The American-Canadian Tour will open its 30th season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17 with the inaugural Northeast Classic. (Alan Ward photo)
The American-Canadian Tour will open its 30th season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17 with the inaugural Northeast Classic. (Alan Ward photo)

ACT Late Models Visiting Nine Tracks

WATERBURY, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour officials has announced the schedule of events for next year for the series.

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 the year. 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, long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT’s oldest events.

In announcing the schedule, ACT officials 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 ACT season begins at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway 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 pandemic.

After a week off, ACT 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 Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to New Hampshire’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 next year.

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 New Hampshire’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 Quebec’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, Aug. 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 stop at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 28 as part of the Night Before the Oxford 250 program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, Sept. 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, Sept. 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 champion at Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 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.

2021 American-Canadian Tour Schedule

April 16-17 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, N.H.
May 1-2 – Lee USA Speedway – Lee, N.H.
May 16 – Thunder Road Speedbowl – Barre, Vt.
June 12 – White Mountain Motorsports Park – North Woodstock, N.H.
June 20 – Hudson Speedway – Hudson, N.H.
July 4 – Monadnock Speedway – Winchester, N.H.
July 24 – Autodrome Chaudiere – Vallee-Jonction, Quebec
July 31 – White Mountain Motorsports Park – North Woodstock, N.H.
Aug. 7 – Autodrome Chaudiere – Vallee-Jonction, Quebec (non-point event)
Aug. 28 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, Maine
Sept. 5 – Thunder Road Speedbowl – Barre, Vt.
Sept. 25 – White Mountain Motorsports Park – North Woodstock, N.H.
Oct. 2-3 – Thunder Road Speedbowl – Barre, Vt. (Milk Bowl, non-point event)
Oct. 23 – Seekonk Speedway – Seekonk, Mass.