Contributed by: ACT Staff
Hudson, NH’s Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. earned Ford its first ACT Late Model Tour win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME on Saturday, July 24. Pole moved from his fourth starting position to take the lead on lap 14. He held the lead and lapped the majority of the field until lap 83.
On the lap 83 restart Pole lost the lead to Farmington, ME’s Jeff Taylor, who also competes with a Ford crate engine. Taylor held onto the lead for 13 laps before Pole took back over for good. Taylor remained in second until he blew a tire with just under 20 laps remaining.
Pole held off rookie, and fellow Ford crate motor competitor, Austin Theriault who picked up his best career ACT finish with a second. Tim Brackett took third, Corey Morgan fourth and John Donahue with another Ford earned fifth.
Current point leader Brian Hoar took sixth, Eric Williams seventh, Brent Dragon eighth, Dave Paya ninth and Brad Babb rounded out the top ten.
The top ten were the only cars to complete all 150 laps. The race was completed in one hour and fourteen minutes with six cautions.
Joey Pole becomes the eighth driver to earn an invitation to the second annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 18. He joins Nick Sweet, Eddie MacDonald, Brian Hoar, Dave Pembroke, Miles Chipman, Karl Allard and Patrick Laperle on the invite list. He is the first Ford driver to earn an invite.
The ACT Late Model Tour will be back in action this Friday, July 30 at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH for a 100 lap event.
ACT Late Model Tour
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Pos Start Pos Car # Driver Hometown Laps
1 4 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Hudson, NH 150
2 22 57ME #Austin Theriault Fort Kent, ME 150
3 11 60ME Tim Brackett Buckfield, ME 150
4 2 26ME Corey Morgan Lewiston, ME 150
5 18 26VT John Donahue Graniteville, VT 150
6 3 37VT Brian Hoar Williston, VT 150
7 20 7VT Eric Williams Hyde Park, VT 150
8 5 55VT Brent Dragon Milton, VT 150
9 27 72VT #Dave Paya Milton, VT 150
10 8 4ME #Bradley Babb Windham, ME 150
11 14 24NH Jeff Labrecque Rochester, NH 149
12 23 03ME Travis Adams Canton, ME 149
13 24 3ME Dennis Spencer, Jr. Oxford, ME 149
14 12 94ME Shawn Martin Turner, ME 149
15 6 15ME Ben Ashline Pittston, ME 148
16 26 05VT Craig Bushey Cambridge, VT 148
17 28 0ME Bill Whorff, Jr. Topsham, ME 148
18 25 41VT Pete Potvin III Graniteville, VT 148
19 7 15ON Derek Lynch Warkworth, ON 147
20 33 15VT Joey Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT 147
21 29 40VT Scott Payea Milton, VT 143
22 10 88ME Jeff Taylor Farmington, ME 131
23 21 02NH Randy Potter Groveton, NH 104
24 1 2MA JR Baril Haverhill, MA 89
25 13 51ME Ricky Rolfe Albany TWP, ME 88
26 19 77NH Mark Hayward Newport, NH 88
27 16 7ME Glen Luce Turner, ME 82
28 30 09ME Gregory Peters Westbrook, ME 76
29 9 16NY Mark Lamberton Mooers Forks, NY 76
30 17 71NH Scott Dragon Milton, VT 70
31 15 4NH #Chris Riendeau Ascutney, VT 70
32 31 5ME Dale Verrill South Paris, ME 69
33 32 42MA Jeff Zuidema N.Brookfield, MA 68