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Spud 100 Dash for Cash Today!

last updated on 9/8/2013

The radar shows the rain is all done by 8am. So we fully expect to get the races in today as planned.

Today's Winners

last updated on 9/8/2013

Congratulations to the winners today at the Dash for the Cash event. Northern Lights winner Shawn Dewley, Street Stock winner Emma Libby, Fast 4's winner Donny Silva, and the winner of the Outlaw class Spud 100, Glenn Rasmussen. Full results will be out later. Thanks to everyone that stuck it out through the awful weather today. We hope to see you next Saturday at the final race of the year at 1:00

Dash for Cash Sponsors List!

last updated on 9/7/2013

Spud 100 Dash for Cash Sponsors Platinum Sponsor Aroostook Beverage WAGM TV Lap Sponsors TNT Trucking/AT Racing MASTRO Motors Blue Moose Lodge Monticello Country Store A&M Auto Repair Jim’s Auto Care Kirkpatrick & Bennett Law Offices Hometown 1 Stop Hometown Fuels Al’s Dinner Big Cheese Pizza Support Division Dash for Cash Sponsors Kevin Lloyd Logging LTD Matthew Lloyd Annette & Wayne Johnston Roy Lloyd Sheila Tarr Mich's Shop Arks Conveniences Store Willam Degooyer Deans Conveniences Store Silvers RCO Derek Rioux Haney’s Lawn Care Steve’s Repair Shop Martin’s Small Engine Wilson’s Quickway A&A Ouellette Enterprises LTD Bike Riders Gift Shop Larry Rioux Pierre’s Sales & Service D.R. Autoworks John’s Wheel Alignment & Carwash RCO Michaud Equipment F.J. LaFrance Bellefleur Tire Shop L. G. Quickway Haney’s Building Specialties A special thanks goes out to all of these sponsors for helping us bring this race to the County!

Race Day Schedule

last updated on 9/6/2013

Practice Schedule for September 8th Pits Open at 8:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 8:00-9:00 Open Practice for all classes 9:00-9:15 Northern Lights 9:15-9:30 Street Stocks 9:30-9:45 Fast Fours 9:45-10:00 Outlaw Sportsman 10:00-10:15 Northern Lights 10:15-10:30 Street Stocks 10:30-10:45 Fast Fours 10:45-11:00 Outlaw Sportsman 11:00-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:30 Starting lineup drawing 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins with Sponsors Parade Race Schedule Heat Races - 10 Laps each We will divide the racers into 2 heats with odd number drawing in one and even number in the other. How you finish the heat will determine your starting position in the feature. If you draw an odd number and win the heat you will be on the pole. Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Peterson’s Septic Street Stocks Percy’s Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman - 15 laps Features 35 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Peterson’s Septic Street Stocks Percy’s Auto Sales Fast Fours ($10.00 per lap leader bonus) National Anthem and Driver introductions Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Spud 100 There will be a mandatory pit stop on the front stretch for fuel and adjustments only. It will be a timed 10 minute stop. All pit stops must be made on the front stretch. Any car going into the pits during this caution will be dq’d There will be a $200.00 half way leader bonus.

Spud 100 Dash for Cash!

last updated on 9/4/2013

The Outlaw Sportsman Spud 150 is changing format, to allow more teams to race without purchasing tires and we are also creating a new event in the process for the support divisions called the 1st Annual Dash for Cash at Spud Speedway. We have had a large volume of interest from the support classes looking to come try out our track so here is a special race just for those classes. Each class will have a 35 lap feature and we will double the top prize for each class. Northern Lights -$300.00 to win Street Stocks - $400.00 to win Fast Fours - $500.00 to win plus $10.00 per lap bonus for the leader THIS WILL BE AN OPEN RACE TO ANY CAR FITTING SPEEDWAY 95, UNITY, WISCASSETT, SPEEDWAY 660, AND SPUD SPEEDWAY RULES. EVERY DRIVER WILL DRAW FOR A STARTING POSITION IN THE HEAT AND THE FINISH IN THE HEAT WILL DETERMINE THE STARTING POSITION Dash For Cash Spud 100 Outlaw Sportsman Rules Super Streets, Sportsman, Late Model Sportsman, & Pro Stocks The intent of this race is to provide a fun experience, allowing a wide variety of race cars to run without making a great amount of changes to be eligible. The basic rules shown below are limited, by design, to keep things simple. If necessary adjustments or additions will be made to ensure competitive racing and maintain the objectives of the "Outlaw" division. 1. HAVE FUN! 2. Maximum 8 to 10 inch steel wheels. 3. Only tires allowed are American Racer 8 inch 704’s on left side & 705’s on right side. NO tire softener allowed. Tires must be purchased from the tracks authorized tire representative. If caught with tire softener you will be disqualified. Once Tires leave the truck, ABSOLUTLY NO RETURNS. We will have tires on hand at the track for purchase! 4. Front spark plug must be in line with upper ball joint. Any engines that are set back will be penalized 10lbs per inch with a maximum set back of no more than 4” The weight must be added to the left and right front bumper area equally. This includes all Ford crate engines with a setback due to oil pan design. See diagram in our rule book for weight location. Lead weights must be painted white and readily visible and available to be removed for weighing purposes. This lead may not be moved from the assigned location as far forward toward front of the frame rail as possible. The intent of this is to even out any advantages that an engine set back would have 5. Minimum right side weight, is 1250 lbs ( full chassis ) or 1350 lbs for tube chassis with stock front clip ( big spring ). Full tubular, coil-over fronts and/or wide fives or rack & pinion steering, minimum right side weight is 1400 pounds. There will be a weight allowance for fuel after the race. All cars must weigh in prior to racing. Quick Change rear-end is allowed. 6. Only carburetor allowed is stock 4412 Holley. Any decisions regarding interpretation of rules are at the sole discretion of track officials and are not subject to protest. There will be an open practice on Saturday, September 7th from 9am until 4pm. Admission for practice is $10.00 per person for the day. The pit gate will open at 8am Sunday morning and the qualifying heats will start at 1pm. This race will be 100 laps and we will have a pit stop at 50 laps on the front stretch for 10 minutes and teams may change up to 2 tires, add fuel, and make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/2 way leader bonus of $200.00 There will be a $25.00 per car entry fee unless you preregister before August 31st. The official payout structure will be: 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $250 5th $200 6th $150 7th $150 8th $150 9th $150 10th $150 11-28th $100 All Prize money is guaranteed! If more racers show up than expected we will increase the program to benefit the racers!

5th Annual Spud 150 Set to Roll!

last updated on 8/30/2013

The neighborhood is going to get a little noisier for one special day in Caribou on Sunday, September 8th as the 5th Annual Spud 150 is set to roll. The Spud 150 has been a great race each of the 4 years before with great late model racers from all the state of Maine, making their way to the County, to try to win their share of the $10,000 purse. Over the past 4 years, two racers that come from the St. John Valley have ended up in the top spot, taking their car to victory lane. Shawn Martin and Austin Theriault have each won 2 of the 4 races as they have taken on some of Maine's toughest Late Model Racers. This year, track owner Troy Haney looks to shake things up a little as he has applied a new set of rules to the Spud 150 format. This year the Spud 150 will adopt an "Outlaw" style rule package which will allow for more styles of race cars to compete for their share of the $10,000 purse. The new rule package allows Super Streets, Sportsman, Late Models, and Pro Stocks to race against each other. This is a rule package that Spud Speedway adopted at the beginning of the 2013 season and they couldn't be happier with the outcome. This year the Speedway has had an 8 car field comprised of 2 Prostocks, 3 Late Models, and 3 Super Streets all competing door to door each and every week. They have had 8 races with 5 different winners and all style cars have one, which proves the rule package provides great side by side racing. In the past we have only allowed Late Models to compete and we always had between 20 to 25 cars racing. With this new rule package in place it will open the door for racers from all over Maine and Canada to compete. We are in hopes to have more than the 28 car field show up to qualify to race which will create some great qualifying races that should be very exciting. One other aspect this race creates, is a chance to see Canadian racers competing against Maine racers, kind of an American/Canadian showdown if you will! Along with the Spud 150, Spud Speedway will have an open rule format in 3 other divisions. They will be racing extended lap races in their Percy's Auto Fast 4's, Peterson's Septic Street Stocks, and the Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights. The rules will allow any racer that conforms with the rules at Speedway 95, Unity Raceway, Wiscassett Raceway, and Fredricton's Speedway 660 to compete with out changing their cars. Spud Speedway is holding this "open" format of racing in hopes of getting great turn outs of racers involved in this annual one time a year event. Local racing is about having fun and providing racers with a place to get together with others that share the same interests, for the fans, this format should create an awesome day of racing that anyone is sure to enjoy! With all the rain this season that has hampered many of the events this season, all race tracks need your support to ensure they can continue to bring local racing to your community each and every summer. Spud Speedway is extending an invitation to everyone to help them make this a great success that can help them build towards the 50th year Anniversary 2014 Season. All the action starts on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00pm. Admission is only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids ages 5-16. If you are interested in finding out more information about this race go to: www.spud-speedway.com

Crushstation Returns!

last updated on 8/28/2013

This Saturday, August 31stat 1:00, the ground will be shaking with a full day of motorsports mayhem at our Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction. The return of Maine's own Monster Truck Crushstation is sure to please as the Monster Jam's National Free Style Champion returns to where it all began right here at Spud Speedway. Crushstation will look to keep everyone on the edge of their seats as he powers his Lobster monster truck all around the track and crushes everything in sight. We will also have the Thundering Valley Kart racers at the track to see how they handle our new Trombley Industries Kart track as they hit speeds of 50 mph on our tight turn 1/5mile track. This will be the finale of three events throughout the season with points already accumulated at the Northern Maine Fair and Spud Speedway. At the end of the three events we will crown champions in Demo Derby & Tuff Trucks! We will be having Race your Neighbor and a Burn out Contest for anyone that feels the need for speed. 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. We will have a Bomber race where anything can happen. We will also have 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. Be sure to come early and get up close and personal with Crushstation on the track from 12:00 - 12:45! 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 thaney@maine.rr.com Pits Open at 10:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00 – 12:00 Race Registration in Pits & Kart Practice on the track 12:35 Driver’s meeting at Tech Shed 1:00 Sharp - Races begins Race Schedule Monster Truck show Introduction andWarm Up Session Aroostook Savings & Loan Kart Heat Races Tuff Trucks Race & Side by Side UTV races Chain Race 10 laps (laps depend upon car count) Race Your Neighbor Bag Race 10 Laps Aroostook Savings & Loan Kart Features Monster Truck Wheelie & Big Air display Burn Out Contest Bomber Race (Regular Bomber race ˝ the laps each direction) Direction will be determined at the time of race Intermission (set up time for demo derby) Demolition Derby Monster Truck Free Style & Total Destruction event!

Crushstation Returns!

last updated on 8/27/2013

This Saturday at 1:00pm the ground will be shaking at Spud Speedway as Maine's own monster truck Crushstation makes his way to Northern Maine to put on the best display of power and agility you will ever see! Last year we had a great show as Crustation tore up everything in sight! After being crowned the National freestyle champion for the entire year in The Monster Jam tour, Crushstation is sure to have some new tricks up his sleeve. We also will have the Thundering Valley Kart racers on hand to give our new track a try. Also we will be having our finale of the Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction. There will be Tuff Trucks, Bag Racing, Chain Races, Bomber Racing, and Demo Derby! If you want to get out on the track and get involved we will also be having a Race Your Neighbor and a Burn Out Contest! Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 5-16. Please be sure to get out and support events like this if you would like to see more events brought right here to the County!

5th Annual Spud 150 is Here!

last updated on 8/22/2013

Spud 150 Outlaw Sportsman Rules Super Streets, Sportsman, Late Model Sportsman, & Pro Stocks The intent of this race is to provide a fun experience, allowing a wide variety of race cars to run without making a great amount of changes to be eligible. The basic rules shown below are limited, by design, to keep things simple. If necessary adjustments or additions will be made to ensure competitive racing and maintain the objectives of the "Outlaw" division. 1. HAVE FUN! 2. Maximum 8 to 10 inch steel wheels. 3. Only tires allowed are American Racer 8 inch 704’s on left side & 705’s on right side. NO tire softener allowed. Tires must be purchased from the tracks authorized tire representative. If caught with tire softener you will be disqualified. Once Tires leave the truck, ABSOLUTLY NO RETURNS. A MAXIMUM OF 6 TIRES CAN BE PURCHASED FOR THIS EVENT. 4. Front spark plug must be in line with upper ball joint. Any engines that are set back will be penalized 10lbs per inch with a maximum set back of no more than 4” The weight must be added to the left and right front bumper area equally. This includes all Ford crate engines with a setback due to oil pan design. See diagram in our rule book for weight location. Lead weights must be painted white and readily visible and available to be removed for weighing purposes. This lead may not be moved from the assigned location as far forward toward front of the frame rail as possible. The intent of this is to even out any advantages that an engine set back would have 5. Minimum right side weight, is 1250 lbs ( full chassis ) or 1350 lbs for tube chassis with stock front clip ( big spring ). Full tubular, coil-over fronts and/or wide fives or rack & pinion steering, minimum right side weight is 1400 pounds. There will be a weight allowance for fuel after the race. All cars must weigh in prior to racing. Quick Change rear-end is allowed. 6. Only carburetor allowed is stock 4412 Holley. Any decisions regarding interpretation of rules are at the sole discretion of track officials and are not subject to protest. There will be an open practice on Saturday, September 7th from 9am until 4pm. Admission for practice is $10.00 per person for the day. The pit gate will open at 8am Sunday morning and the qualifying heats will start at 1pm. This race will be 150 laps and we will have a pit stop at 75 laps on the front stretch for 10 minutes and teams may change up to 2 tires, add fuel, and make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/2 way leader bonus of $200.00 There will be a $25.00 per car entry fee unless you preregister before August 31st. The official payout structure will be: 1st $2,000 2nd $1000 3rd $750 4th $650 5th $550 6th $500 7th $450 8th $400 9th $300 10th $200 11-28th $150 PREREGISTER TO RACE BEFORE AUGUST 31ST AND GET FREE REGISTRATION AND GET ENTERED IN A DRAWING TO WIN 10 GALLONS OF RACE FUEL!!!! Register at our website under the forms tab or link to: http://spud-speedway.com/articles/02013_driver_s_registration_form.rtf

Today's Winners at the Day of Destruction

last updated on 8/18/2013

Congratulations to everyone who particated in this weekends events at the track. The full results can be found on our website for last nights races. Today's winners were as follows: Tough Truck - Bobby Anderson Race Your Neighbor - Connor Thibeau Bag Race - Scott Fisher & Willie Rossignol Bomber Race -Bobby Anderson Demo Derby - Steven Holmes

Tonight's Race Schedule

last updated on 8/17/2013

Double Points Night at Spud Speedway Practice Schedule for August 17th Pits Open at 2:30 Grandstands open at 5:00PM 3:00-4:00 Open Practice for all classes 4:00-4:10 Northern Lights & Challenger 4:10-4:20 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 4:20-4:30 Outlaw Sportsman 4:30-5:00 Open Practice All Classes 5:00-5:30 Kart Practice 5:25-5:35 Driver’s Meeting Race Schedule Races start @ 6:00pm Heat Races (2 sets of Heats) - 10 Laps each Kart Heats –Kids Class (5 laps), Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (10 laps) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart (7 laps), Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (15 laps) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman 25 laps

Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction!

last updated on 8/13/2013

This Sunday, August 18th at 1:00, is a great day of motorsports mayhem at our Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction. This will be the second of three events throughout the season with points already accumulated at the Northern Maine Fair. 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. 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 11am 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 thaney@maine.rr.com Pits Open at 11:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 11:00 – 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) Direction will be determined at the time of race Intermission (set up time for demo derby) Demolition Derby

Weekend Results

last updated on 8/12/2013

Special Feature Saturday Top 3 Finishing results for August 10th at Spud Speedway Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman (50 laps)– 1st – Connor Thibeau, Fort Fairfield 2nd – Robert Tomlinson, Aurtherette, NB 3rd - Glenn Rasmussen, New Denmark NB Percy’s Auto Sales Fast Fours 1st – Keith Thibeau Jr., Fort Fairfield 2nd – Matt Llyod, New Denmark, NB 3rd – Nate Haney, Limestone Caldwell’s Auto Challengers 1st – Wayne Fox Jr, Caribou 2nd – John Craig, Ashland 3rd - Doug Donovan, Presque Isle Peterson’s Septic Street Stocks 1st – JR Howlett, Mapleton 2nd - Jon Dixon, Presque Isle 3rd - Ben Corey, Monticello Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights 1st – Wayne Fox Sr., Caribou 2nd – Thomas Everett, Limestone 3rd – Shawn Dewley, Presque Isle Aroostook Federal Savings and Loan Kart Divisions Sr. Champ 1st place Tyler Raymond, Caribou 2nd place Tom Hale Jr. Champ 1st place - Damian Theriault, Cariboou Kids Kart 1st place Gage Theriault, Limestone Next event – Saturday, Aug 17th at 6pm Double Points Saturday Night & Sunday, August 18th at 1:00pm Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction

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