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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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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2014
THORNE SCORES SECOND LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN WIN OF SEASON

Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway was bright and sunny, then headed into a balmy evening under the bright lights. On the racing schedule was the Group 2 division of racing, including Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Street, Thunder 4’s, Mini Trucks, and the flex race of the week was a Modified Exhibition. The Late Model division has seen seven different winners in seven weeks. This week was the first week a driver has had a second win in the division.

The spotlighted feature of the week was a thirty five lap Strictly Street race. Starting on the pole was the #14 of Dave Brannon. Behind him were the # 43 of Ben Erskine and the #24 of Jonathan Emerson. During the opening lap Erskine passed Brannon on the outside of turn two. After a brief battle, Brannon was able to find an opening on the inside and passed Erskine for the lead during lap three. Read Full Article →

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WISCASSSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE JULY 26, 2014
FANS PACK THE STANDS FOR WISCASSET SPEEDWAY’S 45TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway celebrated its forty-fifth birthday on Saturday. A ceremony during half time introduced some of Wiscasset’s great drivers from the past including Teddy Palino, Dick Giles, Dick Williams, Bill Bailey, JC Marsh, Dale Chadbourne, and Pete Silva. The weather was beautiful and sunny, and when the day cooled and evening came around the bright lights of Wiscasset lit the track. The grandstands were jammed with fans, and they enjoyed giveaways, fireworks, celebration cake, and some great racing action. On the schedule for the evening were Group One racing divisions, including Outlaw Mini’s, Prostocks, New England Four Cylinder Prostocks, and Napa Super Streets.

The spotlighted feature of the week was a thirty-five lap Napa Super Street race. Starting on the pole was the #1 of Adam Chadbourne. Last time out on the track, Chadbourne flipped his car coming out of turn four, landing upside down against the front wall, due to a broken tie rod end. Chadbourne said prior to race time it had taken two weeks to repair the damage with crews working around the clock. The whole front end was rebuilt, and a new engine was installed.
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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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