International 300 to Showcase ACT Rising Stars

International 300 to Showcase ACT Rising Stars
Hebert, Therrien, Welch, Packard, Atkins

ATTACHED PHOTO: Welch_Therrien.jpg – Kyle Welch (9NH) and Bobby Therrien (5VT) are two of several ACT rising stars that will be on hand for the ACT International 300 at Airborne Speedway this Sunday, July 20. (Photo by Alan Ward)

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Waterbury, VT – The International 300 this weekend (July 20, 2014) at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York will be full of ACT young stars who are making big statements on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) short tracks around the region. As a group, they have won some Tour races and weekly track events; they are also the future of short track stock car racing in the Northeast.

Vermonters Jimmy Hebert and Bobby Therrien are both former Thunder Road Tiger Sportsman Champions. They each won Rookie of the Year honors on the ACT US Tour and have also won ACT US races; in fact, Hebert has two wins in the record book in his first two years of competition.

Long-time car builder and owner of the Fast One team, which Bobby Therrien races for, Pete Duto said, "I think the three segment "Milk Bowl" kind of race really gives the younger teams a pretty good chance to have a good day. It is a little more like a weekly race, which most of the younger guys/(girls) started in, and there is not a whole lot of strategy other than to go fast and turn left. The key is to stay out of trouble and finish. If you can manage to do that, you can give yourself a chance for a decent day."

Kyle Welch from Newport, NH, in his first year racing full-time on the ACT US, won the Riverside Speedway 150-lap event in June this year. His family team is currently 8th in the overall point standings. He enters the International this weekend after a solid 6th place finish in the final tour race prior to the International, which was held at the White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) in June.

Two battling seventeen year-olds, E. Montpelier Vermont's Emily Packard and Au Sable, New York's Brandon Atkins have each shown the ability to compete up front with the veterans. Packard is coming off a weekly win at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT-- she currently sits third in overall points on the US Tour. Consistency has helped her to three top five finishes in the first six ACT races of the 2014 campaign. Atkins has finished fourth in the Riverisde 150 in June and is coming off a weekly win at Airborne last week.

Advanced sale tickets for the event are available now from the ACT office. Sunday reserved seat tickets are just $35, adult general admission is $25 and kids (ages 6 to 12) are just $5. Saturday, July 19's Black Cat Hell Drivers Thrill Show tickets are just $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and $20 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids).

For more info contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963 or media@acttour.com or visit www.acttour.com.                                                           


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Victoire émotive de Martin Latulippe

Victoire émotive de Martin Latulippe

La température était superbe, les gradins étaient remplis et les pilotes ACT ont livré la 

marchandise !

Les pilotes de la Beauce étaient nombreux et ils n'y étaient pas pour faire de la figuration. 

Le jeune pilote de St-Jérome, Dave Coursol en a profité pour signer sa première victoire en 

qualification. Alex Labbé et Sylvain Lacombe ont eu aussi remporté leur « qualif ». 

Très rapide tout au long de la journée, Steven Boissonneault, a quant à lui offert toute une 

performance en terminant en deuxième position. Boissonneault s'est battu toute la soirée à 

l'avant plan, des luttes serrées et excitantes avec Labbé et Latulippe, mais toujours proprement. 

Alex Labbé complète le podium malgré une crevaison lente. Les deux frères Cliche, Etienne et 

Marc-André ont très bien performé hier soir sur la piste inclinée de Vallée Jonction en terminant 

quatrième et cinquième. 

Donald Theetge (6ieme) et Martin Goulet Jr. (7ieme) ont eux aussi livré de très belles batailles. 

Daniel Descoste, Jonathan Bouvrette et Dany Trépanier complètent le top dix.

À l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur, les pilotes s'en sont donnés à cœur joie. Il y avait de très 

bonnes luttes un peu partout sur la piste. 

Martin Latulippe était très émotif après sa victoire, lui qui a pris les commandes au 82ieme 

passage. Beaucoup de travail a été fait sur sa voiture, pour ne pas dire que TOUT le travail a été 

fait en 3 jours. En plus de remercier ses équipiers et sa famille, cette victoire lui donne le laisser 

passer pour participer à la course à Loudon au New Hampshire. 

Les spectateurs présents ont assurément assisté à la meilleure performance de la série ACT 

cette saison. 

Prochaine course, dimanche le 20 juillet à Plattsburgh, alors que 25 000$ sera remis au 

pilote gagnant des trois épreuves de la journée. Nous nous attendons à une forte délégation 

québécoise lors de cet évènement. Jonathan Bouvrette qui a terminé en 2ieme position lors de 

sa dernière présence au Airbone Speedway, aimerait bien aller chercher les $$ américains du 

ACT international 300 de Plattsburgh.

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Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night Returns to Peterborough Speedway this Weekend

Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night Returns to Peterborough Speedway this Weekend

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Just toss your toonie on the counter and head inside.


Saturday, July 19th Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval hosts another of this year's Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Nights, presented by Pepsi.  Race action includes the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Inex Ontario Legend divisions.  At intermission, the pit gates will be opened-up and cars will be brought to the front stretch for a popular autograph session.  Track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse says it's a wonderful opportunity for the fans to meet the drivers they proudly support week after week.


"The drivers in every division put on a great show every time the green flag waves and they appreciate the support they get from the fans," said Josiasse.  "Fan Appreciation Nights are a perfect time to show how much that backing really means.  The effort they put forward to provide and sign photos, hand out candy and other assorted treats is something the fans are always thankful for and the drivers enjoy it as well."


As the second half of the season gets underway, drivers will be looking for every possible advantage to help them land the 2014 track championship. Point battles are tighter now than they've been in years and it appears that there is a fairly level playing field in each class.  After a hot streak that saw him log a number of Renegade Truck victories early on, Jack Dallin has showed he has the ability to play well with others.  Anthony DiBello has picked-up a trio of Thunder Car checkered flags, but will also likely face a solid fight for a seat at the head table when the title holder's hardware is handed out.  Consistency will be the key when it comes to claiming the crown.


The Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night is always a popular event and to accommodate the anticipated crowd volume, Peterborough Speedway officials have announced a revised schedule from what was posted in the original version released at the start of the year. Everything has been moved ahead one hour, with pit gates opening at 2:00and spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00.  Racing will begin at 5:00. Looking ahead on the schedule, the Saturday, July 26th program will feature the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Inex Ontario Legend divisions and a 100 lap endurance event.


Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter.  You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke - Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

They may already have Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature race wins on their 2014 resume, but Dan Price (#09) and Anthony DiBello will still battle for every possible inch of real estate on Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media



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Airborne Park Speedway Announces Modified Disqualifications

Airborne Park Speedway Announces Modified Disqualifications

Gonyo inherits July 12 victory


For Immediate Release    APS-071514-1


SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, NY  Airborne Park Speedwayhas announced the disqualification of two cars from the Ernie's Discount Tools DIRTcar 358-Modified feature race on ESPN Radio 101.3/Whelen Engineering Night on Saturday, July 12.  After post-race inspection following Saturday's race, the cars of Jessey Mueller and Aaron Bartemy were each found with engine violations.

After crossing the finish line in first place, the DIRTcar "spec"engine in Mueller's No. 19 car was discovered to haveunapproved porting in the cylinder heads, a violation of the 2014DIRTcar rulebook (section 15.1.2).  The violation was discovered in the initial inspection process at Airborne Park Speedway and later verified during a second inspection by officials from DIRTcarNortheast.

Bartemy originally finished the race in third place, but his No. B3 car was found to have its carburetor height measuring higher than the maximum allowable 7" from the engine block (section 15.1.5).

As a result of the infractions, both Mueller and Bartemy have been disqualified from their finishes in the feature race and have been stripped of all championship points and purse money from the race.  Leon Gonyo, the original second-place finisher, has been named the official race winner.  Mike Wells, Chris Cayea, Andy Heywood, and Vince Quenneville, Jr., will now round out the official top five finishers.

Airborne Park Speedway hosts a two-day weekend of action on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, with the second annual American-Canadian Tour "International" weekend.  The event kicks off on Saturday night with the Black Cat Hell Drivers Thrill Show at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday is action-packed with a three-segment, $25,000-to-win ACT Late Model race, 50-lap events for the J&S Steel Sportsman Modified and Pro-Cam Super Truck divisions, and twin 25-lap races for the Thunder Road Tiger Sportsmen.  Racing begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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 visitwww.airborneparkspeedway.com.

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