Posted By Dusty Deavitt On January 11, 2017
GEORGIA, VT -- RPM Motorsports is delighted to announce that the efforts of Scott Payea during his opening season with RPM and the RPM Motorsports Crew didn’t go un-noticed by the primary and associate sponsors of the 37vt ACT Late Model. As the 2017 New England racing season fast approaches the RPM Motorsports Team has begun its push, to prepare for another bid at the 2017 American Canadian Tour Championship; this includes acquiring the support system any racing organization needs to perform at its highest potential. That being said, some familiar names will re-appear on the 37vt ACT Late Model later this spring.
Harrison Concrete Construction Inc. & Redi-Mix Corp. are excited to see what the 2017 ACT Tour season will bring the RPM Motorsports Team. This will be the second season that the Harrison Family has been the primary backing for the 8-Time Championship Organization as their primary sponsor; Kathy Harrison stated, “We are excited to be able to support a local organization that operates and conducts themselves with such high professionalism. With Scott having a break-out season resulting with a 2nd place points finish we are ecstatic to see what he and Rick, along with the rest of the RPM team can do in 2017 and we want to be part of that”.
The Harrison Concrete Construction, Inc. & Redi-Mix Corp. aren’t the only ones excited to see what Scott Payea’s second season with Rick Paya and the RPM Motorsports Crew will deliver for results. GOSS Dodge Chrysler has also signed up to continue their support of the 37vt Late Model for 2017 and is enthusiastic to see what the current wheelman, Scott Payea will do.
Lastly, but certainly not least is Yipes! Of Northern Vermont; Yipes has been one of the longest supporting associate sponsors of the RPM Motorsports organization and 2017 will display their continued support; Yipes has been supporting the RPM Late Model and Super Late Model programs since their starts and have always made sure the 37vt is always a visual showcase on the track.
The upcoming season kicks off the weekend of April 8th in Lee, NH at Lee USA Speedway and the RPM Motorsports Team is excited to see the RPM Motorsports 37vt take to the track sporting the Harrison Concrete Construction, Inc. & Redi-Mix, Corp. name again, as well as the associate sponsors logo’s. Dustin Deavitt, the RPM Motorsports Team Manager was asked about the upcoming season and he stated, “The energy level is high with everyone, the entire team will be in attendance at the Banquet of Champions this Saturday, we cannot wait to be back at the track this spring, it is coming up fast and to know we have the support of our sponsors again will make this season even more fun, we truly have a great supportive group of sponsors who all enjoy seeing the 37vt on the track as much as we do”.
RPM Motorsports looks forward to seeing all the race fans this year and are as eager to see the drop of the first green flag as everyone else.
Posted By Dusty Deavitt On August 30, 2016
Georgia, VT – This past weekend marked the first of the final three point counting events on the 2016 ACT Tour. Heading into this weekend the Scott Payea driven 37vt and the rest of the RPM Motorsports Team sat 16 points away from point-leader, Nicholas Sweet. Saturday’s Oxford 100 event made for an opportunity for the team to bounce back from season opener 19th place finish and their persistence all day long Saturday prevailed.
Saturday morning resulted in a post pre-race inspection heat chip draw of 27 on the board; which resulted in the Harrison Concrete Construction & Redi-Mix Dodge Charger starting 8th in the first qualifying heat.
Tuning the car would come down to three practice sessions each running for 15 minutes, the 37vt ended round one 3rd on the time-sheets, after some tweaking by crew Scott was able to place the 37vt at the top of the chart in round two. However, that would be short lived with yet again another 3rd quickest result coming from the third and final round. The crew now would go to work to get their car ready for the qualifying heat.
Qualifying heats lined up at 5pm and would each run for 10 laps with the top 5 finishers advancing to the Oxford 100 Feature Race with their earned +/-. Scott rolled out on the track in 8th place and in the short 10 lap heat would complete the sprint in 5th place. This earned the Harrison Concrete Construction & Redi-Mix 37vt a +3 heading into the Oxford 100; setting the stage for a top 5 starting position in ACT’s Feature Event.
Feature time would bring Scott to line the RPM Motorsports Late Model up in the 4th starting position behind the front row pole sitter, Bobby Therrien (5vt) and outside pole sitter Brandon Atkins (4ny); once the green-flag dropped on the event Scott managed to keep the Harrison Concrete Construction & Redi-Mix 37vt in the top 5 all night. On the lap 29 restart Scott would battle with Brad Babb (15me) and 3rd place point sitter Eddie McDonald (17ma) for the lead position, after swapping for the lead position multiple times with Babb, Scott finally gained control of the lead on the lap 79 restart.
Although, the fight for the win wasn’t over as Scott and Eddie would battle it out in two late race restarts on laps 88 and 90. At the line for the checkered flag, it was an ecstatic Rick Paya, team owner and spotter for the 37vt, who was able to congratulate his driver and team on a job well done and outstanding driver performance all night.
The conclusion of this race has brought the RPM Motorsports Team to within 2-points of the top spot in points, with two point counting races remaining, the next back to Beech Ridge Speedway September 17th & 18th and the final event at Thompson Speedway on October 15th.
Posted By Dusty Deavitt On February 25, 2016
GOSS Dodge Chrysler Continues Marketing Efforts with RPM Motorsports as Associate Sponsor of the 37vt Late Model
For Immediate Release – 2/25/2016
GEORGIA, VT -- RPM Motorsports is proud to announce its continued relationship with a long-time Marketing Partner; GOSS Dodge Chrysler. The GOSS name is a familiar one for both RPM Motorsports and RPM Fans; but for those of you just tuning into the RPM Motorsports scene and are unaware of the connection that GOSS and RPM Motorsports have shared over the past 7 years; it is past RPM wheel-man, Brian Hoar.
Brian, Vice President & General Manager of his family owned, local Vermont Dodge & Chrysler dealership, GOSS Dodge Chrysler was the primary sponsor of the RPM 37vt during his time with RPM Motorsports from 2009 until this past 2015 season; when, at the conclusion of the season Brian decided to, “step away from racing” and spend some time with his family and make time for his passion of boating.
While he may be hanging up his racing helmet for the time being, his company’s New England Wide marketing strategy will remain the same. The RPM Motorsports 37vt will sport the GOSS logo while competing for the 2016 ACT Tour Championship Title. When asked about his decision to continue his support of local racing Brian stated, “Although I’m excited to be taking some personal time away from the sport, I hate to lose the brand that we’ve built over the years with GOSS on the side of the #37 RPM Motorsports DODGE CHARGER! I’m still great friends with Rick & Michelle Paya and truly want to support the teams efforts to go win races and compete for the championship with Scott Payea.”
GOSS Dodge Chrysler is located at 1485 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, Vermont. GOSS can also be contacted via phone call at 802-658-0120 to schedule a view of their NEW & USED Inventories. Or as always, just hang a right off Shelburne Road and visit Brian’s Sales Team; Let them know you’re a fan of RPM Motorsports just like their Boss!
The American Canadian Tour’s 2016 Season kicks-off the weekend of April 9th in Lee, NH at LEE USA Speedway with Race Day being April 10th. RPM Motorsports hopes to see the stands full of fans and the pits full of competitors.
“LIKE” RPM Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/rpmmotorsportsvt
Posted By Dusty Deavitt On January 29, 2016
GEORGIA, VT -- RPM Motorsports is proud to announce its new primary sponsor; Harrison Concrete Inc. & Redi-Mix Corp. to the RPM Motorsports organization. The Harrison Family, long-time supporters of New England Stock Car Racing has decided to team-up with RPM Motorsports for a run at the 2016 American-Canadian Tour Championship.
The Harrison name has been seen on local stock cars in years past. More recently that of Brad Leighton’s and Jean-Paul Cyr’s rides in recent years. RPM Team Owner and Crew Chief, Rick Paya is excited to have Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix on his no. 37vt ACT Late Model for 2016. “Things are really coming together for the 2016 season, to bring in Harrison Concrete who are passionate about racing and their local community is really a great thing.” says Paya. “The RPM team is excited to get the season started and proud to represent Harrison Concrete on and off the track”.
Crew Member Dustin Deavitt, a third season member of the RPM Motorsports team has seen the great support that the Harrison Concrete Family brings to local racing first hand as he worked with Jean-Paul Cyr the couple seasons that Cyr’s 32vt Late Model displayed the Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix name. When asked about his thoughts he noted, “I have seen the Harrison Family in action, not only on the track but also on the business side, working as a Manager at a local construction company I have worked with Harrison Concrete many times. They provide superior workmanship in a timely manner, they support local Vermont events, Charities and love local racing as much as all of us here at RPM."
The upcoming season kicks off the weekend of April 9th in Lee, NH and the Harrison Family is excited to see the RPM Motorsports 37vt take to the track sporting the Harrison Concrete & Redi-Mix name, when asked why Harrison Concrete decided to team up with RPM Motorsports Kathy Harrison replied, “It was one of those things that just made sense, my brother [Kevin] and I went up to RPM’s race shop and toured the facility and it was apparent that RPM ran a very professional organization with a dedicated leadership. Secondly, the Harrison culture is to support local events, charities and organizations, Harrison Concrete is based in Georgia, Vermont and so is RPM Motorsports.” “Our family has sponsored several teams in years prior and like any sponsor we would like to see “our” car win a Championship and we feel RPM gives us a chance at that goal.”
Harrison concrete can be contacted for estimates at the residential project level, all the way through large-scale commercial & agricultural projects; they also specialize in colored and stamped concrete and pre-cast block walls. Let them know you’re a fan of RPM Motorsports! Contact their main office at 802-849-6688 for any questions or estimates.
Posted By Anthony Sweet On November 19, 2015
Scott Payea was a top ACT contender for several years before taking a break to spend time with his young family. Payea was an immediate force upon joining ACT in 2005, finishing third in the first start of his career. He went on to claim the Rookie of the Year title that season and was the championship runner-up three straight years in 2007-09, winning five ACT races during that time. Payea scaled back from touring in 2010 to race locally at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT before hanging up his helmet at the end of 2013.
Engine builder, crew chief, and RPM Motorsports owner Rick Paya has played a part in hundreds of short track victories during his career, and has won a total of eight ACT championships with drivers Jean-Paul Cyr and Brian Hoar. The RPM team won the last two ACT Late Model Tour races of 2015 with Hoar behind the wheel, but, somewhat ironically, it was Hoar’s recent decision to step away from racing and spend more time with his own family that opened the door for Scott Payea to return.
“Scott wasn’t really on anyone’s radar because he hasn’t raced in the last couple of years, but he was always on mine,” Rick Paya said. “Scott was my first choice to drive the car after Brian left. I called him out of the blue, and I think I took him by surprise. I’m really excited that he said yes.”
Scott Payea admitted that he was shocked by both the phone call and Rick Paya’s confidence in his abilities as a driver.
“I was walking home from the park with my kids a few weeks ago when my phone rang,” Scott Payea said. “Rick and I talked a couple of times, and I went to the race shop told Rick I thought it would be great if we could work something out, but he said, ‘No, it’s a done deal, you’re my driver.’ That was pretty amazing.”
Scott Payea said that attending races and being on the sidelines over the last two years was more difficult than he had anticipated. He also did not anticipate that he would have the opportunity to drive for RPM Motorsports. “
I went to a few races to watch with my son, and I found out that there’s no middle ground for me,” he said. “It was hard. I either wanted to be out there on the track or not there at all, so I didn’t go too often. In the back of my mind I was hoping I would get another shot, but I never expected to have a car owner like Rick call me and want me to drive.”
The RPM Motorsports team expects to use the first few events in 2016 as a time to jell and come together as a group, but given Payea’s rookie impact in 2005, and RPM’s 2009 ACT championship in its first season with Hoar behind the wheel, history may be on their side.
“I think the hardest part will be training people how to spell our last names right,” Rick Paya joked. “I know Scott will be just fine after a couple of practices next Spring, and the whole team is really excited to see how we do together.”
“Initially the goal is for me to knock the rust off after two years, but I’m obviously pairing up with a team that is accustomed to having a great deal of success,” Scott Payea said. “I hope that makes everything easier. It’s an incredible opportunity, and I’m super, super excited to get the season started.”
RPM Motorsports is in the midst of sponsorship negotiations for the 2016 season and is hopeful to announce its marketing partners soon.
The American-Canadian Tour’s 2016 schedule is expected to be announced near Thanksgiving. For more information on ACT, call (802) 244-6963 or visit www.acttour.com.
RPM Racing Engines, home of RPM Motorsports, is based in Georgia, VT and has nearly 30 years of winning history. RPM Racing Engines builds power in several motorsports disciplines, but specializes in ACT’s and NASCAR’s “spec” programs. For more information, call (802) 524-7406 or visit www.rpmenginesvt.com.