WISCASSET — The 2022 stock car racing season kicked off on Saturday, April 23 at Wiscasset Speedway. It also marked the 10th season of track ownership for Richard and Vanessa Jordan. A growing number of registered drivers in every division heightened the anticipation for the start and the official car count on race day did not disappoint as 60 drivers competed in four different divisions.

The Market 27 Super Streets were the spotlight division on opening day and featured the largest field with 22 cars. Josh St. Clair of Liberty, who became the first driver in Wiscasset history to win championships in three divisions in the same season last year, put on a dominant display throughout the day as he won his qualifying heat race. St. Clair held strong throughout the 40-lap feature race, as he fended off fellow competitors Matt Beers and P.J. Merrill in the closing laps to pick up the victory.

Young gun Josh Hall took off with the early lead in the Brackett’s Market 4-Cylinder Pro Division and never looked back to secure his first podium finish in a win. Ben Burgess and Daniel Harding rounded out those on the podium.

Zach Audet, a multi-time champion in the Outlaw Mini Division, squared off against his son, Adam Audet, in the Sweatt’s Concrete Thunder 4 Mini Division. Zach Audet put on an impressive performance to win the feature, but it was Adam who put on a show in the closing laps of the race, as he fended off a hard-charging Brandon Lizotte. The drivers battled to the finish, as Adam Audet cleared Lizotte at the finish for third, which rounded out the podium alongside his father, Zach, and fellow competitor Shane Webber.

The Norm’s Used Cars Pro Stock Division rounded out the night with a final 40-lap feature race. Kevin Douglass was on fire all day, scoring a heat race victory to start out the day. His success continued throughout the feature race, where he pulled away as his competitors struggled to navigate through lap traffic in the second half of the race. Multi-time Wiscasset champions Nick Hinkley and Josh St. Clair rounded out the podium.

The individual race results included:

Market 27 Super Street (40 laps) — 1, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 2, Matt Beers, Farmingdale; 3, P.J. Merrill, Canton; 4, Tiger Colby, Wiscasset; 5, Dominic Curit, Saco; 6, Brandon Bailey, Wiscasset; 7, Richard Pelton, Scarborough; 8, Cody Buzzell, Madison; 9, Chris Smith, Buxton; 10, Shawn Austin, Norridgewock; 11, Mike St. Pierre, Buxton; 12, Michael Harrison, Durham; 13, Zack Bowie, Greene; 14, Colby Meserve, Buxton; 15, Nicole Benincasa, Buxton; 16, Ryan Robinson, Clinton; 17, Mike Wallace, Wiscasset; 18, David Greenleaf, Westport; 19, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset; 20, Charlie Sanborn III, Scarborough; and 22, Darick Barker, Durham.

Brackett’s Market 4-Cylinder Pro (25 laps) — 1, Josh Hall, Mount Vernon; 2, Ben Burgess, Hartford; 3, Daniel Harding, Fairfield; 4, Andy Kaherl, Saco; 5, Callahan Cox, Strong; 6, Garritt McKee, Dixmont; 7, Taylor Lane, Phillips; and 8, Jacobe Thacker, Winthrop.

Sweatt’s Concrete Thunder 4 (25 laps) — 1, Zach Audet, Norridgewock; 2, Shane Webber, New Vinyard; 3, Adam Audet, Norridgewock; 4, Brandon Lizotte, Alfred; 5, Michael Golding, Pownal; 6, Jeff Farrington, Alna; 7, Butch Keene, Turner; 8, David Cook, Jay; 9, James Grover, Newcastle; 10, Jeff Davis, Woolwich; 11, Gunner Josselyn, New Vinyard; 12, Adreonna Dodge, Freeport; 13, Steve Hall, Sebago; 14, Ches Williams, Hope; 15, Caleb Willet, Winslow; 16, Dustin Salley, South Paris; 17, Dustan Moreau, Dayton; 18, Dough Churchill, Bristol; and 19, Cameron Moreau, Newfield.

Norm’s Used Cars Pro Stocks (40 laps) — 1, Kevin Douglass, Sidney; 2, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 3, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 4, Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoin; 5, Steven Chicoine, Windsor; 6, Shane Lane, North Anson; 7, Nick Reno, West Bath; 8, Joey Peaslee, Thomaston; 9, Dave Getchell, Cornville; 10, Nick Calvert, Steep Falls; 11, Logan Melcher, Fayette; and 12, Brian Evenson, Waterville.