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Right at Home!

Right at Home!

4/5/2021
Halfway through the second 125-lap American Canadian Tour event at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway, Dover, New Hampshire’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. felt at home. The multiple-time series champion had already picked up a win on the historic track the night before. Saturday, he felt like he had been racing there for years. “Anytime you can spend consecutive days at a track like that, it fits this Team,” Helliwell stated. “I felt so comfortable… I think finding a rhythm and having so many laps from Thu...
Double Down: Helliwell sweeps the weekends ac

Double Down: Helliwell sweeps the weekends ac...

6/30/2020
In what felt like a throwback weekend, Dover, New Hampshire’s Wayne Helliwell Jr., and the Bruce Bernhardt owned Team won back-to-back races in late model competition. Grabbing the victory Saturday in the Little Webb’s 75 at Star Speedway and capping the weekend Sunday afternoon with the American Canadian Tour, Oxford 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway. Long time motor-sports writer Travis Barrett tweeted out during Sundays ACT action that the race “felt like 5-7 years ago” as Joey Polewarczyk and He...
Defining Oneself

Defining Oneself

8/5/2019
Feeling like oneself is defined as - “Back to one's normal physical health or mental disposition”; Wayne Helliwell Jr. sat in his car waiting to clear the scales in technical inspection. He had just been victorious in a 250-lap event almost three-years to the day since his triumphant win in the Oxford 250 back in 2016. In that moment Helliwell’s back to normal caught up with him. Series ACT Officials mentioned it was okay to get out of the car, cool off, get changed… As he exited the familiar br...
History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

4/3/2019
Its been nearly three years since the Bernhardt Motorsports Team left regular competition with the ACT Tour. Some by choose, some not. The age-old adage, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” became the theme of their first start since 2016. The Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway provided the background for a renewed rivalry; or at least another chapter the classic duel between fellow competitors. Helliwell who piloted the Pole’s Automotive 97NH machine between 1997 and 200...
What's Old is New Again

What's Old is New Again

2/5/2019
Wayne Helliwell Jr. and the Bernhardt Motorsports Team are headed back to their roots so-to-speak. With a renewed focus and excitement, they will compete with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) platform for select sanctioned and unsanctioned events throughout 2019. Helliwell and the Bruce Bernhardt led Team spent eight-years competing with the ACT style rules package around New England… Stockpiling three Series titles, seven-track championships and some 50+ victories in the region. Stepping away f...
Orange Pride with EKeys-4-Cars

Orange Pride with EKeys-4-Cars

1/4/2017
The Pelham, NH based Bruce Bernhardt lead Team have warmed their winter blues with the announcement of longtime friend and supporter Jim Boradhurst with EKeys-4Cars will once again return to the sides of the 27NH machine full time for the 2017 season. The car key experts, Ekeys-4Cars is the leader in transponder based electronic keys in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. The North Andover, MA based facility has been supporter of the team for almost a decade now. While taking an a...
Oxford 250!!

Oxford 250!!

8/30/2016
Career defining moments for a racer can be everything from getting that first top-5, to winning their first race, to grabbing a championship. Wayne Helliwell Jr. has been fortunate enough to have had his share. A first street stock win at 14, a first late model track championship at 20. A first touring series win at 35, a third American Canadian Tour title at 38; the list is lengthy. But Sunday night in Oxford, ME he knocked what many consider the ultimate moments off his career list, the victor...
Focused

Focused

8/24/2016
With the 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 upon us Wayne Helliwell Jr. and the Bruce Bernhardt Team shift all focus to the prize at hand, a possible $50,000 prize at that. After back-to-back trips to victory lane at the famed Oxford oval the Team is posed to make a run at the most prestigious victory in New England Motorsports. Something Helliwell has been chasing for more than two decades. The Pelham, NH based Team will shift all focus and dedication to just one car this weekend. Even with a sche...
Knocking on the Door!

Knocking on the Door!

7/12/2016
An all orange car with EKeys-4-Cars on board and things were right in the world of Bernhardt Motorsports again. The Dover, NH driver earned a dominated win at the PASS Non-Winners 100, in doing so he locked hmself in to this years Oxford 250. Helliwell who led a race high 145 laps during the historic 250 one year ago showed he still has a car to contend after starting 12th on the grid he took the 27nh to lead on lap 66 and never looked back. Helliwell lead by more than a straightaway during the...
Rydemore Extends Partnership through the 2016

Rydemore Extends Partnership through the 2016...

4/29/2016
After a decade of orange the iconic color that has been synonymous with Wayne Helliwell Jr. and the Bruce Bernhardt Team, the remainder of 2016 will usher in a new era. After a successful two races, Rydemore Heavy Duty Trucks Parts Inc. has signed on as primary sponsor for the Bruce Bernhardt owned 27NH Ford Fusion. The Fitchburg, MA online and print based truck parts recycler President Tim Pomerleau announcing Friday, Rydemore will join the Three-time American Canadian Tour Championship winning...

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