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Late Model Tour ACT Announces Schedule for 30th Late Model Tour Season
The ACT Late Model Tour will open its 30th season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17 with the inaugural Northeast Classic. (Alan Ward photo)

ACT Announces Schedule for 30th Late Model Tour Season

By American-Canadian Tour

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the 2021 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Twelve point-counting events are slated for the Tour’s 30th season across nine tracks throughout New England and Quebec.

ACT will also sanction multiple big-money, non-point events throughout 2021. Highlights of the schedule includes six sanctioned events that pay at least $5,000 to win, six doubleheader events with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT’s oldest events.

Late Model Tour ACT Announces Schedule for 30th Late Model Tour Season
ACT will have three point-counting events at White Mountain Motorsports Park in 2021, including the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250 on July 31 and the return of the Fall Foliage 200 on September 25. (Daniel Holben photo)

In announcing the schedule, ACT stressed that it is subject to change based on the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Events could be dropped, added, or moved depending on how the situation evolves regionally and nationally over the coming months.

The 2021 ACT season begins at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Northeast Classic. A practice day is scheduled for Friday, April 16 with qualifying and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday, April 17. The event was originally supposed to debut in 2020 before getting pushed back a year due to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.

After a week off, the ACT Late Model Tour heads to New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 150-lap event comes following a two-year ACT hiatus from the track. The PASS Super Late Models are also on the card at both NHMS and Lee.

On Sunday, May 16, ACT rolls into Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the 46th Spring Green on Saturday, June 12. Thunder Road and White Mountain are the only tracks booked to host multiple point-counting ACT events in 2021.

The next two events are ACT/PASS doubleheaders at New Hampshire tracks that last held an ACT event more than a decade ago. Sunday, June 20 will see the ACT Tour visit Hudson Speedway. The only previous Tour visit was a 2001 event won by Pete Fecteau. On Sunday, July 4, ACT journeys to Winchester, NH’s Monadnock Speedway for the Independence Day 150. The last ACT trip there was a 2003 event won by Todd Stone.

ACT then has three straight big-money showdowns on the calendar. Saturday, July 24 is the $5,000-to-win Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere. The following Saturday, July 31 is the third annual $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Saturday, August 7 is the ACT-sanctioned C$10,000-to-win Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Although the Bacon Bowl is a non-point event, officials are discussing potential bonus programs for Tour teams that make the trip.

Following a break, ACT makes its lone 2021 stop at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 28 as part of the “Night Before the Oxford 250” program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, September 5 for the 43rd Labor Day Classic.

To conclude the month of September, ACT is bringing back one of its most storied traditions. On Saturday, September 25, White Mountain Motorsports Park will host the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 winner’s purse. It becomes the fifth different home track for the event, which was last contested in 2016 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The non-point, $10,000-to-win 59th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road is next on the card. ACT then crowns its 2020 champion at Masschusetts’ Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 23. The PASS Super Late Models and Tri-Track Open Modified Series are also on the Seekonk card with a trio of “Haunted 100” features.

The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/schedule. The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. More information, including the full-season entry form, will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on ACT, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

2021 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events

#DAY       DATE     EVENT                                                   TRACK  LOCATION

Fri Apr 16/Northeast Classic Practice Day/New Hampshire Motor Speedway/Loudon, NH

Sat Apr 17/Northeast Classic/New Hampshire Motor Speedway/Loudon, NH

Sat/Sun  May 1&2/Lee USA 150/Lee USA Speedway/Lee, NH

Sun  May 16/23rd /Community Bank N.A. 150/Thunder Road Speedbowl/Barre, VT

Sat Jun 12/46th Spring Green/White Mtn. Motorsports Park/N. Woodstock, NH

Sat  Jun 20/Hudson 150/Hudson Speedway/Hudson, NH

Sun  Jul 4/Independence Day 150/Monadnock Speedway/Winchester, NH

Sat  Jul 24/Claude Leclerc 150/Autodrome Chaudiere/VallĂ©e-Jct., QC

Sat Jul 31/Midsummer Classic 250/White Mtn Motorsports Park/ N. Woodstock, NH

Sat Aug 7/Bacon Bowl 200/Autodrome Chaudiere/Vallée-Jct., QC

9 Sat Aug 28/Oxford Plains 150/Oxford Plains Speedway/ Oxford, ME           

10 Sun  Sep 5/43rd Labor Day Classic 200/Thunder Road Speedbowl/Barre, VT

11 Sat Sep 25/Fall Foliage 200/White Mtn. Motorsports Park/N. Woodstock, NH

Sat/Sun  Oct 2&3/59th Vermont Milk Bowl/Thunder Road Speedbowl /Barre, VT

12  Sat  Oct 23/Haunted 100/Seekonk Speedway/Seekonk, MA

***denotes non-point event

Schedule Subject to Change

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