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Cassius Clark Hopes Reunion with Former Team Can Fuel Run at Speedway 95

NAPLES, ME (June 15) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models prepare for race number eight of the 2017 season, Farmington, ME’s Cassius Clark will be seeking his first series win since 2014.  While the former series champion has performed well in a limited number of PASS appearances over the last few years, the numbers have still not been up to par for Clark. This Sunday afternoon, Clark and his fellow PASS competitors will head to Bangor, ME’s Speedway 95 for the Hight Chevrolet/Buick/GMC 150.

Clark comes to “Maine’s Family Fun Track” with three PASS North wins under his belt at the event named for his longtime sponsor, but still seeking redemption at the same time.  His most recent PASS win came at Speedway 95 in 2014 after contact past the start/finish line with DJ Shaw sent Clark into a dirt berm in turn one and out for the remainder of that season.

Ultimately, team owner Corey Hight decided to cut back his racing schedule to spend more time with his family and Clark joined Canada’s King Racing team.  While Clark is still competing for King Racing on a partial schedule, he and Hight have reunited for 2017 looking to get back to victory lane.  Not only this weekend at Speedway 95, but also in August’s Oxford 250, short track racing’s biggest prize, a crown jewel that either Clark or Hight have yet been able to obtain.

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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PASS Super Late Models chase Garrett Hall at Speedway 95

Scarborough, Maine racer first repeat victor this year

Hermon, Maine – Garrett Hall of Scarborough charged into contention from his sixth row starting position, battling his way to victory lane Sunday in a rain-plagued 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race that went the scheduled distance at Speedway 95 in Hermon.

Hall, who said he was told the track “was flat and bumpy” had never seen the track prior to Sunday’s event. After several rain delays interrupted practice sessions and qualifying races, weather continued to threaten, so Hall – starting back in the field as a previous 2016 race winner on the series, wasted little time making his way through the field on the tight track.

Hall battled hometown racer Mike Hopkins midway through the 150-lap for the lead, and Hopkins appeared to be the man to beat until Hall emerged from the pack. Hudson, New Hampshire teenager Derek Griffith got by Hopkins late in the race to claim runner-up honors, and the second time he was closest to Hall under the checkered flag.
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NEMST Releases 2016 Schedule

2016 NEMST Schedule
April 9 Lee USA Speedway Practice Lee, NH
April 10 Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH
May 1 TSMP Road Course Thompson, CT
May 15 Speedway 95 Hermon, ME
June 4 New London-Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, CT
June 18 Oxford Plains Speedway Homecoming Oxford, ME
July 3 TBA TBA
July 9 TSMP Oval Thompson, CT
July 29 Claremont Speedway Claremont, NH
August 6 Speedway 51 Groveton, NH
August 28 Oxford Plains Speedway 250 Oxford, ME
September 10 Speedway 51 Groveton, NH
October 14 TSMP Oval Heats Thompson, CT
October 15 TSMP Oval Feature Thompson, CT

This schedule is tentative. Additional dates WILL be added. Maximum number of dates will be twelve events.

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2016 PASS North Schedule Announced

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Model schedule has been announced.

2016 PASS North Super Late Model Schedule
Sat-Sun April 9-10 – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, CT
Sun. April 17 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Sat. April 30 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. May 7 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sun. May 15 – Speedway 95 – Bangor, ME
Sun. May 29 – Thunder Road International Speedbowl – Barre, VT
Sat. June 11 – TBA
Fri. June 24 – Lee USA Speedway – Lee, NH
Sat or Sun July 2 or 3 – TBA
Sat. July 9 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. July 23 – Autodrome Montmagny Speedway – Montmagny, PQ
Sat. August 13 – TBA
Fri-Sun August. 26-28 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME The Oxford 250
Fri-Sun Sept. 16-18 – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Scarborough, ME
Sat. Oct. 1 – Star Speedway – Epping, NH
Sat. Oct. 15 – Oxford Plains Speedway – Oxford, ME
Dates Subject To Change

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Mike Hopkins Scores Speedway 95 Late Model Win

Former Dysart’s Late Model champion Mike Hopkins of Hermon made a return visit to Speedway 95 Saturday afternoon and drove away with a win in the 40 lap Feature. Hopkins started on the outside pole and led the entire distance, never really being challenged by the regulars. Last week’s winner John Curtis Jr. of Hermon grabbed second spot from pole sitter Ryan Deane of Winterport after a side by side battle and held it to the checkers. Deane finished third, followed by five-time winner Deane Smart of Bradley in fourth and Frankfort’s Dana Wilbur finished fifth.

The Outlaw Super Series of Maine made it’s third appearance of the season at Speedway 95, with Ricky Burgess of Waterville taking the win. Joey Doyon of Winterport borrowed D.J. Moody’s ride for the feature and finished in second, followed by Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs in third. Fourth went to Bangor’s Shawn Hamel with Mike Overlock of Franklin finishing fifth.

Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort jumped into the lead at the drop of the green and led to the checkers. Ricky Burgess of Waterville drove to a second place finish with Glenburn’s Jordan Pearson making a nice run through the field to finish third. Fourth went to 2015 division champion Greg Pung of Franklin and Bradley Norris of Ellsworth was fifth.

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John Curtis, Jr. Scores 95 Late Model Win

Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. fought off a late race challenge from 2015 division champion Brenton Parritt of Steuben to win the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night. Curtis led the majority of the laps in the event, but Parritt closed up following a mid-race restart and challenged Curtis over the last half of the race. Parritt finished second with Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben finishing third. Deane Smart of Bradley was fourth and Trey Brown of Winterport finished fifth in his first ever Late Model feature race.

Ricky Burgess JR. of Waterville won the Casella Waste Systems Street Stock 25 lap feature when Asa Jones of Sullivan fell out of the lead on the 21st lap with mechanical issues, after leading from the drop of the green. Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort finished second, followed by Jeff Alley of Machias in third. Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton finished fourth with Jones finishing in fifth.

After ducking into the pits on two different caution periods, and restarting at the rear of the field each time, Zach Audet of Skowhegan took the lead on lap 23 of the 25 lap Coca-Cola Sport-Four feature and went on to post the win. 2015 division champion Andrew Crosby followed Audet across the finish line in second, with Benton’s Cole Robinson finishing third. Fourth went to Donny Silva of Hudson with Dustin Lancaster of Milo finishing fifth.

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Former NEMA Champion Butch Walsh Passes Away

Frederick T. Walsh

HYANNIS – Frederick T. (Butch) Walsh died at Cape Cod Hospital on Aug 22, 2015.

Butch was born in Dover, MA, in 1941, to the late Thomas and Alice Walsh.

He was a skilled automotive technician, and champion motor racer in modifieds, super modifieds, midgets, sprints and motorcycles.
Butch was the 1966 NEMA rookie of the year, 1973 NEMA leading driver, and 1994 Grand National Champion N.E. Short Track. Three term president of NEMA and a member of NEMA Hall of Fame.

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Ryan Deane Wires Speedway 95 Late Model Series Finale

Winterport’s Ryan Deane started the Hopkins Landscaping Late Model Series finale on the pole and led the pack for all 50 laps on the way to his third win of the season. Deane was followed closely by Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington, who mounted a serious mid-race challenge but was unable to take the top spot away from Deane. Only one caution slowed the field, and it set up a 2 lap dash to the finish, but Deane was able to hold off McLaughlin and take the win. McLaughlin finished second with Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. picking up the third place trophy. Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben finished fourth with Milo’s Nick Jenkins coming in fifth. Deane Smart of Bradley and Brenton Parritt of Steuben came into the event tied in overall series points, and Smart came out ahead by two points with a 7th place finish while Parritt finished 8th in Saturday’s race. Parritt successfully defended his 2014 division championship when he became the 2015 Dysart’s Late Model points champion when that contest ended last week.

The Darling’s Ford Sportsman feature was a contest between points leader Shane Tatro of Levant and second-place Trey Brown of Winterport. The pair circled the speedway side by side and nose to tail for the entire 25 laps, with Tatro on the inside and Brown running the high groove. Brown took the feature win by half a car length at the finish, with Tatro a close second. Dean Clements of Brooks finished third with Mike Overlock of Franklin finishing fourth. Tatro took the points title for the season in the division.

In the Casella Waste Systems Street Stocks, Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort took the win, but it took him a while to get to the front. Jeff Alley of Machias and Bradley Norris of Ellsworth raced side by side for the first 10 laps, keeping the rest of the field behind. Once Norris got just a bit ahead of Alley, Seger found room to squeeze by and take the lead on lap 11, and hold it to the checkers. Once the field broke up, Greg Pung of Franklin began his charge to the front, taking the second spot on lap 23 of the 25 lap race. Pung finished in second and also took the division points title in the process. Third went to Jordan Pearson of Glenburn, followed by Ricky Burgess Jr. of Waterville and Alley, in that order.

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Deane Smart Battles to Speedway 95 Late Model Win

Bradley’s Deane Smart made it two in a row at Speedway 95 Saturday night as he fought his way to the checkered flag in the Dysart’s Late Model feature. Starting on the outside pole for the 40 lap event, Smart first raced side by side with defending division champion Brenton Parritt of Steuben, who was racing in a car borrowed from his brother Wayne. Smart and Parritt battled for the lead for the first 22 laps, many of them side by side. In turn 2 on lap 23, the top five cars, all running in a group, ended up in an incident that eliminated Hermon’s John Curtis Jr., as well as Parritt, who attempted to return to competition but was forced to park the car for the night. On the restart, Smart took the lead, but by lap 28, Joey Doyon of Winterport had made his way from the 13thstarting spot to challenge Smart for the lead. With Smart on the outside and Doyon on the inside, the duo circled the track side by side, swapping the lead for the final 12 laps, with Smart winning by a car length at the checkers. Doyon was second, followed by Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben. Winterport’s Ryan Deane finished fourth with Dana Wilbur of Frankfort again picking up a strong top five finish. Brenton Parritt successfully defended his 2014 points title by again finishing atop the standings for 2015. The Late Model points ended a week earlier than the other divisions, as they will race the final Hopkins Landscaping series event next Saturday, which does not earn regular-season points for the drivers.

In the Coca-Cola Sport-Fours, it was the night for the youngsters to shine, as two graduates of the Wednesday night Stars of Tomorrow copped the top two finishing spots in the 25 lap feature. Dustan Durrell of Newburgh, a season long rookie in the division, picked up his first win after passing points leader Andrew Crosby just before the caution flew on lap 20 for fluid on the track. Durrell held the lead through another caution on lap 22, and held off a late race charge from Marcus Dunn of Newburgh, who was racing his first Sport-Four race since clinching the season championship in the Stars of Tomorrow the previous week. Dunn finished second, with oldster Barry Elston of Carmel picking up third. Scott McCLeod of Kenduskeag was fourth with Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon finishing fifth.

After a side by side battle with points leader Greg Pung of Franklin for the first 8 laps of the 25 lap Casella Waste Systems Strictly Street feature, Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort drove on to victory with Pung finishing a strong second following a late race battle with Jordan Pearson of Glenburn. Pearson finished third, after racing side by side with Bradley Norris of Ellsworth successfully for the third spot, then Pung, unsuccessfully, for the second spot in the closing laps. Norris finished fourth with Asa Jones of Sullivan recovering from an early race pit stop to finish fifth.

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Speedway 95 News Release 08-22-15

(Hermon, Me) The rain in the forecast held off for another evening of racing at Speedway 95 in Hermon Saturday Night August 22nd.

After a runner-up finish in the qualifier, Bobby Seger, Jr. of Winterport found the right set-up for the feature, driving what he called in victory lane, the fastest car he has ever driven. Despite a back and forth side-by-side race with Jordan Pearson of Hermon for the first few laps of the series race in the third and final Cassella Waste Street division Pine Tree Waste series race, Seger used lapped traffic to grab the top spot and bury the field to the checkered flag. The commanding win for Seger secured for him the series championship. Pearson finished second with Asa Jones of Sullivan finishing third.

The Darlings Ford Sportsmen series went caution free for both the heat and the feature with Holden’s Steve Kimball taking the top spot. Shane Tatro of Levant finished in the second position with rookie Trey Brown of Winteport crossing the line for third. Both the heat and the feature went caution free.

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Steve Kimball Takes Roadrunner Win at Speedway 95

After losing a hard fought battle for the win in his Sportsman car Saturday night, Steve Kimball of Holden was on the winning end of a hard fought battle in the RoadRunner feature at Speedway 95 Wednesday night. Kimball started 7th in the 38 car field, ran in the top five all race long and finally got by Skowhegan’s Kris Matchett on lap 18 of the 20 lap feature. Matchett had run in the lead for most of the race, but on lap 18, Kimball ran him wide coming out of turn 4 to take the lead, with Anthony Miles of Winterport sneaking by Matchett to place second. Matchett recovered to finish third, with Travis Beale of Hampden and Dustan Durrell of Newburgh rounding out the top five. Durban Davis of Etna, Travis Beale of Hampden and Keith Drost of Stetson won the qualifying heat races earlier in the evening.

Zach Audet of Skowhegan won his fifth Modified Enduro race of the season, after taking the lead from Milo’s Dustin Lancaster on lap 7 of the 20 lap event. Dennis Burns of Carmel finished in second with Hampden’s Danielle Beale coming in third. Fourth went to Lancaster with Rhonda Crain of Hermon finishing fifth.

Following a lap 2 caution and restart, Marcus Dunn of Newburgh ran on the bumper of Glenburn’s Scott Hunt JR. for 16 laps of the Stars of Tomorrow feature and finally made the pass for the win on lap 18, leading the final two laps to the checkers. Hunt finished second, followed by Greenfield’s Nicholas Cota. Fourth went to Jordan Kimball with Orono’s Cody Farnsworth finishing fifth.

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Wayne Parritt Takes Late Model Series Win at Speedway 95

After battling for the lead with Frankfort’s Dana Wilbur in the early laps of the 50 lap Hopkins Landscaping series feature for the Dysart’s Late Models at Speedway 95Saturday night, Wayne Parritt of Steuben powered past Wilbur on a lap 21 restart and led the rest of the way to post his second win of the season. Behind Parritt, Dean Smart of Bradley and Joey Doyon of Winterport put on the show of the race with their battle for second and third. Smart held the second position with Doyon on his bumper and at his side for the second half of the race, with Smart taking the second position at the checkers. Doyon took third with Brenton Parritt of Steuben finishing fourth. Wilbur held on for a fifth place finish. These results are unofficial as Doyon’s motor was pulled in post race inspection after some of the engine seals were found to be broken. A further inspection of the motor will be conducted to determine it’s eligibility for competition in the division.
 
Shane Tatro  of Levant led from the green to the checkers in the Darling’s Ford Sportsman division, with Rookie Trey Brown of Winterport taking the second spot when Steve Kimball of Holden was forced to pit with a flat tire. Ralph Melanson of Corinth finished in third, after recovering from an early race spin that brought out the only caution in the 25 lap race. Mike Overlock of Franklin finished fourth, with Kimball taking the fifth spot.
 
In the Casella Waste Systems Street Stocks, Keith Ogden of Holden took home the checkers, leading all 20 laps of the feature. Behind Ogden, Greg Pung of Franklin and Asa Jones of Sullivan battled side by side for the entire race until Pung took the second spot with two laps to go. Jones finished third, with Ellsworth’s Bradley Norris finishing in fourth.

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Steve Kimball Takes 95 Roadrunner Win

Steve Kimball of Holden started the 20 lap Roadrunner feature in the 29th position out of 39 cars that lined up for the race, and took the lead from Darren Durrell of Newburgh on lap 11. Kimball maintained the lead to the checkers, with Durrell coming in second. Rick Gomm of Dixmont finished a strong third with point’s leader Sam Betts of Bradley in fourth. Jason Trundy, who had a three race win streak going in the division, finished fifth.

In the Stars of Tomorrow, Jordan Kimball, son of RoadRunner winner Steve Kimball, picked up the win in the Stars of Tomorrow when the top three finishers, Marcus Dunn of Newburgh, Nicholas Cota of Greenfield and Scott Hunt of Glenburn were all disqualified in post-race inspection for weight violations and other rules infractions. Cody Farnsworth of Orono was then awarded second place and Brady Campbell of Stetson was credited with a third place finish.

The Modified Enduro feature was stopped after five laps were completed when rain began to fall, making the track too wet for safe competition. The race will resume next Wednesday night at the five lap mark and will be completed before the beginning of the regular night’s racing. No stunt race was run due to the track conditions.

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McLaughlin Scores 4th Win at Speedway 95

Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington continued to add to his win total at Speedway 95 Saturday night as he picked up win number 4 for the season in the Dysart’s Late Models. McLaughlin lined up 3rd on the grid for the green, but contact between pole sitter Don Alexander Jr. of Glenburn and Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben coming to the green sent Parritt into the turn one dirt berm and to the pits for the night, allowing McLaughlin to line up outside Alexander for the start. McLaughlin quickly put his car out front and remained there for the entire caution free 40 lap distance. Brenton Parritt of Steuben, the division’s defending champion and current points leader came from his 8th place start to finish second. Dean Smart of Bradley finished third, with Alexander coming in fourth. Milo driver Nick Jenkins rounded out the top five.

Shane Tatro of Levant easily won the caution free Darling’s Ford Sportsman series event, qualifying for the pole and leading all 25 laps. Winterport’s Trey Brown ran a steady pace behind Tatro and finished second, with Bradley’s Dean Smart coming in third. Outside pole sitter Ralph Melanson of Corinth finished fourth with Frankfort’s Mike Overlock finishing fifth. Missing at the start was Skowhegan’s Kris Matchett, who was sidelined after his engine exploded in practice earlier in the evening.

Alex Berry of Harrington was scheduled to start on the pole for the 50 lap Pine Tree Waste series event in the Casella Waste Systems Strictly Streets, but a quick trip to the pits for fuel after the playing of the National Anthem and prior to the start of the race forced him to start at the rear of the field. Fortunately for him, Wayne Parritt, subbing for the night in the Bimbo Look #88, delayed the start of the race when a mechanical issue with the car arose as the field was coming out of turn 4 for the green. Parritt ended up against the front stretch wall causing the start to be cancelled. Berry was able to rejoin the field before the green flag was thrown to start the race, and moved through the field quickly to take the lead on lap 5, following a caution that bunched up the field for a restart. Berry passed Zach Audet of Skowhegan following the restart and remained in the lead for the next 45 laps, taking the win. Audet finished second, followed by Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort. Chris King of Burnham finished fourth with pole sitter Bradley Norris of Ellsworth ending up fifth.

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Zach Audet Scores Modified Enduro Win at Speedway 95

Zach Audet of Skowhegan parked his RoadRunner car for the night and brought his Modified Enduro car to the speedway and fought off a hard charge from Hermon’s Andrew Crosby to pick up his first win of the season in the division. Audet started 7th in the field and took over the top spot on lap 3, but had to work all race long to keep Crosby behind him. Crosby finished a close second with Dustin Lancaster of Milo finishing third, about 5 car lengths behind the leaders. Pole sitter Alex Runci of Frankfort finished fourth with Scott Bonney of Stetson rounding out the top five.

More than 40 cars started the 20 lap RoadRunner feature, and once again Jason Trundy came from deep in the field to pull off his third win in a row. Trundy came from the 36th starting position and grabbed the lead from Steve Moulton in turn three of the last lap. Moulton had led from the start and battled with Travis Beale of Hampden for most of the 20 lap distance. It was lapped traffic that was Moulton’s undoing, as Trundy and Beale both slipped by Moulton in the final two turns, relegating Moulton to a third place finish. Fourth went to Rick Gomm of Dixmont with Nathan Hatch of Veazie finishing fifth.

Marcus Dunn of Newburgh took the Stars of Tomorrow feature by half a lap over his closest competitor. Last week’s winner, Scott Hunt of Glenburn fought off Jordan Kimball of Holden and Nicholas Cota of Greenfield to finish third, with Kimball and Cota finishing third and fourth respectively. Alexis Roach of Brewer recovered from last week’s rollover to place fifth, after starting on the pole.

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Speedway 95 races for July 18 cancelled

Due to the inclement weather in the area on Saturday, racing at Speedway 95, scheduled for a 7:00 start time, was cancelled for the night. Speedway 95 will be in action again on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00, with a regular Wacky Wednesday with “Ride with Your Favorite Driver” starting at 6:30. Saturday night racing is again scheduled for July 25 starting at 7:00.
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Lancaster Continues Win Streak at Speedway 95

Andrew Crosby of Hermon crossed the finish line first in the Modified Enduro class at Speedway 95 Wednesday night, but was disqualified in post-race inspection for an engine rule infraction. Milo’s Dustin Lancaster’s win streak went to three, as he was declared the race winner. Scott Bonney of Carmel then finished second, after having been passed by Lancaster on lap 22 of the 25 lap feature. Pole sitter Rhonda Crain of Hermon finished third, followed by Delaney Dunn of Eastbrook and Kevin Hathaway of St. Albans Vermont.

Sam Betts made it three in a row in the RoadRunners, but, again, lady luck played a hand in his win. Jason Trundy of Winterport had a lead of almost a lap on second place Betts on lap 28 of the 35 lap race when Bradley Norris of Ellsworth drove way wide in turn four, struck the car of Hermon’s Fred Richards sitting in the dirt off turn four and careened across the track, striking Trundy as he tried to get by down on the inside. On the restart, Trundy tried to continue, but his car was damaged too much to be competitive. Betts took the lead from Trundy on lap 29 and continued the final 6 laps in the lead. Kyle Gallant of Glenburn finished in second, with Rick Gomm of Dixmont in third. Further results are still pending as scoring was unable to provide the top five immediately following the race.

In the RoadRunner stunt race, a ramp race, Ben Audet of Vienna was declared the winner when Bobby Seger of Frankfort was disqualified for missing too many ramp rides in the 10 lap event. Joey Doyon of Winterport finished second with Blaine Coffin of Hermon in third. Henry Boudreau of Winterport and Dustin Darrow of Carmel rounded out the top five.

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Andrew Crosby Scores Modified Enduro Win at 95

Andrew Crosby of Hermon scored his first win of the season in the Modified Enduro class at Speedway 95 Wednesday night, stopping Milo’s Dustin Lancaster’s win streak at 2. Crosby took the lead from former Ladies division champion Rhonda Crain of Hermon on a lap 6 restart, and led the way to the checkers in the 25 lap feature event. Lancaster made a late race charge to finish second, passing third place finisher Scott Bonney of Stetson on lap 22. Crain finished fourth with Delaney Dunn of Eastbrook finishing fifth.

Sam Betts made it three in a row in the RoadRunners, but, again, lady luck played a hand in his win. Jason Trundy of Winterport had a lead of almost a lap on second place Betts on lap 28 of the 35 lap race when Bradley Norris of Ellsworth drove way wide in turn four, struck the car of Hermon’s Fred Richards sitting in the dirt off turn four and careened across the track, striking Trundy as he tried to get by down on the inside. On the restart, Trundy tried to continue, but his car was damaged too much to be competitive. Betts took the lead from Trundy on lap 29 and continued the final 6 laps in the lead. Kyle Gallant of Glenburn finished in second, with Rick Gomm of Dixmont in third. Further results are still pending as scoring was unable to provide the top five immediately following the race.

In the RoadRunner stunt race, a ramp race, Ben Audet of Vienna was declared the winner when Bobby Seger of Frankfort was disqualified for missing too many ramp rides in the 10 lap event. Joey Doyon of Winterport finished second with Blaine Coffin of Hermon in third. Henry Boudreau of Winterport and Dustin Darrow of Carmel rounded out the top five.

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Chris King Wins 50 Lap Street Stock Feature at 95

Chris King of Burnham finally got the win he’s been looking for as he won the 50 lap Casella Waste Systems series race #2 at Speedway 95 Saturday night. King started fifth in the 12 car field, took the lead from Skowhegan’s Zach Audet on lap 19, and held off Frankfort’s Bob Seger Jr. for the win. Seger, who started the race in the fifth spot, spent the majority of the race trying to get past fourth place finisher Audet and third place finisher Alex Berry of Harrington to get in position to go for the win. Once past them, Seger was unable to close the gap to mount a serious challenge to King. Ellsworth’s Bradley Norris finished fifth in the caution free feature. King also won the 10 lap qualifier held earlier in the program.

In his second time out in a brand new race car, Steuben’s Wayne Parritt Sr. led all 40 laps of the Dysart’s Late Model feature, finishing ahead of his brother, 2014 division champion Brenton Parritt, also of Steuben. Third place went to Ryan Deane of Winterport, who was making his first appearance of the season at the speedway. Wayne Parritt Jr., also of Steuben, finished fourth in his first outing of the season. Fifth went to Deane Smart of Bradley, who is one of only 2 drivers in the division to have more than one win on the season.

Jason Trundy of Winterport became the third winner of the season in the Coca-Cola Sport-Four division as he led the 25 lap feature from the green to the checkers. Five time winner Andrew Crosby of Hermon was unable to close the gap Trundy enjoyed as it took him quite a while to work his way up to the second spot. Third went to Jeremy Scott of Carmel with Dustan Durrell of Newburgh and Brock Worster of Kingman rounding out the top five.

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Sam Betts Wins 95 Wacky Wednesday Opener

Sam Betts of Bradley bested a field of 30 cars to win the season opener in the Wacky Wednesday RoadRunner division Wednesday night at Speedway 95. Betts took the lead from Patrick Cook of Brooks on the 13th lap of the 20 lap feature that had been stopped 3 times by the red flag in the first 9 laps. Mitchell Hodgins of Brewer outduelled Nathan White of Veazie to take the second spot while White ended up third. Fourth spot went to Anthony Miles of Winterport with Adam Cossette of Eddington finishing fifth. Three qualifying races were run prior to the feature, and they were won by Patrick Cook of Brooks, Nathan White of Veazie and Dustin Durrell of Newburgh.

Marcus Dunn of Newburgh led all 20 laps of the Stars of Tomorrow feature to post his first win of the season. Nicholas Cota of Carmel battled Dunn for the lead over the entire distance, but had to settle for a runner up finish. Third place was taken by Lexie Roach of Hudson, who recovered from a lap 5 spin off turn two to finish in the top three. Scott Hunt of Old Town finished fourth with fifth spot going to Jordan Kimball of Holden.

In the Modified Enduros, Dustin Lancaster of Milo chased Hermon’s Andrew Crosby for the first 13 laps, but ducked under Crosby to take the lead on the 14th lap when Crosby strayed high in turn one and got stuck behind the slower car of Frankfort’s Alex Runci. Lancaster held Crosby at bay for the remaining 6 laps to take the win. Crosby finished a close second, with Hermon’s Rhonda Crain finishing third. Fourth went to Newburgh’s Darren Durrell with Kevin Hathaway of St. Albans VT finishing fifth.

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Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95 is Third PASS North SLM Victory this Season for Hall of Famer Mike Rowe

Hermon, Maine — Mike Rowe of Turner padded his lead in the AIM Recycling PASS North Super Late Model championship chase, posting an impressive victory in the Hight Chevrolet 150 at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine on Sunday afternoon. It was the third victory of the season for the Petit Motorsports team, winless on the PASS circuit for nine years before Rowe climbed into their equipment.

Reigning champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire and Turner’s Glen Luce swapped the lead in the event’s early stages while eventual winner Rowe, who started 11th, worked his way into the top five by the 34th lap. Working traffic like the Hall of Famer that he is, Rowe blasted into the race lead less than five laps later.

Both Shaw and Farmington’s Cassius Clark, driving the Hight 77, mounted brief challenges to Rowe on late restarts, but the 64-year-old master prevailed for the third time in six starts on the PASS North Super Late Model circuit.

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Cassius Clark Hopes Speedway 95 Provides Spark to Turn Around Season

NAPLES, ME (June 10) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) AIM Recycling Super Late Models Pres. By Kenny U-Pull prepare for race number six of the 2015 season, Cassius Clark is still seeking his first top five finish of the year.  While the former series champion has performed well this season, currently sitting fourth in points, the numbers have still not been up to par for Clark.  This Sunday afternoon, Clark and his fellow PASS competitors will head to Bangor, ME’s Speedway 95 for the Hight Chevrolet/Buick/GMC 150.  Clark comes to Speedway 95 as the defending race winner at the event named for his longtime sponsor, but seeking redemption at the same time.  Despite his win last year, contact past the start/finish line with DJ Shaw sent Clark into a dirt berm in turn one and out for the rest of the 2014 season.

“It’s usually difficult to pass cars on the bottom, which usually leads up to an exciting finish and puts the fans on their feet,” says Clark.  “I’ve been involved in a few of those finishes, fortunately in the winner’s circle, but unfortunate to end up down in turn one with a wrecked race car.”

Speedway 95 has long provided some of the best short track racing in Maine and, in a year that has seen four winners in the first five PASS races, Clark believes there is a good chance for more great competition and another new winner.

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Scott Ends Crosby’s Win Streak at 5 with Speedway 95 Win

Carmel’s Jeremy Scott led the first 2 laps of the Street’s Landscaping Series 30 lap feature for the Coca-Cola Sport-FoursSaturday night at Speedway until he was passed by Donny Silva of Hudson on lap 3. Scott remained in second place to the checkers, fighting off Jason Trundy of Winterport and Andrew Crosby of Hermon as the three raced nose to tail all race long. Trundy ran behind Crosby until lap 25, when he snuck by on the inside after pinning Crosby behind a lapped car. Trundy then challenged Scott to the flag, but was unable to make the pass. In post-race inspection, Silva, who crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for being 120 pounds under the weight minimum. Scott was declared the winner, with Trundy taking second and Crosby third. Chris Carroll of Alton placed fourth, with Clinton’s Tim Robinson in fifth.

In the Dysart’s Late Models, Dean Smart became the division’s second two time winner this season as he won the hotly contested 40 lap main event. Smart led from lap 2, most of the time by mere inches, as the top four ran side by side and nose to tail for the entire 40 laps. Brenton Parritt of Steuben ran the inside groove beside Smart for most of the race, but on lap 35, John Curtis Jr. of Hermon tried to make it three wide on the front stretch, and made contact with Parritt, sending both cars spinning off the track and having to make quick repairs in the pits. Both returned to the track before the restart and remained on the lead lap. Wayne Parritt  of Steuben then took the lead from Smart on the restart and led laps 37 and 38. The yellow came out again on lap 39, when Don Alexander Jr. of Levant and Brenton Parritt spun coming out of turn 4. On the last restart, a green-white-checker dash to the finish, Smart was able to fend off Wayne Parritt and cross the finish line first. Wayne Parritt finished second, followed by Brenton Parritt in third. Fourth went to Curtis Jr. and Alexander recovered to finish fifth.

Shane Tatro of Levant held off Skowhegan’s Kris Matchett for the entire 30 laps of the division‘s first series race of the season to post his second win of the season in the Darling’s Ford Sportsman. Matchett stayed on Tatro’s bumper for 24 laps until he slipped coming out of turn 4 with 6 to go, and had to lift off the gas to regain control of his car. Matchett then made up the distance between himself and Tatro, and was again on Tatro’s bumper when the checkered flag fell, but had to settle for a runner up finish. Third went to Winterport’s Trey Brown, with Ralph Melanson of Corinth and Mike Overlock of Franklin rounding out the top five.

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Speedway 95 News Release 05-16-15

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.

Kris Matchett of Skowhegan led the way to the finish line in the caution free Darling’s Ford Sportsman Division. Point’s leader who picked up the heat win finished second, while rookie Trey Brown of Winterport took home the third place honors.

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Alexander Seeking First Wiscasset Pro Stock Win

Ellsworth Teenager to Enter Touring Series Events

Wyatt Alexander of Ellsworth, ME will begin his season at Wiscasset (ME) Speedway’s season opener on Saturday April 18.  Alexander’s goals are to compete for wins at Wiscasset and get a top ten and at least one top five in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) North Super Late Models or the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

“I think our best shot at something like that would be the PASS races at Speedway 95 (in Hermon, ME on June 14). It’s a track I am familiar with and there aren’t as many cars when we go there. But overall we are just learning to learn as much as possible and get some good experience moving forward.”

The No. 96 K&B Automotive team will enter additional races depending on how the season at Wiscasset is going. If Alexander feels ready and is comfortable, he will then run other races.  Granite State Pro Stock Series for Alexander may include Lee, Hudson, Star twice, and White Mountain. Alexander is looking at PASS races at Oxford, Spud Qualifier, the Oxford 250, and NHMS as well.

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Town Set for NESST Tour

Bryan Town of Charlestown, NH will be racing the North East Street Stock Tour full-time. Town will race off weeks in a backup car at Claremont (NH) Speedway. He also has offers for Late Model and Modified rides, but has not committed to either.

“I think it’s a great idea as there are many of these cars around and every track has their version of a Street Stock,” Town said. “Hopefully it will create a uniform set of rules for a Street Stock throughout New England much like ACT  has with the Late Model. There seems to be great interest in the series and looks promising.”

The area’s first touring series for the popular class will run eight races during its first campaign, with one race to be annonuced Seekonk will run the inaugural race on May 30. Speedway 51 (AKA: Riverside) will host two races,  along with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s oval and road course configurations. Lee USA will host a race, along with Speedway 95 in Bangor for the longest race of the season, the 100-lap, $3,000 to win Ickey Door Memorial.

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Speedway 95 Postponement

HERMON, ME — Weather conditions at race time forced postponement of the Saturday afternoon portion of Veteran’s Remembrance week-end scheduled at Speedway 95 for October 4th and 5th. The Saturday program will now be run on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. along with the scheduled Sunday portion of the week-end special.

The Cap’s Tavern/Judy’s Restaurant 150 lap Late Model feature will be run Sunday, along with the 50 lap Sport-Four feature and 50 lap Maine Outlaw Super Series feature rained out on Saturday.

The regularly scheduled Sunday program will include the 100 lap Ikey Dorr Memorial Street Stock event, paying $3000 to the winner, racing in both Enduro divisions and the annual Demolition Derby.
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Bosworth and Berry Share Speedway 95 Spotlight

Jayson 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.

In the 35 lap Pine Tree Waste series event for the Pepsi Beverage Company Strictly Streets, Alex Berry took the lead from Burnham’s Chris King on a lap 15 restart and led the field to the checkers. King chased Berry until lap 27 when he abruptly headed to the pits with mechanical problems. Jordan Pearson of Glenburn, who led the first 6 laps of the race finished in second followed by Cornville’s Matt Kimball in third. Bradley Norris of Ellsworth took the fourth spot with Bimbo Look of Jonesport finishing fifth in his first race in several years.

Brenton Parritt of Steuben added to his win total for the season in the Dysart’s Late Models when he took the lead from Deane Smart of Bradley on lap 32 of the 40 lap feature. Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington inherited the second spot in a lap 36 melee that sent Wayne Parritt and Wayne Parritt Jr., both of Steuben, and Orrington’s John Kalel II spinning off the track in turn three. All three were able to continue, but lost their positions and had to restart at the rear of the field. Smart finished the race in third, followed by Carmel’s Chris Ryan in fourth and Wayne Parritt Jr. recovering to finish fifth.

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Rain Again Stalls Speedway 95 Racing Program

HERMON, ME — For the second week in a row, rain forced cancellation of the Saturday night racing show at Speedway 95. Not to be outdone by mother nature, the Stock Enduro class, made up of cars pretty much off the street, ran qualifying races and a 20 lap feature in the rain before the remainder of the night’s racing was cancelled. Jordan Harnish of Veazie picked up his career first feature win after winning the regular season championship in the new for 2014 division when the Wednesday night racing program ended in August. Harnish took the lead from Joshua Gerry of Burnham of the 11th lap, and led to the checkers. Gerry finished second with Sean MacNevin of Hudson in third. Fred Richards of Hermon slipped and slid his way to a fourth place finish, with Sean Davis of Bangor finishing fifth.

Racing will resume at Speedway 95 on Saturday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. when the 35 lap Pine Tree Waste series race #3 for the Pepsi Beverage Company Strictly Streets and the 3rd race in the Coca-Cola Sport-Four Series will be run. After 2 races in the 3 race series have been run, Alex Berry of Harrington leads Jordan Pearson of Glenburn by 4 points in the Strictly Street division, and in the Sport-Fours, Jason and Brad Bosworth, brothers from Cornville, are tied for the points lead after two of the three races in the series have been run. Both were on hand Saturday night to contend for the title, and should be back next week for the showdown. Other racing on the schedule for Saturday, September 20th includes the Dysart’s Late Models, Darling’s Ford Sportsman and the Modified and Stock Enduro classes.

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