Wiscasset Speedway celebrated 49 years on Saturday night, July 21, with a full card of race action, capped with a fireworks display.

Group 2 had center stage with Late Models, Modifieds, Outlaw Minis and Strictly Streets, plus an annual appearance by the Senior Tour Auto Racers.

The show also featured a special preview test session by the 350 SMAC Super Modifieds in advance of their historic appearance on Saturday, Aug. 11.

In race action, Ryan St. Clair took charge of the 40-lap feature for the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Models and held off a late charge from heavy hitters Chris Thorne and Andrew McLaughlin for the victory. The race was slowed by just one mid-race caution, bunching up the 17-car field, which brought several drivers into contention. It was the third generation racer's second career win, and first since 2014.

Adam Chadbourne led wire-to-wire in the action-packed, 40-lap feature for the K&A Property Services Modifieds, grabbing his fourth win of the season. He was joined in victory lane by defending champ Allen Moeller and Mike Brown.

The 25-lap feature for the Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Minis went caution-free as defending champ Jake Hendsbee ran away with an easy win, his second of the year. Former champ Jimmy Childs took second with Scott Trask third.

The Norm's Used Cars Strictly Streets 25-lap feature was filled with exciting, three-wide action. In the end, Kurt Hewins drove around the competition in the third groove and held off his brother, Kyle, to take his second straight win.

Kyle, the division points leader, had a shot at the lead on the final turn but settled for the runner-up finish. Jonathan Emerson crossed the line third, but was issued a three-position penalty in post-race inspection. The third-place trophy went to Shawn Austin, although Emerson's race team has filed an appeal of its penalty. Results are pending further diagnostic inspection.

The Senior Tour Auto Racers turned back the clock to show off vintage race cars of year's gone by. Curt Snow wheeled his 1936 Chevy Coupe to the win in the Sportsman Division 15-lap feature, while Arthur Hannaford took the 15-lap Modified win in his 1971 Chevy Malibu.

During intermission, fans were treated to a fast lap test session by three drivers in the new 350 SMAC Super Modified Series. Drivers turned near record lap times to help promote their upcoming race when Super Modifieds compete for the first time at Wiscasset.

The official results from July 21 racing were:

K&A Property Services and Modifieds (40 laps) — 1, Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; 2, Allan Moeller, Dresden; 3, Michael Brown, Hope; 4, Spencer Vaughan, Canton; 5, Brian Treadwell, Hancock; 6, Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset; 7, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; and 8, Nick Reno, West Bath.

Norm’s Used Cars Strictly Streets (25 laps) — 1, Kurt Hewins, Leeds; 2, Kyle Hewins, Leeds; 3, Shawn Austin, Norridgewock; 4, Glenn Reynolds, Turner; 5, Brad Erskine, Solon; 6, Jonathan Emerson, Sabattus; 7, Kimberly Knight, Chesterville; 8, Ray Letellier, Buxton; 9, Zachary Emerson, Sabattus; 10, Dean Rice, Nobleboro; 11, Jeff Alley, Machias; 12, Tyson Jordan, Oxford; and 13, Paul Hopkins, Camden.

Kennebec Equipment Rental Outlaw Mini (25 laps) — 1, Jake Hensbee, Whitefield; 2, Jimmy Childs, Leeds; 3, Scott Trask, Richmond; 4, Rob Greenleaf, West Bath; 5, Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 6, Ryan Kenniston, Smithfield; 7, Leo Hatch, Augusta; 8, and Paul Shorette, Unity.

Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Model Sportsman (40 laps) — 1, Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 2, Chris Thorne, Sidney; 3, Andrew McLaughlin, Harrington; 4, Logan Melcher, Fayette; 5, Will Collins, Waldoboro; 6, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 7, Daren Ripley, Thomaston; 8, Ben Erskine, Fairfield; 9, James Osmond, Wiscasset; 10, Cody Verrill, Richmond; 11, Frank Moulton, Clinton; 12, Alex Waltz, Walpole; 13, James Barker, Turner; 14, Mike Moody, Topsham; 15, Richard Jordan, Kingfield; 16, Tyler Robbins, Montville; and 17, Gerald Frost, Montville.

Ken Minott works for Wiscasset Speedway.

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