Joey Pole Wins ACT's Nutmeg 100 at Waterford
Late Season Charge Results in Second Tour Victory of the Summer
Series and Team PR Reports
Hudson, New Hampshire’s Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. earned his sixth career ACT Late Model Tour win in the Nutmeg State 100 at Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT on Saturday, August 21. Pole started in the third position and worked his way around Brent Dragon and Waterford regular Jeff Smith to take the lead on lap 31. He would lead the remainder of the 100 lap event.

ACT Tour point leader and defending champion Brian Hoar came from the 12th starting position to take second while Dragon had to settle for third. Smith held on for fourth while Mark Lamberton completed the top five. Jeff Zuidema, rookie Brad Babb, John Donahue, Randy Potter, and Bruce Thomas, Jr. rounded out the top ten.

The Nutmeg State 100 was the tenth event on the 2010 ACT Late Model Tour schedule. It was completed in just over 56 minutes and was slowed by just four cautions.

Next Saturday, August 28 the top eleven drivers from the ACT Late Model Tour will head north of the border to battle the top eleven drivers of its sister series the Série ACT Castrol in the third annual “Showdown at Chaudiere” at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec.

Joey Pole Discusses His Race:

JOEY, YOU GUYS REALLY SEEM TO HAVE HIT YOUR STRIDE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON.

"We definitely have. We worked so hard at trying to figure this Ford motor out all year long. We've always worked to get our setups and handling right, but this year we've worked harder than ever on that stuff. It's been a lot of fun. I'm just trying to soak it all in, because we all know that things can change in a hurry in this sport.

"We're looking forward to getting back to the track and keeping this thing going. We've hit on something here where the car has been good just about everywhere we've gone. We're excited."

WERE YOU WORRIED THAT BRIAN HOAR HAD A CHANCE TO GET BY YOU OVER THE FINAL FEW LAPS?

"We went green for a while, and Brian was right on my bumper. But we got to a point near the end where I had a bunch of lapped cars on the inside (lane) between him and I, and I knew they were making it hard for him to get me. I was just hoping for no yellows at the end -- but, of course, with five to go, we got one.

"On the restart, I got a good jump, but we went down into Turn 1 and I drove in too deep and pushed up. He drove right up under me, but I just kept on going on the outside. We were side-by-side for the last five laps, and I just got him by half a car length at the checkered flag.

"It was a close one. A nail-biter at the end."


ACT Late Model Tour
Nutmeg State 100
Waterford Speedbowl – Waterford, CT
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Unofficial Results

Pos   S.Pos      Car #      Name                                Laps

1              3      97NH      Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.          100
2            12       37VT      Brian Hoar                          100
3              2       55VT      Brent Dragon                      100
4              1       15CT      Jeff Smith                            100
5              5      16NY      Mark Lamberton                100
6            18      42MA      Jeff Zuidema                       100
7            10       4ME       Brad  Babb                          100
8              8       26VT      John Donahue                     100
9              6      02NH      Randy Potter                       100
10          11       35CT      Bruce Thomas Jr.                100
11          19      57ME      Austin Theriault                  100
12          17       87CT      Jeffrey Paul                         100
13            7       32VT      Jean-Paul Cyr                      100
14          23       7ME       Glen Luce                              99
15            9       2MA       JR Baril                                 99
16          16        6VT       Cris Michaud                        99
17          24       15VT      Joey Laquerre                       99
18            4       72VT      Dave Paya                             99
19          22        5CT       Richard Staskowski               99
20          15      04ME      TJ Watson                             98
21            6      02MA      Dennis Stampfl                     98
22          21      82MA      Mark Hudson                        97
23          26      77MA      Jimmy Linardy                      97
24          13       47CT      Tim Jordan                            96
25          27      29MA      Barry Gray                            77
26          20       88CT      Ron Yuhas                             18
27          14       38CT      Joe Curioso                             4