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Wiscasset2013logoBy Lisa Maguire

It was Fall Fury at Wiscasset Speedway once again, bringing a close to the 2015 Wiscasset Racing Season. Fans lined the grandstand to watch a presentation of ten feature races, including all eight divisions of regular season racing.  Also making an appearance were the two classes of Wicked Good Vintage Racers.  Wiscasset Speedway celebrated the season’s end with driver awards, presentations, and a pig roast for friends, drivers, their families, fans, and Speedway staff.

Starting off the racing action were the two divisions of the Wicked Good Vintage Racer’s.  In the first division, Late Models and Modified pitted their skills against each other and raced to the finish.  By lap six, the #13 of Jody Lewis had taken the lead, and did not relinquish it.  The #24 of Zac Poland and the #420 of Keith Smalley battled for second place throughout the race.  Poland edged out Smalley during lap fifteen of the twenty lap feature.  Lewis sped under the checkered in first place.  Poland took second.  Rounding out the top three was Smalley in third. Read Full Article →

Wiscasset2013logo     A crisp fall evening greeted a large crowd at Maine’s Wiscasset Speedway Saturday night for the final points races of the 2015 season. Group 2 was in action with the championship title still up for grabs in the Late Model Sportsman division plus racing in the Modified and Outlaw Mini classes. Also on the schedule was an appearance of the Napa Super Streets, which normally run with Group 1, with its championship still to be determined. The Flex race of the program was the 3rd and final Enduro of the season. The Enduro rolled out 51 cars to take the green flag. Chad Michaud took the victory by 2 laps over Michael Moody and Keith Rankin.
    The Modifieds rolled out for their 30 lap feature with Harpwell’s Mark Lucas having already secured the 2015 championship, thanks to his 10 wins in 11 races. The 11 car starting field as the largest for the mods this season. However a mishap in the front of the field on the initial green flag took a handful of cars out of contention including #15 Joe Williams, #33 Ron Bryant and #7 Nick Reno. With the race back underway #85 of Jairet Harrison took an early lead on lap 4 while Lucas picked his way up from the back of the field. Lucas reached the leader’s back bumper by lap 12 and would stay there for the next ten circuits. Harrison slipped up the track out of turn four and opened the lead up for Lucas. But just a lap later Lucas would be blackflagged for dumping water on the track. Harrison withstood one more restart challenge and drove to his first career win. He was chased across the line by Allen Moeller and Richard Jordan.

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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
THE CREAM RISES TO THE TOP DURING WISCASSET’S TOP GUN STRICTLY STREET SHOOTOUT
By Lisa Maguire

The good weather held out, and although the evening was cool, it felt still like summer at Wiscasset Speedway last Saturday. Fans thronged the grandstands, and when the bright lights of Wiscasset lit the track, the fans were on the edge of their seats in anticipation of watching the group one division of racing, including: New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Prostock, and Thunder Four Mini’s. In a special presentation, the Strictly Streets appeared on Saturday’s schedule as Wiscasset Speedway presented the third annual Top Gun Strictly Street Shootout. Additionally, there was a highly anticipated race for the championship which would be decided during the Prostock feature, which pitted point leader Jeff Burgess against Andy Saunders, who was only ten points below him.
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
CHUCK COLBY TAKES HOME THE LATE MODEL WIN AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway celebrated its second Fan Appreciation Night, this time for the Group Two division of racers. Summer has been slowly slipping away towards fall, and the 2015 racing season has been winding down. As the season draws to a close, the Group Two division saw some point champions emerge. Only the Late Model division still has contention for the point champion, and that will be decided on Saturday, September 26. The divisions racing last Saturday included Late Model Sportsmen, Outlaw Mini, Modifieds, and Strictly Street. Additionally, the Amsoil Nelcar Legends made their ninth and final appearance at the Speedway for this season.
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Wiscasset2013logoLEANDRA MARTIN MAKES HISTORY ON NAPA NIGHT AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
by Ken Minott

Wiscasset Speedway kicked off the final month of racing Saturday with a full card of action in it’s Group 1 divisions. Near perfect weather greeted a large and enthusiastic crowd at Maine’s fastest oval for the program presented by NAPA Auto Parts. As the 2015 season heads into the home stretch, championship point chases continue to tighten up in some divisions while one title would be wrapped up by night’s end. Just a week after his son Chuck Colby notched his first Late Model victory of the season, Charlie Colby covered the field and took his first checkered flag as well. Other winners on the night included Mark Lucas in the Napa Super Streets, Cody Tribbet in the Thunder 4 Minis, and Kamren Knowles in the N.E.4-cyl Pros. Also on the program were the Senior Tour Auto Racers (S.T.A.R. Tour). #0 Richard Eastman of Merrimac, Ma took home the victory in the Sportsman class while #2x Charlie Lima of New Bedford, Ma was the victor in the Modified class. Not to be outdone, Leandra Martin of Richmond would top the night with a history making runner-up finish in the Thunder 4 Mini’s.
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL FINISH 8/29/15

MODIFIED (40 LAPS)
1. #5 Mark Lucas – Harpswell
2. #7 Nick Reno – West Bath
3. #85 Jairet Harrison – Freeport
4. #04 Allan Moeller – Dresden
5. #8 Richard Jordan – Kingfield
6. #15 Joe Williams – Woolwich
7. #33 Ron Bryant – Livermore
8. #18 Kevin Douglass – Sidney

notes : Mark Lucas’s 9th win in 10 races
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 22, 2015
HENDSBEE WINS SPOTLIGHTED NEW ENGLAND FOUR CYLINDER PROSTOCK FEATURE

By Lisa Maguire

Despite forecasted rain, the weather at Wiscasset Speedway was fine last Saturday night. Fans and drivers alike gathered at the track, and a great show full of racing action ensued. On the agenda were the group one division of racing, including: New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Prostock, Thunder Four Mini’s, and Napa Super Street. The flex race of the week was the Wicked Good Vintage Racers, presenting two races for the gathered crowd.
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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 8, 2015
ALEXANDER CLAIMS FIRST PROSTOCK WIN AT BOSS HOGG 100

By Lisa Maguire

Fans thronged the grandstands at Wiscasset Speedway to see the annual Boss Hogg 100 Prostock race. The day was warm and sunny, and turned into a balmy evening under the bright lights of Wiscasset. The race was sponsored by LLP Transport and Ideal Portable Toilets. There were twenty-one Prostocks that competed for a purse that was nearly $8,000. The group one division of racing action was also on the schedule, including New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Napa Super Street, and Thunder Four Mini’s.

The Boss Hogg 100 lap Prostock race was the highlight of the evening. Starting on the pole was the #01 of Andy Saunders. To his right was the #47 of Kelly Moore. Behind in third was the #96 of Wyatt Alexander. When green flag racing began, the cars roared across the start line to the cheering of the gathered fans.
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photo supplied by BMR

photo supplied by BMR

Durham, ME – Evan Beaulieu and the #56 Hancock Lumber team will return to Wiscasset Speedway this weekend for the track’s most prestigious Pro Stock race of the season, the Boss Hogg 100 lap event.  The race pays $3,000 to win including lap money to the race leaders.  After a strong runner up finish in only his second start after a rough Pro Stock race, Beaulieu is confident going into this weekend’s event that his team will have a shot at the big money.

“We just have to be on our A game this weekend,” Beaulieu said of this weekend’s race, “We’ve been really good in our first two starts here, and if everything can go right for us we’ll be near the front at the end, but these races have been unpredictable and we just have to keep out of trouble if we want to be there at the end, I’ve really enjoyed racing at Wiscasset, you can drive the car a lot harder there than you can at most tracks and the track has a lot of character.” Read Full Article →

photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

Wiscasset, ME – On Saturday, the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour saw the largest car count of the season roll through the gates of Wiscasset Speedway, as 23 entries were received to compete in the 25 lapper at the coastal Maine facility.
For the first heat, the 8 of Tour Vice President Matt Chagnot in the Hooligan Motorsports sedan started on pole, with the 70 of fellow Director Tyler Braunschweig in the Wedgewood Motorsports coupe alongside. Braunschweig got the jump into turn 1, and quickly dropped into the lead, bringing the 00 of Buckshot Brackett with him to 2nd. Those two began to distance themselves, as Chagnot had his hands full of a hungry pack of cars behind him. Matt Grant in the 84 waited for an opportunity, which became available around the halfway point, when he maneuvered his coupe around the black and gold 8 for the third spot. At the finish of the 10-lap race, it was all Braunschweig, as the West Newfield driver picked up his 3rd heat win of the year, over Brackett and Grant. However, a post race technical Read Full Article →

Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 1, 2015
RENO PUTS AN END TO LUCAS’S WINNING STREAK AT WISCASSET!

Last Saturday was warm and sunny, a perfect day at Wiscasset Speedway. Fans gathered to watch the Group two classes in some racing action. Divisions included: Strictly Street, Outlaw Mini, Late Model Sportsman, Modified, and the flex race of the week were the Amsoil Nelcar Legends.

First on the track was the Spotlighted feature of the weekend, the Strictly Street division. Twelve racecars competed in an action packed thirty-five lap event. Starting at the pole was the #8X of Ethan Dinsmore. Beside him was the #03 of Maurice Young. In third was Cody Verrill in the #11. When green flag racing began, the #51 of Kyle Hewins passed Young on the inside for third. Kyle Hewins continued up the track on the inside and passed Young on turn one during lap two.
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