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Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a 1/3 mile NASCAR-sanctioned asphalt oval auto racing track in Scarborough, Maine. The track is located near the Scarborough Downs horse racing track.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway[1]
Beach Ridge Motor Speedway logo.jpg
LocationScarborough, Maine
Time zoneEastern
Coordinates43°36′37″N 70°22′51″W / 43.610294°N 70.380747°W / 43.610294; -70.380747
OwnerAndy Cusack
Broke ground1948
OpenedMay 20, 1949
ArchitectJames B. McConnell
Major eventsPro series, sport series, wild cats, street devils, mad bombers, beetle bugs, mighty trucks, legends
Oval
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1/3 mi
Turns4

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway races on Saturday nights, as well as Thursdays. On Saturdays, the racing consists of the Pro Series, Sport Series, and the Wild Cats. On Thursdays, the Mad Bombers, Beetle Bugs, Mighty Trucks, Ladies and Legends divisions participate. The Pro Series features Super Late Model cars and for the 2018 season features three former Oxford 250 winners. Maine's winnest stockcar driver Mike Rowe races weekly at the track in the Pro Series.

The track was opened in 1949 by Jim McConnell, an airplane mechanic. In 1981 it was bought by the Cusack family.[2] It became a NASCAR sanctioned track in 1995.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us". Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ Gillian Graham, "Tradition roars on at speedway; At Beech Ridge on a summer Saturday, a younger crowd joins longtime car-racing fans, keeping the track vibrant." Portland Press Herald, August 5, 2012  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Brian Swartz, "Nascar Sanctions Beech Ridge Motor Speedway In Scarborough", Bangor Daily News, May 2, 1995.

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Coordinates: 43°36′37″N 70°22′51″W / 43.6102°N 70.3807°W / 43.6102; -70.3807