After a 5 lap side by side battle for the lead following a lap 9 restart, Ryan Deane of Winterport took the lead from outside pole sitter Deane Smart for good on lap 14 of the 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night and held off 2012 champion Andy Saunders over the final 10 laps to post his third win of the season. Deane now leads all Dysart’s Late Model drivers in the win column with three. Two time winner Saunders finished a close second after trying every move he had to take the lead from Deane. Deane stuck to the inside groove, denying Saunders the chance to pass on the inside, where he really wanted to be. Smart, of Milford, held off last week’s winner John Kalel II for third. Kalel, who also has 2 wins for the season, finished fourth with rookie Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington, who started on the pole and has yet to take a feature win in this highly competitive division, finishing fifth. Smart and McLaughlin won the night’s qualifiers for the division.
Cody Robbins of Palermo notched yet other win in the Bomber division as he led from the pole to the checkers in the second 25lap Bomber series race of the season. Henry Boudreau of Winterport finished second in the caution free event after a race long battle for the spot with third place finisher Sam Betts of Brewer. Fourth went to Mark Lane of Newport with Scott Bonney of Bangor in fifth. Robbins won the qualifier, placing him on the pole for the special series event.
In the Keystone Automotive Strictly Streets, visitor Maurice Young of Windsor passed Cornville’s Shelby Kimball on lap 10 of the 25 lap feature when Kimball lifted in turn four to pass through dust kicked up by a spinning car. Kimball finished in second after passing younger brother Matt Kimball for the spot. Matt Kimball finished in third, followed by Alex Berry of Harrington in fourth and Ren Dorr of Addison in fifth. Matt Kimball had earlier won the division’s qualifier.
Ted Ryder made it three in a row in the Sport-Fours after holding off Darren Durrell of Newburgh who came from the 11th starting position to challenge Ryder for the win. Durrell finished in second with Donny Silva of Hudson coming home third, Fourth went to Bradley Dolan of Glenburn with Winterport’s Chelsea Young finishing fifth. Ryder and Durrell were the division’s heat race winners.
Kris Watson of Hermon held off a determined Kris Matchett of Skowhegan to take his 6th win of the season in the Darling’s Ford Sportsman Division. Matchett, who had won the qualifier over Watson earlier in the evening finished a close second, with Joe Leger fading from the battle in the closing laps finishing third. Fourth went to Bradley Smart of Milford with Troy Patterson of Stockton Springs finishing fifth.
This coming week, the Saturday night racing show moves to Thursday, July 11 with the Dysart’s Late Models, Darling’s Ford Sportsman, Sport-Fours and Bombers all in action. The Keystone Automotive Strictly Streets will also be competing in the 3rd annual Ikey Dorr Memorial Race, a 50 lap affair for Street Stock, Outlaw and Wildcat cars. The race will pay $2000 to the winner and is expected to draw cars from several Maine tracks, as well as from tracks in New Hampshire and Massachusetts as it has in the past. The race, sponsored by Wreaths Across America, has become a highlight in the season for the division as it allows them the challenge of racing against the best in the state right on their home track. Racing action on Thursday, July 11 starts at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a Varney Buick-GMC-Mazda Wacky Wednesday show on Wednesday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m., making the unique mid-week double header show a favorite mid-season event for the fans in the area.