ST-CROIX, Quebec – Joey Polewarczyk Jr. solidified his American Canadian Tour point lead with his first win of the season in the ACT Can-Am 200 at Circuit Riverside Speedway on Saturday.
Polewarczyk became the eighth different ACT winner in the first eight events and pocketed more than $5,000 for the victory. Serie ACT point leader Alex Labbe claimed second in the race, which was the seventh event on the Quebec-based series.
Polewarczyk started in the fourth position on the 33 car field and ran in the top five throughout the 200 lap event. He started outside Wayne Helliwell, Jr. on the 12th and final restart of the race with 25 laps remaining. Helliwell had led the majority of the event and still seemed to have the race in hand as Polewarczyk slipped back to second on the restart. Just a few laps later, however, Helliwell’s steering column broke ending his day and handing the lead to Polewarczyk.
Polewarczyk held off Labbe over the final 20 laps to claim the win. The remainder of the top five were all Serie ACT teams with Jean-François Déry, Steven Boissonneault, and Jonathan Bouvrette. Rowland Robinson Jr. had a solid day with a sixth-place effort followed by Ben Ashline, Ray Parent, Claude Leclerc, and Jeff White.
Polewarczyk becomes the latest qualifier for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The race will be part of a tripleheader event with the NASCAR Trucks and the Whelen Modifieds.
Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Alex Labbe, Jean-Francois Dery, Steven Boissonneault, Jonathan Bouvrette, Rowland Robinson Jr., Ben Ashline, Ray Parent, Claude Leclerc, Jeff White, Patrick Boyer, Nick Sweet, Dave Coursol, Rejean Bissonette, Carl Poulin, Emily Packard, Wayne Helliwell Jr., Donald Theetge, Martin Goulet, Jr., Matt Anderson, Kyle Welch, Brandon Atkins, Patrick Hamel, Jimmy Hebert, Jacques Poulin, Dany Trepanier, Daniel Descoste, Stephane Descoste, Jonathan Desbiens, Gaetan Gaudreault, Mike Ziter, Lucein Rocheleau