ACT Announces Point Fund Increase for 2018 Season

The ACT Late Model Tour champion will receive $10,000 in point fund money in 2018, with almost $41,000 in total posted awards for the top point finishers and rookie drivers. (Alan Ward photo)

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that they have finalized the point fund for the 2018 ACT Late Model Tour season. A total of $40,750 has been posted in season-ending awards, a total increase of nearly $10,000 over the 2017 season.

The 2018 ACT Late Model Tour champion will receive the same $10,000 point fund award has they have in recent seasons. However, substantial increases have been posted for much of the top-10. Second place in the final standings for the upcoming season will receive $6,000, while the third-place finisher is slated to earn $4,500. Fourth and fifth place will collect $3,500 and $3,000, respectively.


Travis Dunbar #6 – Returns to Maines Fastest Track!

Story by Chris Roy

Travis Dunbar of Auburn, Maine will be back in a Pro Stock sponsors by Northeast log sales for the 2018 race season at Wiscasset Speedway. In the off season Travis has been busy, “Working in Biddeford as the IEP Coordinator, spending time with my family, and getting ready for the 2018 race season.”


Last Season Travis raced at OPS in the Bud Super Late Model Series, “We have been racing in the pro stock/super late model division since 2015. After trying the grueling weekly racing schedule at Oxford Plains Speedway, we decided to return to the high banks and bi-weekly racing schedule at Wiscasset Speedway.”


Potter Joins ACT as Technical Inspector

Randy Potter (#02NH), seen here in ACT Late Model Tour competition in 2011, has joined the ACT staff as as technical inspector for the 2018 season. (file photo

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that Randy Potter has joined the ACT staff as a Technical Inspector. Potter will work alongside Director of Competition Pete Knights at all ACT Late Model Tour events throughout the 2018 season.


Potter has been involved in Northeast racing for more than three decades as a competitor. He raced full-time on the ACT Late Model Tour during the 2007-2012 seasons, winning one event and finishing in the top-10 in points each season. Knights served as Potter’s crew chief during his time on the Tour.


Speedway 95 next stop for ECS Conx2share series

Speedway 95 next stop for ECS Conx2share series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 23, 2018) – After a successful season opener in southwestern New Hampshire, race teams and officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are headed north for the EMCC Foundation’s Dysart’s Snocross this coming weekend, Jan. 27-28, at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.

Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per day for adults or $15 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams as they work on their machines are available for an extra $10.

Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series to Return to Thunder Road in 2018

Thunder Road photo

Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials have announced that Myers Container Service has signed a multi-year agreement to return as the title sponsor of the Triple Crown Series for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. The series debuted in 2017 with Craftsbury Common’s Mike Martin capturing the inaugural championship.

The Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series in 2018 will once again consist of three 75-lap races for Thunder Road’s famed Flying Tiger division. All three events will award both Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series points and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger track championship points. There will be a separate championship and point fund for the top finishers in the final Triple Crown standings.


Hayden Norris #03 – Improve and Win!!!

photo by RPM 360

Story by Chris Roy

Hayden Norris of Gardiner, Maine will be back at Wiscasset Speedway, racing in the N.E. 4-cylinder Pro Series. Last season Hayden finished the season in 7th place. This race season the driver of the 03 is gearing up for victory.  “My plans are to focus on racing and work my hardest to improve and win a few races.”


In the off season Hayden has been keeping busy doing other things other than racing. “I have been playing hockey and hanging out with friends while I can. I have had the car done for a while so haven’t had much to do.”


Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule

Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Releases Action Packed 2018 Schedule

(Halifax, NS – January 22, 2018) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is excited to announce their 2018 schedule of events. The schedule features 12 stock car racing events at four unique venues throughout the three Maritime Provinces from May to September. This year marks the 18th season for the popular Late Model touring series.

A number of small changes highlight the 2018 schedule. Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick, will open the season on the Victoria Day weekend with a Saturday, May 19th event. The series will then head to Scotia Speedworld in Enfield, Nova Scotia for Round Two on the Series and the first of four events at the 3/10-mile oval. (more…)

Kate Re #10 – I’m ready for the season to start!!!

photo by Karen Re

Story by Chris Roy

The 2018 race season is just around the corner and Kate Re of Lovell, Maine will be starting the next step in her racing career. “My plans for the 2018 season are to get as much seat time and learn as much as possible.   I’m excited to try something new and look forward to the season.”


There are a number of different types of race cars and series, so what made Kate decide to race modifieds, this season? “I’ve wanted to race a modified, ever since I started racing.  I like the open wheel style of a modified; I always liked racing the Champ karts when I had the chance, they have a similar open wheel style.”


ACT, ARbodies Announce Multi-Year Contingency Agreement

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and ARbodies have announced a new contingency agreement for the ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT. ARbodies, neé Aluminum Racing Products, will become an official contingency sponsor of ACT in an agreement that runs through the 2020 racing season.


As part of the contingency deal, ARbodies merchandise certificates will be awarded to the eligible race winner and 10th-place finisher at each ACT Late Model Tour and Série ACT event. If said finishers are not eligible for the awards, the merchandise certificates will be awarded to the next eligible competitor.


ISMA returns to Monadnock Speedway

By Matthew Wiernasz

INNERKIP, ONT- Mike Lichty will becoming back to race in the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2018. The plan is for Lichty to contend for the  title in ISMA in 2018. The series will kickoff their 2018 season at the Monadnock Speedway on  for a 75 lap race. ” Well first of all, we just want to put a big thanks out to the promoter (Larry Cirillo) and everybody involved at the (Monadnock) speedway for signing us on. I know everybody seems to be extremely excited on their end for us coming and same as on our end for us going there and opening the season up.”

Lichty does not have much knowledge of Monadnock. He has been talking to some modified drivers such as Rob Summers and those drivers believe that ISMA will put on a good show up there. Lichty believes the track will be extremely racy and have more than one groove with a lot of passing. ISMA has usually opened up the season at Oswego but he believes its nice to open up the season at a new track at Monadnock Speedway for the opener.


PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.

It will be the second PASS North visit of the 2018 season to the Barre high banks, joining the Memorial Day Classic event that has been on the PASS calendar since 2015. For NEMST, they will make the trip to Thunder Road for the second time in their history and the first since 2013.


ACT, Thunder Road Announce Supply Agreement Extension with American Racer

Waterbury, Vt. – Officials at the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Thunder Road, and American Racer Tires announced today they have reached a new agreement for American Racer to continue supplying racing tires to both the touring series and race track. The extension of their previous agreement ensures that American Racer will remain the ACT and Thunder Road tire supplier through the 2021 season.

The ACT agreement includes both the U.S.-based ACT Late Model Tour and the Québec-based Série ACT. The two series currently have 19 combined races officially scheduled for 2018 in the U.S. and Canada. Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road has a 19-race 2018 schedule planned.


ACT Appoints Knights as New Director of Competition

Waterbury, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials announced today that Pete Knights has been appointed as the new Director of Competition for the ACT Late Model Tour. Knights will replace Dean Gallison, who stepped down from the role following the 2017 racing season after 20 years with the organization. Gallison will remain as the Director of Competition at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl.


Knights has been involved in the Northeast racing community for more than 40 years as a crew member and official. He first entered the ACT Late Model scene in the early 1990s working with longtime racer Stacey Cahoon and won the ACT Crew Chief of the Year Award in 2008 a member of Randy Potter Racing. Since 2013, he had been working as the Head Technical Inspector at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park.