Lee, Oxford, Thunder Road Openers Challenge ACT Teams

photo by Alan Ward

photo by Alan Ward

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will compete in three 150-lap events on three completely different tracks in all three northern New England states to open the 2015 season. The New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150, set for Sunday, April 12, is the traditional opening event for ACT teams held yearly at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH. Teams will then travel to Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS) in Oxford, ME a week later, followed by their annual visit to Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT.

The fast Lee 3/8th-mile oval might statistically favor multi-time Lee champion and two-time ACT champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., but he has tried eight times to date with a best finish of second in last year’s event, and is long overdue for a win. There is also favorite Eddie MacDonald, who is on a roll with five consecutive wins in recent outings, going back to the Thunder Road Milk Bowl last October. McDonald captured the NH Governor’s Cup last year in his ninth try at his home track. Defending 2014 ACT Champion Joey Polewarczk, Jr. (Pole) is also considered a favorite, but his only win at Lee USA came in a 100-lap opening race back in 2008. [Read more…]

GORHAM INHERITS SPORTSMAN WIN – BLACK, SYMONS & SKINNER GET VICTORIES AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY

hjlknWeek number two of the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series at New Smyrna
Speedway produced some great racing with a nice crowd enjoying both the
top-notch action and some fantastic weather to go along with it.
For the second week in a row, 19 Sportsman cars signed in to do battle on the
high banks including most of the ones that had been damaged in last week’s big
wreck that claimed over half the field.

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ACT Lee USA Opener Historically Unpredictable

photo by Al Ward

photo by Al Ward

Waterbury, VT- American Canadian Tour (ACT) fans attending the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 opening events at the Lee USA Speedway are generally the real winners at the seacoast oval on opening day. Sunday, April 12 will be no exception. History shows that there are many surprises in opening events at the fast 3/8 mile oval.

 

In the ten years running the NH Governor’s Cup, there has only been one repeat winner. Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT won the title back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. In 2009, Hoar and teammate for the event Mike Olsen (N. Haverhill, NH) looked like runaway favorites until Goodyear tire issues took both teams out of winning contention while running in the first two spots during the first half of the event.

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Eddie MacDonald Readies for Florida

ACTThe American Canadian Tour opener at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida will feature three nights of racing as part of the World Series of Asphalt Racing with Eddie MacDonald ready to participate in the inaugural American Racer Challenge Cup. The Cup Challenge is slated to take the green flag for two 100 lap events on Monday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 17. The ACT cars will also be in action on Sunday, February 15 as a stand-alone 100 lap event made possible when a racing series cancelled their participation.

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Corvette Daytona Prototypes Aim For TUDOR Championship Titles in 2015

fsdggDETROIT (Jan. 6, 2015) – Chevrolet heads into the second season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a strong lineup of Corvette Daytona Prototypes that are aiming to deliver a fourth consecutive Engine Manufacturer title in North American sports car racing. Five Corvette DPs from three entrants will open the season at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25, and four will contest the full 10-race TUDOR Championship.

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QATAR RACING CLUB TERMINATES FUNDING FOR ALL AL-ANABI RACING NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS

dasfhasfaBROWNSBURG, Ind. – – The Qatar Racing Club has terminated funding for all motorsports activities in North America. This decision includes the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing, the team announced today. The decision was made in the final days of 2014, and team members were notified this morning.

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