Beale returns to Speedway 95 with victory in Little Enduro race

Posted July 25, 2012, at 11:23 p.m.

HERMON — Travis Beale of Hampden brought his car back to Speedway 95 in response to track owner Del Merritt’s increasing the purse to draw more cars to the track, and Beale promptly snapped Garett Hayman’s five-race winning streak in the Little Enduro feature Wednesday night.

Beale, who had been racing at Spud Speedway in Caribou, showed his experience as he worked his way past Hayman in traffic early in the event and broke into the lead on lap 8 of the 20-lap feature.

Darren Durrell of Newburgh, the 2011 division champion, also answered Merritt’s call for more cars and placed second. Hayman finished third after catching but not being able to pass Durrell. Daymon Dodge of Winterport placed fourth with early leader Kyle Gallant of Veazie falling to fifth in the closing laps.

The Ladies division feature was postponed after a lap-2 crash halted the action. Becky Elston- Burns of Carmel spun in turn 2, causing the cars behind her, driven by Nicole Smith of Clifton, Amy Houde of West Enfield and Kayla Allen of Penobscot to end up crashing into each other as they attempted to slow for Elston-Burns. Both Smith and Allen were transported to a local hospital, but details of their condition were not available.

OTHER 95 RESULTS: Pickup trucks: 1. Jim Carr Jr., Clifton; 2. Dana Harlow, Bucksport; 3. Roger Smith Jr., Bangor; 4. Jason Haskell, Levant; 5. Mike Lynch, Winterport; Big Enduros: 1. Bob Seger Jr., 2. Alvin MacNevin, Clifton; 3. Shawn Racilla, Dover-Foxcroft; 4. Woody Davis, Glenburn; 5. Mike Slobuszewoki, Milo; Stars of Tomorrow: 1. Austin Clemons, Norridgewock; 2. Ricky Pease Jr., Detroit; 3. Robert Dyer, Canaan; 4. Alexl Runci, Belfast; 5. Whitney Saunders, Ellsworth

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