9:02
That’ll do it for our crew from Plattsburgh, NY where Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. has won the $25,000 ACT International 500. Good night!
9:02
Of course, if you couldn’t make it to the track today, thanks for tuning in and showing your support of these drivers and teams.

And lastly, today’s coverage of the ACT International 500 was presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI. Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visitwww.fivestarbodies.com.

9:01
Thanks to the series and track officials for helping us out so much this weekend. From gentleman and short track legends such as Tom Curley or Ken Squier who are as friendly and helpful people as you will meet, to the ACT scoring crew who handed out information, and track officials who let us have access to unique and interesting parts of this historic weekend, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with such great short track people. And of course, thanks to all the fans who came to the track today to support this inaugural event. Your attendance was noted and appreciated.
8:58
ACT International 500
Overall Finish

1 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 4
2 37VT Brian Hoar 5
3 17MA Eddie MacDonald 13
4 89VT Scott Payea 13
5 21QC Jean Francois Dery 22
6 17RI Ray Parent 23
7 48QC Alex Labbe 24
8 91QC Patrick Laperle 26
9 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 27
10 5VT Bobby Therrien 33
10 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr 39
12 40QC David Michaud 46
13 55VT Brent Dragon 48
14 50ME Jeff White 49
15 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. 50
16 4NY Brandon Atkins 53
17 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 58
18 11QC Claude Leclerc 59
19 19QC Dany Trepanier 60
20 71ON Dan McHattie 62
21 78QC Stephane Descoste 62
22 58VT Jimmy Hebert 67
23 15ON Derek Lynch 68
24 16ME Travis Stearns 71
25 9VT Chip Grenier 73
26 15VT Joey Laquerre 73
27 68VT Brooks Clark 75
28 10VT Josh Demers 76
29 17VT Lance Allen 76
30 81ON Bryan Mercer 77
31 88VT Nick Sweet 77
32 9ME Emily Packard 79
33 5QC Patrick Cliché 80
34 77MA Jimmy Linardy 88
35 20NY Bucko Branham 88
36 18VT Jamie Fisher 89
37 7QC Daniel Bergeron 99
38 02NH Randy Potter 100
39 7NC Ben Lynch 101
40 40VT Eric Chase 102

 

8:52
ACT International 500
Segment #3 Finish

1 37NH Brian Hoar
2 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
3 91QC Patrick Laperle
4 17MA Eddie MacDonald
5 5VT Bobby Therrien
6 17RI Ray Parent
7 89VT Scott Payea
8 48QC Alex Labbe
9 21QC Jean Francois Dery
10 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
11 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
12 55VT Brent Dragon
13 50ME Jeff White
14 71ON Dan McHattie
15 4NY Brandon Atkins
16 11QC Claude Leclerc
17 40QC David Michaud
18 78QC Stephane Descoste
19 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
20 81ON Bryan Mercer
21 10VT Josh Demers
22 9VT Chip Grenier
23 17VT Lance Allen
24 15VT Joey Laquerre

 

8:46
Fans who weren’t able to make it out today but are interested in seeing an ACT race soon: the ACT Late Model Tour races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway next Saturday, the Serie ACT also races next Saturday at Montmagny, and then the two tours meet again with points at stake at Sanair Super Speedway on August 3rd.
8:45
Comment From Kris from ME

Congrats to Joey and the whole Pole family!!!!

8:45
Comment From Guest

Thanks for the great coverage….again

8:45
Comment From MarkP

What a great race. Love the format…

8:45
Comment From Phil

Great Coverage! Thanks!

8:43
Polewarczyk and crew in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
8:42
Full results & more pictures in just a few minutes. We hope you’ll stay with us.
8:41
Today’s coverage of the ACT International 500 is presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI. Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visitwww.fivestarbodies.com.
8:41
Polewarczyk has earned a trophy taller than he is. (Speed51.com photo)
8:40
Joey Pole had 4 segment points (1 + 1 + 2) as to Hoar’s 5 (2+ 2 + 1). Eddie MacDonald finished third overall thanks to a tiebreaker over Scott Payea.
8:39
Comment From Guest 

Congrats Joey Pole and ACT!

8:38
Comment From Johnnyracer 

Nice coverage speed 51

8:38
Comment From MarkP 

The entire NH Precision team congratulates Joey Pole in this great win!!!

8:38
Polewarczyk autographs the track with a celebratory burnout on the backstretch.
8:37
Comment From Johnnyracer 

Congrats to joey pole

8:37
Comment From bob team 34 

great work today all late model drivers ..good comeback hoar ..congrads 2 97pole hes on a role

8:37
CHECKERED: Brian Hoar wins Segment #3 but Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. finishes second to claim the inaugural ACT International 500.
8:37
WHITE: Brian Hoar looking to grab a moral victory with a Segment 3 win while Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. is going to grab an overall victory with 25,000 buckaroos.
8:36
Lap 98: Popsicle sticks. Hoar laps Jeff White.
8:36
Lap 97: MacDonald has pulled up to Therrien for fourth. Parent is a few carlengths back still in sixth.
8:35
Lap 95: Five to go. Brian Hoar on cruise control and for that matter so is Joey Polewarczyk.
8:35
Lap 92: Pole tiptoeing through traffic as some of these guys around him are awful squirrelly.
8:34
Comment From RobVT 

Go 37VT

8:34
Lap 90 – Ten to go: $25,000 check is being prepared somewhere and it currently has Joey Pole’s name on it.
8:34
Pole caught and passed Laperle (Speed51.com photo)
8:33
Lap 87: Hoar might finally get to win a battle even if he can’t win the war, his car seems to be much better on the long run than in previous segments.
8:33
Comment From Kris from ME 

GO POLE!!!!!!

8:33
Lap 85: That said, Pole would still love a clean sweep. He would need to make some quick work of lapped traffic though to have a chance.
8:32
Lap 84: Joey Pole to 2nd. He is now back in the lead for the Internatonal 500 overall finish.
8:32
Lap 83: Brian Hoar leads Laperle, Pole, Therrien,  and MacDonald.
8:32
Lap 82: Pole having to follow Laperle through lapped traffic, can’t make a move yet.
8:31
Comment From bob 

come on joey go go

8:31
Lap 80: Hoar has disappeared into the fading light, give him a 15 carlength lead plus two lapped cars in between.
8:30
Lap 79: Pole is now sizing up Laperle and planning a move.
8:30
Lap 77: MacDonald working Parent hard as he looks for fifth.
8:29
Lap 75: Pole is now just two carlengths off Laperle.
8:29
Lap 73: Payea has moved up to 7th. He needs to make some tracks quickly if he wants to factor into this.
8:29
Lap 72: Bad news, good news for Hoar. The good news is that in the last five laps he has begun to distance himself from Laperle. The bad news is that Laperle is falling back to Pole.
8:28
Hoar takes the lead on the high side. (Speed51.com photo)
8:28
Lap 70: Thirty to go. The sun has set to the west and the track is bathed in twilight.
8:27
Lap 65: Hoar leads Laperle by four carlengths. Pole has not made a lot of ground on Laperle since taking third.
8:26
Lap 61: Polewarczyk is clear to third. It is Hoar leading Laperle, Pole, Therrien, Parent, MacDonald, Labbe, Payea, Dery, and Helliwell.
8:25
Lap 60: While Pole would like to have a clean sweep, he needs to get to at least second to win the overall victory.
8:25
Lap 58: Pole, needing to keep up, pulls up to Bobby Therrien for third.
8:24
Lap 53: Hoar (2nd) has the overall event lead as they run over Pole (4th) by virtue of the final segment tiebreaker. But it is far from over.
8:24
Lap 57: Lead Change. Hoar blasts around Laperle for the lead.
8:24
Lap 55: Hoar has caught Laperle for the lead.
8:23
Hoar takes second. (Speed51.com photo)
8:23
Lap 52: Parent not going away without a fight, but finally Polewarczyk is clear.
8:22
Lap 50: Halfway. Pole now pulls up to Parent for 4th.
8:21
Lap 49: Scott Payea, the only other driver with a realistic chance at the overall victory, is 9th.
8:21
Lap 47: Hoar again with a strong move to the outside, give him 2nd over Therrien.
8:21
Lap 45: Laperle with a three carlength lead on Therrien as Hoar pulls to the outside of Parent for third.
8:20
Lap 44: Hoar by Labbe for fourth, Pole follows suit.
8:20
Lap 42: Hoar and Pole now nose to tail.
8:20
RESTART: Laperle gets the lead on the restart with Therrien trying to fend off Parent.
8:19
Running Order:

1) Patrick Laperle
2) Bobby Therrien
3) Ray Parent
4) Alex Labbe
5) Jean Paul Cyr

6) Brian Hoar
7) Eddie MacDonald
8) Joey Pole
9) Jean Francois Dery
10) Dan McHattie

8:18
Yes, the race purse including finishing money and bonus money totals $140,000. This is the richest purse in the 27-year history of the ACT.
8:18
Laperle had been on cruise control out front. (Speed51.com photo)
8:17
Comment From Johnnyracer 

Is there lap $$?

8:17
Polewarczyk works his way through traffic. (Speed51.com photo)
8:17
CAUTION – Lap 40: Contact led to Robinson cutting a tire and slowing on the frontstretch.
8:16
Lap 39: Three-wide for around 12th as Robinson, Payea, and Helliwell clang off each other.
8:15
Lap 37: Polewarczyk has busted out of the main gaggle, pulling up to McHattie for 8th.
8:15
8:14
Lap 35: Labbe has gotten by Cyr for 4th.
8:14
Lap 33: Hoar to the outside of MacDonald for sixth.
8:13
Lap 31: Hoar is seventh now, Polewarczyk 11th.
8:13
Lap 28: Hoar under McHattie for seventh.
8:12
Lap 26: Hoar by Michaud for 8th. Polewarczyk about four spots behind.
8:12
Lap 25:

1 Patrick Laperle
2 Bobby Therrien
3 Ray Parent
4 Jean Paul Cyr
5 Alex Labbe

6 Eddie MacDonald
7 Don McHattie
8 David Michaud
9 Brian Hoar
10 Rowland Robinson, Jr.

8:11
Lap 22: MacDonald under McHattie for sixth. Then comes Michaud and Hoar.
8:11
(Speed51.com photo)
8:10
Lap 19: Hoar, knowing he needs to push hard, forces a three-wide move to get around the car of Brandon Atkins that was pinning him.
8:10
(Speed51.com photo)
8:10
Lap 18: Laperle putting a few extra carlengths between him and the field now and has a comfortable six carlength lead.
8:10
Lap 15: Hoar in a gaggle of cars involving Dery, MacDonald, and Atkins. Atkins holding Hoar up.
8:08
Lap 13: Brian Hoar seems to be getting to the front in a hurry, putting four cars between himself and Polewarczyk, Jr. in the last few laps.
8:08
Lap 13: Labbe under McHattie for fifth. Give him the spot as they hit Turn Three.
8:08
Lap 11: Laperle leads Therrien by two carlengths. Six more back to Parent and Cyr.
8:07
Lap 9: Polewarczyk has tucked in line behind Hoar and is following him up through lapped traffic.
8:07
Lap 8: Brandon Atkins now pressuring McHattie for fifth as the top-five get away.
8:06
Lap 5: Therrien running up on Laperle for the lead.
8:06
Lap 3: Hoar and Polewarczyk are side by side in the back as they wait for some of the logjam to break.
8:05
Lap 2:  Cyr up now to McHattie for fourth. It’s Laperle, Therrien, Parent, and Cyr.
8:05
Green segment three (Speed51.com photo)
8:05
Lap 1: Therrien under McHattie and Parent is also looking to follow through. This is the battle for 2nd-4th.
8:04
REDEUX: Laperle clears McHattie to the outside and there is a lot of jumbling from third to tenth.
8:03
Both drivers will pit, putting McHattie and Laperle now on the front row for the redeux.
8:02
Laquerre also has heavy damage from the incident.
8:02
GREEN & CAUTION – Lance Allen got a good start but tried to pull the slide job on Joey Laquerre when he was not clear and gets set off into the backstretch grass.
7:59
Looks like twenty cars have answered the call. Lance Allen, initially slotted to start 5th, will lead the field to green alongside Joey Laquerre.
7:59
Starting Lineup
Segment #3

1 9ME Emily Packard
2 9VT Chip Grenier
3 77MA Jimmy Linardy
4 20NY Bucko Branham
5 17VT Lance Allen
6 18VT Jamie Fisher
7 15VT Joey Laquerre
8 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
9 58VT Jimmy Hebert
10 5QC Patrick Cliché
11 19QC Dany Trepanier
12 81ON Bryan Mercer
13 10VT Josh Demers
14 11QC Claude Leclerc
15 78QC Stephane Descoste
16 71ON Dan McHattie
17 91QC Patrick Laperle
18 15ON Derek Lynch
19 5VT Bobby Therrien
20 32VT Jean Paul Cyr
21 40QC David Michaud
22 17RI Ray Parent
23 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
24 4NY Brandon Atkins
25 50ME Jeff White
26 48QC Alex Labbe
27 55VT Brent Dragon
28 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
29 17MA Eddie MacDonald
30 21QC Jean Francois Dery
31 89VT Scott Payea
32 37VT Brian Hoar
33 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
34 88VT Nick Sweet
35 68VT Brooks Clark
36 16ME Travis Stearns
7:58
Here come the ACT Late Models on for the final segment.
7:53
Todd Stone celebrates the overall Modifef victory. (Speed51.com photo)
7:48
Todd Stone will be the overall winner for this division at the International 500 as well.
7:48
CHECKERED: Todd Stone claims the Modified victory over Dupree, Tisseur, Heywood, and Foley.
7:47
WHITE: Stone sitting pretty as he looks to claim the Modified feature.
7:46
Lap 45: Five to go and Stone continues to hold a healthy lead.
7:44
GREEN FLAG: Stone holds the lead on a single file restart.  This division runs under DIRTcar rules, which indicate that after halfway, all restarts are single-file.
7:41
YELLOW FLAG Lap 36:  Roger Labreche comes to a stop in turn four
7:40
Lap 32:  Stone is on cruie control up front.  Patrick Dupree is alone in second.  Tisseur, Heywood and Foley are nose-to-tail from third on back
7:38
HALFWAY Lap 25:  Todd Stone has checked out by about 15 car lengths with Dupree up to second and Tisseur back to third.  Fourth is Heywood and fifth is Foley
7:38
Official Points After 2 Segments
Lowest Point Total Wins International 500 After 3 Segments

1 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 2
2 37VT Brian Hoar 4
3 89VT Scott Payea 6
4 17MA Eddie MacDonald 9
5 21QC Jean Francois Dery 13
6 48QC Alex Labbe 16
7 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 17
8 17RI Ray Parent 17
9 91QC Patrick Laperle 23
10 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr 28
11 5VT Bobby Therrien 28
12 40QC David Michaud 29
13 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. 31
14 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 33
15 50ME Jeff White 35
16 19QC Dany Trepanier 35
17 55VT Brent Dragon 36
18 4NY Brandon Atkins 38
19 58VT Jimmy Hebert 42
20 15ON Derek Lynch 43
21 11QC Claude Leclerc 43
22 78QC Stephane Descoste 44
23 16ME Travis Stearns 46
24 71ON Dan McHattie 48
25 15VT Joey Laquerre 49
26 68VT Brooks Clark 50
27 9VT Chip Grenier 51
28 88VT Nick Sweet 52
29 17VT Lance Allen 53
30 9ME Emily Packard 54
31 10VT Josh Demers 55
32 5QC Patrick Cliché 55
33 81ON Bryan Mercer 57
34 77MA Jimmy Linardy 63
35 20NY Bucko Branham 63
36 18VT Jamie Fisher 64
37 7QC Daniel Bergeron 74
38 02NH Randy Potter 75
39 7NC Ben Lynch 76
40 40VT Eric Chase 77
7:37
Lap 20: Stone makes a power move to take the lead from Tisseur
7:36
Lap 20:  Todd Stone uses the outside lane to get by Patrick Dupree for second.
7:36
Lap 15:  Tisseur leads Dupree, Stone, Heywood, Viens, George Foley and last night’s second-place finisher Roger Labreche.  Last night’s winner Kris Vernold is 11th.
7:34
ACT Late Model teams are lining up on the back stretch for their third and final segment.
7:34
Lap 10:  Todd Stone moves to third in the 1X.  Andy Heywood is now fourth with Max Viens in fifth.
7:33
Lap 7:  Tisseur leads Dupree who has moved up to second.
7:33
Comment From Troy Germain 

Should be quite a shoot-out between those 3 in segment 3!

7:32
GREEN FLAG: Tisseur gets the jump and is clear out in front.
7:31
Cleanup is complete and we’re ready to go 45 more laps in the Modified feature.
7:27
The invert will be 33 again. That means Emily Packard officially will be able to start P1 if she so chooses. Her car may not have been repaired in time however. Same applies to a lot of the top ten starters. We’ll post that lineup in a bit.
7:25
ACT International 500
Segment #2 Results

1 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
2 37VT Brian Hoar
3 89VT Scott Payea
4 21QC Jean Francois Dery
5 17MA Eddie MacDonald
6 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
7 55VT Brent Dragon
8 48QC Alex Labbe
9 50ME Jeff White
10 4NY Brandon Atkins
11 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
12 17RI Ray Parent
13 40QC David Michaud
14 32VT Jean Paul Cyr
15 5VT Bobby Therrien
16 15ON Derek Lynch
17 91QC Patrick Laperle
18 71ON Dan McHattie
19 78QC Stephane Descoste
20 11QC Claude Leclerc
21 10VT Josh Demers
22 81ON Bryan Mercer
23 19QC Dany Trepanier
24 5QC Patrick Cliché
25 58VT Jimmy Hebert
26 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
27 15VT Joey Laquerre
28 18VT Jamie Fisher
29 17VT Lance Allen
30 20NY Bucko Branham
31 77MA Jimmy Linardy
32 9VT Chip Grenier
33 9ME Emily Packard
34 88VT Nick Sweet
35 68VT Brooks Clark
36 16ME Travis Stearns
7:25
Mueller is out of his car and okay.  We’re under RED FLAG conditions for cleanup
7:23
YELLOW FLAG Lap 5:  Jessey Mueller crashes at the start-finish line.
7:22
The overall finish from last night’s race will be combined in a point system with tonight’s feature to determine the overall winner, similar to the way the ACT International 500 point system works.
7:22
GREEN FLAG for the second Modified race of the weekend.  Richard Tisseur leads early over Andy Heywood and Patrick Dupree.  Last night’s winner Kris Vernold had to start deep in the field.
7:14
Modifieds rolling out for their 50 laps feature.
7:14
We will post a full Segment #2 rundown as soon as we can.
7:13
Comment From MarkP 

NICE! #97NH takes first 2 segments! Will be a battle with Brian…

7:13
Yes, the driver who has the better finish in the final segment gets the tiebreaker.
7:13
Comment From charles 

are there any tiebreakers?

7:10
Polewarczyk (2 pts), Hoar (4 pts), and Payea (6 pts) will be the ones to watch for the overall victory in Segment 3.
7:10
Off turn four on the final lap, Patrick Laperle went for a spin.  He crossed back under the checkered flag, but dropped many positions.
7:10
Lap 100 – CHECKERED: Joey Polewarczyk is now 2-for-2 with one segment to go, holding off Brian Hoar and Scott Payea.
7:09
Lap 99 – WHITE: Pole, Hoar, and Payea bumper to bumper.
7:09
Lap 98:  Side by side for fifth with MacDonald and Helliwell.  MacDonald on the inside groove edges out to a slight advantage
7:09
Lap 98: Two to go in this segment. Hoar is glued to Pole’s back bumper.
7:09
Lap 97: Bouncing off each other in the back.
7:09
Lap 95: Hoar trying a third groove to get some momentum on Polewarczyk.
7:08
Lap 94: Payea is third while Dery and Helliwell race for fourth.
7:08
Lap 93: Pole by a nose at the line. He will clear down the backstretch.
7:07
RESTART: This time they are dead even at the line. Give Pole a door-length lead down the back.
7:07
We’ve just had to wave the restart off twice in a row for Hoar getting a little too much of a jump.
7:07
It’s going to be Hoar, Pole, Dery, Payea, MacDonald, Helliwell, Dragon, Labbe, Parent, and Cyr.
7:06
Here we go for the RESTART with 8 laps to go.
7:05
Right as that was happening Polewarczyk had pulled alongside Hoar. It seems as though Hoar’s car is better than Pole’s for only about 5 laps and then the pendulum swings to Pole’s advantage.
7:05
McHattie spun to the inside grass and got re-fired shortly after the yellow flew.
7:05
YELLOW FLAG Lap 92:  Dan McHattie goes for a spin off turn two
7:04
Lap 91: Black flag for Dany Trepanier who has some body parts flapping in the wind.
7:04
Lap 90: Ten to go in Segment #2. If Hoar can hang on here, he will tie Polewarczyk, likely setting up a head-to-head battle in Segment 3 for the overall crown.
7:03
Lap 87: Payea has completed the pass and now sits 4th over MacDonald, Helliwell, and Dragon.
7:02
Lap 86: Hoar leads Polewarczyk by just a carlength.
7:02
Lap 85 top 15

1.   Hoar
2.   Polewarczyk
3.   Dery
4.   MacDonald
5.   Payea
6.   Helliwell
7.   Dragon
8.   Robinson
9.   Parent
10.   Cyr
11.   Therrien
12.   White
13.   Laperle
14.   Michaud
15.   Atkins

7:02
Lap 84: Door to door for fourth, give the slight nod to MacDonald as he hangs tough in th second groove.
7:02
Lap 83: Payea working MacDonald for fourth.
7:01
Lap 80: Payea retained fifth on the restart but is now being pressured by the Dragon Wagon.
7:00
Lap 78: Dery cleared MacDonald for third.
7:00
RESTART: No surprise here, the high line launches Brian Hoar to the lead on the restart. This segment might come down to who starts 2nd on the final restart
7:00
Not an even restart and we’ll try it again. Polewarczyk, Hoar, MacDonald, Dery, and Payea will lead the field back to green.
6:57
CAUTION – Lap 76: Bryan Mercer has looped his car in Turn Two.
6:56
RESTART: Chalk up another win for the high line as Joey Polewarczyk scoots out to the lead. Dery pulls up along side MacDonald for third.
6:55
CAUTION – Lap 74: Stephane Descoste has planted his car in the infield grass off Turn Four.
6:54
Lap 73: Polewarczyk now right on Hoar’s bumper. Seems to have the better drive off the corner right now.
6:53
Lap 71: Dery has pulled up to challenge Dragon for fourth.
6:53
Lap 70: Polewarczyk though isn’t going away, he remains in Hoar’s tire tracks as they pull away from new third place man MacDonald.
6:53
RESTART: Brian Hoar winds it up in that second groove and grabs the lead out of Turn Two.
6:52
Doubling up for the restart. It’s Polewarczyk leading Hoar, Dragon, MacDonald, Helliwell, Dery, Payea, Labbe, Cyr, and Therrien.
6:51
YELLOW FLAG Lap 68:  Patrick Laperle goes off the track in turn two.  He was forced wide when Jean-Francois Dery and Scott Payea tangled in front of him and Laperle had nowhere else to go.
6:50
Lap 66: Jeff White and Bobby Therrien battle for 15th.  Give the spot to Therrien in turn two.
6:49
Comment From TomVT 

Go win this 37VT, lets see what 97NH has left

6:49
Lap 63:  Polewarczyk leads Hoar by eight car lengths.  It’s another eight back to Dragon, but Dragon, MacDonald, Helliwell, Laperle, Dery and Payea are nose to tail from third on back.
6:48
Lap 60:  MacDonald is now on the back bumper of Dragon for third.
6:47
Lap 59: Hoar has taken second.
6:47
Hebert off the pace. He had some damage in that earlier crash and seems to be just trying to stay out of the way at the moment.
6:47
Lap 54:  The top 15 cars or so are single fiel.  Derek Lynch, Rowland Robinson, Jr., David Michaud, Brandon Atkins and Ray Parent are all dicing it up from 15th on back.
6:45
Hoar has worked his way up to third as now Helliwell has been shuffled back from third to fifth.
6:45
HALFWAY Lap 50: Polewarczyk leads Dragon, Hoar, MacDOnald, Helliwell, Laperle, Dery, Payea and Robinson
6:44
Lap 47:  Door to door for third with Helliwell on the inside of MacDonald.  Hoar and Laperle are side bys side behind them.
6:44
Bouvrette does not appear as though he is going to return to the track.
6:44
Comment From MarkP 

Love the play by play for those of us who can’t be there. Go 97NH…

6:44
GREEN FLAG: Polewarczyk re-takes the lead on the outside of Dragon
6:43
1.  Dragon
2.  Polewarczyk
3.  Helliwell
4.  MacDonald
5.  Laperle
6.  Hoar
7.  White
8.  Payea
9.  Dery
10.Labbe
11.  Robinson
12.  Descoste
13.  Cyr
14.  D. Lynch
15.  Atkins
16.  Therrien
17.  Michaud
18.  Cliche
19.  Demers
20.  Mercer

Pitting: Hebert, Parent, McHattie, Leclerc

6:41
Bouvrette, Parent, and Hebert take this opportunity to pit
6:40
YELLOW FLAG Lap 46:  McHattie goes off the asphalt in turn two and is stuck in the grass.  He was part of the three-wide battle with Dery and Payea and McHattie got the worst of the wear.
6:39
Three-wide battle for eighth ninth and 10th as Dery, McHattie and Payea mix it up
6:38
Ray Parent is 22nd, battling with Bobby Therrien just ahead of the leader Dragon
6:38
Laperle is fifth, White iis sixth and now Hoar is seventh.
6:38
Lap 40:  Dragon is flat checked out up front.  He’s about a third of a track in the lead.  Polewarczyk is six car lengths ahead of Helliwell and MacDonald.
6:37
Comment From Guest 

Gouldsboro maine yelling out to Rowland Robinson Jr 28ME, Go JR!!!!!!!!!

6:37
Comment From ACT Fan 

Dan McHattie is a 7 time late model track champion at the now closed Kawartha Speedway in Ontario and has taken the year off from competition in weekly competition, glad to see him running upfront today

6:37
Lap 36:  Polewarczyk takes away second on the high side from Helliwell.
6:36
Lap 35:  Polewarczyk gets by White and is now in the tire tracks of Helliwell for second.
6:36
Lap 33:  Helliwell still on the outside of White for second.  Two-by-two with MacDonald and Polewarczyk in fourth and fifth.
6:35
Lap 30:  Helliwell looks to the outside of White now for second.  McHattie has dropped back a handful of spots after getting passed by Helliwell, MacDonald, Polewarczyk and Laperle
6:34
Still removing bent pieces from Chip Grenier’s 9 (Speed51.com Photo)
6:34
Lap 25/100:  Dragon leads by a full straight away on second-place Jeff White.  White has the rear-view mirror full of Dan McHattie
6:33
Lap 22:  Dragon continues to lead White, McHattie, Helliwell, MacDOnald, Laperle, Polewarczyk, Bouvrette, Robinson, Descoste, Labbe and Hoar.
6:32
Lap 19:  Helliwell gets past Bouvrette for fourth.  He’s got Eddie MacDonald in his tire tracks, who also gets by Bouvrette.
6:31
Lap 15:  Patrick Cliche is freight-trained as Robinson, Helliwell, MacDonald, Polewarczyk, Hebert and others get by on the inside groove.
6:30
Brooks Clark puts the buzzsaw to his #68 (Speed51.com Photo)
6:30
Hoar is 15th
6:30
Lap 13:  Polewarczyk is up to 11th.
6:29
Lap 11:  Give P2 to White.  McHattie is third, followed by Cliche and Robinson
6:29
The damage to Stearns’ car (Speed51.com Photo)
6:29
Lap 10:  Dragon is cleare to a five car length lead and now McHattie has the inside lane full of Jeff White in a battle for second.
6:28
Lap 6:  Dragon edges out to a slight lead on McHattie
6:27
Travis Stearns’ pit crew picks up the hood that was that thrown down angrily next to the Branham car (Speed51.com Photo)
6:27
Lap 5:  Dragon gets to tehe inside of McHattie and they’re even at the stripe.
6:27
Lap 2: Jamie Fisher slows down on the track, but rolls back on the gas after stacking up a few cars including Payea, D. Lynch, Laperle and others.
6:26
Lap 2:  McHattie clears Dragon and leads
6:26
GREEN FLAG: Better start this time as Dragon and McHattie run side-by-side for a full lap.
6:25
The restart lineup will be
(Top 20)

1.  Brent Dragon
2.  Dan McHattie
3.  Jeff White
4.  Patrick Cliche
5.  Stephane Descoste
6.  Rowland Robinson, Jr.
7.  Jamie Fisher
8.  Jonathan Bouvrette
9.  Jimmy Hebert
10.  Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
11.  Eddie MacDonald
12.  Scott Payea
13.  Derek Lynch
14. Alex Labbe
15. Jean-Francois Dery
16.  Patrick Laperle
17.  Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
18.  Josh Demers
19.  Brian Hoar
20.  David Michaud

6:25
Tempers have run amok in the pit area. Members of Travis Stearns’ crew brought their hood from their wrecked racer and threw it down angrily in the pit of Bucko Branham. Words were exchanged for a minute as ACT officials diffused the situation
6:22
Nick Sweet assesses the damage (Speed51.com Photo)
6:21
Jimmy Linardy’s machine was the first to go around (Speed51.com Photo)
6:21
ACT officials are penalizing Linardy and Branham to the rear of the field when we get restarted for their roles in the start of this melee.
6:20
The torn up Grenier car (Speed51.com Photo)
6:16
Cars everywhere on the front stretch. (Speed51.com photo)
6:14
Chip Grenier climbs from his car. (Speed51.com photo)
6:14
We estimate about half of the field is now pitside.
6:14
Chip Grenier also needed the hook.
6:13
Brooks Clark’s bumper is lodged in Sweet’s left rear end tire well.
6:13
Stearns (16) and Sweet (88) had their nights come to an end quickly in this second session. (Speed51.com photo)
6:13
Packard was another driver we saw drive away with significant damage.
6:12
Mercer, Sweet,  and Stearns will need the hook.
6:11
Outside pole sitter Jimmy Lindardy was hit by Bucko Branham, got into the wall, and it was chaos behind him.
6:10
CAUTION, BIG WRECK on the start. Fiffteen cars pile up on the frontstretch.
6:09
Lots of great readers here with us today. Do you think a dark horse can take advantage of a 33-car invert to claim the Segment #2 victory? If so, who do you like?
6:08
On a warm summer evening, this break has created a long line at the ice cream wagon. (Speed51.com photo)
6:08
Field is now rolling to get heat in the tires.
6:05
ACT International 500
Starting Lineup – Segment #2

1 20NY Bucko Branham
2 77MA Jimmy Linardy
3 5QC Patrick Cliché
4 71ON Dan McHattie
5 55VT Brent Dragon
6 4NY Brandon Atkins
7 15ON Derek Lynch
8 50ME Jeff White
9 78QC Stephane Descoste
10 17VT Lance Allen
11 11QC Claude Leclerc
12 15VT Joey Laquerre
13 9ME Emily Packard
14 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
15 9VT Chip Grenier
16 88VT Nick Sweet
17 58VT Jimmy Hebert
18 40QC David Michaud
19 68VT Brooks Clark
20 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
21 5VT Bobby Therrien
22 19QC Dany Trepanier
23 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
24 16ME Travis Stearns
25 21QC Jean Francois Dery
26 48QC Alex Labbe
27 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
28 91QC Patrick Laperle
29 17RI Ray Parent
30 17MA Eddie MacDonald
31 89VT Scott Payea
32 37VT Brian Hoar
33 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
34 10VT Josh Demers
35 81ON Bryan Mercer
36 18VT Jamie Fisher
37 7QC Daniel Bergeron
38 02NH Randy Potter
39 7NC Ben Lynch
40 40VT Eric Chase
6:04
Brian Hoar agrees with Polewarczyk that those two are pretty stout here today. Hoar said his car was a little too tight in segment one and the team has made some adjustments to compensate for segment two.
6:04
Field starting to trickle out for Segment #2.
6:02
Wayne Helliwell and crew address some slight body damage from the first segment. (Speed51.com photo)
5:59
Polewarczyk said his car is good, but not sure that its good enough to pass 30-something cars to win the second segment. He did say that he believes the he and Brian Hoar have the two best cars here and they are about equal on the track. The only place Polewarczyk says he is lacking is on the inside groove. He mentioned that he has trouble on the inside lane on restarts and making passes on the lower groove.
5:59
Polewarczyk and crew go to work during this break. (Speed51.com photo)
5:58
As we just mentioned, Bucko Branham and Jimmy Linardy will be the front row starters for Segment #2. The invert is 33 from segment to segment.
5:57
ACT International 500
Segment #1 Finish

1 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
2 37VT Brian Hoar
3 89VT Scott Payea
4 17MA Eddie MacDonald
5 17RI Ray Parent
6 91QC Patrick Laperle
7 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
8 48QC Alex Labbe
9 21QC Jean Francois Dery
10 16ME Travis Stearns
11 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
12 19QC Dany Trepanier
13 5VT Bobby Therrien
14 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
15 68VT Brooks Clark
16 40QC David Michaud
17 58VT Jimmy Hebert
18 88VT Nick Sweet
19 9VT Chip Grenier
20 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
21 9ME Emily Packard
22 15VT Joey Laquerre
23 11QC Claude Leclerc
24 17VT Lance Allen
25 78QC Stephane Descoste
26 50ME Jeff White
27 15ON Derek Lynch
28 4NY Brandon Atkins
29 55VT Brent Dragon
30 71ON Dan McHattie
31 5QC Patrick Cliché
32 77MA Jimmy Linardy
33 20NY Bucko Branham
34 10VT Josh Demers
35 81ON Bryan Mercer
36 18VT Jamie Fisher
37 7QC Daniel Bergeron
38 02NH Randy Potter
39 7NC Ben Lynch
40 40VT Eric Chase
5:55
We spoke with Ben Lynch who retired early in the first segment. A brake caliper bolt broke and spun the caliper.
5:53
We have just been handed segment 1 results. Stand by.
5:53
While we await the first segment finish we can confirm that Bucko Branham and Jimmy Linardy will lead the field to green in the second segment
5:51
Joey Polewarczyk didn’t earn the cash with the Segment 1 win, but he still got to do a victory lap with the flag (Speed51.com Photo)
5:51
Polewarcyk takes the checkers. (Speed51.com photo)
5:44
Lap 100- CHECKERED: Joey Polewarczyk, Brian Hoar, Scott Payea, Eddie MacDonald, and Ray Parent wind up being your top-five.
5:44
Lap 99 – WHITE: Like the British Open, the lowest score after three rounds is the best. Polewarczyk is about to go into the clubhouse sitting pretty after this first round.
5:43
Lap 97: Bouvrette holds onto 7th, though here comes Labbe looking for it now.
5:42
Lap 95: Five to go. Battle will probably be for second though Hoar has earned himself a little breathing room there.
5:42
Lap 94: Mercer way off the pace and will hit pit road.
5:42
Lap 92: Three wide for 6th. Labbe, Dery and Bouvrette are playing bumper cars.
5:41
Lap 90: Ten to go in this first segment. Polewarczyk in good shape as Hoar is definitely falling into the clutches of Payea and MacDonald.
5:41
Lap 89: Labbe by Helliwell for 9th.
5:40
Lap 88: Pole leads Hoar by three carlengths. Payea is closing in on Hoar with MacDonald and Parent close behind.
5:40
Lap 85: They go three wide as they stack up for 6th, but they sort it out without further indicent.
5:40
Lap 84: Parent is fifth, then Bouvrette, Laperle, Dery, and Helliwell.
5:39
Lap 83: Pole clears as they complete the first lap back under green. Payea and MacDonald still side by side for third.
5:39
RESTART – Lap 82: Pole puts ahead by a door handle down the backstretch.
5:39
Running Order under caution:

1) #37 Brian Hoar
2) #97 Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
3) #89 Scott Payea
4) #17 Eddie MacDonald
5) #17 Ray Parent
6) #91 Patrick Laperle
7)  #41 Jonathan Bouvrette
8) #27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
9) #21 Jean Francois Dery
10) #16 Travis Stearns

11) #48 Alex Labbe
12) #19 Dany Trepanier
13) #5 Bobby Therrien

5:37
(Speed51.com photo)
5:37
(Speed51.com photo)
5:36
(Speed51.com photo)
5:36
(Speed51.com photo)
5:35
CAUTION – Lap 83: Brent Dragon spins out of Turn Four in front of the leaders.
5:35
Lap 82: Pole continues to push Hoar through traffic but has yet to make a run on him.
5:35
Lap 81: At this point, drivers just trying to pick up as many spots as they can to gain segment points, the exact finishing spot mattering little.
5:34
Lap 80: Twenty to go in segment #1.
5:34
Lap 78: Laperle takes 6th from Bouvrette. Dery thought about following him through but had to fall in line due to a lapped car blocking the low line.
5:33
Lap 76: Payea comples the pass of MacDonald for third. Parent is the next one to size up MacDonald.
5:33
Lap 75: Hoar and Pole lap Cliche and Linardy.
5:33
Lap 73: Payea has pulled up and under MacDonald as they go at it for third. They are leaning on one another as they are slideways on corner exit.
5:32
Lap 72 of 100:

1 Hoar
2 Pole
3 MacDoanld
4 Payea
5 Parent

6 Bouvrette
7 Laperle
8 Dery
9 Helliwell
10 Stearns

11 Labbe
12 Clark
13 Trepanier

5:31
Lap 68:  Pole has caught back up to Hoar’s back bumper after ceding six carlengths on the restart.
5:31
Lap 67: Laperle wants sixth back from Bouvrette. Dery is also there in a duel of Serie ACT regulars.
5:30
Lap 65: Payea finally completes the pass of Parent for fourth.
5:29
Lap 63: Bouvrette gets around Laperle for sixth. Payea and Parent are still at it for fourth.
5:29
Lap 62: Piggy flag being waved for Parent.
5:29
Lap 60: Side by side for fourth with Payea and Parent. Behind them another side and side battle with Bouvrette under Laperle.
5:28
Lap 59: MacDonald takes third from Parent via the second groove as well. Now Payea dives under Payea for fourth.
5:28
RESTART – 58 of 100 laps in th books. The high line wins again, this time giving the lead to the #37 of Brian Hoar.
5:26
The 17’s of Parent and MacDonald in front of a packed house. (Speed51.com photo)
5:26
Sweet (88) before the spin. (Speed51.com photo)
5:25
CAUTION – Lap 58: Nick Sweet got loose under Hebert trying to take 6th and both drivers loop their cars at the lip of Turn Two.
5:25
(Speed51.com photo)
5:24
Lap 56: Jimmy Linardy and Bucko Branham spin into the infield, no caution.
5:23
Lap 53: Bouvrette slips trying ot get past Sweet and now he is under attack from Dery.
5:22
Lap 50: Halfway in segment one. Joey Polewarczyk leads Brian Hoar, Ray Parent, Eddie MacDonald, Scott Payea, Patrick Laperle, Jimmy Hebert, Nick Sweet, Jonathan Bouvrette, Jean Francois Dery and Wayne Helliwell, jr.
5:22
Lap 48: Hebert takes 7th from Sweet, who now finds Bouvrette to his outside
5:21
Lap 47: Polewarczyk has gotten away on this run. Give him eight carlengths to second place runner Brian Hoar.
5:21
Lap 44: Payea takes fifth from Laperle. Behind them it’s Hebert and Sweet fighting for seventh.
5:20
Lap 42: Payea and Laperle, for fifth, is now the first battle on the track.
5:19
Lap 40: Polewarczyk returns to the front of the field. He clears Hoar while Parent goes back around MacDonald for third.
5:19
RESTART: Pole and Hoar duking it out at the front. Two of ACT’s most prolific winners trying to maxmize their odds of winning the International 500 by winning segment 1.
5:17
The field ran some pretty fast pace laps to run the speedy dry off, but drivers have requested another layer be applied as they say Turn One is still too slick.
5:15
Running Order:

1) Hoar
2) Pole
3) MacDonald
4) Parent
5) Laperle

6) Payea
7) Sweet
8) Hebert
9) Bouvrette
10) Dery

11) Helliwell
12) Clark
13) labbe
14) Stearns
15) Laquerre

5:14
Looks like Brent Dragon was also an off-track explorer in that incident as he has pulled back up to the track to try to reclaim position.
5:13
Report from Ben Lynch: Bolt on the rear caliper broke. As a result, they spun the right rear caliper and tore the brake line off.
5:10
Speedy dry now being applied generously to the inside of Turn One and Two. The outside groove has been better in recent laps and this may cement the strength of the second lane for a time while the inside groove is dirty with fluid and speedy dry.
5:09
CAUTION – Randy Potter had something let go under his car, lost control and spun down into the pit access road. Bouvrette and one or two others also slid off track as there is a very visible streak of fluid on the track.
5:08
Lap 37: MacDonald finally clears Parent, who now has to worry about Laperle eating away at his rear bumper.
5:07
Lap 36: Laperle has come to fifth and now looks for an avenue through this third place fight.
5:07
Lap 35: The two #17s continue to fight, looks like MacDonald is slowly eking ahead.
5:06
Sweet (88) and Payea (89). (Speed51.com photo)
5:06
Lap 34: MacDonald pulls to the outside of Parent for third.
5:06
RESTART: Brian Hoar again shows his strength in the second groove. He takes the lead out of Turn Two.
5:06
Running Order:

1) #97 Polewarczyk
2) #37 Hoar
3) #17 Parent
4) #17 MacDonald
5)  #88 Sweet

6) #89 Payea
7) #91 Laperle
8) #58 Hebert
9) #02 Potter
10) #55 Dragon

11) #41 Bouvrette
12) #27 Helliwell
13) #21 – Dery
14) #68 – Clark
15) #16 – Stearns

5:05
The 9’s of Packard and Grenier battled before the yellow. (Speed51.com photo)
5:05
Ben Lynch we’ve been told has pulled off the track under one of these green flag runs. We can confirm he is no longer on the track.
5:04
Bergeron spins. (Speed51.com photo)
5:04
Jeff White also hitting the pits under this yellow.
5:03
Bucko Branham pulled into the pits right as the field was slowing for caution.
5:02
CAUTION – Lap 32: Bergeron could not refire as he was in the grass at the lip of Turn Two.
5:02
Lap 31: Daniel Bergeron has spun out of Turn Two, but we remain green.
5:02
Lap 30: Leader Polewarczyk catches lapped traffic. Linardy and Demers are the first to go.
5:01
Lap 29: Helliwell clears Dery for 12th.
5:01
(Speed51.com photo)
5:01
Lap 25: Quarter of the way through segment one. Pole leads Hoar, Parent, MacDonald, Sweet, Payea, Laperle, Hebert, Potter, and Dragon. First battle is behind Dragon with Helliwell and Dery.
5:00
(Speed51.com photo)
5:00
Lap 24: Hoar finally gets enough of a run down the straight to pull under and by Parent. He now trails Polewarczyk by half a straight.
4:59
Lap 21: Potter continues to lose ground. He loses 7th to Jimmy Hebert a few laps after Patrick Laperle blasted past.
4:59
Lap 20: Hoar’s car seems to be able to turn on a dime on corner exit, he is cutting that part of the turn very well right now.
4:59
Lap 19: Hoar gets a good bite out of Turn Two, pulls up to Parent’s door before having to fall back.
4:58
Lap 18: Pole has taken the lead and now Parent has Hoar on his bumper.
4:58
Lap 16: Payea tries to compound Potter’s misery, he pulls up looking for sixth.
4:57
Lap 15: Sweet pulls up to challenge Potter as MacDonald scoots away with fourth.
4:57
Lap 12: The second groove is working really well right now. Brian Hoar has just come to third via the outside and Eddie MacDonald is up there now challenging Potter for fourth.
4:56
Lap 11: Polewarczyk tried the crossover, made some incidental contact with Parent, and then had to back out of the throttle to allow both of them to avoid trouble.
4:56
RESTART: Parent blasts into the lead from the second groove by Polewarczyk.
4:55
10 of 100 laps in this segment are in the books as we come to the green.
4:55
One to go is given.
4:54
We’re going to ask for your patience today as we try to give you the most in-depth but also accurate rundown. On a track as small as this, with a scoring system as unique as this is, and the media tower separated from scoring, it is hard to know sometimes who is on what lap, especially the later we go in this race.

The current running order:

1) #97 Joey Pole
2) #17 Ray Parent
3) #88 Nick Sweet
4) #02 Randy Potter
5) #55 Brent Dragon

6) #37 Brian Hoar
7) #89 Scott Payea
8) #17 Eddie MacDonald
9) #91 Patrick Laperle
10) #41 Jonathan Bouvrette

11) #68 Brooks Clark
12) #15 Joey Laquerre
13) #58 Jimmy Hebert
14) #21 Jean Francois Dery
15) #48 Alex Labbe

4:51
Comment From flat lander 

go ageless wonder joey laquerre

4:51
Most everyone has driven from the accident scene in Turn Four. We see one car that may need a push but the glare from our position is making it hard to see quite who it is.
4:51
CAUTION  – Another stack up in the back. Packard, Branham, Mercer are cars we can confirm were involved.
4:50
Battle for the lead. (Speed51.com photo)
4:50
Lap 9: Dragon has taken 5th from Payea and now Hoar is trying to use the outside line to scoot around Payea as well.
4:49
Lap 8: Pole finally clears Parent. Sweet right there as well as the top three look to pull away.
4:49
Lap 7: Potter, who spun slowing for the last yellow, has moved to fourth. Payea and Dragon fighting for fifth.
4:49
Lap 5: Parent nipped Pole at the line that time. Meanwhile, Sweet has taken third on the restart and watches the top battle intently.
4:48
Lap 4: Pole has led the last two laps by a nose. Parent still fighting though tough to his inside.
4:48
RESTART: Joey Pole uses the progressive banking to get a good run from the second groove and he has the slight advantage down the back.
4:47
Comment From Donald Theetge 

bonne chance aux québécois

4:46
Field doubling up.
4:46
Comment From Guest 

Let’s do this #17R.I. Woo hoo!

4:46
After 2 of 100 laps in Segment One, the leaders are Parent, Pole, Payea, Sweet, and Dragon.
4:45
Because Potter spun slowing up for the caution, he will be slotted back into the position he was in.
4:45
Comment From guy henault 

go labbé

4:45
Comment From yves 

from quebec Pat Laperle 91

4:45
Comment From ACT Fan 

Go Dan McHattie #71on, Derek Lynch #15on & Bryan Mercer #81on from the fans here in Ontario

4:45
CAUTION – Lap 2: The rear of the field stacks up and a few cars get cross in Turn Four. Everyone drives away without much incident. However, Potter gets looped as he slows down for the yellow.
4:44
Lap 1: But Parent fights back and will lead the first lap of the International 500. Parent gets clear and Joey Pole looks to follow through.
4:44
Green flag! (Speed51.com photo)
4:43
GREEN: Parent and Payea lead forty cars to green. Payea gets a great jump out of Turn Two and has the lead heading into the third turn.
4:43
Comment From Guest 

Go 58

4:43
Comment From Guest 

02NH fan from Maryland

4:43
Comment From Guest 

go dery

4:43
One to go til the drop of the green.
4:43
Comment From Guest 

Steuben, ME. Rowland Robinson Jr 28ME

4:43
Comment From Kelford 

55VT from Greensboro, NC

4:42
Heat in the tires, the field begins to slow down and queue up.
4:42
Comment From Duce 

Phoenix, AZ…. Go Chipper

4:42
Comment From lancaster nh 

randy potter o2nh all the way

4:42
Comment From Guest 

California, Helliwell for the win!

4:42
Comment From Lauren rumery 

Tuning in from winter harbor Maine cheering for Rowland Robinson Jr!

4:42
Comment From NH Crew 

Concord,NH – Bobby Therrien

4:42
Comment From Guest 

97NH from Boca Raton, FL

4:41
Comment From Ally 

Brooks, Georgia and Ben Lynch!

4:41
Word from Grenier’s pit: needed to make a rear end adjustment. He will start shotgun on the field.
4:41
The fans go crazy for one of the most honored traditions in short track racing, the presentation of the battle flags. (Speed51.com photo)
4:41
Comment From Guest 

can’t believe curley still plays the final countdown after 20 plus years

4:40
All right folks. Where you tuning in from and whom are you cheering for?
4:40
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500 SEGMENT 1 STARTING LINEUP

1 17RI Ray Parent
2 89VT Scott Payea
3 55VT Brent Dragon
4 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 17MA Eddie MacDonald
6 88VT Nick Sweet
7 15VT Joey Laquerre
8 02NH Randy Potter
9 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
10 37VT Brian Hoar
11 91QC Patrick Laperle
12 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
13 68VT Brooks Clark
14 48QC Alex Labbe
15 58VT Jimmy Hebert
16 16ME Travis Stearns
17 18VT Jamie Fisher
18 7NC Ben Lynch
19 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
20 19QC Dany Trepanier
21 15ON Derek Lynch
22 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
23 40QC David Michaud
24 5VT Bobby Therrien
25 9ME Emily Packard
26 40VT Eric Chase
27 9VT Chip Grenier
28 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
29 5QC Patrick Cliché
30 11QC Claude Leclerc
31 17VT Lance Allen
32 4NY Brandon Atkins
33 50ME Jeff White
34 71ON Dan McHattie
35 20NY Bucko Branham
36 81ON Bryan Mercer
37 10VT Josh Demers
38 78QC Stephane Descoste
39 7QC Daniel Bergeron
40 77MA Jimmy Linardy
4:38
Meanwhile, fans and teams alike giving these 40 drivers the wave as the salute lap is called. The packed house here at Airborne is waving just about everything they can – checkered flags, hands, hats, babies, etc., etc.,
4:38
Chip Grenier has pulled off the car on the pace laps. They have jacked the rear end up on their machine.
4:37
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL 500 IS WON

The International 500’s race format creates non-stop action for every lap as drivers fight for every position possible. One position lost or gained at any point during the 300 laps could be the determining factor in winning $25,000. The key is to keep an eye on the top finishers from the first segment as they battle their way through heavy traffic during the second and third segments. Here’s how it works:
– The International 500 will be run in three 100-lap segments
– Drivers earn points based on their finish in each segment. (1st gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points, 3rd gets 3 points, etc. all the way to 40th gets 40 points.)
– The top 33 finishers in each segment are inverted to determine the starting line-up of the next segment. (Ex: Winner of the first segment starts 33rd in the second segment, second will start 32nd, etc.)
– The overall finish is determined by the combined score from the three segments. The driver with the lowest combined score will earn the win and the $25,000 payday.
– Ties in the overall finish are determined by which driver earns the least number of points in the third and final segment.

4:36
The command to fire engines is given and 40 ACT Late Models roar to life.
4:36
Joey Polewarczyk Jr takes a moment to collect his thoughts before segment one. (Speed51.com photo)
4:35
The “Final Countdown” is being played over the PA system and the motors are about to fire up.
4:34
Ray Parent will lead the field to green. (Speed51.com photo)
4:31
National Anthems – Canadian and American – are being performed. While the ACT is of course the “American Canadian Tour” and features stars from both nationalities, Airborne Raceway is only about 15 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border.
4:29
There seems to be no prohibitive favorite in today’s race. Between drivers and the media, if you ask 10 different people “in the know”, they’d probably give you 10 different names. Even ACT founder Tom Curley had a different name than everyone else, he’s going for a dark horse in the form of Chip Grenier.
4:29
Eddie MacDonald gives the crowd a wave during driver introductions. (Speed51.com photo)
4:21
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4:21
The cars and their battle flags on a beautiful day at Airborne. (Speed51.com photo)
4:20
Driver introductions have begun.
4:14
Now the infield begins to fill up with teams and team banners.
4:12
ACT Cars beginning to trickle out onto the track for gridding and introductions.
4:03
Tire scruff is over, so the first ACT segment should be coming out shortly.
4:00
The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race co-sanctioned by Champion Racing Association. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com‬‬ for more.
3:49
ACT cars now out for their scruff as Modifieds come in.
3:47
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500 SEGMENT 1 STARTING LINEUP

1 17RI Ray Parent
2 89VT Scott Payea
3 55VT Brent Dragon
4 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 17MA Eddie MacDonald
6 88VT Nick Sweet
7 15VT Joey Laquerre
8 02NH Randy Potter
9 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
10 37VT Brian Hoar
11 91QC Patrick Laperle
12 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
13 68VT Brooks Clark
14 48QC Alex Labbe
15 58VT Jimmy Hebert
16 16ME Travis Stearns
17 18VT Jamie Fisher
18 7NC Ben Lynch
19 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
20 19QC Dany Trepanier
21 15ON Derek Lynch
22 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
23 40QC David Michaud
24 5VT Bobby Therrien
25 9ME Emily Packard
26 40VT Eric Chase
27 9VT Chip Grenier
28 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
29 5QC Patrick Cliché
30 11QC Claude Leclerc
31 17VT Lance Allen
32 4NY Brandon Atkins
33 50ME Jeff White
34 71ON Dan McHattie
35 20NY Bucko Branham
36 81ON Bryan Mercer
37 10VT Josh Demers
38 78QC Stephane Descoste
39 7QC Daniel Bergeron
40 77MA Jimmy Linardy
3:46
We’ve just gotten word from ACT officials that B Feature third and fourth-place finishers, Dave Whitcomb and Clint Folsom have elected to take their prize money from the B Feature and will not transfer to the ACT International 500.  That will bump Daniel Bergeron and Jimmy Linardy into the main event.
3:43
Modifieds and ACT Tire Scruffs are next before we start the International 500.
3:42
“We came here to race in the International 500 and that’s what we’re gonna do.” – Josh Demers
3:41
Demers, whose birthday is today, has chosen to compete in the feature.
3:40
Josh Demers is interviewed by Ken Squier in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
3:39
Demers’ victory comes in his first ever start in an ACT Late Model.
3:37
Fifth was Bergeron, sixth was Linardy, seventh was Boutin and eighth was Bedard.
3:37
Demers can now either take the $3,000 winners check or advance to the feature. 2nd through 4th are in the feature. If Demers takes the money, then Daniel Bergeron is the first alternate into the field.
3:37
CHECKERED: Josh Demers wins the B-Main over Dave Whitcomb, Grant Folsom, and Stephane Descoste.
3:36
Lap 29 – WHITE: Josh Demers looking like he has this in hand.
3:36
Lap 28: Folsom now looking under Descoste for third. Bergeron in fifth but too far back to make a move for now.
3:35
Lap 26: Whitcomb gets a good bite and follows Demers under and past Descoste.
3:35
Lap 25: Now Folsom gets fourth back and pulls to the outside of Whitcomb.
3:35
RESTART: Demers and Descoste are door to door once again. Whitcomb and Boutin behind them also side-by-side.
3:33
After leading for the first half of this race, Chesnut will need the hook (Speed51.com Photo)
3:32
Under yellow (cars still on track)

1.  Demers
2.  Descoste
3.  Whitcomb
4.  Folsom
5.  Boutin
6.  Bergeron
7.  Linardy
8.  Bedard

3:31
Whitcomb will get his spot back because he was not the cause of the caution.
3:31
CAUTION – Jimmy Chesnut got super loose out of Turn Two, fishtailed for five or six jerks of the wheel and then spun into the outside backstretch wall. Then Dave Whitcomb spun on his out of third.
3:29
Lap 23: Folsom dives under Boutin and takes the final transfer spot.
3:29
10 laps to go
1.  Demers
2.  Descoste
3.  Whitcomb
4.  Boutin
5.  Folsom
6.  Chesnut
7.  Bergeron
8.  Linardy
3:29
Lap 20: Folsom has moved to fifth.
3:28
Lap 20: Whitcomb under and by Boutin for third.
3:28
Lap 19: Demers, Descoste, Boutin, and Whitcomb settle into the transfer spots.
3:28
RESTART: Nice and even this time. Demers goes to the lead down the back by a door over Descoste.
3:28
RESTART & CAUTION – Another bad attempt as Descoste jumped, we are going to rack them up for the redeux.
3:26
Looks like Demers goes to second followed by Boutin and Whitcomb. Chesnut being sent to the rear for being involved with the caution.
3:26
Stephane Descoste will inherit the lead.
3:25
CAUTION – Lap 18: Chesnut, Descoste, and Linardy made contact fighting for real estate. Linardy got the worst of it and slid off the track. He rejoins without damage.
3:24
RESTART & CAUTON: Chesnut jumped the start so we’ll rack them up and try again.
3:24
That’s all the cars on track
3:24
As they run under caution:
1.  Chesnut
2.  Linardy
3.  Descoste
4.  Demers (final transfer spot)
5.  Boutin
6.  Whitcomn
7.  Bergeron
8. Folsom
9. Bedard
3:22
YELLOW FLAG Lap 18: Grant Folsom, who was running sixth, goes for a spin in turn four.
3:21
HALFWAY Lap 15
1.  Chesnut
2.  Linardy
3.  Descoste
4. Boutin
5. Demers
6. Folsom
3:21
Lap 15:Boutin gave Descoste a bump as he tried to will Descoste by Whitcomb.
3:21
Lap 13:  Descoste again tries the inside of Linardy in turns three and four.
3:20
Lap 12: Descoste to the inside of Linardy for second.  He can’t make the pass work through turns one and two.
3:20
Doutin holds on to the transfer spot despite missing a chunk of his right front fender (Speed51.com Photo)
3:19
Lap 8: Side by side for fifth with Demers on the inside of Grant Folsom, but they’re out of a transfer spot at this point.
3:19
Lap 7: Descoste takes third from Boutin
3:19
Christopher Bedard (#9) got the worst of the previous incident (Speed51.com Photo)
3:19
GREEN FLAG: Chesnut can’t clear Linardy yet, but does into turn three.
3:18
Quick cleanup and now…
3:18
YELLOW FLAG Lap 6: Daniel Bergeron drove deep into turn one and took out Bessett in turn one.
3:18
Comment From Eric LaFleche 

GO JIMMY LINARDY!!!

3:17
Lap 6: Pink “Piggy” flag is out for Blair Bessett, which means officials deem he was hogging up the race track.
3:17
Lap 5: Descoste up to fourth, the final transfer spot.
3:16
GREEN FLAG: Chesnut clears Linardy off turn two. 
3:16
Lights are off on the pace car and we’re almost ready to go back green for the final 26 laps of this B Feature
3:16
Matt Anderson climbs from his torn up machine (Speed51.com Photo)
3:13
Whitcomb wound up pitting to dust off his car.
3:08
So the running order is now: Chesnut, Linardy, Whitcomb, Demers, Bergeron, Bessett, and Folsom. Everyone else needs the hook.
3:07
RESTART & CAUTION – They went three wide for second and there was no way that was going to work. Half of the field went off the track and made significant contact with with the outfield wall. Rabtoy, Bedard, Anderson are all junked up.   Dave Whitcomb went for a wild ride but inherits third place all the same with minor damage.
3:02
Grant Folsom will pit with heavy right side damage from contact with McGlynn
3:01
Four laps are actually complete. It’s Chestnut,  Bedard, Anderson, and Descoste currently in the transfer spot.
3:01
Lap 3 – CAUTION: Bessett’s slow car stacks the field up and Shawn McGlynn bounces his right rear off the Turn Four wall.
3:00
Lap 1: Blair Bessett gets forced into the infield, but gets going.
2:59
START: Chestnut takes the lead over Bedard. Anderson settles in to third.
2:58
ACT B-Feature Last Chance Race – 30 Laps, $3,000 to Win/Transfer – Starting Lineup:

1 21NH Johnny Chestnut
2 9QC Christopher Bedard
3 49NH Matt Anderson
4 21NY Dave Rabtoy
5 25VT Dave Whitcomb
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 7QC Daniel Bergeron
8 77MA Jimmy Linardy
9 10VT Josh Demers
10 18ON Shawn McGlynn
11 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
12 81VT Grant Folsom
2:57
ACT B-Main rolls out. The top four can advance if they choose to.
2:51
Jamy Begor climbs out the ACT International 500 Limited Late Model winner. (Speed51.com photo)
2:47
CHECKERED: Wood got back inside but couldn’t quite get back up to the door of the #19. Jamy Begor captures the International 500’s Limited Late Model victory.
2:46
WHITE: Begor clears with a fantastic run out of Turn Four.
2:46
Lap 33: Begor by a nose at the stripe. This Limited race is coming down to the finish.
2:46
Lap 32: Robin Wood and Jamy Begor have been door to door for the last two laps since going back green. Three to go.
2:46
For the Limited Lates, a caution came out on Lap 30 and we have a 5 lap dash to the cash.
2:44
In the B-Main, the winner of the race will be given the option to either transfer in to the International 500 or take the $3,000 B-Main winner’s check.
2:42
30 laps will be the B-Main
2:42
Comment From Mike 

how many laps is the B-main?

2:42
Lap 30: Five to go. Wood continues to stretch his advantage on Jamy Begor.
2:39
Lap 20: Robin Wood has pulled away in the last ten laps of this feature and has fifteen to go.
2:39
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500 SEGMENT 1 LINEUP

1 17RI Ray Parent
2 89VT Scott Payea
3 55VT Brent Dragon
4 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
5 17MA Eddie MacDonald
6 88VT Nick Sweet
7 15VT Joey Laquerre
8 02NH Randy Potter
9 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
10 37VT Brian Hoar
11 91QC Patrick Laperle
12 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
13 68VT Brooks Clark
14 48QC Alex Labbe
15 58VT Jimmy Hebert
16 16ME Travis Stearns
17 18VT Jamie Fisher
18 7NC Ben Lynch
19 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
20 19QC Dany Trepanier
21 15ON Derek Lynch
22 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr.
23 40QC David Michaud
24 5VT Bobby Therrien
25 9ME Emily Packard
26 40VT Eric Chase
27 9VT Chip Grenier
28 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr
29 5QC Patrick Cliché
30 11QC Claude Leclerc
31 17VT Lance Allen
32 4NY Brandon Atkins
33 50ME Jeff White
34 71ON Dan McHattie
35 20NY Bucko Branham
36 81ON Bryan Mercer
37 (From Reserve Feature)
38 (From Reserve Feature)
39 (From Reserve Feature)
40 (From Reserve Feature)
2:36
The Limited race has taken on a bit of a dark turn as we’ve been slowed by multiple cautions in the last few minutes. Two time track champ Robin Wood has come to the front.
2:29
ACT B-Feature Last Chance Race – Starting Lineup:

1 21NH Johnny Chestnut
2 9QC Christopher Bedard
3 49NH Matt Anderson
4 21NY Dave Rabtoy
5 25VT Dave Whitcomb
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 7QC Daniel Bergeron
8 77MA Jimmy Linardy
9 10VT Josh Demers
10 18ON Shawn McGlynn
11 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
12 81VT Grant Folsom
2:27
CAUTION – Lap 7: Five cars go around in Turn One. Looks like most everyone escapes without major damage.
2:21
Lap 5: Chris Frennier has obtained the lead over Jamy Begor and Shawn Duquette.
2:18
Casey Johnson won round one and Travis Sauter beat Johnson to win round two. Could round three see a third different winner? See the fastest Super Lates race around Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval on Sunday, July 28. Along with the Super Late Models, the Midwest Super Trucks and INEX Legends will be in action. Qualifying at 1:15pm with racing to follow. More information can be found atwww.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.
2:17
Limited Late Models pull onto the track for their 25 lap feature. Casey St. Clair will lead the field to green.
2:14
CHECKERED: Brent Dragon gets to carry his heat +5 into the feature. He wins over Clark, Grenier, Atkins, McHattie, and Mercer. All are locked in.
2:13
Lap 11 – WHITE: Dragon pulls away while Grenier and Clark are door to door for second.
2:13
Lap 9: Atkins under McHattie for fourth. Mercer remains in the transfer spot.
2:13
Lap 8: Dragon now clears Clark from the outside. Grenier tries to root his way under Clark for second.
2:12
Lap 6: Grenier almost made a gutsy move, trying to take it three wide for the lead. But he tucks back in. Dragon has pulled back up alongside Clark for the lead.
2:12
Lap 5: Dan McHattie, Brandon Atkins, and Bryan Mercer run fourth to sixth.
2:11
Lap 4: Clark clear to the lead, Grenier now pulls up to the inside of Dragon to challenge for second.
2:11
Lap 3: Clark just about clear now while Chip Grenier moves into the picture.
2:11
RESTART: Clark and Dragon pick their battle right back up, they are door to door for another full lap.
2:10
Lights out on the pace machine and we are going back to green. One lap was completed. Clark will now be the leader over Dragon.
2:08
They have brought the sweeper truck onto the oval to clean up the dirt kicked up from the spin. All  three drivers have rejoined the field at the rear.
2:06
CAUTION – Whitcom, Boutin, and Bergeron have gotten themselves entangled in Turn One.
2:05
GREEN: Door to door for the entire first lap. Clark by a nose at the stripe.
2:05
Consi #2 Lineup

1 55VT Brent Dragon
2 68VT Brooks Clark
3 9VT Chip Grenier
4 71ON Dan McHattie
5 4NY Brandon Atkins
6 81ON Bryan Mercer
7 9QC Christopher Bedard
8 7QC Daniel Bergeron
9 25VT Dave Whitcomb
10 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
11 21NY Dave Rabtoy
12 10VT Josh Demers
2:04
Eddie MacDonald (17MA) battles Brent Dragon (55VT) for the final transfer spot. (Speed51.com photo)
2:04
Three-wide. (Speed51.com photo)
2:04
HEAT RACE 4 PHOTOS
2:03
CHECKERED: Randy Potter wins Consi #1. Bouvrette is second, Labbe third, Allen fourth, White fifth, and Branham sixth. All of those drivers make the feature, the others will go to the B-Main for their last change to advance.
2:02
Lap 10: Randy Potter has driven away while Labbe wants to take second back. Johnny Chestnut challenging Anderson for 7th.
2:02
Lap 9: White takes fifth but Branham still pretty safe in the transfer spot .It’s five carlengths back to Anderson
2:01
Lap 7: Bouvrette clear into second. Allen is by himself in fourth. White wants fifth from Branham
2:01
Lap 6: Jeff White has taken the 6th and final transfer spot.
2:01
Lap 4: Potter takes the lead using the second groove. Now Bouvrette pulls up alongside Labbe.
2:00
Lap 3: Lance Allen is 4th, Bucko Branham 5th, and Matt Anderson occupying the final transfer spot in 6th.
2:00
Lap 2: Potter pulls up back alongside Labbe. Bouvrette is right on the lead duo’s tiretracks.
1:59
GREEN: Labbe and Potter door to door through the first half lap. But give the nod to Labbe as they roll through Turn Three.
1:59
Consi #1

1 48QC Alex Labbe
2 02NH Randy Potter
3 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
4 17VT Lance Allen
5 49NH Matt Anderson
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 20NY Bucko Branham
8 50ME Jeff White
9 77MA Jimmy Linardy
10 18ON Shawn McGlynn
11 81VT Grant Folsom
12 21VT Blair Bessett
13 21NH Johnny Chestnut

1:58
Three-wide down the front stretch. (Speed51.com photo)
1:58
Emily Packard locked herself into the main event. (Speed51.com photo)
1:58
Brian Hoar takes the checkers. (Speed51.com photo)
1:58
HEAT RACE 3 PHOTOS
1:57
ACT Consis are next.
1:57
Nick Sweet (88VT) and Eric Chase. (Speed51.com photo)
1:57
Side-by-side heat action. (Speed51.com photo)
1:56
HEAT RACE 2 PHOTOS
1:55
Patrick Laperle (91QC) with pressure from Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (97NH). (Speed51.com photo)
1:55
Jimmy Hebert (58VT) leads Patrick Laperle (91QC) and Travis Stearns (16ME). (Speed51.com photo)
1:54
Shawn McGlynn (18ON), Stephan Descoste (78QC) and Derek Lynch (15VT). (Speed51.com photo)
1:54
HEAT RACE 1 PHOTOS
1:52
It will be a special Thursday night event on July 25 as they will honor Central Wisconsin and nationwide legend Dick Trickle with the White Knight 99+1 event for the Super Late Models. Best part, the general admission is only $4.99 for adults!!! Drivers who enter this event will get two tires and two pit passes. For more information, please visitwww.marshfieldspeedway.com.
1:52
Jason McClatchie will wind up as the 3rd place finisher in the combined finish.
1:51
CHECKERED: Rabtoy wins the battle but Richie Turner wins the war. Combining his win from last night, Turner nips Rabtoy by a single point to be the overall winner.
1:50
WHITE: Richie Turner we believe has earned enough spots in this feature to earn the overall win as they run.
1:49
Lap 18: Rabtoy continues to leads. Since they are combined last night’s finishing order with this night’s finishing order to determine the overall champion, Richie Turner and Rabtoy are the most likely drivers to end up on top as they run.
1:48
Comment From Voix de Chaudiere 

6 drivers from Quebec already qualified..leaving Montreal now on my way to Airborne now for the 1st 100 laps segment

1:47
We will post these again when these races roll out, but here is the lineup for the 2 ACT Consis. Top six in each will lock into the feature.

Consi #1

1 48QC Alex Labbe
2 02NH Randy Potter
3 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
4 17VT Lance Allen
5 49NH Matt Anderson
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 20NY Bucko Branham
8 50ME Jeff White
9 77MA Jimmy Linardy
10 18ON Shawn McGlynn
11 81VT Grant Folsom
12 21VT Blair Bessett
13 21NH Johnny Chestnut

Consi #2

1 55VT Brent Dragon
2 68VT Brooks Clark
3 9VT Chip Grenier
4 71ON Don McHattie
5 4NY Brandon Atkins
6 81ON Bryan Mercer
7 9QC Christopher Bedard
8 7QC Daniel Bergeron
9 25VT Dave Whitcomb
10 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
11 21NY Dave Rabtoy
12 10VT Josh Demers
1:45
Lap 8: Lance Raptoy has taken the Renegade lead.
1:41
Lap 5: Robert Gordon in the H2O machine is making hay from the back of the field, up to third after starting near the tail end of the field
1:41
We have gone green in the Renegae race as Robbie Favreau got around early leader Seymour. They just went three wide for second.
1:38
Reneages will race 25 laps and are out on the track. Curtis Seymour, Jr.’s #357 will lead the field to green. We count 15 cars taking the track today.
1:37
The third Gulf Coast Doubleheader weekend for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco is set for July 26 and 27.  The weekend kicks off with a combination event for the Southern Super Series and the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on Friday, July 26.  The action shifts a few miles down Interstate 10 to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, July 27, for the combination Southern Super Series and Miller Lite Series 125-lap feature.  Daniel Hemric swept both ends of the Gulf Coast double last month, but who will take the checkered flags home from the Gulf Coast this time around?  Find out July 26 and 27.  For more details, visit www.southernsuperseries.com,www.5flagsspeedway.com and www.mobilespeedway.net.
1:35
While we figure out the lineups for the consis we are going to move onto the Renegade feature.
1:35
CHECKERED: Therrien (+0), Laquerre (+3), Payea (+5), Parent (+7), Leclerc (-3), and MacDonald (+4) lock themselves into the feature via the heat. Parent should have the pole as of this moment.

Dragon finishes 7th and will carry a very strong (+5) into his consi.

1:33
Lap 11 – WHITE: Therrien leads an angry pack bouncing off each other for 2nd through 7th.
1:33
Lap 10: Brent Dragon around Eddie MacDonald on the outside for 6th.
1:33
Lap 9: Therrien is long gone with this heat. Laquerre pulls under Leclerc for second. Payea looking to pounce as well.
1:32
Lap 7: Black flag is being given to Bessett.
1:32
Lap 6: Dragon has come to 7th from the shotgun.
1:31
Lap 4: Give Payea 4th, Parent 5th, and Eddie Mac 6th.
1:31
Lap 3: Laquerre gets a good enough bite though to pull alongside and takes third. It’s Payea trying to follow him through and by Bessett.
1:31
Lap 2: But Bessett now has to worry about Laquerre. He takes a defensive line to hold off the “Racing Grandfather” into Turn One.
1:30
REDEUX: Therrien again gets a good start. This time, Leclerc loses a lot of ground and Bessett is right behind him.
1:28
Comment From Guest 

Thanks for the great coverage!!! Go get’em Wayne Helliwell. Nashua,NH is rooting for you!!!!!!

1:28
Yes, drivers who finished in the top 6 of their heat are locked into the feature, including the #5QC of Cliche. Though their starting spot is still in flux.
1:28
Comment From Voix de Chaudiere 

5 from Quebec already in

1:27
CAUTION: Daniel Bergeron goes for the spin cycle in Turn Three. We did not complete a lap prior to the caution.
1:27
GREEN: Therrien will clear while Leclerc will tuck in right behind him.
1:25
Heat #4

1 5VT Bobby Therrien
2 11QC Claude Leclerc
3 21VT Blair Bessett
4 49NH Matt Anderson
5 15VT Joey Laquerre
6 7QC Daniel Bergeron
7 25VT Dave Whitcomb
8 89VT Scott Payea
9 17VT Lance Allen
10 17MA Eddie MacDonald
11 17RI Ray Parent
12 55VT Brent Dragon
1:25
CHECKERED: Brian Hoar (+2), Packard (+0), Fisher (+1), Lynch (+1), Trepanier (+1), and Dery (+2) lock into the field as they flash across the stripe.
1:24
Lap 11- WHITE: Brooks Clark making a great run at it, this will be close.
1:23
Lap 10: Brooks Clark comes to 7th and needs to run down Dery in a hurry.
1:23
Lap 9: Lynch and Dery racing hard for 5th, but both are safely ahead of the 7th-12th pack.
1:23
Lap 8: Packard pulls over and gives Hoar the lead. Packard looks content to transfer into the feature.
1:23
Lap 7: Brian Hoar has caught Packard for the lead. Meanwhile, Trepanier looking at Fisher for third.
1:22
Lap 6 – Halfway. The back of the field is getting crowded as they try to dispose of Demers. Three wide at the back of the pack.
1:22
Lap 5: Demers continues to fade from the picture as Jeff White takes a spot from him.
1:22
Lap 4: Trepanier is fourth, Lynch fifth. Dery takes sixth from Demers.
1:21
Lap 3: Packard long gone as Hoar powers past Fisher for second.
1:21
Lap 2: Hoar made a daring three wide move to scoot around Demers and is now third behind Jamie Fisher.
1:21
GREEN – Packard gets a great jump and give her the lead down the back. Demers is out of control and stacking up the field behind him.
1:20
Heat #3

1 10VT Josh Demers
2 9ME Emily Packard
3 37VT Brian Hoar
4 18VT Jamie Fisher
5 7NC Ben Lynch
6 19QC Dany Trepanier
7 50ME Jeff White
8 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
9 68VT Brooks Clark
10 4NY Brandon Atkins
11 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
12 77MA Jimmy Linardy
1:20
Comment From Johnnyracer 

Nice job sweet & chase.

1:20
Sweet will take a +3 from that race, best of the six qualified drivers. Pole unofficially remains with the highest +/- total.
1:18
Lap 12 – CHECKERED: David Michaud wins Heat #2 and will transfer as Sweet uses the outside line to scoot around Cyr on the outside for second. Eric Chase takes fourth, while Cliche and Robinson hang on for fifth and sixth.
1:18
Lap 11 – WHITE:  Robinson keeps getting his right front fender under Cliche but can get no further.
1:17
Lap 9: Michaud and Cyr continue to ride a comfortable 1-2. Sweet is third, Sweet fourth and then the hornets nest for fifth on back.
1:17
Lap 8: Robinson needs to get around Cliche in a hurry as Potter is closing up on that duo. That is the final transfer spot.
1:16
Lap 7: Sweet under Chase for third. Cliche holds off Robinson for now.
1:16
Lap 6: Now Robinson gives Cliche a tap looking for fifth.
1:16
Lap 3: Now Sweet under Cliche for fourth. Behind them Robinson occupies the final transfer spot.
1:15
Lap 1: Eric Chase has cleared Patrick Cliche for 3rd
1:15
GREEN: Michaud slid up the track exiting Turn Two, forcing Cyr to back out of the throttle. Give the lead to Michaud.
1:14
Heat #2

1 40QC David Michaud
2 32VT Jean Paul Cyr
3 5QC Patrick Cliché
4 20NY Bucko Branham
5 88VT Nick Sweet
6 40VT Eric Chase
7 28ME Rowland Robinson, jr.
8 81ON Bryan Mercer
9 81VT Grant Folsom
10 9VT Chip Grenier
11 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
12 02NH Randy Potter
1:14
Unofficially it looks like Joey Pole got a +6 score following that heat
1:13
Comment From Voix de Chaudiere 

Bravo Patrick Laperle..1er Quebecois to transfer the the main event

1:12
CHECKERED: Heat win goes to Jimmy Hebert. Travis Stearns, Patrick Laperle, Joey Polewarczyk, Wayne Helliwell Jr., and Derek Lynch follow him across the line and all are locked into the field.
1:11
Lap 11: Helliwell and Pole playing bumper tag for 4th.
1:11
Lap 10: Two to go. Stearns clear back in second. Lynch in sixth is safely in the final transfer spot.
1:11
Lap 7: Chestnut went for a spin but refires before causing a caution. Meanwhile, Stearns has pulled back even with Laperle for second.
1:10
Lap 6: Halfway in this heat. It’s Hebert, Laperle, Stearns, Polewarczyk, Helliwell, and and Lynch in the transfer spots.
1:10
Lap 5: Even at the line for second. Laperle gets a nose into Turn One.
1:10
RESTART: Same front row as before as a lap was not completed before the yellow flew. Hebert takes the lead as Stearns now has to handle Laperle.
1:09
Yes, Christopher is Yvon’s son.
1:09
Comment From jon 

Is Christopher Bedard related to long time NASCAR North and ACT pilot Yvon Bedard?

1:08
Comment From MHamilton 

Thank you speed 51 for the covarage today

1:08
Comment From Johnnyracer 

Good luck to all the drivers & team’s. Be safe & enjoy.

1:08
CAUTION – Dave Rabtoy gets turned around in Turn One.
1:08
RESTART: Hebert and Stearns your front row.
1:06
CAUTION – Lap 4: Johnny Chestnut has looped his car on the back stretch.
1:06
Lap 4: Hebert, Stearns,
1:06
Lap 3: Laperle will also follow through, give him third. And Joey Pole is also coming.
1:06
Lap 2: Stearns beats his way under and by McGlynn for second.
1:05
Heat one is underway. (Speed51.com photo)
1:05
GREEN: Hebert, who actually started second due to Bedard’s DQ of heat starting position, takes the lead early.
1:04
First heat is on the track getting their tires up to temps.
1:03
Heat #1

1 18ON Shawn McGlynn
2 9QC Christopher Bedard
3 16ME Travis Stearns
4 58VT Jimmy Hebert
5 91QC Patrick Laperle
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 15ON Derek Lynch
8 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
9 48QC Alex Labbe
10 21NH Johnny Chestnut
11 71ON Dan McHattie
12 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
13 21NY Dave Rabtoy
1:03
QUALIFYING PROCEDURE
– Heat line-ups are based on a draw
– All drivers earn a Plus/Minus value based on how many positions they gain or lose in the heat race.
(Ex: Driver A starts sixth and finishes third, they have a +3 Plus/Minus value. Driver b starts fifth and finishes fifth, they have a 0 Plus/Minus. Driver C starts second and finishes fourth, they have a -2 Plus/Minus value)
– Drivers that qualify through the heat race or the consis are put into a pool with their Plus/Minus value they earned in the heat race.
– This pool of drivers and their Plus/Minus value determines the starting line-up for the feature. The highest Plus/Minus value earning the pole position, second-highest value starts second, etc. Ties are broken by the highest finish in the heat or consis by the earliest heat.

Four heats, 12 laps each. Six transfer to the plus/minus. There will be two consis, 12 laps each. Those will take six cars each with the top three plus/minus totals of the qualifying cars will carry that plus-minus into the feature.

Four cars will then be taken from the Reserve/B Feature. That will make our 40-car field.

1:00
The flagman has climbed his stand and we expect the cars to start rolling out any second.
12:56
Officials in the pit are have hollered out “Load ’em up!” and drivers are starting to strap in for the first ACT heat race. Five minutes to post time.
12:55
Five minutes until post time.
12:50
Defending ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. is looking forward to the non-points event today.

“It’s a relief not having to worry about the guys you run with day in and day out. Today it’s all about getting to the front as fast and as hard as we can.”

12:45
It’s the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model event in the country and it’s back for a 21st time at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway…it’s the Kalamazoo Klash! The Klash brings in the best Outlaw talents from the Midwest plus invaders from all around the country to battle in the event that annually packs the Kalamazoo Speedway grandstands. For more on the Kalamazoo Klash XXI, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com.
12:37
Heats are first on the agenda, at the top of the hour.
12:37
Here are the heat race lineups. We will post them again before each individual heat, but you can loacte your favorite driver now.

Heat #1

1 18ON Shawn McGlynn
2 9QC Christopher Bedard
3 16ME Travis Stearns
4 58VT Jimmy Hebert
5 91QC Patrick Laperle
6 78QC Stephane Descoste
7 15ON Derek Lynch
8 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
9 48QC Alex Labbe
10 21NH Johnny Chestnut
11 71ON Dan McHattie
12 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
13 21NY Dave Rabtoy

Heat #2

1 40QC David Michaud
2 32VT Jean Paul Cyr
3 5QC Patrick Cliché
4 20NY Bucko Branham
5 88VT Nick Sweet
6 40VT Eric Chase
7 28ME Rowland Robinson, jr.
8 81ON Bryan Mercer
9 81VT Grant Folsom
10 9VT Chip Grenier
11 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr.
12 02NH Randy Potter

Heat #3

1 10VT Josh Demers
2 9ME Emily Packard
3 37VT Brian Hoar
4 18VT Jamie Fisher
5 7NC Ben Lynch
6 19QC Dany Trepanier
7 50ME Jeff White
8 21QC Jean-Francois Dery
9 68VT Brooks Clark
10 4NY Brandon Atkins
11 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette
12 77MA Jimmy Linardy

Heat #4

1 5VT Bobby Therrien
2 11QC Claude Leclerc
3 21VT Blair Bessett
4 49NH Matt Anderson
5 15VT Joey Laquerre
6 7QC Daniel Bergeron
7 25VT Dave Whitcomb
8 89VT Scott Payea
9 17VT Lance Allen
10 17MA Eddie MacDonald
11 17RI Ray Parent
12 55VT Brent Dragon

 

12:35
Christopher Bedard and Johnny Chesnut will have to start at the rear of the first heat because of tech infractions in pre-qualifying tech.

Bucko Branham will also have to start at the rear of his heat, the second heat, because he was not in the tech line by his designated time.

12:25
Dany Trepanier goes across the scales. Trepanier won his first career Série ACT race last weekend at Circuit Riverside Speedway (Speed51.com Photo)
12:18
Dave Whitcomb and team wait for their heat to be called to grid up. Whitcomb was the inaugural ACT Late Model champ in 1992 (Speed51.com Photo)
12:13
Pre-qualifying tech is well underway. (Speed51.com photo)
12:07
The hood is up on Lance Allen’s car as the crew is just about done making repairs. The broken shock has been replaced and now the only thing left for the team to have the car race-ready is to check the ride heights and run through the tech line. (
12:05
Lance Allen brought out a yellow in the final ACT practice. After checking in with Allen, a left-front shock breaking is what caused the Vermont racer to slow with smoke in turn one. “It was scary,” said Allen, who got his car slowed to a stop before he went off the banking in turn one.
12:04
Practice is done for the day and now the track will sit quiet for an hour until the ACT Heats.
12:02
Jean-Paul Cyr is ready for his heat race. (Speed51.com photo)
11:59
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. said his car is “good…real good.” The three-time ACT winner this season will have to start 12th in his heat race. “We have to come from a long way back in the heat, but that could be a good thing,” said Polewarczyk, indicating that with the plus-minus system, passing a lot of cars in the heat could be the ticket to starting up front in the first 100-lap feature.
11:54
Updated Schedule – Racing Beginning at 1:00 PM:

ACT Heats (4 Heats, 12 Laps Each)
Renegade (25 Laps)
ACT Consis
Limited Late Model (35 L)
ACT B-Feature (50 L)
Mod Scruff Session
ACT Scruff Session
ACT Segment #1 (100 L)
Intermission
ACT Segment #2 (100 L)
Modifieds (50 L)
ACT Segment #3 (100 L)

11:53
Eric Laperle leads brother Patrick’s car across the scales for one more run through the tech line. (Speed51.com photo)
11:52
51 caught up with the Laperle team. They changed carburetors to try to get more speed out of the 91QC. But that wasn’t all. “We changed everything,” said Eric Laperle, twin brother and crew chief for Patrick. “Our practice tires and our race tires have different serial codes. On practice tires, we are terrible. On race tires, we are good. I hope it stays that way.”
11:42
Renegades now out for their final practice.
11:41
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11:40
Final Practice Times
ACT International 500 Late Models

1 28ME Rowland Robinson, jr. 16.962
2 48QC Alex Labbe 16.977
3 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 17.050
4 88VT Nick Sweet 17.076
5 91QC Patrick Laperle 17.083
6 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 17.085
7 37VT Brian Hoar 17.126
8 5QC Patrick Cliché 17.133
9 40QC David Michaud 17.171
10 15VT Joey Laquerre 17.172
11 5VT Bobby Therrien 17.178
12 7NC Ben Lynch 17.180
13 19QC Dany Trepanier 17.182
14 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 17.206
15 17MA Eddie MacDonald 17.210
16 02NH Randy Potter 17.222
17 16ME Travis Stearns 17.223
18 4NY Brandon Atkins 17.262
19 40VT Eric Chase 17.263
20 21QC Jean Francois Dery 17.277
21 89VT Scott Payea 17.288
22 55VT Brent Dragon 17.311
23 17RI Ray Parent 17.317
24 18VT Jamie Fisher 17.350
25 81ON Bryan Mercer 17.374
26 15ON Derek Lynch 17.376
27 25VT Dave Whitcomb 17.380
28 78QC Stephane Descoste 17.385
29 50ME Jeff White 17.397
30 68VT Brooks Clark 17.404
31 17VT Lance Allen 17.410
32 9ME Emily Packard 17.411
33 21VT Blair Bessett 17.416
34 9VT Chip Grenier 17.421
35 21NH Johnny Chestnut 17.440
36 32VT Jean Paul Cyr 17.442
37 71ON Don McHattie 17.450
38 11QC Claude Leclerc 17.543
39 77MA James Linardy 17.549
40 7QC Daniel Bergeron 17.575
41 9QC Christopher Bedard 17.577
42 81VT Grant Folsom 17.632
43 18ON Shawn McGlynn 17.634
44 49NH Matt Anderson 17.640
45 20NY Bucko Branham 17.678
46 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr. 17.786
47 10VT Josh Demers 17.844
48 21NY Dave Rabtoy 17.919
11:31
ACT practice is over and the Big Block Modifieds are now on the track.
11:27
Laperle, Bobby Theerien, and Eddie Mac remain on the track once we go back green.
11:27
Allen needs a tow to exit the track.
11:23
YELLOW FLAG in second ACT practice. Lance Allen has smoke coming from beneath the 17VT. He has come to a stop in turn four.
11:23
Now on the track as practice continues are Christopher Bedard, Lance Allen, Patrick Laperle
11:22
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11:22
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL 500 IS WON

The International 500’s race format creates non-stop action for every lap as drivers fight for every position possible. One position lost or gained at any point during the 300 laps could be the determining factor in winning $25,000. The key is to keep an eye on the top finishers from the first segment as they battle their way through heavy traffic during the second and third segments. Here’s how it works:
– The International 500 will be run in three 100-lap segments
– Drivers earn points based on their finish in each segment. (1st gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points, 3rd gets 3 points, etc. all the way to 40th gets 40 points.)
– The top 33 finishers in each segment are inverted to determine the starting line-up of the next segment. (Ex: Winner of the first segment starts 33rd in the second segment, second will start 32nd, etc.)
– The overall finish is determined by the combined score from the three segments. The driver with the lowest combined score will earn the win and the $25,000 payday.
– Ties in the overall finish are determined by which driver earns the least number of points in the third and final segment.

11:17
Matt Anderson & co. reaching down into the rear end gears (Speed51.com Photo)
11:16
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11:12
Blair Bessett (21VT) and Ray Parent (17RI). (Speed51.com photo)
11:10
Busy teams and cars bustle by the tech shed (Speed51.com Photo)
11:09
ON TRACK
Jonathan Bouvrette, Stephane Descoste, Jeff White
11:06
CRA Racing Powered by JEGS “Night of Stars Twin 100’s” at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, July 26 will bring some of the biggest favorite drivers for the Midwest fans. Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace, David Stremme and Fox Sports/Speed TV NASCAR reporter Bob Dillner will be on hand for this special event. There will be a meet and greet with the fans and twin 100-lap feature events for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance. For more information, visit www.cra-racing.com.
11:04
Patrick Laperle on track in the second session. (Speed51.com photo)
11:03
ON TRACK
Bobby Therrien, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Kevin Boutin, Jr., Patrick Laperle, Emily Packard, David Whitcomb, Ben Lynch, Derek Lynch
10:58
Scott Payea has yet to hit the track this session (Speed51.com Photo)
10:56
Second ACT practice is underway. On track currently are Jean-Paul Cyr, Brandon Atkins, Josh demers, Travis Stearns, Lance Allen, Bobby Therrien and a few others.
10:53
State Park Speedway’s second round of the their Triple X Challenge Series will be the Larry Detjen’s Memorial on July 26-27. The race honors a true hero who lost his life in a racing accident. The two days of racing will feature Super Late Models, Big 8 Series, Trucks and more. For more information, please visit www.stateparkspeedway.com.
10:52
UPDATED ACT ROSTER
(49 cars)

4NY Brandon Atkins Ausable Forks, NY
5QC Patrick Cliché St-Jean-Chr., QC
5VT Bobby Therrien Hinesburg, VT
7NY Ben Lynch Huntersville, NC
7QC Daniel Bergeron Mirabel, QC
9ME Emily Packard E. Montpelier, VT
9QC Chirsopher Bedard Montreal, QC
9VT Chip Grenier Graniteville, VT
10VT Josh Demers Montpelier, VT
11QC Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, QC
15ON Derek Lynch Warkworth, ON
15VT Joey Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
16ME Travis Stearns Auburn, ME
17VT Lance Allen Barre, VT
17MA Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA
17RI Ray Parent Tiverton, RI
18VT Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT
18ON Shawn McGlynn Waterloo, ON
19QC Dany Trepanier St-Edouard, QC
20NY Bucko Branham Plattsburgh, NY
21QC Jean-Francois Dery Quebec, QC
21VT Blair Bessett Worcester, VT
21NH Johnny Chesnut Grantham, NH
21NY Dave Rabtoy Swanton, VT
25VT David Whitcomb Essex Jct., VT
25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr. Fairfax, VT
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Dover, NH
28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. Steuben, ME
32VT Jean-Paul Cyr Milton, VT
37VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT
40QC David Michaud St-Anne des Plaines, QC
40VT Eric Chase Milton, VT
41QC Jonathan Bouvrette Blainville, QC
48QC Alex Labbe St-Albert, QC
49NH Matt Anderson Franklin NH
50ME Jeff White Winthrop, ME
55VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT
58VT Jimmy Hebert Williamstown, VT
68VT Brooks Clark Fayston, VT
71ON Dan McHattie Cavan, ON
77MA Jimmy Linardy Somerville, MA
78QC Stephane Descoste Oka, QC
81VT Grant Folsom Waitsfield, VT
81ON Bryan Mercer Port Hope, ON
88VT Nick Sweet Barre, VT
89VT Scott Payea Milton, VT
91QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC
97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH
02NH Randy Potter Groveton, NH
10:52
The three cars added to the driver roster today are:
15VT – Joey Laquerre
21NH – Johnny Chesnut
49NH – Matt Anderson
10:37
Polewarczyk took Speed51.com around Airborne Speedway for a few laps yesterday for the latest installment of Speed51.com On Track. Check it out!

10:34
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (97) was quickest in first Sunday practice. (Speed51.com photo)
10:32
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will make the trek to Monroe, WA on Saturday, August 17 for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Evergreen Speedway. Derek Thorn, Michael Self, Cameron Hayley, Greg Pursley and the other stars of K&N Pro Series West will be competing on the popular 5/8-mile oval. Fans are also invited to the K&N Fanfest on Friday, August 16. For more information, please visit www.evergreenspeedway.com.
10:31
FIRST ACT SUNDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

1 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 17.021
2 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 17.037
3 37VT Brian Hoar 17.068
4 58VT Jimmy Hebert 17.073
5 88VT Nick Sweet 17.090
6 19QC Dany Trepanier 17.123
7 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 17.124
8 7NC Ben Lynch 17.165
9 55VT Brent Dragon 17.169
10 48QC Alex Labbe 17.174
11 15ON Derek Lynch 17.185
12 21QC Jean-Francois Dery 17.190
13 4NY Brandon Atkins 17.192
14 40QC David Michaud 17.201
15 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr 17.209
16 68VT Brooks Clark 17.223
17 91QC Patrick Laperle 17.231
18 7QC Daniel Bergeron 17.256
19 81ON Bryan Mercer 17.300
20 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. 17.304
21 89VT Scott Payea 17.335
22 02NH Randy Potter 17.338
23 15VT Joey Laquerre 17.351
24 21NH Johnny Chesnut 17.356
25 40VT Eric Chase 17.356
26 17RI Ray Parent 17.363
27 9ME Emily Packard 17.394
28 78QC Stephan Descoste 17.426
29 5VT Bobby Therrien 17.431
30 5QC Patrick Cliché 17.431
31 50ME Jeff White 17.443
32 17MA Eddie MacDonald 17.449
33 16ME Travis Stearns 17.453
34 71ON Dan McHattie 17.454
35 17VT Lance Allen 17.477
36 18VT Jamie Fisher 17.494
37 9VT Chip Grenier 17.522
38 10VT Josh Demers 17.537
39 11QC Claude Leclerc 17.558
40 81VT Grant Folsom 17.586
41 49NH Matt Anderson 17.621
42 21NY Dave Rabtoy 17.666
43 20NY Bucko Branham 17.677
44 77MA Jimmy Linardy 17.682
45 9QC Christopher Bedard 17.689
46 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr. 17.694
47 25VT Dave Whitcomb 17.706
48 18ON Shawn McGlynn 17.734
49 21VT Blair Bessett 17.881
10:31
There are a few additions to the roster today, giving us 49 cars that took time in the first practice.
10:22
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10:21
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. was the quickest in the first ACT practice over Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Brian Hoar, Jimmy Hebert and Nick Sweet.  Full results in a moment.
10:15
The first of two ACT practices this morning is now complete.  We will have a full time sheet shortly.
10:15
The 81s of Bryan Mercer (81ON) and Grant Folsom (81VT). (Speed51.com photo)
10:09
Thunder Road and ACT veteran Joey Laquerre is in action here at Airborne today. (Speed51.com photo)
10:06
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500 PURSE DISTRIBUTION
(40 car starting field)

1 25,000
2 8,000
3 5,000
4 4,000
5 3,500
6 3,200
7 2,800
8 2,600
9 2,300
10 2,200
11 2,100
12 2,000
13 1,900
14 1,800
15 1,600
16 1,500
17 1,425
18 1,400
19 1,375
20 1,350
21 1,315
22 1,300
23 1,275
24 1,255
25 1,240
26 1,225
27 1,210
28 1,200
29 1,180
30 1,165
31 1,150
32 1,130
33 1,110
34 1,110
35 1,090
36 1,050
37 1,000
38 1,000
39 1,000
40 1,000
10:05
Eyes on the prize. (Speed51.com photo)
10:04
Also in the driver’s meeting this morning, Tom Curley addressed some of the drivers’ concerns about the GM 604 crate engine and the crate engine supplied by Ford Racing here at AIrborne. Curley said there would be no changes to the rules regarding these engines for this event, remaining “by the rulebook.” Some drivers had expressed concerns that the Chevy engines were stronger at certain points of the racetrack and the Fords were stronger at others, so Curley said that it was not a question of inequality between the brands, but a trademark of one manufacturer or the other as well as a characteristic of the racetrack, not the engines.
10:01
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10:01
Quebec’s Jonathan Bouvrette was quickest in yesterday’s final practice. (Speed51.com photo)
9:51
We already see one addition to the driver roster. Vermont racer Joey Laquerre is on track with his No. 15. He was not in attendance here for practice yesterday.
9:50
YELLOW FLAG in ACT practice for a spun Eric Chase car in turns three and four. Chase quickly gets straightened up and is back on track under GREEN
9:39
One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013. It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park. The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on August 10 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event. For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visitwww.racegmp.com
9:39
ACT practice is now underway.
9:36
QUALIFYING PROCEDURE
– Heat line-ups are based on a draw
– All drivers earn a Plus/Minus value based on how many positions they gain or lose in the heat race.
(Ex: Driver A starts sixth and finishes third, they have a +3 Plus/Minus value. Driver b starts fifth and finishes fifth, they have a 0 Plus/Minus. Driver C starts second and finishes fourth, they have a -2 Plus/Minus value)
– Drivers that qualify through the heat race or the consis are put into a pool with their Plus/Minus value they earned in the heat race.
– This pool of drivers and their Plus/Minus value determines the starting line-up for the feature. The highest Plus/Minus value earning the pole position, second-highest value starts second, etc. Ties are broken by the highest finish in the heat or consis by the earliest heat.

Four heats, 12 laps each. Six transfer to the plus/minus. There will be two consis, 12 laps each. Those will take six cars each with the top three plus/minus totals of the qualifying cars will carry that plus-minus into the feature.

Four cars will then be taken from the Reserve/B Feature. That will make our 40-car field.

9:32
PROCEDURE CHANGE
Earlier this morning, ACT President Tom Curley addressed the drivers in an early driver’s meeting. There will not be one later at 12:10 as was originally scheduled. Curley announced this morning that one as soon as the pits opened about an hour ago that a meeting would be held and that would be the only meeting of the day.

In the meeting, it was announced that the ACT Reserve feature, which was supposed to be a $3,000-to-win non-qualifiers race, will be combined with the ACT “B Feature.” The race will be cut from 100 laps to 30, but will keep the same purse, paying $3,000 to the winner. The top six finishers in the Reserve/B Feature have the choice to either take their finishing purse from the B feature or take a starting position in the main 300-lap ACT International 500 feature. If the driver elects to take their Reserve/B Feature prize money and not go to the feature, then the feature starting spot will go to the next driver in the Reserve/B Feature finish.

9:27
SUNDAY’S EVENT SCHEDULE
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500
Airborne Park Speedway – Plattsburgh, NY

Sunday, July 21
8:00am Pits Open, Tire Compound Opens
8:30am Pre-Tech Opens
9:30am Front Gate Opens

Practice
9:30am ACT Late Models
10:15am Airborne Divisions
10:45am ACT Late Models FINAL
11:30am Airborne Divisions FINAL
11:30am ACT Late Models FINAL INSPECTION by heats (impound)
12noon Close Track

12:10pm Driver Meeting

1:00pm ACT Heats (+/-) (TBA)
Renegade Twin Feature 2 (25L)
ACT Consi(s) (TBA)
Modified Twin Feature 2 (50L)
ACT B-Features (TBA)

Intermission

ACT Segment 1 (100L)
ACT Reserve Feature (100L)
ACT Segment 2 (100L)
Limited Late Model Feature (25L)
ACT Segment 3 (100L)
7:30pm Close Track (Estimated)

9:26
Three practice sessions were held for the ACT cars here yesterday.  Brian Hoar, Alex Labbe and Jonathan Bouvrette setting fast time in each of the sessions.  Bouvrett’es run in the final practice session of the day was the fastest lap turned here yesterday.  More practice is on tap for the ACT cars in just a few minutes.

To recap all of yesterday’s action, click this link:
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/ACT/Trackside_Now_Airborne_500_7_20.html

9:24
Comment From James 

Here to watch the Ontario Canada boys get it done!

9:24
ACT INTERNATIONAL 500 DRIVER ROSTER

4NY Brandon Atkins Ausable Forks, NY
5QC Patrick Cliché St-Jean-Chr., QC
5VT Bobby Therrien Hinesburg, VT
7NY Ben Lynch Huntersville, NC
7QC Daniel Bergeron Mirabel, QC
9ME Emily Packard E. Montpelier, VT
9QC Chirsopher Bedard Montreal, QC
9VT Chip Grenier Graniteville, VT
10VT Josh Demers Montpelier, VT
11QC Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, QC
15ON Derek Lynch Warkworth, ON
16ME Travis Stearns Auburn, ME
17VT Lance Allen Barre, VT
17MA Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA
17RI Ray Parent Tiverton, RI
18VT Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT
18ON Shawn McGlynn Waterloo, ON
19QC Dany Trepanier St-Edouard, QC
20NY Bucko Branham Plattsburgh, NY
21QC Jean-Francois Dery Quebec, QC
21VT Blair Bessett Worcester, VT
21NY Dave Rabtoy Swanton, VT
25VT David Whitcomb Essex Jct., VT
25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr. Fairfax, VT
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Dover, NH
28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. Steuben, ME
32VT Jean-Paul Cyr Milton, VT
37VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT
40QC David Michaud St-Anne des Plaines, QC
40VT Eric Chase Milton, VT
41QC Jonathan Bouvrette Blainville, QC
48QC Alex Labbe St-Albert, QC
50ME Jeff White Winthrop, ME
55VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT
58VT Jimmy Hebert Williamstown, VT
68VT Brooks Clark Fayston, VT
71ON Dan McHattie Cavan, ON
77MA Jimmy Linardy Somerville, MA
78QC Stephane Descoste Oka, QC
81VT Grant Folsom Waitsfield, VT
81ON Bryan Mercer Port Hope, ON
88VT Nick Sweet Barre, VT
89VT Scott Payea Milton, VT
91QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC
97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH
02NH Randy Potter Groveton, NH
9:12
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9:11
Randy Potter’s team unloads the car under gorgeous skies at Airborne. (Speed51.com photo)
9:03
It is a picture-perfect day for this historic event here in Plattsburgh. Temperatures are currently in the low 70’s and will remain in the 70-degree range all day with abundant sunshine overhead.
9:02
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8:53
Good morning and welcome to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York for today’s first-ever running of the ACT International 500 for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models and more.
8:50
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Trackside Now: ACT International 500 – Airborne Park Speedway (NY) – 7/21/13