WISCASSET – The dormant Wiscasset Raceway will come to life Oct. 15 for one day of auto racing.

According to the organizers of the event, more than 80 drivers from throughout Maine plan to enter their cars in races at the one-third mile, high-banked track, which is for sale and has been closed this season.

“Because of financial difficulty the track didn’t open this season and there was concern that if we didn’t have one race (this season) the town noise ordinance could be changed,” said Tony True, a Wiscasset businessman.

According to the all-volunteer group, drivers from Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Oxford Plains Speedway, Unity Raceway, Speedway 95 in Hermon and Spud Speedway in Caribou have decided to enter the races.

“We’ve promised anybody who races lap time,” True said. “Some of the divisions will be racing together.”

Admission is $5 per person, regardless of age, on the pit or grandstand side of the track.

The Wiscasset race will be held at the same time as PASS North’s final race of the season, which has been rescheduled to Oct. 15 at Oxford Plains after it was postponed by rain last weekend.

According to Chris Vallee, owner of RE/MAX Capital in Hallowell, the Wiscasset race track, which opened for business in 1968, remains on the market with an asking price of $500,000.

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