Hopkins takes Speedway 95 Late Model 50-lapper

Posted June 17, 2012, at 8:56 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — Mike Hopkins of Hermon took off from the outside pole position in the 50-lap Sinclair Towing Service feature for the Dysart’s Late Models Saturday night at Speedway 95 and won the event by almost half a track over the rest of the field.

The real action took place in the battle for second place, where Phil Richardson of Hermon and Brenton Parritt of Steuben battled for second and third over the last half of the race. Parritt finally got by Richardson on lap 42 to take the second spot and Richardson finished third. The battle for fourth and fifth wasn’t decided until the 44th lap circuit, when Nick Jenkins of Milo finally took fourth from Duane Seekins of Stockton Springs, who finished fifth.

OTHER 95 RESULTS — Sportsman: 1. Shane Tatro, Holden; 2. Steve Moulton, Holden; 3. Kris Matchett, Skowhegan; 4. Derek Mingo, Lamoine; 5. Brad Norris, Ellsworth; Strictly Streets: 1. Andrew McLaughlin, Harrington; 2. Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; 3. Jim Carr Jr., Clifton; 4. Shelby Kimball, Cornville; 5. Matt Kimball, Cornville; Sport-Fours: 1. Andrew Crosby, Hermon; 2. Fred Ashmore Jr., Hancock; 3. Ted Ryder, Carmel; 4. Becky Elston, Carmel; 5. Keith Ogden, Holden’ Bombers: 1. Mark Sawyer, Corinth; 2. Chris Carroll, Greenbush; 3. Mark Lane, Newport; 4. Russell Blenkhorn, Bucksport; 5. Andrew Crosby, Hermon

Unity Raceway

At Unity, Chris King of Burnham won a thrilling Wildcat division main event Saturday night.

King prevailed in an ultracompetitive 20-lapper, swapping the lead several times with eventual third-place finisher Ryan Robinson of Clinton before turning back a stiff challenge from Montville’s Craig Robbins, who crossed the line in second position. Point leader Brent Chase of Burnham was fourth and Mike Moore of Smithfield was fifth.

OTHER UNITY RESULTS — Late Model Pro Four: 1. Alex Fernald, Benton; 2. Steve Rackliff, Starks; 3. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 4. Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 5. Norm Cummings, Jr.; Monster Mini (20 laps): 1. Zach Audet, Skowhegan; 2. Matt Shaw, Burnham; 3. Tim Collins, Farmingdale; 4. Jayson Bosworth, Cornville; 5. Brad Bosworth, Cornville; Flyin’ 4 (20 laps): 1. Cody Robbins, Montville; 2. Nate Tribbett, Richmond; 3. Ed Archer, Skowhegan; 4. Mike Mathieu, Oakland; 5. Mike Dulaney, Richmond

Winterport Dragway

At Winterport Dragway, Randy Herrick of Stockton won the Super Pro/Pro Final while Jerry Hatch of Lubec finished second.

OTHER WINTERPORT RESULTS — Super Pro Eliminator Race Results: 1 Jerry Hatch, Lubec, 2 Randy Therrien, Unity, Semifinalist Craig Cousins, Hermon, Semifinalist Wayne Tidd, Houlton; Pro Eliminator Results: 1 Randy Herrick, Stockton Springs, 2, Robin Reynolds, Winterport, Semifinalist, Russell Calder, Campobello, N.B., Semifinalist Mark Dover, Anson; Bikes/Sleds Results: 1 Jim Marston, Fairfield, 2 Paul Keaton II, Unknown, Semifinalist Jason Williams, Benton; Street Eliminator Results: 1 John Canty Jr., W. Gardiner, 2, Donnie Perkins, Blue Hill, Semifinalist Tim Wilcox, Easton, Semifinalist Doug Gray, Sedgwick; Darlings Ford Gambler Race Results (Saturday): 1 Randy Therrien, Unity, 2 Russell Calder, Campobello N.B., Semifinalist Cici Eberle, Searsmont

Pontiac Day Race Results (Saturday): 1 Russell Calder, Campobello, N.B., 2 Jim Collins, Waterville

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