Contributed by: ACT Staff
Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Captures 4th Ford Blue Oval Cup Title
Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. earned his 4th consecutive Ford Blue Oval Cup title after finishing 5th in the Fall Brawl at Riverside Speedway (Groveton, NH). Helliwell has now won the Ford title in each of its four seasons to date.
The 2013 Ford Championship saw the closest battle ever heading into the final eligible race. Helliwell lead by just one point over Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Polewarczyk was involved in an accident in the second half of the 200 lap event, which effectively ended his title hopes. Helliwell was leading late until fading back to 5th following the final caution flag on lap 196.
The Ford Blue Oval Cup program awards ACT Late Model competitors who use Ford S347JR engines in competition on ACT, Serie ACT and at ACT-affliated tracks. Competitors earn money for top three finishes on the two tours and winning special events as well as a point fund for the season long standings.
Helliwell used a total of three feature wins in his E-Keys 4 Cars Ford to earn the championship and the $2,000 point fund check. The point fund brings his 2013 total earnings from Ford to over $3,000. He was also the 2013 American Canadian Tour Champion.