gosselin’s Construction, Heald funeral Home and Yipes Auto Accessories. Crew members include Bonnett’s father Ron, Wayne Jaycox, Dan DeSorcie and John Lafayette.

The second event of the USA/Canada Limited Late Model Series is at Autodrome St-Eustache Saturday, May 19.

Airborne’s 59th season opener is set for Sunday, April 29 – 2 p.m.

Contact: Tom Herzig

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MacDonald and Theetge Enter ACT NH Governor's Cup Opener





For Immediate Release                                              ACT – 032312-13


Attached Photos:

pic1.jpg – Donald Theetge (80QC) battles Patrick Hamel (51QC) during a 2011 Série ACT Castrol event at Autodrome Chaudiere. (Photo by Stephane Lazare)

pic2.jpg – Eddie MacDonald (17MA) navigates heavy traffic en route to his win in the third annual ACT Invitational at NHMS in 2011. (Photo by Eric LaFleche)


        Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA and Donald Theetge, of Boischatel, Quebec have filed entries for the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 championship stock car season opener at the Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 15, 2012.


MacDonald has compiled an impressive regional and national record during his racing career. The ‘outlaw’, as he is often known throughout New England, is one of the last of the Northeast independent teams to race on the national stage in the NASCAR K&N Series. He also has recorded an impressive win record in his appearances with his ACT Late Model over the past several years, including two New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) ACT Invitational wins and two TD Bank Oxford 250 wins. His family owns the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH which is where he first began his racing career.


“We have really enjoyed racing with the ACT guys over the past four or five seasons. There is a great mix of veteran and young talent in ACT racing, and we feel lucky to have won a few of the big shows,” said MacDonald.


“Everyone might think we have an advantage at Lee because I started there, but really we are still on a learning curve with the ACT cars, especially on the short tracks. Guys like Wayne Helliwell Jr. (multi-time Lee track Champion), Brian Hoar (eight-time ACT Champion and defending NH Governor’s Cup winner), and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. from nearby Hudson, NH (former winner of the NH Governor’s Cup) are going to be tough to beat. We have a lot of fun racing with the ACT Late Model and always look forward to the races we can fit into our schedule,” concluded MacDonald.


The ACT Lee USA relationship goes back to 1987 with a lot of history, and has been the traditional opening event of the season for northern Late Model racing and the ACT US. The sister series for the ACT is the Castrol Series which races a full touring schedule throughout the province of Quebec. Donald Theetge is a two-time Champion of that series and has filed an entry for the ACT US Lee opening event.


“We don’t open our season in Quebec until May 26th and I have a brand new car for this season, so I want to try it out. I have raced at Lee in both the old ACT Pro Stock division and with the Late Model. It is fast and the only problem is the walls! I really just want to get some time on my new car because I wish to run for the ACT Castrol Series Championship this season. Patrick (Laperle) and I have each won the Castrol title two times and I would like to be the first with three championships. If we have some luck we hope we can qualify and have a good race at Lee”, said Theetge.


MacDonald and Theetge will have plenty of competition as some of the best Late Model racers in the region will begin their seasons at the New Hampshire 1/3 mile oval.


Other early entrants looking to get their 2012 seasons off to a good start include several Pine Tree state drivers. Veterans Glen Luce, Turner, ME; Ricky Rolfe, Albany Township, ME; and 2011 ACT Rookie-of-the-Year Ben Ashline from Pittston, ME have entered. Young sensation Austin Theriault from Fort Kent, ME, in the Mickey Green-prepared TNT entry, will look for his first ACT win at the Lee opener.


Milton, Vermont will be well represented with seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr, and veteran Brent Dragon who has never missed a Late Model opener at Lee, leading the charge.


Trying to keep the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup in their home state, besides Granite State natives Helliwell and Pole, will be Randy Potter, Groveton, NH and the ‘Irish Hit Man’ Quinny Welch from Lancaster, NH, along with former Lee Late Model veteran, Jeffrey Labrecque, Jr., Rochester, NH.


Over 40 teams are expected to open their race seasons at Lee on Sunday, May 15, 2012. Post time is 1:15pm. Gates open at 10:00am. General Admission: Adults $25; Juniors (13-16 years old) $15; Kids (12 and under) Free.


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





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6e année consécutive d’association avec la Série Sportsman Québec
Québec, QC (21 mars 2012) – C’est avec un immense plaisir que la Série Sportsman Québec confirme son association à BEST BUY PIÈCES D’AUTOS RIVE-SUD pour une sixième année de suite.  Encore cette année par l’entremise de son propriétaire, Clément Samson, à la fin de l’année un pilote recevra le titre d’Ambassadeur Best Buy Pièces d’Autos Rive-Sud. 

Avec une douzaine de véhicules de livraison sur la route, et une forte présence au détail, BEST BUY PIÈCES D’AUTOS RIVE-SUD c’est 30 employés, deux magasins de pièces, un à Lévis et l’autre à Rivière-du-Loup.  On y trouve de tout pour l’automobile, pièces de rechange, peinture, lubrifiants et même des accessoires de performance.
L’implication de Clément Samson dans le stock-car n’est pas limitée à son association à la Série Sportsman.  Un vrai passionné, il n’est pas rare de le voir aider des jeunes espoirs du stock-car en rebroussant les manches et se salir les mains ou à partager son expertise et à l’occasion offrir une aide avec quelques pièces ou quelques dollars.
Selon M. André Poulin, président de la Série Sportsman Québec, le prix Ambassadeur BEST BUY PIÈCES D’AUTOS RIVE-SUD est un des plus convoité par les pilotes lors de la remise des prix au banquet annuel de la Série.  « Clément et Best Buy sont très généreux.  Le prestige du titre, la merveilleuse plaque et le chèque de 1 500 $ font en sorte que plusieurs aimeraient le remporter. »
Remis annuellement au pilote qui se démarque de ses pairs pour son comportement personnel exemplaire et de son équipe sur la piste, dans les puits ou lors des sorties grand-publique.  « Les performances n’ont rien à voir.  Pas plus que de posséder la plus belle remorque ou la toute nouvelle voiture » déclara Clément Samson.  « Par ce prix je tiens à encourager les pilotes et les équipes à promouvoir le stock-car, la série et l’image Best Buy à travers la communauté du stock-car, de ses spectateurs et du public en général. »

Le gagnant du prix est déterminé par un jury de trois personnes.  Il s’agit de M. Samson, M. Poulin et de M. Marc Patrick Roy, correspondant du Québec pour la revue Inside Track Motorsports Magazine.  Ensemble, tout au long de la saison ils évalueront les comportements des équipes pour arriver à couronner l’Ambassadeur BEST BUY PIÈCES D’AUTOS RIVE-SUD 2012.

La Série profite de cette occasion pour remercier M. Clément Samson et BEST BUY PIÈCES D’AUTOS RIVE-SUD pour son implication et souhaite la meilleure des chances à chacun des pilotes et des équipes pour la course au titre d’Ambassadeur.

La levée de rideau pour la série se fera avec une journée d’essai et d’inspection à l’autodrome Montmagny le 12 mai et la première compétition, une manche de 75 tours, qui aura lieu le 19 mai à l’Autodrome St-Eustache dans le cadre du festival sportsman qui mettra aussi en vedette les Sportsmans ANCA et la classe Sportsman de la piste américaine Airborne Speedway.
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Pour de plus amples informations, contactez:

André Poulin, Président Série Sportsman Québec, courriel: andre.poulin@sportsman.ca, 581-998-7388

Préparé par M.P. Roy, courriel: mproy@roy-motorsports.com, 514-907-1773 poste 35

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