One of Maine’s biggest Pro Stock race will be held this Sunday, September 6 at Wiscasset Speedway and streamed live on Speed51.TV. We get you ready for the race in this edition of “10 Things to Know” on Speed51.
1) The first Boss Hogg 150 event was a 100-lap Late Model race held back in 1991 and Tracy Gordon went to victory lane.
2) Stan Meserve was the first driver to win back-to-back races in the Boss Hogg event in 1994 and 1995.
3) The race will be 150 laps, unlike the early years where it was 100 laps.
4) Defending race winner Ben Ashline comes into the weekend having taken his success to win big races as far away as Georgia at Lanier Raceplex last November The 2019 Boss Hogg 150 and Coastal 200 winner is seeking more success at “Maine’s Fastest Oval” this weekend.
5) This is the one of two major race held each year at Wiscasset Speedway, the other being the Costal 200. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal 200 has not and will not be held in 2020.
6) The name Boss Hogg comes from Dave St. Clair who was the track promoter for many years. St. Clair was known as and marketed as “Boss Hogg” when he was racing. Even old newspaper clippings would say, “Come see “Boss Hogg.”
7) Wiscasset Speedway is a 1/3-mile oval with high banks. The track was opened in 1969 and is still running strong today under the ownership of Richard and Vanessa Jordan. The Jordans, along with track GM Ken Minott, have made huge improvement to the facility in recent years after a few not-so-glorious years from 2010-2012.
8) Scott Chubbuck, a five-time track champion is expected to race this weekend in the Boss Hogg 150.
9) Three of the last four Boss Hogg 150 winners – Andy Saunders (2016), Nick Jenkins (2017) and Ben Ashline (2019) – will be competing in Sunday’s race.
10) This will be the first ever live broadcast for Speed51.TV at Wiscasset Speedway. While the grandstands may be limited to 200 fans, those unable to make it will be able to watch with a monthly or yearly subscription by clicking here.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent
-Photo credit: 5th Turn – Racing in Maine