Wiscasset Speedway

McLaughlin takes charge of Late Models

Posted:  Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:30am
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Maine's fastest track rolled out a full card of action for a packed house on Saturday evening. With the season turning to the 2nd half, some division points battles tightened up while others became a bit more clear. Fans were treated to action in the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman, Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis, the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets, the K&A Property Services Modifieds, plus there was an always entertaining 100 lap Enduro. The night finished up with a fireworks display to celebrate the end of the Independence Day holiday week.

In the 35-lap spotlight feature for the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis, former champ Jimmy Childs took the lead on lap 2 and ran unchallenged to his 2nd win of the season. Rob Greenleaf of West Bath, a 4-time champ himself, chased Childs across the line to claim the 2nd place trophy. Brent Roy of Vassalboro finished third by just a couple car lengths. Richmond's Scott Trask and defending champ Jake Hendsbeee of Whitefield filled out the top five. In other action, Late Model point leader Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington secured a tighter grip atop the division with his 2nd victory of the year.

The 40-lap feature went caution free for the first 35 laps, but two late race cautions changed things up and brought other contenders into the picture. 4-time champ Chris Thorne made it close at the line, taking advantage of the late cautions to finish 2nd by just a car length. Montville's Tyler Robbins turned in his best performance of the season finishing 3rd. Rookie Logan Melcher led 25 laps but faded to finish 4th, followed by Brandon Fowler of Rome. In the 25 lap contest for the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets it looked like Solon's Brad Erskine was well on his way to his first career win, building up nearly a full straightaway lead. However, a caution with 2 laps to go changed things up. Brothers Kurt and Kyle Hewins, both former division champions, charged around Erskine and raced each other to the checkers. Kurt would take the win, his first of the season, beating his younger brother by a scant 0.181 second. Erskine would settle for 3rd. Jeff Alley of Machias and point leader Jonathan Emerson filled out the top 5.

In the K&A Property Services Modifieds 30-lap feature, West Bath's Nick Reno picked up his 2nd win of the season. Mike Brown of Hope took the runner-up trophy in his debut effort. Reigning champ Allen Moeller of Dresden finished 3rd. The final race of the night was a 100 lap enduro in which 42 competitors lined up for a dash to the checkers. Keith Russell of Durham, a crew member for the Emerson Strictly Street team, took the win.

Wiscasset Speedway returns to action Saturday, July 14 with action in Group 1. This will include races in the ServPro of Biddeford Saco Prostocks; Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros; Maxwell's Market Super Streets, and Thunder 4 Minis. Plus the Amsoil Nelcar Legends will be back in action. Pit gates will open at 2:00 pm, Grandstand gate at 4:00 pm, and racing action will start at 6:00 pm. As always, grandstand admission is just $5 with kids 6&under free. The pit admission is $20 for all. For information, go to the website www.wiscassetspeedway.com

Official results from July 7 races

 
KENNEBEC EQUIPMENT RENTAL OUTLAW MINI (35 laps)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 10 Jimmy Childs Leeds ME 35  
2 2 Rob Greenleaf West Bath ME 35 1.035
3 26 Brent Roy Vassalboro ME 35 1.594
4 99 Scott Trask Richmond ME 35 3.653
5 27 Jake Hensbee Whitefield ME 35 4.021
6 40 Dixon Smith Augusta ME 35 19.463
7 25 Brian Burr Brunswick ME 33 2 Laps
8 92 Mike Wilson Chelsea ME 18 17 Laps
9 41 Shane Smith Augusta ME 16 19 Laps
10 66 Leo  Hatch Augusta ME 14 21 Laps
11 00 Ryan Keniston Smithfield ME 6 29 Laps

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WOOD PELLET WAREHOUSE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN (40 laps)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 26 Andrew McLaughlin Harrington ME 40  
2 17 Chris Thorne Sidney ME 40 0.459
3 34 Tyler Robbins Montville ME 40 2.189
4 41 Logan Melcher Fayette ME 40 2.41
5 22 Brandon Fowler Rome ME 40 2.738
6 33 Josh St.Clair Liberty ME 40 3.186
7 05 James Osmond Wiscasset ME 39 1 Lap
8 30 Ryan St. Clair Liberty ME 39 1 Lap
9 11 Cody Verrill Richmond ME 39 1 Lap
10 00 Alex Waltz Walpole ME 39 1 Lap
11 3 Richard Jordan Kingfield ME 39 1 Lap
12 4 Ben Erskine Fairfield ME 37 3 Laps
13 19 Shane Kaherl Jay ME 36 4 Laps
14 5 Bill Pinkham Wiscasset ME 25 15 Laps
15 25 Will Collins Waldoboro ME 22 18 Laps
16 8 Luke Romanoski Freeman ME 13 27 Laps
17 6 Danny Smart Buxton ME 12 28 Laps
18 35 Gerald Frost Montville ME 10 30 Laps

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NORMS USED CARS STRICTLY STREETS (25 laps)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 55 Kurt Hewins Leeds ME 25  
2 51 Kyle Hewins Leeds ME 25 0.181
3 29 Brad Erskine Solon ME 25 0.425
4 24A Jeff Alley Machias ME 25 0.57
5 24 Jonathon Emerson Sabattus ME 25 0.773
6 61 Shawn Austin Norridgewock ME 25 0.932
7 05R Glenn Reynolds Turner ME 25 1.292
8 23 Zachary Emerson Sabattus ME 25 1.494
9 51x Bryan Robbins Montville ME 25 1.621
10 19 Ray Letellier Buxton ME 25 2.385
11 17 Ryan Hayes Jefferson ME 25 2.947
12 00 Kimberly Knight Chesterville ME 22 3 Laps
13 09 Ryan Ripley Thomaston ME 22 3 Laps
14 64 Dean Rice Nobleboro ME 22 3 Laps
15 8x Ethan Densmore Hope ME 10 15 Laps
16 02 Paul Hopkins Camden ME 8 17 Laps

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K&A PROPERTY SERVICES MODIFIEDS (30 laps)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 77 Nick Reno West Bath ME 30  
2 09 Michael Brown Hope ME 30 0.432
3 04 Allan Moeller Dresden ME 30 3.629
4 1 Adam Chadbourne Woolwich ME 30 3.797
5 11 Ryan Chadwick Wiscasset ME 30 5.746
6 21 Mark Lucas Freeport ME 30 7.763
7 7 Spencer Vaughan Canton ME 30 12.312
8 8 Richard Jordan Kingfield ME 30 12.733
9 48 Brian Treadwell Hancock ME 11 19 Laps

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ENDURO #2 (100 laps)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 42 Keith Russell Durham ME 100  
2 08 Kyle Willette Winslow ME 100 4.205
3 60 Caleb Willette Winslow ME 100 13.748
4 4 Nathan Haley Wiscasset ME 99 1 Lap
5 95x Andrew Holmes Palermo ME 97 3 Laps
6 23 Kyle Enman Durham ME 97 3 Laps
7 99 Chad  Michaud Clinton ME 97 3 Laps
8 99x Jake Allen Farmingdale ME 95 5 Laps
9 95 Ben Smith Appleton ME 94 6 Laps
10 99M Phil Main Jr Whitefield ME 94 6 Laps
11 71x Andrew Stover Chelsea ME 89 11 Laps
12 5 Raymond Bronn Gardiner ME 87 13 Laps
13 30 Andrew Glynn Farmingdale ME 84 16 Laps
14 39 Jonathon Spear Wiscasset ME 82 18 Laps
15 93 Justin Spear Wiscasset ME 79 21 Laps
16 547 John Lacavera Woolwich ME 76 24 Laps
17 27 Ken Minott Georgetown ME 76 24 Laps
18 26 n/a n/a   75 25 Laps
19 17X Ross Duncan Randolph ME 64 36 Laps
20 82x Dan Welch Augusta ME 63 37 Laps
21 161 Shadow Folsom Skowhegan ME 57 43 Laps
22 82 Jeff Keaten Skowhegan ME 46 54 Laps
23 01 Ira Hatch Farmington ME 44 56 Laps
24 55 Brad Clement Readfield ME 43 57 Laps
25 420 Matt Christ Bristol ME 40 60 Laps
26 46 Matt Eaton Appleton ME 37 63 Laps
27 95x Kenneth Doak Washington ME 35 65 Laps
28 13 n/a n/a   33 67 Laps
29 44 Ken Bassett Bath ME 25 75 Laps
30 69 Paul Thurlow Warren ME 22 78 Laps
31 11x Alex Hinckley Pittston ME 21 79 Laps
32 87 Jeff Read Summerville ME 20 80 Laps
33 99 Dan Garand Manchester ME 20 80 Laps
34 69X Donaven Goddard Chelsea ME 20 80 Laps
35 3 Matt Schockley Wayne ME 17 83 Laps
36 13 John Leach Farmingdale ME 17 83 Laps
37 77x Wesley Witham Chelsea ME 15 85 Laps
38 22 Lucas  Mullens Gardiner ME 15 85 Laps
39 100 Doug Churchill Bristol Me 11 89 Laps
40 13x Doug  Ham South China ME 9 91 Laps
41 13 Norman Lumothe Norridgewock ME 5 95 Laps
42 08 Jordan Mayo Dresden ME 1 99 Laps