Shaw Takes Haunted Hundred, Brookside Triple Crown and ACT Championship at Waterford

Shaw Takes Haunted Hundred, Brookside Triple Crown and ACT Championship at Waterford


Waterford, CT ­— Although rains pushed the Haunted Hundred at New London-Waterford Speedbowl back to Sunday, October 22, the poor weather did nothing to hinder the competition. Forty-nine American-Canadian Tour teams flooded the paddock at the coastal Connecticut oval with just thirty-one positions up for grabs in the final event of the 2023 season with the iconic ACT Tour championship, Rookie of the Year honors and Brookside Equipment Southern New England Triple Crown on the line.

By virtue of an impressive +6 in the fifth and final heat race, Scarborough, Maine’s Nick Cusack led the charge under the green flag for the Haunted Hundred. Urgency had been the mood of the day, especially after three rounds of qualifying sent home eighteen competitors. While Cusack held onto the early lead, Erick Sands and 2023 White Mountain Motorsports Park champion Kasey Beattie attempted to track him down on the inside groove. Waterford Speedbowl hot-shoes Ryan Morgan and Jordan Hadley also added in some local flavor out front in the opening laps.

Coming in second on the standings, defending champion D.J. Shaw entered the top-five on lap 13 under Brooks Clark while point leader Gabe Brown was mired in traffic way out back. Brown marched through all three rounds of qualifying on Sunday, entering the Haunted Hundred feature only after winning the Last Chance B-Feature.

Jacob ‘Rowdy’ Burns would bring out the lap 33 caution with a spin off turn two to slow the field. During the caution the hood flew up over the windshield of rookie contender Andrew Molleur until Woody Pitkat’s contact with the frontstretch wall saved the hometown rookie on lap 35.

Erick Sands put the hammer down to lead the field on lap 36 before a series of four cautions in three laps led to single-file restarts for the remainder of the 100-lap event. Shaw powered up to the lead after a heartbreaker for Sands saw the lights go out under the hood of the 36NH on lap 60. As the field settled in, former Rookie of the Year and Serie ACT Quebec star Alexendre ‘Fireball’ Tardif went to work on Shaw with 15-laps remaining. Tardif battled hard with Shaw throughout the final circuits, but laps ran down leaving D.J. Shaw to take down the Haunted Hundred win over Tardif and Nick Cusack.

By virtue of the win and his lap-leader bonuses, Shaw was able to overcome a twenty-one-point deficit to Gabe Brown to come back and win the 2023 American-Canadian Tour championship by thirty-one points. Shaw overcame the largest points-deficit in ACT Tour history to claim his second-career championship. Shaw was also able to bring home his second-consecutive Brookside Equipment Sales Southern New England Triple Crown while Tanner Woodard was able to claim the 2023 ACT Tour Rookie of the Year honors.

The 45th season of American-Canadian Tour Championship Stock Car Racing is officially over with all the top stars returning to Barre, Vermont for the annual Banquet of Champions on Saturday, November 4th. 2024 rule books and the 2024 schedule will be released by the Barre offices by Thanksgiving.

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

New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Waterford, CT

The Haunted Hundred

Sunday, October 22, 2023


2023 American-Canadian Tour Champion – D.J. Shaw

2023 ACT Rookie of the Year – Tanner Woodard

2023 Brookside Equipment Sales Triple Crown Champion – D.J. Shaw

1.         04VT    D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

2.         21QC   Alexendre Tardif         Notre Dame des Pins, QC

3.         49CT    Nicholas Cusack          Scarborough, ME

4.         68VT    Brooks Clark                Fayston, VT

5.         25NH   Jesse Switser               West Burke, VT

6.         00NH   Jimmy Renfrew Jr.      Candia, NH

7.         5MA    Tom Carey III               New Salem, MA

8.         17QC   Maxime Gauvreau      St-Marie de Richelieu, QC

9.         68NH   #Tanner Woodard       Waterbury Ctr., VT

10.       7NC     Davey Riendeau          Mooresville, NC

11.       0NH     Brandon Barker          Windham, ME

12.       97NH   Joey Polewarczyk        Hudson, NH

13.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette    Blainville, QC

14.       45NH   Kasey Beattie              St. Johnsbury, VT

15.       35CT    Ryan Morgan              N. Franklin, CT

16.       90QC   Zackary Fauteaux        Mascouche, QC

17.       03MA  Derek Gluchacki          North Dartmouth, MA

18.       60ME   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

19.       31CT    #Andrew Molleur       Shelton, CT

20.       31CS    Brody Monahan          Waterford, CT

21.       76RI     Tyler Tomassi              Warwick, RI

22.       27NH   Cam Huntress              Rochester, NH

23.       36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

24.       37CT    Jordan Hadley             Quaker Hill, QC

25.       77NH   #Bryan Wall Jr.            E. Kingston, NH

26.       1CT      Corey Fanning             Uncasville, CT

27.       47NH   Brockton Davis            Whitefield, NH

28.       88MA  Woody Pitkat              Bellingham, MA

29.       66VT    Jason Corliss               Barre, VT

30.       38RI     Connor Souza              Providence, RI

31.       30RI     Jacob Rowdy Burns     E. Greenwich, RI

B-Feature Non-Qualifiers –                                       

DNQ    19CT    Michael Bennett         Willington, CT

DNQ    22RI     Mark Jenison               Cranston, RI

DNQ    53MA  Glen Thomas               West Bridgewater, MA

DNQ    6KT      Derek Ramstrom         Waterford, CT

DNQ    33MA  Jaret Curtis                  Rutland, MA

DNQ    5RI       Rich Staskowski           Hope Valley, RI

DNQ    12CT    #PJ Evans                     Uncasville, CT

DNQ    78M     Emma Monahan         Quaker Hill, CT

DNQ    8RI       Ryan Souliere              North Smithfield, RI

DNQ    22VT    Peyton Lanphear         Waterbury, VT

DNQ    21VT    Reilly Lanphear           Waterbury, VT

DNQ    49NH   Matt Anderson            Franklin, NH

DNQ    2DJ      Douglas Curry             Bozrah, CT

DNS     78CT    Walter Sutcliffe           E. Haven, CT

DNS     27MA  Luke LeBrun                Hudson, MA

DNS     2CT      Derryck Anderson Jr   Plainfield, CT

DNS     50RI     Mike Benevides           Westerly, RI

DNS     67MA  Johnny Silva                Attleboro, MA

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