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From 1982 to 2000, the ACT Overall Championships were a combination of all track, series, and special-event points earned during a season.  The Flying Tiger (now Tiger Sportsman) division was the headline class from 1982-1991, with the new Late Models taking over in 1992.  Steve Miller had no trouble with the transition, as he put together four consecutive titles from 1990-93.
 
The Flying Tiger title was known as the Vermont State Championship from 1982-1989, as events were held at Thunder Road (in Barre, VT) and Catamount Stadium (in Milton, VT) to determine the title winner from 1982-87.  Thunder Road was the only track in the ACT system in 1988-89, although two events each season at Québec's Sanair Super Speedway counted toward the title during those years.  Following the acquisition of Airborne Int'l Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY in 1990, the title became known as the ACT Flying Tiger Championship.
 
Over time, the ACT Late Model Overall Championship included weekly events at Airborne and Thunder Road, the Tri-State Triple Crown Series, the Am/Can Late Model Series, the Twin 50 Series, and what is now known as the ACT Late Model Tour.  The ACT Flying Tiger Overall Championship included weekly events at Airborne, Catamount, and Thunder Road, the Tri-State Triple Crown Series, the Twin 50 Series, what came to be known as the Tiger Sportsman Series, and special events at various tracks.

ACT LATE MODEL OVERALL CHAMPIONS, 1992-2008
 
1992 - STEVE MILLER - VERGENNES, VT
1993 - STEVE MILLER - VERGENNES, VT
1994 - DAVE WHITCOMB - ESSEX JCT., VT
1995 - DAVE WHITCOMB - ESSEX JCT., VT
1996 - DAVE WHITCOMB - ESSEX JCT., VT
1997 - MIKE BRUNO - BOMOSEEN, VT
1998 - DAVE WHITCOMB - ESSEX JCT., VT
1999 - BRIAN HOAR - WILLISTON, VT
2000 - BRENT DRAGON - MILTON, VT
 
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ACT FLYING TIGER OVERALL CHAMPIONS, 1992-2008
 
1982 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT
1983 - CLEM DESPAULT - WATERBURY, VT
1984 - LARRY CARON - WILLISTON, VT
1985 - CHUCK BEEDE - WILLIAMSTOWN, VT
1986 - DAN BEEDE - WILLIAMSTOWN, VT
1987 - BOB BIGELOW - LYNDONVILLE, VT
1988 - RON LAMELL, JR. - ESSEX JCT., VT
1989 - DWAYNE LANPHEAR - MORRISVILLE, VT
1990 - STEVE MILLER - VERGENNES, VT
1991 - STEVE MILLER - VERGENNES, VT
1992 - CHET DeVARNEY, JR. - GEORGIA, VT
1993 - CHET DeVARNEY, JR. - GEORGIA, VT
1994 - ERIC WILLIAMS - HYDE PARK, VT
1995 - DOUG MURPHY - TUNBRIDGE, VT
1996 - JIMMY YOUNG - MIDDLESEX, VT
1997 - JIMMY YOUNG - MIDDLESEX, VT
1998 - JIMMY YOUNG - MIDDLESEX, VT
1999 - JOEY BECKER - JEFFERSONVILLE, VT
2000 - DOUG MURPHY - TUNBRIDGE, VT

DISCLAIMER: Many of the photos on this website have been used without prior permission, and for that, we're sorry.  For the ones we did ask to use, thanks a ton!  Proper credit is due every photographer, but since tagging every single shot would take a really long time, and we've forgotten a lot of who took what, let's just thank everyone who has "helped" out now: Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com, Gene Gagne/OutsideGroove.com, Leif Tillotson, Brian McCullough (RACEGOD), the late David Heath, Dave Brown, Cindy Weed, John Sullivan, Norm Marx, Bethany Bell, vintagemodifieds.com, the late Bob Doyle, Ron Pittsley, David Paris, Jim DuPont, Tom Herzig, and myriad others.  A huge thanks goes out to contributors Andy Boright, the late Cho Lee, and Christian "Ti Gaz" Genest, all treasurers of racing history.  You're all awesome and very much appreciated!!!
 
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