By 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. (more…)
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.
WISCASSET 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.
WISCASSET 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.
LEANDRA 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.