Helliwell Takes Second Win of Season in Rain-Shortened Generation Next 151

Helliwell Takes Second Win of Season in Rain-Shortened Generation Next 151


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACT                                                              053015-51


Groveton, NH – Two-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. was in the right place at the right time on Saturday night, taking his second win of the season in the rain-shortened Generation Next 151 at Speedway 51 in Groveton, NH.


Helliwell got the break on Rowley, MA's Eddie MacDonald on a lap-85 restart and was in front when the caution flew for Travis Stearns' spin a lap later. A caution for rain came out on the subsequent restart. Although the race was able to resume, the rains returned just five laps later, forcing the conclusion of the event after 91 of the scheduled 151 laps.


Defending Fall Brawl winner MacDonald took the lead from polesitter Mike Bailey on the opening lap and led the first 12 circuits before two-time Thunder Road Late Model Champion Derrick O'Donnell drove around him on the outside. MacDonald grabbed the lead back for a single circuit following a lap-20 restart, but O'Donnell reassumed command and led a four-car breakaway that included Helliwell and local racer Jeff Marshall.


MacDonald retook the lead for a third time following a lap-75 caution and held it through a lap-83 restart. The race's fourth caution came out on lap 85 for a hard crash involving Jason Corliss and Jimmy Hebert. Helliwell finally got the break on that restart and was in front at the time of the race's premature end.


O'Donnell and Marshall finished second and third as MacDonald faded on the final sprint. Joey Polewarczyk Jr. drove from the 18th starting position to finish fourth, followed by defending event winner Kyle Welch in fifth. Derek Ming, MacDonald, D.J. Shaw, Cody Blake, and Tyler Cahoon completed the top-10.


Heat race wins went to MacDonald, Ming, Shawn Swallow, and Corliss. O'Donnell, Corey Mason, and Boomer Morris won the consis, while Cody Blake took the Last Chance B-Feature.


Helliwell unofficially retakes the point lead from Polewarczyk heading into the ACT Tour's next race at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT on Saturday, June 6. Post time for the 100-lap event is 6:00pm.


For more information contact the ACT offices at 802.244.6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.





Pos Start Pos Driver Car # Hometown Laps

1. ( 4 ) Wayne Helliwell Jr. ( 27NH ) , Dover, NH , 91 Laps

2. ( 3 ) Derrick O'Donnell ( 60VT ) , N. Haverhill, NH , 91 Laps

3. ( 6 ) Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) , Lunenberg, NH , 91 Laps

4. ( 18 ) Joey Polewarczyk Jr. ( 97NH ) , Hudson, NH , 91 Laps

5. ( 14 ) Kyle Welch ( 9NH ) , Newport, NH , 91 Laps

6. ( 9 ) Derek Ming ( 5NH ) , West Burke, VT , 91 Laps

7. ( 2 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 91 Laps

8. ( 16 ) D.J. Shaw ( 77NH ) , Ctr. Conway, NH , 91 Laps

9. ( 25 ) Cody Blake ( 99VT ) , Barre, VT , 91 Laps

10. ( 19 ) Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) , St. Johnsbury, VT , 91 Laps

11. ( 21 ) Brandon Atkins ( 4NY ) , AuSable Forks, NY , 91 Laps

12. ( 1 ) Mike Bailey ( 00VT ) , S. Barre, VT , 91 Laps

13. ( 29 ) Jeremy Davis ( 14NH ) , Tamworth, NH , 91 Laps

14. ( 12 ) Travis Stearns ( 16ME ) , Auburn, ME , 91 Laps

15. ( 27 ) Emily Packard ( 9ME ) , E. Montpelier, VT , 91 Laps

16. ( 10 ) Shawn Swallow ( 04NH ) , Stark, NH , 91 Laps

17. ( 20 ) Jeff White ( 50ME ) , Winthrop, ME , 91 Laps

18. ( 5 ) Randy Potter ( 15VT ) , Groveton, NH , 91 Laps

19. ( 23 ) Mike Kenison ( 3NH ) , Lancaster, NH , 91 Laps

20. ( 15 ) Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) , Montpelier, VT , 90 Laps

21. ( 26 ) Mike Ziter ( 54VT ) , Barre Town, VT , 90 Laps

22. ( 30 ) Bryan Mason ( 10NH ) , Stark, NH , 90 Laps

23. ( 22 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 86 Laps

24. ( 11 ) Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) , Barre, VT , 85 Laps

25. ( 13 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 85 Laps

26. ( 7 ) Brad Babb ( 15NH ) , Windham, ME , 83 Laps

27. ( 8 ) Corey Mason ( 1NH ) , Groveton, NH , 43 Laps

28. ( 24 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. ( 28ME ) , Steuben, ME , 35 Laps

29. ( 17 ) Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) , Barre, VT , 22 Laps

30. ( 28 ) #Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Plainfield, NH , 20 Laps


Lap Leaders: Mike Bailey, 0; Eddie MacDonald, 1-12; Derrick O'Donnell, 13-21; Macdonald, 22; O'Donnell, 23-75; MacDonald, 76-85; Wayne Helliwell Jr., 86-91. 7 lead changes among 4 drivers.

Time of Race: 56:48 Margin of Victory: under caution

Cautions: 7 (laps 20, 75, 83, 85, 86, 86, 91)

Heat Winners: Eddie MacDonald, Derek Ming, Shawn Swallow, Jason Corliss

Consi Winners: Derrick O'Donnell, Corey Mason, Boomer Morris

B-Feature Winner: Cody Blake



Pour lire le reste /

Linc Brown’s Strong Pro Late Model Debut Derailed by a Charging System Glitch

Linc Brown's Strong Pro Late Model Debut Derailed by a Charging System Glitch

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Every driver in the field was looking to claim their place in motorsports history. Not just for earning the checkered flag in a 100 lap marquee event, but also being the first to score a victory in the APC Pro Late Model Series.


After putting his own racing career on hold to serve as coach and mentor for his daughter Bailey during her transition from the Kawartha-Durham Kart Club to the INEX Ontario Legends Series, Linc Brown was anxious to take the green flag in the inaugural showdown, staged Saturday, May 23rd at Sunset Speedway, just north of Toronto. With previous experience in the Late Model divisions at Kawartha Speedway and the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport Speedway oval – as well as on the former Alstar Late Model Tour – the 49 year-old from Colborne, Ontario did his homework to make sure the #99 Dodge was ready for battle.


"Above anything else, I wanted to have a competitive car," confided Brown. "The last thing any racer wants is to look like they don't belong. We went through a detailed checklist and the effort paid-off, as we were 11th quickest in the pre-race practice session and after a gear change, qualified 17th out of the 31 teams to time trial."


Brown says the gear change was an effort to save tires in the feature and that goal was accomplished, as the veteran made steady progress through the field and was running 9th by the halfway point. The car was strong and the driver was confident in landing a top 5 finish at end of the day, until an electrical problem in the charging system killed the battery voltage and consequently, the ignition system. The car shut-off during a caution period with 56 laps complete, ending his day.


"Considering it was our first outing in almost 2 years, there were a number of positive experiences to take away from the run," said Brown. "It was great to have my whole family with me for the weekend. They're familiar with the drill, making things less stressful and a strong outing for everyone. Jamie Wagar helped get the car ready and will crew at the Flamboro show. I also enjoyed having Jay Nash, who came all the way from Kingston and Ian and Andrew Moffatt, who normally crew for my friend Dave Morgan helped in the pits and with communications. Danny and Doug Benedict were also around after the Mini Stock feature to help if needed."


Brown says the spotting work by his daughter Bailey earned high praise from others who were helping communicate with teams in the race. Even Ron Pearn – father of NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief Cole Pearn – was impressed with the 16 year-old's work ethic.


Next of the agenda for the #99 Kawartha Metals Corporation, Don Butt Auto Body, Belleville Transmission & Auto Service, Mayhew Graphics, Rousseau Publications and Clarke Motorsports Communications Late Model team is Saturday, June 6th at Flamboro Speedway.


For sponsorship and marketing opportunities with Linc Brown Motorsports, contact 99.linc.brown@gmail.com


Bailey Brown's 2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:


Saturday, May 16th                 Peterborough Speedway

25 lap feature event. Started 7th, finished 10th.

Saturday, May 30th                 Peterborough Speedway

Rained out


Saturday, June 6th                  Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 20th                Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th                Sunset Speedway


Saturday, July 4th                   Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th                 Sunset Speedway


Saturday, August 8th              Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 15th            Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd           Sunset Speedway

Sunday, August 23rd              Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 29th            Peterborough Speedway


Linc Brown's 2015 APC Pro Late Model Series Schedule


Saturday, May 23rd                 Sunset Speedway

100 lap feature event. Started 17th, finished 22nd.


Saturday, June 6th                  Flamboro Speedway

Friday, June 26th                    Delaware Speedway


Wednesday, July 1st              Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, July 18th                 Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, August 2nd            Sauble Speedway

Saturday, August 23rd            Sunset Speedway


Saturday, September 19th     Delaware Speedway


Photo attachment: Dan Little


After a charging system sidelined his APC Pro Late Model Series debut, Colborne, Ontario's Linc Brown (#99) will be looking for a strong run when the tour shifts to Flamboro Speedway Saturday, June 6th.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Pour lire le reste /