WATERBURY, Vt. – official series release —
Robert Hart, promoter and owner of the New Smyrna Speedway in Florida, and Tom Curley, president of the American Canadian Tour, have agreed to add a third ACT late model event to the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing schedule.
The New England and Quebec based touring group have added a Sunday night, Feb. 15 date to their trip to the Florida track. The American Racer Challenge Cup will take place on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16-17, 2015.
“It was a nice surprise today to hear from Kim Brown and Robert Hart from New Smyrna. After consulting all 28 teams, we have been able to put together a field of 26 cars to run an additional 100-lap race on Sunday night of the opening weekend at New Smyrna Speedway,” said Curley. “The season-opening event of the NASCAR K&N Series will take place on Sunday as well. There was a lot of enthusiasm and support from all the teams, and most told us they would be there watching the K&N race anyway, so being able to race was a bonus they hadn’t expected.”
The qualifying for ACT teams on Sunday night will be at 6:30 and their 100-lap feature event will take place immediately after the K & N feature. The race will not be counted toward the American Racer Challenge Cup, because there were two teams that have entered who will not be in attendance at New Smyrna on Sunday.
“We didn’t think it would be fair to make this third race a part of the Challenge Cup because there were a couple of teams that had already made their flight plans. However, it is a great way to help teams offset some of their expenses for the trip with a third purse on Sunday night. It is also what a trip South in February is all about—good old-fashioned racing for three straight days. All the ACT staff and teams are excited about heading to Florida next month,” said Darla Hartt, vice president of ACT.
The American Racer Challenge Cup is still a two-day event with twin 100-lap races held on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16-17 2015. The newly announced event will be held as a stand-alone 100-lap event on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
CREDIT: ACT Tour