About

Wayne Helliwell Jr
Quick Facts
HometownDover, NH
NicknameThe Punisher
Racing Since1991
SpouseJill
ChildrenBrooke, Elisabeth, Britney
Birthday4/5

About Wayne

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 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 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 was something he wanted to take more seriously. In 1992, a 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 season-ending race at Hudson International Speedway.

In over 25 years behind the wheel, Wayne has amassed 14 championships and 100+ victories across multiple racing disciplines.

Career Highlights

2016 Oxford 250 Champion
2- Time New Hampshire Motor Speedway ACT Winner
3 - Time American Canadian Tour Champion
3- Time NASCAR New Hampshire State Champion

Bernhardt Motorsports

Pelham, NH

Team Owner: Bruce Bernhardt
Chassis: Wayne Car / Toby Car
Engine: Ford
Body: Ford Fusion

2011/2012 American Canadian Tour Crew Chief of the Year

Proud Partners - EKeys-4-Cars • Unique Ford • Bernhardt Automotive • C&M Distributing • A Handy Company • NATS Racing Engines • ICE • Ford Racing • Schoenfeld Headers • Sunoco Race Fuels • Bassett Wheels • Joes Racing Products • Tilton • AR Bodies • Welded Media • Mangus Performance Products • VDL Fuel Systems • PEM Racing Gears • KRC Power Steering • DRP Performance Products • Firestorm Graphics • Allstar Performance • Pro-System Brakes • Toby Race Products •

Team Accomplishments

100+ Victories since 2008

2016 Oxford 250 Champion

2015 American Canadian Tour Champion

2013 American Canadian Tour Champion

2012 American Canadian Tour Champion

2012 Nascar Whelen All-American Series New Hampshire State Champion

2012 Canaan Fair Speedway Late Model Champion

2012 ACT Ford Blue Oval Challenge Champion

2011 ACT Ford Blue Oval Challenge Champion

2011 2nd Place in Points American Candain Tour

2010 Nascar Whelen All-American Series New Hampshire State Champion

2010 ACT Ford Blue Oval Challenge Champion

2010 Lee USA Speedway Late Model Champion

2009 Lee USA Speedway Late Model Champion

2008 Lee USA Speedway Street Stock Champion

Bruce Bernhardt in his Pelham New Hampshire racing headquarters.

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Photo by: Daniel Holben PASS
Photo by: Daniel Holben PASS
Photo by: Daniel Holben PASS