White Lands Second ACT Victory
NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. – Jeff White earned his second career American Canadian Tour win as he led nearly every lap of the 150 lap event at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday.
White held off Wayne Helliwell Jr. through a fierce battle for the majority of the event.
White took the lead from his outside pole starting position at the drop of the green flag. Kyle Welch rode at his back bumper until the second restart of the event came on lap 33. Welch fell back opening the door for Travis Fadden to challenge White at the front. Fadden couldn’t get a run on the outside of White, but continued to look for daylight on the inside. At one point Fadden pushed the issue sending both himself and White sideways through turns one and two.
That was the opening Helliwell, who had marched from his 11th place starting position, needed. As White and Fadden slid sideways, Helliwell took over the second place spot and began to challenge White for the lead.
Helliwell made several runs on the outside and swapped the lead with White four times through the second half of the event and the final three cautions.
Helliwell didn’t have enough to make it work in the highline and after one last effort on the final restart with just eight laps to go, had to settle for second.
White road to his first ACT win since 2011. Helliwell took second, Fadden claimed third, while current ACT point leader Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. came home fourth and Emily Packard scored fifth. Welch, current Série ACT Quebec point leader Alex Labbe, Jimmy Hebert, Stephane Descoste and Travis Stearns completed the top ten.
In the sixth ACT event of 2014, White becomes the sixth different event winner. He also pockets the Bond ACT Invitational $1,000 bonus and a qualified spot in the Bond ACT Invitational field at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The 150 lap event was completed in 52 minutes and 51 seconds with just five cautions. All 27 cars in attendance started the feature event, with 18 of them finishing on the lead lap. A total of 25 cars were on the track for the checkered flag.
The American Canadian Tour has several weekends off before their next point race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 9. However, many of the stars of ACT from both sides of the border will take their shot at a $25,000 payday in the International event at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Sunday, July 20.