BARRE - The American Canadian Tour will continue contingency programs from Bassett Race Wheels, Five-Star Race Car Bodies, Racing Electronics and Race Basics Chassis for the 2011 season. These four companies provide product certificates for each event on the ACT Late Model Tour and the S rie Castrol Edge, as well as contribute to the yearly point funds.
Five-Star Race Car Bodies of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin has been working with ACT the longest of the four companies. They started their program with ACT in 1991 and they've signed on through the 2013 season. Along with certificates for body parts for each ACT event they also raffle off a certificate for a full body at the annual Banquet of Champions held each January.
Concord, North Carolina's Racing Electronics has been a part of the ACT contingency program since 1992. Not only do they supply certificates at each ACT event, they are also the official radio supplier for the ACT Tour, S rie Castrol Edge, and Thunder Road. They supply many of the ACT Late Model teams with their radio needs and attend several events each season with technical support
Bassett Race Wheels of Burlington, Wisconsin has signed on for their 13th season with ACT. For over 40 years the company has been building the strongest, lightest, and truest steel racing wheels. Drivers finishing in the runner-up position at each event in 2011 will receive certificates for Bassett wheels.
"The American Canadian Tour and S rie Castrol Edge are outstanding showcases for our products and we wish to thank ACT racers for making Bassett the most popular wheel in the series," said Brian Gill, Director of Marketing for Bassett Racing Wheel.
Race Basics Chassis and Crazy Horse Racing of South Paris, Maine supply chassis to many ACT teams as well as local racers around the region. As a way of paying back the over 40 Late Model teams they support, they have formed a program with ACT for certificates for any Race Basic Chassis that finishes in the top three for an ACT event and also any chassis finishing in the tenth position for 2011.
"Crazy Horse Racing/Race Basics Chassis is excited to participate with the ACT US and S rie ACT Castrol 2011 contingency program. This is a great way for us to promote our business and the love of the sport," said co-owner of Crazy Horse Racing/Race Basics Chassis Judy Green.
The American Canadian Tour was back in action with their second event of the 2011 season on Sunday, May 1 for the 13th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre.