PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — It’s beginning to look easy for Brian Hoar. The Williston driver earned his second-straight American-Canadian Tour victory at Airborne Speedway on Saturday night and extended his streak of top-five finishes to six in a row to begin the season.

Hoar, the defending ACT Late Model Tour champion, led all but one lap of the Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green 100, postponed by rain in May, and widened his point lead over Milton’s Brent Dragon.

Hoar started outside Turner, Me., driver Glen Luce on the front row and jumped to the lead on the first lap. Hoar held a three car-length advantage through most of the event before Center Harbor, N.H.’s Brad Leighton began to reel him in at lap 65.

The biggest worry for Hoar was not necessarily Leighton, but keeping a fast pace and staying ahead of the field without abusing the tires on his Racing Engines #37 Dodge.

“I’ve said it before, starting at the front is tough. It’s tough to save your tires,” Hoar said. “[Luce] and I were talking about it at the start of the race. He said, ‘Hey let’s try to save our tires,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’d love to, Glen, but look behind you.’ When the [other drivers] say it’s time to go, I’m gonna go, and nobody wanted to ride around tonight.”

Shortly after a restart, Leighton nosed his Subway/Irving Oil #55 Chevrolet in front of Hoar to lead lap 79, but Hoar pulled off a daring, lane-changing pass in turn two to regain the top spot. The two exchanged bumps along the way.

“It got a little boring and I tried to make it interesting,” Leighton said. “It was the only shot I had at Brian, he was the class of the field.”

Hoar said that while his season is going well so far — he is the only driver with more than two top-five finishes in 2010 — nothing is guaranteed.

“The tide can turn so fast,” Hoar said. “Look at where Scott Payea was at this time last year. He had a huge lead over us. This can turn in a heartbeat, I’ve been there. You can throw it all away in the next three races.”

Payea, the championship runner-up to Hoar last season, retired from the race with a brake problem and finished 26th.

John Donahue of Graniteville finished a season-best third behind Leighton, with Dragon and Joey Polewaczyk, Jr., of Hudson, N.H., completing the top five. Mark Lamberton, Donald Theetge, Quinny Welch, Joey Becker, and Randy Potter rounded out the top ten.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS — Furniture World of Vermont Spring Green 100
American-Canadian Tour — Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Saturday, July 10, 2010

# – denotes rookie

1. Brian Hoar, Williston
2. Brad Leighton, Center Harbor, N.H.
3. John Donahue, Graniteville
4. Brent Dragon, Milton
5. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, N.H.
6. Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, N.Y.
7. Donald Theetge, Boischatel, Que.
8. Quinny Welch, Lancaster, N.H.
9. Joey Becker, Jeffersonville
10. Randy Potter, Groveton, N.H.
11. Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier
12. Eric Chase, Burlington
13. Travis Adams, Canton, Me.
14. # Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, Me.
15. Derek Lynch, Warkworth, Ont.
16. Jeff Labrecque, Rochester, N.H.
17. Mark Hayward, Newport, N.H.
18. # Brad Babb, Windham, Me.
19. Glen Luce, Turner, Me.
20. David Michaud, Montreal, Que.
21. Eric Williams, Hyde Park
22. Mike Kenison, Groveton, N.H.
23. Mark Hudson, Norton, Mass.
24. Steve Fisher, Shelburne
25. Jeff Zuidema, North Brookfield, Mass.
26. Scott Payea, Milton
27. Craig Bushey, Cambridge
28. # Chris Riendeau, Ascutney
29. Jamie Fisher, Shelburne
30. # Dave Paya, Milton
31. Pete Potvin, III, Graniteville
32. Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton
33. Dave Wilcox, Fairfield
34. Brandon White, Kahnawake, Que.