Archive for September 17th, 2008

Joey Pole Aiming at Third-Straight Milk Bowl Pole Award

Teenage stock car racing sensation Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. is aiming for his third consecutive Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Saturday, Sept. 27 to kick off the 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl weekend.  The Hudson, NH driver lived up to his nickname in each of the last two seasons during Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Time Trials, posting the fastest single-lap speed to earn the pole position starting spot for Segment 1 of the Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl.  His 2006 lap of 12.935 seconds around Thunder Road’s high-banked 1/4-mile oval stands as the Track Record for the American-Canadian Tour Late Model division.

“There are only two guys that have won three-straight poles at the Milk Bowl: Dave Dion, who’s from my hometown and was always a hero of mine, and Brian Hoar, who actually won four straight.  I’d love to join that list with them,” said Polewarczyk.  “I’d also love to join them as a Milk Bowl winner, but first things first.”
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News & Notes: NWMT Reaches Milestone At Martinsville

The 500th race in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history will take place at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this Saturday, Sept. 20 when the Made In America Whelen 300 goes green at 3:30 p.m.

In its first 499 races, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has visited 35 tracks in 12 different states, and it will reach the milestone 500th event at Martinsville, one of the series’ most storied venues.

“We couldn’t think of a more appropriate place for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to celebrate its 500th race,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “We’ve raced Modifieds here since day one. Our very first race here was a Modified race.”
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