WISCASSET — The closing weeks of every race season can be intense for drivers due to tight championship battles in each division.
Wiscasset Speedway made it its mission to make Saturday’s Group #2 racing action fun as they hosted the second Fan Appreciation night of the season.
The night, sponsored by Bozzuto’s Inc., featured a driver meet-and-greet session before the races followed by children’s bike races, where drivers joined in on the fun.
The Maine Mariners organization even made an appearance with their beloved mascot, Beacon. Mainely Motorsports host and LST Motorsports Park owner Steve Perry emceed the night while raising money for Special Olympics Maine.
The racing portion of the night kicked off with a 50-lap spotlight feature from the Wood Pellet Warehouse Late Models. Chris Burgess led the early charge in the feature, but Wiscasset Speedway’s August driver of the month Will Collins quickly maneuvered through the field, as he broke into the top three on lap 17. A mid-race caution on lap 21 brought the field together and Collins continued his pursuit, as he overtook Chris Burgess for the top spot just eight laps later.
Twelve-year-old Daniel Harding came to life in the closing laps of the feature, as he pulled to Collins’ back bumper with three laps to go. Harding gave Collins a run for his money, but Collins was able to overcome, to pick up his fourth feature victory in five weeks. Ryan St. Clair finished strong, as he rounded out the podium.
Josh St. Clair is a shoo-in for the championship with a 58-point lead over Collins, but the race for second is on as Collins holds a four-point lead over Jett Decker as one race remains in the 2022 season.