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.
JAMES RIVER, NS (November 18, 2019) – The 2020 edition of the IWK 250 is set for July 18. For the 14th-straight year, the highly-anticipated event will be presented by Sydney businessman Steve Lewis as an awareness and fundraising endeavour for the IWK Foundation. Since 2007, the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis has raised over $481,000.00 for the Foundation.
“We’re happy to get the date out there so fans can circle it on their calendars,” said Paul McLean, General Manager for Riverside International Speedway. “We know folks look forward to this event and even book vacation plans around it so we hope it’s a help for them to know the date this far in advance. And we are most appreciative for Steve’s continued support and the ongoing affiliation with the IWK.”
Waterbury, VT – St-Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle and Québec, QC’s Jean-Francois Dery each took home American-Canadian Tour (ACT) wins this past weekend as part of a doubleheader in the province of Quebec. Laperle captured the $10,000 CAD top prize for winning the Bacon Bowl 200 in a barnburner at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, August 17, becoming the winningest Late Model racer in ACT history in the process. Dery then pocketed $5,000 CAD for winning the Jean-Paul Cabana 125 at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway on Sunday, August 18.
ACT Returns to Quebec This Weekend with Big Money Up for Grabs
Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) makes its second trip of the year to Quebec this Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. ACT is sanctioning events at both Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere and Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway as part of a weekend doubleheader with big prizes on the line.
Vallée-Jct., QC – Plainfield, NH’s Rich Dubeau finally broke into American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Victory Lane Saturday, June 1 by taking the Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere. Dubeau took the lead for the first time on lap 82 and dominated the second half of a rough-and-tumble event to capture the Summer Kickoff Series opener and the $5,000 top prize.
Best of Quebec Set to Defend Their Turf in ACT Doubleheader
Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) arrives in Quebec on Saturday, June 1 for the first round of a Canadian twin bill. But while plenty of U.S. stars are making the trip, the best ACT racers in Quebec will be trying to keep the big trophies and big checks at home.
A huge field of Quebec-based Late Model drivers have already committed to the Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, June 1 and the Jean-Paul Cabana 125 at Ste-Croix, QC’s Circuit Riverside Speedway on Sunday, June 2. Champions such as Patrick Laperle, Jonathan Bouvrette, and Samuel Charland join a mix of popular veterans and rising stars who are eager to claim the $5,000 USD winner’s check at Chaudiere and/or the $5,000 CAD top prize at Circuit Ste-Croix.