Steve Reny was at the top of his game Saturday night at Wiscasset Raceway. The veteran racer from Boothbay nearly covered the field on his way to victory lane in and exciting 30 lap Late Model feature. Starting 12th, Reny found his stride in the second half of the race weaving his way through traffic and driving around fellow Boothbay driver Peter Oakes with three laps to go to capture his second win of the season. Reny joined point leader Chris Thorne as the only other repeat winner in Wiscasset’s top class. The win capped a full schedule of racing at Maine’s fastest oval in front of another large crowd who enjoyed near perfect mid-summer weather. Other winners included R.J. Austin of Smithfield in the Super Streets; Mike Moody of Bath in the Strictly Streets; Shawn Kimball of Pittston in the Stock Mini’s; Ryan Ripley of Thomaston in the Teen Division; and Cassandra St Clair of Liberty in the Ladies Division. Chris Seavey of Windham took the NELCAR Legend 20 lap feature and the Quirk Super Mini Cup 25 lap feature was won by Fred Ireland of Howland. Wiscasset Raceway returns to action with a special Friday night show July 20th at 7:00pm. The program will feature double point racing in all weekly divisions, highlighted by a 75 Lap Stock Mini main event. The NELCAR Legends will also return as part of the show. The Friday program will also mark the final show at Wiscasset Raceway under the guidance of David & Sandra St Clair. The St Clair family has owned and operated Wiscasset Raceway since 1990 and will be handing over control to incoming owners Doug and Becky White on July 28th. For more information call the raceway office at (207) 589-4780 or check the website at

The Late Model 30 lap feature turned out a great five-car battle in the closing laps to claim one of the top three spots in victory lane. Winterport’s Fred “PeeWee” Brown started the race from the pole position and battled early with Bill Pinkham and Duane Love while Oakes and Reny worked their way from the back of the pack. By the time the race hit the midpoint Oakes had powered his way up the outside to capture the lead, but was not able to break away from the pack. Brown and Pinkham stayed locked in a side-by side fight for 2nd with Reny and Thorne on their heals. As Oakes handling began to fade Reny’s car came to life and drove around the pack to grab the lead with three laps to go. Oakes would settle for second, coming up just short of his first win of the season. Pinkham outran Brown and Thorne to the line to claim the 3rd place trophy. The 25 lap Super Street feature saw a great late race battle between former champ Will Collins of Appleton and Smithfield’s RJ Austin. As the two battled for the lead, Nate Weston, who last appeared at Wiscasset in 2003, overtook them both and crossed the line for the apparent win. While Weston took the checkers, his car failed post race inspection and the win was awarded to Austin. It was his 3rd win of the season. Collins was awarded 2nd and Allen Moeller Sr of Dresden 3rd. Bath’s Mike Moody was a wire to wire winner in the 20 lap Strictly Street feature. The 2005 champ took off to a half straightaway lead while point leader Maurice Young raced through traffic from the back of the pack. Young kept pace with Moody over the final 10 laps, but he was not able to cut into the lead. The victory was Moody’s first of the year, but 20th in the past three seasons. Defending Stock Mini champ Shawn Kimball of Pittston padded his point lead this season with a win in the 20 lap Stock Mini feature. He grabbed the early lead after starting 4th and held off a late charge from Sidney’s Kevin Douglas to secure his 5th win of the season. Douglas started 18th and finished 2nd by just a car length to Kimball. Former champ Brent Roy of Vassalboro started 3rd and finished 3rd. Thomaston’s Ryan Ripley became the 6th different winner in the Teen Division with a green to checkers victory in the 10-lap feature. For the 13-year-old Ripley, whose father Dana and grandfather Doug have both been winners at Wiscasset, it was his first career win in three tries. Point leader and defending champ Tyler Tibbetts of Montville had a shot at Ripley on a late race restart, but would settle for 2nd. Kayla Albert of Chelsea had her best run in the Teen class with her 3rd place finish. In the 10 lap Ladies division feature Cassandra St Clair led the race wire to wire for her 3rd win of the season. She outraced the division’s top two driver to the checkers with point leader and defending champ Marje Albert taking 2nd and top winner Kristy Millay in 3rd.


1. Steve Reny – Boothbay; 2. Peter Oakes – Boothbay; 3. Bill Pinkham – Wiscasset; 4. Chris Thorne – Sidney; 5. Fred Brown – Winterport; 6. Duane Love – West Gardiner; 7. Craig Robbins – Oakland; 8. Puncin St Clair – Liberty; 9. Erik Nash – Richmond; 10. Richard Jordan – n/a; 11. Scott Pooler – South Berwick; 12. Seth Raven – Waldo; 13. Kevin Sherman – Wiscasset; 14. Josh St Clair – Liberty; 15. James Osmond – Gardiner


1. R. J. Austin – Smithfield; 2. Will Collins – Appleton; 3. Allen Moeller Sr – Dresden; 4. Jeremy Glasier – Appleton; 5. Bernie Dinsmore – Hope; 6. Mac Hannan Jr – Union; 7. Donnie Stuart – Pittston; 8. Brian Fortin – China; 9. Josh Bailey – Wiscasset; 10. Jason Gaboury – Reidfield; 11. Nate Weston – n/a (DQ)


1. Mike Moody – Bath; 2. Maurice Young – Chelsea; 3. Bobby Mesimer – Woolwich; 4. Ian Bresnahan – Bath; 5. Ed Peirpont – Jefferson; 6. Zac Creamer – Bath; 7. Derek Mingo – Ellsworth; 8. Steve Peirpont – Cushing


1. Shawn Kimball – Pittston; 2. Kevin Douglas – Sidney; 3. Brent Roy – Vassalboro; 4. Pete McCollat – Readfield; 5. Jeremy Douglas – Waterville; 6. Frank Brown – Pittston; 7. Bryan Lancaster – Skowhegan; 8. Mike Dulaney – Richmond; 9. James Henderson – Chelsea; 10. Dale Peaslee – Whitefield; 11. Jeff Minchin – Pittston; 12. Gary Blackman – Boothbay; 13. Tom Minchin – Pittston; 14. Tim Dumas – Chelsea; 15. Mike Wilson – Chelsea; 16. Rob Greenleaf – West Bath; 17. Dylan Lancaster – Skowhegan; 18. Ken Edgecomb – Readfield; 19. Shawn Rines – Wiscasset; 20. Byron Patterson – Chelsea


1. Cassandra St Clair – Liberty; 2. Marje Albert – Chelsea; 3. Kristy Millay – Palermo; 4. Molley Feeney – Knox; 5. Kayla Albert – Chelsea; 6. Deb Brown – Pittston; 7. Chelsea Young – Winterport


1. Ryan Ripley – Thomaston; 2. Tyler Tibbetts – Montville; 3. Kayla Albert – Chelsea; 4. Nick Hinkley – Wiscasset; 5. Natasha Dyer – Arrowsic; 6. Ryan Hayes – Jefferson; 7. Grace Pinkham – Wiscasset; 8. Tom True – Wiscasset; 9. Ed Sleeper – Vassalboro; 10. Ian Campbell – Liberty; 11. Alex Cromwell – n/a; 12. Cody Sleeper – Chelsea; 13. Donavan Dodge – Rockport


1. Chris Seavey – Windham; 2. Bob Weymouth – Topsham; 3. Jacob Dore – Sanford; 4. Ed Getty – Gray; 5. Josh Leach – Islesboro; 6. Mike Fuchswanz – Vassalboro; 7. Charlie Buxton – Windham; 8. Terry Kirk – Durham; 9. Marc Fuchswanz – Vassalboro; 10. Patrick Stewart – Beverly, MA; 11. Anthony Pagliarulo – Groveland, MA


1. Fred Ireland – Howland; 2. Rich Hall – Mechanic Falls; 3. Francis Bernard – Howland; 4. Josh Ireland – Howland; 5. Wes Perry – E.Millinocket; 6. RJ Pinkham – N.Anson; 7. Jeff Littlefield – Winslow; 8. Wally Morton – Plainfield, NH; 9. Garrett Hayman – Milford