Kalel battles, captures Speedway 95 opener

Posted May 04, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.

HERMON, Maine — What started as a runaway for Orrington’s John Kalel II turn into a spirited battle for the win in the Hopkins Landscaping and Paving 50-lap feature in the Dysart’s Late Models Saturday night at Speedway 95’s auto racing opener.

The race went caution free for the first 30 laps, with Kalel opening up a straightaway lead after early challenger Wayne Parritt of Steuben had to give up his second-place spot on lap eight when a loose sway bar forced him to the pits.

When the caution fell on lap 30 for a solo spin by Hermon’s Greg Ellis, the field was bunched up with Kalel maintaining his lead on the restart until the caution fell again on lap 41 for a solo spin in turn one by Orrington’s Jim Robichaud. On the restart, Winterport’s Ryan Deane took the point as Kalel fell back as far as third in the shuffle.

Harrington’s Andrew McLaughlin wrestled the lead away from Deane and led for two laps until the caution fell again on lap 44 when rookie Bradley Smart of Bradley went off course in turn four. When the green fell again, it was Deane and Kalel battling for position that brought out the race’s final caution, when Deane spun off turn one.

Kalel then outraced McLaughlin for the final five laps to post the win. McLaughlin finished second with Steuben’s Brenton Parritt taking third. Winterport’s Shane Clark finished fourth with Hermon’s John Curtis Jr. of Hermon finishing fifth.

Other 95 results

Sport Four: 1. Zach Audent, Skowhegan; 2. Ted Ryder, Hermon; 3. Brad Bosworth, Cornville; 4. Garett Hayman, Milford; 5. J.R. Gray, Orrington; Sportsman: 1. Kris Matchett; 2. D.C. Alexander, Glenburn; 3. Deane Smart, Bradley; 4. Ryan Beal, Cherryfield; 5. Dean Clement, Brooks; Strictly Street: 1. Alex Berry, Harrington; 2. Jordan Pearson, Glenburn; 3. Matt Kimball, Cornville; 4. Jim Bragdon, Corinth; 5. Bradley Norris, Ellsworth;

Wiscasset Speedway

Pro Stock: 1. Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; Mike Orr, Wiscasset; Bill Penfold, Oxford; Joe Decker, Chesterville; James Osmond, Wiscasset; Four Cylinder Pro Stock: Jeff Prindall, Lisbon Falls; Craig Dunn, Strong; Bob Patten, Westbrook; Kamren Knowles, Farmingdale; Ryan Hayes, Jefferson; Super Street: Adam Chadbourne, Woolwich; Josh Bailey, Wiscasset; James Osmond, Wiscasset; Bryan Robbins, Montville; Dan Nessmith, Wiscasset; Outlaw Mini’s: Ryan Glover, Mexico; Mike Mason, Skowhegan; Jimmy Childs, Leeds; Nate Tribett, Richmond; Nick Bissell, Lewiston; Late Model Sportsman: Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; Jr. Robinson, Steuben; Allen Moeller Jr., Dresden; Dave St Clair, Liberty; Will Collins, Waldoboro; Thunder 4’s: Ryan Chadwick, Wiscasset; Cody Tribbet, Richmond; Bill Grover; Curtis Anderson, Richmond; Mike Mathieu; Mini Truck: Kris Knox, Sanford; Jerry McKenna, Milton; Jeff Schmidt, Mechanic Falls; Brian Darling; Richard Sirois, Norridgewock; Strictly Street: Corey Morgan, Lewiston; Dan Brown, Union; Ben Erskine, Skowhegan; Tasha Dyer, Freedom; Jairet Harrison, Freeport

 

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