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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Andover
Fairgrounds 
Arundel Speedway Beech Ridge Speedway Belfast Speedway Biddeford Speedway


Brewer Speedway Ellsworth Speedway
[Graham Lake Spdwy]


Exeter Raceway
Kennebunk Fairgrounds
Lewiston Fairgrounds
New Gloucester Fairgrounds Norridgewock Speedway Norway
Fairgrounds

Old Orchard Beach
Race Tracks

Oxford Plains Speedway  Sanford Speedway  Skowhegan Fairgrounds Speedway 95 Springfield Speedway Spud Speedway
Coming Soon
Unity Raceway
Washington County Speedway
[Cherryfield Park]
 
Washington Raceway Waterville - Oakland Raceway  Wiscassett Raceway [Speedway]/
Lincoln Cty Speedway/
Superior Speedway
Windsor Fairgrounds  

 

                                                       


ARUNDEL SPEEDWAY
Arundel, Maine


Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Arundel Speedway being cnstructed.


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.


Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
This Arundel poster shows a different promoter- has to the after Ridlon.


From Alan Gassett via Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Allan Gassett, in the pits.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

A good - looking car 00.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Car 9.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

An early 1970's - looking car 15.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Somebody losing it in a Falcon.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

The flag man looks down from his stand.

 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Car V8 in front of the stands.
 
An early 1970's - looking Sean 69.

From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page
Via Allan Gassett

Jim Wedgewood in  Erland Getty's 20.

 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

See the caption.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page
Via Allan Gassett

A support class winner.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page
Via Allan Gassett

Bobby Turner.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Restored cars on the track at a reunion.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page
Via Sandy and Carol MacKinnon

Lee Cluff [or maybe Clough]
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Dick McCabe
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Homer Drew.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Russ Nutting in an
earlier 111
.
 
From the Maine
Lost Speedways Facebk Page

Russ Nutting in a more familar 111 vs Dana Young.


HAMB Photo

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


Courtesy of the Benny Myers Family
 Hold onto your Arundel stub !


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.



Historic Aerials.Com Photo

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.

 
Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
A results sheet.

 
Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
Another results sheet.

Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
Wife's pass punch ticket
for a season.

Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
Arundel Newspaper Adv.

Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
Another newspaper adv.

Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
Yet another.
 
Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
An "Adult Admission"
ticket stub.
 
 
Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
A "Junior Admission"
ticket stub.
 
Maine's Lost Speedways Facebook Page
An ad for a different
sanctioning body
.
   
 

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


Historic Aerials. Com
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
Future promoter
Cal Reynolds' hobby
class car.

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.

 
MVRCA Photo
Future promoter
Cal Reynolds' higher
division car.
 
MVRCA Photo
Bob Babb, Sr. off the
racing surface.
 
MVRCA Photo
Bob Libby.
 
MVRCA Photo
Future promoter
Cal Reynolds.
 
MVRCA Photo
Trouble for the Skunk.
 
MVRCA Photo
Said to be 1953.
 
MVRCA Photo
A later and higher
division car.
 
MVRCA Photo
Dick Wolstenhume with one of familiar 6 cars.
 
MVRCA Photo
Donnie Peterson.
 
MVRCA Photo
Future national champ Ernie Gahan with an early Stoney's Diner car.
 
MVRCA Photo
Frank Moses.
 
MVRCA Photo
Gardiner Leavitt, one of the state's all - time great B Class drivers before going to late models.
 
MVRCA Photo
George Hartley.
 
MVRCA Photo
Russ Nutting.
 
MVRCA Photo
Again.
 
MVRCA Photo
Russ Nutting with an early hobby class car.

Lost Me Speedways Site
 Dick Berggren getting on it with a super.

Lost Me Speedways Site
 Wild Bill Carlton's super, which ran at a number of venues.

 
From Walter Newell
 Bruce Elder.
 
From Walter Newell
 Charlie Small.
 
rom Walter Newell
 Dick Dumas with Ray jansen's 6.
 
From Walter Newell
 Veteran star Dick Garrett.
 
From Charlie Sheehan
 The coupes of Dick
Wolstenhume [6]
and Gardiner Leavitt.
 
R.D.Tetrault Photo
From Walter Newell
 Newer Dick Wolstenhume entry.
           


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.

Lost Me Speedways Site
A good job of wrecking
car 111

From Walter Newell
 Bob Tanguay.
 
From Rich Benway
 Homer with Bushley's super.
 
From Walter Newell
 More Homer.

From Walter Newell
 A very young Jeffrey Stevens.
 
From Walter Newell
 Larry Reno.
 
From Walter Newell
Matt Graffam.
 
From Chas. Sheehan
 Roger Bickford with Canny Mullen's 44.

From Walter Newell
Bob Nason,
Yarmouth, ME

From Walter Newell
via Lew Boyd
Dick Wolstenhume and his typical hauler for that era.


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


Lost Maine Speedways Site
An early field lined up for Lefty Ellis.

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.
 

 


From Walter Newell
 Dave Scott.


From Walter Newell
George Babb.


From Walter Newell
 Ho - mah Drew.

                                                       


BELFAST SPEEDWAY
Belfast, Maine


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


Lost Maine Speedways Site
Belfast fairgrounds track, back in the day.

 

                                                       


BIDDEFORD SPEEDWAY
Biddeford, Maine


Historic Aerials.com
An Aerial View of
the track during its somewhat brief lifespan.

                  The MVRCA site states that there was a track in Biddeford, but I never saw much about it until the Lost Maine Speedways page showed up. I suspected I had found the
vestiges on an aerial photo of the town, and this aerial above just verified that. I can't discuss it much further because I haven't seen any info on the place. It appears to have been running in the late 1960's or early 1970's. The article below suggest they planned on using it as a winter racing facility. Photod of activities there do not really bear that out.


Lost Maine Speedways Page
Article on plans to build, etc.


Lost Maine Speedways Page
Article on plans to build, etc.

Courtesy of James Libby, via
Lost Maine Speedways Page

A press pass for the Bob Libby's.
 
Courtesy of Myers Family, via
Lost Maine Speedways Page

A membership car for Beech Ridge regular Benny Meyers.
 
Courtesy of Myers Family, via
Lost Maine Speedways Page

A shot of Benny Myers
on the track at Biddeford.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page

Problems on the track.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
A blurry photo of cars on the track.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
An article on the track.


Historic Aerials.com
Looking at this and the aerial above, I think my suspician as to where the track was is correct .

                                                       


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.

 

 

                                                       


ELLSWORTH RACEWAY
[GRAHAM LAKE SPEEDWAY
]
Ellsworth, Maine


Google Maps
 Aerial Views of Track Vestiges. The purple is actually a working cranberry bog in the infield.


Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Charlie says this is Ellsworth being built.

THESES ARE BELIEVED TO BE PHOTOS OF THE TRACK WHEN IN OPERATION

 
Courtesy of Maine Lost Speedways .
Late Model X11, apparently before track was paved.

Courtesy of Maine Lost Speedways .
Ellsworth car at a local
garage.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Donnie Lavertu off the track.
 
Courtesy of  Charlie Sheehan.
This could be different than the Wild Bill Carlton from Beech Ridge. Same number though.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
This sure looks like Unity cars.. Not sure.
 
Courtesy of  Charlie Sheehan
Maine has some of the more fascinating race cars in its history.

Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
This sure looks like a Unity car.. Not sure.

Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
The pride of Main
Street AMOCO.

Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Looks like Dick Wolstenhume was also at  Ellsworth that day.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
This sure looks like a Beech Ridge.. Not sure.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Car 8 haulin' in.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Car 30 arrives.
   
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Car V8 gets the oncew over at Ellsworth.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Beech Ridge fixture Bob Libby, on the track at
Ellsworth.

Frank Oaks Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
 Ye Olde basic stock car. 
   


USGS Terraserver Maps

TRACK REMNANTS

 
Ron and Tom Clark Photos
Via MVRCA Site
Into turn one.

Ron and Tom Clark Photos
Via MVRCA Site
Towards turn two.

Ron and Tom Clark Photos
Via MVRCA Site
Towards turn three.

Ron and Tom Clark Photos
Via MVRCA Site
Backstretch.

Ron and Tom Clark Photos
Via MVRCA Site
Out of turn four.

                                                       


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.
 
Lost Me. Speedways
Site Photo via Charlie Sheehan
A lineup on 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

Ron Clark Photo
Another big Exeter lineup.
 

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 Harold Wilcox Hudson.
 

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.

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

FantasySpeedway.me
Site Photo
Unloading off the
Frontstretch.
 
Lost Me. Speedwayse
Site Photo
Unmarked sedan.
       
           


Lost Me. Speedwayse Site Presentation by Steve Pellerin
Exeter's iconic judges' stand.


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.

 

                                                       


KENNEBUNK FAIRGROUNDS
Kennebunk, Maine



Historic Aerials.Com Photo
An aerial view
shows traces of the Kennebunk fairground track that was still, at that toime
visible among the access ramps of whatever interstate road goes through there now.


Via the MVRCA Site|
The only item I have on the Kennebunk facility.

                                                       
 

LEWISTON FAIRGROUNDS
Lewiston, Maine


Historic Aerials.com
This aerial photo shows the fairgrounds track, as it was being swallowed up by development around it.

               The MVRCA site explains: "Lewiston Fairgrounds, also known as Maine State Fairgrounds, was one of the premier thoroughbred and harness tracks in the state. Like most fairgrounds in the country, motorsports events of various types were held on the Lewiston half-mile dirt track. The Bay State Motor racing Association, Inc. promoted midget races on Friday nights in 1949. Beech Ridge Speedway promoter Jim McConnell soon followed, promoting Maine State Stock car racing Association races at the Lewiston Fairgrounds. As best as can be determined, Lewiston Fairgrounds stopped holding auto races at the end of 1951.
               
Previous to the comments mentioned by the MVRCA, the Fonda Speedway history book [and authors Lew Boyd, Andy Fusco, and Jim Rigney] claims that the Lewiston Fairgrounds were part of a grand scheme hatched by New York - based promoter Jack Kochman [of Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers fame] to take the up and coming NASCAR modified series and have it run an ambitious schedule under the promotion of the Speed Corporation of America [SCOA]. The modifieds, which were fully intact pre WWII coupes and sedans with modifieds engines, was the only show in NASCAR in 1948.
           Kochman's unrealistic scheme called for these modifieds, from the Southeast, New York, and New Jersey mostly, to run a ridiculous weekly schedule that included Allentown, PA; Kingston, RI; Fonda, NY; Palmyra, NY; Dover, NJ; and the Lewiston Fairgrounds - ALL IN ONE WEEK, EVERY WEEK ! With no interstates, no nice haulers, and the grind allowing only minimal crews, you can pretty much figure how that went. It lasted about a month or two. Lewiston was to get Thursday nights. The writeup does mention "Maine standout" Ken Littlefield, but little else about Lewiston.
            When the scheme collapsed in a cloud of exhauted men and worn out equipment, different tracks reacted in different ways: DFOnda didn't hold another race for five years; Kingston developed its own local following and went on; and it looks like the Lewiston Fairgounds tried different promotions that didn't show any results. But, the Maine State Fairgrounds COULD have turned out to be the premier racing venue in Maine had the Kochman scheme panned out.

 
Via MVRCA Site
A late 40's midget race program cover, maybe from the Bay State promotion.

Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Local driver Ken Littlefield
excelled against the mighty NASCAR modifieds during the brief tenure of the SCOA.

Via MVRCA Site
Mac Moore, at Lewiston,
during the 1951 McConnell
era there.

Via MVRCA Site
Maine legend Phil Libby says this happened to one of his early cars because "some promoter" decided they should race counter clockwise at Lewiston one
day.

 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Local driver Mac Moore would graduate into the supermods
by the 1960's.
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
A McConnell era program from Lewiston, autographed by JB himself.
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Mac Moore sits by as the
Ed Gardner car sits in a heap .
 

Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Local driver Mac Moore would
win, as well.
 
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Local driver Mac Moore would
wreck his own car, as well.
 
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
What the Lewiston track might have looked like when the cars were racing.
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Beech Ridge legend Ralph Cusack poses at Lewiston as a 16 yr - old.driver. 
 
Via Lost Maine Speedways Page
BThis Lewiston shot shows what can happen to a 16 yr - old driver. 
 
Via Walter Newell
Beech Ridge legend Ralph Cusack, way later in his career at the Ridge. 
 


                                                       

 

 

NEW GLOUCESTER FAIRGROUNDS
 New Gloucester, Maine



Historic Aerials.com
This aerial photo shows the fairgrounds track, as it todays known as Trotters' Park.


Historic Aerials.com
This aerial photo shows the fairgrounds track, as it may have looked back when
the were holding auto racing up to 1951.

 
Maine Lost Speedways Site
As the caption says,
Chuck Cunningham's stock car entry for the short - lived
races at New Gloucester.

MVRCA Site
Another aerial view of the
venue from an unknown
year.

Source Unknown
Quaint entrance to the venue today.
 

                                                         

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. 

Lost Maine Speedways Page
A decent crowd in the stands. 



Lost Maine Speedways Page
Said to be the Norridgewock track, closer to when it was operating. 

   
Lost Maine Speedways Page
The Norridgewock brain trust: Tom Farrin, Razor Crossman, Lea Smith,
and Lyman Farrin.
 

FantasySpeedway.me Site Photo 
2000 Aerial View of Vestiges
   


                                                       

 

NORWAY FAIRGROUNDS
Norway, Maine


Courtesy of Historic Aerials.com
The Oxford County fairgrounds are seen in this 1953 aerial photo.

     

                      Norway Fairgrounds was a half-mile dirt track located in Norway, Maine. The fairgrounds track was one of several fairgrounds facilities in Maine where Jim McConnell and the Main State Stock Car Racing Association promoted racing events. From all accounts, 1949 was the only year Norway Fairgrounds hosted auto racing events. Norway Fairgrounds was later known as Oxford County Fairgrounds. The Oxford Regional High School now sits on the old fairgrounds site.   -From MVRCA Site

 


Courtesy of Wayne Perkins
Some sort of ticket or pass used legendary NH driver Roy Pappy Forsyth at Norway. He trveled extensively to race.

Maine Memory.com
Harness racing came before, and well after,
the stock cars.

Lost Maine Speedways Page
This shot of Jackie Knight is the only one we have that is actually at the Norway venue.

MVRCA Page
It is very likely that Charlie McKay raced at the Norway venue.


MVRCA Page
It is very likely that Glenn Andrews raced at the Norway venue.



 

                                                     


THE OLD ORCHARD BEACH RACE TRACKS
Old Orchard Beach, Maine


Courtesy of Historic Aerials.com
The Big track sits, clearly seen, in this 1956 aerial photo. It had - by this time - already been idle for 15 years. They call it the kite track
but I think it reminds me more of a hot air balloon.

               The MVRCA site explains that there were at least two racing venues at Old Orchard Beach [and I had heard of a third, smaller one as well with no proof]. The first venue featured old Indy type cars in the early part of the 1900's. The cars raced right on the beach. The other was the unique One mile and an eighth "kite track". It still sits, unnoticed, across the main road from the beach in town. The big track was an odd, figure eight, with a huge loop on the north end and a tiny loop near the beach. The MVRCA site says it ran until around 1941, probably another casualty of WWII.



Card Cow.com
A small field of pre-1920 Indy cars rev up and foul the air in readliness for the big race. This is apparently under the famed pier.

 


The Old Motor.com Photo
A race car sits at the old
beach course.
 

Boston Public Library
A view of the beach
facility for a horse race.
 

Pro Covers.com
This is the same motorcycle group that ran at places like Keene, NH. It is not clear if they were at the kite track or the beach..
 
Card Cow.com
Another postcard that features the starting line on the beach. 

Card Cow.com
Another postcard that features cars apparetnly at speed..


                                                       


OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
Oxford, Maine


Historic Aerials .com Photo
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

Courtesy of Walder Newell
Al Hammond and his
Chevelle.

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
.


 


Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Al Hammond's early
late model Crown Vicky.

 


Cavalcade of Auto Racing - Ladabouche Collection

 


Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
As Bob Walker would have
said: Bobby NICK-uls JOON - yer !
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
An early Bob Tibbetts
car with a political sponsor.

Courtesy of Vin Hilliard
This Buddy Leavitt pit stall had its own poured cement foundation.

Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
An earlier Dick Glines entry.

Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
An early Gale Ellis car.


 


Courtesy of Walter Newell
 Kourafas with the
trophy from the first Oxford 250, actualy

Joey then a 200.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
 Kourafas with Another major Oxford win. Despite the caption, he did not win the 200 in this Jay-Lin car but  rather
in Bob Curtiss' 25.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
 Racing sign painter Jon
"JC" Marsh with what
looks like Charger.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 A late model car arriving
at what looks like OPS.
 
Courtesy of Rich Benway
 Think this is a Maine
car; couldn't prove it.
 
Bill Balser Photo
Courtesy of Walter Newell

Mighty Mike Rowe, at Oxford in his prime - in the midst of the W.D. Matthews 15 era.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Really looks like earlier 1960's
at OPS.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Car 72 arriving
at OPS late 1960's.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 What seems to be a Charger at OPS in the 1960's.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 A mini stock arriving
at OPS late 1960's.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 What seems to be the 119 Charger arriving at OPS in the 1960's.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 A very intact Chevy Charger at OPS in the 1960's.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 This Crown Vicky is
probably an OPS
late model.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Charger at OPS in the 1960's
with the classic exhaust
holes in the fender.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Somebody spent a ton of time painting checkers on this car [probably his wife].
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Very nice looking
car 94 on the way in.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Been through a few wars ?
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 If this is Willie Wilson, from Hebron, they unloaded it
with that log claw..
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Car 99 on arriva;.
 
Courtesy of Dan St. Pierre
 Early OPS photo of
Steady Eddie Flemke.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 Long time OPS runner
Willie Buffington in the 1960's.
Doesn't look like Oxford, though.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
 What seems to be a Charger at OPSin the 1960's.
 
Courtesy of E. P. Potter
 OPS entry Sid Potter,
Center Conway, NH.
 
Hasynes Photo
Courtesy of 
Walter Newell
 George Babb.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
 Bob Tibbetts with a win.

From Walter Newell
Joey "The Jet" Tompkins, possibly still in one of his
Chargers.
.
From Walter Newell
One of Al Hammond's
more familiar LMS cars.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 Coupes on the track during an earlier era.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 A mini stock arriving in
what is likely around 1970.
 
From Walter Newell
 Andy Phillips with a
Walter Newell entry.

From Walter Newell
Jon JC Marsh, the racin' sign man from Boothbay.

 

SHOTS FROM OXFORD PLAINS' NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL RACE IN THE 1960's
Photos Taken Somewhere as the Team Were Preparing For the OPS Race

 

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 Work being done on the Clyde Lynn Car 20.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 Work being done on the car 92. No idea who that was.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 Popping the hood on the Big John Sears Car 4.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Photographer May Have Been Frank Oakes

 Tiny Lund's car sits
awaiting attention.
 
Hasynes Photo
Courtesy of 
Walter Newell
 Unidentified Car 01
made the trip to Maine for NASCAR.
 
Courtesy of Mike Watts Sr.
 Bobby Allison was a
big hit in Maine with this family Chevelle.

 

                                                       


SANFORD SPEEDWAY
Sanford, Maine

s
Historic Aerials.Com Photo


Lost Maine Speedways Page
A stock certificate for central track figure Ray Normandeau,


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.
 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Popular Roger Rivers, of Dover, NH - with crew.
 
Via Steve Pellerin
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

An unknown Sanford competitor posing.


Via Steve Pellerin
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

Out of four coming down the frontstretch.
 
Via Steve Pellerin
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

Off the fronststretch,
into turn 1.
 
Via Steve Pellerin
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

Another look at turn four coming down the frontstretch.
 
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

Cars lined up on frontstretch.
 
Lost Maine Speedwaays Page

Phil Libby winning at Sanford.
 
Hist. of NE Racing Book - Lost Maine Speedwaays Page
A field of cars on the track.

Lost Maine Speedways Page
Discarded speedway sign.

MVRCA via Lost Maine Speedways Page
Sanford results article.

 
Lost Maine Speedways Page
Sanford points sheet. I think the date written at top is incorrect. Maybe 1952.


Google Earth Photo
Modern vestiges of the track.


Google Earth Photo
More modern vestiges of the track.

 

                                                       

SKOWHEGAN FAIRGROUNDS
Skowhegan, Maine


Historic Aerials.com
The track, in 1953.

 

            The Maine Vintage Race Car Association said, about Skowhegan: "  Skowhegan Fairgrounds was, and is, a typical fairgrounds track in Maine. Designed for harness racing, Skowhegan was a half-mile dirt track. On August 18, 1946, Skowhegan Fairgrounds hosted a AAA Sprint car race. The AAA later became USAC, the United States Auto Club. Legendary driver Ted Horn won the 20-lap feature race in 9 minutes 34 seconds, in average speed  of 62.718 miles per hour. Horn went on to win the AAA championship in 1946, the first of three consecutive titles.Reportedly,  stock car races were held at the fairgrounds in the early 1950's but because of the dust generated by the stock cars, the race programs were halted after a couple of races."

 


                                                       

 

SPEEDWAY 95
[THUNDER SPEEDWAY]
Hermon, ME


From the Bing Search Engine
The current [and always] site of Speedway 95.

               Having been around since 1966, Speedway 95 [obviously named for the interstate very nearby], has operated as modern track in Maine for several decades. I have almost no knowledge of the track due to it being so far away and also because not much data is made available on sites like Wicked Good Racing and Maine Vintage Race Car Association. Charlie Sheehan had posted a photo that he says is a Speedway 95 car [and is obviously from one of the track's first season], so I felt obliged to add the track to this page. I hope to get more stuff - but I can use only older items ile 1960's and early 1970's.
           I really want tracks [and states] to be fairly represented; but I also see that I don't need every photo because today's Facebook pages have so many. So, if your car is not represented, just go to the Facebook page and plan on spending a ton of time looking for it. My pages are smaller in volume but more organised.


Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
This shot of Danny Fletcher may be the only Speedway 95 material I have.


Courtesy of Walter Newell
Wayne Elston with an
earlier entry.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
Tom Ellison gets on the
gas with his battered car 0.

Courtesy of Speedway 95 Mem. Page
Tim Reynolds' Camaro.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Teddy Palino. who also ran other tracks like Wiscassett.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Stan Meserve
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Early Meserve equipment.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
The Meserves.
 
Frank Oakes Photo
Sharp looking Ford
out of Bangor.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Randy Stewart.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Randy E [Can't read rest of roof].
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Ralph Rideout.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Ralph Rideout [71]
Doug Smith [7].
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Ralph Nason in the first
kit car in an all - too - familiar photo.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Racin' Ralph Nason.
 
Courtesy of Dwight Miller
Somebody's Pontiac.
 
Frank Oakes Photo
Phil Enders, arriving.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
 Norris Willette.

 
Frank Oakes Photo
Mixup on the track.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
A visit from the mini's.
 
Courtesy of Gail Stevens
Mike Perry.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Mike Harnish, Car 22
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Mike Harnish, 1972
Rookie of the Year.
[See Points Below]
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Mike Harnish, 1972
entry.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Slight name variation - 1972 points.


 
Frank Oakes Photo
via Charlie Sheehan
I believe they said this
is Mike Frisbie's car.

 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Mike Frisbie's Cown Vicky.
 
Courtesy of Gail Stevens
Meserve missing the mark.
 
Courtesy of Kimberly Gray
1970's era late models.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Larry Pottle's familiar
Ford product.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Likely an earlier Pottle.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Larry Colston's 0
looking for room to escape.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Larry Cates [11] and
Bath's Skip Cahill.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
You won, John
Shorey - smile !.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
John Shorey's
66 Chrstine Mopar product.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
John and Guy McCullough at it.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Joe McGinnis.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Jim Burns - I've seen that name at a number of tracks.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Ho-mah Drew, with
Miss Maine.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
The dedicated folks from Hermon Rescue.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Hom-mah [J2 Camaro]
with Bill Bailey [30] and larry Hill [25].
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Harvey Sprague.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Presenting a model
to her hero.
 
Frank Oakes Photo
Harold Cliff and his
`1967 entry.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan

George Thomas, racer
and track announcer.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Gary McCullough.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Gary Bickford.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Gary Bickford -
pit work.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Francis Sibley wins
one.

 


Courtesy of Walter Newell
Harvey Sprague, at speed with his behemoth Torino.


 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Foster Robinson losing it.
 
Courtesy of
Walter Newell
Fletcher Smith.


Courtesy of Alan Gassett
1976 Street Stock
point results.

Courtesy of Alan Gassett
1976 Limited Sportsman
point results.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Eldred Getchell.
 
Courtesy of Dwight Miller
Ed Salisbury's Pinto.
 
Courtesy of Dwight Miller
Dwight Miller tending to
mundane tasks.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Doug Sinclair. Looks like
it's a good thing he's a track wrecker provider.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Doug Sinclair - earlier
entry.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Another Sinclair entry.
 
Courtesy of Dan St. Pierre
Glines leads Fraser
in a special race program.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Doug Ripley in
Doug LIght's 99
entry.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Don Deluck, having a
good night.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Don Deluck. 
  
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Don Deluck's Camaro.
 
Courtesy of Bruce McAlpine
Derek Mingo.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Dana Graves leads
Pete Silva.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Dana Graves.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Craig Tozier.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Big late model mixup in the earlier years.
 
Courtesy of Cheryl Conlogue
Bruce Kane [1] with
bill Penfold in the background.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Tilton [73] and
others in action.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Tibbetts.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Tibbetts, eying Pete Silva from the wrong angle.

 
Courtesy of Dasn St. Pierre
Jackson, NH's Dick Glines [60] and Schubenacadie, Nova Scotia's Frank Fraser, on the pole.


 
Courtesy of Bobby Seger
Bob Seger. Was his crew called the Silver Bullet Band ?
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Hallee.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Fotter.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bobby Ayer, 1970's
flagger.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Harnish.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bob Harnish, looking over his unfortunate handiwork.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bill Tillon.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bill Harnish.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bill Harnish.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bill Harnish, behind
his pickup.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
Wild Bill Carlton -
and Trophy Queen..
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Bill Harnish [23] racing brother Mike.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Sheehan
3 abreast action in the
Thunder Speedway era.
 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Some point standings
in the Thunder Spdwy era.

 
Courtesy of Walter Newell
Andy Montague, car 16X.
 
Frank Oakes Photo
4th turn action.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.


Frank Oakes Photo
1960's cars on the track.



Courtesy of Barry Elston Via Lost Maine Speedways
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Barry Elston Via Lost Maine Speedways
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Walter Newell
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Frank Oakes Photo
Car 90 and another
one off the track.

Frank Oakes Photo
Car 90 and another
one off the track.

Courtesy of Barry Elston Via Lost Maine Speedways
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.

Courtesy of Barry Elston Via Lost Maine Speedways
1960's driver portrait. Don't know who.
 

                                                       

SPRINGFIELD SPEEDWAY
Springfield, Maine


Courtesy of Historic Aerials.com
The site of what was Springfield Speedway, on the old fairgrounds.

                Material on the short - lived track in Springfield, Maine is very scarce. At least once in its history, the track advertised in Cavalcade of Auto Racing, the Oilzum periodical from the 1960's and '70's. That is all I currently have for photos. Apparently the promoter was Clifford Mullens, and they raced on Saturday afternoons. The track appears to have had the typical nice old covered stands that so many Maine fairgrounds had. 


Cavalcade of Auto Racing

Ron Emery with a
1966 win.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Bill Houghton with a 1966 win.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Booty Osgood wins one with a four door.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Curtis Hatch. This gives a view of the grandstands.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Fletcher Smith. He later became a Speedway 95 driver.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Harold Callahan
winning a 1966 event.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Phil Baker also wins one with a four door.

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Roy Engstrom wins one in '66.

Cavalcade of Yankee Racer
This might be a parking pass for this Springfield track.

                                                       

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.
 
|
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.
 
             
             
             


 


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.

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.

Wiscassett Site Photo
A composite of
the same guy. Nice Mustang !

Wiscassett Site Photo
Maine's famed Dave Darveau.

Wiscassett Site Photo
This late model is much further along inthe track history.

Wiscassett Site Photo
A
lan Gassett. A
1992 entry.

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

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


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

 STILL OTHER PHOTOS

 
Wiscassett Site Photo
A page from a 1970's
program.

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

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

Wiscassett Site Photo
By Dan Ayotte
Superior victory? How many names did this track go through ?

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

Wiscassett Site Photo
By Mike Lanoe
M
eserve and McGinnis.

Wiscassett Site Photo
Earl Parnelli Jones
.
 
Wiscassett Site Photo
Ralph Nason - 1987 win.
           

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

REGULARS' PHOTOS AND VISITING SERIES

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

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


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

BGNN
 
Wiscassett Site Photo
Meserve and Hector LeClair. 

Nascar North
 
Wiscassett Site Photo
by Jamie Williams
Kelly Moore and Dave Dion. 

BGNN
   
           

                                                       


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