Darren Durrell of Newburgh recovered from an early race spin that took him from the lead to the middle of the pack to win the $500 to win 50 lap Little Enduro feature at Speedway 95 Wednesday night. Durrell started on the pole, but an early race incident with Brownville’s Adam Russell sent him sideways causing him to slow enough to let half the field go by. Aided by four red flag incidents that stopped the action, Durrell was able to work his way back to the lead and beat a hard charging Bobby Seger Jr. to the checkers. Seger Jr. finished in second with Milford’s Garett Hayman finishing third after leading for 13 laps in the mid stage of the event and having a right front wheel break, sending him to the pit for repairs. He was able to restart with the field and work his way to third at the end. Fourth went to Carmel’s Jeremy Scott with Bangor’s Kyle Gallant taking fifth. Russell and Durrell both won the qualifiers, starting them on the front row for the feature.
In the Big Enduros, Bobby Seger Jr. jumped from the smallest Little Enduro in the field, a Honda CRX in which he placed second, and jumped into a big Monte Carlo and won the feature after taking the lead from Alvin MacNevin on the fifth lap. The feature was shortened to just 15 laps for that night due to the late hour it started and the low car count for the race. MacNevin finished second with 2011 champion Ed Cobb Jr. of LaGrange in third. Shawn MacNevin of Corinth finished fourth with Woody Davis of Glenburn finishing fifth
Emma Libby of Glenburn dusted the field in the Ladies Division for her second win of the season as she started from the pole and led by half a lap at the finish. Carmel’s Becky Elston finished second followed by Rhonda Wilbur of Hermon in third. Wilbur and Elston battled back and forth for the position over the last half of the event. Nicole Smith of Bangor was fourth and Kayla Allen of Penobscot finished fifth.
Pick up truck action saw Peter Drake of Corinth make his first appearance of the season and take the win after a close battle with Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton over the first half of the race. Carr left the race early after beating Drake for the lead, allowing Drake to win and Jason Haskell of Levant to battle Roger Smith Jr. of Bangor for the second position. Haskell took his first second place finish of the season and Smith ended up third with David Gray of Dixmont finishing fourth. Bucksport’s Dana Harlow was fifth.
The Stars of Tomorrow started their season last week and “veteran” driver Ricky Pease Jr. of Detroit took the win over Norridgewock’s Austin Clemons after a race long battle for the top spot. Clemons finished second, followed by Robert Dyer of Canaan. Kyle Jackson of Fairfield was fourth with Dylan Street of Old Town finishing fifth in the first race on his life. Half the field had prior experience with the other half brand new at the game. The results showed that as only the 4 experienced drivers in the field finished on the lead lap.