Unity, Maine – Third-generation racer Josh St. Clair of Liberty picked up his third Late Model feature win, topping the Friday night racing card at Unity Raceway. Benton’ Jimmy Dennis prevailed in a special, 50-lap main event for the Late Model Pro Four division, and Mike Mason of Skowhegan scored a pair of feature race triumphs in the Flyin’ 4 division.

Shaun Austin of Norridgewock, Andy Turbovsky of Winslow, Bob Grady of Pittston, Molly Feeney of Hope and the young Cornville sibling tandem of Shelby and Matt Kimball also visited victory lane on a busy night of stock car racing action.


In the Late Model main event, Josh St.Clair took the lead away from point leader Frank Moulton of Burnham, then held off his father, Puncin St..Clair en route to victory lane. The runner-up finish was the elder St.Clair’s first appearance in the top class at Unity Raceway this season. Sidney’s Chris Thorne, also making his first appearance at the track this season, claimed third-place hardware in the hotly-contested 30-lap race. Moulton ended up finishing in fourth position, with Anson’s Mark Dodge rounding out the top five. Josh St. Clair also won the heat race.


“Wheelman” Jimmy Dennis of Benton scored in the longest race of the night, and of the season for the Late Model Pro Four class. Dennis swapped the lead with Skowhegan’s Bryan Lancaster after many restarts before pulling away to claim the checkered flag. Lancaster cruised to second-place honors, with young Ben Nile of Anson coming back after extensive repair work in the pit area to claim the final podium finishing position. Augusta racers Norm Cummings, Jr. and Shane Smith were fourth and fifth under the checkered flag. Lancaster won the heat race.


Shaun Austin’s triumph came in a wild Super Street main event in which even the winning driver was involved in a couple of on-track altercations. Ed ‘Fubby’ Drake of Vassalboro made things interesting right up until the checkered flag waved, and finished in second position. Donnie York of Thorndike celebrated his birthday with a third-place finish in the night’s most competitive feature race. Stvee Moulton of Glenburn led the race early, but had to settle for a fourth-place finish. John Kalel II of Orrington was the fifth-place finisher. York won the heat race.


Andy Turbovsky’s victory was the result of a late charge from behind in the Wildcat division main event.. ‘Turbo’ just managed to edge out hometown Unity competitor Dustin Hubbard, whose second-place finish snapped a long string of mechanical misfortune that had cut several nights short for the teenager. Brent Chase of Burnham prevailed in a racelong battle for third with reigning division champion Carl McAlpine. Shawn Racilla of Dover-Foxcroft completed the top-five rundown. Turbovsky also aced the heat race.


Bob Grady of Pittston led all the way in the Monsta Mini feature event, stopping a long winning streak posted by reigning division champion and current point leader Mike Wilson of Chelsea. Paul Jackson of Augusta returned to competition with a fine second-place feature performance, while Wilson bounced back from a first-lap altercation that saw him fly off turn three to finish third. Clinton’s Tim Robinson, who went for the wild ride along with Wilson, crossed the line in fourth position, with Alica Goodwin of Clinton fifth under the checkered flag. Wilson won the heat race.


The first of two main event wins for Mike Mason came in a double-point race postponed by rain earlier this season after nine of the scheduled 30 laps had been completed. Cody Sleeper of Chelsea was the best of the rest in the lidlifter, with Skowhegan’s Justin Moore claiming the third-place trophy. Shadow Folsom of Skowhegan and Tim Robinson of Clinton were the fourth and fifth-place finishers.


In the nightcap, Mason raced to victory lane in front of Moore, with Jordan Hawes of Skowhegan running a great race to post the third-place finish. Tim Robinson of Clinton and Mike Landry of Oakland filled out the top five. Mason and Moore were hear race winners.


Ladies division competitors also raced in a pair of main events, with Molly Feeney of Hope scoring in the held-over, double-point special postponed from earlier in the season. Alica Goodwin of Clinton made a late charge to take second position away from Cornville’s Shelby Kimball at the line. Kayla Allen of Bucksport and Mika Wilson of Chelsea rounded out the top five.


Shelby Kimball won the regularly-scheduled Ladies feature event, in front of Feeney, Goodwin, Allen and Becky Elston of Carmel. Feeney took top honors in the heat race.


Young Matt Kimball scored a last-lap victory by inches in the Teen Thunder race. Kimball’s late charge was set up by a last-lap altercation involving Cornville’s Bradley Bosworth and Gage Landry of Sidney as they battled for the race lead through slower lapped traffic.. Bosworth limped to a second-place finish on a flat right front tire, with Lucas Porter of Norridgewock third under the checkered flag. Brooke Getchell of Pittsfield finished in fourth position, followed by Troy’s Damon Dodge.  Porter won the heat race.


Patrick Cook of Brooks ran to a wire-to-wire victory in the Enduro finale. Henry Boudreau of Winterport claimed runner-up honors, with Travis Dodge getting by Mike Shaw on the final lap to pick up the third-place trophy.


Racing continues Sunday (August 9) with a special Champions Appreciation Day program honoring the best of the past and present at Unity Raceway. Racing in several division is planned, along with a Mini Van Demolition Derby. Post time is 1:30 p.m.  For more information call (207) 453-2021 or visit unityraceway.info



Late Model: 1. Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 2. Puncin St. Clair, Liberty; 3. Chris Thorne, Sidny; 4. Frank Moulton, Burnham; 5. Mark Dodge, Anson; 6. Skip Conner, Oakland; 7. David Folsom II, Skowhegan; 8. Will Collins, Appleton; 9. Dylan Turner, Freedom; 10. Eddie Gilblair, Skowhegan.


Late Model Pro Four (50 laps): 1. Jimmy Dennis, Benton; 2. Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 3. Ben Nile, Anson; 4. Norm Cumming, Jr., Augusta; 5. Shane Smith, Augusta; 6. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 7. Ben Clark, Anson; 8. Russell Booker, North Anson; 9. Dixon Smith, Sidney, 10. Gregg Cummings, South China; 11. Corey Walker, New Vineyard.


Super Street:  1.Shaun Austin, Norridgewock; 2.Ed Drake, Vassalboro; 3. Donnie York, Thorndike, 4. Steve Moulton, Glenburn; 5. John Kalel II, Orrington; 6. Kris Watson, Hermon; 7. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 8. Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 9. Hal Stratton, Belgrade; 10. Corey Poulin, Augusta; 11. Michael Fortier, Winslow.


Wildcat: 1. Andy Turbovsky, Winslow; 2. Dustin Hubbard, Unity; 3. Brent Chase, Burnham; 4. Carl McAlpine, Burnham; 5. Shawn Racilla, Dover-Foxcroft; 6. Bo Ivey, Winslow; 7. Ed Sleeper, Vassalboro; 8. Chris King, Burnham; 9. Mike Shaw, Troy; 10. Luke Rickards, Anson.


Monsta Mini: 1. Bob Grady, Pittston; 2. Paul Jackson, Augusta; 3. Mike Wilson, Chelsea; 4. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 5. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; 6. Scott Theriault, South China; 7. Merv Greene, Clinton; 8. Alex Cromwell, Woolwich.


Flyin’ 4 make-up (double points): 1. Mike Mason, Skowhegan; 2. Cody Sleeper, Chelsea; 3. Justin Moore, Skowhegan; 4. Shadow Folsom, Skowhegan; 5. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 6. Jordan Hawes, Skowhegan; 7. Mike Landry, Skowhegan; 8.. Nick Lizotte, Sidney; 9. Merv Green, Clinton; 10. John Fortin, Vassalboro; 11. Tony DeJulio, Ellsworth; 12. Chris Williams, Oakland; 13.. Chad Badger, Milo; Dom Bailey, Sidney.


Flyin’ 4: 1. Mike Mason, Skowhegan; 2. Justin Moore, Skowhegan; 3. Jordan Hawes, Skowhegan; 4. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 5. Mike Landry, Skowhegan; 6. Nick Lizotte, Sidney; 7. Chad Badger, Milo; 8. Tony DeJulio, Ellsworth; 9. John Fortin, Vassalboro; 10. Chris Williams, Oakland; 11. Merv Greene, Clinton; 12. Cody Sleeper, Chelsea; 13. Mickey Landry, Anson.


Ladies make-up (double points) 1. Molly Feeney, Hope; 2. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; 3. Shelby Kimball, Cornville; 4. Kayla Allen, Bucksport; 5. Mika Wilson, Chelsea.


Ladies: 1.Shelby Kimball, Cornville; 2. Molly Feeney, Hope; 3. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; 4. Kayla Allen, Bucksport; 5. Becky Elston, Carmel; 6. Mika Wilson, Chelsea.


Teen Thunder: 1. Matt Kimball, Cornville; 2. Bradley Bosworth, Cornville; 3. Lucas Porter, Norridgewock; 4. Brooke Getchell, Pittsfield; 5. Daymon Dodge, Troy; 6. Cole robinson, Clinton; 7. Gage Landry, Sidney; 8. Kayla Chesley, Skowhegan; 9. Eddie Gilblair, Skowhegan; 10. Josh hine, Livermore; 11. Wesley Turner, Montville.