SPUD SPEEDWAY NEWS ARCHIVE
POP Chips Fireworks Show This Wednesday!last updated on 7/2/2013
Practice Schedule for July 3rd Pits Open at 4:00 Grandstands open at 6:00PM 4:00-5:00 Open Practice for all classes 5:00-5:15 Northern Lights & Challenger 5:15-5:30 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 5:30-5:45 Outlaw Sportsman 5:45-6:15 Open Practice for all classes 6:15-6:45 Kart Practice 6:25-6:35 Driver’s Meeting 6:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 7:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st - 10 Laps each Kart Heats – 10 laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Features 24 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (15 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman 50 laps Pop Chips Fireworks Spectacular! Don't miss all the fun and your chance to get free samples of POP Chips at the races this Wednesday! Be sure to take the time to taste a new healthier snack that is never fried. never baked.think popped!
Day of Destruction is Coming!last updated on 6/28/2013
Weekend Race Schedulelast updated on 6/28/2013
Double Points Racing Schedule Practice Schedule for June 30th, Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Outlaw Sportsman 11:15-11:30 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:30-11:45 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:20 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:35- 12:45 Kart Racer meeting 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (15 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman 25 laps
Upcoming Shows to Watch For!last updated on 6/27/2013
Check out what's happening at Spud Speedway over the next few weeks! Lot's of great shows for all to enjoy! Sunday June 30th at 1:00 - Double Points Sunday racing in all divisons! Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00 - We will be returning to night racing for the 1st time this season along with one of the best fireworks shows you can see in the County. Come and enjoy a great night of racing and then finish the night with fireworks that are up close and personal unlike any show you will anywhere else! Sunday, July 7th at 1:00 - Our 1st Day of Destruction event of 3 this year. This is always a fan favorite with Bag races, Chain races, Bomber racing, Tuff Trucks, Demo Derby, Race Your Neighbor, Burn Out Contests, and this year a new event Farm Truck Racing! Saturday, July 13th at 6:00 - Dave MacDougal Outlaw Memorial Race with the Wicked Good Vintage Tour. Come watch race cars from the 1940's-1970's take us back for a chance to watch where racing has come from. We will have a full card of racing in all divisions along with a 35 lap race in the memory of Dave MacDougal a long time racer and supporter of Spud Speedway.
Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction!last updated on 6/27/2013
Sunday, July 7th at 1:00, is a great day of motorsports mayhem at our Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction. this will be the first of three events throughout the season. At the end of the three events we will crown champions in each of the classes.We will be having Race your Neighbor and a Burn out Contest for anyone that wants to enter. Tuff Truck racing and Side by Side UTV races on our new off road coarse, a Bag race where the driver has a bag over his head and the passenger tells them where to drive. New this year will be Farm Truck Racing! Also we will have a Bomber race where anything can happen. Last but not least the Demo Derby where we let all of the cars go all at once. No heats just an all out old fashioned demolition derby. Racers will be competing for prize money and points towards the 2013 Triple Crown Championship. Demo Derby 1st place $300.00, 2nd $200.00, 3rd $100.00 Tuff Trucks 1st place $150.00, 2nd $100.00, 3rd $50.00. Bomber Race 1st place $300.00, 2nd $200.00, 3rd $100.00. Bag Race $100.00 to the winner. We will also have a chain race during the day events as well. The $20.00 pit entry fee will include an entry into any one event. There will be a $10.00 entry fee for any other event you enter. All of the action gets under way at 1pm and is sure to be a great time. Adults are $10.00 kids 5 to 16 are only $5.00 and we have a family pass with 2 adults and 2 kids for just $25.00 We hope to see you all there. Pits will open at 10am and the grandstands will open at 12:00. Racers must be registered by 12:00 in order to compete in the days events. You can register at the event or preregister by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Pits Open at 10:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00 – 12:00 Race Registration in Pits 12:35 Driver’s meeting at Tech Shed 1:00 Sharp - Races begins Race Schedule Tuff Trucks Race & Side by Side UTV races Chain Race 10 laps (laps depend upon car count) Race Your Neighbor Bag Race 10 Laps Burn Out Contest Bomber Race (Regular Bomber race ˝ the laps each direction) Farm Truck racing Direction will be determined at the time of race Intermission (set up time for demo derby) Demolition Derby
Help Support the Red Cross Aug. 24thlast updated on 6/24/2013
Dear Friends, As some of you may know, Aroostook County Branch of the American Red Cross, has seen one of its most difficult years in local fire disasters. FY 2013 ends this June 30 and we have provided immediate emergency disaster services to 48 families thus far to over 150 individuals needing shelter, food, clothing, infant supplies, medical supplies and equipment and mental health support. All of these services are provided by Aroostook County donors. Your support is needed to help us in FY 2014. The 3rd annual RACING TO SAVE A LIFE event and raffle is underway. All proceeds will assist Aroostook County families. We are thankful to our event sponsors: WAGM TV, Star City IGA, Thompson-Hamel, LLC, The County Federal Credit Union, United Insurance, Social Envy Image and Event Consulting, Griffeth Ford -Lincoln-Mitsubishi-Honda, and raffle donors: Dead River Company, Hampton Inn, The Crow's Nest, Clukey's Auto Supply, Walmart, The Ski Shop, Caribou/Presque Isle Inn & Convention Centers, Caribou Country Club, Jill Kalata, LMT, Big Rock Ski Resort, Lonesome Pine Trails, Inc., Natalie St.Pierre, Loring Job Corps Masonry Students, Café Sorpreso and Napoli's Restaurant. This support will hopefully help us generate at least $5,000 towards Red Cross disaster services. PRIZE worth $1,000!! Tickets are 3 for $5.00. Prizes are as follows: Grand Prize - SURVIVE and THRIVE Package ($1,000 Value) including $300 in groceries donated by Star City IGA, 100 gallons in heating oil from Dead River Co.; $250 certificate for Bangor Hydro/Maine Public Service; $150 gasoline card from Daigle Oil Company • Two tickets to NASCAR Sprint Cup's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September ($200 value) • Date Night Package including an overnight stay at Hampton Inn in Presque Isle and dinner for two at The Crow's Nest ($200 value) • $125 Walmart Gift Card • Tubb's Snow Shoes donated by the Ski Shop in Van Buren • 3 month fitness membership to Caribou or Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center • 2 massages by Jill Kalata, LMT • Caribou Country Club Golf Package • 4 Big Rock Day Passses • 4 Lonesome Pines Ski Passes • Mary Kay Beauty Package • Beautiful cement bird bath from Loring Job Corps Masonry Students • Gift certificates to local restaurants including Café Sorpreso and Napoli's The drawing will be held Saturday, August 24 at Spud Speedway in Caribou. Winners will be notified the following week or at the race. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please let me know. I have tickets in my office or I can get them to you. Thank you in advance for your generous support! All the best, Joyce K. Knorr, MSB Aroostook County Branch Manager, Pine Tree Chapter American Red Cross 7 Hatch Drive, Suite 250 Caribou, ME 04736 (207) 493-4620, ext. 108 (p)
Atlantic Open Wheels Ready to Roll!last updated on 6/20/2013
AOW Modifieds are open wheeled, IMCA style, asphalt stockcars racing on 10 inch wide slicks. With 305 cu.in. smallblock Chev engines making approximately 300 horsepower, the AOW Modifieds are the second fastest class of stockcars in Atlantic Canada. Check out the tour when they visit Spud Speedway this Sunday! When the green flag drops, the thundering sound of the AOW Modifieds is amazing! Visit our facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/AOWModifieds
Sunday Race Schedulelast updated on 6/19/2013
Practice Schedule for June 23rd, Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Open Wheel Practice 11:15-11:25 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:25-11:35 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:35-11:45 Outlaw Sportsman 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:20 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:35- 12:45 Kart Racer meeting 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Atlantic Open Wheels Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (15 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman 25 laps Atlantic Open Wheels 35 laps
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!last updated on 6/16/2013
Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there!
Jason Leffler Dies in Crash at NJ Speedwaylast updated on 6/13/2013
Spud Speedway and all the drivers and teams would like to give our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler who died as a result of injuries suffered in a wreck at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
BUSY WEEKEND!last updated on 6/13/2013
Hey all you Bumblebee fans, come to Hilltop Motors this Saturday, June 15th and check out the #1 RTM Racing car. The car will be there from 9AM-3PM. Bring your kids and your camera and feel free to take pictures with the car. If you do, please post them on our RTM Racing facebook page for other fans to see. We will also be selling tickets for our Camp Adventure raffle at the Farmers Market that Tractor Supply in Presque Isle is having on the same day, Saturday, June 15th from 9AM-2PM. Then on Sunday, June 16th we will be at Baptist Park, 60 Park Road, Mapleton for the Camp Adventure Registration from 2PM-4PM. We will have the car on display so bring your cameras. We will also be selling tickets for our Camp Adventure raffle. We have some GREAT prizes in this year’s raffle. We have a total of approximately $1000 worth of prizes split up into five prize packages. 1st prize is valued at approximately $475. So be sure to stop by Tractor Supply and get your tickets! Then the following weekend on Sunday, June 23, racing will be underway at Spud Speedway! The action will start at 1:00 PM! Don't miss it!
Day of Destruction Rescheduledlast updated on 6/10/2013
The Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction that was rained out this past weekend has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 7th at 1:00 All the great exciting action will be a great way to cap off a great 4th of July Weekend. Danger, destruction, and a great time to be had by all awaits in just a few short weeks away, so get those cars ready to race!
1st Race of the Season is in the bookslast updated on 6/10/2013
The 49th race season got underway this past Sunday and not without a few showers, as rain has seemed to plague the raceway so far this year. Working around the rain showers Spud Speedway and its dedicated racers did their best to offer a very entertaining show. This was the first race for the highly anticipated Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman series. This is a new rule package which combines all types of Super Streets, Late Models, and Prostock type cars racing together under one set of rules that equalizes them through weight and tires. If this past weekends racing is any indication of what this new rule package has to offer, it is going to be a great season to be a race fan. Throughout the 2 heats and the feature every racer was able to find their way to the front of the pack and they were virtually inseparable during all 3 events. Jason Levesque proved to be one of the strongest cars all day long as he won the first heat race by just a few inches over John Albair one of our most seasoned veterans at the track. During the second heat, Levesque battled lap after lap with Dillon MacDougal with MacDougal taking the second heat. During the feature MacDougal seemed as if he was racing with a purpose as he raced to the front of the field and held off many challenges by a very well handling Levesque. After it was all said and done MacDougal edged the field and captured the first Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Race of the season. During the interview we found out Dillon was racing with a purpose and wanted to win since his grandfather and long time Spud Speedway racer, Dave MacDougal, had passed away over the winter. This win was dedicated to him in an emotional victory lane. In our other divisions we saw great side by side racing as well. The Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights showed the race door to door for several laps in a multi car pack as Don Rideout, Wayne Fox, and Shawn Dewley showed power as the found their way to the front, in the end Rideout ended up victorious this week but found out that the other racers may have something for him in weeks to come. Canadian Muscle Matt Lloyd topped the rest of the field in the Percy Auto Sales Fast Fours with a very fast mustang. In the street stock division John Dixon and JR Howlette raced door to door and Dixon held off a late race charge from Howlette to win the feature. First time racer John Craig, won the Challenger Series event as he swept both heats and the feature in a car that has seen many laps at our speedway. Tyler Raymond put on an exhibition with his Sr. champ Kart to show everyone just how fast and how safe these race karts are. All in all a good day a the track with some exciting racing. Racing returns Sunday, June 23rd at 1:00 as the Canadian Atlantic Open Wheel make their annual visit to the only US race track that they visit. Make sure to mark the date on your calendar and get out to enjoy a full day of racing at Northern Maine's Center of Speed!
Racing Starts at 1:00 Today!last updated on 6/9/2013
Good morning everyone, we are going to try to race today. Here is our race day schedule. Opening Day/ Speedway 95 Invitational Practice Schedule for June 8th, Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Kart Practice 11:15-11:25 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:25-11:35 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:35-11:45 Outlaw Sportsman 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:15 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:30 -12:50 All race cars to Front stretch of track for Pretty Car Contest (fans Allowed on Track) 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (20 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Racers from southern race tracks will get free entrance with their race car!
Weekend Schedule Changelast updated on 6/6/2013
Well it looks like Mother Nature is going to be an issue for the 3rd week in a row and will impact our season. Due to the weather forecast for Saturday we are making the following adjustment to the weekends schedule. Saturday's scheduled events will be rescheduled as planned to Sunday at 1:00 Our Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction will be rescheduled to a later date which will be announced in the next day after we realign our schedule. We apologize for any inconveniences this is causing, but we do not control the weather and we felt an early announcement would be better due to racers coming from downstate for both events. The Speedway 95 Invitational will still happen on this Sunday and we hope to see you all there!
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