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American Racer Three Stars Award

ACT Awards Merchants Bank 150 Three Stars

The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three non-podium finishers, in no particular order of performance, who had outstanding races at ACT U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the award recipients.

The three stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.


2015 Merchants Bank 150

Babb Scores Emotional First ACT Win in Merchants Bank 150

Brad Babb came into the season looking for his first career American-Canadian Tour victory. He and his Joey Laquerre–owned team earned it in perhaps the most dramatic way possible on Sunday, May 3.

Babb took the lead from Scott Dragon with 18 laps to go and went on to win the Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. The win came following a pre-race tribute to Laquerre’s late grandson Joey M. Laquerre, leading to an emotional celebration in Victory Lane.

Thunder Road Car Show and Practice

Pit Notes: Thunder Road Car Show and Practice

The annual Thunder Road Car Show and open practice were held on Saturday, May 2. A fleet of stock cars from all three Thunder Road racing divisions lined Barre, VT's Main Street from 9:00am-12:00pm, with the 2014 track champions leading the race car parade up Quarry Hill.

The Pit Stop Challenge featured the crews of last year's Thunder Road and ACT Champions: ACT Tour Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Late Model “King of the Road” Derrick O'Donnell, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Champion Jason Woodard, and Allen Lumber Street Stock title holder Tommy “Thunder” Smith. Williamstown, VT's Smith and his #50 One Credit Union Tiger Sportsman team won the challenge by changing two tires in 28.04 seconds.