DONNY SILVA AND JOHN KALEL II WINS HIGHLIGHT SPEEDWAY 95 WEEK-END

Speedway 95DONNY SILVA AND JOHN KALEL II WINS HIGHLIGHT SPEEDWAY 95 WEEK-END

Speedway 95 closed out the 2013 racing season with a “Christmas in October” week-end that featured extended length racing on Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Toys for Tots program.

On Saturday, Donny Silva of Hudson led the 50 lap “Quit Your Complaining” Sport-Four feature from the pole to the checkers, besting a field of 28 cars competing for the $1000 winner’s check. The quality of the field was seen when the race went from the drop of the green to lap 41 before the yellow flag slowed the action for a single car spin. On the restart, Calvin Rose Jr. of Turner, who was running second when the yellow flew, was able to edge slightly ahead of Silva on the backstretch, but when the two crossed the scoring line, Silva was again in the lead and held it to the end. Rose finished in second, with Jayson Bosworth of Cornville placing third. Fourth at the finish was Zach Audet of Skowhegan, who claimed the position after a spirited battle with Justin Larson of Peru, who finished fifth. Rounding out the top ten were: 6. Brad Bosworth, Cornville, 7. Tim Collins, Farmingdale, 8. Steve Heath, Milo, 9. Jimmie Childs, and 10. Jeremy Scott, Carmel. Qualifier winners were, Donny Silva, Justin Larson and Jayson Bosworth
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ANDY SAUNDERS TAKES 95 LM FEATURE AND CHAMPIONSHIP

Speedway 95Ellsworth’s Andy Saunders took advantage of another driver’s misfortune Saturday night at Speedway 95 and won the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature as well as putting an exclamation point on his second consecutive division championship. Deane Smart of Bradley beat Saunders to the front at the drop of the green flag, and led the first 28 laps of the event. On lap 29, Lloyd Nickerson of Corinth spun in turn four while the leaders were rounding turn three and was sitting in the middle of the track when Smart got there. Smart struck Nickerson head on, lifted into the air and landed on the car of Paul White who was running right behind Smart. Saunders, who was running third at the time, dove to the inside and avoided any contact with the wreck. Smart, White and Nickerson were all eliminated from the race, while Saunders forged ahead of Wayne Parritt Jr. on the restart and led the remaining twelve laps to post his sixth win of the season. Parritt ran a strong race, finishing a close second to Saunders with Hermon’s Mike Hopkins finishing third, right on Parritt’s bumper. Fourth went to rookie Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington with Winterport’s Ryan Deane taking the fifth spot. Saunders claimed his second consecutive championship in the division, a feat which he also accomplished in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
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BEAR RIDGE SPEEDWAY PRESS:$1000.00 to Win Crate Motor Nationals Saturday September 28th

For The DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds

BRADFORD, VT –The Crate Motor Nationals for the Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds will go green at Bear Ridge Speedway this Saturday evening. The special $1000.00 to win extra distance event, brought to you by Sabil & Sons, is the main attraction.

Up this Saturday is Wells River Savings Bank Night for the ROCK99 Weekly Racing Series. The card will be jam-packed with the weekly Bond Auto Parts DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupe, Laquerre’s Sports Limited Late Model, Weglarz Property Service Fast Four, and KDD NAPA Auto Parts Hornet divisions, plus the USAC Dirt Midget Association and the Granite State Mini Sprints all in competition.
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MIKE HOPKINS TAKES SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WIN

Speedway 95Hermon’s Mike Hopkins came out on the winning end of a controversial 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night. Hopkins started the event in the 14th position and took the lead from Ryan Deane following a lap 25 restart and held the lead through two more restarts to take the win. On lap 25, leaders Andy Saunders of Ellsworth and Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben were sent to the rear of the field following a spin by Saunders apparently caused when Ryan Deane of Winterport tried to make it three wide in turn one, making Parritt and Saunders stay high on the track, which led to Saunders spinning out in the “marbles” high in turn one. Both flagmen felt Parritt, who was in the middle of the three wide formation touched Saunders, helping him spin, so both drivers were sent to the rear of the field. Deane and Hopkins, who were running third and fourth when the spin occurred, inherited the front row. Hopkins got by Deane on lap 29 following a four lap side by side battle, and stayed there until the yellow flag flew again on lap 35, when someone in the pits rolled a trash barrell onto the track, causing a caution to be thrown. Hopkins survived the restart and went on to win the race with Deane finishing in second. Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington finished third, followed by Milford’s Deane Smart in fourth and Milo’s Nick Jenkins in fifth.
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ANDY SAUNDERS AND DEANE TAKE SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WINS

Speedway 95SAUNDERS AND DEANE TAKE SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WINS

Two of the top winning drivers in the Dysart’s Late Models at Speedway 95 this season each added to their total Saturday night by picking up a win in a night that saw double features in the division. In the race held over from last week’s mid program rain out, points leader Andy Saunders of Ellsworth came from the 10th starting position to take the lead from Brenton Parritt of Steuben on lap 29, then raced Parritt side by side over the final two laps following a late race caution to cement the win. Parritt finished in second, followed by Bradley’s Dean Smart in third. Fourth finishing position went to Orrington’s John Kalel II with Ryan Deane of Winterport finishing in fifth. In the regularly scheduled 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature, Ryan Deane of Winterport wrestled the lead away from Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs at the half way point of the event and went on the post his sixth win of the season. John Kalel II of Orrington was the first to break from the pack behind the leaders and got by Seekins in the closing laps of the event to finish second, with Seekins coming home third. Andy Saunders of Ellsworth worked his way through the pack from a 12th place starting position in the caution free race to finish fourth, with Brenton Parritt of Steuben also coming from deep in the pack to finish fifth.
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RAINS AGAIN CURTAIL SPEEDWAY 95 PROGRAM for September 7

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RAINS AGAIN CURTAIL SPEEDWAY 95 PROGRAM for September 7

For the second week in a row, rain forced Speedway 95 officials to cut the program short before all scheduled racing was completed for the night. John Kalel II of Orrington won the Dysart’s Late Model feature postponed from last week by about a foot over defending champion Andy Saunders of Ellsworth. Kalel led every lap of the event from the pole to the checkers, but Saunders made a steady run from his mid pack starting spot, putting his car in the second spot on lap 22 of the 40 lap event after a lengthy battle for the position with Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs. After finally passing Seekins, Saunders steadily gained ground on Kalel, catching him as the two to go sign was shown by the flagman, Saunders was beside Kalel when the white flag flew, but Kalel hung on to his lead and beat Saunders to the checkers by a nose. Saunders finished second with Seekins finishing third. Rookie Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington took the fourth spot with Steuben’s Brenton Parritt finishing fifth.
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RAIN INTERRUPTS SPEEDWAY 95 PROGRAM

Speedway 95Rain caused postponement of the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 on Saturday night and shortened the 25 lap Sport-Four feature to 21 laps. At the end of the 21st lap, Donny Silva of Hudson was in the lead, and was declared the winner when the event was stopped due to rain. Just prior to the last lap run under green, the race was halted three times before lap 20 could be completed. Ted Ryder of Carmel was in the lead when the first yellow flag was thrown on lap 20, with Silva having come from the rear of the field to the second spot by lap 10. Ryder’s lead was substantial at the time, but Silva was slowly catching the season’s points leader. When the first yellow fell, Silva lined up beside Ryder for the restart. When the green fell, the duo raced side by side until the yellow fell for the second time. Again they lined up side by side for the restart, and stayed that way when the green fell again. As they approached the start finish line side by side for the third time on lap 20, the yellow flew again. On the restart, Silva was able to forge ahead of Ryder and hold the lead until the caution came out for rain on lap 21. After circling the track for about ten minutes, the race was called official, the remainder of the program scrubbed, and Silva was declared the winner. Ryder finished second with pole sitter Andrew Crosby finishing third. Fourth went to James Goodman of Orrington with Brock Worster of Kingfield finishing fifth.
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CODY ROBBINS AND GARETT HAYMAN SHARE BOMBER SPOTLIGHT

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CODY ROBBINS AND GARETT HAYMAN SHARE BOMBER SPOTLIGHT

Milford’s Garett Hayman led all 30 laps of the Bomber Division series race #3 and took the win after starting on the pole. Cody Robbins of Montville challenged Hayman hard through two restarts in the closing laps and finished second in the night’s race, and also won the 3 race Bomber series points title. Amy Houde of Howland, who won last Wednesday night’s Ladies Division feature, finished the night’s Bomber race third in the 13 car field. Brewer’s Sam Betts and Carmel’s Denis Burns finished in fourth and fifth respectively. Burns finished second in the series points race, with Scott Bonney of Bangor finishing third.

Andy Saunders of Ellsworth led from the pole to the checkers in the caution free 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature with Rookie Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington chasing him for the entire distance and finishing second. Third went to Winterport’s Ryan Deane who was catching the two leaders but ran out of time as the checkers fell. Last week’s winner John Kalel II of Orrington finished a strong fourth with Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs finishing fifth.
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ROGER SMITH AND SHAWN RACILLA TAKE BIG ENDURO SPOTLIGHT

Roger Smith Jr. of Clifton started out the night four points behind Shawn Racila of Dover-Foxcroft in the Big Enduro points standings on the final night of racing for the 2013 season, but won the title by 6 points by winning both the 10 lap qualifier and the 25 lap series #3 feature while Racila finished second in the qualifier and fifth in the feature. Racila was far enough ahead in the series points standings to win that contest by 2 points over Smith. Shawn MacNevin of Hudson raced side by side and nose to tail with Smith over the final laps of the feature, but finished second when the checkered flag fell. Duane Dunifer of Carmel was third, followed by Woody Davis of Glenburn in fourth and Racila in fifth.

In the Sinclair Towing Service Pick-up trucks, Jason Haskell of Levant shook the monkey off his back from last week and led the 20 lap feature from the green to the checkers. Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon finished second, with Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton in third. Carr picked up the points championship for the season, his fifth in the last 8 years. Dana Harlow of Bucksport was fourth with Corinth’s Peter Drake finishing fifth.
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Speedway 95 results for August 17

Speedway 95CALVIN ROSE JR. AND KEVIN HARTLEY SHARE SPORT-FOUR SPOTLIGHT AT 95

Calvin Rose Jr. of Turner made his first appearance of the season at Speedway 95 Saturday night and came away with the win in the 35 lap Coca-Cola Sport-Four series race #3. Rose led the pack from lap 8 after battling with Hudson’s Donny Silva for the first seven laps of the event and went on to victory. Carmel’s Ted Ryder battled with Rose for the lead following a lap 9 caution that eliminated Silva from the race, but Rose proved too strong for the season points leader and Ryder finished the race in second. Meanwhile Kevin Hartley of Hermon survived a spin that brought out the lap 9 caution, and finished seventh in the race, securing his first place finish in the series points. Third in the night’s race went to Milo’s Steve Heath, with Chris Blanchard of Clinton and Matt Moore of Mechanic Falls rounding out the top five in that order. Ryder was credited with a second place finish in the series points, with Andrew Crosby of Hermon third in the series competition.

John Kalel II of Orrington took the lead from Bradley’s Deane Smart on the 29th lap of the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature and went on to post his third win of the season. Smart finished second, with Brenton Parritt of Steuben in third. Early leader Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington finished fourth while season points leader Andy Saunders of Ellsworth, who was sent to the rear of the pack on lap 21 for his involvement in an incident that brought out the race’s final caution, made a charge from the rear of the pack to place fifth.
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