by Ken Minott
Spectacular PASS Super Late Model score for hometown racer Garrett Hall at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Scarborough, Maine – Garrett Hall of Scarborough prevailed in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model competition, just beating out nine-time PASS champion Ben Rowe of Turner in a wild finish that saw Hall’s car need a tow to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway victory lane.
Hall, who was seeming unbeatable on long green flag runs during the second half of the 150-lap race, saw a trio of late-race restarts put both Rowe and the reigning PASS Super Late Model champion, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, in contention.
Saturday night Wiscasset Speedway hosted Group 1 Fan Appreciation Night with the help of Mainely Motorsports TV. Along with the usual pre-race driver autograph session and kids bike races, the two organizations combined forces to help race sponsor Bozzutos Inc raise money for Maine Special Olympics through their Hometown Foundation. Over 70 Special Olympians were in attendance as the sponsor’s special guest, but 12 of them got a treat as they were chosen to help present trophies to the drivers in victory lane. A brief rain shower delayed the start of the show by an hour, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the fans and drivers.
Dennis Spencer wins Championship Series Super Late Model finale, Alan Tardiff gets track title on tiebreaker at Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, Maine — Dennis Spencer, Jr. of Oxford nailed down his second Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model victory of the season in the 50-lap championship points finale Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, while Lyman’s Alan Tardiff prevailed in a points tiebreaker to claim his first championship in the track’s premiere racing class.
Spencer, who just barely missed the cut to get into the recent Oxford 250 classic, started the race from 11th position. He quickly made his way forward through the field, had a good battle for the race lead with Scarborough’s Kelly Moore, then held off Super Late Model rookie Ryan Robbins of Dixfield to claim victory.
THUNDER 4 MINIS (30 laps)
* Logan Melcher 6th win of 2017 – clinched 2017 Thunder 4 championship
Pos No. Name Home Town Laps Diff
1 41 Logan Melcher Jay 30
2 54 Noah Haggett Wiscasset 30 10.797
3 58 David Greenleaf Brunswick 30 13.193
4 20 Devan Robinson Warren 30 14.039
5 80 Donald Mooney New Gloucester 29 1 Lap
6 04 Curtis Anderson Richmond 29 1 Lap
7 1 Jeff Davis Woolwich 29 1 Lap
8 00 Nick Morton Newcastle 29 1 Lap
9 03 Ryan Shea Richmond 29 1 Lap
10 26 Michael Golding Pownal 29 1 Lap (more…)
The Unity Raceway racing program schedule for this Sunday, September 10, has been canceled out of concerns for track owner George Fernald’s health.
Fernald was hospitalized for nine days in late August with internal shingles, complicated by both meningitis and encephalitis. He returned home on Aug. 24, where he has been receiving treatments since.