Weather Forces Postponement of Merchants Bank 150

Weather Forces Postponement of Merchants Bank 150


Rescheduled for Sunday May 8


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Waterbury, VT –The dismal forecast for Sunday May 1 has forced Thunder Road Speedbowl to postpone the Merchants Bank 150. The race has been rescheduled for Sunday May 8, post time set for 2:00pm.


 More than 40 ACT Late Model teams were expected to try and qualify including defending  2015 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, NH, along with 2015 Merchants Bank champion Brad Babb and multi-feature winner Nick Sweet.


Almost 70 Late Models, Tiger Sportsman and Street Stocks lined Main Street in Barre, VT for the annual car show on Saturday April 30. Race Fans were able to check-out the new race cars and meet the drivers, before the parade up Quarry Hill to the "Nations Site of Excitement". Drivers were able to get in practice on Saturday and will be ready to go on Sunday May 8, for the running of the 18th Merchants Bank 150.



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







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Wade Purchase Re-Tools in a Charge Toward the 2016 Pro Stock Crown

Wade Purchase Re-Tools in a Charge Toward the 2016 Pro Stock Crown

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Brighton Speedway's new season of action is underway and after some late night's at their Prince Edward Country shop, Wade Purchase is ready to rock. With a year of running the fan favourite 1962 Chevrolet Belair in the rear-view mirror, the team has converted the #53 machine – that finished 5th in the final 2015 point standings, after suffering engine problems in the final double points night of the year – into a more conventional Monte Carlo bodied ride.

"The Belair got a lot of attention at the track and on social media," said the 20 year-old second generation speedster. "While the car was a fun project for us to put together, it was a much heavier than the others in the field and wasn't as competitive as we had hoped. Still, after being awarded the Pro Stock division's best appearing car and getting nominated as one of the best appearing in the province, we deemed the experiment as a success. Now, its time to focus on the future."

Switching to a body kit that will blend-in with a highly competitive field at the popular local clay oval, Wade Purchase – who'll be entering his 4th season of action – says he's looking forward to getting back behind the wheel.

With Mat Purchase – the driver's father and crew chief – calling the shots and orchestrating the switch, team members Kali Michael, Stephanie Purchase, Travis Coates, Jessy Doornbos, Katie McKinley and Kevin Rallison are also helping to get things ready for battle. Wade Purchase says that no success on the track comes without some teamwork behind the scenes and its great to have so many people pitching-in to make sure he's ready for opening night.


"There is always a lot to do and my entire team is putting in some long hours in the shop," said the driver. "It seems like a lot of work now, but every second we've spent tweaking body panels and fitting pieces together will all have its own reward when we're relaxing after a strong run after the year's first main event."

For 2016, the #53 Purchase Racing Pro Stock will be proudly supported by Independent Alternator & Starter, Team Re/Max Real Estate of Wellington, K-D Transmissions, PartSource, Millpond Music & Entertainment, Tag Ironworks & Fabrication, The Vinyl Solution and Dino's Pizza. Team media and promotional services are provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Follow the team throughout the season by liking 'Wade Purchase Racing' at www.facebook.com.

Photo attachment: Wade Purchase Racing collection

With a brand new look for new season, the #53 Pro Stock of Wade Purchase is set to content for the 2016 track championship at Brighton Speedway.

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

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Team 33 s’implique en Sport Compact Élite

Communiqué pour diffusion immédiate

Le 29 avril 2016, Vallée-Jonction


Team 33 s'implique en Sport Compact Élite

Après l'annonce faite récemment qui annonçait la venue de 2 partenaires pour des bonis de courses à chaque programme soit Jack Performance et Équipe Sportsman Qc 67 Dominic Jacques nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer l'implication d'une autre équipe qui a fait ses débuts en Sport Compact Élite soit le Team #33 Philippe Poulin.

En effet, le pilote de Saint-Prosper et son équipe ont décidé de s'impliquer afin de supporter le développement en remettant la somme de 33$ à la meilleure recrue en finale à chaque programme. Un prix représentatif pour l'équipe qui a remporté le championnat Sportsman Qc Lucas Oil en 2014.

Cette saison, l'Autodrome Chaudière accueillera parmi ses pilotes Sport Compact Élite 7 recrues soient; #9 Gabrielle Lamontagne, #12 Mario Perron, #29 Danny Groleau, #46 Carl Genois, #51 Jeff Côté, #92 Kim Ouellette et finalement le #113 Samuel Boyer.

Un 3e prix de soirée qui vient confirmer l'importance pour le promoteur, André Poulin, d'aller chercher le maximum pour les pilotes régionales et qui démontre l'implication de ses deux équipes de la Série Sportsman Qc de redonner à une classe qui leur a permis d'évoluer en stock-car.

Premier rendez-vous de la saison samedi prochain, le 7 mai pour les séances de pratiques et d'inspections. Une journée où nombreux seront les amateurs présents impatients de voir le début de la saison arriver!

Marie-Claude Levasseur, Relationniste

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For Immediate Release





Scott Steckly Expands Role as Team Owner



Friday April 29, 2016:  Four time NASCAR Pintys Series Champion (2008, 2011, 2013 & 2015) Scott Steckly will be at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the opening event of the 2016 season, however it will be in a slightly different role than in the past. Steckly will field three teams as a team owner and not a driver.

Steckly is one of only three drivers to have made all 109 starts in the NASCAR Pintys Series to date.  "I am not saying I have finished with competing as you never know what can happen," said Steckly from his shop in Milverton, Ontario.  "However I can honestly say I feel I have proved everything I need to as a driver even though you never lose the drive to win, so if my helmet is hung up for good then I will fill this new role and do what's best for the business of 22 Racing."


Returning full time out of the 22 Racing shop for the third year will be former Indy 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani in the #18 Epi Pen car. Tagliani will miss the opening event as a driver due to his duties preparing for the Indy 500. The replacement driver for him will be announced at a later date. Follow Alex Tagliani on his website at www.tagliani.com or on Twitter @Tagliani or @TagAutosport.

Racing in the #46 entry in 2016 will be Brett Taylor from Calgary, Alberta.  Taylor will compete in the 22 Racing fielded #46 car for four events including, CTMP in May and September as well as Toronto Indy and GP3R.  Taylor is coming off a successful season in the CACC series where he won Rookie of the Year. For more information on Brett Taylor visitwww.bretttaylorracing.com or follow on Twitter @brett_taylor46.

Seventeen-year-old Kaz Grala from the NASCAR K & N Pro Series East will debut in the #22 car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 21/22.  Grala hails from Westborough, Mass.  He has raced in the K & N Pro Series East since 2014 and has posted a career high second place finish at Dover in 2014 and Virginia in 2015. For more information on Kaz Grala check out his website www.kazgrala.com or follow on Twitter @KazGrala or on Facebook KazGralaRacing.

Donald Theetge of Boischatel, QC will drive a 22 Racing entry at the second NASCAR Pintys Series event at Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday June 11th.  Theetge is a two-time ACT Series Champion and is the Tour's all-time winningest driver.  Follow Theetge on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Donald.Theetge

Steckly continues the search for partners in 2016. "If a sponsorship opportunity comes along I would definitely get back in the car as I know I can still win races and championships for my partners," commented Steckly. "But for right this moment my team is focused on giving these drivers cars they can win with in the upcoming two events."


The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors:  Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Reefer Sales, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Lincoln Electric, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen & Permatex.


Fans can follow the team on Twitter @22RacingTeam or you can Like the 22RacingTeam Fan Page on Facebook. 


The NASCAR Pintys Series is made up of 12 events across Canada with events in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.  A notable addition to the 2016 schedule is the Toronto Honda Indy July 14-16th


For more information on the NASCAR Pintys Series please visit www.hometracks.nascar.com


For more information on 22 Racing please contact:
Linda Jones



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Danny Benedict Breaks New Ground in Sunset Speedway’s Late Model Field

Danny Benedict Breaks New Ground in Sunset Speedway's Late Model Field

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


His performance at the controls of a Mini Stock racecar saw him dubbed as 'The Showstopper' after he claimed the final regular season feature events at Kawartha Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's half-mile oval. When the green flag flies to start the 2016 season, Danny Benedict will face a new challenge, as the Orono, Ontario resident joins the Late Model division at Sunset Speedway.


Fresh from finishing his second year of studies in the Powerline Technician Program at Ottawa's Algonquin College, the 19 year-old Benedict says he's looking forward to wheeling his new ride at the track where he finished 6th in last year's final point standings and was 52nd out of 100 North American drivers in Division 3 of NASCAR's Whelan Racing Series.


"The car arrived in our shop late in the 2015 season and its been almost completely rebuilt since then," said the talented youngster. "Dad and I made a lot of changes of our own and we've had input from some good friends, including Dan McHattie. We'll be running in a very competitive field and faced with a steep learning curve, but I think as long as we're able to gain some knowledge a little at a time, it'll be a great season."


During a mid April open test session at Sunset Speedway with McHattie and Scott Shaw on-hand to lend assistance, Benedict was able to put his new piece through its paces in race trim for one of the first times. Experimenting with some different lines and a variety of set-ups, the team was able to get a good idea of what they can expect during the year.


"Even though I was out there for just a few laps at a time, it was great to get back behind the wheel," said Benedict. "A good set of notes is always important; especially when you're in a new car or moving to a different division and this year, we're doing both. We've started with an empty book, but the pages are filling up very quickly. There is still some work to do, but whatever time we spend in the shop allows us to get more out of the car on the track and that's what this level of racing is all about."  


For 2016, Benedict Racing is pleased to welcome new sponsors Only Solutions and Dan McHattie Racecars to their existing group of marketing partners that includes Hoy's Garage, Kim Irwin of Irwin Tax & Accounting, Baudo Auto Service, B & W Enterprises, Mark Rainford Auto Centre, Camsport Truck Caps & Accessories, Dent Dynamics and Mayhew Graphics. Team media and promotional services are provided by Clarke Motorsports Communications.


Fans can follow the team on Twitter throughout the season, by checking @dannybenedict54.


Photo attachment: Thompson Motorsports Photography www.thompsonphotography.ca


Danny Benedict puts his Late Model through its paces at Sunset Speedway. The 19 year-old from Orono, Ontario will make his debut in the new division this year at the track north of Toronto.


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

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Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee04241614.jpg)Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top. (Alan Ward photo)>>



Barre, VT—Hinesburg, VT's Bobby Therrien heads to the "Nations Site of Excitement" as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT's Thunder Road. Therrien, with a dominating win in the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway and a 7th place finish last Sunday at Lee USA Speedway, leads three-time ACT Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. by just two points heading into the 18th Merchants Bank 150 on Sundayat 1:00pm. Helliwell, with a fourth place finish in the opener at Oxford and a strong second last week at Lee, is looking to carry the checkered flag around the high banked ¼ mile track again like he did in 2014. Brad Babb, driving the Joey Laquerre owned 15NH, stole the show in last year's Merchants Bank 150 with Helliwell settling for second place.  Babb became the 12th different winner in 17 editions of the event.

The ACT Tour drivers will not only be competing against each other but will also have to battle many of the weekly Thunder Road Late Model competitors. Second generation driver Cody Blake, Jason Corliss and Trampas Demers have filed entries to compete and Lt. Governor Phil Scott attended an open practice session at Thunder Road on April 20th.

Thunder Road's 57th season-opening weekend begins on Saturday, May 2 with the annual Thunder Road Car Show on Main Street in Barre from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by the race car parade up Quarry Hill to the track featuring the Catamount Pipe Band, the "Warpipes of Thunder Road." An open practice session for all divisions will follow and is open to the public. Post time for the Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 1 is 1:00pm. Admission is $25 for adults with kids 12 and under admitted free.



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History will be made on Saturday, May 28th at the Northern New Hampshire speed
plant, Speedway 51 in Groveton, as for the first time, the ground pounding Modifieds of
the Valenti Modified Racing Series will take to the track at the NAPA Spectacular. These
sleek, high horse powered rockets will blast around the ¼ mile asphalt facility at record
Series promoter Jack Bateman is excited about their first venture to Northern, New
Hampshire stating, "Our drivers love to run on the bullrings of the northeast, and we have
heard so much about the two grooves of racing here at Speedway 51. We will definitely put
on a great show for the fans."
Speedway 51 owner, Joey Laquerre is also looking forward to the Valenti Modified
Racing Series coming to Speedway 51. "This is our second year of operation and when we
looked for entertainment to bring in, the Valenti Series was a perfect fit for our fans. I
can't wait until May 28th."
Joining the Valenti Modified Racing Series at the NAPA Spectacular will be the
North Country Ford Late Models, The Sign Depot Tigers, Pepsi / Schweppes Street Stocks,
White Mountain Community College Pure Stocks, and the AB Excavating Daredevils. Post
time for this giant event is 5:30pm.
For more information on this event and others please visit our website at
www.speedway51int.com, or call the Track hotline at 802-479-2074. Speedway 51 is located
on Brown Road in Groveton, New Hampshire.
New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame member and track owner, Joey Laquerre, opens
the gates to his Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire, for the first ever VMRS visit.

The event will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28.

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Mike Wallace Steps into the Ring for the Late Model Championship Fight


Mike Wallace Steps into the Ring for the Late Model Championship Fight

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


When Peterborough Speedway's 2016 season takes the green flag, a hometown kid hopes to be one of the leading contenders for the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model track championship.


Mike Wallace isn't just a familiar face in the pit area at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. Its where he grew up. His passion for the sport began during the 12 years that his family owned the Mount Pleasant Road raceway and after advancing through the driving ranks with some solid seasons in the Mini Stock division, the 37 year-old scored his first career Late Model main event win Late Model victory in the later stages of the 2015 campaign. With the new season less than a month away, Wallace will make a fresh start with an invigorated program.


"That feature race win couldn't have come at a better time," admitted Mike Wallace. "So much of what gets done in weekly racing is about attitude and that checkered flag was the spark that ignited the fuse for my team. I'd already started thinking about making some changes in our operation and now we're definitely headed in the right direction."


One of the first steps Wallace, a 3rdgeneration racer – whose father and grandfather also logged seat-time in the sport – took is to acquire a new car to begin the 2016 calendar. The machine is a McColl Racing Enterprises chassis from the shops of former Kawartha Speedway Late Model runner Bryan Watts. Usually one of the more reserved drivers in the highly competitive field, Mike Wallace is proud to say that he's fired-up about the new season and can't wait to hit the track.


"Self confidence is a wonderful thing," said Mike Wallace. "I can start the year with the knowledge that I've been to victory lane and there aren't a lot of drivers in the field who can say that. The experience of getting out of the car after a big win is amazing and something I never want to forget. It makes you sit a little taller in the seat, looks great on a resume and is a strong conversation starter when you're meeting with potential sponsors."


For 2016, the #27 Late Model program is proudly supported by marketing partners JRB Engines & Performance, JBEX Construction, Kirk Morris State Farm Insurance, Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group, Custom Mobile Wash, Sitescape Landscape, Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, Mister Transmission Peterborough, Shawn Micks Investments, Morgan-Amber Photography and Spencer Lewis Promotions. Mike Wallace Racing is actively seeking additional advertising assistance for the upcoming season.


Prospective sponsors can reach and follow the team through the Mike Wallace Racing page at www.facebook.com or @Blueprint27MW on Twitter. 


Photo attachment: Morgan-Amber Photography


After regrouping during the winter months, Peterborough's Mike Wallace is ready to mount a charge toward the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model title at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


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


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L'action commence bientôt


Samedi le 7 mai l'Autodrome Drummond ouvrira ses portes pour une 66e saison de courses, la 11e sous la gouverne de Yan Bussière. Et comme toutes les années les amateurs d'émotions fortes sont fébriles et attendent cette soirée avec impatience. 


L'action débute le 7 mai avec le retour de la "Soirée découverte". Une soiréà 14$ dollar qui permet à plusieurs de découvrir la dextérité et le spectacle offert par les pilotes de stock-car sur terre battue, un spectacle unique. Les Modlite, Pro-Stock, Lightning Sprint, Sportsman et les Modifiés seront en piste avec chacun une finale. Mais surtout, la course spéciale en duel, le "Marche ou crève" sera de retour. L'an passé Sébastien Gougeon l'avait remporté contre Alan Therrien et plus tard en fin de saison, tous se souviennent de la victoire de Jean-François Corriveau devant nul autre que Chris Raabe. Ce dernier sera de retour régulièrement à L'Autodrome Drummond pour le plus grand plaisir des amateurs.


Grosse saison en vue avec pas moins de 15 programmes de coursesa l'horaire. L'ouverture officielle se déroulera le 21 mai, pour le reste de la programmation en résumé, les ESS (Empire Super Sprint) seront de retour le 4 juin, la série Gros block "Super DIRTcar séries" le 26 juillet et le 10 septembre dans le cadre du Racemania 12. Et tout se termine lors de la classique Automnale Série DIRT le 24 septembre. Et pour le reste de la programmation il sera extrêmement intéressant de surveiller les performances du champion 2015, Steve Bernard. Sera-t-il en mesure de contrer les attaques de Mario et Gino Clair, la famille Therrien et Sebastien Gougeon entre autres!


Bonne saison à tous et se donne rendez-vous le 7 mai.


Marc "Enzo" Tessier

Directeur des communications 

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Lee USA American Racer Three Stars Announced

Lee USA American Racer Three Stars Announced


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (lee4241617.jpg): Lee USA American Racer Three Stars Announced. (Alan Ward)


Waterbury, VT – The American Racer Three Star program will continue in 2016. The program is designed to recognize three teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at ACT US 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 other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the recipients.


The three stars are chosen by officials and winners will receive certificates for the use of a free American Racer tire at a future Tour race of their choosing during 2016.


The awarding of the stars does not allow for anybody in the top three to receive the recognition. Again this week it would be difficult not to recognize the outstanding effort, strategies, and excitement that Scott Payea brought with his RPM team victory. Payea joined Wayne Helliwell Jr., Ray Parent, Alex Labbe, Quinny Welch, and Todd Davis who made the 30th opening day at Lee one of the most exciting races during the long history of ACT at Lee USA.  


Congratulations to Red, Judy and the entire Lee staff on their 30th anniversary opener. We at ACT have been happy to be along for the entire trip!




ADAM GRAY, Granby, MA-- 97MA—  The 97MA team ventured out to Lee as a new team with veteran leadership racing in Pro-Stocks, but never in an ACT Late Model. Most veteran racers who take on the challenge of limited horsepower, limited shocks, and limited tires find the ACT cars far more difficult to drive than many other forms of short track racing. Certainly for Adam and his team the practice session on Saturday at Lee was an indication that this was going to be a different experience. As with most new teams there was some frustration, anxiety, and when combined with a very healthy field of ACT veterans, they knew they were in for a challenge. The team worked all day to improve, but Sunday, they really made a statement. Racing in a 32 car field on the fast 1/3rdmile at Lee, in what turned out to be a mostly caution free event (only one caution on lap 46 in the first 140 laps) the 97MA team came to the finish line completing 149 laps, and for a first effort that looked pretty tough on Saturday should be very happy with that result. For the positive attitude and effort over two days, one of the stars of the Lee USA New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 is awarded one of the American Racer Star awards.

Congratulations to the Granby, MA team.

EMILY PACKARD, East Montpelier, VT – 9ME, — Another consistent drive for Emily. The 9ME team is not new to earning the American Racer Stars in ACT competition. A year ago they had several great outings and earned multiple stars. Again under a new team Emily is looking like a contender to have a break-out season. A late decision to compete at the Lee USA opener turned out to be a very good decision. Coming off another great run at Oxford a week ago, the new combination of Joe and Joey Pole seems to be clicking out of the starting gate. Emily brought her usual patience and skill to the 150 laps. Late in the race, caught in a three wide sandwich, she powered through the lap to position herself for a solid top sixth place finish. A late race lane with some lapped cars denied her a top five at Oxford, but both events to date have shown a skill set combination that assures that this team is going to be a contender this season. For a second week of great effort, the American Racer Star is awarded to what is now a veteran racer who will return to her home track of Thunder Road this weekend for another 150 lap event.

QUINNY WELCH, Lancaster, NH – 78NH— Veteran independent Quinny Welch took the lead from Ray Parent around the half way point in the New Hampshire Governor's Cup and dominated the event for the next 30 laps in what looked like a run-away. The 78NH eventually came back to the field and things got very interesting for the former White Mountain Motorsports Park track champ. Although he dropped back five spots, when the final yellow came out on lap 141, the veteran still had some car left and plenty of experience from years of experience of weekly dash racing. Quinny was in the hunt until the end and earned a very respectable 5thplace finish. The award goes to this independent team for his early charge and spirited come back when the final laps offered him another chance. It was just a good day at the race track for this team and the affable Quinny Welch. A well-deserved American Racer Star award to the very competitive 78NH team. 

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





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NASCAR Partners With Lixar To Develop Best-In-Class At-Track Guest Experience

NASCAR Partners With Lixar To Develop Best-In-Class At-Track Guest Experience

Multi-year Plan to Enhance Customer Service at National Series Events;

Lixar Becomes a Preferred Technology Partner of NASCAR


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2016) — NASCAR and Lixar, a technology company driven by mobile and data science innovation, announced today a multi-year deal, designating the company as a preferred technology partner of NASCAR. Lixar specializes in mobile solutions for enterprise airline, automotive and travel clients and will work with NASCAR to enhance the guest experience at national series events, specifically related to garage access. 


NASCAR's Garage Access Program is a three-year initiative to enhance guests' experience while visiting the garage. The initial steps of the project debuted during 2016 Daytona Speedweeks when NASCAR's in-house credentialing and registration operations merged to form The Guest Fulfillment Center. Working with Lixar, NASCAR plans to integrate state-of-the-art technology that will make the credential process easier and faster.


"The Garage Access Program will modernize and streamline the NASCAR credentialing process, providing industry guests with a more intuitive, informative and convenient system," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "Lixar technology will deliver a large-scale customer interaction solution that will reshape the guest experience when it comes to accessing the garage at NASCAR events."  


With the rapid evolution of mobile technology, Lixar specializes in connected product platforms and mobile-to-everything software solutions. Through personalized architecture, design, development, implementation, and support, Lixar will evolve the credential system and help push forward NASCAR's renewed focus on improving the event experience.   


"Lixar is thrilled to be part of the NASCAR family and to have the opportunity to enhance the garage and at-track experience for NASCAR and its fans," said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO. 


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season continues with the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


About LiBLOGxar

Lixar IT Inc. is a leader in mobile transportation technology. Driven by Mobile, Lixar creates enterprise-level connected product platforms and mobile to everything software solutions. With an air, auto, telco and emerging tech sector focus, Lixar specializes in developing end-to-end mobile innovation that leverages data science, IoT, proximity awareness and cloud technology expertise. www.lixar.com @LixarIT



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').


Lixar Contact:

Shelley Fraser

Lixar Marketing Communications

NASCAR Contact:

Chris Tropeano

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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À moins d'un mois du début de la saison ACT Québec 2016, la série ACT Québec est très heureuse de vous présenter ses partenaires ainsi que ses pilotes.
Au cours des prochains jours, plusieurs annonces seront faites.

Affichage.ca et Autos internationales de retour en 2016 !

Partenaire de la série depuis plusieurs années, Affichage.ca se spécialise dans le lettrage et wrap de véhicules (autos, bateaux, camions commerciaux, ect) l'impression grand format et imprimerie de tout genre. Que ce soit pour des cartes d'affaires, le lettrage de votre camion commercial, des cartons publicitaires ou le wrap de votre remorque ils sauront remplir vos exigences. Situé a Brossard, dans le quartier Dix30, Affichage.ca est présent partout au Québec.
N'hésitez pas à communiquer avec eux au 514.373.8216

Joueur important dans l'industrie automobile québécoise, Autos internationales est de retour comme partenaire de la série ACT Québec.  L'entreprise de Lachine possède un impressionnant inventaire de véhicules usagés et accidentés. Parmi leur équipe de représentants d'expérience, Sylvain Delisle, un grand fan de la série, est très présent sur les réseaux sociaux afin de répondre à vos demandes.

N'hésitez pas à communiquer avec M. Delisle et l'équipe d'Autos internationales au 514.365.3040

Visitez les sites :  Affichage.ca   et  Autosinternationales.com

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Valérie Chiasson nommée représentante de la Commission FIA "Women in Motorsport"







Le 25 avril 2016.- La pilote québécoise Valérie Chiasson participera cette saison à plusieurs événements de sport automobile en Amérique du Nord. Si le programme complet des séries auxquelles elle prendra part sera annoncé sous peu, elle se prépare activement et, parmi les multiples activités à son agenda, elle a disputé une course cycliste au profit de la Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco le week-end dernier, en plus de s'être vue nominée par la Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) comme pilote représentante canadienne de la commission "Women in Motorsport" destinée à encourager la participation des femmes en sport automobile.



Meilleure recrue en Touring Car canadien au circuit Gilles-Villeneuve et victorieuse de trois courses en prototype Stohr WF1 en 2014, sixième (un podium) de la Coupe Nissan Micra l'an dernier, Valérie Chiasson sera présente dans plusieurs séries cette année.


Parallèlement à ces activités, elle a récemment été nommée par la FIA comme représentante au Canada de la commission "Women in Motorsport". « Cette commission de la Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile aide les femmes à s'intégrer dans le monde du sport automobile. Cela implique toutes les femmes qui travaillent comme pilotes, ingénieurs, chef d'équipe, etc. La mission première de cette commission présidée par l'ancienne vice-championne du monde des rallyes Michèle Mouton est de créer une culture sportive, mettre en place des stratégies et des politiques qui faciliteront et valoriseront la participation féminine dans tous les aspects du sport automobile » explique Valérie, qui ajoute : « je suis très honorée d'avoir été choisie pour représenter cette commission au Canada. Plusieurs activités reliée à la commission "Women in Motorsport" auront lieu dans les prochains mois, à commencer par un séminaire au Portugal ».


Seulement une trentaine de femmes pilotes à travers le monde font partie de cette commission et Valérie Chiasson est bien entendu l'unique représentante pour le Canada.


Une course cycliste sur la Côte d'Azur le week-end dernier !


En Europe pour affaires, Valérie Chiasson a profité de l'opportunité qui lui était offerte, avec l'appui précieux de deux de ses partenaires de la saison 2016, Porsche Prestige et Total Canada, de prendre part à la course cycliste reliant la cité balnéaire française de Saint-Tropez (Côte d'Azur) à la Principauté de Monaco dimanche dernier, le 24 avril. Il s'agit d'une œuvre caritative au profit de la Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco et, outre son Altesse le Prince Albert de Monaco, elle voyait la participation de différentes personnalités publiques.


« Je m'entraîne fort pour être prête physiquement à disputer la prochaine saison de course automobile et cela passe, entre autres, par beaucoup de vélo. Cette compétition, organisée par le club cycliste de Monaco (COCC) et reliant Saint-Tropez à Monaco, était longue de 160 kilomètres et le parcours serpentait le long des plus beaux paysages de la Côte d'Azur. Il y avait seulement quatre femmes sur cent trente participants et j'étais la seule canadienne. J'ai vraiment adoré cette expérience » explique la pilote québécoise de 27 ans, de retour au Québec cette semaine après avoir passé une dizaine de jours en Europe pour affaires, ainsi que pour un reportage sur le Championnat du monde des courses d'Endurance (WEC) pour le magazine québécois Pole-Position.


Du côté de Porsche Prestige, on est fier d'avoir été associé à cette opération de la Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco : « Nous croyons fortement à l'engagement communautaire comme un moyen efficace d'encourager les talentueux espoirs sportifs canadiens. Porsche Prestige estime que les efforts des individus se doivent d'être récompensés puisqu'ils inspirent et motivent les gens pour des générations à venir. C'est pourquoi Porsche Prestige commandite, entre autres, Valérie Chiasson pour son engagement social. En tant que représentant d'une marque de renommée mondiale, il est un devoir d'être un modèle et un leader dans l'implication et le rapprochement avec les citoyens » indique Habib Tannous, de Porsche Prestige à Montréal. Il souligne par ailleurs : « De plus, Porsche Prestige souhaite féliciter les gagnants du concours "F1 à Monaco" qui ont remporté une paire de billets pour le Grand Prix. Le tirage a eu lieu lors de la soirée de lancement de la nouvelle 911 Carrera 2017 ».


Du côté de Total Canada, son président Franck Bagouet précise : « Total Canada est fier de s'associer à Valérie Chiasson cette année. Notre partenariat inclura évidemment son programme de courses automobiles mais nous sommes également ravis d'avoir inclus cet événement caritatif sur la Côte d'Azur auquel elle vient de participer. Avec la présence de personnalités comme Daniel Ricciardo, pilote F1 de l'équipe Red Bull Racing commanditée par Total, cela allait au-delà de l'engagement social, il y avait aussi un véritable lien avec nos activités et notre visibilité dans le monde du sport automobile ».


Le dévoilement des séries de sport automobile auxquelles Valérie Chiasson prendra part cette saison aura lieu dans deux semaines.


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