RPM Motorsports: ACT Late Model Tour Brian Hoar Sanair Super Speedway Race Preview
Posted By Tj Ingerson On August 8, 2012
Categories: American-Canadian Tour
(From team press release)
Brian Hoar of Williston, Vt., joins the ACT Late Model Tour for its return to Sanair Super Speedway in St-Pie, Quebec, with the Sanair 100 on Saturday, August 11. The ACT-sanctioned race on the .875-mile triangle is a combination event with the ACT Castrol Series and the first for the Tour at the track since 2006. Hoar, the 8-time ACT Late Model Tour champion, swept a pair of races at Sanair Super Speedway in 1993. The RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger currently sits in a tie for third in the ACT standings with four races remaining, just 32 points out of the lead. Earlier this week, Hoar was named as one of the first 10 drivers to be selected to participate in the fourth annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 22.
WHO: Brian Hoar, Williston, Vt.
TEAM: RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger
CREW CHIEF: Rick Paya, Georgia, Vt.
BEST CAREER SANAIR SUPER SPEEDWAY FINISH: 1st (2x – most recently, August 1993)
WHAT: ACT Sanair 100
WHERE: Sanair Super Speedway, St-Pie, Que. (.875-mile triangle)
WHEN: Saturday, August 11 – Practice, 1 p.m.; Qualifying, 5:45 p.m.; Race, 8 p.m.
ACT Late Model Tour
LAST RACE: July 28, ACT 150, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (5th)
NEXT RACE: August 25, ACT 200, Riverside Speedway, St. Croix, Que. (.25-mile oval)
CURRENT POINTS POSITION: T-3
DID YOU KNOW?
• Brian Hoar was part of a 1-2 finish with his father, Doug Hoar, in his last victory at Sanair Super Speedway in 1993.
• Brian Hoar did not compete the last time the ACT Late Model Tour visited Sanair Super Speedway in 2006. He was in his last full season of competition on the NASCAR Busch East Series at the time, finishing fourth in the final standings.
• RPM Motorsports and Brian Hoar have competed in every ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to date.
• RPM Motorsports and Brian Hoar won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last August in the only ACT points-paying event ever contested at the Magic Mile.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
BRIAN HOAR, Driver of the RPM Motorsports No. 37 GossCars.com Dodge Charger, On ACT's return to Sanair Super Speedway this weekend: “I can't wait to get to get back to Sanair. The last time I was there, it was back in the 1990s. It's not an easy track to drive – that dogleg is pretty wild. It's tricky, but that's what's going to make it interesting for all the competitors that have never run there before.”
On ACT teams now having big-track experience with the races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in recent years: “It's everything. For us to go back to Sanair and nobody having run a big track since Sanair in '06, it would have given certain individuals with big-track experience a little bit of an advantage. But now all the top competitors have this Loudon experience, so speed's not going to be an issue for the majority of the field.
“The track really used to race out well, and hopefully it will again now. I hear the track's not gotten any younger.”
On being invited back to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for next month's ACT Invitational: “Loudon is the premier sporting facility in New England. It's big, it's beautiful. When we go to the Invitational with all the NASCAR and media attention that's there – all the eyes of stock-car racing in America follow the Cup Series and are paying attention. It's pretty awesome.
“Last year, winning there (in August) was a big deal for us. It would be a huge, huge, huge win for all of us on this team to win the Invitational in that kind of atmosphere.”
The ACT Late Model Tour and ACT Castrol Series lock horns in a second consecutive combination event with the ACT 200 at Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, Quebec, on Saturday, August 25... Brian Hoar and RPM Motorsports won the event last year as part of a weekend sweep of two events in the province of Quebec.
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