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Speedway 95 - Announcement

July 01, 2008 - TRC

Del Merritt, Wayne Elston, and Alice Baker
(Photo by Wizz Conlogue, track photographer)
(Hermon, Me) Speedway 95 held a press conference Tuesday morning, July 1st at the track to announce that owners Del Merritt, and Alice Baker had entered into an agreement with Wayne Elston, to bring Wayne into the fold, as co-promoter of Maine's Family Fun Track, Speedway 95, effective as of now, through the end of the season in 2010. Elston brings with his, his 26 years of racecar driving experience, and 40 years of involvement with the sport.

"This should squash all rumors that we're closing," said co-owner Del Merritt. "Cause we're definitely not closing. We'll stick around." Merritt's plan with Elston coming on board, is that the track will be able to court more sponsors, and might soon be able to raise the winners purse in each of the divisions, to help offset the cost of gas, and the sluggish economy. "We are hoping we can get both our Saturday night and Wednesday night cars picked up," stated Merritt. "If we have to make any major decisions... it will not be made until July 12th, that gives us two Wednesdays, and Two Saturdays."

"I need help from the drivers, owners, and the people that sit in the stands," Elston announced, soliciting comments, questions, and idea's from everyone. " You can not put on a race without the fans, the owners, and the people... Tell us what is wrong, and we'll try to improve it... I am going to concentrate, on getting the excitement back."

Catch the action on Wednesday July 2nd at 7pm for Varney GMC Wacky Wednesday - Just 5 bucks to get in, and then on Saturday July 5th at 7 for regular weekend plus the second race in the three race Sport-Four Series, for just $6, at Maine’s Family Fun Track…. Speedway 95!

Bill DaButler, Publicist (Weekend racing),
Track Announcer
Speedway 95
Odlin Road, Hermon Me.

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