SPUD SPEEDWAY NEWS ARCHIVE

Race Schedule

last updated on 6/16/2012

Schedule for June 17th Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:10 Late Models 11:10-11:20 Northern Lights & Street Stocks, Challenger (no Bombers) 11:20-11:30 Fast Fours & Super Streets 11:30-11:40 Late Models 11:40-11:50 Northern Lights & Street Stocks 11:50-12:00 Fast Fours & Super Streets 12:00-12:10 Late Models 12:10-12:20 Final Practice all divisions 12:20-12:30 Speedway Staff Meeting 12:30-12:45 Driver’s Meeting 12:45 – Line up for Late Models, Northern Lights right behind them! 1:00 Sharp - Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 10 Laps each Late Model Sportsman 2 heats Northern Lights Challenger/Bomber Series Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Hogan Tire Street Stocks Coca Cola Super Streets Powder Puff/Young Guns Race 10 Laps Features 20 Laps each Northern Lights Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Hogan Tire Street Stocks Coca Cola Super Streets Late Models 50 laps Challenger/Bomber Series Laps to be determined based on car count

Challanger Class Rule Update

last updated on 6/11/2012

Rule Update- as of June 10th we will make an adjustment to allow up to 1 1/2" of wheel tilt on the left and right front tires.

Bomber Race This Sunday

last updated on 6/11/2012

This weekends Bomber race will not be a Fiqure 8 race. We will allow bomber cars to compete in the challenger series this week as a special event! Hope to see you all there for a great racing!

Race Schedule

last updated on 6/8/2012

Schedule for Sunday June 10th at 1:00 - All High School Semior get in FREE! Pits Open at 10:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:10 Super Streets, Streets, & Fast Fours 11:10-11:20 Northern Lights & Challenger Series 11:20-11:30 Super Streets, Streets, & Fast Fours 11:30-11:40 Northern Lights & Challenger Series 11:40-11:50 Super Streets, Streets, & Fast Fours 11:50-12:00 Northern Lights & Challenger Series 12:00-12:15 Final Practice all divisions 12:15-12:30 Speedway Staff Meeting 12:30-12:45 Driver’s Meeting 12:45 – Line up for Northern Lights right behind them! 1:00 Sharp - Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 10 Laps each Northern Lights Challenger Series Hogan Tire Street Stocks Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Coca Cola Super Streets Powder Puff/Young Guns Race 10 Laps Intermission - Burn Out Contest and Race Your Neighbor Features 20 Laps each Northern Lights Challenger Series Hogan Tire Street Stocks Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Coca Cola Super Streets

Sunday's Races Postponed

last updated on 6/2/2012

Due to the weather headed for our area tomorrow we will be postponing the races until June 10th at 1pm. This was a scheduled weekend off that we will now use to make up this race. Hope to see you all there!

Schedule of Events

last updated on 5/26/2012

Schedule for May 27th Pits Open at 10:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:10 Late Models 11:10-11:20 Northern Lights & Street Stocks, Challenger Series 11:20-11:30 Fast Fours & Super Streets 11:30-11:40 Late Models 11:40-11:50 Northern Lights & Street Stocks 11:50-12:00 Fast Fours & Super Streets 12:00-12:10 Late Models 12:10-12:20 Final Practice all divisions 12:20-12:30 Speedway Staff Meeting 12:30-12:45 Driver’s Meeting 12:45 – Line up for Late Models, Northern Lights right behind them! 1:00 Sharp - Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 10 Laps each Late Model Sportsman Northern Lights Challenger Series Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Hogan Tire Street Stocks Coca Cola Super Streets Powder Puff/Young Guns Race 10 Laps Intermission 15 Minutes- All Race Cars to the track for fan meet and greet and the presentation of the car show trophies Features 20 Laps each Northern Lights Challenger Series Clukey’s Auto Supply Fast Fours Hogan Tire Street Stocks Coca Cola Super Streets Late Models 50 laps

Spud Speedway Gears Up for 2012 Season

last updated on 5/24/2012

Since 1964, Spud Speedway has provided a place for racers and fans to have a place to enjoy their love for speed. 2012 will be no different, Sunday, May 27th marks the opening of Spud Speedway’s 48th season and there are plenty of things to look forward to this year as many events and races will take place. This season is highlighted by many great events to give the local people a variety of entertainment. The Season opener will feature the 1st of 5 Late Model Sportsman races with a 50 lap feature and the debut of a brand new division called the Cary Medical Center Challenger series. This new class will offer folks that want to race an affordable way to get into the sport. The rules in this class are quite simple, take a car install a single roll bar and a driver’s door bar, take out the excess glass, headlights and taillights and get ready to go racing. The audience will have participation in this event as well as each week right before the race one lucky fan will determine which direction the race will go by spinning a wheel as the cars get ready to take the track. This allows even the novice racer to be competitive because there will not be any type of race setup in the car due to the changing of direction on the track. This year all racers get in the races free with their race car as well, so racing at Spud has never been so affordable. Also this year on opening day Steve Perry, host of the Mainely Motorsports show will be on hand to meet fans and be a special Grand Marshall as our season kicks off. He will also be introducing our track to the “Save Speed 4 the Track” group who look to save young peoples lives through their efforts. The Justice 4 Jeff Foundation was founded by the friends and family of Jeff Letellier, who was killed in a car crash in May of 2005 where speed was a major factor. The foundation’s hope is to get into the school systems, drivers education courses, and any outlet where they have the attention of young people, so that they can stress what happens to a family when a life is taken and how important it is to not only be a conscientious driver, but also a safe rider. Jeff’s family and friends hope that Justice 4 Jeff will be saving another family from the heartache they have endured. The foundation was also created to help families in the event of a crash. In 2011 the foundation was able to help three families; including assisting with the financial burden of one family who did not have the means to bury their child. Although speed is the number one cause of automobile crashes amongst young people, we didn’t see a whole lot of programs out there addressing it. In 2010 the foundation introduced the Save Speed 4 The Track program. Save Speed 4 The Track was introduced for two reasons. First and foremost: The Racing Family is the biggest family our members have ever known. When we lost Jeff, we had so many members of the racing community support and carry us through the toughest thing a family could bear. We also knew that race fans are amongst the most loyal of fans and the combination of a caring racing family and their loyal fans- the word would be spread fast. Our second reason is we wanted to give young people an outlet. We wanted them to become acquainted with their local race tracks and its drivers. For those of us who grew up in the sport, we understand the importance of all the safety equipment in our race cars. In this day and age, watching NASCAR on TV or playing the latest, greatest virtual racing game entitles us to be able to try our hand at driving. Our thought is, if we can connect these people with a driver and/or a track where they can see the measures taken to keep the driver safe, in comparison to an everyday street car on a public road, they may think differently when getting behind the wheel. Participating drivers are asked to place our SS4TT logo on their race cars, they are asked to engage people who ask about it in conversation and explain the thought behind the program. They are asked NOT to place the logo on their race car unless they and their crew "believe" in the cause. They are also asked to mention to "Save Speed 4 The Track" in any interviews, post race ceremonies etc. Our thought process was two fold- the new class of up and coming drivers are getting younger and younger- we felt if we could involve them, their level of responsibilty to uphold the logo they run and the reasons behind it might keep them safer. Our second thought was- as "young role models" the fan base for these drivers are going to be young formative people that (as only race fans know) will be loyal to something a driver deems important enough to run on his car. While our venture was started with young people in mind , we are happy to say we have seen the effect of our message on the older drivers, crew members and fans too. A few other highlights of the year will include a fireworks show on July 7th, a Race Rock Night featuring the local band Unlucky Joe following the Wicked Good Vintage race tour on July 14th, Spud Summerfest Concert featuring Neon Highway and the Kelly Parker Band on July 21st. Day of Destruction, a fan favorite, will move to Labor Day weekend and feature the return of Maine’s own Monstor Truck Crushstation as part of the days events. The season will come to a close on September 9th with the 4th Annual Spud 150 Late Model Sportsman race for a purse of over $10,000 dollars. As you can see with racing, music, fireworks, and monstor trucks, there is a little something for everyone this year at Spud Speedway. For more information about upcoming events or rules for racing go to their website at www.spud-speedway.com. All the action gets underway this Sunday at 1pm at 209 Thompson Road in Caribou

3rd Annual Motor Sports Show a Success

last updated on 5/21/2012

We would like to thank everyone that attended the 3rd Annual Spud Speedway Motor Sports show at Griffeth Ford in Caribou this past Saturday. We had a great turn out and really great weather, hopefully this is a sign of a great summer ahead. Lots of people stopped by and signed up to win the Northern Lights race car we are giving away. If you didn't make it by don't worry you can still get a chance by going the our season openeing race this Sunday at 1pm. Everyone over 18 will receive a free chance to win the car. If you would like to better your odds you can purchase extra chances for $5.00 each of 5 for $20.00. Season passes will be available at the track this Sunday as well you can get a grandstand pass for only $130.00 or a pit pass for $250.00 which includes all events including Summerfest! We will be announcing the winners of the best looking car votes at the begining of the race this weekend. Thank you to Griffeth Ford for hosting the event this year. Also, we would like to thank the Caribou FFA for serving up some great food. The racing action heats up this Sunday at the track so we hope to see you all there!

The 1st Family Pass has been Given Away

last updated on 5/21/2012

RTM Racing, The Bumblebee Crew, would like to congratulate Tina Bouchard on winning the Family Pass giveaway at the 2012 Motorsports Show at Griffeth Ford in Caribou. This giveaway was made possible by The Bumblebee Crew and the following sponsors: Chand Eisenmann Metallurgical, Rotorooter, Russetto's, Dobbs Realty, Hilltop Motors, Petersons Septic, Wardwell's Service, Lou's Auto Service, Carquest, Caribou Automotive Repair Service, Central City Sheet Metal. We will be doing this giveaway every week at Spud Speedway. Congratulations again to this weeks winner, Tina Bouchard. Family passes are available for purchase at the rate of $25.00 which include 2 adults and 2 kids passes.

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Thursday July 10th 7 pm
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