Loudon, NH – Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, NH comes away from New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with a solid 12th place finish in the inaugural American-Canadian Tour (ACT) All-Star Challenge, held on August 12 and 13.
This unique challenge has 2 segments comprised of (1) 25-lap and (1) 50-lap race to decide the champion. The winner is determined with “Monza” style scoring, which means both the racers finishing positions are added together; with the lowest overall point value being was awarded the victory.
Joey put the #97NH Pole’s Automotive Ford Fusion in the fifteenth spot; on the forty-four starting grid in segment one.
“The car was good in qualifying, we were a little tight off the corners but we had made some changes during our practice session.” Polewarczyk went on to talk about segment one. “We rolled off, with what we thought was actually a great starting spot, we figured with the top 36 finishers in segment 1 being inverted for the last segment, if we could get a good finishing spot we would set ourselves up for a good segment 2.”
Joey said that the car seemed to be getting tighter as the first segment came to a close, Polewarczyk came away with an eleventh place finish in segment one.
After the top thirty-six finishers sports were inverted for segment two, Polewarczyk would start in 25th place. Joey would say, “We wanted to get a little higher for a finishing spot in segment for 1 but the car was just tight all weekend”
Once the final segment started, Joey realized quickly that the changes did not help loosen the car up. “We really knew within a couple laps that we were in trouble. I can’t remember dealing with such a tight car here at NHMS. It certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort from our team, that’s for sure”
Polewarczyk would finish 19th in the second segment for an overall score of 30. Joey actually gained ground in the ACT point standings and currently sits in eighth place. Joey will visit the Oxford Plains Speedway for the ACT make-up race this Saturday, August 20.