Brian Hoar didn't win for nine years, now he can't stop. Patrick Laperle, well, that's old news.
After snapping a winless streak at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on July 25 -- one that dated back to September 2000 -- Hoar won his second-straight ACT Late Model Tour event at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl on Saturday night after a wild finish.
Hoar, of Williston, and Brad Leighton were running side-by-side for the victory entering the final lap before the lapped car of Howard Payne drove down into Leighton, handing Hoar the lead. The final lap of the Nutmeg State 100 -- which ran its first 28 circuits on June 13 before rains moved in -- was run under caution, and the finish is still under review by ACT officials. Unofficially, the top five was completed by Randy Potter, Tim Jordan, Scott Payea, and John Donahue.
For Laperle, of St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Que., a victory at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jct., Que. was also his second-straight on the Serie ACT-Castrol, and his third of the season. Laperle dominated the Luminaire Napert 150, leading the final 106 laps. Sylvain Lacombe finished second over Donald Theetge, Karl Allard, and Jean-Francois Dery.
Like the Nutmeg State 100, the finish of the Luminaire Napert 150 is still under review.