N. Woodstock, NH – Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert showed that fortune favors the bold by capturing the 45th Spring Green 120 at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 13. Hebert made a three-wide move to swipe the lead following a lap-93 restart before holding off American-Canadian Tour ACT) champions Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. down the stretch in the ACT season opener presented by C&S NAPA Auto Parts of Littleton/Whitefield and Sanel NAPA.
Waterbury, VT – The engines finally fire up on the 35th season of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) this Saturday, June 13 at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP). The 45th running of the Spring Green, presented by NAPA Auto Parts of Littleton/Whitefield and Sanel NAPA, marks the long-awaited opener for the region’s premier Late Model touring series.
The circumstances of Saturday’s event are far different than envisioned when the 2020 ACT schedule was first drawn up. Due to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, no spectators will be allowed to attend the event in accordance with state health and safety guidelines. The Spring Green became the season opener after several previously scheduled events were postponed or cancelled as officials worked to come up with a solution for racing to begin
ACT to Open Season at White Mountain This Weekend Flying Tigers, Strictly Mini’s, and NELCAR Legends Also Join Event on NSN
Waterbury, VT & N. Woodstock, NH – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will kick off its 2020 season at N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park this Saturday, June 13. Series and track officials have announced the Spring Green 120 for the ACT Late Model Tour will go on as planned with a pay-per-view broadcast on Northeast Sports Network (NSN). Post time has been set for 5:00pm.
All divisions that were originally scheduled for the event remain on the card. This includes the start of season-long track championship chases with point-counting events for White Mountain’s Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers and Woodsville Guaranty Savings Back Strictly Stock Mini’s with both divisions. The GoMotorsportsShop.com NELCAR Legends Tour rounds out the program with their second visit in seven days to the high-banked quarter-mile speedplant. The event is slated to be presented by NAPA Auto Parts of Littleton and Whitefield, NH along with Sanel NAPA.
Waterbury, VT & Vallée-Jct., QC – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Autodrome Chaudiere officials have mutually agreed to cancel the Claude Leclerc 150 that was scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The event, which debuted in 2019, is expected to return to the ACT Late Model Tour schedule for the 2021 season.
The decision, as with many other racing postponements and cancellations in 2020, was made due to health and safety restrictions in place related to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To comply with Quebec mandates and guidelines, Autodrome Chaudiere had previously suspended all racing events through the month of August. Furthermore, the United States–Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21, which would preclude U.S. teams from traveling to the track even if it was in operation.
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials have announced the 2020 Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) has been cancelled. The inaugural edition of the event will now take place on April 16 and 17, 2021.
Despite the hopes of series officials, and a previous postponement to May 8 and 9, it became clear in recent days that holding the Northeast Classic in 2020 was no longer practical. The state of New Hampshire recently extended its State of Emergency declaration, and indications are that New Hampshire’s Stay at Home order will also be extended beyond the current May 4 expiration date.
Furthermore, the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to non-essential business, which would prevent the large amount of Quebec-based teams and fans who planned to attend the Northeast Classic from doing so. With the current health and safety concerns, and other postponements and uncertainty throughout the Northeast racing world making rescheduling even more difficult, the decision was made to wait until 2021 for the debut of the highly-anticipated event.
Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the postponement of the ACT Oxford 150 that was scheduled for Sunday, April 26 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. No make-up date has been set at this time.
The Oxford 150 had been slated to open the ACT Late Model Tour and Pro All Star Series (PASS) North seasons. However, a Stay-at-Home order remains in effect for the state of Maine through at least April 30 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing the event’s delay.
As with the also-postponed Community Bank N.A. 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, ACT officials will wait to reschedule the Oxford event until a clearer picture has emerged about when the 2020 season can begin in earnest. In the meantime, ACT will continue to take guidance on the situation from various state officials and health experts.