Waterbury, VT – With its S347JR engine approved for competition on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and its affiliate weekly series tracks, Ford Racing has announced a contingency program to support the Ford racers in these series.  Racers in the US ACT Late Model Tour, Canadian Serie ACT Castrol Tour, as well as weekly Late Model series at ACT-approved affiliate tracks will be eligible for awards contingent on the use of the M-6007-S347JR Sealed Racing engine.  The payouts for the series are as follows:


ACT Late Model Tour and Serie ACT-Castrol Tour

        Race winner       $500

        Second              $250

        Third                 $100

ACT Affiliate Approved Late Model Weekly Program

        Race Winner       $250

        Second              $125

        Third                 $ 75


Racers are required to register for the contingency program at:


Click on "contingency" under Team Ford Racing.

Cris Michaud, who did all the testing on the ACT Ford crate motor said, “This is great news for our Ford team and any other teams that jump on the Ford Racing program. We have already started selling off our GM components and are anxious to get Ford Racing their first win either at Thunder Road or at an American Canadian Tour event. I need to get into the ACT Invitational  this September at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS)–now that would be pretty special to win the inaugural event in a Ford.”

Michaud and his Ford team will have their first chance to pick up an invitation to the NHMS September 19th special 50 mile race at the CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 150 on Thursday, June 25th at Thunder Road. He will have to beat NASCAR CUP point leader Tony Stewart and 30 of the best Late Model drivers in the Northeast to grab the win, but Michaud is a three-time Thunder Road “King of the Road’, so the odds are in his favor.

Advance discount tickets are now on sale at the ACT office in Waterbury at 802-244-6963, or can be purchased at the opening Thunder Road Thursday events beginning Thursday, June 11 and Thursday, June 18.