7:29
Thank you for joining Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100 as well as the ACT Invitational . Don't forget to stay tuned to Speed51.com throughout the week for all the latest news and information in the short track racing world.

Congratulations to winners Ron Silk and Eddie MacDonald on their historic wins at the Magic Mile today. Goodnight!

7:27
New Hampshire Motor Speedway ACT Invitational Results :

1. Eddie MacDonald
2. Nick Sweet
3. Shawn Martin
4. Quinten Welch
5. Brad Leighton
6. Brian Hoar
7. Joey Pole
8. Tom Carey Jr
9. Karl Allard
10. Glen Luce
11. Austin Theriault
12. Guy Caron
13. Patrick Laperle
14. Joey Laquerre
15. Jeff Taylor
16. John Donahue
17. Scott Payea
18. Donald Theetge
19. Jean-Francois Dery
20. Wayne Helliwell Jr
21. Donnie Lashua
22. Jamie Fisher
23. Ray Parent
24. Ricky Rolfe
25. Aaron Fellows
26. Jamie Aube
27. Dany Trepanier
28. Jean-Paul Cyr
29. Luke Hinkley
30. TJ Brackett
31. Dave Farrington Jr
32. Richard Staskowski
33. Ben Ashline
34. Dan McHattie
35. Todd Davis
36. Ben Lynch
37. Brent Dragon
38. Phil Scott
39. Mark Lamberton
40. Pete Yetman
41. Jeff White
42. David Michaud
43. Ryan Vanasse 

7:22
Eddie MacDonald celebrates his ACT Invitational win in victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Rick Ibsen for Speed51.com Photo)
7:21
Eddie MacDonald (#17) and Nick Sweet (#40) battle hard side by side in the last 20 laps. (Rick Ibsen for Speed51.com Photo)
7:21
Pole-sitter Phil Scott spins in turn four on the first lap. (Rick Ibsen for Speed51.com Photo)
6:58
Eddie MacDonald's car in ACT post-race tech. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:44
Thoughts on his third-place run from Shawn Martin :

"Our day started off great, we unloaded and the car was absolutely the best car I've ever had for here. I've really got to thank my crew for the power through the center and the car was able to get off the corner really well so that was great. I knew we had a really good piece going into this race and until that first caution came out the car was spot-on and we just got a little tight after that." 

6:40
Thoughts from second-place finisher Nick Sweet :

"We started the day out late when we got here and that was awesome. And then we went out in practice and the track was a little wet and I was actually scared out there and I was going a little easy. And then we went out into this race kind of playing roulette, not knowing how it was going to go and went out there and it felt really comfortable.

Then I drove through the field there with Eddie. It was a great race at the end there but i just couldn't capture the win. It seems like everything comes in two's for me here. Two years ago I was second to Eddie and last year it was two laps and then I was in the wall, and this year second again. I'm getting good at being the bridesmaid I guess." 

6:35
Here's what Eddie MacDonald had to say after winning the ACT Invitational at NHMS :

"The guys just did such an awesome job getting the car just right where it needed to be. And I can't praise Nick Sweet enough, he ran that thing hard and I had to drive that thing as hard as I could to even try to keep up with him. Then I just got really lucky at the end, I got a real good run off the corner, off that last turn and just so psyched to be able to go to victory lane with a new sponsor, Hancock Electric, on the car." 

6:30
Comment From shane 99 racing 

great coverage speed 51 .good luck to lonnie sommerville tonight at white mountain 

6:30
Comment From Scarface 

awesome radio coverage from speed51 thanks Nick should call out eddie and tell him to come to thunder road 

6:30
Comment From Nicks Dad - aka Carlos 

Proud of Team V 

6:26
Comment From Ralph in PA 

That's for the great coverage on Trackside Now and Speed51 Radio. Congratulations to Eddie MacDonald. 

6:26
Comment From Guest 

Speed51 - thanks from everyone in Ontario 

6:26
Please read below that we will post the full rundown as the results become available. 
6:26
Comment From guest 

Rundown? 

6:25
Comment From Lynn R. 

Thanks Speed 51 for the coverage 

6:25
He said he was going to try to make it in time but he does have other obligations with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Dover International Speedway next weekend. 
6:24
Comment From Scarface 

Eddie Mac Should Bring his car to Thunder Road Next weekend 

6:24
Comment From barry 

tom curly should be proud of himself and crew for a great race and should congradulate all of his drivers 

6:24
Comment From Guest 

Sweet was in the Eric chase 40 not an rpm car. 

6:24
Comment From Elaine 

Thank you Speed 51 Radio for the awesome job with the ACT race 🙂 🙂 you all rock !! 

6:21
Eddie MacDonald and his crew are celebrating in victory lane and we will work on getting a few words from him afterwards. 
6:20
Thanks for joining our coverage and be sure to stay tuned to Speed51.com throughout the week for continuing coverage of all the latest news and info in the short track racing world. 
6:20
Comment From barry 

awesome radio coverge on speed51 radio 

6:20
Comment From RGvt 

Thanks for the excellent coverage 

6:20
Yes, back up car #40. 
6:20
Comment From Guest 

Was Sweet driving RPM's car? 

6:18
Comment From Guest 

as always awesome coverage. 

6:18
Comment From Cale 

Great coverage guys! When I think of big races I have followed, speed51 was always there to serve it! 

6:18
Comment From mod47dirt 

Congrats to the 17ma and the whole crew for the win ! 

6:18
Comment From Mike Ray 

Congrat's to Mac!What a race. 

6:18
Comment From Scarface 

congrats nick sweet u made the maddog motorsports crew proud 

6:17
Eddie MacDonald took the win over Nick Sweet, Shawn Martin, Quinten Welch and Brian Hoar rounded out the top-5 finishers. We will post the full results as they become available. 
6:15
CHECKERED : "The Outlaw" Eddie MacDonald was able to clear Nick Sweet in time to take the checkered flag in the Third Annual ACT Invitational. 
6:14
Lap 49 : They're side by side off turn four. 
6:14
Lap 49 : As they take the white flag they make contact on the front straightaway as the race into turn one. 
6:14
Lap 48 : Down the backstretch Sweet dives under MacDonald into turn three and has the advantage. 
6:13
Lap 48 : With two laps to go MacDonald continues to lead Sweet. 
6:13
Lap 47 : Sweet still follows right in MacDonald's tire tracks down the backstretch. 
6:12
Lap 46 : Sweet bobbled a bit off turn two and MacDonald cleared him for the lead. 
6:12
Lap 45 : Sweet holds the advantage through the turns but MacDonald continues to pull ahead off the turns. 
6:12
GREEN : MacDonald leads at the line and they're side by side into turn one. 
6:11
Eddie MacDonald lines up outside of Nick Sweet on the front row. 
6:11
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag. 
6:09
This is Brad Leighton's last race. After this race, he will hang up his helmet after a storied and very successful career. 
6:08
Yetman is waving his fists at Hoar now under the caution. 
6:07
We are hearing that Yetman had help from the #37 of Brain Hoar before he went around. 
6:06
Pete Yeckman wrecked in turn four. 
6:06
6:05
YELLOW : Lap 46 - Pete Yetman goes hard into the turns three and four outside wall. 
6:05
Lap 46 : MacDonald rallies back to take the lead down the backstretch. 
6:04
Lap 45 : With five laps to go Sweet holds the lead by only a few feet at the start-finish line. 
6:04
Lap 44 : MacDonald stays on the outside lane and Sweet hugs in the inside as they continue to battle side by side each lap. 
6:03
Lap 43 : With seven laps remaining, MacDonald leads Sweet by half a car length down the backstretch. 
6:03
Lap 42 : They battle side by side lap after lap swapping the lead off every turn. 
6:03
Lap 42 : MacDonald takes the lead down the backstretch. 
6:02
GREEN : Sweet leads them to the line by inches but MacDonald has the advantage on the outside into turn one. 
6:02
We are one lap from the green. 
6:01
Under this caution Sweet leads MacDonald, Welch, Martin and Hoar. 
6:00
Several cars have come to pit road under this caution at lap 41. 
5:59
YELLOW : The caution is back out at lap 43 as Jeff White spins on the frontstretch. 
5:58
Lap 42 : MacDonald stays on Sweet's rear bumper as the go down the back straightaway. 
5:57
Lap 41 : MacDonald took it away into one but Sweet stole the lead down the backstretch. 
5:57
Lap 41 : Off turn four again Sweet takes the top spot from MacDonald again. 
5:57
Lap 40 : As they moved into turn one MacDonald took the lead back from Sweet. 
5:56
Lap 39 : Sweet is finally able to make it stick under MacDonald off turn two and leads by inches as they come off turn four. 
5:56
Lap 38 : Sweet looks under MacDonald for the lead down the backstretch but can't quite complete the pass. 
5:55
Lap 37 : MacDonald and Sweet have broken away from the field. 
5:55
Lap 36 : As Eddie MacDonald takes a higher line Nick Sweet looks under him off turn four for the lead. 
5:54
Lap 35 : Joey Pole has moved from 32nd to 12th now. 
5:54
Lap 34 : Sweet now moves under Welch for the second spot. 
5:53
Lap 34 : Nick Sweet now moves into third. 
5:53
Lap 34 : Welch gets the second spot from Martin. 
5:53
Lap 33 : Welch works hard under Martin for the second spot. 
5:52
Lap 32 : MacDonald has pulled away from Martin as Nick Sweet takes over the fourth spot. 
5:52
Lap 31 : MacDonald goes to the outside of leader Martin to take the lead down the back straightaway. 
5:51
Lap 31 : Brian Hoar gets by Carey for the sixth spot. 
5:51
Lap 30 : Nick Sweet now takes the fifth spot. 
5:51
Lap 29 : Quinten Welch now rounds out the top-5 as MacDonald takes the second spot from Yetman. 
5:50
Lap 28 : MacDonald now takes the third spot. 
5:50
Lap 27 : MacDonald in a three wide battle goes from eighth to fourth on the restart. 
5:50
GREEN : Martin gets a good run into turn one and clears Yetman off turn two. 
5:48
All cars are on the lead lap with 23 laps to go. 
5:48
We are one lap from the drop of the green flag. 
5:48
Martin leads Yetman, Payea, Carey, Welch, Parent, Caron, Michaud and Hoar. 
5:45
YELLOW : Lap 27 : The caution is out for a spin on the back straightaway by Richard Staskowski. 
5:43
Lap 25 : At the halfway point, Patrick Laperle has come from the 33rd starting position to 20th. 
5:42
Lap 23 : Former race winner Brian Hoar is working hard making his way up through the field. 
5:41
Lap 22 : Nick Sweet and Glen Luce battle hard for the tenth spot. 
5:40
Lap 21 : Martin gets the spot from Yetman and pulls away. 
5:40
Lap 20 : Martin and Yetman are side by side for the lead at the start-finish line and into turn one. 
5:39
Lap 18 : Martin is now closing in on Yetman for the lead. 
5:39
Lap 18 : Brian Hoar battles Jean Paul Cyr for the 13th spot and takes the position. 
5:38
Lap 17 : Eddie MacDonald has now moved up to the seventh spot and is moving in on sixth. 
5:38
Lap 15 : Yetman continues to lead the field followed by Martin, Payea, Carey and Caron. 
5:37
Comment From OnRoule 

Good Luck à nos québécois ! 🙂 

5:37
Comment From Martin 

Stay out front Yetman! 

5:37
Lap 14 : Martin takes the second spot as Payea moves up into third behind him. 
5:36
Lap 13 : Brian Hoar, becomes part of a three-wide battle into turn one. 
5:36
Lap 12 : Eddie MacDonald has worked his way into the top-10 after starting 25th. 
5:35
Lap 8 : Guy Caron is working hard to take the fifth spot from McHattie. 
5:32
Lap 6 : The top-4 cars are single-filed but behind them they are double wide through the remainder of the field. 
5:32
Lap 5 : Yetman has pulled out to a ten car length lead on the field. 
5:31
Lap 4 : Quinten Welch and Tom Carey Jr battle side by side for the second spot. 
5:30
Lap 2 : Pete Yetman is now leading the field. 
5:30
Lap 1 : As they entered turn four Phil Scott got spun around and everyone made it around him safely. We are still under the green flag as Phil Scott falls to the tail of the field. 
5:29
GREEN : Phil Scott leads the field into turn one as Jamie Fisher goes three wide on the start to make up three spots. 
5:28
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag on the ACT Invitational. 
5:27
Still a very healthy crowd here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
5:26
Comment From Guest 

Many fans in the stands 

5:26
Comment From RGvt 

Go 37vt 

5:26
Comment From Cale 

Perfect! Thanx guys! Thats what makes speed51 awesome! 

5:26
Comment From Ann 

Hiram maine Jeff Taylor 88!!!! 

5:25
The teams have moved to the pit wall and are waving their flags on the front straightaway as the field comes by on the initial pace laps. 
5:25
The ACT Invitational Starting Lineup once again.....

1 14 Phil Scott
2 78 Quinten Welch
3 12 Guy Caron
4 21 Pete Yetman
5 07 Tom Carey Jr
6 94 Shawn Martin
7 71 Dan McHattie
8 89 Scott Payea
9 51 Ricky Rolfe
10 32 Jean-Paul Cyr
11 7 Geln Luce
12 80 Donald Theetge
13 18 Jamie Fisher
14 29 Aaron Fellows
15 08 Donnie Lashua
16 21 Jean-Francois Dery
17 17 Ray Parent
18 55 Brent Dragon
19 41 Jamie Aube
20 19 Dany Trepanier
21 40 David Michaud
22 15 Joey Laquerre
23 88 Jeff Taylor
24 57 Austin Theriault
25 17 Eddie MacDonald
26 37 Brian Hoar
27 40 Nick Sweet
28 48 Karl Allard
29 26 John Donahue
30 27 Wayne Helliwell
31 55 Brad Leighton
32 97 Joey Polewarczyk
33 91 Patrick Laperle
34 50 Jeff White
35 34 Todd Davis
36 5 Richard Staskowski
37 7 Ben Lynch
38 31 Luke Hinkley
39 61 TJ Brackett
40 16 Mark Lamberton
41 11 Ryan Vanasse
42 23 Dave Farrington Jr
43 15 Ben Ashline

5:23
The cars are rolling off for their pace laps. 
5:23
Engines have fired for the 50-lap ACT Invitational. 
5:22
Comment From Jen 

Lancaster NH....Quinny Welch 

5:22
Absolutely, go Speed51.com and click our Trackside Now coverage in the top story box then click the Mobile Trackside Now link at the top of the page. 
5:21
Comment From Cale 

Im heading out to a local track here up in Canada tonight but still want to follow along on my phone. Is that an option? is there an app or anything? 

5:20
Comment From Guest 

in strong maine Jeff Taylor #88 

5:19
The ACT Invitational field is lined up single-filed on the front straightaway and they stretch from turn one almost all the way down to turn four. 
5:17
Comment From Guest 

Fans in Peterborough, Ontario following 71ON (Dan McHattie) 

5:16
Comment From Walt Newell 

tuning in from Kingfield Maine 

5:16
Comment From Jon 

Fort Kent, ME Go Austin #57me 

5:16
Good to hear from you 2lap! 
5:16
Comment From 2lap 

home and everyone have a safe race 

5:15
Comment From Guest 

New Brunswick Canada, Laperle 

5:15
Comment From Jane V 

From Waymart PA, go Eddie Mac! 

5:15
Comment From Jess 

Maine just a late model fan 

5:15
Comment From Guest 

ontario canada. pulling for dan mchattie! 

5:15
Speed51 Radio is now live with the radio broadcast of the ACT Invitational here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tune in here http://www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/ACT/ACT_radio.html
5:12
As the ACT cars are rolling onto the track, everyone tell us where you are tuning into our coverage from and who you are pulling for! 
5:12
Comment From Guest 

Go HoundDog! 

5:12
In the top story box there is a link right next to the one you clicked to access our Trackside Now coverage that says "ACT Radio". 
5:12
Comment From barry 

where do I click on for speed51 for the announcing of the act race 

5:11
Jamie Fisher's car is ready to go. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:11
As far as we know there will be no adjustments to the starting lineup, but should something occur we will let you know as soon as we know. 
5:11
Comment From Cale 

Heading into tonights race, is the field starting how it was set or is there anyone starting at the back of the pack or anything? 

5:08
Doubtful, it doesn't look that bad, just a few donuts. 
5:08
Comment From barry 

are they going to have to clean the race track after kyle busch burn out 

5:08
Comment From Jen 

Good Luck to Quinny Welch:) 

5:03
We are just under 45 minutes away from the start of the ACT Invitational. 
5:01
Comment From barry 

good luck to #27 wayne helliwell jr. 

4:56
Comment From André St-Pie QC 

Good luck and good race to the team Patrick Laperle Racing #91 GO PAT. GO !!! 

4:54
Kyle Busch has taken the win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series FW Webb 175..... and filled the air with a cloud of smoke from his victory burnout. 
4:50
Five laps remain in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. 
4:49
Comment From Julie 

Good luck to the 8 Maine drivers! 

4:48
Once again, don't forget to tune into our Speed51 Radio live broadcast of the 50-lap ACT Invitational going live at 5:45pm on Speed51.com
4:48
ACT Invitational Payout Breakdown :

1. 4,000
2. 2,500
3. 2,000
4. 1,900
5. 1,850
6. 1,800
7. 1,750
8. 1,700
9. 1,650
10. 1,600
11. 1,550
12. 1,525
13. 1,500
14. 1,475
15. 1,450
16. 1,400
17. 1,375
18. 1,350
19. 1,325
20. 1,300
21. 1,275
22. 1,250
23. 1,225
24. 1,200
25. 1,175
26. 1,165
27. 1,150
28. 1,135
29. 1,125
30. 1,115
31. 1,110
32. 1,100
33. 1,085
34. 1,075
35. 1,065
36. 1,055
37. 1,045
38. 1,035
39. 1,025
40. 1,015
41. 1,005
42. 1,000
43. 1,000 

4:47
Comment From Guest 

What is the winners share? 

4:41
Comment From Guest 

Nice pics of the ACT cars. Most look new. 

4:41
We haven't heard any mention of that and just about an hour away from start time it doesn't look like we are losing too much daylight. 
4:41
Comment From barry 

will they be able to start the act race any earlier because of daylite 

4:40
Comment From J5 

Thanks for some Helliwell coverage.. 

4:40
Scheduled for 5:45pm. 
4:40
Comment From guest 

what time does the act invitational 

4:40
Comment From M 

Best of luck to the 11RI(2010 Late Model Champion and 11 time winner in 2011) and 17RI, both favorites from Seekonk Speedway! 

4:40
It's looking good hear and the sun is shining bright on the back straightaway. 
4:39
Comment From J5 

I see blue sky in those photos. Thumbs up. 

4:39
Tonight's 50-lap, $80,000 ACT Invitational will be the third event of this nature that the series has held here at the Magic Mile. 
4:27
Ready to go! (Speed51.com Photo)
4:25
Ricky Rolfe's #51. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:22
The last car in tech. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:20
The front of the field for the ACT LMs. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:20
As we begin to prepare for the ACT Invitational, here is the starting line-up:

Third Annual ACT Invitational Starting Line-up
American Canadian Tour
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, NH
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Pos. Car # Driver, Hometown, Team
1. 14VT Phil Scott, Middlesex, VT, Vermont Strong Chevrolet
2. 78NH Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH, Local Lineman 104 Chevrolet
3. 12NH Guy Caron, Lempster, NH, Lavalley Building Supply Chevrolet
4. 21MA #Pete Yetman, Peru, MA, MTN Motorsports Chevrolet
5. 07MA Tom Carey, Jr., New Salem, MA, Summit Ice Ford
6. 94ME Shawn Martin, Turner, ME, BRP Recreational Chevrolet
7. 71ON Dan McHattie, Cavan, ON, J.J. Stewart Chrysler Dodge Charger Dodge
8. 89VT Scott Payea, Milton, VT, Leahy Press Chevrolet
9. 51ME Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME, RB Performance Ford
10. 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, Harrison Concrete Chevrolet
11. 7ME Glen Luce, Turner, ME, Stevens Electric Ford
12. 80QC Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, NAPA 200 Montreal Chevrolet
13. 18VT Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund Chevrolet
14. 29NH Aaron Fellows, Croydon, NH, New England Outdoor Furnace Dodge
15. 08NH Donnie Lashua, Canaan, NH, RSB Chassis Chevrolet
16. 21QC Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, Construction Sous Bois Toyota
17. 17RI Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI, Amtrol Ford
18. 55VT Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, Beverage Mart Chevrolet
19. 41VT Jamie Aube, Bow, NH, Marcotte and Sons Chevrolet
20. 19QC Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, Circuit Riverside Speedway Ford
21. 40QC David Michaud, St-Annes, QC, Excavation Mario Michaud Chevrolet
22. 15VT Joey Laquerre, E. Montpelier, VT, Galeforce Ford
23. 88ME Jeff Taylor, Farmington, ME, Erik Designs Ford
24. 57ME Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME, Varney Insurance Ford
25. 17MA Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, Hancock Electric Pontiac
26. 37VT Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, Gosscars.com Dodge
27. 40VT Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, Mansfield Heliflight Chevrolet
28. 48QC Karl Allard, St-Felicien, QC, Larue Snow Blower Ford
29. 26VT John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, National Guard Ford
30. 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH, E-Keys 4 Cars Ford
31. 55NH Brad Leighton, Center Harbor, NH, Subway of NH & VT Chevrolet
32. 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, Pole's Automotive Ford
33. 91QC Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC, Gestion MN Ford
34. 50ME Jeff White, Winthrop, ME, Phoenix Welding Chevrolet
35. 34NH Todd Davis, Claremont, NH, R.E. Hinkley Co. Dodge
36. 5RI Richard Staskowski, Hope Valley, RI, Ultimate Lawn Care Chevrolet
37. 7NC Ben Lynch, Derry, NH, BenLynchRacing.com Chevrolet
38. 31NH Luke Hinkley, Claremont, NH, R.E. Hinkley Co. Dodge
39. 61ME TJ Brackett, Buckfield, ME, Brackett Motorsports Toyota
40. 16NY Mark Lamberton, Mooer's Fork, NY, Richard Green Trucking Chevrolet
41. 11RI Ryan Vanasse, Warwick, RI, Team V Racing Chevrolet
42. 23ME #Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME, Atlantic Contracting Ford
43. 15ME #Ben Ashline, Pittston, ME, DS Norton Construction Chevrolet 

4:16
That was from his win at Bristol Motor Speedway. 
4:16
Comment From Jesse 

What Track Is The Pic At Under The Ryan Newman Pic On The Side Bar? 

4:14
Thanks for tuning in! 
4:14
Comment From M 

Looking forward to this ACT race, too bad there isn't any video coverage of it. But Speed51 is definitely where I'll be! 

4:13
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. stands by his #27 Late Model. (51 Photo)
4:12
The ACT cars line up in their impound area. (51 Photo)
4:10
Ron Silk's winning #6 car gets rolled out of technical inspection at back to its hauler at NHMS. (51 Photo)
4:07
The truck race is currently working lap 86 of 175. 
4:07
Comment From barry 

what lap is the truck race on. 

4:07
Don't forget about our Speed51 Radio live broadcast of the 50-lap ACT Invitational at 5:45pm here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
3:58
As the truck race continues on the ACT cars are currently rolling through their pre-race technical inspection. 
3:50
Comment From Cale 

Cheering on Dan McHattie #71ON! Watched him dominate Ontario's late model scene over the past 15 years picking up 8 track championships at multiple tracks! Good luck Dan from your friends back up home in Ontario! 

3:22
Brian Hoar is the powerhouse competitor on the ACT Late Model Tour these days. he won the ACT race here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month and has a total of seven victories on the season. He's also clinched the 2011 ACT Late Model Tour championship with one points race left on the schedule. Hoar has a total of 33 career victories to date on the ACT Tour. 
3:17
During the off-season, Wayne Helliwell, Jr. built a new racecar for his #27 Bruce Barnhardt-owned team. The "new" car has been raced four times this year - on three occasions in ACT Late Model Tour competition at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME) and in a weekly show at Waterford Speedbowl (VT) - which he won. Helliwell was happy with his car in practice today, but told us that it felt slower to him. 
3:15
Ben Lynch is from Derry, New Hampshire but he sports the #7NC on the side of his ACT Late Model. That is because Lynch now attends UNC Charlotte and is roomates with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Parker Kligerman. Lynch is a graduate of the Mini Truck, Strictly Stock and Late Model ranks at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH). He is making his first career start at NHMS today. 
3:13
yes, please scroll down. It was posted earlier today. 
3:13
Comment From Jess 

Is the starting lineup posted anywhere for the ACT Invitational? 

3:13
The clouds are dark and there are plenty of them, but it is not raining and the radar looks pretty decent. There are showers projected to arrive around 8-9pm tonight, but that won't be an issue for today's race. Currently, there is a small band of showers at the New Hampshire/Vermont border, but they are not expected to track over the speedway. 
3:12
Comment From Ann 

Is it raining there now 

3:12
Comment From Scarface 

hows the weather lookin? 

3:09
Ron Silk now unofficially leads the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points standings with 2182 points compared to Todd Szegedy's tally of 2174 points. There are two events remaining in the season. 
3:03
Comment From Mark R 

The track announcers will be keeping the crowd updated on the ACT race from speed51.com during the Nascar Canadian Tire Series event at #71on Dan McHattie's hometrack Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario, Canada. Go Dan Go!! 

2:43
Still more from Todd Szegedy - "Some guys body-slammed me and it was really hard for me not to turn them into the fence, but I'm being a nice guy and trying to win a championship." 
2:42
More from Todd Szegedy - "It was a struggle for me to stay in the top five...we had a top ten car today." 
2:42
A Plan B has not been announced in case of a rainout or rain delay today. 
2:42
Comment From barry 

if the act race gets rained out will tom seek a rainout date 

2:41
Todd Szegedy - "We certainly didn't have a second place car. We have our homework to do because Ron walked away from us. it's fortunate that we finished second, but why were we so far off?" 
2:40
There appeared to be a mechanical problem on Rowan Pennink's #93 Modified. 
2:40
Comment From guest 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 93 CAR ON THE RESTART? 

2:39
The skies off turn four are getting much darker. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ACT Late Model events are still scheduled for today. 
2:38
Ron Silk on the points battle with Todd Szegedy - "This is going right down to the wire, I think." 
2:37
Ron Silk - "The car was really great, right from the beginning. I got out and led some laps. The #93 (of Rowan Pennink) was really good all day and I think we had the two best cars." 
2:31
This is Ron Silk's seventh career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. 
2:26
5:45pm 
2:26
Comment From Jamie 

What time will the ACT feature be starting? 

2:26
Ron Silk salutes the crowd. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:26
Unofficial NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100 Results :

1. Ron SIlk
2. Todd Szegedy
3. Justin Bonsignore
4. Ted Christopher
5. Eric Beers
6. Erick Rudolph
7. Zane Zeiner
8. Mike Stefanik
9. Matt Hirschman
10. Eric Goodale
11. Ken Woolley
12. Ed Flemke Jr
13. Rob Fuller
14. Ryan Preece
15. Glenn Tyler
16. Doug Coby
17. Patrick Emerling
18. Bobby Santos
19. Ken Heagy
20. Bryon Chew
21. Jamie Tomaino
22. Rowan Pennink
23. Eric Berndt
24. Wade Cole
25. Richie Pallai Jr
26. James Civali
27. Woody Pitkat
28. Ryan Newman
29. Jake Marosz 

2:22
Ron Silk
2:21
Point leader Todd Szegedy has finished second. 
2:21
CHECKERED : Silk wins for the second time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Magic Mile. 
2:20
Justin Bonsignore has passed Ted Christopher for third. 
2:20
Final lap. 
2:20
Justin Bonsignore is fourth. 
2:20
Ted Christopher is third. 
2:20
Pennink didn't get a very good start and has falled way back through the field. 
2:20
Rowan Pennink has slowed. 
2:20
Todd Szegedy has rocketed to second place. 
2:20
GREEN : Silk gets a great restart and leads into turn one. 
2:19
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag on a green, white, checkered finish. 
2:16
We are waiting to see who will be scored fourth at this caution. Eric Beers, Justin Bonsignore and Todd Szegedy were fighting a fierce battle for that position. 
2:15
Ryan Preece has spun at lap 95 and the caution is out. 
2:15
Bonsignore, Beers and Szegedy all just went three side for the fourth position. 
2:15
Ted Christopher is gaining on the leaders. 
2:15
Three wide for the fourth spot!
2:15
Ron Silk and Rowan Pennink are drafting away from the rest of the top five again. 
2:14
Comment From Guest 

hold on silky 

2:14
Ted Christopher is now under Eric Beers for third. 
2:14
The top five have broken away. 
2:14
We are now at lap 92. 
2:14
Rowan Pennink is right up to Ron Silk's rear bumper in a battle for the lead. 
2:13
Ron Silk is moving his line further up the race track. 
2:13
With just ten laps go to Silk continues to lead with Pennink, Beers, Christopher and Szegedy right on his bumper. 
2:13
10 laps to go
2:13
Eric Beers is now running down the leaders. 
2:13
Todd Szegedy is now up to fifth. 
2:13
Eric Beers is up to third. 
2:12
Eric Beers is back to fourth. 
2:12
Justin Bonsignore is now up to fourth. 
2:12
Eric Beers tried to get under Ted Christopher again, but the move didn't work and Beers dropped back to fifth. 
2:12
Ron Silk and Rowan Pennink have broken away from the field by about two car lengths, which is one of the biggest leads we've seen all day. 
2:12
James Civali has been evaluated and released from the infield care center after his wreck. 
2:11
Ted Christopher maintains the third position. 
2:11
Eric Beers is under Ted Christopher again for third. 
2:11
At lap 85, with just 15 laps remaining, Rowan Pennink leads Ron Silk, Ted Christopher, Eric Beers, Justin Bonsignore, Todd Szegedy, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Preece, Matt Hirschman and Eric Goodale rounds out the current top-10. 
2:10
The top six are now single file. 
2:10
Ron Silk is back to the lead. 
2:10
Ted Christopher maintains the third position as Eric Beers drops back in line. 
2:10
Eric Beers is looking under Ted Christopher for third. 
2:10
The top four are single file. 
2:09
Lap 83 - Rowan Pennink leads by less than 1/10th of a second. 
2:09
Rowan Pennink is under Ron Silk for the lead. 
2:09
Rowan Pennink has closed right up to the lead. 
2:09
Eric Beers is now in fourth place. 
2:09
The lead pack is now single file. 
2:08
Bonsignore looks under Christopher to take away the third spot now but isn't able to complete the pass. 
2:08
We are now at lap 80. 
2:08
Rowan Pennink has passed Ted Christopher for second. 
2:08
Ron Silk has stretched his lead to a half a second. 
2:07
At lap 77 Ron Silk leads Christopher, Bonsignore, Pennink, Beers, Szegedy, Rudolph, Preece, Emerling, and Hirschman rounds out the top-10. 
2:07
Ted Christopher pulled back into second and Rowan Pennink is now challenging Justin Bonsignore for third. 
2:06
Justin Bonsignore is looking under Ted Christopher for second. 
2:06
There are 25 laps to go. 
2:06
Ted Christopher is closing in on Ron Silk. 
2:06
Ron Silk has a 2/10th of a second lead currently. 
2:05
Ted Christopher is now back to second. 
2:04
Richie Pallai has been evaluated and released from the infield care center after his wreck. 
2:04
We are seeing three-wide racing in the middle of the pack. 
2:04
Justin Bonsignore has moved up to second place. 
2:03
We restarted on lap 71. 
2:03
Restart - Ron Silk edges ahead on the outside. 
2:03
Bobby Santos is reporting some engine issues. They aren't totally certain what the problem is but they are saying there is definitely a miss in the engine. 
2:03
We are once again one lap away from the drop of the green flag at lap 70. 
2:02
The frontstretch is now clear and the caution laps are using the racetrack all the way around. 
2:01
Mike Stefanik will be one of a few cars that will fall to the rear of the field on the restart for pitting out of turn. 
2:01
The free pass will go to Bryon Chew on this caution. 
2:00
Teams are still being routed down pit road due to track clean-up efforts. 
2:00
The #39 car of Richie Pallai Jr coming in on the hook.
2:00
Being scored just outside the top 20 are Bryon Chew, Doug Coby, Wade Cole, Richie Pallai and James Civali. Several of those competitors will fall further back as they are now wrecked out of the event. 
1:59
There are currently 20 cars listed on the lead lap. 
1:59
Just outside the top 15 are Ken Wooley, Glenn Tyler, Eric Goodale, Ken Heagy and Mike Stefanik. 
1:58
Just outside the top 10 are Zane Zeiner, Patrick Emerling, Rob Fuller, Ed Flemke, Jr. and Jamie Tomaino. 
1:58
James Civali goes to the ambulance.
1:58
Just outside the top five currently are Eric Beers, Matt Hirschman, Ryan Preece, Bobby Santos, III and Erick Rudolph. 
1:57
Ron Silk currently leads Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Justin Bonsignore and Todd Szegedy. 
1:57
The cars have been routed down pit road under this caution as the frontstretch is blocked by safety vehicles. 
1:56
James Civali's car is parked against the inside retaining wall with heavy damage. 
1:56
Richie Pallai has heavy front end damage to #39 car. 
1:56
The caution is out at lap 66. 
1:56
The #4 of Bobby Santos, III did not get up to speed on that restart. Erick Rudolph ran into the back of him and then several cars spun in the aftermath. 
1:55
Doug Coby and James Civali are also involved. 
1:55
Big Wreck - Richie Pallai has spun along with several other cars on the frontstretch. 
1:54
Christopher will restart inside Silk at lap 64. 
1:54
We are one lap away from the green flag. 
1:53
Woody Pitkat comes in with no power. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:52
Several front runners are pitting. Currently, Ron Silk leads Ted Christopher and Rowan Pennink on the track. 
1:51
Woody Pitkat is being pushed down pit road with a wrecker. 
1:50
The caution flag is back out at lap 63 for Woody Pitkat who wasn't able to make it back to pit road safely. 
1:50
Christopher has now taken the second spot away and has set his sights on leader Ron Silk. 
1:49
Todd Segedy and Ted Christopher look to hook up. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:49
Woody Pitkat has hit the pits under green flag conditions. It doesn't appear he's coming in to pit, it looks more like a mechanical issue as he's slowed drastically. 
1:48
Ron Silk's lead is now up to 8/10th of a second. 
1:48
At lap 57, Silk leads Szegedy, Santos, Christopher, Hirschman and Pennink. 
1:48
Ted Christopher just threw it under Todd Szegedy going into turn three in a battle for second. 
1:47
Richie Pallai, Jr. has now broken into the top ten. 
1:47
Todd Szegedy is right on Bobby Santos, III's rear bumper in a battle for second. 
1:46
Matt Hirschman has not pitted so he is currently on old tires. 
1:46
We are working lap 53. 
1:46
Ron Silk's lead is now 4/10th of a second. 
1:45
Bobby Santos, III and Woody Pitkat are still battling hard - but it is for second place right now. 
1:45
Ron Silk to the lead now on lap 51. 
1:44
Glenn Tyler is slow on the track. 
1:44
Woody Pitkat is now leading again. 
1:44
Bobby Santos, III is now leading again. 
1:44
Lap 50 - Woody Pitkat leads. 
1:44
Woody Pitkat is leading again. 
1:44
Bobby Santos, III is back to the lead. 
1:44
The field has just seen the crossed flags as we have reached the halfway point at lap 50 in this 100-lap event. 
1:43
Ron Silk is under Matt Hirschman in a battle for the fifth position. 
1:43
Woody Pitkat has battled back under Bobby Santos, III for the lead. 
1:43
Restart.
1:43
Bobby Santos, III has pulled under Woody Pitkat for lead on lap 47. 
1:42
Todd Szegedy takes the third position. 
1:42
Pitkat had Goodale cleared just after they crossed the start-finish line. 
1:42
All of the cars except Woody Pitkat and Eric Goodale pitted under that caution. 
1:42
GREEN : At lap 45 Woody Pitkat leads the field into turn one. 
1:41
Bryon Chew, Wade Cole and Mike Stefanik are being penalized for unappoved adjustments during the red flag period. 
1:41
Ted Christopher takes tires. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:41
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag. 
1:41
By a weighed draw. 
1:41
Comment From barry 

how did they determined the starting lineup for the act race 

1:40
Teams are back out making caution laps. 
1:37
The red flag has been lifted and we are back under the cation here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Engines have re-fired and the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds have taken back to the track. 
1:37
When we come back around the pits could get very busy. 
1:32
Comment From Al 

Speed couldn't have planed that better. By the time it goes back green, they'll have caught up. 

1:32
The #16 Modified of Mike Stefanik will be penalized one lap for an unapproved adjustment under the red flag period. 
1:30
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 3pm ET, so with only 57 laps remaining in this WMT feature, time constraints should not be an issue and unless it rains again, we expect to be able to see this race to its conclusion. 
1:29
The sun is now out here in New Hampshire. 
1:26
They are taking the car covers off as we prepare to restart this race. 
1:23
Matt Hirschman waits on the rain.
1:21
It's getting better by the minute, so hopefully this will be a short delay. 
1:21
Comment From Guest 

The radar looks good still misting there? 

1:21
The skies behind the main grandstand have gotten brighter, but the clouds are still heavy and the air is thick with moisture. 
1:20
They are telling drivers to report back to there cars. 
1:20
A jet dryer is now out on the track. 
1:20
Woody Pitkat got out of his car like several others. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:18
Yes, you can find the full starting lineup below. It was posted earlier today. 
1:18
Comment From barry 

have they annnounced the starting lineup for the act race 

1:18
Before the red Bryon Chew came to the pits. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:17
He raced yesterday in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event. You can check out the action from that race by visiting Speed51.com and clicking on our Trackside Now link for the East race. 
1:17
Comment From bo 

when is cory williams racing 

1:17
As the sit under the red flag.....

1. Pennink
2. Silk
3. Beers
4. Pitkat
5. Christopher
6. Coby
7. Emerling
8. Rudolph
9. Goodale
10. Preece
11. Zeiner
12. Civali
13. Pallai Jr
14. Flemke Jr
15. Woolley
16. Santos
17. Szegedy
18. Hirschman
19. Tomaino
20. Tyler
21. Heagy
22. Fuller
23. Berndt
24. Bonsignore
25. Stefanik
26. Cole
27. Chew
28. Newman
29. Marosz 

1:16
The #77NY stands for New York as a tribute to the late Tom Baldwin, Sr. who ran the #7NY for years on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. 
1:16
Comment From dave 

what's the NY stand for on Newmans car? 

1:15
Newman talks it over with his crew.
1:15
Yes, we are under a red flag. 
1:15
Comment From Phil 

Still raining? 

1:14
Comment From guest 

GO ROWAN/TEAM 93!! 

1:14
That has happened before, but the officials have not announced a "Plan B" yet for today. 
1:14
Comment From Jason Stix Buckley 

Usually NASCAR has a time window on these combined-division days with the NASCAR top three. Will they possibly push the Mods to after the Truck race if they can't get back going quick enough? 

1:13
Track safety vehicles are now heading out onto the track as the Modifieds have been parked and shut off on pit road. 
1:12
The red flag is out for rain. 
1:12
We'd like to remind our readers today that any personal attacks towards drivers or teams will not be published. 
1:12
The red flag is flying at lap 43, just seven laps away from the halfway mark. 
1:11
Cars are pulling pit road behind the pace car as the conditions get worse on the track. 
1:10
Since his crew is in a different place than where he car ended up, Ryan Newman started pushing his car himself back to the pits. Several members of the #4 Mystic Missile team of Bobby Santos, III helped Newman after he started to get the car rolling. 
1:09
We are working lap 41. 
1:09
An engine failure appears to have taken Ryan Newman out of this event. 
1:09
As they run under this caution....

1. Pennink
2. Silk
3. Beers
4. Pitkat
5. Christopher
6. Coby
7. Emerling
8. Rudolph
9. Bonsignore
10.Goodale 

1:08
Newman's #77NY is being pushed off pit road. 
1:08
Ryan Newman is climbing out of his car on pit road. 
1:06
Ryan Newman pits under yellow.
1:06
The mist has picked up enough so that visibility, as well as moisture on the track, is starting to become an issue. 
1:05
The majority of the pack has stayed out on the track. 
1:05
Ryan Newman is pitting under caution. 
1:05
Caution for rain.
1:05
The air is very heavy and moist here at NHMS. There are no raindrops in any of the puddles, but there is a lot of mist in the air. 
1:04
The caution is now out at lap 38 for the rain. 
1:04
Ron Silk now looks under Pennink for the lead and Pitkat follows him down on the inside line. 
1:03
Rowan Pennink leads Ron Silk on lap 34.
1:02
Ted Christopher is closing in on the lead pack at lap 35. 
1:02
Erick Rudolph has dropped back to 11th. 
1:02
Todd Szegedy has just moved into the top 10. 
1:02
Christopher gets the fifth spot from Bonsignore and sets his sights on the lead pack. 
1:01
Just outside the top five currently are Ryan Newman, Ted Christopher, Erick Rudolph, Doug Coby and Patrick Emerling. 
1:01
Ted Christopher has now made his way under Newman for sixth and is looking under Bonsignore for fifth. 
1:01
There is a light sprinkle coming over the speedway. 
1:01
Ron Silk currently leads Rowan Pennink, Eric Beers, Woody Pitkat and Justin Bonsignore. 
1:01
SIlk, Pennink, Beers and Pitkat are now a solid four-car breakaway in the top four spots. 
1:00
We are currently working lap 31. 
1:00
Ron Silk is now leading. 
12:59
The top three are single file and pulling away from the rest of the pack. 
12:59
Bonsignore can't complete the pass and falls back in line in sixth. 
12:59
Justin Bonsignore now looks under Newman to take away the fifth position. 
12:59
Woody Pitkat has made his way under Ryan Newman for the fourth spot. 
12:58
Mike Stefanik is close to going one lap down. 
12:58
Wade Cole has been lapped. 
12:57
At lap 25, Rowan Pennink continues to lead Ron Silk, Eric Beer, Ryan Newman and Woody Pitkat. 
12:56
Jake Marosz has had some issues and is now four laps down. 
12:56
At lap 22, Pennink dives under Silk and takes the lead back this lap. 
12:55
Current WMT point leader Todd Szegedy currently runs in the ninth position. 
12:55
Ron Silk has once again taken the lead away from Rowan Pennink. 
12:55
Ted Christopher has moved into the top-10 after starting deep in the field. 
12:55
Ryan Newman is looking inside Justin Bonsignore for the fourth position. 
12:55
Ryan Newman is now closing up on Justin Bonsignore's rear bumper as a draft partner. 
12:54
Ron Silk is staying right on the bumper of Pennink's #93 machine even giving him a bump every now and then. 
12:54
Justin Bonsignore is chasing down the lead pack. 
12:54
Justin Bonsignore has passed Ryan Newman for fourth. 
12:53
Justin Bonsignore has closed up to Ryan Newman in a battle for fourth. 
12:53
The top three have broken away at lap 17. 
12:53
Eric Beers has gotten by Ryan Newman for third. 
12:53
Ron Silk and Rowan Pennink are now side by side for the lead at lap 16. 
12:53
Woody Pitkat has dropped back to seventh as Justin Bonsignore is now up to fifth. 
12:52
Gary Putnam looks on as Ryan Newman marches forward. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:51
At lap 12, Ron Silk leads Rowan Pennink, Ryan Newman, Eric Beers and Woody Pitkat. 
12:51
Yes, the SPEED coverage starts in about ten minutes as explained below. 
12:51
Comment From Jason Stix Buckley 

Just for reference, SPEED TV is live from the track with one of their NASCAR live shows, and you can hear the race in the background. In fact, when they show the stage set-up, in the background on the TV screen you can see the "tape-delayed" broadcast. Silly they didn't actually go "live" with it, but that is why I am here paying attention on Speed51.com

12:50
Ron Silk leads the pack to the line. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:50
It was yesterday. 
12:50
Comment From Guest 

when is the k n race 

12:50
Silk immediately came back to steal the lead once again. 
12:50
Stefanik refired his car and while the starter had the yellow flag in hand, it never was thrown. Stefanik has stayed on the lead lap so far. 
12:50
Rowan Pennink has now taken the lead away from Silk. 
12:49
We are at lap nine currently, the caution did not in fact come out after all. 
12:49
Mike Stefanik has spun to bring out the caution. 
12:48
Lap 6 : Eric Beers takes the top spot away from Ron Silk. 
12:48
Erick Rudolph is still favoring the inside lane, but has dropped back to ninth on the track. The other frontrunners are all running single file. 
12:47
On lap five, Ryan Newman looks under Hirschman for the fifth spot. 
12:47
Rowan Pennink has gotten to the rear bumper of Eric Beers and those two will draft together. 
12:46
Ryan Newman is now fifth as Erick Rudolph has slipped back to the seventh position. 
12:46
The field is starting to fall in line single-filed around the magic mile. 
12:46
Erick Rudolph is under Matt Hirschman is a battle for the fourth position. 
12:46
Green flag!
12:46
The first four cars are single-file currently. 
12:45
Ron Silk led Eric Beers at the line on lap one. 
12:45
Ron Silk leads the backstretch. 
12:45
GREEN : On the start Ron Silk got the lead into turn one but Eric Beers didn't let him have it easily and stayed right under him. 
12:45
Ryan Newman has won three WMT poles here at New Hampshire, but qualified fourth today. He's not happy about that and seems especially hungry for a win today. 
12:44
All 29 starters on the grid of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race are rolling around the track. Only 24 of the competitors took part in this morning's practice session. 
12:44
Dark clouds but the weather looks good. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:43
Pace laps are underway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour feature. 
12:43
Brad Lafontaine is listed as the crew chief for the #36, but there is a backstory to that. At Lime Rock, Ted Christopher ran the #36 on his own car prepared in Connecticut with members of his own crew. This week, the "true" #36 team, with Lafontaine at the helm, is back. That team is based on Long Island, New York with Eddie Whelan owning the operation. The Whelan #36 team will finish out the 2011 season with Christopher, but TC used his own equipment at Lime Rock because it was set up for road racing. 
12:43
Comment From RePete 

How about this? Did Christopher's crew chief pay his fine and at the track with the 36 this week? 

12:40
Cars rolling off. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:40
The Whelen Modified Tour machines are rolling off of pit road. 
12:38
A pair of 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions will be in the field for today's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Ryan Preece has won the track title at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) and Justin Bonsignore is the 2011 champion at Riverhead Raceway (NY). 
12:38
Engines have fired.
12:36
Ryan Preece gives a big thumbs up during the WMT autograph session earlier today. (51 Photo)
12:35
Comment From Cornfeild Nebraska 

Yea - MODS RULE!!! 

12:34
We love Modifieds too. This morning though, the ACT paddock area has been a hive of activity while the Mod squad has had their cars gridded for today's race. There just haven't been many stories to report. That will change shortly though. The green flag for the WMT feature is less than a half hour away. 
12:33
Comment From RePete 

I know you guys love Late Models, but how about some more pre race news from the Mod Squad? 

12:33
The Sprint Cup "Happy Hour" practice is now complete and we are getting geared up for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race which will take place shortly. Former Winchester 400 winner David Stremme was the quickest in the Cup practice session. 
12:32
SPEED Channel will televise today's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on a near-live basis. The race is scheduled for 12:45pm ET and the broadcast begins at 1pm ET. As was the case at Bristol earlier this year, the action will "catch up" on the broadcast. So for the early part of the race, our Trackside Now coverage (which pops up on your computer just as soon as it gets launched from our computers and onto the Internet) and the SPEED broadcast might not sync up. 
12:29
Ted Christopher signs autographs and meets fans during the NASCAR WMT autograph session. (51 Photo)
12:27
Comment From Matthew Dillner 

One of the coolest days in racing. Mods, Trucks and ACT Late Models at the Magic Mile. If you are a race fan... it's one of the best tickets around. Working with NASCAR.com this weekend and have been looking foward to THIS day. Great racing. Great job to all the Speed51.com guys and gals. 

12:27
Plenty of fans showed up for an autograph session featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers this morning. (51 Photo)
12:25
Ben Ashline's car rolls through ACT technical inspection. (51 Photo)
12:24
Phil Scott is supporting the Vermont Strong campaign on his ACT Late Model. The campaign is to provide relief after the massive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. (51 Photo)
12:20
Tire specialist Wes Weed is a busy guy today here in New Hampshire. This morning, he worked with the #61 ACT Late Model team of T.J. Brackett here at NHMS. Then he hurried up I-93 to go to White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) and help out the Aaron Ricker team. Weed will be back in time for the 5:45 green flag of the ACT Invitational though. "It's only an hour drive," he said. If the ACT race ends early enough, we wouldn't be surprised to see Weed head back to White Mountain to cap off the evening. 
12:19
Patrick Laperle is ready to race later today. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:18
The front row for today's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at NHMS is made up of Oxford 250 winners - as 2008 race winner Kevin Harvick will start on the outside pole for the event. 
12:17
Comment From J5 

Full run down of practice. http://lockerz.com/s/141533276

12:17
Super Late Model racer Kyle Busch - who has won the Snowball Derby, Speedfest, , WInchester 400, and the Oxford 250 Late Model race among other accomplishments wont he pole for today's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race today at NHMS. Busch also set a new track record in the process. In addition to being an outstanding short track racer, Busch is also well-known for his "day job" racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 
12:14
The top 15 in ACT practice are listed below. Unfortunately, we do not have any further information than that. 
12:13
Comment From M 

Any practice times available? Just curious how the 11RI and 17RI timed out? 

12:00
We are in a quick lunch break leading up to the Modifed race. 
11:39
Ontario driver Dan McHattie, who owns ten track championships in his career, was quick in ACT practice this morning. McHattie said that his team was at a bit of a disadvantage because they did not test here or race here during the August ACT race, but that his team is happy with the car so far.

Right away in practice, McHattie tried his car out on the high side of the track. "I went right for the fourth lane...that's where I like to run," McHattie told us. 

11:37
Comment From ACT Fan 

Looks like Pete Yetman is fast again at NHMS. He had a great run in August 

11:37
Eddie MacDonald, who won the first ACT Invitational here at NHMS two years ago, told us that his car was "decent" in practice this morning, but that crew chief Rollie LaChance isn't at all happy with it. "We're changing everything," said MacDonald. 
11:35
No obvious car trouble, but plenty of backstories. I'll be emptying my notebook with some pit notes here next. 
11:35
Comment From Robert 

On another note. Any backstories going on in the ACT pits? Any drivers having car trouble? 

11:34
You make a good point, but the flip side to that would be that having drivers from different tracks invited to this show makes it a bit of an "All Star" race where drivers from different tours, different tracks and, in this case, different countries all come together for a big race. It's something we see at great events like the Snowball Derby, the Oxford 250, etc. so it is a good thing to see here. It is too bad though that someone loyal to the Tour like Linardy isn't in the show though. Really, it's too bad that 50 guys couldn't start this race but those are the breaks. 
11:34
Comment From Robert 

Looking at the Linardy post. He should have been extended an invite. He has done way more to support the tour, then several of the drivers who were invited. I think the track champ invite criteria should be scratched. Unless they have participated in an ACT points race. Just my opinion. 

11:29
The schedule is tight here this weekend as there are four NASCAR tours and the ACT Late Models all here this weekend, so a rain delay could be bad news for the ACT Invitational. However, the forecast for today is that it will likely be gray and cloudy, but that there won't be any rain. 
11:29
Comment From ACT Fan 

Is the forecast at the track clear for the rest of the day? If there are any delays at all in the schedule today it would seem that the ACT race would affected 

11:28
Comment From CMP 

I like the 97 NH Precision/Pole'sAuto car today. When he has space, Joey is the fastest guy out there-Eddie will be in the mix too, but I like the Ford today... 

11:28
Starting Line-Up
ACT Invitational

1. Phil Scott
2. Quinney Welch
3. Guy Caron
4. Pete Yetman
5. Tom Carey, Jr.
6. Shawn Martin
7. Dan McHattie
8. Scott Payea
9. Ricky Rolfe
10. Jean Paul Cyr
11. Glen Luce
12. Donald Theetge
13. Jamie Fisher
14. Aaron Fellows
15. Donnie Lashua
16. Jean-Francois Dery
17. Ray Parent
18. Brent Dragon
19. Jamie Aube
20. Dany Trepanier
21. David Michaud
22. Joey Laquerre
23. Jeff Taylor
24. Austin Theriault
25. Eddie MacDonald
26. Brian Hoar
27. Nick Sweet
28. Karl Allard
29. John Donahue
30. Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
31. Brad Leighton
32. Joey Pole
33. Patrick Laperle
34. Jeff White
35. Todd Davis
36. Richard Staskowski
37. Ben Lynch
38. Luke Hinkley
39. T.J. Brackett
40. Mark Lamberton
41. Ryan Vanasse
42. Dave Farrington, Jr.
43. Ben Ashline 

10:43
The ACT pits are packed! (Speed51.com Photo)
10:34
Don't forget to tune into Speed51 Radio's live broadcast of the 50-lap, $80,000 ACT Invitational at 5:45pm with SPEED Channel's Bob Dillner and our own Mike Twist and Elgin Traylor. 
10:30
Thanks for tuning in and joining the coverage! 
10:30
Comment From Guest 

Thanks for covering ACT activities @ NH today......from everyone in Ontario 

10:28
Brian Hoar already has one win here at NHMS this season. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:22
Members of the Richie Evans family are here this weekend as a part of the tributes this weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:22
We were able to speak with the daughters of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richie Evans and got a few thoughts from them about how they're feeling having such a big part of this NHMS weekend. Here's what they had to say :

"This means the world to us, just the opportunities here today and listening to everybody, it's just very overwhelming. There's been a lot going on with everything, we've been answering questions from every direction. It's just overwhelming and amazing. We're very proud of everything he did and of the recognition and attention it's getting now." 

10:17
No, Max Gresham races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division. He finished seventh in that event yesterday. 
10:17
Comment From Maddux 

Is Max Gresham not in this race? 

10:17
That's too bad to hear. We got that information from Ken Squier. However, the fact remains that Linardy is one of the nicest guys in short track racing. 
10:17
Comment From Annie 

Nice post on Jim Linardy. But should clarify. His Mom (and Dad) will both be at the track in spirit. He lost them both back in 2008. 

10:15
Randy Potter is one of the ACT invitees who is not here today. Potter had engine troubles during the recent swing through the Canadian states and is preparing for the final few races of the year now. Since Potter is battling for a top five position in the point standings, you might think that the teams he is racing against were happy about his problems.

That wasn't the case at all. Brian Hoar's team owner Rick Paya offered Potter an engine to borrow while car owners Bruce Bernhardt (Wayne Helliwell, Jr.'s owner) and Kendall Roberts (John Donahue's owner) offered Potter a back-up car to drive for as long as he needed to. In today's big money world of short track racing, it is refreshing to see competitors working together like that. 

10:09
Eddie MacDonald (#17) and Jimmy Linardy (#77) in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:07
Jimmy "Scruffy" Linardy practiced today even though he isn't in the field for the ACT Invitational this year. He's the first alternate just in case anyone has an issue and can't make it to the starting field. Ken Squier pointed out that Linardy earned the chance to stand by for today's race because even though he hasn't been on the lead lap at the end of a single race this year, he's been to them all and really supported the series. Linardy did not qualify for the summer ACT race at NHMS, but he and his team stuck around to help out other teams and watch the race. We can tell you that they were having more fun than any race fans that we've seen. If Linardy does get to race today, he will have his 80-year-old mother on hand at the track to cheer him on. 
10:05
Patrick Laperle's car lies waiting. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:05
ACT cars go over the scales in the tech process. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:03
Patrick Laperle just told us that he didn't get a chance to really push his car in practice earlier today because turns three and four were still a little bit wet.

"I'm crazy," said Laperle. "But I'm not that crazy!" 

9:57
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Practice Results

1. Eric Beers - 29.364 seconds
2. Ted Christopher - 29.393
3. Bobby Santos, III - 29.403
4. Ron Silk - 29.409
5. Mike Stefanik - 29.410
6. Todd Szegedy - 29.471
7. Justin Bonsignore - 29.521
8. Doug Coby - 29.601
9. Rowan Pennink - 29.607
10. Ryan Preece - 29.608
11. Erick Rudolph - 29.645
12. Eddie Flemke, Jr. - 29.661
13. Eric Goodale - 29.685
14. Ken Woolley - 29.960
15. Woody Pitkat - 29.696
16. Zane Zeiner - 29.718
17. Richie Pallai - 29.724
18. Patrick Emerling - 29.746
19. James Civali - 29.777
20. Glenn Tyler - 29.790
21. Rob Fuller - 29.820
22. Eric Berndt - 29.933
23. Bryon Chew - 29.995
24. Jamie Tomaino - 30.595 

9:55
ACT PRACTICE TIMES - TOP 15
1 Eddie MacDonald 17ma – 31.716
2 Joey Pole 97NH – 31.767
3 Austin Theriault 57ME – 31.884
4 Joey Laquerre 15VT – 32.002
5 Dan McHattie 71ON – 32.156
6 Pete Yetman 21MA – 32.157
7 Brent Dragon 55VT – 32.176
8 Glen Luce 7ME - 32.179
9 Shawn Martin 94ME – 32.189
10 Brian Hoar 37VT – 32.199
11 Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 27NH – 32.263
12 Tom Carey Jr. 07MA – 32.273
13 Dan Trepanier 19QC – 32.299
14 Jamie Aube 41VT – 32.309
15 Phil Scott 14VT – 32.369
9:50
Brian Hoar just told the media that he wants to have a close battle with Phil Scott at some point soon and that he looks forward to putting a doughnut on the side of the Lt. Governor's car. "He doesn't have a security detail in his car," Hoar joked. 
9:48
There was just some friendly ribbing between Brian Hoar and Patrick Laperle as they were describing what an ACT car is to the mainstream racing media at NHMS. Hoar told everyone that teams were limited to a 6,200 RPM redline on their crate engines. "Except for Patrick Laperle - he runs 6,500 RPMs!," Hoar joked. Later on, Laperle got him back and told the press that Hoar must be running 6,600 RPMs. 
9:42
We caught up with Woody Pitkat, who had a storng run here in August after not changing tires in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race and asked him if he plans to change tires today. His response was coy. "We'll see in about three hours," Pitkat remarked. 
9:41
Brian Hoar - "There will be three wide...maybe four wide...racing here today (in the ACT Invitational)." 
9:40
Brian Hoar just told us that he was in the stands for the first NASCAR Cup Series race held here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway nearly two decades ago. Hoar also raced here for many years as a regular in what is now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division. 
9:39
Phil Scott just admitted that he considered not racing here this weekend. Vermont was very hard hit by Tropical Storm Irene and there was major flood damage throughout the state. As Lt. Governor, Scott first wanted to stay home and attend to the flood relief efforts. Instead, he has decided to promote the campaign of "We are Vermont Strong" to help with flood relief efforts and to remind people from throughout the Northeast that the Vermont foliage season is expect to be a great one and that tourists are welcomed with open arms to come and visit the state - and not to be scared away by the flooding. 
9:39
The ACT presser is going on in the media center. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:37
Great breaking news from Matt "Duke" Kentfield - who is usually here at our New Hampshire Motor Speedway events, but was down in Pensacola covering last night's Blizzard Series event at Five Flags Speedway. Bubba Pollard won that event and the full race story can be found be reviewing 51's Trackside Now coverage. 
9:35
Comment From Duke - 51 

Bobby Santos III will also make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut later today at New Hampshire. Santos will take over the reins of the #75 Norm Benning Racing Truck that Andrew Ranger practiced yesterday. 

9:35
ACT Late Model driver Phil Scott is a former track champion at Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT) and we just heard a story on how old he was when he first attended the racetrack. According to his mother - she was about six weeks along in her pregnancy. Scott's current day job is serving as the Lt. Governor for the state of Vermont. 
9:33
Up next is a press conference for the ACT Late Model Tour. Phil Scott, Patrick Laperle and Brian Hoar are the drivers assembled for the media appearance. 
9:31
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice has concluded. Eric Beers topped the speed charts ahead of Ted Christopher, Bobby Santos, III, Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik, Todd Szegedy, Justin Bonsignore, Doug Coby, Rowan Pennink and Ryan Preece. 
9:29
The Ron Silk TS Haulers machine will start from the pole. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:28
Bobby Santos making his first laps of the weekend.
9:26
So far, this practice session has been clean and green - with no on-track incidents. 
9:26
Doug Coby and Ryan Preece are now practicing the draft together. 
9:25
Eddie Flemke and Ryan Preece appears to be working exceptionally well together in the draft. 
9:24
Ted Christopher has just shot up to second on the speed charts. 
9:23
Eddie Flemke, Ryan Preece and Ron Silk are now working on practicing a three-car draft. 
9:23
Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Santos, III have now switched roles in their "draft practice" with Bonsignore leading the way. These two cars look very good together and they might be a duo to watch if they work together in the feature race later on today. 
9:22
Eric Beers is currently on top of the speed charts over Bobby Santos, III, Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik and Ted Christopher. 
9:21
Mike Stefanik won the last race here in August.
9:21
Justin Bonsignore is doing some heavy bump-drafting on the rear bumper of Bobby Santos, III currently. 
9:20
Bobby Santos, III and Justin Bonsignore are practicing the draft currently. 
9:20
There will be a 9:30am press conference for the American Canadian Tour and then at 10:30am they will draw for their starting position. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100 will roll off at 12:45pm and the ACT Invitational will begin at 5:45pm. 
9:19
The line for ACT tech is a long one. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:18
So far, 24 Modifieds have been out on track for practice this morning. 
9:18
Eric Goodale is about to go on a sticker run.
9:18
We believe that all 43 drivers on the entry list for the ACT Invitational are here today. There were 43 invitees. You can scroll down to see the full roster. 
9:18
Comment From Rich 

Official car count and names of ACT drivers who showed up ready yet? 

9:16
Ted Christoper and Doug Coby are doing some serious bump drafting on the track. 
9:15
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at NHMS will be televised live on SPEED Channel starting at 1pm ET. 
9:15
Still no Ryan Newman just yet.
9:15
Comment From Cornfeild Nebraska 

You are very lucky - ENJOY - I will catch on TV. 

9:15
Ted Christopher and Doug Coby had a few choice words for each other after the recent WMT race at Thompson (you can find the Speed51.com story from that race on our archive page to see what was said), but right now they are working on drafting together in practice. 
9:13
There have been 14 Modifieds out for practice so far this morning. 
9:13
We can feel that thunder in the infield media center every time a draft of Modifieds comes out of turn four. 
9:13
Comment From Cornfeild Nebraska 

I can hear the ground pound! 

9:13
Currently, Ron Silk is on top of the speed charts during NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice. He is followed by Mike Stefanik, Jsutin Bonsignore, Doug Coby and Ryan Preece. 
9:11
Justin Bonsignore and Woody Pitkat are currently working on practicing a draft together in WMT practice. 
9:11
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice has begun. 
9:02
Several Modifieds have fired their engines - it appears that practice for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will begin shortly. There still is a jet dryer on the track at the moment though. 
8:59
The ACT race will be on Internet radio today - check out Speed51.com for a link to our Speed 51 Radio broadcast before the 5:45pm start. 
8:57
Comment From M 

Anyone else here wish they would show the ACT race on TV? 

8:50
We are still under a delay as track crews prep the track. 
8:49
Yes, T.J. Brackett's #61 was on track this morning. 
8:49
Comment From Pam 

Is TJ Brackett there and did he practice this morning? 

8:46
The jet dryers have been put back into action here to dry off a few isolated areas of the track surface. While it is gray and cloudy here, there has not been any rain since the wee hours of the morning. 
8:45
Comment From Mike Ray 

Thank you for today's coverage!Speed51.com hits a homerun every time with it's short track coverage! 

8:41
Teams and drivers make final adjustments before practice.
8:40
Right now, the forecasts are positive and it looks like we will be able to stick to the schedule for the rest of the day. 
8:40
Comment From Guest 

Hope the weather holds out for these guys. Go Jeff #88. 

8:40
ACT Late Model teams had a safety inspection this morning, but now its time for their technical inspection to begin. That line is scheduled to open in 20 minutes and teams will have until 3pm to roll their cars through before they are impounded for their 5:45pm 50-lap feature. 
8:38
ACT Late Model practice has concluded. We hope to have a rundown of times available shortly. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice is up next. 
8:37
Yes, he has. We do not know any of the practice speeds yet though. 
8:37
Comment From Guest 

Has Jeff Taylor been on the track practicing? 

8:36
Joey Pole buckles into his #97 ACT Late Model. (51 Photo)
8:34
Comment From Kelly Balson 

While I don't really know patrick that well, I do know the #71 of mchattie and Hanley. When junior hanley tells you that this person can drive, you listen. It's high praise indeed. Normally Mr. Hanley just says nothing. 

8:34
ACT practice was scheduled to end at 8:30, but it has been extended due to its start being delayed by track drying activities. 
8:32
Patrick Laperle gets ready to roll. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:29
Scott Payea, Karl Allard and Jean Paul Cyr are a few of the other competitors on track right now. 
8:29
Todd Szegedy comes in as the modified point leader.
8:28
After a brief caution to regroup, the second batch of ACT Late Models is out on the track. Jeff Taylor, John Donahue, Shawn Martin and Jamie Fisher are among those out on the track right now. 
8:26
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams are lined up on pit road in preparation for their practice session to be held after the ACT Late Models have gotten their shake-down laps in. 
8:25
Matt Hirschman's modified.
8:25
ACT Invitational Roster Car# Driver Hometown
5 RI Richard Staskowski Hope Valley, RI
7 ME Glen Luce Turner, ME
7 NC Ben Lynch Derry, NH
11 RI Ryan Vanasse Warwick, RI
12 NH Guy Caron Lempster, NH
14 VT Phil Scott Berlin, VT
15 ME Ben Ashline Pittston, ME
15 VT Joey Laquerre Barre, VT
16 NY Mark Lamberton Mooer’s Forks, NY
17 MA Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA
17 RI Ray Parent Tiverton, RI
18VT Jamie Fisher Shelburne, VT
21 MA Pete Yetman Peru, MA
21 QC Jean-Francois Déry Quebec City, QC
23 ME Dave Farrington, Jr. Jay, ME
26 VT John Donahue Graniteville, VT
27 NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Dover, NH
29 NH Aaron Fellows Croydon, NH
31 NH Luke Hinkley Claremont, NH
32 VT Jean-Paul Cyr Milton, VT
34 NH Todd Davis Claremont, NH
35 CT Bruce Thomas Groton, CT
37 VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT
40 QC David Michaud Ste-Anne des Plaines, QC
40 VT Nick Sweet Barre, VT
41 VT Jamie Aube Bow, NH
48 QC Karl Allard Ste Felicien, QC
50 ME Jeff White Winthrop, ME
51 ME Ricky Rolfe Albany Twp, ME
55 NH Brad Leighton Center Harbor, NH
55 VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT
57 ME Austin Theriault Fort Kent, ME
61 ME TJ Brackett Buckfield, ME
71 ON Dan McHattie Cavan, ON
78 NH Quinny Welch Lancaster, NH
80 QC Donald Theetge Boischatel, QC
88 ME Jeff Taylor Farmington, ME
89 VT Scott Payea Milton, VT
91 QC Patrick Laperle St-Denis, QC
94 ME Shawn Martin Turner, ME
97 NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH
07 MA Tom Carey, Jr. New Salem, MA
08 NH Donnie Lashua Meredith, NH
8:23
Shawn Martin
8:22
Quinny Welch
8:21
We can remember Laperle rolling out a brand new Junior Hanley creation for the first ACT Invitational at New Hampshire. We also have many fond memories of watching Hanley beat up on the competition as a driver - one of the best I have ever seen. 
8:20
Comment From Kelly Balson 

another ontario connection........the always stout Patrick Laperles cars are built by our own legend, Junior Hanley.........Junior and Mchattie chat often about chasis ideas......so the cars are not fast by accident 

8:20
The green flag is out and the ACT Late Models are practicing. 
8:19
Phil Scott
8:17
The #71 is one of the cars out on the track right now. 
8:16
Comment From Kelly Balson 

All of us up in the kawartha speedway area and ontario for that matter are pulling for #71 Dan Mchattie......I wonder if dan is the only driver there today that builds his own cars........go dan 

8:14
The lineup for the ACT Invitational has yet to be determined. 
8:13
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR LINEUP
1 6 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn.
2 45 Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa.
3 51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y.
4 77 Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind.
5 98 Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y.
6 93 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
7 3 Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa.
8 2 Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn.
9 28 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn.
10 O7 Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y. *
11 52 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn.
12 16 Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I.
13 79 James Civali, Meriden, Conn.
14 10 Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn.
15 71 Rob Fuller, Boylston, Mass.
16 40 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn.
17 58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y.
18 46 Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn.
19 8 Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y.
20 25 Zane Zeiner, Bath, Pa.
21 88 Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y. *
22 39 Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
23 14 Ken Woolley, Jr., Howell, N.J.
24 99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J.
25 18 Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y.
26 33 Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn.
27 38 Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn.
28 36 Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn.
29 4 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass.
8:13
Brian Hoar, Patrick Laperle and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. are a few of the other heavy hitters out on the track right now. We are still under caution. 
8:12
Among those drivers out on the track, which is still under yellow, right now are Glen Luce, Joey Pole, Quinney Welch, Brent Dragon and Eddie MacDonald. 
8:10
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8:09
Several ACT competitors are still circling the track under caution to build some heat into the racing surface. "At speed" practice has still yet to begin. 
8:07
The sun might not be out, but we're here bright and early to bring you the racing action today. In fact, there are so few media members in the NHMS infield media center that cleaning crews are still doing their thing to prep the room for today...oops...there goes a vacuum by our feet.

On tap for today will be short practice sessions for the ACT Late Model Tour and then the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The Modified race will then roll off at 12:45pm ET and then ACT Invitational is scheduled for 5:45pm ET. We will have all of that action right here on Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage. 

8:04
A gaggle of ACT Late Models are now out on the track for pace laps - and to put a little bit of heat into the racing surface. 
8:02
Good morning from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where it looked like any on track action might be impossible given the weather forecasts that were being made last night. However, track officials started before dawn with the jet dryers here and finishing touches are being made right now to dry off the track and begin ACT Late Model practice - which was scheduled for 8am but will be slightly delayed. 

Trackside Now: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour & ACT LM’s – New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NH) – 9/24/11