Before the drivers of the American-Canadian Tour make their debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the ACT Invitational on September 19, the speedway will hold a two-day test session for teams on Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26.

In all, 51 drivers and their teams will participate in the test sessions, including 13 race winners who have qualified for a spot in the Invitational, seven track championship points leaders, and 31 potential at-large qualifiers.  The test session will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

The Tuesday test session features the stars of the Série ACT Castrol, as well as some local favorites.  Both Donald Theetge and Patrick Laperle, the top-two drivers in the Série ACT Castrol points standings, will take to the track.  Theetge's win Saturday at Riverside Speedway in St-Croix, Quebec, was his 14th career victory, putting him at the top of the all-time wins list in Série ACT Castrol.

ACT Late Model Tour driver Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., of Hudson, N.H. will also test on Tuesday, along with track veteran Brad Leighton of Center Harbor, N.H.  Polewarczyk is currently third in ACT Late Model Tour points standings, while Leighton has eight career NASCAR Camping World Series East wins at the speedway.

Wednesday's test session will include ACT Late Model Tour points leader Scott Payea of Milton, Vt. and Rowley, Mass.-native Eddie MacDonald, the 2008 Lincoln Electric/Airgas Track Champion for the NASCAR Camping World Series East.  MacDonald qualified for the Invitational by winning one of four non-ACT events awarding entries.

Grandstand admission to both ACT test session days at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is free.  Pit Passes are available each day for $20, with children under 14 admitted into the pit area for free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The ACT Invitational will be held Saturday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. as a part of the 2009 SYLVANIA 300 event weekend.  Tickets for the Invitational, or any of Saturday's events, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, are on sale now.

To purchase tickets to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway SYLVANIA 300 weekend, please call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 or visit the speedway online at www.nhms.com.

         American Canadian Tour Test and Tune at NHMS Driver Roster          

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Car #

Driver

Hometown

Hometrack/Series

48

Karl Allard

St-Felicien, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

2

J.R. Baril

Haverhill, Mass.

Lee USA Speedway

66

AJ Begin

Merrimac, Mass.

Lee USA Speedway

8

Guy Caron

Lempster, N.H.

Twin State Speedway

40

Eric Chase

Milton, Vt.

ACT Tour

11

Jean-Paul Cyr

Milton, Vt.

Thunder Road

85

Trampas Demers

South Burlington, Vt.

Série ACT Castrol

55

Brent Dragon

Milton, Vt.

ACT Tour

18

Jamie Fisher

Shelburne, Vt.

Thunder Road

27

Wayne Helliwell, Jr.

Dracut, Mass.

Lee USA Speedway

37

Brian Hoar

Williston, Vt.

ACT Tour

14

Sean Kennedy

Dunrobin, Ontario

Capital City Speedway

91

Patrick Laperle

Montréal, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

55

Brad Leighton

Center Harbor, N.H.

ACT Tour

7

Glen Luce

Turner, Maine

ACT Tour

71

Dan McHattie

Cavan, Ontario

Kawartha Speedway

6

Cris Michaud

Northfield, Vt.

Thunder Road

44

Dave Pembroke

Montpelier, Vt.

Thunder Road

97

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Hudson, N.H.

ACT Tour

02

Randy Potter

Groveton, N.H.

ACT Tour

14

Phil Scott

Montpelier, Vt.

Thunder Road

51

Ricky Rolfe

Albany Township, Maine

ACT Tour

88

Nick Sweet

Barre, Vt.

Thunder Road

80

Donald Theetge

Boischatel, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

19

Brandon Watson

Stayner, Ontario

Kawartha Speedway

25

Dave Whitcomb

Essex Junction, Vt.

Thunder Road

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Car #

Driver

Hometown

Hometrack/Series

03

Travis Adams

Canton, Maine

Oxford Plains Speedway

83

Stacy Cahoon

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

White Mountain Motorsports Park

38

Tyler Cahoon

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

ACT Tour

5

Patrick Cliche

St. Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

21

Jean-Francois Dery

Quebec, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

73

Joey Doiron

Berwick, Maine

ACT Tour

26

John Donahue

Graniteville, Vt.

ACT Tour

9

Chip Grenier

Williamstown, Vt.

ACT Tour

51

Patrick Hamel

St-Edouard-de-Lotbiniere, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

96

Mike Johnson

Salisbury, Mass.

Lee USA Speedway

47

Tim Jordan

Plainfield, Conn.

Waterford Speedbowl

25

Shawn Knight

South Paris, Maine

Oxford Plains Speedway

00

Brian Kruczek

Newmarket, N.H.

Lee USA Speedway

03

Martin Lacombe

Terrebonne, Quebec

Série ACT Castrol

15

Joey Laquerre

East Montpelier, Vt.

ACT Tour

17

Eddie MacDonald

Rowley, Mass.

ACT Tour

94

Shawn Martin

Turner, Maine

Oxford Plains Speedway

26

Corey Morgan

Lewiston, Maine

Oxford Plains Speedway

89

Scott Payea

Milton, Vt.

ACT Tour

41

Pete Potvin

Graniteville, Vt.

ACT Tour

10

Ben Rowe

Turner, Maine

ACT Tour

35

Bruce Thomas

Groton, Conn.

Waterford Speedbowl

11

Ryan Vanesse

Warwick, R.I.

Seekonk Speedway

04

TJ Watson

Cundys Harbor, Maine

Wiscasset Raceway

78

Quinney Welch

Lancaster, N.H.

White Mountain Motorsports Park