Wiscasset Speedway

Picard nails down dominant prostock victory

Posted:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:15pm

Wiscasset Speedway brought the action under the lights Saturday night (Aug. 12) with Group 1 in action plus the Nelcar Legends.

The ServPro of Biddeford-Saco Prostocks 40 lap feature wrapped up the program with Palmyra's Ajay Picard securing his first career Prostock victory dominant fashion, besting the runner-up by over 7 seconds. In victory lane, Picard acknowledged “I've lost one before by letting up too soon, I wasn't going to let that happen this time.”

Thomaston's Daren Ripley settled for 2nd while point leader Charlie Colby took third. In the 35 lap spotlight feature for the N.E.4-cylinder Pros, Windham's Austin Teras started at the back of the field and raced his way to his 2nd win of the season. Max Rowe of Turner reclaimed the point lead in the class as he held off defending champ Kamren Knowles for runner-up honors. Knowles settled for 3rd.

Brian Sweatt of Albion took his first Wiscasset win in the 25 lap Thunder 4 Mini feature. Noah Haggett of Woolwich ran his best race in two years with a 2nd place finish. Point leader Melcher made his usual appearance in victory lane claiming the 3rd place trophy. 2015 Super Street champ Josh Bailey picked up his 2nd straight win in the 25 lap Super St feature. The win further tightened Bailey's grip on the division point lead. Teammate Zac Poland of Woolwich was the highlight of the race, hold the lead for the first 15 laps and holding on for the 2nd place finish; his first career podium finish. Defending champ Mark Lucas of Harpswell took 3rd.

In the 25 lap flex division feature for the Amsoil Nelcar Legends, Chris Burgess of Buckfield took the win and was joined in victory lane by Thomas Everson of Gilmanton, NH and Kevin Girard Jr of Old Orchard Beach. Wiscasset Speedway returns to action Saturday August 19th with Group 2 in action. Midcoast Region Napa Modifieds will have the spotlight feature, along with action in the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Models, Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis, and the Norms Used Cars Strictly Streets. The weekly flex division will be the Wicked Good Vintage Racers. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., Grandstand gate at 4 p.m. and green flag action starts at 6 p.m.

For further information on the Aug. 12 races and more, visit www.wiscassetspeedway.com or call 207-841-2189.