The T&L Automotive Roadrunners flex division returned to Wiscasset Speedway this past weekend as part of the Coastal 200 race program. 10 competitors joined the growing non-points division on Sunday, eyeing their shot at a win on the biggest race weekend of the year to date.

The competition kicked off with a single 10-lap heat race. David Whitelaw took off with the early lead, but trouble was on the horizon for David Austin, who took a spin on the initial lap of the race. He came to a stop in turn 3 and was penalized 1 lap for intentionally drawing out the caution.

Jason Meservey made his way to David Whitelaw’s outside door on the restart, challenging for the lead. David Whitelaw managed to hold him off and began pulling away from the competition.

Steven Turner made hard impact with the turn 3 wall on lap 4, resulting in an immediate red flag. Turner was awake and alert following the wreck, but he was taken off of the track in an ambulance.

It was reported that Steven Turner was taken to a local hospital following the wreck due to driver injury. Turner suffered a broken neck & sternum following the impact and was later transported to a hospital in Portland. My thoughts are with Steven and his family at this time. Sending him my best wishes for quick and healthy healing. Hang in there, Steven. We are all thinking of you.

Please consider donating to this fundraiser HERE to help Steven and his family with medical & other expenses during this tough period of time.

Jason Meservey powered back into the lead on the restart and took off, securing the heat victory. David Whitelaw and Ken Turner followed, rounding out the top 3.

Husband-wife duo, David and Sharon Whitelaw, started on the front row for the 20-lap feature. David took off with the early lead, but trouble was brewing behind the leaders as Brett Ward lost a tire on the initial lap of the race. This resulted in an early race caution.

David Whitelaw jumped back into the lead on the restart as Jason Meservey trailed closely behind. The two leaders held a full straightaway lead by lap 5 and began approaching lap traffic on lap 12. Whitelaw and Meservey took a lap car 3-wide on lap 13. Meservey came out on top, pulling away with the lead. Heartbreak came 5 laps later for Meservey, who blew up with just two laps to go.

David Whitelaw sailed into the victory, followed by Ken Turner. Even though he blew up late into the race, Jason Meservey still rounded out the podium in third. Kayle McLatchy and Sharon Whitelaw completed the top five.

David Whitelaw was emotional in his bittersweet Victory Lane speech, dedicating his win to his late father.

The T&L Automotive Roadrunners continue to be a growing, competitive division at the track. You can catch them again on Saturday, June 11th.

Until then, please join us for a full Group #1 program this coming Saturday, June 4th. Grandstands open at 4:00 pm and green flag flies at 5:00 pm. As always, adult admission is just $5 and FREE for kids 6 & under.

Please continue to support your local short tracks and help them thrive for years to come!

See you next time!

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