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ACT Adds Sixteen To New Hampshire Invite List

- Justin St. Louis on 07 Sep 2010

Jean-Paul Cyr (#32) and Mark Lamberton (#16) were in the second round of drivers invited by ACT to compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next week.PHOTO: Jean-Paul Cyr (#32) and Mark Lamberton (#16) were in the second round of drivers invited by ACT to compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next week."

WATERBURY --
The American-Canadian Tour added sixteen drivers to the list of invitees for next week’s second annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Tuesday.

The race is set for Saturday, Sept. 18, as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Sylvania 300 weekend. ACT announced the first twenty invitees last week.

Joining the initial list are Vermonters Phil Scott, Joey Laquerre, and Jean-Paul Cyr, New Hampshire’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Maine racers Brad Babb, Shawn Martin, and brothers Glen and Scott Luce, Massachusetts racer Jeff Zuidema, Connecticut’s Jeff Smith, Rich Staskowski of Rhode Island, Mark Lamberton of New York, Quebec’s Jean-Francois Dery and Patrick Hamel, and Ontario drivers Justin Holtom and Larry Jackson.

“This has been one of the most difficult jobs I have had in the racing business,” said ACT president Tom Curley in a press release. “We had 71 teams test and they all did a great job. They really are all deserving of being part of the 43 team starting grid. That is the problem; there are only 43 spots for 71 worthy teams.”

Of the first twenty drivers invited last week, one -- Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl competitor Tim Jordan -- reportedly declined his offer citing a lack of funds, bringing the total to 35 confirmed teams. The final invitations will be announced on Monday, Sept. 13.

ACT Invitational Invitees -- as of 9/07/10
Saturday, September 18, 2010

(Car No.-Driver-Hometown)
*** - denotes qualifying race winner
# - denotes rookie

3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford, Me.
4ME # Brad Babb, Windham, Me.
5RI Rich Staskowski, Hope Valley, R.I.
7ME Glen Luce, Turner, Me.
8NH Guy Caron, Lempster, N.H.
14VT Phil Scott, Montpelier, Vt.
15CT Jeff Smith, Old Lyme, Conn.
15VT Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier, Vt.
16NY Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, N.Y.
17MA Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.***
17ON Justin Holtom, Ottawa, Ont.
21QC Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, Que.
26VT John Donahue, Graniteville, Vt.
27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, N.H.
32VT Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, Vt.
36QC # Alex Labbe, St-Albert, Que.
37VT Brian Hoar, Williston, Vt.***
42MA Jeff Zuidema, North Brookfield, Mass.
44VT Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, Vt.***
48QC Karl Allard, St-Felicien, Que.***
51ME Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., Me.
51QC Patrick Hamel, St-Edouard, Que.
52NH Miles Chipman, Epping, N.H.***
55VT Brent Dragon, Milton, Vt.
57ME # Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, Me.
71ON Dan McHattie, Cavan, Ont.
77NH Mark Hayward, Newport, N.H.***
80QC Donald Theetge, Boischatel, Que.
84ON Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont.
88VT Nick Sweet, Barre, Vt.***
91QC Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, Que.***
94ME Shawn Martin, Turner, Me.
97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, N.H.***
02NH Randy Potter, Groveton, N.H.
07ME Scott Luce, Strong, Me.

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