Waterbury, VT – Officials from the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Airborne Speedway announced today that the makeup date for the highly- anticipated Tour date will be Saturday, July 10, 2010. The Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green was scheduled to be run on May 8, but became the third rain-out on the early ACT schedule.
“We appreciate Mike (Perrotte, Promoter of Airborne) working to make this happen. Every team on the American Canadian Tour was looking forward to coming back to Airborne after the great success last year with the re-make of the facility”, said former Airborne owner and President of ACT Tom Curley.
The ½ mile was completely re-designed in 2009 and provided about the perfect track for ACT Late Model racing. During last fall’s running of the Fall Foliage 300, 19 different lead changes among five different drivers provided a great event for fans and competitors.
“We really needed to hear this news. This will give our team a lift after not qualifying last week at Oxford,” said seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr from Milton, VT. “I have always had some success at Airborne, and our new team should be pretty much on the same page by then. I am really happy to see this one get back on the schedule,” concluded Cyr.
Details will be forthcoming from both the ACT and Airborne offices regarding specifics related to the rescheduled event.
“We are still trying to figure out what might work for all parties involved with the final outstanding event at Albany-Saratoga Speedway that was rained out in April,” said ACT General Manager Darla Hartt. “We expect to make a rescheduling announcement soon,” she concluded.
Several touring teams will join the Thunder Road ACT Late Model teams at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for their opening event this Sunday, May 23 on the brand new converted dirt track. Testing went great and 30 teams are expected to compete with a post time of 2:00pm this Sunday at the very fast ½ mile in Fair Haven, VT.
The American Canadian Tour will next appear at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH on Friday, June 11, 2010. The previously rained-out NH Governor’s Cup 150 will have a large field of Late Models from throughout the Northeast as the early entry list for this event set an all-time record.