ACT Northeast Classic Winner Disqualified

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

Redline Performance Out of ACT Engine Program for One Calendar Year

Following the conclusion of the Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, three engines were taken by American-Canadian Tour technical officials to an independent engine builder for further inspection. Following that inspection, the Redline Performance engine used by apparent winner Jesse Switser and the #25NH team was deemed to have had multiple infractions, this will result in the #25NH being disqualified from the win.

This discovery of multiple infractions has also prompted officials to eliminate Redline Performance, based in Hallowell, Maine, from the American-Canadian Tour Approved Engine Builders list for one calendar year. 

With the move, Derek Gluchacki has officially been declared the winner of the 4th annual Northeast Classic with Alexendre Tardif now second and Brandon Barker rounding out the official top three. The 25NH team has been stripped of the win and will receive last place points.

“After inspection this week with tech officials, industry experts and with a member of the 25NH team present at engine teardown, it became clear that the Redline Performance engine was not within ACT specs,” said ACT managing partner Cris Michaud. “We appreciate the professionalism of the #25NH team. This is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved, but the team is ultimately responsible for the parts on their car.”

“The ACT Engine Program is a vital part of our Tour,” said ACT Director of Competition Pete Knights. “We’ll continue to make it clear that we will do whatever we need to ensure the continued success of this program with our approved engine builders.”

With the ruling, Redline Performance will not be affiliated with the ACT Approved Engine Builder program for one calendar year. Redline Performance will be allowed to apply for reinstatement on April 18, 2025.

The three engines taken following the Northeast Classic also included that of the #03MA and the #46x. These engines met specifications and were returned to the teams this week.

The American-Canadian Tour returns to the great state of Maine for the Pine Tree State 125 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, April 28. The spectacular Sunday showcase will also feature the PASS Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds and the Little Webb’s 350 Supermodified Series with a 1:30pm Post Time.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit  You can also get updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ACTTour.


  1. I like the way ACT runs their tech – seems pretty fair

  2. Suitcase Jake says

    Gluchacki is quite a Driver , Lots of Wins at a young age .. Keep your eyes on this young driver , He’s a Winner & capable in whatever he drives… He even looked great in a modified appearance…Tech is very important .. The engine builder just cost himself a ton of money , Now all the teams running His Redline Performance Engines are nervous if their engines are legal or illegal now …??? Boy what a mess for those teams….

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