ACT Sets Touring Slates For ’11

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The American-Canadian Tour field tries to navigate a crash at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., earlier this year. (Leif Tillotson Photo)
The American-Canadian Tour field tries to navigate a crash at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., earlier this year. (Leif Tillotson Photo)

WATERBURY, Vt. — The American-Canadian Tour for late models will offer more than $1 million in purses and prizes during the 2011 season, which will include 12-race schedules for its two late-model touring divisions.

The American-based American-Canadian Tour and the Canadian-based Série ACT Castrol Edge schedules each include 12-race schedules and three combination events plus several non-point events.

The American-Canadian Tour season will begin April 17 with the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway. The Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., May 1, will follow that event.

Oxford (Maine) Plains Speedway will have their first of two events May 15. The tour will complete its May schedule with their first trip to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt. May 22.

The tour will make its annual visits to White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H. (June 18), Twin State Speedway in Claremont, N.H. (July 9) and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine (July 30).

After making its second trip of the year to Thunder Road for the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic Sept. 4, the tour will decide its champion in the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Oct. 8.

The 2011 Série ACT Castrol Edge schedule will begin May 21 with its first of three events at Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec. The second St. Eustache event will be a 200-lap grind July 16 and the final event on the half-mile speedway will be the St. Eustache 300 Sept.18.

The Série will run two 100-lap events at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny, Quebec, the first on May 28 and the second on July 2. It will also visit Autodrome Chaudiére in Vallée Jonction, Quebec, for two events in 2011. Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, Quebec, will host two standalone events June 18 and July 9.

The 2011 Série ACT Castol Edge champion will also be crowned Oct. 8 following the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

The two tours will compete in three combination points paying events in 2011. The first will be the recently announced Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Aug 12-13. The second will be the Riverside Can-Am 200 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, Quebec. The third will be the season finale Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne.

Competitors from both sides of the border will also enjoy four special non-point events again in 2011. The TD Bank Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway July 24 is one of the premiere late-model events in the North America, while the Showdown at Chaudiére, an All-Star event held at Autodrome Chaudiére, will be run for the fourth consecutive season Sept. 10.

The third event will be the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sept. 24. Closing out the list of special events will be the 49th running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Oct. 2.

DateTrackLocation
April 17Lee USA SpeedwayLee, N.H.
May 1Thunder Road Int'l SpeedbowlBarre, Vt.
May 15Oxford Plains SpeedwayOxford, Maine
May 22Devil's Bowl SpeedwayWest Haven, Vt.
June 18White Mountain Motorsports ParkNorth Woodstock, N.H.
June 25Oxford Plains SpeedwayOxford, Maine
July 9Twin State SpeedwayClaremont, N.H.
July 24Oxford Plains SpeedwayOxford, Maine
July 30Beech Ridge Motor SpeedwayScarborough, Maine
Aug. 12-13New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, N.H.
Aug. 27Circuit Riverside SpeedwaySt. Croix, Quebec
Sept. 4Thunder Road Int'l SpeedbowlBarre, Vt.
Sept. 10Autodrome ChaudiéreVallée-Jonction, Quebec
Sept. 24New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, N.H.
Oct. 1-2Thunder Road Int'l SpeebowlBarre, Vt.
Oct. 8Airborne SpeedwayPlattsburgh, N.Y.
DateTrackLocation
May 21Autodrome St. Eustache St. Eustache, Quebec
May 28Autodrome MontmagnyMontmagny, Quebec
June 4Autodrome Chaudiére Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
June 18Circuit Riverside Speedway St. Croix, Quebec
July 2Autodrome MontmagnyMontmagny, Quebec
July 9Circuit Riverside Speedway St. Croix, Quebec
July 16Autodrome St. Eustache St. Eustache, Quebec
July 24Oxford Plains SpeedwayOxford, Maine
Aug. 6Autodrome Chaudiérie    Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
Aug. 12-13New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, N.H.
Aug. 27Circuit Riverside Speedway St. Croix, Quebec
Sept. 10Autodrome ChaudiérieVallée-Jonction, Quebec
Sept. 18Autodrome St. Eustache  St. Eustache, Quebec
Sept. 24New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, N.H.
Oct. 1-2Thunder Road Int'l SpeedbowlBarre, Vt.
Oct. 8Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh, N.Y.