Wiscasset Speedway

Third time is charm for Emerson

Posted:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:30am
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The Norm’s Used Cars Strictly Street division at Wiscasset Speedway has already turned out some of the best full-field, side by side racing of the season at Maine's fastest oval. Races regularly are coming down to the wire among a who's who of the state's best Street Stock drivers. Fans got their money's worth once again Saturday night, June 9 during the 25-lap feature, and nobody has caught their attention quite like Johnathon Emerson. The 3rd generation racer from Sabattus started dead last in the 16-car field and raced his way through traffic, passing leader Kurt Hewins on the outside with two laps to go. He grabbed the win by a mere 0.05 seconds for his 3rd straight checkered flag, taking the division's point lead in the process. Hewins started from the pole position and held the lead throughout by no more than a car length. He would settle for the runner-up trophy. Multi-time champ Maurice Young rolled into victory lane in 3rd, however, post-race pit conduct would wipe that finish off the board, handing the 3rd place finish to Poland's Dave Whittier. Former champ Kyle Hewins of Leeds and Brad Erskine of Solon filled out the top 5. In typical Strictly Street fashion, the top 5 cars were separated by less than a second at the finish line. Just one caution slowed the race

In other action, Bloomfield, Connecticut driver Noah Korner led wire to wire in the 30-lap US Legends / INEX National Qualifier, hosted by the Amsoil Nelcar Legend Series. The 18 -car field pitted many of the top legend drivers in the region vying for a spot in the Nationals in Las Vegas. Korner won the race, taking top honors in the Pro division. Casey Call of Pembroke, New Hampshire was the runner-up in the race and was the top Semi-Pro qualifier. Former Nelcar champ Kevin took the final spot in victory lane. Other division qualifiers included Bob Weymouth of Topsham finishing 6th as the best of the Grand Masters division, and Trent Goodrow of Carver, Massachusetts finishing 10th and topping the Young Lions division.

The K&A Property Services Modifieds may have had just six cars in the 30-lap feature, but they turned out one of the most exciting races of the night. Nick Reno took an early lead and paced the field on the way to an emotional victory, his first of the season. While Reno took the win, the fans attention was fixed on a great side by side battle between Adam Chadbourne and former champ Mark Lucas. The two waged a great battle through the entire race, with Chadbourne finally coming out of it to secure 2nd place. Lucas, driving a car owned by fellow mod competitor Tom Young, finished 3rd.

The Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis 25-lap feature was decided on the first lap as point leader Zach Audet charged from 8th to the lead in by the time they returned to the front stretch. From there he cruised to his 2nd win of 2018. He was chased across the line by Scott Trask of Richmond and Rob Greenleaf of West Bath.

The final race of the night was a 40-lap match for the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman class. Several early cautions thinned out the 22-car field. Once they settled down and got in a long green flag stretch, Winterport's Shane Clark jumped up to take the lead and went on to pick up his first win of the season. Ryan St. Clair of Liberty charged up from his 10th starting spot to finish 2nd. He was followed by Frank Moulton of Clinton who started from the pole position. Prostock champion Daren Ripley was the hard charger, going from 19th to finish 4th. Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington filled the top 5

Wiscasset Speedway returns to action on Saturday, June 16 with Group 1 in action. The show will be highlighted by a 75-lap main event for the Maxwell's Market Super Streets. ServPro of Biddeford Saco Prostocks, Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros, and Thunder 4 Minis will also be in action. Racing action will start at 6 p.m. As always, grandstand admission is just $5 with kids 6 & under free. Pit admission is $20. For information go to the Wiscasset Speedway website at www.wiscassetspeedway.com 

 

 Officials results from June 9 races

 
 
NORMS USED CARS STRICTLY STREETS (25 LAPS)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 24 Jonathon Emerson Sabattus ME 25  
2 55 Kurt Hewins Leeds ME 25 0.056
3 58 David Whittier Poland ME 25 0.714
4 51 Kyle Hewins Leeds ME 25 0.91
5 29 Brad Erskine Solon ME 25 1.326
6 05R Glenn Reynolds Turner ME 25 1.752
7 23 Zachary Emerson Sabattus ME 25 1.97
8 5 Ryan Hewins Leeds ME 25 2.203
9 19 Ray Letellier Buxton ME 25 2.719
10 00 Kimberly Knight Chesterville ME 25 3.09
11 24A Jeff Alley Machias ME 24 1 Lap
12 8x Ethan Densmore Hope ME 21 4 Laps
13 61 Shawn Austin Norridgewock ME 21 4 Laps
14 02 Paul Hopkins Camden ME 19 6 Laps
15 66 James Grover Jr Newcastle ME 1 24 Laps
DQ 03 Maurice Young Chelsea ME 25 DQ (conduct)

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K&A PROPERTY SERVICES MODIFIEDS (30 LAPS)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 77 Nick Reno West Bath ME 30  
2 1 Adam Chadbourne Woolwich ME 30 0.179
3 21 Mark Lucas Freeport ME 30 0.82
4 15 Joseph Williams Woolwich ME 30 5.976
5 7 Spencer Vaughan Canton ME 30 9.973
6 48 Brian Treadwell Hancock ME 29 1 Lap

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KENNEBEC EQUIPMENT RENTAL OUTLAW MINIS (25 LAPS)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 19 Zach Audet Skowhegan ME 25  
2 99 Scott Trask Richmond ME 25 0.2
3 2 Rob Greenleaf Bath ME 25 0.416
4 27 Jake Hensbee Whitefield ME 25 0.638
5 41 Shane Smith Augusta ME 25 2.002
6 10 Jimmy Childs Leeds ME 25 2.118
7 6 Brain Dolloff Jay ME 25 2.53
8 26 Brent Roy Vassalboro ME 25 6.429
9 00 Ryan Keniston Smithfield ME 23 2 Laps
10 40 Dixon Smith Augusta ME 5 20 Laps

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WOOD PELLET WAREHOUSE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN (40 LAPS)
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 21 Shane Clark Winterport ME 40  
2 30 Ryan St. Clair Liberty ME 40 0.32
3 15M Frank Moulton Clinton ME 40 1.223
4 09 Daren Ripley Rockland ME 40 2.555
5 26 Andrew McLaughlin Harrington ME 40 2.606
6 33 Josh St.Clair Liberty ME 40 3.892
7 11 Cody Verrill Richmond ME 40 4.082
8 25 Will Collins Waldoboro ME 40 4.431
9 19 Shane Kaherl Jay ME 40 4.931
10 4 Ben Erskine Fairfield ME 40 5.335
11 17 Gary Thorne Sidney ME 40 7.557
12 3 Richard Jordan Kingfield ME 40 8.38
13 22 Brandon Fowler Rome ME 29 11 Laps
14 00 Alex Waltz Walpole ME 23 17 Laps
15 35 Gerald Frost Montville ME 22 18 Laps
16 36 Megan  Frost Montville ME 18 22 Laps
17 5 Bill Pinkham Wiscasset ME 4 36 Laps
18 73 Brad Bellows China ME 4 36 Laps
19 34 Tyler Robbins Montville ME 4 36 Laps
20 66 Bryan Robbins Montville ME 3 37 Laps
21 05 James Osmond Wiscasset ME 3 37 Laps
22 8 Jerry Robbins Montville ME 3 37 Laps

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AMSOIL NELCAR LEGENDS (30 LAPS) NATIONAL QUALIFIER
Pos No. Name Home Town State Laps Diff
1 31 Noah Korner Canton CT 30  
2 90 Casey Call Pembroke  NH 30 0.78
3 19 Kevin Girard Jr. Old Orchard Beach ME 30 6.337
4 92 Colby Meserve Buxton ME 30 6.578
5 38 Mathew Bourgoine Stetson ME 30 10.078
6 399 Bob Weymouth Topsham ME 30 10.785
7 84 Matt  Grant Windham ME 30 12.579
8 27 Glenn Korner Canton CT 30 13.702
9 47 Chris  Burgess Buckfield ME 30 17.057
10 31x Trent Goodrow Carver MA 29 1 Lap
11 4 Peter Craig Poland ME 29 1 Lap
12 52 Colby Benjamin Belmont ME 29 1 Lap
13 10 Ed Getty Gray ME 29 1 Lap
14 07 Nick Calvert Steep Falls ME 29 1 Lap
15 14MA Aliyah Neale S. Royalston MA 28 2 Laps
16 6 David Kinney Skowhegan ME 26 4 Laps
17 35r Ryan Rice Biddeford ME 3 27 Laps
18 87 Joseph Ferrigno E Hartford CT 3 27 Laps