Wiscasset Raceway appears headed for another dark summer as owner Doug White tries to find a buyer.

“People are looking at it but there’s nothing going on,” White said. “I would entertain all offers and even lease it. I’ve talked to some people but there’s nothing new.”

White purchased the track in 2007 for $500,000. He has been trying to sell it at the same price for more than a year.

At least twice he thought he was close to a deal, but negotiations broke down.

“I don’t know what happened,” White said. “I thought I had one person, but I don’t think they could get the financing.”

The track opened in 1969 as Wiscasset Speedway. Dave and Sandra St. Clair purchased it in 1991 and re-named it Wiscasset Raceway.

White previously acknowledged the track didn’t turn a profit in 2009 and 2010, which prompted a decision to put it up for sale.

Wiscasset hosted one race last season that Tony True and Dale Chadbourne organized. The pair secured a one-day lease and put on a race with the hopes of showing potential buyers the track was still viable. However, no buyers stepped forward.

David Nichols, Jr., vice chair of the Wiscasset Selectmen, said Monday he is unaware of any events planned at the track this summer.

“It’s idle,” he said. “No one has come before the board for anything. It’s closed up.”

Added White: “It’s frustrating, but hopefully we can get something done.”

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Three-time Late Model Unity Raceway points champ Frank Moulton said he is finally settling in after spending last year racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

Moulton, the Late Model champ at Unity from 2008-10, struggled a bit in the early going this season.

“We were experimenting quite a bit,” he said. “We were trying different things, different setups. We tried different spring and shock combinations and they weren’t working. We also had to get used to the tires.”

Moulton previously drove on American Racers tires at Unity. However, track manager George Fernald, Jr. switched to Hoosiers to help offset costs.

“The Racers were softer and we were faster then,” Moulton said. “Racing on (Hoosiers) is a lot different. I thought the tires would be a little different but I didn’t realize it would be this much. If we can keep the tires on, I think we’ll be all set. We seemed to be getting back on track.”

Unity is idle this weekend and will resume racing June 16-17 with the John Phippen Memorial Race.

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Readfield native Pete McCollett is third in points in the Mini Stock division at Oxford Plains Speedway, just six points behind leader Darrell Moore.

“The car is a rocket down there,” said McCollett, who raced at Unity Raceway last year. “I’m so happy with this car down there. Plus, for two weeks in a row there was not one scratch on the car. I guess it’s common down there.”

McCollett had a second- and a sixth-place finish in the two points races. He also has won two heat races.

“It’s been about six, seven, maybe even eight years since I’ve had this much fun,” McCollett said. “I’m having a ball down here.”

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Left turns: The Pro All Stars Series North will resume racing Saturday at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Quebec. The series was rained out last weekend in Groveton, N.H. … Waterville native Jon Weeks leads the Bike & Sled division at the Winterport Dragway. He is the defending points champion. … Manchester native Reid Lanpher is ninth in points in the NELCAR Legends Tour. He has one victory and four top-five finishes this season. The series is at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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