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ACT Racer Laperle “Sizzles” at Kawartha Speedway

Patrick Laperle and team celebrate their Summer Sizzler 200 victory at Kawartha Speedway

Quebec Late Model stock car driver Patrick Laperle dominated the $50,000 ACTion Super Series “Summer Sizzler 200” at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario Saturday night, taking his second American-Canadian Tour victory of the season.  Laperle, a native of St-Denis, QC outside Montreal, earned a cool $6,000 for his win.
 
“I like fast race tracks like Kawartha,” said Laperle in victory lane, who had never seen the state-of-the-art 4/10-mile speedplant until this weekend.  “It reminds me of the track in Lakeland, Florida, but it’s just a little bit smaller.  I love Lakeland, and now I love Kawartha.”
 
Driving a car built by multi-time ACT Champion and Canadian racing legend Junior Hanley, Laperle took the lead from Brian Hoar on lap 44 and was able to run the entire 200 laps without pitting for tires or fuel.  Laperle has been running in selective ACT Late Model Tour events in 2007, focusing his efforts on winning the Serie ACT Castrol championship in Canada.  He leads the point standings in that series entering the 300-lap season finale at Autodrome St-Eustache (Montreal) on Sunday, Sept. 23.



Runner-up Pete Vanderwyst in the Roger Brown Trucking #99

Pete Vanderwyst carried the Ontario banner, finishing in the runner-up position in his first career ACT start.  A veteran of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the American Speed Association, the St. Thomas, ON driver was filling in for third-place ACT Late Model Tour point man “Rocket” Roger Brown of Lancaster, New Hampshire, who was unable to attend the race.
 
Eighteen year-old Hudson, NH driver Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. finished third, hot on Vanderwyst’s heels.  Scott Payea of Milton, VT and Randy Potter of Groveton, NH finished fourth and fifth, respectively.  Kawartha Speedway point leader Larry Jackson finished sixth, unofficially, ahead of Donald Theetge, Robbie Thompson, Scott Dragon, and Eric Chase.  ACT point leader Jean-Paul Cyr finished 11th, the final car on the lead lap.  The finish was Cyr’s first outside the Top 10 in eleven races this year.
 
The ACTion Super Series returns to Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT for the 44th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl on Sat./Sun., Sept. 29/30.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit www.acttour.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS – ACTion Super Series Summer Sizzler 200
ACT Late Model Tour – Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ontario – Sat., Sept. 15, 2007

Pos.-Driver-Hometown
1. Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC
2. Pete Vanderwyst, St. Thomas, ON
3. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH
4. Scott Payea, Milton, VT
5. Randy Potter, Groveton, NH
6. Larry Jackson, Oakville, ON
7. Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC
8. Robbie Thompson, South Hampton, ON
9. Scott Dragon, Colchester, VT
10. Eric Chase, Milton, VT
11. Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT
12. Jamie Aube, Bow, NH
13. Robbie Crouch, Tampa, FL
14. Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier, VT
15. Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT
16. Jacob McGrath, Killington, VT
17. Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME
18. Bryan Mercer, Port Hope, ON
19. Brian Hoar, Williston, VT
20. Dan McHattie, Cavan, ON
21. Brent Dragon, Milton, VT
22. Claude Leclerc, Montreal, QC
23. Darren Thring, Burlington, ON
24. Nick Sinopoli, Oshawa, ON
25. Steve Munro, Carp, ON
26. Marc Curtis, Jr., Worcester, MA
27. Linc Brown, Coburn, ON
28. Norm Mayhew, Wooler, ON
29. Brandon Watson, Styner, ON