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Wiscasset Speedway was packed with fans last Sunday afternoon, all gathered to watch some exciting racing action.  On the agenda were Outlaw Mini’s, Modifieds, Strictly Street, and the Spotlighted main event, The Coastal 200, sponsored by Jordan Lumber and Jordan Excavation.  The two-hundred lap Late Model Sportsman event had a total purse in excess of $18,000 with $3,000 going to the winner. In addition to the purse, there was lap leader money in excess of $4,000.  This included a $500 halfway bonus, complements of New England Race Fuels.

The Coastal 200 kicked off with three heat races.  The heat races were sponsored by Norm’s Used Cars and Truck’s by Norm, both of Wiscasset.  One hundred dollars went to each of the three heat winners.  Those winners, who started at the pole were the #33 of Josh St Clair.  Josh St Clair was the 2014 Coastal 200 winner.  Winner of the second heat was the #17 of Chris Thorne.  Third heat winner was Andrew McLaughlin of the #26.  Read Full Article →

Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE MAY 16, 2015
DYER SPEEDS HER WAY TO FIRST NAPA SUPER STREET WIN

Last Saturday was Mainely Motorsports night at Wiscasset Speedway. Mainely Motorsports host, Steve Perry, was on hand. Perry was greeting fans as they arrived, passing out t-shirts and goodie bags filled with items. Perry also gave away kids bikes to ten lucky children who participated in the Wiscasset Speedway Kid’s Club. The Kid’s Club is a weekly feature at Wiscasset Speedway.

Perry said, “This is our third year of having a Mainely Motorsports night here at Wiscasset Speedway, and I really enjoy it. I try to get more involved with the crowd and the drivers. I bring some extra contingency awards and give a bunch of things away to the fans, to bring more fans to the facility. Through my travels with Mainely Motorsports I have met a lot of great people, and I encourage people to come and support Wiscasset Speedway and watch five great divisions of racing.”
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Photo by Peter Taylor

Photo by Peter Taylor

Despite a coolness to the air, fans gathered last Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway to watch the group two division of racing.  On the agenda was the Spotlighted division, Modifieds, as well as Strictly Street, Late Model Sportsman, Outlaw Mini’s, and the flex race of the week, a one hundred lap Enduro.

 

First on the track were the Modifieds, competing in a forty lap spotlight feature.  Starting at the pole was the #39 of Mike Brown.  Behind him were the #61 of Shawn Austin and Jairet Harrison of the #85.  When green flag racing began, the #20 of Gary Thorne leapt to the forefront.  Thorne took second by the completion of lap one.  Nipping at Thorne’s heels was Mark Lucas of the #5.  Lucas followed Thorne to the front of the pack, and by lap five, Thorne was leading the race, with Austin in second, and Lucas in third.

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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE MAY, 2 2015
BURGESS GRABS SECOND CONSECTUTIVE PROSTOCK WIN

Fans packed the Wiscasset Speedway grandstands on a bright afternoon for what proved to be exciting racing action. On the schedule were the group one division including Thunder 4’s, New England Four Cylinder Prostocks, NAPA Super Street, and Prostocks. The flex race of the week were the Wicked Good Vintage Racers.

Starting of the night was the Spotlight race, a thirty lap Thunder 4 Mini main event. Heat winner Leandra Martin of the #31 started at the pole. Behind were the #74 of Aaron Sevigny and Michael Golding of the #26. Despite several cautions at the start of the race, Martin was able to hold onto her lead, and those behind her had their work cut out for them to catch up. The #05 of Gerard Cote swept to second, and Aaron Sevigny spun out allowing the #28X of David Stone Jr to take third by lap three.
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photo by Peter Taylor

photo by Peter Taylor

Story by Matt Grant

Wiscasset, ME –  On Saturday, the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour kicked off their 22nd season of racing with the first of a tour-high nine races at the fastest oval in the State of Maine, Wiscasset Speedway. With both drivers and fans eager to get to the track and put the cold, snowy winter days behind them, Opening Day 2015 promised to be a great showcase of racing action!
A healthy mix of returning veterans and rookie contenders filled the pit area, as 13 cars were on hand to get the season started.  A random draw set the field for the 10-lap heat races, with the finishing positions from the heats determining the lineup for the 25-lap feature event.

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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE APRIL 25, 2015
COLLINS WINS LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN SEASON OPENER

There was a bustle at Wiscasset Speedway as a pit area full of drivers and crew prepared for five exciting races to please the fans gathered in the grandstands. Despite a nip to the air, hundreds were at the track, to both watch and participate in short track racing. On the line up were the group two division, including Outlaw Mini’s, Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, and Wiscasset’s newest addition, Modified. The flex race of the week were the super-fast Amsoil Nelcar Legends.

The Outlaw Mini class was the Spotlight feature of the week. The Mini’s competed in a thirty-five lap event. Heat winner, Cody Tribbet, of the #13 started at the pole. Behind him was George Fortin of the #9. Fortin leapt to the lead early in the race, and looked out his rear view mirror at his competitors trying to catch up for the remainder of the race.
Starting in third was the #10 of Jimmy Childs. Childs lost position to the #34 of Justin Trombley during lap one. Trombley looked for his opportunity to claim second, but couldn’t gain an advantage over Tribbet until lap twenty-five, when he managed to get underneath Tribbet and complete the pass for second. Fortin had a commanding lead, and Trombley did not have enough time to challenge Fortin for the win. Fortin took the checkered, with Trombley placing second. Tribbet rounded out the top three.
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2015
PACKED GRANDSTANDS PUT END TO WINTER AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

Opening day at Wiscasset Speedway. The reverberation of engines in the air, the scent of exhaust. The palpable excitement of both fans and drivers alike, as an end is finally put to winter and the cars hit the track once again.

Starting the racing action was a fifty lap Prostock feature. The #05 of James Osmond dominated the heat and started the feature at the pole. Osmond powered to the lead, and for over thirty laps led the pack. It looked like it was Osmond’s race to win. Behind him were the #01 of Andy Saunders and the #15 of Nick Hinkley.
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photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

story by Chris Roy

The 2015 race season at Wiscasset Speedway gets underway this weekend on Saturday, April 18th and, Wyatt Alexander of Ellsworth, Maine will be there in the #96 Pro-stock.

Over the winter months Wyatt has kept busy, “In the off season I have been focusing on my school work and playing some indoor soccer, and of course preparing the car for the 2015 season.”

There is a number of track in New England that Super Late Models race at, like Wiscasset Speedway, and Oxford Plains Speedway, as well as the two super late model touring series, Pro All Stars Series (PASS)and the Granite State Pro-Stock Series “Our plans are to try our hand at a few different tracks and series and learn as much as possible. I will be racing the Super Late Model full time and possibly a couple other divisions throughout the year.” Read Full Article →

photo by Brandon Simmons

photo by Brandon Simmons

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 →

Story by Chris Roy

photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

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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story by Chris Roy

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 →