The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced another round of invited teams who have been invited to participate in the second ACT Invitational to be held at the regions largest sporting complex, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 18, 2010. The event will be held as one of three preliminary events leading to the Sunday, September 19th first ‘Chase’ for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. The ACT teams will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Camping World Truck Series in a spectacular triple-header event on Saturday, September 18.
The first group of ACT teams, selected a week ago, represented the winners of 2010 championship events and track champion candidates with a few ‘at large’ selections. This announcement is primarily teams from an ‘at large’ pool who participated in a test and tune session last month at the Speedway. “This group represents sixteen (16) more teams in the selection process. This has been one of the most difficult jobs I have had in the racing business. We had 71 teams test and they all did a great job. They really are all deserving of being part of the 43 team starting grid. That is the problem; there are only 43 spots for 71 worthy teams,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.
The following group will join initial invitees, Brian Hoar, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Karl Allard, Patrick Laperle, John Donahue, Eddie MacDonald, Guy Caron, Brent Dragon, Ricky Rolfe, Donald Theetge, Dan McHattie, Alex Labbe, Austin Theriault, Miles Chipman, Randy Potter, Nick Sweet, David Pembroke, Dennis Spencer, Jr., and Mark Hayward.
4ME Brad Babb Windham, ME 17ON Justin Holtom Ottawa, ON
5RI Richard Staskowski Hope Valley, RI 21QC JF Dery Quebec City, QC
7ME Glen Luce Turner, ME 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Dover, NH
07ME Scott Luce Strong, ME 32VT JP Cyr Milton, VT
14VT Phil Scott Middlesex, VT 42MA Jeff Zuidema Northbrook, MA
15CT Jeff Smith Old Lyme, CT 51QC Patrick Hamel St-Edouard, QC
15VT Joey Laquerre Barre, VT 84ON Larry Jackson Oakville, ON
16NY Mark Lamberton Mooers Forks, NY 94ME Shawn Martin Turner, ME
The next event on the American Canadian Tour is the Fall Foliage 300 at the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Many teams from both the ACT US and the Serie Castrol will be competing in the longest event of the year. The traditional fall event will award another possible invitation to the NHMS event. The final eight (8) Invitational positions will be announced on Monday, September 13, 2010.