ACT Announces Schedule for 30th Late Model Tour Season
Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the 2021 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Twelve point-counting events are slated for the Tour’s 30th season across nine tracks throughout New England and Quebec.
ACT will also sanction multiple big-money, non-point events throughout 2021. Highlights of the schedule includes six sanctioned events that pay at least $5,000 to win, six doubleheader events with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT’s oldest events.
In announcing the schedule, ACT stressed that it is subject to change based on the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Events could be dropped, added, or moved depending on how the situation evolves regionally and nationally over the coming months.
The 2021 ACT season begins at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Northeast Classic. A practice day is scheduled for Friday, April 16 with qualifying and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday, April 17. The event was originally supposed to debut in 2020 before getting pushed back a year due to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.
After a week off, the ACT Late Model Tour heads to New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 150-lap event comes following a two-year ACT hiatus from the track. The PASS Super Late Models are also on the card at both NHMS and Lee.
On Sunday, May 16, ACT rolls into Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the 46th Spring Green on Saturday, June 12. Thunder Road and White Mountain are the only tracks booked to host multiple point-counting ACT events in 2021.
The next two events are ACT/PASS doubleheaders at New Hampshire tracks that last held an ACT event more than a decade ago. Sunday, June 20 will see the ACT Tour visit Hudson Speedway. The only previous Tour visit was a 2001 event won by Pete Fecteau. On Sunday, July 4, ACT journeys to Winchester, NH’s Monadnock Speedway for the Independence Day 150. The last ACT trip there was a 2003 event won by Todd Stone.
ACT then has three straight big-money showdowns on the calendar. Saturday, July 24 is the $5,000-to-win Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere. The following Saturday, July 31 is the third annual $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Saturday, August 7 is the ACT-sanctioned C$10,000-to-win Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Although the Bacon Bowl is a non-point event, officials are discussing potential bonus programs for Tour teams that make the trip.
Following a break, ACT makes its lone 2021 stop at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 28 as part of the “Night Before the Oxford 250” program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, September 5 for the 43rd Labor Day Classic.
To conclude the month of September, ACT is bringing back one of its most storied traditions. On Saturday, September 25, White Mountain Motorsports Park will host the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 winner’s purse. It becomes the fifth different home track for the event, which was last contested in 2016 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.
The non-point, $10,000-to-win 59th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road is next on the card. ACT then crowns its 2020 champion at Masschusetts’ Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 23. The PASS Super Late Models and Tri-Track Open Modified Series are also on the Seekonk card with a trio of “Haunted 100” features.
The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/schedule. The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. More information, including the full-season entry form, will be released in the coming weeks.
2021 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events
# DAY DATE EVENT TRACK LOCATION
— Fri Apr 16 Northeast Classic Practice Day New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
1 Sat Apr 17 Northeast Classic New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
2 Sat/Sun May 1/2 Lee USA 150 Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH
3 Sun May 16 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150 Thunder Road Speedbowl Barre, VT
4 Sat Jun 12 46th Spring Green White Mtn. Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
5 Sat Jun 20 Hudson 150 Hudson Speedway Hudson, NH
6 Sun Jul 4 Independence Day 150 Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH
7 Sat Jul 24 Claude Leclerc 150 Autodrome Chaudiere Vallée-Jct., QC
8 Sat Jul 31 Midsummer Classic 250 White Mtn Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
*** Sat Aug 7 Bacon Bowl 200 Autodrome Chaudiere Vallée-Jct., QC
9 Sat Aug 28 Oxford Plains 150 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME
10 Sun Sep 5 43rd Labor Day Classic 200 Thunder Road Speedbowl Barre, VT
11 Sat Sep 25 Fall Foliage 200 White Mtn. Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
*** Sat/Sun Oct 2/3 59th Vermont Milk Bowl Thunder Road Speedbowl Barre, VT
12 Sat Oct 23 Haunted 100 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, MA
***denotes non-point event