The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has notified the first 22 teams that have officially been invited to participate in the inaugural ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 19th

Twenty-two teams from all six New England states and the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario have been selected in the first round, following two very successful test and tune sessions at NHMS this past week. 

"We still have to fill the field with fourteen more spots and there are a lot of worthy candidates who deserve to be at the inaugural race", said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour on Friday. "We confirmed the fourteen qualified teams who earned their spots through wins so far this season, and added another eight teams who we feel will contribute in a positive way to the success of this event for both NHMS and ACT Late Model racing", continued Curley. 

ACT expects to add another six to eight Invitees after this weekend's event at the Showdown of Champions in Chaudiere, Quebec. The 200-lap event pits the best eleven teams from the ACT US Tour and the best eleven teams from the Série ACT Castrol against each other, with over $35,000 in prize money. All but one selection to make up the 36-car starting field will be done following the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 to be held at Thunder Road Speedbowl on September 6, 2009. The final event will be at the Plattsburgh, NY newly designed ½ mile where up to 50 teams from both the ACT US and Castrol Series are expected to participate in the Fall Foliage 300. The final Invitees will be announced following that event, just prior to the September 19th ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The invited teams include:
* Multiple qualifier wins

No.

Driver

Hometwon

Track/Series

Notes

9ON

Brandon Watson

Stayner, Ontario

Kawartha Downs

NHMS Test & Tune at large

10NH

Ben Rowe

Turner, Maine

ACT Tour

NHMS Test & Tune at large/PASS Champ

11VT

Jean Paul Cyr

Milton, Vt.

Thunder Road

09 Track Champion; 7x ACT Champion

11RI

Ryan Vanesse

Warwick, R.I.

Seekonk

09 Track Champion

14 ON

Sean Kennedy

Dunrobin, Ontario

Capital City

Castrol Event Qualifier

14VT

Phil Scott

Montpelier, Vt.

Thunder Road

ACT Champion; 3x Track Champion     

17MA

Eddie MacDonald

Rowley, Mass.

ACT Tour

Event Qualifier

21QC

Jean-Francois Dery

Quebec City, Quebec

Castrol Serie

Castrol Qualifier

26VT

John Donahue

Graniteville, Vt.

ACT Tour

Event Qualifier

35CT

Bruce Thomas

Groton, Conn.

Waterford

09 Track Champion

37VT

Brian Hoar

Williston, Vt.

ACT Tour

5x ACT Champion; Track/Airborne Champ

44VT

Dave Pembroke

Montpelier, Vt.

Thunder Road

ACT Tour Event Qualifier..Track/Champ

48QC

Karl Allard

Ste Felicien, Quebec

Castrol Serie

Former Castrol Series Champion

55VT

Brent Dragon

Milton, Vt.

ACT Tour

Castrol Qualifier..Airborne Champ

55NH*

Brad Leighton

Ctr Harbor, N.H.

ACT Tour

ACT Tour Event Qualifier..AConn./Champ

71ON

Dan McHattie

Cavan, Ontario

Kawartha, Downs

NHMS test & tune at large    

80QC*

Donald Theerge

Quebec City, Quebec

Castrol Serie

Castrol Qualifier.. Castrol Champ            

89VT

Scott Payea

Milton, Vt.

ACT Tour

Event Qualifier

91QC*

Patrick Laperle

Montreal, Quebec

Castrol Serie

Castrol Qualifier..US & Castrol Champ

97NH*

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Hudson, N.H.

ACT Tour

Event Qualifier

02NH

Randy Potter

Groveton, N.H.

ACT Tour

NHMS Test & Tune at large    

04ME

TJ Watson 

Cundys Harbor, Maine

Wiscasset

Event Qualifier