RIPLEY DOUBLES DOWN ON COOL NIGHT AT WISCASSET

RIPLEY DOUBLES DOWN ON COOL NIGHT AT WISCASSET
by Ken Minott

The North East Midget Association (NEMA) made its second appearance of the season at Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday night. Ames True Value NEMA Night always brings fans out to thrill at the amazing speed and quickness of the winged asphalt sprint cars. Once again, fans got what they came to see. The NEMA Lites had center stage this time with a 50 lap main event; twice the distance that they normally run. Ryan Locke of Chester, NH took an early lead an never looked back, turning in a dominant victory. He crossed the finish line nearly 2-1/2 seconds ahead of Richie Coy of Haskell, NJ and Danny Cugini of Marshfield, Ma. The Ford Focus powered cars wound around the 3/8 mile track in just over14 seconds. The high powered NEMA Midgets, the fastest asphalt sprint cars in the world, showed their stuff in a 25 lap support feature, with the track record on the line on a cool evening. Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, Ma was the class of the field, grabbing the lead on lap 2 and running away to a convincing win. He hustled his #39 Bertrand Motorsports machine around the track in near record time, turning in a 13.038-second lap for an average speed of 102 mph. He missed the track record, held by John Zych, by just 0.034 seconds. Stoehr was joined in victory lane by defending champ Randy Cabral of Kingston, Ma and record hold John Zych of Mendon, Ma. (more…)

Ryan Robbins wins Super Late Model race on Championship Night at Oxford Plains Speedway

Ryan Robbins wins Super Late Model race on Championship Night at Oxford Plains Speedway
Gabe Brown, 15, is youngest champion of top class in racetrack’s long history

Oxford, Maine — Ryan Robbins of Dixfield drove to his second Super Late Model victory of the season, while Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire earned his first stock car racing championship atop the Budweiser Championship Series racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Robbins, a former PASS Modified track and series champion, became the only two-time winner in points-counting races in the top class of competition at the historic Route 26 oval track this season.
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MIKE HOPKINS WINS THRILLING BOSS HOGG 150 AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

MIKE HOPKINS WINS THRILLING BOSS HOGG 150 AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
by Ken Minott

Wiscasset Speedway capped off an action-packed Labor Day weekend doubleheader on Sunday afternoon with the running of the 2018 Boss Hogg 150. The annual Pro Stock race attracted 32 of the region’s best racers all gunning for the $5000 winner’s take of a near $30,000 purse. Josh St Clair of Liberty, grandson of Hall of Fame racer “Boss Hogg” Dave St Clair led the field to the green with former BH100 winner Andy Saunders of Ellsworth alongside. The race got off to a rough start with 3 red flags for multi-car wrecks between lap 15 and 20, mostly thinning our cars in the middle and rear of the field. (more…)