NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH – Six-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car racing champion Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT is searching for his first main event victory of the 2007 season, and is a prime candidate for victory in the Kancamaugus 100 at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday night. A four-time winner at the beautiful ¼-mile oval track, Cyr has been “oh-so-close” to the winner’s circle in nearly every race this season.
Through eight events, ACT Late Model Tour point leader Cyr has an amazing statistic of seven top-five finishes, including six in the second- and third-place positions. In his last outing at White Mountain in June, Cyr’s machine was heavily damaged in a qualifying crash. With the help of many of his ACT Late Model Tour competitors and his own Rick Paya-led Ehler’s RV/Sticks & Stuff team, Cyr was able to not only return to action later in the evening and qualify for the main event, but he rode the tough outside lane from 27th starting position to finish third. The performance has been regarded by many veteran observers as the comeback of the decade.
“White Mountain has been a pretty magical place for this team, and that race in June was incredible,” said Cyr, who has won at White Mountain Motorsports Park in each year since 2003. “We’ve been ‘this close’ to getting a win too many times this season, we legitimately should have won three or four races by now. We really want to get that monkey off our backs and win at White Mountain this weekend.”
Cyr will have to contend for the Kancamaugus 100 victory with cross-town Milton, VT rivals Brent Dragon and Scott Payea, New Hampshire natives “Rocket” Roger Brown, Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr., and Randy Potter, and Quebec’s Patrick Laperle. Dragon and Laperle are each former winners at White Mountain Motorsports Park in ACT Late Model Tour competition, and Brown, Polewarczyk, and Potter have each seen past success in regular weekly competition at the speedway.
Green flag qualifying action for the Kancamaugus 100 begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 18. White Mountain Motorsports Park is located on Route 3 in North Woodstock, NH, just 5 minutes from Interstate 93. For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit www.acttour.com.