In a car built in less than a week following the crash of his primary car at Beech Ridge Speedway last Sunday, Jason Trundy of Old Town led the Little Enduro Series race #3 from pole to checkers, won the feature and the points title for the three race Little Enduro Series. The race was interrupted twice for red flags. The first occurred on lap 3 when Patrick Cook of Swanville pushed Hermon’s Andrew Crosby into the backstretch tire wall. Crosby was able to continue, but Cook was sent to the pit by the flagman for roughriding. The second red happened on the front stretch on lap 9 when Craig Carlson of Monroe spun and Waylon Shibles of Winterport collided with him. Both cars were sidelined for the night. Following Trundy for the entire distance of the race was Donny Blanchard of Orrington, who finished in second. Newburgh”s Darren Durrell was third, followed by Mike Ogden of Old Town and Mike Witham of Milo. Trundy and Blanchard won the qualifiers, setting them on the front row for the start.

Nicole Smith had an up and down night in the Ladies Division starting when she rolled her car over on the backstretch during practice. Not to be deterred, her crew got the car back in running order by the qualifier, but she was only able to finish in fifth. By feature time, the crew had fine tuned to car, and Nicole worked her way from her 3rd place starting place to the lead by the end of the second lap, and went on to win the event, despite her soreness from the earlier rollover. Last week’s winner, Danielle DeLuck of Hampden, started in the 6th spot and challenged Smith for the lead over the final five laps. DeLuck was unable to make the pass and settled for a second place finish. Points leader Rhonda Lyford of Winterport also challenged for the lead early, but fell to third and finished in that spot. Becky Elston of Carmel finished fourth while Shelby Kimball of Cornville finished in fifth in a car that was loose in the turns for the entire race. DeLuck won the qualifier, but had to start in sixth due to her win last week.
Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton rolled to his eighth win in a row in the pick up trucks after he took the lead on a lap 4 restart. Peter Drake of Corinth and Matt Morin of Orrington came together on the front stretch while racing for position. Morin spun and stalled on the front stretch while Drake continued on down the turn 1 embankment and needed assistance from the wrecker crew to get back on track. Even the wrecker crew needed assistance from the wrecker crew as the first wrecker attached to Drake’s truck became stuck and had to have assistance from a second wrecker, that pulled both vehicles to dryer ground. Drake returned to the track to continue in the race without losing a lap in the process.  Drake worked his way back to the third spot by the finish, racing to the checkered flag behind Bucksport’s Dana Harlow, who finished in second. Mike Lynch of Winterport finished in fourth with Andrew Crosby of Hermon in fifth. Carr also won the qualifier for the trucks earlier in the program.
Colin Robertson had the car to beat in the Stars of Tomorrow as he won both the qualifier and the main event for the night. The win was the career first for the twelve year old redhead from Clinton. After a quick yellow flag on the first lap caused by a spinning Ryan Modery of Hermon, Robinson led from the pole to the checkers.  Brett McCullough of Kenduskeag put his Ford Escort into the second spot early in the event and held off Matt Kimball of Cornville, who finished third. Modery recovered from his spin to finish fourth, followed by D.C.Alexander of Carmel, who finished in fifth. A sixth car, driven by Charles Haskins of Swanville, started the race but retired early following a tap in the rear bumper by McCullough as he misjudged his speed coming out of turn 2.
Although a little short on cars, the Big Enduro feature turned out to be a rough and tumble affair as the laps ran down. Dwayne Walton of Glenburn led the first 15 laps in his Thunderbird, but a shoving match for position on the front stretch that included Roger Smith of Clifton and Ricky Palmer of Winterport sent Walton back to third at the finish. Palmer came out the winner for the fourth week in a row, after taking the lead from Roger Smith on the 17th lap of the 20 lap event. Smith finished in second, in a car steaming at the finish and dragging it’s rear bumper on the track. Fourth went to Alan Cookson of Old Town, followed by fifth place finisher Shawn McNevin of Hudson. Roger Smith was the winner of the Big Enduro qualifier.