WISCASSET

Last Saturday was Mainely Motorsports’ Fan Appreciation Night at Wiscasset Speedway.

Steve Perry is the face of Mainely Motorsports, promotes racing and race car drivers from Maine and covers all of New England.

Ken Minott, Wiscasset Speedway promoter said, “The whole Maine racing community owes him a debt of gratitude for his coverage of the sport.”

Perry was on hand throughout the evening, speaking with drivers and fans. He also interviewed drivers when they went to Victory Lane. “I am always welcomed with open arms here. The staff is amazing. It is an honor to sponsor this race event,” said Perry.

To see Perry and his coverage of race events head to Mainely Motorsports TV, which airs via Time Warner Cable on Channel 9 on Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 8 p.m.

Amsoil Nelcar Legends

The Amsoil Nelcar Legends were racing at Wiscasset, as well as regular Group One racing divisions, including Outlaw Mini’s, Prostocks, New England Four Cylinder Prostocks, and Napa Super Streets.

Additionally, June’s Four Season Synthetic Driver of the Month was announced during intermission: Napa Super Street Driver, Shawn Austin.

The Spotlighted feature of the week was a 25-lap Amsoil Nelcar Legends Feature.

Current point leader Matthew Bourgoine was back at Wiscasset and was in the eighth starting position.

During lap four, Bourgoine headed to the inside and passed Tylar Braunschweig for second. Coming up from his 10th starting position was Topsham’s Bob Weymouth, who passed Braunschweig on the inside of turn two during lap five for third. The following lap, Bourgoine passed Smith on the outside of turn four for the lead.

On lap 19, Wyatt Alexander passed Braunschweig on turn two to take the third spot. Bourgoine took first, followed by Weymouth and Alexander.

A 25-lap Outlaw Mini Feature was quick and exciting. Starting on the pole was Shawn Kimball, followed by Zach Audet and Calvin Rose, Jr. Kimball and Audet raced for first from the start.

Kimball held off Audet down the stretch, winning by just 1.7 seconds. Audet placed second and Jimmy Childs third.

Richmond’s Nate Tribbet, second in points with 282, was fourth.

A 30-lap Prostock race was a battle to the finish. Mike Orr of Wiscasset was on the pole, followed by Dylan Turner and Woolwich’s Adam Chadbourne.

A caution was called during lap two and the restart saw Bill Penfold head to the outside and pass both Chadbourne and Orr, claiming second.

There was another caution during lap eight, and once again the restart saw a position change. Scott Chubbuck of Bowdoin passed Orr on the outside and moved to third.

With 10 laps remaining, Turner and Chubbuck raced for the win with Turner’s notching his first Prostock career win. Chubbuck placed second and Penfold third..

An action-packed 25-lap New England Four Cylinder Prostock race was next. This race saw six cautions and numerous leader changes.

Starting at the pole was Jeff Prindall of Lisbon. Behind him were Dave Patten and Bob Patten.

However, Ryan Hayes and Kamren Knowles drove their race cars from the back into the top five by lap four. During lap five, Hayes passed Dave Patten for second on the inside of turn two. The following lap Hayes passed Prindall for the lead. Craig Dunn passed Dave Patten for third during lap six.

There was a caution during lap 12. On the ensuing restart, Dave Patten took the lead and Ryan Hayes moved to second. Prindall and Kamren Knowles battled for third.

At the finish, Knowles got caught in lap traffic and Patten passed Dunn and Knowles to take second. Hayes placed first, and Knowles third.

The last race of the evening was a 25-lap Napa Super Street feature.

Starting on point was Chadbourne. Wiscasset’s James Osmond and Kevin Morse were behind him.

Off the start, Josh Bailey of Wiscasset passed Morse for third.

Chadbourne led for one lap, and as he was coming out of turn four, his car experienced a mechanical failure and he drove head long into the front stretch wall, flipping his car over. Chadbourne emerged from the wreck unscathed and waved to the fans.

When racing resumed on the track, Bailey was in the lead with Osmond second. Moving up to third was Austin. Bailey took the win with Osmond second and Austin third.

Wiscasset Speedway resumes racing action this upcoming Saturday with its Group Two lineup of divisions: Late Model Sportsman, Strictly Street, Thunder 4’s and Mini Trucks. The flex race of the week is a New England Four Cylinder Prostock feature.For more information, go to www.wiscassetspeedway.com.


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