Loudon, NH — Blue skies and sunshine greeted the teams and fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday morning for the 4th annual Northeast Classic. The season opener for the American-Canadian Tour also served as the third round for the PASS Super Late Models and lid-lifter for the R&R Race Parts Street Stock Open Series while also featuring a pair of exhibition events for the Open Tour-type Modifieds and the new Sunoco 604 Modifieds.

The American-Canadian Tour started their 2024 season with a 40-car field on the Magic Mile. After coming from last to second in his heat race, New Sharon, Maine’s Dillon Moltz took the pole with an incredible +8 alongside defending Northeast Classic champion Derek Gluchacki. His early lead would go into the scrambler in turn three on lap 6 ending the day for both Moltz and Tom Carey, III with D.J. Shaw jumping pitside for early and unexpected adjustments. Now under the command of Derek Gluchacki and Gabe Brown, the two young-gun rivals faced off for the first time this season with Gluchacki setting off with the race lead.

Gluchacki and Brandon Barker battled hard following the competition caution with Barker getting the lead. A slam-bang affair in turn two on lap 34 took out 2023 Rookie of the Year Tanner Woodard, as well as 2024 rookie contenders Kasey Beattie and Jeremy Sorel, among others. The caution led to a late-race charge for West Burke, Vermont’s Jesse Switser as he barnstormed through the top five to challenge Gluchacki by taking the lead with ten laps remaining. Following a rough patch of cautions through the final ten laps, Switser and Gluchacki strong-armed one another over and over with Jesse Switser earning his second career ACT win followed by Derek Gluchacki and a top-five runner all day in Alexendre ‘Fireball’ Tardif.

The PASS Super Late Models started Sunday’s feature racing events with the first of three 50 lap showdowns on the Northeast Classic program. Starting off the show lean and green, a pair of cautions on lap 20 and 24 with Trevor Sanborn, Dennis Spencer, Nick Lascoula and Josh King having a rough end to their weekend. ‘The Outlaw’ Eddie MacDonald showed the way as the class of the field following the competition caution while DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe and New Brunswick’s Corey Hall battled for second. The lap 41 caution for debris allowed the field one final chance at Eddie MacDonald but The Outlaw outgunned the field with D.J. Shaw and Johnny Clark rounding out the podium.

In the Open Tour-type Modifieds, Anthony Nocella got the early jump from third place ahead of front row starters Matt Swanson and Jon McKennedy. After patiently stalking from behind, McKennedy shot underneath Nocella in turn three to lead lap 16 before Nocella returned the favor in turn two just three laps later. While Nocella maintained the lead following the competition caution, he certainly had his hands full with McKennedy, Swanson and Austin Beers keeping him busy. Over the final ten laps Nocella and McKennedy flip-flopped the lead again and again, thrilling the Northeast Classic fans! With one final shove on the frontstretch, Anthony Nocella took his first Northeast Classic victory followed by Jon McKennedy and Austin Beers.

The Sunoco 604 Modifieds put on an outstanding show in their portion of the Northeast Classic. Although low in number after debuting the division at Thompson Speedway last weekend, the Sunoco 604 Modifieds kept within a car-length’s distance to one another throughout their 20-lap feature as Danny Cates and Tyler Berry swapped the lead, and some paint lap after lap. Danny Cates claimed the first-time win followed by Tyler Barry and Josh Carey, all three separated by less than 0.094-seconds at the line.

The R&R Race Parts Street Stock open saw Southern New England ace Ryan Waterman lead from the drop of the green flag with the field stretching itself out across the Magic Mile. As the race continued at a torrid pace, Waterman’s incredible lead was slowly and methodically eaten up by Charlie Baldwin. At the halfway point, Waterman and Baldwin split a group of three lapped cars with Baldwin taking the lead in the daring dive into turn three. Charlie Baldwin kept the lead in his back pocket but an explosion under the hood with three laps to go ruined an epic run for the short tracker. Ryan Waterman scored the R&R Street Stock win followed by Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. and Shane Gendron

The American-Canadian Tour returns to the great state of Maine for the Pine Tree State 125 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, April 28. The spectacular Sunday showcase will also feature the PASS Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds and the Little Webb’s 350 Supermodified Series!

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit www.acttour.com.  You can also get updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ACTTour.

The 4th Annual Northeast Classic

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, NH

Sunday, April 14, 2024


American-Canadian Tour – (50 Laps)

1.         25NH   Jesse Switser               W. Burke, VT

2.         03MA  Derek Gluchacki         Dartmouth, MA

3.         21QC   Alexendre Tardif         Quebec, Canada

4.         0NH     Brandon Barker          Windham, ME

5.         46x      Brian Hoar                  South Hero, VT

6.         4NH     Jamie Swallow Jr.        Lancaster, VT

7.         31CT    Ray Christian III           Uncasville, CT

8.         04NH   Shawn Swallow           Groveton, NH

9.         30RI     Jacob Burns                E. Greenwich, RI

10.       07MA  Woody Pitkat              Bellingham, MA

11.       22RI     Mark Jenison              Warwick, RI

12.       21MA  Pete Yetman               Peru, MA

13.       77NH   Bryan Wall Jr.              E. Kingston, NH

14.       90QC   Zackary Fauteux         Mascouche, QC

15.       33QC   Remi Perrault             St. Paul, QC

16.       91CT    Jake Johnson              Rehoboth, MA

17.       49NH   Matt Anderson           Franklin, NH

18.       29ME   Allen Fellows              Croydon, NH

19.       73MA  Cole Littlewood          Orange, MA

20.       11QC   Claude Leclerc             Lanoraie, QC

21.       36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

22.       7NC     Davey Riendeau         Brookline, NH

23.       8NH     Conner McDougal       Somersworth, NH

24.       47NH   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

25.       27NH   Cam Huntress             Rochester, NH

26.       28ME   Ben Rowe                    Turner, ME

27.       19QC   Dany Trepanier           St-Edouard, QC

28.       5VT      Bobby Therrien           Hinesburg, VT

29.       68NH   Tanner Woodard        Waterbury Ctr., VT

30.       45NH   Kasey Beattie              St.Johnsbury, VT

31.       7MA    Jeremy Sorel               Westfield, MA

32.       29NH   Aaron Fellows             Croydon, NH

33.       18VT    Kaiden Fisher              Shelburne, VT

34.       31VT    Stephen Donahue      Graniteville, VT

35.       04VT    DJ Shaw                       Center Conway,NH

36.       5CT      Dillon Moltz                New Sharon, ME

37.       5MA    Tom Carey III               New Salem, MA

38.       97NH   Joey Polewarczyk        Hudson, NH

39.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette   Blainville, QC

DNS     23ME   Dave Farrington, Jr.    Lewiston, ME

Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models – (50 Laps)

1.         17MA  Eddie MacDonald       Rowley, MA

2.         60        D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

3.         54        Johnny Clark               Hallowell, ME

4.         83        Corey Hall                   Jolicure, NB

5.         15        Mike Hopkins             Hermon, ME

6.         74        Ryan Moore                Mooresville, NC

7.         5K        Bryan Kruczek             New Market, NH

8.         13        Austin MacDonald      Pictou, NS

9.         39        Max Cookson              Pittsfield, ME

10.       88        Brandon Barker          Westbrook, ME

11.       47B      Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

12.       18        Michael Scorzelli         Feura Bush, NY          

13.       73D      Joey Doiron                Berwick, ME

14.       18L      Justin Larson               Peru, ME

15.       29        Austin Teras                Gray, ME

16.       19        Rusty Poland               Naples, ME

17.       12G     Derek Griffith             Hudson, NH

18.       39L      Nick Lascoula              Brockton, MA

19.       21        Josh King                     Vernon, VT

20.       58VT    Jimmy Hebert             Williamstown, VT

21.       44        Trevor Sanborn          E. Parsonsfield, ME

22.       12        Dennis Spencer, Jr.     Oxford, ME

23.       20        Joe Pastore                 Gorham, ME

24.       72        Ryan Kuhn                  E. Bridgewater, MA

25.       01        Jet Decker                   Chesterville, ME

DSQ     5R        Ben Rowe                    Turner, ME

Open Tour-type Modifieds – (50 Laps)

1.         92        Anthony Nocella         Woburn, MA

2.         79        Jon McKennedy          Chelmsford, MA

3.         179      Austin Beers               Northampton, PA

4.         25        Matt Swanson             Harvard, MA

5.         50        Ronnie Williams         Ellington, CT

6.         44        Doug Coby                  Milford, CT

7.         8          Woody Pitkat              Bellingham, MA

8.         55CT    Teddy Hodgdon          Danbury, CT

9.         02        Mike Collins                Strafford, NH

10.       99        Tyler Hines                  North Haven, CT

11.       00        Tyler Barry                  Griswold, CT

12.       81        Todd Owen                 Somers, CT

13.       19        Jeffrey Battle              Dunstable, MA

14.       20        Vincent Marrone        Freehold, NJ

15.       43        Matt Kimball               Bennington, NH

R&R Race Parts NH Street Stock Open Series – (25 Laps)

1.         75        Ryan Waterman

2.         00        Jimmy Renfew, Jr.

3.         7          Shane Gendron

4.         21        Clark Brooks

5.         68VT    Jason Woodard

6.         8          Cole Robinson

7.         77        James Goodman

8.         35        Kris Watson

9.         30        Andrew Morin

10.       24        Jeff Alley

11.       60        Thomas Smithers, VI

12.       79        Travis Lovejoy

13.       27        Bubba Pelton

14.       03        Josh Gerard

15.       36        Nate Hamblett

16.       13ME   Shawn Emery

17.       17        Mike Odwazny

18.       71        Donny Silva

19.       2          Charlie Baldwin

20.       33        Mike Caprio

21.       18        Devon McConologue

22.       20        Garrett Leiter

23.       LL         George Baldwin

Sunoco 604 Modifieds – (20 Laps)

1.         2          Danny Cates               Chaplin, CT

2.         76        Tyler Barry                  Griswold, CT

3.         69        Josh Carey                   Belchertown, MA

4.         22        Tyler Jarvenpaa          Shelburne Falls, MA

5.         07        Scott Zilinski               Erving, MA

6.         19        Jeffrey Battle Jr.          Dunstable, MA