WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RAINOUT

WISCASSET SPEEDWAY RAINOUT

After several attempts to dry the track and get the show in, Wiscasset Speedway made the decision to cancel Saturday Night’s race program. Cool temps mixed in with intermittent showers and a rapidly closing window of opportunity forced track management to pull the plug on the program at 7:00 pm. It was the track’s first full rainout of the season and just the 5th in 5 years. No word yet on if any of the races will be made up.
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A SUPER DAY FOR JEFFERSON’S MIKE HODGKINS AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

A SUPER DAY FOR JEFFERSON’S MIKE HODGKINS AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
by Ken Minott

It was a hot Saturday evening in Wiscasset and Group 1 was on the schedule, which included a special 75 lap main event for the Maxwell’s Market Super Streets. It didnt take long for fans and fellow competitors to see that the only thing hotter than the weather was driver Mike Hodgkins. The veteran from Jefferson put on a clinic with a convincing victory in their biggest race of the season. In the race, presented by Ward & Sons Construction 16 of the 17 drivers in attendance answered to bell for the main event, Hodgkins took advantage of his pole position starting spot and patiently worked the lap traffic for the seemingly easy win. The race was slowed by just two mid-race cautions. (more…)

THIRD TIME IS A CHARM FOR EMERSON AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY

THIRD TIME IS A CHARM FOR EMERSON AT WISCASSET SPEEDWAY
WISCASSET SPEEDWAY STORY & FULL RESULTS 6/9/18

The Norms Used Cars Strictly Street division at Wiscasset Speedway has already turned out some of the best full-field side by side racing of the season at Maine’s fastest oval. Races regularly are coming down to the wire among a who’s who of the state’s best Street Stock drivers. Fans got their money’s worth once again Saturday Night as the 25 lap feature, and nobody has caught their attention quite like Johnathon Emerson. The 3rd generation racer from Sabattus started dead last in the 16 car field and raced his way through traffic, passing leader Kurt Hewins on the outside with two laps to go. He grabbed the win by a mere 0.05 seconds for his 3rd straight checkered flag, taking the division’s point lead in the process. Hewins started from the pole position and held the lead throughout by no more than a car length. He would settle for the runner-up trophy. Multi-time champ Maurice Young rolled into victory lane in 3rd, however, post-race pit conduct would wipe that finish off the board, handing the 3rd place finish to Poland’s Dave Whittier. Former champ Kyle Hewins of Leeds and Brad Erskine of Solon filled out the top 5. In typical Strictly Street fashion, the top 5 cars were separated by less than a second at the finish line. Just one caution slowed the race
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JOHN ZYCH CONTINUES NEMA STREAK AT WISCASSET

JOHN ZYCH CONTINUES NEMA STREAK AT WISCASSET
WISCASSET SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE 6/4/18
by Ken Minott

What happens when you put the fastest asphalt sprint cars in the world on Maine’s fastest track? You get a whole new level of speed. Track speed records were up for grabs once again as the lightning-fast NEMA Midgets & NEMA Lites converged on Wiscasset Speedway Saturday night for Ames True Value NEMA Night. Turning laps around the 3/8 mile track with speeds topping 100mph, the NEMA Midgets put on a show for the packed house. John Zych of Mendon, Mass has quickly turned Wiscasset Speedway into one of his favorite tracks. Starting mid-pack in the 30 lap spotlight feature, it took just one lap for the former champ to rocket around the competition and into the lead. A mid-race restart against top rival Randy Cabral gave him his only true test in the race, but just a lap later he was back in charge and ran away with his 3rd straight win at Wiscasset Speedway. “We’ve been very fortunate at Wiscasset and have some success,” said Zych, “I love this place”. Cabral, who picked up a win at Wiscasset back in 2015, grabbed runner-up honors. Jim Chambers finished 3rd. While track records remained intact this time, the NEMA drivers got within just a few 10ths of a second, turning laps just over 13 seconds. In the 25 lap support feature for the NEMA Lites, Jim Chambers returned to victory lane to claim the winner’s trophy, he was joined by Zych and Jim Cataldo, however, post-race inspection and subsequent protest have left the results unofficial. NEMA returns to Wiscasset again in September. (more…)