Scarborough,Maine- Mike Ramsey used a late race caution flag to his advantage and captured the annual 50 lap race for the Wildcat division on Saturday night.  D.J. Shaw,  Bobby Nadeau and Matt Dow also shared victory lane on this fog filled evening of racing.




Shawn Gilpatrick jumped into the lead at the wave of the green flag for the 50 lap Wildcat race. Gilpatrick would soon go under attack from Gary Babineau as the 2 leaders started a side by side duel for the lead at lap 9.  Babineau went in front on the 10th trip around the oval but Gilpatrick still had the inside lane.


Gilpatrick poked his nose back in front on lap 15 and then Babineau went back in front 1 lap later as Gilpatrick wiggled exiting turn 4.  Babineau was now in cruise control opening up a comfortable lead as the race appeared to be headed to a green-to-checkered run.  The complexion of the race changed when the caution flag waved on lap 46 setting up a Babineau- Mike Ramsey front row restart. 


Coming to the green flag, Ramsey got a quicker start and took the lead from

 Babineau but it was not over yet.  Ramsey was driving hard and washing up in the corners and Babineau was trying to get to the inside as they swapped paint and bumps for the final 4 laps until Ramsey got to the finish a half car length in front for the win.  Babineau was second with Darin Kilton third,  Gilpatrick fourth and Dan Bean fifth.


D.J. Shaw won for the first time at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Saturday night taking a dominating victory.  Walt Pugsley led for the first 14 laps until Dan McKeage took over on lap 14 following a restart.  McKeage would stay in front until lap 20 when Shaw went to the inside and took over.  Once in front Shaw pulled away from the field in commanding fashion despite having to start the race at the rear of the field. 


Bill Rodgers finished second with McKeage third.  Bub Bilodeau and Jay Sands were fourth and fifth at the finish.


Bobby Nadeau passed Frank Wear 21 laps into the 35 lap Sport Series race and went on for his first checkered flag of the season.  The race was slowed 5 times by the caution flag and despite the field staying bunched up Nadeau was able to cruise into the win.  Wear finished second and Doug Wolfe third.  Russ Morse was fourth and Dalton Gagnon fifth at the end of the 35 lap run.


Matt Dow rounded out the evening of winners as he took down the 20 lap Road Runner feature race honors.  Dow took over the lead on lap 3 and was chased to all the way from that point to the finish by Shawn Brackett.  Point leader Ray Letellier was third with Clayton Loubier fourth.  Ed Connolly rounded out the top 5 finishers