ACT Revamps Schedule; Moves Fall Foliage 200 To Thunder Road
For Immediate Release ACT59-082002
Waterbury, VT - - The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has made sweeping changes to the
remainder of its 2002 stock car racing schedule at Airborne Raceway, Thunder Road and the ACT
Dodge Tour. The revisions are the result of an entitlement agreement with the New England Dodge
Dealers and recent incidents at Airborne Raceway.
The 31st New England Dodge Dealers Fall Foliage 200, originally slated for Airborne Raceway
Sunday, September 15, has been moved to Thunder Road on the same date.
Thunder Road's 39th Vermont Milk Bowl, Saturday/Sunday September 28, 29, will be sponsored
by the New England Dodge Dealers, and has been designated as the 16th and final 2002 ACT Dodge
Tour event. The stipulation restores the full complement of 16 races to the ACT Dodge Tour schedule,
following the cancellation of a Hudson (NH) Speedway event in July.
Airborne Raceway's 2002 season will conclude with this Saturday's Four Season Real Estate
race card, highlighted by the 30-lap Dick Nephew Memorial Flying Tiger Sportsman 30-lap main event,
presented by Budweiser. The Street Stocks and Renegades, by invitation only, will compete in non-
point events. Jamie Rabideau of Mooers Forks, NY and Dan Ryea of Georgia, VT have been officially
declared the 2002 Airborne Raceway Street Stock and Renegade track champions, respectively. The
final leg of the ACT Tri-State Street Stock Series, due to have been run at Airborne this Saturday, has
been canceled.
Parts Plus Champion's Night at Thunder Road, scheduled for Sunday, September 8, will move
to September 15. The Flying Tiger Sportsman main event that day is the 50-lap finale of the Subway
Grand Slam Series.
The NE Dodge Dealers Fall Foliage 200 will impact the final Thunder Road Late Model
championship point standings as follows: The top 24 Thunder Road drivers will have their Fall Foliage
200 results, as determined by excluding the finish of other participants, added to their Thunder Road
regular season total. Phil Scott is the Thunder Road Late Model leader, 42 points ahead of Dave
Pembroke (822-780). Eric Williams is third with 779 points.