Speedway 95 News Release

By Bill DaButler

(Hermon, Me) The full moon came out Saturday Night, perhaps to influence the action in the high drama race night at Maine’s Family Fun track, Speedway 95.

Teenager Rowland “J.R. Rockin’” Robinson of Steuben picked up the win this weekend in the second race of Strictly Street Series at Speedway 95, lapping most of the field in the caution free race. When the checkered flag flew Robinson was racing towards lapping the 5th place car of Rookie Tim Dagget of Alton! Clifton’s Jim Carr, Jr. finished the race second, and Brad Norris of Ellsworth took third. “In the heat race, we tried new tires, and tried to break them in…” said Robinson in victory lane, “the just wasn’t the key for us, so we just went back to the old tires and went out for the feature.”

Greg Morse of St. Albans was on track to pick up his first win of the season at Speedway 95, in the Dysart’s Sportsman Pro-Stocks when he spun off the track at lap 24. John Phippen, Jr. of Town Hill, and Paul White raced for the lead at the restart, with White taking the top honors for the evening, and Phippen falling back to second. A second caution at lap 25 reshuffled the running order, opening up the door for Dale Swoboda of Hermon to pick up third.

Brenton Parritt of Stueben started on Pole in the Limited Sportsman Division, and held the top spots for the first 12 laps until Bobby Seger, Jr. of Frankfort lost his motor, and drew out the caution. During the caution, Parritt once again ran into trouble with his transmission linkage, and had to return the the pit. As a result Nick Jenkins of Milo stepped up to take the lead and earn his first win this season, with Deane Smart of Bradley, in second, and Rowland Robinson, Sr. in third.

The drama was high in the Super Street division as well, after a single caution at lap 4 put Kris Huff of Orrington is a position to grab the lead, and hold it to the checker’s. Steve Moulton of Glenburn took the second spot, and defending champion John Kalel, II of Orrington took third.

A roll over, a black flag, and 4 cautions were all part of the Sport-Four package for the weekend. David Shorey of Old Town took his first win of the season in the high-tension race. Steve Heath of Brownville raced in for the second place honors, and Andrew Crosby of Hermon grabbed third. The roll over and black flag where both for Mike Hopkins of Hermon, who after rolling over come out of turn four, got out of his car, and went after the car he felt put him there. Fortunately he was talked into going back to his pit stall to relax, instead of taking action against the driver who caused the incident.

Unofficial Results:

Dysart’s ProStocks

Finish Car # Name Town

1. 15 Paul White Corinna

2. 59 John Phippen, Jr. Town Hill

3. 0 Dale Swoboda Hermon

4. 17 Scott Alexander Orrington

5. 54 Ryan Deane Winterport

Limited Sportsman

Finish Car # Name Town

1. 32 Nick Jenkins Milo

2. 24 Deane Smart Bradley

3. 28 Rowland Robinson, Sr. Steuben

4. 08 Joe Allard Glenburn

5. 15 Frank Moulton Unity

Super Street

Finish Car # Name Town

1. 23 Kris Huff Orrington

2. 80 Steve Moulton Glenburn

3. 5 John Kalel, II Orrington

4. 8 Joe Legere Milford

5. 2 Keith Pierce Hudson

Strictly Street (Series 2 of 3)

Finish Car # Name Town

1. 28 Rowland Robinson, Jr. Steuben

2. 9 Jim Carr, Jr. Clifton

3. 8 Brad Norris Ellsworth

4. 40 Sam Whitmore Corrinna

5. 16 Tim Dagget Alton


Finish Car # Name Town

1. 46 David Shorey Old Town

2. 0 Steve Heath Brownville

3. 82 Andrew Crosby Hermon

4. 23 Lewis Batchelder Dixmont

5. 41 Rick Grant Legrange

Speedway 95 returns to action Wednesday, July 4th for a patriotic Varney GMC Wacky Wednesday. Weekend Racing continues Saturday July 7th at 7:00pm including a 35-lap series race in the Sport-Four Series, and an appearance by the Quirk Chevrolet Super Cup Series. Arrive early and ride with your favorite driver.