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.

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 […]

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

Located in Wolfsville, Nova Scotia and now at Loring Commerce Center in Limestone, Maine with over  160,000 parts in each location.

Episode 96 March 6, 2016 The British Are Invading the County “What in the world possessed you to move to Aroostook County,” I asked Mark Appleton, owner of British Cycle Supply Company, who opened a new US warehouse at the Loring Commerce Center January 1st. “First of all, lots of land,” replied Appleton. “In New […]

The Helmet Heads Watch Daytona 500

"Helmet Headed" Hale Brothers watching the Daytona 500. Yours truly on the left and brother Bob on the right. Photo by Fred Fletcher for HTF Motorsports

Episode 94 February 21, 2016 I Won the Daytona 500! I Won the Daytona 500! “It was the Daytona 500 and I was beating and banging fenders down the back stretch on the last lap. A salty sweat stung my eyes as the pack of snarling stock cars approached turn four. No way was I […]