WISCASSET

Last Saturday at Wiscasset Speedway was a bit cloudy and overcast, but the races were completed before the rain began to fall.

There were some new faces in Victory Lane, and the schedule was the group two line-up of divisions: Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, Outlaw Mini and Late Model Sportsman. The flex race of the week was a 30- lap Amsoil Nelcar Legends race.

In a quick, straightforward race, 15 Strictly Street race cars participated in a 20-lap feature.

In the pole position was Corey Morgan, followed by Topsham’s Mike Moody and Guy Childs.

Coming out of turn four on lap three, Childs attempted to pass Moody on the inside. Childs and Moody scraped together, causing Childs to spin on the front stretch. While Moody recovered, Ben Erskine moved to the outside and passed Moody.

Arrowsic’s Tasha Dyer was moving up from her seventh place starting position. During lap 12, she was able to pass Moody on the inside of turn four for third place. Morgan placed first, Erskine second, and Dyer third — her ninth top three finish.

A 15-lap Mini Truck race was action packed. When the green flag went down, Kristopher Knox faltered, and Ryan Farrar went to the outside from his fifth starting position, passed three trucks and fell in behind Gerry McKenna for second. Herb Farrar maintained third.

The one and only caution of the race came on lap 10. Knox attempted to pass race leader McKenna on turn three. Knox and McKenna made contact, and McKenna spun around on the track. Knox headed to the pit area with mechanical problems. He was able to get back on the track before the caution was over. Jeff Schmidt moved to first, with Ryan Farrar second. Opie Allard moved to third place. But, Allard managed made a late move, claiming first place with Schmidt in second and Farrar third.

“We have been trying to get a little better,” said Allard prior to the race. “We are close today, but working on it just a little more before race time.”

The next crowd pleaser was a 25- lap Outlaw Mini race. In the pole position was Justin Trombley and behind him were Richmond’s Nate Tribbett and Tim Collins.

Jimmy Childs developed a mechanical issue during lap 15 and had to head to the pits, and Shawn Kimball moved to second with Tribbett third. Trombley spent the rest of the race looking out his rear view mirror for the others to catch up. Kimball placed second and Tribbett third.

The Amsoil Nelcar Legends made their fourth appearance at Wiscasset. Point leader Mathew Bourgoine was there, as was his closest competitor, Ryan Hammar, facing only a six-point differential heading into the race. Also on hand was Alan Smith, third in points. Starting in the pole position was Mathew and behind him were Wyatt Alexander and Smith.

During lap two, John Peters of Durham moved to the outside and worked his way up from his fourth starting position. Peters passed the top three and moved to first before the conclusion of the lap. Lap three saw Bourgoine pass Alexander on the outside of turn two for second. When the Legends passed under the checkered, Peters was in first, Bourgoine second and Alexander third.

The last race of the evening quickly sped by, a 35-lap Late Model Sportsman feature. Starting on the pole was Tyler Robbins, followed by Allen Moeller of Dresden and Bill Pinkham of Wiscasset.

On lap 29, Moeller developed a mechanical issue, spilling oil on the track, causing another driver to spin. A caution was called and Moeller headed to the pits. Pinkham moved to second and Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley third.

Upon the restart, Hinkley moved to the inside of turn two and passed Pinkham for second. Alex Waltz followed suit, headed to the inside and passed Pinkham for third on turn three.

Robbins placed first for his first Late Model Sportsman win. Robbins is a former Teen Division champion at Wiscasset. Hinkley came in second and Waltz third. Prior to race time, Waltz said, “The car is running pretty good. We are going to do good tonight — we just need a little luck. No matter what, it is always fun.”

Wiscasset Speedway resumes racing action this upcoming Saturday with its group one lineup: Prostock, Thunder 4, New England 4-cylinder Prostock and the spotlighted race of the week is a 25-lap Super Stock feature. The flex race of the week is a New England Pro 4 Tour 30-lap race. Saturday’s races are sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts.

Racing begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages seven and older. Kids six and under are free.

For more information, go to www.wiscassetspeedway.com


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