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May 13, 2022
After running six races together so far in 2022, the fresh driver-team combination of Joey Polewarczyk and Richard Moody Racing has already shown potential in the Pro All Stars Series. Fielding a second Super Late Model for RMR with teammate Ben Rowe, Joey Pole has four top-five finishes so far this season.
Despite a rough outing this past weekend in Maine at Oxford Plains Speedway, Polewarczyk is very encouraged as prepares to make the trip up Interstate 93 from his home in Hudson, New Hampshire to White Mountain Motorsports Park for PASS race number seven on Sunday.
“I think for starting with a new team it’s going pretty well. We got a lot of good runs and Top 5 finishes. We did struggle a little bit at Oxford last weekend, but a lot of people did. We do need to improve there, but as a whole I think it’s going pretty good, and I’m looking forward to getting to White Mountain and seeing what we can do there.”
While there is already good team chemistry, Joey Pole is still pinching himself at times when reminded that he is indeed teammate to multi-time PASS North and National champion Ben Rowe.
“It’s pretty surreal, as a kid growing up and trying to get into the racing scene, Ben was the guy. He was winning everything every single week, and he’s still just as good. To be able to be his teammate is pretty cool for me personally. It’s also cool to bounce ideas off each other and work together on our cars.”
This coming Sunday, Polewarczyk is looking to replicate what he did in May 2021 with his black No. 97, win at White Mountain. Only this time, he’s looking to park the bright yellow No. 4NH in victory lane.
“This race last year kind of kick started our season, so it’s circled on the calendar. White Mountain is such a fun track; tight with a lot of banking, very fast. I’ve gone there a lot throughout my career and I’m looking forward to going there for the first time with this team. We’re going to be looking for some really good results.”
A first victory with RMR at WMMP would not be surprising, given Joey Pole’s good history at the fast quarter-mile during his racing career.
“We got our first PASS win there back in 2016. I used to watch my dad race there back in the 90’s. It’s become a special place for us. Weirdly I’ve never won an ACT race there, won all these other places in an ACT car, but not White Mountain. But for whatever reason it’s been one of our best tracks with the Super Late Model.”
Polewarczyk may have the track and his new ride figured out, but he still has to hold what is one of the most competitive fields in PASS history at bay on Sunday.
“I hope so, I don’t see why we can’t at least be in contention for it. It’s so hard every race with guys like Eddie MacDonald, D.J. Shaw, Gabe Brown, Johnny Clark, and Ben Rowe. It’s tough competition, it’s hard to win a race in general. So as long as we’re in contention and I can be smart, we’ll have a chance to race these guys and go for a win.”
See the Pro All Stars Super Late Models and Modifieds, plus the debut race of the all-new New England Supermodified Series (NESS) this Sunday at White Mountain Motorsports Park. If you can’t make it up to the mountains, you can see it live on RacingAmerica.tv.