Speedway 95


Maurice Young of Windsor started on the pole for the 50 lap Ikey Dorr Memorial Street Stock race at Speedway 95 Thursday night and it looked like an easy win for the visitor from Unity Raceway as he easily distanced himself from the field until the caution flag closed the field. A collision with Carl McAlpine of Burnham following a lap 29 restart spun them both out on the front stretch while fighting for the lead. Young and McAlpine were both sent to the rear of the field for the restart, and when the green flag waved, Young pointed his car toward the front and wheeled it through the field, taking the lead from Zach Audet of Skowhegan half way through lap 48 and leading the final lap and a half to post the win. Audet finished second with Burnham’s Chris King finishing third. Andy Turbovsky of Winslow finished fourth on the track, but was disqualified in post race inspection for an illegal camshaft. Ryan Robinson of Clinton was moved up to fourth with Carl McAlpine of Burnham awarded fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Zach Emerson of Sabattus in sixth, Hermon’s Bernie Thayer seventh, Jordan Pearson of Levant in eighth, Jim Robichaud of Orrington in ninth and Jim Bragdon of Corinth in tenth. 22 cars started the event, held in memory of Ikey Dorr of Addison, a former racer at Speedway 95 who died of a heart attack while racing on June 6, 2009, and for the benefit of Wreaths Across America.

In the Dysart’s Late Models, Ryan Deane of Winterport made it two feature wins in a row, bringing his total for the year to four as he led the field to the checkers after passing early leader John Kalel II of Orrington on the 13th lap. Andy Saunders of Ellsworth also got by Kalel and chased Deane for most of the race, but was unable to get close enough for a serious challenge without the help of the caution flag, which never flew in the 40 lap event. Kalel held on for a third place finish, with Deane Smart of Bradley and Lloyd Nickerson of Corinth rounding out the top five.

Steve Moulton of Holden started on the pole and picked up his first win of the season in the Darling’s Ford Sportsman in his third appearance of the year. Kris Matchett of Skowhegan was closing on Moulton but ran out of laps and had to settle for the runner up finish. Kris Watson of Hermon finished third in a car borrowed from Milford’s Joe Legere after his own car was all but destroyed in the qualifier after a skirmish with Moulton sent him into the front stretch tire wall. Bradley Smart of Bradley finished fourth with Mike Overlock of Franklin finishing fifth.

Kevin Hartley of Hermon picked up his first career win in the Sport-Fours by holding off a determined Bradley Dolan of Glenburn through the 25 lap caution free feature. Dolan was right on Hartley’s Bumper for the entire distance and made a final charge at the checkers, losing by only 2 feet as they crossed the line. Dolan finished in second with 2012 champion Ted Ryder of Carmel a close third. Donny Silva of Hudson finished fourth with Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon posting his first top five of the season.

Mark Lane of Newport was also a first time winner as he led from the green to the checkers in the caution free Bomber feature finishing ahead of Scott Bonney of Bangor and Denis Burns of Carmel.

On Thursday night, July 11, Napa Auto Parts presents Budweiser, King of Beers and Maine Army National Guard night, featuring the John Phippen Jr./Alan Fletcher Memorial race for the Dysart’s Late Models. The race will be 82 laps long, with a break after 23 laps (Fletcher’s car number) when the field will be inverted for a 59 lap (Phippen’s number) run to the checkers. Also racing that night will be the Darling’s Ford Sportsman, Keystone Automotive Strictly Streets, Sport-Fours and Bombers. The action starts at 7:00 p.m.