Fans thronged to the grandstands on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Wiscasset Speedway to see the annual Boss Hogg 100 Pro Stock race. The day was warm and sunny, and turned into a balmy night under the lights. Twenty-one Pro Stocks competed for a purse of nearly $8,000.

The group one division of racing action also was on the schedule, including New England 4-Cylinder Pro Stock, NAPA Super Street and Thunder 4 Minis.

The Boss Hogg 100-lap Pro Stock race was the highlight. Starting on the pole was Andy Saunders. To his right was Kelly Moore. Behind in third was Wyatt Alexander.

There was an early caution during lap four when Josh St. Clair spun on the track and collected Nathan Tribbet. Tribbet was towed off the track, but Josh St. Clair was able to return to racing. On the restart, Alexander was able to pass Moore for second. During lap six, Scott Chubbuck passed Moore for third.

A red flag was called during lap eight when Joe Morrey lost fuel. Alexander swerved up the track to avoid it on turn two, causing cars behind him to check up. Jeff Burgess and John Rideout went into the wall and Phillip Richardson received tire damage. Nick Hinkley also suffered damage. Burgess never made it back onto the track, but after a trip to the pits, Hinkley, Rideout and Richardson were back on the track.

On the lap of the restart, Kevin Morse and Dave St. Clair got together on turn two, bringing out the yellow. When action resumed, Alexander did not have a good start and Chubbuck passed him for second. John Peters also passed Alexander and took third. Despite the cautions, Saunders was able to stay ahead and not lose position.

On lap 30, Moore passed Peters for third. Peters fell back over the next few laps, and headed to the pit during lap 51. Chubbuck attempted to pass Saunders for the lead, but could not complete a pass, and again fell in behind him.

Everything changed during lap 70. There were only seven cars on the lead lap at this point of the race. The race for sixth became heated, Evan Beaulieu and Vinnie Miller got into a tangle on turn one bringing out a caution. On the restart, Chubbuck shot ahead, but a determined Saunders did not give up easily. Door-to-door racing ensued, and contact was made between the pair coming out of turn three. Chubbuck went into a spin, which caused Saunders to spin out of the way to avoid him. That was the final caution of the race. Chubbuck headed to the pits, but was soon back on the track.

There was a new running order because Moore and James Osmond, both in the top five, headed to the pits during the caution. Alexander took the lead. Miller advanced to second. Saunders moved to third. Chubbuck moved to fourth. Beaulieu, who had come back onto the track, was in fifth.

Chubbuck pulled to the side of Saunders on lap 90, and was able to complete the pass during lap 92 for third. The battle for second and third, and the position of lapped traffic, allowed Alexander to gain a commanding lead. Alexander made his first career Pro Stock win at the age of 15, to the checkered. Miller placed second. Chubbuck finished third.

The Hard Charger award, given to the driver who advanced the most positions during the race, went to Vinnie Miller, who advanced 12 positions from his 14th place start. The halfway leader was Andy Saunders. Cash was awarded to all who competed. There was an additional $25 given to the race leader for each lap led during the race. The first-place winner also received an additional $500.

In other racing action were the New England 4-Cylinder Pro Stock Division, competing in a 25-lap feature. Starting at the pole was Tyler Bailey. In second was Cody Billings. Behind was Mike Kibbin.

During lap three, points leader Kamren Knowles passed Kibbin on the outside of turn two for third. Kamren Knowles continued his advance up the track and passed Billings on the outside for second. Kamren Knowles secured the lead during lap eight, and passed Bailey coming out of turn four onto the front stretch.

There was a caution during lap 12, and on the restart Billings passed Bailey for second. Alex Waltz went to the outside on the back stretch to pass Bailey, and Bailey went into a spin, collecting Kibbin. There was a red flag while the track was cleared. When racing resumed, Waltz, who was in third, passed Billings for second. Coming up from his 13th-place start was Jacob Hendsbee. Hendsbee passed Billings during lap 13 for third.

A door-to-door race for the lead began. Waltz moved to the outside of Kamren Knowles, and was able to complete a pass for the lead on turn four of lap 17. Hendsbee passed Kamren Knowles for second during lap 18 on the inside of turn three. Hendsbee looked for first but could nott complete a pass before there was a caution during lap 22.

When racing resumed, Hendsbee had the outside track, and Kamren Knowles was able to pass on the inside for second. There was door-to-door racing action for second, but Kamren Knowles was able to keep his spot. Waltz took the checkered, making it his second consecutive win, and his third win of the season. Kamren Knowles took second. Hendsbee placed third.

In the points race, Kamren Knowles was in the lead with 402. Second was Hendsbee with 372. In third was Jeff Prindall with 304.

A 25-lap NAPA Super Street feature was action-packed. Starting at the pole was Brad Bellows. To his right was Jamie Norton. Behind was Dave Patten. When the green flew over the track, Dave Doherty passed Patten for third. During lap three, Dan Trask passed Doherty for third. Trask set his sights on second and passed Norton during lap four. During the same lap, Trask passed Bellows on the outside of turn two for the lead.

Coming up from his last-place start was Kenny Harrison. Harrison passed Norton on the outside for third during lap eight. There was a caution during lap 15, when Patten went off the track on turn three. On the restart, Jason Curtis passed Harrison for third. However, Curtis spun on the track during lap 17 causing a caution that caused a jumble on the track. When the dust settled, Trask was still in the lead. Harrison was in second, and Mark Lucas had advanced to third.

On the restart, Lucas had the inside track and passed Harrison for second on the back stretch during lap 17. Adam Chadbourne got under Harrison and passed for third during lap 17. Race leaders remained constant until the finish. Trask took the checkered. Lucas second and Chadbourne third.

In points, Josh Bailey, who placed sixth, was the current leader with 412. Second was Chadbourne with 370. Third was Curtis with 284.

A 20-lap Thunder 4 Mini feature was next. Starting at the pole was Noah Haggett. To his right was Jeff Minchin Jr. Behind was Craig Pyy. During the opening lap, Pyy passed Minchin for second on the inside of turn three. Joe Katula passed Minchin in the inside for third, following Pyy. Katula continued his advance up the track, passing Pyy on the inside of the back stretch during lap four for second.

The one-and-only caution of the race came during lap seven, when Cody Tribbet went into the back stretch wall. On the restart, Zach Audet had moved up from his 12th-place start, and passed Pyy on the inside of turn three during lap eight for third.

Katula passed Haggett for the lead during lap 10. Audet passed Haggett on the inside during lap 11 and took third. Audet looked for his opportunity to pass Katula. His chance came during lap 16, and he passed Katula on the inside for the lead. Haggett followed Audet and passed Katula on the inside of turn three, to take second. Race leaders did not change through the conclusion. Audet took the win. Haggett placed second and Katula third.

In the points standing, Leandra Martin led with 396. In second was Michael Harrison with 368 and third was Curtis Anderson with 338.

The individual race results from Aug. 8 were:

New England 4-cylinder Pro Stock (25 laps, unofficial results, pending engine inspection) — 1, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 2, Kamren Knowles, West Gardiner; 3, Jacob Hendsbee, Whitefield; 4, Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls; 5, Craig Dunn, Strong; 6, Cody Billings, Hartford; 7, Brooke Knowles, West Gardiner; 8, Bob Patten, Westbrook; 9, John Shorey, Alna; 10, Cameron Folsom, Augusta; 11, Cam Corbine, Farmingdale; 12, Conner Wenners, Edgecomb; 13, Tyler Bailey, Wiscasset; and 14, Mike Kibbin, South China.

NAPA Super Street (25 laps) — 1, Dan Trask, Chelsea; 2, Mark Lucas, Harpswell; 3, Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; 4, Kenny Harrison, Durham; 5, Brad Bellows, China; 6, Josh Bailey, Wiscasset; 7, David Doherty, Green; 8, Zac Poland, Woolwich; 9, Jamie Norton, Farmingdale; 10, Brandon Sprague, Edgecomb; 11, Jason Curtis, Hollis; 12, Tasha Dyer, Arrowsic; and 13, David Patten, Westbrook

Thunder 4s (20 laps) — 1, Zach Audet, Skowhegan; 2, Noah Haggett, Wiscasset; 3, Joe Katula, Lisbon; 4, Leandra Martin, Richmond; 5, Curtis Anderson, Richmond; 6, David Cook, Livermore; 7, Michael Harrison, Durham; 8, Derek McKeen, Windham; 9, Aaron Sevigny, Windsor; 10, Jeff Minchin Jr, Pittston; 11, Michael Golding, Pownal; 12, Craig Pyy, Gorham; 13, David Greenleaf, Brunswick; 14, Kyle Dorey, Bowdoinham; 15, Cody Tribbet, Richmond; and 16, Nate McWilliams, Lisbon.

Boss Hogg 100 (Pro Stock 100 laps) — 1, Wyatt Alexander, Ellsworth; 2, Vinnie Miller, Moorseville, N.C.; 3, Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoin; 4, Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 5, Evan Beaulieu, Durham; 6, Dave St. Clair, Liberty; 7, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 8, John Rideout, Washington; 9, Kelly Moore, Scarborough; 10, Charlie Colby, Edgecomb; 11, Westley Turner, Freedom; 12, James Osmond, Wiscasset; 13, Phillip Richardson, Hermon; 14, John Peters, Westbrook; 15, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; 16, Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 17, Jeff Burgess, Fairfield; 18, Kevin Morse, Woolwich; 19, Joe Morrey, Lisbon; and 20, Nathan Tribbet, Richmond.

Lisa Maguire writes for Wiscasset Speedway.

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