Hunnewell earns victory at Winterport Dragway

Posted July 24, 2011, at 9:41 p.m.
Last modified July 24, 2011, at 11:07 p.m.

WINTERPORT — Rick Hunnewell of Ellsworth edged Eugene Newton of Belmont in the Super Pro race to collect a victory at Winterport Dragway Sunday.

OTHER WINTERPORT RESULTS

SUPER PRO ELIMINATOR: 1. Rick Hunnewell (Ellsworth), 2. Robert Bower (W, Gardiner), Semifinalists: Bob Cousins (Bangor), Jerry Hatch (Lubec); PRO ELIMINATOR: 1. Eugene Newton (Belmont), 2. Robin Reynolds (Winterport), Semifinalist: Chris Cole (Belgrade); BIKES/SLEDS: 1. Keith Wood (Topsham), 2. Russell Hawkes (Casco), Semifinalist: Dave Hunter (Brunswick); STREET ELIMINATOR: 1. Randy Herrick (Stockton Springs), 2. Gage Reynolds (Bangor), Semifinalists: Dennis Perkins (Blue Hill), Dan Poirier (Minot); STREET TROPHY RACE: 1. Andrew Levensalor (Dexter), 2. Ben Metzger (Bangor)

Busch wins PASS race

At Oxford, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch scored his first career Pro All-Stars Series Super Late Model North victory Saturday night in the PASS 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in a gear-up for the TD Bank 250 Sunday. Farmington’s Cassius Clark finished second followed by New Brunswick’s Lonnie Sommerville, Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec and Farmingdale’s Johnny Clark.

PASS 150 results: 1. Kyle Busch, 2. Cassius Clark, 3. Lonnie Sommerville, 4. Patrick Laperle, 5. Johnny Clark, 6. Joey Polewarczyk Jr., 7. Mike Rowe, 8. Brian Hoar, 9. Ben Rowe, 10. Joey Doiron, 11. Scott Mulkern, 12. Scott Chubbuck, 13. Donnie Whitten, 14. Jay Fogleman, 15. Gary Smith, 16. Alex Gringas, 17. Travis Benjamin, 18. Scott Dragon, 19. Kirk Thibeau, 20. Steven Legendre, 21. Matt Frahm, 22. Brad Babb, 23. Bill Penfold, 24. Scott Alexander, 25. Kyle Desouza, 26. Matain LaTullippe, 27. John Debrowski, 28. Kevin Roberge, 29. Matt Matheson, 30. Tracy Gordon, 31. Kelly Moore, 32. Jeff Dery, 33. Alan Wilson, 34. David Oliver

Unity Raceway

At Unity Raceway Friday night, Will Collins of Waldoboro made a late charge to the front pay off as he posted his first victory of the season in the 35-lap Lake Model main event.

Collins stalked race leader David Folsom II of Skowhegan, found the room he needed to move underneath and grabbed a lead he would not relinquish. Folsom II finished second and was followed by David Folsom I of Skowhegan, Tyler Robbins of Montville and Jeff Burgess of East Madison.

OTHER UNITY RESULTS

WILDCAT: 1. Maurice Young (Chelsea), 2. Chris King (Burnham), 3. Carl McAlpine (Burnham), 4. Kris Matchett (Skowhegan), 5. Ed Sleeper (Vassalboro); LATE MODEL PRO FOUR: 1. Tim Robinson (Clinton), 2. Sean Johnson (Sidney), 3. Lance Chapman (Benton), 4. Steve Rackliff (Starks), 5. Norm Cummings Jr. (Augusta); MONSTER MINI: 1. Zach Audet (New Sharon), 2. Mike Wilson (Chelsea), 3. Richard Jackson (Hudson), 4. Greg Cummings (Augusta), 5. Brent Roy (Vassalboro); FLYIN’ 4: 1. Jayson Bosworth (Cornville), 2. Brad Bosworth (Cornville), 3. Bruce Nickerson (Norridgewock), 4. Matt Shaw (Burnham), 5. Mike Dulaney (Richmond); TEEN THUNDER: 1. Austin Clemons (Norridgewock), 2. Wes Turner (Montville), 3. Colby Robbins (Montville), 4. Derek Pariseau (Brooks), 5. Emiy McAlpine (Burnham); CHALLNGER: 1. Chad Folsom (Skowhegan), 2. Ken Lord (Sidney), 3. Eric Peavey (Clinton), 4. Mike Stowe (Waterville), 5. Kyle Turner (Freedom)

Edwards posts Nationwide win

At Gladeville, Tenn., Carl Edwards dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway.

The Sprint Cup star was so overpowering that not even a penalty, an upset stomach or fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski could stop him.

He did his customary back flip off the car and then even went into the stands afterward to celebrate with the fans. “It’s just to give a couple people high-fives and to see the looks on their faces,” said Edwards, who led a race-high 125 laps and has a total of six wins at the track, five in Nationwide and one in the truck series. “I wish more drivers would do it.”

Edwards’ teammate at Roush Fenway Racing, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished second and Mike Dillon was third.

Edwards, who leads the Sprint Cup points race over Jimmie Johnson, was leading when the first caution came out on lap 82 for debris. The next lap he entered the pits and was penalized for speeding and NASCAR officials ordered him to the rear of the longest line of cars for the restart.

Edwards worked his way back through the field and passed Dillon on lap 120 for the lead. On the pass the air from Edwards’ car caused Dillon to wiggle wildly in turn four.

“He knew I was loose and just started driving in on me,” said Dillon. “I don’t think he hit me, I just got real loose. That was a heck of a save. It reminded me of my dirt car.”

Dillon, the winner of the truck series race at this track Friday night and grandson of longtime car owner Richard Childress, fell to third.

Edwards said he was racing with a cold. That combined with the extreme heat made it a tough night for Edwards.

“I feel a lot better (after winning),” Edwards said in Victory Lane.

“Carl’s awesome here. I felt like he was kind of playing with us a little there at the end,” Stenhouse said. “We’ll take a second and go onto (the next race).”

Keselowski, the pole winner, was in command of the race when he radioed his crew that he was slowing due to a dropped cylinder on lap 166. Dillon took advantage of the situation and passed the defending series champion for the lead.

Keselowski led 88 laps and placed 12th.

Elliott Sadler came into the race as the series points leader, but surrendered it to Reed Sorenson when he broke down on pit lane during the third caution period of the race.

Sadler was in the top 10 all night and was coming out of his pit stop in second when he radioed to his crew.

“We’re done, guys, we’re done.” He said he thought he broke an axle.

“I might have popped the clutch too early,” said Sadler, about accelerating from his pit box.

Sadler came in 30th place and is now third in the championship, 14 points back. Sorenson is five points ahead of Stenhouse to lead the points battle.

The second caution of the race occurred on lap 127 when Mikey Kile and Brian Scott had contact while going down the backstretch. Kile skidded across the grass along the track but was able to get it back onto the course.

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