American-Canadian Tour To Return To Stafford Motor Speedway In 2023 After 38 Years

Story By: CALE KING / AMERICAN-CANADIAN TOUR – BARRE, VT – In an exciting announcement the American-Canadian Tour will return to the Home of the SK Modified, Connecticut’s Stafford Speedway on Saturday, April 29th as part of the 51st NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend.

For the first time since 1985, the American-Canadian Tour will turn on the iconic half-mile oval during the weekend dubbed ‘The Greatest Race in the History of Spring!’

The American-Canadian Tour once called Stafford Speedway’s annual Fall Final home from the inaugural year of the original North Tour back in 1979 through the 1982 season before returning for the last time in 1985. Vermonter Hector Leclair took the inaugural win in 1979 over ‘The Irish Angel’ Dick McCabe before fellow Green Mountain Boy Mike Berry took the Nutmeg State by storm in 1980. Canada’s most successful short tracker Jean-Paul Cabana took back-to-back wins in 1981 and 1982 before the Tampa Tornado, Robbie Crouch, took the 1985 win over Chuck Bown and Randy LaJoie.

2022 will mark the first event for the Vermont-based touring series at Stafford in 38 years, something many teams have been clamoring for. “I’m thrilled to bring the American-Canadian Tour back to Stafford Speedway, especially for the iconic Spring Sizzler,” said ACT Managing Partner Cris Michaud. “Stafford has been on my radar since Pat and I took over the Tour and we know the track has been on the bucket list of many ACT teams for years. We’re excited to bring this opportunity together and expect it to be one of the best events of 2023.”

After this exciting addition to the 2023 schedule, more information will be released in the coming weeks and months as Officials continue to finalize the 45th season of American-Canadian Tour racing. The entire 2023 schedule is expected to be released just after Thanksgiving with license registrations and all pre-season paperwork to be distributed in the near future.

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