Subway To Sponsor ACT Flying Tiger Grand Slam Series

For Immediate Release ACT21-040902

Waterbury, VT - - The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced that Subway, the sub, sandwich and salad restaurant chain, will sponsor its new Flying Tiger Grand Slam stock car racing series. The Subway 'Grand Slam" Series consists of four extra-distance, extra-purse events for which ACT has posted a $6,000 point fund.

Airborne Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY hosts the Subway "Grand Slam" Series opener, a 100-lap, $1200-to-win event, Saturday, June 1. Event number two is set for Canaan USA Speedway in Canaan, NH Saturday, June 23. Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH (8/11) and Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT (9/8) will also host Subway Grand Slam Series races.

"We are very excited to be working with one of the finest stock car tours in the USA," said Subway spokesperson Steve Forbes. "We have always thought that eating at Subway was a grand slam, it just makes sense to be involved with a Grand Slam event."

The NAPA Flying Tigers are fan favorites known for highly-competitive close-quarters racing and high car counts. The eight-cylinder division competes weekly at Airborne Raceway and Thunder Road and has been a proving ground for a significant number of drivers who have gone on to join the ACT Dodge Tour Late Model ranks.

ACT has issued 66 NAPA Flying Tiger driver licenses for the 2002 season, among them defending Airborne Raceway Champion Jerry Winch of Plattsburgh, NY, Airborne Runner-up Joe Becker of Jeffersonville, VT, Thunder Road title contenders Joe Steffen, Doug Murphy and Chip Grenier, and last year's leading rookies, Travis Calkins of Danville, VT and Mike Terry of Grand Isle, VT.

The first NAPA Flying Tiger event of the season will take the green flag Sunday, April 28 when Airborne Raceway begins its 48th season with the Remington "4-10" Shootout. The NAPA Flying Tigers will join the ACT Late Models and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks at Thunder Road's 43rd season opener, the Merchants Bank Freedom Lynx 150 Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 pm.