Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced an update to the 2021 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. The May 2021 events at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway and Barre, VT’s Thunder Road have switched places to better accommodate the tracks.
The 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150 at Thunder Road is now slated for Sunday, May 2. The event is the opener for Thunder Road’s 62nd season of competition. An optional practice day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1.
Barre, VT — Barre’s Nick Sweet reigned in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models for the third straight year on Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend as part of Mekkelsen RV Milk Bowl Friday on October 2. Sweet snatched the lead from point leader D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, NH with 29 laps remaining and pulled away late to win the Prelude to the Milk Bowl 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road.
After starting 11th in the 21-car field, Sweet was content to run mid-pack in the early going. Polesitter Travis Benjamin of Morrill, ME set the early pace but surrendered the lead to Shaw following the first caution at lap 18 for Allan Wilson’s turn-one spin.
Top Names, Local Heroes Add Names to Milk Bowl Entry List
Barre, VT — The 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is once again shaping up as the Northeast’s premier Late Model showcase. Well-known regional racers and local heroes are eagerly throwing their names into the hat for “The Toughest Short Track Stock Car Race in North America” at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 4.
With nearly two weeks still to go before race day, the early entry list is already filling up with regional ACT-type Late Model racers and Thunder Road stars. Many more names will be added over the coming days for the 58th edition of the nationally-known event.
ACT Stars Aim to Outmuscle Thunder Road Locals at Labor Day Classic
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) continues its torrid late-summer stretch this Sunday, September 6 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. The 42nd Optical Expressions Berlin Labor Day Classic begins the final stretch of the quest to crown the 29th ACT Late Model Tour Champion.
Sunday’s event is the 75th time the ACT Tour will hold a point-counting event at Thunder Road. This makes it the most frequently-visited track for the series by far. As such, it always plays a pivotal role in deciding the championship. The Labor Day Classic is part of the schedule for the 14th time and presents a unique challenge for top runners such as Jimmy Hebert, D.J. Shaw, Ryan Kuhn, Bryan Kruczek, and Dylan Payea.
Corliss Puts on Clinic for Third Straight Community Bank N.A. 150 Win
Barre, VT — Hometown racer and defending “King of the Road” Jason Corliss crushed the competition at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road to take the Community Bank N.A. 150 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) on Sunday, July 26. Corliss put on a high-banked clinic to lead all but one lap en route to his third straight victory in the event.
A near-perfect day for the 2019 track champion began in qualifying as Corliss earned the pole with a +4 under ACT’s “plus-minus” system. Starting alongside a fellow reigning titlist in 2019 ACT Champion Rich Dubeau of Plainfield, NH, Corliss quickly asserted himself at the front with Fayston, VT’s Brooks Clark moving into the number-two spot.
ACT Returns to Thunder Road This Sunday for Community Bank N.A. 150
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) makes its first trip of the year the Barre, VT’s Thunder Road this Sunday, July 26. The Community Bank 150 is the start of a busy stretch in mid-to-late summer where the bulk of the ACT season will be decided.
The combination of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak and a weather postponement has meant a slow start to the 2020 ACT Late Model Tour season. As the calendar nears the end of July, just two ACT Tour events have been held, leaving many racers antsy to get going. The Community Bank N.A. 150 was originally scheduled for early May and was recently re-slotted on the schedule after a separate postponement at Seekonk Speedway.