Chuck Hall, the promoter for Hermon’s Speedway 95, is putting the finishing touches on the second annual Good News Center/Wreaths Across America Ikey Dorr Memorial 50-lap race for (Strictly) Street Stocks, Wildcats and Outlaws next Thursday night at Speedway 95.
Racing will begin at 7 p.m.
“We’ve raised the winner’s share from $1,000 to $1,500 and it will also pay $1,000 for second place and $750 for third place,” said Hall, who noted that there also will be good payoffs for the remaining spots.
Lap leaders earn $25 per lap.
“We had 21 cars last year and I’m hoping to get 30 this year,” said Hall, who is looking to put together a four-race series next year at four different tracks, with the final race in the series being at Speedway 95.
Harrington’s Andrew McLaughlin is the defending champ, as he led from start to finish a year ago.
He won the Street Stocks title last year and is currently leading the points again.
Ren Dorr of Addision, Ikey Dorr’s son, will be in the field.
The elder Dorr died of a heart attack while racing at 95 in 2009.
Hattori Racing competition director and former four-time K and N Pro Series East champ Andy Santerre of Cherryfield will be on hand to sign autographs, along with his two K and N drivers, Brett Moffitt and Sergio Pena.
Moffitt is currently fourth in points after seven races and Pena is 10th.
Hall said he is still looking for sponsors and proceeds will go to putting decorative holiday wreaths on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
“I’d like to fill a trailer-truck full of wreaths,” said Hall.
Interested sponsors can call the track at 945-9595 or Hall at 598-5914.
Worcester Wreath Co./Wreaths Across America of Harrington is the primary sponsor, but the Good News Center of Trenton, Darling’s of Ellsworth and Texas Roadhouse of Bangor are also prominent sponsors.