All posts by Tom Hale

Tom Hale

About Tom Hale

Tom wrote 14 years as freelancer for the Bangor Daily Sports covering motorsports in Maine. Now blogging and concentrating on human interest stories about people and places in racing.

Marine Comes Home To Support Marathon

Woodland native Amanda eason returns home for Inagural Caribou Marathon. Entering water Station #5 where I was volunteering. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode #123 September 18, 2016 Purple Heart Marine Runs in Hometown Marathon  Story continues below advertisement. You may have met Sargent Amanda Eason in Episode 82 published on November 11, 2015. She related her story about April 20, 2010 when her convoy was ambushed in Afghanistan. The armored truck she was driving took two direct […]

We Remember 9/11

Fire satins Around the Country remember 9/11 today. Caribou Fire and Ambulance's display to honor their fallen comrades. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 122 September 11, 2016 15 years? It Seems Like Only Yesterday Tim St. Peter one of my agriculture students came into my third period class (about 10:00 o’clock am)  saying  planes had hit the World Trade Center in New York. I thought it must have been a wayward private plane or something similar. Class […]

Loring Event Provides Spills and Thrills

Brenda Sue Carver of Sequin, Texas was injured when her motorcycle left the track . Race official Tim Kelly said, "She simply lost control and exited to the left". HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 121 September 4, 2016 Loring Timing Association Harvest Event 2016 Despite closing down a few hours early on Sunday when Brenda Sue Carver had an off-track incident many records were set. At last check Ms Carver is recovering from her injuries and is expected to have a full recovery.Story continues below advertisement. Electric Motorcycle […]

Misfortune Plagues County Racers

This sums it up for the 250 and Austin Theriault's attempt to finish in the top 5 in consecutive years. The #50 car came up and over the Theriault car around lap 126. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode # 120 August 29, 2016 Racers With County Ties Have Tough Day Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault finished 35th after winning heat race number six. He was dropping back steadily from his sixth place starting spot until lap 121 when smacked in the rear of the car by Jeff White. Theriault attributed his rearward march […]

Theriault Homecoming At Oxford 250

Wyatt Alexander on left with Austin Theriault prior to UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Could they both be involved in NASCAR in the future? Photo courtesy Chris Roy Photography

Episode 119 August 21, 2016 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Next Sunday One of the most anticipated races this year is Sunday the 28th at Oxford Plains Speedway. Fifty five entries from primarily the northeast and the Maritimes were reported as of the 18th on the Oxford 250 website.Story continues below advertisement. The race […]

Six Tenths of a Foot Separate First and Third

Tyler Raymond, Caribou on his 1952 Farmall Super C came up six tenths of a foot shy of first in the Antique Tractor Pulls at Fort Kent Saturday. Flying Farmer Racing photo

Episode 118 August 14, 2016 You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me…Six Tenths of a Foot? Sometimes in motorsports competition fractions of an inch or second means the difference between a win or a loss. Former Spud Speedway Senior Champ Kart Points Champion Tyler Raymond of Caribou experienced that in a tractor pull Saturday in Fort […]

Romance, Racing, and Fast Times at Loring

Zoe Rice prepares for her run at Cumberland Motor Club Autocross at Loring. She co-drives the Corvette with her boyfriend Mark Phelps. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 117 August 7, 2016 Cumberland Motor Club Hosts Largest Autocross in Northeast The Cumberland Motor Club hosted their 7th Annual Autocross at the former Loring Air Force Base this past weekend. The venue is the largest of its type in the Northeast with plenty of room for the .club to set up two separate […]

Gearhead Tour 2016

First stop of Hale Brothers 2016 Gearhead Tour, Maine Indoor Karting (MIK), Scarborough. l to r Bob  Hale, Tom Hale, Damian Thereault, Jason Theiriauly, and Janet Bosse. Janet Bosse photo

Episode 116 July 31, 2016 Hale Brothers on Gearhead Tour The first annual Hale Brothers Gearhead Tour began Thursday evening at one of my sponsors venue, Maine Indoor Karting, Scarborough. It was an off week for racing at Spud Speedway so we met up with Team JRT who were on their way to race at […]

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.Story continues below […]