Colchester’s Scott Payea and car owner Rick Paya, along with the rest of the RPM Motorsports team, were officially crowned the 2018 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) champions on Saturday, November 18. The 2018 ACT Banquet of Champions, held at the Capital Plaza in Montpelier, VT, celebrated all the top performers from the 27th season of competition for the ACT Late Model Tour.
Payea was recognized for winning his second straight ACT driver’s championship. The Northeast racing veteran finished in the top-10 in every event on the 10-race schedule and completed every lap. He also collected two wins, bringing his career total to 15. In beating out Rowley, MA’s Eddie MacDonald by 35 points, he became the fourth driver in Tour history to win back-to-back titles.
For Paya and RPM Motorsports, it was their 10th owner’s championship with ACT, the most of any team. They previously won five championships with Jean-Paul Cyr and three with Brian Hoar before joining forces with Payea prior to the 2016 season. The pairing has finished 2nd, 1st, and 1st in points in their three seasons together.
“It’s still hard to believe,” Payea said in his acceptance speech. “You hear the driver’s name a lot, and you hear about Rick Paya all the time, but we’re just a small part of a large team that makes this all possible.”…Read More