Cameron Folsom has enjoyed quite a summer driving a mini cup car in the kid’s division at the Pit Stop in Kingfield.

“I’ve had a first, a second and two thirds,” said Folsom, 13, of Augusta. “It’s been pretty successful.”

On Saturday, he’ll race with the adults in a 150-lap feature that will pay $1,000 to the winner.

The “Ducktona,” one of the biggest in state for mini cups, begins at noon.

Mini cups are half-scale stock cars. They are generally for new or inexperienced stock car drivers. Folsom is in his second season racing at the Kingfield track, which is owned by Richard Jordan. Jordan recently purchased Wiscasset Raceway at auction.

Mini cups race regularly at the Pit Stop, which features divisions for kids and adults.

The “Ducktona” will pit all drivers together, regardless of class.

“There will be about 30 cars there,” said Corey Folsom, Cameron’s dad. “This is the last big cash race.”

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Joey Polewarczyk celebrated his victory in the 39th annual TD Bank 250 last Sunday at Oxford Plains Speedway by doing what he always does Monday morning.

“I went back to work,” said Polewarczyk, 23, of Hudson, N.H. “I was back to work at 7:30 in the morning. You can’t take any days off.”

Polewarczyk, who works at his dad’s automotive repair shop, said Wednesday the glow of winning the 250 had yet to recede.

“It was an awesome weekend and an awesome week,” he said. “Just amazing. Everyone is just really, really excited. It’s pretty incredible. You always get excited to win a race, but to win the 250? It’s just amazing.”

Polewarczyk will waste little time getting back on the track. He’ll return to Maine this weekend for an American-Canadian Tour 150-lap feature at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

The race is at 6 p.m. Saturday.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Polewarczyk said. “Any time you win a race the whole team gets jacked up. To win the 250, it’s even more so. I think we’ll have a great car. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going.”

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It was a rough weekend at OPS for reigning Unity Raceway Late Model points champ Jeff Burgess.

The Fairfield native failed to qualify for the TD Bank 250 after struggling through one mechanical issue after another throughout the weekend.

The team had issues Saturday, the day before the race, when they had to replace the transmission. On Sunday, during one of six 20-lap qualifying heats, the motor blew.

“That ended my day,” said Burgess. “It happened in a consolation heat. We were running sixth and we still had a chance, but when the motor expired, it sealed the deal.”

Burgess said he isn’t sure if he’ll return to Unity this season. He’s taking this weekend off and said he may try to race at Speedway 95 in Hermon on Aug. 4.

“We’ll see,” he said. “We may just race around. I may go try an ACT race. We’re leaving it pretty wide open. We don’t have any real set plans. I think we’re just going to go and have some fun and see what happens.”

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Left turns: Manchester native Reid Lanpher finished third in a 25-lap NELCAR Legends tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend. Lanpher is one of just four drivers on the circuit to win at least twice this season. He has seven top-five finishes, including two victories. … Unity Raceway will open Saturday after closing last weekend because of the TD Bank 250. The track will hold regular racing in all its divisions, beginning at 6 p.m.

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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