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Stock car racing

Drivers rev engines as Wiscasset Speedway comes to life

St. Clair of Waldo County takes first in Pro Stock event
By Staff | Apr 25, 2021

Wiscasset — Drivers start your engines because the 2021 stock car racing season has begun.

That happened on Saturday, April 24 at Wiscasset Speedway.

The day had a look, and atmospheric feel opposite of what faced the speedway, and its fans for the 2020 pandemic-altered season.

With seasonably warm weather, and under clear blue skies, fans and Group 1 drivers kicked off the season with enthusiasm.

In the Schooner Bay Taxi Thunder 4 Minis spotlight feature, David Cook of Jay started in second, but quickly took the lead during the first lap. Cook held on to the advantage, as he took the win under the checkered flag.

In the Norm's Used Cars Pro Stocks, Josh St. Clair of Liberty took his second career pro stock win. St. Clair led from green to checkered flag.

Nicole Benincasa of Buxton took her second career win in the Brackett’s Market 4-Cylinder Pro 25-lap event. Benincasa started the race in fifth and worked to the lead, and win.

The 30-lap Maxwell’s Market Super Street event found itself plagued with cautions. Despite five yellow flags flying, James Osmond of Wiscasset, who started second, managed to take the lead on the first lap, and held the position.

The individual results from April 24 racing were:

Schooner Bay Taxi Thunder 4 Minis (30 laps) — 1, David Cook, Jay; 2, Doug Degroat, Oxford; 3, Jeff Farrington, Alna; 4, Shane Webber, New Vinyard; 5, Jeff Davis, Woolwich; 6, Ches Williams, Hope; 7, Michael Golding, Pownal; 8, Doug Churchill, Bristol; 9, Adreonna Dodge, Freeport; 10, Paul Hopkins, Camden; 11, Logan Maddocks, Appleton; and 12, Hunter Dodge, Freeport.

Norm's Used Cars Pro Stocks (40 laps) — 1, Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 2, Garrett Hall, Scarborough; 3, Wyatt Alexander, Ellsworth; 4, Kevin Douglass, Sidney; 5, Jamie Wright, Woolwich; 6, Nick Reno, West Bath; 7, Rodney Brooks, Thomaston; 8, Joey Doyon, Frankfort; 9, Kevin Morse, Woolwich; 10, Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; 11, Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; and 12, Shane Lane, North Anson.

Brackett’s Market 4-Cyl. Pro (25 Laps) — 1, Nicole Benincasa, Buxton; 2, Jett Decker, Chesterville; 3, Andy Kaherl, Saco; 4, Daniel Harding, Fairfield; 5, Cole Binnette, Lyman; 6, Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls; 7, Ben Burgess, Hartford; 8, Josh Hall, Mount Vernon; 9, Garritt McKee, Dixmont; 10, Kayden Neptune, Mount Vernon; 11, Noah Alexander, Orrington; 12, Callahan Cox, Strong; and 13, Ryan Hayes, Jefferson.

Maxwell’s Market Super Streets (30 laps) — 1, James Osmond, Wiscasset; 2, Mike Hodgkins, Jefferson; 3, Matt Beers, Farmingdale; 4, P.J. Merrill, Canton; 5, Bobby Mesimer, Woolwich; 6, Dominic Curit, Saco; 7, David Greenleaf, Wesport; 8, Colby Peacock, Yarmouth; 9, Devin Curit, Saco; 10, Jason Oakes, Boothbay; 11, Mike Wallace, Wiscasset; 12, Sean Johnson, Oakland; 13, Glen Reynolds, Turner; 14, Zach Bowie, Lewiston; and 15, Darick Barker, Durham.

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