County Racers Dominate at Hermon Track

Senior Champ Kart podium finishers at Speedway Karting in Bangor, Chase Chandler 3rd, Damian Thereault 2nd, and race winner Jason Theiriault. Last Chance Motorports photo

Episode 115 July 24, 2016 County Men Dominate at Bangor Track Aroostook County kart racers dominated at Speedway Karting in Hermon Saturday. The top three finishers were all County men. The winner was Jason Theriault, Caribou, Damian Theriault, Caribou, and Chase Chandler, Crouseville. The father son Theriault team drive for JRT Customs of Caribou and […]

Keselowski Goes 244 Miles Per Hour

Bob Keselowski prepares his Dodge Charger for it's next run at Loring. The car has an older SB2 engine with a single 4 barrel carb without any power adding additions yet was able to approach the 250 mph mark. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 114 July 17, 2016 Brad’s Dad Can Go Fast Too Bob Keselowski, the father of Brian and Brad Keselowski the NASCAR racers showed that he still has it. His Dodge Charger went 244 + mph at the LTA’s Summer Event held at the former Loring Air Force Base the past four days. Keselowski set […]

What Does Nine Hundredths of a Second Look Like

This is what .09 seconds looks like at the finish line. Mike Francis photo

Episode 114 July 19, 2016 RYAN Motorsports Wins at Speedway 660 Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truexx Jr. at Daytona by a fraction of a second. Big time NASCAR racing does not hold a monopoly on close finishes as demonstrated by Ryan Messer in the Sportsman feature at Speedway 660 in Geary Road, New Brunswick last […]

Theriault and WAR Take Second Place in Their Races

Austin Theriault posing for photos and signing at pre-race autograph session at NASCAR K & N East Series Columbus 150, Columbus, Ohio. Austin Theriault Racing photo

Episode 113 July 3, 2016 Austin Theriault Takes Runner Up Spot in NASCAR Race Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault took another step forward in the points race in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series Saturday evening at Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus, Ohio. Theriault  finished in second place behind race winner  Justin Hayley from Winamac, Indiana. […]

Russell Bugbee 1955 – 2016

Russell Bugbee in his "office" the drag which stopped many trucks and tractors in it's day. Centreville, New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce photo

Episode 112 June 26, 2016 Russell Bugbee October 4, 1955 – June 21, 2016 I know it is a cliche that a person is known for that little dash between their birth and death, however, the passing of Russell Bugbee is such a case. I met him many years ago when my Caribou FFA students […]

Ford Wins After 50 Year Absence

After 50 years Ford comes back to LeMans and wins the GTLE Pro title. Marshall Pruett photo

Episode 111 June 19. 2016 Great Day for Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing I realize that LeMans is a long way from Northern Maine, however, I must follow up on my 24 Hours of Daytona report from earlier this year. You may recall that the new Ford GT cars had issues during that race and […]

County Kids Help Open Speedway Karting’s Season

Limestone's Gage Theriault, center, helped Speedway Karting in Bangor get their season underway Saturday with a win in Kids Kart Division. On the left is second place Austin Beale, Hamden and Glenburn's Mackenzie Butler on right finished third. Gage Theriault Racing photo

Episode 110 June 12, 2016 County Kids Race In Bangor Three County kids ran at the opening of Speedway karting at the Speedway 95 track on Saturday. The track utilizes a part of the big track with the remainder infield according to some of the people who raced there. As pictured above Gage Theriault won […]

Northern Maine Karting Association Season Opens and WAR Wins

Kids Karts Racers at Northern Maine Karting Association Season Opener at Spud Speedway. L to r Gage Theriault, Limestone, Avery Lloyd, New Denmark, new brunswick, and Kayden Haines, Caribou. Photo courtesy Janet Bosse

Episode 109 June 5, 2016 Northern Maine Karting Association (NMKA) Debuts The first karting club formed in northern Maine for the express purpose of promoting kart racing had its season opener Friday Night Racing Series Presented by Blacked-Out Window Tinting of Caribou at Spud Speedway’s 1/7 mile  kart track. Most of the inaugural members were […]

Swanson Wins, Wins, Wins, and Wins

Kody Swanson at speed at the Hoosier 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Richard Eisenbeis photo

Episode 108 May 29, 2016 Kody Swanson Dominates Weekend Competition In last week’s episode I told you about the busy four days of sprint car racing ahead for Kingsburg, California native currently living in Zionsville, Indiana, Kody Swanson. Swanson exceeded any of my predictions winning two of the three races and as of press time […]