Two-time and defending American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH finds himself atop the ACT Standings as the Tour heads into its third event of the season, the Spring Green 114 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this Sunday, May 4. Helliwell is fresh off a $5,000 victory at Thunder Road last weekend and headed to one of his favrite tracks on the ACT schedule, the ½-mile Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.
Helliwell claimed his first career ACT victory during the 2012 running of the Spring Green event at Devil’s Bowl. He then scored both ACT wins at the speedway last season, including the Spring Green 113 by a nose over eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar. All three wins helped him on his way to back-to-back ACT Championships.
“It definitely puts on a little extra pressure coming into this event winning the last three at Devil’s Bowl, but we try to look at each race as a new race and not think about what happened last season,” said Helliwell. “We’ve learned quite a bit about the new tire, new shock and our new car over the last two races and the momentum from the win at Thunder Road helps, but the competition has learned too.”
Jimmy Hebert and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. are right on Helliwell’s heels heading into this weekend and both are hungry for their first career titles. Also off to a great start so far this season and sitting inside the top five in the standings are Emily Packard and Ray Parent.
All the stars of the American Canadian Tour will be looking to the Spring Green 114 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway as a momentum builder for their 2014 title hopes. Post time this Sunday, May 4 is 1:30pm.
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Wayne Helliwell won both events at Devil's Bowl in 2013. (Eric LaFleche Photo)