Speedway 95Hermon’s Mike Hopkins came out on the winning end of a controversial 40 lap Dysart’s Late Model feature at Speedway 95 Saturday night. Hopkins started the event in the 14th position and took the lead from Ryan Deane following a lap 25 restart and held the lead through two more restarts to take the win. On lap 25, leaders Andy Saunders of Ellsworth and Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben were sent to the rear of the field following a spin by Saunders apparently caused when Ryan Deane of Winterport tried to make it three wide in turn one, making Parritt and Saunders stay high on the track, which led to Saunders spinning out in the “marbles” high in turn one. Both flagmen felt Parritt, who was in the middle of the three wide formation touched Saunders, helping him spin, so both drivers were sent to the rear of the field. Deane and Hopkins, who were running third and fourth when the spin occurred, inherited the front row. Hopkins got by Deane on lap 29 following a four lap side by side battle, and stayed there until the yellow flag flew again on lap 35, when someone in the pits rolled a trash barrell onto the track, causing a caution to be thrown. Hopkins survived the restart and went on to win the race with Deane finishing in second. Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington finished third, followed by Milford’s Deane Smart in fourth and Milo’s Nick Jenkins in fifth.

Joe Legere of Milford inherited the lead in the closing laps of the Darling’s Ford Sportsman feature when leader Kris Watson of Hermon was forced to the pit with engine problems. Mike Overlock of Hermon was awarded second spot when Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon was disqualified in post-race inspection for a rules infraction regarding the body of the car he was driving. Third went to Kris Matchett of Skowhegan, who survived an early incident that sent him to the pit for repairs. Watson ended up fourth with Bradley Smart of Bradley in fifth.

In the Keystone Automotive Strictly Streets, Shelby Kimball of Cornville led the 25 lap caution free feature from the pole to the checkers, but had to fight off a strong challenge from Jordan Pearson over the final five laps to take the win. Pearson finished second with Jim Bragdon of Corinth finishing third following a side by side battle with Alex Berry of Harrington who finished fourth. Greg Pung of Franklin finished fifth.

It was brother vs. brother in the Sport-Fours when Jayson Bosworth of Cornville outduelled his brother Brad Bosworth, also of Cornville, for the feature win. Jayson came from behind, passing his older brother and holding him at bay to post his first feature win of the season. Brad finished a close second, with Zach Audet of Skowhegan right on his heels in third. Chris Blanchard of Clinton finished in fourth with Carmel’s Ted Ryder finishing fifth.

In only his second week back racing since taking four years off, Jason Trundy of Winterport won the 20 lap Bomber feature over last week’s winner, Dennis Burns of Carmel, who finished second. Trundy had borrowed tires from Burns in order to compete in the event. Mark Lane of Newport finished in third, followed by William McCullough of Kenduskeag in fourth and Bangor’s Scott Bonney in fifth.

The final night of regular racing at Speedway 95 will be on Saturday, September 28 at 5:00 when all five regular divisions will be in action. Speedway 95 will close out the 2013 season on October 4th, 5th, and 6th with a three day event labeled “Christmas in October, as it will benefit the Toys for Tots program. Friday, October 4th will be a practice day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all divisions. Fans can gain admission on Saturday, October 5 for half price by bringing an unwrapped toy donation for the Toys for Tots program. Racing on that day begins at 4:00, with the pick- up trucks, 4, 6, and 8 cylinder enduros, the Stars of tomorrow and the Sport-Four divisions racing. The Sport-Fours will be racing the 50 lap $1200 to win “Quit your Complaining race to end their season. The day will also include the Demolition Derby postponed from August 28th. On Sunday, the Dysart’s Late Models will see action in a 95 lap season ender, along with the Darling’s Ford Sportsman in a 50 lap event and the Keystone Automotive Strictly Street/Outlaw/Wildcat division doing 75 laps to end the day.