I am trying very hard to get equal coverage for Maine on my website. However, I don't have much access to information on many of the photos I obtain, so there may be errors such as the wrong track involved - and there may be more unidentified drivers than i would prefer. I am doing everything I can to give the Pine Tree State a fair shake. If you see errors or you can help with who someone is please let me know at wladabou@comcast.net.     Thanks.

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The Tracks Andover Through Old Orchard Beach Are On The First Page [Just Click Here - Maine Race Tracks 1]

The Tracks Oxford Through Spud Are On Second Page [Just Click Here - Maine Race Tracks 2]

The Tracks Unity Through Wiscassett Are On This, the Third Page [Click on the Track Name]

Unity Raceway  Washington County Speedway
[Cherryfield Park]
Washington Raceway Waterville - Oakland Raceway
Wiscassett Raceway [Speedway]/
Lincoln Cty Speedway/
Superior Speedway
Windsor Fairgrounds

 

                                                       

UNITY RACEWAY
Unity, Maine



Historic Aerials.Com

This recent aerial view of the Unity Raceway layout is not much like it was in 1956 [below]. Early drivers
competed on a sort of tri - oval track. Early photos show houses, across the street from part of the track,
getting a good view and a whole lot of dust. I cannot tell where these houses would be from the 1956 aerial view.



Historic Aerials.Com
 


MVRCA Photo
Ed Knowles [ctr] is recognized as the father of Unity Raceway, starting out in the late 1940's.


MVRCA Site


From Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center
Another view of the stands from the fourth turn [present configuration] and [below ] probably a paddock,
that is seen in the background of some of the action photographs.

EARLIEST PHOTOS OF UNITY


Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Barry Lyons' coupe
arrives on Unity's
opening day.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

A few more professional
- looking cars on the track at Unity's
opening day.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Spectators from
the overflow crowd
on opening day. barely flinch as a car
comes close.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Coming down the
stretch on the first
day of Unity racing.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Blackie Hilliard's odd - looking coupe
prepares on
opening day.
 

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Good clear shot
of action on
opening day.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Sedans spinning and climbing the sandbank Unity's opening day.
This would become
a common occurrence.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Unknown coupe
prepares on Unity's
opening day.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

The coupe of future
Hall of Famer Wild
Bill Carlton on
opening day.
 

Courtesy of Andrea Stutz
A field flies into
turn one at Unity
in 1951. They would be
navigating that odd
tri - oval that year.

MVRCA Photoe
Keith Fuller struggles
with a pre-supermod
coupe arrives on Unity's
infamous sandbanks.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Red Giroux is finding
those sandbanks at
Unity.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

Keith Fuller's
long - framed super
waits for a break
to dust off the
coupes.
 
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Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

George Silva set a
speed record on this
day at Unity.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

This was labled as
Iran and Rowaine
Hatch - at Unity.

MVRCA Photo
Barry Lyons' coupe
arrives on Unity's
opening day.

MVRCA Photo
The wrecky board
fence did help keep
cars off the neighbors'
yards, but shattering
boards could be a
hazard, I would think.

Courtesy of Fantasy
Speedway, Me

A good full field on the move, on Unity's
opening day.

MVRCA Photo
The starter flags off
future Hall of Famer
Dave Darveau.

 

MVRCA Photo
Wild Bill Carlton
in action on the
track.

MVRCA Photo
Car X in trouble,
probably in the
early 1960's.

MVRCA Photo
A classic shot
of  Unity's
famous covered
grandstands.

Wicked Good Racing Photo
A sedan has a little
help getting crossed up
on one of the stretches.

Wicked Good Racing Photo
A 1966 late
model field lines
up at Unity.
 

Wicked Good Racing
Site Photo
Unknown early
jalopy.

MVRCA Photo
Gov. John Reed
present Keith Fuller
as promoter Bob
Knowles looks on.

MVRCA Photo
An early field kicks
up a lot of dust as
the guy in the truck
takes up the rear.

 

MVRCA Photo
Cy Bennett - the
guy in the truck.

MVRCA Photo
A woman in shorts
joins the group as
Al Robinson gets
some hardware.

MVRCA Photo
Wild Bill Carlton
not only raced -
he cleaned up the
crashes he may
have caused.

 

MVRCA Photo
Henry here
definitely left home
in better shape than
he will be returning.

 

From Lost Trotting Parks Center
Oops !

MVRCA Photo
Al Robinson in Victory Lane.

MVRCA Photo
Arthur Arsenault and
Franklin Prescott in
action.

MVRCA Photo
Stan Dodge, I
think flagged
at Unity.

 

MVRCA Photo
Another guy in a truck
is on the pole in this
early lineup.

 

MVRCA Photo
Fuzzy Holden

MVRCA Photo
Dave Darveau, Al
Robinson, and
a 3rd driver.

MVRCA Photo
Note the one car with
the tow bar and
taped headlights.

MVRCA Photo
Harold Pappy Wilcox
Supermod 2

MVRCA Photo
Harold Pappy Wilcox
Early sedan

MVRCA Photo
Harold Wilcox
 

MVRCA Photo
Car 2 1/2 goes
wide into the
sandbank.
 

MVRCA Photo
Early pit scene
at Unity.

MVRCA Photo
Dave Darveau gets
the checkers.

Courtesy of Pete Silva
George Silva,
1955 Unity Champion.

 

Courtesy of Pete Silva
George Silva,
1955 Unity Champion
the his wife and
Ed Knowles.



Courtesy of Pete Silva
George Silva,
wins another one.

Courtesy of Pete Silva
George Silva,
with a crewman.

MVRCA Photo
Dave Darveau with
the checkers and
the hardware.

MVRCA Photo
Ed Knowles


From Charlie Sheehan
Likely a Frank Oakes Photo
 The Harold Wilcox super.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
 Better shot of the Harold Wilcox super.
 
From Walter Newell
 Unity's earlier days.
     
From Walter Newell
An early lineup that included
Harold Wilcox.
     


Source Unknown

Through Richard Petty's friendship with Robert Knowles, Unity had an ad on the Petty Plymouth for a while.


Storyboard Web.com
Random early shots of Unity action.

From Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center
Random shots of early stock car racing action at Unity.


Back in the Day.Com Photo
An early lineup that may include Dave Darveau [8] and Bob Bushley [P38].


MVRCA Photo
Keith Fuller's super and John Potter's coupe line up for a race at Unity Raceway - likely in the late '50's.

LATER PHOTOS OF UNITY


MVRCA Photo
Robert Knowles  Unity's
promoter for many years.
 

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Wild Bill Carlton

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Al Robinson

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Dana Graves

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Doug Ripley
 

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Stan Meserve

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Bill Bailey

Cavalcade of Auto
Racing Photo

Vince Thibedeau

Unity Site Photo
Pete Silva, with
father, George
and promoter
Ralph Nason.


Circle Track Photo
A modern late model
passes in front of
the covered stands.

MVRCA Photo
Fuzzy Holden in a late model.
 
From Walter Newell
 Harvey Corson.
 
From Walter Newell
 Harvey Sprague.

From Walter Newell
 Pete Silva, crew, and the '64 Chevelle.

From Walter Newell
 Charlie Merrill.

From Walter Newell
 Foster Robinson. Looks to be about the same era as
the Merrill car at left.

 
From Walter Newell
 Unity's godfather, Ralph, the Rac -ah Nason.

From Walter Newell
 Ya won, Pet_ah, look a
little happi -ah.
 
From Walter Newell
 Ray Pickering.

From Walter Newell
 Definitely an early one for Larry Pottle.
 
From Walter Newell
 Not sure why these
are being called
modifieds.

 
From Walter Newell
Gary Wright.
 
From Walter Newell
 Unity's godfather, Ralph, the Rac -ah Nason has left the house. Also seen are Wild Bill Carlton and Dave Wilcox
 
From Walter Newell
Wilbur Rowe beats out Fuzzy Holden.

From Walter Newell
Doug Ripley, long-time
Unity runner.
   

 

STAN THE MAN MESERVE - MAYBE UNITY'S MOST FAMOUS GRADUATE

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
 


 


MVRCA Photo
Stan, at speed
with his Grand
National Dodge.

MVRCA Photo
Stan, posing
with other GN
drivers including
Buddy Baker.
 

LadabouchePhoto
An earlier late
model sportsman Chevelle
at Catamount.

MVRCA Photo
Stan with a
familiar '64
Chevelle.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Stan with a
very young
John Rosati,
at Catamount.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Stan  at Catamount
with a '72 Nova -
all the rage at the time.

Wicked Good Racing
Stan with a
late model he
was running
in    Maine.
             

Source Unknown
Looks like Stan in" he Butch Lindley pits at an Oxford
race. Maybe but usually he was driving.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Stan after an
Oxford win with
Dick Bahre and
Bobby Dragon.

Source Unidentified
Another Chevelle.

Wicked Good Racing
A very early Unity
late model entry.

MVRCA Photo
Stan with one of his most familiar
late models.

MVRCA Photo
With a
very young
bunch of guys
at Unity.

Mike Cain Photo
Stan, here as an
ACT official, runs
out to the Beaver
Dragon crash at
Catamount in 1987.
             

From Walter Newell
 This one happens to be at Oxford but it's the same
Stan !.

NEARPhoto
Program cover
for NEAR HOF
with Nason.

MVRCA Photo
Stan at speed
with #28 LMS.

MVRCA Photo
Stan in Unity pits
with an early LMS.

SCR Mag Photo
Stan ion the outside
going around Geo.
Summers in an Oxford
250.

NEARPhoto
NEAR HOF
2013 Class - with
Nason and
 Brian Ross.
 

MVRCA Photo
Stan, at speed
with his Grand
National Dodge.

MVRCA Photo
Stan, posing
with other GN
drivers including
Buddy Baker.
 

LadabouchePhoto
An earlier late
model sportsman Chevelle
at Catamount.

MVRCA Photo
Stan with a
familiar '64
Chevelle.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Stan with a
very young
John Rosati,
at Catamount.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Stan  at Catamount
with a '72 Nova -
all the rage at the time.

Wicked Good Racing
Stan with a
late model he
was running
in    Maine.
             

Source Unknown
Looks like Stan in" he Butch Lindley pits at an Oxford
race. Maybe but usually he was driving.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Stan after an
Oxford win with
Dick Bahre and
Bobby Dragon.

Source Unidentified
Another Chevelle.

Wicked Good Racing
A very early Unity
late model entry.

MVRCA Photo
Stan with one of his most familiar
late models.

MVRCA Photo
With a
very young
bunch of guys
at Unity.

Mike Cain Photo
Stan, here as an
ACT official, runs
out to the Beaver
Dragon crash at
Catamount in 1987.
             

From Walter Newell
 This one happens to be at Oxford but it's the same
Stan !.

NEARPhoto
Program cover
for NEAR HOF
with Nason.

MVRCA Photo
Stan at speed
with #28 LMS.

MVRCA Photo
Stan in Unity pits
with an early LMS.

SCR Mag Photo
Stan ion the outside
going around Geo.
Summers in an Oxford
250.

NEARPhoto
NEAR HOF
2013 Class - with
Nason and
 Brian Ross.
 



From the djm34racing Site
Recent Track Logo

 


Nason Collection
One of Ralph Nason's kit cars is photographed behind the famous covered stands. Below - a view freom further back, in March - when the
track was apparently in a state of flex, between promoters.


Penn Bay Pilot Photo


From Charlie Sheehan
 Unnamed driver of car 3.  

Charlie Sheehan Photos From Old Time Racers Site


Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Late Model support class car 07 not having a good
night.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Likely something similar to a B Class coupe.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Likely something similar to a B Class coupe.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Ya know I can't get no
respect. They beat me to hell and can't get me all
the way onto the trailer.


Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Late models similar to those at Oxford mix it up.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Looks like a main division coupe arriving.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

Looks like a main division coupe arriving.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

I came .... I saw....

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan

I overheated !

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A pretty competitive looking late model.

 Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A Flower Power late model
that looks like it is or was a Fuzzy Holden car.


Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Whatever make of late model
this was - it sure hit hard !

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 #66 coupe has arrived.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A less common four door support class late model.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Frank captured a  pretty co
upe showing up at the track.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A pretty competitive looking late model
showing battle scars.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Coupe 60 appears to have seen no action yet.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A late model field parades by I like that white '57 Chevy.


via Charlie Sheehan
 A
field of wild - looking 1964 super coupes ready to take green.


Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
A late model field
that includes a sharp
Ford a Christine car.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A late model feature
lineup, from the looks.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A late model feature
lineup, from the looks.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 More of a late model feature lineup.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Sedan 52 appears to be a
B Class entry.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 An unmarked super in the
Unity pits. Appears to be the
same as those at Beech
Ridge at that time.


Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 
Ridge regular Bob Libby,
apparently at Unity
.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 An interesting car
message. Kind of a
political stand, given it's
during the Nam years.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 
Sharp looking [and fast] car 40 with checkers.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 
I yam what I yam...
car 2 !

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A healthy field of
B Class entries.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Not the first Maine
B Class entry that looks like it had its ass chewed off by an alligator.


Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
Al Robinson.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Another chewed off beauty.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A color lineup shot.

Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 A 58 Ford getting lined
up.

From Walter Newell
 A mix up in years later than most of the preceding shots.

From Walter Newell
 Barry Lyons.


From Walter Newell
 Bobby Hayden.


From Walter Newell
Another of Ralph Nason's innumerable wins at Unity.


From Walter Newell
 Bob Merrill.

From Walter Newell
 Bob Merrill.

From Walter Newell
 Bob Hallee.

From Walter Newell
 Brad Joseph.

From Walter Newell
 Dana Graves' '65 Ford.

From Walter Newell
 Dana Graves' 'Stang.

From Walter Newell
 Dave Steuber. 

From Walter Newell
 Don Drake.  
 
From Charlie Sheehan
 A Henry J I am
assuming is entering
Unity.
 
 
From Walter Newell
 Norris WIllette.  

From Walter Newell
 Quite a hood configuration Barry Lyons !  

From Walter Newell
 Mac Moore of Skowhegan, the same Mac as drove in those early races at Lewiston Fairgrounds.  

 


From Walter Newell
 Dave Darveau and hardware.


From Walter Newell
 Perfectly gorgeous Fuzzy Holden coupe - looks like first time out.


From Walter Newell
 Familiar runner, Fuzzy Holden of Skowhegan.  

A SPECIAL SECTION FOR THE GREAT GEORGE SILVA


Via Pete Silva

A victory pose, likely at Unity. I'm sure he drove at Waterville - Oakland, as well.


Via Pete Silva
Kind of looks like the Unity grandstands.

Via Pete Silva
With one of his crews.

Via Pete Silva
With an older man who could be grandfather Silva,
at some track.


Via Pete Silva
Coming straight at you, on what looks like old 8MM.

Via Pete Silva
Coming out of four, on what looks like old 8MM.

Via Pete Silva
In mid broadslide on old 8MM.

Via Pete Silva
George used to be at
Catamount with son, Pete. I wish I had known of his history. I would have had a ton of questions for him.


Via Pete Silva
In the pits on old 8MM.
Pretty clear why Pete ran the X so often himself.

Via Pete Silva
In mid broadslide on old 8MM.

Via Pete Silva
George at the lake with his boys.

Via Pete Silva
George with another Unity win.
     
Via Pete Silva
With Ed Knowles as Unity champ.
   

                                                       


WASHINGTON COUNTY SPEEDWAY
Cherryfield Park
Cherryfield, Maine


Historic Aerials.Com Photo
    Washington County Speedway is often confused with the track shown below, but the town of Washington [below] is not in the county of
the same name. Cherryfield is best known - at least in racing - as the home of Andy Santerre. This was another track that
ran only in the 1950's. The Ellsworth [or Graham Lake] track, opening nearby after this one was closed, must have served many of

the same teams and fans. This is a 1951 view.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
 Larry Smith Jr and Sr
with a crewman.

Wicked Good Racing
This is very likely
taken at Cherryfield.

 

Wicked Good Racing
A car from Dexter, Me
sitting in the Washington
County pit area.

Wicked Good Racing
It wasn't a good
idea to get off the
racing surface
at this track..
 
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Cherryfield article.

 
Possibly FrankOakes Photo
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Cherryfield cars ready to run.
 
Possibly FrankOakes Photo
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Cherryfield cars ready to run.
 
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Vintage Cherryfield adv .
 
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Vintage Cherryfield program .
 
From Charlie Sheehan via
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Cherryfield track closes .

         


Washington County Speedway was long closed by this view in 2007 - but still visible.
 

                                                       


WASHINGTON RACEWAY
Razorville, Maine


Historic Aerials.Com Photo
Washington Raceway is one of 25 race tracks which operated in Maine at one time or another and, like most, was in operation for only a brief period in the 1950's. Owned and built by Clifton Brann in 1952, the half-mile dirt track was located in Razorville, Maine in Knox County and was closed following the 1954 season. Washington Raceway was the first track in Maine to install lights and to have races at night. The following article appeared in the Kennebec-Journal newspaper in August 29, 1992 courtesy of Tony Brann, son of the track founder.

Written by Richard and Linda Peek - Made Available by Tony Brann
A larger image of this article is available at :  http://mainevintageracecars.com/MORRIS_SITE/Memories_Washington_Raceway.htm


Via the Richard and
Linda Peek Article

Former driver Tom Jones
[not the ASA star] as he
looked at the time of the
article.
 

Via the Richard and
Linda Peek Article

Driver Harrison Arthur throws his helmet in disgust after this wreck.

Via the Richard and
Linda Peek Article

Lining up a race at Washington Raceway.

Via the Richard and
Linda Peek Article

He must have been a spectator -
although, in those days, you
never knew for sure.

The Lost Maine Speedways page seems to have infornation that suggest this venue ran some sort of racing into the 1970's, unless there were two different tracks in the immediate area. Everything I had read until I started looking at Lost Maine Speedways had suggested racing ended in the 1950's, but one photo of supposed old Washington cars sure looks like the '70's to me.


Lost Maine Speedways Page
Remnants of a race car that ran at Washington Raceway.

                                                       


 

WATERVILLE - OAKLAND  RACEWAY
Waterville, Maine


Historic Aerials.com
One possible aerial of the track from 1959. Below - They show what it looks like after all traces have been wiped out by a marina.


Historic Aerials.com

             Here's what the fine folks at Maine Vintage Race Car Association had to say about the track : " The Waterville-Oakland Raceway officially opened on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 1950. Leon Baker won the opening day feature race. A one-third mile dirt oval, many of the top drivers who raced in the central Maine area competed at Waterville-Oakland, including Russ Longley, Dick Burgess, George Silva and others. Located in Oakland, the track had much promise but the raceway closed forever after one full season in 1951. The track's future may have been doomed from the start - a half-hour before its official opening, the grandstands collapsed injuring two spectators.  A marine and RV sales business now sits on the site of the track."


Courtesy of Pete Silva
George Silva of Waterville was a big name in 1950's racing in the area.

 
From the MVRCA Page
A group of cars that includes Larry LaCroix [4] and Willy Pelotte [44] in action.
 
From the MVRCA Page
A group of cars that includes Phil Vigue [720], first track winner Russ Longley,and Dick Burgess [34] in action.

 
From the MVRCA Page
A group of cars in action.
Willy Pelotte [44]] leads Russ Longley.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
A distinguished group of powder puff drivers. PP was a big deal in the 1950's .
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Eastern States Racing Assoc. rules for Waterville - Oakland.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Nice drivers' poster for Waterville - Oakland. I wish I could read the names.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Very poor photo that shows Willy Pelotte and others.

Lost Maine Speedways Page
Eastern Stock Car Racing Association Board of Directors.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Car 88 starts what looks like a good mixup.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
I wonder if anyone ever hit that shack off turn 4.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
A car 88 rolls in mid pack as Dick Burgess, Willy Pelotte, and Phil Vigue seem to avoid it.
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
A program cover.
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
2 cars begin a scary synchronized flip routine.
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
The 2 car  flip routine
continues.
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
The 2 car flip routine ends.
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Getting the shaken drivers out. Remember, they probably had only a lap belt
 
Courtesy of Earl Bickford
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Big discussion afterward.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Strangley developed shot of cars at speed.



Lost Maine Speedways Page
Some press coverage.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Some more interesting history.


Lost Maine Speedways Page
Aw come on, give Leo a call !


                                                       

WINDSOR FAIRGROUNDS
Windsor, Maine


Historic Aerials.com
The Windsor, Maine fairgrounds track as it looked five years after racing there had stopped.


Historic Aerials.com
The Windsor, Maine fairgrounds track as it looked twenty - six years after racing there had stopped.


MVRCA Site Photo
Stock cars on the Windsor, Maine fairgrounds track around 1951.


                                                       

WISCASSETT SPEEDWAY [Raceway]
Lincoln County Speedway / Superior Speedway

Wiscassett, Maine


Wiscassett Site Photo
A later aerial photo. The track is not as old as many others, so it won't be too early.

          The Maine Vintage Race Car Association site says: "WWiscasset Raceway (Speedway) was built by Wilfred Cronk only a couple miles west of the Town of Wiscasset. From the moment the track opened in 1971, Wiscasset Raceway was billed as the "fastest track in the state". A one-third mile asphalt oval, Wiscasset had the most banking in the turns of any other track in Maine." The fortunes of the track have risen and fallen over the years, but it has hung in there for decades.


Wiscassett Site Photo
A shot of Wilfred Cronk and probably his wife.

                    
All Courtesy of the Wiscassett Memories Page

The track, by any other name, is still Wiscassett.

EARLIER PHOTOS


MVRCA Site Photo
An early shot of Ray Penfold.

Wicked Good Site Photo
Brent Gray.

Wicked Good Site Photo
Brent Gray.

Wicked Good Site Photo
Earl "Parnelli" Jones.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Bob Hallee.

Wiscassett Site Photo
1975 Chah - guh action.

Wiscassett Site Photo
1976 Charger action.
Always loved that class
up there.

Wiscassett Site Photo
1970's pit scene.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Bill Bailey.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Either the Chargers weren't using firesuits, or this guy's the owner.

Wiscassett Site Photo
This offical is standing in front of one of the Chargers - brave man !

Wiscassett Site Photo
1974 Charger action.

Wiscassett Site Photo
By Jim Swanson
Maine's remarkable female driver Sally Graves. I dunno, was Wiscassett ever called Lincoln County or this a different place ?.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Weld's Randy Vining. I remember him in the Chargers at Oxford.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Rob Trial's Charger.
Looks like it's had a few trials.

Wiscassett Site Photo
The great Pete Silva having a less than stellar outing.

Wiscassett Site Photo
A classic Charger
in Victory Lane, apparently with the daughter.

Wiscassett Site Photo
An early composite of what was called "hobby racing"on the site.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Alan Pinkham, Sr. 1980.
 
Wiscassett Site Photo
This is the way I recall Chargers looking when I saw them at Oxford. [Never got to Wiscassett].

Wiscassett Site Photo
By Paul Cheney

Frank Guptil,. 1978.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Nason with what almost could be the first kit car, in 1978.

Wiscassett Site Photo
A 1975 LMS lineup.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Must be earlier years. This looks like a '50's body.

 


Wiscassett Site Photo
A 1970 program. Look at that huge price !

 OTHER PHOTOS


Wiscassett Site Photo
Teddy Palino.

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A composite of
the same guy. Nice Mustang !

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Maine's famed Dave Darveau.

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This late model is much further along inthe track history.

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A
lan Gassett. A
1992 entry.

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A none - too - recent pit scene.
 
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Bill Bailey, proudly posing with trophies.
 
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Bill Bailey, newer car.
Picture is very small.
 
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Boss Hogg - on the track around 1983. One of Maine's big names.
 
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By Dan Ayotte

Bruce Shaw.
 
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Butch Burgess follows Dave Darveau.
 
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UNK Camaro. Did the Potters and the Shaws get up this far ?
 
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Not sure of the class, but
definitely later on in the track's history. Danny Bubar and Steve Nelson.
 
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What appears to be car 17 and crew.
 
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A support class car in Vic Lane - maybe the 80's.
 
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Support class cars on the track.
 
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I guess this Charger overcharged.
 
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Ray Penfold, 1986.
 
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Kenny Wright.
 
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92 LMS wins.
 
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Competitors composite.
 
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#7 Victory.
 
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Leo Tanger 1986.
 
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By Dan Ayotte
Marty LeBlanc
victory.


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A great shot of Ralph the Racer Nason and Earl "Parnelli" Jones.

 STILL OTHER PHOTOS

 
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A page from a 1970's
program.

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A young Ricky Craven at Wiscassett.
 
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A 1970's LMS lineup.
 
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By Danny Grover
Dave Chadbourne.
 
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by Anderson
Another Darveau shot.
 
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Earl "Parnelli" Jones,
Farmington, ME
 
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Fairly early action.
 
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Eddie Bellows.
 
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Podium finishers. Sorry, don't know names or era.
   
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Happy group in Vic Lane.
 
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By Dan Ayotte
Boss Hogg and Norm Sherman.
 
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Jon JC Marsh,
Boothbay, ME.
 A soft spot for this guy
.
We both combined sign painting and racing.

 
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By Paul Cheney

Jim Burns.
 
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Jim McGinnis.
 
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Joe Geroux, Merle Grover,
and Mike Moody.
 
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John Hall, 1993.
 
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By Jim Swanson
Kenny Lund victory.

From Walter Newell
St. Clair in an early
car.

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Lincoln County win for Meserve
.
 
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"The Man" with another Victory.

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By Mike Lanoe
M
eserve and McGinnis.

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Earl Parnelli Jones
.
 
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Ralph Nason - 1987 win.
           

 
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See caption. I remember Meserve [with Gard Leavitt] hauling past my house in Milton to go to Catamount with
this very Chevelle around 1972 Stan didn't stay long, but Gard stayed for over a decade.

MORE OLDER PHOTOS


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Early car - could be
Buster Grover.
 

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Early cars -
UNK driver.

Courtesy of Bill Penfold
Ray Penfold in action
with the Sunliner.


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Won't you come home,
Bill Bailey ?.
 

Julie Taylor Photo
CHarger winners: UNK,
Cooley and Williams.
 
 
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Bill Bailey, Stan Meserve and Steve Langelier.
 
 
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Stan Meserve and another driver are not awfully pleased with each other. 
 
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Still not pleased.
  
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The Stan Meserve wreck that started the fight.
 
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More of the Stan Meserve wreck that started the fight.
 
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Buster Grover, Stan Meserve,and Bill Bailey,
 

 
Courtesy of David Greenleaf
Possibly an early Earl "Parnelli" Jones photo.

Courtesy of Caroline Connors
Steve Langelier with what
looks like a '60 Ford with a '57 nose section.

Courtesy of Steve Pellerin
Steve Langelier with a
Fairline 500 in the pits.

Courtesy of Steve Pellerin
Steve Langelier with a
Fairline 500 win.

Courtesy of Bill Penfold
Ray Penfold wins with
the '58 Ford.

Courtesy of Bill Penfold
Ray Penfold's '60 FOnd Sunliner, at WIlfred Cronk's house, doing some publicity duty.


Courtesy of Bill Penfold
Ray Penfold at speed with
the Sunliner.
     
Courtesy of Bill Penfold
Ray Penfold wth a nice Chevelle. I thought he was a Ford Man then.
     

REGULARS' PHOTOS AND VISITING SERIES

 
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Almost too pretty to race; but, judging from those stickers, it definitely raced ...and won.

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Palino leads Nason and others. 
 
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Wayne Marshall, 1986.
 
 
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Somebody's wild - looking Chevy. 
 
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Dick McCabe, pre
BGNN days.


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By Danny Grover
Dale Chadbourne, 1986.
VISITING RACE SERIES
 
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Dick McCabe. 

BGNN
 
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Meserve and Hector LeClair. 

Nascar North
 
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by Jamie Williams
Kelly Moore and Dave Dion. 
BGNN
   
           

                                                       


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