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.

Making A Living in Motorsports in Northern Maine

Episode 29 November 2, 2014 Making a living in motorsports anywhere in the USA is tough. Making a living at it in Northern Maine is extremely rare. A small population and low expendable income cannot support that type of business. Yet Jason Theriault, doing business as JRT Customs, in Caribou is making his mark as […]

Pastor Doug

Episode 28a October 27, 2014 Episode 28a will be later this week, maybe today. I am in Westbrook attending the funeral of our church’s and my children’s former Youth Pastor. Pastor Doug Loftis was only 50 years old when he died ten months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pastor Doug passed away on Wednesday […]

And He Wins, USAC Silver Crown Champ Crowned and More

Episode 26 October 12, 2014 Swanson Wins! My friend Kody Swanson from California, now living in Indiana, came through with a win and a championship on the “Moody Mile” at the New York Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York last Saturday. Swanson swapped the lead with two time Silver Crown champ Bobby East until late in […]

Winding Down the Season and Some Updates

Episode 25 October 5, 2014 I know the racing season is winding down locally as well as nation wide, however, I am gearing up to go to Bogota, Colombia where a County organization known as Neighbors First will return to the area to put the top floor on a church in the neighborhood of Bosa […]

Day Trip To Oxford Plains Speedway

County Folks at OPS Thanks to Dan and Tyler Raymond of Caribou I found some traveling companions and racing enthusiasts who wanted to watch racing at Oxford Plains Speedway some five hours south of home. The decision to go was made the day before when Dan suggested that racing for the year did not have […]

“Loud-In” Loudon!!!

Episode 23 September 22, 2014 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway I was not planning to go to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Loudon, New Hampshire, until one of my former students and friend, Jason Griffeth of the Red Sox called me 2 weeks before the event saying he had a couple of […]

Announcements, Predictions and Results! Phew

Episode 20 September 14, 2014 Austin Theriault makes historic announcement Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault took another giant leap forward in his quest to become a professional race driver in NASCAR when he announced that he will be sponsored by several Maine based companies and government entities at press conferences held Friday in Portland and Bangor. […]