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ACTion News 1/24/05
Perhaps for the first time in quite a while, the ACT Late Model Tour is experiencing a bit of a “silly season”. Driver changes, sponsor changes, and an influx of rookies, Tour newcomers, and veterans with new plans have the paperwork flying in the Waterbury office. Agawam, MA car owner Scott Fearn reports that his cousin Tom – the Tour’s 9th-place point man in 2004 – will pursue other racing interests in 2005, and has left the seat of the Northeastern Sheet Metal/Kulig Oil #03 Dodge (shown right). Taking over the reins of the machine will be long-time veteran Dennis Botticello of Suffield, CT. Botticello has over 50 wins in Late Model and Pro Stock racing at Thompson, Stafford, and the former Riverside Park Speedway, and was the Late Model Champion at Thompson Speedway in 1998 and 1999.

Gallison Named ACT Director Of Competition
Waterbury, VT – Former American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road Int’l Speebowl racer Dean Gallison of Middlesex, VT has been named Director of Competition by ACT President Tom Curley. Gallison has been on the ACT technical inspection staff since stepping out of the driver’s seat in 1997, and was recently honored at the annual ACT Banquet of Champions as a recipient of the Francis “Bubby” Wilder Dedication Award.

NAPA Signs On With Thunder Road And Tiger Sportsman Division For 15th Season In 2005
Waterbury, VT – NAPA Auto Parts has signed up with Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT to present the Thursday, August 11, 2005 event, and will once again serve as entitlement sponsor for the famed NAPA Tiger Sportsman division. The 2005 season will mark NAPA’s 15th consecutive year of participation with Thunder Road, making it one of the longest-running relationships in the track’s 45-year history.