Patrick Laperle Steals Fall Foliage Win
Handling Troubles & Mid-Race Spin Don't Keep This Canadian Down
Series PR Report

St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle earned his second consecutive ACT Late Model Tour win and second consecutive Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Laperle led early in the event after starting on the outside pole but faded during the mid-portion of the event and went down a lap after spinning on lap 161. After pitting for tires Laperle raced his way back onto the lead lap on lap 211.

Current point leader Brian Hoar and Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr., spent much of the race running side by side, swapping the lead, much like last weekend’s Bond Auto Labor Day Classic. Eric Williams joined the mix late in the event. Laperle made a three wide pass for the lead under Hoar and Williams after the final restart on lap 285.

Hoar’s second place finish was enough to clinch his seventh ACT Late Model Tour Championship. Pole took third, Brad Leighton fourth and Williams rounded out the top five. Rand Potter, Scott Payea, Brent Dragon, Craig Bushey and Joey Becker completed the top ten.

The event saw seven different leaders swap the lead an official 16 times. Leighton, Pole, Donald Theetge, Payea, Hoar, Williams and Laperle all spent time at the front. The race was completed in 2 hours and 15 minutes with 10 cautions. Nine of the 35 starters completed all 300 laps.

The American Canadian Tour will be back in action next Saturday, September 18 for the second annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Thirty-five of the 43 invitations have been handed out with the eight remaining drivers to be announced tomorrow (Monday, September 13). The 60 lap Invitational will join the Whelen Modified Series and the Camping World Truck Series for a tripleheader event next Saturday.

ACT Late Model Tour
Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300
Airborne Speedway - Sunday, September 12, 2010
Unofficial Results

Pos  S.Pos        Car #   Driver                           Hometown                      Laps

1             2        91QC   Patrick Laperle             St-Denis, QC                      30
2             4        37VT   Brian Hoar                    Williston, VT                      300
3           12        97NH   Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.    Hudson, NH                       300
4             6        55NH   Brad Leighton               Center Harbor, NH            300
5           15         7VT    Eric Williams                Hyde Park, VT                   300
6             7        02NH   Randy Potter                 Groveton, NH                    300
7           17        89VT   Scott Payea                   Milton, VT                         300
8           10        55VT   Brent Dragon                Milton, VT                         300
9           14        05VT   Craig Bushey                Cambridge, VT                  300
10           5        16VT   Joey Becker                  Jeffersonville, VT              299
11         21        61VT   Dave Wilcox                 Fairfield, VT                      299
12           1       57ME   #Austin Theriault          Fort Kent, ME                    299
13         29        40QC   David Michaud             Blainville, QC                    298
14           3         5QC    Patrick Cliche               St-Jean-Chrystome, QC     298
15         23        22VT   Roger Brown                Lancaster, NH                   297
16         18       42MA   Jeff Zuidema                 N.Brookfield, MA              296
17         25        11QC   Claude Leclerc              Lanoraie, QC                     295
18         19        25VT   David Whitcomb           Essex Jct., VT                     293
19         26         9QC    Yvon Bédard                 St.Nicolas, QC                   22
20           8        4ME    #Bradley Babb              Windham, ME                   285
21         11        80QC   Donald Theetge            Quebec, QC                       263
22         27        15VT   Joey Laquerre               E. Montpelier, VT              253
23           9        84QC   #Martin Latulippe        Vallee-Jonction, QC          250
24         16        26VT   John Donahue               Graniteville, VT                 227
25         22        18VT   Jamie Fisher                 Shelburne, VT                    226
26         32        48QC   Karl Allard                    Saint-Felicien, QC             199
27         13        03QC   Martin Lacombe           Terrebonne, QC                192
28         30         4ON    Jonathan Urlin              London, ON                       148
29         33        10QC   Stephane Descoste       Oka, QC                             127
30         31        40VT   Eric Chase                     Milton, VT                         114
31         20        16NY   Mark Lamberton          Mooers Forks, NY                55
32         24        72VT   #Dave Paya                   Milton, VT                           53
33         28        32VT   Jean-Paul Cyr                Milton, VT                           43
34         34       82MA   Mark Hudson                Norton, MA                         28
35         35        75VT   Pete Fecteau                 Morrisville, VT                      0

Patrick Laperle (Top) celebrated a victory while Brian Hoar and car owner Rick Paya (Bottom) celebrated their championship.  (Leif Tillotson Photo)