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DSC_5866story by Christopher Roy
Next weekend the Amsoil NELCAR Legends kick off their 2013 racing schedule at Wiscasset Speedway. Returning this season is young gun driver Wyatt Alexander, in the 96 K&B Automotive, and the Alexander race team is geared up and ready to go. “Yes, the car is ready. We were able to work out a few gremlins in the car in NC, so hopefully we are all set for a good race there.”

Though this won’t be his first race of the season as Wyatt and his father Brett, recently made the trip down south. His father explains, “We traveled down and had him do some work with Kyle Beattie Racing in Concord, NC. We traveled had him do some work to the car a few weeks ago and then went back last week to have the final set up done. While we were down there we raced at Concord Speedway to give the car a shake down with their assistance. They are a great group of guys. We had a great time.”
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DSC_7893story by – Christopher Roy
A new race season and a new racing adventure as 2011 Amsoil NELCAR Legends Champion, Evan Beaulieu, changes gears and get behind the wheel of a super late model. “This season we will be racing the 56 Super Late Model at BRMS in the Pro Series for Dan McKeage and the Naughty40 Racing team. This will be my first time driving in a full size car with fenders, and I’m looking forward to the challenge and I know we can succeed in this division just as we have in anything we’ve done.”
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Bob Hallee

Bob Hallee

 

Butch Burgess

Butch Burgess

Auburn, Maine – The Selection Committee of the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame has chosen seven individuals to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2013. “Championship” is the common theme for the Class of 2013 with five championship drivers and two championship car owners entering the Hall of Fame together.

Bruce Elder, co-chairman of the Selection Committee and vice-president of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, announced the members of the Class of 2013 at the General Meeting of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association.

The Class of 2013 champion inductees are: drivers Butch Burgess, Bob Hallee, Jon Lizotte, Kenny Lund and Ron Smith, and father and son car owners Mike D’Amico Sr. and Mike D’Amico Jr. Read Full Article →

8591As a Nor’ Easter blankets New England the NELCAR “Winter Storm” is ready for the 2013 race season. Dan Winter and some of his fellow drivers from the NELCAR Legends Tour were on hand for the “Racin’ Preview” in Portland, Maine.

Though the Amsoil NELCAR legends haven’t been racing the last few months, the drivers have been busy getting ready for Opening Day at Wiscasset Speedway on April 6th. “This offseason we’ve been mostly getting the cars cleaned up and ready for the 2013 season.”
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Unity, Maine — Ajay Picard of Palmyra padded his point lead in the Unity Raceway championship standings, racing to his first victory of the season in the 35-lap Late Model main event, topping the stock car racing card at Unity Raceway on Saturday night.

Picard got to the front of the pack quickly and managed to hold off former Unity Raceway Pro Stock champion Dean Fuller of Albion, who was seeking his third straight main event triumph. Fuller had his hands full, claiming runner-up honors after a good battle with Sidney’s Kevin Douglass, who ended up in third position aboard the John Clark 21. Danny Smart of West Buxton and Dan Trask of Chelsea rounded out the top five.
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Unity, Maine — Dean Fuller of Albion won his second straight Late Model feature race Saturday night at Unity Raceway, in just his second start of the 2012 season.

Fuller, a champion in the old Pro Stock class at Unity a decade ago, roared from the back of the field twice, aided in part by a restart incident that forced race leader (and point leader) Ajay Picard of Palmyra to the pit area.

Fuller roared by Waldoboro’s Will Collins shortly thereafter, then outran Burnham’s Brian Whitney to the checkered flag. Collins held on for a third-place finish. Picard rebounded to claim a fourth-place finish, in front of Chelsea’s Dan Trask. Picard won the heat race.
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14 year old Reid Lanpher of Manchester was not very happy after being told by NELCAR officials that he needed to start from the back of the Amsoil Legends Car Tour Race at Unity Speedway Saturday night . Lanpher had started 5th in his heat and finished 2nd so was expecting to start 2nd on the inside row for the feature. He had forgot that the last time the tour visited Unity he brought home a then career best 2nd place feature. The NELCAR rules state that the top 3 finishers in the feature start from the back when the tour returns to the track. So what did Lanpher do? He hoped in his 7 year old Legends car (that was the oldest on the track) and drove it to the front to pick up his 2nd win on the tour this summer. Last month, Lanpher became the 16 year old tours youngest feature winner ever and made history at NHMS as its youngest non kart winner ever.
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Unity, Maine – Dean Fuller of Albion made his first start of the season in impressive fashion, claiming victory in the 35-lap Late Model feature race, topping the stock car racing card at Unity Raceway on Saturday night.

Fuller, a champion in the ultra-quick Pro Stock class that once topped the weekly card at Maine’s Toughest Racing Oval, has made only a handful of appearances behind the wheel since that class was axed from the weekly program some seven years ago, brought the car out a couple of weeks earlier with six-time Pro All Stars series champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale behind the wheel, and they scored a big victory in the Big John Phippen Memorial Race.
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No makeup date announced; Gate City Classic up next

CANAAN, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series 112 lap event scheduled for this Saturday, June 23 at Unity Raceway in Unity, ME has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond control. No makeup date has been announced at this time.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will mark the return of pro stock racing to Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH on Sunday, July 8, with the return of the “Gate City Classic”. The 100-lap main event will now be the second event on the 2012 Granite State Pro Stock Series season. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA scored the win in the season opening event at Monadnock Speedway.
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Unity Raceway

Series only visit to the Pine Tree State comes on June 23

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will head to the Pine Tree State on Saturday, June 23 to visit the tricky one-third mile Unity Raceway in Unity, ME for race number two of the season. Over 20 cars are expected for the 112-lap main event and the series only appearance in the state of Maine in 2012.

Drivers from all across New England are expected to travel to Maine’s toughest oval, including 15-year old Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH. Griffith scored a second place finish in his first Pro Stock race in the season opening David’s House 106 at Monadnock Speedway.
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Unity RacewayJohnny Clark of Farmingdale made his first appearance in a couple of years pay off, earning over $2500 with a victory in the Twin 59s In Memory of Big John Phippen on Sunday at Unity Raceway.

Clark, who won the first 59-lap race, outpointed second-race victor Frank Moulton of Burnham for the overall victory. Liberty’s Josh St. Clair was third overall, with the top five filled out by Palmyra’s Ajay Picard and Dylan Turner of Freedom.

“This victory means a lot, both to me and my father,” the winner said in victory lane, after performing the familiar Big John Phippen victory lap, running laps around the winning car, owned by Dean Fuller of Albion, while waving the checkered flag. “He won a race here in 1981 and in tech they thought there’s no way he could beat John Phippen without cheating.
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Unity Raceway

Johnny Clark, Brian Whitney on front row for Big John Phippen Memorial Race Sunday

Chris King of Burnham won a thrilling Wildcat division main event, while Alex Fernald scored his first feature win in the Late Model Pro Four class in Saturday night competition at Unity Raceway.

Six-time Pro All Stars Series Champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale and Brian Whitney of Burnham earned front row starting position for Sunday’s Big John Phipen Memroail Race for the Late Model division. Other main event winners were Zach Audet of Skowhegan, Cody Robbins of Robbins of Montville, Ken Lord of Waterville and Robert Dyer of Canaan.
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Unity, Maine – Twin 59-lap main events for Maine’s Fastest Late Model class, offering $1500 to the winner, highlight Sunday’s Big John Phippen Memorial race at Unity Raceway, presented by Clark’s Car Crushing.

Phippen, of Town Hill, and was a champion at Unity Raceway, Speedway 95 (Hermon) and Wiscasset Raceway during his long and storied stock car racing career. He passed away two years ago, minutes after climbing from his racecar at Speedway 95 in Hermon.
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