SPEEDWAY 95 NEWS RELEASE July 19th, 2008 

By Bill DaButler


(Hermon, Me)  The Dysart’s Pro-Limited Series ended its 2008 run with its final race, under a full moon, Saturday, July 19th at Maine’s Family fun track, Speedway 95. Steuben’s Brenton Parritt won the series championship, despite a blown engine in the closing laps. Pole sitter Parritt led through 3 cautions until lap 45, when his engine blew, drawing out the caution. Due to a series of caution flags, black flags, and race attrition, three cars remained on the track with 5 laps to go, only two of which were on the lead lap. Both lead lap drivers elected to end the race, due to the oil left behind in the wake of Parritt’s blown engine. Dale Swoboda of Hermon was declared the race winner, with Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs, in Second. Parritt was honored with third place, and Deane Smart of Bradley, although several laps down, was awarded fourth. Parritt’s finish put him in the front of the series points, earning him the championship in the three race series.


Greg Pung of Franklin took over the top spot in the Super Street division, at lap two when pole sitter and race leader Artie McGuire of Bucksport blew his engine. Pung held the top spot through 5 more cautions to lead ever lap and pick up the win. Winterport’s Travis Beale finished second, and Jeff Overlock, Jr. crossed the line for third.


Wayne Parritt, Jr. of Steuben picked up the win in the Strictly Street race, with almost a half-track lead over second place finisher Bradley Norris of Ellsworth. Shawn Hamel of Bangor took home the third place trophy in the caution-free event. With the win Parritt takes the points lead away from Glenburn’s Jordan Pearson, who drops back to third in the standings 74 points behind Parritt, and 68 point shy of Norris.


There were only two cautions in the Sport-Four race. It was Steve Moulton of Glenburn who picked up the win.  Defending champion Lewis Batchelder of Dixmont entered the winters circle in the second spot, and Jason Trundy of Old Town continued his second half of the season hot streak in the third spot.


A caution early on put several drivers down one lap in the Full Sized Pick-up Truck division. Jordan Pearson of Glenburn earned the race win, with Dana Harlow of Hampden second. Jim Carr, Jr. of Clifton was awarded third as the checkered flag flew. The win puts a comfortable cushion between Pearson and the race of the division in the standings with just 7 races remaining.



Dysart’s Pro-Limited (SERIES FINALE)

Finish  #          Driver                                      Town

1.         0          Dale Swoboda                          Hermon

2.         19        Duane Seekins                        Stockton Springs

3.         27        Brenton Parritt                        Steuben          

4.         24        Deane Smart                           Bradley

5.         28        Rowland Robinson, Jr.           Steuben                                  




ProLimited Series Final Results




Brenton Parritt





Dale Swoboda





Duane Seekins





Scott Modery





Shane Clark



Super Streets  

Finish  #          Driver                                      Town

1.         45        Greg Pung                               Franklin

2.         39        Travis Beale                            Winterport      

3.         31        Jeff Overlock, Jr.                    Hermon

4.         3          Mike Overlock                        Franklin

5.         73        Van Kitchen                            St. Albans


Strictly Streets

Finish  #          Driver                                      Town

1.         27        Wayne Parritt, Jr.                    Steuben

2.         8          Brad Norris                             Ellsworth                                

3.         66        Shawn Hamel                          Bangor

4.         9          Travis Poulin                           Holden

5.         28        Ren Dorr                                 Addison


Sport Four

Finish  #          Driver                                      Town

1.         77        Steve Moulton                        Glenburn

2.         23        Lewis Batchelder                    Dixmont         

3.         02        Jason Trundy                           Old Town

4.         7          Roy Hathorn                           Brownville

5.         0          Steve Heath                            Brownville



Finish  #          Driver                                      Town

1.         06        Jordan Pearson                       Glenburn

2.         60        Dana Harlow                           Hampden

3.         5          Jim Carr, Jr,                            Clifton

4.         02        Jason Trundy                          Old Town

5.         6          Andrew Crosby                        Hermon


            Erika Morrison of Newburgh was this weekend’s bike winner, picking up the bike courtesy Shawn Hamel, Melanie Hamel, and Shawn Hamel, II. The Hamel’s also gave away free passes to the race track to Phillip Winchester of Dedham, and Duane Dunifer of Hermon.


Catch the action on Wednesday July 23rd at 7pm for Varney GMC Wacky Wednesday, featuring the second race in the Ladies series, and then come out to the track on Saturday July 26th at 7pm for racing, sponsored by Budweiser – King of Beers, arrive early of autographs and photos with your favorite driver at 6:30! There will be a free kid’s bike given away at each event this season at Maine’s Family Fun Track…. Speedway 95!