Castrol Racer Michaud Forced Out After Wreck

Waterbury, VT – Forty two (42) American Canadian Tour teams are primed and ready for the 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. 43 were invited, but after a wreck in last weekends Série ACT Castrol finale, St Ans Des Pins, QC’s David Michaud will be forced to sit out.

The finale, which crowned St Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle as the Série ACT Castrol champion and race winner, saw brutal wrecks in the early going, one of them claiming the car of top-five point contender Michaud.

“We are so sorry not to make the big race in New Hampshire, but the damage was too much to fix in the short week before the Invitational,” said Michaud. “We are very disappointed. We hope to be there next year.”

Forty two (42) ACT Late Model teams are prepared to roll off without Michaud this Saturday at 4:15pm. Former Invitational winners Eddie Macdonald and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. will look to repeat stellar performances from past years, while two-time runner up Nick Sweet, ACT point leader Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Série Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle, and 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar try to earn their first invitational wins.

2012 ACT Rookie of the Year Jimmy Hebert, who led most of the NHMS Test N’ Tune last month, will aim to spoil the favorites for his first ever ACT win. Along with him will be multi-time Canadian Champion Dan McHattie, representing Kawartha Speedway in Ontario, Rhode Island’s Ray Parent, Milton, VT’s 7-time ACT Champion Jean Paul Cyr, Maine stars Shawn Martin and Austin Theriault, and Montpelier, VT’s teen sensation Emily Packard. All ran in the top ten in the NHMS Test N’ Tune in August.

The time for talk is over, and the field will roll off for the 4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. Post time is 4:15pm.

4th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational

43 Invitees

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon, NH

Saturday, September 22

* 3VT Ricky Roberts, Washington, VT

7ME Glen Luce, Turner, ME

7NC Ben Lynch, Derry, NH

8NH Guy Caron, Lempster, NH

* 9ME Emily Packard, East Montpelier, VT

15ME Ben Ashline, Pittston, ME

15VT Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier, VT

16NY Brent Dragon, Colchester, VT

* 16ON Ryan Kimball, Norwood, ON

17MA Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA

17RI Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI

18VT Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT

19QC Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC

21MA Pete Yetman, Peru, MA

21QC Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC

23ME Dave Farringon, Jr., Jay, ME

27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH

28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr., Steuben, ME

29NH Aaron Fellows, Croyden, NH

32VT Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT

37VT Brian Hoar, Williston, VT

40QC David Michaud, St-A-des-Plns, QC (SCRATCH)

41VT Jamie Aube, N. Ferrisburgh, VT

* 48QC Andre Beaudoin, St. Augustin, QC

51ME Ricky Rolfe, Albany Township, ME

* 56VT Bruce Jaycox, Hartland, VT

57ME Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME

* 58VT Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT

61ME TJ Brackett, Buckfield, ME

68VT Brooks Clark, Fayston, VT

71ON Dan McHattie, Cavan, ON

77MA Jimmy Linardy, Somerville, MA

78NH Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH

80QC Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC

* 81ON Bryan Mercer, Port Hope, ON

85ME Travis Stearns, Auburn, ME

88ME Jeff Taylor, Farmington, ME

88VT Nick Sweet, Barre, VT

91QC Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC

94ME Shawn Martin, Turner, ME

97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH

02NH Randy Potter, Groveton, NH

07MA Tom Carey, Jr., Orange, MA

(* Indicates first NHMS Event)

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