Archive for October 11th, 2014

ACT Champions Take Milk Bowl Front Row

Barre, VT – 2014 American Canadian Tour Late Model Champion Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH claimed his fourth career Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Pole Award as he set the fast time of the day with a 13.114 second lap at Barre’s Thunder Road on Saturday, October 11. Starting on the outside pole will be 2014 Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe of St-Albert, QC when the first segment of the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl rolls offtomorrow, Sunday, October 12.

The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald qualified to the first segment as the third fastest time in the time trials. 2014 Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell, Cody Blake and seven-time ACT Champion Jean-Paul Cyr each won one of the three Late Model Triple 50 qualifiers following time trial and qualify to positions 4-7 in the first segment.

A total of 47 ACT Late Models were on hand to take a shot at qualifying for one of 30 starting positions in the 52nd Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl. The first 26 positions in the first segment has been set by the top three time trial times, the top five qualifiers in the Triple 50s and the next eight fast times not already qualified. The final four spots will be up for grabs in tomorrow’s Last Chance B-Feature which will roll out at 12:15pm ahead of opening ceremonies at 12:30pm.

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Pitkat Prepares for World Series Weekend

Pitkat Confirms 2015 Plans, Seeking Return to Victory Lane

Former track champion Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT will have a busy weekend ahead at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He will compete in three races of the Sunoco World Series, including the No. 42 in Saturday night’s 75-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature. Sunday will find him in the No. 00 Jimmy Paige Sunoco Modified, and the No. 88 for Buzz Chew in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Pitkat confirmed that he will return to the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East car for 2015 . He opened the season with his first pole at Thompson’s Icebreaker. Pitkat was victorious in front of his hometown crowd when he won the Call Before You Dig 811 150 at Stafford in August for his first victory. He added the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month as well.

The weekly divisions at Thompson will have points races during the October classic. This has not been the case in recent seasons, along with the seven event schedule for the 5/8 mile oval in northeast Connecticut. Pitkat is 11th in the standings entering the season finale.

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Alpine Building Supply Short Track Supernationals 7 Presented By Olum’s Race Summary – Friday, October 10

Chamber’s & O’Hara/Jim’s Auto Repair Open Vs. Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (35 Laps): CORY COSTA ($2,388), Kevin Jordan, Donnie Lawson, Harold Humphrey, Kevin Coons, Travis Smith, Tom Tophoven, Colton Wilson, Butch Klinger, Clay Butler, Chance Spoonhower, Hunter Bates, Rich Ricci III, Randy Gates, Craig Pope, Jimmy Wells, Skip Pickwick, Pat Jordan, Dillon Groover, Aaron Shelton, Corey Pike, Robby Knipe, Mike Richmond, Phil Vigneri III, Eric Palmer, Robert Barker.

Crate 602 Bonuses: Cory Costa ($300), Donnie Lawson ($200), Colton Wilson ($100), Hunter Bates ($75), Randy Gates ($50) & Pat Jordan (Free Pass)

Did Not Qualify: Shayne Spoonhower, Phil Recchio, Dustin Jordan, Scott Flanders, Mike Trautschold, Brett Buono, Bill Leonard, Brian Pessolano, Tom Tophoven, Jack Speshock, Allison Ricci, Lisa Williams, Kurtis Hohenshelt, Brian Mady.

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