Dragon Ready to Return to Autodrome St-Eustache

Brent Dragon is looking forward to the ACTion Super Series 200 at Autodrome St-Eustache, Sat., July 28

Veteran stock car racer Brent Dragon of Milton, VT is excited to return to Autodrome St-Eustache for the $6,000-to-win American-Canadian Tour ACTion Super Series 200 on Saturday, July 28.  Dragon, the most recent winner on the predominantly U.S.-based ACT Late Model Tour at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park, will square off against his American rivals and the Canadian teams of the Série ACT Castrol in the only combination event for the two series this season.

While the Série ACT Castrol has previously held nine championship events at Autodrome St-Eustache, the ACT Late Model Tour has never visited the Greater Montréal facility.  Unlike virtually all of his American competitors, however, Dragon has competed at Autodrome St-Eustache, though it was nearly 20 years ago in a Flying Tiger car.

“Dwayne Lanphear and I brought our Tiger cars up to race against the regulars at St-Eustache back in 1987 or ’88, and everyone laughed at us,” Dragon recalled.  “The Flying Tigers back then were very different from most race cars; they ran a big slick tire on the right-front corner and had little 305 cubic-inch engines.  We unloaded our cars not knowing what to expect, but we smoked the hometown guys pretty badly.  I don’t remember if Dwayne won or if I won, but we finished first and second and we really trounced the field.  It was one of the very first races I ever drove, and it was a lot of fun.”

Dragon’s father, the legendary Harmon “Beaver” Dragon, was very successful at Autodrome St-Eustache on the former ACT Pro Stock Tour.  In the series’ inaugural season in 1979, Beaver Dragon won three of the four events held at the speedway, and went on to win the ACT Championship that year.

Dragon's Flying Tiger car in 1988

Brent Dragon remembered the 4/10-mile layout at Autodrome St-Eustache as a fast, flat speedway that could be tough on brakes, “but had a nice a surface to race on with lots of passing.”  In fact, at the Série ACT Castrol St-Eustache 100 in May, the race for the victory was very tightly contested from start to finish.  Normand Lavigueur of nearby Laval prevailed after leaders Sylvain Lacombe and Patrick Laperle tangled with less than 15 laps remaining.

“I’m looking forward to racing against the Canadian drivers, especially Sylvain Lacombe,” said Dragon.  “I hear Sylvain is the man to beat at St-Eustache, and I know from past races we’ve had together that he’s an excellent racer on the flatter tracks.  It should be a lot of fun up there racing against him and Donald Theetge, Patrick Laperle, (Série ACT Castrol point leader) Karl Allard, and Alexandre Gingras.  I know there will be a lot of cars there trying to get some of the big Super Series money, so the qualifying rounds should be a lot of fun.  I just hope we get lucky and make it into the show.”

Dragon, defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion and current point leader Jean-Paul Cyr, and American stars Scott Payea, Randy Potter, and Brian Hoar will challenge the Québec and Ontario teams of the Série ACT Castrol at the $43,000+ ACTion Super Series 200 at Autodrome St-Eustache on Saturday, July 28.  Green flag qualifying action begins at 5:30pm.  Autodrome St-Eustache is located on Boulevard Arthur-Sauvé in St-Eustache, QC, just outside of Montreal and Laval.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit