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Speed51 Awards

Fan Support Earns ACT and Thunder Road Speed51 Awards
Alan Ward Snaps Best Action Photo of 2013

The American Canadian Tour and Thunder Road earned several awards in the 2013 Speed51 Awards thanks to their diehard fans. The awards included Best Promoter, Best Short Track and Best Action Photo by Thunder Road’s Alan Ward. The annual awards are voted on by fans from across the nation on the premier international stock car racing news website www.speed51.com. Speed51 follows series and tracks from all over the United States and Canada, bringing the latest news and coverage to fans unlike any other site.

ACT and Thunder Road promoter Tom Curley was voted as the best promoter of 2013. He received the award for his continued efforts in developing ACT as one of the premier series in the United States and Canada, and maintaining Thunder Road’s status as one of the top short tracks in the country.



Barre Vermont’s Thunder Road was voted Best Short Track, edging North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway and Wisconsin’s State Park Speedway. The “Nation’s Site of Excitement” continues to deliver side-by-side action each and every week thanks to its fierce competitors, highbanks, and tight ¼-mile layout. It continues to be known for edge-of-your-seat racing.

Thunder Road track photographer Alan Ward received the honor of best action photo. Ward snapped a four-wide photo of Brooks Clark, Jamie Fisher, Jean-Paul Cyr and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. racing off turn two during the opening day Merchants Bank event. Ward will be presented with a large wall mural of the photo for his award.

The ACT website (www.acttour.com) finished second behind the NASCAR Home Tracks site for best series website in the country. ACT strives to maintain fresh, current content on its website, with viewership continually expanding.

Thunder Road and the American Canadian Tour thank all their fans for their continued support and dedication, as well as www.Speed51.com for their coverage of stock car racing. The 2014 season will kick off with the ACT event at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 13, while Thunder Road opens its gates for the first time for the 16th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, April 27.