Waterbury, VT – The final eight (8) teams have been notified that they will be invited to attend this coming weekend’s second annual ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. The American Canadian Tour (ACT) completed the final qualifying event at the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY Sunday, September 12, 2010 and several teams who were on the ‘short list’ locked in several of the final spots.

The final invitees include a newly crowned Champion at the Oxford Plains Speedway (OPS), Tim Brackett, and another OPS seven (7) time track champion, Travis Adams. Quinny Welch locked in his invite by winning last Saturday night’s weekly event at the White Mountain Motorsport Park in North Woodstock, NH. Welch took over a more comfortable lead from both Stacy Cahoon and his son Tyler. The three have battled all summer for the WMMP title, and all have attended the test and tune sessions at NHMS. Welch gets the nod for 2010 after losing the title in 2009 by a single digit number on the eve of the inaugural invitational. TJ Watson and Jamie Fisher received ‘at large’ invites for their year-long participation on the US Tour and Thunder Road weekly racing respectively. Rounding out the final invited teams is Scott Payea who has been a title contender for many years on the ACT US Tour and David Michaud from Quebec who literally raced his way into the Invitational with an at-large bid following the Fall Foliage 300 at Airborne Speedway.

One of the most popular and most successful drivers in the 20-year history of NHMS will complete the field of 43 invited teams. Running a part-time schedule Brad Leighton used the 300-lap Airborne event to lock up one of the final invitations.

“This has been a very difficult process,” said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour. “We had a group of 15 drivers on the ‘short list’ going into the final event before this weekend’s Invitational. I think we have assembled a very good field of 43 teams to represent us at NHMS this coming Saturday, and I know there are some teams that could have joined them. That makes this a very tough day. The bottom line is that the fans this Saturday will get to see some of the best short track racers in the region put on a great race, and I think this group will do just that,” concluded Curley.

The previously announced thirty five ACT teams (see complete roster below) will be joined by:

03ME   Travis Adams           Canton, ME

04ME    TJ Watson              Cundy’s Harbor, ME

18VT     Jamie Fisher         Shelburne, VT

40QC    David Michaud        Blainville, QC

55NH    Brad Leighton         Center Harbor, NH

60ME    Tim Brackett           Buckfield, ME

78NH    Quinny Welch         Lancaster, NH

89VT    Scott Payea             Milton, VT

The ACT Invitational is scheduled as part of a triple-header at the NHMS, along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this Saturday, September 18, 2010. For additional information contact the ACT office at 802.244.6963, media@acttour.com, or nhms.com.