Aroostook County high school student, Jesse Taggett, represented his community well at recent Epping, New Hampshire Snowmobile Grass Drags. Taggett finished on the podium in each of his three classes. And I get to ride in two Corvette Sting Rays in one week.
Those with close ties to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway share some thoughts on its closing, Wyatt Alexander Racing displays their classy character, and USAC Silver Crown 6-time Driver Champion Kody Swanson crowned.
Motorsports in Aroostook County is not dead as 89 snowmobile competitors and over 800 spectators gathered for the third annual Big Woods Grass Drags in Ashland on Saturday. Also Beech Ridge Motor Speedway bids farewell on Sunday September 26th with huge finale.
The announcement that Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough will be closing and the track sold to a real estate developer brought many comments this weekend. A few are in this episode. Also Big Woods Grass Drags are back in Ashland next Saturday after a one-year absence.
The Loring Timing Association though somewhat low in entrants made up for that with top notch race teams putting on a good show of Land Speed.
County connected racer Jon Bennett IMSA race at Road America, Travis Pastrana sets new record at Mt. Washington, two truck pullers highlighted, and Oxford 250 results as well as Loring Timing Association Street Car Shootout. Phew
New England Forest Rally had a surprise winner after the favorites dropped out for a variety of issues. Travis Pastrana took a wild ride. That photo and more in this episode.
Famous race drivers headed to Maine next weekend for the New England Forest Rally headquartered at Sunday River in Newry. Maybe not as well known on the national scene, yet, a veteran of 22 NEFR is Bangor’s John Cassidy IV.
The former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone was where motorsports enthusiasts gathered this past weekend as the Loring Timing Association hosted the 2021 Speed Trials. Records were set as well as an appearance by Barn Finds’ Tom Cotter with his rare Cunningham cars which proved they were not for show only as they were put to the test on the track.
Aroostook County man crew chief for Daytona-based Harley Davidson King of the Bagger racing team in California debut. Plus great family story at Beech Ridge Speedway courtesy Wyatt Alexander Racing. And more…