WISCASSET — After finishing last in his first two races this season, Augusta’s Shawn Kimball took first place in the 25-lap Outlaw Mini feature on Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway.
Kimball started on the pole, but quickly lost the lead to Richmond’s Nate Tribbet, then regained it before the end of the first lap. Tribbet wound up fifth, while Ryan Glover placed second, followed by Justin Larson, of Farmingdale, and Jimmy Childs, of Leeds.
For a while on Saturday, it looked like there might not be any racing, but the rain was gone and the track was dry by 3 p.m.
The spotlighted race was the 35-lap Napa Super Street. Adam Chadbourne began the night with a four-point lead in the points race, and held that lead by coming in first on Saturday. Chadbourne passed two cars on lap two and another on lap three, then maintained the lead until the end of the race. Josh Bailey came in second and Montville’s Bryan Robbins settled for third.
Jeff Prindall lost his right front tire in the heat race for the New England 4 Cylinder Prostocks, and started the race in eighth place. Prindall passed several cars on lap one, then bided his time until lap five, when he manuevered into first. He stayed in that slot and picked up his third win of the season. Craig Dunn, of Strong, who was in second place in points entering the race, ended up in sixth. Dave Patten placed second and Kamren Knowles of West Gardiner was behind him in third.
Bill Fenfold won the 30-lap Prostock race, holding off several challenges from Mike Orr, who took second. Nick Hinkley came home in third. Penfold mentioned in a pre-race interview that he is getting a car ready for his son, who is serving in Afghanistan.
The Enduro was the flex race on Saturday, and had to be shortened from 100 to 50 laps due to the fog. Mike St. Germain was on the pole and was not passed during the race. Donald Nashawaky and Ron Whitcomb grabbed the next two spots.
On Saturday, Ray Parent, of Tiverton, R.I., posted his first-ever American-Canadian Tour victory when he won the Airborne 100 in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
But it wasn’t easy.
Parent started on the pole, and after losing the lead early, regained it and was coasting to a win when there were two cautions on lap 94. After the re-start on the second caution, Parent found himself in a toe-to-toe battle with Jonathan Bouvrette, of Quebec. Parent and Bouvrette kept swapping paint and the lead, and they were even on turn four of the final lap. Parent edged out Bouvrette by .041 seconds, or half a car length.
Joey Polewarczyk Jr. wound up in third place. Winthrop’s Jeff White came in eighth.
The Tour resumes June 7 at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, N.H.