2015-04-30

LES VINTAGE EN PISTE CE WEEK-END





L'arrivée des premières belle journées de la saison estivale 2015, ont incité les adeptes de sports motorisés qui ont passé l'hiver à préparer leurs montures en vue de la saison de course qui arrive à grands pas à effectuer leurs premiers tours de piste dans les prochains jours.

 

PRATIQUES PRÉ-SAISON

 

Pour ce qui est des engagés de l'Association de stock-car Vintage Québec, un événement préparatif aura lieu dès ce samedi 2 mai à l'Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée Jonction, en Beauce. Il s'agira de sessions de pratiques pour la majorité des catégories de stock car du Québec qui sont invités à participer toute la journée à compter de l'ouverture du site qui aura lieu dès 08h00. Un horaire a été établie pour chacune des organisation. Le tout sera précédé en avant-midi  par une période d'inspections au cours de laquelle les officiels de la série pourront vérifier les bolides avant les sessions de pratiques. Pour l'ASCVQ les pilotes seront en piste à 6 reprises pour des sessions de 10 minutes chacune. (Voir horaire inclus)

 

Le public est invité à assister à cet événement au cours duquel participeront également  les voitures ACT,  PASS, Sportsman Lucas Oil,  Limités, Sport Compactes amateurs et Élites. Le prix d'admission sera de 10$ pour tous (0-5 ans gratuits) et on pourra profiter d'un service de restauration et de Bar sur place.

 

PREMIÈRE COURSE DE LA SAISON À SANAIR !

 

Pour les pilotes de l'ASCVQ, la première course de cette 8e  saison aura lieu le samedi 16 mai sur l'ovale du complexe motorisé de SANAIR de St-Pie-de Bagot.  D'autres courses auront également lieu au cours de la saison. Parmi les pistes qui ont corfirmé, mentionnons  l'Autodrome Chaudière (2), Riverside Speedway et une 2e à SANAIR en fin de saison. Le directeur de la série, Patrick Verner, série attend également des réponses, espérons le. Positives,  des pistes de St-Eustache, St-Félicien et Montmagny. Un calendrier détaillé sera publié sous peu.

 

Les amateurs sont anxieux de revoir les réguliers de cette série, les Rocheleau, Verner, Caron, Gamache, Beaubien, Grenier et autres, en plus de trois ou quatre nouvelles figures dont les bolides devraient être prêts pour les premiers événements de la saison 2015.

 

Pour ce qui est de ce samedi, toute l'équipe de direction de l'ASCVQ sera sur place pour renouer avec leurs équipes de courses qui sont invitées à se joindre en plus grand nombre possible.

 

Pour toutes informations relatives¸à l'ASCVQ on peut consulter le site web au www.ascvq.org

 

 

Source: Yves Ladouceur

Photo: S.Lauwers


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2015-04-29

REVSTAR fêtera ses 7 ans en 2015 !!

 

REVSTAR fêtera ses 7 ans en 2015 !!



Et oui, REVSTAR en sera déjà à sa 7e saison en 2015 et tous les efforts ont été mis encore une fois pour offrir le meilleur spectacle possible aux amateurs tout en s'assurant d'avoir une série accessible et conviviale pour les pilotes.

 

REVSTAR c'est quoi ? C'est une série de développement qui forme la relève du monde des courses en leur offrant le tremplin parfait pour amener leur passion à un niveau professionnel. C'est d'ailleurs la seule association qui permet de passer de la terre-battue, à l'asphalte et à la glace, tout ce en utilisant la même voiture.

 

REVSTAR, c'est également une série qui permet à ses pilotes de courir aux endroits les plus prestigieux du Québec. On peut penser aux différentes Autodromes sur Terre-Battue, au Stade Olympique, au Grand-Prix de Valcourt et à l'Hippodrome de Trois-Rivières.

 

Bref, REVSTAR c'est une série abordable qui permet à monsieur et madame tout le monde de pouvoir vivre sa passion au maximum, et ce en sachant que les autres pilotes possèdent exactement la même voiture, donc le niveau de compétition est très élevé et ça rend l'expérience des plus excitantes.

 

Pour ceux qui voudraient tenter l'expérience, sachez que la série possède des voitures qui sont prêtes à louer et ce, clés en main. Venez-vous mesurer aux différents pilotes réguliers de notre série; plaisir garanti !!

 

Voici ci-dessous quelques pilotes qui ont passé par la série REVSTAR au cours des années et qui sont aujourd'hui des pilotes bien établis dans le monde des courses. Plusieurs pilotes reviennent d'ailleurs courir à l'occasion avec REVSTAR grâce à la belle opportunité que cette série offre de pouvoir se battre avec les meilleurs à arme égale et tout ça, à faible coût.


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Lee USA NH Governor’s Cup Three Stars Awarded

Lee USA NH Governor's Cup Three Stars Awarded

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            ACT042915-37

 

<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_5084.jpg): Franklin, NH's Matt Anderson received a Three Stars Award after a career-best day at Lee USA Speedway. (Alan Ward photo)>>

  

Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at ACT U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the award recipients.

 

The three stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during 2015.

 

Lee USA Speedway - NH GOVERNOR'S CUP 150

 

The annual running of the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 was described by veteran ACT fans as an old time "barn-burner" of a race – an old-fashioned tug of war with hard racing throughout the field. Leaders battled from start to finish; veterans beat each other up; and while some new teams were smooth as silk, other new teams also beat each other up! Finding three stars was not hard as the following all delivered outstanding performances. Because the criteria for the Three Star program does not allow the top three finishers to be chosen for the awards, it should be mentioned that all three were stars in their own right. ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. scored the victory, Brad Babb had the drive of the day in second, and Eddie MacDonald was brilliant as usual. However, their top-three finishes disqualified them from the Star Awards.

 

*Matt Anderson, Franklin, NH - 49NH—Matt Anderson and his team are a small independent group in just their second year of touring. The team finished 17th after staring 26th. At first glance, perhaps those criteria might not seem to qualify for a Star of the Race Award. But after a year of following the tour, the 49NH team finished the full 150-lap battle at Lee. This was a genuine step in the right direction for their program. The positive attitude and desire to continue improving his program gives Matt and his team all the ingredients for a Star Award. Lee was a tough race, and the 49NH's finish was a testament to a short track racer who understands where his team currently is and to a team who works on their program with dedication and a great attitude. Congratulations on the Three Star Award to the Watt-sponsored team; it will be interesting to see what their next step forward will be.

 

*Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH - 97NH—Defending ACT Champion "Joey Pole" knew exactly what he had to do to challenge for the win on Sunday. Pole saved his car when other contenders decided that weather might play into the finish and started their charge, and the team positioned themselves for a final sprint to the front. After a steady drive – and a little help from numerous cautions after halfway – the Hudson, NH team started their second half run. Joey pushed the button and was underneath the third-place car when contact took him to the infield grass. His tenacious charge from the rear of the field with 33 laps remaining to finish ninth was a masterful drive, and certainly defines what a team has to do to win titles. It might have been a disastrous day for defending his 2014 championship; instead he managed to salvage positions and points. Lee was not a throwaway event in the long grind that makes up the 2015 ACT title run for the Polewarczyk crowd; they gave up the point lead by just nine markers to race winner Wayne Helliwell Jr. Tenacity was on Joey Pole's side, and for his recovery after a terrific strategy and run, a Three Star Award is awarded to the 97NH team.

 

*Larry Gelinas, Buxton, ME - 91CT—Larry Gelinas drives for the Jeff Hartwell team based in Connecticut and is a seasoned veteran of New England racing. A former winner of the Oxford 250, Gelinas drives just about any and all rides that are offered to him along with his own Super Late Model. In his second year of touring with ACT, both Gelinas and the Hartwell team appear to be rising to the top. After a year of getting used to the ACT rules package, visiting a variety of tracks for the first time, and becoming comfortable with many teams they had no knowledge about, 2015 has them looking like a veteran team that may make a run. Starting 20th on the NH Governor's Cup grid, the 91CT raced to a solid sixth-place finish. The steady drive to the front was the best of the day and showcased the experience that Gelinas has from his many turns around the Lee oval. The Connecticut team with the Maine driver is awarded a Three Star Award for their impressive ride.

 

Polewarczyk, Anderson, Helliwell, Babb, and the rest of the ACT Tour will be back in action this Sunday, May 3 at 1:00pm for the Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT's Thunder Road. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. The annual Thunder Road Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am-12:00pm on Barre's Main Street, followed by the stock car parade to the track featuring the Catamount Pipe Band and an open practice for all division. This practice is free and open to the public.

 

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

 


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Benedict Racing Crosses the Final Items off the Pre-Season Checklist

 

Benedict Racing Crosses the Final Items off the Pre-Season Checklist

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

There are some things you never need to tell a racecar driver.

 

Whether they're taking a green flag at Daytona, Indianapolis or the local weekly short track, they'll always know the date and location of their next race. With his 2015 season underway, Danny Benedict is showing his stuff on a brand new track in a rebuilt car.

 

After earning his reputation and feature event wins at Kawartha and Peterborough Speedways since making the transition from go karts to stock cars, the youngster from Orono, Ontario is a regular at Sunset Speedway. The driver known as 'The Showstopper' says he's looking forward to the next challenges in his racing career.

 

"Dad and I made some great friends while running at Peterborough and I'm sure we'll get back there a time or 2 throughout the year," said Danny Benedict, who recently finished his first year of studies in the Powerline Technician course at Algonquin College in Ottawa. "We ran at Sunset a couple of times last season and had some decent shows. It was time to do something different, so we decided to make the change."

 

After running Honda Civic and Prelude Mini Stock rides in the past, the team introduced a rear-wheel drive Ford Mustang at the start of last year and while they experienced some issues early in the going, the #54 machine was turning heads at a number of different tracks before the end of the schedule. As they head into the next campaign, team owner Doug Benedict says some substantial changes were made to their equipment.

 

"First off, we updated the front end of the car with a new nose piece and grill work," said the driver's father. "From there, we followed some advice we got from Dan McHattie when he saw the car at Kawartha. We won some races, but the car was heavier than it needed to be. Dan showed us some areas where we could make some changes and lighten things up. When someone who has as much experience as Dan McHattie points out things to change, you pay attention. Next, it was time to get some help under the hood and former OSCAAR Super Late Model driver John Owen stepped-up to put together some reliable horsepower that'll keep us in action throughout the season."

 

The final touches came in the form of a bright new design for the revamped Benedict Racing piece. Sponsorship for 2015 will come from Dent Dynamics, Wallace Auto Supply - Carquest, Mayhew Graphics, Mark Rainford Auto Sales, Camsport Truck Caps & Accessories, B & W Enterprises, Kim Irwin of Irwin Tax, Baudo Auto Services, Hoy's Garage, Mayhew Auto and Clarke Motorsports Communications.

 

"We've been working hard; but smart since last year's final checkered flag," said Danny Benedict. "There will always be something that needs to be done, but we'll be ready to run with the leaders as soon as the car rolls out of the hauler every single week."

 

Photo attachment: Team supplied

With his revamped ride ready to roll, Danny Benedict is looking forward to his first season as a weekly runner in the Mini Stock division at Sunset Speedway.

 

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2015-04-28

Buy-one-get-one-free

ATTACHED PHOTO: Plattsburgh's Codie Aubin is among the drivers who will look to open the Airborne Park Speedway season with a victory in the FedEx Ground 100 on Saturday night.  Tickets for the event are buy-one-get-one-free for just $15.00.  (Dave Brown photo)

 

 

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Tickets at Airborne Park Speedway Opener Saturday 


Lenny's car show set for Saturday morning; nearly 50 teams at pre-season practice

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                APS-042715-1

 

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Park Speedway is just days away from its first green flag on FedEx Ground Night, Saturday, May 2at 6:00 p.m., and the fans will be the biggest winners. The track has created a buy-one-get-one-free ticket promotion for opening night for just $15, with kids age 12 under admitted free.

In addition, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh will host a free car show on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for fans to meet drivers and see the cars up close before the engines rev up for racing. Votes will be tallied for Best Appearing Car awards across all four classes of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere, with award winners to be announced at the Speedway that evening.

The opening event on Saturday nightwill be highlighted by a special 100-lap feature for the J&S Steel Modifieds, with green flag qualifying action beginning at 6:00 p.m. Many of the top Modified drivers were among nearly 50 total race teams at a pre-season practice session on April 25, including multi-time champions Nick Heywood, Leon Gonyo, and Bucko Branham, 2014 Rookie of the Year Jayson Criss, Canadian racers Eric Lauziere and David Bourgeois, and impressive rookies Danny Sullivan and Jamy Begor.

The Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade division is poised for one of its strongest seasons in recent memory, giving champion Robert Gordon plenty of competition. Rookie of the Year Zack Daniels was strong at the test session, as were Shawn Duquette, brothers Jon and Ryan Boutin, Jim McKiernan, cousins Dylan and Zach Rabtoy, and returning former champion Richie Turner.

The Busch Beer Mini-Modifieds will crown a new champion in 2015 and saw solid practice runs from Pete Blaney, Tim LaFountain, Dale O'Neil, sophomore Tyler Irwin, and the returning Kris Clark among others.

The Ground Round Late Models drew top runners Bobby Therrien, Josh Masterson, former Devil's Bowl Speedway and Thunder Road champion Jamie Fisher, and Rookie of the Year Kevin Boutin among the practice participants, indicating solid talent as the division begins its second year of reintroduction at Airborne.

Airborne Park Speedway's 62nd season of stock car racing kicks off with a free car show at Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 2, followed by the opening race event at the Speedway at 6:00 p.m. Buy-one-get-one-free general admission tickets are just $15 for adults, while all kids age 12 and under will be admitted free.

Airborne is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. Visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com for more information, or call (518) 647-4444. Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.

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Contact: Justin St. Louis, Media Director                                                                                                                       Email: info@airborneparkspeedway.com

Cell Phone: (802) 355-3282                                                                                                                               Track Information Line: (518) 647-4444

 
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Enduro 200, ce dimanche 3 mai à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

Enduro 200, ce dimanche 3 mai  à l'Autodrome St-Eustache

Alors que l'action a débuté depuis bientôt 2 semaines sur la piste d'accélération du complexe sport motorisé des Basses Laurentides, c'est du côté de la piste ovale que les compétitions débuteront dimanche prochainle 3 mai avec la présentation de la traditionnelle course printanière d'endurance de 200 tours de voitures 4-6-8 cylindres de 101 pouces d'empattement et plus.

Plusieurs pilotes des quatre coins du Québec sont attendus pour se livrer une lutte des plus endiablées, notamment le champion NASCAR du Québec, Jean-François Bouvrette, spécialiste de ce genre d'épreuve. Les  dépassements, les carambolages, les manœuvres spectaculaires et sensations fortes, sauront tenir les amateurs en haleine pendant les 200 tours de cette épreuve devenue épique au fil des ans.

Les puits ouvriront dès 9h00, les essais solos 10h00 et le signal de départ est prévu pour 14h00.
L'admission est de 20$ pour les adultes en «admission générale», tandis que les 13 à 17  ans y seront admis pour 10$ et gratuit pour les enfants de 12 ans et moins si accompagnés d'un adulte.

L'accès dans les puits est de 25$ pour tous les groupes d'âge.

Pour les participants, l'inscription pour la voiture et quatre (4) personnes est de 120$, incluant l'accès dans les puits.

À moins de quelques semaines du début des activités officielles le 23 mai prochain, regroupant les divisions NASCAR Sportsman Lucas Oil, NASCAR Sport Compacte MRQ, NASCAR Légende Modifiée, Challenge 4 Meilleur Ramoneur, la série ACT-LMS Québec ainsi que la nouvelle division 358 Modifié, il s'agit d'une belle occasion de se plonger dans l'atmosphère des courses sur ovale en assistant à cette épreuve d'endurance pré saison.

Pour connaître tous les détails et obtenir plus d'informations sur les activités de la saison 2015 de l'Autodrome St-Eustache, consultez le Autodrome.ca ou la page Facebook Stock Car Montréal.

Source : Justin Beaudin pour Autodrome St-Eustache



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2015-04-27

Dan McHattie Signs on for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Series Season

 

  
   

Dan McHattie Signs on for the Inaugural APC Pro Late Model Series Season

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

In the dictionary, success is defined as 'obtain a favourable or desired outcome'. When it comes to asphalt Late Model stock car racing in Central Ontario, Dan McHattie is as effective as they come. You might even go as far as saying he wrote the book on short track motorsports excellence.

 

With 8 track championships over 12 seasons and nearly every record in the history of Kawartha Speedway, multiple main event wins and Autumn Colours Classic victories at Peterborough Speedway, the 38 year old father of 2 from Cavan, Ontario is getting ready to make his debut with the new APC Pro Late Model Series. After running a limited schedule over the past 2 seasons, McHattie says he's looking forward to put his equipment through its paces for a complete calendar of events.

 

"I love the sport, but have to admit that unless I'm sitting at the controls and battling through the pack for the win, I'm not much of a race fan," said the mechanic at Kerr Industries in Oshawa. "I get a lot out designing and building the cars that I race and help drivers in other divisions, but it isn't often that you'll find me sitting the grandstand watching the show."

 

The #71 Dodge that McHattie will campaign on the provinces most talked about racing series is the product of hours of hard work, research and development. With an RPM Engines powerplant strapped between the frame rails, the driver and his crew of Colin Winslow, Gerry McHattie, Jim Enborg, Kevin Caldwell and Jake Jackson are looking forward to running the 8 event schedule that gets underway Saturday, May 23rd at Sunset Speedway.

 

"I think there'll be a strong field at every show, so we'll need to make sure our equipment is set to go as soon as we roll off the trailer," said McHattie. "Our team's success over the years has always come from preparation. There's very little down-time where this team is concerned. A strong effort behind the scenes and at the track always has its own reward."

 

Dan McHattie says he's happy to have had a strong group of area businesses support his program over the years and his debut on the APC Pro Late Model Series will be backed by J.J. Stewart Motors, Uniglass Plus Ziebart, Sidey/NAPA Auto Supply, Douglas Automotive, Barry McClennan Masonry, Foxon Alternator & Starter, Webb Transmission and Praxair Peterborough.

 

"The names that people see on our car are more than sponsors," said McHattie. "They're friends who've been part of the team for a number of seasons and that makes them family. We're proud to have everyone be part of what we do."

 

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

Multi-time Kawartha Speedway track champion and former Peterborough Speedway Autumn Colours Classic winner Dan McHattie is ready for the APC Pro Late Model Series. The tour begins Saturday, May 23rdat Sunset Speedway.

 

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





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2015-04-26

Helliwell Shows The Way at Lee USA Governor’s Cup

Helliwell Shows The Way at Lee USA Governor's Cup

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           ACT042615-35

 

<<ATTACHED PHOTO (VLF_8678.jpg): Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell Jr. celebrates his eighth career American-Canadian Tour victory in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)

 

Lee, NH — Wayne Helliwell Jr. came out on top of a battle with fellow home track driver Eddie MacDonald to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH.

Helliwell took the lead from MacDonald for the final time on a lap 117 restart following a caution for defending champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr.'s spin entering turn 3. The Dover, NH driver then held off McDonald and Maine youngster Brad Babb on two ensuing restarts to win his first Tour race at the 3/8-mile oval and eighth overall.

"We were able to cool our tires down and just crowd (MacDonald) down on that restart," said Helliwell, who unofficially assumed the point lead following the event. "That helped us get the momentum and the drive up off the turn. Once we got to the lead, we were able to just keep the car on the bottom and roll around.

 

"This win definitely means a lot," the two-time ACT Tour Champion added. "This was a great day. From where we started off in practice yesterday with a motor skip and all sorts of issues, to end up in victory lane is great."

 

Helliwell started on the pole and led the first 77 circuits, holding off a pack that included Jeff White, MacDonald, Rowland Robinson Jr., Nick Sweet, and Rich Dubeau. Winthrop, ME's White edged ahead of Helliwell on a lap 78 restart, but Helliwell dove back underneath him four laps later.

With rain threatening in the area, Rowley, MA's MacDonald made his move, driving around the outside of Helliwell to take the lead on lap 93. Unwilling to surrender, Helliwell got to MacDonald's outside and the two swapped the lead multiple times over the ensuing circuits. Polewarczyk's misfortune, the seventh of nine cautions that slowed the event, setting up Helliwell's winning pass.

Babb got underneath MacDonald on the final restart, but was unable to chase down Helliwell and settled for second. MacDonald came in third, followed by defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe and Travis Fadden. Larry Gelinas, White, Kyle Welch, Polewarczyk, and Sweet completed the top-10.

Heat race wins went to Fadden, Babb, and MacDonald. Travis Stearns won the consolation race.

The ACT Tour heads to Barre, VT's Thunder Road for the 17th annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 3. Post time is 1:00pm. The annual Thunder Road Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am-12:00pm followed by the stock car parade to the track.

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

ACT NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR'S CUP 150

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Hometown   Laps 

  1. ( 1 ) Wayne Helliwell Jr. , Dover, NH , 150 Laps
  2. ( 7 ) Brad Babb , Windham, ME , 150 Laps
  3. ( 3 ) Eddie MacDonald , Rowley, MA , 150 Laps
  4. ( 10 ) Alex Labbe , St-Albert, QC , 150 Laps
  5. ( 6 ) Travis Fadden , No. Haverhill, NH , 150 Laps
  6. ( 20 ) Larry Gelinas , Buxton, ME , 150 Laps
  7. ( 2 ) Jeff White , Winthrop, ME , 150 Laps
  8. ( 14 ) Kyle Welch , Newport, NH , 150 Laps
  9. ( 12 ) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. , Hudson, NH , 150 Laps
  10. ( 5 ) Nick Sweet , Barre, VT , 150 Laps
  11. ( 4 ) #Rich Dubeau , Plainfield, NH , 150 Laps
  12. ( 16 ) Corey Mason , Groveton, NH , 150 Laps
  13. ( 8 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. , Steuben, ME , 150 Laps
  14. ( 17 ) Travis Stearns , Auburn, ME , 150 Laps
  15. ( 9 ) Emily Packard , E. Montpelier, VT , 150 Laps
  16. ( 18 ) Todd Davis , Claremont, NH , 150 Laps
  17. ( 26 ) Matt Anderson , Franklin, NH , 150 Laps
  18. ( 11 ) Brandon Atkins , AuSable Forks, NY , 149 Laps
  19. ( 21 ) Aaron Fellows , Croyden, NH , 141 Laps
  20. ( 19 ) James Linardy , Somerville, MA , 121 Laps
  21. ( 27 ) Mike Ziter , Barre Town, VT , 93 Laps
  22. ( 23 ) Tom Carey Jr. , New Salem, MA , 93 Laps
  23. ( 24 ) Mike Bailey , S. Barre, VT , 81 Laps
  24. ( 22 ) A.J. Panessiti , Barnstead, NH , 71 Laps
  25. ( 25 ) Miles Chipman , Nottingham, NH , 53 Laps
  26. ( 15 ) Jimmy Hebert , Williamstown, VT , 42 Laps
  27. ( 13 ) Dave Farrington, Jr. , Jay, ME , 28 Laps

Lap Leaders: Wayne Helliwell Jr., 1-77; Jeff White, 78-81; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 82-92; Eddie MacDonald, 93-106; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 107-109; Eddie MacDonald, 110-117; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 118-150 (6 lead changes among 3 drivers) 

Time of Race: 1:17:02 Margin of Victory: 0.426 seconds 

Cautions: 9 (laps 28, 42, 53, 77, 93, 93, 117, 120, 121) 

Heat Winners: Travis Fadden, Brad Babb, Eddie MacDonald

Consi Winners: Travis Stearns

 

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2015-04-24

MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA



MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          ACT-042215-33

 

<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee04131435.jpg): Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will try to defend his home track once again in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 26. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this coming Sunday, April 26 for the 25th annual New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will look to defend his title in the event, but a host of veterans and newcomers alike figure to be up for the challenge.

 

MacDonald has been red hot in the ACT Late Models in recent months. The Rowley, MA driver swept all three 100-lap events at the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida as part of the annual February racing. Combined with his victories in the Vermont Milk Bowl at Barre, VT's Thunder Road last October and the Fall Brawl 150 at Groveton, NH's Speedway 51 in November, MacDonald has five straight wins in ACT-type Late Model events.

 

We've got a pretty good idea of where we need to be from last year," MacDonald said. "We're just going to have to go there and tune on the car and see if we can get it to perform steady throughout the whole race. You never know who's going to be able to hit it right for that day."

 

MacDonald, the son of Lee USA Speedway owners Red and Judy MacDonald, grew up racing at the tricky 3/8-mile oval and says that he loves everything about the track.

"We only get to go there a couple times a year now, so I look forward to going," MacDonald added." It took us a while to win the Governor's Cup, and it'd be great to be able to have the car right on and have everything go right so we can try to get another one."

 

A full field of challengers is expected to take on MacDonald at his home track. New Hampshire–based Tour Champions Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and Wayne Helliwell Jr. are clear favorites. The duo began the ACT season on Sunday, April 19 by finishing 1-2 in the 150-lap event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Former Governor's Cup winners Miles Chipman and Jimmy Hebert are out to reclaim the titles they won in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe will attempt to bring the Cup across the border to Quebec.

 

A large crop of young and new drivers are also looking to take home the victory, led by East Montpelier, VT's Emily Packard. The high school senior drove from the 20th starting position to finish fourth at Oxford. The performance gives Packard the early lead in ACT's Bond Auto Parts New Champions point standings.

 

Packard was one of five New Champion drivers to finish in the top-10 at Oxford. Auburn, ME's Travis Stearns finished seventh after running in the top-five for most of the event. Tour sophomore Mike Ziter matched his career best with an eighth-place result. 2014 Claremont Speedway Late Model Champion Rich Dubeau finished ninth in his inaugural ACT Tour event after starting last. And Jonathan Bouvrette made the trip from Blainville, Quebec to finish 10th and earn valuable New Champions points.

 

Stearns, Ziter, and Dubeau are all expected to be at the NH Governor's Cup. Joining them will be multi-time Claremont and Canaan Fair Speedway Champion Aaron Fellows, former White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Travis Fadden, defending Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro Series Champion Dave Farrington Jr., former ACT Rookie of the Year Bobby Therrien, Thunder Road Late Model standout Shawn Fleury, and a host of others.

 

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 will take the green flag on Sunday, April 26. Post time for the event is 1:00pm. A Test & Tune session will be held on Saturday, April 25, with practice beginning at 12:00pm.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.comor visit www.acttour.com orwww.leeusaspeedway.com.

 

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Marc-Antoine Camirand avec White Motorsports

Derek White Motorsports

 

 

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Série NASCAR Canadian Tire

 

Marc-Antoine Camirand avec White Motorsports en NASCAR Canadian Tire

 

Marc-Antoine Camirand pilotera les voitures de l'équipe White Motorsports pour la saison 2015 de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire (NCaTS). Deux nouveaux partenaires, Grafoid Inc. et Braille Battery, apporteront leur support à ce projet des plus prometteurs.

 

Kahnawake, le 23 avril 2015 – Marc-Antoine Camirand et White Motorsports ont déjà travaillé ensemble, au Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) en 2013 d'abord, puis en 2014 alors que Marc-Antoine avait ravi la pole. Il s'était tenu dans le groupe de tête tout au long de cette course avant d'être mêlé à un accident en fin de parcours. La même année, Marc-Antoine avait aussi brillé lors des rondes NCaTS à ICAR et au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, se tenant dans le peloton de tête à chaque sortie. Fort de telles performances avec White Motorsports, sa nomination était donc logique et bien méritée.

 

L'équipe White Motorsports, basée à Kahnawake (près de Montréal), participe à la série NCaTS depuis 2009. Derek White, le propriétaire et pilote à l'époque, y avait d'ailleurs remporté le titre de recrue de l'année en 2010. Toujours patron de l'équipe et maintenant pilote en série NASCAR Xfinity, White a rassemblé une équipe forte qui sait préparer des voitures capables de gagner. Le support amené par les deux principaux partenaires, Grafoid et Braille Battery, permet à l'équipe d'attaquer la saison 2015 avec des objectifs ambitieux : des Top 10 à chaque sortie, et la victoire sur circuits routiers.

 

Derek White se dit heureux de la tournure des événements. « Nous roulerons une voiture flambant neuve et disposerons de deux mulets. L'équipe a démontré, avec Camirand au volant, que nous préparons des machines dans le coup, et j'ai bien hâte de nous mesurer à la concurrence établie. Nous sommes proches de la tête depuis plusieurs saisons, il restait à trouver l'appui nécessaire pour passer au haut de l'échelle, ce qui est fait cette année avec l'arrivée de Grafoid et Braliie Battery. »

 

Pour sa part, Marc-Antoine Camirand se prépare depuis plusieurs années à monter dans une série professionnelle comme pilote titulaire. Après un début remarqué en Kart en 1991, Marc-Antoine passa en F1600, F2000, Fran-AM, puis à diverses séries semi-professionnelles au Canada comme aux États-Unis, remportant plusieurs titres au passage. Il détient le record de plus de victoires au GP3R, avec 14 à son actif.

 

Camirand a travaillé fort pour en arriver là : « Tous les jeunes rêvent de trouver un bon volant, ce qui est hyper difficile chez nous. Derek (White) fait le saut avec moi, un investissement majeur de sa part. J'en suis reconnaissant, et surtout chanceux d'avoir été choisi. Une chose est certaine : je suis super motivé, comme toute l'équipe d'ailleurs, et je ne ménagerai pas mes efforts sur la piste et dans ma préparation personnelle. »

 

Grafoid Inc, le principal partenaire de l'équipe, arrive à la course automobile au Canada cette année. Vouée à la haute technologie, Grafoid s'occupe à développer des applications pour le graphène, puis d'œuvrer en partenariat avec des entreprises de fabrication du produit puis d'intégration dans les produits de tous les jours. 

 

Le graphène est un matériau en carbone ultra fin et cent fois plus rigide que l'acier pour le même poids. Il conduit la chaleur et l'électricité et est transparent. On le retrouve dans les composés organiques de tous les jours, par exemple le graphite, le charbon, les crayons à mine et la fibre de carbone. Grafoid a mis au point un processus de fabrication du graphène efficace et moins coûteux, ce qui ouvre la porte à de nouveaux marchés.

 

Braille Battery, une filiale de Grafoid Inc basée en Floride, compte aussi parmi les partenaires de l'équipe. Braille fabrique des batteries à ion de lithium ultra légères et efficaces, et utilisées à tous les niveaux de courses, comme l'IRL, NASCAR, le Championnat mondial d'endurance, la NHRA et la série Rolex. Braille fabrique aussi la seule batterie en fibre de carbone AGM au monde.

 

L'équipe  débutera la saison les 16 et 17 mai au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, à environ 100 km à l'est de Toronto. Les essais pour les Clarington 200 auront lieu le samedi 16 mai alors que la course sera lancée le dimanche 17 mai en après-midi.

 

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Pour plus d'information, communiquez avec Marc Cantin au m.cantin@netaxis.ca   

 

Illustrations libres de droits incluses. Crédit : Affichage.com

 

 

 

 





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Programme Nouveaux Champions ACT pour 2015

Programme Nouveaux Champions ACT pour 2015

La série ACT lance un nouveau programme nommé Nouveaux Champions de la Série ACT. Ce programme est  inspiré de l'ancien programme New Champions qui avait été créé par l'ancienne série ACT Pro Stock des années 80 et début 90.

Le programme Nouveaux Champions ACT inclura tous les pilotes approuvés par ACT qui n'ont pas plus qu'une victoire en ACT avant la saison 2015, que ce soit en ACT Tour, en Série ACT ou dans un évènement sanctionné par ACT. Le programme va récompenser les pilotes éligibles par un fond de points spécial en fin de saison, séparément du fond de points régulier de la Série ACT. Comme pour le fond de points régulier, les pilotes devront avoir participé à 100% des évènements du Championnat de la Série ACT.

Ce programme de 7,500.00$, combiné avec ACT Tour, va aussi inclure un bonus de 500.00$ pour chacun des pilotes qui auront terminés dans le top 5 du 7ième Bond ACT Invitational 2015 au New Hampshire Motor Speedway, samedi le 26 septembre.

''ACT a réssucité ce programme qui date du temps des Pro Stock, parce que nous voulions que nos pilotes, qui peuvent être ou ne pas être des recrues, mais qui visent une première victoire ou une seconde victoire en ACT, quelque chose de plus qu'une simple victoire'', explique le président de ACT Tour, Tom Curley. ''Nous sommes privilégiés d'avoir un imposant bassin de pilotes très talentueux à tous nos évènements, qui font d'eux les élites du stock car québécois. En plus de viser une victoire, ils pourront maintenant se battre pour gagner le titre de Nouveau Champion ACT ainsi que d'intéressants bonus, c'est un défi et une motivation supplémentaire pour nos troupes'', selon Sylvain Brouillette, directeur de la Série ACT au Québec.

Plus de details sur le nouveau programme sont disponibles sur : http://www.acttour.com/rules/ACTNewChamp.pdf



Début de saison

Le championnat de la Série ACT débutera le 16 mai à l'Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh.  Située à 30 minutes des douanes de Lacolle et de NY, cette piste spectaculaire est particulièrement prisée des pilotes et des fans québécois. Ce programme d'ouverture fait également partie du championnat de ACT Tour, ce sera donc un combo Canada / USA. Les têtes d'affiche de la série canadienne, comme Alex Labbé, Dany Trépnier et Jonathan Bouvrette, entres autres,  se livreront à une bataille à finir avec les américains  Joe Pole, Wayne Helliwell Jr et le champion incontesté du NH Governors Cup, Eddie Mc Donald. Tout un spectacle à prévoir, soyez y !



 

 







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2015-04-22

MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA



MacDonald Ready to Hold His Turf at Lee USA

 

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<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee04131435.jpg): Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will try to defend his home track once again in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 on Sunday, April 26. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models will be at the Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH this coming Sunday, April 26 for the 25th annual New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald will look to defend his title in the event, but a host of veterans and newcomers alike figure to be up for the challenge.

 

MacDonald has been red hot in the ACT Late Models in recent months. The Rowley, MA driver swept all three 100-lap events at the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida as part of the annual February racing. Combined with his victories in the Vermont Milk Bowl at Barre, VT's Thunder Road last October and the Fall Brawl 150 at Groveton, NH's Speedway 51 in November, MacDonald has five straight wins in ACT-type Late Model events.

 

We've got a pretty good idea of where we need to be from last year," MacDonald said. "We're just going to have to go there and tune on the car and see if we can get it to perform steady throughout the whole race. You never know who's going to be able to hit it right for that day."

 

MacDonald, the son of Lee USA Speedway owners Red and Judy MacDonald, grew up racing at the tricky 3/8-mile oval and says that he loves everything about the track.

"We only get to go there a couple times a year now, so I look forward to going," MacDonald added." It took us a while to win the Governor's Cup, and it'd be great to be able to have the car right on and have everything go right so we can try to get another one."

 

A full field of challengers is expected to take on MacDonald at his home track. New Hampshire–based Tour Champions Joey Polewarczyk Jr. and Wayne Helliwell Jr. are clear favorites. The duo began the ACT season on Sunday, April 19 by finishing 1-2 in the 150-lap event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Former Governor's Cup winners Miles Chipman and Jimmy Hebert are out to reclaim the titles they won in 2010 and 2013, respectively, while defending Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe will attempt to bring the Cup across the border to Quebec.

 

A large crop of young and new drivers are also looking to take home the victory, led by East Montpelier, VT's Emily Packard. The high school senior drove from the 20th starting position to finish fourth at Oxford. The performance gives Packard the early lead in ACT's Bond Auto Parts New Champions point standings.

 

Packard was one of five New Champion drivers to finish in the top-10 at Oxford. Auburn, ME's Travis Stearns finished seventh after running in the top-five for most of the event. Tour sophomore Mike Ziter matched his career best with an eighth-place result. 2014 Claremont Speedway Late Model Champion Rich Dubeau finished ninth in his inaugural ACT Tour event after starting last. And Jonathan Bouvrette made the trip from Blainville, Quebec to finish 10th and earn valuable New Champions points.

 

Stearns, Ziter, and Dubeau are all expected to be at the NH Governor's Cup. Joining them will be multi-time Claremont and Canaan Fair Speedway Champion Aaron Fellows, former White Mountain Motorsports Park Champion Travis Fadden, defending Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Pro Series Champion Dave Farrington Jr., former ACT Rookie of the Year Bobby Therrien, Thunder Road Late Model standout Shawn Fleury, and a host of others.

 

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 will take the green flag on Sunday, April 26. Post time for the event is 1:00pm. A Test & Tune session will be held on Saturday, April 25, with practice beginning at 12:00pm.

 

For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963media@acttour.comor visit www.acttour.com orwww.leeusaspeedway.com.

 

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2015-04-21

Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France on the Passing of Steve Byrnes

Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France

on the Passing of Steve Byrnes

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – "NASCAR extends its condolences to the many friends, FOX Sports colleagues and family of Steve Byrnes. Whether you had the privilege of knowing him or if you watched him on television for the last three decades, Steve's work ethic and authenticity made him a beloved individual inside and outside the garage.

 

"His level of professionalism was matched only by the warmth he showed everyone he met. He battled cancer with tenacity, and was a true inspiration to everyone in the NASCAR family. Simply stated, we'll miss Steve dearly. Our thoughts are especially with his wife Karen and son Bryson during this difficult time."

 

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Brett Jewkes

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications





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