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ACTion News 1/10/05
If we may, we’d like to humbly congratulate our fearless leader, Tom Curley, on his recent appointment as the Racing Promotion Monthly “New England Regional Promoter of the Year”. In winning the honor, ACT and Thunder Road Speedbowl President Curley joins seven other promoters from across the U.S. on the ballot for RPM’s 29th annual national “Auto Racing Promoter of the Year” award, his third such nomination. Should he win the ARPY award, he’ll join a long and impressive list of previous winners, including two-time winner Hugh Deery, 1978 winner D. Anthony Venditti of Seekonk (MA) Speedway, 1992 winner and 2004 nominee Bob Lawton, and 1993 winner Earl Baltes of Eldora (OH) Speedway.

Thunder Road President Tom Curley Nominated For 29th RPM Promoter Of The Year Award
Green Lake, WI – Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) has named the recipients of its “Regional Promoter of the Year” awards for 2004. Short track stock car racing promoters in eight regions were tabbed for the honors, with each promoter placed on the National ballot for the 29th annual “RPM Auto Racing Promoter of the Year” award. The award, voted on by over 1,000 members, is considered the short track industry’s highest honor among promoters, and will be presented at the RPM Promoters Workshops in Lake Mary, FL during Speedweeks in February.

ACTion News 1/03/05
Happy New Year, all! We at ACT hope yours was safe and fun, and that you rang it in with style! As a sort of last hurrah (save for the Banquet of Champions on January 15), let’s do a “2004 Season in Review”!

The 2004 ACT racing season started off in basically the same manner as 2003 ended – with reigning Late Model Tour Champion Jean-Paul Cyr (shown left) in the winner’s circle. Cyr captured the Merchants Bank Freedom Lynx 150 at Thunder Road, and went on to win again at White Mountain Motorsports Park in June. Brent Dragon took down the Ehler’s RV Spring Green 100 at Airborne Raceway, and later completed the Airborne sweep with the Leo’s Furniture Fall Foliage 150 in September. Canadian Patrick Laperle walked off with a win at Twin State Speedway, and was followed two days later by first-time winner Joe Becker at Thunder Road’s Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.