EMERSON CAPTURES STRICTLY TITLE AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

Photos by Peter & Mary Taylor

by Ken Minott

     Wiscasset Speedway was back in action Saturday night with Group 2 on the track plus the final appearance of the season for the Nelcar Legends. With just one more week of racing for the group in two weeks, the championship points chases came more into focus by the end of the night, while one division – the Strictly Streets – was locked up.
     The Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman was the spotlight division for the night with a 45 lap feature. Brandon Fowler #22 of Rome led the 15 car field to the green flag.But as usual, the heavy hitters were lurking deep in the field and with the extra 10 laps in their race, there was little doubt they would rise to the front. Heat 2 winner Will Collins #25 was the first to get there from his 7th starting position, grabbing the lead with relative ease from Fowler and pulling out to a comfortable advantage. #17 Chris Thorne and #33 Josh St Clair were next to arrive on the scene. While the pair were able to get to the lead pack, they were not able to mount much of a challenge to Collins. For Collins it was his first win of the season, making him the 8th different winner in the division’s 11 races. St Clair, the division runner-up, tightened up the points chase with another strong 2nd place finish. Thorne settled for 3rd. The top 5 was filled by Rookie Brandon Bailey or Wiscasset and Cody Verrill of Richmond, The race went caution-free for the full 45 laps.

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Spectacular PASS Super Late Model score for hometown racer Garrett Hall at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

photo by Norm Marx

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.

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MELCHER CLAIMS THUNDER 4 MINI TITLE WITH WIN ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT WISCASSET

MELCHER CLAIMS THUNDER 4 MINI TITLE WITH WIN ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT WISCASSET
by Ken Minott

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.
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Dennis Spencer wins Championship Series Super Late Model finale, Alan Tardiff gets track title on tiebreaker at Oxford Plains Speedway

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.
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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RESULTS 9/9/17

WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RESULTS 9/9/17
MAINELY MOTORSPORTS GROUP 1 FAN APPRECIATiON NIGHT

presented by Bozzutos Inc Hometown Foundation

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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…)

UNITY RACEWAY FORCED TO CANCEL SEPTEMBER 10 PROGRAM

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.

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