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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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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE JULY 25, 2015
WISCASSET SPEEDWAY CELBRATES ITS 46TH BIRTHDAY

By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway celebrated its forty-sixth birthday last Saturday night. The evening was presented by Maine State Bureau of Highway Safety. Drivers from past and present had gathered to help celebrate the day and participated in a driver recognition ceremony during intermission. Champions’ Night drivers included Ed Pierpont, Steve Pierpont, Vern Hodgkins, Dale Chadbourne, Adam Chadbourne, Dan Trask, Scott Chubbuck, Mike Delaney, Nick Hinkley, Brett Mank, Gave Gabrey, Mike Moody, Alan Moeller Sr, Jeff Burgess, Steve Reny, Kamren Knowles, Maurice Young, Daryl Cook, Scott Delano, Jeff Jackson, Eddie Bellows, Casey Nash, Neil Reny, and Chester Rice.
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Mary and Peter Taylor    petespicks.smugmug.com

Mary and Peter Taylor petespicks.smugmug.com

By Lisa Maguire

There were some new faces in Victory Lane this Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway.  Fans gathered, despite the cool weather, and were treated to some exciting racing action, with appearances on the podium from several racers who had not been there in quite some time.  On the agenda were the Group Two division of racing, including Late Model Sportsman, Outlaw Mini, Modified, and Strictly Street.  The flex race of the week was a one-hundred lap Enduro feature.

Starting off the night was the spotlighted Late Model Sportsman class in a forty-five lap event.  On the pole was the #33 of Josh St Clair.  To his right was Bryan Robbins of the #5X.  In third was Steve Minott in the #28.  Read Full Article →

Credit Photos:  petespicks.smugmug.com  -  Pete and Mary Taylor

Credit Photos: petespicks.smugmug.com – Pete and Mary Taylor

By Lisa Maguire

Last Saturday was fan appreciation night at Wiscasset Speedway.  Drivers gathered on the track and fans were able to go down onto the track and meet them, get autographs, and view the race cars up close.  The weather was warm and sunny, perfect for fan appreciation day.  There were kids bicycle races on the track.  The bike races were divided into three divisions.  The first division was five and under, with training wheels and tricycles.   A little girl named Taylor won the race.  The second division was five through seven year olds, and Paris from Jefferson won.  The third division was eight through twelve years old.  Logan from Farmingdale won the event.  All three took home trophies for their accomplishment.

Saturday was the group one division of racer’s.  The feature events included a spotlighted division of Prostock.  Also on the schedule were the Thunder 4 Mini’s, NAPA Super Street, and the New England Four Cylinder Prostock. Read Full Article →

Mary and Peter Taylor petespicks.smugmug.com

Mary and Peter Taylor petespicks.smugmug.com

by Ken Minott

     Drivers and fans alike gathered at Maine’s fastest oval on Saturday night to celebrate the 4th of July holiday and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the checkered flag. Group 2 divisions were in action with Modifieds, Strictly Streets, Outlaw Minis, and Late Model Sportsman. The flex race of the night was the Amsoil Nelcar Legends. The show ended with a fireworks display for the fans.
    The Modified division rolled out with the first feature of the evening. Although they were the spotlight division for the night, the drivers voted in a prerace meeting to shorten their race from 40 laps down to their normal 30 lap distance. Ten cars were on hand for the night, but only seven managed to make the feature. #33 of Ron Bryant started at the pole position with the #61 of Shawn Austin alongside. The #5 of Mark Lucas came into the weekend as the man to beat, riding a five race win streak. With a pair of the top contenders unable to make the feature, Lucas was able to remain undefeated. Austin held the early lead for the first couple laps until the #7 of Steve Reno took over the lead. Lucas picked his way up from his 5th starting spot and raced his way up to 2nd. He chased Reno until the leader nearly spun out racing out of turn 4. Lucas quickly took the lead as they completed lap 8. Things settled down up front for the remainder of the race and it would go caution free to the checkers. Lucas took the win by a half car length over Reno. For Reno, his runner up finish was his first podium finish of the season. #85 of Jairet Harrison took 3rd.

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