MELCHER RACES TO WISCASSET THREE-PEAT

by Ken Minott
     You probably won’t find many drivers that are having more fun on a race track these days than Thunder 4 Mini racer Logan Melcher. Who could blame the second generation racer from Jay? He is, after all, undefeated to start 2017 season. His most recent win though was a bit more challenging than the first two. The Thunder 4 Minis had the 35 lap spotlight feature Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway as Group 1 was in action on Maine’s fastest track. Melcher navigated his way through the pack only to roll into victory lane to claim the 2nd place trophy. But a disqualification in post-race inspection for the initial winner, followed by required engine inspection finally produced his 3rd win of the season. Other winners on the night included Spencer Wenners in the GoKarts; Mark Lucas in the Super Streets; Austin Teras in the 4-cylinder Pros; and Daren Ripley in the ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Prostocks.

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First PASS Super Late Model win for Derek Griffith in Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95

photo by Norm Marx

Hermon, Maine – Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model victory Sunday afternoon in the Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.

 

Griffith and his LCM Motorsports 12 car pulled away from the pack in the closing laps after an unusually-competitive battle saw five different drivers lead – many on more than one occasion – over the first 100 circuits of the tricky, 1/3-mile oval track.

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TJ BRACKETT BEST IN 50-LAP SUPER LATE MODEL RACE AT OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

Oxford, Maine – TJ Brackett of Buckfield earned his first Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model victory of the season in the 50-lap headline race at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.

 

Brackett, wrecked by an errant lapped car when last seen leading the main event just a few days previous to this triumph, built a comfortable advantage in front of the field once past fellow former track champion Shawn Martin of Turner.

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HUTTER NABS FIRST WISCASSET WIN

by Ken Minott
     Maine’s fastest oval, Wiscasset Speedway, showcased Group 2 Saturday night in front of another big crowd. Three different drivers picked up their first wins of the 2017 campaign, while another took early control of the tracks most competitive division with his 2nd victory of the year. Midcoast Region Napa Mods were the spotlight division with a 40 lap main event. Joe Williams of Woolwich withstood a late race restart and pulled away from defending champ Mark Lucas for a convincing win; his first of the year. The race of the day was the one a straightaway behind him for second between Tom Young & Nick Reno. The two racing wheel to wheel for the final ten laps with Reno grabbing the runner-up trophy on the outside by less than a foot. Young settled for 3rd. Other winners on the night included Nick Hinkley on the Late Model Sportsman, Shawn Kimball in the Outlaw Minis, and Joe Hutter in the Strictly Streets. The flex race was a 100 lap Enduro, won by Zach Emerson.

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Joey Doiron caps off fabulous weekend with Sunday 150-lap Pro All Stars Series score at Oxford Plains Speedway

photo by Norm Marx

Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outgunned Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire Sunday afternoon in the 150-lap Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race, topping the card at Oxford Plains Speedway.

 

Doiron, who also won a Super Late Model race the previous evening at his current home track, swapped the race lead with Polewarczyk on five occasions during the event.  Polewarczyk had looked dominant through most of the distance, leading all but 11 of the first 140 laps.

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WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RESULTS 6/10/17

WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RESULTS 6/10/17
GROUP 2 PLUS 100 LAP ENDURO
PACKED HOUSE AT WISCASSET

Full press release available Monday night

MIDOCAST REGION NAPA MODIFIEDS (40 lap SPOTLIGHT FEATURE)
* Joe Williams first win of 2017 – held off defending champ mark lucas on late race restart

Pos No. Name Home Town Laps Diff
1 15 Joseph Williams Woolwich 40
2 7 Nick Reno West Bath 40 4.442
3 21 Tom Young Freeport 40 4.469
4 04 Allan Moeller Dresden 40 4.585
5 5 Mark Lucas Harpswell 40 4.919
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