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We hope you're doing well as the 2020 racing season grows smaller in the rearview. It was an eventful year in many ways, but ultimately one that we think points towards a bright future at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Like every track in the region, the White Mountain season got off to a late start. The COVID-19 pandemic put everything on standstill beginning in mid-March, and for many weeks, there was no clear answer on when racing might start. It was certainly a tough spot to be in with everyone ready to race and no one having a place to.    FULL LETTER HERE
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ACT Switching To Hoosier Tires
Beginning at Community Bank N.A. 150
Waterbury, VT - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will be sporting some new shoes in 2021. ACT announced today that its officially sanctioned series and tracks are switching to Hoosier tires starting with the Community Bank N.A. 150 at Thunder Road on Sunday, May 2.

ACT Late Models will run a new 8-inch tire specially designed and built for the division. The tire is the result of extensive testing by Hoosier and ACT that focused on reliability and overall performance. ACT has worked directly with Rob Summers, the owner of Hoosier Tire East, throughout the testing process.

The tires cost $130 each, the same price as the 8-inch American Racer tire the class had been using. ACT and its affiliate tracks have been using American Racer as a Late Model tire supplier since the start of the 2014 season.

"We think this is the start of a great partnership," ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. "Rob Summers has been a pleasure to work with. He understood exactly what we were looking for in a tire and has worked tirelessly to create a tire that fit those requirements. We believe this switch will be a benefit to our teams and help produce great racing for the fans. We're looking forward to seeing how they react at Thunder Road's opening weekend on May 1 and 2."

The Late Models will remain on the current American Racer tire for the Twin 125s at North Carolina's Hickory Speedway on April 2 and 3 and the Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on April 17. This allows racers to start the season on a tire they're more familiar with and lets ACT use up its current tire inventory. Beginning with the Community Bank N.A. 150 on May 2, the ACT Late Model Tour, Thunder Road, and White Mountain Motorsports Park will begin using the specially-built Hoosier ACT Late Model tire.

The ACT Flying Tigers that compete at Vermont's Thunder Road and New Hampshire's White Mountain Motorsports Park are also getting a tire makeover. In 2021, they will compete on a 7-inch Hoosier tire that is nearly identical in performance and price to the current American Racer tire. The Thunder Road Street Stocks will run a 14-inch diameter Hoosier tire.

Hoosier Racing Tire was founded by Bob Newton in 1957. Over the years, they have designed and provided tires for numerous series, from regional Late Models to the NASCAR Cup Series. Hoosier tires can be found in stock car racing, dirt track racing, rally racing, drag racing, and many other disciplines. They are headquartered in Lakeville, IN and were purchased by Continental Tire in 2016.

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For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour. To learn more about Hoosier Racing Tires and Hoosier Tire East, visit www.hoosiertire.com or www.hoosiertireeast.com.
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Offseason Spotlight:
Perry Snags Tiger Triple Crown
as Part of Busy 2020 Season
N. Woodstock, NH - September 12, 2020 was a big night in the racing career of Hardwick, VT's Jaden Perry. The young star of the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tiger division wrapped up the Jon Parks Tractor Triple Crown Series title that night -- making him a champion for the first time.

It was the second straight year that a Vermonter won the Triple Crown at the New Hampshire track. However, no one could call Perry an interloper. The title was just part of a busy 2020 campaign that saw Perry finish in the top-10 in points for four different tracks and series.

It was quite the way for the 24-year-old to spend his summer. Perry won the Flying Tiger Rookie of the Year Award at Thunder Road in 2017, then took 2018 off and ran a "renegade" schedule in 2019. This past year, he decided to come back in a big way, making the commitment to run his #92VT Brian Perry & Sons Construction Chevy full-time at both tracks.

"I built a house when I was racing part-time, and my finances finally caught up to me to where I could afford to race both tracks, and I had time to race both tracks," Perry said of the decision. "We just have so much fun over at White Mountain, but I've always wanted to win a championship at Thunder Road. I feel that Thunder Road is the most competitive track around, and I've gone there since I was a little kid, so we decided to do both."

Things got off to a roaring start for Perry. After the start of the season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perry kicked things off with a second at White Mountain in the point-counting opener on June 13. He picked up his first win at the track the following week, showing he had the speed going into the first Triple Crown race on June 27.

"I place a lot of importance on (the Triple Crown races)," Perry said. "I've always wanted to race long races. I want to move up to the Late Models someday and do 100-, 150-lap races. So I always liked the longer races, and I've always wanted to win one of them. I've finished second in a lot of them, but I've never won one."

One of those second-places finishes came at the June 27 event. Perry started on the pole and followed Stephen Donahue for most of the event before Sicard got around him late in traffic. As such, it was Sicard inheriting the win following post-race inspection with Perry becoming the runner-up. Perry admitted Sicard was able to get past because he was being cautious in lapped traffic, not wanted to tear his car up with a Thunder Road event in a few days.

Still, Perry looked like the man to beat early on. At Thunder Road, he picked up another second-place in their Triple Crown Series opener on July 9. At that point, Perry was leading the overall standings at both tracks. In addition to having a single setup that worked well, Perry had also gotten used to the differences in how to approach the features at each set of high banks.

"At White Mountain, you have room out there, and you just go," Perry said. "You can pass cars, and it's more like an ACT race, where the fastest cars can make their way to the front. But at Thunder Road, you're often just trapped in traffic. There were 30 cars there the whole year, and there's just no room. So you can't really go three-wide or make any moves. You just ride in traffic, and hopefully you can catch a break. In 40 laps, I could usually get up to about the top-5, and then I'd run out of time."

However, things took a turn the final weekend of July. Due to a series of rainouts, Perry was faced with running four features in three days. After mechanical problems felled him on Friday night at Thunder Road, his car was torn up in a freak incident the following morning while troubleshooting the issues. Although Perry was able to complete the weekend thanks to a loaner car from Donahue, the effects were felt for several weeks afterwards.

"I just couldn't get the car to handle after that," Perry said. "I had to switch my setup for both tracks, and I couldn't get it to handle at both. I got it handling at White Mountain, but I couldn't get it around Thunder Road anymore."

Fortunately, Perry had figured things back out at White Mountain for the second Triple Crown event on August 22. Yet again, he took second, with a late charge against Ben Belanger coming up a little short. Sicard finished third that night, and although the two were tied in Triple Crown points, Perry said he felt like it was his championship to lose now that his car was strong again.

Before the final Triple Crown event, though, Perry managed to pull off another impressive feat. On Labor Day weekend, he scored a weekend sweep, winning the Flying Tiger feature at White Mountain on Saturday and at Thunder Road on Sunday. It was the first time a driver did the double in any division at the two tracks since they came under the same ownership.

"That was my final major rebound from the July incident," Perry said. "It felt good that I had it in my car and had the speed again. I also had felt like I didn't have any luck at Thunder Road, because I couldn't make it past lap 30. I just kept wrecking. I blew a tire twice, and another time I hit water while leading the race. I finally finished a race there, so I was happy. That was only my second win at Thunder Road, so I was really excited. At White Mountain, I knew that on any given weekend, we were a good bet to finish in the top-3. The win was, I don't know - it felt kind of normal over there."

Armed with this momentum, Perry came into the Triple Crown championship round determined to take it down. With laps winding down, he was running second to Belanger again, and in front of Sicard like he needed to be. Perry wanted the win, though -- and his bid to get that victory almost cost him the title.

"Like I said earlier, I really want to win a 75-lap race," Perry said. "We were coming down with two or three laps to go. The leader caught lapped traffic, and I went to dive underneath him. I had too much rear brake in the car, and it kicked my car sideways, and we made contact. He ended up spinning out, so I had to go to the back, and I thought I'd lost the championship and everything right there."

Luckily for Perry, the third-place running Sicard also got a piece of the incident and had to pit. Still, their misfortune gave others such as Colin Cornell and Kasey Beattie a chance to steal the championship.

"You just gotta go," Perry said of his approach to the final laps following the incident. "If you spin out again, you spin out again, but I had to go as far to the front as I could. I think I ended up passing five or six cars in the last two laps."

That ended up being enough, with Perry edging Sicard and Cornell for the Triple Crown title by two points. After coming close so many times of the years, it felt good for Perry to call himself a champion.

"It's the first championship I've ever won," Perry exclaimed. "I finished second four or five times in my career in go-karts and Street Stocks. It actually meant a lot to me, because I've always finished second in all my sports I've ever played. I finally got over the hill, so hopefully this will open it up so I can win some more championships."

Perry also continued to give Sicard his all for the weekly title. Sicard eventually won the title by 20 points, with the two so evenly matched on some nights that it was simply a matter of who got the breaks.

"At White Mountain, I figured it was whoever got to the front first between me and Shane," Perry said. "Even if I caught him, I could never pass him because we were just so close in times and so competitive with each other. There was no way I could get around him, and I think he felt the same way. It was whoever got the lane right or who started in the right position."

No matter how you slice it, Perry's busy summer was also a successful one. Between White Mountain, Thunder Road, and the Flying Tiger Open at Oxford Plains Speedway, Perry officially made 28 starts. In those events, he posted 3 wins, 10 podium finishes, and 18 top-10s. In addition to his high standing at White Mountain, Perry finished 10th in both the Thunder Road weekly points and Triple Crown points. Most importantly, he and his team had a good time.

"I had a blast racing both tracks," Perry said. "The best thing was that I made friends doing it. I was always around a certain group with the Donahues, and Brandon Gray at the end of the year. We traveled everywhere together, and we were always pitting next to each other, so it was just a fun experience."

In 2021, Perry plans to throttle his own racing back a bit. While he will attempt to defend his Triple Crown title at White Mountain, Jaden has chosen to focus his weekly efforts on Thunder Road. Late in 2020, the team also repurchased the car that his younger brother Jamon won two races with during his lone Flying Tiger season. They fielded the car in several events to end the year, and Jamon will likely run the Thunder Road Triple Crown.

Jaden also hopes to try a Late Model, but doing so would be dependent on funding. In the meantime, he'll continue to race and also enjoy watching some action as a fan, too.

"I like watching the races almost as much as I like racing, and you can't watch that much when you've got your own car at the track," Perry concluded. "I needed a break so I could watch about halfway through the year. I think this year, I'll have the right amount of races so I can do both."
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ACT Heading to Hickory This
April for Twin 125-Lap Events
Series Making Inaugural Visit to
Historic North Carolina Track
Waterbury, VT - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is heading south to get an early start on the 2021 racing season. Officials announced today that a pair of ACT Late Model events have been scheduled at North Carolina's Hickory Motor Speedway for Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3.

The 125-lap events are part of a doubleheader organized by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). The trip will be ACT's first-ever visit to the historic 0.363-mile speedway.

Friday, April 2 is the ACT Hickory 125 along with the 2020 PASS Super Late Model Easter Bunny 150, which was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday, April 3 features the ACT Easter Bunny 125 and the 2021 Easter Bunny 150. Post time is 5:00pm each day.

Both the Friday and Saturday events will have separate qualifying, features, and purses. The events will not count for points towards the ACT Late Model Tour championship.

"We're getting more excited about this event every day," ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. "When Tom Mayberry of PASS invited us to be part of the event, we were immediately intrigued. However, we wanted to make sure there was enough interest from teams before committing. The response we got was incredibly positive and convinced us to say yes."

"Hickory is one of those bucket-list tracks for a series," Michaud went on. "It's like the trip to Richmond Raceway two years ago or the first ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway back in 2009. Almost every short track racing fan has heard of Hickory. We're honored PASS would even consider having us at the event, and we think it's going to be a great show."

The entry forms for both Easter Bunny 125s are now available at www.acttour.com/forms. The early-entry deadline is March 1, 2021. Event schedules and other information will be announced soon. Details are subject to change pending the course of the ongoing pandemic.

Hickory Motor Speedway opened in 1951 and is known as both "The World's Most Famous Short Track" and "The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars". The NASCAR Cup series held 35 events at the track between 1953 and 1971. The NASCAR Xfinity Series then held 42 events at Hickory from 1982 through 1998. Hickory was also a regular stop for the NASCAR Modified and Late Model Sportsman National Championships, Grand National East Series, Dash Series, X-1R Pro Cup Series, and other tours throughout its history. PASS has sanctioned both PASS South and PASS National Championship Series events at the track since 2006.

Hickory began its life as a 1/2-mile dirt track and went through multiple configurations before adopting the current 0.363-mile paved layout in 1970. Past winners at the track include legends such as Junior Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Harry Gant, Richie Evans, Bobby Allison, Jack Ingram, Tommy Houston, and Bubba Pollard.

The full 2021 ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/actusschedule. The ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules.

For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.
 
The PASS Super Late Models have a trio of White Mountain visits
scheduled for the 2021 season. (Mark Alan Sumner photo)
White Mountain Unveils
Big Schedule for 2021
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N. Woodstock, NH -- White Mountain Motorsports Park officials have unveiled the eagerly-anticipated 2021 racing schedule for the 1/4-mile speedway. A total of 22 events are planned with numerous big shows for both local outside series.

Among other things, the 2021 schedule features three visits each for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models; two appearances each for the PASS Modifeds, North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST), and GoMotorsportsShop.com NELCAR Legends Tour; and the Monster Truck Throwdown following the weekly racing season. Add in special events for all the local classes, and the year is set to be a memorable one.

Racers can get their first taste of action at an open practice on Saturday, April 24. The session is open to all five of White Mountain's local divisions to let them shake off the winter rust.

Weekly racing goes green on Saturday, May 8. The 29th season opener includes the first round of the Jon Parks Tractor Triple Crown Series for the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers along with a full card for the Foley Oil & Propane Late Models, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's, 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks.

Most Saturday night shows will have a 6:00pm post time. The Late Models, Flying Tigers, and Strictly Stock Mini's are part of each Saturday night program unless otherwise noted. The Dwarf Cars have a 10-event schedule in 2021 with the Kids Trucks slated to race 13 times. More details can be found on the WMMP schedule page HERE.

After a regular event on May 15, a doubleheader weekend is planned for May 22 and 23. Saturday's portion features the annual Strictly Stock Mini Special and NELCAR Tour. Sunday, May 23 is the first visit in 2021 for the PASS Super Late Models. The PASS Modifieds are also on the Sunday card. Discussions are ongoing for other divisions.

White Mountain wraps up the month of May on the 29th with the annual Late Model Spring Board 100. The action gets even hotter in June. Highlights include the ACT Late Model Tour Spring Green on June 12, an NEMST event on June 19, and a second NELCAR visit on June 26.
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The Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers have the spotlight with the Jon Parks Tractor
Triple Crown Series on May 8, July 3, and August 14. (Mark Alan Sumner photo)

July opens with a bang at the Independence Day Spectacular on Saturday, July 3. The Late Models and Flying Tigers will run twin 75-lap features with the Tiger event being the second round of the Triple Crown Series. The night ends with a fireworks display. The next week is the Midseason Championships with added distance and double points for all divisions.

The PASS Super Late Models make their second trip to White Mountain on Saturday, July 17 at a special 7:00pm post time so fans can make the trip over from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Following a regular show on the 24th, the ACT Late Model Tour chases a $10,000 top prize in the third annual Midsummer Classic 250 on July 31 with a 5:30pm start time.

August begins with the 7-Eleven Dwarf Car Special on Saturday, August 7. White Mountain then crowns its first champion of 2021 on August 14 with the Jon Parks Tractor Triple Crown Finale. That event also includes a visit from the Maine-based Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association.

On Saturday, August 21, the New Hampshire Governor's Cup for the Late Models returns after a one-year hiatus. White Mountain will take August 28 off for Oxford 250 weekend, then return on September 4 with another Late Model 100-lapper for Labor Day Weekend. The North East Mini Stock Tour comes back on September 11 for a $1,000-to-win event.

The "King of the Mountain" will be crowned Saturday, September 18, with the Late Models joining the PASS Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and Kids Trucks on the card. Then on September 25, the ACT Late Model Tour is in town for the return of the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 top prize. The Flying Tiger, Strictly Stock Mini, and Dwarf Car championships will be decided on this date with a 1:00pm post time.

With stock car racing in the rear-view mirror, the Monster Truck Throwdown makes its long-awaited first appearance at White Mountain on Saturday, October 9. The series was originally scheduled to appear in 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The complete 2021 schedule of events can be found HERE. The schedule remains subject to change pending the local and country-wide COVID-19 situation. Events could be added, removed, or modified based on this and on other events around the region.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 or media@acttour.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
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The ACT Late Model Tour is coming to White Mountain three times in 2021,
including the Midsummer 250 on July 31 and Fall Foliage 200 on September 25.
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The ACT Late Model Tour returns to Lee USA Speedway on May 16
for the first time since 2018. (Daniel Holben photo)
Lee, Thunder Road Swap
May Dates on ACT Schedule
Street Stock Open Added to Lee USA Card
2021 ACT TOUR SCHEDULE PDF
Waterbury, VT - American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced an update to the 2021 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. The May 2021 events at New Hampshire's Lee USA Speedway and Barre, VT's Thunder Road have switched places to better accommodate the tracks.

The 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150 at Thunder Road is now slated for Sunday, May 2. The event is the opener for Thunder Road's 62nd season of competition. An optional practice day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

The Lee USA 150 will be a one-day show on Sunday, May 16. It is part of an event that includes the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds. An 8-cylinder Street Stock Open has also been added to the Lee USA card. More information on both the Lee and Thunder Road events will be available closer to the start of the season.

"After speaking with Lee USA officials, we decided this was the best option for everyone," ACT and Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud said. "They wanted the doubleheader to be a little later in the month, and it actually works out well for us, since teams that run both Thunder Road and White Mountain Motorsports Park will have a less hectic start to the year. We look forward to seeing everyone at both Thunder Road and Lee in a few months."

The 2021 ACT Late Model Tour season opens at Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 17 with the inaugural Northeast Classic. The event also features the PASS Super Late Models, a Tour-Type Modified Open, the North East Mini Stock Tour, an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open, and the Exit Realty Pro Truck Challenge. It kicks off a 12-event schedule that takes the Tour to nine different tracks throughout New England and Quebec.

The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/actusschedule. The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. The series expects to release the full-season entry form shortly after the new year.

For more information on ACT, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.
 
ACT will have three point-counting events at White Mountain Motorsports Park
in 2021, including the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250 on July 31 and the return
of the Fall Foliage 200 on September 25. (Daniel Holben photo)

ACT Announces Schedule for
30th Late Model Tour Season

2021 ACT TOUR SCHEDULE PDF
Waterbury, VT - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced the 2021 schedule of events for the ACT Late Model Tour. Twelve point-counting events are slated for the Tour's 30th season across nine tracks throughout New England and Quebec.

ACT will also sanction multiple big-money, non-point events throughout 2021. Highlights of the schedule includes six sanctioned events that pay at least $5,000 to win, six doubleheader events with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), long-awaited returns to several tracks throughout the Northeast, and the renewal of one of ACT's oldest events.

In announcing the schedule, ACT stressed that it is subject to change based on the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Events could be dropped, added, or moved depending on how the situation evolves regionally and nationally over the coming months.

The 2021 ACT season begins at Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with the inaugural Northeast Classic. A practice day is scheduled for Friday, April 16 with qualifying and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday, April 17. The event was originally supposed to debut in 2020 before getting pushed back a year due to the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak.

After a week off, the ACT Late Model Tour heads to New Hampshire's Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 150-lap event comes following a two-year ACT hiatus from the track. The PASS Super Late Models are also on the card at both NHMS and Lee.

On Sunday, May 16, ACT rolls into Barre, VT's Thunder Road Speedbowl for the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150. The Tour then has three weeks off before traveling to N. Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park for the 46th Spring Green on Saturday, June 12. Thunder Road and White Mountain are the only tracks booked to host multiple point-counting ACT events in 2021.

The next two events are ACT/PASS doubleheaders at New Hampshire tracks that last held an ACT event more than a decade ago. Sunday, June 20 will see the ACT Tour visit Hudson Speedway. The only previous Tour visit was a 2001 event won by Pete Fecteau. On Sunday, July 4, ACT journeys to Winchester, NH's Monadnock Speedway for the Independence Day 150. The last ACT trip there was a 2003 event won by Todd Stone.

ACT then has three straight big-money showdowns on the calendar. Saturday, July 24 is the $5,000-to-win Claude Leclerc 150 at Vallée-Jct., QC's Autodrome Chaudiere. The following Saturday, July 31 is the third annual $10,000-to-win Midsummer Classic 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Saturday, August 7 is the ACT-sanctioned C$10,000-to-win Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere. Although the Bacon Bowl is a non-point event, officials are discussing potential bonus programs for Tour teams that make the trip.

Following a break, ACT makes its lone 2021 stop at Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 28 as part of the "Night Before the Oxford 250" program. A second trip to Thunder Road is in store the following Sunday, September 5 for the 43rd Labor Day Classic.

To conclude the month of September, ACT is bringing back one of its most storied traditions. On Saturday, September 25, White Mountain Motorsports Park will host the Fall Foliage 200 with a $5,000 winner's purse. It becomes the fifth different home track for the event, which was last contested in 2016 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.

The non-point, $10,000-to-win 59th Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road is next on the card. ACT then crowns its 2020 champion at Masschusetts' Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 23. The PASS Super Late Models and Tri-Track Open Modified Series are also on the Seekonk card with a trio of "Haunted 100" features.

The full ACT schedule can be found at www.acttour.com/schedule.

The 2021 ACT Late Model rules are also posted on the Tour website at www.acttour.com/rules. More information, including the full-season entry form, will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on ACT, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.
 
An Open Letter to White Mountain
Teams, Fans, Staff, & Sponsors
Hello all,

We hope you're doing well as the 2020 racing season grows smaller in the rearview. It was an eventful year in many ways, but ultimately one that we think points towards a bright future at White Mountain Motorsports Park.

Like every track in the region, the White Mountain season got off to a late start. The COVID-19 pandemic put everything on standstill beginning in mid-March, and for many weeks, there was no clear answer on when racing might start. It was certainly a tough spot to be in with everyone ready to race and no one having a place to.

In many ways, White Mountain was one of the luckier tracks in the area. We were able get the season going earlier than most with a pay-per-view doubleheader at the start of June, and then we were allowed to go to 50 percent fan capacity the following weekend. That quick one-two got us started, and with some on-the-fly scheduling, we were able to contest a full season's worth of events.

None of that would have mattered, though, if all of you hadn't been there to support it. As such, we need to thank all of you. We'll start with the teams and fans that rolled through the gates every week. Given the circumstances, it would have been totally understandable if attendance dropped. Instead, support for White Mountain Motorsports Park grew. When we took over the track for 2019, we understood potential growth could be a lengthy process. The 2020 season exceeded our expectations on that front and points to potentially bigger things come 2021.

Both our teams and fans also showed amazing understanding as things shifted throughout the year. We made a lot schedule changes and added several because we wanted to give as many series and divisions as possible a place to race. This sometimes meant shifting when the local divisions raced, and sometimes with only a couple weeks' notice. Everyone went with the flow as well as we could have expected and banded together to make each event a success.

You also did a great job with the various health and safety requirements, which including the face mask mandate going into effect midseason. We certainly understand why these were put in place, but we also needed your buy-in for everything to work. Our supporters bought in and produced a healthy, safe season without any known COVID-19 incidents connected to the track.

A thank-you also goes to our staff and officials, who put in countless hours to make sure each event went off without a hitch. We have a great group of people at White Mountain who love racing and also take their jobs seriously. They kept each event running smoothly regardless of the circumstances. Most nights, the racing was completed in three hours or less, and our staff keeping things moving along is a big part of that.

The sponsors who support White Mountain also deserve a big thank-you. The financial investment for putting one's name on an event, division, billboard, or award is a big deal. These companies see the value of auto racing and recognized that it was still there even despite the economic hardships many of them faced due to the pandemic. They put their faith in White Mountain, and we are certainly grateful for that. Please return the favor by supporting them with your business as much as you are able to.

We will briefly touch on what's next for the track. As things stand, we are postponing the Banquet of Champions until the spring. Although we did explore the possibility of holding a banquet under the current guidelines, we've decided to wait and see if the situation is more favorable some months from now.

We're now at work figuring out the tentative 2021 schedule. Some things will almost certainly be back, including the Tiger Triple Crown, multiple ACT and PASS visits, and the various specials for the weekly divisions. We're also talking with other series that visited in 2020, including, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NEMST, and NELCAR about the 2020 outlook. Another thing we're exploring is a big season-ending event in the vein of the Milk Bowl or the World Series. We'll look at our options and see if it can be worked in around other events in the region.

The schedule should be out by mid-December, followed shortly by the rules. From there, it will be a waiting game for us just like with our supporters. We encourage everyone to take proper precautions to remain healthy and safe throughout the winter, as keeping COVID-19 cases low will certainly help the outlook for racing in 2021. Until then, thank you once again for your support in 2020, and we hope to see all of you again soon.

Regards,

Cris Michaud, White Mountain Motorsports Park managing partner
Pat Malone, White Mountain Motorsports Park co-owner
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2020 Season: By the Numbers
2 -- Two drivers over the age of 60 earned feature wins at White Mountain this year. Stacy Cahoon won the Late Model feature on August 22 at 62 years, 99 days. "Downtown" Bobby Brown triumphed in the Dwarf Car feature on September 26 at 60 years, 239 days.

2.14 -- Average finish for in point-counting events for Dwarf Car champion Jason Wyman, the best of any WMMP driver.

3 -- Shane Sicard has won the last three Flying Tiger track championships. This year he was the only driver to win a title who also had the most wins in the division.

5 -- The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models made five WMMP visits in 2020, more than any other year in the series' history and more than any other touring series. Nick Sweet won three of the events.

5 -- Five teenagers took wins in the "adult" local divisions this year: Christian Laflamme, Kasey Beattie, Laci Potter, Colin Cornell, and Tyler Thompson. (Ages for certain touring series winners were not available.)

6 -- Stacy Cahoon won his sixth "King of the Mountains" title. It was also his first title in six years (2014).

6 -- The six Kids Truck wins for Thomas Smithers VI were more than any other WMMP driver. Shane Sicard (Tigers) and Colby Bourgeois (Dwarf Cars) tied for second with 5 wins.

7 -- The Smithers' and the Sicards tied for the winningest families at White Mountain this year with seven victories each. Thomas Smithers VI had six Kids Truck wins while his dad Tommy triumphed in the July 18 Dwarf Car Open. Shane Sicard's five Flying Tiger wins were joined by two Strictly Stock Mini wins for his brother Adam.

10 years, 336 days - McKenna Merchant's age when she won the Kids Truck feature on August 14, making her the youngest winner at White Mountain this year.

10 -- Including ACT Tour events, the Late Models had 11 different winners, more than any other division.

12 -- Five different drivers tied for the most top-10 finishes with 12 each. They were: Stacy Cahoon, Quinny Welch, Kasey Beattie, Brett Jackson, and Jamie Ball.

14 -- Total number of feature wins for Shane Sicard during his string of three straight championships: 1 in 2018, 8 in 2019, and 5 in 2020.

15 years, 217 days -- The age of Laci Potter when she won the Flying Tiger feature on August 8. She was the youngest winner this year in any of the track's local "adult" divisions. (Full ages for touring series were not available.)

18 -- A total of 18 Late Model drivers had at least one podium finish, more than any other division.

18 - The number of different divisions and touring series that ran at least one WMMP event in 2020. The full list is as follows:
• Foley Oil & Propane Late Models
• Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers
• Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini's
• 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars
• Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks
• NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
• ACT Late Model Tour
• PASS Super Late Models
• PASS Modifieds
• Honey Badger Bar & Grill Street Stock Series
• Modified Racing Series
• GoMotorsports.com NELCAR Legends Tour
• North East Mini Stock Tour
• Allen Lumber Street Stocks
• Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors
• Senior Tour Auto Racers Modifieds
• Senior Tour Auto Racers Sportsmen
• New England Antique Racers

28 -- Number of days between the first-ever NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visit to White Mountain (July 4) and the second visit (August 1).

52 -- A total of 52 drivers won at least one White Mountain feature in 2020 across all divisions and touring series.

59 years, 116 days -- Brett Jackson's age when he clinched the Strictly Stock Mini championship on September 26. He did so one year after his son Dustin took home the title.

62 years, 134 days -- Incredibly, Jackson wasn't even the oldest champion of the year, as Stacy Cahoon -- more than three years his elder -- earned the Late Model Championship that same night.

$10,300 -- The total prize awarded to Dillon Moltz, including contingency certificates, for winning the second annual Midsummer 250 on August 8 -- more than was awarded at any other White Mountain event.
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CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT

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FOLEY OIL & PROPANE LATE MODELS
Late Model Champion Stacy Cahoon
Stacy Cahoon and his Cahoon Motorsports team celebrate
their sixth "King of the Mountain" title and first since 2014.
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WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET FLYING TIGERS
Champion Shane Sicard
Barton, VT's Shane Sicard and team celebrate their third straight
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STRICTLY STOCK MINIS
Champion Brett Jackson
Brett Jackson cruised to the Strictly Stock Mini championship
after his nearest rival was involved in a qualifying accident.

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Sponsors Joining WMMP
Family in Force
N. Woodstock, NH - When the 2020 White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) season finally begins, the new names won't just be limited to the pits and grandstands. Nearly a dozen new sponsors from around the region have joined the WMMP family for 2020 or expanded their current role to help present the 28th season of "Thunder in the Mountains".

The group of new companies and organizations run the gamut with a list that includes equipment dealers, parts stores, banks, and schools. Each is committing to the growth that began in late 2019 and is expected to continue in 2020.

"We're flattered that so many companies have joined to help make the coming season possible," WMMP managing partner Cris Michaud said. "It shows they believe in what our teams, fans, and staff have committed to. We look forward to building these new relationships throughout the season while also making our existing partnerships stronger than ever."

As previously announced, Jon Parks Tractor Sales of Lancaster, NH and New England Racing Fuel of Burlington, CT are two of the new companies on board for 2020. Jon Parks Tractor, an outdoor power equipment retailer, is sponsoring the Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series scheduled for May 30, June 27, and August 22. New England Racing Fuel and Sunoco Race Fuels have been named the Official Fuel of WMMP.

NAPA, along with NAPA Auto Parts of Whitefield and Littleton, have also signed on for 2020. The NAPA trio has added their name to the Spring Green 120 on June 13, which is the first of two visits for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT).

Another new event sponsor added to the mix in 2020 is H.K. Powersports of Laconia. The powersports equipment dealer is presenting the season's first visit for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models slated for May 17. They also will have a weekly billboard at the track.

Meanwhile, 7-Eleven of Lincoln is increasing their involvement in 2020 after a wildly successful partnership last year. The famed convenience store will attach their name to the Spring Board 100 on May 23 and the Dwarf Car Special on August 15. The Dwarf Cars officially became the 7-Eleven Dwarf Cars midway through 2019, and the coming season will continue this sponsorship.

Optical Expressions of Berlin, VT is also growing their WMMP presence. The company already had a billboard at the track, and in 2020, race winners each week will visit Optical Expressions Victory Lane. Passumpic Bank is stepping up, too, becoming the official sponsor of the weekly 50/50 drawing.

White Mountains Community College, which has sponsored multiple WMMP drivers over the years, now adds a track program to its list of support. Before each event, WMMP will recognize the White Mountains Community College Driver of the Week. The award goes to one driver across all divisions who turned in the most noteworthy performance at the previous event.

Several new companies have signed on for billboards and contingency programs, too. O'Reilly Auto Parts and J.P. Sicard Inc. will now have billboards on display each week while Bassett Wheels plans to award product certificates in the Late Model and Flying Tiger division.

These new agreements come on top of nearly every existing track sponsor renewing for 2020. All division sponsors will return, including the Foley Oil & Propane, Wells River Chevrolet, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply. Foley Oil also remains as sponsor of the Independence Day weekend event while Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast  again presents the New Hampshire Governor's Cup. Caron Fabrication is back as an event sponsor but will switch to the Labor Day weekend event that features the return of the Modified Racing Series.

For more information, contact the White Mountain Motorsports Park offices at (802) 244-6963 or media@acttour.com, You can also follow us on Facebook at @WhiteMtnMotorsports.
PIT ENTRY AGE LIMITS
The management team at White Mountain Motorsports Park powered by the Autosaver Group has made a change in policy for admitting youngsters in the pit area.

Youngsters of any age will be allowed to enter the pit area. All necessary release forms must be filled out and turned in to track pit booth personnel that day. There are no special rates for these youngsters as they must pay current day pit prices. Every youth must pay the fee including infants, no exceptions. The reason for this is for insurance purposes.

SPECIAL RULES ARE IN EFFECT FOR THIS PROGRAM

1. All minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
2. If found running around unsupervised, the individual(s) privilege will be revoked for the season.
3. If an individual loses the privilege to be in the pits, there are absolutely no refunds.

White Mountain Motorsports Park management reserves the right to cancel this program at any time.
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