“You can’t take anything for granted,” Scott Payea said on Thursday.
In the moment, the introspection was part of an answer to a question about the Milton native’s confidence prior to Sunday’s American-Canadian Tour event. It could apply to much more than just a moment, though.
At one time the shining example for ACT’s cost-effective rules creating a level playing field — or even just a chance to get on the track — Payea had already been practically forgotten. Just two years after leaving the scene, and only half a dozen years from being considered one of the top prospects in northeastern stock car racing, Payea was on nobody’s radar.
Except for Rick Paya’s, that is.
Similarly named but unrelated, Paya, owner of the Georgia, Vt.-based powerhouse RPM Motorsports racing team called Payea out of the blue last fall and offered him a ride in the No. 37 car — the winningest, best-financed, and most-drooled-over Late Model racecar on the circuit….Read More Here