Fans unable to make it to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to experience all the short track, fender-banging action of the American-Canadian Tour’s Third-Annual ACT Invitational on the “Magic Mile” on Saturday, September 24th will certainly be missing a thrilling event. But, those fans will not be shut out on the action, as Speed 51 Radio will provide a live internet-radio broadcast of the ACT Invitational from NHMS on Speed51.com, the leader in short track racing news, information and race coverage.
“The American Canadian Tour is very pleased that 51 has chosen one of our biggest showcase events, the 3rd ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, to present to the fans around the country, and particularly our fans who cannot attend the race in person this weekend,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT. “I personally get the majority of my information on what is happening in the Southeast, Midwest and other tracks from the Speed 51 reports.”
This will be the second Speed 51 Radio broadcast of the ACT Invitational, as 51 broadcasted the inaugural ACT Invitational back in 2009.
“The ACT events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are always some of the most anticipated events during New England Speedweeks at the ‘Magic Mile,’” said Speed51.com owner and NASCAR on SPEED broadcaster Bob Dillner. “When we had the opportunity to broadcast the inaugural ACT Invitational, it was one of the coolest events I can remember seeing, between a full field of ACT Late Models at such a prestigious facility with the crews waving their ‘Battle Flags’ on pit road on the pace laps. Tom Curley and his staff have a great series going up there in New England and we’re proud to bring all the action to the fans that can’t make it to the track this Saturday.”
Dillner will be on the broadcast of the event along with Speed51.com’s Mike Twist and Elgin Traylor, plus Brian Twist covering all the action on pit road.
“The ACT Invitational is going to draw teams and fans from throughout New England and several Canadian provinces to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend,” said Speed51.com’s lead New England and Senior Correspondent Mike Twist. “There is nothing like visiting the Magic Mile in person, but unfortunately, not everyone can make the trip. So it's going to be great to connect with those fans with our radio broadcast. I just wish that I knew a little bit of French to be able to give a special shout out to some of the very loyal Canadian fans who I'm sure will be listening on Saturday.
“If Patrick Laperle, Donald Theetege or one of the French Canadians win the race, we'll just have to make sure they give a victory lane interview in two different languages!"
The Third Annual ACT Invitational will be 50 laps at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway and will feature a full field of 43 Late Models vying for a purse of more than $80,000. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. won the 2010 edition of the ACT Invitational, while Eddie MacDonald scored the win in the inaugural edition in 2009. A new ACT event at New Hampshire, the ACT All-Star Challenge, was held earlier this season with Brian Hoar scoring the victory. Now, Hoar will be looking for the NHMS sweep in the ACT Invitational.
The green flag for the ACT Invitational is scheduled for 5:45pm on Saturday, September 24th. The Speed 51 Radio broadcast will begin at 5:30pm ET and can be accessed only from Speed51.com.
For more information on the Third Annual ACT Invitational, visit www.acttour.com.
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