WATERBURY, Vt. – The U.S.-based American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced a management change for its Canadian late model stock car series beginning in 2014.
Racing Promotion Management, Ltd. (RPM), a Quebec-based company led by long-time racing enthusiast and promoter Sylvain Brouillette and his partner Jean-François Fredette will take over the day-to-day promotion, marketing and event responsibilities for the 2014 season.
ACT took over the struggling series in 2007 and it has turned into the most exciting stock car racing in Quebec, drawing large crowds and crowning notable champions of the Series like Donald Theetge from Quebec City, Patrick Laperle from Montreal, Ste. Felicien’s Karl Allard, and 2013 defending Champion Jean-François Déry from Quebec City.
Brouillette and Fredette are the owners and promoters of the Pro-Cam Truck Series. The Truck Series will become sanctioned by ACT as a part of the new management team’s arrangement with ACT. They will also manage the new American Racer tire business for both series.
“We have been anxious to get some established help from Quebec officials for some time now. I have known Sylvain Brouillette for many years. He has been a strong advocate of ACT racing, and the ACT US team looks forward to having the RPM team join us in assuring all the fans and teams in Quebec that ACT racing will continue to set a standard of excellence for the fans and teams of Quebec,” said ACT President ACT Tom Curley.
A 10 race schedule, including the NASCAR-sanctioned Autodrome Ste-Eustache, the five-eighths mile oval outside of Quebec City, Circuit Riverside Speedway, and the third mile and quarter mile ovals in the eastern part of Quebec, Autodrome Montmagny and Autodrome Chaudiere, will all host the Série ACT in 2014.
“We are anxious to get started and are very excited about working with ACT this season. I have been a big fan of short track racing and especially the ACT for many, many years. We feel confident that working with the ACT crew will help us to make this Series even stronger for our many fans in Quebec”, said Sylvain Brouillette, the head of the RPM.
The Série ACT opens the season at Autodrome Ste-Eustache on Saturday, May 24, 2014.