ACT
Goodyear Speedweeks Cup Night 1
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Takes Goodyear Speedweeks Cup Win on ACT’s First Night at New Smyrna Speedway
Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. continued his hot streak on the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) with a win in Sunday’s Goodyear Speedweeks Cup feature at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida. Polewarczyk had to hold off St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle for the win.
After starting on the outside pole, Polewarczyk quickly jumped out to a large lead, while Laperle worked his way through the field from his ninth place starting position. A caution on lap 34 gave Laperle his first shot at Polewarczyk. The two battled for the lead before another caution came out on lap 41 for a hard hit into the front stretch wall by East Montpelier, Vermont’s Joey Laquerre.
Polewarczyk gained the advantage in the outside lane on the restart to claim the lead. The two would swap it again before Polewarczyk took over for good on lap 60. Laperle would get to the rear bumper of Polewarczyk several times as they worked their way through lap traffic in the final 40 laps.
Polewarczyk and Laperle were followed by Quebec’s Alex Labbe coming all the way from the 14th starting position. New Hampshire’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. and New York’s Mark Lamberton completed the top five. Seven-time ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar of Williston, Vermont took sixth followed by Massachusett’s Eddie MacDonald, Quebec’s Karl Allard, Ontario’s Jonathan Urlin and two-time Série Castrol Edge Champion Donald Theetge of Quebec completed the top ten.

Polewarczyk begins the 2011 year much like he left off in 2010. The 21 year old claimed three ACT Late Model Tour wins in 2010 along with the second ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire and the 48th Annual Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont, all with the new Ford powerplant.
The first of two ACT Goodyear Speedweeks Cup 100 lap events was completed in just over 50 minutes with just three cautions. There were four lead changes among two drivers. Twenty-seven of the twenty-eight cars that made the trip to the sunshine state took the green flag in the feature as Eric Chase had to scratch due to a wheel bearing.
Tomorrow’s (Monday, February 14) ACT Goodyear Speedweeks Cup 100 event will be lined up with an inversion of the top 20 from tonight’s finishing order. The overall Goodyear Speedweeks Cup winner will be decided by the overall lowest score based on the finish of the two 100 lappers. Post time for Monday’s event is 7:30. Listen to Dave Moody call the action on www.speed51.com.
Unofficial Results
ACT Goodyear Speedweeks Cup Night #1
New Smyrna Speedway, New Smyrna, Florida
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Pos Start Pos   Car #      Driver                                   Laps
1             2        97NH      Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.           100
2             9        91QC      Patrick Laperle                     100
3           14        36QC      Alex Labbe                           100
4           16        27NH      Wayne Helliwell, Jr.             100
5             1        16NY      Mark Lamberton                  100
6             7        37VT      Brian Hoar                           100
7             3       17MA      Eddie MacDonald                100
8           11        48QC      Karl Allard                            100
9           22         4ON       Jonathan Urlin                      100
10         19        80QC      Donald Theetge                   100
11           4        57VT      Austin Theriault                   100
12           5        16QC      Kevin Roberge                      100
13         13        22NY      Mike Bruno                          100
14         12       21MA      Pete Yetman                          99
15         17        51QC      Patrick Hamel                        99
16           6         17RI       Ray Parent                             99
17         24         9QC       Yvon Bedard                           99
18         20        31ON      Spencer MacPherson             99
19         15        29NH      Aaron Fellows                        98
20         27        92VT      Blair Bessett                           98
21         26        41FL       Pete Potvin, III                        98
22         21       88MA      Kyle DeSouza                          98
23         25        17ON      Justin Holtom                         86
24         28        88ON      Tim Dorning                           85
25         18       77MA      James Linardy                        57
26         10        15VT      Joey Laquerre                        41
27         23        72VT      Jacob McGrath                       22
DNS        8        40VT      Eric Chase