WISCASSET

Wiscasset Speedway fans lined the bleachers to watch last Saturday’s show.

The August Napa Driver of the Month was announced as Allan Moeller of Dresden, and the September Napa Driver of the Month was Corey Morgan.

Group Two lineup of divisions was offered: A spotlighted McKeage Top Gun General Construction Strictly Street 40-lap Shootout, Mini Trucks, Outlaw Mini and Late Model Sportsman. The Flex race of the week was a 10-lap Flagpole race.

First on the track were the Outlaw Mini’s in a quick, straightforward 25-lap race.

Jimmy Childs held the pole position and behind him were West Bath’s Rob Greenleaf and Darrell Moore.

From green to checkered, the running order remained the same and by lap 10 Childs held a comfortable lead.

Greenleaf took second with Moore third.

Mini Trucks up next

The Mini Trucks had a 15- lap feature event. In the pole position was Gerry McKenna, followed by Kris Knox and Matt Curtis of Freeport.

When the green went down, Knox faltered and Herb Farrar moved from his fourth place starting position to the outside and passed both Knox and Curtis to take second.

Gaining momentum was Knox, who passed Farrar on the outside during lap three. Knox passed Curtis on lap seven to take second and caught McKenna during lap 10.

It was not until lap 13 that Knox managed to pass McKenna on the front stretch for first — his third victory.

McKenna took second with Curtis third — his first first top-three finish.

The Late Model Sportsman class came onto the track with just one caution in this 35-lap feature. Starting on the pole was Nick Hinkley of Wiscasset and behind him were Daren Ripley and Billy Pinkham of Wiscasset.

Early on, Moeller passed Pinkham on the outside, while the only caution came during lap 20 when Ripley made contact with Jody Lewis. Ripley was sent to the back.

Moeller moved to second with Tyler Robbins third.

There was a struggle for second on the restart between Moeller and Robbins, who overtook Moeller on the outside of turn three during lap 21 to secure second. Hinkley took first, with Robbins second and Moeller third.

The Flex race of the week was a 10-lap Flagpole race with six cars and one truck competing.

The Flagpole race consisted of drivers completing a circle around a large tire at the completion of each lap.

When the smoke cleared, Randy Henderson emerged as race winner. Kevin Sherman of Wiscasset was third.

The spotlighted feature of the week was a 40-lap Shootout sponsored by McKeage’s Top Gun General Construction.

There was a $3,000 purse, and nearly $1,000 in additional money for lap leaders. Starting on the pole was Chris Burgess and behind him were of Mac Hannan Jr. and Topsham’s Mike Moody.

There was a caution on lap six when a car spun alone on the track.

When racing action resumed, Hannon and Nathan Leavitt went head-tohead around the track. During lap 12, Leavitt passed Hannon on the outside of turn three for first.

Lap 15 saw Craig Smith head down the track and he passed Hannon in turn one for second. Maurice Young followed that same inside line and passed Hannon for third on turn three.

Cole Watson passed Smith on the inside of turn three during lap 25 to snatch second. On the following lap, cars went three wide, Watson took an outside line and passed Young for the lead. Brian Caswell emerged from the melee and passed Smith for third during the battle for race leader as they all headed down the back stretch in what was proving to be a 40-lap scuffle.

The final caution of the race came on lap 31 when of Phil Main Jr. and Rick Spaulding made contact. Spaulding crashed into the front stretch tire wall and rolled his car over onto the roof in front of the flag stand. Spaulding was able to climb from his car unhurt.

There was a chaotic restart, and Caswell passed Young on the inside of the back stretch for second place.

Watson maintained first. Zack Emerson passed Young on the inside of turn three on lap 32 to take third. Race leaders remained constant until they flew under the checkered.

Wiscasset Speedway resumes racing action this Saturday with its full lineup of both divisions: Prostock, Thunder 4, New England 4- Cylinder Prostock, Super Stock, Late Model Sportsman, Trucks, Mini Outlaw and Strictly Street.

Following the feature races there will be a cookout for drivers and their crews and family, and also for Speedway staff and family.

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. grandstand gates at noon, and racing begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children aged seven and older. Kids six and under are free.

For more information, go to www.wiscassetspeedway.com.


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