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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:03 am
by Tom Nolette
Wiscasset Speedway revs engines for April 22 opening

...Final preparations will take place in the days and hours leading to the season-opener on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. A new catch fence, flag stand and victory lane area also are among the updates to the 3/8-mile oval.

Under the nearly five-year ownership of Richard and Vanessa Jordan, the coastal Maine speed plant has quickly turned into a popular destination for racers and fans from around the state.

One item unique to Wiscasset Speedway is the split of the eight weekly divisions into two distinct groups that run alternating schedules from mid-April through early October. ... ng/1643884

Re: Wiscasset Speedway revs engines for April 22 opening

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 am
by Tom Nolette
...Highlights of the upcoming season include the annual Coastal 200 on Memorial Day Weekend; the return of the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites; the 75-lap Outlaw Mini Madness; the 5th annual Top Gun Strictly Shootout; and a special double header weekend July 29-30 featuring the track's 48th Birthday Celebration and the Boss Hogg 150 Prostock Open. Once again, fans can see every race at Wiscasset Speedway for just $5 grandstand admission.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday with cars practicing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fans can enter the grandstands at noon and the green flag will fly on the opening day program at 2 p.m. For more information on opening day or the 2017 season, visit ... dway/84876

Re: Wiscasset:: Speedway revs engines for April 22 opening

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:36 am
by Tom Nolette
Stock car racing
Drivers back on fast track as Wiscasset Speedway season opens

...Fans and drivers forced to wait an extra week to get their much-anticipated racing fix were rewarded on Saturday, April 29 as sunny skies and ... ... ns/1649173

Re: Wiscasset:: No small feat: Mini Stocks at heart of Speed

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 am
by Tom Nolette
No small feat: Mini Stocks at heart of Wiscasset Speedway
Division marked by change, longevity, family feel.

...For Brent Roy of Vassalboro, his 34th career victory at Wiscasset Speedway came 10 years after No. 33. Roy won last weekend’s Outlaw Mini Stock feature, taking the lead late in a wreck-filled race that was shortened by 11 laps due to an excessive number of caution flags.

Shortened or not, Roy doesn’t care.

“I was quite happy to get the checkered flag,” Roy said. “A win is a win. I’ll take it any way it will come.”

Now 34 years old, Roy took a few seasons off when Wiscasset Speedway closed following the 2010 season. The 2004 track champion in the Mini Stock division, Roy took a few years away from racing to focus on things away from the sport, including his family. He raced a few times at Unity Raceway, but when Richard Jordan purchased Wiscasset and reopened it late in 2012, Roy felt that familiar calling. ... -speedway/

Re: Wiscasset:: Andrew McLaughlin wins Coastal 200

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:12 am
by Tom Nolette
Andrew McLaughlin wins Coastal 200
Harrington driver dominates track's premier Late Model event.

...“I’ve won a bunch of Saturday night features and I’ve come really close in a lot of big races,” McLaughlin said. “It’s been a goal of mine to win this race. This is the highlight of my racing career, right here. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Ashline, of Fairfield, making his first Late Model start since 2014, rallied from a late spin to finish second. Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley finished third, while Joey Doyon of Winterport finished fourth for the second consecutive year and Mike Hopkins of Hermon rounded out the top five. McLaughlin earned $5,100 for the win, including lap-leader bonuses and another bonus for leading at the halfway mark. ... astal-200/

Re: Wiscasset:: drivers enjoy competitive two weeks of races

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:58 am
by Tom Nolette
Wiscasset Speedway
Fast track: Stock car drivers enjoy competitive two weeks of races

WISCASSET — Andrew McLaughlin finally sealed the deal on a win in Wiscasset Speedway's largest Late Model Sportsman race, The Coastal 200. It is a win that McLaughlin has, in the past, come close to winning. On Sunday, May 28, he took home the most important win of his career in dominant fashion.

More than 2,600 fans packed the house for the Memorial Day weekend tradition, including a large contingent of veterans and active duty military who were admitted free of charge as the track's special guests. Starting from the pole position in front of the 26 car field, McLaughlin led 181 of the 200 laps but was still tested on several occasions by a handful of drivers waiting for him to make a mistake. That mistake never happened as he was the best car all day, nailing down the win by a comfortable three seconds over Ben Ashline and local favorite Nick Hinkley. ... es/1657285

Re: Wiscasset:: Williams earns first Modified win

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:08 am
by Tom Nolette
Williams earns first Modified win at Wiscasset

Joe Williams, of Woolwich, held off defending champion Mark Lucas on a late-restart and pulled away to claim his first Modified victory of 2017 Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway. Nick Reno of West Bath powered his way to second at the finish, while Freeport's Tom Young filled out the podium in third. Alan Moeller, of Dresden, came home fourth, while Lucas faded to fifth in the closing laps.

Augusta veteran Shawn Kimball drove to victory in Saturday's Outlaw Mini feature, holding off West Bath native Rob Greenleaf at the checkered flag. Tim Collins, of Farmingdale, finished third, while Brent Roy and Jay native Larry Melcher completed the top five. ... rd/2142880

Re: Wiscasset:: Williams earns first Modified win

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:57 am
by Tom Nolette
June 18 results

Wiscasset Speedway

(Finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown)

Thunder Minis (35 laps): 1. 41 Logan Melcher, Jay; 2. 26 Michael Golding, Pownal; 3. 58 David Greenleaf, Brunswick; 4. 84 Spencer Sweatt, Albion; 5. 20 Devan Robinson, Warren; Super Streets (25 laps): 1. 5 Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 2. 11 Jason Oakes, Boothbay; 3. 2 Josh Bailey, Wiscasset; 4. 9 Sean Johnson, Oakland; 5. 85 Michael Harrison, Durham; New England 4-Cylinder Pros (25 laps): 1. 29 Austin Teras, Windham; 2. 12 Max Rowe, Tuner; 3. 98 Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner; 4. 17 Ryan Hayes, Jefferson; 5. 8 Craig Dunn, Strong; Serpro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stocks (40 laps): 1. 9 Daren Ripley, Thomason; 2. 15 Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoin; 3. 99 Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 4. 29 Kevin Morse, Woolwich

source: BDN

Re: Wiscasset:: Williams earns first Modified win

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:11 am
by Tom Nolette
Auto racing notebook:

Hinkley pacing tight Late Model field at Wiscasset
Hometown driver has 2 wins already this season.

It’s still only June, and you can be forgiven if you haven’t closely looked at the Wiscasset Speedway point standings.

The drivers and teams aren’t really paying much attention, either.

“It’s just one extra thing to worry about,” said Nick Hinkley, the current frontrunner in the Late Model division at Wiscasset. “As long as you go out and compete, run good, then you’re going to be in the points battle no matter what.” ... wiscasset/

Re: Wiscasset:: Melcher on a roll

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:20 am
by Tom Nolette
Melcher on a roll at Wiscasset

...For Jay native Logan Melcher, the Thunder 4 Mini class is a casual playground; one where he's won all three points races held thus far in 2017.

"I think there are a couple of factors for the improved performance this year," Melcher said. "My father and I have hit on the right setup, for one thing. I also feel my confidence level is higher after that first victory. We've proved we can do it, and it sure does feel nice. This is when racing is fun."

Logan's father, Larry, is an experienced mechanic with a background in drag racing. After years of competing in a straight line, he took some time away from the sport before trying his hand on the oval, entering Oxford's old Mini Stock class. The records show 11 wins to his credit between 2003 and 2009.

For 2017, he's racing in Wiscasset's Outlaw Mini class, never far from his son's race car or needs. ... et/2152423