Erick Sands Looks for ACT Rebound North of the Border
Jun 23, 2022
After two years away, the American-Canadian Tour returns to Quebec this weekend at Autodrome Chaudiere (QC). Here are 10 things to know ahead of ACT's triumphant return north of the border.
- So far in three ACT races, there have been three different winners. Derek Gluchacki won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Nick Sweet won at Thunder Road (VT) in May and Jimmy Hebert won at White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH).
- Despite no wins this year so far, DJ Shaw has posted three top 10 runs in three races. Look for him to keep this streak going. Dating back to the conclusion of the 2021 season, Shaw has finished 14 straight ACT races in the top 10.
- Built in 1992, the 1/3-mile Autodrome Chaudiere has been a destination for several regional touring series. While this will be just the sixth ACT Tour race, the Serie ACT Tour had 17 stops there before folding in 2018.
- The ACT race will be a 150 lap contest.
- There were nine different winners in 12 races last season, so we almost expect to see a new face in victory lane when the ACT drivers head north of the border.
- The last time ACT went to Canada was June 1, 2019. Rich Dubeau scored the win that day at Autodrome Chaudiere.
- Derek Gluchacki leads the standings after three races with 312 points to 297 for Jimmy Hebert. DJ Shaw is third with 292 and Jimmy Renfrew, Jr. is fourth with 252. A total of 64 drivers have made starts this season.
- The race will be the Claude Leclerc 150. Leclerc was a crafty veteran on the old ACT Tour. With six wins and nearly 400 starts he was a career-best third at the Oxford 250 in 1983.
- This will be the sixth race for the ACT Tour at Autodrome Chaudiere. In the past, Patrick Laperle won a pair of 200-lap contests. The track is highly competitive with 31 lead changes in five prior races.