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ACT Announced $100,000 Point Funds

ACT Announced $100,000 Point Funds

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) today announced 2014 point funds for its two touring series, the ACT US and the Série ACT in Quebec, and Thunder Road International Speedbowl, that will total over one hundred and three thousand dollars ($103,000.00) to the competitors of ACT. 

“We believe that the difficult recessionary times are behind us and we are looking forward to both our touring events in the US and Canada, as well as what is shaping up to be one of the most interesting weekly programs at Thunder Road that we have seen since the inception of the ACT crate motor program back in 1999,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT.

The first three ACT US races have resulted in three different winners and large fields of race teams have provided great racing action. ACT Canada begins their title run Saturday, May 24 at the Autodrome Ste Eustache in Quebec. Thunder Road’s regular point season opens with the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 25.

VT State Late Model Championship

Memorial Day Classic Starts Vermont State LM Championship

 The Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will open the third annual Vermont State Late Model Championship Series this Sunday, May 25th at Thunder Road. The series was started when Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, Vermont introduced the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model division weekly to its new asphalt surface in 2012.

“Thunder Road and Devil’s Bowl officials have worked with the ACT office to create this partnership, and the racing has been spectacular at both tracks,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT and promoter at Thunder Road. “Having two very different asphalt tracks competing in Vermont with the high-banked Thunder Road and the very fast, relatively flat, half mile at Devil’s Bowl, has really allowed competitors from both tracks to have a unique racing experience in this State series. The big winners have been the fans as the point battles during the first two years have been outstanding,” concluded Curley.


Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic

Memorial Day Classic Doubleheader Returns to Thunder Road

Devil’s Bowl and Airborne Modifieds Return

Thunder Road International Speedbowl will host the 52nd running of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 25. The double-header program will once again feature 100 laps for the ACT Thunder Road Late Model division, and a special 50 lap main for the NASCAR Modified division that competes regularly at both Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY.

Derrick O’Donnell from North Haverhill, NH won the “King of the Road” title in 2013 and also the 2013 Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic. “We had a great year in 2013.  I sure like starting our title defense at the opening Classic event again. A good finish can really jumpstart your season,” said O’Donnell. O’Donnell and two-time Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet were both in contention racing each other for the opening day Merchants Bank 150 win before they were sidelined in a late race wreck.