NAPLES, Maine – official series release —
What once seemed like an impossibility will be a reality in in just over a week when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models race on the same weekend at the same race track for the first time in history.
On Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway, the Northeast’s two premier stock car sanctioning bodies will kick off their 2015 season with Twin 150 lappers. New series sponsors, AIM Recycling and Kenny U-Pull will present the PASS portion of the history making event, while Dave’s Small Engine Repair and Walker Mowers sponsor the ACT Late Model race.
Hudson, N.H. native Joey Polewarczyk is the defending ACT Late Model champion, but has raced extensively throughout his career in Super Late Models. Polewarczyk most recently drove a PASS Super Late Model in last year’s Mason Dixon Meltdown. “Joey Pole”, as he is known throughout the racing fraternity, along with Maine’s Travis Stearns, plan to compete in both the PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull feature and the ACT Late Model race.
Although he knows 300 laps at Oxford Plains Speedway will not be easy, Polewarcyzk is excited about his busy weekend.
“It’s challenging just to run one car and try to get the handling great for the race,” says Polewarcyzk. “But now the challenge is to get both cars, spending as much time on both cars as you can, to try and get them handling the best for a long run and a long race. But I feel confident with my crew that we’ll be able to get both cars running well.”
Polewarcyzk will not be alone at Oxford Plains when it comes to talented ACT Late Model drivers. Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr., the 2012 and 2013 ACT Late Model champion will be there, along with Jeff White of Winthrop, Maine. White is a former Oxford Plains Speedway track champion and winner of the ACT Late Model event at Oxford in 2011.
Both races will be chalked full of exceptional racers looking forward to being a part of this historic event. Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron has already gotten three races under his belt this season and sits second in PASS South Super Late Model points. Having been part of several major races in his career, including the AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull, Doiron realizes how big this event is, not only for New England, but for short track racing in general.
“I’m excited to get back to Oxford in our family car, we’ve been really good there the last two years, and we were finally able to get a win at Oxford in the last race there,” said Doiron, driver of the JBJ Machine-sponsored #73. “Hopefully we’re able to turn the year around after a few bad runs in front of the huge crowd that should be at Oxford Plains next weekend.”
One of the best fields in PASS AIM Recycling Super Late Model Presented By Kenny U-Pull history is expected on Saturday, April 18 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Doiron will be joined by defending series champion DJ Shaw, former champions Johnny Clark, Cassius Clark, and Ben Rowe. Two-time defending AIM Recycling Oxford 250 Presented By Kenny U-Pull winner Travis Benjamin is always a strong contender at Oxford Plains along with 3-time race winner Mike Rowe.
Quebec is represented in the early entries by Eric St Gelais and Raphael Lessard and Nova Scotia’s Cole Butcher will be coming from the Canadian Maritimes. Vermont’s Brent Dragon and Connecticut’s Dillon Moltz will be joined by a strong contingent from New Hampshire including Matt Frahm, Bryan Kruczek, and Andy Shaw.
And, as would be expected, a strong list of drivers from Maine will be contenders led by Tim and TJ Brackett, Richie Dearborn, Dave Farrington, Jr., Michael Landry, Reid Lanpher, Glen Luce, Shawn Martin, Scott McDaniel, Scott Mulkern, David Oliver, Tony Ricci, and Bobby Timmons.