Top Names, Local Heroes Add Names to Milk Bowl Entry List
Barre, VT — The 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is once again shaping up as the Northeast’s premier Late Model showcase. Well-known regional racers and local heroes are eagerly throwing their names into the hat for “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America” at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 4.
With nearly two weeks still to go before race day, the early entry list is already filling up with regional ACT-type Late Model racers and Thunder Road stars. Many more names will be added over the coming days for the 58th edition of the nationally-known event.
Payouts and Rules Released for Trio of Big-Money World Series Open Shows
Thompson, CT — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the purse structure, rules, and other information for a trio of open shows at the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing. High-paying single-day events are planned for the Tour-type Modifieds, 350 Small Block Super Modifieds, and ACT-type Late Models on the Saturday portion of the 18-division card.
World Series promoters Cris Michaud and Tom Mayberry have posted more than $26,000 in awards for the Tour-Type Modified Open on Saturday, October 10. Whoever triumphs in the 75-lap main event will cash a $5,000 winner’s check. Everyone who takes the green flag receives a minimum of $500 to start.
ACT Stars Aim to Outmuscle Thunder Road Locals at Labor Day Classic
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) continues its torrid late-summer stretch this Sunday, September 6 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. The 42nd Optical Expressions Berlin Labor Day Classic begins the final stretch of the quest to crown the 29th ACT Late Model Tour Champion.
Sunday’s event is the 75th time the ACT Tour will hold a point-counting event at Thunder Road. This makes it the most frequently-visited track for the series by far. As such, it always plays a pivotal role in deciding the championship. The Labor Day Classic is part of the schedule for the 14th time and presents a unique challenge for top runners such as Jimmy Hebert, D.J. Shaw, Ryan Kuhn, Bryan Kruczek, and Dylan Payea.
Hebert Finally Breaks Through at Oxford to Extend ACT Point Lead
Oxford, ME — Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert finished a job he had come close to so many times before by winning the Oxford Plains 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, August 30. Hebert took the lead for good from Turner, ME’s Ben Rowe with 57 laps to go and was never seriously threatened from there on his way to becoming the first repeat winner of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) season.
For Hebert, it was a victory that had been within reach on multiple occasions prior to Sunday. In nine previous starts at Oxford, he had posted six top-5 finishes with a pair of runner-up results. His elusive first win at the historic 3/8-mile track also put him in the driver’s seat for his first ACT championship with three point-counting events remaining.
Kruczek Wires the Field for Leavitt Memorial 150 Win at Riverside
Groveton, NH — Newmarket, NH’s Bryan Kruczek could not be stopped on his way to a wire-to-wire win in the Gardiner & June Leavitt Memorial 150 at Groveton, NH’s Riverside Speedway on Saturday, August 15. The veteran held off a fierce challenge from ACT point leader Jimmy Hebert down the stretch to take the victory and become the fifth different winner in five American-Canadian Tour (ACT) events this season.
Kruczek, who had gotten off to a tough start in his first full ACT Late Model Tour season, earned the pole for the main event under ACT’s unique “plus-minus” system. However, it was no walk in the park for Kruczek and his Bobby Webber Jr. Racing team. First, the polesitter had to face the heat from defending Pro All Stars Series Champion D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, NH.
ACT Season Hits Halfway Mark at Leavitt Memorial Race as Title Picture Emerges
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) season receives the crossed flags this Saturday, August 15 when it heads to Groveton, NH’s Riverside Speedway. The Gardiner & June Leavitt Memorial 150 is race number five on the current nine-event schedule, meaning it is time to start thinking about the championship for several drivers.
Following last Saturday’s Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park, Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert is back on top of the standings. The veteran has three podium finishes in four events to give him a 15-point edge over Center Conway, NH’s D.J. Shaw and 31 points on E. Bridgewater, MA’s Ryan Kuhn. Hebert is also the only full-time ACT competitor to snare a win this season, flexing his muscle against a slew of talented local drivers and part-time invaders.