Thompson Speedway Joins Late Model Challenge Cup Program
Waterbury, VT – Drivers going after the 2020 New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC) presented by American Racer now have another venue and state in which to chase the title. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thompson Speedway officials announced today that the Connecticut track has joined the NELMCC program for its inaugural season.
Thompson Speedway becomes the fifth track affiliated with the weekly racing program. The 5/8-mile speedway joins Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park and Star Speedway, and Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway. Thompson’s addition also means tracks from four different states will be represented in the NELMCC presented by American Racer.
Naples, & ME Waterbury, VT – Officials for the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) have announced the event schedule for the inaugural 2020 Northeast Classic slated for Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18. The two premier full fendered series’ in the Northeast are partnering up on New England’s biggest stage for what is hoped to be a yearly event.
“What bigger way to open our 2020 Northeast racing season than on the biggest stage in the region,” said Pass president Tom Mayberry. “We’re glad to be working with ACT and NHMS on this event and aim to make it a new annual tradition for racers from Connecticut to Quebec.” The Northeast Classic will also feature open races for the powerful Tour-type Modifieds, the always popular Street Stock class, as well as the newly added New England Mini-Stock Tour (NEMST) making its 7th appearance at the “Magic Mile”.
Dubeau Enters ACT History Books at 2019 Banquet of Champions Knights, Payea, and Kuhn Family Receive Special Awards
Montpelier, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) put a bow on the 2019 season at the ACT Banquet of Champions on Saturday, January 18. Plainfield, NH’s Rich Dubeau was recognized as ACT Champion at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Montpelier, VT as well as many other drivers and people who stood out during the 2019 racing campaign.
Dubeau was crowned champion of the ACT Late Model Tour after one of the most unlikely title runs in series history. Racing with one of the smaller teams and budgets on the Tour, Dubeau won the first two ACT races of his career and posted eight top-5 finishes in 10 point-counting events.
ACT Announces New England Late Model Challenge Cup for Weekly Racers
Waterbury, VT – Weekly Late Model racers around the Northeast will have the opportunity to race for even more during the 2020 season. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the inaugural New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC) presented by American Racer to reward the top participating drivers around the region.
Throughout 2020, registered Late Model drivers will earn points towards the NELMCC presented by American Racer based on their performance at participating tracks. A separate point fund has been posted with $3,000 guaranteed to the Challenge Cup champion and additional payouts for other top finishers.
Waterbury, VT – Two of the most reputable names in Northeast Modified racing will be part of the operations team for the inaugural Northeast Classic. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced that Ed Bennett and Greg Felton will oversee the Modified Open at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.
Bennett and Felton have been part of the regional Modified racing scene for decades. Each currently holds a major role with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Bennett joined the series in January 2019 as a managing partner in charge of race day operations. He is also a longtime Modified car owner who has fielded rides for drivers such as Matt Hirschman, Jimmy Blewett, Chuck Hossfield, and Erick Rudolph.
Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced its schedule of events for 2020. The 29th year of the ACT Late Model Tour will feature 12 point-counting events at eight tracks throughout the Northeastern United States and Quebec between mid-April and mid-September.
The chase for the 2020 ACT championship and the $10,000 top prize will begin and end at Loudon, NH’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). As previously announced, the Tour opens the season at the inaugural Northeast Classic on Saturday, April 18. ACT has also been added to the third annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend at NHMS on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12.