By Bill DaButler

(Hermon, Me) Linnehan’s Credit Now! Auto Company sponsored racing in the big way this weekend at Speedway 95, giving away a 2005 Ford Explorer valued at $10,000 to Ron Burns of Bangor, and tickets and pit passes to the upcoming Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Speedway to Mary Overlock of Hermon.

            Linnehan’s also sponsored a 50-lap race in the Super Streets with $750 for the winner, and $250 for the runner up. With $500 separating the top two spots, Shane Tatro of Dixmont put on quite a show in his repeated attempts to wrestle the lead away from Kris Watson of Hermon. The pair raced, often, side-by-side, but Watson held that top spot for 49 of the 50 laps, losing the top spot briefly at lap 48, and ultimately took the win. Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs finished in the third spot. There were only 4 caution flags thrown.

            2007 Defending champion Lewis Batchelder started the season with an uphill battle to reclaim his championship for 2008 in the Sport-Four division, but his late season charge has put him back on top of the standings, and earned him the championship on the 3 race series. Batchelder took the win in the final series race and edged out Jason Trundy of Old Town at the checkered flag. With two races remaining Batchelder leads Trundy in the overall standings by 13 points.

            Brenton Parritt of Steuben picked up the win in the Pro-Limited division over Shane Clark of Winterport. Clark managed to hold on for the second place finish despite a run from Steuben’s Rowland Robinson, Jr. who dipped to the inside of Clark to try unsuccessfully to pass. Robinson settled for a third place finish at the checkered flag in the caution free race.

            Jordan Pearson of Glenburn found himself at the front of the field in Strictly Street field at lap 9 when it became a three-wide battle for second, with Wayne Parritt, Jr. of Steuben, Brad Norris of Ellsworth, and Jim Carr, Jr. of Clifton. Norris got loose, and recovered, but the throttle stuck in Jim Carr’s ride, forcing him into the fence at turn four and drawing out the only caution. Parritt earned the second spot, and Norris finished his night in third.

            For the first time this season the 2007 Super Street Champion, and current Sport-Four driver, Steve Moulton of Glenburn joined the field in the Sport-Four race, and went on to take the win. Point’s leader Jordan Pearson of Glenburn took second, and Anthony Moore of Brewer finished third. There were 4 caution flags thrown in the race.

            RJ Pinkham of North Anson picked up the win in both the Maine Super Cup Racing League feature and heat race.

Dysart’s Pro-Limited

Finish  #            Driver                                      Town

1.         27            Brenton Parritt                       Steuben

2.         21            Shane Clark                           Winterport     

3.         28            Rowland Robinson, Jr.          Steuben         

4.         19            Duane Seekins                       Stockton Springs

5.         0             Dale Swoboda                         Hermon                     

Super Streets  (50 LAPS)

Finish  #            Driver                                      Town

1.         35            Kris Watson                          Hermon

2.         7              Shane Tatro                           Dixmont

3.         19            Duane Seekins                      Stockton Springs        

4.         47            Artie Maguire                       Bucksport

5.         39            Travis Beale                          Winterport

Strictly Streets

Finish  #            Driver                                      Town

1.         37            Jordan Pearson                       Glenburn

2.         27            Wayne Parritt, Jr.                    Steuben                                 

3.         8              Brad Norris                              Ellsworth

4.         28             Ren Dorr                                Addison

5.         55            Shawn Hamel, II                     Bangor

Sport Four (Series 3 of 3)

Finish  #            Driver                                      Town

1.         23            Lewis Batchelder                   Dixmont

2.         77            Steve Moulton                       Glenburn

3.         02            Jason Trundy                         Old Town

4.         46            David Shorey                         Old Town

5.         41            Rick Grant                             LaGrange

Series Final Standings. (TOP 5)




Lewis Batchelder





Rick Grant





Spencer Garvin





Jason Trundy





Steve Heath



Finish  #            Driver                                      Town

1.         3            Steve Moulton                        Glenburn

2.         06          Jordan Pearson                      Glenburn

3.         60           Anthony Moore                    Brewer

4.         6            Andrew Crosby                     Hermon

5.         62           Brett Crosby                         Hermon

                Theodore Dodge of Jackson was this weekend’s bike winner, picking up the bike courtesy Strictly Street driver Brad Norris of Ellsworth.

The Final Varney GMC Wacky Wednesday of the 2008 season will be held on August 27th at 7pm, and then come out to the track for Military Day, Saturday August 30th at 7pm, bring your Military ID, or come in uniform, and get in for free, with racing presented by Dennis Paper & Food Service including the final race in the 35-lap Coca Cola Strictly Street Series! There will be a free kid’s bike given away at each event this season at Maine’s Family Fun Track…. Speedway 95!