Photo by Alan Ward
Patrick Laperle (91QC) and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (97NH) during the 2010 People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Speedway in Vermont.
For the first time in American Canadian Tour Late Model history, the season will come to a close with a doubleheader weekend.
The ACT Tour, Série ACT Castrol and Bond/WIX Tiger Tour point battles will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 8, with the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. With the tours completed, many teams will head to Thunder Road in Barre, VT for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, Oct. 9, rain dated from Oct. 2.
Williston’s Brian Hoar will look to conclude his eighth ACT championship season with a third career win in the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200.
Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC will wrap up his second Série ACT Castrol Championship as he attempts to win his fourth straight Fall Foliage event.
Randy Potter, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., and Brent Dragon will be looking for their first wins of the season, while Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Austin Theriault, Ben Ashline and Glen Luce among others will look for their first career ACT wins.
With the pressure of the points racing over, many teams are expected to head to the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl and take a shot at the $10,000 to win pay check. 2011 Champion Dave Pembroke and runner-up
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott will attempt to cap off successful seasons by adding another Milk Bowl win to his resumé.
John Donahue will try to add to his three wins at Thunder Road this season.
The 2010 Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet won both 2011 ACT events at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.”
Bradford’s Derrick O’Donnell currently leads both the Bond/WIX Tiger Tour and the Thunder Road Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen standings. With solid runs on both Saturday and Sunday, he could lock up both titles.
Action for the Rent-A-Wreck Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. The ACT Tour and Série ACT Castrol will run 200 laps, the Bond/WIX Tiger Tour will run 100 laps and the Airborne Renegades will have a 50 lap special. Advanced sale tickets are available now at the ACT office in Waterbury and the Plattsburgh, N.Y., Rent-A-Wreck for $15. Tickets at the gate will be $18 and kids 12 and under are free.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, Booth Bros.-H.P. Hood Time trials will roll out at noon with the first segment of the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl scheduled for approximately 2 p.m. at Thunder Road. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under.