Auto Racing

Wayne Helliwell Jr., left, and his team celebrate in Victory Lane after Helliwell won the 43rd HP Hood Oxford 250 Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Tire change helps New Hampshire driver win Oxford 250

By Phil Whipple, Sun Journal on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
Wayne Helliwell Jr. took advantage of traffic on lap 244, slipped underneath race leader Travis Benjamin coming off Turn 4 and pulled away to win the 43rd annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Sunday evening at Oxford Plains Speedway. Helliwell, from Dover, New Hampshire, pitted for new tires …

Local Sports Results for Aug. 28, 2016

on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:41 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Limestone at Van Buren, 5 p.m. Wisdom at Central Aroostook, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Limestone at Van Buren, 7 p.m. Wisdom at Central Aroostook, 5 p.m.Story continues below advertisement.   Results HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s Results GIRLS SOCCER Ashland 6, Fort Fairfield 0 BOYS SOCCER …
Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (front) races against driver Kasey Kahne during the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Larson notches first Sprint Cup victory

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 28, 2016, at 7:26 p.m.
BROOKLYN, Michigan — Kyle Larson claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, clinching a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “He hung in there with our team,” car owner Chip Ganassi said. “We were building. …

Theriault Homecoming At Oxford 250

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 1:56 a.m.
Episode 119 August 21, 2016 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Next Sunday One of the most anticipated races this year is Sunday the 28th at Oxford Plains Speedway. Fifty five entries from primarily the northeast and the Maritimes were reported as of the 18th on the Oxford 250 website.Story …

Winterport driver holds on for Late Model win at ‘95’

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
HERMON | Joey Doyon of Winterport took the lead from Steuben’s Wayne Parritt Jr. for the final time on a lap-42 restart in the 50-lap Dysart’s Late Model feature and held on for the victory Saturday night at Speedway 95. Parritt finished in second, .542 seconds behind the leader. …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the rain delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Harvick rolls to win in rain-delayed Bristol race

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 8:43 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tennessee — After multiple rain delays, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway was completed a day late on Sunday, and Kevin Harvick claimed his second win of the 2016 season, Harvick, who also captured the event at Phoenix International …

TV, radio schedule for August 20-21, 2016

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 8 p.m., Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE World Series International elimination game, noon, 6 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. US elimination game, 3 p.m., ABC-TV; 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY METS at SAN FRANCISCO, 4 p.m., FS1-TV …
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Betts earns first RoadRunner victory

on Aug. 18, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
HERMON | Bradley’s Sam Betts picked up his first win of the season in the RoadRunner division at Speedway 95 on Wednesday night after stealing the lead from Jason Hyde of Glenburn late in the event. Hyde had been leading, but was spun sideways while overlapping a slower car. …
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits with his truck during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a file photo.

Fort Kent driver enters Sunday’s Oxford 250

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 18, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
“The Oxford 250 has a lot of history. I took a year off but I’m looking forward to coming back and having some success.”

Local sports results for Aug. 15, 2016

on Aug. 15, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
  Golf MSGA 2016 Match Play Championship At Brunswick GC Tuesday’s Pairings, Round of 32 7 a.m. — No. 1 Matt Hutchins (Woodlands Club) vs. No. 32 Jon Hardy (Samoset Resort); 7:09 — 16. Curtis Jordan (Woodlands Club) vs. 17. Mark Plummer (Augusta …

Six Tenths of a Foot Separate First and Third

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 11:41 p.m.
Episode 118 August 14, 2016 You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me…Six Tenths of a Foot? Sometimes in motorsports competition fractions of an inch or second means the difference between a win or a loss. Former Spud Speedway Senior Champ Kart Points Champion Tyler Raymond of Caribou experienced that in a …

Golding claims second feature win at Wiscasset

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
Michael Golding of Pownal passed Logan Melcher of Fayette for the lead on the 10th lap and maintained the upper hand the rest of the way on Saturday night to win the Thunder Four Mini 30-lap feature at Wiscasset Raceway. It was Golding’s second win of the …
Brothers Ryan (left) and Josh St. Clair pose for a photo in victory lane after a feature race on Aug. 6 at Wiscasset Speedway. Josh St. Clair finished first and Ryan St. Clair finished third but moved up to second after the second-place finisher was disqualified.

Patriarch sets the pace racing against grandsons at Wiscasset

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
A typical race week for the St. Clair family begins when they get together to work on their Late Model Sportsman race cars while some good-natured ribbing ensues as they fine-tune their cars. A barbecue for friends and family follows before the race at Wiscasset Speedway. That is followed by …

TV, radio schedule for August 12, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY, qualifying, 6 p.m., USA-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 …

Romance, Racing, and Fast Times at Loring

on Aug. 08, 2016, at 2:29 a.m.
Episode 117 August 7, 2016 Cumberland Motor Club Hosts Largest Autocross in Northeast The Cumberland Motor Club hosted their 7th Annual Autocross at the former Loring Air Force Base this past weekend. The venue is the largest of its type in the Northeast with plenty of room for the .club …

Holden driver holds on for narrow victory at Speedway 95

on Aug. 07, 2016, at 8:01 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — In only his second time racing in the Dysart’s Late Models at Speedway 95, Steve Kimball of Holden started on the outside pole of the 40-lap feature and led all 40 laps to post his first career win in the division Saturday night. Kimball held off a …
 Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) makes a pit stop during the Cheez-It 355 Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Hamlin holds on to win at Watkins Glen

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
WATKINS GLEN, New York — Denny Hamlin held off Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. on the final lap of the Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday to claim his first career road course victory. It was Hamlin’s second win of the 2016 …

Overlock Jr. wins 95’s Enduro race

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
HERMON | Jeff Overlock Jr. of Hermon added his name to the list of first-time winners for the 2016 racing season at Speedway 95 Wednesday night when he won the 20-lap Modified Enduro feature event. Starting on the pole after winning one of the two qualifying races held earlier …

Former Ferrari driver Amon dies aged 73

By Reuters on Aug. 03, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
Former Ferrari driver Chris Amon, often described as one of the best in Formula One never to have won a race, has died at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer, family of the New Zealand motorsport great said Wednesday.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chris Buescher celebrates in victory lane after winning the Pennsylvania 400 Monday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Weather aids Buescher in win at Pocono

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 01, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
LONG POND, Pennsylvania — Weather was Chris Buescher’s friend Monday, as it paid an assist in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to help him claim his first career win in the rain and fog-shortened Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. “That’s pretty awesome,” Buescher said. “Wild circumstances here at Pocono. This …