HUDSON, N.H. -- American-Canadian Tour star Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., has confirmed that he will team up with Fadden Racing to run the first six NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races of the 2010 season. Shawn Courchesne of The Hartford Courant first reported the story on Tuesday evening.
"It's going to be a busy summer, for sure," Polewarczyk said. "I'm excited about it. It's going to be a lot of fun." The 20 year-old tested a Fadden Racing K&N Pro Series car for team owner Mike Olsen at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga., and Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway last week, and ran one race for the team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last September. "I think it's a great opportunity," said the Hudson, N.H., driver. "Really, we're just doing what we can to help Mike out, and hopefully we can see what happens from there."
In addition to his new venture with Olsen, Polewarczyk will seek his first ACT Late Model Tour championship with Ford Racing. "I really want to focus on doing this ACT deal," Polewarczyk said. "If I do really well with Ford this year, there's no telling what kind of opportunities it could lead to with them.
"Every driver before the season starts wants to win the championship. I could have last year if we didn't slump in mid-season. Last season, mid-season was as bad as we could get, but it was our own fault. But last season also brought the team so much closer together. We fought through it, got better and it's going to be a good year for us."
Polewarczyk's K&N Pro Series East schedule will take him to Greenville-Pickens on March 27 and South Boston (Va.) Speedway on April 3 before the 14-race ACT season opens at his home track, Lee USA (N.H.) Speedway, on April 18. Polewarczyk's other confirmed K&N events will be at Iowa Speedway (May 23), Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (June 6), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (June 25), and Connecticut's Lime Rock Park road course on July 3.