December 13, 2019

Smith holds off McLaughlin for victory

HERMON – Gary Smith of Bangor started on the pole and held off challenges from David McLaughlin to win the final Late Model Sportsman feature of the season at Speedway 95 Sunday afternoon.

McLaughlin, from Harrington, used several different tactics to pass Smith, but ended up settling for second in the 30-lap race. Larry Cole of Deer Isle came in third.

Other Speedway 95 results

Limited Sportsman: 1. Ken Robinson, East Machias; 2. Dave Wilcox, Glenburn; 3. Bub Parritt, Steuben

Super Street: 1. Scott Modery, Stetson; 2. Lloyd Nickerson, East Corinth; 3. Jim Goodman, Orrington

Strictly Street: 1. Jay Parks, Old Town; 2. Milton Ketch, Milford; 3. Mark Strout, Harrington

Sport-Four: 1. Jim Robichaud, Orrington; 2. Richard Doughty, East Holden; 3. Keith Pierce, Bradford

Bomber: 1. Fred Sewall, Houlton (unofficial)

Bessey takes GNN race

At Louden, N.H., Joe Bessey of Scarborough topped a 46-car field in winning the Grand National division race of the NASCAR Doubleheader at New Hampshire International Speedway Sunday.

Grand National Division top finishers

1. Joe Bessey, Scarborough; 2. Dick McCabe, Kennebunkport; 3. Bobby Dragon, Milton, Vt.; 4. Andy Santerre, Cherryfield; 5. Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I.

Other Maine finishers

6. Kelly Moore, Scarborough; 42. Bruce Haley, Minot; 43. Mike Gallo, Sanford

Wiscasset feature washed out

At Wiscasset Raceway, the Hogg to Daytona feature was washed out and rescheduled for Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. Rains came after heats were completed.

Four classes were able to get their races in before Mother Nature took over.

Wiscasset Raceway results

Mini: 1. Kern Laite, Lincolnville; 2. Mike Kimball, Pittston; 3. Rob Elliot, Strong

Limited: 1. Chuck LaChance, Thomaston; 2. Daren Ripley, Thomaston; 3. Steve Reny, Boothbay

Super Street: 1. Danny Alley; 2. Ralph Hanson, Gardiner

Strictly Street: 1. John Hall, Pittston; 2. James Weymouth; 3. Phil Main, Edgecomb

Several Maine races postponed

Rain took its toll on Maine’s auto racing scene over the weekend. Unity Raceway’s Saturday night slate was rained out and will be made up Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. And Saturday’s True Value World Championship 200 at Oxford Plains Speedway was also a washout, and will be run Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.

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