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.

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 […]

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 Racer.com 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 […]