Payea Captures First Win of the 2016 ACT Season

Monday, April 25 2016 @ 08:12 AM EDT

Contributed by: ACT Staff

Payea Captures First Win of the 2016 ACT Season



 Milton, VT’s Scott Payea took the lead for the second time of then afternoon on lap 117 and never looked back winning the NH Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway.

Payea drove a smart and patient race from his third starting spot, running upfront all day,  the leading laps 49-54 and saving his tires for the late run sprint to the finish. Defending race winner and 2015 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr., raced to a second place finish coming from the 9th starting spot with Rhode Island’s Ray Parent ending a strong weekend in third. St-Albert, Quebec’s Alex Labbe finished fourth with Quinny Welch of Lancaster, NH rounding out the top 5. Nineteen year-old Emily Packard raced to a sixth place finish with last weeks Oxford 100 winner Bobby Therrien finishing seventh. The “outlaw” Eddie Macdonald was eighth with Kyle Welch and Brad Babb rounding out the top ten.

The ACT Tour heads to “The Nations Site of Excitement” Barre, VT's Thunder Road for Merchants Bank 150 Sunday May 1st with the downtown Barre car show set for Saturday Aprill 30th





Finish Car #                Driver Hometown                     Sponsor                                                        Laps

1   37VT   Scott Payea      Miton, VT                    Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix Dodge Charger 150

2   27NH  Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Dover, NH Rydemore Heavy Duty Truck Parts Inc. Ford Fusion 150

3   17RI    Ray Parent Tiverton, RI                                               Parent Motorsports Ford Fusion 150

48 48QC  Alex Labbe St-Albert, QC Larue                          Industrial SnowBlowers Ford Fusion 150

5   78NH  Quinny Welch Lancaster, NH                           Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Chevy Impala 150

6   9ME    Emily Packard E. Montpelier, VT                              Northstar Fireworks Ford Fusion 150

7   5VT     Bobby Therrien Hinesburg, VT                                                Subway Chevy Impala SS 150

8  17MA  Eddie MacDonald Rowley, MA                                Hancock Electric Chevy Impala SS 150

9   9NH    Kyle Welch Newport, NH                                                               The Kid's Place Chevy 150

10 15NH  Brad Babb Windham, ME                                                      Speedway 51 Ford Fusion 150

11  40VT  Nick Sweet Barre, VT                                                 Malone Properties Chevy Impala 150

12  34NH Todd Davis Claremont, NH                                          R.E. Hinkley Co. Chevy Impala 150

13  58VT  Jimmy Hebert Williamstown, VT                      Hebert Excavation Chevy Impala SS 150

14  5CT    Dillon Moltz Waterford, CT                            RB Performance Inc. Chevy Impala SS 150

15  61NH Ryan Olsen N. Haverhill, NH                                         NAPA Auto Parts Ford Fusion 149

16  1VT    Devin O'Connell Madison, CT                 Chatham Highlander Motel Toyota Camry 149

17  54VT  Mike Ziter Barre, VT                       Jeffords Steel and Engineering Chevy Impala SS 149

18  1NH   Corey Mason Groveton, NH                             Corey Mason Trucking Chevy Impala 149

19  49NH Matt Anderson Franklin, NH                    Watts Water Technologies Chevy Impala 149

20  31NH Luke Hinkley Claremont, NH                                        R.E. Hinkley Co. Chevy Impala 149

21  0NH   Miles Chipman Nottingham, NH                                     Tri-City Line X Chevy Impala 149

22  28ME Rowland Robinson Jr. Steuben, ME                                   Camp Pickled Ford Fusion 149

23  30NH  Rich Dubeau Lebanon, NH              Upper Valley Equipment Rental Toyota Camry 149

24  97MA Adam Gray Granby, MA                                                   Meadows Motor Car Chevy 149

25  4NY    Brandon Atkins AuSable Forks, NY                       Northline Utilities Dodge Charger 149

26  10NH Bryan Mason Stark, NH                                                                         Mr. Pizza Chevy 148

27  11QC Claude Leclerc Lanoraie, QC               Dimension Portes Fenetres Chevy Impala SS 148

28  99NH Jeff Morse Cornish, NH                                                                   Morse Motorsports 147

29  22RI   Mark Jenison Warwick, RI                Protect Automotive Services Chevy Impala SS 146

30  21NH Oren Remick Warner, NH                                                        Promis Chevrolet Impala 39

31  82MA Mark Hudson Norton, MA                                             MH Enterprises Chevy Impala 29

32  77MA  James Linardy Somerville, MA                                   Kayem Hot Dogs Chevy Impala 20


Lap Leaders: Rowland Robinson Jr., 1, Todd Davis 2-48, Scott Payea 49-54, Ray Parent 55-76, Quinny Welch 77-103, Parent, 104-116, Payea 117-150 (6 lead changes among 5 drivers)

Time of Race: 59:23 Margin of Victory:  2.086 seconds

Cautions: 3 (laps 46, 140, 141)

Heat Winners: Jimmy Hebert, Alex Labbe, Wayne Helliwell Jr.,  Ray Parent

Consi Winners: Matt Anderson, Dillon Moltz