All posts by Tom Hale

Tom Hale

About Tom Hale

For the past 14 years, Tom has written freelance for the Bangor Daily sports covering motorsports in Maine.

More News About Young Racers

Episode 62 July 5, 2015 More Young Racers Beginning Stock Car Racing Experience Logan Johnson of Washburn joined a growing list of entry-level racers at Spud Speedway’s Enduro class. There were enough race cars that two heat races were run to accommodate the cars. Johnson, with the help of Donald Rideout of RTM Racing and […]

More Future Motorsports Stars?

Episode 61 June 28, 2015 Youngsters Developing at Spud Speedway In what had to be the closest race finish at Spud Speedway since opening the newly constructed kart track three years ago, nine-year old Bryan Searles held on to hold off hard charging Brayden Thibodeau in the Junior Champ Kart feature race. Searles led the […]

My Gray Craftsman Toolbox

Thoughts About This Disorder I Acquired In 1971 I was a freshman in college, the University of Maine at Orono, when I decided to make a radical decision. The radical decision was whether to purchase my very own tools and a toolbox. I am very frugal and debated with myself; do I or do I […]

Youth Racers Make Their Season Debuts

Episode 59 June 14, 2015 New Guys in County Motorsports I have not been to a truck or tractor pull in over a decade, however, I came across a couple of story ideas about two young men building pulling trucks. Their stories intrigued me necessitating a trip to the Central Aroostook Young Farmers Tractor Pull […]

Did You See That Racing Action?

Episode 58 June 7, 2015 Wow! Action Everywhere This Weekend This weekend in motorsports for me started Friday night when I made the late evening trek to my brother’s home in Caribou. I do not get Fox Sports 1 and Bob convinced me that I would be disappointed if Austin won in Texas and I […]

The Smell of Racing

Episode 57 May 31, 2015 Thank You Lord for a Sense of Smell As I was mowing my large lawn at home the other day I was pretending to be practicing driving my racing kart. I was making as precise turns and “hitting my apex” (the road where I turned) as consistently as possible. I […]

Busiest Race Days of the Spring

Episode 56 May 24, 2015 Analysis of Hinchcliffe Crash With IndyCars pounding the walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for time trials and in practice, many were blaming the new aero kits for the flips experienced by Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, and Ed Carpenter. I am not sure of the cause for the Chevy […]

County Racetrack Making a Comeback in 2015

Episode 54 May 10, 2015 Spud Speedway New Management Unveils Plans for 2015 Season Thirty five interested racers and fans attended an informational meeting at the Caribou Recreation and Wellness Center. Promoter John Albert convened the meeting to drum up interest in stock car racing at the Caribou racetrack. Albert began the meeting speaking in […]