Story By: CALE KING / AMERICAN-CANADIAN TOUR – BARRE, VT – Even after the season ending Duroking 150 at Autodrome Montmagny and Bacon Bowl 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere, Quebec teams and racefans are still eager for high octane, hard nosed stock car racing.
Many have tomorrow’s rescheduled 44th Fall Foliage 200 at White Mountain Motorsports Park circled on the calendar.
As such, we’ve received word that several championship caliber teams aren’t taking their first off-weekend laying down, rather making the trek South to the North Woodstock, New Hampshire oval for the iconic $5,000 to win, 200 lap American-Canadian Tour spectacle.
Leading the charge is St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle. ‘Le Grande Laperle’ is ready to return to White Mountain Motorsports Park after a strong come-back, 4th-place finish in July’s Milton CAT Midsummer Classic 250. The Laperle team is ready to add yet another Fall Foliage trophy to their case after taking the iconic win four times in the past, all when the event was held at Plattsburgh, New York’s Airborne Speedway. After taking 2nd-place just one week ago at Autodrome Chaudière’s Bacon Bowl 300, Laperle is looking to ride out the rest of the season on a high-note, and return home $5,000 richer.
Another confirmed Quebec powerhouse is Raphael Lessard and the Larue Motorsports team as they look to take down the Fall Foliage win. Lessard dominated the CAN-AM 200 at Autodrome Montmagny in August en route to his first American-Canadian Tour win and is ready to make it two in 2022. The Denis and Louis Larue team is no stranger to competition at the White Mountain oval and with their expertise and Lessard’s skill behind the wheel, expect the #48QC to be a factor on Sunday.
Announced this week over his official social media outlets, and confirmed via telephone, former Serie-ACT champion Alex Labbe looks to make his grand return to the sanctioning body after his NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway tonight. Labbe is also a former Fall Foliage 200 winner, taking the 2013 edition at Airborne, and has been tackling the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the past five years following his 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship in Canada. Flying into Vermont tomorrow morning, Labbe will be zooming down country roads on his way to White Mountain Motorsports Park in time for the 3:00pm Post Time.
Alongside our three invaders, Officials are also expecting all of our Full Season registered Canadian teams led by top Rookie of the Year contender Alexendre ‘Fireball’ Tardif as he looks to hold onto his current 2nd-in-points slot. Jonathan Bouvrette and Remi Perreault are also expected to return to White Mountain Motorsports Park with the $5,000 prize in mind. With such a wide range of teams and tracks that utilize the American-Canadian Tour Late Model, it’s easy to think many more may make the trip South to the popular quarter-mile.
The American-Canadian Tour returns to North Woodstock, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the final time in 2022 with the 44th Fall Foliage 200 on Saturday, September 17th. The $5,000-to-win, 200 lap event will be joined by a special Pro All Stars Series Doubleheader, with the PASS Super Late Models competing for 150 laps and the PASS Modifieds going for 50 laps. Not to be outdone, the special $1,000 to win, 50-lap championship event for Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers is also on the line-up with just three points separating the top three in the track championship! Post time is set for 3:00pm.