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.
Divisions and Other Information Announced for Thompson Event on September 2
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the divisions, start times, and pricing for the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park season opener on Wednesday, September 2. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour headlines a five-division card with the first green flag flying at 5:00pm.
The Thompson 150 will be the 147th visit for the NASCAR Modifieds in the touring era (1985-present), more than any other race track. All the biggest stars of the Whelen Modified Tour are expected to be in attendance, including current point leader Justin Bonsignore, six-time and defending champion Doug Coby, and former Thompson Speedway winner Timmy Solomito.
Thompson Announces Initial Division List for 58th World Series
Track Also Adds SK Lights to September 2 Program
Thompson, CT — American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park officials have announced the initial list of participants for the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing. Fifteen divisions and touring series have been confirmed for the event scheduled for Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13. Additional divisions could be added as discussions continue.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will once again return to the World Series for a 150-lap event. The NASCAR Modifieds have been part of every World Series since the touring era began in 1985, making this their 36th consecutive appearance at the prestigious event.
Moltz Takes Control Late for Big Payday in ACT Midsummer Classic
N. Woodstock, NH — New Sharon, ME’s Dillon Moltz was in it for the long haul at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorports Park on Saturday, August as he took control late to win the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Midsummer Classic 250. Moltz grabbed the lead for good from Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert on a lap-183 restart and steadily pulled away down the stretch to snag the $10,000 payday on day one of Midsummer Classic Weekend.
The multi-time ACT winner started back in 16th for the 250-lap showdown and steadily worked his way through the field as polesitter Ryan Kuhn set the early pace. When the first caution flag on lap 61 after Joey Polewarczyk suffered a mechanical failure and left oil all around the race track, Moltz was up to the sixth spot, trailing Kuhn, Christopher Pelkey, D.J. Shaw, Scott Payea, and Hebert.