ACT Racing

West Haven, VT – Joey Polewarczyk Jr fought an ill-handling car to a disappointing 19th place finish at his first ever trip to the recently paved half-mile speedway.

The ACT Late Model Tour made its Devil’s Bowl debut with a strong 40 Late Models, vying for 32 starting spots. Joey started last (13th) in his Heat Race. “We were once again the fastest during practice and we almost had the car to where it could turn in the center of the corner like I like” Polewarczyk states. “We almost qualified through our Heat Race; we set ourselves up for a good Consolation race starting spot”

During the Consolation race, Polewarczyk came together with another car and knocked the suspension out of tolerance. “We knocked the Toe out which we were able to fix before the main event. We qualified and started in the 23rd starting spot and we really thought we had a contending car” says Polewarczyk

After starting deep in the 32-car field, Polewarczyk was working his way through traffic. While braking into corner one; a right-front brake line broke, which sent the Pole’s Automotive, NH Precision Ford over the turn two banking.

“The pedal went right to the floor and I had to make the split decision, do I spin and put myself head-on with the rest of the field or do I get out of the way? I chose to get out of the way,” Joey says. “Before the brake issue, I really thought I had a winning car. My team did a great job out there today. I am happy that we salvaged a top 20 finish.

Race Recap

RACE: Vermont Spring Green at Devil’s Bowl, West Haven, VT

DATE: May 22, 2011



LAPS: 107