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ACT To Test Crate Engine In Select Events
February 22, 2018
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced plans to test the Chevrolet CT350 GM 602 crate engine in select events—by a team that typically does not compete—during the 2018 racing season in order to evaluate it for future use in ACT competition.
ACT To Test Crate Engine In Select Events

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced plans to test the Chevrolet CT350 GM 602 crate engine in select events during the 2018 racing season in order to evaluate it for future use in ACT competition.

A car using the 350-horsepower GM 602 power plant will enter several ACT Late Model Tour events during the first part of the season. The testing will be performed by a team that does not typically compete on the Tour.

“This is mainly about exploring our engine options moving forward,” ACT co-owner Cris Michaud said. “It could lead to the 602 becoming an approved option. It could also lead to nothing. But you need good data in order to make those decisions. The best way to get that data is to have the engine on the track during ACT racing conditions.”

The GM 602 is one of numerous crate racing engines offered by Chevrolet. Their engines are used by tracks and touring series throughout the US.

In related news, ACT’s sister tour Serie ACT has announced the Quebec-based Late Model series will compete during the GP3R schedule on August 10–12, 2018, sharing the weekend with the NASCAR Pinty Series.

The 1.53-mile temporary street circuit is made up of 10 turns. This will be the first time the American-Canadian Tour Late Models competed on a road course in its 27-year history.

The highlight of the weekend will take place Sunday, August 12, and will feature 41 laps.