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Hebert Makes Final Crossover Count for Win in Autosaver Group 150


 

N. Woodstock, NH Ė Williamstown, VTís Jimmy Hebert came out on top of Colchester, VTís Scott Payea in one of the most breathtaking American-Canadian Tour duels in recent memory to win the Autosaver Group 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Sunday, August 5.

 

Hebert held the lead over Payea before the eventís final caution came out on lap 141 when Rich Dubeau lost power on the front stretch. The restart put the two ACT top dogs door-to-door, and they proceeded to exchange crossover moves on four straight circuits. Time after time, one would have the lead at the start/finish line, only for the other to dive back underneath coming off turn 2.

 

It was Hebert who would get the last laugh, making the final crossover to secure the lead for good with five laps remaining. Once he was finally clear, Hebert pulled away to take his second straight ACT Late Model Tour victory.

 

Lebanon, NHís Dubeau grabbed the lead on the initial start from polesitter Josh Masterson. Dubeau would pull away at the start before being run down by Barre, VTís Cody Blake in lapped traffic. As the two came up behind a pair of slower cars on the 39th circuit, Dubeau guessed wronged about which lane would go, and Blake dove underneath him to take the lead.

 

Blake would draw out to a sizeable advantage following the eventís first caution a few laps later. But as lapped traffic kept allowing Dubeau and Corey Mason to close back in, Hebert and Payea were working their way through the field from the 12th and 11th starting positions, respectively.

 

The second caution on lap 101 bunched up the frontrunners, and Hebert would get around Dubeau for second on the restart. When another caution flew on lap 110 for Jimmy Linardyís spin, Hebert got the run off the outside and eventually secured the top spot.

 

Hebert would then do what Blake did earlier, pulling away from the pack only to get hung up in traffic. As he picked his way through, Payea eventually won the battle with Blake and Stephen Donahue for second. Dubeauís misfortune with nine laps to go set up the incredible finish between the two ACT championship contenders.

 

While the drama played out at the front, Rowley, MAís Eddie MacDonald snuck around Blake to take the final podium spot. Mason rounded out the top-5. Quinny Welch, Donahue, Masterson, Oren Remick, and Ryan Kuhn completed the top-10.

 

The ACT Late Model Tour makes its next stop at Maineís Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday, August 25. The Oxford Plains 150 will be part of Oxford 250 weekend. Post time is 5:00pm.

 

For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.

 

AUTOSAVER GROUP 150

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 12 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 150 Laps

2. ( 11 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Colchester, VT , 150 Laps

3. ( 10 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 150 Laps

4. ( 4 ) Cody Blake ( 99VT ) , Barre, VT , 150 Laps

5. ( 6 ) Corey Mason ( 1NH ) , Groveton, NH , 150 Laps

6. ( 8 ) Quinten Welch ( 78NH ) , Groveton, NH , 150 Laps

7. ( 15 ) Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 150 Laps

8. ( 1 ) Josh Masterson ( 11NY ) , Bristol, VT , 150 Laps

9. ( 18 ) Oren Remick ( 21NH ) , Monroe, NH , 150 Laps

10. ( 5 ) Ryan Kuhn ( 72MA ) , East Bridgewater, MA , 150 Laps

11. ( 21 ) Craig Bushey ( 15VT ) , Fairfax, VT , 149 Laps

12. ( 26 ) Bryan Mason ( 10NH ) , Stark, NH , 149 Laps

13. ( 7 ) Mike Kension ( 3NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 149 Laps

14. ( 9 ) #Dylan Payea ( 7NH ) , Milton, VT , 149 Laps

15. ( 13 ) Scott Corey ( 22NH ) , Lyndonville, VT , 149 Laps

16. ( 19 ) Jerry Lesage ( 74VT ) , Winooski, VT , 148 Laps

17. ( 23 ) Claude Leclerc ( 11QC ) , Lanoraie, QC , 148 Laps

18. ( 29 ) Paul Newcomb Jr. ( 7MA ) , Plymouth, MA , 147 Laps

19. ( 22 ) Brian Tagg ( 9MA ) , Oxford, MA , 147 Laps

20. ( 30 ) John Donahue ( 26VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 146 Laps

21. ( 24 ) James Linardy ( 77MA ) , Somerville, MA , 146 Laps

22. ( 2 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Lebanon, NH , 141 Laps

23. ( 27 ) Shawn Swallow ( 04NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 115 Laps

24. ( 17 ) Stacy Cahoon ( 83VT ) , St. Johnsbury, VT , 112 Laps

25. ( 16 ) Ryan Olsen ( 61NH ) , Woodsville, NH , 101 Laps

26. ( 25 ) Chip Grenier ( 9VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 87 Laps

27. ( 3 ) Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 73 Laps

28. ( 20 ) Matt Morrill ( 9NH ) , Moultonboro, NH , 48 Laps

29. ( 14 ) Jesse Switser ( 10ME ) , West Burke, VT , 47 Laps

30. ( 28 ) #Peyton Lanphear ( 22VT ) , Duxbury, VT , 45 Laps

Lap Leaders: Josh Masterston pole, Rich Dubeau 1-38, Cody Blake 39-110, Jimmy Hebert 111-142, Scott Payea 143, Hebert 144, Payea 145, Hebert 146-150. (7 lead changes among 5 drivers)

Time of Race: 49:57   Margin of Victory: 0.501 seconds

Cautions: 4 (laps 47, 101, 110, 141)

Heat Winners: Cody Blake, Ryan Kuhn, Corey Mason, Eddie MacDonald

Consi Winners: Jerry Lesage, Ryan Olsen

B-Feature Winner: Bryan Mason

Michael R. Stridsberg
American-Canadian Tour
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
media@acttour.com

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