Stock car racing

Wiscasset Speedway stays on fast track in August, September

Points champions crowned in all divisions
By Ken Minott | Nov 30, 2017

Wiscasset — Wiscasset Speedway put a close to the regular-racing season on Sept. 30 with Group 2 championship night, plus the fifth annual Amsoil Dominator Strictly Shootout.

By the end of the show, division titles had been wrapped in the final three divisions that were up for grabs, including a points tie that required a tiebreaker for the crown.

The Strictly Street Division had center stage on the night with the special 40-lap non-point Strictly Shootout. The 29-car field had a difficult time getting going, taking four tries to complete the first two laps of the race.

But things soon settled and they managed to run the final 32 laps caution-free with strong side-by-side action.

Jonathan Emerson of Sabattus had the dominant car through the middle of the race, while top contenders like Kyle Hewins and Matt Dufault and others gave chase. Dufault was able to grab the lead with 10 laps to go and cruised to the checkers followed by Hewins and Emerson.

However, Dufault failed postrace inspection for an illegal carburetor, which handed the victory to Hewins.

For Hewins, it would be his second victory in the shootout. He also was the 2015 winner. Emerson finished second and led the most laps. His father, Zach, crossed the line sixth, but was bumped up to third after the fourth- and fifth-place cars of Gary Davis and Billy Childs also failed postrace inspection.

In support action, the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman Division again proved why it is one of the top racing divisions in the Northeast.

Nineteen cars lined up for the 35-lap feature with title hopes resting with two drivers. Nick Hinkley of Wiscasset came into the feature with a 26-point lead over Josh St Clair of Liberty, which translated to 13 positions on the track.

Things looked well in hand for Hinkley as he raced mid-pack with St Clair. Then the race took a major turn as a spinning car, in turn one, collected three other cars, including Hinkley. With significant frontend damage, it was doubtful the two-time champ would be able to return.

In the meantime, St.Clair charged to second place with only Brandon Bailey to catch. Hinkley returned several laps down with no hope of winning, but a slim chance of hanging onto his points lead he had all season. Brandon Bailey hung on for the win, the first of his career.

St Clair did all he could and finished with a second-place trophy. Luck turned Hinkley's way as others involved in the early crash were not able to return, which bumped him to a 15-place finish.

The 13-place differential resulted in a tie atop the point standings, which forced a tiebreaker between the two. Hinkley took the championship as the result of his four feature wins to St Clair's one.

Division titles also were wrapped in the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Mini's and NAPA Modifieds.

Jake Hendsbee took top honors in the Outlaws over Brent Roy.

Jimmy Childs took the victory in the 25-lap feature. In the Midcoast Region NAPA Modifieds, Mark Lucas took his third win of the season in the special 33-lap feature, which paid tribute to racer Ron Bryant, who had passed away two weeks earlier.

The drivers and staff also paid honor to Bryant with a ceremonial green-white-checkered finish on the track led by Bryant's #33 Mod driven by his cousin and crew chief Cecil Bryant.

The division title was claimed by Allan Moeller for his fourth career crown. At age 63, Moeller is one of the oldest division champs in the track's history.

The individual results from Sept. 30 were:

AMSOIL Dominator Strictly Shootout (40 laps) — 1, Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 2, Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 3, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 4, Zach Nicholson, Center Ossipee; 5, Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 6, Mac Hannan, Union; 7, Lewis Anderson, Hollis; 8, Ryan Lund, Hollis; 9, Brian Caswell, Buxton; 10, Adam Lovejoy, Sanford; 11, Guy Childs, Lewiston; 12, Calob Emerson-Mains, Richmond; 13, Dylan Varney, Windham; 14, James Grover Jr., Newcastle; 15, Paul Hopkins, Camden; 16, Chaz Briggs, Westbrook; 17, Richard Spaulding, Lisbon; 18, Parker Varney, Windham; 19, Maurice Young, Chelsea; 20, Nate Leavitt, Scarborough; 21, Mike Ramsey, Dayton; 22, Jacob Michaud, Lebanon; 23, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 24, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset; 25, Cole Watson, Naples; and 26, David Cameron Alfred.

Midcoast Regiona NAPA Modifieds (33 laps) — 1, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 2, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 3, Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; 4, Nick Reno, West Bath; 5, Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset; 6, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 7, Tom Young, Freeport; and 8, Nik Coates ,Turner.

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis (25 laps) — 1, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 2, Matt Glidden, Chelsea; 3, Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 4, Rob Greenleaf, Bath; 5, Scott Trask, Richmond; 6, Jake Hendsbee, Whitefield; 7, Shane Smith, Augusta; 8, Megan Frost, Montville; and 9, Seth Drown, Lyman.

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (35 laps) — 1, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 2, Josh St.Clair, Liberty; 3, Frank Moulton, Clinton; 4, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 5, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 6, Tyler Robbins, Montville; 7, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 8, Steve Barker, Turner; 9, Ben Erskine, Fairfield; 10, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 11, Raymond Dinsmore III, Sanford; 12, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 13, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 14, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 15, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 16, Mike Moody, Topsham; 17, Tyler Bailey, Wiscasset; 18, Brandon Fowler, Rome; and 19, Will Collins, Waldoboro.

Sept. 16 racing

Wiscasset Speedway was back in action on Sept. 16 with Group 2 on the track plus the final appearance of the season for the Nelcar Legends.

With just one more week of racing for the group in two weeks, the championship points chases came more into focus by the end of the night, while one division — the Strictly Streets — was locked up.

The Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman was the spotlight division for the night with a 45-lap feature.

Brandon Fowler led the 15-car field to the green flag. But as usual, the heavy hitters were lurking deep in the field and with the extra 10 laps in their race, there was little doubt they would rise to the front.

Heat 2 winner Will Collins was the first to get there from his seventh starting position, grabbing the lead with relative ease from Fowler and pulling out to a comfortable advantage.

Chris Thorne and Josh St. Clair were next to arrive on the scene. While the pair were able to get to the lead pack, they were not able to mount much of a challenge to Collins.

For Collins, it was his first win of the season, which made him the eighth different winner in the division's 11 races.

St Clair, the division runner-up, tightened up the points chase with another strong second-place finish. Thorne settled for third. The top five was filled by rookie Brandon Bailey and Cody Verrill, The race went caution-free for the full 45 laps.

While all other Group 2 divisions have one more points race on Sept. 30 to determine their champion, the Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets held their points finale on this night.

The title hopes came down to a pair of veteran racers looking for their first career title. Zach Emerson of Sabattus came into the 25-lap feature with a manageable 16-point lead over Mike Haynes.

Emerson knew all he had to do was keep Haynes within reach to maintain his position atop the class. His strategy paid off as he drove to a fourth-place finish, good enough to claim the 2017 Strictly crown.

Meanwhile, in the race, Glenn Reynolds held the lead much of the race over Jonathan Emerson and Tiger Colby. However, Reynolds' win did not hold long as he failed postrace inspection.

The win went to Jonathan Emerson; his second victory of the season. Colby took home the second-place trophy and Zach Emerson was bumped to third. Kimberly Knight took fourth. Haynes finished fifth.

In other action on the night, Adam Chadbourne led the 30-lap Midcoast Region NAPA Modifieds wire-to-wire for his third win of the season. He was joined in by points leader Allan Moeller and Nick Reno.

The 25-lap Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Mini feature went to Rob Greenleaf. It was the first win of the season for the four-time champ. Jake Hendsbee took over the points lead with one race to go thanks to his second-place finish. Matt Glidden finished third.

The 25-lap Amsoil Nelcar Legends feature went to Austin Teras. His win wrapped up the 2017 Nelcar title for the talented young driver. He was joined by Parker Varney o and Kevin Gerard Jr.

The individual results from Sept. 16 were:

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (45 laps) — 1, Will Collins, Waldoboro; 2, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 3, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 4, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 5, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 6, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 7, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 8, Brandon Fowler, Rome 45; 9, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 10, Ben Erskine, Fairfield; 11, Steve Barker, Jay 44; 12, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 13, Mike Moody, Turner; 14, Alex Waltz, Walpole; and 15, Alan Moeller, Dresden 1 44 Laps

Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets (25 laps) — 1, Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 2, Tiger Colby, Wiscasset; 3, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 4, Kimberly Knight, Chesterville; 5, Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls; 6, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset; 7, Cole Watson, Naples; 8, Mike Ramsey, Dayton; 9, Shawn Emery, Limington; 10, Ray Letellier, Buxton; 11, Dylan Varney, Windham; 12, Mike Short, Auburn; and 13, James Grover Jr., Newcastle.

Midcoast Regiona NAPA Modifieds (30 laps) — 1, Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; 2, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 3, Nick Reno, West Bath; 4, Tom Young, Freeport; 5, Dan Brown, Peru; 6, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 7, Mark Lucas, Harpswell.

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis (25 laps) — 1, Rob Greenleaf, Bath; 2, Jake Hendsbee, Whitefield; 3, Matt Glidden, Chelsea; 4, Shane Smith, Augusta; 5, Scott Trask, Richmond; 6, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 7, Leo Hatch, Augusta; 8, Brent Roy, Vassalboro; and 9, Brain Dolloff, Jay.

AMSOIL Nelcar Legends (25 laps) — 1, Austin Teras, Windham; 2, Parker Varney, Windham; 3, Kevin Girard Jr., Old Orchard Beach; 4, Chris Burgess, Buckfield; 5, Thomas Everson, Gilmanton; 6, Ed Getty, Gray; 7, Terry Kirk, Durham; 8, Colby Benjamin, Belmont; 9, Zachary Godbout, Mount Vernon; 10, Bobby Weymouth, Topsham; 11, Russ Godbout, Mount Vernon; 12, Trent Goodrow, Carver; and 13, Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan.

Sept. 9 racing

Wiscasset Speedway hosted Group 1 Fan Appreciation Night on Sept. 9 with the help of Mainely Motorsports TV.

Along with the usual prerace driver autograph session and childrens' bike races, the two organizations combined forces to help race-sponsor Bozzutos Inc raise money for Maine Special Olympics through their Hometown Foundation.

More than 70 Special Olympians were in attendance as the sponsor's special guest, but 12 of them got a treat as they were chosen to help present trophies to the drivers in victory lane.

A brief rain shower delayed the start of the show by an hour, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fans and drivers.

There probably was not a driver who had more fun on Saturday night than Thunder 4 Mini driver Logan Melcher. He put the bow on a dream season with a convincing win in the 30-lap spotlight feature. The points leader was forced to restart at the rear of the field after a lap 3 spin. But it took him just seven laps to charge around the outside of the pack to grab the lead. From there he built up a full straightaway advantage and cruised to his track-high sixth win of the season.

Just by taking the green flag alone, Melcher locked up the 2017 division crown with one race to spare.

The remaining trophies presented in victory lane traded hands in the tech building as Brian Sweatt and Jeff Minchin failed postrace inspection. Noah Haggett and David Greenleaf took home the hardware instead. Devan Robinson and Donald Mooney filled out the top five.

The other spotlight feature on the night was a 50-lap tilt for the ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Pro Stocks.

With the season winding down, the division title hopes rest in the lap of veteran racers Charlie Colby and Daren Ripley. While the points leader Colby struggled on the night, the points chaser Ripley dominated.

Ripley quickly grabbed the lead from his mid pack starting position and set a torrid pace in the caution-free race. By the time they had reached lap 45 there were just four of the 12 cars left on the lead lap and Ripley had built up a half-track advantage over the second-place car of Ajay Picard.

Ripley set it on cruise control and ran the final laps in the tire tracks of fourth-place car of Scott Chubbuck to secure the easy victory.

For Ripley is was his class-high third win of 2017. Picard took home the second-place trophy. Third place went to Jeremy Whorff, who ran just his second race of the season at Wiscasset.

The top five was filled out by Scott Chubbuck and Cody Tribbett. As of the press release time, the win for Ripley remains "unofficial" pending a mandatory engine inspection that comes after a driver's 3rd win. Should the victory stand, Charlie Colby would enter the season finale with a 4 point lead over Ripley.

In the 25 lap feature for the N.E. 4-cylinder Pros, Connor Wenners backed up his first career win with an even more impressive victory. Thanks to his win from two weeks ago, he had to start last in the running order. This did not seem to deter the talented 12-year-old. He took just 10 laps to get to the front and from there he would cruise to his second win in a row.

Spencer Vaughn rebounded from a recent string of tough luck and picked up a strong second-place finish. Points leader Max Rowe continued his solid rookie campaign with a third-place finish. Kamren Knowles and Hayden Norris filled out the top five.

While Wenners recently made history by becoming the track's youngest feature winner at age 12, Rowe has his sights set on becoming the track's youngest champion at 13 years old.

The Super Streets ran the final feature of the night with a 25-lap feature. It was a bit of a rough night for the Supers with cautions flying in both the heat and feature. While the top drivers in the class struggled, other drivers took advantage and continued their recent hot streak.

Mike Hodgkins, coming off a season-best second-place finish, took the lead just before the midpoint of the race and held on for his first career win at Maine's fastest track. Zach Poland of Woolwich picked up his third straight podium finish to take the runner-up trophy. Sean Johnson was third, followed by Barry Poulin and Michael Harrison.

The individual results from Sept. 9 were:

Thunder 4 Minis (30 laps) — 1, Logan Melcher, Jay; 2, Noah Haggett, Wiscasset; 3, David Greenleaf, Brunswick; 4, Devan Robinson, Warren; 5, Donald Mooney, New Gloucester; 6, Curtis Anderson, Richmond; 7, Jeff Davis, Woolwich; 8, Nick Morton, Newcastle; 9, Ryan Shea, Richmond; 10, Michael Golding, Pownal; and 11, Keith Rankin, Pittston.

New England 4-cyl. Pro Stocks (25 laps) — 1, Connor Wenners, Edgecomb; 2, Spencer Vaughan, Canton; 3, Max Rowe, Turner; 4, Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner; 5, Hayden Norris, Gardiner; 6, Taylor Lane, Phillips; 7, Mike Kibbin, South China; 8, John Shorey, Alna; 9, Jeff Prindall, Lisbon; 10, Kate Re, Lovell; 11, Jet Decker, Chesterville; 12, Larry Melcher, Jay; and 13, Jim Weymouth, West Gardiner.

ServPro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stocks (50 laps) — 1, Daren Ripley, Thomaston; 2, Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 3, Jeremy Whorff, Bath; 4, Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoin; 5, Cody Tribbett, Richmond; 6, Nick Reno, West Bath; 7, Nate Tribbett, Richmond; 8, James Osmond, Wiscasset; 9, Charlie Colby, Newcastle; 10, Kevin Morse, Woolwich; 11, Brian Whitney, Etna; and 12, Jamie Wright, Woolwich.

Super Streets (25 laps) — 1, Mike Hodgkins Jefferson; 2, Zac Poland, Wiscasset; 3, Sean Johnson, Oakland; 4, Barry Poulin, Benton; 5, Michael Harrison, Durham; 6, Bob Crocker, Freeport; 7, Cory Creamer, Randolph; 8, Dan Nessmith, Wiscasset; 9, Bouncer Knight, Jay; and 10, Josh Bailey, Wiscasset.

Sept. 2 racing

Wiscasset Speedway was back in action Sept. 2. Group 2 took center stage with regular action in all divisions, plus the special Dave's World Dash For Cash for the Late Model Sportsman.

The Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis were the spotlight division with a 35-lap feature. Just one caution slowed the action as the top three drivers in the class took control.

Points leader Brent Roy picked his way up from his sixth starting spot to claim the lead on lap 15 and drove to his third victory of the season. Division runner-up Jake Hendsbee kept Roy in his sight but had to settle for the second-place trophy. Four-time champ Rob Greenleaf finished third.

The Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman Division again proved to be the top draw in Group 2. The 21-car field went caution-free in their 35-lap feature and produced their seventh different winner of the year. Josh St. Clair started deep in the field in 13th and took just 14 laps to charge up the outside to grab the lead. From there he stretched his advantage to a half straightaway and cruised to his first win of 2017.

Defending champ Chris Thorne also worked the traffic nicely from his 17th starting position to finish second, while Ryan St. Clair took third.

The Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets had a tough time getting their 25-lap feature going. Three separate cautions slowed the action in the early going, but soon the drivers settled down and raced.

Tiger Colby covered the field from his 10th starting spot, beating Cole Watson and Zach Emerson to the checkers. However, his car failed postrace inspection, which gave the win to Watson. It was his second win of 2017. Emerson added to his points lead in the class with his second-place finish. Mike Haynes was bumped up to third.

The Mid-Coast Region NAPA Modifieds nearly went caution-free for the second straight race. The first 27 laps of the 30-lap feature saw Nick Reno lead a tight battle for the win with Allan Moeller, Adam Chadbourne and Mark Lucas in hot pursuit. Reno aced the late-race restart and picked up his second win of 2017. Lucas, the defending champ claimed the second-place trophy and Chadbourne finished third.

The final race of the night was the Dave's World Dash for Cash for the Late Model Sportsman class. The special 20-lap feature only was for any LMS drivers who had not won a feature in the past two seasons.

Ten drivers answered the bell and lined up for the special cash payout from Dave's World Sand & Gravel of Liberty. Cody Verrill grabbed the lead from pole sitter Steve Barker on the first lap and led wire-to-wire to claim the win. Steve Minott followed him to victory lane for second and Barker held on for third.

The individual results from Sept. 2 were:

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis (35 laps) — 1, Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 2, Jake Hendsbee, Whitefield; 3, Rob Greenleaf, Bath; 4, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 5, Zach Audet, Oakland; 6, Matt Glidden, Augusta; 7, Shane Smith, Jay; 8, Scott Trask, Richmond; 9, Megan Frost, Montville; and 10, Mike Delano, Brunswick.

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (35 laps) — 1, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 2, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 3, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 4, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 5, Shane Clark, Winterport; 6, Steven Chicoine, Portland; 7, Brian Whitney, Etna; 8, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 9, Tyler Robbins, Montville; 10, Ben Erskine, Farmington; 11, Steve Barker, Turner; 12, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 13, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 14, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 15, Bryan Robbins, Dresden; 16, Frank Moulton, Clinton; 17, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 18, Will Collins, Waldoboro; 19, Tyler Bailey, Wiscasset; 20, Craig Robbins, Montville; and 21, Steve Minott, Windham.

Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets (25 laps) — 1, Cole Watson, Naples; 2, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 3, Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls; 4, Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 5, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 6, Kimberly Knight, Chesterville; 7, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset; 8, Glenn Reynolds, Turner; and 9, Jerry Robbins, Montville.

Midcoast Regiona NAPA Modifieds (30 laps) — 1, Nick Reno, West Bath; 2, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 3, Adam Chadbourne, Wiscasset; 4, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 5, Tom Young, Freeport; 6, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 7, Ron Bryant, Livermore; 8, Nik Coates, Turner; and 9, Dan Brown, Peru.

Dave's World Dash For Cash - Late Model Sportsman (20 laps) — 1, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 2, Steve Minott, Windham; 3, Steve Barker, Turner; 4, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 5, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 6, Steven Chicoine, Portland; 7, Frank Moulton, Clinton; 8, Tyler Bailey, Wiscasset; 9, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; and 10, Alex Waltz, Walpole.

Aug. 26 racing

Even though the 2017 season heads into the home stretch, first-time winners continue to be crowned at Wiscasset Speedway, which makes it one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory.

On Aug. 26 three more drivers picked up their first victory of the season as Group 1 was in the house with action in the ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Pro Stocks, Super Streets, Thunder 4 Minis, and N.E.4-cylinder Pros. The flex race on the program was a 100-lap enduro.

In the Serv Pro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stocks, Charlie Colby grabbed an early lead and never looked back on his way to winning caution free 40 lap feature. Colby came into the weekend as the division points leader but had only managed a season-best third-place finish four times. This was the first victory of the season for the 2-time champ. He was joined in victory lane by Daren Ripley and Nathan Tribbett.

The 25 lap feature for the N.E.4-cylinder Pros was perhaps the most action packed race of the night. 12-year-old Connor Wenners picked up his first career win by outrunning three-time defending champ Kamren Knowles and points leader Max Rowe of Turner. The three drivers are also locked in a tight points battle for the division crown that is sure to come down to the wire.

It was "no sweat" for Spencer Sweatt in the 25-lap Thunder 4 Mini feature. He led the caution free feature wire to wire and relatively unchallenged for his first Wiscasset victory of the season. His father Brian had pulled off the feat just two weeks prior. Point leader Logan Melcher was fast as always racing up from the back of the pack, but never got the caution he needed to challenge the leader. He would settle for the 2nd place trophy and further tighten his grip on the division title. Travis Poulliot of China was locked in a great race-long battle with a pair of other drivers for the final spot in victory lane.

In the 30 lap spotlight feature for the Super Streets, former champ Josh Bailey of Wiscasset was the class of the field. He chased down Jefferson's Mike Hodgkins from nearly a full straightaway and then pulled away for the win by the same distance. It was the 3rd straight win for the point leader who is gunning for his second career championship. Hodgkins nearly made it a full sweep for first-time winners, but still turned in a season-best 2nd place finish. Zac Poland of Woolwich stayed on his recent hot streak and picked up his second consecutive podium finish in 3rd.

Perhaps the highlight of the night was the 100-lap Enduro, which attracted 68 drivers for the race. As with most enduro races, the experience level ranged from regular racers down to first-timers.

Dylan Lancaster proved to have the dominant car on the night, as he picked up the win (just as the one-hour time limit had arrived). Zach Audet made the long trip up from his 67th starting spot to grab the second-place trophy. Brad Clement of Readfield took third followed by Zach Emerson and Josh Dube.

The senior free-for-all race went to Arthur Stebbins, followed by Matt Clark and Gerry Jordan.

The individual results from Aug. 26 were:

Super Streets (30 laps) — 1, Josh Bailey, Wiscasset; 2, Mike Hodgkins, Jefferson; 3, Zac Poland, Wiscasset; 4, Sean Johnson, Oakland; 5, Bouncer Knight, Jay; 6, Neil Evans Jr., Brunswick; and 7, Cody Verrill, Richmond.

New England 4-cyl. Pro Stocks (25 laps) — 1, Connor Wenners, Edgecomb; 2, Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner; 3, Max Rowe, Turner; 4, Hayden Norris, Gardiner; 5, Jeff Prindall, Lisbon; 6, Taylor Lane, Phillips; 7, Spencer Vaughan, Canton; 8, Jim Weymouth, Pittston; 9, Nate McWilliams, South China; 10, Kate Re, Lovell; 11, John Shorey, Alna; and 12, Craig Dunn, Strong.

ServPro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stocks (40 laps) — 1, Charlie Colby, Newcastle; 2, Daren Ripley, Thomaston; 3, Nate Tribbett, Richmond; 4, Jamie Wright, Woolwich; 5, Cody Tribbett, Richmond; 6, Shawn Knight, no town given; and 7, Kevin Morse, Woolwich.

Thunder 4 Mini (20 laps) — 1, Spencer Sweatt, Albion; 2, Logan Melcher, Jay; 3, Travis Poulliot, China; 4, Noah Haggett, Wiscasset; 5, Donald Mooney, New Gloucester; 6, Brian Sweatt, Albion; 7, Curtis Anderson, Richmond; 8, David Greenleaf, Brunswick; 9, Jeff Davis, Woolwich; 10, Ryan Shea, Richmond; 11, Devan Robinson, Warren.

Enduro (100 laps) — 1, Dylan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 2, Zach Audet, Skowhegan; 3, Brad Clement, Readfield; 4, Zach Emerson, Sabattus; 5, Josh Dube, Auburn; 6, Ryan Soule, Union; 7, Tiger Colby, Wiscasset; 8, Keith Russell, Durham; 9, Jonathan Emerson, Sabattus; 10, Ros Duncan, Randolph; 11, Jonathan Spear, Wiscasset; 12, Nathan Haley, Wiscasset; 13, Jeff Reed, Summerville; 14, Lucas Clavette, Sabattus; 15, Kyle Enman, Durham; 16, Wade Gelinas, Buxton; 17, Jen Morse, Durham; 18, Alex Hinkley, Pittston; 19, Scott Weeks, Litchfield; 20, Raymond Bronn, Gardiner; 21, Kyle Dorey, Bowdoinham; 22, Andrew Glynn, Farmingdale; 23, Kyleigh Mains, Durham; 24, Alex Cromwell, Wiscasset; 25, Justin Spear, Wiscasset; 26, Mike Hill, Brunswick; 27, Jake Allen, Farmington; 28, Shadow Folsom, Skowhegan; 29, Mike Snyder, Wiscasset; 30, Joshua Bechard, Jefferson; 31, Ron Whitcomb, Pittston; 32, Edward Louma, Edgecomb; 33, Ben Benson, Union; 34, Lucas Mullens, Gardiner; 35, Frank Brown, Pittston; 36, Adam Warnack, Buxton; 37, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 38, Mariah Scarborough, Westport; 39, Cam Campbell, Pownal; 40, Daniel Welch, Augusta; 41, Hannah Gray, Monmouth; 42, Destiny McKenzie, Wiscasset; 43, Mike Stover, Chelsea; 44, Wayne Ripley, Warren; 45, Andrew Stover, Chelsea; 46, Crystal Albert, Chelsea; 47, Vanessa Jordan, Kingfield; 48, Jason Weatherbee, Wiscasset; 49, Tony Poulin, Oakland; 50, Mark Pearson, South Portland; 51, Phil Main Jr., Whitefield; 52, Tim Johnson, Durham; 53, James Hopkins, Waldoboro; 54, Nicholas Simmons, Wiscasset; 55, Matt Eaton, Appleton; 56, Keith Rankin; Pittston; 57, Jamie Norton, Farmingdale; 58, Jason Sears, Skowhegan; 59, Eric Parlin, Mechanic Falls; 60, Brent Davis, Bowdoin; 61, Jacob Smart, Buxton; 62, Mike Wallace, Bristol; 63, Vance Bailey, Friendship; 64, Wes Witham, Chelsea; 65, Caleb Mains, Richmond; 66, Ernest Morton, Boothbay; 67, Desiree Bailey, Wiscasset; and 68, Dustin Brown, Farmingdale.

Aug. 19 racing

Wiscasset Speedway was back in action Aug. 19 with Group 2 divisions plus the Wicked Good Vintage Racers. The show turned out a pair of first-time winners plus a pair of drivers grabbing their first wins since opening day.

Shawn Kimball made his final race a special one, leading the 25-lap Outlaw Mini feature wire to wire for the win. It was his second victory of the season for the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis.

Kimball had announced that Saturday's race would be the last for the former two-time champion. In victory lane he said winning in his final race was special and a great way to wrap up a 20 year racing career; but he stopped short of confirming he was truly hanging it up for good. He did say that pending knee surgery and plans to concentrate on family life were driving forces in his decision. Fellow former champs Rob Greenleaf and Jimmy Childs joined him to claim the second and third place trophies respectively.

Adam Chadbourne led in the 30-lap spotlight feature for the Mid Coast Region NAPA Modifieds, making it his second win of the season and first since opening day.

Reigning Mod champ Mark Lucas took second place. Point leader Allan Moeller recovered from an early collision with Joe Williams and raced his way to third. Earlier in the evening, Moeller was honored as the track's Four Season Synthetic July Driver of the Month. Tom Young and pole sitter Dan Brown rounded out the top five.

Brian Whitney picked up an impressive win in the 35-lap feature for the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman division. The veteran racer drove from his 18th place starting position up to grab the lead from Will Collins with six laps to go and nailed down his first Wiscasset victory.

Defending Late Model Sportsman champ Chris Thorne spent much of the race battling Collins for the lead. He would settle for the runner-up trophy. Point leader Nick Hinkley got the nose of his car knocked in following a lap six skirmish in turn four. He settled down and worked the traffic nicely to grab the final spot in victory lane. Brothers Ryan and Josh St. Clair completed the top five in the 20 car field.

In the 25-lap feature for the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets, Zach Emerson not only grabbed the win but took control of the division in the process. Emerson took the lead from Brian Caswell and held off challenges on a pair of restarts to become the seventh different winner in the division this season.

Kim Knight matched her career-best with a second place finish, while Bryan Robbins backed up his win from the previous race with a third place trophy. The top five was filled by two-time winner Glen Reynolds and Jonathan Emerson.

The Wicked Good Vintage Racers made their second appearance of the season with action in the Early Late Models and Outlaw divisions. Keith Smalley took the win in the 20-lap feature for the Early Late Models in his 1955 Chevy.

He was joined in victory lane by David West and Norris Willette.

The 20-lap Outlaw feature went to Sid Smith. Second place went to Scott Tucker, followed by Arthur Hannaford in third.

The individual results from Aug. 19 were:

Midcoast Region NAPA Modifieds (30 laps) — 1, Adam Chadbourne, Wiscasset; 2, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 3, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 4, Tom Young, Freeport; 5, Dan Brown, Peru; 6, Ron Bryant, Livermore; 7, Joseph Williams, Woolwich; and 8, Nik Coates, Turner.

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (25 laps) — 1, Brian Whitney, Etna; 2, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 3, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 4, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 5, Josh St.Clair, Liberty; 6, Will Collins, Waldoboro; 7, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 8, Tyler Robbins, Montville; 9, Ben Erskine, Farmington; 10, Shane Clark, Winterport; 11, Frank Moulton, Clinton; 12, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 13, Steve Minott, Windham; 14, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 15, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 16, Steve Barker, Turner; 17, Brandon Fowler, Rome; 18, Dylan Street, Old Town; 19, Steven Chicoine, Portland; and 20, Bryan Robbins, Dresden.

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis (25 laps) — 1, Shawn Kimball, Augusta; 2, Rob Greenleaf, Bath; 3, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 4, Scott Trask, Richmond; 5, Jake Hendsbee, Whitefield; 6, Megan Frost, Montville; 7, Tim Collins, Farmingdale; 8, Shane Smith, Augusta; and 9, Brent Roy, Vassalboro.

Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets (25 laps) — 1, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 2, Kimberly Knight, Chesterville; 3, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 4, Glenn Reynolds, Turner; 5, Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 6, Brian Caswell, Buxton; 7, Cole Watson, Naples; 8, Shawn Emery, Limington; 9, James Grover Jr., Newcastle; 10, Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls; and 11, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset.

Wicked Good Vintage - Late Models (20 laps) — 1, Keith Smalley, Warren; 2, Dave West, Appleton; and 3, Norris Willette, Winslow.

Wicked Good Vintage - Outlaws (20 laps) — 1, Sid Smith, Mount Vernon; 2, Scott Tucker, Winthrop; and 3, Arthur Hannaford, Hollis.

Aug. 12 racing

Wiscasset Speedway brought the action under the lights on Aug. 12 with Group 1 in action plus the Nelcar Legends.

The ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Pro Stocks 40p-lap feature wrapped up the program with Ajay Picard securing his first career Pro Stock victory dominant fashion, besting the runner-up by over seven seconds.

Daren Ripley settled for second while point leader Charlie Colby took third.

In the 35-lap spotlight feature for the New England 4-cylinder Pro Stocks, Austin Teras started at the back of the field and raced his way to his second win of the season.

Max Rowe reclaimed the point lead in the class as he held off defending champ Kamren Knowles for runner-up honors. Knowles settled for third.

Brian Sweatt took his first Wiscasset win in the 25-lap Thunder 4 Mini feature. Noah Haggett ran his best race in two years with a second place finish. Point leader Melcher made his usual appearance in victory lane claiming the third place trophy.

2015 Super Street champ Josh Bailey picked up his second straight win in the 25-lap Super Street feature. The win further tightened Bailey's grip on the division point lead. Teammate Zac Poland was the highlight of the race. Poland held the lead for the first 15 laps and held on for the second place finish; his first career podium finish.

Defending champ Mark Lucas of Harpswell took third.

In the 25-lap flex division feature for the Amsoil Nelcar Legends, Chris Burgess took the win and was joined in victory lane by Thomas Everson of Gilmanton, N.H. and Kevin Girard Jr.

The individual results from Aug. 12 were:

New England 4-cyl. Pro Stock (35 laps) — 1, Austin Teras, Windham; 2, Max Rowe, Turner; 3, Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner; 4, Larry Melcher, Jay; 5, Spencer Vaughan, Canton; 6, Jeff Prindall, Lisbon; 7, Kate Re, Lovell; 8, Hayden Norris, West Gardiner; 9, Taylor Lane, Phillips; 10, Connor Wenners, Edgecomb; 11, Mike Kibben, Sabattus; and 12, Jet Decker, Chesterville.

Thunder 4 Minis (25 laps) — 1, Brian Sweatt, Albion; 2, Noah Haggett, Wiscasset; 3, Logan Melcher, Jay; 4, Travis Poulliot, South China; 5, Donald Mooney, New Gloucester; 6, Michael Golding, Pownal; 7, Jeff Davis, Woolwich; 8, David Greenleaf, Brunswick; 9, Devan Robinson, Warren; 10, Nick Morton, Newcastle; 11, Ryan Shea, Richmond; 12, Curtis Anderson, Richmond; 13, Jeff Minchin Jr., Pittston; 14, Jeff Merrill, Roxbury; and 15, Ches Williams, Hope.

Super Streets (25 laps) — 1, Josh Bailey, Wiscasset; 2, Zac Poland, Wiscasset; 3, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 4, Barry Poulin, Benton; 5, Jason Curtis, Hollis; 6, Michael Harrison, Durham; 7, Jason Oakes, Boothbay; 8, Bouncer Knight, Jay; 9, Sean Johnson, Oakland; and 10, Mike Hodgkins, Jefferson.

ServPro of Biddeford Saco Pro Stock (40 laps) — 1, Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 2, Daren Ripley, Thomaston; 3, Charlie Colby, Newcastle; 4, Cody Tribbett, Richmond; 5, Kevin Morse, Woolwich; 6, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 7, Nate Tribbett, Richmond; 8, Mike Orr, Wiscasset; 9, Jamie Wright, Woolwich; 10, Wes Turner, Freedom; 11, Mike Moody, Topsham; and 12, James Osmond, Wiscasset.

Amsoil Nelcar Legends (25 laps) — 1, Chris Burgess, Buckfield; 2, Thomas Everson, Gilmanton, N.H.; 3, Kevin Girard, Jr., Old Orchard Beach; 4, Parker Varney, Windham; 5, Terry Kirk, Durham; 6, Ed Getty, Gray; 7, Casey Call, Pembroke, N.H.; and 8, Peter Craig.

Aug. 5 racing

There was little doubt that the rain was coming last Saturday night, Aug. 5. The question was if Wiscasset Speedway's race program would go on as planned or if it would happen at all. The answer ended up somewhere in the middle as track management called an audible, and shortened the show to fit in the anticipated window of opportunity. Starting racing action a half hour early and running features only for the 5 Group 2 divisions proved to be the right call as the rain began to fall just 20 minutes after the final checkered flag flew. Despite the shortened show, fans were treated to some of the best action of the season.

Wyatt Oakes took the lead halfway through the GoKart exhibition race and cruised to the win to start the show. Two-time winner Spencer Wenners held the early lead, but slipped to second. Wenners spun out on the final lap, which gave the spot over to Madison Moody. Moody placed second, and Wenners recovered to finish third.

The 35-lap spotlight feature for the Norms Used Cars Strictly Street was slowed by one caution. Sophmore driver Brett Osmond held the lead for the first 18 laps until the caution came out for a minor spin. From there Bryan Robbins took advantage on the restart and grabbed the lead on his way to his second win of 2017.

Tiger Colby turned in another strong performance, starting deep in the field to finish second. Jonathan Emerson picked up his third trophy of the season with his third place finish. Osmond faded late to finish sixth.

The Midcoast Region NAPA Modifieds rolled out next for their 30-lap feature. The group raced green to checkers without a caution. Point leader Allan Moeller Sr. took the lead from Adam Chadbourne on lap ten and drove on to the win, his first victory of the season, and first Modified win since his 2003 championship season.

Chadbourne held off defending champ Mark Lucas over the final laps to claim second. Lucas settled for third. Behind the lead trio was a great race long battle between Tom Young and previous race winner Nick Reno. Young finished fourth and Reno fifth.

The Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis 25-lap feature turned out a somewhat unexpected winner and the closest finish of the night. Point leader Brent Roy had his day start with his motor seizing up just six laps into practice. Rather than throw in the towel, made the trek home to Vassalboro to change the engine. He rolled back through the gates at the track just in time to unload his car and go to line up with no practice. He lined up on the front row for the 25-lap feature and held the lead on his way to his second win of the season.

Roy's win didn't come without a frantic challenge from former champ Jimmy Childs. He pressured Roy over the final laps making two attempts to pass him on the outside. The two were separated by just .033-seconds at the line, with Childs claiming the runner-up trophy. Four-time champ Rob Greenleaf took third. Tim Collins and Jake Hendsbee completed the top five.

As the sky darkened the final race of the evening brought 20 cars out for the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman 35-lap feature. Four cautions slowed the action, but Ben Erskine was up to the challenge and withstood each restart and raced his way to his first checkered flag in over two years.

The final two laps were some of the most exciting racing of the day as brothers Josh and Ryan St. Clair joined defending champ Chris Thorne in a battle for the final two spots in victory lane. Josh had the lead on the outside of Erskine with threelaps to go, but faded back to finish third while his younger brother Ryan notched his best finish of the season in second.

Thorne finished fourth while Brandon Bailey rounded out the top five. The top four cars were separated by just a half second.

The individual results from Aug. 5 were:

Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets (35 laps) — 1, Bryan Robbins, Montville; 2, Tiger Colby, Newcastle; 3, Jonathon Emerson, Sabattus; 4, Michael Haynes, Livermore Falls; 5, Glenn Reynolds, Turner; 6, Brett Osmond, Wiscasset; 7, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 8, Cole Watson, Naples; 9, Kimberly Knight, Chesterville; 10, Shawn Emery, Limington; and 11, James Grover Jr., Newcastle.

Midcoast Region NAPA Modifieds (30 laps) — 1, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 2, Adam Chadbourne, Wiscasset; 3, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 4, Tom Young, Freeport; 5, Nick Reno, West Bath; 6, Ron Bryant, Livermore; 7, Dan Brown, Peru; 8, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; and 9, Nik Coates, Turner.

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis (25 laps) — 1, Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 2, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 3, Rob Greenleaf, Bath; 4, Tim Collins, Farmingdale; 5, Jake Hendsbee, Whitefield; 6, Scott Trask, Richmond; 7, Mike Delano, Brunswick; 8, Megan Frost, Montville; 9, Shawn Kimball, Augusta; and 10, Shane Smith, Augusta.

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (35 laps) — 1, Ben Erskine, Farmington; 2, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 3, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 4, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 5, Brandon Bailey, Woolwich; 6, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 7, Shane Clark, Winterport; 8, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 9, Will Collins, Waldoboro; 10, Brandon Fowler, Rome; 11, Shane Kaherl, Jay; 12, Tyler Bailey, Wiscasset; 13, Dylan Street, Old Town; 14, Steve Barker, Turner; 15, Tyler Robbins, Montville; 16, Andrew McLaughlin, Harrington; 17, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 18, Luke Romanoski, Freeman; 19, Steve Minott, Windham; and 20, Wes Turner, Freedom.

Ken Minott works for Wiscasset Speedway.

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