Claremont, NH – Seven-time ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, VT added Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH to his ACT wins list on Saturday, July 9. Hoar led the final 32 laps of the 100 lap event coming from the sixth starting position. It is Hoar’s 31st career ACT win on 15 different tracks.
Groveton, NH’s Randy Potter started on the pole with a +6 in ACT’s unique plus-minus handicap system. He battled with local favorite Luke Hinkley during the early stages of the event and would lead all but two of the first 68 laps. Brent Dragon started in the third position and was a constant contender.
Hoar got by Potter to take the lead on lap 69 and never looked back. Potter fell into the clutches of Dragon and the two fought hard with Dragon coming out on top. Potter settled for third followed by Hinkley in fourth. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. had an amazing run coming from the 26th starting position to take fifth. Polewarczyk qualified through the B-Feature after wrecking in his heat race. John Donahue took sixth followed by Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Todd Davis, Guy Caron and Mark Lamberton.
The event took just under 35 minutes with two minor cautions, one for a spin and another for a flat tire. Twenty of the twenty-eight car field completed the 100 lap distance. Thirty-four cars attempted to qualify for the event.
Brian Hoar already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH on Saturday, September 24. The list includes Hoar, Nick Sweet, John Donahue, Jeff White, Patrick Laperle, Daniel Descoste, Patrick Hamel, Alex Labbe and Donald Theetge.
The ACT Late Model Tour has the next couple of weeks off before their seventh event of the season at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME on Saturday, July 30. Many of the ACT teams will spend the “down time” preparing and competing in the 38th Annual Oxford Plains Speedway TD Bank 250 in Oxford, ME on Sunday, July 24. The event is expected to draw the top Late Model teams from the Northeast and Canada all looking for the $25,000 to win payday.
ACT Late Model Tour – Twin State 100
Twin State Speedway – Claremont, NH
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Pos. (Start) Car# Driver Laps Completed
1. (6) 37VT Brian Hoar 100
2. (3) 55VT Brent Dragon 100
3. (1) 02NH Randy Potter 100
4. (2) 31NH Luke Hinkley 100
5. (26) 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 100
6. (5) 26VT John Donahue 100
7. (11) 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 100
8. (14) 34NH Todd Davis 100
9. (4) 12NH Guy Caron 100
10. (7) 16NY Mark Lamberton 100
11. (21) 32VT Jean-Paul Cyr 100
12. (10) 57VT Austin Theriault 100
13. (17) 17RI Ray Parent 100
14. (22) 25MA Chris Curtis 100
15. (25) 15ME Ben Ashline 100
16. (15) 26MA Dallas Trombley 100
17. (9) 07MA Tom Carey, Jr. 100
18. (13) 4ME Brad Babb 100
19. (27) 24NH Jeff Labrecque 100
20. (12) 21MA Pete Yetman 100
21. (8) 51ME Ricky Rolfe 99
22. (23) 3ME Dennis Spencer 99
23. (20) 37NC Bryan Town 99
24. (24) 44NH Dennis Stang 99
25. (28) 23ME Dave Farrington, Jr. 98
26. (16) 7ME Glen Luce 97
27. (18) 15VT Joey Laquerre 53
28. (19) 9NH Kyle Welch 37
Time of Race: 34:54
Margin of Victory: Three car lengths
Lap Leaders: Luke Hinkley, 1-2; Randy Potter, 3-68; Brian Hoar, 69-100.
Cautions: 2 (Laps 42, 68)