Familiar haunts at Vermont's Thunder Road, New Hampshire's White Mountain Motorsports Park and Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway are the only tracks with multiple events in 2023. (ACT Photo)

American-Canadian Tour Schedule Released

BARRE, Vt. —The American-Canadian Tour has released the 2023 schedule for the Vermont-based touring series.

The schedule is highlighted by a continued commitment to partner tracks in Quebec, renewed energy into longstanding iconic events across the Northeast and the return to Connecticut’s Stafford Speedway after a 38-year hiatus. 

For the first time since 2021, the American-Canadian Tour will once again head south to start the year with a pair of non-point exhibition events at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina on March 17-18. The first of at least six doubleheaders with the Maine-based Pro All Stars Series (PASS), the twin 125s for the ACT Tour will start the season off.

Kickstarting the points-counting 45th season for the American-Canadian Tour will be the $5,000-to-win Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on April 15. 

The Stars and Cars of the American-Canadian Tour will return to Stafford on April 29 as part of the 51st NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend. 

Lee USA Speedway returns to the American-Canadian Tour schedule for the first time in two seasons. The three-eighths-mile Southern New Hampshire oval regains its once annual spot on the schedule with the early season New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 on May 21. 

The first weekend in June brings an exciting change for the 48th running of the famed Spring Green as it moves from White Mountain Motorsports Park to Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway. The Cement Palace will serve as the sixth different facility to host the annual American-Canadian Tour special with a host of Southern New England’s finest expected to make a run at one of Northern New England’s marquee events on June 3.

August brings the American-Canadian Tour teams their longest race of the season in the sixth annual Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park on August 5.

The $10,000-to-win event has become an ACT crown jewel with over 40 teams attempting to qualify in 2022 and exciting finishes becoming the norm for the extra-distance event. As the Granite State home of ACT Tour racing, White Mountain will also host the $5,000-to-win 45th edition of the Fall Foliage 200 on September 16 alongside the PASS Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds and the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers.

After a successful return in 2022, the American-Canadian Tour will once again wrap up the year at Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl on October 21. 

“We’re very happy and excited about our 2023 plans,” said ACT managing partner Cris Michaud. “We feel we’ve laid the groundwork for one of the most exciting seasons to date and I’m excited to see what year forty-five brings.”

The Full Schedule

#             DAY       DATE    EVENT                                                 TRACK                                                 LOCATION

**            Fri           Mar 17    St. Patrick’s Day 125                               Hickory Motor Speedway                       Hickory, N.C.

**            Sat           Mar 18    Easter Bunny 125                                    Hickory Motor Speedway                       Hickory, N.C.

—             Fri            Apr 14     Northeast Classic Practice Day               New Hampshire Motor Speedway         Loudon, N.H.

1              Sat           Apr 15     Northeast Classic – $5,000 to Win            New Hampshire Motor Speedway         Loudon, N.H.

(Rain Date Sun. April 16)

2              Sat           Apr 29     Spring Sizzler ACT 75                              Stafford Motor Speedway                      Stafford Springs, Conn.

—             Sat           May 6      Thunder Road Car Show/Practice Day    Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl               Barre, Vt.

3              Sun          May 7      25th Community Bank N.A. 150              Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl               Barre, Vt.

4              Sun          May 21    New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150     Lee USA Speedway                                 Lee, N.H.

5              Sat           Jun 3        48th Spring Green 123                             Seekonk Speedway                                 Seekonk, Mass.

6              Sat           Jun 24      Claude Leclerc 150 – $5,000-to-Win         Autodrome Chaudiere                            Vallée-Jct., Qubec

7              Sun          July 9       Oxford 125                                              Oxford Plains Speedway                         Oxford, Maine

8              Sat.          July 22     CAN-AM 200 – $10,000-to-Win                Autodrome Montmagny                         Montmagny, Qubec

9              Sat           Aug 5       Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250      White Mtn. Motorsports Park                N. Woodstock, N.H.


10            Sat           Aug 26     Oxford Plains 125                                   Oxford Plains Speedway                         Oxford, Maine

11            Sun          Sep 3       45th Labor Day Classic – $5,000 to Win    Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl               Barre, Vt.

presented by New England Federal Credit Union

12            Sat           Sep 16     45th Fall Foliage 200 – $5,000 to Win       White Mtn. Motorsports Park                N. Woodstock, N.H.

** Sat/Sun     Sep 30/Oct 1     61st Vermont Milk Bowl                          Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl               Barre, Vt.

presented by Northfield Savings Bank

13            Sat           Oct 21     Waterford 150                                        New London-Waterford Speedbowl      Waterford, Conn.

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