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8-Time ACT Champ Scores Record 39th ACT Win, 8th At Airborne

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt., continued to add to the ACT Late Model Tour record books on Saturday night, May 18, at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., taking the lead off the final corner of the Airborne 100 to post his record 39th career ACT win and his series-high eighth career victory at the half-mile facility.

It was the second win in the last three ACT races this season for Hoar, who won at Thunder Road International Speedbowl and finished second in one of the closest finishes in series history two weeks ago at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

“That was just another fantastic race, only this time we were two one-hundredths of a second in the lead instead of behind,” Hoar said. “It was just awesome racing.”

Hoar led on two different occasions for a total of 13 laps after starting in the 13th-position on the grid in the RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge. He settled in behind Jimmy Hebert heading into the closing stages of the race, finally making a last-gasp bid for the lead in the race’s final corner.

“(Hebert) knew enough not to let me have that outside groove,” said Hoar, who began his racing career at Airborne Speedway, where he was a Late Model track champion in 1999. “Fortunately, it just worked out. I was able on the last lap to get back up underneath him and make a charge to the checkered flag.”

Hoar started on the pole for the second of three qualifying heat races earlier in the day and won easily to qualify for the 28-car field. The Airborne 100 was the last of his scheduled races until the International 500 at the track in July as part of a part-time schedule in 2013.

He wanted to head into the break on a high note.

“You always want to come out and race for wins, and fortunately my guys are giving me a car every week capable of winning,” Hoar said. “It’s awesome. It’s a lot of fun. I love racing with these guys.”