Kevin Douglass made a triumphant return to Wiscasset Speedway last weekend.

Douglass, 34, of Sidney, won his Pro Stock debut — a race that featured seven cautions and a 15-minute delay because of moisture on the track.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve been here,” Douglass said. “It’s been since 2007.”

It was then that Douglass won a Mini Stock points championship at the track. Since winning that title, Douglass bounced around to different tracks across the state.

He drove a Late Model owned by Clinton native John Clark last season before switching to a Pro Stock.

“I’ve been racing off and on,” Douglass said. “We’ve gone all over. Unity (Raceway) is probably what I would call home but Wiscasset is a close second. But when we decided what we wanted to do this year, we decided on Oxford Plains Speedway and Wiscasset because their rules are similar.”


Douglass won the feature that was called with three laps to go because of the cautions.

“They stopped it a few laps short because there were a lot of wrecks going on,” he said. “We had seven cautions, which was a lot more than it should have been but it feels awesome. It’s the best victory I’ve ever had. Winning a Pro Stock is a big deal. I’m pretty excited.”

Douglass added he plans to race a regular schedule at Wiscasset.

“I’ll be there as much as I can,” he said. “We’ll go back and forth with Oxford and see what happens. We have an 11-year-old chassis, so we’ve been pleasantly surprised. We put a lot of time into it, to re-do it and update it. We’re looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

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The Pro All Stars Series North will resume after two off weekends — one because of weather — with a 150-lap feature at Speedway 660 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Farmington native Cassius Clark is third in points after three races. Clark is eager to return to Speedway 660, site of one of his biggest victories last season.

He won the Auto Value 250 on Sept. 3 — the biggest race in Atlantic Canada.

“I’m looking forward to getting there,” Clark said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks. For whatever reason, we run really well there. Hopefully, we can get some momentum on our side.”

Clark has a pair of top-five finishes, including a victory, this season, but struggled in the last points race, May 18 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Quebec. He finished 17th.

“We had a power steering issue but we’ve taken care of it,” Clark said.

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When Richard and Vanessa Jordan purchased Wiscasset Speedway, they were determined to create a family-friendly atmosphere at the track.

An incident at the track on May 18 tested their resolve.

Vanessa Jordan acknowledged that some emotions “ran a little high” in Victory Lane after some drivers feuded with each other.

One driver reportedly yelled an obscenity that was audible for those in attendance, including children. Another driver reportedly flipped off the crowd.

Vanessa Jordan said the two drivers were suspended a week but have since returned.

“The drivers understood what they had to do,” she said. “They dealt with it. Hopefully, we won’t see that type of stuff for quite awhile. This is a family friendly track and we don’t want people to be exposed to that type of stuff.”


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Left turns: Spud Speedway in Caribou announced this week on its web site that drivers from “southern race tracks” can enter their car free of charge for races at the track this weekend. … Skowhegan native Kris Matchett is second in points in the Sportsman division at Speedway 95 in Hermon. Andrew Turbovsky of Winslow is fourth in the Street division. … Unity Raceway is hosting a 71-lap Late Model feature Sunday afternoon that will pay $1,000 to the winner.

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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