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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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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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