Harrison Concrete, Redi-Mix Join RPM Motorsports; Goss Dodge Chrysler Returns as Associate
–by T.J. Ingerson (@TJIngerson)
GEORGIA – RPM Motorsports will feature the return of a prominent sponsor, Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix Corporation, on its Scott Payea-driven cars in 2016.
Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix have graced the cars previously driven by Jean-Paul Cyr, Brad Leighton, and Scott Dragon, and will return in 2016 to serve as the primary sponsor for the RPM Motorsports No. 37 with new pilot Payea.
“Things are really coming together for the 2016 season (and) to bring in Harrison Concrete, who are passionate about racing and their local community, is really a great thing,” team owner Rick Paya said. “The RPM team is excited to get the season started and proud to represent Harrison Concrete on and off the track.”
“It was one of those things that just made sense,” Kathy Harrison said. “My brother (Kevin) and I went up to RPM’s race shop and toured the facility and it was apparent that RPM ran a very professional organization with a dedicated leadership.
“Our family has sponsored several teams in years prior and, like any sponsor, we would like to see ‘our’ car win a championship and we feel RPM gives us a chance at that goal.”
RPM Motorsports will also retain Goss Dodge Chrysler as an associate sponsor, the team announced in late February. Brian Hoar, former RPM driver before he stepped away at the end of the 2015 season, servers as Goss Dodge Chrysler’s Vice President & General Manager. Hoar won three straight ACT Late Model Tour championships from 2009-2011 with RPM Motorsports.
“Although I’m excited to be taking some personal time away from the sport, I hate to lose the brand that we’ve built over the years with Goss on the side of the No. 37 RPM Motorsports Dodge Charger,” Hoar said. “I’m still great friends with Rick and Michelle Paya and truly want to support the teams efforts to go win races and compete for the championship with Scott Payea.”
Payea will return to the ACT Late Model Tour after stepping away from the touring series in 2010 and away from racing following the 2013 season.
The RPM Motorsports Team, as well as the rest of the ACT Late Model Tour, will start off the 2016 season on Sunday, April 10 at Lee USA Speedway for the annual New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150.
(Alan Ward photo)