Fellows to Make Full-Time Jump to ACT Tour
Posted By Tj Ingerson On February 20, 2014
Categories: American-Canadian Tour
PHOTO: After a strong end to his 2013 season, Aaron Fellows will transition his team to full-time competition on the ACT Late Model Tour in 2014. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)
--by T.J. Ingerson (@TJIngerson)
CROYDON, N.H. -- Aaron Fellows is looking to build on strong runs during a part-time venture with the ACT Late Model Tour last season as series officials announced on Tuesday that Fellows has become the first driver to file a full season entry for the 2014 ACT Late Model Tour season.
The multi-time, multi-division champion at both Canaan Fair Speedway and Twin State Speedway posted top-ten finishes at Canaan and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway one year ago, along with a surprising fourth place effort at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We had some good finishes in the races we were at last year with ACT,” Fellows said. “(The) top ten runs at Canaan and Beech Ridge gave our team some confidence. Of course, the highlight of the year was when we finished fourth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Bond Auto ACT Invitational is really a short track racers dream event.”
Fellows stated the opportunity to jump to the regional touring series became apparent after changes following the 2013 season.
“With the shutdown of Canaan and the rumors of some veteran teams planning to cut back from a full touring schedule, this looks like an opportune time,” Fellows stated.
The Croydon, N.H., driver has tabbed the help of South Paris, Maine-based Crazy Horse Racing over the past few seasons, which has elevated his racing program. Fellows challenged eventual ACT Late Model Tour champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr., for the win in the Subway Fresh Fit 150 at Canaan in August, which preceded his New Hampshire run.
“To have some fun,” Fellows stated when asked of his goals for the season. “If we can compete in our first full season with a solid top-ten, we will consider it a success. Running competitively with guys like Joey (Polewarczyk, Jr.), Brian Hoar, and Wayne Helliwell can only make us better and more determined.”
“I have watched Aaron race for over a decade and he is exactly why ACT Late Model racing was started 20 years ago,” ACT President Tom Curley stated in a release. “Aaron is from old school racing. They may not be the biggest budgeted team, but they make up for lack of financing with a lot of hard work, dedication, and old fashioned competitive grit.”
Following his fourth place finish at the ACT Invitational, the veteran driver had a strong comment that should force people to take note.
“We’re pretty much nobodies,” Fellows said at the time, “but hopefully in the future, people will remember us.”
The ACT Late Model Tour season will open on Sunday, April 13 at Lee USA Speedway.