ACT Announces Schedule for 2020 Late Model Tour Season

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the 2021 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Twelve point-counting events are slated for the Tour’s 30th season across nine tracks throughout New England and Quebec.

 

ACT will also sanction multiple big-money, non-point events throughout 2021. Highlights of the schedule includes six sanctioned events that pay at least $5,000 to win, six doubleheader events with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT’s oldest events.

 

In announcing the schedule, ACT stressed that it is subject to change based on the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Events could be dropped, added, or moved depending on how the situation evolves regionally and nationally over the coming months.

 

The 2021 ACT season begins at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Northeast Classic. A practice day is scheduled for Friday, April 16 with qualifying and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday, April 17. The event was originally supposed to debut in 2020 before getting pushed back a year due to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

After a week off, the ACT Late Model Tour heads to New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 150-lap event comes following a two-year ACT hiatus from the track. The PASS Super Late Models are also on the card at both NHMS and Lee.

 

On Sunday, May 16, ACT rolls into Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the 46th Spring Green on Saturday, June 12. Thunder Road and White Mountain are the only tracks booked to host multiple point-counting ACT events in 2021.

 

The next two events are ACT/PASS doubleheaders at New Hampshire tracks that last held an ACT event more than a decade ago. Sunday, June 20 will see the ACT Tour visit Hudson Speedway. The only previous Tour visit was a 2001 event won by Pete Fecteau. On Sunday, July 4, ACT journeys to Winchester, NH’s Monadnock Speedway for the Independence Day 150. The last ACT trip there was a 2003 event won by Todd Stone.

 

ACT then has three straight big-money showdowns on the calendar. Saturday, July 24 is the $5,000-to-win Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere. The following Saturday, July 31 is the third annual $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Saturday, August 7 is the ACT-sanctioned C$10,000-to-win Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Although the Bacon Bowl is a non-point event, officials are discussing potential bonus programs for Tour teams that make the trip.

 

Following a break, ACT makes its lone 2021 stop at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 28 as part of the “Night Before the Oxford 250” program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, September 5 for the 43rd Labor Day Classic.

 

To conclude the month of September, ACT is bringing back one of its most storied traditions. On Saturday, September 25, White Mountain Motorsports Park will host the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 winner’s purse. It becomes the fifth different home track for the event, which was last contested in 2016 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

 

The non-point, $10,000-to-win 59th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road is next on the card. ACT then crowns its 2020 champion at Masschusetts’ Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 23. The PASS Super Late Models and Tri-Track Open Modified Series are also on the Seekonk card with a trio of “Haunted 100” features.

 

The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/schedule. The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. More information, including the full-season entry form, will be released in the coming weeks.

 

2021 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events 

#             DAY       DATE     EVENT                                                   TRACK                                                    LOCATION

—             Fri         Apr 16    Northeast Classic Practice Day   New Hampshire Motor Speedway     Loudon, NH

1              Sat        Apr 17    Northeast Classic                              New Hampshire Motor Speedway    Loudon, NH

2              Sat/Sun  May 1/2 Lee USA 150                                    Lee USA Speedway                              Lee, NH

3              Sun      May 16   23rd Community Bank N.A. 150    Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT

4              Sat       Jun 12     46th Spring Green                            White Mtn. Motorsports Park            N. Woodstock, NH

5              Sat       Jun 20     Hudson 150                                        Hudson Speedway                                Hudson, NH

6              Sun      Jul 4        Independence Day 150                  Monadnock Speedway                        Winchester, NH

7              Sat        Jul 24      Claude Leclerc 150                         Autodrome Chaudiere                         Vallée-Jct., QC

8              Sat        Jul 31      Midsummer Classic 250               White Mtn Motorsports Park             N. Woodstock, NH

***         Sat          Aug 7      Bacon Bowl 200                              Autodrome Chaudiere                         Vallée-Jct., QC

9              Sat        Aug 28    Oxford Plains 150                           Oxford Plains Speedway                     Oxford, ME

10           Sun        Sep 5      43rd Labor Day Classic 200        Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT

11           Sat          Sep 25    Fall Foliage 200                               White Mtn. Motorsports Park            N. Woodstock, NH

***                Sat/Sun  Oct 2/3   59th Vermont Milk Bowl      Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT

12           Sat         Oct 23    Haunted 100                                      Seekonk Speedway                              Seekonk, MA

***denotes non-point event

 

-American-Canadian Tour Press Release

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ACT Announces Schedule for 2020 Late Model Tour Season