MAINE RACE TRACKS

ARUNDEL SPEEDWAY
Arundel, Maine


Source Unknown
This is what Arundel looked like right after it  closed.


Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Arundel made it into a few Cavalcade issues along with the other Oscar Ridlon tracks.


Wicked Good Racing
This Arundel poster shows a different promoter- has to the after Ridlon.


HAMB Photo

 Arundel action, in its heyday, was some of the best anywhere. Check out these names !


Wicked Good Racing
Pete Salvatore picks up a support class victory at Arundel.
 

Dick Yemma Photo  MVRCA
Willie Anderson in another of those support cars.

Source Unknown
When they repaired the track and staged an Arundel reunion, they got this nice field of restored vintage cars from the local vintage clubs like MVRCA and Wicked Good Racing.

Source Unknown
A victory lap at the Arundel reunion.



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This is what Arundel looked like by 2007. I am not quite sure of the direction we are looking in at.
It is likely in pre - reunion restoration condition here. US Rte 1 is probably just out of sight to the lower
right.

BILL HOFFNAGEL PHOTOS OF TRACK VESTIGES
 


Beginning of
Front stretch,
with barriers.
 


Front stretch,
looking down
to One.

Getting into
One.

Top of Turn 2.

Down the back
stretch towards 3.

On back stretch
looking over to
front stretch.
 

In three looking
back to turn 2.

In three looking
over to the
front stretch.

 The beginning of
the front stretch.

 The walkway
behind the stands
on front stretch.
 
 Base for the
flag stand
 
Remnants of an
old Coke machine
by the pits.
 

BEECH RIDGE SPEEDWAY
Scarborough, Maine


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A 1956 view of Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, then in its eighth season.


MVRCA Photo
James B. "JB" McConnell, founder of Beech Ridge.


MVRCA Photo
Early action in
1949.

MVRCA Photo
Early action in
1949.

MVRCA Photo
An early competitive team at the Ridge

MVRCA Photo
A big pileup in
1949.

MVRCA Photo
1949: The Boo Boo Spl
finds trouble.

MVRCA Photo
The fans get a good look at this early mess.

                                     
MVRCA Photos via Dick Hamlin
"Doc" Christopher, the MD who kept a special watch over Beech Ridge and Sanford Speedawy for J.B.
 


MVRCA Photo
Around 1951,  this car almost made it into the stands.

Cal Reynolds Photo
The Crash Moreau
Coffin of Death show
at Beech Ridge. This shot is not a thumbnail.

MVRCA Photo
The Beech Ridge Concessioners truck was operated by Bob Bellevue. It worked at Sanford Speedway, too.

MVRCA Photo
An unidentified team
pits next to the above - mentioned Boo Boo car. Maybe they put him out in the weeds
.


MVRCA Photo
The driver of car 31 [is it Carl Rogers?] poses as Beech Ridge cars line up for another race.

MVRCA Photo
Down we come to take the green Could be Cusack in the 2.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A look at the Judges' Stand.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A support class race in action. This might have been called B Class.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

All hell breaks loose support class car  action.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

More hell.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Moving in to clean it all up.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A good look at a couple of the cars in the pileup.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A behemoth support class car  heads for the fence.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

The cars are getting more sophisticated looking. A good look at the oiled dirt track.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Car 4 may well be Bob Babb..

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

The lead clas was
developing into
a field of homemade
super mods.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Wild Bill Carleton leads Ralph Cusack in lead division action.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Wild Bill Carleton leads Ralph Cusack in lead division action.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A good look at Ralph Cusack in a lead division car.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Ralph Cusack a few
seasons later.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Action that includes Dick McCabe and possibly Dick Wolstenhume.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A good look at
the McCabe coupe.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Dick Wolstenhume in the sedan.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

1967 NASCAR National Modified Champion Ernie Gahan, at Beech Ridge. He ran there often in the early '50's

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Red Seguin in the Tewksbury, MA - based Flying 5 cutdown super.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Russ Nutting in a stock car chases one of the supermods which ran there at the time.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Modified #4 on the hook.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Modified #4 during happier times before he lost what looks like his rear  end.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

Tanguay loops the V8.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

One of the best frame captures I managed from this footage.
 
MVRCA Photo
Raly Snell's cutdown
super.

MVRCA Photo
Ralph Cusack's deuce.

MCConnell Family
8MM Film Frame

A winged super at speed.

Source: James Young
The Bomber division
team of Earl Young and Jeff Stevens.
 
Source: James Young
The Bomber division
entry of Bob Babb.

           
           
           
           
           


Supplied by the Starrin Family of Johnstown, NY
Beech Ridge made some national papers thanks to Bertram Lord. Must have been a helluva radiator guard.


MVRCA Photo
Flagman Lefty Ellis takes a
good vantage point off one of the cars.

MVRCA Photo
A race lineup from one of the first seasons.

MVRCA Site
Bob Bushley,
reknowned car owner of the Homer Drew P38's.

MVRCA Site
Larry Chandler

MVRCA Site
Ken B. supermod.

MVRCA Site
Dr. Dick Berggren, slinging his supermod around.


Bushley Family Photo
Famed car owner Bob Bushley donated this one for the cause.

BENNY MYERS PHOTO SECTION
His Family Has Kept HIs Memory Alive
 

 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Benny strikes a casual pose.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Benny strikes a pose with what looks like a different car.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

The lightly - financed
Myers team prepares
to head for Beech Ridge.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

One that has earned its rest.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Ready for another night at Beech Ridge.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Benny strikes an unsual pose made more so by a bent photo.
   
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Benny with the 1961 entry.
 
Vic Richards Photo
via
Cavalcade of Auto Racing

Benny and the Jets.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

A good look at the motor.
 
Courtesy of Myrna Myers
via Benjamin Muers, Jr.

Another motor photo.
 

 

BELFAST SPEEDWAY
Belfast, Maine


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The only thing I have on this venue is that races were held at the old Belfast fairgrounds in the early 1950's.

 

BREWER SPEEDWAY
Brewer, Maine


Fantasy Speedway.me Photo
A 1967 Aerial View of Track Vestiges


FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Turn 4 Action
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
An early Lineup

Wicked Good Racing
Site Photo
Colin Shields in
the pits at Brewer
in 1948, sporting
an exterior cage.

Wicked Good Racing
Site Photo
Colin Shields'
1935
Ford coupe at
Brewer in its
first season.

Wicked Good Racing
Site Photo
Colin Shields in
the pits at Brewer
beside a car 184.

 

 

EXETER RACEWAY
Former Exeter Fairgrounds
Exeter, Maine


Fantasy Speedway.me Photo
A nice color aerial view.


FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Action
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Alvin Thayer
 Wilcox 106
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Alvin Thayer
 Wilcox 106
With Daughter
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Alvin Thayer
106Jr Sedan

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Someone lost sight of
the track.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Bernie Thayer's
#66 Hudson driven
by Harold Wilcox

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Another Thayer Car


FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
BernieThayer
109 Sedan

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A Blurry Rol
l Photo

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Bernie Thayer
108 Coupe
With Driver

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Cars speed by the
stands.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Photo described as Nelson, Jr with Thayer's
107.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Car 111, in mid flip
by some fair building.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Ron Clark's 106,
probably a Thayer car.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
The V8 plows
into a rival.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A sedan in action.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Someone got a little
warm despite huge
radiator guards.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A sedan thinking he's
Lucky Teeter.

FantasySpeedway.me

Site Photo
A considerable
cluster #%&*!!


FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A wrecked coupe
braced up like a
modern sprint car.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Unloading off the
Frontstretch.

Ron Clark Photo
Blackie Hilliard [98]and others in lineup.

Ron Clark Photo
Another big Exeter lineup.

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A Harold Wilcox Hudson.
 
         


Historic Aerials.Com Photo
A 2007 aerial view. It looks like the track had a longer configuration once. Below - Another aerial view makes that very obvious.

 

NORRIDGEWOCK SPEEDWAY
Norridgewock, Maine


Fantasy Speedway.me Photo
An Aerial View of Track Vestiges


FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
A well - dressed flagger
works the track.
 

MVRCA Site
A view of the opening day crowd. 

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
The flagger surveys a field of cars. 
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Armand Sirois
A good shot of the
judges' stand.
 

Source Unknown
1997 view of vestiges. 


FantasySpeedway.me Site Photo
2000 Aerial View of Vestiges

 

OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
Oxford, Maine


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A 1953 Aerial View of The Track When Quite New


MVRCA Photo

I am told this is George Damon, founder of Oxford Plains.


Source Unknown
This is Bob Bahre, the most recognizable figure in the history of Oxford Plains.


Historic Aerials .com Photo
Action at the Norway FairgroundsTrack.

Historic Aerials .com Photo
A 1953 Aerial View of The Norway Fairgrounds track in South Paris - a predecessor to OPS.

MVRCA Photo
Otis Perry, with a sedan #49. He usually used #9.
 
MVRCA Photo
Otis Perry, with a usually used #9 on his coupe.

MVRCA Photo
Otis Perry, with maybe wife or girlfriend and the 9.

MVRCA Photos
More Otis 9's.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor

 Early crash scene with Packard ambulance.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS car, at
speed.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS car, getting out of shape
in front stretch.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS car, a
Hudson.
 
You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Car 80 and that same Hudson.

Zeke Trask Photo
via FantasySpeedway.me
Early Oxford Feature
Start.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS car,
sedan #61

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS car 80, getting out of shape
in front

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
Early OPS sedan.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
OPS starter.

You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor
More of that start.

MVRCA Photo
Buddy Colby
 
You Tube Video Capture
Clint Eastwood, Donor

Early crash scene
with Packard ambulance, later than above photo.

MVRCA Photo
Clyde Davis,
Topsham, ME
If the info on the photo is correct

MVRCA Photo
Dick Doyle,
Norway, ME
If the info on the photo is correct

MVSCA Site
Mac Moore

MVRCA Photo
Stan Dodge,
early OPS flagger.

MVRCA Photo
Si Parlin
 
Courtesy of The Andrews Family
Glenn Andrews,
Oxford, ME

A star in Maine and Vermont.
 

MVRCA Photo
Unknown Oxford Plains driver 1.

MVRCA Photo
Unknown Oxford Plains driver 2.
Probably Tiger
White

MVRCA Photo
Unknown Oxford Plains driver 3.
 
Dan St Pierre Photo
via a Dick Glines Facebook Page
An UNK Driver introduced.
 

MVRCA Site
Bob and Larry Tanguay

MVRCA Photo
POS officials work
around one of the
supermods from the
pre-late model era.


Ladabouche Collection
Joey Kourafas
and car owner
Bob Curtiss won
the race that
was to become
The Oxford 250.

 

Lewiston Daily Sun
Two unidentified
winners around the "late 1960's.

MVRCA Photo
Elijah "Tiger" White

MVRCA Photo
Tiger White in Victory
Lane


Cavalcade of Racing
Photo
1964 Photo of Marvin Galarneau

Cavalcade of Racing Photo
Dickie Mason,
Greene, ME

MVRCA
Ken Spencer

Cavalcade of Racing Photo
1964 Photo of Craig Goodwin and Charlie
"Choo Choo" Huff [kneeling]


MVRCA Photo
NIles Gage,
Wilton, ME

MVRCA Photo
Niles Gage finishes a race at OPS.

MVRCA Photo
Niles Gage
 

MVRCA Photo
More Niles
 
FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
An early Lineup

MVRCA Photo
Niles Gage wins on
the annual Kora Temple
night.
 
MVRCA Site
Al Hammond
 

MVRCA Site
Tony DiPompo and Al Hammond
 

Lewiston Sun Photo
Jim Fields, Jody Duvall and Dennis Morgan in Vic
Lane for Chargers.
 
Ladabouche Photo
A
Charger from around
1980.

Courtesy of Vin Hilliard
Classic OPS Charger
spinning out.

Ladabouche Photo
Jody Duvall's
Charger from
around
1980.

A and A Ward Photo
Charger from
the latter period
of their existence
.


 

 

 


Cavalcade of Auto Racing - Ladabouche Collection


SANFORD SPEEDWAY

Sanford, Maine

s
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Dave Dutch, Foster's
Daily Democrat
An old lineup at Sanford Speedway. Sorry it is so small.
 
Dave Dutch, Foster's
Daily Democrat

Ray Normandeau, who ran the track part of its life.
 
Dave Dutch, Foster's
Famed driver and promoter Charlie
Elliott, at Sanford.

Dav
e Dutch, Foster's
Daily Democrat
Future national champion, Ernie Gahan of Dover, NH with the particularly stout Stoney's Diner team.

Dave Dutch, Foster's
Daily Democrat
Popular Roger Rivers, of Dover, NH - with daughter.

McDonald Family
MSSCRA membership cards.

 


Google Earth Photo
Modern vestiges of the track.

 

UNITY RACEWAY
Unity, Maine



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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.
 
|
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
     



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.
     

 

STAND 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.
             
 
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

WASHINGTON COUNTY SPEEDWAY
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.

 
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..
 


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.

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