SPECIAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHT UPCOMING SPEEDWAY 95 SCHEDULE
A pair of special Thursday night events highlight the upcoming schedule at Speedway 95 in Hermon as the racing season hits it’s mid point in central Maine.
On Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Speedway 95 presents the “Wreaths Across America” 50 lap Ikey Dorr Memorial event for Strictly Street, Outlaw and Wildcat type cars, sponsored by Worster Wreath of Milbridge with help from Banners and Signs of Hermon. The event, promoted by Chuck Hall of Milbridge, is in it’s second year, and is done as a tribute to his friend Ikey Dorr, a street stock racer at Speedway 95 who suffered a fatal heart attack while competing at the speedway in July of 2009. Hall has posted $1000.00 top prize for the event, with $750.00 for second and $500.00 for third. The purse also includes $20.00 lap money for every lap led, so if anyone leads all 50 laps and wins, they could go home with $2000.00 in their pocket. Hall says he has had a lot of interest in the event and expects over 40 cars to register. All other regular Saturday night divisions will also be in action that night.
On Thursday, July 21, Speedway 95 will present the John Phippen Memorial 100 event for Late Models with a 7:00 p.m. start time. Phippen, a long time racer and champion at Speedway 95, Unity Raceway and Wiscasset Raceway, succumbed to a heart attack in the pit area at Speedway 95 after competing in a 50 lap Late Model event in 2010. The event will be run for 100 green flag laps under regular Speedway 95 Saturday night rules, but no prize money has yet been posted as all sponsorships have not been finalized as of this writing. Regular racing in all other Speedway 95 divisions will be held that night as well.
Speedway 95 management has promoted these special Thursday night events in lieu of running regular Saturday night races those week-ends to allow fans, competitors and track employees the freedom to attend events scheduled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the 16th and 17th of July, and those events scheduled at Oxford Plains Speedway the week-end of the 23rd and 24th of July without conflicts with commitments at the speedway.