by Ken Minott

Saturday night Wiscasset Speedway hosted Group 1 Fan Appreciation Night with the help of Mainely Motorsports TV. Along with the usual pre-race driver autograph session and kids bike races, the two organizations combined forces to help race sponsor Bozzutos Inc raise money for Maine Special Olympics through their Hometown Foundation. Over 70 Special Olympians were in attendance as the sponsor’s special guest, but 12 of them got a treat as they were chosen to help present trophies to the drivers in victory lane. A brief rain shower delayed the start of the show by an hour, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the fans and drivers.

Dennis Spencer wins Championship Series Super Late Model finale, Alan Tardiff gets track title on tiebreaker at Oxford Plains Speedway

Dennis Spencer wins Championship Series Super Late Model finale, Alan Tardiff gets track title on tiebreaker at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine — Dennis Spencer, Jr. of Oxford nailed down his second Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model victory of the season in the 50-lap championship points finale Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, while Lyman’s Alan Tardiff prevailed in a points tiebreaker to claim his first championship in the track’s premiere racing class.

Spencer, who just barely missed the cut to get into the recent Oxford 250 classic, started the race from 11th position. He quickly made his way forward through the field, had a good battle for the race lead with Scarborough’s Kelly Moore, then held off Super Late Model rookie Ryan Robbins of Dixfield to claim victory.



presented by Bozzutos Inc Hometown Foundation

THUNDER 4 MINIS (30 laps)
* Logan Melcher 6th win of 2017 – clinched 2017 Thunder 4 championship
Pos No. Name Home Town Laps Diff
1 41 Logan Melcher Jay 30
2 54 Noah Haggett Wiscasset 30 10.797
3 58 David Greenleaf Brunswick 30 13.193
4 20 Devan Robinson Warren 30 14.039
5 80 Donald Mooney New Gloucester 29 1 Lap
6 04 Curtis Anderson Richmond 29 1 Lap
7 1 Jeff Davis Woolwich 29 1 Lap
8 00 Nick Morton Newcastle 29 1 Lap
9 03 Ryan Shea Richmond 29 1 Lap
10 26 Michael Golding Pownal 29 1 Lap (more…)

Thunder Road Champions Set To Be Crowned On Community College of Vermont Night

Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard (#68) leads Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie (#94) by 24 points in the race for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger crown. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, Vt. – The final point-counting event of the season at Barre’s Thunder Road is set for this Friday, September 8 at 7:00pm with Community College of Vermont (CCV) Championship Night. The Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will all crown their champions at the Friday night affair that was previously postponed due to weather.


As part of the CCV Championship Night special, all three divisions will run extra-distance features. The Late Models will cap the night with a 65-lap main event, while the Flying Tigers and Street Stocks will run 50 and 35 laps, respectively.



LEE, NH:  A special 47-lap hobby stock feature race will highlight a 12-race program thisFriday night at Lee USA Speedway.


The Johnny Durant 47 honoring former driver and track official John Durant, of NorthHampton, NH, is on tap for hobby stocks following qualifying heats.


The hobby stock season point championship is on the line with Boe Green, Berwick,Maine, leading Paul Palen, of Pelham, NH, by just 20 points. Ryan Green, the point leader’s son, is third with Jimmy Renfrew Jr. and Patrick Tanguay the next three in order, only a few pointsapart.

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The Unity Raceway racing program schedule for this Sunday, September 10, has been canceled out of concerns for track owner George Fernald’s health.

Fernald was hospitalized for nine days in late August with internal shingles, complicated by both meningitis and encephalitis. He returned home on Aug. 24, where he has been receiving treatments since.


Labbe Files First Official Entry for 55th Vermont Milk Bowl

Former Serie ACT Champion Alex Labbe (#48QC) is the first of nearly 30 drivers who have already filed entries for the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, Vt. – St. Albert, Qué.’s Alex Labbé has filed the first official entry for the 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. The 2014 Serié ACT Champion will look to become the first Canadian driver since 2008 to win the historic event.


Labbé is an 11-time Serié ACT winner and currently leads the NASCAR Pinty’s Series standings. He was the polesitter for the 2013 Vermont Milk Bowl and is aiming for his first victory in “The Toughest Short-Track Stock Car Race in North America”.


Lee USA Speedway 9/1/17 Race Report

Supermodifed winner Dave Helliwell. (photo by Rich Hayes)

Lee, NH – The David’s Race Cars and Components Hobby Stocks were the headliners at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, running twin 25-lap feature events with bonus money on the line for the driver with the best combined finishes.

Former two-time champion Patrick Tanguay of Lebanon, ME put in first bid for the honor, taking down the win in the first feature with an impressive run, holding off points leader Boe Green of Berwick, ME to score his second feature win of the season by a 0.239 second margin of victory.


16-Year-Old Ossipee Native Zach Nicholson Makes Strides at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

story by Amy Harrop

Written By: Amy Harrop

Coming out of a successful 2016 racing season where he earned “Rookie of the Year” honors at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the Wildcats division, Zach Nicholson still had many goals in mind as he entered his sophomore season in 2017. Although 2016 was a good year for the young driver, he still wanted more. What was the top goal on his list? A feature victory in 2017. After an entire season full of ups and downs, Zach Nicholson finally captured his first feature victory in an accident-ridden 30-lap feature on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.


Coming into the night, Zach had clearly made his mark at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, earning himself 9 top-5 finishes in 13 weeks of competition. The orange and blue #21 was a consistent figure at the front of the pack each and every week, fighting for position. Like all drivers do, Zach did have some tough weeks, including being caught up in a frightening wreck in turn 3 on July 22nd, a wreck that led to him being transported to Maine Medical Center with a sprained ankle. No matter what happens to him out on the track, Zach never gives up. After his wreck, he brushed himself off and returned to competition the very next week; only to take home yet another top-5 finish in his division. Due to his many qualifying heat race victories over the course of the season, people started to deem Zach as the “Heat Race Hero”. This motivated him to work harder to finally secure that first career victory he had been longing for for two years.


Star Classic 100 Up Next For Granite State Pro Stocks

Star, Squeglia with the Checkers. ( Troy Bregy photo)

By Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Granite State Pro Stock Series has just three races remaining on the 2017 championship schedule and the battle for the title is heating up heading for Star Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday night.

The GSPSS will be part of the annual Star Classic weekend, which is a two-day show that also includes the International Supermodified Association (ISMA). The GSPSS will compete in a 100-lap feature event on the slightly banked asphalt oval in Epping, N.H.


Wiscasset Speedway Results 9/2/2017

Wiscasset Speedway was back in action Saturday night. Group 2 took center stage with regular action in all divisions plus the special Dave’s World Dash For Cash for the Late Model Sportsman. battles are coming into shape with just a month left in the 2017 season.

The Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis were the spotlight division with a 35 lap feature. Just one caution slowed the action as the top three drivers in the class took control. Point leader #26 Brent Roy picked his way up from his 6th starting spot to claim the lead on lap 15 and drive to his 3rd victory of the season. Division runner-up Jake Hendsbee #27 kept Roy in his site but had to settle for the 2nd place trophy. 4-time champ Rob Greenleaf #2x finished 3rd.

Payea Prevails in T-Road Labor Day Classic 200

American Canadian Tour

Payea Prevails in T-Road Labor Day Classic 200
Late rally lands ACT point leader 5th Tour win

BARRE, VT – Scott Payea led the final 13 laps of the 39th Annual Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road Monday after a caution on lap 185 put him on the front row with eventual third-place finisher Nick Sweet.

Scott Dragon got by Sweet with three laps left to claim runner-up honors.

Payea brought the Harrison Redi-Mix No. 37 to the pits on lap 48 after suffering damage when cars stacked up behind a fourth-turn spinout.

55th Vermont Milk Bowl Fast Approaching at Thunder Road

Barre’s Nick Sweet (foreground) was the winner of the 2016 Vermont Milk Bowl. The 55th edition of the legendary event is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, Vt. – The 55th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank is just around the corner at Barre’s Thunder Road. Track officials have announced plans for the latest running of the famed event at the Barre high banks on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, with five divisions of racing action that promise something for every racing fan in the Northeast.


The 55th Milk Bowl is the biggest event on the Thunder Road calendar with a storied history that dates back to 1962. It has been captured by the biggest names of Northeast U.S. and Canadian Late Model racing over the decades from four-time winner Robbie Crouch to three-time champion Nick Sweet. Many of today’s top American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road Late Model drivers are expected at the 55th edition as well.