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.