ACT American Canadian Tour
Helliwell Wins Second Consecutive ACT Championship by 16 points

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Waterbury, VT – Alex Labbe of St. Albert, Quebec won the 39th annual American Canadian Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, September 28, 2013. Labbe became the spoiler in the season-long championship title bout between defending Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH and contender Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH. Polewarczyk took the lead on lap 34 and led the most laps, held off numerous challenges from Labbe until lap 186 when the fourth and final caution of the day flew for a major wreck involving Helliwell, Jonathan Bouvrette, and shuffled many cars, including Polewarczyk.

Labbe led the final 16 laps, while Polewarczyk had to contend with a hard-charging Brian Hoar for 2nd place. Helliwell pitted after the 186 damage, and nursed his car to finish as the last car on the lead lap, finishing ninth (9th), and his pre-race 41-point lead ended up unofficially at 16 points securing his second ACT Championship.

Brian Hoar finished 3rd, 3-time Airborne Champion Brent Dragon finished 4th, and Steuben, Maine’s Rowland Robinson, Jr. had a career-best finish, rounding out the top 5.

ACT competitors will next return for the 51st running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl which will take place next weekend, October 5th and 6th, 2013 at the home track of the American Canadian Tour, Thunder Road International Speedbowl, in Barre, VT.

Unofficial finishing order:
1. 48QC Alex Labbe 200 laps
2. 97NH Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. 200 laps
3. 37VT Brian Hoar 200 laps
4. 55VT Brent Dragon 200 laps
5. 28ME Rowland Robinson, Jr. 200 laps
6. 5VT Bobby Therrien 200 laps
7. 17RI Ray Parent 200 laps
8. 7NC Ben Lynch 200 laps
9. 27NH Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 200 laps
10. 27VT David Pembroke 199 laps
11. 9ME Emily Packard 199 laps
12. 4NY Brandon Atkins 199 laps
13. 40VT Eric Chase 199 laps
14. 32 VT Jean Cyr 198 laps
15. 11NY Josh Masterson 198 laps
16. 7NY Nick Lagoy 197 laps
17. 34NH Todd Davis 197 laps
18. 16VT Joey Becker 197 laps
19. 78QC Stephane Descoste 197 laps
20. 18VT Jamie Fisher 196 laps
21. 1NY Greg Atkins 196 laps
22. 77MA Jimmy Linardy 196 laps
23. 21NY Dave Rabtoy 194 laps
24. 25NY Kevin Boutin, Jr. 194 laps
25. 41QC Jonathan Bouvrette 181 laps
26. 11QC Claude Leclerc 173 laps
27. 16ME Travis Stearns 134 laps
28. 58VT Jimmy Hebert 113 laps