Barre, VT — For the first time in over 12 years, the American-Canadian Tour is bringing a second touring division on the road to some of the biggest stock car racing events across New England. After the success of the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Model class at ACT-sanctioned White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH), ACT officials have announced today the formation of the Mighty Mini Series.
The newfound Mini Stock series will get its feet wet at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina this coming March. Alongside special events for the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Stars Series, the Mighty Mini Series is joining in for a pair of non-point, exhibition events on Friday and Saturday, March 17th and 18th.
The Point Counting season officially gets underway on Saturday, April 1st on Day #1 of the 49th Icebreaker Weekend at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway. The fast 5/8-mile speedplant in Northeastern Connecticut will also host the inaugural Mighty Mini Series championship event as part of the 61st Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, October 8th.
Following the Icebreaker, the Mighty Mini Stocks enter ‘The Magic Mile,’ New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 3rd annual Northeast Classic on Saturday, April 15th. A Rain Date of Sunday, April 16th has also been posted as needed if threat of inclement weather should arise.
The Mighty Mini Series returns to their New Hampshire home base to battle against the Ammonoosuc Asphalt Mini Late Model faithful at White Mountain Motorsports Park for back-to-back events in June and July. Saturday, June 3rd makes a doubleheader as the Mighty Minis compete alongside the WMMP Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series opener while Saturday, July 22nd will be the showcase $1,000-to-Win Special on the popular North Country bullring.
The month of August will see the Minis make the trip to the big stage at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. These Mighty four-cylinders will be featured alongside one of New England’s crown jewel events, the 50th annual Oxford 250 on Sunday, August 27th.
One week later the Mighty Mini Series will come to the home of ACT championship stock car racing for the 45th Labor Day Classic presented by New England Federal Credit Union. Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road will certainly be packed for the double-shot of touring series on Sunday, September 3rd.
“We were lucky enough to have a trial run last season with a five-race series at White Mountain Motorsports Park,” said American-Canadian Tour managing partner Cris Michaud. “We had many discussions with these drivers and it quickly became obvious they wanted a return to tour racing while maintaining a strong home base at White Mountain.”
As with the American-Canadian Tour and Serie ACT Quebec, the Mighty Mini Series point fund will only be paid out to 100% participants who make the attempt to qualify at all seven point-counting events in 2023.
With the announcement of the new Mighty Mini Series, the full 2023 schedule is available for those planning to join the touring series. Sponsorship opportunities are readily available for those who would be interested in joining the newly minted Tour. Interested parties should contact Marketing Director Marvin Galarneau at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, email@example.com, or visit http://www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @ACTTour.
2023 Mighty Mini Series Schedule of Events
# DAY DATE EVENT TRACK LOCATION
** Fri Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day 50 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
** Sat Mar 18 Easter Bunny 50 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
1 Sat April 1 49th Icebreaker Thompson Speedway Thompson, CT
2 Sat April 15 Northeast Classic New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
3 Sat June 3 WMMP Doubleheader White Mountain Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
4 Sat July 22 $1,000-to-Win Special! White Mountain Motorsports Park N. Woodstock, NH
5 Sun Aug. 27 50th Annual Oxford 250 Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME
6 Sat Sept 3 45th NEFCU Labor Day Classic Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl Barre, VT
7 Sat Oct 8 61st Sunoco World Series Thompson Speedway Thompson, CT
– Schedule Subject to Change –
** Indicates Non-Point Event
Must Attempt to Qualify for All Point-Counting Events to Receive Point Fund Money