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9:42

That will conclude our coverage of tonight's American-Canadian Tour 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Thank you to Five Star Race Car Bodies for presenting our coverage from Scarborough, Maine tonight.

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9:36

ACT Beech Ridge 150 Unofficial Results

1 17ma Eddie MacDonald
2 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
3 5vt Bobby Therrien
4 16me Travis Stearns
5 58vt Jimmy Hebert
6 17ri Ray Parent
7 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr.
8 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
9 29nh Aaron Fellows
10 54me Ryan Deane
11 45vt Derek Ming
12 78nh Quinten Welch
13 7me Glen Luce
14 6vt Cris Michaud
15 34nh Todd Davis
16 7nc Ben Lynch
17 38ct Joe Curioso
18 40vt Nick Sweet
19 05nh Ricky Bly
20 77ma Jimmy Linardy
21 50me Jeff White
22 47nh Brockton Davis
23 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
24 12ri Bobby Pelland
25 27me Doug Combs

 

9:28

Eddie MacDonald in American-Canadian Tour victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:26

Bobby Therrien (3rd), Eddie MacDonald (1st), and Joey Polewarczyk Jr. (2nd) in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:11

We'll be back with more after victory lane.

 

9:11

CHECKERED FLAG: Eddie MacDonald wins the American-Canadian Tour 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. 2) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 3) Bobby Therrien 4) Travis Stearns 5) Jimmy Hebert

 

9:10

WHITE FLAG: MacDonald continues to lead while the battle is for second.

 

9:10

Lap 146: MacDonald, Therrien, Polewarczyk, Stearns, Hebert, Parent, Helliwell.

 

9:10

Lap 146: MacDonald continues to hold off Therrien, while Polewarczyk is now battling with Therrien for the second spot.

 

9:09

Lap 144: Polewarczyk is still there tracking the footsteps of MacDonald on the outside. Stearns is there as well.

 

9:09

Lap 142: MacDoanld drifts high out of turn four and opens the door for Therrien. They're side-by-side for the lead.

 

9:08

Lap 140: MacDonald holds off Therrien for now, but Therrien continues to look for racing room on the inside.

 

9:08

Lap 138: Therrien with a hard charge on the inside. He's side-by-side with MacDonald for the lead.

 

9:07

GREEN FLAG: MacDonald has the edge into turn one. Therrien now looks under Polewarczyk for second.

 

9:05

There doesn't appear to be any heavy damage to any of the cars involved. The track crew did put down speedy-dry at the entrance to turn one.

 

9:05

Current Running Order - 137 Laps Completed

1. Eddie MacDonald
2. Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
3. Bobby Therrien
4. Travis Stearns
5. Jimmy Hebert
6. Ray Parent
7. Wayne Helliwell Jr.
8. Dave Farrington Jr.

 

9:03

The incident occurred when Farrington Jr. Stearns, Hebert, and Therrien were all battling for the same piece of real estate coming off of turn four.

 

9:02

Travis Stearns, Dave Farrington Jr., and Jimmy Hebert all involved.

 

9:01

YELLOW FLAG: Big wreck on the frontstretch involving multiple cars.

 

9:01

Lap 135: Stearns and Farrington Jr. now battle side-by-side for third. Therrien and Parent door-to-door for fifth.

 

9:00

Lap 134: Travis Stearns makes it a three-wide battle for the third spot. He goes to the bottom of Parent and Farrington Jr.

 

9:00

Lap 133: MacDonald has cleared Pole for the top spot. Ray Parent now looks under Dave Farrington Jr. for the third spot.

 

8:59

GREEN FLAG: Eddie MacDonald appears to have the slight advantage into turn one. MacDonald holds the lead down the backstretch.

 

8:59

The field is crossed over. Green flag next time by. Polewarczyk on the inside with Eddie MacDonald to his outside.

 

8:57

YELLOW FLAG: Glen Luce comes to a stop over the turn two banking.

 

8:57

Lap 131: Stearns, Therrien, and Luce make contact in turn two.

 

8:56

Lap 129: There are now eight cars on the lead lap.

 

8:56

Rowland Robinson Jr. tried to take the green flag but had to pull it back down pit road due to the sparks flying underneath his machine.

 

8:55

Lap 126: Eddie MacDonald under Farrington Jr. for the second spot. He now sets his sights on Polewarczyk Jr.

 

8:55

GREEN FLAG: Polewarczyk and Farrington side-by-side into turn one. Polewarczyk with the edge off of turn two.

 

8:54

Robinson's crew continues to work on his car on pit road.

 

8:54

The field is crossed over. Green next time by.

 

8:53

9 cars are currently on the lead lap.

 

8:53

Comment From scuba steve 

How many on the lead lap?

 

8:53

Rowland Robinson Jr. is back on the track, but has sparks coming from the right front of his car.

 

8:52

Current Running Order - 125 Laps Completed

1. Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
2. Dave Farrington Jr.
3. Eddie MacDonald
4. Ray Parent
5. Travis Stearns
6. Bobby Therrien
7. Wayne Helliwell Jr.
8. Jimmy Hebert
9. Rowland Robinson Jr.
10. Glen Luce

 

8:50

YELLOW FLAG (Lap 125): Rowland Robinson Jr. has a right front tire go down and slows on the frontstretch.

 

8:49

Lap 122: Polewarczyk Jr. is on the back bumper of the ninth place car Jimmy Hebert.

 

8:48

Lap 117: Polewarczyk Jr., Farrington Jr., MacDonald, Parent, Robinson Jr., Stearns, Therrien, Helliwell Jr., Hebert, and Luce.

 

8:47

Lap 113: Farrington Jr. isn't done just yet. He's all over Polewarczyk Jr.'s back bumper as they battle lapped traffic.

 

8:46

Lap 111: Polewarczyk Jr. uses the lapped car of Glen Luce as a pick and takes the lead from Farrington Jr.

 

8:46

Lap 109: The two leaders approach lapped traffic and Polewarczyk Jr. is looking to make a move to the inside for the lead.

 

8:45

Lap 107: Polewarczyk Jr. is within two-car lengths of Farrington Jr. for the lead.

 

8:44

Lap 104: Polewarczyk Jr. continues to chip away at Farrington Jr.'s lead with 45 laps remaining.

 

8:43

With 100 laps complete, Dave Farrington Jr. leads Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Eddie MacDonald, Ray Parent, Rowland Robinson Jr., Travis Stearns, Wayne Helliwell Jr., Jimmy Hebert, Bobby Therrien, and Glen Luce.

 

8:42

Lap 96: Polewarczyk Jr. has trimmed down Farrington Jr.'s advantage to a half straightaway.

 

8:41

Lap 94: Quinny Welch has gone one lap down. Ten cars remain on the lead lap.

 

8:40

Lap 90: Therrien under Luce for tenth. He now works under Welch for ninth.

 

8:40

Lap 88: Joey Polewarczyk Jr. is currently running lap times .2 seconds faster than Farrington Jr.

 

8:39

Lap 84: Stearns to the inside of Welch for sixth. Helliwell and Hebert follow, as Welch looks like he's losing the handling on his car.

 

8:38

Lap 82: Robinson Jr. now challenging Welch for the fifth spot.

 

8:37

Lap 80: Jeff White pulls his #50 machine down pit road.

 

8:37

Lap 78: Parent looks to the inside of Welch for the fourth spot. They're side-by-side as they start to approach lapped cars.

 

8:36

HALFWAY: Farrington Jr. continues to set a blistering pace, with Polewarczyk Jr. a full straightaway behind him.

 

8:35

Lap 73: The battle is tightening up for the fourth spot with Welch, Parent, and Robinson Jr. all in the mix.

 

8:34

With 70 laps complete, Farrington Jr., Polewarczyk Jr., MacDonald, Welch, Parent, Robinson Jr., Helliwell Jr., Stearns, Hebert, and Luce.

 

8:33

Lap 66: Ben Lynch goes one lap down.

 

8:33

Lap 63: MacDonald looks to the inside of Welch for third. He takes the spot.

 

8:32

Lap 62: Cris Michaud, Nick Sweet, Aaron Fellows, and Todd Davis go one lap down.

 

8:32

Lap 60: Farrington Jr. has built nearly a full straightaway advantage over Polewarczyk.

 

8:31

Lap 58: Jeff White goes one lap down.

 

8:30

Lap 55: Farrington Jr., Polewarczyk, Welch, MacDonald, Helliwell Jr., Parent, Robinson Jr., Hebert, Stearns, and Luce.

 

8:29

Lap 52: MacDonald now to the inside of Helliwell for fourth. He takes the position.

 

8:29

Lap 49: Eddie MacDonald is starting to make his charge. He's up to the sixth spot and working the inside of Ray Parent for fifth.

 

8:28

Lap 47: Polewarczyk is to the inside of Welch for second. They're door-to-door for the spot.

 

8:28

Lap 44: Farrington has started to rebuild his lead over Welch. Polewarczyk is on the back bumper of Welch for the second spot.

 

8:27

Farrington puts Curioso, Linardy, and Bly a lap down.

 

8:26

Lap 40: Polewarczyk has taken the third spot from Helliwell Jr.

 

8:26

Therrien, Lynch, Dean, Davis, Ming, Davis, Fellows, Sweet, Michaud, and White make up positions 11-20.

 

8:25

With 35 laps complete, Farrington Jr. leads Welch, Helliwell, Polewarczyk, Parent, Hebert, MacDonald, Robinson Jr., Stearns, and Luce.

 

8:24

Lap 32: Welch is now closing in on Farrington Jr. for the lead.

 

8:24

Lap 30: Polewarczyk pulls the crossover and looks to the bottom of Helliwell but he's unable to make it work.

 

8:23

Lap 27: Joey Polewarczyk is looking to the outside of Helliwell for the third position.

 

8:22

Lap 24: Welch fights off the charge from Helliwell and keeps the second spot.

 

8:21

Lap 22: Helliwell and Welch still side-by-side for second. Neither one has been able to gain an edge.

 

8:21

Lap 20: Farrington Jr. continues to slowly put distance between himself and the battle for second.

 

8:20

Lap 17: Eddie MacDonald side-by-side with Robinson Jr. for seventh.

 

8:19

Lap 14: Helliwell is back under Welch for second. They battle door-to-door around the race track.

 

8:18

Lap 13: Hebert looks to the inside of Robinson Jr. for sixth.

 

8:18

Lap 11: Ray Parent around Robinson Jr. for fifth. He's closing in on Polewarczyk for the fourth spot.

 

8:17

Lap 9: Polewarczyk Jr. has cleared Robinson Jr. for the fourth spot.

 

8:17

Lap 7: Helliwell and Welch battle for second.

 

8:16

GREEN FLAG: Farrington with a good jump going into turn one. He'll lead at the start/finish line.

 

8:16

The field is crossed over. Farrington and Welch will bring them to the green flag next time by.

 

8:15

Doug Coombs has retired from tonight's event due to damage from the incident.

 

8:14

Pelland is going on the hook.

 

8:13

Coombs is on pit road.

 

8:13

Jeff White, Bobby Pelland, Doug Coombs, and Joe Curioso all involved.

 

8:13

YELLOW FLAG (Lap 6): A group of cars tangle on the backstretch.

 

8:12

Lap 6: Deeper in the field, Luce and Lynch battle for eighth.

 

8:12

Lap 4: The top-three cars run single file. Farrington, Welch, Helliwell.

 

8:11

Lap 2: Polewarczyk and Robinson Jr. side-by-side for fourth.

 

8:11

Lap 1: Farrington has cleared Welch and leads lap 1. Helliwell now looks under Welch for second.

 

8:10

GREEN FLAG: Farrington and Welch lead the field into turn one.

 

8:10

Green next time by.

 

8:09

The field is crossed over, one-to-go next time by.

 

8:07

American-Canadian Tour 150 Feature Line-up

1 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
2 78nh Quinten Welch
3 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr.
4 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
5 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6 58vt Jimmy Hebert
7 17ri Ray Parent
8 7nc Ben Lynch
9 7me Glen Luce
10 16me Travis Stearns
11 17ma Eddie MacDonald
12 5vt Bobby Therrien
13 45vt Derek Ming
14 34nh Todd Davis
15 54me Ryan Dean
16 40vt Nick Sweet
17 12ri Bobby Pelland
18 77ma Jimmy Linardy
19 29nh Aaron Fellows
20 47nh Brockton Davis
21 27me Doug Coombs
22 6vt Cris Michaud
23 38ct Joe Curioso
24 05nh Ricky Bly
25 50me Jeff White

 

8:06

The command to fire engines has been given. 25 ACT Late Models are prepared to battle over the course of 150 green flag laps.

 

7:55

ACT Late Models have made their way onto the track for driver introductions.

 

7:54

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7:50

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7:49

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7:44

Bobby Timmons in Pro Series victory lane at Beech Ridge. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:43

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7:36

Bobby Timmons wins the 40-lap Pro Series feature.

 

7:35

Bobby Timmons gets the jump on the restart he leads with two to go.

 

7:32

Beaulieu leads Timmons, Maietta, Rodgers, Cusack, Moore, Carrier, Gerry, McKeage, and M. Rowe.

 

7:31

Tyler King breaks with six laps remaining. It appears to be an engine issue on King's machine.

 

7:29

25 laps complete. King has a full straightaway advantage over Beaulieu. Bobby Timmons has broken free from the battle for for the third spot.

 

7:26

With 15 laps complete, Tyler King has a half straightaway lead over second place Evan Beaulieu.

 

7:20

Pro Series cars are on the track for their 40-lap feature. 18 cars will take the green flag. Maine racing legend Mike Rowe leads the championship standings entering tonight's event.

 

7:15

Jason Curtis wins the 35-lap Sports Series feature. This is his first career Sport Series win at Beech Ridge.

 

7:13

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7:11

ACT 150 Starting Line-up

1 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
2 78nh Quinten Welch
3 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr.
4 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
5 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
6 58vt Jimmy Hebert
7 17ri Ray Parent
8 7nc Ben Lynch
9 7me Glen Luce
10 16me Travis Stearns
11 17ma Eddie MacDonald
12 5vt Bobby Therrien
13 45vt Derek Ming
14 34nh Todd Davis
15 54me Ryan Dean
16 40vt Nick Sweet
17 12ri Bobby Pelland
18 77ma Jimmy Linardy
19 29nh Aaron Fellows
20 47nh Brockton Davis
21 27me Doug Coombs
22 6vt Cris Michaud
23 38ct Joe Curioso
24 05nh Ricky Bly
25 50me Jeff White

 

7:02

Dave Farrington Jr. will be on the pole for tonight's ACT 150. We'll have a full line-up momentarily.

 

6:57

Sport Series is now on the track for their 35-lap feature. 22 cars have taken the green flag.

 

6:55

ACT Consi Finish

1 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
2 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
3 7me Glen Luce
4 40vt Nick Sweet
5 12ri Bobby Pelland
6 77ma Jimmy Linardy
7 29nh Aaron Fellows
8 47nh Brockton Davis
9 27me Doug Coombs
10 6vt Cris Michaud
11 38ct Joe Curioso
12 05nh Ricky Bly
13 50me Jeff White

 

6:52

CHECKERED FLAG: Dave Farrington Jr. wins the ACT Consi. Robinson nips Luce at the line for second.

 

6:51

Lap 8: Luce on the inside, Robinson on the outside. They're still door-to-door.

 

6:51

Lap 6: Luce and Robinson Jr. continue to battle side-by-side for the second position.

 

6:51

The top-three cars will carry their plus/minus to the main event.

 

6:50

Lap 4: Sweet under Linardy for the fourth spot. Luce looking under Robinson for the second spot.

 

6:50

Lap 2: Luce under Linardy for the third spot.

 

6:49

GREEN FLAG: Farrington with the jump on Linardy. Robinson under Linardy for the second spot.

 

6:49

ACT Consi Line-up

1 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
2 77ma Jimmy Linardy
3 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
4 12ri Bobby Pelland
5 7me Glen Luce
6 29nh Aaron Fellows
7 40vt Nick Sweet
8 50me Jeff White
9 27me Wayne Helliwell Jr.
10 47nh Brockton Davis
11 38ct Joe Curioso
12 05nh Ricky Bly
13 6vt Cris Michaud

 

6:46

Dan Bean wins the 30-lap Wildcat feature. ACT Consi is up next.

 

6:42

Ben Lynch has had a fast car all day and hopes to have a good run here at Beech Ridge tonight. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:41

Wildcat's are currently on the track for their 30-lap feature.

 

6:39

Plus/Minus Leaders (Among Qualified Cars) After Qualifying Heat Races

Quinny Welch +3
Wayne Helliwell Jr. +3
Joey Polewarczyk Jr. +2
Jimmy Hebert +2
Ray Parent +2
Ben Lynch +1
Travis Stearns 0
Eddie MacDonald 0
Bobby Therrien 0
Derek Ming 0
Todd Davis 0
Ryan Dean -2

 

6:28

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6:28

Dave Farrington, Jr., who starts on the pole in the consolation race, carries a plus-4 to the consi. If he holds the top spot, Farrington Jr. will start on the pole for tonight's 150-lap main event.

 

6:27

Currently, Quinny Welch and Wayne Helliwell Jr. each carry a plus-3 from their heat race. Because Welch finished third, he currently holds the advantage.

 

6:20

ACT Qualifying Heat #3 Finish

1 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
2 58vt Jimmy Hebert
3 78nh Quinny Welch
4 54me Ryan Dean
5 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.
6 29nh Aaron Fellows
7 27me Doug Coombs
8 05nh Ricky Bly

 

6:19

ACT Qualifying Heat #2 Finish

1 17ma Eddie MacDonald
2 5vt Bobby Therrien
3 45vt Derek Ming
4 34nh Todd Davis
5 77ma Jimmy Linardy
6 7me Glen Luce
7 50me Jeff White
8 38ct Joe Curioso

 

6:17

ACT Qualifying Heat #1 Finish

1 16me Travis Stearns
2 7nc Ben Lynch
3 17ri Ray Parent
4 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr.
5 23me Dave Farrington Jr.
6 12ri Bobby Peland
7 40vt Nick Sweet
8 47nh Brockton Davis
9 6vt Cris Michaud

 

6:15

Welch narrowly edged out Dean at the line for the third spot.

 

6:14

CHECKERED FLAG: Joey Polewarczyk Jr. wins the third ACT qualifying heat.

 

6:14

Lap 8: Welch to the outside. He pulls even at the line.

 

6:14

Lap 8: Welch is all over Dean for the third spot.

 

6:13

Lap 6: Hebert to the inside of Dean for the second spot. He takes the spot.

 

6:13

Lap 4: Polewarczyk, Dean, Hebert, Welch, Coombs, Robinson Jr. Fellows, Bly.

 

6:12

Lap 2: Polewarczyk to the inside of Dean for the top spot.

 

6:12

Lap 1: Joey Polewarczyk Jr. with a bold move to the inside of Ricky Bly. Polewarczyk takes the second spot.

 

6:12

GREEN FLAG: Bly and Dean side-by-side into turn one.

 

6:11

Robinson Jr. drives away with no damage to his machine.

 

6:10

YELLOW FLAG: Rowland Robinson Jr. spins in turn one.

 

6:10

GREEN FLAG: Ryan Dean with the jump on the outside, but we have a car spinning over turn one.

 

6:10

ACT Qualifying Heat Race #3 Line-up

1 05nh Ricky Bly
2 54me Ryan Dean
3 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
4 58vt Jimmy Hebert
5 27me Doug Coombs
6 78nh Quinny Welch
7 29nh Aaron Fellows
8 28me Rowland Robinson Jr.

 

6:08

CHECKERED FLAG: Eddie MacDonald wins the second ACT qualifying heat.

 

6:08

Lap 8: Linardy is all over Davis for the final transfer spot.

 

6:07

Lap 6: MacDonald, Therrien, Ming, Davis, Linardy, Luce, White, and Curioso.

 

6:07

Lap 4: MacDonald takes the lead from Therrien using the inside lane.

 

6:06

Lap 3: Give the nod to Therrien. They continue to battle side-by-side.

 

6:06

Lap 1: MacDonald and Therrien continue to be even as they hit the backstretch.

 

6:05

GREEN FLAG: Therrien and MacDonald side-by-side through the turn.

 

6:03

CHECKERED FLAG: Travis Stearns win the first ACT qualifying heat.

 

6:03

Lap 8: Stearns, Lynch, Parent, Heliwell, Farrington Jr., Pelland, Sweet, Davis, and Michaud.

 

6:03

Lap 6: Heliwell to the bottom of Pelland on the backstretch. He has the spot.

 

6:02

Lap 5: Helliwell to the outside of Pelland for the final transfer spot. They're side-by-side.

 

6:02

Lap 3: Parent to the outside of Pelland for third.

 

6:01

Lap 3: Parent under Sweet for the fourth spot.

 

6:01

Lap 1: Stearns clears Pelland. Lynch under Pelland for the second spot.

 

6:01

GREEN FLAG: Stearns gets the jump on the inside. They stay side-by-side down the backstretch. Stearns leads lap 1.

 

6:00

Qualifying Heat Race #1 Line-up

1 16me Travis Stearns
2 12ri Bobby Pelland
3 7nc Ben Lynch
4 40vt Nick Sweet
5 17ri Ray Parent
6 6vt Cris Michaud
7 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr.
8 47nh Brockton Davis
9 23me Dave Farrington Jr.

 

5:59

ACT heat races are now rolling onto the track.

 

5:46

We're about 15 minutes away from the start of ACT qualifying heats. There will be three ACT qualifying heats and one consolation race.

 

5:45

Rowland Robinson Jr.'s car sits on jackstands in the pit area. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:25

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5:25

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5:21

ACT drivers Ben Lynch (left) and Jimmy Hebert (right) talk in the pits after final practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:13

The track is now closed. ACT drivers meeting will begin shortly. Heats begin at 6 p.m.

 

5:12

Bobby Therrien, who won his first ACT feature earlier this year at White Mountain Motorsports Park, was the only driver in the top-five for all three ACT practice sessions. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:07

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5:07

The 35th Annual Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunderroad Speedbowl in Barre, VT has become one of the best traditional events over the holiday. The ACT Tour will have an exciting 200-lap event around the historic oval. Plus, the Tiger Sportsman and Street Stocks will be in action. For more information, please visitwww.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.

 

5:07

Well-known chassis builder Jeff Taylor, who was seen in the pits earlier today without a fire suit on, has been one of the strongest performers when the American-Canadian Tour visits Beech Ridge. In three starts, Taylor has one win, two top-five's, and has won a series high $5,250 in three starts.

 

5:03

ACT Feature Winners at Beech Ridge

1- Dave Whitcomb
Pat Corbett
Brian Hoar
Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
Jeff Taylor
Austin Theriault

 

5:02

There have been six American-Canadian Tour events held here at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. In those six races, there have been six different winners. Joey Polewarczyk Jr. is the only driver in the field tonight that will have the chance to become a two-time winner at Beech Ridge.

 

4:57

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4:54

Quinny Welch has made the trip to Beech Ridge from Lancaster, NH and hopes to bring home a trophy tonight. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:48

After sitting out the last race at Sanair, Ray Parent is ready to go after his first career ACT win today. Parent did win the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2012, but he's yet to visit victory lane in a points counting event

 

 

4:48

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4:47

It is the biggest Super Late Model event in the country, the 46th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Last year, Erik Jones made a bold outside pass on Kyle Busch to win his first Derby. It will be a who's who of Late Model stars from all across North America. Make your plans now to be a part of this incredible event. For more information, visit www.snowballderby.com.

 

4:43

Beech Ridge's Wildcat division is currently on the track for their final practice.

 

4:40

Travis Stearns' #16 sits on jackstands after being P1 in the final ACT practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:35

Seven different states are represented by the American-Canadian Tour today here at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

Maine - 7
New Hampshire - 7
Vermont - 5
Massachusetts - 2
Rhode Island - 2
Connecticut - 1
North Carolina - 1

 

4:32

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4:32

The 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl is an event on many short track fans bucket list. This year’s event will take place on October 5-6 at the famous Vermont track. Drivers will compete in a three-segment event with the hopes of drinking the fresh milk and immortalizing themselves by kissing a cow. It has become one of the more popular short track events in the United States. For more information, please visitwww.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.

 

4:29

ACT Final Practice Results - Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

1 16me Travis Stearns 15.803
2 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr. 15.818
3 78nh Quinny Welch 15.833
4 5vt Bobby Therrien 15.856
5 23me Dave Farrington Jr. 15.881
6 7me Glen Luce 15.942
7 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 15.970
8 40vt Nick Sweet 15.986
9 6vt Cris Michaud 16.001
10 45vt Derek Ming 16.060
11 54me Ryan Dean 16.069
12 17ma Eddie MacDonald 16.069
13 47nh Brockton Davis 16.076
14 27me Doug Coombs 16.108
15 17ri Ray Parent 16.141
16 29nh Aaron Fellows 16.172
17 58vt Jimmy Hebert 16.173
18 12ri Bobby Peland 16.206
19 50me Jeff White 16.255
20 7nc Ben Lynch 16.287
21 05nh Ricky Bly 16.425
22 77ma Jimmy Linardy 16.689
23 28me Rowland Robinson Jr. 16.690
24 34nh Todd Davis 16.714
25 38ct Joe Curioso 16.830

 

4:19

Final practice has come to an end with Travis Stearns sitting at the top of the speed chart with a fast lap of 15.803. We'll have full results from the final ACT practice momentarily.

 

4:16

Maine's own Jeff White is the lone car currently on the race track.

 

4:13

Travis Stearns continues to lead the way here in final practice. Wayne Helliwell Jr. has jumped up to second on the speed chart. Quinny Welch, Bobby Therrien, and Dave Farrington complete the top-five with just over five minutes remaining.

 

4:10

Caution is out for debris in turn three.

 

4:08

It's an all-Jimmy practice right now with Jimmy Linardy and Jimmy Hebert being the only two cars currently on the track.

 

4:06

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4:03

ACT officials tell us that they believe he is just enjoying some off time with his family.

 

4:02

Comment From rob from nashua,nh 

Does anyone know why Dragon has skipped the race at sanair & today at the Ridge???

 

4:00

Travis Stearns currently leads the way in final practice with a fast lap of 15.803 seconds. Quinny Welch, Bobby Therrien, Dave Farrington Jr, and Cris Michaud complete the top-five with ten minutes completed.

 

3:59

Comment From Guest 

thanks for the continued great coverage of local racing-go get'em Helliwell!!

 

3:55

Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Ben Lynch, Ryan Dean, Aaron Fellows, Dave Farrington Jr., Cris Michaud, Wayne Helliwell Jr., Rowland Robinson Jr., and Quinny Welch make up the next group of cars on the track.

 

3:54

That is correct. Brent Dragon, who currently sits 7th in the ACT point standings is not here today. He also didn't make the trip to Sanair the last time the American-Canadian Tour was in action.

 

3:53

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Brent Dragon a surprising non entrant...?

 

3:53

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3:51

Jeff White, Eddie MacDonald, Ricky Bly, Doug Coombs, Jimmy Hebert, Nick Sweet, Ray Parent, Bobby Pelland, Bobby Therrien, Glen Luce, Derek Ming, Todd Davis, and Joe Curioso are the drivers currently on the track as we begin final practice.

 

3:49

Travis Stearns leads the American-Candadian Tour Late Models onto the track for their final practice session.

 

3:48

We talked with Ben Lynch, driver of the #7NC ACT Late Model, and he told us he was very happy with his car during practice. Lynch tells Speed51 that Beech Ridge has not been good to him in the past, but he's hoping to change all of that with a good run here tonight.

 

3:45

Things appear to be pretty quiet over in the ACT pit area. Most of the cars sit on jackstands as they await their final practice coming up at 3:50 p.m.

 

3:06

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3:06

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3:04

ACT Practice #2 Results - Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

1 17ma Eddie MacDonald 15.809
2 23me Dave Farrington Jr. 15.816
3 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 15.840
4 17ri Ray Parent 15.858
5 5vt Bobby Therrien 15.918
6 7nc Ben Lynch 15.949
7 58vt Jimmy Hebert 15.969
8 45vt Derek Ming 15.987
9 50me Jeff White 16.007
10 40vt Nick Sweet 16.034
11 28me Rowland Robinson Jr. 16.068
12 34nh Todd Davis 16.075
13 7me Glen Luce 16.082
14 16me Travis Stearns 16.113
15 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr. 16.122
16 78nh Quinny Welch 16.122
17 6vt Cris Michaud 16.150
18 12ri Bobby Pelland 16.181
19 54me Ryan Dean 16.231
20 47nh Brockton Davis 16.305
21 29nh Aaron Fellows 16.312
22 27me Doug Coombs 16.377
23 38ct Joe Curioso 16.605
24 77ma Jimmy Linardy 16.693
25 05nh Ricky Bly 16.916

 

2:54

The second ACT practice session has come to a close. Eddie MacDonald leads the way with a fast lap of 15.809. We'll have full practice results shortly.

 

2:49

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2:49

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2:49

Linardy, MacDonald, and Sweet are back on the track with just over five minutes remaining in the second practice session.

 

2:46

All four drivers have now taken their cars to the pit area and the track is quiet.

 

2:45

Linardy, Helliwell Jr., Stearns, and Therrien are currently the only cars on the track. Others work on their machines in the pit area.

 

2:44

10 minutes remaining in the second ACT practice. Eddie MacDonald continues to lead the way with a fast lap of 15.809. Farrington Jr., Polewarczyk Jr., Parent, and Therrien follow.

 

2:41

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2:36

Most cars seem to be using the bottom groove of the race track during practice. That is different than what we've seen during recent ACT shows here at Beech Ridge.

 

2:34

With ten minutes completed in the second ACT practice session, Eddie MacDonald leads Dave Farrington Jr., Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Ray Parent, and Bobby Therrien.

 

2:34

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2:33

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2:33

Joey Polewarczyk Jr., who led the way in the first ACT practice, has joined the second wave of cars on the track.

 

2:31

Wayne Helliwell Jr., Bobby Pelland, Doug Coombs, Jimmy Hebert, Todd Davis, Ricky Bly, Dave Farrington Jr., Glen Luce, Quinny Welch, Aaron Fellows, Travis Stearns, and Joe Curioso are all currently on the track.

 

2:29

Eddie MacDonald sits atop the speed chart after the first wave of cars that hit the track for this practice session. MacDonald put down a fast lap of 15.809.

 

2:27

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2:27

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2:26

Cris Michaud, Eddie MacDonald, Nick Sweet, Ben Lynch, Ryan Dean, Doug Coombs, Ray Parent, Jeff White, Rowland Robinson Jr., Bobby Therrien, and Derek Ming are all currently on the track early in this practice session.

 

2:24

Rowland Robinson Jr. leads them out.

 

2:24

ACT Late Models will be rolling onto the track next for their second practice session.

 

2:22

ACT Driver Championship Standings (Updated 8/3/13 after Sanair)

1 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr. 931
2 58vt Jimmy Hebert 886
3 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 870
4 5vt Bobby Therrien 760
5 7nc Ben Lynch 731
6 17ri Ray Parent 710
7 55vt Brent Dragon 709
8 28me Rowland Robinson Jr. 670
9 16me Travis Stearns 638
10 7me Glen Luce 630
11 34nh Todd Davis 602
12 31nh Luke Hinkley 573
13 9vt Chip Grenier 564
14 37vt Brian Hoar 467
15 77ma Jimmy Linardy 402

 

2:15

Wayne Helliwell Jr. leads the ACT championship standings entering today's race. He was third fastest in the first practice session. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:07

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2:06

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2:02

ACT Practice #1 Results - Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

1 97nh Joey Polewarczyk Jr. 15.833
2 5vt Bobby Therrien 16.013
3 27nh Wayne Helliwell Jr. 16.046
4 40vt Nick Sweet 16.085
5 7nc Ben Lynch 16.085
6 7me Glen Luce 16.085
7 17ma Eddie MacDonald 16.101
8 16me Travis Stearns 16.108
9 45vt Derek Ming 16.184
10 23me Dave Farrington Jr. 16.188
11 78nh Quinny Welch 16.195
12 50me Jeff White 16.236
13 29nh Aaron Fellows 16.241
14 6vt Cris Michaud 16.243
15 47nh Brockton Davis 16.389
16 38ct Joe Curioso 16.410
18 34nh Todd Davis 16.416
19 27me Doug Coombs 16.417
20 58vt Jimmy Hebert 16.444
21 12ri Bobby Pelland 16.593
22 17ri Ray Parent 16.613
23 05nh Ricky Bly 16.670
24 77ma Jimmy Linardy 16.671
25 28me Rowland Robinson Jr. 17.054

 

1:56

The first ACT practice has come to a conclusion with Joey Polewarczyk Jr. turning in a fast lap of 15.833. We'll have a full rundown momentarily.

 

1:55

Bobby Therrien has jumped over Wayne Helliwell Jr. with the second fastest time during this practice session. Therrien turned in a fast lap of 16.013.

 

1:54

Joey Polewarczyk Jr. is currently P1 on the speed chart during the first ACT practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:53

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1:51

The #54 of Ryan Dean has been added to the entry list for today's event. That brings the total number of cars here to 25.

 

1:46

Jimmy Linardy, Eddie MacDonald, Travis Stearns, and Dave Farrington Jr. are currently the only cars on track.

 

1:44

With just over ten minutes remaining in the first practice session, Polewarczyk Jr., Helliwell Jr., Sweet, Lynch, and Luce are the top-five on the speed chart.

 

1:43

Joey Polewarczyk Jr. has jumped to the top of the speed chart with a fast lap of 15.833, nearly .2 seconds faster than Wayne Helliwell's fast lap.

 

1:39

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1:39

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1:38

Helliwell, Sweet, Lynch, MacDonald, and Ming are currently the top-five on the speed chart.

 

1:38

Wayne Helliwell Jr. has the fastest lap so far during this practice session. Helliwell turned in a fast lap of 16.046.

 

1:37

ACT 150 Driver Roster - Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

5VT Bobby Therrien
6VT Cris Michaud
7ME Glen Luce
7NC Ben Lynch
12RI Bobby Pelland
16ME Travis Stearns
17MA Eddie MacDonald
17RI Ray Parent
23ME Dave Farrington Jr.
27NH Wayne Helliwell Jr.
27ME Doug Coombs
28ME Rowland Robinson Jr.
29NH Aaron Fellows
34NH Todd Davis
38CT Joe Curioso
40VT Nick Sweet
45VT Derek Ming
47NH Brockton Davis
50ME Jeff White
58VT Jimmy Hebert
77MA Jimmy Linardy
78NH Quinten Welch
97NH Joey Polewarczyk Jr.
05NH Ricky Bly

 

1:32

Rowland Robinson, Jr., Jeff White, Aaron Fellows, Doug Coombs, Eddie MacDonald, Ray Parent, Bobby Therrien, and Ricky Bly are among those currently on the track.

 

1:31

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1:31

The next group of cars are now rolling onto the track led by point leader Wayne Helliwell Jr.

 

1:31

Derek Ming is also here today in his #45 machine.

 

1:28

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1:27

Travis Stearns, Quinny Welch, Todd Davis, Joey Polewarczyk, Jimmy Linardy, and Cris Michaud are among those currently on track.

 

1:27

Doug Coombs, Aaron Fellows, and Ricky Bly are a few of the non-ACT regulars that we've spotted here at the track.

 

1:26

ACT Late Models are now rolling on the track for their first practice session. Jimmy Hebert is the first car on the track.

 

1:22

Eddie MacDonald stands in front of his #17 machine while crew members prepare his machine for practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:20

We've been told by ACT officials that there are currently 24 ACT Late Models in the pit area.

 

1:19

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1:18

Today's Schedule of Events

12:00 Pits Open
1:00 PM Local Practice
1:25 PM ACT Practice #1
1:55 PM Local Practice
2:25 PM ACT Practice #2
2:55 PM Local Practice
3:50 PM Final ACT Practice
4:20 PM Local Practice
5:15 PM Close Track - ACT Drivers Meeting
6:00 PM ACT Heats
Road Runner Feature
Wildcat Feature
ACT Consi(s)
Sport Series Feature
Pro Series Feature
Intermission (15 Minutes)
ACT 150

 

1:12

ACT teams pick out their tires for today's event. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:03

Comment From Jimi 

Love Beech Ridge Great Track & People !!

 

1:01

The Road Runner division is currently on the track for their first practice session of the afternoon.

 

1:00

Comment From lisa G 

Getting ready to head out.....see ya there !!

 

1:00

"The Outlaw" Eddie MacDonald is here today in his #17 Grimm Construction/Hancock Lumber machine.

 

12:57

The ACT pit area continues to fill up with more cars arriving at the track. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:50

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12:49

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12:49

When we were in the pit area earlier today, we counted roughly 21 ACT Late Models in the pit area with more arriving as the day goes on. We'll have a full list of entries when it becomes available.

 

12:48

Cars are beginning to lineup in the pit area for pre-race technical inspection. The line appears to be about 12-14 cars long at the moment.

 

12:46

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12:43

Good afternoon and welcome to Scarborough, Maine for today's American-Canadian Tour 150. It's currently sunny and 75 here at the race track as teams unload their cars in preparation for today's event.

 

12:40

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