NAME: Paulie Colagiovanni
HOMETOWN: Cicero, NY
BIRTHDATE: May 5, 2001
PROFESSION: Owner Ground Control Lawn & Snow
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken wings
FAVORITE TRACK: Albany-Saratoga Speedway in NY
MOST MEMORABLE RACING MOMENT: 1st ESS win in 360 sprint car at Autodrome Granby
Paulie began his racing career at the age of 12. He raced micro sprints from
2013-2014. In 2013, Paulie ran at Paradise Speedway in the amateur division
then moved up to the pro division. In 2014, he followed the New York State
Premier 600 Tour (NY6A) and won at I-88 Speedway and Paradise Speedway.
In 2015, Paulie moved up to 360 sprint cars and toured with the Empire Super Sprints (ESS). His best finish was a 3rd at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on July 17. Paulie won the ESS Rookie of the Year and was named as one of the four finalists in the National 360 Rookie of the Year.
In 2016, Paulie continued touring with ESS in the 360 winged sprint car. He finished 7th in the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour, 8th in the Cobra Dash for Cash Series, 5th in the 4 Fondations Saisons Quebec Series, 9th in the Insinger Performance Hard Charger, and 10th in the Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader.
In 2017, Paulie raced with ESS in the 360 sprint car. He won his first 360 sprint car feature at Audrome Granby on August 25. He finished 4th in the Lucas Oil ESS Championship Tour, 7th in the NAPA US Tour, 3rd in the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour, 7th in the SUNY Canton Series, 3rd 4 Fondations Saisons Quebec Series, 9th in the Insinger Performance Hard Charger, 7th in the Danny Wilmes Enterprises Lap Leader & 10th in the Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek.
In 2018, Paulie raced the 360 sprint car with ESS. He did a partial season and finished 13th in the Lucas Oil ESS Championship Tour.
In 2019, Paulie won the ESS Lucas Oil Championship Tour, ESS Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek, ESS Ohsweken Speedway Canada Tour, ESS NAPA US Tour, and ESS E & V Energy Interstate Series. He finished second in the ESS Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader and second in the ESS Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series Tour. During the ESS tour, he amassed seven ESS victories which were at Autodrome Drummond on June 3, Can-Am on July 4, Land of Legends Speedway on July 5, Fulton Speedway on July 7, Land of Legends on August 5, Can-Am on August 10, and Autodrome Granby on August 27. Paulie also ran a few races with PST.
Due to the COVID-19 regulations, Paulie's race schedule in the 2020 season was greatly altered. Paulie ran seven of the ten races with URC and finished 8th in points with one feature win at Bridgeport Speedway. ESS held one race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and Paulie took the win. The PST season consisted of four races and Paulie finished 2nd in points; three points behind the champion. Paulie traveled many weekends to Port Royal Speedway to race the 410. He had to learn how to race the track and how a 410 handles while racing against the stiff PA competition. His highest finish in the 410 was 5th and earned 410 Rookie of the Year.
In 2021, Paulie ran 40 times in the 360 with multiple series and nine times with the 410. He accumulated 25 top 5s and 6 top 10s. Paulie started the season with a win at Hattiesburg Speedway with USCS. He finished 2nd in the ESS Lucas Oil Championship Tour; six points behind the champion. He garnered two wins; one at Can-Am Speedway and the other at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. He also earned the PJC Spray Foam Hard Charger award, 2nd in PJC Spray Foam CNY Speedweek and 3rd in the Rifenburg Contracting Corp Fast Time Award. Paulie finished 3rd in the Outlaw Speedway 360 Championship with three wins. In the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Championship, Paulie garnered 3rd with two wins; one at Fonda Speedway and the other at Utica-Rome Speedway. In the 410, he had a successful stint with WOO with the high of a 2nd at Ransomville Speedway.