Spud Speedway’s first event since 2015 ‘was phenomenal’

6 years ago

Troy Haney, owner of Spud Speedway in Caribou, said Tuesday night’s race card, highlighted by the Aroostook Savings and Loan Firecracker 200 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model North feature, couldn’t have gone any better.

Large crowd in the pit area enjoyed the races at Spud Speedway in Caribou Tuesday, July 3. (Staff photo/Kevin Sjoberg)

“It was phenomenal,” said Haney, who is trying to revive the 54-year old track that hadn’t had racing since 2015 because it was losing money and hadn’t had a PASS race since 2010.

“We couldn’t have gotten any better weather, the car count was great, they put on a great show and they nearly filled the stands,” Haney said. “We can hold 2,500, and we had around 1,800 to 2,000.”

There were 21 cars entered in the Firecracker 200 with Derek Griffith from Hudson, New Hampshire, taking the lead from D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, on lap 170 and going on to take the checkered flag.

Points leader Shaw wound up second with Farmington’s Cassius Clark, two-time Oxford 250 winner Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, Massachusetts, and Hermon’s Mike Hopkins rounding out the top five.

To read the rest of “Spud Speedway’s first event since 2015 ‘was phenomenal’,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Larry Mahoney, please follow this link to the BDN online.