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.
This Sunday marks the 2nd year of the raceway being leased and operated by Nick Huff. Taking over the track in mid August of 2014, after no signs of opening for the year by any other parties, Huff was able to quickly put together a 4 race schedule that began August 17th. All events were successful, and most importantly, Huff accomplished his goal of continuing the 2 day Long John tradition that hasn’t missed a year since it’s beginning thanks to him. Time has surely flown by, and it’s been a great ride that is soon to come to an end with the recent purchase of the raceway.
Management will change hands in 2017, but racing will surely continue. We hope this will not come with many changes though, as we have proven that Nick’s ideas and philosophy on what’s best for the raceway are certainly a step in the right direction. We want to thank you for your continued support of Unity Raceway, for all of the 68 years of it’s presence, and especially these last couple. Lets pack the stands this Sunday August 21st, for 7 divisions of our continually growing car counts and exciting racing all for just $5 beginning at 2:30pm, and show that Unity Raceway can’t be stopped thru thick and thin. This track will always stand as the Toughest Oval in Maine, Strong and LOUD!!
Andrew McLaughlin made it 2 for 2 September 13th, winning both Late Model races he attended this season, and the most important one last Sunday that will sit him on the pole for the start of the Long John 115 on October 11th. He has been dynamite all season, winning races at Speedway 95, Wiscasset, and Unity. This win also will get him featured on the cover of the 2015 Long John Souvenir Program and T-Shirts. He started 4th in the heat, and made his way to 2nd with Frank Moulton picking up the win to set the front row of the feature. McLaughlin jumped out front immediately and led every lap to pick up $250 in lap money, and $550 for the win. (more…)
DJ Moody has one Outlaw win this season, and it came at Unity Raceway in June. Now going into the second visit for 2015 this Sunday, he’s feeling pretty confident once again. He rented the track a week ago and wasn’t happy with his first run of the day, but he continued to tweak the new setup he was trying and by the end of his practices, had the car just how he wanted. “We wanted to rent the track because we were trying something new, and it’s definitely feeling really good …now, that I think we have a great shot at this next Unity race in the series.”