Wiscasset Speedway Celebrates 52 Years As Maine’s Fastest Track

From the day local businessman Wilford Cronk opened the gates to his new race track on July 27, 1969, and ever since, Wiscasset Speedway has carried the title as “Maine’s Fastest Track”. Fast forward to this past Saturday night where the current ownership celebrated the track’s 52nd birthday with an evening of racing action, past champions, Hall of Fame drivers, and fireworks.

Near perfect weather greeted a large contingent of fans ready for the show. Along with races in 5 divisions, fans were also treated to a special recognition ceremony during intermission that introduced a slew of past track champions to the crowd. But the highlight of the special intermission was the introduction of the track’s Hall of Fame members – including the new 2021 class. The 8 new inductees included early champions Steve Langeliere, Dave Kimball, and Merle Grover; more recent stars Duane Love, Phil Main, and Allan Moeller Sr; Maine Motorsports Hall of Famer Bob Hallee, and the track’s original Pit Steward Bill Lathrop. All of the inductees we selected for their significant and lasting impact on the history and success of Wiscasset Speedway. The show ended with a huge fireworks display to celebrate the track’s special day.
     The Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman had the spotlight race on the evening and showed once again why they are one of the top weekly divisions in the northeast. Clinton’s Frank Moulton got out to an early lead on the 21 car field and then outran Josh St Clair to the checkers for his first career win at Wiscasset. The race went caution-free and featured side-by-side battles all around the 3/8 mile track. With the absence of point leader Chris Thorne, St Clair retook the top spot in the class with his runner-up finish. Former champ Will Collins raced his way to the final podium spot in 3rd. Brandon Fowler of Rome and Ryan Ripley of Thomaston filled out the top 5 finishers. In other action, Richmond’s Scott Trask wired the 25 lap feature for the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis. The division’s top two drivers chased him across the line with Zach Audet finishing second and Jimmy Childs third. It was Trask’s first win since the 2019 season. In the 25 lap feature for the Portland Glass Strictly Streets, Mac Hannan Jr raced his way to his first win in five years. There was a shake-up in the remaining official finish order following post-race tech inspection. When the dust settled the second place trophy went to former champ Kurt Hewins of Turner and the third-place honors went to Keith Drost of Etna. Bruce Hall Jr of Chesterville won the 15 lap Ideal Roadrunner feature and Adam Chadbourne of Woolwich won the 30 lap feature for the 88.5FM Modifieds.
     Wiscasset Speedway returns to action on Saturday, July 31st, at 5:00 pm with Group 1 plus a special appearance by the Modified Racing Series. It will be the first time that tour-type modifieds have raced on Maine’s fastest track in thirteen years. The MRS Mods will run the “Vacationland 100” as the spotlight race. Pro Stocks, Super Streets, 4-Cylinder Pros, and Thunder 4 Minis will fill out the show with regular weekly action. Grandstand admission is just $5, with kids 6&under free. Pit gates will open at 1:00 pm, grandstand gates at 4:00 pm and the green flag flies at 5:00 pm. For more information, go to http://www.wiscassetspeedway.com. Wiscasset Speedway is located at 274 West Alna Road in Wiscasset.
WISCASSET SPEEDWAY OFFICIAL FINISH 7/24/21
WOOD PELLET WAREHOUSE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN (50 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown State Laps Diff
1 15m Frank Moulton Clinton Me 50
2 14 Josh St. Clair Liberty Me 50 3.334
3 25 Will Collins Waldoboro Me 50 9.100
4 72 Brandon Fowler Rome Me 50 9.632
5 09 Ryan Ripley Thomaston Me 50 11.030
6 73 Matt Bourgoine Stetson Me 50 11.196
7 78 Tiger Colby Wiscasset Me 50 14.180
8 26r Brent Roy Vassalboro Me 50 15.771
9 00 Alex Waltz Walpole Me 50 17.166
10 15L Mark Lucas Harpswell Me 50 17.454
11 47 Brandon Bailey Wiscasset Me 49 1 Lap
12 47me Chris Burgess Hartford Me 49 1 Lap
13 10 Scott Hall Jay Me 49 1 Lap
14 21b James Barker Turner Me 49 1 Lap
15 4c Connor Wenners Edgecomb Me 49 1 Lap
16 81 Ray Dinsmore Limerick Me 49 1 Lap
17 55 Tyler Bailey Wiscasset Me 49 1 Lap
18 20 Garrett Leiter Winslow Me 48 2 Laps
19 30a DC Alexander Carmel Me 47 3 Laps
20 8 Doug Phillips Phillips Me 29 21 Laps
21 4 Ben Erskine Skowhegan Me 27 23 Laps

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KENNEBEC EQUIPMENT RENTAL OUTLAW MINI (25 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown State Laps Diff
1 99 Scott Trask Richmond Me 25
2 19 Zach Audet Norridgewock Me 25 0.424
3 10 Jimmy Childs Leeds Me 25 1.259
4 20 Jason Kimball Pittston Me 25 5.448
5 27 Mike Delano Woolwich Me 25 16.142
6 41 Shane  Smith Augusta Me 25 18.820
7 30 Ryan Varney Oxford Me 24 1 Lap
8 88x Wes Turner Freedom Me 22 3 Laps
9 14 Dominic Smith Augusta Me 21 4 Laps
10 0 James Grover Jr Waldoboro Me 21 4 Laps
11 10ME Chris Watkins Oakland Me 2 23 Laps
12 8 Ryan Kenniston Smithfield Me 0 25 Laps
dns 69 Paul Thurlow West Gardiner Me dns

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PORTLAND GLASS STRICTLY STREETS (25 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown State Laps Diff
1 08 Mac Hannan Jr Washington Me 25
2 14H Kurt Hewins Turner Me 25 0.600
3 74 Keith Drost Etna Me 25 2.284
4 00 Chad Wills Oxford Me 25 3.116
5 23 Zach Emerson Sabattus Me 25 3.263
6 4 Caleb Emerson-Mains Richmond Me 25 3.515
7 67 Mike Haynes Livermore Falls Me 25 3.699
8 27 Scott Eck Lisbon Me 25 4.531
9 49 Ryan Esancy Appleton Me 25 8.847
10 78 Brady Romano Livermore Falls Me 24 n/a
11 24 Jonathan Emerson Sabattus Me 19 5 Laps
12 51 Josh St Clair Liberty Me 16 8 Laps
13 05 Brett Osmond Wiscasset Me 2 22 Laps
14 5d Ethan Dinsmore Hope Me 0
15 3 Bernie Dinsmore Hope Me 25 penalty

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IDEAL ROADRUNNERS (15 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown State Laps Diff
1 57x Bruce Hall Jr Chesterville Me 15
2 41 Seth Woodard Plymouth Me 15 1.509
3 1 Kyle Enman Durham Me 15 2.427
4 62 Mark Sawyer n/a Me 15 3.436
5 07b Ben Benson n/a Me 15 7.783
6 57 Jason Meservey Warren Me 15 10.638
7 93 Merrill Chapman Bristol Me 15 12.239
8 04 Darius Miranda Levant Me 15 12.538
9 39 Nicole Brown Hope Me 15 13.107
10 42x Richard Austin Norridgewock Me 15 13.394
11 07x Steve Sidelinger Bristol Me 15 15.727
12 75 Skip Meservey Warren Me 14 1 Lap
13 07 Crystal Bourassa Bristol Me 13 2 Laps
14 20 Koray Enman-Curtis Lisbon Falls Me 10 5 Laps
15 77 Sharon  Whitelaw Readfield Me 4 11 Laps
16 119 David Whitelaw Readfield Me 2 13 Laps

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88.5FM MODIFIEDS (30 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown State Laps Diff
1 1 Adam Chadbourne Woolwich Me 30
2 48 Brian Treadwell Hancock Me 30 0.328
3 89 Faith Cleaves Pownal Me 30 0.900
4 34 Tyler Robbins Montville Me 29 1 Lap

 

Ken Minott

Wiscasset Speedway

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