The Drag Strip

Winterport Dragway Newsletter

April 12, 2003

Free Pass Contest

By Derrick Cunningham


Congratulations to Bob Bradley of Yarmouth.Bob was the March winner of the free pass/tech card contest.This monthís contest is once again underway, so donít forget to get your entry in.Good luck to all the contest entrants.Special thanks to all whom have taken the time to enter the contest over the last three months.Each month we are seeing new entrants enter the contest.This month as an extra bonus we will be awarding an additional free pass into the track.


Jordanís Snack Bar Car Show

By Derrick Cunningham


Jordanís Snack Bar in Ellsworth will be holding its Annual Spring Car Show on April 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.There will be a Peopleís Choice Award for each class.There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Driverís Meeting

By Derrick Cunningham


On opening day, May 4, there will be a brief driverís meeting to discuss rules changes and to go over any questions about the upcoming season that you may have.††


Race For The Championship

By Derrick Cunningham


The 2003 Points Series Championship will soon be underway.Check out the entry form and all the rules related to the 2003 Points Series on the web site.Print out a copy and return it to Derrick Cunningham.Good luck to this yearís participants.In the coming weeks there may be some exciting news regarding a sponsor for this championship series.


Pre-Season Work Sessions

By Derrick Cunningham


The scheduled work sessions are on April 19th, 26th and possibly the 27th (weather permitting).These sessions will help get the track ready for the season and test all the computer equipment.If you are able to help out please attend one of these sessions. Any help is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.Work scheduled for these sessions are:

1.     Re-installing the scoreboards and wiring.

2.    Sweeping the area around the tower.

3.    Putting barriers back into place.

4.    Testing timing equipment.

5.    Organizing the tower and office area.

6.    Cleaning up and filling in the area at the end of track where the barriers were moved last year.

7.    Sweeping the track surface, staging area and the pits.

If you have any equipment that may be of some assistance please contact Butch Urquhart @ 989-3837.


Blue Hill Car Show


On July 19, 2003 the Sedgwick Fire Department will be holding its Annual Car Show at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds.Further details will be forthcoming. This event was previously scheduled for July 12th. For more info, please contact David Carter at:


Flyers on the Website


Copies of current flyers are available on the website. If you would like better quality copies to post/distribute, please contact:

Derrick Cunningham: or



New Sponsor

By Derrick Cunningham


Winterport Dragway would like to welcome D.N.K. Select Used Cars in Farmingdale as one of our new sponsors for the 2003 season.Check them out at their location @ 530 Maine Avenue in Farmingdale or


Chassis Certification


Mac Beckwith is attempting to coordinate a Chassis Certification session at Winterport Dragway sometime in May. He needs at least 12 cars to make it happen. If you are interested, or want more info, please E-Mail Mac at:

Notes from the Manager


The 2003 race season is now less than a month away.†† With a little help from Mother Nature the track should be ready to open on time.I hope to see you at one of our work sessions in April or at the start of the season on May 4th.Once again thank you all for your continuing support of Winterport Dragway and its racers.If you have any questions please send me an email @ or give me a call @ 941-6753.Look forward to hearing from you.See you at the