Unity, ME – Henry Boudreau of Winterport drove to a popular win in the Enduro division at Unity Raceway Friday night before wet conditions and intermittent rain forced postponement of feature races for all other weekly division on Wresting &Racing Night, featuring NWA On Fire Professional Wrestling.
Boudreau, who a week earlier won his first-ever feature race after five seasons of competition, made it two straight victories in the Enduro division’s race. In his first victory a week earlier Boudreau started on the front row and led all the way to the checkered flag, but this time around it was more rewarding for the young Winterport racer, who started dead last and chased down Robert Paddack, who had a straightaway lead built by the time Boudreau had climbed into second position. To the delight of the crowd, Boudreau got the job done, with Paddack adding to his huge collection of second-place trophies after the checkered flag waved.
Highlighting the wrestling portion of the program, contested under moist conditions, was an upset victory by track promoter George Fernald, Jr. over legendary professional Wrestler Bob “Mr.” Backlund. Mike Reynolds of Brewer and Kenny Robinson of East Machias were triumphant in feature races for the visiting Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association.
Reynolds cruised to an easy win aboard his 1965 Chevrolet in the Wicked Good Late Model race. Rosie Gerry of Lincolnville claimed runner-up honors in his 1951 Ford, with third-place honors going to Norris wilette of Winslow, driving a 1956 Ford. Jason Smalley of Warren, driving a 1955 Chevrolet, finished in fourth position, followed by Kevin Waterhouse of West Paris, aboard a 1957 Ford Late Model.
Robinson’s victory came in the Wicked Good Outlaw division race, Robinson’s 1949 Plymouth-bodied Modified led much of the race, but the outcome was no certainty until just before the checkered flag flew. Mike Milette made a late charge into second position on the final lap, his 1940 Oldsmobile-bodied racer just edging out Dennis Fish of Livermore in his 1966 Chevy. Tim Reynolds of Bradley, in a 1941 Lincoln, and John Rice, driving a 1972 Ford Torino, completed the top five rundown.
Unity Raceway’s Flyin’ 4 division was scheduled to be featured with an extended-distance feature event which was among the rained-out races Friday night. That class did compete in a heat race won by Cody Sleeper of Chelsea. Skowehgan racers Justin Moore and Mike Mason had eventful runs to second and third-place finishes, respectively.
NELCAR Legends Cars join the weekly racing series divisions Friday night, August 28, with racing action getting underway at 6:30 p.m. The next Wrestling & Racing program featuring NWA On Fire professional werestling at Unity Raceway has been scheduled for Friday night, September 18. For more information visit unityraceway.info or call (207) 453-2021.