Hoar Seeks First ACT Invitational Win At NHMSACT Late Model Tour: Brian Hoar
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Race Preview


GEORGIA, Vt. – Eight-time ACT Late Model Tour champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt., returns to the largest sporting facility in New England for the 5th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., on Saturday, September 21. While Hoar has never won the Invitational itself, he has made history on the 1.058-mile oval as the only driver ever to win an ACT Late Model Tour points race at the track. The driver of the RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger owns 39 career Tour victories – tops on the all-time list – including one in 2011 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


WHO: Brian Hoar, Williston, Vt.
TEAM: RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger
CREW CHIEF: Rick Paya, Georgia, Vt.
WHAT: Bond Auto ACT Invitational 50
WHERE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (1.058-mile oval)
WHEN: Saturday, September 21 – 8 a.m., practice; 4:45 p.m., race


Brian Hoar holds the ACT Late Model Tour record for championships (8) and wins (39).

RPM Motorsports is running a part-time schedule in 2013, including the first four ACT Late Model Tour events of the season and then select Late Model events throughout the summer and fall. Brian Hoar has won twice in seven starts this season.

RPM Motorsports and Brian Hoar won the ACT All-Star Challenge in August of 2011, the only points race held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in series history.

Brian Hoar has won back-to-back ACT Late Model Tour races seven times in his career, most recently taking consecutive events at Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, Que., and Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Aug. 25 and September 2 of 2012.

Brian Hoar held the track qualifying record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for nearly a decade after setting quick time in qualifying in 2002.


BRIAN HOAR, Driver of the RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger, On competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend: “It’s one of the biggest races and the biggest track that we run,. I like racing there. I really like the track, and this race has quickly jumped up to Milk Bowl and Oxford 250 prestige in a lot of ways. It’s a premium event on a really big stage. It’s got a gigantic crowd – the biggest we race in front of by far. It’s just a huge, huge event.

“Is it as big as the Milk Bowl? Not to Vermonters, not to Barre fans, but that’s been around for 50 years now. That’s the only thing this doesn’t have is the history, but when this thing is 50 years old it will. We’re running on the most premiere, nicest racing facility in all of northeastern North America, and that’s pretty awesome.”

On why it’s becoming increasingly difficult to win ACT races at New Hampshire: “New Hampshire’s such a big track, when we first went there a lot of guys were intimidated by the speed and the size of the place. Not to mention, you’ve got to learn the tricks of the trade to get quicker at New Hampshire.

“No question, the whole field has gotten better. More cars are better prepared to race. It’s also hard when you only go once a year. It’s not about just turning fast laps, but racing there. With that experience, everyone’s gotten better.”

On why New Hampshire is so important to him: “It’s a great race track and there’s a huge fan base there – like a big version of Thunder Road. It’s all of us guys from all over New England and Canada that have fans here. So it’s a really neat experience. It’s such a cool deal that we can even come here with our short track cars and race on this big track.”


Brian Hoar returns to ACT Late Model Tour competition with the Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Saturday, September 28… Brian Hoar has won eight ACT races at Airborne, more than any other driver in series history.