Many ACT Tour Regulars Starting Season Early at Hickory
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is closing in on its first-ever visit to North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. Although the Hickory 125 and Easter Bunny 125 do not count for points, many drivers planning an ACT championship run in 2021 have decided to start their season early at the 0.363-mile oval.
After a cold, snowy New England winter, a trip to North Carolina is exactly what the racing doctor ordered. Racers such as Ben Rowe, Tom Carey III, Stephen Donahue, and Reilly Lanphear are jumping at the chance to compete at the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”. They’ll then have two weeks to prepare for the Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17, which opens the 12-event ACT Late Model Tour schedule.
Weekly Racers Hitting the Road for Opportunity to Race at Hickory
Entry List Reaches 30 Cars for Inaugural Visit
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is less than three weeks away from its inaugural trip to North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway. Although the track is more than a 14-hour drive from ACT’s Central Vermont offices, the starting field will have a familiar flavor for fans of weekly Northeast Late Model racing.
More than half the current entry list consists of local Late Model racers from around the region. These racers will spend the summer making the one-a-week trek to their home track. However, a pair of events at the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars” represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to hit the road for one of North America’s most famous short tracks.
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the schedule of events and pricing for the inaugural Northeast Classic at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17. The long-awaited event on the “Magic Mile” has a six-division card featuring the biggest auto racing stars in the region.
The weekend begins with an optional practice day on Friday, April 16. The pits will open at 8:00am with practice from 11:00am to 5:00pm. All six divisions who are competing Saturday are welcome to attend the Friday session.
On Saturday, the pits will open at 7:00am with practice at 9:00am. The front gates will also open at 9:00am. Each division gets one extended round of practice. Qualifying begins at 11:00am with features slated to begin at 1:30pm.
Purse Structure Announced For Thompson Weekly Divisions
More Than $23,000 in Posted Awards Per Event Set Between Five Divisions For 2021
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME —American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials have announced the purse structure for the five weekly divisions set for competition at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2021.
A total of nearly $24,000 in posted awards have been set to be distributed to the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, SK Light Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stocks at each event. All five divisions will compete as part of the six-race oval track event schedule at Thompson, which begins with the annual Icebreaker on April 10-11. The schedule also includes four Wednesday night races in the summer (June 16, July 7, August 11 & September 15) and the Sunoco World Series (October 8-10).
ACT Hickory Doubleheader & Easter Bunny 150s to Be Broadcast on Speed51.TV
Hickory, NC — A spring tradition in the Carolinas which has grown each year is the PASS Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. This year, Easter weekend will be bigger than ever at “The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars,” and fans unable to attend the event can spend the holiday weekend watching along on Speed51.TV.
With COVID-19 leading to the cancellation of the 2020 Easter Bunny 150, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will contest two 150-lap Super Late Model features. They will be joined by the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), making its first trip to the North Carolina bullring.
Racing on both Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, will be streamed live on Speed51.TV, allowing fans from around the world to watch all of the excitement.
ACT Unveils Early-Entry List for Hickory Doubleheader
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has revealed the early-entry list for the Hickory 125 and Easter Bunny 125 on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. A total of 28 teams have made the early commitment to open their 2021 season by running at least one event at North Carolina’s legendary Hickory Motor Speedway.
The entry list contains a highly-decorated mix of ACT Late Model Tour regulars, weekly Late Model champions, and top drivers who can be found at any big event. Five different states and numerous tracks/series are represented. The events are the first time ever that the ACT Late Models will race at the “Birthplace of NASCAR Stars”.