Donald McLeod, Morden, Manitoba (May 22) There are some things one can depend on. One of them is that Rene Poluyko of Winnipeg is going to ride as high around the rim of ALH Motor Speedway in his number 73 machine as the traction will allow. And that is what ‘Mr. Excitement’ did as the Northern Super Trucks made their first visit to the track on May 22.
Though he was not running as high as he has in past visits to the track he was running high enough to make one wonder if he was going to be able to keep his truck in front and on the track. The track was dry and slick and that caught many off guard who tried to use the high line. Jamie Vernaus of Anola and Rod Fidler of St. Andrews tried the high line a few times and they weren’t able to make it work as well as Poluyko.
Jeff Remple of Oak Bluff was running lower on the track for the most part and he had a couple of spins when he got on the gas too quickly coming off the corner. Despite that he was able to come home with a second place finish ahead of Fidler and Vernaus.
Darren Lane of Winnipeg and Wayne Grosky of Winnipeg rounded out the field. Again, though the number of entries was not large, the action was exciting.
Poluyko who maintained his excitement by making plenty of noise and standing atop his truck with both arms raised in victory at the end of the race, also won the heat race with Vernaus second and Lane third. Fidler, Remple and Grosky did not finish.
Feature: Rene Poluyko, Jeff Remple, Rod Fidler, Jamie Vernaus, Darren Lane, Wayne Grosky.
Heat: Poluyko, Vernaus, Lane, Fidler DNF, Remple DNF, Grosky DNF.