Hermon’s Emerson wins Super Pro race at Winterport Dragway

The Associated Press
Posted July 22, 2012, at 9:04 p.m.

WINTERPORT — Dan Emerson of Hermon finished first in the Super Pro/Pro Final at Winterport Dragway Sunday.

Rick Wiseman of Blue Hill placed second.

OTHER WINTERPORT RESULTS: Super Pro Eliminator: 1. Dan Emerson, Hermon, 2. Joe Cooper, Auburn, Semifinalist Jaime Watson, Gouldsboro, Semifinalist Steve Clukey, Canaan; Pro Eliminator: 1. Rick Wiseman, Blue Hill, 2. John Sloan, Topsham, Semifinalist Wayne Chadwick S. China; Bikes/Sleds: 1. Tyler Wilkerson, Windham, 2. Jim Hess, Gorham, Semifinalist Paul Keaten, Athens; Street Eliminator: 1. Dan Poirier, Minot, 2. Gage Reynolds, Bangor, Semifinalist Jon Canty Jr., W. Gardiner, Semifinalist Mike Williams, Westbrook; Diesel Day Race: 1. Reggie Lacadie, Milford, 2. Derrick Lacadie, Eddington, Semifinalist Lori Devlin, Carmel; Street Trophy Race: 1. Bill Dammier, Deer Isle, 2. Dan Porier, Minot, Semifinalist Josh Devlin, Carmel; Jr. Dragster Race: 1. Jonathan Condon, Chelsea, 2. Emmitt Gardner, Edmunds

OXFORD PLAINS: At Oxford Friday night, the TD Bank 250 weekend kicked off with eight divisions of racing night, highlighted by the PASS Modified division. Alan Wilson, a longtime former competitor at Oxford, took the checkers in the PASS Mod feature.

He was followed by Mike Carignan, Travis Buzzell, Andy Shaw and Poncho Darveau.

OTHER OXFORD RESULTS: Renegade: 1. Gerard Cote, 2. Geoff Low, 3. William Dunphy Jr., 4. James Record, 5. Harvey Poussard; Ladies: 1. Tasha Dyer, 2. Rachel Dubois, 3. Missy Morgan, 4. Kristen Brown, 5. Dottie Patria; Sport Truck: 1. Kevin Oliver, 2. Jeff Schmidt, 3. Joe Farrar, 4. Cassie Martin, 5. Gerry McKenna; Runnin’ Rebel: 1. Jeff Hebert, 2. Dustin Salley, 3. Nate Dubuc, 4. Jonah Farrington, 5. Derek Cook; Outlaw No. 1: 1. Kyle Hewins, 2. David Whittier, 3. Josh Toothaker, 4. Scott Veinott, 5. Pat Maloy; Outlaw No. 2: 1. Guy Childs, 2. Josh Childs, 3. Matt Dufault, 4. Mike Childs, 5. Mike Haynes; Mini Stock: 1. George Fortin, 2. Rob Greenleaf, 3. Butch Keene, 4. Darrell Moore, 5. Jamie Heath; Strictly Stock: 1. Kurt Hewins, 2. Zach Bowie, 3. Ryan Robbins, 4. Ryan Hewins, 5. Larry Emerson

NATIONWIDE SERIES: After leading all 100 laps to win Saturday’s ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway, Kevin Swindell made it clear that he sees his future in NASCAR.

“This is where they consider the best of the best, so this is where I’d like to be,” Swindell said.

But Swindell, the 23-year-old son of Sprint Car racing icon Sammy Swindell, says it takes more than talent to make it in NASCAR today.

“It’s tough,” Swindell said. “Obviously a lot of the seats are filled by people with family money, or people that have found the right connections. You get calls from teams that say we’d love to have you — but can you help us? It’s a little frustrating.”

Swindell, a three-time winner of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, hopes some NASCAR team owners will take notice.

“Hopefully this will continue to prove that I can do this,” Swindell said.

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