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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

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 →

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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 →

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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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By Lisa Maguire

Last Saturday the Wiscasset Speedway presented some action packed racing entertainment for the gathered fans.  Fans were not disappointed by the group one racing division which included the Thunder 4 Mini’s, Napa Super Streets, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, and the flex race of the week, which was the Amsoil Nelcar Legends.

First on the track were the spotlighted group of the evening, the Thunder 4 Mini’s in a thirty lap feature.  Starting at the pole was the #54 of Noah Haggett.  Beside him was the #74 of Aaron Sevigny.  Behind him was Michael Golding of the #26.  There was shuffling during the opening lap, with leader changes.  By the conclusion of lap one, Curtis Anderson of the #04 was leading the pack.  Sevigny was still holding second, and the #48 of Michael Harrison was in third.

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Credit Photos:  Mary and Peter Taylor

Credit Photos: Mary and Peter Taylor

By Lisa Maguire

 Saturday was “Outlaw Mini Madness” at Wiscasset Speedway.   Competitors from as far away as Florida came to participate in the seventy-five lap race.  The group two division of racing was also on the agenda, featuring Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Streets, and Modified.

First on the track for the feature races were the Late Model Sportsman in a thirty-five lap event.  Starting at the pole was the #00 of Alex Waltz.  Beside him was the #6 of Chris Bowie.  Behind was Tyler Robbins of the #34.  When green flag racing began, Waltz sped ahead for the lead.  Bowie fought back, and edged ahead of Waltz on the back stretch during lap one for the lead.  Tyler Robbins took second coming out of turn four during lap four.

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Wiscasset2013logoNEMA VISITS WISCASSET SPEEDWAY FOR HIGH SPEED ACTION
By Lisa Maguire

A visit from NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES packed the grandstands Saturday night. It was the Ames True Value Supply “NEMA Night”. The evening’s jam-packed schedule included two NEMA races and the Group 1 division: New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Prostock, Thunder 4’s, and NAPA Super Streets. The fans were able to go onto the track at 5:00 PM to meet with the drivers, get autographs, receive hero cards, and even to sit in the NEMA racecars.

NEMA club president, Russell Stoehr said, “This is a great facility, the fans are awesome and are very nice to us. We love coming up here this time of year and putting on a show for you guys. I hope to be coming back next year, all signs point to us coming back every year. This is the one of the most positive fan experiences we have all year long.”
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Credit photos:  Mary & Peter Taylor

Credit photos: Mary & Peter Taylor

Wiscasset, ME – Although it’s hard for some to believe that the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour has already entered its third month of racing in 2015, it is a testament that time really does fly when you’re having fun! The convoy of car haulers, accompanied by their crew and drivers, rolled into the pits of Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday, for race #5 of the season. With 15 cars on hand, the Tour looked to start off June with some exciting racing for the spectators to enjoy! Picture perfect weather graced the coastal Maine area for the evening, as hundreds embraced the chance to come out and spend some time at the track!

The first heat race of the night, consisting of all the top drivers in the points standings, was paced by the 70 of Tylar Braunschweig, alongside the Racin’ Realtor Ed Getty in the 10. Braunschweig took the lead right away as Getty squeezed in front of Terry Kirk in the 17 to hold down the second spot. The 38 of three-time and defending Tour Champion Mathew Bourgoine was a man on a mission, using the outside line to power past several cars en route to the second spot. Some fierce racing and position swapping went on from 1st to last place, but it was Braunschweig in the Wedgewood Motorsports entry, holding off Bourgoine for his second heat win of 2015. Ed Getty held off a flurry of challenges from the 84 of Matt Grant and the 19 of Kevin Girard Jr. in a near 3-wide finish for the third spot in the caution-free event. Read Full Article →

Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE JUNE 6, 2015
THE HEWINS DOMINATE STRICTLY STREET

Wiscasset Speedway held its weekly races last Saturday. The warm summer day turned into a cool summer evening, and the cars raced under the big lights. Fans were gathered to watch five races: Strictly Street, Outlaw Mini’s, Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, and the flex race of the week was the Amsoil Nelcar Legends.

First on the track were the Strictly Streets for a Spotlighted main event of thirty-five laps. Heat winner Bryan Robbins of the #51X started at the pole with the #51 of Kyle Hewins beside him. In third was Chanler Harrison of the #85.

When the green flag waved over the track, Bryan Robbins and Kyle Hewins raced door to door. Behind was a battle for third, with the #83 of Dan Brown moving from his sixth place start to third when he passed Harrison on the back stretch during lap one.
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