Other than the nice weather, there wasn’t much good news for Skowhegan’s Mike Mason entering Saturday night’s Outlaw Minis race at Wiscasset Speedway. Practice didn’t go well, and Mason was sixth in the points race.
But Mason was on the pole to start the race, and he took it from there. While there was a lot of jockeying among the other 11 cars for the second and third spots, no one caught Mason, who cruised to the victory after 25 laps.
“During practice this car was complete junk,” Mason said. “We worked hard and made a lot of changes. We had a rough start this season, but we have it figured out now. It did help that I was up front and started on the pole.”
On the first lap, Ryan Glover, of Mexico, moved into third place on turn one. Glover finished second, while Augusta’s Shawn Kimball maneuvered past Calvine Rose Jr. on the inside of turn three on lap 23 to take third place.
In the 35-lap New England 4 Cylinder Prostock, Jeff Prindall, of Lisbon Falls, earned his fourth consecutive win, but he had to fight for this one.
Prindall started out in eighth place, but motored into second after a caution on lap 11. Prindall then grabbed first place on lap 14, but spun out on 15 and had to restart from the back. It took him only one lap to get back to second place, and Prindall nabbed first place for good on lap 24. Kamren Knowles, of West Gardiner, was second, followed by Alna’s Jerry Bailey.
According to a Wiscasset Speedway press release, there hasn’t been a regular modified racing division at Wiscasset since 2003. But four cars went at it on Saturday, with Mark Lucas, of Harpswell, taking the win. Kingfield’s Richard Jordan finished second, followed by Calvin Rose, of Turner, and Troy Thorne, of Sidney.
There will be another modified exhibition race at Wiscasset on June 28.
Adam Chadbourne, of Woolwich, was the points leader in the Napa Super Street division, but lost his engine during practice and had to race in Chris Staples’ car instead. Chadbourne settled for fourth, while Wiscasset’s James Osmond’s took the checkered flag. Osmond was third in points entering the weekend. In second was Josh Bailey, who did not enter on Saturday.
For Osmond, it was the fourth time in five races he placed in the top five. Shawn Austin, of Norridgewock, came in second, followed by Wiscasset’s Dan Nessmith.
The Prostock featured a tight points race with Oxford’s Bill Penfold, Wiscasset’s Mike Orr, and Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley separated by six points at the top of the leaderboard. Penfold extended his lead with a win on Saturday, but Orr came in second. Hinkley got the black flag due to mechanical issues while in the lead on lap four. Chesterville’s Joe Decker rounded out the top three.