Thursday, April 26 2007 @ 01:36 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Thunder Road’s four stock car racing divisions packed the quarter-mile track’s pit area Wednesday for the first practice session of the season. In addition, several ACT Tour competitors were in attendance to get a head start on their preparation for the track’s 48th season opener, the Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 6.
|Joey Polewarczyk displayed his 2007 Late Model at the recent Speedway Expo in W Springfield, MA.
Hudson, New Hampshire’s 17 year-old rising star, Joey Polewarcyzk debuted a new car and was fast right out of the box. The high school senior established a new the Thunder Road track record last October and garnered the $1,000 Booth Brothers/HP Hood Pole Award for the prestigious Vermont Milk Bowl. He ended up finishing third in the unique Monza-style race behind winner Brent Dragon and Cris Michaud. According to those timing the competitors, young “Pole” was circling the speedplant just a tick slower than his track record.
Thunder Road’s “Bad Boy”, Dwayne Lanphear from Morrisville, VT got back in a Late Model for the first time in several years. The veteran and 2001 Milk Bowl champion was one of the surprises during the Late Model rounds. The 42 year-old, who will pilot a Dodge #28 instead of his previous #40, was reported to be strong, especially through the track’s high-banked corners.