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ACT Invitational: Who's Who

- Justin St. Louis on 14 Sep 2010

Sylvania 300 weekend coverage presented by New England Dirt Track Championships and Subway of VT/NH

Want to know who's in? Here's a look at the drivers selected for the second annual American-Canadian Tour Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18.

After a successful debut at the track last year, the race has been expanded from 50 laps to 60 laps, and seven starting positions have been added to bring the field to 43 drivers. With this year's invitees confirmed, sixteen are making their first race appearance at the “Magic Mile” in Loudon, N.H.

Driver: Dennis Spencer, Jr.
Hometown: Oxford, Me.
Car No.: 3ME
Car: R.C. & Sons Paving/RTA Aggregates/Cen-pe-co Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Oxford Plains Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Brad Babb
Hometown: Windham, Me.
Car No.: 4ME
Car: McGoldrick Bros. Blasting/Robert Babb Logging Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Rich Staskowski
Hometown: Hope Valley, R.I.
Car No.: 5RI
Car: Aqua Science Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Waterford Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Glen Luce
Hometown: Turner, Me.
Car No.: 7ME
Car: Luce Logging, Inc. Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 35th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Guy Caron
Hometown: Lempster, N.H.
Car No.: 8NH
Car: LaValley Building Supply/Lake Sunapee Heating Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 30th
Home Track/Series: Twin State Speedway
Invitational Bid: 2010 Twin State Speedway point leader

Driver: Phil Scott
Hometown: Montpelier, Vt.
Car No.: 14VT
Car: Phil Scott for Lt. Governor/Casella Waste Management Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 25th
Home Track/Series: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Jeff Smith
Hometown: Old Lyme, Conn.
Car No.: 15CT
Car: Dawley Collision & Custom Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Waterford Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Joey Laquerre
Hometown: East Montpelier, Vt.
Car No.: 15VT
Car: Laquerre’s Marine/Gale Force Suspension Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 6th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Mark Lamberton
Hometown: Mooers Forks, N.Y.
Car No.: 16NY
Car: Richard Green Trucking Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Eddie MacDonald
Hometown: Rowley, Mass.
Car No.: 17MA
Car: New England Mechanical Overlay/Grimm Construction Pontiac
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 1st
Home Track/Series: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Oxford Plains Speedway 5/16/10; Winner -- Oxford Plains Speedway 6/19/10; Winner -- Oxford Plains Speedway 7/18/10

Driver: Justin Holtom
Hometown: Ottawa, Ont.
Car No.: 17ON
Car: Top Hat Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Capital City Speedway
Invitational Bid: 2010 Capital City Speedway champion

Driver: Jamie Fisher
Hometown: Shelburne, Vt.
Car No.: 18VT
Car: S.D. Ireland Brothers Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 24th
Home Track/Series: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Jean-Francois Dery
Hometown: Quebec City, Que.
Car No.: 21QC
Car: Construction Sous-Bois/Poly-Cem/Giguere Portes Toyota
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 15th
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: John Donahue
Hometown: Graniteville, Vt.
Car No.: 26VT
Car: National Guard Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 5th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour/Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Wayne Helliwell, Jr.
Hometown: Dover, N.H.
Car No.: 27NH
Car: E-Keys For Cars/Unique Ford Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 26th
Home Track/Series: Lee USA Speedway
Invitational Bid: 2010 Lee USA Speedway point leader

Driver: Jean-Paul Cyr
Hometown: Milton, Vt.
Car No.: 32VT
Car: McColl Racing Enterprises Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 17th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Alex Labbe
Hometown: St-Albert, Que.
Car No.: 36QC
Car: VR Victoriaville/Victoriaville Construction Toyota
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Brian Hoar
Hometown: Williston, Vt.
Car No.: 37VT
Car: GossCars.com/RPM Racing Engines Dodge
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 8th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: 2010 ACT Late Model Tour champion; Winner -- White Mountain Motorsports Park 6/26/10; Winner -- Airborne Speedway 7/10/10; Winner -- Circuit Riverside Speedway 8/14/10

Driver: David Michaud
Hometown: Blainville, Que.
Car No.: 40QC
Car: Excavation Mario Michaud/Dave Boisbriand Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Jeff Zuidema
Hometown: North Brookfield, Mass.
Car No.: 42MA
Car: Teddy Bear Pools/Royal Coach Limo Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Dave Pembroke
Hometown: Middlesex, Vt.
Car No.: 44VT
Car: Vt. State Employees Credit Union/Cabot/SR Services Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 23rd
Home Track/Series: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl 5/30/10

Driver: Karl Allard
Hometown: St-Felicien, Que.
Car No.: 48QC
Car: Larue Snowblower/Desjardins Ford Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 12th
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Autodrome Chaudiere 6/12/10; Winner -- Circuit Riverside Speedway 6/19/10; Winner -- Autodrome Montmagny 7/03/10; Winner -- Circuit Riverside Speedway 7/26/10; Winner -- Autodrome Chaudiere 8/07/10

Driver: Ricky Rolfe
Hometown: Albany Township, Me.
Car No.: 51ME
Car: Brackett Mechanical, Inc. Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 28th
Home Track/Series: Oxford Plains Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Patrick Hamel
Hometown: St-Edouard-de-Lotbiniere, Que.
Car No.: 51QC
Car: Hamel Construction/Transport Jacques Auger Dodge
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Miles Chipman
Hometown: Epping, N.H.
Car No.: 52NH
Car: Eaton & Eastman Electric Toyota
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Lee USA Speedway
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Lee USA Speedway 6/11/10

Driver: Brad Leighton
Hometown: Center Harbor, N.H.
Car No.: 55NH
Car: Subway/Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 7th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Brent Dragon
Hometown: Milton, Vt.
Car No.: 55VT
Car: Beverage Mart/Furniture World of Vermont Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 19th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Austin Theriault
Hometown: Fort Kent, Me.
Car No.: 57ME
Car: Varney Agency Insurance Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Tim Brackett
Hometown: Buckfield, Me.
Car No.: 60ME
Car: Brackett Racing Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Oxford Plains Speedway
Invitational Bid: 2010 Oxford Plains Speedway champion

Driver: Dan McHattie
Hometown: Cavan, Ont.
Car No.: 71ON
Car: Uniglass Puls Ziebart Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 13th
Home Track/Series: Kawartha Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Mark Hayward
Hometown: Newport, N.H.
Car No.: 77NH
Car: Smith Bros. Siteworks Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Twin State Speedway 7/30/10

Driver: Quinny Welch
Hometown: Lancaster, N.H.
Car No.: 78NH
Car: S&W Motorsports/Cutting Blade Lawn Care Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: White Mountain Motorsports Park
Invitational Bid: 2010 White Mountain Motorsports Park point leader

Driver: Donald Theetge
Hometown: Boischatel, Que.
Car No.: 80QC
Car: V-Tele/Auto Frank et Michel Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 22nd
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Larry Jackson
Hometown: Oakville, Ont.
Car No.: 84ON
Car: Rankin's Auto Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Kawartha Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Nick Sweet
Hometown: Barre, Vt.
Car No.: 88VT
Car: Saint J Auto/Fortier’s Community Care Home Pontiac
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 2nd
Home Track/Series: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl
Invitational Bid: 2010 Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl champion; Winner -- Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl 5/02/10; Winner -- Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl 6/24/10

Driver: Scott Payea
Hometown: Milton, Vt.
Car No.: 89VT
Car: Ouellette Plumbing & Heating/Leahy Press Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 16th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Patrick Laperle
Hometown: St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Que.
Car No.: 91QC
Car: JPN Racing/LaSalle Ford/Patriote Auto Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 4th
Home Track/Series: ACT Castrol Edge Series
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Autodrome St-Eustache 5/22/10; Winner -- Autodrome Montmagny 5/29/10; Winner -- Autodrome St-Felicien 7/10/10; Winner -- Autodrome Chaudiere 8/28/10; Winner -- Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl 9/05/10

Driver: Shawn Martin
Hometown: Turner, Me.
Car No.: 94ME
Car: BRP Recreational Products/Oxford Networks Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 14th
Home Track/Series: Oxford Plains Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.
Hometown: Hudson, N.H.
Car No.: 97NH
Car: Pole’s Automotive Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 10th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: Winner -- Beech Ridge Motor Speedway 7/24/10; Winner -- Waterford Speedbowl 8/21/10

Driver: Randy Potter
Hometown: Groveton, N.H.
Car No.: 02NH
Car: P&R Excavating Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 20th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Travis Adams
Hometown: Canton, Me.
Car No.: 03ME
Car: A.R. Sandri, Inc. Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 32nd
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: T.J. Watson
Hometown: Cundy’s Harbor, Me.
Car No.: 04ME
Car: Watson Property Maintenance Ford
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: 34th
Home Track/Series: ACT Late Model Tour
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Driver: Scott Luce
Hometown: Strong, Me.
Car No.: 07ME
Car: Pitcher Perfect Tire/Jordan Lumber Chevrolet
2009 ACT Invitational Finish: n/a
Home Track/Series: Oxford Plains Speedway
Invitational Bid: At-Large Invitee

Photos by Leif Tillotson, Eric LaFleche, Alan Ward, Justin St. Louis/VMM

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