Eddie MacDonald Victorious in ACT Season Final Race at Thompson

Eddie MacDonald Victorious in ACT Season Final Race at Thompson

Winning the final race of the season is always the sweetest and Eddie MacDonald did just that with a dominant performance in the American Canadian Tour’s 75 lap feature at Thompson Motor Sports Park Sunoco World Series of Racing Saturday night. The victory was especially sweet after a disappointing 11th place finish in the Pro Stock feature on Friday night.
Saturday’s ACT Late Model practice was reduced to one half hour due to morning rain but the EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy ran in the top three and posted a +3 rating in the heat. Eddie Mac started fifth then raced to a second place finish to receive the fifth starting position for the season finale on the fast, high-banked 5/8th of a mile oval. (more…)

Scott Payea secures ACT championship at Thompson

Scott Payea secures ACT championship at Thompson

Day two of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park proved to be a busy one as a slew of new champions were named in both touring and track divisions as the biggest weekend in New England racing continued. Six different races were held over the course of the afternoon, each resulting in a champion being named for their specific series or division as a packed crowd turned out to enjoy and afternoon of non-stop on track action at the Big-T.

The American Canadian Tour served as the night’s main event crowning a champion with a two-man battle established coming into the evening’s season finale race. The tour’s 75-lap feature began with a tribute to series founder Tom Curley in a touching pre-race ceremony featuring a playing of “Donny Boy” on bagpipes. Curley passed away at the age of 73 earlier this year and before the green flag flew ACT drivers presented a series of four-wide tribute laps in honor of the man who helped establish their series back in 1986.
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MacDonald wins at Thompson, Payea reigns

American Canadian Tour

MacDonald wins at Thompson, Payea reigns
Elusive 1st ACT Championship for Payea

Thompson, Ct. – Eddie MacDonald took control of the American Canadian Tour (ACT) 75-lap season finale at Thompson Speedway Saturday and sped off to a dominant win.

Four spots back, Scott Payea nailed down the 2017 ACT championship in the Harrison Redi-Mix No. 37. With his eighth top-five finish in nine races.
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ACT title within Payea’s grasp

American Canadian Tour

ACT title within Payea’s grasp
Series finale at Thompson October 14

Thompson, Ct. – American Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Scott Payea will attempt to close out his record-breaking season by becoming the 2017 tour champion Saturday, October 14 at the 55th Annual Thompson Speedway World Series.

Payea became the first ACT Late Model driver ever to win four consecutive tour events earlier this season with victories at Devil’s Bowl, Thunder Road, White Mountain and Seekonk Speedway.
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Pitkat wins touch ACT Invitational at NHMS

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Pitkat wins touch ACT Invitational at NHMS

LOUDON, NH – Woody Pitkat drove the Summit Ice No. 07MA to victory in a rough and ragged ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday.

The race was called with 18 of 50 scheduled laps completed as daylight waned. Two false restarts attempting to complete lap 19, with Pitkat and runner-up Jimmy Hebert on the front row, sealed the deal.

Multiple accidents and long clean-up and line-up times prolonged the race for nearly two hours.
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Hebert aiming for NHMS win

American Canadian Tour

Hebert aiming for NHMS win
ACT Invitational takes to the “Magic Mile” Saturday

LOUDON, NH – American Canadian Tour (ACT) regular Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vt. is looking to improve upon his 2016 finish by one spot in the Ninth Annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday.

Hebert was leading last year’s event when a caution with five laps remaining brought Eddie MacDonald into contention. MacDonald snatched the lead when the race went green and drove off to his third straight Invitational win.
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