This Sunday marks the 2nd year of the raceway being leased and operated by Nick Huff. Taking over the track in mid August of 2014, after no signs of opening for the year by any other parties, Huff was able to quickly put together a 4 race schedule that began August 17th. All events were successful, and most importantly, Huff accomplished his goal of continuing the 2 day Long John tradition that hasn’t missed a year since it’s beginning thanks to him. Time has surely flown by, and it’s been a great ride that is soon to come to an end with the recent purchase of the raceway.
Management will change hands in 2017, but racing will surely continue. We hope this will not come with many changes though, as we have proven that Nick’s ideas and philosophy on what’s best for the raceway are certainly a step in the right direction. We want to thank you for your continued support of Unity Raceway, for all of the 68 years of it’s presence, and especially these last couple. Lets pack the stands this Sunday August 21st, for 7 divisions of our continually growing car counts and exciting racing all for just $5 beginning at 2:30pm, and show that Unity Raceway can’t be stopped thru thick and thin. This track will always stand as the Toughest Oval in Maine, Strong and LOUD!! (more…)
This weekend, Unity Raceway prepares for another exciting Sunday of competition. Having four different winners in four Late Model Races, with last week being a first career win in the division. Kris Matchett was victorious, picking up his first win in his second full season of Late Models. Since making the jump, he’s raced the car at Wiscassett and Speedway 95 as well as Unity, and was glad that the win came at his home track that started it all. It… was also more honorable that it came on the most competitive weekly LMS race Unity has seen in the last couple years.
Other victors this season are John Kalel, last years champion, Ben Erskine, and Nick Hinkley. Biting at their heals is Ryan Robinson though, with three, third place finishes thus far, can he make it five for five this Sunday.
McLaughlin Wins Best Seat in the House for the Long John 115 October 11th
Andrew McLaughlin made it 2 for 2 September 13th, winning both Late Model races he attended this season, and the most important one last Sunday that will sit him on the pole for the start of the Long John 115 on October 11th. He has been dynamite all season, winning races at Speedway 95, Wiscasset, and Unity. This win also will get him featured on the cover of the 2015 Long John Souvenir Program and T-Shirts. He started 4th in the heat, and made his way to 2nd with Frank Moulton picking up the win to set the front row of the feature. McLaughlin jumped out front immediately and led every lap to pick up $250 in lap money, and $550 for the win. (more…)
DJ Moody has one Outlaw win this season, and it came at Unity Raceway in June. Now going into the second visit for 2015 this Sunday, he’s feeling pretty confident once again. He rented the track a week ago and wasn’t happy with his first run of the day, but he continued to tweak the new setup he was trying and by the end of his practices, had the car just how he wanted. “We wanted to rent the track because we were trying something new, and it’s definitely feeling really good …now, that I think we have a great shot at this next Unity race in the series.”
story 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.” (more…)