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Story by Chris Roy
Brianna Bodman, of Cushing, ME has working hard in the off season to get ready for the upcoming race seasons at Oxford Plains Speedway in the Cruisers Division, and at Wiscasset Speedway in the Enuro Division. “I’ve been working as a CNA 40+ hours a week to save up for this coming season.”

The Oxford Plains Speedway, 2015 race season for the Cruisers Div. begins Wednesday June, 10th and Wiscasset Speedway starts their Enduro race season May 9th. “I’m so ready for this season. I can’t wait. I plan on racing Wednesday nights at OPS and Saturday nights at Wiscasset and maybe a few Sundays at Unity.” Read Full Article →

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2014 Wiscasset Speedway Pro-Stock “Rookie of the Year”, Maggie Ferland, is getting ready for another season at Maine’s fastest track. “I will continue to race at Wiscasset that will be my home track for this year. I will also be traveling to other tracks in Maine and all over New England with Billy Penfold, my racing mentor. I will still be gaining more dirt experience at Volusia speedway in the spring and winter.”

So how has Maggie been keeping busy in the off season, she has been racing of course. “I have raced at Volusia Speedway in Florida. Volusia Speedway is a dirt track. I enjoy racing there and gaining experience, it is a lot different than asphalt. At school, I’ve been playing basketball and joining extra curriculums, such as the math team, art and the leadership club.” Read Full Article →

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Tasha Dyer, of Arrowsic, ME., will be back this season racing in the Super Streets Series, at Wiscasset Speedway. So what has the driver of the #32 car been doing in the off season? “Traveling the eastern seaboard, spending time with friends & family and getting ready for the 2015 racing season!”

Opening day at Wiscasset for the Super Streets in on April 18th, so is the 32 car all set for the green flag? “No, unfortunately. We’re just getting my new car out of the snow bank this weekend.”

The race divisions at Wiscasset Speedway are divided into two groups which alternating racing every other week. “Being a racer, my ideal schedule is to race every weekend. However, with the possibility of wrecking and having a life outside of racing, having the week in between every race gives us time to work on the car after a bad wreck and have some family time in between.” Read Full Article →

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Story by Chris Roy

Travis Poulliot, of Madison, Maine has been spending a lot of time over the winter getting ready for the green flag to fly. “This offseason has been busier than ever, acquiring a new car for 2015 and making plans for the 2015 race season.”

Travis is doing double duty this race season racing at two different tracks Speedway 95 and Wiscasset Speedway. “We will be running Speedway 95 and Wiscasset during 2015. We will be starting the season in Hermon, (Speedway 95) and at the very least attending the 75 lapper at Wiscasset. Our major goal is to run up front consistently and be a contender for the win every week. I love how big and how fast Wiscasset is and the atmosphere is great. I’ve never set tires on Speedway 95 so that’ll be a new thing this year as well.” Read Full Article →

314456Division titles were on the line last Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, and the champs rose to the occasion. Point leaders Adam Chadbourne of the NAPA Super Street division, Nick Hinkley of the Late Model Sportsman class, Ryan Chadwick of the Thunder 4 division, and Jerry McKenna of the Mini Trucks were all on hand to defend their lead and to bring the championship home. The weather was warm and pleasant. The crowd cheered on their favorite drivers and watched as three of the four point leaders won their division races. Wrapping up the night was a one hundred lap Enduro.

The spotlighted race of the week was a thirty-five lap NAPA Super Street feature. Heading into the last point race, Adam Chadbourne of the #1 had only a six point lead over James Osmond of the #05. Prior to race time Osmond said, “Chadbourne has dominated in this division, and his car is fast today. I would need to beat him by four positions for me to win the championship. We will have to see what happens.”

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1324Last Saturday the Wiscasset Speedway presented a jam-packed show including the second annual “Top Gun Strictly Shootout” presented by McKeage’s Top Gun Construction, the Amsoil Nelcar Legends, and division racing with Prostock, Outlaw Mini, and New England Four Cylinder Prostock. The grandstands were packed, and the weather was cool and pleasant. There were numerous giveaways, including bicycles for the kids. During intermission Joe Pastori, a driver who drives in Pass Sportsman and Prostock divisions, performed stunts on the racetrack to entertain the crowd. Additionally, Dan Brown was awarded the Four Seasons Synthetic Oil Driver of the Month for the month of August.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

COREY MORGAN 2014 STRICTLY STREET CHAMPION
By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway began racing action last Saturday night, but rain arrived before the whole show could be presented. Heats for both Late Model Sportsman and Strictly Streets and the beginning of the Strictly Street feature had been started when rained out.

With only six of twenty-five laps complete, the drivers voted by majority vote not to make up the incomplete feature, thus ending their point season. This makes Corey Morgan the Strictly Street Point Champion. Morgan had a great season with four wins. In eight out of ten races, Morgan placed in the top three.
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Story by Matt Grant

Wiscasset, ME – The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour rolled through the gates of the friendly confines known as Wiscasset Speedway once again, to kick off the final month of racing in the 2014 season.  With thunderstorms threatening the area most of the afternoon, the track crew was determined to get all the racing in, even if it meant waiting for several hours. A field of 13 cars took to the fastest oval in Maine for 25 laps of excitement!
For the first heat, the 8 of Matt Chagnot led the field to the green, but outside pole sitter Darren Johnson in the Circle 2 quickly grabbed the top spot.  The two New Hampshire drivers pulled away from the pack, and held off the late challenges to secure the front row for the feature.  Johnson earned his first career heat win, over Chagnot and the 96 of Wyatt Alexander.
Just before heat 2 was set to take the green, the skies opened up, and rain fell on the speedway for the better part of two hours.  After things cleared up, the 84 of Matt Grant and the 44 of Andy Santerre occupied the front row.  Santerre got a good jump on the start and moved into the lead. Grant and the 38 of Mathew Bourgoine hounded Santerre for nearly all 10 laps, but couldn’t find a way around the four time NASCAR champ.  Santerre held on to win, his first in a legends car, over Grant and Bourgoine.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
BURGESS SEVENTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN PROSTOCK AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
By Lisa Maguire

Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway started out sunny and hot, but bands of showers and thundershowers swept through the area causing a two hour rain delay. A hardcore group of race fans stayed through the delay to watch the races when they resumed on the track. Group one raced at Wiscasset Speedway this weekend, including Prostock, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Outlaw Mini’s, and Napa Super Street. The Amsoil Nelcar Legends also made their fourth of five appearances at the Speedway.
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download (1)The Wiscasset Speedway held a fan appreciation day at the track last Saturday. Fans were able to gather on the track to both meet and talk with drivers before racing. There were bicycle races on the track for kids to compete in. Also, there were numerous bike giveaways for children, as well as other prizes for both kids and adults. A car show was held in the parking lot prior to race time. There were cars and trucks of all ages for spectators to view. All car show participants were given free passes to the races.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 23, 2014
TOBY WELLS REPEATS MINI STOCK MASTERY AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
By Lisa Maguire

The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour, which was presented by Twisted Tea, made its one and only appearance in Maine at the Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday. Last year driver Toby Wells brought home the win. Wells was point leader coming into the race. However, there was only a twelve point difference between Wells and two-time champ, Emerson Cayer. Maine native, Justin Larsen, was third in points coming into the race, trailing the leader by 138 points, but still in the chase. Prior to race time Wells said, “It is a pretty tight battle. It ain’t decided yet between the three of us.”

Also at Wiscasset this weekend were the group one division of racing presented by NAPA Auto Parts, including: NAPA Super Street, Outlaw Mini, Prostock, and New England Four Cylinder Prostock. The fans packed the bleachers to see the show, and also were able to visit the NAPA tent, enjoy BBQ, and get information from the “Napa Know-How Man.”
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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 16, 2014
CHRIS BOWIE DOUBLES DOWN AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
By Lisa Maguire

The Late Model Sportsman class ran at Wiscasset Speedway last Saturday. The division saw a second two-time winner. Chris Bowie drove his Electricity Maine Chevy Impala under the checkered making him the second driver in the division to nab two wins in Late Models. Chris Thorne of the #17 was the first driver in the division to win twice. The Wiscasset Speedway had a great day for racing. Besides Late Model Sportsman, other group two divisions gathered at the track including Mini Trucks, Strictly Street, and Thunder 4’s. The flex race of the week was a one hundred lap Enduro. There were over thirty Enduro cars participating in the race.

The spotlighted race of the week was a twenty lap Mini Truck feature. The race was quick and exciting. Starting at the pole was the #14 of Herb Farrar. Behind him were the #55 of Larry Marshall and the #12 of Jerry McKenna. Off the start, McKenna pulled ahead and passed Marshall for second. The #1 of Matt Curtis moved from the very back of the pack, and followed McKenna’s line to pass Marshall for third.
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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 9, 2014
RIPLEY PROVES HE IS STILL THE “BOSS” AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
By Lisa Maguire

In the history of Wiscasset Speedway, few drivers can present the big race resume that Darren Ripley can. Despite running his first race of 2014, Ripley proved he still knows his way around Maine’s fastest track. It was a packed house on Saturday. Fans thronged the grandstands to watch some great racing action which included Outlaw Mini’s, Napa Super Street, New England Four Cylinder Prostocks, and the main draw of the night, a 100 lap Boss Hogg 100 sponsored by Forest Peaslee and LLP Trucking. Peaslee said, “I sponsor races and race car drivers. My whole family used to race. I love the sport.”

The Boss Hogg had over a $7,000 pay out total for the drivers, plus an additional $25 was given out for lap leaders. The first place winner walked away with a $3,000 purse, plus the extra for laps led during the race. All drivers received some payout for the race. The race drew visitors from across the state and beyond.
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