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Saturday. October. 17th, 2015
8th in the ACT WORLD SERIES 100
ACT Awards Final Stars of 2015 for Thompson World Series

The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three non-podium teams in no particular order of performance that had outstanding races at American-Canadian Tour (ACT) U.S. Tour and select ACT-sanctioned events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason is used to decide the award recipients. The Three Stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a future ACT event.

ACT made its first visit to Connecticut's Thompson Speedway in 23 years - and the inaugural trip under the ACT Late Model Tour banner - this past Saturday, October 17 for its 2015 season finale as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by XtraMart. A field of 35 cars participated in qualifying with 33 starting the World Series 100, and the event saw numerous twists and turns. Rowley, MA's Eddie MacDonald and Waterford, CT's Dillon Moltz both appeared to have the race in hand at various stages. But the engine in MacDonald's Hancock Electric Chevy expired with 25 laps remaining, and an incident on a lap-92 restart eliminated Moltz along with Joey Polewarczyk Jr. - taking "Joey Pole's" slim championship hopes with them.

The mantle was thus passed to Williston, VT's Brian Hoar, who easily held off the field for an emotional 42nd career ACT victory in what turned out to be his final race. Behind him, Dover, NH's Wayne Helliwell Jr. did exactly what he needed to do to clinch his third ACT Late Model Tour Championship. But there were numerous stories to follow throughout the field, with ACT newcomers and established racers alike fighting for points and pride to close out 2015.

One American Racer Star of the Race is:

William Wall, Shewsbury, MA - #4MA - William Wall made the jump to ACT-type Late Models in 2015 after a 15-year racing career which has included Microsprints, NEMA Midgets, and the Thompson Limited Sportsmen. Wall finished a respectable 7th in points in weekly Thompson competition and made his ACT debut on Saturday. He made an impression right away in the Wall Trucking Chevy, driving from fifth to second in his heat and earning the 6th starting spot in the main event.

Wall then drove a quiet but stellar feature, remaining on the lead lap through a long green-flag run while holding his own against drivers such as newly-crowned ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. and top-5 point driver Brandon Atkins. After avoiding a pair of late incidents, Wall took home an 8th-place finish - the highest of any Thompson regular. The #4MA team receives a Star Award for a strong ACT debut which showed they'll be ones to watch in future Late Model competition.

Photos by
Norm Marx
World Series - Friday, October 17th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)

20th place after being eliminated on lap one. We had a fast car and qualified well. On lap one going into turn one another competitor had trouble slowing, hitting the #4 and causing damage to the left rear wheel and a suspension part. We worked late into the night back at the shop repairing the car for the Saturday ACT race.

Thompson Late Model Final 2015 Points Standings - 7th
"Pepsi Night" - 2nd Place Finish -
August 26th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)

Thompson Late Model Points Standings - 5th

Photos by
E.J. O'Rourke
"The BUD 150" - 3rd Place Finish -
August 12th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)
"Whelen Night" - 7th Place Finish - July 29th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)

"20/20 Sprint" - 7th Place Finish -
July 8th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)

The second annual Dunkin' Donuts Late Model 20/20 event, a series of three segments, two 20-lap and one 10-lap feature,
to decide an overall winner on the night. Each of the first two segments also served as separate points paying events.

Segment 1:  6th      Segment 2:  5th      Segment 3:  5th
"Mr. Rooter Feature" - 6th Place Finish - June 10th, 2015 - Thompson (TSMP)

"The Icebreaker" - 9th Place Finish
April 11th - 12th, 2015
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