Sunday, July 12, 2009

ACT Recap: Leighton, Duquette Take Sunday Wins

Brad Leighton and Shawn Duquette split victories in a two-series twinbill for the American-Canadian Tour on Sunday.

Leighton, of Center Harbor, N.H., took his second ACT Late Model Tour win of the season, taking the Summer Sizzler 200 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ont., while Morrisonville, N.Y. driver Duquette won the opening round of the ACT Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Following Leighton across the finish line at Kawartha, unofficially, were Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, N.H., point leader Scott Payea of Milton, Karl Allard of St-Felicien, Que., and Jonathan Urlin of London, Ont. Brian Hoar, early leader Patrick Laperle, Kawartha regulars Dave Morgan and Brandon Watson, and Chip Grenier completed the unofficial top ten. Randy Potter of Groveton, N.H. was in position to take his first win of the season when he dropped out of contention on a lap-189 restart; he finished 23rd.

Duquette beat Tylor Terry of Morrisonville, N.Y. at Airborne, with St. Albans racer Jason Bonnett third, unofficially.

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