Defending Unity Raceway Late Model champion Frank Moulton of Burnham took another giant step toward his third straight championship in the premiere division Saturday night, Aug. 28 as he posted his fifth straight victory in the 35-lap feature race.

Other racers visiting victory lane before one of the season’s largest crowds included Brad Bellows of China Village, Chris King of Burnham, Corey Walker of Augusta, Mike Wilson of Chelsea, Justin Moore of Madison, Mika Wilson of Chelsea, Jason Bosworth of Cornville, Ryan Chadwick of Wiscasset and Dan Snow of Pittston.

Moulton extended his streak with help from rivals, after spending the first half of the race well out of the top five. But in his typical, patient fashion, the 21-year-old hotshoe was in a position to take advantage of his opportunities, especially after Jeff Burgess of Fairfield and Mike Hodgkins of Jefferson wrecked on the backstretch just as Hodgkins appeared to take the lead from Burgess, who had led the first half of the event.

Several other cars were eliminated or forced to pit for repairs at that point, moving Moulton into fourth position, and he methodically worked his way to the front taking the lead from Seth Raven of Waldo, his closest championship rival this season.

Ricky Morse of St. Albans was closest to Moulton under the checkered flag, with teenager Dylan Turner of Freedom claiming the final podium position. Raven finished fourth, solidifying his second-place ranking in the season-long standings, with the top five filled by David Folsom I of Skowhegan. Burgess and Raven posted heat race victories.

Brad Bellows breezed to victory in the Racin’ Paper Super Street 25-lapper, leading from green to checkered flags. Second position was not the place to be during this race, as Skip Conner, Ricky Burgess and points leader Nate Weston all failed to finish the race due to mechanical woes after chasing Bellows for several laps. Nick Huff of Orrington claimed runner-up honors, with Shaun Austin of Norridgwock in third at the finish line. Brian Fortin of South China and Steve Rackliff of Starks rounded out the top five. Weston won the heat race.

Chris King of Burnham led all of the 20-lap main event for the Keystone Automotive Wildcat Division, but it was not without a stiff challenge by runner-up finisher Andy Turbovsky of Wilslow and third-place finisher Ryan Robinson of Waterville. Maurice Young of Chelsea was fourth across the finish line, with Ed Sleeper of Vassalboro finishing in fifth position. Robinson won the heat race.

Corey Walker of Augusta tightened up an already-close championship battle in the Uncle Henry’s Late Model Pro Four feature event with a late charge to the lead past his chief rival, multi-time division champion Steve Rackliff of Starks. Walker was chased to the checkered flag by Ben Clark, who also got by Rackliff late in the 20-lap event. Rackliff was forced to settle for a third-place finish, in front of Mike Mason of Skowhegan and Bill Ellis of Parkman. Mason prevailed in a wild, almost vicious heat race.

Aable Auto Parts Flyin’ 4 points leader Justin Moore of Madison inherited the race lead when his chief championship rival, teenager Brad Bosworth of Cornville, suffered suspension failure while setting the pace in the 20-lap main event for the entry-level four-cylinder class. Moore then held off Zach Audet of New Sharon to claim yet another victory. Rodney Williams of Oakland was the third-place finisher. Moore also won the heat race.

Mika Wilson of Chelsea picked up her second straight victory in Waterville Oaks Ladies Division competition. Samantha Letourneau of Benton turned in a strong run to grab the runner-up trophy, with points leader Chelsea Young settling for a third-place finish. Wilson also won the heat race.

Jayson Bosworth of Cornville continued his late-season surge in the Geo & Sons Teen Thunder Division, driving to a convincing win in front of the top winner in the class this season, Cole Robinson of Clinton. Ricky Pease of Detroit, Kyle Robinson of Clinton and Mike Fernald of Benton rounded out the top five. Bosworth was the heat race winner.

The closest finish of the night was in the 25-lap Enduro race as Ryan Chadwick of Wiscasset was triumphant by inches over Donny Silva of Hudson, who led the majority of the race. Even tighter than that was the race for third, with Zach Gagnon of Clinton getting the spot by about a centimeter over Jamie Knight. TDaymon Dodge of Troy was the fifth-place finisher.

Dan Snow of Pittston prevailed in a 20-lap feature race for the visiting Maine Mods touring series. Ben Nile of Anson was the runner-up, with Tommy Stilphen of Kennebunk claiming third ahead of Tyler King of Livermore Falls and heat race winner Reid Lanpher of Manchester.

Racing continues throughout the month of September every Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with special events scheduled for October.

The individual results from Aug. 28 were:

Late Model — 1, Frank Moulton, Burnham; 2, Ricky Morse, St. Albans; 3, Dylan Turner, Freedom; 4, Seth Raven, Waldo; 5, David Folsom, Skowhegan; 6, Markus Lowe, Jackson; 7, Louis Picard, Palmyra; 8, Kyle Turner, Freedom; 9, Mike Moore, Madison; 10, Will Collins, Appleton; 11, Bobby Seger Jr., Frankfort; 12, Dickie Byron, Madison; 13, Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 14, Jeff Burgess, Fairfield; 15, Mike Hodgkins, Jefferson; and 16, Justin Drake, Vassalboro.

Racin’ Paper Super Street — 1, Brad Bellows, China Village; 2, Nick Huff, Orington; 3, Shaun Austin, Norridgewock; 4, Brian Fortin, South China; 5, Steve Rackliff, Starks; 6, Skip Conner, Oakland; 7, Nate Weston, Madison; and 8, Ricky Burgess Jr., Waterville.

Keystone Automotive Industries Wildcat (20 laps) — 1, Chris King, Burnham; 2, Andy Turbovsky, Winslow; 3, Ryan Robinson, Waterville; 4, Maurice Young, Chelsea; 5. Ed Sleeper, Vassalboro; 6, Carl McAlpine, Burnham; 7, Ed Gilblair, Skowhegan; and 8, Russ Anderson, Portsmouth, N.H.

Uncle Henry’s Late Model Pro Four — 1, Corey Walker, Augusta; 2, Ben Clark, Clinton; 3, Steve Rackliff, Starks; 4, Mike Mason, Skowhegan; 5, Bill Ellis, Parkman; 6, Tim Robinson, Clinton; 7, Cary Davis, Solon; and 8, Norm Cummings Jr., Augusta.

Monster Energy Drink Monsta Mini — 1, Mike Wilson, Chelsea; 2, Tim Collins, Farmingdale; 3, Dylan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 4, Lance Chapman, Benton; 5, Greg Cummings, Augusta; and 6, John Fortin, Vassalboro.

Aable Auto Parts Flyin’ 4 — 1, Justin Moore, Madison; 2, Zach Audet, New Sharon; 3, Rodney Willaims, Oakland; 4, Brian Dickey, Madison; 5, Brad Bosworth, Cornville; and 6, Matt Beers,

Waterville Oaks Ladies — 1, Mika Wilson, Chelsea; 2, Samantha Letourneau, Benton; 3, Chelsea Young, Winterport; 4, Christie Foster, Norridgewock; 5, Alica Goodwin, Clinton; and 6, Amanda Batchelder, Fairfield.

Geo & Sons Teen Thunder — 1, Jayson Bosworth, Cornville; 2, Cole Robinson, Clinton; 3, Ricky Pease, Detroit; 4, Kyle Robinson, Clinton; 5, Mike Fernald, Benton; 6, Colby Robbins, Montville; 7, Wesley Turner, Montville; 8, Levi Swan, Jefferson; and 9, Emily McAlpine, Burnham.

Enduro (25 laps, 23 cars, top 10) — 1, Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset; 2, Donny Silva, Hudson; 3, Zach Gagnon, Clinton; 4, Jamie Knight, unk.; 5, Daymon Dodge, Troy; 6, Alex Fernald, Benton; 7, Henry Boudreau, Winterport; 8, Barry Wright Jr., Chelsea; and 10, Mike Brann, Readfield.

Maine Mods — 1, Dan Snow, Pittston; 2, Ben Nile, Anson; 3, Tommy Stilphen, Kennebunk; 4, Tyler King, Livermore Falls; 5, Reid Lanphear, Manchester; and 6, Nate Haney, Caribou.

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