Unity Raceway: Entries Pouring In For Long John 100

Unity Raceway
Full Field Of Late Models Expected At Unity Raceway October 13-14

UNITY, Maine – A pair of track champions highlight the list of entries for the the New England Auto Parts Late Model 100, the main event of the annual season-ending Long John Weekend at Unity Raceway this weekend, October 13-14. Both 2012 Unity Raceway Late Model champion and three-time Long John 100 winner Jeff Burgess have already registered for the $1,500-to-win event.

A total of six divisions return to the track to represent the best of stock car racing in the state of Maine. Track owner Ralph Nason believes it could be the most competitive Long John 100 in years.
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Picard stops Fuller streak at Unity Raceway

Unity, Maine — Ajay Picard of Palmyra padded his point lead in the Unity Raceway championship standings, racing to his first victory of the season in the 35-lap Late Model main event, topping the stock car racing card at Unity Raceway on Saturday night.

Picard got to the front of the pack quickly and managed to hold off former Unity Raceway Pro Stock champion Dean Fuller of Albion, who was seeking his third straight main event triumph. Fuller had his hands full, claiming runner-up honors after a good battle with Sidney’s Kevin Douglass, who ended up in third position aboard the John Clark 21. Danny Smart of West Buxton and Dan Trask of Chelsea rounded out the top five.
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Second straight Unity Raceway Late Model win for Dean Fuller

Unity, Maine — Dean Fuller of Albion won his second straight Late Model feature race Saturday night at Unity Raceway, in just his second start of the 2012 season.

Fuller, a champion in the old Pro Stock class at Unity a decade ago, roared from the back of the field twice, aided in part by a restart incident that forced race leader (and point leader) Ajay Picard of Palmyra to the pit area.

Fuller roared by Waldoboro’s Will Collins shortly thereafter, then outran Burnham’s Brian Whitney to the checkered flag. Collins held on for a third-place finish. Picard rebounded to claim a fourth-place finish, in front of Chelsea’s Dan Trask. Picard won the heat race.
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FRED ASHMORE JR. TAKES SPORT 4 35 LAPPER AT SPEEDWAY 95

Speedway 95

ROOKIE RYAN MODERY GETS FIRST LATE MODEL WIN

Fred Ashmore Jr. of Hancock outdueled Hudson’s Donny Silva following a lap 24 restart to take the lead on lap 25 of the 35 lap Coca-Cola of New England Series race for the Sport-Four Division at Speedway 95 Saturday night. Silva had led from the drop of the green and through a lap 5 restart until the yellow flew again on lap 24 for a solo spin by Glenburn’s D.C. Alexander. On the restart, Ashmore hung with Silva and made the pass on the 25th lap that he held until the checkers flew. Silva also fought off a hard challenge from 14 year old Emma Libby of Glenburn as she tried to take the second spot from him over the final five laps. Silva hung on for second with Libby taking third, her first top three finish in her rookie year in the division. Bradley Dolan of Glenburn finished the extended length feature in fourth with Ted Ryder of Carmel coming in fifth.
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Reid Lanpher Wins at Unity Raceway

14 year old Reid Lanpher of Manchester was not very happy after being told by NELCAR officials that he needed to start from the back of the Amsoil Legends Car Tour Race at Unity Speedway Saturday night . Lanpher had started 5th in his heat and finished 2nd so was expecting to start 2nd on the inside row for the feature. He had forgot that the last time the tour visited Unity he brought home a then career best 2nd place feature. The NELCAR rules state that the top 3 finishers in the feature start from the back when the tour returns to the track. So what did Lanpher do? He hoped in his 7 year old Legends car (that was the oldest on the track) and drove it to the front to pick up his 2nd win on the tour this summer. Last month, Lanpher became the 16 year old tours youngest feature winner ever and made history at NHMS as its youngest non kart winner ever.
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Dean Fuller, returns, conquers Unity Raceway Late Models

Unity, Maine – Dean Fuller of Albion made his first start of the season in impressive fashion, claiming victory in the 35-lap Late Model feature race, topping the stock car racing card at Unity Raceway on Saturday night.

Fuller, a champion in the ultra-quick Pro Stock class that once topped the weekly card at Maine’s Toughest Racing Oval, has made only a handful of appearances behind the wheel since that class was axed from the weekly program some seven years ago, brought the car out a couple of weeks earlier with six-time Pro All Stars series champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale behind the wheel, and they scored a big victory in the Big John Phippen Memorial Race.
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Granite State Pro Stock Series 112 at Unity Raceway Cancelled

No makeup date announced; Gate City Classic up next

CANAAN, NH — The Granite State Pro Stock Series 112 lap event scheduled for this Saturday, June 23 at Unity Raceway in Unity, ME has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond control. No makeup date has been announced at this time.

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will mark the return of pro stock racing to Hudson International Speedway in Hudson, NH on Sunday, July 8, with the return of the “Gate City Classic”. The 100-lap main event will now be the second event on the 2012 Granite State Pro Stock Series season. Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA scored the win in the season opening event at Monadnock Speedway.
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Granite State Pro Stock Series Heads to Maine’s Unity Raceway

Unity Raceway

Series only visit to the Pine Tree State comes on June 23

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will head to the Pine Tree State on Saturday, June 23 to visit the tricky one-third mile Unity Raceway in Unity, ME for race number two of the season. Over 20 cars are expected for the 112-lap main event and the series only appearance in the state of Maine in 2012.

Drivers from all across New England are expected to travel to Maine’s toughest oval, including 15-year old Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH. Griffith scored a second place finish in his first Pro Stock race in the season opening David’s House 106 at Monadnock Speedway.
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King, Fernald score Saturday wins at Unity Raceway

Unity Raceway

Johnny Clark, Brian Whitney on front row for Big John Phippen Memorial Race Sunday

Chris King of Burnham won a thrilling Wildcat division main event, while Alex Fernald scored his first feature win in the Late Model Pro Four class in Saturday night competition at Unity Raceway.

Six-time Pro All Stars Series Champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale and Brian Whitney of Burnham earned front row starting position for Sunday’s Big John Phipen Memroail Race for the Late Model division. Other main event winners were Zach Audet of Skowhegan, Cody Robbins of Robbins of Montville, Ken Lord of Waterville and Robert Dyer of Canaan.
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Brian Whitney completes weekend sweep at Unity Raceway with Butch Burgess Memorial Race triumph

Unity RacewayBrian Whitney of Burnham completed a weekend sweep of Late Model competition Sunday at Unity Raceway, leading all 34 laps in the Butch Burgess Memorial Race, honoring the late racer and race car fabricator from Oakland.

Whitney won the first heat race, earning the pole starting position alongside second heat race winner Jeff Burgess, son of the race’s namesake. Unfortunately for Burgess, the Unity Raceway reigning champion and point leader, he was in a borrowed mount seeing action for just the second time, his regular ride sidelined by engine woes. Whitney jumped into the lead, built a healthy margin, and led the entire distance in a caution free feature event.
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