Patenaude sweeps Pro finals in Maine for ECS Conx2share Series

Patenaude sweeps Pro finals in Maine for ECS Conx2share Series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR

HERMON, Maine (Jan. 29, 2018) – Vermont veteran Leo Patenaude swept the Pro class finals over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Rounds 3 and 4 on the 15-race 2018 campaign at Del Merritt’s famed Speedway 95.

Patenaude (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) slotted into second at the start of Saturday’s final and took the lead from Mike Pilotte (Team Southside/Polaris) at lap five. Pilotte settled for second, while former national Semi-Pro champion Montana Jess (Triple 9 Optics/Arctic Cat) filled out the podium.
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Speedway 95 next stop for ECS Conx2share series

Speedway 95 next stop for ECS Conx2share series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 23, 2018) – After a successful season opener in southwestern New Hampshire, race teams and officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are headed north for the EMCC Foundation’s Dysart’s Snocross this coming weekend, Jan. 27-28, at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.

Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per day for adults or $15 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams as they work on their machines are available for an extra $10.
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First PASS Super Late Model win for Derek Griffith in Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95

photo by Norm Marx

Hermon, Maine – Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory Sunday afternoon in the Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.

 

Griffith and his LCM Motorsports 12 car pulled away from the pack in the closing laps after an unusually-competitive battle saw five different drivers lead – many on more than one occasion – over the first 100 circuits of the tricky, 1/3-mile oval track.

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3rd Different Winner In 2016 NEMST At Speedway 95

2016 Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea

2016 Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour presented by Twisted Tea

Bleak forecasts and gloomy skies surrounded the days leading up to the return of the North East Mini Stock Tour along with its sponsors Texas Roadhouse and Twisted Tea to the one third mile flat oval in Hermon, ME. The last race at Speedway 95 for the NEMST was held in May of 2009 the first year of the mini stock touring series which has since become one of the most recognized in New England.

 
That first day saw Justin Trombley take home the feature win, a driver that has had so many laps around the oval he could do it with his eyes closed. Fast forward to 2016. Trombley has decreased the number of tour races he competes in currently and the tour has drawn in the highest caliber of four cylinder competitors the region has to offer. Those competitors include Haywood Herriott and Zach Audet who both won their heat races during Sunday’s event, as well as 2 time champion Emerson Cayer and entering point leader Nick Maniatis.

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PASS Super Late Models chase Garrett Hall at Speedway 95

Norm Marx photo

Norm Marx photo

Scarborough, Maine racer first repeat victor this year

 

Hermon, Maine – Garrett Hall of Scarborough charged into contention from his sixth row starting position, battling his way to victory lane Sunday in a rain-plagued 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race that went the scheduled distance at Speedway 95 in Hermon.

 

Hall, who said he was told the track “was flat and bumpy” had never seen the track prior to Sunday’s event.  After several rain delays interrupted practice sessions and qualifying races, weather continued to threaten, so Hall – starting back in the field as a previous 2016 race winner on the series, wasted little time making his way through the field on the tight track.

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Speedway 95 To Kickoff 50th Anniversary Season With PASS North Stars This Weekend

PASS Photo

PASS Photo

NAPLES, ME (May 11) – After a rain out last weekend at Star Speedway, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and PASS Modifieds will be back on track this Sunday afternoon at Maine’s Speedway 95.  New England’s top short track stars will help kickoff the 50th Anniversary season of racing at the track in Hermon dubbed as “Maine’s Family Fun Track.”

 

Through the first three PASS North races of the 2016 season, there have been three different winners.  Beech Ridge winner DJ Shaw currently leads the standings by four points over Oxford winner Ben Rowe and is just 13 markers ahead of Thompson winner Garrett Hall.

 

Speedway 95 favorite, Mike Hopkins, who also hails from Hermon, sits fourth in the standings just 23 points behind Shaw.  Hopkins has had a fast start to the year with two top 10s to begin the PASS North campaign and a runner-up finish in the PASS National Championship opener at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.  Hopkins feels he and his team are primed for their first PASS North Super Late Model victory this Sunday afternoon at Speedway 95.

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