Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington made it two for two as he won the annual Ikey Dorr Memorial Street Stock race at Speedway 95 for the second year in a row. This win was a lot harder than last years as Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton stayed on the inside of McLaughlin from a lap 5 restart until McLaughlin finally pulled to the lead following a red flag incident on lap 33. The pair raced side by side, swapping the lead and picking up $25.00 in lap money each time they led at the stripe. The final restart occurred on lap 33 when Bernie Thayer of Hermon exploded his motor going into turn one and rolling over after hitting the dirt berm. Pole-sitter Chris Jacobson of Seabrook N.H. and Duane Dunifer of Carmel were also eliminated from the event as they spun in Thayer’s oil and ended up on the dirt berm with Thayer. McLaughlin took the lead from Carr on that restart and led the rest of the way to the victory. Carr finished a close second with Adam Chadbourne of Woolwich right behind Carr in third. Carl McAlpine of Burnham finished fourth with Dave Brannon of Lisbon in fifth. Twenty-two of the twenty-five cars entered in the event that paid $1500.00 to the winner took the green flag. The complete finishing order was not available as this report was written.
Ryan Deane of Winterport picked up his first win of the season in the Dysart’s Late Models as he led the caution free 35 lap feature from the pole to the checkers. Mike Hopkins of Hermon, who beat Deane two weeks ago by passing him on the last lap of the race, finished one spot behind Deane this week after working his way up from his eighth place starting spot. Third went to Donny Blanchard of Bangor who passed Andy Saunders of Ellsworth on the 23rd lap and ran in second until Hopkins passed him with four laps to go. Fourth went to Saunders with John Kalel II of Orrington finishing fifth.
After a tough qualifier the saw him spin out twice following contact with Brad Norris of Ellsworth, Steve Moulton took the lead on lap 7 of the 25 lap Sportsman feature and led to the checkers. D.J. Moody of Prospect dogged Moulton all the way as the two almost overlapped the third place car of pole-sitter Gene Wasson of Greenbush. Jim Robichaud of Orrington finished fourth with outside pole-sitter Kris Matchett of Skowhegan finishing fifth. Wasson, Matchett and Josh Bailey of Wiscassett raced in a tight bunch for most of the race while the two leaders pulled away in a race of their own. Bailey, who finished third on the track was disqualified in post race inspection and lost the position the Wasson.
Fred Ashmore of Hancock made it two in a row in the Sport-Fours as he beat Hermon’s Andrew Crosby to the checkered flag. Ashmore took the lead from Crosby on the fifth lap and stayed up front in the caution free 20 lap feature. Crosby finished second with Carmel’s Ted Ryder in third. Zach Audet of Skowhegan was fourth with Hudson’s Donny Silva in fifth.
After winning the Little Enduro feature on Wednesday night, Garett Hayman of Milford came back on Thursday night and won the 20 lap Bomber feature over Darren Durrell of Newburgh, who came from the rear of the field to finish second. Carmel’s Jeremy Scott was third with Andrew Crosby of Hermon in fourth. Fifth spot went to Dennis Burns of Carmel.
The regular Saturday night show next week is again moved to Thursday night , July 19, and will feature the John Phippen/Allen Fletcher Memorial100 lap race for the Dysart’s Late Models. The Sportsman, Street Stocks, Sport-Fours and Bombers will also be in action starting at 7:00. Preceding that on Wednesday night , July 18, will be the regular Varney Buick-GMC-Mazda Wacky Wednesday show starting at 7:00 with a Ride with your favorite driver session beginning at 6:30.