JOHN CURTIS JR CAPTURES 150 LAP LATE MODEL WIN AT SPEEDWAY 95

Speedway95JOHN CURTIS JR CAPTURES 150 LAP LATE MODEL WIN AT SPEEDWAY 95

John Curtis Jr. of Hermon won the biggest race of his career to date at Speedway 95 Sunday afternoon when he won the Veteran’s Remembrance 150 for Late Models. Curtis started 6 in the field of 16 that took the green flag, and took the lead from Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington on lap 95. Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben also got by McLaughlin late in the going and challenged Curtis for the lead following a lap 142 restart. Curtis was able to keep the lead by sticking to the bottom groove, relegating Parritt to a runner up finish. McLaughlin finished third, followed by Corinna’s Paul White in fourth and Milo’s Nick Jenkins in fifth. Brenton Parritt of Steuben, Josh St. Clair of Liberty, Deane Smart of Bradley, Donny Blanchard of Orrington and Chris Ryan of Newburgh rounded out the top 10.
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JOHN CURTIS JR. SCORES 95 LATE MODEL WIN

Speedway95JOHN CURTIS JR. SCORES 95 LATE MODEL WIN

Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. fought off a late race challenge from 2015 division champion Brenton Parritt of Steuben to win the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night. Curtis led the majority of the laps in the event, but Parritt closed up following a mid-race restart and challenged Curtis over the last half of the race. Parritt finished second with Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben finishing third. Deane Smart of Bradley was fourth and Trey Brown of Winterport finished fifth in his first ever Late Model feature race.
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RYAN DEANE WIRES SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL SERIES FINALE

Speedway95RYAN DEANE WIRES SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL SERIES FINALE

Winterport’s Ryan Deane started the Hopkins Landscaping Late Model Series finale on the pole and led the pack for all 50 laps on the way to his third win of the season. Deane was followed closely by Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington, who mounted a serious mid race challenge but was unable to take the top spot away from Deane. Only one caution slowed the field, and it set up a 2 lap dash to the finish, but Deane was able to hold off McLaughlin and take the win.
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DEANE SMART BATTLES TO SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WIN

Speedway95DEANE SMART BATTLES TO SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WIN

Bradley’s Deane Smart made it two in a row at Speedway 95 Saturday night as he fought his way to the checkered flag in the Dysart’s Late Model feature. Starting on the outside pole for the 40 lap event, Smart first raced side by side with defending division champion Brenton Parritt of Steuben, who was racing in a car borrowed from his brother Wayne. Smart and Parritt battled for the lead for the first 22 laps, many of them side by side. In turn 2 on lap 23, the top five cars, all running in a group, ended up in an incident that eliminated Hermon’s John Curtis Jr., as well as Parritt, who attempted to return to competition but was forced to park the car for the night. On the restart, Smart took the lead, but by lap 28, Joey Doyon of Winterport had made his way from the 13th starting spot to challenge Smart for the lead. With Smart on the outside and Doyon on the inside, the duo circled the track side by side, swapping the lead for the final 12 laps, with Smart winning by a car length at the checkers. Doyon was second, followed by Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben. Winterport’s Ryan Deane finished fourth with Dana Wilbur of Frankfort again picking up a strong top five finish. Brenton Parritt successfully defended his 2014 points title by again finishing atop the standings for 2015. The Late Model points ended a week earlier than the other divisions, as they will race the final Hopkins Landscaping series event next Saturday, which does not earn regular season points for the drivers.
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DEANE SMART EDGES RYAN DEANE FOR 95 LATE MODEL VICTORY

Speedway95DEANE SMART EDGES RYAN DEANE FOR 95 LATE MODEL VICTORY

Deane Smart of Bradley made his way from an eighth place starting position to be running in second when the caution flag flew with 7 laps to go in the Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Thursday night. On the restart, Smart lined up outside Ryan Deane of Winterport, who had led the event from lap 4. When the green flew, Smart and Deane raced side by side for the 7 lap sprint to the finish, swapping the lead several times, until Smart led the final three laps by inches, taking his fourth win of the season by about three feet. Deane finished second with John Curtis Jr. of Hermon right behind, finishing third. Fourth went to pole-sitter Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben with Dana Wilbur of Frankfort finishing a strong fifth. These results are currently unofficial, as the shock absorbers on Ryan Deane’s car were removed during post-race tech inspection and will be sent out for testing to ensure their eligibility for competition in the division.
In the Darling’s Ford Sportsman, Trey Brown of Winterport outraced Steve Kimball of Holden in a three lap dash to the finish in the 25 lap feature. Kimball had led from the drop of the green, with Brown running second with Shane Tatro of Levant on his bumper in third. When the green flew to restart the race, Brown was ready and grabbed the lead from Kimball, who had chosen the inside for the restart. Brown held off Kimball’s efforts to regain the lead and took the win. Kimball finished second with Tatro right beside, taking third. Fourth went to Ralph Melanson of Corinth with Mike Overlock of Franklin finishing fifth.
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NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHT SPEEDWAY 95 WACKY WEDNESDAY FINALE

Speedway95NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHT WACKY WEDNESDAY FINALE

Two new faces appeared in victory lane Wednesday night at Speedway 95 and two other drivers ended long winless streaks as the 2015 Varney Buick-GMC-Mazda Wacky Wednesday season came to a close.

In the Road Runners, Keith Drost of Stetson took the lead from Bradley’s Sam Betts on lap 17 of the 20 lap feature and won his first race of the season, besting a field of 37 cars that was reduced to less than 20 at the finish. The red flag flew three times during the race, the last time on lap 12 in an incident that sent three drivers to the hospital for observation. Steve Kimball of Holden also got by Betts in the closing laps to finish second with Betts finishing third. Fourth went to Abel Leamur of Winterport with Michael Palmer of Winterport finishing fifth. Betts won the 2015 points championship in the division.
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