Speedway 95 News Release 05-16-15 by Bill Butler (guest Announcer for May 16 & May 23, 2015

Speedway95Speedway 95 News Release 05-16-15 by Bill Butler (guest Announcer for May 16 & May 23, 2015

(Hermon, Me) Mother Nature held off what look like impending rain Saturday, to help Speedway 95 could get another race date in the books for the young season.

The Coca Cola Company Sport Four division saw a dominating performance from point’s leader Andrew Crosby of Hermon. Crosby took the top place in 2nd heat race of the division, and had his car locked in for the feature as well. Despite two yellow flags, and one red flag for incidents on the track, Crosby held on to the top spots after grabbing the lead, and held it for all the remaining laps to the checkered flag. He was followed by Jeff Overlock, Jr. of Hermon in second, and Jeremy Scott of Carmel in third place.
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ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN TAKES SPEEDWAY 95 SEASON OPENER

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Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington won the Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night after a side by side battle with 2014 Late Model Champion Brenton Parritt that ended on lap 15 when Parritt slowed and headed for the pit. McLaughlin then easily rode to victory with 13 year old rookie Dylan Street of Old Town coming home second in his first ride in the speedway’s top division. Bradley Smart of Bradley finished third, and Parritt came back out on the final lap of the race to finish fourth. Only four cars started the 25 lap event that was reduced from the scheduled 40 due to the low car count.

In the Darling’s Ford Sportsman, Shane Tatro of Holden took the lead for good on the 21st lap of the 25 lap feature when Kris Matchett of Skowhegan, who had been swapping the lead with Tatro all race long, suddenly slowed and left the race with mechanical issues. Dean Clements of Brooks moved up to second and stayed on Tatro’s bumper for the final four laps, placing second at the checkers. Rookie Trey Brown of Winterport finished third in his first outing in the division with Matchett getting credit for a fourth place finish. Mike Overlock of Franklin finished fifth, several laps off the pace.
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Tentative 2015 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule Released

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Tentative 2015 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule Released

– Oxford Plains Speedway To Host 3 Events Including The 42nd Annual Oxford 250 Paying $25,000 To Win On Sunday, August 30

– Thunder Road Speedway To Host PASS North Super Late Models For First Time Ever On Sunday, May 24

– PASS Expands Into New York State For First Time With Major Event At Airborne Speedway July 18-19

NAPLES, ME (December 1) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2015 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models. The Northeast’s top short trackers will once again compete at some of the top short tracks in New England and Quebec, highlighted by the 42nd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. PASS will further expand into Vermont and New York in 2015 staging events in conjunction with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT). The PASS North Super Late Models will compete on at least 9 different speedways in 4 states and the Canadian province of Quebec in 2015.

“We’re very happy with the slate of tracks that we have assembled for our racers to compete on next year,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “There has already been a lot of excitement surrounding our new partnership with ACT and our fans seem to be excited for what’s in store for 2015. The Oxford 250 continues to be one of short track racing’s biggest events and we believe it will be even bigger and better than ever come next August.”
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KURT HEWINS AND BRENTON PARRITT TAKE 95 SPECIALS

fasjfasfasKurt Hewins of Leeds and Brenton Parritt of Steuben each won the extended length feature events in their respective divisions at Speedway 95 Sunday afternoon on Veteran’s Remembrance week-end at the Speedway, but in both cases, the win came after a late race caution and a short sprint to the checkers.
In the Ikey Dorr Memorial 100 lap Strictly Street event, Hewins and Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs dominated the top spot in the 31 car starting field for the entire distance. Hewins took off from the outside pole and led laps 1-16 that were marred with early race cautions. On lap 17, Seekins took over the top spot and held it through several more caution periods until a caution on lap 57. On that restart, Hewins wrestled the lead from Seekins and held it until the yellow flew again on lap 97, setting up a three lap dash for the $3000 first prize. Hewins and Seekins battled side by side to the end, where Hewins, an Oxford Plains Speedway regular, beat the Speedway 95 veteran by half a car length. Seekins finished second, taking home $2000 for his efforts, with 2014 Speedway 95 Strictly Street champion Alex Berry of Harrington taking home $1000 for his third place finish. Rounding out the top five were 2013 Ikey Dorr race winner Maurice Young of Chelsea in fourth and Glenburn’s Jordan Pearson finishing fifth. Burnham’s Chris King finished sixth, seventh was Bimbo Look of Jonesport, eighth place went to Bradley Norris of Ellsworth, ninth was Kris Matchett of Skowhegan and tenth spot was taken by Geoffrey Rollins of Groton Mass.

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BOSWORTH AND BERRY SHARE SPEEDWAY 95 SPOTLIGHT

466Jayson Bosworth of Cornville and Alex Berry of Harrington both went into their respective series finales leading the series points battles, and both came out with a win in the night’s feature race and the series title for their respective divisions. Bosworth entered the night tied for first place in the Street Landscaping Series for the Coca-Cola Sport-Fours with his brother Brad Bosworth, also of Cornville, but a blown engine in the qualifier put Brad out of contention for the night and put Jayson in position to take the series title. In the 35 lap feature, Jayson led the first 12 laps, but gave the lead up to Skowhegan’s Zach Audet, who boxed him in behind a lapped car and took the lead on lap 13. Audet then led until lap 34 when Bosworth executed a perfect bump and run in turn four, which slid Audet up the track, allowing Bosworth to duck under on the inside groove and take the lead for the final lap. Audet finished second with Old Town’s Dylan Street taking the third spot. Fourth went to Ed Archer Jr. of Clinton with Lewis Batchelder of Dixmont taking fifth.

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Benjamin Motorsports wins RE/Max 250 at Speedway 660

123The Benjamin Motorports team came into this past weekend with a lot of momentum on there side after winning the Oxford 250 and finishing 3rd at Speedway 95 in there last two races. So the team had very high hopes of winning at the RE/Max 250. After practice the team was as high as second on the speed charts and after starting 6th in the qualifying race and finishing 2nd the team was really excited to get the 250 underway. The forcast didn’t look good and the rains came and the team would have to wait till Monday morning to get the race underway.

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ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN PICKS UP SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL WIN

downloadHarrington’s Andrew McLaughlin took the lead in a flurry of activity on lap 31 of the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 and picked up his third win of the season. Hermon driver John Curtin Jr. led the first 29 circuits, but was passed by Paul White of Corinna on lap 30. McLaughlin then passed White on lap 31 and led to the checkers in the caution free race. Lloyd Nickerson of Corinth returned to the speedway following a three week absence and came from a 9th place start to post a second place finish. Third went to points leader Brenton Parritt of Steuben with John Kalel II of Orrington finishing fourth. White ended up fifth.

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BRENTON PARRIOTT WINS LATE MODLE FEATURE AND SERIES AT SPEEDWAY 95

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BRENTON PARRIOTT WINS LATE MODLE FEATURE AND SERIES AT 95

Brenton Parritt of Steuben took the lead from Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. on lap 38 of the 50 lap Hopkins Landscaping and Paving series race Saturday night at Speedway 95 and won that night’s feature event as well as the overall title for the three race series. John Kalel II of Orrington led the first 21 laps until a caution flag slowed the action for a spin in turn one by Wayne Parritt Jr. On the restart, Parritt got by Kalel, and led until lap 30, when Wayne Parritt Sr. brought out the yellow after a rubbing incident with Carmel’s Chris Ryan. When the green dropped again, Curtis forged ahead of Parritt to lead laps 31 through 37, when Parritt again got by Curtis to take the lead for good. Curtis finished second with Kalel finishing third. Wayne Parritt Jr. came back from his early race spin to record a fourth place finish, and Harrington’s Andrew McLaughlin came in fifth.
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PARRITT FAMILY TOPS SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL ACTION

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PARRITT FAMILY TOPS SPEEDWAY 95 LATE MODEL ACTION

Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben won his career first Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night, with his Uncle, Brenton Parritt of Steuben taking the second spot, and his father, Wayne Parritt Sr. finishing in third. Parritt Jr. started the 40 lap event on the pole, and battled with Deane Smart of Bradley side by side for the first 16 laps, until the caution flag slowed the field for a turn 3 spin by Winterport’s Ryan Deane. On the restart, Parritt Jr. pulled away from Smart and led the rest of the way to the checkers. While Parritt Jr. drove to his first win in the division, Uncle Brenton was moving up from his fourth place starting position to second. Meanwhile, Wayne Sr. was picking up positions from his 11th place start, until, on lap 24, it was all three Parritts in the top three. It remained that way to the end, with Smart holding on for a fourth place finish. John Curtis Jr. of Hermon finished fifth.
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