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.

Royal Beauty Bright, Merry Christmas 2016

Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright. Westward leading, still proceeding. Guide us to thy perfect light. Photo by Pete Freeman

Episode 192 December 25, 2016 Merry Christmas From Up North For a Child is born to us,     a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders.     And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (New Living Translation) To all who have read and/or […]

Karting, Daytona, Books, and Hot Cars

Northern Maine Karting Association Senior Cage Karts at Spud Speedway at the beginning of 2016 season. Photo by Geri Martin

Episode 191 December 18, 2016 NMKA Experiences Growth in Preparation for 2017 Season NMKA members met last week to discuss their new rule package and planned for the 2017 racing season. The club voted to accept World Karting Association (WKA) specifications for the Briggs & Stratton Animal engine. Most kart tracks in Maine now utilize […]

Shrine Klowns Meet Up With The Flying Frenchman

Erne "the Flying Frenchman" Levesque with his 1956 Chevy at the Jade East Madawaska facility. Levesque raced at Spud Speedway in Caribou  from 1964 to 1975.  Photo courtesy Erne Levesque

Episode 190   Look Who Anah Shrine Klowns Run Into “I walked through the door at Forest Hill Manor where there was a couch and who was sitting there but Erny “The Flying Frenchman” Levesque”, said Band Aide, an Anah Shrine Klown who was making the rounds to nursing homes in northern Maine Saturday. The […]

Monster, F1 Champ Retires, and Milliken Book Reviewed

Monster Energy based in Corona, California bedmes NASCAR Title Sponsor. Monster Energy Facebook photo

Episode 189 December 4, 2016 This Week in National Motorsports Scene Ripe With Surprise Announcements I was caught off guard this week by two announcements at the highest level of racing NASCAR premier series announcement of a title sponsor and the retirement of Nico Rosberg after he won the Formula One title. I knew that […]

Most Popular Driver in NASCAR K and N Series From Maine

Austin Theriault with his "Jimmy Johnson" look. Austin ran his last race of the year at Southern National Motorsports Park. AT Racing photo

Episode 188 November 27, 2016 Theriault Second at Lucama, North Carolina Track Qualifying second in his #57 Super Late Model, Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault went on to finish second in the Accent Imaging 125 at Southern National Motorsports Park. The youngster, Christian Eckes from Middleton, New York, had the fastest time and won the race […]

You Are A Class Act Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards and Pastor Mick Saunders at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Now Lucas Oil Raceway) in July 2007. HTF Motorsports photo

Episode 177 November 20, 2016 Man-O-Man I Wanted Carl to Win When I was introduced to Carl Edwards by my friend Pastor Mick Saunders of Rushville, Indiana in 2003 I knew there was something special about this young driver. At the time he was in his first year with Roush in the  SuperChip Ford F-150 […]

Motorsports Musings While Viewing the SuperMoon

Washington Monument with SuperMoon tonight. Julie Chelewski photo

Episode # 176 November 13, 2016 SuperMoon Is A Sight to See I am cognizant that in light of all that has gone on this week in politics and reactions to the results that one thing remains, there are some incredible natural phenomenon that trump human ventures. How neat it is indeed that friends all […]