ARBodies, Five Star Both to Award Challenge Cup Certificates

American Canadian Tour

Waterbury, VT – Two more season-ending prizes have been added to the pool for the inaugural New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC) presented by American Racer. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that ARBodies and Five Star Race Car Bodies will each award a $500 product certificate to a participating driver following the 2020 Challenge Cup season.

The pair of certificates join the Crazy Horse Racing/Port City Racecars ACT chassis drawing that was previously announced. To be eligible for these drawings, drivers must register for the NELMCC presented by American Racer by the April 24 deadline. They must also compete in at least 10 eligible Challenge Cup events this year.

The latest contributions by ARBodies and Five Star further sweetens the pot for the first Challenge Cup campaign. The combined value of the season-ending point fund and contingency drawings is now nearing $20,000. At least $3,000 will go to the NELMCC champion. New registrations are arriving on a regular basis which will further grow the point fund.

“We’re excited to add two more great companies and drawings to the Challenge Cup,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “ARBodies and Five Star are already great contingency partners with the ACT Tour, and having both on-board for the Challenge Cup is even better. We think this program is just the start of even bigger things for the region’s weekly racers.”

The NELMCC presented by American Racer is a new program for weekly Late Model racers in New England. Five tracks in four different states will be part of this season’s championship. The 10 best results for registered drivers across all participating tracks will count towards their point total using a special system based on finishing position, car count, and cars passed.

Drivers have until Friday, April 24 to register for the Challenge Cup. Registration forms and other information are available at as well as participating track websites. Tracks taking part include Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park and Star Speedway, Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway, and Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway.

ARBodies and Aluminum Racing Products of Greenbrier, TN manufactures a full line-up of bodies for asphalt and dirt track race cars. The company was founded in 1982 and their cutting-edge technology can be found at short tracks throughout North America. They make products for ACT Late Models, the Late Model Stock Cars of the Southeast, Dirt Late Models, 8-cylinder Street Stocks and many other types of race cars. Learn more at

Five Star Race Car Bodies of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin is a division of Five Star Fabricating, Inc. Since 1979, they have produced bodies for asphalt and dirt oval track racing, drag racing, road racing and off-roading. Five Star’s innovative bodies are used in the NASCAR Cup Series, NHRA Funny Cars and other top racing series around the world. Learn more at