April 23, 2018
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Whitney holds off Burgess for Unity Raceway triumph


UNITY — Brian Whitney of Burnham became the first two-time feature race winner of the season in the top-tier Late Model division Saturday at Unity Raceway.

Whitney led the 35-lap event from wire-to-wire, holding off challenges from reigning track champion Jeff Burgess of Fairfield on a late-race restart to seal the victory. Burgess earned runner-up honors, and remains atop the championship standings.

Palmyra’s Ajay Picard finished an eventful day that included a wet, off-track excursion into the backstretch “moat” during the main event, and a heat race crash, with a third-place finish. Burnham’s Frank Moulton rebounded from several pit stops to claim a fourth-place finish in front of Unity’s Mark Dodge. Whitney also won the heat race.

OTHER UNITY RESULTS — Wildcat (20 laps) 1. Brent Chase, Burnham; 2. Ed Gilblair, Skowhegan; 3. Joe Harriman, Liberty; 4. George Fernald III Benton; 5. Ryan Robinson, Clinton;

Late Model Pro Four (20 laps): 1. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 2. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 3. Alex Fernald, Benton; 4. Bill Ellis, Parkman; 5. Scott Horne, Benton; Monster Mini (20 laps): 1. Zach Audet, Skowhegan; 2. Jayson Bosworth, Cornville; 3. Tim Collins, Farmington; 4. Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 5.Kyle Robinson, Clinton; Flyin’ 4 (20 laps): 1. Cody Robbins, Oakland; 2. Mike Dulaney, Richmond; 3. Paul Shorette, Waterville; 4. Mika Stover, Augusta; 5. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; Challenger (25 laps): 1. Robert MacDonald, Oakland; 2. Ken Lord, Waterville; 3. Christie Foster, Skowhegan; 4. Ed Archer, Skowhegan; 5. Mike Flagg, Montville


At Winterport Dragway, Robin Reynolds of Winterport finished first in the Super Pro/Pro Final while Cici Eberle of Searsport finished second.

OTHER WINTERPORT RESULTS — Super Pro Eliminator Race Results: 1. Cici Eberle, Searsmont; 2. Craig Cousins, Hermon; Semifinalist, Jerry Hatch, Lubec; Semifinalist, Ben Pinkham, Howland; Pro Eliminator Results: 1. Robin Reynolds, Winterport; 2. David Moore, Swanville; Semifinalist, Jon Canty, West Gardiner; Bikes/Sleds Results:1. Jim Marston, Fairfield; 2. Jon Weeks, Waterville; Pro Street Eliminator Results: 1. Gage Reynolds, Bangor; 2. Toni Wakefield, Unity; Semifinalist, Donnie Perkins, Blue Hill; Semifinalist, Bill Dammier, Deer Isle; Ladies Day Race Results: 1. Robin Reynolds, Winterport; 2. Julie Larrabee, Stockton Springs

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