The 2012 schedule featuring twelve (12) point- counting events, and the special combination event with the ACT US teams, the “Showdown at Chaudière”, has been announced for the popular Castrol Late Model racing series sanctioned by The American Canadian Tour (ACT).
Four tracks will host three events each from the opening event at the Autodrome Montmagny east of Quebec City in late May through the close of the race season at the Autodrome Ste. Eustache outside Montreal. Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste. Croix, QC and Autodrome Chaudière will each host three events, including the CAN-AM combination event with ACT Castrol teams and ACT US teams and the fifth annual “Showdown at Chaudière”.
The addition of the Sanair Super Speedway in St. Pie, QC, which will be promoted by Jean Bergeron and the Riverside Speedway, will highlight the ambitious schedule. The event will be 100 miles on the unique tri-oval.
“Our ACT Quebec promoters have provided the ACT Castrol teams with their best schedule in the seven years of the series. We are very pleased with the way the 2012 season has evolved, and the addition of Sanair back on the schedule certainly will please the teams”, said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour.
The teams of the ACT Castrol Series will compete for a record of over $400,000.00 in purse and prize money in the 2012 point-counting events. In addition, ACT Castrol teams will have special non-point events to compete in such as the TD Bank Oxford 250 at the Oxford Plains Speedway, July 22, 2012; the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway, October 6, 2012 in Plattsburgh, NY; and the 50th annual Milk Bowl at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT, September 29th.
Two-time ACT Castrol Series Champion Donald Theetge from Boischatel, QC said, “This is a great schedule for our Quebec teams. I appreciate that ACT listened to some of our concerns about the schedule and purses. I love racing at the US events, but we really wanted to have our series point races in Quebec and now we have that.”
“The addition of Sanair this coming season is exciting news for fans and racers. It should be an unbelievable race now that many of us have had some experience at Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway),” concluded Theetge.
The teams from the 2011 season will honor both the Castrol and US teams at a Late Model combined banquet in Burlington, VT on January 21, before they begin to focus on the ambitious 2012 schedule.
EVENT DATE DAY TRACK LAPS NOTE
1 MAY 26 SAT AUTODROME MONTMAGNY 100
2 JUN 02 SAT AUTODROME STE EUSTACHE 100
3 JUN 08 FRI AUTODROME CHAUDIÈRE 150
4 JUN 16 SAT CIRCUIT RIVERSIDE SPDWY 100
5 JUN 30 SAT AUTODROME MONTMAGNY 200
6 JUL 14 SAT AUTODROME STE EUSTACHE 200
7 JUL 28 SAT CIRCUIT RIVERSIDE SPDWY 150
8 AUG 03 FRI AUTODROME CHAUDIÈRE 150
9 AUG 11 SAT SANAIR SUPER SPEEDWAY 100 [combo]
10 AUG 25 SAT CIRCUIT RIVERSIDE SPDWY 200 [combo]
11 SEP 01 SAT AUTODROME MONTMAGNY 200
SEP 08 SAT AUTODROME CHAUDIÈRE SHOWDOWN 200 [combo]
12 SEP 16 SUN AUTODROME STE EUSTACHE 300