By Bill DaButler
(Hermon, Me) The Coca Cola Strictly Streets finished their 3 race series two weeks later then planed after the action was washed out on August 16th. Pole Sitter Wayne Parritt, Jr. of Steuben earned the pole for their final 35-lap race of the season Saturday night, August 30th, but was overtaken by Jordan Pearson of Glenburn for the win. Parritt ended the night in second, with Brad Norris of Ellsworth in the third spot. The 1-2-3 finish mirrored the final points standing of the series, with the win putting Pearson on top. In the regular standings for the division, 22 points separate Wayne Parritt, Jr. from second place Brad Norris, with next week the final race of the season for the Strictly Streets.
OXFORD, Maine – So much for playing it conservatively.
By Dan Walker
Scarborough, Maine-Labor Day weekend racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway set the stage for championship weekend and the final race of the season next week and Bub Bilodeau is in position to trace for the title. Bilodeau took down the 40 lap Pro Series feature win on Saturday setting up a battle between himself and Bobby Babb for top honors for the season.
OXFORD, Maine – Jason Black limped across the finish line Friday night on a flat right front tire to win the 75-lap Unicel Motor Mayhem full-size Enduro, completing a sweep of the two events at Oxford Plains Speedway this season.
VALLÉE-JCT., QC – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of Akron, OH has posted a “team” bonus for the Coors Light 200 “Showdown at Chaudière” all-star Late Model stock car event at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallée-Jonction, QC on Saturday, Sept. 6. The race will feature the top 11 drivers from the U.S.-based American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the top 11 drivers from the Québec/Ontario-based Série ACT Castrol.
BARRE, VT – Veteran stock car driver Dave Whitcomb of Essex Junction earned his 20th career Late Model victory at Barre’s Thunder Road in the NAPA Auto Parts/Make-A-Wish 50-lap event on Thursday night. Whitcomb charged around David Chagnon of Colchester to take the lead on lap 40, then sped to the win. Jamie Fisher of Shelburne followed Whitcomb around Chagnon two laps later to finish in second place. Chagnon, who set a career-high mark in third place one week ago, equaled his best finish by
completing the podium.
CHARLOTTE, NC (August 28) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models get ready for this weekend’s Piedmont Pride 125 presented by 93.1 FM The Wolf, the series championship is gearing up to be quite a battle. Coming to Caraway Speedway, PASS South points leader Corey Williams is in a tight battle that sees him leading fifth place in points Mark Gibson by just 74 points. It could be the unknowns, however, that will play the biggest factor in who leaves Caraway in the best position for the championship.
BARRE, VT – A huge cast of Late Model stock car racing stars will flock to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, August 31 for the 30th running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200. The $5,000-to-win event is the tenth of 12 races for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), and will feature the region’s top short track talent, as many as 50 or more championship-caliber drivers.
By Bill DaButler
(Hermon, Me) Linnehan’s Credit Now! Auto Company sponsored racing in the big way this weekend at Speedway 95, giving away a 2005 Ford Explorer valued at $10,000 to Ron Burns of Bangor, and tickets and pit passes to the upcoming Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Speedway to Mary Overlock of Hermon.
BARRE, VT – Three Vermont Late Model stock car drivers will slug it out for the 2008 “King of the Road” Track Championship at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night, as NAPA Auto Parts and Make-A-Wish present the final regular weekly event of the season at 6:30pm. Eric Williams of Hyde Park holds a narrow 16-point lead over two three-time champions, Cris Michaud of Northfield and Montpelier’s Phil Scott, who are deadlocked in a second-place tie entering the final 50-lap race.
Lee, NH (August 24, 2008) – – The weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series continues Friday night when Lee USA Speedway, Route 125, Lee, NH, will host its annual Prime Storage sponsored, “Lance Davis Memorial Shoot-Out”honoring the late local racer. Davis was a long-time regular competitor who passed away a few years ago. The New England Legends cars are also scheduled.