Mike Hopkins stared 8th in the 18 car starting field of the Dysart’s Late Model 75 lap Team Morgan Racing shootout at Speedway 95 Saturday night and ended up the winner by taking advantage of a late race caution. On the 68th lap, the yellow flew ending Andy Saunders 49 lap run at the front of the field. After Hopkins took the lead when the green dropped for the final 7 laps of the event, Saunders found himself in a battle for second with Winterport’s Ryan Deane who had led for 18 laps earlier in the race and had worked his way up from the rear of the field following an altercation with Hermon’s Phil Richardson earlier in the night. Deane also had an encounter with Richardson later in the race in an incident that saw Richardson black flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Saunders managed to hold Deane off to finish second with Deane ending up third at the finish. Dean Smart of Bradley came in fourth with Josh St. Clair of Liberty finishing fifth. Donny Blanchard of Bangor, the only other driver to lead one lap of the event, finished in sixth. Hopkins said at the end that he never would have been able to catch and pass Saunders if the restart had not given him the opportunity to catch Saunders and race him for the win.
Maine State Lottery Sportsman action saw Kris Watson return from a disqualification after last week’s feature to again win the 25 lap event. Jeremy Glazier of Appleton finished second, followed by last week’s winner Bradley Norris of Ellsworth in third. Points leader Steve Moulton of Holden finished in fourth with Skowhegan’s Kris Matchett in fifth.
Jim Carr Jr. picked up another win in the Strictly Streets with Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington in second. Shelby Kimball returned from mechanical last week to place third with David Gray of Dixmont, who rejoined the division two weeks ago finishing fourth. Bob Seger JR. of Frankfort finished fifth.
Emma Libby of Glenburn made it two in a row in the Sport-Fours after battling with Fred Ashmore Jr. of Hancock in a see-saw battle for the lead until she finally took command with 5 laps to go in the third 35 lap Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England series event. Ashmore finished second with Carmel’s Becky Elston-Burns finishing third. Fourth went to Donny Silva of Hudson and Keith Ogden of Holden finished fifth.
Jeremy Scott continued his winning ways in the Bomber division with Cody Robbins of Oakland finishing in second. Third place went to Mike Runci of Belfast with Chad Badger of Milo fourth. D.C. Alexander of Carmel came in fifth.