American Canadian Tour officials have announced that the Inaugural ACT International 500 to be held at Airborne Speedway on the weekend of July 20-21 will exceed a total purse of $140,000, making it the richest event in ACT’s 28-year history.
“It will be without a doubt the biggest event ever held at Airborne Speedway,” said Speedway Promoter Mike Perrotte. “It’s a big boost to our community. Fans from all over will get to watch more than 500 laps of exciting short track racing from teams all over New England, New York, Rhode Island, Quebec and Ontario.”
American Canadian Tour teams on both sides of the border are fired up for a chance at the enormous payday. Eight-time American Canadian Tour Champion Brian Hoar and his team see it as a shot at history.
“I love the long distance races, they really suit my style,” said Hoar. “I don’t change my goals week to week whether it’s point racing or not. We will definitely be going for it.”
Runner-up on the Série ACT Castrol Jean-Francois Déry expects to fly the Canadian flag high at the summer’s marquee event.
“I am most excited about the International 500 this season,” said Dery. “Without hesitation, the International 500 is the race of the year!”
For more information on the International 500, visit www.acttour.com/staticpages/index.php/INT500.