Par: Série ACT | 2018-02-18









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Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières to host La Série ACT, thanks to Festidrag.TV


Daytona Beach, February 18th 2018 – Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) is proud to announce that it will add a second stock-car racing series to its programming  thanks to a partnership with Festidrag.TV. La Série ACT, the canadian division of the American Canadian Tour (ACT) will race in the streets of Trois-Rivières on August 12th in a 100km (41 laps) contest that will be part of its official series’ calendar.


The drivers of the popular stock-car racing series will test their mettle at turning left AND right in the first road course race of La Série ACT’s history. Their American counterparts who compete in the ACT Late Model Tour will be welcome to join the road-racing fever as no race is scheduled to their series’ calendar for this date.


“ We are excited to add a second stock-car series to our road racing weekend as it was hotly demanded by our fans and our board of directors, said Dominic Fugère, general manager of GP3R. We are convinced that the ACT tenors, who are well known by the Quebec public, will give a tremendous spectacle to those who will come out and see them race on August 11th and 12th.  We have been in talks for a few years with the late Tom Curley, president and founder of ACT and it is a great pleasure to have come to terms with his successor Marc-Patrick Roy and the president and producer of Festidrag.TV Martin D’Anjou. “


The addition of the Série ACT to the portfolio of racing at the GP3R is possible thanks to the collaboration of Festidrag.TV, which will be in charge of the commercialisation of this initiative and of Marc-Patrick Roy, président of Série ACT, who will be responsible for the sporting organization.


Martin D’Anjou, president and producer of Festidrag.TV, is proud to contribute to this important addition to the GP3R’s programming that will be shown on RDS2 and TéléMag television networks. 


“ 2018 will mark the fifth season of Festidrag.TV which is positioning itself as THE televised rendez-vous for motorsports fans in Quebec. This partnership demonstrates the collaborative efforts behind our business. If strength is created through unity, this will be a strong, memorable event,” said Mr. D’Anjou.


The addition of a street race at the GP3R will reinforce the value of La Série ACT as a development platform. Its 2014 champion Alex Labbé is showing how the series can be a strong path towards profesionnal stock-car racing. Labbé parlayed his ACT championship into a NASCAR Pinty’s ride and, ultimately, 2017. He has now graduated to a full-time ride in the NASCAR XFinity series which began yesterday with a strong debut showing at the Daytona International Speedway.


This new race in the streets of Trois-Rivières is also part of a broader trend towards more road racing as shown by the introduction of a race on the new Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup And NASCAR XFinity Series.


Marc-Patrick Roy, president of La Série ACT, is pleased to see his drivers being able to race in fron the the extensive crowds of the GP3R, a mythical event in motorsports which marks its 49th running in 2018.


« Even though our drivers are circle track specialists, many of them have already ran road courses, be it in karting, in stock cars or in other forms of auto racing.  Patrick Laperle, Dany Trépanier, Jean-François Déry, Donald Theetge, Pierre-Luc Ouellette, Simon Roussin, Éric Gagnon and even the seasoned veteran Claude Leclerc have all turned right in the past » explained Roy.


This Série ACT event, presented by Festidrag.TV, will be run on the Trois-Rivières street track August 11th and 12th, with the 100 km (41 laps) feature to be ran at the end of Sunday’s schedule, marking the close of the 49th running of the GP3R.





Informations :

Fannie Brouillette

Director – Sales and marketing, GP3R

819 370-4787, p. 222


On the attached photo : Marc-Patrick Roy, president of La Série ACT, Dominic Fugère, General Manager of the  GP3R and Martin D’Anjou, president, producer and host of Festidrag.TV celebrate their agreement at Racing’s North Turn, located at the former site of one of the turns of the Daytona half-asphalt/half-beach  former race course. (Crédit photo : Kevin Larochelle)