Bell, Lessard split Pro class wins in Sherman for Rock Maple Racing Gould Mountain Farms kicks off 2020 in fine style
SHERMAN, Maine (Jan. 20, 2020) — Veteran snowmobile racers Heath Bell and Remington Lessard split the Pro class finals on Saturday, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 1 of its’ six-race 2020 cross country schedule at the beautiful Gould Mountain Farms.
Bell (Ski-doo), of New Gloucester, Maine, blasted his way to victory in the Woody’s Pro Open final over Casey Savage and Lessard. Bell crossed the stripe just 1.563 seconds ahead of Savage in a hotly-contested race. Twenty sleds ran the final, with battles for position all over the 5.2 mile course.
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.
Season opener at Gould Mountain Farms set for Saturday at Rock Maple Racing
HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (Jan. 15, 2020) — With our widespread and record-setting January thaw now fading into memory as local meteorologists discuss two significant storms coming later this week, the time for snowmobile racing has finally returned here in the north country.
Cross country race teams from around the northeast will converge on the beautiful Gould Mountain Farms in Sherman, Maine, this Saturday, January 18, for Round 1 on the six-race 2020 Rock Maple Racing schedule. Spectator admission is just $5 for adults, while children age 12 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Racing will get under way at 10 a.m.
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.
In 2020 The Granite State Pro Stock Series will visit eleven tracks across five states. The series, in its ninth year of operation, will undertake its most ambitious schedule to date with one new venue and plenty of great racing for competitors and fans alike.
The series will kick off at the Claremont Motorsports Park in Claremont NH as the third mile oval has become the traditional opener for the series. Mike Parks has taken on the challenge of promoting not only the series but his home track so having both openers at the same location will work well. The NH oval will also host the annual Labor Day Spectacular which has quickly become one of the most popular races the series holds. It has also become the highest paying event on the schedule and a favorite among competitors.