Beech Ridge7/13/13 Beech Ridge Results

Saturday’s NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event was won by Charlie Colby of Newcastle.

At the drop of the green, Saco’s Keith McKinnon paced the 18-car field to the green flag and led the first lap, but was overtaken by Sulo Burbank, of Gorham. Burbank led until lap five when Colby was able to gain momentum and pass Burbank for the lead in a three-wide scramble down the frontstrech.

A caution on lap ten bunched the 18-car field back together. On the restart, Colby was able to maintain the lead from Burbank and open up a sizable advantage.

By the halfway mark, current point leader Dan McKeage, of Gorham, was able to place himself inside the top five after starting from his 17th starting spot. After starting in the last starting spot, last week’s winner Tyler King of Livermore Falls was able to carry his momentum over to this week and place himself in the top-ten midway through the race.

Steve Carrier of Saco, and Old Orchard Beach’s Bill Rodgers battled side-by-side for the runner-up spot as Colby maintained his lead throughout the race. With a few laps remaining, Carrier was able to secure the runner-up spot over the 2011 champion Rodgers.

Turner’s Mike Rowe, starting deep in the field, was able to lock down a top-five finish after safely maneuvering his way through the field.

After a dismal start to the beginning of the season, Colby’s win rebounded him to victory lane for the first time in 2013. Last year, Colby was the only driver to post two wins in the highly competitive NASCAR Pro Series.

Top Five Feature Finishes

Pro Series

1. Charlie Colby, Newcastle
2. Steve Carrier, Saco
3. Bill Rodgers, Old Orchard Beach
4. Mike Rowe, Turner
5. Mike Maietta Jr, South Portland

Sport Series

1. Brandon Ingalls, Windham
2. Doug Wolfe, Gorham
3. Garrett Hall, Scarborough
4. Frank Wear, Buxton
5. Sally Gherardi, Gorham


1. Justin Karkos, Livermore
2. Jon Brill, Bridgton
3. Cole Watson, Naples
4. Brian Caswell, Waterboro
5. Lewis Anderson, Buxton

Road Runners

1. Dave Cameron, Alfred
2. David Turner, Buxton
3. Brandon Barker, Windham
4. Shawn Brackett, Scarborough
5. Travis Burrows, Brownfield