Contributed by: ACT Staff
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models return to Seekonk Speedway Saturday, July 15 for what could be considered Round 5 of the Scott Payea – Dillon Moltz title fight.
Payea, driver of the Harrison Redi-Mix No. 37, has won the last three ACT events -at Devil’s Bowl, Thunder Road and White Mountain - but his lead in the championship standings is a mere eight points (459-451).
Moltz won the season opener at Lee USA Speedway in the RB Performance/Brackett Mechanical No. 3. It was the second ACT career win for the Waterford, Conn. driver. He’s had three podium finishes, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, since.
Payea took over the reins for car owner Rick Paya when eight-time ACT champion Brian Hoar retired after the 2015 season. His latest win at White Mountain was the 11th of his ACT career.
In 2008, while fielding his own team, he fell one point shy of champion Patrick Laperle. One year earlier, he was the runner-up to Jean-Paul Cyr.
In the midst of a dustup at the front between Eddie MacDonald and Brad Babb, Payea came away with the win at last year’s Seekonk event.
“We’re just looking to keep up our momentum,” Payea said. “We need to continue to have strong races. Seekonk is a good little track that can be racy. If you can run the outside, you can pass a bunch of cars there.”
“We’re excited as a team to get back to Seekonk,” Moltz said. “We finished 2nd there last year. As a driver, I have always loved racing there. Considering last year’s results, I think we have something good to build off of.”