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County snowmobile racers experiencing success on the track

Episode 420

February 19, 2023

County racers win snowmobile races

Piscataquis Radar Runs

Friendship is a valuable part of snowmobile racing. The Piscataquis Radar Runs in Dover Foxcroft on the airstrip in town was the occasion. Racing and raising money for a worthy cause were left to right, Sam Marquis, Caribou, Carson Flewelling, Easton, Jesse Taggett, Woodland, Lindsay Sands, Dover, the Race Director. Over $3000 was raised for Piscataquis area charitable organizations. (Team OVD Racing photo)

Jesse Taggett on Caribou’s Dustin Haines’s 2021 Arctic Cat Thundercat. Jesse ran 2 – 100 mph passes on his F6 and a 123mph pass on Dustin’s T-Cat. Woodland’s Rylan Masse went 90 mph on his Polaris XC 600 and won one race while finishing second in two other classes. The team races in St. Francis March 11. (Team OCD Racing photo)

Island Falls

Fort Kent’s Joe Pelletier in 600 class which he placed second. “It was alright for our first time out this year,” said Pelletier. ” I got a 1st in both IFS 440 and IFS Outlaw, 3rd in Trail 600 and crashed out of Trail Open. It was my first ride on a new sled, so I was trying to get the setup right. I wasn’t as competitive as I wanted”. Pelletier plans to be at the SnowBowl Snowcross races as does fellow Fort Kent racer Toby Caron third from right. Caron finished on the podium in 3 out of 4 races entered.  (Elizabeth Agnew Hartford photo)

Git “Er Done Raceway

Limestone 14-year-old racer Gage Theriault raced the oval at Git “Er Done Raceway in Skowhegan and continued his win streak on ovals albeit ice not dirt this time. When asked how the day went, Theriault replied,” Pretty good, I got 1st in the 340 in the Teens class and then 1st in the 440 Teens. I would have had 1st in the 340 Stock against adults for the feature but it (the engine) was so hot because the 340 Teens and Stock classes were back-to-back. As soon as I took off, I knew I only had about forty percent power. I knew something wasn’t right I still kept up but the motor blew right up.”

Theriault thought he might be racing at the SnowBowl Snowcross race at Spud Speedway in Caribou March 4 & 5, 2023.

First place in 340 Juniors class Gage Theriault, Limestone, on right with second place Riley Hartford, Wolfesboro, New Hampshire on left. The third racer did not finish.  (Elizabeth Agnew Hartford photo)

Snowcross racing at Spud Speedway, 209 Thompson Road, Caribou, Maine,  March 4 & 5, 2023 from 9am to 3 pm each day. Grandstands free for 5 and under, 6-12 $10/day or 2-day pass $15. 13 + $20 per day or $30 2-day pass. Pits 0-5 free, 5 + $30 per day or $50 2-day pass. Snowcross is sponsored by Dead River Company.

IndyCar season to begin soon.

The Daytona 500 is behind us now. Congratulation Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on your win. The Indy Car season begins March 3-5 in St Petersburg, Florida. UpNorth Motorsports will continue to follow the progress of rookie driver Sting Ray Robb in the #51 Honda. The event information is found here.

Follow Sting Ray Robb in this video produced after the California full IndyCar team practice.


(20) INDYCAR Spring Training recap with Sting Ray Robb at The Thermal Club – YouTube

Best wishes Sting Ray!

Let’s go racing,

Tom Hale

Soli Deo Gloria (Matthew 5:16)