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.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Racing in Ohio

Caribou native Carl Theriault, center in shorts, received the East Coast Timing Association's 200 Mile Per Hour Club award from Tonya Turk on his left. Others are unidentified. Theriault brought his Ford Mustang to the Ohio Mile event in Wilmington, Ohio. JRT Customs photo

Episode 104 May 1, 2016 Caribou Native Meets Goals at the Ohio Mile Caribou native and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Racing Team owner,  Carl Theriault, now living in Massachusetts, brought his Ford Mustang  to compete at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA)  Ohio Mile races in Wilmington, Ohio. The Ohio Mile draws land speed racers from all […]

Pay It Forward

Pay it Forward Seminar at Wiscasset Speedway today. The seminar was run by Bobby Alexander front and center. WAR photo

Episode 103 April 24, 2016 Pay It Forward Seminar at Wiscasset Speedway Alexander agreed to teach interested racers how to set up their race cars utilizing knowledge he gleaned over the  years. The effort was funded in part by track owners Richard and Vanessa Jordan knowing that such information will increase the competence and confidence […]

Signs of Spring in Motorsports

My son-in-law Marc Cole, with his pride and joy 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The car was just removed from winter storage. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 102 April 17, 2016 You Know It’s Spring When… Coming from Northern Maine where I have still lots of snow in my backyard, I was greeted by true spring-like conditions in southern Maine. One of the rites of spring is removing your classic car from winter storage. I was on hand when my son-in-law […]

See You Later Grammie Smith

Episode 101 April 10, 2016 See You Soon Grammie On April 6, 2016 at 3:00 am at the Borderview Nursing Home in Van Buren, Maine, Glenda Smith was escorted by angels to her heavenly home at the age of 89. She died peacefully with no pain after spending four months in the nursing home where she received […]

Happy Easter Race Fans

Episode 99 March 27, 2016 My Best Holy-Day of the Year Two scenes tell it all for me:   The Back Pew by Jeff Larson. Used with permission of author I am glad this day is still recognized for what it is. I have a difficult time describing what it means to me, however, God’s word […]

Bite The Bullet Snowmobile Hillclimb Results

"King of the Mountain" Fort Kent's Joe Pelletier won the 500, 600,  Open Class, and finished third in the 800cc class. Photo courtesy Last Chance Motorsports

Episode 98 March 20, 2016 Bite the Bullet & Battle Big Rock Hillclimb Results My junior reporter Jere Humphrey organized last Saturday’s hillclimb and provided me with results and photos of some of the race winners. His report follows: “Regardless of the outside temperatures, which turned out to be a little less than desirable, wasn’t […]