Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Looks for Repeat at Riverside
Veteran driver and perennial American Canadian Tour Championship Contender Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH is off to the best start of his ten (10) year ACT career and currently sits atop the standings. This Saturday, June 7, he will look to continue his run of three straight top fives as the tour heads to Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH for the Central Asphalt Paving 150. He will have to fend off the likes of Jimmy Hebert, most recent ACT winner Ray Parent, and a host of others.
One year ago, Polewarczyk marched from his 12th place starting position to lead the final 39 laps of the ACT 150 at Riverside on his way to his second of three straight ACT wins. His three wins on the season helped him earn second in the 2013 final ACT standings. This season his hunger for a title is more apparent than ever. His intensity and focus guided him to second in the season opener at Lee, fourth at Thunder Road and third in the most recent ACT event at Airborne.
“We’re off to a really good start so far this season. We don’t have a win yet, but our worst finish is fourth,” said Polewarczyk. “Riverside is a tough little track, but you can make some moves in both the inside and outside lanes, which is what we had to do to win last year.”
While Polewarczyk is off to a solid start, he leads Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert by just eight points and holds just a fourteen point cushion over Tiverton, RI’s Ray Parent, winner at Airborne in ACT’s last outing. Both Hebert and Parent are also hungry for their first career ACT titles.
“A win would be big. A win gets everyone more excited and I’d like a little more cushion after this weekend,” continued Polewarczyk. “Jimmy Hebert and Ray Parent are right there every week. Hopefully we can qualify a little better and challenge for the win, but we need to keep getting top fives.”
The American Canadian Tour continues their 2014 season with the Central Asphalt Paving 150 at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH this Saturday, June 7. Post time is 6:00pm. The grandstands open at 4:00pm and the pits open at 1:30pm.