UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS... by Tom Hale

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Postby BDN » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:10 am

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Theriault Win Number Four Nets Him the ARCA Bill France 4 Crown Award

Fort Kent, Maine’s Austin Theriault not only held onto his points lead in the ARCA Racing Series, he won his fourth race of 2017 and his first road course victory. The win at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin netted him the Bill France 4 Crown Award for his achievement at super speedways, short track, dirt tracks and road courses.

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Postby BDN » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:29 am

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Land Speed Racer Body Comes Off At Two Hundred Ninety Plus MPH

Pam Beineke walked away from a frightening 290 mph crash at Loring Timing Association Harvest Event. Northwood, New Hampshire’s Jason White sets new record for fastest car. Cassius Clark wins in Canada and Kody Swanson wins on “Magic Mile” in Illinois.

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Postby BDN » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:04 am

Maine native Theriault wins number six
Six, yup SIX wins for Fort Kent, Maine’s Austin Theriault

Six wins this season puts Austin Theriault firmly in the lead in the ARCA Racing series Driver’s Championship. Theriault leads second place Dalton Sargeant by 410 points going into the final three races of the 2017 season.

Theriault credited the Ken Schrader Racing team crew chief Donnie Richeson with his leadership role in the win. The work at the shop has been ongoing as the team prepares the race cars for the busiest part of their 2017 schedule. That type of effort depends on organization and innovation which the team has shown can be done.

Anyone who has been or is involved with motorsports know that behind the glitz and glitter of race day, there has been hard work performed by a dedicated group of individuals working toward a common goal. Successful racers know that races are often won in the garage before the race car leaves.


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Postby BDN » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:04 am

Theriault closes in on ARCA title

Finishing well is what Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault needs to do for the remaining two races on the ARCA schedule. With a lead of 375 points, it is time to try some tactics which will result in a win.

The move that Christopher Bell made on the green-white-checkered last lap of the Chicagoland race was incredible! Eighth to first was a sight to behold. Granted he was on new tires, however, that type of move is a display of what a future NASCAR top-tier racer will try.

Theriault, in my opinion has the racing acumen typified by a driver like Matt Kenseth who hangs around, hangs around until the end. All of a sudden you notice him knocking on your rear bumper

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Postby BDN » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:01 am

New Brunswick stock car racer to contest Speedway 660 2018 late model title

The reality of racing Pro Stock

When I first met the Messer family (Robb & Penny and their son Ryan) from Harvey, New Brunswick I was mowing the infield grass at Spud Speedway in Caribou. They were at the track to get in some practice laps before their Atlantic Modified race the next day.

I had to work on another project and Penny offered to assist me in preparing the track by finishing mowing the infield while Robb and Ryan worked on the race car in the pits. She donned her hearing protectors and proceeded to do a great job.

I offered her a job as my assistant groundskeeper, however, she did not think the commute from Harvey would make economic sense.

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Postby MBRer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:25 am

County drag racer finishes season strong

County drag racer finishes season with a flourish

Crouseville drag racer Gene Cyr finished the 2017 drag racing season with a second and a third place finish. The second came at Oxford Plains Dragway September 29 when Cyr finished second in an eleven car field. His 6.17 second E.T. at 112 mph at the 1/8 mile track was Cyr’s best time of the night

A broken oil pan meant he was done for the weekend, so he and his father towed home on Saturday. Once they were home, the pan was welded and the car prepared for the next race weekend at Winterport Dragway.

Cyr and his father loaded up their Mustang and headed out to the central Maine Winterport Dragway for a two-day event. The T & L Gamblers class which Cyr competed in, featured 30 entrants for the Saturday race.


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Postby BDN » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:37 am

Maine’s Austin Theriault wins ARCA Championship
A look at Austin Theriault's ARCA championship and his roots in Aroostook County racing. Theriault dedicated his win to the team, family, and fans.

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Postby MBRer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:23 am

Source of speed in Windham

Speed Shops in Maine

When you talk about speed shops in Maine, the number is limited. During the 1960’s there were a number of small speed shops typically located in someone’s garage. On trips to the Big E for FFA events, I would notice New England Speed just before the Interstate 90 entrance from Route 290 that went through Worcester. I never made it to that shop. I think they went out of business sometime in the 1990’s.

A Google search with some follow-up on my part and Bob Alexander yielded seven businesses which are reputed to be hot rod speed shops. I would welcome any input from readers about speed shops in Maine.

These are the names of shops I found:

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:53 am

County man first snowmobile racer inducted into Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame

Maine Vintage Race Car Association released the names of the Class of 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame six inductees. Included in the Class of 2018 is the first snowmobile racer selected for the prestigious honor, Aroostook County’s Tom Peters of Presque Isle.

Peters was born May 25, 1944 in the little town of Stockholm , 15 miles north of Caribou. His parents were William and Rose Peters. At the age of six, his father was tragically killed in a logging accident when he was crushed by a log.

Stockholm school provided him with an education until he went to Caribou High School for his junior and senior years. No transportation was provided for kids from Stockholm so Peters hitched rides to and from Caribou daily. He persevered and graduated in 1962.

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