RPM Motorsports: PASS North Series
Brian Hoar Oxford Plains Speedway Race Report
OXFORD, Maine – Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt., matched a career-best PASS North Series finish with a fifth-place effort in the Dunkin Donuts 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine, on Saturday, July 21. Hoar won his first career Super Late Model pole earlier in the day when he won the first of three heat races to set the 31-car field, and he led on two different occasions for a total of 15 laps in the event. Hoar, an 8-time ACT Late Model Tour champion who will complete the weekend double by competing in the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains on Sunday, never dropped out of the Top-5 in the RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger.
WHO: Brian Hoar, Williston, Vt.
TEAM: RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger
CREW CHIEF: Rick Paya, Georgia, Vt.
WHAT: PASS North Series Dunkin Donuts 150
WHERE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (.333-mile oval)
LAPS LED: 2 times for 15 laps
BRIAN, THIS HAD TO FEEL LIKE A PRETTY GOOD NIGHT FOR THE TEAM.
“We actually had a really, really good car – and I knew we had a great short-run car. It was awesome in practice. One of the things, when you start up front on the pole at a place like Oxford, it’s so tough. You get caught up in the battles for the lead and its so easy to burn your tires up. That’s what we did.
“I tried not to – I tried to back it off and let somebody else lead – but in the end, a couple of the guys came from the back and had been more patient, had more tire left, had a little bit better car, I don’t know. But we still had a pretty good car. It was a lot of fun.
DID YOU LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT RACING THESE SUPER LATE MODELS TONIGHT”
“There’s no question. The car was great – it really was. Again, it goes back to trying to find that balance to start that race with. You don’t ever know. We might have been a little bit off, but wee weren’t that far off.
“More or less, I think I just burned it up. A lot of other guys did the same thing – but a couple of guys in front of us, they just had more left. It was good, though. It was a fun race.”