Name: Wayne Helliwell Jr
Birthday: April 5th 1977
Wife: Jill (Ferrigno) Helliwell
Children: Britany, Elisabeth, and Brooke
Years Racing: 22
Favorite Track: Wall Stadium Speedway Wall, NJ
Nickname: The Punisher
2013 Plans: American Canadien Tour / Lee USA Speedway
How we got to WayneHelliwellJr.com:
Growing up in a garage with a father that raced every weekend it was only natural for the son to follow suit. In 1991 at the age of 13, Wayne Helliwell Jr. or Junior, as he’s known started racing a Rookie Stock at Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH. Wayne pulled a less than small Ford Grand Marquis from the junkyard and took it to the races. In what was just supposed to be something to play around with while his father, Wayne Helliwell Sr., raced it only took a few times on the track to realize this is something he wanted to take more seriously. In 1992, reminiscence of the late Dale Earnhardt a pink 01jr Street Stock was born. In just eight races Wayne picked up a victory at Lee USA Speedway and a win in the seasons ending race at Hudson International Speedway
At the age of 15, Wayne would follow the Street Stock division at Lee USA Speedway in his first full season of points racing. Battling down to the final lap of the final race Wayne would take the 1993 Lee USA Speedway Street Stock track championship by just a couple of points.
The following year he would make the move to the Late Model division in the Helliwell Motorsports self designed chassis. In his rookie season in the division he would pick up multiple wins, including a win in the biggest race of the year the “S&J Transportation 100”. A strong fourth place finish in points would cap the year off.
In 1996, Wayne would make the move up the ladder to the premier division, the Super Late Models known as the Pro Stocks. Winning the Lee USA Speedway rookie of the year and taking the win in the Gate City Classic 100 at Hudson International Speedway, Junior would compete in the Pro Stocks over the next couple of years.
Wayne would partner up with Joe Polewarczyk to pilot the Pole Motorsports Late Model in 1999 and 2000. The team would take took home 15 victories, a “S&J Transportation 100”, the 1999 Triple Crown series and the divisions point championship.
In 2001, Wayne would take 11 wins in the Late Model division at Lee USA speedway including the big three again the “S&J Transportation 100”, the Triple Crown series, and the divisions point championship, teaming up with Rick Patenaude in the famed Dracut Sewer car. In 2002, Wayne would move back to the Pro Stock division at Lee USA Speedway. Carlton Robie would also put him behind the wheel of his Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Model. Together they would produce a win during an unsanctioned race at Canaan Fair Speedway in Canaan, NH, two top five’s, and five top ten’s with the traveling PASS Series.