Mark Hayward Scores His First ACT Victory at Twin State
Takes Lead Past Halfway and Keeps Ben Rowe at Bay to Win
Series PR Report
Newport, NH’s Mark Hayward earned his first career ACT Late Model Tour win at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH on Friday, July 30. Hayward took the lead from Twin State regular Aaron Fellows, who led the first 52 laps of the 100 lap event. Hayward held off the likes of Ben Rowe, current ACT Tour point leader Brian Hoar and Randy Potter over the remaining 48 laps to take the win.

Rowe took second while Fellows finished third. Potter and Jeff Zuidema rounded out the top five. TJ Watson worked his way from his 20th starting position to take sixth followed by John Donahue, Hoar, last week’s Beech Ridge winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and rookie Austin Theriault completing the top ten.

The 100 lap event was the eighth on the 13 race 2010 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. It was completed in just over one hour and eight minutes and had eight cautions including a 13 minute and 14 second red flag after rookie Chris Riendeau had a hard hit into the front stretch wall on lap 90. Riendeau was ok.

Hayward is now the ninth ACT competitor to earn himself an invite to the second annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 18. He joins Nick Sweet, Eddie MacDonald, Patrick Laperle, Karl Allard, Dave Pembroke, Miles Chipman, Brian Hoar and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. as those with an invite.

The ACT Late Model Tour has next weekend off before heading north of the border to Circuit Riverside Speedway in Ste-Croix, QC for a combination 200 lap event with its sister series, the Serie ACT Castrol Edge. The point counting event for both series will be on Saturday, August 14.

ACT Late Model Tour
Twin State Speedway - Claremont, NH
Friday, July 30, 2010
Unofficial Results

Pos    Pos     Car #              Driver                                     Hometown               Laps

1          3          77NH              Mark Hayward                      Newport, NH             100
2          2          10NH              Ben Rowe                             Turner, ME                100
3          1          29NH              #Aaron Fellows                    Croydon, NH             100
4          5          02NH              Randy Potter                         Groveton, NH            100
5          24        42MA              Jeff Zuidema                        N.Brookfield, MA      100
6          20        04ME              TJ Watson                             Cundy's Harbor, ME100
7          4          26VT               John Donahue                     Graniteville, VT         100
8          10        37VT               Brian Hoar                             Williston, VT              100
9          9          97NH              Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.          Hudson, NH              100
10        15        57ME              #Austin Theriault                 Fort Kent, ME            100
11        22        4ME                #Bradley Babb                      Windham, ME          100
12        19        7ME                Glen Luce                             Turner, ME                100
13        7          55VT               Brent Dragon                        Milton, VT                  100
14        23        15VT               Joey Laquerre                      E. Montpelier, VT     100
15        18        15ON              Derek Lynch                         Warkworth, ON         100
16        13        16NY              Mark Lamberton                   Mooers Forks, NY    100
17        17        05VT               Craig Bushey                       Cambridge, VT         100
18        26        82MA              Mark Hudson                        Norton, MA                98
19        25        72VT               #Dave Paya                          Milton, VT                  95
20        11        4NH                #Chris Riendeau                 Ascutney, VT            90
21        21        27NH              Chris Bergeron                     Claremont, NH         90
22        16        79MA              Darrell Keane                       Springfield, MA        90
23        6          25NH              Dallas Trombley                   Rutland, VT               63
24        14        34NH              Todd Davis                            Claremont, NH         54
25        8          11NH              Bryan Town                          Charlestown, NH     28
26        12        31NH              Luke Hinkley                        Claremont, NH         11
27        27        8NH                Guy Caron                            Lempster, NH           2

Mark Hayward in victory lane.  (Leif Tillotson photo)