Comments for: Unity Raceway track manager arrested

Posted June 18, 2012, at 8:53 p.m.

UNITY | The manager of the stock car track Unity Raceway was arrested Sunday night after a conflict with one of the drivers. Jeff Trafton, chief deputy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, said Monday that George Fernald, 48, of Benton confronted one of the drivers after a race. …

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  • I hear banjos…

    • Anonymous

      you should get that problem checked out

      • Vannessa

        Ya think?

  • Anonymous

    Actions like that should be good for business…..

  • Guest

    An assault at a race track by Billy Bob Fernald yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

    • Billy Bob Fernald………Ricky Bobby’s brother and Bo and Luke’s cousin. Uncle Jesse is real upset. Boss Hogg is behind it all you can bet! 

  • i hav heard rumors,  there  is alot of the selling
    of welfare benefits/food ebt cards at the unity raceway
    and the other 2 raceways

    • Vannessa

      Gossip much?

  • Anonymous

    Pitbull that is slanderous. unless you can prove it. I have nver seen or heard of this activity at any of these tracks. And before you ask, I work and do not receive any of these benefits so I am not covering it up.
    George leaves a lot to be desired as a manager as he is hot headed and unfair. Racing is about beaten and banging, but not deliberate wrecking of someone. There is a fine line that a true race fan would understand. George however needs to be served the same punishment he deals others that fight- suspended from track for a week for first offense. Or has that changed Georgie?

  • This is a bunch of BS and the cop could have handled this better. Not saying it’s his fault but let the men handle this. Probably the one who called the pogo doesn’t size up

    • Anonymous

      Bull, George is a big boy and unless the other guy was as big this needed to be done. George has his favorites that can fight without penalties or run others off the track without penalties.   But he will be the first to call the cops if the guy is bigger than him!

  • Anonymous

    The guy is a complete Jerk!!!! I was there a few years back right after he became Manager. I was sitting there with my boyfriend watching the race and having a few beers(we split a 6pk) we was NOT loud or beligerant, just watching the race and someone complained and George came over and starting hollering at us and making a scene. He said “you can go out in the parking lot and have all the beer you want, but no drinking at the track.” Needless to say we never went back.

  • Anonymous

    Typical of most local stock car tracks and drivers…not typical of management but then again George IS a racer. Theres always fights after each race…cops come rushing in. Thats great family fun *sarcasm*

  • Anonymous

     If I owned the track, George would be looking for a job. Sooner or later his actions will cause a lawsuit. To your answer to Pitbull you are right. Some people want to blame everything on welfare.

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t been to Unity in years, (mid 60’s) It use to be fun to watch. Fans were as rowdy as the drivers, the management was not. Sounds like I should check it out again.

  • Anonymous

    That’s raycin’

  • Vannessa

    Rubbin’s Racin’

  • we are a avid racing family and point blank George is a a#$%^^^ point blank thats all there is to it. Its his way or the highway thats for sure not to mention he shoes favortism to his son’s that race he don’t treat them as equals with rest of the racers.

  • Anonymous

    I usually go to watch the races every week.Ive seen a lot of stupid altercations by George on the track and in the stands.My Opinion is the man has a power trip going on in his head and it is certainly hurting the track in a lot of ways.His best bet is to stay home on race days and let the employees do their jobs.You dont see the owners running out with a attitude at other tracks around maine.Bottom line he doesn’t have the right to put his hands on anybody rite or wrong.Shows me just what kind of man he is.A BULLY.Just my opionion

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