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Wiscasset2013logoWISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2015
PACKED GRANDSTANDS PUT END TO WINTER AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

Opening day at Wiscasset Speedway. The reverberation of engines in the air, the scent of exhaust. The palpable excitement of both fans and drivers alike, as an end is finally put to winter and the cars hit the track once again.

Starting the racing action was a fifty lap Prostock feature. The #05 of James Osmond dominated the heat and started the feature at the pole. Osmond powered to the lead, and for over thirty laps led the pack. It looked like it was Osmond’s race to win. Behind him were the #01 of Andy Saunders and the #15 of Nick Hinkley.
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story by Chris Roy

The 2015 race season at Wiscasset Speedway gets underway this weekend on Saturday, April 18th and, Wyatt Alexander of Ellsworth, Maine will be there in the #96 Pro-stock.

Over the winter months Wyatt has kept busy, “In the off season I have been focusing on my school work and playing some indoor soccer, and of course preparing the car for the 2015 season.”

There is a number of track in New England that Super Late Models race at, like Wiscasset Speedway, and Oxford Plains Speedway, as well as the two super late model touring series, Pro All Stars Series (PASS)and the Granite State Pro-Stock Series “Our plans are to try our hand at a few different tracks and series and learn as much as possible. I will be racing the Super Late Model full time and possibly a couple other divisions throughout the year.” Read Full Article →

photo by Brandon Simmons

photo by Brandon Simmons

Story by Chris Roy
Brianna Bodman, of Cushing, ME has working hard in the off season to get ready for the upcoming race seasons at Oxford Plains Speedway in the Cruisers Division, and at Wiscasset Speedway in the Enuro Division. “I’ve been working as a CNA 40+ hours a week to save up for this coming season.”

The Oxford Plains Speedway, 2015 race season for the Cruisers Div. begins Wednesday June, 10th and Wiscasset Speedway starts their Enduro race season May 9th. “I’m so ready for this season. I can’t wait. I plan on racing Wednesday nights at OPS and Saturday nights at Wiscasset and maybe a few Sundays at Unity.” Read Full Article →

Story by Chris Roy

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2014 Wiscasset Speedway Pro-Stock “Rookie of the Year”, Maggie Ferland, is getting ready for another season at Maine’s fastest track. “I will continue to race at Wiscasset that will be my home track for this year. I will also be traveling to other tracks in Maine and all over New England with Billy Penfold, my racing mentor. I will still be gaining more dirt experience at Volusia speedway in the spring and winter.”

So how has Maggie been keeping busy in the off season, she has been racing of course. “I have raced at Volusia Speedway in Florida. Volusia Speedway is a dirt track. I enjoy racing there and gaining experience, it is a lot different than asphalt. At school, I’ve been playing basketball and joining extra curriculums, such as the math team, art and the leadership club.” Read Full Article →

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story by Chris Roy

Tasha Dyer, of Arrowsic, ME., will be back this season racing in the Super Streets Series, at Wiscasset Speedway. So what has the driver of the #32 car been doing in the off season? “Traveling the eastern seaboard, spending time with friends & family and getting ready for the 2015 racing season!”

Opening day at Wiscasset for the Super Streets in on April 18th, so is the 32 car all set for the green flag? “No, unfortunately. We’re just getting my new car out of the snow bank this weekend.”

The race divisions at Wiscasset Speedway are divided into two groups which alternating racing every other week. “Being a racer, my ideal schedule is to race every weekend. However, with the possibility of wrecking and having a life outside of racing, having the week in between every race gives us time to work on the car after a bad wreck and have some family time in between.” Read Full Article →

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Photo Lenora Libby

Story by Chris Roy

Travis Poulliot, of Madison, Maine has been spending a lot of time over the winter getting ready for the green flag to fly. “This offseason has been busier than ever, acquiring a new car for 2015 and making plans for the 2015 race season.”

Travis is doing double duty this race season racing at two different tracks Speedway 95 and Wiscasset Speedway. “We will be running Speedway 95 and Wiscasset during 2015. We will be starting the season in Hermon, (Speedway 95) and at the very least attending the 75 lapper at Wiscasset. Our major goal is to run up front consistently and be a contender for the win every week. I love how big and how fast Wiscasset is and the atmosphere is great. I’ve never set tires on Speedway 95 so that’ll be a new thing this year as well.” Read Full Article →

314456Division titles were on the line last Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, and the champs rose to the occasion. Point leaders Adam Chadbourne of the NAPA Super Street division, Nick Hinkley of the Late Model Sportsman class, Ryan Chadwick of the Thunder 4 division, and Jerry McKenna of the Mini Trucks were all on hand to defend their lead and to bring the championship home. The weather was warm and pleasant. The crowd cheered on their favorite drivers and watched as three of the four point leaders won their division races. Wrapping up the night was a one hundred lap Enduro.

The spotlighted race of the week was a thirty-five lap NAPA Super Street feature. Heading into the last point race, Adam Chadbourne of the #1 had only a six point lead over James Osmond of the #05. Prior to race time Osmond said, “Chadbourne has dominated in this division, and his car is fast today. I would need to beat him by four positions for me to win the championship. We will have to see what happens.”

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1324Last Saturday the Wiscasset Speedway presented a jam-packed show including the second annual “Top Gun Strictly Shootout” presented by McKeage’s Top Gun Construction, the Amsoil Nelcar Legends, and division racing with Prostock, Outlaw Mini, and New England Four Cylinder Prostock. The grandstands were packed, and the weather was cool and pleasant. There were numerous giveaways, including bicycles for the kids. During intermission Joe Pastori, a driver who drives in Pass Sportsman and Prostock divisions, performed stunts on the racetrack to entertain the crowd. Additionally, Dan Brown was awarded the Four Seasons Synthetic Oil Driver of the Month for the month of August.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

COREY MORGAN 2014 STRICTLY STREET CHAMPION
By Lisa Maguire

Wiscasset Speedway began racing action last Saturday night, but rain arrived before the whole show could be presented. Heats for both Late Model Sportsman and Strictly Streets and the beginning of the Strictly Street feature had been started when rained out.

With only six of twenty-five laps complete, the drivers voted by majority vote not to make up the incomplete feature, thus ending their point season. This makes Corey Morgan the Strictly Street Point Champion. Morgan had a great season with four wins. In eight out of ten races, Morgan placed in the top three.
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Story by Matt Grant

Wiscasset, ME – The Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour rolled through the gates of the friendly confines known as Wiscasset Speedway once again, to kick off the final month of racing in the 2014 season.  With thunderstorms threatening the area most of the afternoon, the track crew was determined to get all the racing in, even if it meant waiting for several hours. A field of 13 cars took to the fastest oval in Maine for 25 laps of excitement!
For the first heat, the 8 of Matt Chagnot led the field to the green, but outside pole sitter Darren Johnson in the Circle 2 quickly grabbed the top spot.  The two New Hampshire drivers pulled away from the pack, and held off the late challenges to secure the front row for the feature.  Johnson earned his first career heat win, over Chagnot and the 96 of Wyatt Alexander.
Just before heat 2 was set to take the green, the skies opened up, and rain fell on the speedway for the better part of two hours.  After things cleared up, the 84 of Matt Grant and the 44 of Andy Santerre occupied the front row.  Santerre got a good jump on the start and moved into the lead. Grant and the 38 of Mathew Bourgoine hounded Santerre for nearly all 10 laps, but couldn’t find a way around the four time NASCAR champ.  Santerre held on to win, his first in a legends car, over Grant and Bourgoine.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
BURGESS SEVENTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN PROSTOCK AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
By Lisa Maguire

Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway started out sunny and hot, but bands of showers and thundershowers swept through the area causing a two hour rain delay. A hardcore group of race fans stayed through the delay to watch the races when they resumed on the track. Group one raced at Wiscasset Speedway this weekend, including Prostock, New England Four Cylinder Prostock, Outlaw Mini’s, and Napa Super Street. The Amsoil Nelcar Legends also made their fourth of five appearances at the Speedway.
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download (1)The Wiscasset Speedway held a fan appreciation day at the track last Saturday. Fans were able to gather on the track to both meet and talk with drivers before racing. There were bicycle races on the track for kids to compete in. Also, there were numerous bike giveaways for children, as well as other prizes for both kids and adults. A car show was held in the parking lot prior to race time. There were cars and trucks of all ages for spectators to view. All car show participants were given free passes to the races.

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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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