ACT Announces NHMS All Star Challenge
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today the criteria and format for the first NHMS - ACT All Star event to be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) over the weekend of August 12-13, 2011.
The event will be presented as part of the announced INDY weekend at the region’s largest sporting facility, and only super speedway. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Division will join the ACT Late Models as part of an “ALL STAR” weekend for short track, featuring full-fendered ACT Late Models and the open-wheeled NASCAR Modifieds.
The American Canadian Tour Late Models are the most popular stock car division racing in the Northeast at a premiere weekly level, competing at twelve (12) weekly short tracks in the region, and also on two of the most popular touring series in the northeast: the ACT US Tour in New England and New York, and ACT Serie CASTROL Edge, throughout the Province of Quebec.
Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour said, “We want as many Late Model teams to be able to compete at NHMS for this event as possible. It is great that Jerry Gappens, Vice President and General Manager of NHMS has enough confidence in our Late Model teams to offer us this opportunity. We have tried to develop the safest and most competitive set of criteria for racing at NHMS, based on our “ACT Invitational” experience over the past couple years. The goal is to allow as many teams and fans as possible the unique chance to race and enjoy short track type racing at the Magic Mile.”
The event will be based on the ACT sanctioning body’s short track formula using the handicap system for starting spots, heat races, ‘Last Chance’ events, double segments with inversion for the final segment.
“We hope many of the short track fans from around the region will plan to spend the weekend at NHMS. This format will be the most unique format for a division ever to participate at a Super Speedway. We think it will be very exciting for both the competitors and fans. We have also tried to keep the event with some cost constraints, which is in keeping with the philosophy of the American Canadian Tour Late Model program throughout the region,” concluded Curley.
Many of the ACT affiliate tracks have redesigned their 2011 Late Model schedules to allow their competitors to compete in this first-time event at the NHMS. The following is a brief outline of the criteria for participation in the first ever race of its kind at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 12th and 13th.