Hebert penalized for post race technical infraction
Helliwell used his second-place starting position to his advantage
Reigning American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. sent the message loud and clear to his competitors on a beautiful Sunday (May 5) afternoon at West Haven’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway, taking his second victory in-a-row in the Spring Green 113 by just .02 of a second over Williston’s Brian Hoar.
Therrien, Pilotte Claim 2012 Championships
Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke persisted through a wild 50th Milk Bowl to kiss the cow on a payday worth over $10,000 for the second time in his career. Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar came up just short through a day of major adversity to finish second, and Maine’s Glen Luce earned third overall. 2012 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. battled to fourth, and 7-time ACT Champion Jean Paul Cyr rounded out the top five.
With championship titles across the region completed, American Canadian Tour Late Models will take the gloves off one last time in 2012.
After two attempts at the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, racers and fans have received word of a good forecast for this Sunday, October 28th to run the $160,000 event. Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke will take another shot at starting from the pole, with 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar as his dancing partner in second.
Drivers look ahead to $50,000 bonus
When 51 ACT Late Model stock cars arrive at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 14th for the 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, an extra incentive will be on their minds: Curley’s $50,000 Challenge. The challenge, put out by long-time Promoter Tom Curley, is a $50,000 bonus to any driver that can win all three segments of the year-end Milk Bowl.
Patrick Laperle 3rd on the podium
Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. won the battle and the war, grinding to the victory in the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway on Sunday, October 7 and unofficially earning his first American Canadian Tour Championship. He held off a late charging Austin Theriault, and 2012 Serie ACT Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle for the clutch victory.
Helliwell, Hoar settle duel
The budding rivalry of Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and Williston’s Brian Hoar will be settled this Saturday, October 6 in the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. The race will close out the season for the 2012 American Canadian Tour Championship, and will also include the 602 Modified and Renegade divisions.
Castrol Racer Michaud forced out after wreck
American Canadian Tour teams are primed and ready for the 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. 43 were invited, but after a wreck in last weekends Série ACT Castrol finale, St Ans Des Pins, QC’s David Michaud will be forced to sit out.
Gonyaw, Pilotte pick up feature wins
Eight-time Champion Brian Hoar made it clear his championship defense was far from over on Sunday afternoon at Thunder Road, claiming the clutch victory in the 34th Annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic. Current point leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. made him earn it, finishing a close second, and three-time Thunder Road track champion Cris Michaud rounded out the podium finishers.
Jean-François Déry and Patrick Laperle completed the podium
Eight-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT outdueled Quebec’s Jean-François Déry for his third straight Can-Am 200 win at Circuit Riverside Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Hoar and Déry ran nose to tail with Déry out front for the majority of the event as the two lapped all but the top nine cars. As the ten laps to go signal was given, Hoar turned up the pressure and began his assault for the lead.
Sweet will look to defend the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic, which he won in 2011
In 2012, Barre’s own Nick Sweet has been busy with one of the most successful Thunder Road Late Model seasons in recent memory, but when the dust settles at the end of the month in Thunder Road’s Late Model division, his focus will turn to the race he owned in 2011: The Bond Auto Labor Day Classic.
Karl Allard , Jean-Francois Dery and Patrick Laperle in the top 10
American Canadian Tour point-leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH beat the rain and nearly 40 other competitors to claim the victory at Sanair Super Speedway in St-Pie, QC on Sunday, August, 12. Helliwell was hunted by eight-time Champion Brian Hoar who finished on his tail in second, and young sensation Austin Theriault to complete the podium. Rowley, MA’s Eddie Macdonald took fourth, and former Serie ACT Castrol Champion Karl Allard rounded out the top five.
Helliwell, Laperle lead invites to New Hampshire
ACT officials have announced that the first ten invitations to the Bond Auto American Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH have been confirmed. Competitors have been invited based on performance thus far in 2012, or have earned their invite by scoring a feature victory on either the American Canadian Tour, or Serie ACT Castrol. Six American teams and four Canadian teams have been invited thus far.
Title hunt remains far from settled.
The stars of the American Canadian Tour will kick off the second half of their season this Saturday night, (July 28), at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME for the ACT 150. Dover NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr., leads Hudson, NH native Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., and Williston, VT’s Brian Hoar at the midway point as the title hunt remains far from settled.
ACT veteran pockets one of the biggest checks in 250 history
American Canadian Tour star Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH dominated the 39th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 22nd. The ACT veteran wheeled his Ford-powered Pole’s Automotive machine to one of the biggest paydays in Oxford 250 history at $45,500, while leading over 200 laps.
Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar (37VT) celebrates his first of back-to-back wins to open the 2012 season.
On Sunday, May 6 Brian Hoar of Williston, VT relinquished the American Canadian Tour point lead to Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Helliwell dominated the second half of the Spring 112 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on his way to his first ever ACT victory, while Hoar struggled early and came home 11th.
Hoar will look to continue his march toward a record ninth ACT Championship
Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT has sent a strong message for his title defense, notching wins in the first two ACT events of the season. But perhaps the stronger message has been sent not by Hoar, but by Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, NH who rides second overall in the series.
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