Helliwell, Laperle Lead Invites to New Hampshire

Watebury, VT –ACT officials have announced that the first ten invitations to the Bond Auto American Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH have been confirmed. Competitors have been invited based on performance thus far in 2012, or have earned their invite by scoring a feature victory on either the American Canadian Tour, or Serie ACT Castrol. Six American teams and four Canadian teams have been invited thus far.

The six invites on the American side include ACT Point leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Eight-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar, 2011 Rookie of the Year Ben Ashline, former Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet, as well as former Oxford Plains Speedway Champion Ricky Rolfe, and former ACT Invitational winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Canadian invitations include former Serie ACT Castrol Champion Karl Allard, two-time Champions Donald Theetge, Defending Champion and current point leader Patrick Laperle, and top-talent Jean-Francois Dery. All four have earned their invites with victories on the Serie ACT Castrol tour.

In 2011, the crowd at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was treated to watching Nick Sweet, driving boss Eric Chase’s car, from deep in the field to engage in a no-holds-barred duel with Eddie “The Outlaw” Macdonald. Macdonald claimed it by a paint job, holding off a charge from Sweet on the inside over the last five laps and heading to victory lane for the second time at the Bond Auto ACT Invitational.

Sweet feels great about his chances in 2012. “We’ve run really well up there in the past, especially last year, “said Sweet. “We’re getting the cars better and better here every week, I think we’ve got a good shot at getting into victory lane this year,” he finished.

Invites will continue throughout the summer as The Bond Auto ACT Invitational will roll off on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

For more information, head to www.acttour.com, email us at media@acttour.com, or call the ACT office at (802) 224-6963.