Wacky Wednesday lived up to it’s name this week as two car fires and a rollover added to the excitement at Speedway 95 Wednesday night. Chelsea Young of Winterport led from the green to the checkers in the Ladies series race that was stopped on lap 13 when a car driven by Maria Miranda blew the motor and erupted in flames. As she brought the car to a stop and hopped out on the front stretch, flagman Jordan Harnish was first on the scene with a fire extinguisher and doused the oil fed flames. Miranda was done for the night, but Amy Houde wasn’t as she challenged Young for the lead on the restart and continued her pursuit, falling short and settling for a second place finish. Mika Wilson of Chelsea was third, followed by Amanda Batchelder of Fairfield fourth and Danielle Beale of Hampden in fifth.
In the Big Enduros, Ed Cobb of LaGrange took the win, followed by Shaun MacNevin of Hudson in second, Shawn Racilla of Dover-Foxcroft in third and Erlon Noyes of Garland in fourth. Adam Gardner of Brewer provided the action in this one as his car erupted in flames on the front stretch from what appeared to be a broken fuel line. Gardner escaped from the car unhurt, but was eliminated from competition for the night.
Pick up truck action saw Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton come from the last starting position to take the lead on lap 8 and cruise to the win over Dana Harlow of Bucksport and Peter Drake of Corinth, who finished second and third respectively. Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon was the fourth truck across the finish line, followed by David Gray of Brewer in fifth.
Darren Durrell was the winner of the Little Enduro feature that went from the start to the checkers with no stops. Durrell came from the 11th starting spot in the 20 plus car field to take the lead away from pole sitter Travis Beale on lap 18 of the 20 lap event. Beale finished in second with last week’s winner, Zach Audet of Skowhegan, finishing third after starting 13th. Andrew Crosby of Hermon was fourth with Garrett Hayman of Milford in fifth.
The Stars of Tomorrow feature was stopped on the first lap when first timer Darit Him of Lamoine rolled his car over in turn three of the first lap of the first feature race of his life. Him was uninjured and vowed to come back and try it again. Matt Kimball of Cornville continued his dominance of the division as he again held off Hudson’s Emma Libby for the win. Libby proved tenacious as she kept the pressure on Kimball for most of the race. Robert Dyer of Canaan came home third, followed by Wes Turner of Montville and Emily McAlpine of Burnham.
Wacky Wednesday racing at Speedway 95 continues on Wednesday, June 22 with a Children’s Bike Race starting the evening off at 6:30. Racing action starts at 7:00.