Polewarczyk wins ACT opener at Lee

Alexander wins 2nd half of day's doubleheader

(From ACT press release) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. blistered the American-Canadian Tour field at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, taking his 2nd career victory at the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 100. The Hudson, N.H., driver took the lead from pole-sitter Larry Gelinas after starting 3rd and dominated the balance of the event to take the win in just over 46 minutes.

Polewarczyk, 18, said that for 2008, his team is “all business.”

“We’re focused on winning the ACT Late Model Tour title,” he said. “We had a checkered flag design on the car last year, and we decided to leave it off this year, just black, nothing else. We’re all business.”

Polewarczyk’s no-frills car was the class of the field, at times leading by more than a full straightaway. Eddie MacDonald won a late-race battle with Scott Payea, Randy Potter, and Cris Michaud to take 2nd-place honors. Michaud finished 3rd from 19th starting position, with Payea and Potter rounding out the top-5.


Kirk Alexander won the True Value Modified Series 100 on the same card.


Anonymous said...

Was anybody at the race? How was it?

Anonymous said...

The place was pretty packed. I decided to spend another 5 bucks to sit in the "Daytona Seats" for the extra leg room, but will be lucky if my back will be okay to go to Stafford next week. Pole dominated the race as was said. After a few quick yellows, there was only one caution during the last 80 laps. By that point Pole had built up enough of a lead that there were at least a half dozen lapped cars between him and 2nd place for the restart. There were some pretty good battles for 2nd to back to around 8th while fighting through lapped traffic. The True Value Mods were a bit rougher than I am used to seeing them. Usually there are a few minor incidents with couple cars being towed off. Yesterday there was one wreck in turn 3 that lead to at least 6 cars being towed off, plus others with damage. Kirk Alexander dominated much like Pole did in the ACT race. However, sometimes the 2nd place car would be just close enough to think they would make a race of it, before fading back a bit.


Anonymous said...

The kid put on a clinic yesterday, If therehadn't been the late caution, I think he'd have lapped every driver except MacDonald.