After a long six month off-season, Wiscasset Speedway is excited to kick off their 2023 season on Saturday, April 22nd. As always, track owners Richard & Vanessa Jordan spent the off-season making big improvements to the facility. Improvements included the addition of 12 brand new pit-side garages, an upgraded look to the pace car and an updated Victory Lane banner.
Written By: Amy Worrey – Chasing the Checkered
All of the improvements will benefit both the drivers and fans as the track continues to make forward progress with each and every passing season.
With track improvements come some faculty changes as award winning track photographer, Peter Taylor, retired at the conclusion of the 2022 race season. Brooke Teras, who has photographed for LST Motorsports Park in Richmond, is stepping in as track photographer this season. Scott Chubbuck has also been announced as the competition director as Travis Poulliot will also be making his debut as the race director for the speedway. Chubbuck and Poulliot have vast knowledge and experience as both have been drivers (Chubbuck’s racing career has spanned over 35+ years) and Poulliot has spotted for numerous race teams at the speedway.
As always, there will also be some drivers changing roles in 2023. Notable moves include 2022 Super Street champion, Brett Osmond, graduating into the Late Model division as his dad James returns to the Super Streets this season. Former Pro Stock champion, Mike Orr, will also be making his Wiscasset return in a Super Street this season. Daniel Harding, who became the youngest division champion in track history last year, will continue to turn heads as he takes on a Pro Stock and a Late Model this season. Matt Beers’ has been a staple in the Super Streets division but will be advancing into a Pro Stock this season as well. These are just a few of the drivers who will be trying their hand at something new in 2023.
Saturday’s Group #1 season opener kicks off at 2:00 pm and will feature the Pro Stocks, Super Streets, Thunder 4 Minis, 4-Cylinder Pros and the visiting NELCAR Legends division.
The Group #2 season opener will kick off the following week on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 pm and will feature the Late Models, Modifieds, Strictly Streets, Outlaw Minis and the flex Roadrunners division.
This just marks the beginning of a very exciting season to come at Wiscasset Speedway. The first marquee event of the season is the highly anticipated Coastal 200 on Sunday, May 28th. The annual Memorial Day Weekend event is presented by Coldbrook Trailers & GT Overhead Door and features the biggest Late Model Race in New England and an exciting 50-lap Modified feature race as well. The winner’s purse for the Coastal 200 has also doubled to pay $10,000 to win.
The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will also return to the track on Saturday, June 24th followed by the Modified Racing Series making a visit to the track on Saturday, July 8th. The Modifieds are always a big hit at Wiscasset so the SMAC Super Modified division will have their turn as well on Saturday, July 22nd.
The Ward & Sons Super Street 100 will be the Super Street drivers’ time to shine as they take to the track for their biggest event of the season on Saturday, August 12th.
The second marquee event of the season, the Boss Hogg 150, will take place on Labor Day weekend – Sunday, September 3rd. The highly anticipated race is presented by BIW/General Dynamics and always brings in some of the biggest and most notable Super Late Model drivers from New England and beyond.
As always, the regular season will conclude on Saturday, September 30th with the 50-lap Amsoil Dominator Strictly Shootout presented by Four Season Synthetic.
Fans will have both the racing action and great music to look forward to this summer at the track as Wiscasset Speedway is also kicking off their ‘Summer Concert Series’ starting June 28th. The weekly concert series will run through July 26th and will feature new musicians performing at the track every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm.
Wiscasset Speedway certainly has something to offer for everyone this season. The track continues to keep costs low with $5 grandstand admission, making family fun more affordable and enjoyable for everyone.
Please continue to support your local short tracks and get out to enjoy everything Wiscasset Speedway has to offer in 2023!
To view the official season schedule, track information and more, please visit http://www.wiscassetspeedway.com.
Wiscasset Speedway is located on West Alna Road in Wiscasset, ME.