Scarborough, Maine- Steve Carrier led all 40 laps of the NASCAR Pro Series feature race Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. It was the third win of the season for Carrier who jumped into the lead from the outside pole position. Chris Thorne gave early chase but surrendered the second place position to Bill Whorff on lap 3. With Carrier in front and pulling away, the focus turned to the race for second place as Whorff and Thorne were side by side for second and third while Mike Rowe and David Oliver were side by side for fourth and fifth. Carrier cruised home for the win but the race for the all important point positions went to the wire for second through fifth. At the checkered flag Chris Thorne edged Bill Whorff for second as Whorff got third. David Oliver nipped Mike Rowe for fourth shifting Rowe to fifth at the finish.
In one of the closest finishes for victory all season, Andy Field scored the 35 lap Sport Series win by inches at the checkered flag. Brandon Ingalls led the start until lap 16 when the caution flag waved. Field took the lead when racing resumed with Sally Gherardi and Ben Tinker moving to second and third place. Gherardi moved to the inside of Field on lap 30 and Chris Smith moved to the inside of Tinker as the top 4 cars staged a battle for the win. Field on the outside would get the grip off the corner and lead at the line as Gherardi tried to work the inside lane. On the final lap, Gherardi drew even with Field down the backstretch as they raced into the final corner. Andy Field once again got the grip off the corner and got to the checkered flag inches ahead of Gherardi for the win. Tinker was third and Smith extended his point lead with fourth place. Dalton Gagnon was fifth.
Glen Reynolds scored his first Wildcat victory after the 30 lap main event. Paul Lund and Brian Caswell swapped the early lead until Caswell was swept up in a crash as the leaders tried to work around a lapped car on lap 9. Point leader Dan Wink was also eliminated from the race in the same crash. Reynolds took over the lead but the caution flag would wave 4 more times before the victory was sealed. Steve Benincasa finished second with Matt Gain third. Chris Warming and Matt Hodgdon survived a last lap crash to get to fourth and fifth at the checkered flag.
Shawn Brackett got the good fortune and Natasha Dyer got the bad fortune in the 20 Lap Road Runner feature. Dyer led from the start and appeared to be cruising to the win when the caution flag waved on lap 17. Brackett took advantage of the restart and moved into the lead and drove away for the win. Dyer was second and Ryan Phillips was third. Matt Dow and Don Dinsmore were fourth and fifth at the finish.
The season will draw to a close next Saturday night with the final NASCAR Whelan All American Series event on tap at 6;30. There will be a one time only rain date on Sunday should weather be a factor with the Sunday starting time to be determined based on weather forecasts for that day.