RACE FOR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP HEATS UP THIS THURSDAY

THOMPSON, CT.  With only five races remaining on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 2009 schedule, the competition for that division’s championship is really heating up. Defending champion, Ted Christopher, will enter the Budweiser 150 presented by the New England Dodge Dealers at the Thompson Speedway this Thursday night with a slim 29 point advantage over Todd Szegedy. Ryan Preece finds himself only three points behind Szegedy.

The extremely competitive Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) finds itself in a very familiar position with regard to the race for the title. Virtually every year, the lucrative championship honors are not determined until very late in the season if not at the final event of the year at Thompson. This Thursday’s running of the Bud 150 at Thompson will play a vital role in determining the outcome of the title chase for 2009.

`           Christopher has maintained the points lead for most of the season. He gave it up briefly to Szegedy but roared back to put himself at the top once again. Szegedy, however, is one tough customer and has the 2003 title to his credit and finished 2nd in 2007 and 3rd last year in the final standings.

The dark horse in what may appear to be a two-man race is Ryan Preece. The eighteen year old driver from Berlin, CT has won two of the last four WMT events and is a mere 32 points away from Christopher. Preece has positioned himself to be a real contender for the prestigious crown. Other drivers in the top five in points are the 2007 champ, Donny Lia and one of the busiest drivers in the northeast, Rowan Pennink. The title will not be settled this Thursday, but the Bud 150 at Thompson is sure to play a major role in determining the eventual winner.

The WMT will be joined by Thompson’s own NASCAR Whelen All American Race Series divisions in their features only presentation. Those races will be preceded by time trials for the WMT. It all gets underway at 5:30 PM. Grandstands will open at 2 PM.

For more information and the complete schedule for the day, fans are urged to visit the Thompson web site. www.thompsonspeedway.com  Advance ticket sales are available by calling the track office at 860-923-2280.

Full Venue Scheduled For Labor Day Weekend

Winchester, NH: This past Saturday, Monadnock Speedway was once again a victim to Mother Nature setting up for a huge race venue on Saturday, September 5th.

This Saturday, Monadnock Speedway will welcome back the NEMA and NEMA Lites for their final visit at the high banks for the 2009 season. The NEMA race will be a special 40 lap event in honor of Marilyn Angelillo and will be named the “Marilyn’s Passion” Race Event.  The Modifieds also be part of the action along with Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Allison Legacy Series, 4-cylinder & Full Size Enduros. Due to the number of divisions competing on September 5th, pit gates will open at noon with practice starting at 2:30pm. There will be no heats races for the Mini Stocks, Super Stocks or Outlaw Pros. Race time is at 6pm.

September will be a very busy month of racing at Monadnock Speedway. Due to the last two weeks of rain outs, the Modifieds have been scheduled to compete in the next three race events including this weekend, Saturday – September 12th and the Friday Night Special Championship Race for the Modifieds and Outlaw Pros on September 19th. The Demolition Derby has been postponed to Saturday, September 12th. The 2009 season will conclude on Saturday, September 26th where the Super Stock, Mini Stock and Enduro champions will be crowned. The season finale will also include Pro 4 Modifieds, All Star Race Trucks, Allison Legacy, Spectators Race and the very popular School Bus Race! The Season Finale Special Event will begin at an earlier time, 2pm.

For more information on the final four races of the 2009 race season, please log onto www.monadnockspeedway.com or call the speedway’s office at 603-239-4067.

Moffitt To Compete At Iowa Speedway This Weekend


Harrisburg, N.C. (August 31, 2009): Andy Santerre Motorsports together with driver Brett Moffitt have announced that they will compete in this weekend’s Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 at Iowa Speedway, a NASCAR Camping World Series West event. Moffitt will be driving the No. 4 Chevrolet sponsored by Karl Chevrolet. This will be Moffitt’s third start at the track closest to his Grimes, Iowa hometown.

“We’re really excited to be heading back to Iowa Speedway,” said Moffitt. “The last time we were there we had a really competitive car, but we got tight in the last 20 laps or so and finished sixth. I know we can go there and run good so I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll have my friends and family there, and I really think that Iowa is one of the best tracks I’ve gone to with the Camping World Series. I can’t think of a better place to give them a win!”

Moffitt is currently sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Series East point standings with one win, four top-five, and seven top-10 finishes. Only 14 points separate him from the fourth and fifth place drivers as the series comes to its final two-race stretch that kicks off at New Hampshire Motor Speedway later this month. The extra seat time at Iowa should be an advantage for the 17-year-old driver.

“Our last two races are on tracks a mile or bigger,” said Moffitt. “Iowa isn’t quite a mile, but its close enough. The seat time is what’s important. When you’re on track you get a momentum, you get better. We’re still within striking distance of the championship in the East Series so anything I can do to get closer to that, I will.”

Moffitt has cemented a reputation as a go-getter in the NASCAR Camping World Series East. He’s earned a place in the record books as the youngest driver in series history to win a pole, win a race, and lead the series point standings. But this weekend will mark his debut in a West Series stand-alone event.

“I raced with these guys back at the combination race with the East Series in May,” said Moffitt. “Everyone I raced with was clean, and I raced them clean. There are some talented drivers in the field and I look forward to racing with them again.”

The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 takes place under the lights with an 8 p.m. start time on Friday, September 4th. For more information on Brett Moffitt or Andy Santerre Motorsports, visit www.brettmoffitt.com or www.andysanterremotorsports.com.

Chase Elliott’s Awesome in PASS South Hickory SLM win

Naples, ME 8/31/09- He may only be thirteen and it may have only been his first ever Pro All Stars Series ( PASS) South super late model start but Chase Elliot looked as if he knew each and every move to make to score his first career PASS South series win in his first career start. Elliot used the lapped car of John Batten as a pick to make his way by third place finisher Cassius Clark and then ran down second place finisher Jeff Choquette from ten car lengths back making a last lap pass on his way to securing the win. Bradley McCaskill showed that you can do a lot with a little as he scored his career best finish of fourth followed by another newbie to the series, Andy Loden, who rounded out the top five in his first career start and his second race in a super late model.

John Stancill grabbed the Pro Photo Productions fast qualifier award after posting a time of 14.914 around the 3/8th mile track. Qualifying times easily showed how tough PASS South competition has gotten over the years as half a second separated Stancill from the last place qualifier. After the series top ten redraw it shuffled several drivers around especially Cassius Clark who benefited the most by moving from eighth to the pole position to take the green flag.

An early race caution took out several drivers who never really had a chance to show what they had including Preston Peltier, Alex Yontz, and Tayla Orleans who all could have been a factor late in the going. At the same time the caution flag was being displayed Jeff Choquette had made his move by Cassius Clark for the top spot. From that point on Choquette’s #33 machine lead the next most laps, unfortunately for him that was one lap that he didn’t lead was the one he needed to. Elliot and Choquette raced side by side with the white flag in the air before finally clearing Choquette’s #33 machine coming off of turn four for the win. With dad Bill Elliot and mom Cindy Elliot celebrating in victory lane along with him, it couldn’t have been more fitting for the youngster to add his name to the list of famous drivers that have won at the historic track.

In PASS truck series competition Jody Measamer made it back to back Hickory wins as he cruised to the win in the fifty lap event. Michael Cooper muscled his way past Grant Davidson on the final lap to finish second. The win by Measamer propelled him to second in points over Clint King who previously held the position, however, they all trail Grant Davidson who has lead the newly formed series since the second race of the season back in April.

Next up is round two of the PASS National Championship series, the $10,000.00 to win PASS 300 at Scarborough Maine’s  Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on September  12th and 13th. Two weeks later on Saturday September 26th the PASS South series will breathe new life into Kenly, North Carolina’s Southern National Speedway which has been dormant the entire 2009 racing season thus far.

For more information including schedules, standings, and results for all PASS sanctioned touring series visit their home on the web at www.racewithpass.com. For marketing or media questions contact Norm Desjardins at 603-539-3368 or for technical information contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230.

Unofficial Results – PASS South Super Late Model Over the Mountain 150 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory NC – 8/29/2009 (with finishing position, car number, driver)

1 – 9 – Chase Elliott
2 – 33 – Jeff Choquette
3 – 8 – Cassius Clark
4 – 18 – Bradley McCaskill
5 – 29 – Andy Loden
6 – 10 – Ryan Blaney
7 – 9 – Keeton Hanks
8 – 35 – Devin Jones
9 – 4n – Ben Rowe
10 – 05k – Gene Kirlia
11 – 98 – Justin Wakefield
12 – 18x – Billy Leslie
13 – 48 – John Batten
14 – 4s – Jay Fogleman
15 – 51 – Michael Pope
16 – 23 – Jimmy Weller
17 – 47 – Corey Williams
18 – 1 – Fred Moore
19 – 22 – Perry Brown
20 – 05 – Alex Fleming
21 – 74 – Ryan Moore
22 – 91 – Heath Hindman
23 – 02 – Tim Nooner
24 – 20 – John Stancill
25 – 26 – Preston Peltier
26 – 00 – Jeramie Whorff
27 – 93 – Tayla Orleans
28 – 55 – Alex Yontz

Speedway 660 – Fans Appreciated and The Crowning of Champions

Aug. 30, 2009

Fredericton, NB – It was a beautiful day for racing in the Geary Woods. A great day for crowning champions.  After being washed out on Saturday evening today’s Fan Appreciation day was a success.

In the Coast Tire Street Stock we saw a new champion being crowned. Brian Fox won his first Coast Tire Street Stock Championship.  Going into the feature there were just a couple points between Fox and Rick Cashol. Unfortunately Cashol had a mechanical problem which forced him to the pits. He came back and was still on the lead lap but he ran out of time and laps.  The rookie of the year was the # 4 of Richard Hartley.  Kevin McKeen was the other big story in the Street Stock division taking home the Robin’s Inn Hat Trick Award.  McKeen has been getting stronger each week.  Matt Matheson finished a close second as Charles Gaddess rounded out the top three.

In the Martin’s Home Heating everyone was on the edge of their seats with the points battle being so close.  Michael Banks headed into the day with the points lead but after the heats and dash he saw himself sitting in 2nd, two points behind John Rankin.  In the feature Banks was running mid field for most of the race and then moved up to be within a couple spots of Rankin.  Banks would pass Rankin and finish one spot ahead forcing the tie breaker for the championship.  .  Rankin received the championship because he had more feature wins. This is the first championship for Rankin.  He has had a great season picking up a couple feature wins. Derek Christie won the 30 lap Sportsman feature. Christie was very strong holding off challenges from George Jamieson and Wade Harris who finished second and third.  The rookie of the year was Steve Halpin.   Halpin has been around racing for years with his family and this year was his rookie season in the Sportsman divsion.

Greg Fahey is now a repeat Irving Lubricant’s Pro Stock Champion.  Fahey was 12 point’s ahead of four time champion Glenn Rasmussen going into today.  Fahey had a good run in the 40-lap feature where he finished in second to Brian MacNaughton. Leon Christie was back at Speedway 660 again this week and quietly drove himself into third place. MacNaughton made a daring three wide pass for the lead to claim his first victory of the year.  Michael Kyle was the Irving Lubricant’s rookie of the year.

In the 4-cylinder division it was Robert Flowers taking home victory over Kyle Dunster and Kevin Peterson.

There was so much excitement going on at the speedway today. Race fans got a chance to go trackside to meet their favorite drivers in a pre-race autograph session. It was just Halloween in August for sure.  Fans were going around gathering treats and pictures and autographs from the drivers.  Congratulations once again to Brian Fox, John Rankin and Greg Fahey, they will definitely have some celebrating to do!

Brent Dragon Wins Second Annual Showdown at Chaudiere


U.S Team Takes Overall Victory

Vallee-Jct., QC – Milton’s Brent Dragon dominates the final half of the second annual Showdown at Chaudiere 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere and leads the U.S. team to the overall victory. The first 91 laps saw a battle between former Serie ACT Castrol champion Karl Allard and current ACT Tour point leader Scott Payea.

The two swapped the lead a total of five times before Dragon took the lead from Payea on lap 92. Dragon came from the ninth starting position to lead the final 109 laps of the 200 lap event. The U.S. team took 7 of the top 10 positions on its way to taking the team win for the second year in a row.

The race was slowed by only 5 cautions and took just over an hour to complete. Dragon has already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19.

Next weekend is a doubleheader for the ACT Tour. They will head to Twin State Speedway in Clairmont, NH on Friday, September 4 for the Twin State 100, before heading to Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, September 6 for the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200. Saturday, September 5 will be qualifying day for the local divisions at Thunder Road.

Showdown at Chaudiere 200

Unofficial Results

Pos Car # Driver

1 55vt Brent Dragon

2 89 Scott Payea

3 02nh Randy Potter

4 80 Donald Theetge

5 41 Pete Potvin, III

6 37 Brian Hoar

7 48qc Karl Allard

8 21qc Jean-François Déry

9 73me Joey Doiron

10 9vt Chip Grenier

11 5qc Patrick Cliche

12 97pq Jacques Poulin

13 9pq Yvon Bédard

14 28qc Dany Ouellet

15 68 Brooks Clark

16 51me Ricky Rolfe

17 91 Patrick Laperle

18 11pq Claude Leclerc

19 26vt John Donahue

20 27 Alexandre Gingras

21 51pq Patrick Hamel

22 97nh Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Fitzpatrick Wins In Montreal

MONTREAL – JR Fitzpatrick showed up to win—no question about it. He won the NAPA Autopro 100 in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in dominating fashion.

The 21-year-old out of Cambridge, Ont., took control of the race when he slipped inside of Kerry Micks in the hairpin turn on the ninth lap of the race. From there, he went on to build a lead of over five seconds before the caution flag waved on Lap 22 to set up an attempt at a green-white-checkered finish.

On the restart, the front of the field got stacked up as they entered Turn 3. As a result, the car of Scott Steckly ended up on its roof after making contact with Don Thomson Jr. Once the dust cleared, the cars were brought down pit road and the red flag was displayed which ended the event. The race was scheduled for 23 laps or 75 minutes leaving just the one opportunity to finish the race under green.

It was Fitzpatrick’s first win of the season and the fourth in his series career. He last won on June 15, 2007 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont.

Points leader Andrew Ranger was able to clear the incident in Turn 3 and finish second. DJ Kennington, who held down second place in the closing laps, was not as fortunate. He got turned around in the fray and blended back into the field in the fourth position which is where NASCAR officials determined his finishing position to be.

After winning the first three road-course events of the year, Ranger was foiled in his bid to win all four road-course races on the 2009 slate. A season ago in this event, Fitzpatrick led much of the race before a late-race bobble allowed Ranger to take the win.

Kerry Micks led the first eight laps of the race and closed out the race in third place. Mark Dilley finished fifth equaling his season-high finish.

Ron Beauchamp Jr., Pierre Bourque, Jeff Lapcevich, Daryl Harr and Jarrad Whissell rounded out the top 10.

The race was slowed three times due to caution for a total of six laps. The race lead changed just one time between two drivers.

In the point standings, Ranger expanded his lead on Kennington by 10 points and now has a 134-point lead heading into the final three race of the season. Beauchamp and Steckly, in third and fourth, respectively, are right on Kennington’s heels.

In qualifying on Saturday, Alex Tagliani picked up his second straight series pole award after winning the pole two weeks ago at Quebec’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. In today’s race, Tagliani was knocked out of the race after just 11 laps due to mechanical problems.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 takes a weekend off before heading to Barrie Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the Torbram Electric 300 presented by The Source.

For More Information, contact:
Shon Sbarra, NASCAR Public Relations, (704) 309-5493 or ssbarra@nascar.com

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-AUTOPRO 100 Unofficial Results
Sunday
At Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec
Lap length: 2.73 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (5) JR Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 25 laps, 59.723 mph, $6,500.
2. (3) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Ford, 25, $3,200.
3. (2) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 25, $2,700.
4. (8) DJ Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 25, $4,400.
5. (7) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Dodge, 25, $3,000.
6. (12) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 25, $2,300.
7. (14) Pierre Bourque, Ottawa, Ont., Dodge, 25, $1,600.
8. (13) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Chevrolet, 25, $1,500.
9. (22) Daryl Harr, St. Albert, Alberta, Chevrolet, 25, $1,400.
10. (17) Jarrad Whissell, Calgary, Alberta, Ford, 25, $1,300.
11. (29) Cale Gale, Mobile, Ala., Chevrolet, 25, $2,200.
12. (15) Patrice Brisebois, West Mount, Que., Dodge, 25, $1,100.
13. (30) Jason Hathaway, Appin, Ont., Dodge, 25, $1,080.
14. (26) Patrick Laperle, St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Dodge, 25, $1,050.
15. (23) Howie Scannell, Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 25, $1,025.
16. (25) Miguel Duhamel, LaSalle, Que., Chevrolet, 25, $1,025.
17. (9) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Ford, 25, $1,025.
18. (6) Don Thomson, Jr., Hamilton, Ont., Chevrolet, 24, accident, $1,025.
19. (4) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 24, accident, $1,000.
20. (28) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Chevrolet, 24, $1,000.
21. (33) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 24, $1,000.
22. (31) Dexter Stacey, Kahnawake, Que., Pontiac, 23, $1,000.
23. (11) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 21, $1,000.
24. (27) Alan Labrosse, St. Eustache, Que., Ford, 19, $1,000.
25. (34) Michel Pilon, Blainville, Que., Chevrolet, 16, transmission, $1,000.
26. (16) Dave Whitlock, Petrolia, Ont., Dodge, 12, $1,000.
27. (1) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 11, mechanical, $1,000.
28. (19) Malcolm Strachan, Toronto, Ont., Dodge, 11, $1,000.
29. (18) Joey Hanssen, Venray, Holland, Dodge, 10, transmission, $1,000.
30. (10) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Chevrolet, 8, drive shaft, $1,000.
31. (21) Kent Nuhn, Williamsford, Ont., Chevrolet, 1, transmission, $700.
32. (24) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 1, mechanical, $700.
33. (32) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 1, mechanical, $500.
34. (20) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Ford, 0, dns, $500.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 8 minutes 34 seconds
Margin of Victory: Under Caution
Fastest Qualifier: A.Tagliani (92.022 mph, 106.801 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 6 laps.
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers.
Lap Leaders: K. Micks 1-8; J. Fitzpatrick 9-25.
Standings: 1. A. Ranger, 1724; 2. D. Kennington, 1590; 3. R. Beauchamp,Jr., 1563; 4. S. Steckly, 1506; 5. K. Micks, 1466; 6. A. Simone, 1398; 7. D. Thomson,Jr., 1375; 8. J. Hathaway, 1359; 9. D. Whitlock, 1337; 10. M. Dilley, 1295

Speedway 95 Aug 29

The all day soaking rain received in the Bangor area on Saturday forced Speedway 95 officials to cancel the program scheduled for 6:30 Saturday night, August 29th. Racing will resume at the speedway on Saturday September 5 at 6:30 p.m. with a regular card of racing that includes the Dysart’s Late Models, the Super Streets, Strictly Streets and the Allenfarm Fence Co. Sport Fours. Also on the card will be the Wacky Wednesday night Little Enduros, who moved to the Saturday night show for the remainder of the season at the conclusion of the 2009 Wacky Wednesday racing schedule on August 26th.

On Saturday, September 12, Speedway 95 will host Round 2 of the Linnehan Credit Now Triple Crown Series for Late Models. The event will pay the winner a total of $1754, which comes from the regular purse planned for the event plus $1054 from the friends and family of Bob Coburn, a former Pro Stock driver at the track who passed away in June of this year. Top Late Model drivers from the central and coastal Maine areas are expected to challenge the Speedway 95 regulars for the largest purse of the three race series. The final leg of the series will be held at Unity Raceway on Sunday, October 11th.

Carl Edwards Steals Win In Montreal

MONTREAL — Swear out a warrant.

On second thought, break out the champagne.

Carl Edwards’ grand larceny Sunday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ended with a back flip and a celebration, not a jail term.

With a pass for the lead on the final corner of the final lap of the Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200, Edwards capitalized on the only mistake Marcos Ambrose made all day to win his first road-course race in one of NASCAR’s top three divisions.

Running on rain tires after a mandatory change for the entire field on Lap 61, Edwards hounded Ambrose for both laps of a green-white-checkered-flag finish and made the winning pass after Ambrose’s car got airborne over the curbing and lost momentum in the final turn of Lap 76.

In collecting his third Nationwide Series victory of the season and the 23rd of his career, Edwards gave Roush Fenway Racing its first road-course win in the series.

“The two laps, Andrew Ranger (who finished third) and I went side by side into Turn 1 (on Lap 75),” said Edwards who trimmed the series points lead of 10th-place finisher Kyle Busch from 248 to 192. “He pinched me off into the grass—which I probably would have done if I was him, too—and I just drove into his door, and we came off of Turn 2 banging doors.

“It was wild, and I thought the whole time Marcos was going to get away with this thing. I broke away from Andrew, and I just gave it everything I had on that last lap, and Marcos just made that one mistake through the curves at the end and gave me the chance to get by.”

Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve ran fourth to the delight of partisan Quebecers in the packed grandstands. Brad Keselowski came home fifth and tightened his hold on third place in the points standings.

Ambrose, who has finished seventh, third and second in the series’ three races at the 2.7-mile course was despondent at not closing out Edwards after leading 60 laps.

“I just made a mistake at the end there and lost the race,” Ambrose said. “Any other lap, any other corner, I would have got it straight back. It just happened to be the last corner of the race. We had a drag race coming off the hairpin. Carl got position on me, and I had to try to make sure I (outbraked) him.

“I feel pretty devastated, because I let my boys down. We came here to win, and anything less than that was a disappointment.”

Ambrose was in the lead and in control when NASCAR called the eighth caution of the afternoon after a shower hit the racetrack as the cars were working Lap 59. Two laps later, NASCAR ordered the cars to pit road and red-flagged the race while crews mounted rain tires and installed wipers and lights.

After refiring the engines, the field took the green flag double-file on Lap 64, with Ambrose in the lead and Ranger beside him on the front row. Ambrose held the top spot through three more cautions before Edwards, who led three times for three laps, made his move in the final corner.

Chris Thorne scores at Unity Twin wins for Mason, Bosworth

Unity, Maine – Chris Thorne of Sidney drove to victory in the Late Model feature at Unity Raceway Friday night, scoring his first victory of the season at Maine’s Toughest Racing Oval. Mike Mason of Skowhegan and Bradley Bosworth of Cornville each won a pair of feature events on a busy, 12-feature racing program.

Other victors in feature race competition included Kris Watson of Hermon, Brent Chase of Burnham, Ben Clark of Clinton, Kyle Gallant of Veazie, Shelby Kimball of Cornville, Daymon Dodge of Troy and Max Zachem of Preston, Connecticut.

Chris Thorne, making just his second start in Unity’s top class this season, quickly worked his way past Louie Picard and point leader Frank Moulton to challenge early race leader Ajay Picard. Thorne took over the top position on the 16th circuit in the 30-lap race and built a healthy lead before surviving three late-race restarts to earn his trip to victory lane.

Ajay Picard of Palmyra crossed the line in second position, followed by Scott Modery of Hermon, making his first start this season at the Unity oval. Fred ‘Pee Wee’ Brown of Winterport finished fourth, with Kevin Douglass of Sidney rounding out the top five. Brown and Moulton, of Burnham, won the Late Model heat races.

Kris Watson added to his Super Street point lead with an impressive win in the Super Street division’s main event. Behind Watson an ultra-competitive, four-car battle took place throughout the 25-lap race, with Glenburn’s Steve Moulton bouncing back from a heat race crash to claim runner-up honors. Vassalboro’s Ed ‘Fubby’ Drake was third under the checkered flag in the caution-free race, followed by John Kalel II of Orrington and Donnie York of Thorndike. Drake and Kalel won the Super Street heat races.

Brent ‘Poochie’ Chase was declared the winner of the Wildcat feature race after apparent victor Andy Turbovsky of Winslow was penalized for rough driving on the final lap by the track’s racing director. Chase, who had run as high as second position during the closing laps, watched as Turbovsky dove low in turn four on the final lap as the drivers in first and second positions, Dustin Hubbard of Unity and Mo Young of Windsor, got together while trying to get to the checkered flag first.

‘Turbo’ got to the line in front of the pack, but the checkered flag was presented to Chase, who skillfully avoided the mayhem in front of him to earn his trip to victory lane. Luke Rickards of Anson and Benton’s Chet Hanscom claimed second and third-place hardware, with the top five rundown completed by Carl McAlpine of Burnham and Ed Sleeper of Vassalboro. The wild race also featured a flip off turn one that saw Nick Huff of Orrington gain several feet of altitude before landing in the sand atop the track’s first turn, following an incident also involving the race’s early leader, Chris King of Burnham. McAlpine won the Wildcat heat race.

Ben Clark of Clinton drove to victory in Late Model Pro Four main event action. Clark drove around former division champion Jimmy Dennis to claim his first victory in the class. Benton’s Dennis outran the balance of the field to take runner-up honors, ahead of Skowhegan’s Bryan Lancaster. Steve Rackliff of Starks and Corey Walker of Augusta rounded out the top five. Rackliff won the Late Model Pro Four heat race.

Kyle Gallant outgunned reigning track champion Mike Wilson Chelsea at the start of the Monsta Mini division main event and held off the Chelsea driver for the rest of the race. Dylan Lancaster of Skowhegan made up a lot of ground on the lead tandem late in the event, but had to settle for third-place honors after the checkered flag. Derrick Terrill of Plymouth and Scott Theriault of South China. Wilson won the Monsta Mini heat.

Mike Mason swept to victory twice, driving from the rear of the pack on both occasions, winning both a 30-lap, held-over feature and the regularly-scheduled main event for the Flyin’ 4 class.

In the first main event Jason Trundy of Old Town finished in second position, with Ryan Ripley of Waldoboro third. Tasha Dyer of Arowsic and Cody Sleeper of Augusta rounded out the top five.

Sleeper led several laps in the second main event before Mason went by for his second victory of the evening. Sleeper and Trundy finished in second and third positions, followed by Dylan Lancaster and Ripley. Trundy won the Flyin’ 4 heat race.

Shelby Kimball of Cornville helped her championship chances with a wire-to-wire victory over her chief rival in the Ladies point contest, Mika Wilson of Chelsea. Clinton’s Alica Goodwin picked up the third-place trophy, with top-five finishes also posted by Chelsea’s Carol Wilson and Danielle DeLuck of Hampden. Kimball also won the Ladies heat race.

Teen Thunder racer Bradley Bosworth won the battle three times Friday night, but a pair of top-five finishes wrapped up the 2009 division championship for Brooke Getchell of Pittsfield. The Teen Thunder class does not compete during the school year at Unity Raceway.

Bosworth’s first of two Teen Thunder feature race victories was in a held-over from a rain-shortened card from earlier in the season. Gage Landry finished in second position, followed by Matt Kimball. Getchell and Lucas Porter rounded out the top five.

Bosworth quickly got to the front of the regularly-scheduled Teen Thunder race and again outran Landry to the checkered flag. Daymon Dodge of Troy crossed the finish line in third position, followed by Kimball and Getchell. Bosworth won the Teen Thunder heat race.

The Enduro division was in the spotlight on this night, with a 50-lap race that saw Troy’s Daymon Dodge prevailing. Patrick Cook of Swanville and Ken Pelotte of Winslow grabbed second and third-place trophies, with the top five filled out by Chad Michaud of Fairfield and Jason Trundy of Old Town.

Preston, Connecticut teen Max Zachem drove from the rear of the starting lineup and got through traffic and into the lead just past the halfway point en route to victory in the 20-lap NELCAR Legends feature race. Topsham’s Bobby Weymouth chased Zachem from the back to the front and was the best of the rest in second position at the checkered flag. Tyler Jordan of Scarborough led the first ten laps before Zachem and Weymouth went by, then held on to post a third-place finish. Evan Beaulieu of Durham and Jim Manchester of Gorham rounded out the top five. Alan Smith of Lincoln and Zachem won the NELCAR Legends heat race.

Racing continues Friday night (September 4) with a ride with your favorite driver session kicking off the evening’s activities at 6:00 p.m. Coming up on Friday night, September 18 is another NWA On Fire Wrestling & Racing program, with post time set for 6:30 p.m. Unity Raceway is located on Route 139 In Unity, Maine. For more information visit unityraceway.info or call (207) 453-2021.

Late Model: 1. Chris Thorne, Sidney; 2. Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 3. Scott Modery, Hermon; 4. Fred Brown, Winterport; 5. Kevin Douglass, Sidney; 6. Dylan Turner, Freedom; 7. Frank Moulton, Burnham; 8. Louie Picard, Palmyra; 9. Willy Pelotte, Oakland; 10. Darren Doucette, Sidney; 11. Eddie Gilblair, Skowhegan.

Super Street: 1. Kris Watson, Hermon; 2. Steve Moulton, Glenburn; 3. Ed Drake, Vassalboro; 4. John Kalel II, Orrington; 5. Donnie York, Thorndike; 6. Brian Fortin, South China; 7. Derek Mingo, Ellsworth; 8. Hal Stratton, Belgrade; 9. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 10. Doug Sinclair, Hermon; 11. Michael Fortier, Winslow; 12. Al Libby, Brooks.

Wildcat: 1. Brent Chas, Burnham; 2. Luke rickards, Anson; 3. Chet Hanscom, Benton; 4. Carl McAlpine, Burnham; 5. Ed Sleeper, Vassalboro; 6. Maurice Young, Windsor; 7. Bo Ivey, Winslow; 8. Chris King, Burnham; 9. Nick Huff, Orrington; 10. Dustin Hubbard, Unity; DQ: Andy Turbovsky, Winslow.

Late Model Pro Four: 1. Ben Clark, Clinton; 2. Jimmy Dennis, Benton; 3. Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 4. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 5. Corey Walker, Augusta; 6. Norm Cummings, Jr., Augusta; 7. Ben Nile, Anson; 8. Greg Cummings, China.

Monsta Mini: 1. Kyle Gallant, Veazie; 2. Mike Wilson, Chelsea; 3. Dylan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 4. Derrick Terrill, Plymouth; 5. Scott Theriault, South China; 6. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; 7. Dominic Bailey, Benton; 8. Chris Williams, Oakland.

Flyin 4 (make-up, 30-laps): 1. Mike Mason, Skowhegan; 2. Jason Trundy, Old Town; 3. Ryan Ripley, Waldoboro; 4. Tasha Dyer, Arrowsic; 5. Cody Sleeper, Augusta; 6. Nick Lizotte, Sidney; 7. Chris Williams, Oakland; 8.. Blair Doucette, Sidney; Merv Greene, Clinton.

Flyin 4: 1. Mike Mason, Skowhegan; 2. Cody Sleeper, Augusta; 3. Jason Trundy, Old Town; 4. Dylan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 5. Ryan Ripley, Waldoboro; 6. Tasha Dyer, Arrowsic; 7. Nick Lizotte, Sidney; 8. Ken Pelotte, Winslow; 9. Chris Williams, Oakland; 10. Tony DeJulio, Ellsworth; 11. Merv Greene, Clinton.

Ladies: 1. Shelby Kimball, Cornville; 2. Mika Wilson, Chelsea; 3. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; 4. Carol Wilson, Chelsea; 5. Danielle DeLuck, Hampden; 6. Kayla Allen, Bucksport.

Teen Thunder (make-up): 1. Bradley Bosworth, Cornville; 2. Gage Landry, Sidney; 3. Matt Kimball, Cornville; 4. Brooke Getchell, Pittsfield; 5. Lucas Porter, Norridgewock; 6. Kayla Chesley, Skowhegan; 7. Eddie Gliblair, Skowhegan; 8.. Westley Turner, Montville; 9. Kyle Robinson, Clinton, 10. Daymon Doddge, Troy.

Teen Thunder: 1. Bradley Bosworth, Cornville; 2. Gage Landry, Sidney; 3. Daymon Dodge, Troy; 4. Matt Kimball, Cornville; 5. Brooke Getchell, Pittsfield; 6. Kayla Chesley, Skowhegan; 7. Lucas Porter, Norridgewock; 8. Westley Turner, Montville; 9. Eddie Gilblair, Skowhegan; 10. Jayson Bosworth, Cornville; 11. Kyle robinson, Clinton.

NELCAR Legends: 1. Max Zachem, Preston CT; 2. Bob Weymouth, Topsham; 3. Tyler Jordan, Scarborough; 4. Evan Beaulieu, Durham; 5. Jim Manchester, Gorham; 6. Bobby Timmons, Windham; 7. Terry Kirk, Durham; 8. Alan Smith, Lincoln; 9. Kevin Hutchens, East Waterboro; 10. Ed Getty, Gray; 11. Forest Boucher, Buxton; 12. Brandon Ingalls, Windham; 13. Kendall Curit, Windham.