Polewarczyk Bounces Back With Oxford ACT Win

Nineteen year-old Late Model stock car driver Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. wiped away two months of bad luck with a dominant American-Canadian Tour victory in the Dunkin’ Donuts 150 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.  Polewarczyk won the season-opening ACT Late Model Tour event at Lee (NH) Speedway in April, then finished no better than 18th in the next five events.

“We’ve been competitive and we’ve always had a fast car, we’ve just had no luck,” said the Hudson, NH driver.  “After the last race at Waterford we had a team meeting, and we decided to try and just shake it all off and re-focus on winning races.  We tried a crazy setup tonight that we’ve never run before, and it paid off.  This is a huge weight off our shoulders.”

Polewarczyk took the lead from Milton, VT racer Scott Payea on lap 53, then survived restarts on laps 104 and 138 to take the victory.  Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA made several daring two- and three-wide passes on the far outside lane, including a move over Ricky Rolfe to take away second place with three laps remaining.  Rolfe, of Albany Twp., ME finished third.  He won the most recent ACT Late Model Tour event at Oxford Plains Speedway on April 26.

Patrick Laperle of St-Denis, QC finished fourth over a pair of Turner, ME drivers, Glen Luce and Ben Rowe.  Payea, who spun in Turn 2 to bring out the lap 104 caution, recovered to finish seventh.  Brent Dragon, Jean-Paul Cyr, and Scott Robbins rounded out the unofficial top ten finishers in order.  Ryan Nolin was final driver on the lead lap in 11th place.

Fifty-one Late Model cars attempted to qualify for 33 starting spots in the Dunkin’ Donuts 150, which was completed in just over 54 minutes.  Thirty-two of the 33 starters were running at the finish.  The ACT Late Model Tour is back in action next Saturday, June 28, at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Dunkin’ Donuts 150
American-Canadian Tour – Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME
Saturday, June 21, 2008

(# - denotes rookie)

1. (7) Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Hudson, NH, Chevrolet, 150
2. (18) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA, Pontiac, 150
3. (17) Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp., ME, Ford, 150
4. (10) Patrick Laperle, St-Denis, QC, Chevrolet, 150
5. (4) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, Chevrolet, 150
6. (6) Ben Rowe, Turner, ME, Chevrolet, 150
7. (3) Scott Payea, Milton, VT, Ford, 150
8. (32) Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, Chevrolet, 150
9. (1) Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, Chevrolet, 150
10. (25) Scott Robbins, Dixfield, ME, Chevrolet, 150
11. (12) Ryan Nolin, Georgia, VT, Chevrolet, 150
12. (24) Travis Adams, Canton, ME, Chevrolet, 149
13. (21) Shawn Martin, Turner, ME, Chevrolet, 149
14. (8) # Jonathan Urlin, London, ON, Chevrolet, 149
15. (29) Joe Becker, Jeffersonville, VT, Ford, 149
16. (13) Kurt Hewins, Leeds, ME, Ford, 149
17. (26) Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, Chevrolet, 149
18. (22) Roger Brown, II, Lancaster, NH, Chevrolet, 149
19. (19) Shawn Knight, South Paris, ME, Chevrolet, 149
20. (9) Scott Dragon, Milton, VT, Chevrolet, 148
21. (28) John Donahue, Graniteville, VT, Ford, 148
22. (20) Pete Potvin, III, Graniteville, VT, Chevrolet, 148
23. (2) Steve Fisher, Shelburne, VT, Dodge, 148
24. (16) Tommy Ricker, Poland, ME, Chevrolet, 148
25. (15) Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC, Chevrolet, 148
26. (30) Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, Chevrolet, 147
27. (14) Rick Thompson, Jr., Derby, VT, Chevrolet, 147
28. (27) Dennis Spencer, Jr., Oxford, ME, Ford, 147
29. (23) Travis Stearns, South Paris, ME, Chevrolet, 147
30. (11) # Nick Sweet, Barre, VT, Pontiac, 146
31. (33) Corey Morgan, Lewiston, ME, Ford, 146
32. (31) # Tyler Cahoon, St. Johnsbury, VT, Dodge, 146
33. (5) Trampas Demers, South Burlington, VT, Chevrolet, 65