WATERBURY, Vt. – When the forty-three American Canadian Tour Late Model teams hit the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 21 for the fifth annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational, they will battle for the $7,500 winner purse.
It will be the most ever awarded to the victor and more than double the amount posted for the inaugural event back in 2009.
The early favorites to claim the top prize have to be the past winners on the “Magic Mile.” Veteran ACT competitor Joey Polewarczyk Jr. earned the Invitational win back in 2010. He finished third in last year’s event and is currently the hottest driver on the 2013 American Canadian Tour. He has already earned three Tour wins this season plus captured the inaugural International 500 back in July. He has never finished outside the top ten in this event and with a win this year he could pocket more than $9,000 after bonuses.
Two-time Bond Auto ACT Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald is always a favorite at NHMS. With a win in this year’s event, the “Outlaw” could pocket more money than he did in his previous two Invitational wins combined.
The most recent Invitational winner, Ray Parent, pulled off the biggest surprise of the season last year when he dominated the 2012 edition. He could become the first ever back-to-back Bond Auto ACT Invitational winner.
The top prize could also go to a number of different drivers looking for their first Invitational wins. Quebec favorites from the Série ACT include current point leader Jean-François Déry, Alex Labbe, Dany Trepanier, Jonathan Bouvrette and Donald Theetge. From the US side of the border look out for the likes of current ACT point leader Wayne Helliwell Jr., Jimmy Hebert, Jamie Fisher, Brian Hoar and most recent winner Travis Stearns, among others.
The fifth running of the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled to hit the “Magic Mile” on Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. It is part of an action packed day of racing including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the K&N Pro Series East.