ACT Announces Third Race Scheduled at New Smyrna Speedway
Robert Hart, Promoter and Owner of the New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) and Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour (ACT) made a surprise announcement today by scheduling a third event for the ACT Late Model teams. The popular New England and Quebec based touring group have added a Sunday night, February 15, 2015 date to their trip to the Florida track. The American Racer Challenge Cup will take place on Monday and Tuesday, February 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 twenty-six cars to run an additional 100-lap race on Sunday night of the opening weekend at New Smyrna Speedway. 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,” said Curley.
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, February 16-17 2015. The newly announced event will be held as a stand-alone 100-lap event on Sunday, February 15, 2015.