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After summer on the sidelines, Alex Poliakoff jumping back i

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:06 am
by CM Newspapers
After summer on the sidelines, Alex Poliakoff jumping back into action
Moving on from crash, Bowdoinham resident preparing for return to powerboat racing in Pennsylvania.

...Poliakoff won’t be off the water for long. He’s planning on jumping back into competition on Labor Day, starting with an event at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, then continuing on to Alexandria Bay in New York and Kingston, New Hampshire. It’ll be the first race of the season for Poliakoff, who topped a D Hydro region made up of New England and New York in points the last two seasons, and according to him, it’s been a long time coming.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve had some machine work done on one engine which I’m putting together, which should run really well. I’m looking forward to putting that out there, sort of as a surprise.”

It’ll be the first race for Poliakoff since tragedy struck last September. He was racing in Taunton, Massachusetts when he lost control of his boat while entering a turn, kickstarting a crash that also involved Stephen Joy, 67, of Bangor and 39-year-old Mark Greene of New Hampshire. ... to-action/