After 12 years, seven full seasons and four championship runner-up finishes, Scott Payea finally made it to the head table at the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) banquet this past November as he celebrated his first ACT championship after an immaculate performance in 2017.   “It’s been a long time coming and it certainly feels good. We’ve […]

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WEST HAVEN, VT — Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will pay tribute to a stock car racing legend on Saturday night, May 20, when he returns to American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competition in honor of the late Tom Curley. Known by racing fans across the country as “Joey Pole,” the former champion will make his first […]

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What makes you a legend are not the stories you tell, but the stories that are told about you.  On Friday evening following the sad news of long-time racing promoter Tom Curley’s passing, many stories were being told by racers, fans and others within the industry.   Curley, 73, passed away on Friday night after […]

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Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont will open its 58th season of racing on April 30 under new ownership. Long-time track owners Ken Squier and Tom Curley have sold the track to former racer Cris Michaud and local businessman Patrick Malone for an undisclosed amount.   The sale was completed on Tuesday and Michaud […]

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Cris Michaud has left his post as race director for the American-Canadian Tour and Thunder Road International Speedbowl (VT).  The former racer turned official from Northfield, Vermont confirmed to Speed51.com powered by JEGS on Thursday that he no longer works for either entity.   Michaud declined to go into details surrounding his departure from ACT […]

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We here at Speed51.com powered by JEGS love our fans.  Every day we try to come up with creative ideas to make short track racing fans happy.  Now we’re implementing another of those ideas to make things easier for those fans visiting our website.   Speed51.com has added eight new story categories to our website, […]

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Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competitors will once again have big potential prizes waiting for them at the end of the 2016 season. More than $100,000 in point fund money will be up for grabs between the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT, and Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Both the ACT Late […]

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Without an inch of snow on the ground in the Northeast region, momentum and excitement is building for the 2016 racing season.  There has been a wide variety of news all over the region since the end of the 2015 season and it’s not going to end anytime soon.   This edition of Northern Exposure […]

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Barre, VT – The 53rd Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 11 will once again present the toughest challenge of the season for American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model teams. Drivers from throughout the Northeast United States and Canada will converge at the ¼-mile speedway this weekend vying for […]

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At the age of 71 years old, many involved in the sport of auto racing may consider their time in the sport to be winding down.  Some may have even already left the sport to enjoy life beyond the race track or pursue some other form of adventure.  Joey Laquerre of Barre, Vermont isn’t part […]

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