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Bumper-less Helliwell Hangs on for ACT Crown

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Alex Labbe of St. Albert, Quebec won the 39th annual American Canadian Fall Foliage 200 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, September 28, 2013. Labbe became the spoiler in the season-long championship title bout between defending Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH and contender Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH. Polewarczyk took the lead on lap 34 and led the most laps, held off numerous challenges from Labbe until lap 186 when the fourth and final caution of the day flew for a major wreck involving Helliwell, Jonathan Bouvrette, and shuffled many cars, including Polewarczyk.

Labbe led the final 16 laps, while Polewarczyk had to contend with a hard-charging Brian Hoar for 2nd place. Helliwell pitted after the 186 damage, and nursed his car to finish as the last car on the lead lap, finishing ninth (9th), and his pre-race 41-point lead ended up unofficially at 16 points securing his second ACT Championship.

Brian Hoar finished 3rd, 3-time Airborne Champion Brent Dragon finished 4th, and Steuben, Maine's Rowland Robinson, Jr. had a career-best finish, rounding out the top 5.

ACT competitors will next return for the 51st running of the People's United Bank Milk Bowl which will take place next weekend, October 5th and 6th, 2013 at the home track of the American Canadian Tour, Thunder Road International Speedbowl, in Barre, VT.

Courtesy: ACT

 

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