Emily Packard Heads To Speedbowl For ACT Southern New England Triple-header Kickoff

(Press Release from Emily Packard Motorsports)

Emily Packard (Photo: Emily Packard Motorsports)

Emily Packard (Photo: Emily Packard Motorsports)

Emily Packard is no stranger to the New London/Waterford Speedbowl, having raced her Allison Legacy cars there early on in her racing career and even has a win there.

This weekend the 19-year old driver is set to wheel her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels car around the 1/3 mile oval for the first race in the American Canadian Tour Southern New England Triple-header.

“It’s been four or five years since I last raced at Waterford,” said Emily. “It’s one of my favorite tracks, and I have always wanted to go there in a late model and now we get the opportunity, so I am really excited.”

Earlier this year ACT announced the addition of the Southern New England Triple-header, which also includes races at Seekonk Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, so the local drivers from those three tracks can showcase their talent against the ACT tour regulars. A separate point fund has been set-up and at the conclusion of the race at Thompson, someone will be crowned the Triple-header Champion. The East Montpelier native and her team are planning to run all three races and chase that championship starting this weekend.

Coming off another tough finish last weekend at Airborne, Packard and the team are hoping that this race can help turn things around and get them going in the right direction again. They continue to have good cars at the track, but have just had some bad luck and haven’t finished as they had hoped.

“This weekend I am looking to have a fun race and a better finish than the past two finishes,” said Packard. “Luck has not been on our side lately, and we just need to turn things around. Hopefully, we can get the car dialed in early so we can focus on making the car fast. Waterford is a nice fast track that’s really fun to drive and I am looking forward racing to this weekend.”

The American Canadian Tour late models hit the track at 1:30 for their first of two practices, with the final practice schedule for 4:05. Qualifying is set to begin at 5:15, with ACT heats rounding out the qualifying schedule. Later that evening the ACT cars will line up for 100 lap feature race. If you can’t get out to the track this weekend, stay up to date on social media with updates live from the track.

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