Johnny Clark wins John Phippen Memorial Race at Unity Raceway

Posted June 18, 2012, at 10:09 p.m.

UNITY, Maine — Johnny Clark of Farmingdale made his first appearance in a couple of years pay off, earning more than $2,500 with a victory in the Twin 59s In Memory of Big John Phippen on Sunday at Unity Raceway.

Clark, who won the first 59-lap race, outpointed second-race victor Frank Moulton of Burnham for the overall victory. Liberty’s Josh St. Clair was third overall, with the top five filled out by Palmyra’s Ajay Picard and Dylan Turner of Freedom.

“This victory means a lot, both to me and my father,” said Clark. “He won a race here in 1981 and in tech they thought there’s no way he could beat John Phippen without cheating.

“When I won my first Pro Stock race at Wiscasset it was John Phippen who finished second.” That race was a 150-lap special event, when Clark was just 17-years-old.

OTHER UNITY RESULTS (Top 5 per class): Late Model (1st 59-lap race): 1. Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 2. Brian Whitney, Burnham; 3. Josh St. Clair, Liberty; 4. Dylan Turner, Freedom; 5. Frank Moulton, Burnham; Late Model (2nd 59-lap race): 1. Frank Mou;lton, Burnham; 2. Ajay Picard, Palmyra; 3. Johnny Clark, Farmingdale; 4. Ryan St. Clair, Liberty; 5. Josh St. Clair, Liberty; Wildcat (25 laps): 1. Chris King, Burnham; 2. Brent Chase, Burnham; 3. Bryan Robbins, Montville; 4. Joe Harriman, Liberty; 5. Ed Gilblair, Skowhegan; Late Model Pro Four (25 laps): 1. Tim Robinson, Clinton; 2. Bryan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 3. Alex Fernald, Benton; 4.Dylan Lancaster, Skowhegan; 5. Norm Cummings, Jr., Augusta; Monster Mini (25 laps): 1. Zach Audet, Skowhegan; 2. Tim Collins, Farmingdale; 3. Brent Roy, Vassalboro; 4. Kyle Robinson, Clinton; 5. Cole Robinson, Clinton; Flyin’ 4 (25 laps): 1. Cody Robbins, Oakland; 2. Mike Mathieu, Oakland; 3. Ed Archer, Jr., Skowhegan; 4. Mike Dulaney, Richmond; 5. Alica Goodwin, Clinton; Challenger (15 laps): 1. Ken Lord, Waterville; 2. Robert MacDonald, Oakland; 3. Christie Foster, Skowhegan; 4. Mike Flagg, Montville; 5. Rick Sirois, Norridgewock; Teen Thunder (15 laps): 1. Kyle Jackson, Fairfield; 2. Colby Robbins, Montville; 3. Robert Dyer, Canaan, 4. Danielle McAlpine, Burnham.

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