Archive for August 25th, 2009

Seekonk Sport Trucks shine this week in the Kraze’s Speed Equipment 30. Pro4 Modifieds return with the Kraze’s Powder Puff for Breast Cancer Awareness

Seekonk, MA — Kraze’s Speed Equipment of Seekonk, MA joins forces with Seekonk Speedway for the third Annual Seekonk Sports Truck Special. The feature will run 30- laps in distance, and pit the best of the division against each other in an extra distance event. Charlie Rose Jr is the defending winner of this event.

So far in 2009, only Rick Martin and Jody Tripp have visited Victory Lane, but there have been a few who have come close. Kyle DeSouza gave up the top spot in the extra distance mid-season Championship, which also ran 30 laps. Several more weeks of experience may help the rookie find Victory Lane for the first time. Russ Borges has stepped up to the plate over the past couple of weeks to put pressure on the lead duo, and will be looking to become the third winner in the division this season. Other favorites include Lenny Guy, John Paiva, Mike Ronhock and Hugh Bowser.

Also on tap will be the return of the Pro4 Modifieds, for their third appearance of the season. On their first visit on June 6th, Stormin Norman Wrenn broke through for his first win at Seekonk, beating out George Sherman, Robin Berghman, Matt Sagar and Phil Lausier.
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Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk will compete in the NASCAR Camping World East Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next month

Hudson, NH — Today, a deal was finalized that puts 20 year-old ACT Late Model Star #97 Joey Pole behind the wheel of a Fadden Racing prepared Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the NASCAR Camping World East race; to be held at NHMS on Sept 18th.

Mike Olsen, a former Series Champion and owner of Fadden Racing Inc. with operations located in North Haverhill, N.H. had this to say, when asked about the agreement: “Joey is so talented, I am very excited that he will compete in one of our cars. I raced against Joey in last year’s race at NHMS and he was a force to be reckoned with in that race, he should do very well for us this next month.”

The deal, as it stands right now is for one race (NHMS) however, pending sponsorship it could possibly be for the remainder of the 2009 NASCAR CWE Season. Joe Polewarczyk added that he is elated to be working with Mike Olsen and Fadden Racing Inc.
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Hopefully Third Time Lucky At Thompson Speedway Thursday

Thompson, CT — The saying “Third Time Lucky” dates back to the mid 1800’s Don Hoenig, owner of the Thompson CT; Speedway hopes those words will apply this Thursday night, August 27, when the True Value Modified Racing Series comes to town to compete in the Town Fair Tire 75. It will be the third attempt by the speedway’s management to complete the race program. The race was rained out in June and July.

A total of 34 cars were signed in and practicing July 23 when the skies opened leaving management with no other option than to postpone the race.

“We have every reason to believe that most competitors will be returning” said series director John Hoyt. “It’s my understanding that Jimmy Kuhn lost a motor at Seekonk and Ed Dachenhausen lost his at Waterford. You hate to lose two solid competitors like that but it’s that time of year. When you start pushing Labor Day money becomes real tight and we know that, it’s unfortunate,” Hoyt added.
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ACT Test and Tune at NHMS Day One a Success

Twenty-seven American Canadian Tour teams attended day one of the Test and Tune session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in preparation for the Inaugural ACT Invitational on Saturday, September 19. Teams from Ontario, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Quebec were all in attendance.

The morning practice session began at 9 a.m. after teams picked up their tires. For the majority of the drivers, the “Monster Mile” is the biggest track they’ve ever run on, and it took them several laps to get comfortable. By the afternoon test session it was apparent that all the drivers were comfortable and ready for the scheduled mock races of about twelve cars.
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ACT Testing at NHMS

For most drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway today, it is a new experience on the largest track in New England. For a select few drivers, they are looking to add to their resume at the Magic Mile when the ACT Tour Late Models returns next month for an invitational appearance. Drivers with prior experience at Loudon include multi-time ACT Tour champion Jean-Paul Cyr, Brian Hoar, Brad Leighton, and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

The ACT Invitational has created alot of buzz and set a new goal for Late Models teams throughout New England to shoot for.  So far, the fastest unofficial lap time of the day is a 31.90 is the fastest lap of the day by Brian Hoar and Patrick Laperle.