ST CLAIR TOPS LARGE LATE MODEL FIELD AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAYby Ken Minott

     Group 2 was in action Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway. While some divisions have struggled to maintain respectable car counts, Wiscasset’s Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman division remains one of the largest an most competitive in the state. Twenty-seven cars pitted for the evening’s 50-lap main event,  Liberty’s Josh St Clair charged up from his 10th starting position and took the lead from Frank Moulton early in the race and then held off several contenders to claim the victory. It was his first win since 2017. Point leader and 4-time champ Chris Thorne of Sidney made a nice charge up from his 17th starting position but would settle for 2nd. Mark Lucas of Harpswell was the only driver to stay in the top five for the entire race. He stayed in the thick of the fight for the entire 50 laps and took home the final spot in victory lane and the 3rd place trophy. Former champion Will Collins of Waldoboro started 13th and finished 4th. Fayette’s Logan Melcher, a 2-time winner himself this season, rounded out the top 5 after starting 18th. The race was slowed by 4 cautions. Seventeen of the twenty-six cars that started the feature finished on the lead lap. 

      In other action, it was a profitable night for the point leaders of the three support divisions. Outlaw Mini point leader Jimmy Child of Leeds led wire to wire in the 25 lap feature for the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis. He was joined in victory lane by Scott Trask of Richmond and Jason Kimball of Pittston. The 30 lap feature for the K&A Property Services Modifieds was a battle of attrition with just 2 cars finishing the race. Adam Chadbourne of Woolwich padded his point lead with his 4th win of the season. Brian Treadwell matched his career-best in 2nd place and Richard Jordan of Kingfield took home 3rd. In the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets, point leader Zach Emerson of Sabattus bested the seven or eleven cars that were able to take the green for 25 lap feature. He started back in the field, but patiently worked his way to the front and secured his 3rd checkered flag of the season. Ryan Ripley of Thomaston took 2nd followed by Craig Robbins of Montville in 3rd. The flex race of the night was the new entry level division called Road Runners. The win went to Justice Pierpont of Jefferson.      Wiscasset Speedway returns to action Saturday, August 10th with Group 1 in action. The Maxwells Market Super Streets will have the main event with a 35 lap feature. Plus there will be in action the ServPro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stocks, the Cahill Tire 4-Cylinder Pros, the Thunder 4 Minis and special guests NELCAR Legends. The pit gate will open at 2:00 pm, the grandstand gate at 4:00 pm and the racing action starts at 6:00 pm. Grandstand admission is just $5 with kids 6 & under free. Pit admission is $20 for all. For more information and race day schedule, go to www.wiscassetspeedway.com
OFFICIAL FINISH 8/3/19GROUP 2
WOOD PELLET WAREHOUSE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN (50 laps)

PosNo.NameHome TownStateLapsDiff
133Josh St. ClairLibertyME50
217Chris ThorneSidneyME500.165
35xMark LucasHarpswellME500.396
425Will CollinsWaldoboroME500.705
541Logan MelcherFayetteME500.993
622Branden FowlerRomeME501.535
778Tiger ColbyWiscassetME501.681
821Shane ClarkWinterportME501.710
973Dylan TurnerChinaME502.257
1026RBrent RoyVassalboroME502.670
1130aDC AlexanderCarmelME502.691
1230Ryan St. ClairLibertyME503.012
1321xJames BarkerTurnerME503.222
144cConner WennersEdgecombME503.683
1534Tyler RobbinsMontvilleME504.147
167Tyler BaileyWiscassetME505.535
1715MFrank MoultonClintonME5012.675
1826Andrew McLaughlinHarringtonME473 Laps
1936Megan  FrostMontvilleME464 Laps
2019Shane KaherlJayME455 Laps
2127Jake HensbeeWhitefieldME4010 Laps
2200Alex WaltzWalpoleME3812 Laps
2332Brandon SpragueEdgecombME3713 Laps
2461Shawn AustinNorridgewockME3614 Laps
255Bill PinkhamWiscassetME2327 Laps
2688xWes TurnerFreedomME1238 Laps
dns47Brandon BaileyWiscassetMEdns

..KENNEBEC EQUIPMENT RENTAL OUTLAW MINI (25 laps)

PosNo.NameHome TownStateLapsDiff
110Jimmy ChildsLeedsME25
299Scott TraskRichmondME251.605
320Jason KimballPittstonME251.580
478Brady RomanoLivermore FallsME241 Lap
541Shane SmithAugustaME241 Lap
672Mike DelanoWoolwichME241 Lap
740Dixon SmithAugustaME241 Lap

..K&A PROPERTY SERVICES MODIFIEDS (30 laps)

PosNo.NameHome TownStateLapsDiff
11Adam ChadbourneWoolwichME30
248Brian TreadwellHancockME300.373
38Richard JordanKingfieldME291 Lap
477Nick RenoWest BathME1812 Laps
533xSteve PierpontCushingME426 Laps

..NORMS USED CARS STRICTLY STREETS (25 laps)

PosNo.NameHome TownStateLapsDiff
123Zachary EmersonSabattusME25
209xRyan RipleyThomastonME250.635
334Craig RobbinsMontvilleME252.032
429Brad ErskineSolonME252.358
505Brett OsmondWiscassetME253.810
613Shawn EmeryLimingtonME256.116
724*Jonathan EmersonWashingtonME2513.707
dns95 Ken Doak JrWashingtonMEdns
dns00Kimberly KnightChestervilleMEdns
dns42Dylan VarneyWindhamMEdns
dns02Paul HopkinsCamdenMEdns

..ROAD RUNNERS (15 laps)

PosNo.NameHome TownStateLapsDiff
123Justice PierpontJeffersonME15
257Jason MeserveWarrenME150.642
307Doug ChurchillBristolME132 Laps
41Chris EmersonBathME312 Laps
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