Wiscasset Speedway hosted week 2 of Group #2 competition this past weekend, a program which included the highly competitive Portland Glass Strictly Streets division. The division continues to be one of the track’s biggest, as 20 different drivers showed up to compete on Saturday.

The competition kicked off with three 10-lap qualifying heats. Calab Emerson-Mains powered to the early lead in the first heat. Trouble was brewing behind the leaders early as Chad Wills took a spin on lap 5, resulting in a caution.

Kurt Hewins had some trouble on the restart, falling to third behind Scott Eck. Emerson-Mains continued to hold off the competition, scoring the heat victory as Scott Eck and Kurt Hewins followed.

Paul Lund took off with the early lead in the second qualifying heat as drivers went 3-wide for the runner-up spot behind him. Jason Gaboury came out of the battle victorious while Ethan Densmore fell to the rear.

Chaz Briggs was on the move mid-race, igniting a battle for fourth on lap 4. Briggs won the battle, but Zach Emerson was back to challenge just 3 laps later. Emerson made way to Briggs’ inside door on lap 8 and the two drivers battled it out until the final lap, where Emerson took control once again.

Meanwhile, Paul Lund remained consistent at the front of the pack, picking up the heat victory as Jason Gaboury and Mac Hannan, Jr. followed, rounding out the top 3.

Keith Drost broke free of Wade Kennedy early into the third and final heat, pulling away with the lead. Josh St. Clair was on the move behind the leaders, going head-to-head with Jeremy Glazier for third on lap 3. The two drivers continued to battle it out, even making slight contact with each other on lap 8. They fought tooth and nail to the finish, with St. Clair beating Glazier to the finish line by .045 seconds behind Keith Drost and Wade Kennedy.

Calab Emerson-Mains took off with the early lead in the 25-lap feature race as Kurt Hewins filed in behind him. Hewins’ was in hot pursuit of the leader, knocking on his outside door by lap 3. Josh St. Clair was also quickly charging through the field, clearing 12 competitors before overtaking Scott Eck for third on lap 3.

After battling it out for a couple of laps, Kurt Hewins cleared Calab Emerson-Mains for the top spot on lap 5 as Josh St. Clair followed in his footsteps. St. Clair was hungry for the top spot, pulling to Kurt Hewins’ door on lap 11.

Chaz Briggs was on the move mid-race, breaking the top 5 on lap 12. Brady Romano took a spin on lap 13, resulting in a mid-race caution. Paul Lund was also found to be dropping fluid on the track, resulting in the driver being forced to the pits under yellow.

Josh St. Clair cleared Kurt Hewins for the top spot on the restart. Mac Hannan, Jr. was also on a mission in the closing laps, overtaking Emerson-Mains for third on lap 18 as Chaz Briggs followed in succession. Briggs made his way to Hannan Jr.’s door on lap 22, making a late-race effort to break the top 3. Hannan held him off to the finish, rounding out the podium behind Josh St. Clair and Kurt Hewins. Calab Emerson-Mains completed the top five.

Josh St. Clair was all smiles in Victory Lane following the race, celebrating with his friends and family. This group included his grandfather, Dave St. Clair, who happily revealed that he will be running the Coastal 200 alongside his grandson on Memorial Day weekend.

Until then, you can catch Josh St. Clair again next Saturday, May 21st, in the Pro Stock and Super Street divisions. As always, adult admission is just $5 and kids 6 and under get in for free. Grandstands open at 4:00 pm and green flag flies at 5:00 pm.

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