The bleachers were packed at Spud Speedway on Tuesday night as some of the top racers from Maine and New Hampshire were at the track for the PASS Series race. Troy Haney the owner of Spud Speedway was very pleased with the success of the Aroostook Savings and Loan Firecracker 200.
Troy Haney):" Extremely pleased. The race was phenomenal and the crowd was phenomenal. We raised a lot of money for the charity which was awesome. Everything went well the weather was perfect you couldn't ask for a better day."
This was the first stock car race at the track since 2015 and a lot of work was put into the facility to make it race ready
Haney:" We put in a tremendous amount of work to make sure the facility was at it's best. That paid off. The racers coming into and out of town didn't know what to expect when they get to Northern Maine. Their comments were all positive. They all thought it was one of the nicest tracks in New England. The fans were pleased with what they saw. "
Haney says it is very early to talk about the future, but they would like to work with Pass to bring the race back around the 4th of July each year and they would also like to work with other racing promoters to bring some other events to the track
Haney:" We are hoping this is a little kick start to have some events periodically at the track. Our goal is to bring different tours in maybe once a month maybe three to four times a year. That way we are always going to ensure that we have a high quality show and a good amount of cars there. It will not be every single week This will give the local drivers to get their cars fixed and ready for once a month instead of once a week."
Derek Griffeth of New Hampshire won the PASS race and DJ Shaw was second. Brian Robbins of Montville won the Street Stock race and Josh Knoll of Wells won the Enduro feature. Haney says that over the past 36 hours he has heard nothing but positive comments about the track, the facilities and the amount of fans in attendance.
Haney:" The Facebook page has blown up with positive comments. I have had e mails talking about the facility. All in all a big thumbs up on the whole event."