Hermon’s Mike Hopkins started fifth in the 16 car Dysart’s Late Model field at Speedway 95 Saturday night, but it took a late race caution to give him the chance to take the lead away from Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs. Seekins had led from the drop of the green in the 35 lap event until the caution flew on lap 26 when John Curtis Jr. of Hermon spun and almost hit Seekins as he came out of turn four. On the restart, Hopkins finally got by John Kalel II of Orrington and Donny Blanchard of Bangor, who had raced side by side for second and third for most of the race while Hopkins rode in fourth and hoped for a break. Following the restart, Hopkins got by Blanchard on lap 30 and set his sights on Seekins. Hopkins and Seekins swapped the lead back and forth for four laps until Hopkins got by Seekins for good as the two entered the final circuit. Seekins finished second with Kalel taking third. Fourth went to Oakland’s Jeff Burgess with points leader Andy Saunders of Ellsworth in fifth.
In the Maine State Lottery Sportsman, Jeremy Glasier of Appleton took the lead from Steve Moulton of Holden on the 22nd lap of the caution free 25 lap feature event and held on the take the win. Moulton, who was driving a car borrowed from Hermon’s Kris Watson, finished second with D.J. Moody of Prospect moving up from a ninth place starting spot to take third. Fourth went to Kris Watson of Hermon with Ellsworth’s Brad Norris finishing fifth
David Gray of Dixmont led the first 18 laps of the 25 lap Strictly Street feature, but lost the lead to Harrington’s Andrew McLaughlin on the race’s only restart. McLaughlin led from the restart to the finish, with Gray finishing in second. Shelby Kimball of Cornville finished third after battling back and forth with McLaughlin for position behind Gray until the caution flew. Cody Brassbridge of Frankfort finished fourth with Jim Carr Jr. of Clifton rounding out the top five.
Zach Audet of Skowhegan led from the green to the checkers in the 18 car caution free Sport-Four feature, finishing several car lengths ahead of Brad Bosworth of Cornville, who finished second. Third went to Jason Bosworth of Cornville with Carmel’s Ted Ryder finishing fourth. Keith Ogden of Holden finished fifth.
Darren Durrell of Newburgh took the win in the caution free Varney Agency 30 lap Bomber feature while also sweeping the three race series. Jeremy Scott of Carmel ran behind and beside Durrell for most of the race, but was unable to unseat him from the top spot and finished a close second. Dylan Dodge-Hafford of Winterport recovered from last week’s rollover to finish third, with outside pole-sitter Andrew Crosby of Hermon in fourth. Cody Robbins of Oakland rallied from a 15th place start to finish fifth.
Racing continues at Speedway 95 on Saturday September 8 at 7:00 p.m. with the Dysart’s Late Models, Sportsman, Strictly Street, Sport-Four and Bomber divisions in action along with a visit from the Wicked Good Vintage Racing League and the NELCAR Legends Series, both making their second appearance of the season at Speedway 95. Speedway 95 will also be in action on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. with the Ideal Recycling Demolition Derby and Maine’s premier stuntman, Jim “CRASH” Moreau, who will perform three death defying feats in front of the grandstand.