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ACTion News 1/17/05
The ACT Banquet of Champions has come and gone, and the 2004 racing season is officially over. The Champions and Top 10 racers from Thunder Road and Airborne Raceway's weekly divisions were honored, as were Jean-Paul Cyr and the rest of the ACT Late Model Tour's Top 10. Cyr delivered his fourth career championship speech and picked up a check for $10,000 as a lovely parting gift. Thunder Road Champions Cris Michaud of Williamstown, VT (Late Model), Reno Gervais of Island Pond, VT (NAPA Tiger Sportsman, pictured left), Joe Small of Milton, VT (Allen Lumber Street Stock), and Ron Gabaree of Barre, VT (PowerShift Junkyard Warrior), and Airborne Champions Bill Sawyer of Milton, VT (Tiger Sportsman), Richie Turner of Fairfax, VT (Renegade), and Ed Doner of Clintonville, NY (Warrior) each accepted their awards, cut a few jokes, and discussed their plans for 2005. Perhaps to the chagrin of their competitors, almost all plan on defending their titles. The exception, of course, is Sawyer, who will race as a rookie on the ACT Late Model Tour.

Cyr, Laquerre, and ACT Title Winners Feted at Banquet of Champions
South Burlington, VT – Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT was awarded his 2004 ACT Dodge Tour Championship trophy at the ACT Banquet of Champions, held Saturday night at the Sheraton-Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. The ACT Banquet of Champions honored Cyr and Top 10 drivers from the ACT Dodge Tour, as well as Track Champions and Top 10 racers from Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT and Airborne Int’l Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY.

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.