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


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<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.


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

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