Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. doesn’t compete often with the Granite State Pro Stock Series. When he has, “Joey Pole” has been literally unbeatable.
In three career GSPSS starts, Polewarczyk has three wins to his credit. The Hudson, New Hampshire native will put that perfect record on the line Friday night at Claremont Motorsports Park in the Let’s Go Racing 100.
“We’ve run three Granite State races, and been lucky enough to win three of them,” Polewarczyk told Speed51. “It’s a little bit of pressure on my own shoulders. Everyone wants to keep a perfect record, but it’s so tough. The field is stacked this weekend with all kinds of good drivers.”
More importantly for Polewarczyk, it’s a chance to go back racing. The Let’s Go Racing 100 will be his first racing event of the 2020 season.
“We’ve been ready to go for a little while, but there’s been nowhere to go really up here. Now, there’s finally somewhere to go.
“It’s been a weird 2020, to say the least, in all aspects, not just racing. We have a place to go now, and hopefully we have a good weekend.”
While he has not been at the race track, Polewarczyk has stayed busy with his automotive business, which remained open throughout the protective measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We own an automotive business and have been deemed essential. We’ve actually been really busy with car work. It’s pretty nuts, I’ve been running around like crazy trying to get jobs done this whole time.”
The event will also mark Polewarczyk’s first race at Claremont in several years. According to TheThirdTurn.com, the last time he competed there was in 2011 with the American-Canadian Tour.
“I haven’t been to Claremont since 2011 or 2012, so it’s been a while. I’ve always thought it was a fun track. It’s a difficult track to figure out, but once you do, it’s a lot of fun.
Polewarczyk believes he can compete for the win and protect his unblemished Granite State Pro Stock Series record as long as he is able to complete all 100 laps.
“As long as we get the feel we are looking for in the car and last the whole race, we’ll have a shot at the win. That’s our goal.
“I just want to get back in the car. I want a shot at the end. If I can have a shot at the end, that’s all I can ask for.”
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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