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photo by Peter Taylor

by Lisa Maguire

 

Wiscasset Speedway underwent a makeover this past week.  The back stretch wall was pushed back, making a bit more room on the back stretch at Maine’s fastest oval.  Ken Minott, track promoter / announcer, said, “It’s going to help the outside guy when they’re racing out of turn two onto the back stretch.  It’s going to give them the room they needs so they’re not squeezed against the wall.  It will make for better side by side racing. We’ve got to thank Reno Excavation & Paving of West Bath for all their hard work getting it ready in just a week”. The new portion of track was put to the test on Saturday when fans lined the grandstands to watch Group Two Division races.  Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, Mini Trucks, and Thunder 4’s all raced.  The flex race of the week was a non-point New England Four Cylinder Prostock feature.

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CHRIS BOWIE GRABS AN EMOTIONAL LATE MODEL VICTORY AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY.
by Lisa Maguire

WISCASSET SPEEDWAYPRESS RELEASE 7/20/14

Wiscasset Speedway underwent a makeover this past week. The back stretch wall was pushed back, making a bit more room on the back stretch at Maine’s fastest oval. Ken Minott, track promoter / announcer, said, “It’s going to help the outside guy when they’re racing out of turn two onto the back stretch. It’s going to give them the room they needs so they’re not squeezed against the wall. It will make for better side by side racing. We’ve got to thank Reno Excavation & Paving of West Bath for all their hard work getting it ready in just a week”. The new portion of track was put to the test on Saturday when fans lined the grandstands to watch Group Two Division races. Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, Mini Trucks, and Thunder 4’s all raced. The flex race of the week was a non-point New England Four Cylinder Prostock feature.
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Story by Matt Grant

Wiscasset, ME – The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour made their third visit of the season to coastal Maine’s Wiscasset Speedway, for a 25 lap night race on Saturday.  Mainely Motorsports TV sponsored the event, and a healthy crowd was on hand to see some of the fastest speeds turned in the state. A meet and greet preceded the racing, which is always a great opportunity for fans to get an up close look at the unique cars and grab some autographs.
13 cars were on hand and the field was split into two heats.  The heat that would set the front half of the feature lineup was paced by a pair of New Hampshire natives, Darren Johnson in the 2 and Matt Chagnot in the 8.  Chagnot took the early lead, but could not hold on, as the 33 of Alan Smith made his way by, and cruised to a comfortable victory. Smith, the 2013 Golden Masters National Champion, was followed by the 70 of veteran Tylar Braunschweig and Chagnot.

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Ivan Kaffel with race fans

By Lisa Maguire

Last Saturday was Mainely Motorsports fan appreciation night at Wiscasset Speedway. Steve Perry, the face of Mainely Motorsports, promotes racing and race car drivers from Maine and covers all of New England. Ken Minott, Wiscasset Speedway promoter said, “The whole Maine racing community owes him a debt of gratitude for his coverage of the sport.”

Steve Perry was on hand throughout the evening, speaking with drivers and fans. He also interviewed drivers when they went to Victory Lane. Perry said, “I am always welcomed with open arms here. The staff is amazing. It is an honor to sponsor this race event.”
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by Ken Minott
Wiscasset Speedway’s Late Model Sportsman division proved once again why it is the track’s most exciting and competitive division in 2014. Coming into the holiday weekend, the class had turned out 5 different winners in the first 5 races. That streak of different winners would continue after an action packed, and caution free, 35 lap feature. Fans packed into Maine’s fastest track on a beautiful evening for a Independence Day weekend show featuring action in Group 2 divisions, including Late Models, Strictly Streets, Thunder 4 Minis and Mini Truck. The “Flex” race of the weekend was a 100 lap Enduro. Fans also got an opportunity to meet pro fisherman Troy Garrison.
The Thunder 4 Mini’s rolled out the spotlight feature of the night with a 30 lap feature race. Wiscasset’s Ryan Chadwick took little time moving up from his 10th starting position to grab the lead just before the halfway point of the race. From there he held off late race challenges from Nate Tribbet and Cody Robbins to secure the win. For Chadwick, it was his 5th feature win in the division’s six races. He came into the weekend with a sizable lead in the point standings. Tribbet started outside the front row and would roll into victory lane 2nd. They would be joined by Cody Robbins who raced up from 9th to finish 3rd.

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Wiscasset Speedway’s Late Model Sportsman division proved once again why it is the track’s most exciting and competitive division in 2014. Coming into the holiday weekend, the class had turned out 5 different winners in the first 5 races. That streak of different winners would continue after an action packed, and caution free, 35 lap feature. Fans packed into Maine’s fastest track on a beautiful evening for a Independence Day weekend show featuring action in Group 2 divisions, including Late Models, Strictly Streets, Thunder 4 Minis and Mini Truck. The “Flex” race of the weekend was a 100 lap Enduro. Fans also got an opportunity to meet pro fisherman Troy Garrison.

The Thunder 4 Mini’s rolled out the spotlight feature of the night with a 30 lap feature race. Wiscasset’s Ryan Chadwick took little time moving up from his 10th starting position to grab the lead just before the halfway point of the race. From there he held off late race challenges from Nate Tribbet and Cody Robbins to secure the win. For Chadwick, it was his 5th feature win in the division’s six races. He came into the weekend with a sizable lead in the point standings. Tribbet started outside the front row and would roll into victory lane 2nd. They would be joined by Cody Robbins who raced up from 9th to finish 3rd. Read Full Article →

By Lisa Maguire

Last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway was warm and sun filled.   Fans lined the bleachers to watch the group one division of racing.  There was exciting racing action, and racing continued into the warm evening as the big lights of Wiscasset illuminated the track.  Group one racing included: Prostock, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Outlaw Mini, and Napa Super Street.  The flex race of the week was an exhibition of modified race cars.  During intermission the Woodside One Wheelers provided a unicycle race, and performed for the crowd.  The night’s action would hand the division winners their first checkered flag of the year.  For two of them it marked their first career win.

First on the track was a twenty-five lap Napa Super Street event.  Starting on the pole was the #48 of Dan Nessmith.  Behind him was the #06 of Zach Poland and the #2 of Josh Bailey.  When green flag racing began, Bailey passed Poland right off the start for second.  Poland went into a spin coming into turn two and the #88 of Jamie Norton moved to third. Read Full Article →

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photo by Peter Taylor

By Lisa Maguire

It was a beautiful day last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway.  The sun was shining, and fans gathered to watch the group two division of races including Thunder 4’s, Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, and Late Model Sportsman.  The flex race of the week was a New England Pro 4 Tour feature.  The tour visited the track last year, and Bryan Lancaster from Skowhegan was last year’s winner

First on the track was the spotlighted race of the week, a 35 lap Strictly Street feature.  Starting on the pole was the #36 of Richard Spaulding.  The # 32 of Tasha Dyer, and Gerry Freve of the #39 were behind him.

Freve passed Dyer during lap two on turn one for second.  Freve and Dyer battled for second.  Dyer was able to claim second back after a caution during lap seven caused a restart.   Dyer passed Freve on the inside of turn one when racing action resumed.  Back in the pack was Corey Morgan of the #26.  Morgan was weaving through lap traffic, and had moved to fourth position from his thirteenth place start by lap six.  Morgan also used the caution to his advantage and passed Freve for third on the inside of the backstretch.

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By Lisa Maguire

It was a beautiful day last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway.  The sun was shining, and fans gathered to watch the group two division of races including Thunder 4’s, Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, and Late Model Sportsman.  The flex race of the week was a New England Pro 4 Tour feature.  The tour visited the track last year, and Bryan Lancaster from Skowhegan was last year’s winner

First on the track was the spotlighted race of the week, a 35 lap Strictly Street feature.  Starting on the pole was the #36 of Richard Spaulding.  The # 32 of Tasha Dyer, and Gerry Freve of the #39 were behind him.

Freve passed Dyer during lap two on turn one for second.  Freve and Dyer battled for second.  Dyer was able to claim second back after a caution during lap seven caused a restart.   Dyer passed Freve on the inside of turn one when racing action resumed.  Back in the pack was Corey Morgan of the #26.  Morgan was weaving through lap traffic, and had moved to fourth position from his thirteenth place start by lap six.  Morgan also used the caution to his advantage and passed Freve for third on the inside of the backstretch.

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By Lisa Maguire

Last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway was warm and sunny, with fans packing the bleachers to watch the group one division of racing.  The evening air cooled just as the big lights of Wiscasset lit the track.  Group one racing included: Prostock, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Outlaw Mini, and Napa Super Street.  The flex race of the week was a flagpole race, and there were spectator drags during intermission.

Starting off the evening’s action was a forty lap Prostock race.  Starting on the pole was the #15 of Nick Hinkley.  Behind him were the #39 of James Osmond and the #77 Of Maggie Ferland.  During the opening lap, the #64 of Matty Sandborn passed Ferland on the outside of turn one, taking third. 

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NEMA MIDGET (30 LAPS)

1. #47 Randy Cabral, Kingston, MA

2. #29 Ian Cumens, Lydell, PA

3. #15A Avery Stoehr, Lakeville, MA

4. #5B Bethany Stoehr, Bridgewater, MA

5. #71 Seth Carlson, Brimfield, CT

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Wiscasset Speedway / NEMA Team Up for a June 7 ShowThe Northeastern Midget Association will be returning to Maine’s Wiscasset Speedway for the first time in 42 years. NEMA and the NEMA Lites will be part of the three eights-mile “NEMA Night” on Saturday, June 7 at 6:00pm.

NEMA’s last and only visit to Wiscasset was July 1, 1972 when Butch Walsh, in the Connor 58, defeated Jerry Wall and Walt Gale.

“The Wiscasset fans are excited, and the anticipation is growing” said track owners Vanessa and Richard Jordon. “Fan chatter is on the rise and we can’t wait until the 7th gets here.“
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250-MENA-ALONE-LogoThe Northeastern Midget Association will be returning to Maine’s Wiscasset Speedway for the first time in 42 years. NEMA and the NEMA Lites will be part of the three eights-mile “NEMA Night” on Saturday, June 7 at 6:00pm.

 

NEMA’s last and only visit to Wiscasset was July 1, 1972 when Butch Walsh, in the Connor 58, defeated Jerry Wall and Walt Gale.

 

“The Wiscasset fans are excited, and the anticipation is growing” said track owners Vanessa and Richard Jordon. “Fan chatter is on the rise and we can’t wait until the 7th gets here.“

 

NEMA makes a habit of showing up and toppling existing track records, especially on the shorter ovals. The winged warriors are expected to set a blistering pace. Doug Coby’s 13.00 second lap at Evans Mills last week was a perfect example.

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NEW ENGLAND 4 CYLINDER PROSTOCK (35 LAPS)

  1. #24 Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls
  2. #98 Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner
  3. #7 Jerry Bailey, Alna
  4. #38 Ryan Hayes, Jefferson
  5. #2 James Bailey, Wiscasset

MODIFIED (20 LAPS)

  1. #5 Mark Lucas, Harpswell
  2. #8B Richard Jordan, Kingfield
  3. #8Y Calvin Rose, Turner
  4. #27 Troy Thorne, Sidney

NAPA SUPER STREET (25 LAPS)

  1. #05 James Osmond, Wiscasset
  2. #61 Shawn Austin, Norridgewock
  3. #48 Dan Nessmith, Wiscasset
  4. #5 Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich
  5. #38 Chris “Buzzy” Buzzell, Madison

OUTLAW MINI (25 LAPS)

  1. #51 Mike Mason, Skowhegan
  2. #06 Ryan Glover, Mexico
  3. #20 Shawn Kimball, Augusta
  4. #8 Calvin Rose Jr, Turner
  5. #9 George Fortin, Greene

PROSTOCK (30 LAPS)

  1. #07 Bill Penfold, Oxford
  2. #32 Mike Orr, Wiscasset
  3. #01 Joe Decker, Chesterville
  4. #77 Maggie Ferland, Auburn
  5. #15 Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset